Saints aim to boost their squad

Will Buckley - one of the players interesting Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Will Buckley - one of the players interesting Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino.

First published in Saints News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Reporter

Saints plan to use the transfer market to strengthen their squad in at least five key positions this summer.

The club are understood to have identified a number of priority areas that they would like to either improve or add greater depth to.

One of the main positions is right-back, where Saints are on the hunt for another player to compete with Nathaniel Clyne, who enjoyed a good first season in the Premier League, but for whom there is no obvious natural cover. They would also like to add another centre back.

Currently, Maya Yoshida, Jos Hooiveld and José Fonte operate in that position, while £4m January signing Vegard Forren, the Norwegian international, is yet to play.

However, Saints remain keen on additional resources there, and it is thought their preference is for another left-sided centre-half.

A new striker is also understood to be on the agenda.

Top scorer Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez are the only real natural options in that position who regularly play, with the latter often deployed in a deeper, or wider, role.

Another central midfield player to supplement Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork, Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse has also been spoken about, but, given the form of some of those players last season, any new addition would need to be of an extremely high quality to break into the team.

Saints have already been linked with Cagliari’s Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan, although Inter Milan are said to be hopeful of signing him.

They have also been rumoured to be interested in Celtic’s Victor Wanyama.

Beyond those four positions, Saints are also considering adding one more winger and were last week linked with a move for Brighton wide man Will Buckley.

The club have been scouting in numerous countries over the past months in preparation for the summer.

That operation has been coordinated by scouting and recruitment manager Paul Mitchell and senior recruitment officer Bill Green, who come under the umbrella of the club’s football development and support centre, which is overseen by executive director Les Reed.

In addition, Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino is expected to use his contacts around Europe and his knowledge of the continental football scene, while chairman Nicola Cortese also has his own connections that he can utilise.

The next three months will be important ones for the club if they are to realise their lofty ambitions of challenging towards the top end of the Premier League next season.

The introduction of the major new television deal, coupled with the ongoing backing Cortese appears to have secured from owner Katharina Liebherr, indicates that Saints will have a fairly deep pool of transfer funds to dip into.

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7:55am Tue 4 Jun 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

We know all that, give us some news. Where are the two who were all but done deals and who is looking at our for sale ones. The likes of Chaplow, Hammond and Richardson should easily find a Championship team.
We know all that, give us some news. Where are the two who were all but done deals and who is looking at our for sale ones. The likes of Chaplow, Hammond and Richardson should easily find a Championship team. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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8:16am Tue 4 Jun 13

Outside of the Box says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
We know all that, give us some news. Where are the two who were all but done deals and who is looking at our for sale ones. The likes of Chaplow, Hammond and Richardson should easily find a Championship team.
So Saints are looking to strengthen the squad, just like everyone other Premier League team.

Katharina Liebherr is backing Nicola Cortese, Radja Nainggolan, could sign for Inter Milan and Victor Wanyama still plays for Celtic.

Paul Mitchell and Bill Green, works for Les Reed

Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork, Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse were in good form last season.

Is there anything else you'd like to tell the readers, preferably something we didn't now?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: We know all that, give us some news. Where are the two who were all but done deals and who is looking at our for sale ones. The likes of Chaplow, Hammond and Richardson should easily find a Championship team.[/p][/quote]So Saints are looking to strengthen the squad, just like everyone other Premier League team. Katharina Liebherr is backing Nicola Cortese, Radja Nainggolan, could sign for Inter Milan and Victor Wanyama still plays for Celtic. Paul Mitchell and Bill Green, works for Les Reed Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork, Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse were in good form last season. Is there anything else you'd like to tell the readers, preferably something we didn't now? Outside of the Box
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8:21am Tue 4 Jun 13

Hobson82 says...

They really are struggling to fill the back pages at the moment aren't they!!

I can't believe I was stupid enough to read this thinking there would be some breaking news.
They really are struggling to fill the back pages at the moment aren't they!! I can't believe I was stupid enough to read this thinking there would be some breaking news. Hobson82
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8:30am Tue 4 Jun 13

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

Echo and breaking Saints news? More chance of hearing a fish break wind...
Echo and breaking Saints news? More chance of hearing a fish break wind... Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
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8:37am Tue 4 Jun 13

SouthamptonLegend says...

Will Buckley??? LOL

There's our players, manager and Chairman talking about top 4 next season and the Daily Echo think we'll be signing players like WILL BUCKLEY...

I do worry who writes these stories, no wonder Cortese thinks the Echo's a ****
Will Buckley??? LOL There's our players, manager and Chairman talking about top 4 next season and the Daily Echo think we'll be signing players like WILL BUCKLEY... I do worry who writes these stories, no wonder Cortese thinks the Echo's a **** SouthamptonLegend
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8:59am Tue 4 Jun 13

sotonman2012 says...

Ok well most of what you have wrote Gordan Simpson is off the SaintsFC hashtag on twitter,Suprised the Daily echo haven't reported that we were going to sign Pirlo from Juventus.

Also there is no interest in Will Buckly specially at £4Million.

Also instead of the Daily Echo printing pointless stories,It would be nice if Southampton FC released a magazine sort of programme,With all news etc acctually from the club,That would be avalible in all local newsagents around Southampton.

Poor work Gordon ( again )
Ok well most of what you have wrote Gordan Simpson is off the SaintsFC hashtag on twitter,Suprised the Daily echo haven't reported that we were going to sign Pirlo from Juventus. Also there is no interest in Will Buckly specially at £4Million. Also instead of the Daily Echo printing pointless stories,It would be nice if Southampton FC released a magazine sort of programme,With all news etc acctually from the club,That would be avalible in all local newsagents around Southampton. Poor work Gordon ( again ) sotonman2012
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9:00am Tue 4 Jun 13

george chivers says...

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
Echo and breaking Saints news? More chance of hearing a fish break wind...
SPLOTTTTT.....
[quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: Echo and breaking Saints news? More chance of hearing a fish break wind...[/p][/quote]SPLOTTTTT..... george chivers
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9:16am Tue 4 Jun 13

St Retford says...

Has anyone else been reading about the subjects of the "Explosive No 10 Love Affair That Will Rock The Government"?

I've not known a sense of anti-climax quite like it since we played Leeds away in the league cup.
Has anyone else been reading about the subjects of the "Explosive No 10 Love Affair That Will Rock The Government"? I've not known a sense of anti-climax quite like it since we played Leeds away in the league cup. St Retford
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10:15am Tue 4 Jun 13

Confucious says...

I'm not really interested as long as it does not involve the No 10 cat - and any coercion. I've heard it muted that marriage between pets and people is "under consideration."

I'm one of those 'live and live types' and whilst medium to large sized dogs would be okay by me, cats and budgies are just a step too far right now. In ten years - well, maybe.
I'm not really interested as long as it does not involve the No 10 cat - and any coercion. I've heard it muted that marriage between pets and people is "under consideration." I'm one of those 'live and live types' and whilst medium to large sized dogs would be okay by me, cats and budgies are just a step too far right now. In ten years - well, maybe. Confucious
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10:16am Tue 4 Jun 13

insane saint says...

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
Echo and breaking Saints news? More chance of hearing a fish break wind...
does this not happen in the blue town on a regular basis every time they open the mouths.
[quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: Echo and breaking Saints news? More chance of hearing a fish break wind...[/p][/quote]does this not happen in the blue town on a regular basis every time they open the mouths. insane saint
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10:17am Tue 4 Jun 13

Sally Hamilton Original says...

Wagayama is apparently looking to sign for Arsenal and they have already made contact, Hooper rumoured to be on Sunderlands radar with a £7m bid placed... NC is on holiday and I hope he gets back soon so we can sort some players out before other teams get in there!
Wagayama is apparently looking to sign for Arsenal and they have already made contact, Hooper rumoured to be on Sunderlands radar with a £7m bid placed... NC is on holiday and I hope he gets back soon so we can sort some players out before other teams get in there! Sally Hamilton Original
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10:40am Tue 4 Jun 13

milton road says...

Yes Sunderland, Norwich and supposedly Saints are in for Hooper. But how much of that is on past interest i do not know. We were interested in Hooper a year ago and Norwich in January. Sunderland are the latest club interested, Will he leave Celtic for a none champion's league club?
Correct Wagayama is on the radar of Arsenal and Spurs. Both in Europe.
As last season we moved very slowly into the transfer market, one wonders what happened to the two players who only had to sign on the line?
Would not be surprised to see Bernard join Saints.
Yes Sunderland, Norwich and supposedly Saints are in for Hooper. But how much of that is on past interest i do not know. We were interested in Hooper a year ago and Norwich in January. Sunderland are the latest club interested, Will he leave Celtic for a none champion's league club? Correct Wagayama is on the radar of Arsenal and Spurs. Both in Europe. As last season we moved very slowly into the transfer market, one wonders what happened to the two players who only had to sign on the line? Would not be surprised to see Bernard join Saints. milton road
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10:56am Tue 4 Jun 13

Readeano says...

Do we really want Hooper?

He is at Celtic which is only as good as English League 1 or Championship at a push.

If we want to challeneger for a good position next season we want decent players
Do we really want Hooper? He is at Celtic which is only as good as English League 1 or Championship at a push. If we want to challeneger for a good position next season we want decent players Readeano
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11:02am Tue 4 Jun 13

Ach I The Noo says...

But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ?

And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN.

Not two faced at all are you lads........

PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......
But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ? And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN. Not two faced at all are you lads........ PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team...... Ach I The Noo
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11:22am Tue 4 Jun 13

Readeano says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ?

And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN.

Not two faced at all are you lads........

PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......
It is true tbh. Victor is talented and you have a good asset there but apart from that is Scottish Football and your league doesn't challenge you.
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ? And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN. Not two faced at all are you lads........ PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......[/p][/quote]It is true tbh. Victor is talented and you have a good asset there but apart from that is Scottish Football and your league doesn't challenge you. Readeano
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11:27am Tue 4 Jun 13

St Retford says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
Wagayama is apparently looking to sign for Arsenal and they have already made contact, Hooper rumoured to be on Sunderlands radar with a £7m bid placed... NC is on holiday and I hope he gets back soon so we can sort some players out before other teams get in there!
I think NC has earned a holiday. I hope he's gone somewhere nice.

I reckon a lot of our deals will already have been done, but because most contracts run until the end of June it's standard not to announce them until the window officially opens on July 1.

Chill out everyone. There's not much we can do about it in any case.
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: Wagayama is apparently looking to sign for Arsenal and they have already made contact, Hooper rumoured to be on Sunderlands radar with a £7m bid placed... NC is on holiday and I hope he gets back soon so we can sort some players out before other teams get in there![/p][/quote]I think NC has earned a holiday. I hope he's gone somewhere nice. I reckon a lot of our deals will already have been done, but because most contracts run until the end of June it's standard not to announce them until the window officially opens on July 1. Chill out everyone. There's not much we can do about it in any case. St Retford
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11:46am Tue 4 Jun 13

batesieboy says...

Outside of the Box wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
We know all that, give us some news. Where are the two who were all but done deals and who is looking at our for sale ones. The likes of Chaplow, Hammond and Richardson should easily find a Championship team.
So Saints are looking to strengthen the squad, just like everyone other Premier League team.

Katharina Liebherr is backing Nicola Cortese, Radja Nainggolan, could sign for Inter Milan and Victor Wanyama still plays for Celtic.

Paul Mitchell and Bill Green, works for Les Reed

Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork, Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse were in good form last season.

Is there anything else you'd like to tell the readers, preferably something we didn't now?
In actual fact, I am quite glad the Echo pointed out that Mitchell, Green and Reed are the main factors in any player recruitment. The vast majority of fans seem to think that it is the Managers/First Team Coaches who are responsible for "signings".They just say "OK" nowadays.
[quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: We know all that, give us some news. Where are the two who were all but done deals and who is looking at our for sale ones. The likes of Chaplow, Hammond and Richardson should easily find a Championship team.[/p][/quote]So Saints are looking to strengthen the squad, just like everyone other Premier League team. Katharina Liebherr is backing Nicola Cortese, Radja Nainggolan, could sign for Inter Milan and Victor Wanyama still plays for Celtic. Paul Mitchell and Bill Green, works for Les Reed Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork, Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse were in good form last season. Is there anything else you'd like to tell the readers, preferably something we didn't now?[/p][/quote]In actual fact, I am quite glad the Echo pointed out that Mitchell, Green and Reed are the main factors in any player recruitment. The vast majority of fans seem to think that it is the Managers/First Team Coaches who are responsible for "signings".They just say "OK" nowadays. batesieboy
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12:34pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Churchill Saint says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ?

And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN.

Not two faced at all are you lads........

PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......
It took Ach I ... just 6 minutes to respond to the mere whiff of criticism of Celtic. Is the man so sad and his life so boring that he spends his time glued to a forum about a wee team in England, just waiting for a mention of his own team? Anyhow, I'm not going to open up again the debate of the merits of Celtic and the SPL because its irrelevant and always ends in farce.

Actually, I do think Hooper would be a great signing for Saints, as cover/competition for SRL. I think their strengths are too similar to start together. I also think Hooper would compliment JRod. Whether Hooper would join us in that role is another matter.
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ? And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN. Not two faced at all are you lads........ PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......[/p][/quote]It took Ach I ... just 6 minutes to respond to the mere whiff of criticism of Celtic. Is the man so sad and his life so boring that he spends his time glued to a forum about a wee team in England, just waiting for a mention of his own team? Anyhow, I'm not going to open up again the debate of the merits of Celtic and the SPL because its irrelevant and always ends in farce. Actually, I do think Hooper would be a great signing for Saints, as cover/competition for SRL. I think their strengths are too similar to start together. I also think Hooper would compliment JRod. Whether Hooper would join us in that role is another matter. Churchill Saint
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12:38pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

Bored of hearing about Hooper.

with the amount of time and the amount of speculation we would have made an offer by now that would have been either accepted or rejected.

There's better players out there available.
Bored of hearing about Hooper. with the amount of time and the amount of speculation we would have made an offer by now that would have been either accepted or rejected. There's better players out there available. Stroppy_gramps
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12:39pm Tue 4 Jun 13

DisplacedFan says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ?

And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN.

Not two faced at all are you lads........

PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......
One good player does not make a good team as we all know. What is the largest amount of cash Cetlic has paid out for a player?
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ? And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN. Not two faced at all are you lads........ PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......[/p][/quote]One good player does not make a good team as we all know. What is the largest amount of cash Cetlic has paid out for a player? DisplacedFan
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12:45pm Tue 4 Jun 13

boilerman says...

Off topic I know,
but I have just tried to renew my season ticket, there is a group of us in block 27 which was converted to the family section last season, we have been told that we have to move even though we have had the same seats since the stadium was built.
The club didn't even have the decency to put a letter in with the renewal warning us of the change, I have just spent with customer services and the ticket office finding suitable seats for our group.
The point I am trying to make is when will the club learn to have a bit of respect for it's paying customers.
I understand the policy has changed and accept the move , but again the club treat us with contempt.
I know we have a choice and we choose to still go, but this still doesn't make the treatment we get right.
Off topic I know, but I have just tried to renew my season ticket, there is a group of us in block 27 which was converted to the family section last season, we have been told that we have to move even though we have had the same seats since the stadium was built. The club didn't even have the decency to put a letter in with the renewal warning us of the change, I have just spent with customer services and the ticket office finding suitable seats for our group. The point I am trying to make is when will the club learn to have a bit of respect for it's paying customers. I understand the policy has changed and accept the move , but again the club treat us with contempt. I know we have a choice and we choose to still go, but this still doesn't make the treatment we get right. boilerman
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12:55pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Ach I The Noo says...

Churchill Saint wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ?

And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN.

Not two faced at all are you lads........

PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......
It took Ach I ... just 6 minutes to respond to the mere whiff of criticism of Celtic. Is the man so sad and his life so boring that he spends his time glued to a forum about a wee team in England, just waiting for a mention of his own team? Anyhow, I'm not going to open up again the debate of the merits of Celtic and the SPL because its irrelevant and always ends in farce.

Actually, I do think Hooper would be a great signing for Saints, as cover/competition for SRL. I think their strengths are too similar to start together. I also think Hooper would compliment JRod. Whether Hooper would join us in that role is another matter.
As usual, you get all gobby and get it totally wrong.

I didn't even see the comment above mine until after I posted.

Hooper would be a great signing for Saints but I suspect that Bear Grylls would be far better.

He's used to fighting for survival every year.....
[quote][p][bold]Churchill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ? And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN. Not two faced at all are you lads........ PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......[/p][/quote]It took Ach I ... just 6 minutes to respond to the mere whiff of criticism of Celtic. Is the man so sad and his life so boring that he spends his time glued to a forum about a wee team in England, just waiting for a mention of his own team? Anyhow, I'm not going to open up again the debate of the merits of Celtic and the SPL because its irrelevant and always ends in farce. Actually, I do think Hooper would be a great signing for Saints, as cover/competition for SRL. I think their strengths are too similar to start together. I also think Hooper would compliment JRod. Whether Hooper would join us in that role is another matter.[/p][/quote]As usual, you get all gobby and get it totally wrong. I didn't even see the comment above mine until after I posted. Hooper would be a great signing for Saints but I suspect that Bear Grylls would be far better. He's used to fighting for survival every year..... Ach I The Noo
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12:58pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Ach I The Noo says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ?

And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN.

Not two faced at all are you lads........

PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......
One good player does not make a good team as we all know. What is the largest amount of cash Cetlic has paid out for a player?
Ahhh so it's cash that your world revolves around.

We paid about £800k for Wanyama. You paid about £12m for Ramirez.

Spending money is obviously your forte.....
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ? And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN. Not two faced at all are you lads........ PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......[/p][/quote]One good player does not make a good team as we all know. What is the largest amount of cash Cetlic has paid out for a player?[/p][/quote]Ahhh so it's cash that your world revolves around. We paid about £800k for Wanyama. You paid about £12m for Ramirez. Spending money is obviously your forte..... Ach I The Noo
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1:30pm Tue 4 Jun 13

since 1885 says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
Churchill Saint wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ?

And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN.

Not two faced at all are you lads........

PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......
It took Ach I ... just 6 minutes to respond to the mere whiff of criticism of Celtic. Is the man so sad and his life so boring that he spends his time glued to a forum about a wee team in England, just waiting for a mention of his own team? Anyhow, I'm not going to open up again the debate of the merits of Celtic and the SPL because its irrelevant and always ends in farce.

Actually, I do think Hooper would be a great signing for Saints, as cover/competition for SRL. I think their strengths are too similar to start together. I also think Hooper would compliment JRod. Whether Hooper would join us in that role is another matter.
As usual, you get all gobby and get it totally wrong.

I didn't even see the comment above mine until after I posted.

Hooper would be a great signing for Saints but I suspect that Bear Grylls would be far better.

He's used to fighting for survival every year.....
Jock there's a few muppets with multiple log ins. One of them is claiming to be. Amusing though. :-)
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Churchill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ? And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN. Not two faced at all are you lads........ PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......[/p][/quote]It took Ach I ... just 6 minutes to respond to the mere whiff of criticism of Celtic. Is the man so sad and his life so boring that he spends his time glued to a forum about a wee team in England, just waiting for a mention of his own team? Anyhow, I'm not going to open up again the debate of the merits of Celtic and the SPL because its irrelevant and always ends in farce. Actually, I do think Hooper would be a great signing for Saints, as cover/competition for SRL. I think their strengths are too similar to start together. I also think Hooper would compliment JRod. Whether Hooper would join us in that role is another matter.[/p][/quote]As usual, you get all gobby and get it totally wrong. I didn't even see the comment above mine until after I posted. Hooper would be a great signing for Saints but I suspect that Bear Grylls would be far better. He's used to fighting for survival every year.....[/p][/quote]Jock there's a few muppets with multiple log ins. One of them is claiming to be. Amusing though. :-) since 1885
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1:32pm Tue 4 Jun 13

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

The groundswell of opinion from some fans is that we have the money - but we are not able to make the breakthrough with securing and attracting the players.

It was a curse for Nigel.

WE ALL HOPE NC AND MP DELIVER.

COYR
The groundswell of opinion from some fans is that we have the money - but we are not able to make the breakthrough with securing and attracting the players. It was a curse for Nigel. WE ALL HOPE NC AND MP DELIVER. COYR REDARMYRULETHESOUTH
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1:34pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Ach I The Noo says...

since 1885 wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
Churchill Saint wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ?

And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN.

Not two faced at all are you lads........

PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......
It took Ach I ... just 6 minutes to respond to the mere whiff of criticism of Celtic. Is the man so sad and his life so boring that he spends his time glued to a forum about a wee team in England, just waiting for a mention of his own team? Anyhow, I'm not going to open up again the debate of the merits of Celtic and the SPL because its irrelevant and always ends in farce.

Actually, I do think Hooper would be a great signing for Saints, as cover/competition for SRL. I think their strengths are too similar to start together. I also think Hooper would compliment JRod. Whether Hooper would join us in that role is another matter.
As usual, you get all gobby and get it totally wrong.

I didn't even see the comment above mine until after I posted.

Hooper would be a great signing for Saints but I suspect that Bear Grylls would be far better.

He's used to fighting for survival every year.....
Jock there's a few muppets with multiple log ins. One of them is claiming to be. Amusing though. :-)
Errr..any chance of having that in English ?
[quote][p][bold]since 1885[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Churchill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ? And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN. Not two faced at all are you lads........ PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......[/p][/quote]It took Ach I ... just 6 minutes to respond to the mere whiff of criticism of Celtic. Is the man so sad and his life so boring that he spends his time glued to a forum about a wee team in England, just waiting for a mention of his own team? Anyhow, I'm not going to open up again the debate of the merits of Celtic and the SPL because its irrelevant and always ends in farce. Actually, I do think Hooper would be a great signing for Saints, as cover/competition for SRL. I think their strengths are too similar to start together. I also think Hooper would compliment JRod. Whether Hooper would join us in that role is another matter.[/p][/quote]As usual, you get all gobby and get it totally wrong. I didn't even see the comment above mine until after I posted. Hooper would be a great signing for Saints but I suspect that Bear Grylls would be far better. He's used to fighting for survival every year.....[/p][/quote]Jock there's a few muppets with multiple log ins. One of them is claiming to be. Amusing though. :-)[/p][/quote]Errr..any chance of having that in English ? Ach I The Noo
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1:40pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Outside of the Box says...

batesieboy wrote:
Outside of the Box wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
We know all that, give us some news. Where are the two who were all but done deals and who is looking at our for sale ones. The likes of Chaplow, Hammond and Richardson should easily find a Championship team.
So Saints are looking to strengthen the squad, just like everyone other Premier League team.

Katharina Liebherr is backing Nicola Cortese, Radja Nainggolan, could sign for Inter Milan and Victor Wanyama still plays for Celtic.

Paul Mitchell and Bill Green, works for Les Reed

Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork, Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse were in good form last season.

Is there anything else you'd like to tell the readers, preferably something we didn't now?
In actual fact, I am quite glad the Echo pointed out that Mitchell, Green and Reed are the main factors in any player recruitment. The vast majority of fans seem to think that it is the Managers/First Team Coaches who are responsible for "signings".They just say "OK" nowadays.
It would have been fine if the Echo had not reported the story ages ago when Les Read was appointed.
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: We know all that, give us some news. Where are the two who were all but done deals and who is looking at our for sale ones. The likes of Chaplow, Hammond and Richardson should easily find a Championship team.[/p][/quote]So Saints are looking to strengthen the squad, just like everyone other Premier League team. Katharina Liebherr is backing Nicola Cortese, Radja Nainggolan, could sign for Inter Milan and Victor Wanyama still plays for Celtic. Paul Mitchell and Bill Green, works for Les Reed Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork, Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse were in good form last season. Is there anything else you'd like to tell the readers, preferably something we didn't now?[/p][/quote]In actual fact, I am quite glad the Echo pointed out that Mitchell, Green and Reed are the main factors in any player recruitment. The vast majority of fans seem to think that it is the Managers/First Team Coaches who are responsible for "signings".They just say "OK" nowadays.[/p][/quote]It would have been fine if the Echo had not reported the story ages ago when Les Read was appointed. Outside of the Box
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1:56pm Tue 4 Jun 13

since 1885 says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
since 1885 wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
Churchill Saint wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ?

And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN.

Not two faced at all are you lads........

PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......
It took Ach I ... just 6 minutes to respond to the mere whiff of criticism of Celtic. Is the man so sad and his life so boring that he spends his time glued to a forum about a wee team in England, just waiting for a mention of his own team? Anyhow, I'm not going to open up again the debate of the merits of Celtic and the SPL because its irrelevant and always ends in farce.

Actually, I do think Hooper would be a great signing for Saints, as cover/competition for SRL. I think their strengths are too similar to start together. I also think Hooper would compliment JRod. Whether Hooper would join us in that role is another matter.
As usual, you get all gobby and get it totally wrong.

I didn't even see the comment above mine until after I posted.

Hooper would be a great signing for Saints but I suspect that Bear Grylls would be far better.

He's used to fighting for survival every year.....
Jock there's a few muppets with multiple log ins. One of them is claiming to be. Amusing though. :-)
Errr..any chance of having that in English ?
Ach nooo there out to get us. Lol now you get the drift jock. :-)
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]since 1885[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Churchill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ? And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN. Not two faced at all are you lads........ PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......[/p][/quote]It took Ach I ... just 6 minutes to respond to the mere whiff of criticism of Celtic. Is the man so sad and his life so boring that he spends his time glued to a forum about a wee team in England, just waiting for a mention of his own team? Anyhow, I'm not going to open up again the debate of the merits of Celtic and the SPL because its irrelevant and always ends in farce. Actually, I do think Hooper would be a great signing for Saints, as cover/competition for SRL. I think their strengths are too similar to start together. I also think Hooper would compliment JRod. Whether Hooper would join us in that role is another matter.[/p][/quote]As usual, you get all gobby and get it totally wrong. I didn't even see the comment above mine until after I posted. Hooper would be a great signing for Saints but I suspect that Bear Grylls would be far better. He's used to fighting for survival every year.....[/p][/quote]Jock there's a few muppets with multiple log ins. One of them is claiming to be. Amusing though. :-)[/p][/quote]Errr..any chance of having that in English ?[/p][/quote]Ach nooo there out to get us. Lol now you get the drift jock. :-) since 1885
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2:11pm Tue 4 Jun 13

saintkenny says...

This morning we wake with the news that Luke Shaw looks like he will snub Chelsea and United to sign a new 5 year deal at St Mary's
This morning we wake with the news that Luke Shaw looks like he will snub Chelsea and United to sign a new 5 year deal at St Mary's saintkenny
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2:47pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Ach I The Noo says...

since 1885 wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
since 1885 wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
Churchill Saint wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ?

And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN.

Not two faced at all are you lads........

PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......
It took Ach I ... just 6 minutes to respond to the mere whiff of criticism of Celtic. Is the man so sad and his life so boring that he spends his time glued to a forum about a wee team in England, just waiting for a mention of his own team? Anyhow, I'm not going to open up again the debate of the merits of Celtic and the SPL because its irrelevant and always ends in farce.

Actually, I do think Hooper would be a great signing for Saints, as cover/competition for SRL. I think their strengths are too similar to start together. I also think Hooper would compliment JRod. Whether Hooper would join us in that role is another matter.
As usual, you get all gobby and get it totally wrong.

I didn't even see the comment above mine until after I posted.

Hooper would be a great signing for Saints but I suspect that Bear Grylls would be far better.

He's used to fighting for survival every year.....
Jock there's a few muppets with multiple log ins. One of them is claiming to be. Amusing though. :-)
Errr..any chance of having that in English ?
Ach nooo there out to get us. Lol now you get the drift jock. :-)
Eh ? You really should stop drinking that Domestos mate.

It's hard enough to understand your comments when you're not on the bottle......
[quote][p][bold]since 1885[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]since 1885[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Churchill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ? And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN. Not two faced at all are you lads........ PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......[/p][/quote]It took Ach I ... just 6 minutes to respond to the mere whiff of criticism of Celtic. Is the man so sad and his life so boring that he spends his time glued to a forum about a wee team in England, just waiting for a mention of his own team? Anyhow, I'm not going to open up again the debate of the merits of Celtic and the SPL because its irrelevant and always ends in farce. Actually, I do think Hooper would be a great signing for Saints, as cover/competition for SRL. I think their strengths are too similar to start together. I also think Hooper would compliment JRod. Whether Hooper would join us in that role is another matter.[/p][/quote]As usual, you get all gobby and get it totally wrong. I didn't even see the comment above mine until after I posted. Hooper would be a great signing for Saints but I suspect that Bear Grylls would be far better. He's used to fighting for survival every year.....[/p][/quote]Jock there's a few muppets with multiple log ins. One of them is claiming to be. Amusing though. :-)[/p][/quote]Errr..any chance of having that in English ?[/p][/quote]Ach nooo there out to get us. Lol now you get the drift jock. :-)[/p][/quote]Eh ? You really should stop drinking that Domestos mate. It's hard enough to understand your comments when you're not on the bottle...... Ach I The Noo
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2:51pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Mister E says...

I get a bit frustrated when we're not linked more often with players - especially those that would surprise and make a statement of intent. We know Saints are ambitious, and I do appreciate, and expect, the club are working quietly behind the scenes on new recruits. I wonder if that may work very much in our favour and impress the the type of character we want in players, after all, is it the money grabbers, less loyal and perform-if-I-feel-li
ke-it type of player who rejoices in all the hype an speculation hoping to increase their self worth?
I get a bit frustrated when we're not linked more often with players - especially those that would surprise and make a statement of intent. We know Saints are ambitious, and I do appreciate, and expect, the club are working quietly behind the scenes on new recruits. I wonder if that may work very much in our favour and impress the the type of character we want in players, after all, is it the money grabbers, less loyal and perform-if-I-feel-li ke-it type of player who rejoices in all the hype an speculation hoping to increase their self worth? Mister E
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3:07pm Tue 4 Jun 13

business-guru says...

Mister E wrote:
I get a bit frustrated when we're not linked more often with players - especially those that would surprise and make a statement of intent. We know Saints are ambitious, and I do appreciate, and expect, the club are working quietly behind the scenes on new recruits. I wonder if that may work very much in our favour and impress the the type of character we want in players, after all, is it the money grabbers, less loyal and perform-if-I-feel-li

ke-it type of player who rejoices in all the hype an speculation hoping to increase their self worth?
part of the problem is with Saints demands and restrictions on players activities. They want total control of all aspects of their lives. This will put many people off signing once they read the small print. I understand a 1st team player agreed to present trophies to a tyro league club at their presentation evening in his own time and the club then contacted the tyro club saying he was not allowed to so sayeth SFC and it was canned. This was his OWN spare time. That sort of freakish control will put off many players who rightfully want their own time to be their own time. If people knew a little more about how SFC is actually run then surprises would be fewer when it came to no big signings...
[quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: I get a bit frustrated when we're not linked more often with players - especially those that would surprise and make a statement of intent. We know Saints are ambitious, and I do appreciate, and expect, the club are working quietly behind the scenes on new recruits. I wonder if that may work very much in our favour and impress the the type of character we want in players, after all, is it the money grabbers, less loyal and perform-if-I-feel-li ke-it type of player who rejoices in all the hype an speculation hoping to increase their self worth?[/p][/quote]part of the problem is with Saints demands and restrictions on players activities. They want total control of all aspects of their lives. This will put many people off signing once they read the small print. I understand a 1st team player agreed to present trophies to a tyro league club at their presentation evening in his own time and the club then contacted the tyro club saying he was not allowed to so sayeth SFC and it was canned. This was his OWN spare time. That sort of freakish control will put off many players who rightfully want their own time to be their own time. If people knew a little more about how SFC is actually run then surprises would be fewer when it came to no big signings... business-guru
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3:22pm Tue 4 Jun 13

since 1885 says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
since 1885 wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
since 1885 wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
Churchill Saint wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ?

And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN.

Not two faced at all are you lads........

PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......
It took Ach I ... just 6 minutes to respond to the mere whiff of criticism of Celtic. Is the man so sad and his life so boring that he spends his time glued to a forum about a wee team in England, just waiting for a mention of his own team? Anyhow, I'm not going to open up again the debate of the merits of Celtic and the SPL because its irrelevant and always ends in farce.

Actually, I do think Hooper would be a great signing for Saints, as cover/competition for SRL. I think their strengths are too similar to start together. I also think Hooper would compliment JRod. Whether Hooper would join us in that role is another matter.
As usual, you get all gobby and get it totally wrong.

I didn't even see the comment above mine until after I posted.

Hooper would be a great signing for Saints but I suspect that Bear Grylls would be far better.

He's used to fighting for survival every year.....
Jock there's a few muppets with multiple log ins. One of them is claiming to be. Amusing though. :-)
Errr..any chance of having that in English ?
Ach nooo there out to get us. Lol now you get the drift jock. :-)
Eh ? You really should stop drinking that Domestos mate.

It's hard enough to understand your comments when you're not on the bottle......
Yours are crystal clear I suppose. What exactly has Celtic got to do with Saints? Wrong site sunshine.
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]since 1885[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]since 1885[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Churchill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ? And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN. Not two faced at all are you lads........ PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......[/p][/quote]It took Ach I ... just 6 minutes to respond to the mere whiff of criticism of Celtic. Is the man so sad and his life so boring that he spends his time glued to a forum about a wee team in England, just waiting for a mention of his own team? Anyhow, I'm not going to open up again the debate of the merits of Celtic and the SPL because its irrelevant and always ends in farce. Actually, I do think Hooper would be a great signing for Saints, as cover/competition for SRL. I think their strengths are too similar to start together. I also think Hooper would compliment JRod. Whether Hooper would join us in that role is another matter.[/p][/quote]As usual, you get all gobby and get it totally wrong. I didn't even see the comment above mine until after I posted. Hooper would be a great signing for Saints but I suspect that Bear Grylls would be far better. He's used to fighting for survival every year.....[/p][/quote]Jock there's a few muppets with multiple log ins. One of them is claiming to be. Amusing though. :-)[/p][/quote]Errr..any chance of having that in English ?[/p][/quote]Ach nooo there out to get us. Lol now you get the drift jock. :-)[/p][/quote]Eh ? You really should stop drinking that Domestos mate. It's hard enough to understand your comments when you're not on the bottle......[/p][/quote]Yours are crystal clear I suppose. What exactly has Celtic got to do with Saints? Wrong site sunshine. since 1885
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3:24pm Tue 4 Jun 13

TEBOURBA says...

Our priority signing must be a PL class goalkeeper, at the moment, we have a stop gap signed in panic, an over the hill and a novice.
If we don't sign a class goalkeeper who will inspire confidence throughout the team we will again be battling against relegation next season.
Anyone know what happened to Forren?
Our priority signing must be a PL class goalkeeper, at the moment, we have a stop gap signed in panic, an over the hill and a novice. If we don't sign a class goalkeeper who will inspire confidence throughout the team we will again be battling against relegation next season. Anyone know what happened to Forren? TEBOURBA
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3:26pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Ach I The Noo says...

Wee hint for you. Look at the story at the top of the page. Need more light..... sunshine ?

Some people have drunk at the fountain of knowledge. I suspect you merely gargled........
Wee hint for you. Look at the story at the top of the page. Need more light..... sunshine ? Some people have drunk at the fountain of knowledge. I suspect you merely gargled........ Ach I The Noo
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3:33pm Tue 4 Jun 13

since 1885 says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
Wee hint for you. Look at the story at the top of the page. Need more light..... sunshine ?

Some people have drunk at the fountain of knowledge. I suspect you merely gargled........
Lol. Did you google a list of old one liners? Very sad sunshine. You support a Mickey Mouse club in a Mickey Mouse league as well as being a Mickey Mouse poster to boot. Lol. Jog on son. :-)
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: Wee hint for you. Look at the story at the top of the page. Need more light..... sunshine ? Some people have drunk at the fountain of knowledge. I suspect you merely gargled........[/p][/quote]Lol. Did you google a list of old one liners? Very sad sunshine. You support a Mickey Mouse club in a Mickey Mouse league as well as being a Mickey Mouse poster to boot. Lol. Jog on son. :-) since 1885
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3:37pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Ach I The Noo says...

It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed.

Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........
It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed. Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer......... Ach I The Noo
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3:39pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Readeano says...

http://www.saintsfc.
co.uk/news/article/2
01213-released-list-
854898.aspx

Interesting article
http://www.saintsfc. co.uk/news/article/2 01213-released-list- 854898.aspx Interesting article Readeano
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3:41pm Tue 4 Jun 13

saintshorse101 says...

we know the saints need to strengthen and most of us know where that needs to be done. I don't think hooper would be a good signing, and were we linked with him before because of adkins link?

we also know that the echo need to strengthen its rules on posting. this thread seems to have been taken over by the loons. the pretend jock 1885/Astaire and theboooooooorer all together. so the thread quickly becomes all about them and their feeble attempts to wind us up and ruin a good football discussion.
we know the saints need to strengthen and most of us know where that needs to be done. I don't think hooper would be a good signing, and were we linked with him before because of adkins link? we also know that the echo need to strengthen its rules on posting. this thread seems to have been taken over by the loons. the pretend jock 1885/Astaire and theboooooooorer all together. so the thread quickly becomes all about them and their feeble attempts to wind us up and ruin a good football discussion. saintshorse101
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3:43pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Ach I The Noo says...

saintshorse101 wrote:
we know the saints need to strengthen and most of us know where that needs to be done. I don't think hooper would be a good signing, and were we linked with him before because of adkins link?

we also know that the echo need to strengthen its rules on posting. this thread seems to have been taken over by the loons. the pretend jock 1885/Astaire and theboooooooorer all together. so the thread quickly becomes all about them and their feeble attempts to wind us up and ruin a good football discussion.
A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse.

But not a lame one thanks.........
[quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: we know the saints need to strengthen and most of us know where that needs to be done. I don't think hooper would be a good signing, and were we linked with him before because of adkins link? we also know that the echo need to strengthen its rules on posting. this thread seems to have been taken over by the loons. the pretend jock 1885/Astaire and theboooooooorer all together. so the thread quickly becomes all about them and their feeble attempts to wind us up and ruin a good football discussion.[/p][/quote]A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse. But not a lame one thanks......... Ach I The Noo
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3:44pm Tue 4 Jun 13

since 1885 says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed.

Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........
A battle of wills. Lol.You doughnut what are you babbling about. OSPREY 'S got a new log on. How sweet. :-)
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed. Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........[/p][/quote]A battle of wills. Lol.You doughnut what are you babbling about. OSPREY 'S got a new log on. How sweet. :-) since 1885
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3:48pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
Our priority signing must be a PL class goalkeeper, at the moment, we have a stop gap signed in panic, an over the hill and a novice.
If we don't sign a class goalkeeper who will inspire confidence throughout the team we will again be battling against relegation next season.
Anyone know what happened to Forren?
Yes, he has been loaned out to Solent Interiors.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Our priority signing must be a PL class goalkeeper, at the moment, we have a stop gap signed in panic, an over the hill and a novice. If we don't sign a class goalkeeper who will inspire confidence throughout the team we will again be battling against relegation next season. Anyone know what happened to Forren?[/p][/quote]Yes, he has been loaned out to Solent Interiors. Strasbourg Saint
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3:48pm Tue 4 Jun 13

St Retford says...

BREAKING NEWS: TOMMY FORECAST HAS BEEN 'RELEASED'.
BREAKING NEWS: TOMMY FORECAST HAS BEEN 'RELEASED'. St Retford
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3:49pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Folkestone Saint says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed.

Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........
Never botherd to look but has your team got a site like this and if so does anyone use it?
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed. Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........[/p][/quote]Never botherd to look but has your team got a site like this and if so does anyone use it? Folkestone Saint
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3:51pm Tue 4 Jun 13

since 1885 says...

saintshorse101 wrote:
we know the saints need to strengthen and most of us know where that needs to be done. I don't think hooper would be a good signing, and were we linked with him before because of adkins link?

we also know that the echo need to strengthen its rules on posting. this thread seems to have been taken over by the loons. the pretend jock 1885/Astaire and theboooooooorer all together. so the thread quickly becomes all about them and their feeble attempts to wind us up and ruin a good football discussion.
Calm down Princess. I'm a Saints fan and I post most of the time about the club unless one of the resident vegetables like yourself try's to give me grief. Anyway it's obvious that you are either OSPREY or Velentiy. :-)
[quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: we know the saints need to strengthen and most of us know where that needs to be done. I don't think hooper would be a good signing, and were we linked with him before because of adkins link? we also know that the echo need to strengthen its rules on posting. this thread seems to have been taken over by the loons. the pretend jock 1885/Astaire and theboooooooorer all together. so the thread quickly becomes all about them and their feeble attempts to wind us up and ruin a good football discussion.[/p][/quote]Calm down Princess. I'm a Saints fan and I post most of the time about the club unless one of the resident vegetables like yourself try's to give me grief. Anyway it's obvious that you are either OSPREY or Velentiy. :-) since 1885
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3:55pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Ach I The Noo says...

since 1885 wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed.

Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........
A battle of wills. Lol.You doughnut what are you babbling about. OSPREY 'S got a new log on. How sweet. :-)
Oh I see. You think multiple posters are one and the same ?

Could be. You all seem to spout the same sh it.

Apart from you. You are uniquely retarded......
[quote][p][bold]since 1885[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed. Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........[/p][/quote]A battle of wills. Lol.You doughnut what are you babbling about. OSPREY 'S got a new log on. How sweet. :-)[/p][/quote]Oh I see. You think multiple posters are one and the same ? Could be. You all seem to spout the same sh it. Apart from you. You are uniquely retarded...... Ach I The Noo
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3:59pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Ach I The Noo says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed.

Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........
Never botherd to look but has your team got a site like this and if so does anyone use it?
Errr. yes we have NEWSPAPERS in Glasgow.

In other news....Elvis is dead mate
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed. Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........[/p][/quote]Never botherd to look but has your team got a site like this and if so does anyone use it?[/p][/quote]Errr. yes we have NEWSPAPERS in Glasgow. In other news....Elvis is dead mate Ach I The Noo
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4:04pm Tue 4 Jun 13

business-guru says...

saints have unloaded loads.... Seabourne, Butterfield, Richardson etc etc and other usual suspects who did not quite look like they were going to make it..
saints have unloaded loads.... Seabourne, Butterfield, Richardson etc etc and other usual suspects who did not quite look like they were going to make it.. business-guru
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4:05pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Folkestone Saint says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed.

Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........
Never botherd to look but has your team got a site like this and if so does anyone use it?
Errr. yes we have NEWSPAPERS in Glasgow.

In other news....Elvis is dead mate
Your not very clever at being clever are you, just answer the question as I didn't ask if you have news papers did I.
p.s. it's you who needs to climb under a rock jock the sun's out.
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed. Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........[/p][/quote]Never botherd to look but has your team got a site like this and if so does anyone use it?[/p][/quote]Errr. yes we have NEWSPAPERS in Glasgow. In other news....Elvis is dead mate[/p][/quote]Your not very clever at being clever are you, just answer the question as I didn't ask if you have news papers did I. p.s. it's you who needs to climb under a rock jock the sun's out. Folkestone Saint
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4:07pm Tue 4 Jun 13

SouthamptonLegend says...

seen the players released? Looks like Chaplow might be staying.

Glad to see Forecast finally go!!!! WAHOO
seen the players released? Looks like Chaplow might be staying. Glad to see Forecast finally go!!!! WAHOO SouthamptonLegend
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4:11pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Ach I The Noo says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed.

Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........
Never botherd to look but has your team got a site like this and if so does anyone use it?
Errr. yes we have NEWSPAPERS in Glasgow.

In other news....Elvis is dead mate
Your not very clever at being clever are you, just answer the question as I didn't ask if you have news papers did I.
p.s. it's you who needs to climb under a rock jock the sun's out.
And once again..... for the terminally stupid.

This is a NEWSPAPER site. Big clue at the very top of the screen. Hence this answers your question.

What I can't answer is how somebody with your intellect managed to operate a web browser. Probably an accident. Like your goodself..........
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed. Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........[/p][/quote]Never botherd to look but has your team got a site like this and if so does anyone use it?[/p][/quote]Errr. yes we have NEWSPAPERS in Glasgow. In other news....Elvis is dead mate[/p][/quote]Your not very clever at being clever are you, just answer the question as I didn't ask if you have news papers did I. p.s. it's you who needs to climb under a rock jock the sun's out.[/p][/quote]And once again..... for the terminally stupid. This is a NEWSPAPER site. Big clue at the very top of the screen. Hence this answers your question. What I can't answer is how somebody with your intellect managed to operate a web browser. Probably an accident. Like your goodself.......... Ach I The Noo
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4:23pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Puddletown Saint says...

Lets hope we can also shift the squad players to free up some wages.

Martin Hammond Chaplow De Ridder Lee Sharp Barnard and Forte should do to add to those eight who were OOC.

Then bring in the newbies COYR
Lets hope we can also shift the squad players to free up some wages. Martin Hammond Chaplow De Ridder Lee Sharp Barnard and Forte should do to add to those eight who were OOC. Then bring in the newbies COYR Puddletown Saint
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4:24pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Ach I The Noo says...

Anyway bored now.

See you soon !
Anyway bored now. See you soon ! Ach I The Noo
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4:25pm Tue 4 Jun 13

saintkenny says...

All the best to Frazer Richardson, Danny Butterfield, Dan Seaborne, Ryan Dickson, Ben Reeves, Sam Hoskins, Tommy Forecast, and Alberto Seidi .all released announced on os
All the best to Frazer Richardson, Danny Butterfield, Dan Seaborne, Ryan Dickson, Ben Reeves, Sam Hoskins, Tommy Forecast, and Alberto Seidi .all released announced on os saintkenny
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4:49pm Tue 4 Jun 13

mack chinnon says...

Readeano wrote:
http://www.saintsfc. co.uk/news/article/2 01213-released-list- 854898.aspx Interesting article
Dissapointed to see Ben Reeves get the bullet.
[quote][p][bold]Readeano[/bold] wrote: http://www.saintsfc. co.uk/news/article/2 01213-released-list- 854898.aspx Interesting article[/p][/quote]Dissapointed to see Ben Reeves get the bullet. mack chinnon
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4:50pm Tue 4 Jun 13

st1halo says...

Confucious wrote:
I'm not really interested as long as it does not involve the No 10 cat - and any coercion. I've heard it muted that marriage between pets and people is "under consideration."

I'm one of those 'live and live types' and whilst medium to large sized dogs would be okay by me, cats and budgies are just a step too far right now. In ten years - well, maybe.
Felinaphobic comments are not acceptable. Tolerance sir, tolerance.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I'm not really interested as long as it does not involve the No 10 cat - and any coercion. I've heard it muted that marriage between pets and people is "under consideration." I'm one of those 'live and live types' and whilst medium to large sized dogs would be okay by me, cats and budgies are just a step too far right now. In ten years - well, maybe.[/p][/quote]Felinaphobic comments are not acceptable. Tolerance sir, tolerance. st1halo
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4:57pm Tue 4 Jun 13

mack chinnon says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed. Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........
HA HA HA.
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed. Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........[/p][/quote]HA HA HA. mack chinnon
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5:09pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Rudolf Hucker says...

Hobson82 wrote:
They really are struggling to fill the back pages at the moment aren't they!!

I can't believe I was stupid enough to read this thinking there would be some breaking news.
Ditto......Good post...lol
[quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: They really are struggling to fill the back pages at the moment aren't they!! I can't believe I was stupid enough to read this thinking there would be some breaking news.[/p][/quote]Ditto......Good post...lol Rudolf Hucker
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5:24pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Folkestone Saint says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
Anyway bored now.

See you soon !
Hope not, try taking canestan and dissapear
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: Anyway bored now. See you soon ![/p][/quote]Hope not, try taking canestan and dissapear Folkestone Saint
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5:40pm Tue 4 Jun 13

SaintJD says...

If our transfer policy is anything like last year, expect NC's scouts to be keeping a close eye on the U21 tournament over the coming weeks.

We seemed to go for a few tournament stars last year (Maya, Butland, Mayuka and Gaston) and this year could be similar.

Personally I don't think international tournaments are a good place to look out for players though - look at the huge amount of players who have looked awesome only to be rubbish (Jenson at Arsenal, Ghan at Sunderland and many, many others).
If our transfer policy is anything like last year, expect NC's scouts to be keeping a close eye on the U21 tournament over the coming weeks. We seemed to go for a few tournament stars last year (Maya, Butland, Mayuka and Gaston) and this year could be similar. Personally I don't think international tournaments are a good place to look out for players though - look at the huge amount of players who have looked awesome only to be rubbish (Jenson at Arsenal, Ghan at Sunderland and many, many others). SaintJD
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6:33pm Tue 4 Jun 13

since 1885 says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
Anyway bored now.

See you soon !
Catch ya later OPREY.Have a good un . Lol
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: Anyway bored now. See you soon ![/p][/quote]Catch ya later OPREY.Have a good un . Lol since 1885
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6:36pm Tue 4 Jun 13

since 1885 says...

Sad to see players being released but it's right for the club.Any chane though of Guly and Fox following them.hope to see some fresh blood joining soon.
Sad to see players being released but it's right for the club.Any chane though of Guly and Fox following them.hope to see some fresh blood joining soon. since 1885
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6:43pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Clever Dick says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed.

Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........
Never botherd to look but has your team got a site like this and if so does anyone use it?
Errr. yes we have NEWSPAPERS in Glasgow.

In other news....Elvis is dead mate
Your not very clever at being clever are you, just answer the question as I didn't ask if you have news papers did I.
p.s. it's you who needs to climb under a rock jock the sun's out.
And once again..... for the terminally stupid.

This is a NEWSPAPER site. Big clue at the very top of the screen. Hence this answers your question.

What I can't answer is how somebody with your intellect managed to operate a web browser. Probably an accident. Like your goodself..........
Well we have all worked out the level of your intellect with your constant need to spend time on the site of a club which has nothing to do with you. Get a life, support your own team and wish some of your own departing players all the best when they make the HUGE step up to the Premier League. As I believe I pointed out on a previous thread Wantawaya is soon to be on his way. The lad has a bit of ambition after all. But then again I suppose you are still believing that he has said he's totally happy where he is, because you read it in the press. Do you play fantasy football? Bye bye Victor. Shouldn't pose too much of a problem losing one or two of your best players as the other clubs in your one team league wouldn't even beat the Skunts.
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: It would be unfair of me to enter a battle of wills with somebody so obviously disarmed. Now take your beating and head back under your rock for summer.........[/p][/quote]Never botherd to look but has your team got a site like this and if so does anyone use it?[/p][/quote]Errr. yes we have NEWSPAPERS in Glasgow. In other news....Elvis is dead mate[/p][/quote]Your not very clever at being clever are you, just answer the question as I didn't ask if you have news papers did I. p.s. it's you who needs to climb under a rock jock the sun's out.[/p][/quote]And once again..... for the terminally stupid. This is a NEWSPAPER site. Big clue at the very top of the screen. Hence this answers your question. What I can't answer is how somebody with your intellect managed to operate a web browser. Probably an accident. Like your goodself..........[/p][/quote]Well we have all worked out the level of your intellect with your constant need to spend time on the site of a club which has nothing to do with you. Get a life, support your own team and wish some of your own departing players all the best when they make the HUGE step up to the Premier League. As I believe I pointed out on a previous thread Wantawaya is soon to be on his way. The lad has a bit of ambition after all. But then again I suppose you are still believing that he has said he's totally happy where he is, because you read it in the press. Do you play fantasy football? Bye bye Victor. Shouldn't pose too much of a problem losing one or two of your best players as the other clubs in your one team league wouldn't even beat the Skunts. Clever Dick
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7:14pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Folkestone Saint says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
Anyway bored now.

See you soon !
Hope not, try taking canestan and dissapear
"disappear" even, not diss a pear, thats fruit, he won't like fruit unless it's a pineapple fritter
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: Anyway bored now. See you soon ![/p][/quote]Hope not, try taking canestan and dissapear[/p][/quote]"disappear" even, not diss a pear, thats fruit, he won't like fruit unless it's a pineapple fritter Folkestone Saint
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7:23pm Tue 4 Jun 13

slugger says...

Good greif !
Good greif ! slugger
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7:25pm Tue 4 Jun 13

The Inbetweener says...

boilerman wrote:
Off topic I know,
but I have just tried to renew my season ticket, there is a group of us in block 27 which was converted to the family section last season, we have been told that we have to move even though we have had the same seats since the stadium was built.
The club didn't even have the decency to put a letter in with the renewal warning us of the change, I have just spent with customer services and the ticket office finding suitable seats for our group.
The point I am trying to make is when will the club learn to have a bit of respect for it's paying customers.
I understand the policy has changed and accept the move , but again the club treat us with contempt.
I know we have a choice and we choose to still go, but this still doesn't make the treatment we get right.
boilerman, Why are you having to move this season when you were allowed to stay last season?
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: Off topic I know, but I have just tried to renew my season ticket, there is a group of us in block 27 which was converted to the family section last season, we have been told that we have to move even though we have had the same seats since the stadium was built. The club didn't even have the decency to put a letter in with the renewal warning us of the change, I have just spent with customer services and the ticket office finding suitable seats for our group. The point I am trying to make is when will the club learn to have a bit of respect for it's paying customers. I understand the policy has changed and accept the move , but again the club treat us with contempt. I know we have a choice and we choose to still go, but this still doesn't make the treatment we get right.[/p][/quote]boilerman, Why are you having to move this season when you were allowed to stay last season? The Inbetweener
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8:16pm Tue 4 Jun 13

DisplacedFan says...

Ach I The Noo wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
Ach I The Noo wrote:
But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ?

And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN.

Not two faced at all are you lads........

PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......
One good player does not make a good team as we all know. What is the largest amount of cash Cetlic has paid out for a player?
Ahhh so it's cash that your world revolves around.

We paid about £800k for Wanyama. You paid about £12m for Ramirez.

Spending money is obviously your forte.....
Since you chose to get personal and saracastic, I will refrain from the same. Why you have to go there is beyond me and you know nothing about me hence your misguided judgement.
My point about the money is that the Premier League is where the big boys are. Your salary cap would not make it.
[quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ach I The Noo[/bold] wrote: But according to you lot, Celtic are League 1 standard playing in non league football ? And yet you seem to want our players. AGAIN. Not two faced at all are you lads........ PS More chance of Victor playing for Scotland than your wee team......[/p][/quote]One good player does not make a good team as we all know. What is the largest amount of cash Cetlic has paid out for a player?[/p][/quote]Ahhh so it's cash that your world revolves around. We paid about £800k for Wanyama. You paid about £12m for Ramirez. Spending money is obviously your forte.....[/p][/quote]Since you chose to get personal and saracastic, I will refrain from the same. Why you have to go there is beyond me and you know nothing about me hence your misguided judgement. My point about the money is that the Premier League is where the big boys are. Your salary cap would not make it. DisplacedFan
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10:45pm Tue 4 Jun 13

st1halo says...

business-guru wrote:
Mister E wrote:
I get a bit frustrated when we're not linked more often with players - especially those that would surprise and make a statement of intent. We know Saints are ambitious, and I do appreciate, and expect, the club are working quietly behind the scenes on new recruits. I wonder if that may work very much in our favour and impress the the type of character we want in players, after all, is it the money grabbers, less loyal and perform-if-I-feel-li


ke-it type of player who rejoices in all the hype an speculation hoping to increase their self worth?
part of the problem is with Saints demands and restrictions on players activities. They want total control of all aspects of their lives. This will put many people off signing once they read the small print. I understand a 1st team player agreed to present trophies to a tyro league club at their presentation evening in his own time and the club then contacted the tyro club saying he was not allowed to so sayeth SFC and it was canned. This was his OWN spare time. That sort of freakish control will put off many players who rightfully want their own time to be their own time. If people knew a little more about how SFC is actually run then surprises would be fewer when it came to no big signings...
Don't agree with what you're saying guru. I think that is paramount for SFC to have control over the players even if they are on their own time for several reasons.
1. The players are ambassadors for the club and represent the image on a global scale in the PL
2. The players may like to be seen opening events but there can be confusion as to whether the club is endorsing that event and so the Club need to keep control to ensure it maintains the rights over it's promotions.
If a player can do as he pleases it can undermine the position of the Club itself. How would it be if Rickie decided (on his own time) to write for the Echo?
I'm sure Saints are not alone in pursuing a hard line over their image.


STID
[quote][p][bold]business-guru[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: I get a bit frustrated when we're not linked more often with players - especially those that would surprise and make a statement of intent. We know Saints are ambitious, and I do appreciate, and expect, the club are working quietly behind the scenes on new recruits. I wonder if that may work very much in our favour and impress the the type of character we want in players, after all, is it the money grabbers, less loyal and perform-if-I-feel-li ke-it type of player who rejoices in all the hype an speculation hoping to increase their self worth?[/p][/quote]part of the problem is with Saints demands and restrictions on players activities. They want total control of all aspects of their lives. This will put many people off signing once they read the small print. I understand a 1st team player agreed to present trophies to a tyro league club at their presentation evening in his own time and the club then contacted the tyro club saying he was not allowed to so sayeth SFC and it was canned. This was his OWN spare time. That sort of freakish control will put off many players who rightfully want their own time to be their own time. If people knew a little more about how SFC is actually run then surprises would be fewer when it came to no big signings...[/p][/quote]Don't agree with what you're saying guru. I think that is paramount for SFC to have control over the players even if they are on their own time for several reasons. 1. The players are ambassadors for the club and represent the image on a global scale in the PL 2. The players may like to be seen opening events but there can be confusion as to whether the club is endorsing that event and so the Club need to keep control to ensure it maintains the rights over it's promotions. If a player can do as he pleases it can undermine the position of the Club itself. How would it be if Rickie decided (on his own time) to write for the Echo? I'm sure Saints are not alone in pursuing a hard line over their image. STID st1halo
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11:08pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

st1halo wrote:
business-guru wrote:
Mister E wrote:
I get a bit frustrated when we're not linked more often with players - especially those that would surprise and make a statement of intent. We know Saints are ambitious, and I do appreciate, and expect, the club are working quietly behind the scenes on new recruits. I wonder if that may work very much in our favour and impress the the type of character we want in players, after all, is it the money grabbers, less loyal and perform-if-I-feel-li



ke-it type of player who rejoices in all the hype an speculation hoping to increase their self worth?
part of the problem is with Saints demands and restrictions on players activities. They want total control of all aspects of their lives. This will put many people off signing once they read the small print. I understand a 1st team player agreed to present trophies to a tyro league club at their presentation evening in his own time and the club then contacted the tyro club saying he was not allowed to so sayeth SFC and it was canned. This was his OWN spare time. That sort of freakish control will put off many players who rightfully want their own time to be their own time. If people knew a little more about how SFC is actually run then surprises would be fewer when it came to no big signings...
Don't agree with what you're saying guru. I think that is paramount for SFC to have control over the players even if they are on their own time for several reasons.
1. The players are ambassadors for the club and represent the image on a global scale in the PL
2. The players may like to be seen opening events but there can be confusion as to whether the club is endorsing that event and so the Club need to keep control to ensure it maintains the rights over it's promotions.
If a player can do as he pleases it can undermine the position of the Club itself. How would it be if Rickie decided (on his own time) to write for the Echo?
I'm sure Saints are not alone in pursuing a hard line over their image.


STID
Then have a system where a player has to get club permission:

'Hey, I've been asked to present some trophies to the kids in the tyro league and I'm happy to do it. Is that ok?'

'Yes'

'Hey, I'm thinking of writing a column for the Echo. Is that ok?'

'No'
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]business-guru[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: I get a bit frustrated when we're not linked more often with players - especially those that would surprise and make a statement of intent. We know Saints are ambitious, and I do appreciate, and expect, the club are working quietly behind the scenes on new recruits. I wonder if that may work very much in our favour and impress the the type of character we want in players, after all, is it the money grabbers, less loyal and perform-if-I-feel-li ke-it type of player who rejoices in all the hype an speculation hoping to increase their self worth?[/p][/quote]part of the problem is with Saints demands and restrictions on players activities. They want total control of all aspects of their lives. This will put many people off signing once they read the small print. I understand a 1st team player agreed to present trophies to a tyro league club at their presentation evening in his own time and the club then contacted the tyro club saying he was not allowed to so sayeth SFC and it was canned. This was his OWN spare time. That sort of freakish control will put off many players who rightfully want their own time to be their own time. If people knew a little more about how SFC is actually run then surprises would be fewer when it came to no big signings...[/p][/quote]Don't agree with what you're saying guru. I think that is paramount for SFC to have control over the players even if they are on their own time for several reasons. 1. The players are ambassadors for the club and represent the image on a global scale in the PL 2. The players may like to be seen opening events but there can be confusion as to whether the club is endorsing that event and so the Club need to keep control to ensure it maintains the rights over it's promotions. If a player can do as he pleases it can undermine the position of the Club itself. How would it be if Rickie decided (on his own time) to write for the Echo? I'm sure Saints are not alone in pursuing a hard line over their image. STID[/p][/quote]Then have a system where a player has to get club permission: 'Hey, I've been asked to present some trophies to the kids in the tyro league and I'm happy to do it. Is that ok?' 'Yes' 'Hey, I'm thinking of writing a column for the Echo. Is that ok?' 'No' Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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7:54am Wed 5 Jun 13

Littleton-Saint says...

batesieboy wrote:
Outside of the Box wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
We know all that, give us some news. Where are the two who were all but done deals and who is looking at our for sale ones. The likes of Chaplow, Hammond and Richardson should easily find a Championship team.
So Saints are looking to strengthen the squad, just like everyone other Premier League team.

Katharina Liebherr is backing Nicola Cortese, Radja Nainggolan, could sign for Inter Milan and Victor Wanyama still plays for Celtic.

Paul Mitchell and Bill Green, works for Les Reed

Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork, Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse were in good form last season.

Is there anything else you'd like to tell the readers, preferably something we didn't now?
In actual fact, I am quite glad the Echo pointed out that Mitchell, Green and Reed are the main factors in any player recruitment. The vast majority of fans seem to think that it is the Managers/First Team Coaches who are responsible for "signings".They just say "OK" nowadays.
In my opinion, we should let the manager choose the players, not Les Reed et al.
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: We know all that, give us some news. Where are the two who were all but done deals and who is looking at our for sale ones. The likes of Chaplow, Hammond and Richardson should easily find a Championship team.[/p][/quote]So Saints are looking to strengthen the squad, just like everyone other Premier League team. Katharina Liebherr is backing Nicola Cortese, Radja Nainggolan, could sign for Inter Milan and Victor Wanyama still plays for Celtic. Paul Mitchell and Bill Green, works for Les Reed Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork, Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse were in good form last season. Is there anything else you'd like to tell the readers, preferably something we didn't now?[/p][/quote]In actual fact, I am quite glad the Echo pointed out that Mitchell, Green and Reed are the main factors in any player recruitment. The vast majority of fans seem to think that it is the Managers/First Team Coaches who are responsible for "signings".They just say "OK" nowadays.[/p][/quote]In my opinion, we should let the manager choose the players, not Les Reed et al. Littleton-Saint
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1:22pm Wed 5 Jun 13

Jesus_02 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
st1halo wrote:
business-guru wrote:
Mister E wrote: I get a bit frustrated when we're not linked more often with players - especially those that would surprise and make a statement of intent. We know Saints are ambitious, and I do appreciate, and expect, the club are working quietly behind the scenes on new recruits. I wonder if that may work very much in our favour and impress the the type of character we want in players, after all, is it the money grabbers, less loyal and perform-if-I-feel-li ke-it type of player who rejoices in all the hype an speculation hoping to increase their self worth?
part of the problem is with Saints demands and restrictions on players activities. They want total control of all aspects of their lives. This will put many people off signing once they read the small print. I understand a 1st team player agreed to present trophies to a tyro league club at their presentation evening in his own time and the club then contacted the tyro club saying he was not allowed to so sayeth SFC and it was canned. This was his OWN spare time. That sort of freakish control will put off many players who rightfully want their own time to be their own time. If people knew a little more about how SFC is actually run then surprises would be fewer when it came to no big signings...
Don't agree with what you're saying guru. I think that is paramount for SFC to have control over the players even if they are on their own time for several reasons. 1. The players are ambassadors for the club and represent the image on a global scale in the PL 2. The players may like to be seen opening events but there can be confusion as to whether the club is endorsing that event and so the Club need to keep control to ensure it maintains the rights over it's promotions. If a player can do as he pleases it can undermine the position of the Club itself. How would it be if Rickie decided (on his own time) to write for the Echo? I'm sure Saints are not alone in pursuing a hard line over their image. STID
Then have a system where a player has to get club permission: 'Hey, I've been asked to present some trophies to the kids in the tyro league and I'm happy to do it. Is that ok?' 'Yes' 'Hey, I'm thinking of writing a column for the Echo. Is that ok?' 'No'
Its is pretty standard for any employee to be subject to this kind of "control".

Civil servents for example have all manor of restrictions on what they can/cant do. e.g MPs and outside intrerests.

British Gas call centre employees where restricted to what charities they could raise money for when representing British Gas as it inpacted on thier public relations and agreements with other charities.

The Nature of football players and fame is that they represent the Club regardless of how they present themselves. Where as, a complany might be in a possition to say "raise money for whoever you want as long as you don mention who you work for or wear uniform.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]business-guru[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: I get a bit frustrated when we're not linked more often with players - especially those that would surprise and make a statement of intent. We know Saints are ambitious, and I do appreciate, and expect, the club are working quietly behind the scenes on new recruits. I wonder if that may work very much in our favour and impress the the type of character we want in players, after all, is it the money grabbers, less loyal and perform-if-I-feel-li ke-it type of player who rejoices in all the hype an speculation hoping to increase their self worth?[/p][/quote]part of the problem is with Saints demands and restrictions on players activities. They want total control of all aspects of their lives. This will put many people off signing once they read the small print. I understand a 1st team player agreed to present trophies to a tyro league club at their presentation evening in his own time and the club then contacted the tyro club saying he was not allowed to so sayeth SFC and it was canned. This was his OWN spare time. That sort of freakish control will put off many players who rightfully want their own time to be their own time. If people knew a little more about how SFC is actually run then surprises would be fewer when it came to no big signings...[/p][/quote]Don't agree with what you're saying guru. I think that is paramount for SFC to have control over the players even if they are on their own time for several reasons. 1. The players are ambassadors for the club and represent the image on a global scale in the PL 2. The players may like to be seen opening events but there can be confusion as to whether the club is endorsing that event and so the Club need to keep control to ensure it maintains the rights over it's promotions. If a player can do as he pleases it can undermine the position of the Club itself. How would it be if Rickie decided (on his own time) to write for the Echo? I'm sure Saints are not alone in pursuing a hard line over their image. STID[/p][/quote]Then have a system where a player has to get club permission: 'Hey, I've been asked to present some trophies to the kids in the tyro league and I'm happy to do it. Is that ok?' 'Yes' 'Hey, I'm thinking of writing a column for the Echo. Is that ok?' 'No'[/p][/quote]Its is pretty standard for any employee to be subject to this kind of "control". Civil servents for example have all manor of restrictions on what they can/cant do. e.g MPs and outside intrerests. British Gas call centre employees where restricted to what charities they could raise money for when representing British Gas as it inpacted on thier public relations and agreements with other charities. The Nature of football players and fame is that they represent the Club regardless of how they present themselves. Where as, a complany might be in a possition to say "raise money for whoever you want as long as you don mention who you work for or wear uniform. Jesus_02
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7:48pm Wed 5 Jun 13

st1halo says...

Jesus_02 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
st1halo wrote:
business-guru wrote:
Mister E wrote: I get a bit frustrated when we're not linked more often with players - especially those that would surprise and make a statement of intent. We know Saints are ambitious, and I do appreciate, and expect, the club are working quietly behind the scenes on new recruits. I wonder if that may work very much in our favour and impress the the type of character we want in players, after all, is it the money grabbers, less loyal and perform-if-I-feel-li ke-it type of player who rejoices in all the hype an speculation hoping to increase their self worth?
part of the problem is with Saints demands and restrictions on players activities. They want total control of all aspects of their lives. This will put many people off signing once they read the small print. I understand a 1st team player agreed to present trophies to a tyro league club at their presentation evening in his own time and the club then contacted the tyro club saying he was not allowed to so sayeth SFC and it was canned. This was his OWN spare time. That sort of freakish control will put off many players who rightfully want their own time to be their own time. If people knew a little more about how SFC is actually run then surprises would be fewer when it came to no big signings...
Don't agree with what you're saying guru. I think that is paramount for SFC to have control over the players even if they are on their own time for several reasons. 1. The players are ambassadors for the club and represent the image on a global scale in the PL 2. The players may like to be seen opening events but there can be confusion as to whether the club is endorsing that event and so the Club need to keep control to ensure it maintains the rights over it's promotions. If a player can do as he pleases it can undermine the position of the Club itself. How would it be if Rickie decided (on his own time) to write for the Echo? I'm sure Saints are not alone in pursuing a hard line over their image. STID
Then have a system where a player has to get club permission: 'Hey, I've been asked to present some trophies to the kids in the tyro league and I'm happy to do it. Is that ok?' 'Yes' 'Hey, I'm thinking of writing a column for the Echo. Is that ok?' 'No'
Its is pretty standard for any employee to be subject to this kind of "control".

Civil servents for example have all manor of restrictions on what they can/cant do. e.g MPs and outside intrerests.

British Gas call centre employees where restricted to what charities they could raise money for when representing British Gas as it inpacted on thier public relations and agreements with other charities.

The Nature of football players and fame is that they represent the Club regardless of how they present themselves. Where as, a complany might be in a possition to say "raise money for whoever you want as long as you don mention who you work for or wear uniform.
True, notwithstanding the fact that players are more than just employees of a company, they are assets which have been invested in and a Club must do everything it can to protect that asset value.

STID
[quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]business-guru[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: I get a bit frustrated when we're not linked more often with players - especially those that would surprise and make a statement of intent. We know Saints are ambitious, and I do appreciate, and expect, the club are working quietly behind the scenes on new recruits. I wonder if that may work very much in our favour and impress the the type of character we want in players, after all, is it the money grabbers, less loyal and perform-if-I-feel-li ke-it type of player who rejoices in all the hype an speculation hoping to increase their self worth?[/p][/quote]part of the problem is with Saints demands and restrictions on players activities. They want total control of all aspects of their lives. This will put many people off signing once they read the small print. I understand a 1st team player agreed to present trophies to a tyro league club at their presentation evening in his own time and the club then contacted the tyro club saying he was not allowed to so sayeth SFC and it was canned. This was his OWN spare time. That sort of freakish control will put off many players who rightfully want their own time to be their own time. If people knew a little more about how SFC is actually run then surprises would be fewer when it came to no big signings...[/p][/quote]Don't agree with what you're saying guru. I think that is paramount for SFC to have control over the players even if they are on their own time for several reasons. 1. The players are ambassadors for the club and represent the image on a global scale in the PL 2. The players may like to be seen opening events but there can be confusion as to whether the club is endorsing that event and so the Club need to keep control to ensure it maintains the rights over it's promotions. If a player can do as he pleases it can undermine the position of the Club itself. How would it be if Rickie decided (on his own time) to write for the Echo? I'm sure Saints are not alone in pursuing a hard line over their image. STID[/p][/quote]Then have a system where a player has to get club permission: 'Hey, I've been asked to present some trophies to the kids in the tyro league and I'm happy to do it. Is that ok?' 'Yes' 'Hey, I'm thinking of writing a column for the Echo. Is that ok?' 'No'[/p][/quote]Its is pretty standard for any employee to be subject to this kind of "control". Civil servents for example have all manor of restrictions on what they can/cant do. e.g MPs and outside intrerests. British Gas call centre employees where restricted to what charities they could raise money for when representing British Gas as it inpacted on thier public relations and agreements with other charities. The Nature of football players and fame is that they represent the Club regardless of how they present themselves. Where as, a complany might be in a possition to say "raise money for whoever you want as long as you don mention who you work for or wear uniform.[/p][/quote]True, notwithstanding the fact that players are more than just employees of a company, they are assets which have been invested in and a Club must do everything it can to protect that asset value. STID st1halo
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