Poch: We want to keep Lambert and Ramirez

Rickie Lambert

Rickie Lambert

First published in Saints News

Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino says Rickie Lambert is going nowhere after seeing the star striker inspire his side to an impressive comeback win over Turkish giants Besiktas.

Lambert, below, showed his importance to Saints, first cancelling out a stunning Muhammed Demirci opener and then setting up Emmanuel Mayuka for his first goal in Saints colours.

Youngster Lloyd Isgrove signed off his impressive pre-season with a last minute strike, also his first for the club, to seal the win.

But it was last season’s top scorer Lambert who changed the game after coming on as a second-half substitute for Guly do Prado.

Amid reported interest from West Ham and Reading, Pochettino said: “We count on Rickie.

“We are happy with him. I didn’t know there was any interest in him. This is a surprise for me.”

The St Mary’s boss also allayed fears £12m ace Gaston Ramirez, who again did not take any part in the match, will be leaving.

Pochettino said: “I just listen to Gaston. Not his agent. Gaston is happy here and we expect him to stay and to put a lot into the team.”

The Argentine made eight changes from the side that lost against Schalke on Tuesday, with only Jos Hooiveld, Calum Chambers and Jay Rodriguez keeping their place.

With Nathaniel Clyne picking up a knock in training, rookie Chambers again started at right-back. First choice keeper Artur Boruc was back between the sticks and had to make a flying fingertip save to stop Hugo Almeida breaking the deadlock.

James Ward-Prowse came the closest to a Saints goal after 39 minutes with his low free-kick being tipped around the post as Saints ended the first half the strongest.

But it was Besiktas, the team who finished third in the Super Lig last year and managed by ex-West Ham star Slaven Bilic, who opened the scoring on the 62nd minute through Demirci’s 30-yard wonder strike.

The introduction of Lambert, Luke Shaw and Victor Wanyama at half-time had given Saints new impetus and, after Jason Puncheon had been hacked down on the right wing, the equaliser came.

Jack Cork swung the free-kick into the box, where Lambert was on hand to chest down and rifle past Besiktas stopper Cenk Gonen after 75 minutes.

Three minutes later, Mayuka, who had earlier had a goal chalked off for offside, finally broke his Saints goal drought with a stunning 20 yard left-footed dipping volley after running on to a Lambert through ball.

Sensing a third, sub Steven Davis picked the ball up in his own centre circle with four minutes to go and ran unchallenged through the Besiktas half before seeing his subtle chipped effort come back off the bar.

It was Isgrove who rounded off the confident display with the last kick of the game, curling home left-footed after getting on the end of a Luke Shaw cross.

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8:47am Mon 29 Jul 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

Good to hear.
Interesting comment from Poch about Ramirez's agent - perhaps some fans on here would do well to listen to him.

Going to be a great season! Up the saints!
Good to hear. Interesting comment from Poch about Ramirez's agent - perhaps some fans on here would do well to listen to him. Going to be a great season! Up the saints! Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 13

9:46am Mon 29 Jul 13

StevieSteve says...

Gaston should do a Wanyama and sack his money grabbing agent!!

If we sign 2 more players, striker and a winger, I think we'll be unstoppable next season!!
Gaston should do a Wanyama and sack his money grabbing agent!! If we sign 2 more players, striker and a winger, I think we'll be unstoppable next season!! StevieSteve
  • Score: 9

9:58am Mon 29 Jul 13

Malcy says...

I am sure most Supporters read rumours and "Take them with a pinch of Salt" It's often annoying to read about any good Player who contributes to the Team and is reported to be unhappy and wants to go, I look at Southampton FC site and all the Players look a good unit, often seen laughing and teasing each other, the best news to listen and read is "From the Horses mouths" M P and Cortese anything else or anyone ignore it, my prediction, Saints will finish in the top 6
I am sure most Supporters read rumours and "Take them with a pinch of Salt" It's often annoying to read about any good Player who contributes to the Team and is reported to be unhappy and wants to go, I look at Southampton FC site and all the Players look a good unit, often seen laughing and teasing each other, the best news to listen and read is "From the Horses mouths" M P and Cortese anything else or anyone ignore it, my prediction, Saints will finish in the top 6 Malcy
  • Score: 4

10:54am Mon 29 Jul 13

SaintJD says...

Malcy wrote:
I am sure most Supporters read rumours and "Take them with a pinch of Salt" It's often annoying to read about any good Player who contributes to the Team and is reported to be unhappy and wants to go, I look at Southampton FC site and all the Players look a good unit, often seen laughing and teasing each other, the best news to listen and read is "From the Horses mouths" M P and Cortese anything else or anyone ignore it, my prediction, Saints will finish in the top 6
Interesting prediction and I agree we're in good shape, but I hope you and other fans with those expectations are patient with the team if they don't quite hit those heights.

In my opinion, and historically, the second season is about consolidating and hopefully being more comfortable than last year.

Don't get me wrong, ambition is great, but finishing ahead of the likes of West Brom, Fulham, Swansea, Sunderland and Newcastle would be a massive achievement and step forward in itself.

Top 10 potentially - but to suggest we will finish above one of Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs or Chelsea is in my opinion asking for miracles.
[quote][p][bold]Malcy[/bold] wrote: I am sure most Supporters read rumours and "Take them with a pinch of Salt" It's often annoying to read about any good Player who contributes to the Team and is reported to be unhappy and wants to go, I look at Southampton FC site and all the Players look a good unit, often seen laughing and teasing each other, the best news to listen and read is "From the Horses mouths" M P and Cortese anything else or anyone ignore it, my prediction, Saints will finish in the top 6[/p][/quote]Interesting prediction and I agree we're in good shape, but I hope you and other fans with those expectations are patient with the team if they don't quite hit those heights. In my opinion, and historically, the second season is about consolidating and hopefully being more comfortable than last year. Don't get me wrong, ambition is great, but finishing ahead of the likes of West Brom, Fulham, Swansea, Sunderland and Newcastle would be a massive achievement and step forward in itself. Top 10 potentially - but to suggest we will finish above one of Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs or Chelsea is in my opinion asking for miracles. SaintJD
  • Score: 9

10:56am Mon 29 Jul 13

Confucious says...

Poch squashing the Rickie/Ramirez rumours is the main sports story in the Echo today. Tomorrow's denial story will be much bigger.

In the sports section of Cunfuciousnewforestb
ugle.com today it's rumoured, horrifically, that Adam Lallana woke up this morning handcuffed to his bed and with a very sore @rse. Not only that, he had a PFC badge tattooed on his forehead and his big toes had been amputated and then stitched back on, but each on the WRONG left/right side.

I am confident the club will deny there's any truth whatsoever in this dreadful tale, but it was of such high interest and potential importance to my readers that I was compelled to publish it.
Poch squashing the Rickie/Ramirez rumours is the main sports story in the Echo today. Tomorrow's denial story will be much bigger. In the sports section of Cunfuciousnewforestb ugle.com today it's rumoured, horrifically, that Adam Lallana woke up this morning handcuffed to his bed and with a very sore @rse. Not only that, he had a PFC badge tattooed on his forehead and his big toes had been amputated and then stitched back on, but each on the WRONG left/right side. I am confident the club will deny there's any truth whatsoever in this dreadful tale, but it was of such high interest and potential importance to my readers that I was compelled to publish it. Confucious
  • Score: 3

11:07am Mon 29 Jul 13

Dave Juson says...

Confucious wrote:
Poch squashing the Rickie/Ramirez rumours is the main sports story in the Echo today. Tomorrow's denial story will be much bigger.

In the sports section of Cunfuciousnewforestb

ugle.com today it's rumoured, horrifically, that Adam Lallana woke up this morning handcuffed to his bed and with a very sore @rse. Not only that, he had a PFC badge tattooed on his forehead and his big toes had been amputated and then stitched back on, but each on the WRONG left/right side.

I am confident the club will deny there's any truth whatsoever in this dreadful tale, but it was of such high interest and potential importance to my readers that I was compelled to publish it.
If that isn't a front page "exclusive" in tomorrow's Echo I'll iron my own shirts.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Poch squashing the Rickie/Ramirez rumours is the main sports story in the Echo today. Tomorrow's denial story will be much bigger. In the sports section of Cunfuciousnewforestb ugle.com today it's rumoured, horrifically, that Adam Lallana woke up this morning handcuffed to his bed and with a very sore @rse. Not only that, he had a PFC badge tattooed on his forehead and his big toes had been amputated and then stitched back on, but each on the WRONG left/right side. I am confident the club will deny there's any truth whatsoever in this dreadful tale, but it was of such high interest and potential importance to my readers that I was compelled to publish it.[/p][/quote]If that isn't a front page "exclusive" in tomorrow's Echo I'll iron my own shirts. Dave Juson
  • Score: -4

2:18pm Mon 29 Jul 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

Ramirez really has to deliver next season. The talent is there but he just didn't get any form going last season.

I do hope Poch brings in another forward to help out Rickie and help prolong his career. Jay is better playing deeper and I'm far from convinced that Mayuka can cut it at this level.

The more I see the new home kit the more I hate it. It's devoid of charchter, but at least the away one looks good.
Ramirez really has to deliver next season. The talent is there but he just didn't get any form going last season. I do hope Poch brings in another forward to help out Rickie and help prolong his career. Jay is better playing deeper and I'm far from convinced that Mayuka can cut it at this level. The more I see the new home kit the more I hate it. It's devoid of charchter, but at least the away one looks good. Bring back Branfoot
  • Score: -5

3:18pm Mon 29 Jul 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Ramirez really has to deliver next season. The talent is there but he just didn't get any form going last season.

I do hope Poch brings in another forward to help out Rickie and help prolong his career. Jay is better playing deeper and I'm far from convinced that Mayuka can cut it at this level.

The more I see the new home kit the more I hate it. It's devoid of charchter, but at least the away one looks good.
Ramirez scored a cracker to 'win' the game against Arsenal and the lino disallowed it.

He also got sent off for trying to shrug Shane Long off when being held back (not unlike Franck Ribéry in the Champions League final, only FR did actually elbow the opponent's face rather than somewhere around the neck ..... oh, and didn't get any punishment.) His half-time introduction made a huge difference until the sending off.

There were other moments when he felt he should have had free kicks and penalties. Whether he was diving or being fouled can be debated but he certainly had a frustrating season. On the assumption he's still a Saint in September, I hope his luck changes. He certainly has the ability.
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: Ramirez really has to deliver next season. The talent is there but he just didn't get any form going last season. I do hope Poch brings in another forward to help out Rickie and help prolong his career. Jay is better playing deeper and I'm far from convinced that Mayuka can cut it at this level. The more I see the new home kit the more I hate it. It's devoid of charchter, but at least the away one looks good.[/p][/quote]Ramirez scored a cracker to 'win' the game against Arsenal and the lino disallowed it. He also got sent off for trying to shrug Shane Long off when being held back (not unlike Franck Ribéry in the Champions League final, only FR did actually elbow the opponent's face rather than somewhere around the neck ..... oh, and didn't get any punishment.) His half-time introduction made a huge difference until the sending off. There were other moments when he felt he should have had free kicks and penalties. Whether he was diving or being fouled can be debated but he certainly had a frustrating season. On the assumption he's still a Saint in September, I hope his luck changes. He certainly has the ability. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 16

4:09pm Mon 29 Jul 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Ramirez really has to deliver next season. The talent is there but he just didn't get any form going last season.

I do hope Poch brings in another forward to help out Rickie and help prolong his career. Jay is better playing deeper and I'm far from convinced that Mayuka can cut it at this level.

The more I see the new home kit the more I hate it. It's devoid of charchter, but at least the away one looks good.
Ramirez scored a cracker to 'win' the game against Arsenal and the lino disallowed it.

He also got sent off for trying to shrug Shane Long off when being held back (not unlike Franck Ribéry in the Champions League final, only FR did actually elbow the opponent's face rather than somewhere around the neck ..... oh, and didn't get any punishment.) His half-time introduction made a huge difference until the sending off.

There were other moments when he felt he should have had free kicks and penalties. Whether he was diving or being fouled can be debated but he certainly had a frustrating season. On the assumption he's still a Saint in September, I hope his luck changes. He certainly has the ability.
"Frustrating" is exactly right. I can't put my finger on why things didn't click for him last season. Maybe it's a case of him having to adapt from the slower Italian game to the fast Premier League pace. I hope he stays and does himself and his ability justice.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: Ramirez really has to deliver next season. The talent is there but he just didn't get any form going last season. I do hope Poch brings in another forward to help out Rickie and help prolong his career. Jay is better playing deeper and I'm far from convinced that Mayuka can cut it at this level. The more I see the new home kit the more I hate it. It's devoid of charchter, but at least the away one looks good.[/p][/quote]Ramirez scored a cracker to 'win' the game against Arsenal and the lino disallowed it. He also got sent off for trying to shrug Shane Long off when being held back (not unlike Franck Ribéry in the Champions League final, only FR did actually elbow the opponent's face rather than somewhere around the neck ..... oh, and didn't get any punishment.) His half-time introduction made a huge difference until the sending off. There were other moments when he felt he should have had free kicks and penalties. Whether he was diving or being fouled can be debated but he certainly had a frustrating season. On the assumption he's still a Saint in September, I hope his luck changes. He certainly has the ability.[/p][/quote]"Frustrating" is exactly right. I can't put my finger on why things didn't click for him last season. Maybe it's a case of him having to adapt from the slower Italian game to the fast Premier League pace. I hope he stays and does himself and his ability justice. Bring back Branfoot
  • Score: 11

4:11pm Mon 29 Jul 13

mack chinnon says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Ramirez really has to deliver next season. The talent is there but he just didn't get any form going last season.

I do hope Poch brings in another forward to help out Rickie and help prolong his career. Jay is better playing deeper and I'm far from convinced that Mayuka can cut it at this level.

The more I see the new home kit the more I hate it. It's devoid of charchter, but at least the away one looks good.
Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
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[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: Ramirez really has to deliver next season. The talent is there but he just didn't get any form going last season. I do hope Poch brings in another forward to help out Rickie and help prolong his career. Jay is better playing deeper and I'm far from convinced that Mayuka can cut it at this level. The more I see the new home kit the more I hate it. It's devoid of charchter, but at least the away one looks good.[/p][/quote]Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnn. mack chinnon
  • Score: 2

4:17pm Mon 29 Jul 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Ramirez really has to deliver next season. The talent is there but he just didn't get any form going last season.

I do hope Poch brings in another forward to help out Rickie and help prolong his career. Jay is better playing deeper and I'm far from convinced that Mayuka can cut it at this level.

The more I see the new home kit the more I hate it. It's devoid of charchter, but at least the away one looks good.
Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

nnnnnn.
Been waiting for me sweetheart! Another cracking post.
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: Ramirez really has to deliver next season. The talent is there but he just didn't get any form going last season. I do hope Poch brings in another forward to help out Rickie and help prolong his career. Jay is better playing deeper and I'm far from convinced that Mayuka can cut it at this level. The more I see the new home kit the more I hate it. It's devoid of charchter, but at least the away one looks good.[/p][/quote]Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnn.[/p][/quote]Been waiting for me sweetheart! Another cracking post. Bring back Branfoot
  • Score: -2

4:34pm Mon 29 Jul 13

SaintJD says...

Have to say Rickie is looking very fit (in the physical sense) this pre-season - far slimmer than at the start of last year and any other in his Saints career in my opinion. I think that he's determined to do even better this season, adapt and retain his status as one of the first names on the team sheet.
Have to say Rickie is looking very fit (in the physical sense) this pre-season - far slimmer than at the start of last year and any other in his Saints career in my opinion. I think that he's determined to do even better this season, adapt and retain his status as one of the first names on the team sheet. SaintJD
  • Score: 19

4:47pm Mon 29 Jul 13

el caballo santos101 says...

I must say I rather like this voting on posts change that the echo have brought in. at last the wums will get to realise what people think of them.
I must say I rather like this voting on posts change that the echo have brought in. at last the wums will get to realise what people think of them. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 27

4:48pm Mon 29 Jul 13

mack chinnon says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Ramirez really has to deliver next season. The talent is there but he just didn't get any form going last season.

I do hope Poch brings in another forward to help out Rickie and help prolong his career. Jay is better playing deeper and I'm far from convinced that Mayuka can cut it at this level.

The more I see the new home kit the more I hate it. It's devoid of charchter, but at least the away one looks good.
Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn


nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn


nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn


nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn


nnnnnn.
Been waiting for me sweetheart! Another cracking post.
You are so eeeeeeeze.
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: Ramirez really has to deliver next season. The talent is there but he just didn't get any form going last season. I do hope Poch brings in another forward to help out Rickie and help prolong his career. Jay is better playing deeper and I'm far from convinced that Mayuka can cut it at this level. The more I see the new home kit the more I hate it. It's devoid of charchter, but at least the away one looks good.[/p][/quote]Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnn.[/p][/quote]Been waiting for me sweetheart! Another cracking post.[/p][/quote]You are so eeeeeeeze. mack chinnon
  • Score: -8

5:21pm Mon 29 Jul 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Grief! I went out to teach the French the Queen's English and I hardly recognise the Website. Well done, Dan K.

I gather in China it's cultural to give a 'thumbs down' if you approve of something, so don't forget to give Confucious lots of thumbs down; it'll make his day :o)
Grief! I went out to teach the French the Queen's English and I hardly recognise the Website. Well done, Dan K. I gather in China it's cultural to give a 'thumbs down' if you approve of something, so don't forget to give Confucious lots of thumbs down; it'll make his day :o) Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 4

5:31pm Mon 29 Jul 13

st1halo says...

mmmmmmmmm Buttons!
mmmmmmmmm Buttons! st1halo
  • Score: 9

6:06pm Mon 29 Jul 13

Tye-Dye pt2 says...

Usually its the tricky 2nd season scenario but with Gaston he decided to do it in his first, forever the optimist I expect him to resemble a Marsden/Xavi/Platini
/Gattuso hybrid this season?
Usually its the tricky 2nd season scenario but with Gaston he decided to do it in his first, forever the optimist I expect him to resemble a Marsden/Xavi/Platini /Gattuso hybrid this season? Tye-Dye pt2
  • Score: 4

7:07pm Mon 29 Jul 13

slugger says...

Love the new layout , will be interesting to see the general mood of people who post on here , nice one mr Kerrins !
Love the new layout , will be interesting to see the general mood of people who post on here , nice one mr Kerrins ! slugger
  • Score: 7

8:08pm Mon 29 Jul 13

Confucious says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Grief! I went out to teach the French the Queen's English and I hardly recognise the Website. Well done, Dan K.

I gather in China it's cultural to give a 'thumbs down' if you approve of something, so don't forget to give Confucious lots of thumbs down; it'll make his day :o)
Thumbs up in China means "I've got the horn" and thumbs down means "I can't get the horn." Sideways thumb left means "Horn is on way up" and thumb right means "Horn is on way down."

I never did like that custom. I always thought it took away the spontaneity of sex and it was always difficult to remember exactly what was the right sign when one was excited. By the time I figured it was thumb left, I was so distracted that I was actually in a thumb right condition.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Grief! I went out to teach the French the Queen's English and I hardly recognise the Website. Well done, Dan K. I gather in China it's cultural to give a 'thumbs down' if you approve of something, so don't forget to give Confucious lots of thumbs down; it'll make his day :o)[/p][/quote]Thumbs up in China means "I've got the horn" and thumbs down means "I can't get the horn." Sideways thumb left means "Horn is on way up" and thumb right means "Horn is on way down." I never did like that custom. I always thought it took away the spontaneity of sex and it was always difficult to remember exactly what was the right sign when one was excited. By the time I figured it was thumb left, I was so distracted that I was actually in a thumb right condition. Confucious
  • Score: -16

8:52pm Mon 29 Jul 13

Baddesley Bill says...

I like what they've done to the old place :O)
I like what they've done to the old place :O) Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 2

9:02pm Mon 29 Jul 13

John Shuttleworth says...

I predict that when Tebourba comes online the negative score number will overflow to such an extent that it brings down the entire internet.
I predict that when Tebourba comes online the negative score number will overflow to such an extent that it brings down the entire internet. John Shuttleworth
  • Score: 11

9:23pm Mon 29 Jul 13

jls217 says...

So, Dr Spoch says it is so - so it is so so.
Ever may it be so. We desire not a Saints only soso. So I do so agree so.
So, Dr Spoch says it is so - so it is so so. Ever may it be so. We desire not a Saints only soso. So I do so agree so. jls217
  • Score: 1

9:28pm Mon 29 Jul 13

jls217 says...

Confucious wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Grief! I went out to teach the French the Queen's English and I hardly recognise the Website. Well done, Dan K.

I gather in China it's cultural to give a 'thumbs down' if you approve of something, so don't forget to give Confucious lots of thumbs down; it'll make his day :o)
Thumbs up in China means "I've got the horn" and thumbs down means "I can't get the horn." Sideways thumb left means "Horn is on way up" and thumb right means "Horn is on way down."

I never did like that custom. I always thought it took away the spontaneity of sex and it was always difficult to remember exactly what was the right sign when one was excited. By the time I figured it was thumb left, I was so distracted that I was actually in a thumb right condition.
This is how to beat the censor. If only I'd read this before commenting on our new young midfield prodigy it might have prevented my nether region being chewed. In future no information makes me ***** it makes be thumbs up instead. Eat **** censors.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Grief! I went out to teach the French the Queen's English and I hardly recognise the Website. Well done, Dan K. I gather in China it's cultural to give a 'thumbs down' if you approve of something, so don't forget to give Confucious lots of thumbs down; it'll make his day :o)[/p][/quote]Thumbs up in China means "I've got the horn" and thumbs down means "I can't get the horn." Sideways thumb left means "Horn is on way up" and thumb right means "Horn is on way down." I never did like that custom. I always thought it took away the spontaneity of sex and it was always difficult to remember exactly what was the right sign when one was excited. By the time I figured it was thumb left, I was so distracted that I was actually in a thumb right condition.[/p][/quote]This is how to beat the censor. If only I'd read this before commenting on our new young midfield prodigy it might have prevented my nether region being chewed. In future no information makes me ***** it makes be thumbs up instead. Eat **** censors. jls217
  • Score: -3

9:37pm Mon 29 Jul 13

jls217 says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Ramirez really has to deliver next season. The talent is there but he just didn't get any form going last season.

I do hope Poch brings in another forward to help out Rickie and help prolong his career. Jay is better playing deeper and I'm far from convinced that Mayuka can cut it at this level.

The more I see the new home kit the more I hate it. It's devoid of charchter, but at least the away one looks good.
Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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C'mon censors stifle that yawn! It's highly offensive to someone like me who can't sleep due to being devoid of charchter.
In a previous post I commented on a mate of mine who works within the Saints fold. Managed to tie him down in the pub this afternoon. He genuinely has no idea about comings and goings. He says it is all treated like something from MI5, rarely does anything leak out of the offices of the decision makers and it's only luck if he sees a new face on his journeys. I doubt he was just blowing me off, I genuinely think only the inner circle get the gen. I doubt then that the Echo is ever going to get inside info on signings or sellings.
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: Ramirez really has to deliver next season. The talent is there but he just didn't get any form going last season. I do hope Poch brings in another forward to help out Rickie and help prolong his career. Jay is better playing deeper and I'm far from convinced that Mayuka can cut it at this level. The more I see the new home kit the more I hate it. It's devoid of charchter, but at least the away one looks good.[/p][/quote]Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnn.[/p][/quote]C'mon censors stifle that yawn! It's highly offensive to someone like me who can't sleep due to being devoid of charchter. In a previous post I commented on a mate of mine who works within the Saints fold. Managed to tie him down in the pub this afternoon. He genuinely has no idea about comings and goings. He says it is all treated like something from MI5, rarely does anything leak out of the offices of the decision makers and it's only luck if he sees a new face on his journeys. I doubt he was just blowing me off, I genuinely think only the inner circle get the gen. I doubt then that the Echo is ever going to get inside info on signings or sellings. jls217
  • Score: 0

9:54pm Mon 29 Jul 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Confucious wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Grief! I went out to teach the French the Queen's English and I hardly recognise the Website. Well done, Dan K.

I gather in China it's cultural to give a 'thumbs down' if you approve of something, so don't forget to give Confucious lots of thumbs down; it'll make his day :o)
Thumbs up in China means "I've got the horn" and thumbs down means "I can't get the horn." Sideways thumb left means "Horn is on way up" and thumb right means "Horn is on way down."

I never did like that custom. I always thought it took away the spontaneity of sex and it was always difficult to remember exactly what was the right sign when one was excited. By the time I figured it was thumb left, I was so distracted that I was actually in a thumb right condition.
Grief, you've got a minus, Conny. Sorry, my fault for encouraging them. Either that or a lot of fans can't, as you put it, get the horn.

I reckon a couple of new signings and people will, in Chinese speak, be getting their thumbs ups.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Grief! I went out to teach the French the Queen's English and I hardly recognise the Website. Well done, Dan K. I gather in China it's cultural to give a 'thumbs down' if you approve of something, so don't forget to give Confucious lots of thumbs down; it'll make his day :o)[/p][/quote]Thumbs up in China means "I've got the horn" and thumbs down means "I can't get the horn." Sideways thumb left means "Horn is on way up" and thumb right means "Horn is on way down." I never did like that custom. I always thought it took away the spontaneity of sex and it was always difficult to remember exactly what was the right sign when one was excited. By the time I figured it was thumb left, I was so distracted that I was actually in a thumb right condition.[/p][/quote]Grief, you've got a minus, Conny. Sorry, my fault for encouraging them. Either that or a lot of fans can't, as you put it, get the horn. I reckon a couple of new signings and people will, in Chinese speak, be getting their thumbs ups. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: -3

10:06pm Mon 29 Jul 13

slugger says...

Perhaps lots of fans are bored with people using this forum like an audition ?
Perhaps lots of fans are bored with people using this forum like an audition ? slugger
  • Score: -7

10:09pm Mon 29 Jul 13

Confucious says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Grief! I went out to teach the French the Queen's English and I hardly recognise the Website. Well done, Dan K.

I gather in China it's cultural to give a 'thumbs down' if you approve of something, so don't forget to give Confucious lots of thumbs down; it'll make his day :o)
Thumbs up in China means "I've got the horn" and thumbs down means "I can't get the horn." Sideways thumb left means "Horn is on way up" and thumb right means "Horn is on way down."

I never did like that custom. I always thought it took away the spontaneity of sex and it was always difficult to remember exactly what was the right sign when one was excited. By the time I figured it was thumb left, I was so distracted that I was actually in a thumb right condition.
Grief, you've got a minus, Conny. Sorry, my fault for encouraging them. Either that or a lot of fans can't, as you put it, get the horn.

I reckon a couple of new signings and people will, in Chinese speak, be getting their thumbs ups.
No problem Strassie. I asked Auntie Elspeth for her opinion of that post earlier and she said "It's worthless my boy." I said "I know, but I'd like it anyway." She went off in a huff.

The only time I got worried was when, responding to one of my posts, someone said they were planning to shoot me and stab me and put me in a bucket of cement and throw me into the Solent. I can't swim you see.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Grief! I went out to teach the French the Queen's English and I hardly recognise the Website. Well done, Dan K. I gather in China it's cultural to give a 'thumbs down' if you approve of something, so don't forget to give Confucious lots of thumbs down; it'll make his day :o)[/p][/quote]Thumbs up in China means "I've got the horn" and thumbs down means "I can't get the horn." Sideways thumb left means "Horn is on way up" and thumb right means "Horn is on way down." I never did like that custom. I always thought it took away the spontaneity of sex and it was always difficult to remember exactly what was the right sign when one was excited. By the time I figured it was thumb left, I was so distracted that I was actually in a thumb right condition.[/p][/quote]Grief, you've got a minus, Conny. Sorry, my fault for encouraging them. Either that or a lot of fans can't, as you put it, get the horn. I reckon a couple of new signings and people will, in Chinese speak, be getting their thumbs ups.[/p][/quote]No problem Strassie. I asked Auntie Elspeth for her opinion of that post earlier and she said "It's worthless my boy." I said "I know, but I'd like it anyway." She went off in a huff. The only time I got worried was when, responding to one of my posts, someone said they were planning to shoot me and stab me and put me in a bucket of cement and throw me into the Solent. I can't swim you see. Confucious
  • Score: 0

10:15pm Mon 29 Jul 13

holburyhalo says...

like new layout just need a couple of new signings and we'll have many happy posters.
like new layout just need a couple of new signings and we'll have many happy posters. holburyhalo
  • Score: 3

10:16pm Mon 29 Jul 13

jls217 says...

slugger wrote:
Perhaps lots of fans are bored with people using this forum like an audition ?
Well that's an interesting point of view. Care to expand the subject, Liven up the atmosphere, broaden the borders of what is being discussed? Or just going to be boring, throw in a throw away comment and then close down for the night?
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Perhaps lots of fans are bored with people using this forum like an audition ?[/p][/quote]Well that's an interesting point of view. Care to expand the subject, Liven up the atmosphere, broaden the borders of what is being discussed? Or just going to be boring, throw in a throw away comment and then close down for the night? jls217
  • Score: 3

10:18pm Mon 29 Jul 13

slugger says...

jls217 wrote:
slugger wrote:
Perhaps lots of fans are bored with people using this forum like an audition ?
Well that's an interesting point of view. Care to expand the subject, Liven up the atmosphere, broaden the borders of what is being discussed? Or just going to be boring, throw in a throw away comment and then close down for the night?
Goodnight .
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Perhaps lots of fans are bored with people using this forum like an audition ?[/p][/quote]Well that's an interesting point of view. Care to expand the subject, Liven up the atmosphere, broaden the borders of what is being discussed? Or just going to be boring, throw in a throw away comment and then close down for the night?[/p][/quote]Goodnight . slugger
  • Score: -5

10:24pm Mon 29 Jul 13

north wales saint 2 says...

A bit alarmed that we needed Rickie to again make the difference.As I have said previously on here if Rickie does not play then we do not either,how much longer can we go depending on his talents.Surely this needs sorting sooner rather than later.
A bit alarmed that we needed Rickie to again make the difference.As I have said previously on here if Rickie does not play then we do not either,how much longer can we go depending on his talents.Surely this needs sorting sooner rather than later. north wales saint 2
  • Score: 3

10:25pm Mon 29 Jul 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

slugger wrote:
Perhaps lots of fans are bored with people using this forum like an audition ?
IMO, Slugger, more boring than that is the tit-for-tat, childish spats with skates and WUMs which are such a drag to scroll past.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Perhaps lots of fans are bored with people using this forum like an audition ?[/p][/quote]IMO, Slugger, more boring than that is the tit-for-tat, childish spats with skates and WUMs which are such a drag to scroll past. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

10:39pm Mon 29 Jul 13

SFCOLDBOY says...

This new set up is intriguing.
I would like to know what use the thumbs up or down can be used for.

Am I missing something?
This new set up is intriguing. I would like to know what use the thumbs up or down can be used for. Am I missing something? SFCOLDBOY
  • Score: 2

10:44pm Mon 29 Jul 13

SFCOLDBOY says...

SFCOLDBOY wrote:
This new set up is intriguing.
I would like to know what use the thumbs up or down can be used for.

Am I missing something?
Just voted me a thumb up.
Great idea,I thought prehaps no one else would so at least I would have one for a while.
[quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: This new set up is intriguing. I would like to know what use the thumbs up or down can be used for. Am I missing something?[/p][/quote]Just voted me a thumb up. Great idea,I thought prehaps no one else would so at least I would have one for a while. SFCOLDBOY
  • Score: 2

10:45pm Mon 29 Jul 13

jls217 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Perhaps lots of fans are bored with people using this forum like an audition ?
IMO, Slugger, more boring than that is the tit-for-tat, childish spats with skates and WUMs which are such a drag to scroll past.
Strasbourg - Wish I'd though of saying that.
Personally, I'd like to see Pimpey somehow discover they are a football club again and make it back to the premiership. Two reasons for this, it would give us two great sellout local derby games (at least) every season and better still gives us two opportunities to humiliate the carp out of them.
Don't expect too many to agree with that and am putting on carp protection helmet for incoming tursd even as I press Post Comment button.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Perhaps lots of fans are bored with people using this forum like an audition ?[/p][/quote]IMO, Slugger, more boring than that is the tit-for-tat, childish spats with skates and WUMs which are such a drag to scroll past.[/p][/quote]Strasbourg - Wish I'd though of saying that. Personally, I'd like to see Pimpey somehow discover they are a football club again and make it back to the premiership. Two reasons for this, it would give us two great sellout local derby games (at least) every season and better still gives us two opportunities to humiliate the carp out of them. Don't expect too many to agree with that and am putting on carp protection helmet for incoming tursd even as I press Post Comment button. jls217
  • Score: 0

1:56am Tue 30 Jul 13

st1halo says...

The end of the first day in a new set up for comments. Looks like it has been welcomed pretty much across the board but, thinking about it, we will have lost a little of the integrity of the site today (a bit like when the cameras went into the Houses of Parliament) as it gives a new purpose for the comment.

Regardless, I remain STID
The end of the first day in a new set up for comments. Looks like it has been welcomed pretty much across the board but, thinking about it, we will have lost a little of the integrity of the site today (a bit like when the cameras went into the Houses of Parliament) as it gives a new purpose for the comment. Regardless, I remain STID st1halo
  • Score: 0

7:46am Tue 30 Jul 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

st1halo wrote:
The end of the first day in a new set up for comments. Looks like it has been welcomed pretty much across the board but, thinking about it, we will have lost a little of the integrity of the site today (a bit like when the cameras went into the Houses of Parliament) as it gives a new purpose for the comment.

Regardless, I remain STID
You really have hit the nail on the head halo! I too was worried that the new thread format might compromise the site's integrity. We really are walking a fine line between embraccing the future and selling out. And your analogy of the this thread with parliament is spot on. As we know many Saints fans pore over our informed musings and hold us in the same regard as MPs, we mustn't jeopardise that and lose Joe Public's respect!
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: The end of the first day in a new set up for comments. Looks like it has been welcomed pretty much across the board but, thinking about it, we will have lost a little of the integrity of the site today (a bit like when the cameras went into the Houses of Parliament) as it gives a new purpose for the comment. Regardless, I remain STID[/p][/quote]You really have hit the nail on the head halo! I too was worried that the new thread format might compromise the site's integrity. We really are walking a fine line between embraccing the future and selling out. And your analogy of the this thread with parliament is spot on. As we know many Saints fans pore over our informed musings and hold us in the same regard as MPs, we mustn't jeopardise that and lose Joe Public's respect! Bring back Branfoot
  • Score: 15

8:32am Tue 30 Jul 13

BracknellSaint says...

jls217 wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Perhaps lots of fans are bored with people using this forum like an audition ?
IMO, Slugger, more boring than that is the tit-for-tat, childish spats with skates and WUMs which are such a drag to scroll past.
Strasbourg - Wish I'd though of saying that.
Personally, I'd like to see Pimpey somehow discover they are a football club again and make it back to the premiership. Two reasons for this, it would give us two great sellout local derby games (at least) every season and better still gives us two opportunities to humiliate the carp out of them.
Don't expect too many to agree with that and am putting on carp protection helmet for incoming tursd even as I press Post Comment button.
Personally I'd like to see them rise back up, and then be stuck at Championship level, with us in the premier, as has been the natural order of things for the lions share of my 37 years...
Both in their proper place, as it were.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Perhaps lots of fans are bored with people using this forum like an audition ?[/p][/quote]IMO, Slugger, more boring than that is the tit-for-tat, childish spats with skates and WUMs which are such a drag to scroll past.[/p][/quote]Strasbourg - Wish I'd though of saying that. Personally, I'd like to see Pimpey somehow discover they are a football club again and make it back to the premiership. Two reasons for this, it would give us two great sellout local derby games (at least) every season and better still gives us two opportunities to humiliate the carp out of them. Don't expect too many to agree with that and am putting on carp protection helmet for incoming tursd even as I press Post Comment button.[/p][/quote]Personally I'd like to see them rise back up, and then be stuck at Championship level, with us in the premier, as has been the natural order of things for the lions share of my 37 years... Both in their proper place, as it were. BracknellSaint
  • Score: 4

8:42am Tue 30 Jul 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

Got to disagree there.

I'll happily welcome them back to the Premier League when their fans lose the massive, crushing inferiority complex and get the chip off their shoulder.
Since that will probably happen on the day the devil will go to work in a snowplough, I'm not holding out much hope.
Therefore, let them wallow about in their self congratulatory circle jerk until the reality of their situation hits home.
Got to disagree there. I'll happily welcome them back to the Premier League when their fans lose the massive, crushing inferiority complex and get the chip off their shoulder. Since that will probably happen on the day the devil will go to work in a snowplough, I'm not holding out much hope. Therefore, let them wallow about in their self congratulatory circle jerk until the reality of their situation hits home. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 5

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