Italian striker may give Saints a miss

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CONTROVERSIAL Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo is believed to be resisting a club-record transfer to Saints.

Reports in Italy suggest that a £17m deal has been tabled for the player, but that the 27-year-old would prefer a move to a more established Premier League side.

The forward has previously been linked with Tottenham and Chelsea, while Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid are also reportedly interested.

Osvaldo, an Italian international who was born in Argentina, is well known to Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino, having played under him for 18 months at Espanyol.

Supporters might remember the forward’s quote about Pochettino’s training methods that was widely re-publicised following his appointment at St Mary’s.

“He makes you work like a dog. Sometimes you feel like killing him, but it works,” said Osvaldo.

Although Roma paid Espanyol about £15m for him two years ago, and despite Osvaldo enjoying a productive season last term, it would be no surprise to see him leave the Stadio Olimpico this summer, and the Italians are rumoured to have been actively seeking a buyer.

Osvaldo has endured a rocky relationship with the supporters and the club’s hierarchy during his time there.

Most recently, he insulted Roma caretaker manager Aurelio Andreazzoli after only being used as a late substitute in the 1-0 defeat to arch rivals Lazio in the Coppa Italia final.

His outburst led to his exclusion from the Italian squad for this summer’s Confederations Cup.

Shortly after his arrival at Roma, he was accused of hitting teammate Erik Lamela in the dressing room after being upset that he had not passed him the ball.

His bad-boy image is not helped by six dismissals in the past three seasons, including matches for both club and country.

It has also helped sour his relationship with the Roma crowd.

In another incident, he, along with his teammates and former coach Zdenìk Zeman, had abuse thrown at them by a group of supporters on returning to the train station in Rome following a disappointing 3-3 draw at Bologna last January, with Osvaldo said to be the prime target.

He drew the fans’ ire again a month later, when he wrestled the ball from Roma captain and legend Francesco Totti in order to take a penalty against Sampdoria, only to miss as his side fell to a 3-1 defeat. His car was subsequently pelted with rubbish and eggs.

However, the regular focus on such incidents can mask the talent of Osvaldo.

His 17 goals in 31 appearances for Roma last season speak of a player with an impressive eye for goal. He has also struck three times for Italy in their qualifying campaign for next year’s World Cup. He has been capped eight times for the country.

Osvaldo began his career with Argentine side Huracán, before moving to Italy, with Atalanta, in 2006.

After a spell at Lecce, he was sold to Fiorentina and then Bologna, before joining Espanyol in January 2010.

If Saints were to sign him, it would break the £12m record fee they paid to Bologna for Gastón Ramírez last summer.

London would perhaps be the player’s preferred destination. He is known to love the city, and visited it in April with his fiancée, Argentinean actress Jimena Barón, while suspended from playing.

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7:44am Sat 22 Jun 13

Hobson82 says...

Although I'm sure he is a great player, the above report suggests he doesn't have a great attitude, might be better off turning our attentions elsewhere.
Although I'm sure he is a great player, the above report suggests he doesn't have a great attitude, might be better off turning our attentions elsewhere. Hobson82
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7:50am Sat 22 Jun 13

Whatwasthequestion says...

Atitude is the key to success. We need players who want to give the best they have got, whilest working for the team.
Atitude is the key to success. We need players who want to give the best they have got, whilest working for the team. Whatwasthequestion
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8:05am Sat 22 Jun 13

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Jog on then . If you think you are bigger than the club
Jog on then . If you think you are bigger than the club SPIKEISLANDTRADER
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8:08am Sat 22 Jun 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".
IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am". OSPREYSAINT
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8:17am Sat 22 Jun 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

I often think the relationship between the manager, club and the player can have a massive effect on behaviour.

this guy is clearly passionate, and clearly sometimes he has probably tried too hard. I can't knock passion.
But that kind of thing needs management - you have to guide people like this without them realising you are guiding them.
Look at Ballotelli - clearly unhappy at City and his behaviour showed it. From his showing in the Confederations cup he is much more settled and happier now he is back in Italy.

Maybe this guys behaviour is because he is unhappy where he is.
Ok so he is resisting a move to Saints apparently - that's fine. we aren't quite there yet ('there' meaning the upper half of the PL, challenging for Europe)
I hope someone can sell him the vision of what Saints are up to.

He is just the kind of player we need in the squad to push up the table.

Still, you can't win them all. If he doesn't sign, there'll be someone else out there who will want to be a part of our journey.
I often think the relationship between the manager, club and the player can have a massive effect on behaviour. this guy is clearly passionate, and clearly sometimes he has probably tried too hard. I can't knock passion. But that kind of thing needs management - you have to guide people like this without them realising you are guiding them. Look at Ballotelli - clearly unhappy at City and his behaviour showed it. From his showing in the Confederations cup he is much more settled and happier now he is back in Italy. Maybe this guys behaviour is because he is unhappy where he is. Ok so he is resisting a move to Saints apparently - that's fine. we aren't quite there yet ('there' meaning the upper half of the PL, challenging for Europe) I hope someone can sell him the vision of what Saints are up to. He is just the kind of player we need in the squad to push up the table. Still, you can't win them all. If he doesn't sign, there'll be someone else out there who will want to be a part of our journey. Stroppy_gramps
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8:17am Sat 22 Jun 13

stmarysbaysaint says...

Pablo Osvaldo ?????? never herd of him, is he a wannabee footballer??????
Pablo Osvaldo ?????? never herd of him, is he a wannabee footballer?????? stmarysbaysaint
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8:19am Sat 22 Jun 13

saintofatheism says...

I'm sorry but this has pushy agent written all over it. Welcome to the premier league. Just go with the flow saints

SR
I'm sorry but this has pushy agent written all over it. Welcome to the premier league. Just go with the flow saints SR saintofatheism
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8:29am Sat 22 Jun 13

P&O the saints says...

IS THERE ANYTHING TO SAY??ITS JUST A RUMOR !!!
IS THERE ANYTHING TO SAY??ITS JUST A RUMOR !!! P&O the saints
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8:29am Sat 22 Jun 13

P&O the saints says...

IS THERE ANYTHING TO SAY??ITS JUST A RUMOR !!!
IS THERE ANYTHING TO SAY??ITS JUST A RUMOR !!! P&O the saints
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8:50am Sat 22 Jun 13

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

Yawn. Come on sign someone! Fed up of rumour and press speculation
Yawn. Come on sign someone! Fed up of rumour and press speculation Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
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9:14am Sat 22 Jun 13

Saint-Lewis91 says...

Now if you a striker you need abit of an attitude but not as much as this guy has. I don't want him to come into our fantastic and unsettle the balance. Also if he thinks he is bigger then the club then jog on mate. This club is only going one place up the table and pushing towards big things! Your 27 mate if you were that great a massive club would of picked you up by now. No disrespect to Roma they are Big club but no Real Madrid Barcelona man united or Chelsea or man city are they! Still in MP and NC we trust COYR
Now if you a striker you need abit of an attitude but not as much as this guy has. I don't want him to come into our fantastic and unsettle the balance. Also if he thinks he is bigger then the club then jog on mate. This club is only going one place up the table and pushing towards big things! Your 27 mate if you were that great a massive club would of picked you up by now. No disrespect to Roma they are Big club but no Real Madrid Barcelona man united or Chelsea or man city are they! Still in MP and NC we trust COYR Saint-Lewis91
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9:16am Sat 22 Jun 13

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".
Exactly.

We will be linked with anyone in Italy, Spain, Spanish speaking countries or those players who have previously played for MoPo.

It's not exactly cutting edge investigative journalism, but hey, it fills a few column inches & the likes us plebs talk about it, or veer off on a complete tangerine to any other subject that Santa Retfordia or Confucious are cogitating about with their massive brains.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".[/p][/quote]Exactly. We will be linked with anyone in Italy, Spain, Spanish speaking countries or those players who have previously played for MoPo. It's not exactly cutting edge investigative journalism, but hey, it fills a few column inches & the likes us plebs talk about it, or veer off on a complete tangerine to any other subject that Santa Retfordia or Confucious are cogitating about with their massive brains. Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
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9:23am Sat 22 Jun 13

Blackwaterblue says...

Sounds a bit of a character - He'd better off down the road.
Sounds a bit of a character - He'd better off down the road. Blackwaterblue
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9:36am Sat 22 Jun 13

PokerSaint says...

PokerSaint says...
5:21am Sat 22 Jun 13

If west spam will pay 15m for a donkey in Carroll 17m for this guy looks like a good bit of business, . Line up for next year.. Boruc. .. Clyne forren dejan shaw. ... Victor Morgan. . Gaston. Banega. Lallana. .. Osvaldo/lambert .....Awesome team . COYR
PokerSaint says... 5:21am Sat 22 Jun 13 If west spam will pay 15m for a donkey in Carroll 17m for this guy looks like a good bit of business, . Line up for next year.. Boruc. .. Clyne forren dejan shaw. ... Victor Morgan. . Gaston. Banega. Lallana. .. Osvaldo/lambert .....Awesome team . COYR PokerSaint
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9:53am Sat 22 Jun 13

Buddy SFC says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".
Spot on .......... NC doesn't do rumours, most of his signings just happen, behind closed doors ! Except Gaston .............
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".[/p][/quote]Spot on .......... NC doesn't do rumours, most of his signings just happen, behind closed doors ! Except Gaston ............. Buddy SFC
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10:08am Sat 22 Jun 13

sisaydo1 says...

I do laugh at some of these comments. I mean half the time most of you are slagging off Gordon's journalism skills, but as soon as he reports a piece about a player he has never met maybe wanting to join a London club you all slag the player off. Lets just see what happen's before we start slagging him off.

I am sure we will love it if he jumps on the bus.
I do laugh at some of these comments. I mean half the time most of you are slagging off Gordon's journalism skills, but as soon as he reports a piece about a player he has never met maybe wanting to join a London club you all slag the player off. Lets just see what happen's before we start slagging him off. I am sure we will love it if he jumps on the bus. sisaydo1
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10:12am Sat 22 Jun 13

Folkestone Saint says...

He wants to go to an established team in the prem, that says he is not prepared to work hard and is quite happy to push aside other footballers who have worked hard to get their team to where HE wants to be.
No thanks "NEXT"
He wants to go to an established team in the prem, that says he is not prepared to work hard and is quite happy to push aside other footballers who have worked hard to get their team to where HE wants to be. No thanks "NEXT" Folkestone Saint
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10:15am Sat 22 Jun 13

Golden_Salamander says...

For us to breakthrough to the European setup we have got to get in top class players. Those players will have agents who will leak stories to the press hoping to flush out interest from other clubs before they made a decision on Saints offers.
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It is unlikely that other sides will match our £17m for him or £10m for Victor therefore the choice is with the player.
(? Are they hungry enough for Saints or do they want a to sit on the bench at a big club playing the odd game ?)
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Osvaldo was signed by Poch, initially on loan for 6 months and then for £4-5m where HE HAD NO PROBLEMS with the player's attitude. He was sold 12 months later for something like £15m, which shows that Poch knows how to get the best out of him.
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I often think a player like him is best suited to being a "star" at a medium sized club like Espanyol or Saints rather than a "big" club that has lots of "BIG EGOS" in the dressing room like Roma.
For us to breakthrough to the European setup we have got to get in top class players. Those players will have agents who will leak stories to the press hoping to flush out interest from other clubs before they made a decision on Saints offers. . It is unlikely that other sides will match our £17m for him or £10m for Victor therefore the choice is with the player. (? Are they hungry enough for Saints or do they want a to sit on the bench at a big club playing the odd game ?) . Osvaldo was signed by Poch, initially on loan for 6 months and then for £4-5m where HE HAD NO PROBLEMS with the player's attitude. He was sold 12 months later for something like £15m, which shows that Poch knows how to get the best out of him. . I often think a player like him is best suited to being a "star" at a medium sized club like Espanyol or Saints rather than a "big" club that has lots of "BIG EGOS" in the dressing room like Roma. Golden_Salamander
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10:18am Sat 22 Jun 13

Folkestone Saint says...

sisaydo1 wrote:
I do laugh at some of these comments. I mean half the time most of you are slagging off Gordon's journalism skills, but as soon as he reports a piece about a player he has never met maybe wanting to join a London club you all slag the player off. Lets just see what happen's before we start slagging him off.

I am sure we will love it if he jumps on the bus.
We are only making comments based on the information given.
[quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: I do laugh at some of these comments. I mean half the time most of you are slagging off Gordon's journalism skills, but as soon as he reports a piece about a player he has never met maybe wanting to join a London club you all slag the player off. Lets just see what happen's before we start slagging him off. I am sure we will love it if he jumps on the bus.[/p][/quote]We are only making comments based on the information given. Folkestone Saint
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10:23am Sat 22 Jun 13

Egomaniac says...

Ummm .... The Rumour Mill chugs along whole heartedly, with no real evidence for any of it. Gives us plenty to speculate about and fills column inches and debating platforms. It raises hopes and expectations, brings smiles to our faces and swells the chests.

The reality is quite different. There is a deafening silence coming out of SFC, but then the Transfer window doesn't actually open up for public business until Monday 1st July - or so I thought! Even so, we will not know about any actual deals until contracts have been signed and the Club publishes the news on its web site. That, I believe is SFC policy, and IMO makes a lot of sense.

Now, getting back to the rumours, there is no way Osvaldo is going to sign for Saints - whatever his connection with MP, nor would we want him. He is not, apparently a team player with his egotistical attitude. No thanks Hosea!

I also think - correct me if I'm wrong - that until Saints become a consistent big force within the Premier League, even the combined influences of NC and MC will not be able to attract big names to the Club. I believe MC and his scouts will have to identify both British and foreign players with potential to become stars - not an easy task I know - but we have to face reality.



I believe we have the capability to become big time, but we are not there yet. Patience my friends, patience. The dream will eventually become a reality - trust me!
Ummm .... The Rumour Mill chugs along whole heartedly, with no real evidence for any of it. Gives us plenty to speculate about and fills column inches and debating platforms. It raises hopes and expectations, brings smiles to our faces and swells the chests. The reality is quite different. There is a deafening silence coming out of SFC, but then the Transfer window doesn't actually open up for public business until Monday 1st July - or so I thought! Even so, we will not know about any actual deals until contracts have been signed and the Club publishes the news on its web site. That, I believe is SFC policy, and IMO makes a lot of sense. Now, getting back to the rumours, there is no way Osvaldo is going to sign for Saints - whatever his connection with MP, nor would we want him. He is not, apparently a team player with his egotistical attitude. No thanks Hosea! I also think - correct me if I'm wrong - that until Saints become a consistent big force within the Premier League, even the combined influences of NC and MC will not be able to attract big names to the Club. I believe MC and his scouts will have to identify both British and foreign players with potential to become stars - not an easy task I know - but we have to face reality. I believe we have the capability to become big time, but we are not there yet. Patience my friends, patience. The dream will eventually become a reality - trust me! Egomaniac
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10:39am Sat 22 Jun 13

Buddy SFC says...

Egomaniac wrote:
Ummm .... The Rumour Mill chugs along whole heartedly, with no real evidence for any of it. Gives us plenty to speculate about and fills column inches and debating platforms. It raises hopes and expectations, brings smiles to our faces and swells the chests.

The reality is quite different. There is a deafening silence coming out of SFC, but then the Transfer window doesn't actually open up for public business until Monday 1st July - or so I thought! Even so, we will not know about any actual deals until contracts have been signed and the Club publishes the news on its web site. That, I believe is SFC policy, and IMO makes a lot of sense.

Now, getting back to the rumours, there is no way Osvaldo is going to sign for Saints - whatever his connection with MP, nor would we want him. He is not, apparently a team player with his egotistical attitude. No thanks Hosea!

I also think - correct me if I'm wrong - that until Saints become a consistent big force within the Premier League, even the combined influences of NC and MC will not be able to attract big names to the Club. I believe MC and his scouts will have to identify both British and foreign players with potential to become stars - not an easy task I know - but we have to face reality.



I believe we have the capability to become big time, but we are not there yet. Patience my friends, patience. The dream will eventually become a reality - trust me!
Very informed , Courhtino showed us last year that how correct you are ........

One of MP's skills that was so revered by "Pep" Guardiola was the ability to get the most from his young Espaynol side and identify the rising starlets .........

NC does business behind closed doors if he can !
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Ummm .... The Rumour Mill chugs along whole heartedly, with no real evidence for any of it. Gives us plenty to speculate about and fills column inches and debating platforms. It raises hopes and expectations, brings smiles to our faces and swells the chests. The reality is quite different. There is a deafening silence coming out of SFC, but then the Transfer window doesn't actually open up for public business until Monday 1st July - or so I thought! Even so, we will not know about any actual deals until contracts have been signed and the Club publishes the news on its web site. That, I believe is SFC policy, and IMO makes a lot of sense. Now, getting back to the rumours, there is no way Osvaldo is going to sign for Saints - whatever his connection with MP, nor would we want him. He is not, apparently a team player with his egotistical attitude. No thanks Hosea! I also think - correct me if I'm wrong - that until Saints become a consistent big force within the Premier League, even the combined influences of NC and MC will not be able to attract big names to the Club. I believe MC and his scouts will have to identify both British and foreign players with potential to become stars - not an easy task I know - but we have to face reality. I believe we have the capability to become big time, but we are not there yet. Patience my friends, patience. The dream will eventually become a reality - trust me![/p][/quote]Very informed , Courhtino showed us last year that how correct you are ........ One of MP's skills that was so revered by "Pep" Guardiola was the ability to get the most from his young Espaynol side and identify the rising starlets ......... NC does business behind closed doors if he can ! Buddy SFC
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10:53am Sat 22 Jun 13

Confucious says...

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".
Exactly.

We will be linked with anyone in Italy, Spain, Spanish speaking countries or those players who have previously played for MoPo.

It's not exactly cutting edge investigative journalism, but hey, it fills a few column inches & the likes us plebs talk about it, or veer off on a complete tangerine to any other subject that Santa Retfordia or Confucious are cogitating about with their massive brains.
I can definitely stick to the thread on this one Rob because my own business experience has been uncannily similar to that of Pablo - with whom I therefore have a lot of empathy.

I've been with McDonalds in Salisbury now for three years and it's been a very up and down experience.

I got into trouble with manager in the very first week when I hit a lazy colleague who would not pass me the chip scoop. A bit later I was in hot water with the manager after telling him on stage at a staff motivational conference that he wouldn't know the difference between chicken sh!t and chicken salad.

I've also had a very rocky relationship with the customers, especially the overweight ones. I must admit that "Have a nice day you fat b@stard" isn't exactly in the staff handbook - but it hardly justifies the lard @rses pelting my car with baps covered in tomato sauce.

Anyhow, my agent says he's landed me an offer on the counter at Burger King - but I'm stalling. Burger King is a smaller business than McDonalds - so I'm holding out for something at the Cavalieri Hilton in Rome. My fiance works in the spa there as a wrinkly women's moustache remover.
[quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".[/p][/quote]Exactly. We will be linked with anyone in Italy, Spain, Spanish speaking countries or those players who have previously played for MoPo. It's not exactly cutting edge investigative journalism, but hey, it fills a few column inches & the likes us plebs talk about it, or veer off on a complete tangerine to any other subject that Santa Retfordia or Confucious are cogitating about with their massive brains.[/p][/quote]I can definitely stick to the thread on this one Rob because my own business experience has been uncannily similar to that of Pablo - with whom I therefore have a lot of empathy. I've been with McDonalds in Salisbury now for three years and it's been a very up and down experience. I got into trouble with manager in the very first week when I hit a lazy colleague who would not pass me the chip scoop. A bit later I was in hot water with the manager after telling him on stage at a staff motivational conference that he wouldn't know the difference between chicken sh!t and chicken salad. I've also had a very rocky relationship with the customers, especially the overweight ones. I must admit that "Have a nice day you fat b@stard" isn't exactly in the staff handbook - but it hardly justifies the lard @rses pelting my car with baps covered in tomato sauce. Anyhow, my agent says he's landed me an offer on the counter at Burger King - but I'm stalling. Burger King is a smaller business than McDonalds - so I'm holding out for something at the Cavalieri Hilton in Rome. My fiance works in the spa there as a wrinkly women's moustache remover. Confucious
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11:16am Sat 22 Jun 13

milton road says...

This is and always was just a rumor. The guy is looking for champion's league football. As is the guy from Celtic, who whether we have a bid accepted or not is still open to offers. So do not be disappointed if neither comes.

I don't understand why people keep putting Forren in our back four for potential line ups next season.He didn't figure in four months of football at St Mary's and was only on the bench for emergency cover. Which should tell people everything.
I would think the the centre back who pairs our new man will be Yoshida or Fonte.
This is and always was just a rumor. The guy is looking for champion's league football. As is the guy from Celtic, who whether we have a bid accepted or not is still open to offers. So do not be disappointed if neither comes. I don't understand why people keep putting Forren in our back four for potential line ups next season.He didn't figure in four months of football at St Mary's and was only on the bench for emergency cover. Which should tell people everything. I would think the the centre back who pairs our new man will be Yoshida or Fonte. milton road
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11:25am Sat 22 Jun 13

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Confucious wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".
Exactly.

We will be linked with anyone in Italy, Spain, Spanish speaking countries or those players who have previously played for MoPo.

It's not exactly cutting edge investigative journalism, but hey, it fills a few column inches & the likes us plebs talk about it, or veer off on a complete tangerine to any other subject that Santa Retfordia or Confucious are cogitating about with their massive brains.
I can definitely stick to the thread on this one Rob because my own business experience has been uncannily similar to that of Pablo - with whom I therefore have a lot of empathy.

I've been with McDonalds in Salisbury now for three years and it's been a very up and down experience.

I got into trouble with manager in the very first week when I hit a lazy colleague who would not pass me the chip scoop. A bit later I was in hot water with the manager after telling him on stage at a staff motivational conference that he wouldn't know the difference between chicken sh!t and chicken salad.

I've also had a very rocky relationship with the customers, especially the overweight ones. I must admit that "Have a nice day you fat b@stard" isn't exactly in the staff handbook - but it hardly justifies the lard @rses pelting my car with baps covered in tomato sauce.

Anyhow, my agent says he's landed me an offer on the counter at Burger King - but I'm stalling. Burger King is a smaller business than McDonalds - so I'm holding out for something at the Cavalieri Hilton in Rome. My fiance works in the spa there as a wrinkly women's moustache remover.
I think I've had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of your business expertise then Confucious - those happy words ring a bell somewhere at the back of my mind from a recent Maccyd's visit!

By the way, did you manage to get the ketchup & mayonnaise off your Bentley's paintwork?
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".[/p][/quote]Exactly. We will be linked with anyone in Italy, Spain, Spanish speaking countries or those players who have previously played for MoPo. It's not exactly cutting edge investigative journalism, but hey, it fills a few column inches & the likes us plebs talk about it, or veer off on a complete tangerine to any other subject that Santa Retfordia or Confucious are cogitating about with their massive brains.[/p][/quote]I can definitely stick to the thread on this one Rob because my own business experience has been uncannily similar to that of Pablo - with whom I therefore have a lot of empathy. I've been with McDonalds in Salisbury now for three years and it's been a very up and down experience. I got into trouble with manager in the very first week when I hit a lazy colleague who would not pass me the chip scoop. A bit later I was in hot water with the manager after telling him on stage at a staff motivational conference that he wouldn't know the difference between chicken sh!t and chicken salad. I've also had a very rocky relationship with the customers, especially the overweight ones. I must admit that "Have a nice day you fat b@stard" isn't exactly in the staff handbook - but it hardly justifies the lard @rses pelting my car with baps covered in tomato sauce. Anyhow, my agent says he's landed me an offer on the counter at Burger King - but I'm stalling. Burger King is a smaller business than McDonalds - so I'm holding out for something at the Cavalieri Hilton in Rome. My fiance works in the spa there as a wrinkly women's moustache remover.[/p][/quote]I think I've had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of your business expertise then Confucious - those happy words ring a bell somewhere at the back of my mind from a recent Maccyd's visit! By the way, did you manage to get the ketchup & mayonnaise off your Bentley's paintwork? Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
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11:47am Sat 22 Jun 13

Jesus_02 says...

Buddy SFC wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".
Spot on .......... NC doesn't do rumours, most of his signings just happen, behind closed doors ! Except Gaston .............
I think that transfers will be a lot more public now...its unavoidable

I am sure that we have bid 17m for this guy.

Not sure he will come..he doesn't have time to waste in a developing team
[quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".[/p][/quote]Spot on .......... NC doesn't do rumours, most of his signings just happen, behind closed doors ! Except Gaston .............[/p][/quote]I think that transfers will be a lot more public now...its unavoidable I am sure that we have bid 17m for this guy. Not sure he will come..he doesn't have time to waste in a developing team Jesus_02
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11:50am Sat 22 Jun 13

Confucious says...

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".
Exactly.

We will be linked with anyone in Italy, Spain, Spanish speaking countries or those players who have previously played for MoPo.

It's not exactly cutting edge investigative journalism, but hey, it fills a few column inches & the likes us plebs talk about it, or veer off on a complete tangerine to any other subject that Santa Retfordia or Confucious are cogitating about with their massive brains.
I can definitely stick to the thread on this one Rob because my own business experience has been uncannily similar to that of Pablo - with whom I therefore have a lot of empathy.

I've been with McDonalds in Salisbury now for three years and it's been a very up and down experience.

I got into trouble with manager in the very first week when I hit a lazy colleague who would not pass me the chip scoop. A bit later I was in hot water with the manager after telling him on stage at a staff motivational conference that he wouldn't know the difference between chicken sh!t and chicken salad.

I've also had a very rocky relationship with the customers, especially the overweight ones. I must admit that "Have a nice day you fat b@stard" isn't exactly in the staff handbook - but it hardly justifies the lard @rses pelting my car with baps covered in tomato sauce.

Anyhow, my agent says he's landed me an offer on the counter at Burger King - but I'm stalling. Burger King is a smaller business than McDonalds - so I'm holding out for something at the Cavalieri Hilton in Rome. My fiance works in the spa there as a wrinkly women's moustache remover.
I think I've had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of your business expertise then Confucious - those happy words ring a bell somewhere at the back of my mind from a recent Maccyd's visit!

By the way, did you manage to get the ketchup & mayonnaise off your Bentley's paintwork?
Mmm! Ever since 1973 I've dreamed of having a Bentley and that dream finally came true last month. I bought a 1973 Bentley.
[quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".[/p][/quote]Exactly. We will be linked with anyone in Italy, Spain, Spanish speaking countries or those players who have previously played for MoPo. It's not exactly cutting edge investigative journalism, but hey, it fills a few column inches & the likes us plebs talk about it, or veer off on a complete tangerine to any other subject that Santa Retfordia or Confucious are cogitating about with their massive brains.[/p][/quote]I can definitely stick to the thread on this one Rob because my own business experience has been uncannily similar to that of Pablo - with whom I therefore have a lot of empathy. I've been with McDonalds in Salisbury now for three years and it's been a very up and down experience. I got into trouble with manager in the very first week when I hit a lazy colleague who would not pass me the chip scoop. A bit later I was in hot water with the manager after telling him on stage at a staff motivational conference that he wouldn't know the difference between chicken sh!t and chicken salad. I've also had a very rocky relationship with the customers, especially the overweight ones. I must admit that "Have a nice day you fat b@stard" isn't exactly in the staff handbook - but it hardly justifies the lard @rses pelting my car with baps covered in tomato sauce. Anyhow, my agent says he's landed me an offer on the counter at Burger King - but I'm stalling. Burger King is a smaller business than McDonalds - so I'm holding out for something at the Cavalieri Hilton in Rome. My fiance works in the spa there as a wrinkly women's moustache remover.[/p][/quote]I think I've had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of your business expertise then Confucious - those happy words ring a bell somewhere at the back of my mind from a recent Maccyd's visit! By the way, did you manage to get the ketchup & mayonnaise off your Bentley's paintwork?[/p][/quote]Mmm! Ever since 1973 I've dreamed of having a Bentley and that dream finally came true last month. I bought a 1973 Bentley. Confucious
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11:50am Sat 22 Jun 13

lancssaint says...

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote: IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".
Exactly. We will be linked with anyone in Italy, Spain, Spanish speaking countries or those players who have previously played for MoPo. It's not exactly cutting edge investigative journalism, but hey, it fills a few column inches & the likes us plebs talk about it, or veer off on a complete tangerine to any other subject that Santa Retfordia or Confucious are cogitating about with their massive brains.
I can definitely stick to the thread on this one Rob because my own business experience has been uncannily similar to that of Pablo - with whom I therefore have a lot of empathy. I've been with McDonalds in Salisbury now for three years and it's been a very up and down experience. I got into trouble with manager in the very first week when I hit a lazy colleague who would not pass me the chip scoop. A bit later I was in hot water with the manager after telling him on stage at a staff motivational conference that he wouldn't know the difference between chicken sh!t and chicken salad. I've also had a very rocky relationship with the customers, especially the overweight ones. I must admit that "Have a nice day you fat b@stard" isn't exactly in the staff handbook - but it hardly justifies the lard @rses pelting my car with baps covered in tomato sauce. Anyhow, my agent says he's landed me an offer on the counter at Burger King - but I'm stalling. Burger King is a smaller business than McDonalds - so I'm holding out for something at the Cavalieri Hilton in Rome. My fiance works in the spa there as a wrinkly women's moustache remover.
I think I've had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of your business expertise then Confucious - those happy words ring a bell somewhere at the back of my mind from a recent Maccyd's visit! By the way, did you manage to get the ketchup & mayonnaise off your Bentley's paintwork?
So you're gay Confucious! What a revelation. I'm glad you feel secure enough to let us all know. Of course everyone on here is tolerant and will support you in your coming out phase. In the meantime, please give our regards to your fiance!!
[quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".[/p][/quote]Exactly. We will be linked with anyone in Italy, Spain, Spanish speaking countries or those players who have previously played for MoPo. It's not exactly cutting edge investigative journalism, but hey, it fills a few column inches & the likes us plebs talk about it, or veer off on a complete tangerine to any other subject that Santa Retfordia or Confucious are cogitating about with their massive brains.[/p][/quote]I can definitely stick to the thread on this one Rob because my own business experience has been uncannily similar to that of Pablo - with whom I therefore have a lot of empathy. I've been with McDonalds in Salisbury now for three years and it's been a very up and down experience. I got into trouble with manager in the very first week when I hit a lazy colleague who would not pass me the chip scoop. A bit later I was in hot water with the manager after telling him on stage at a staff motivational conference that he wouldn't know the difference between chicken sh!t and chicken salad. I've also had a very rocky relationship with the customers, especially the overweight ones. I must admit that "Have a nice day you fat b@stard" isn't exactly in the staff handbook - but it hardly justifies the lard @rses pelting my car with baps covered in tomato sauce. Anyhow, my agent says he's landed me an offer on the counter at Burger King - but I'm stalling. Burger King is a smaller business than McDonalds - so I'm holding out for something at the Cavalieri Hilton in Rome. My fiance works in the spa there as a wrinkly women's moustache remover.[/p][/quote]I think I've had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of your business expertise then Confucious - those happy words ring a bell somewhere at the back of my mind from a recent Maccyd's visit! By the way, did you manage to get the ketchup & mayonnaise off your Bentley's paintwork?[/p][/quote]So you're gay Confucious! What a revelation. I'm glad you feel secure enough to let us all know. Of course everyone on here is tolerant and will support you in your coming out phase. In the meantime, please give our regards to your fiance!! lancssaint
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12:16pm Sat 22 Jun 13

saintkenny says...

sounds more like he wants more wages we want good players but not greedy ones like they had down the road which put them in debt on the way to being relegated to the bottom tier and forced to be owned by there fans jog on mate with buttner and coultino we dont need players like you
sounds more like he wants more wages we want good players but not greedy ones like they had down the road which put them in debt on the way to being relegated to the bottom tier and forced to be owned by there fans jog on mate with buttner and coultino we dont need players like you saintkenny
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12:29pm Sat 22 Jun 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

sisaydo1 wrote:
I do laugh at some of these comments. I mean half the time most of you are slagging off Gordon's journalism skills, but as soon as he reports a piece about a player he has never met maybe wanting to join a London club you all slag the player off. Lets just see what happen's before we start slagging him off.

I am sure we will love it if he jumps on the bus.
You are right. If you see the drivel some of them post it's incredible that they have the cheek to start critiquing the DE jurnos. This is a local rag not the Telegraph or the New York Times. The lobotomized Pulitzer Prize voting committee!
[quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: I do laugh at some of these comments. I mean half the time most of you are slagging off Gordon's journalism skills, but as soon as he reports a piece about a player he has never met maybe wanting to join a London club you all slag the player off. Lets just see what happen's before we start slagging him off. I am sure we will love it if he jumps on the bus.[/p][/quote]You are right. If you see the drivel some of them post it's incredible that they have the cheek to start critiquing the DE jurnos. This is a local rag not the Telegraph or the New York Times. The lobotomized Pulitzer Prize voting committee! Bring back Branfoot
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12:48pm Sat 22 Jun 13

dadofmy3sons says...

To be linked with aplayer of this standard is good.
I don't think we will get him and that may be for the best. I think he may well disrupt and may be just one more disciplinary tightrope walker too many.
Victor Wanyama on the other hand is absolutely perfect and would give us a tremendous balance and some fantastic options.
2 CB's staying , 2 full backs bombing on. Three holders, each of which who could join in attack. The rest of the team. . . . . go for goal and keep pressing!
To be linked with aplayer of this standard is good. I don't think we will get him and that may be for the best. I think he may well disrupt and may be just one more disciplinary tightrope walker too many. Victor Wanyama on the other hand is absolutely perfect and would give us a tremendous balance and some fantastic options. 2 CB's staying , 2 full backs bombing on. Three holders, each of which who could join in attack. The rest of the team. . . . . go for goal and keep pressing! dadofmy3sons
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1:06pm Sat 22 Jun 13

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
I do laugh at some of these comments. I mean half the time most of you are slagging off Gordon's journalism skills, but as soon as he reports a piece about a player he has never met maybe wanting to join a London club you all slag the player off. Lets just see what happen's before we start slagging him off.

I am sure we will love it if he jumps on the bus.
You are right. If you see the drivel some of them post it's incredible that they have the cheek to start critiquing the DE jurnos. This is a local rag not the Telegraph or the New York Times. The lobotomized Pulitzer Prize voting committee!
I'm looking at some drivel right now - it's what you regularly post, as do I but at least I admit it.

With the lack of football, the mind does wander in the close season.
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: I do laugh at some of these comments. I mean half the time most of you are slagging off Gordon's journalism skills, but as soon as he reports a piece about a player he has never met maybe wanting to join a London club you all slag the player off. Lets just see what happen's before we start slagging him off. I am sure we will love it if he jumps on the bus.[/p][/quote]You are right. If you see the drivel some of them post it's incredible that they have the cheek to start critiquing the DE jurnos. This is a local rag not the Telegraph or the New York Times. The lobotomized Pulitzer Prize voting committee![/p][/quote]I'm looking at some drivel right now - it's what you regularly post, as do I but at least I admit it. With the lack of football, the mind does wander in the close season. Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
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1:18pm Sat 22 Jun 13

sisaydo1 says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
I do laugh at some of these comments. I mean half the time most of you are slagging off Gordon's journalism skills, but as soon as he reports a piece about a player he has never met maybe wanting to join a London club you all slag the player off. Lets just see what happen's before we start slagging him off.

I am sure we will love it if he jumps on the bus.
You are right. If you see the drivel some of them post it's incredible that they have the cheek to start critiquing the DE jurnos. This is a local rag not the Telegraph or the New York Times. The lobotomized Pulitzer Prize voting committee!
lol Branfoot
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: I do laugh at some of these comments. I mean half the time most of you are slagging off Gordon's journalism skills, but as soon as he reports a piece about a player he has never met maybe wanting to join a London club you all slag the player off. Lets just see what happen's before we start slagging him off. I am sure we will love it if he jumps on the bus.[/p][/quote]You are right. If you see the drivel some of them post it's incredible that they have the cheek to start critiquing the DE jurnos. This is a local rag not the Telegraph or the New York Times. The lobotomized Pulitzer Prize voting committee![/p][/quote]lol Branfoot sisaydo1
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1:26pm Sat 22 Jun 13

Costa Baz says...

Well, if this guy does sign on, he needs to be told, from day one, that Lambert takes ALL of our penalties.
No discussion needed.
End of.
Well, if this guy does sign on, he needs to be told, from day one, that Lambert takes ALL of our penalties. No discussion needed. End of. Costa Baz
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2:18pm Sat 22 Jun 13

dadofmy3sons says...

Just been looking at The Daily Mail list of transfers so far this close season.
All but one of the players purchased have been from abroad.
Andy Carroll is the only player to have generated money for an English club.
So all the TV money is flowing abroad, I should imagine that most European clubs are all in favour of the deal for the English Premier teams. A windfall for them.
Having said that, who could Saints buy from any part of the English international set up that would significantly improve the team?
I would have liked to have Frank Lampard if he was free.
No other current full or U21 player is any better than what we currently have if you look at statistics on their own.
It must be extremely frustrating to step into the England manager's job and then look around to see what there is available.
This is why Saints are being linked with all these fabulous foreigners, there isn't that much exciting to look at here.
Just been looking at The Daily Mail list of transfers so far this close season. All but one of the players purchased have been from abroad. Andy Carroll is the only player to have generated money for an English club. So all the TV money is flowing abroad, I should imagine that most European clubs are all in favour of the deal for the English Premier teams. A windfall for them. Having said that, who could Saints buy from any part of the English international set up that would significantly improve the team? I would have liked to have Frank Lampard if he was free. No other current full or U21 player is any better than what we currently have if you look at statistics on their own. It must be extremely frustrating to step into the England manager's job and then look around to see what there is available. This is why Saints are being linked with all these fabulous foreigners, there isn't that much exciting to look at here. dadofmy3sons
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2:26pm Sat 22 Jun 13

Galapagos Saint says...

Get him on board I say. Most of the best strikers in the world have had that selfish arrogant attitude...I can name about a hundred. Its football not a popularity contest. The aim is to finish as high up the league as posible. He's an Argie really and he reminds me of Batistuta....Batigoo
ooool
Get him on board I say. Most of the best strikers in the world have had that selfish arrogant attitude...I can name about a hundred. Its football not a popularity contest. The aim is to finish as high up the league as posible. He's an Argie really and he reminds me of Batistuta....Batigoo ooool Galapagos Saint
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2:36pm Sat 22 Jun 13

ukfazerman says...

If this player thinks he's already to big for a club and not prepared to make a big club a great club then don't chase him.
If this player thinks he's already to big for a club and not prepared to make a big club a great club then don't chase him. ukfazerman
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3:06pm Sat 22 Jun 13

Confucious says...

lancssaint wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote: IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".
Exactly. We will be linked with anyone in Italy, Spain, Spanish speaking countries or those players who have previously played for MoPo. It's not exactly cutting edge investigative journalism, but hey, it fills a few column inches & the likes us plebs talk about it, or veer off on a complete tangerine to any other subject that Santa Retfordia or Confucious are cogitating about with their massive brains.
I can definitely stick to the thread on this one Rob because my own business experience has been uncannily similar to that of Pablo - with whom I therefore have a lot of empathy. I've been with McDonalds in Salisbury now for three years and it's been a very up and down experience. I got into trouble with manager in the very first week when I hit a lazy colleague who would not pass me the chip scoop. A bit later I was in hot water with the manager after telling him on stage at a staff motivational conference that he wouldn't know the difference between chicken sh!t and chicken salad. I've also had a very rocky relationship with the customers, especially the overweight ones. I must admit that "Have a nice day you fat b@stard" isn't exactly in the staff handbook - but it hardly justifies the lard @rses pelting my car with baps covered in tomato sauce. Anyhow, my agent says he's landed me an offer on the counter at Burger King - but I'm stalling. Burger King is a smaller business than McDonalds - so I'm holding out for something at the Cavalieri Hilton in Rome. My fiance works in the spa there as a wrinkly women's moustache remover.
I think I've had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of your business expertise then Confucious - those happy words ring a bell somewhere at the back of my mind from a recent Maccyd's visit! By the way, did you manage to get the ketchup & mayonnaise off your Bentley's paintwork?
So you're gay Confucious! What a revelation. I'm glad you feel secure enough to let us all know. Of course everyone on here is tolerant and will support you in your coming out phase. In the meantime, please give our regards to your fiance!!
I'm not entirely sure yet. I think I might just be suffering delusions of gender.
[quote][p][bold]lancssaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: IMO this was probably no more than lazy journalism, I doubt that we ever gave this player more than a quick look. We don't want to fall into the trap of paying mega bucks for another failure, the money could be better spent on bringing in adequate player that want to be part of the dream, players with smaller egos that are confident in their own ability rather than making out that they are the big "I am".[/p][/quote]Exactly. We will be linked with anyone in Italy, Spain, Spanish speaking countries or those players who have previously played for MoPo. It's not exactly cutting edge investigative journalism, but hey, it fills a few column inches & the likes us plebs talk about it, or veer off on a complete tangerine to any other subject that Santa Retfordia or Confucious are cogitating about with their massive brains.[/p][/quote]I can definitely stick to the thread on this one Rob because my own business experience has been uncannily similar to that of Pablo - with whom I therefore have a lot of empathy. I've been with McDonalds in Salisbury now for three years and it's been a very up and down experience. I got into trouble with manager in the very first week when I hit a lazy colleague who would not pass me the chip scoop. A bit later I was in hot water with the manager after telling him on stage at a staff motivational conference that he wouldn't know the difference between chicken sh!t and chicken salad. I've also had a very rocky relationship with the customers, especially the overweight ones. I must admit that "Have a nice day you fat b@stard" isn't exactly in the staff handbook - but it hardly justifies the lard @rses pelting my car with baps covered in tomato sauce. Anyhow, my agent says he's landed me an offer on the counter at Burger King - but I'm stalling. Burger King is a smaller business than McDonalds - so I'm holding out for something at the Cavalieri Hilton in Rome. My fiance works in the spa there as a wrinkly women's moustache remover.[/p][/quote]I think I've had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of your business expertise then Confucious - those happy words ring a bell somewhere at the back of my mind from a recent Maccyd's visit! By the way, did you manage to get the ketchup & mayonnaise off your Bentley's paintwork?[/p][/quote]So you're gay Confucious! What a revelation. I'm glad you feel secure enough to let us all know. Of course everyone on here is tolerant and will support you in your coming out phase. In the meantime, please give our regards to your fiance!![/p][/quote]I'm not entirely sure yet. I think I might just be suffering delusions of gender. Confucious
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3:46pm Sat 22 Jun 13

bigfella777 says...

Saints dont need a primadonna with an attitude like Tevez or Rooney, better off going in hard for Hooper.
Saints dont need a primadonna with an attitude like Tevez or Rooney, better off going in hard for Hooper. bigfella777
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3:46pm Sat 22 Jun 13

J7junctionseven says...

I reckon he's got "UP" written on the back of the shirt he's wearing in the picture.......move on Saints enough time wasted with this one
COYR
I reckon he's got "UP" written on the back of the shirt he's wearing in the picture.......move on Saints enough time wasted with this one COYR J7junctionseven
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3:49pm Sat 22 Jun 13

Chriops says...

Interesting news coming from Simon peach on Twitter...

Simon Peach ‏@SimonPeach 38s
Radja Nainggolan says #SaintsFC want to buy him from Cagliari. "I have received a big offer from Southampton. It's wide open. We will see."

Now I am getting excited!
Interesting news coming from Simon peach on Twitter... Simon Peach ‏@SimonPeach 38s Radja Nainggolan says #SaintsFC want to buy him from Cagliari. "I have received a big offer from Southampton. It's wide open. We will see." Now I am getting excited! Chriops
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4:38pm Sat 22 Jun 13

hedge end bob says...

Do we really want any of these foreign players????

For one you wont be able to get their names on the shirts and two w wont be able to chant their names out at the games. Something like White... Smith or brown comes too mind.
Do we really want any of these foreign players???? For one you wont be able to get their names on the shirts and two w wont be able to chant their names out at the games. Something like White... Smith or brown comes too mind. hedge end bob
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5:46pm Sat 22 Jun 13

SaintMark says...

Chriops wrote:
Interesting news coming from Simon peach on Twitter...

Simon Peach ‏@SimonPeach 38s
Radja Nainggolan says #SaintsFC want to buy him from Cagliari. "I have received a big offer from Southampton. It's wide open. We will see."

Now I am getting excited!
That.
[quote][p][bold]Chriops[/bold] wrote: Interesting news coming from Simon peach on Twitter... Simon Peach ‏@SimonPeach 38s Radja Nainggolan says #SaintsFC want to buy him from Cagliari. "I have received a big offer from Southampton. It's wide open. We will see." Now I am getting excited![/p][/quote]That. SaintMark
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6:11pm Sat 22 Jun 13

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

SaintMark wrote:
Chriops wrote:
Interesting news coming from Simon peach on Twitter...

Simon Peach ‏@SimonPeach 38s
Radja Nainggolan says #SaintsFC want to buy him from Cagliari. "I have received a big offer from Southampton. It's wide open. We will see."

Now I am getting excited!
That.
In an exclusive interview with Goal.com in Italy Nianggolan says that he has had an interesting officer from Southampton and that is is the best financially. He says he wouldn't have a problem moving to England if it was best for his career and that everything is open. He also says he could stay in Italy and that he had an offer from Juve a couple of years ago but that it is not the same in Italy now as many clubs have financial problems. Seems promising. Bit difficult to understand because its all in Italian but if we send the Don out to show him the project and make an offer he can't refuse...
[quote][p][bold]SaintMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chriops[/bold] wrote: Interesting news coming from Simon peach on Twitter... Simon Peach ‏@SimonPeach 38s Radja Nainggolan says #SaintsFC want to buy him from Cagliari. "I have received a big offer from Southampton. It's wide open. We will see." Now I am getting excited![/p][/quote]That.[/p][/quote]In an exclusive interview with Goal.com in Italy Nianggolan says that he has had an interesting officer from Southampton and that is is the best financially. He says he wouldn't have a problem moving to England if it was best for his career and that everything is open. He also says he could stay in Italy and that he had an offer from Juve a couple of years ago but that it is not the same in Italy now as many clubs have financial problems. Seems promising. Bit difficult to understand because its all in Italian but if we send the Don out to show him the project and make an offer he can't refuse... Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
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6:12pm Sat 22 Jun 13

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

interesting offer even!!!
interesting offer even!!! Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
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6:26pm Sat 22 Jun 13

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

Nainggolan seems to be saying that he hasn't spoken to either Roma or Inter and that although it is nice to be linked to them it is just rumour. He is quoted as saying, "I have received a great offer from Southampton and that financially it is the most important although I don't play for money, my priority is to have a major career." Come on mush! You know you want to sign for the mighty Saints and help us push for Europe!!!!
Nainggolan seems to be saying that he hasn't spoken to either Roma or Inter and that although it is nice to be linked to them it is just rumour. He is quoted as saying, "I have received a great offer from Southampton and that financially it is the most important although I don't play for money, my priority is to have a major career." Come on mush! You know you want to sign for the mighty Saints and help us push for Europe!!!! Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
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9:08pm Sat 22 Jun 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
SaintMark wrote:
Chriops wrote:
Interesting news coming from Simon peach on Twitter...

Simon Peach ‏@SimonPeach 38s
Radja Nainggolan says #SaintsFC want to buy him from Cagliari. "I have received a big offer from Southampton. It's wide open. We will see."

Now I am getting excited!
That.
In an exclusive interview with Goal.com in Italy Nianggolan says that he has had an interesting officer from Southampton and that is is the best financially. He says he wouldn't have a problem moving to England if it was best for his career and that everything is open. He also says he could stay in Italy and that he had an offer from Juve a couple of years ago but that it is not the same in Italy now as many clubs have financial problems. Seems promising. Bit difficult to understand because its all in Italian but if we send the Don out to show him the project and make an offer he can't refuse...
Another one I have disqualified through bad spelling.
[quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chriops[/bold] wrote: Interesting news coming from Simon peach on Twitter... Simon Peach ‏@SimonPeach 38s Radja Nainggolan says #SaintsFC want to buy him from Cagliari. "I have received a big offer from Southampton. It's wide open. We will see." Now I am getting excited![/p][/quote]That.[/p][/quote]In an exclusive interview with Goal.com in Italy Nianggolan says that he has had an interesting officer from Southampton and that is is the best financially. He says he wouldn't have a problem moving to England if it was best for his career and that everything is open. He also says he could stay in Italy and that he had an offer from Juve a couple of years ago but that it is not the same in Italy now as many clubs have financial problems. Seems promising. Bit difficult to understand because its all in Italian but if we send the Don out to show him the project and make an offer he can't refuse...[/p][/quote]Another one I have disqualified through bad spelling. OSPREYSAINT
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9:11pm Sat 22 Jun 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Do we really want any of these foreign players????

For one you wont be able to get their names on the shirts and two w wont be able to chant their names out at the games. Something like White... Smith or brown comes too mind.
. and would be efficacious in the spelling department too. 45% of our posters cannot spell, the other 57% cannot add up.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Do we really want any of these foreign players???? For one you wont be able to get their names on the shirts and two w wont be able to chant their names out at the games. Something like White... Smith or brown comes too mind.[/p][/quote]. and would be efficacious in the spelling department too. 45% of our posters cannot spell, the other 57% cannot add up. OSPREYSAINT
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9:41pm Sat 22 Jun 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Chriops wrote:
Interesting news coming from Simon peach on Twitter...

Simon Peach ‏@SimonPeach 38s
Radja Nainggolan says #SaintsFC want to buy him from Cagliari. "I have received a big offer from Southampton. It's wide open. We will see."

Now I am getting excited!
Nainggolan did add, however, that he would be happy to move to England, although he also revealed he would not definitely leave Italian side Cagliari.
[quote][p][bold]Chriops[/bold] wrote: Interesting news coming from Simon peach on Twitter... Simon Peach ‏@SimonPeach 38s Radja Nainggolan says #SaintsFC want to buy him from Cagliari. "I have received a big offer from Southampton. It's wide open. We will see." Now I am getting excited![/p][/quote]Nainggolan did add, however, that he would be happy to move to England, although he also revealed he would not definitely leave Italian side Cagliari. OSPREYSAINT
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9:41pm Sat 22 Jun 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Double negatives always cause confusion.
Double negatives always cause confusion. OSPREYSAINT
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6:57pm Sun 23 Jun 13

rondaviesscunthorpe says...

Hobson82 wrote:
Although I'm sure he is a great player, the above report suggests he doesn't have a great attitude, might be better off turning our attentions elsewhere.
Totally agree. It appears he wants to join a top club. We need players that understand our real position in the Premier League i.e those that will dig us out of the brown stuff if we only have 20 points at xmas (not impossible)
[quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: Although I'm sure he is a great player, the above report suggests he doesn't have a great attitude, might be better off turning our attentions elsewhere.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. It appears he wants to join a top club. We need players that understand our real position in the Premier League i.e those that will dig us out of the brown stuff if we only have 20 points at xmas (not impossible) rondaviesscunthorpe
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