Southampton FC name Gareth Rogers as interim CEO

Saints reveal new CEO

Saints reveal new CEO

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Gareth Rogers has been announced as the interim CEO at Saints.

Rogers was previously the chief financial officer under former executive chairman Nicola Cortese and has worked at the club since March 2011.

His appointment is seen as a mark of faith in the existing staff at St Mary's under the new regime.

There is no exact timescale on how long the interim appointment is for, but it is believed Rogers will be in charge at least until the summer.

As reported previously by the Daily Echo, a board of non-executive directors will also be appointed, though that is not expected to happen until Ralph Krueger has seen through his commitments with the Canadian ice hockey team at the upcoming Winter Olympics.

In a statement club owner and Saints non-executive chairman Katharina Liebherr said: "I am delighted that Gareth has agreed to step into this role. After the events of the past week, my priority has been to bring stability to the management of the Club and I am pleased that we have been able to make this appointment from within.

"We had a very positive meeting with all the staff of the Club on Monday and I am sure Gareth's appointment will be warmly received.”

Rogers graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc in Economics and Accounting and worked at Deloitte's before taking up his role at Saints.

He said: "I am very pleased to be able help the club by stepping up to the CEO’s job on an interim basis. We have a fantastic staff and everyone is working together to make sure the club ends the season as strongly as possible.”

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4:10pm Wed 22 Jan 14

warrens 76 says...

Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director!
Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director! warrens 76
  • Score: 15

4:10pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Alicesdad says...

At this level of executive control an "Interim" does not necessarily mean temporary. However I am curious as to why this teerm has been used.

Other than that .. another step for ward in the Carobou Plan.
At this level of executive control an "Interim" does not necessarily mean temporary. However I am curious as to why this teerm has been used. Other than that .. another step for ward in the Carobou Plan. Alicesdad
  • Score: 1

4:12pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Rank Xerox says...

Mmmm!
Mmmm! Rank Xerox
  • Score: 0

4:12pm Wed 22 Jan 14

saint61 says...

continuity within the club....love it !
continuity within the club....love it ! saint61
  • Score: 12

4:13pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Alicesdad says...

OK ..... moving on., It will be temporary but for an unspecified period. Ill get Joe Hart to lend me his Head and shoulders and I must stop splitting hairs.
OK ..... moving on., It will be temporary but for an unspecified period. Ill get Joe Hart to lend me his Head and shoulders and I must stop splitting hairs. Alicesdad
  • Score: -2

4:14pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Alicesdad says...

A whole day when I knew what was going on. This is a special day.
A whole day when I knew what was going on. This is a special day. Alicesdad
  • Score: 8

4:16pm Wed 22 Jan 14

saint61 says...

maybe he's going to repair the damage behind the scenes that the don left behind?
maybe he's going to repair the damage behind the scenes that the don left behind? saint61
  • Score: -8

4:18pm Wed 22 Jan 14

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

Great, glad its come from within. Now perhaps we can make a signing or two?
Great, glad its come from within. Now perhaps we can make a signing or two? Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
  • Score: 10

4:19pm Wed 22 Jan 14

JohnItaly says...

Unfortunately the use of the word "interim" in this context is bound to generate more rumours and speculation.
Unfortunately the use of the word "interim" in this context is bound to generate more rumours and speculation. JohnItaly
  • Score: -13

4:20pm Wed 22 Jan 14

saint61 says...

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
Great, glad its come from within. Now perhaps we can make a signing or two?
no signings until the summer.....me thinks
[quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: Great, glad its come from within. Now perhaps we can make a signing or two?[/p][/quote]no signings until the summer.....me thinks saint61
  • Score: -9

4:27pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Tony Robertson says...

Katharina obviously moves swiftly. Great. We've even had an injury update today. More information inside one week than in the last one year. I have a good feeling about all this.

TR, Stranraer (but in Soton for the next 2 home matches - can't wait)
Katharina obviously moves swiftly. Great. We've even had an injury update today. More information inside one week than in the last one year. I have a good feeling about all this. TR, Stranraer (but in Soton for the next 2 home matches - can't wait) Tony Robertson
  • Score: 22

4:30pm Wed 22 Jan 14

milton road says...

This sounds a good move, someone who knew the Don's dream and can hopefully look to carry it on, for however long.
Still think a good signing now would do a lot towards getting MP's name on a new contract and settling things down.
This sounds a good move, someone who knew the Don's dream and can hopefully look to carry it on, for however long. Still think a good signing now would do a lot towards getting MP's name on a new contract and settling things down. milton road
  • Score: 16

4:31pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

You have to have some sympathy with the guy, the "red tops" will be moving heaven and earth to find some skeletons in his cupboard, as I guess they won't have a clue about him! Good luck Gareth, as you are from within I guess we don't need to tell you what we really, really want!
You have to have some sympathy with the guy, the "red tops" will be moving heaven and earth to find some skeletons in his cupboard, as I guess they won't have a clue about him! Good luck Gareth, as you are from within I guess we don't need to tell you what we really, really want! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 21

4:40pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Poole Tom says...

Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?
Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time? Poole Tom
  • Score: 35

4:45pm Wed 22 Jan 14

red&whitemachine says...

Alicesdad wrote:
A whole day when I knew what was going on. This is a special day.
I am glad for you, but don't get too comfy. The day is not over yet!
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: A whole day when I knew what was going on. This is a special day.[/p][/quote]I am glad for you, but don't get too comfy. The day is not over yet! red&whitemachine
  • Score: -2

4:46pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Got any dosh Mush thats what we like at Saints !
Got any dosh Mush thats what we like at Saints ! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: -11

4:50pm Wed 22 Jan 14

saint61 says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Got any dosh Mush thats what we like at Saints !
Lazy X Ford worker
[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Got any dosh Mush thats what we like at Saints ![/p][/quote]Lazy X Ford worker saint61
  • Score: 4

4:54pm Wed 22 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

I think this is a good move, getting someone from within to run the club for now means we should carry on as things were. KL then has time to get the right team together and then install the board in one go. looks to be after the winter Olympics when Freddy's job with the Canadians has finished.
thanks for keeping the fans in the loop KL
I think this is a good move, getting someone from within to run the club for now means we should carry on as things were. KL then has time to get the right team together and then install the board in one go. looks to be after the winter Olympics when Freddy's job with the Canadians has finished. thanks for keeping the fans in the loop KL el caballo santos101
  • Score: 14

5:01pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

Poole Tom wrote:
Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?
That's the nature of football clubs I'm afraid. How can we ever expect to keep 32000 fans happy. Just look at the skunts. They only have around a dozen or so and they are always at each other's throats.
[quote][p][bold]Poole Tom[/bold] wrote: Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?[/p][/quote]That's the nature of football clubs I'm afraid. How can we ever expect to keep 32000 fans happy. Just look at the skunts. They only have around a dozen or so and they are always at each other's throats. Clever Dick
  • Score: 9

5:03pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

I like Dancing on Ice and Ice Hockey bring it back!
I like Dancing on Ice and Ice Hockey bring it back! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: -6

5:04pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

saint61 wrote:
Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Got any dosh Mush thats what we like at Saints !
Lazy X Ford worker
Ex Ford Site its a coming Ice Rink !
[quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Got any dosh Mush thats what we like at Saints ![/p][/quote]Lazy X Ford worker[/p][/quote]Ex Ford Site its a coming Ice Rink ! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: -6

5:14pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Invidia says...

I find this article slightly amusing, the DE for the last week or so has printed on here all sorts of rumours etc. trying to make out that since NC has departed they are privvy to what is going on at St Mary's this surprise appointement of the CEO just goes to show they are as much in the dark about what is going on at SFC as we the fans. I would suggest that there are many more surprises in store at SFC and that we will be the last to be told as usual, but there the fans at any club are all to insignficant to the management.
I find this article slightly amusing, the DE for the last week or so has printed on here all sorts of rumours etc. trying to make out that since NC has departed they are privvy to what is going on at St Mary's this surprise appointement of the CEO just goes to show they are as much in the dark about what is going on at SFC as we the fans. I would suggest that there are many more surprises in store at SFC and that we will be the last to be told as usual, but there the fans at any club are all to insignficant to the management. Invidia
  • Score: 6

5:19pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Stnana says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
You have to have some sympathy with the guy, the "red tops" will be moving heaven and earth to find some skeletons in his cupboard, as I guess they won't have a clue about him! Good luck Gareth, as you are from within I guess we don't need to tell you what we really, really want!
I think stripes is the only thing the majority on here would agree we really really want ! Poole Tom is spot on with his assessment of Saints supporters, but I know we all wish Gareth well.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: You have to have some sympathy with the guy, the "red tops" will be moving heaven and earth to find some skeletons in his cupboard, as I guess they won't have a clue about him! Good luck Gareth, as you are from within I guess we don't need to tell you what we really, really want![/p][/quote]I think stripes is the only thing the majority on here would agree we really really want ! Poole Tom is spot on with his assessment of Saints supporters, but I know we all wish Gareth well. Stnana
  • Score: 9

5:27pm Wed 22 Jan 14

SaintinCanada says...

Ice Hockey rules over here in the Great White North. Not much into it myself, so I have asked a few of my mates about Ralph Kreuger and they all rated him very highly.

When the Oilers brought in a new GM he brought in his own men with him, so Ralph got the short end of the stick despite the fact that he was doing a great job.
Ice Hockey rules over here in the Great White North. Not much into it myself, so I have asked a few of my mates about Ralph Kreuger and they all rated him very highly. When the Oilers brought in a new GM he brought in his own men with him, so Ralph got the short end of the stick despite the fact that he was doing a great job. SaintinCanada
  • Score: 4

5:35pm Wed 22 Jan 14

montecristosaint says...

Poole Tom wrote:
Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?
what Saints need now above all else is STABILITY and I am sorr much as I want to support Katharina Liebherr I have reservations on a number of counts. I do not doubt here sincerity, but I question her lack of experience. So far we have seen an Austrian agent appointed to the board then removed one day later, a hockey coach who claims to be an expert on motivational skills also announced as director in waiting but not until after he completes current commitments elsewhere, now we are informed that an INTERIM CEO is appointed from within the Saints set up. I can understand why as it might be difficult to find anyone to take on such a role on a provisional basis from outside, the question is why? If she means what she says and has no plans to sell, why is this an interim appointment. it raises as many questions as it answers, and I dont like it at all. The press will go wild once they realize the implications. Even if she had settled on a n interim appointment the last thing you do is call it that. Its none of anybody s business what Liebherr decides to do she needs to keep cards close to chest in future. It just sends out all the wrong signals Im afraid.
[quote][p][bold]Poole Tom[/bold] wrote: Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?[/p][/quote]what Saints need now above all else is STABILITY and I am sorr much as I want to support Katharina Liebherr I have reservations on a number of counts. I do not doubt here sincerity, but I question her lack of experience. So far we have seen an Austrian agent appointed to the board then removed one day later, a hockey coach who claims to be an expert on motivational skills also announced as director in waiting but not until after he completes current commitments elsewhere, now we are informed that an INTERIM CEO is appointed from within the Saints set up. I can understand why as it might be difficult to find anyone to take on such a role on a provisional basis from outside, the question is why? If she means what she says and has no plans to sell, why is this an interim appointment. it raises as many questions as it answers, and I dont like it at all. The press will go wild once they realize the implications. Even if she had settled on a n interim appointment the last thing you do is call it that. Its none of anybody s business what Liebherr decides to do she needs to keep cards close to chest in future. It just sends out all the wrong signals Im afraid. montecristosaint
  • Score: -30

5:45pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Invidia says...

Montecristo I could not agree more with your post I have had bad vibes since NC has gone and nothing I have read so far calms my thoughts or gives me an insight as where we are heading as a football club
Montecristo I could not agree more with your post I have had bad vibes since NC has gone and nothing I have read so far calms my thoughts or gives me an insight as where we are heading as a football club Invidia
  • Score: -26

5:49pm Wed 22 Jan 14

North Wales Saint says...

When will we ever learn? After spending the last few days discussing at length the merits or otherwise of John Williams and others rumoured to be in the running, someone not previously mentioned, who most of us have never heard of, is appointed out of the blue. Perhaps people should just ignore all the rumours and hearsay and wait for the official announcement instead.
When will we ever learn? After spending the last few days discussing at length the merits or otherwise of John Williams and others rumoured to be in the running, someone not previously mentioned, who most of us have never heard of, is appointed out of the blue. Perhaps people should just ignore all the rumours and hearsay and wait for the official announcement instead. North Wales Saint
  • Score: 14

5:52pm Wed 22 Jan 14

crazyoldman says...

I think she is a very clever shrewd lady. A good move and buying time but still keeping the majority of us fickle fans happy. I like her, a bit on the chubby side looks like a contented hamster. Well done so far girl
I think she is a very clever shrewd lady. A good move and buying time but still keeping the majority of us fickle fans happy. I like her, a bit on the chubby side looks like a contented hamster. Well done so far girl crazyoldman
  • Score: -2

6:03pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Confucious says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director!
Yes - top blokes accountants. Mine is invaluable.

He always tells me what to do with my money immediately after I've done something else with it - and then he solves the problem I didn't know I had in a way I don't understand.

I think one day he will have a loophole named after him.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director![/p][/quote]Yes - top blokes accountants. Mine is invaluable. He always tells me what to do with my money immediately after I've done something else with it - and then he solves the problem I didn't know I had in a way I don't understand. I think one day he will have a loophole named after him. Confucious
  • Score: 9

6:07pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Cheer up!
Cheer up! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

6:18pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Baddesley Bill says...

The life of a football club owner...you are dammed if you do....and dammed if you don't (deliberate misspell there Osprey so pipe down please).

Personally, I think Katharina has handled the last week superbly well. I'm impressed.

For those who are so quick to criticise...give it some time ffs!
The life of a football club owner...you are dammed if you do....and dammed if you don't (deliberate misspell there Osprey so pipe down please). Personally, I think Katharina has handled the last week superbly well. I'm impressed. For those who are so quick to criticise...give it some time ffs! Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 24

6:21pm Wed 22 Jan 14

George4th says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director!
Rogers is a "babe" when compared with Cortese! Cortese WAS the finance guy! He was the STAR player! Overnight a mass of experience has walked out the door and Katharina Liebherr will have to replace that experience with more bodies! More bodies will lead to more discussion which will lead to poorer management decisions...........
.....

You'd best hope that Pochettino and the players will remain unaffected by it but I have my doubts!
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director![/p][/quote]Rogers is a "babe" when compared with Cortese! Cortese WAS the finance guy! He was the STAR player! Overnight a mass of experience has walked out the door and Katharina Liebherr will have to replace that experience with more bodies! More bodies will lead to more discussion which will lead to poorer management decisions........... ..... You'd best hope that Pochettino and the players will remain unaffected by it but I have my doubts! George4th
  • Score: -14

6:28pm Wed 22 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

montecristosaint wrote:
Poole Tom wrote:
Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?
what Saints need now above all else is STABILITY and I am sorr much as I want to support Katharina Liebherr I have reservations on a number of counts. I do not doubt here sincerity, but I question her lack of experience. So far we have seen an Austrian agent appointed to the board then removed one day later, a hockey coach who claims to be an expert on motivational skills also announced as director in waiting but not until after he completes current commitments elsewhere, now we are informed that an INTERIM CEO is appointed from within the Saints set up. I can understand why as it might be difficult to find anyone to take on such a role on a provisional basis from outside, the question is why? If she means what she says and has no plans to sell, why is this an interim appointment. it raises as many questions as it answers, and I dont like it at all. The press will go wild once they realize the implications. Even if she had settled on a n interim appointment the last thing you do is call it that. Its none of anybody s business what Liebherr decides to do she needs to keep cards close to chest in future. It just sends out all the wrong signals Im afraid.
Freddy has committed himself to the winter Olympics with Canada. Do you want him to break that commitment and have saints liable for a compensation claim? Do you not think that appointing an interim CEO from inside the club is a good measure? He steps up for a few weeks and then when the full CEO and board are appointed he steps back into his normal role. We therefore don't have to appoint someone from outside on New wages for just a few weeks. I believe that the full board will be appointed after the winter Olympics when Freddy is free. The press have already had a field day with whats gone on, so naming him as interim isn't going to make any difference there. It would however if he was announced just as CEO and then steps down shortly after. That would look like bad management.
Do you really question the experience of a lady running a £3billion empire, which she has done for a few years.we also know little about her or her education/employment
. But its reasonable to assume that'll would have had her working for/with him over the years and would have given her a merry voodoo education. I think she's a he'll of a lot more experienced than us, she also has many advisors to help her.
As saints fans we've seen a lot poor management and ownership problems going on at the club over recent years so its easy to be cautious, I am as well but I will take whats going on at face value due to the liebherr family not letting us down, yet!
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Poole Tom[/bold] wrote: Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?[/p][/quote]what Saints need now above all else is STABILITY and I am sorr much as I want to support Katharina Liebherr I have reservations on a number of counts. I do not doubt here sincerity, but I question her lack of experience. So far we have seen an Austrian agent appointed to the board then removed one day later, a hockey coach who claims to be an expert on motivational skills also announced as director in waiting but not until after he completes current commitments elsewhere, now we are informed that an INTERIM CEO is appointed from within the Saints set up. I can understand why as it might be difficult to find anyone to take on such a role on a provisional basis from outside, the question is why? If she means what she says and has no plans to sell, why is this an interim appointment. it raises as many questions as it answers, and I dont like it at all. The press will go wild once they realize the implications. Even if she had settled on a n interim appointment the last thing you do is call it that. Its none of anybody s business what Liebherr decides to do she needs to keep cards close to chest in future. It just sends out all the wrong signals Im afraid.[/p][/quote]Freddy has committed himself to the winter Olympics with Canada. Do you want him to break that commitment and have saints liable for a compensation claim? Do you not think that appointing an interim CEO from inside the club is a good measure? He steps up for a few weeks and then when the full CEO and board are appointed he steps back into his normal role. We therefore don't have to appoint someone from outside on New wages for just a few weeks. I believe that the full board will be appointed after the winter Olympics when Freddy is free. The press have already had a field day with whats gone on, so naming him as interim isn't going to make any difference there. It would however if he was announced just as CEO and then steps down shortly after. That would look like bad management. Do you really question the experience of a lady running a £3billion empire, which she has done for a few years.we also know little about her or her education/employment . But its reasonable to assume that'll would have had her working for/with him over the years and would have given her a merry voodoo education. I think she's a he'll of a lot more experienced than us, she also has many advisors to help her. As saints fans we've seen a lot poor management and ownership problems going on at the club over recent years so its easy to be cautious, I am as well but I will take whats going on at face value due to the liebherr family not letting us down, yet! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 12

7:06pm Wed 22 Jan 14

SouthamptonBoy65 says...

montecristosaint wrote:
Poole Tom wrote:
Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?
what Saints need now above all else is STABILITY and I am sorr much as I want to support Katharina Liebherr I have reservations on a number of counts. I do not doubt here sincerity, but I question her lack of experience. So far we have seen an Austrian agent appointed to the board then removed one day later, a hockey coach who claims to be an expert on motivational skills also announced as director in waiting but not until after he completes current commitments elsewhere, now we are informed that an INTERIM CEO is appointed from within the Saints set up. I can understand why as it might be difficult to find anyone to take on such a role on a provisional basis from outside, the question is why? If she means what she says and has no plans to sell, why is this an interim appointment. it raises as many questions as it answers, and I dont like it at all. The press will go wild once they realize the implications. Even if she had settled on a n interim appointment the last thing you do is call it that. Its none of anybody s business what Liebherr decides to do she needs to keep cards close to chest in future. It just sends out all the wrong signals Im afraid.
An interim appointment is all about stability and exactly the reason why it has been made. As fans, if we feel that the club lacks stability or we dont get the right message as to the 'running' of the club do we stay away and not support our mighty Saints? NO!

However, commercial partners may well do, look at WBA and the way their management did not deal with the racism in their midst ....exit a major sponsor and quite likely another too.

Running a football club is not just about the talent on the pitch but all that wraps around that to get the very best of talent on the pitch.

So, the interim appointment, which I find extremely positive as Gareth Rogers has effectively been number two for the best part of three years now, is an excellent step in achieving stability both in the short term and the long term. Why rush to appoint a new CEO and potentailly make the wrong choice when we have the perfect person in place to ensure consistency and stability in the short term. Then time is achieved to ensure a more valued judgement is made in choosing the right candidate for the role.

In short, we all have to remember that this is a business first and foremost, yes a unique and very special one, but a business and money needs to be made to fund all our hopes aqnd dreams.

Let's just stop, take a breath, continue on the amazing journey of the past few years and show a little faith.
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Poole Tom[/bold] wrote: Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?[/p][/quote]what Saints need now above all else is STABILITY and I am sorr much as I want to support Katharina Liebherr I have reservations on a number of counts. I do not doubt here sincerity, but I question her lack of experience. So far we have seen an Austrian agent appointed to the board then removed one day later, a hockey coach who claims to be an expert on motivational skills also announced as director in waiting but not until after he completes current commitments elsewhere, now we are informed that an INTERIM CEO is appointed from within the Saints set up. I can understand why as it might be difficult to find anyone to take on such a role on a provisional basis from outside, the question is why? If she means what she says and has no plans to sell, why is this an interim appointment. it raises as many questions as it answers, and I dont like it at all. The press will go wild once they realize the implications. Even if she had settled on a n interim appointment the last thing you do is call it that. Its none of anybody s business what Liebherr decides to do she needs to keep cards close to chest in future. It just sends out all the wrong signals Im afraid.[/p][/quote]An interim appointment is all about stability and exactly the reason why it has been made. As fans, if we feel that the club lacks stability or we dont get the right message as to the 'running' of the club do we stay away and not support our mighty Saints? NO! However, commercial partners may well do, look at WBA and the way their management did not deal with the racism in their midst ....exit a major sponsor and quite likely another too. Running a football club is not just about the talent on the pitch but all that wraps around that to get the very best of talent on the pitch. So, the interim appointment, which I find extremely positive as Gareth Rogers has effectively been number two for the best part of three years now, is an excellent step in achieving stability both in the short term and the long term. Why rush to appoint a new CEO and potentailly make the wrong choice when we have the perfect person in place to ensure consistency and stability in the short term. Then time is achieved to ensure a more valued judgement is made in choosing the right candidate for the role. In short, we all have to remember that this is a business first and foremost, yes a unique and very special one, but a business and money needs to be made to fund all our hopes aqnd dreams. Let's just stop, take a breath, continue on the amazing journey of the past few years and show a little faith. SouthamptonBoy65
  • Score: 12

7:09pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Clausentum Saint says...

I just love it, what a dynamic situation, truly different to any thing else going on in English football. SFC are not just showing the league how to bring on and foster young talent or how to introduce a new and wonderful new playing style or how to deal with stale and regressive FA administration or how to manage your affairs responsibly they are invigorating the English way the Southampton way,love it, love it, love it, Come on you Red's.
I just love it, what a dynamic situation, truly different to any thing else going on in English football. SFC are not just showing the league how to bring on and foster young talent or how to introduce a new and wonderful new playing style or how to deal with stale and regressive FA administration or how to manage your affairs responsibly they are invigorating the English way the Southampton way,love it, love it, love it, Come on you Red's. Clausentum Saint
  • Score: 6

7:09pm Wed 22 Jan 14

angus mc coatup says...

montecristosaint wrote:
Poole Tom wrote:
Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?
what Saints need now above all else is STABILITY and I am sorr much as I want to support Katharina Liebherr I have reservations on a number of counts. I do not doubt here sincerity, but I question her lack of experience. So far we have seen an Austrian agent appointed to the board then removed one day later, a hockey coach who claims to be an expert on motivational skills also announced as director in waiting but not until after he completes current commitments elsewhere, now we are informed that an INTERIM CEO is appointed from within the Saints set up. I can understand why as it might be difficult to find anyone to take on such a role on a provisional basis from outside, the question is why? If she means what she says and has no plans to sell, why is this an interim appointment. it raises as many questions as it answers, and I dont like it at all. The press will go wild once they realize the implications. Even if she had settled on a n interim appointment the last thing you do is call it that. Its none of anybody s business what Liebherr decides to do she needs to keep cards close to chest in future. It just sends out all the wrong signals Im afraid.
Ha ha ha.Yeah!
she aint got a scooby at what she's doing. Poor girl's down to her last few Billion...... what on earth is she playing at.
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Poole Tom[/bold] wrote: Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?[/p][/quote]what Saints need now above all else is STABILITY and I am sorr much as I want to support Katharina Liebherr I have reservations on a number of counts. I do not doubt here sincerity, but I question her lack of experience. So far we have seen an Austrian agent appointed to the board then removed one day later, a hockey coach who claims to be an expert on motivational skills also announced as director in waiting but not until after he completes current commitments elsewhere, now we are informed that an INTERIM CEO is appointed from within the Saints set up. I can understand why as it might be difficult to find anyone to take on such a role on a provisional basis from outside, the question is why? If she means what she says and has no plans to sell, why is this an interim appointment. it raises as many questions as it answers, and I dont like it at all. The press will go wild once they realize the implications. Even if she had settled on a n interim appointment the last thing you do is call it that. Its none of anybody s business what Liebherr decides to do she needs to keep cards close to chest in future. It just sends out all the wrong signals Im afraid.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha.Yeah! she aint got a scooby at what she's doing. Poor girl's down to her last few Billion...... what on earth is she playing at. angus mc coatup
  • Score: -2

7:12pm Wed 22 Jan 14

damoose says...

Nobody seems to mention that the last time she took control over one of her companies,it crashed and burned

I`m extremely nervous about what her real intentions are...I mean every media hack in the land,supporters from other club`s,everybody was congratulating Saints on being a model of how a modern EPL club should be run...if it aint broke dont fix it .but I hold all my judgements until this time next year
Nobody seems to mention that the last time she took control over one of her companies,it crashed and burned I`m extremely nervous about what her real intentions are...I mean every media hack in the land,supporters from other club`s,everybody was congratulating Saints on being a model of how a modern EPL club should be run...if it aint broke dont fix it .but I hold all my judgements until this time next year damoose
  • Score: -11

7:16pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Confucious wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director!
Yes - top blokes accountants. Mine is invaluable.

He always tells me what to do with my money immediately after I've done something else with it - and then he solves the problem I didn't know I had in a way I don't understand.

I think one day he will have a loophole named after him.
I had a mate at school who, later in life, turned out to be an accountant in the City. I should have guessed when he looked at me and Jack and said, 'You four are my six best mates. Why don't the eight of us form a gang and call ourselves the Twelve Angry Men?'
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director![/p][/quote]Yes - top blokes accountants. Mine is invaluable. He always tells me what to do with my money immediately after I've done something else with it - and then he solves the problem I didn't know I had in a way I don't understand. I think one day he will have a loophole named after him.[/p][/quote]I had a mate at school who, later in life, turned out to be an accountant in the City. I should have guessed when he looked at me and Jack and said, 'You four are my six best mates. Why don't the eight of us form a gang and call ourselves the Twelve Angry Men?' Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

7:17pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
The life of a football club owner...you are dammed if you do....and dammed if you don't (deliberate misspell there Osprey so pipe down please).

Personally, I think Katharina has handled the last week superbly well. I'm impressed.

For those who are so quick to criticise...give it some time ffs!
Bloomin' cheek, I am probably the only one on here that got the joke!
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: The life of a football club owner...you are dammed if you do....and dammed if you don't (deliberate misspell there Osprey so pipe down please). Personally, I think Katharina has handled the last week superbly well. I'm impressed. For those who are so quick to criticise...give it some time ffs![/p][/quote]Bloomin' cheek, I am probably the only one on here that got the joke! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

7:18pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Confucious wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director!
Yes - top blokes accountants. Mine is invaluable.

He always tells me what to do with my money immediately after I've done something else with it - and then he solves the problem I didn't know I had in a way I don't understand.

I think one day he will have a loophole named after him.
I had a mate at school who, later in life, turned out to be an accountant in the City. I should have guessed when he looked at me and Jack and said, 'You four are my six best mates. Why don't the eight of us form a gang and call ourselves the Twelve Angry Men?'
or the Dirty Dozen?
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director![/p][/quote]Yes - top blokes accountants. Mine is invaluable. He always tells me what to do with my money immediately after I've done something else with it - and then he solves the problem I didn't know I had in a way I don't understand. I think one day he will have a loophole named after him.[/p][/quote]I had a mate at school who, later in life, turned out to be an accountant in the City. I should have guessed when he looked at me and Jack and said, 'You four are my six best mates. Why don't the eight of us form a gang and call ourselves the Twelve Angry Men?'[/p][/quote]or the Dirty Dozen? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

7:22pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

George4th wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director!
Rogers is a "babe" when compared with Cortese! Cortese WAS the finance guy! He was the STAR player! Overnight a mass of experience has walked out the door and Katharina Liebherr will have to replace that experience with more bodies! More bodies will lead to more discussion which will lead to poorer management decisions...........

.....

You'd best hope that Pochettino and the players will remain unaffected by it but I have my doubts!
Oh my gawd, we are doomed, doomed I tell you, Division 1 here we come, terminal velocity is coming, down like an anvil in the custard, we are sliding so quick I am going to have to wait for my wig to catch up, save us SOS, please help, we are all going too.................
[quote][p][bold]George4th[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director![/p][/quote]Rogers is a "babe" when compared with Cortese! Cortese WAS the finance guy! He was the STAR player! Overnight a mass of experience has walked out the door and Katharina Liebherr will have to replace that experience with more bodies! More bodies will lead to more discussion which will lead to poorer management decisions........... ..... You'd best hope that Pochettino and the players will remain unaffected by it but I have my doubts![/p][/quote]Oh my gawd, we are doomed, doomed I tell you, Division 1 here we come, terminal velocity is coming, down like an anvil in the custard, we are sliding so quick I am going to have to wait for my wig to catch up, save us SOS, please help, we are all going too................. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -5

7:30pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Invidia says...

I don't know about an Osprey, more like an Osterich me thinks.


Oh I forgot Lol
I don't know about an Osprey, more like an Osterich me thinks. Oh I forgot Lol Invidia
  • Score: -3

7:30pm Wed 22 Jan 14

seven777. says...

I don’t give a fu@k who runs the bakery as long as the sausage rolls are good.
I don’t give a fu@k who runs the bakery as long as the sausage rolls are good. seven777.
  • Score: 5

7:44pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Baddesley Bill says...

damoose wrote:
Nobody seems to mention that the last time she took control over one of her companies,it crashed and burned

I`m extremely nervous about what her real intentions are...I mean every media hack in the land,supporters from other club`s,everybody was congratulating Saints on being a model of how a modern EPL club should be run...if it aint broke dont fix it .but I hold all my judgements until this time next year
Cortese walked....he was not pushed.

It is KL's trainset...and she clearly wanted some input as to how it was being run.

I too will hold judgement...as all fans should. For now I am just happy that all the media meltdown hype has been put to bed. All the right messages are coming out of the Club right now.
[quote][p][bold]damoose[/bold] wrote: Nobody seems to mention that the last time she took control over one of her companies,it crashed and burned I`m extremely nervous about what her real intentions are...I mean every media hack in the land,supporters from other club`s,everybody was congratulating Saints on being a model of how a modern EPL club should be run...if it aint broke dont fix it .but I hold all my judgements until this time next year[/p][/quote]Cortese walked....he was not pushed. It is KL's trainset...and she clearly wanted some input as to how it was being run. I too will hold judgement...as all fans should. For now I am just happy that all the media meltdown hype has been put to bed. All the right messages are coming out of the Club right now. Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 4

7:57pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Invidia wrote:
I don't know about an Osprey, more like an Osterich me thinks.


Oh I forgot Lol
Please tell me that was deliberate spelling mistake?
[quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: I don't know about an Osprey, more like an Osterich me thinks. Oh I forgot Lol[/p][/quote]Please tell me that was deliberate spelling mistake? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

8:08pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Invidia says...

Quote by Angus my coat up "Ha ha ha.Yeah!
she aint got a scooby at what she's doing. Poor girl's down to her last few Billion...... what on earth is she playing at.

I remember NC selling the "Southampton Way" to ML who bought the club on the understanding that NC would be CEO. I would hazard a guess this was against the wishes of ML 's advisors but you don't argue or question a man who's dicisions made billions and remember it was ML not Kl who made the money, Maybe if KL listens to her advisors they would say that Nc should not have autonomy over the football club and that she should run the club through a board of directors, who knows it is all speculation all will be revealed one day and possibly at the end of this season
Quote by Angus my coat up "Ha ha ha.Yeah! she aint got a scooby at what she's doing. Poor girl's down to her last few Billion...... what on earth is she playing at. I remember NC selling the "Southampton Way" to ML who bought the club on the understanding that NC would be CEO. I would hazard a guess this was against the wishes of ML 's advisors but you don't argue or question a man who's dicisions made billions and remember it was ML not Kl who made the money, Maybe if KL listens to her advisors they would say that Nc should not have autonomy over the football club and that she should run the club through a board of directors, who knows it is all speculation all will be revealed one day and possibly at the end of this season Invidia
  • Score: -3

8:14pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Invidia wrote:
Quote by Angus my coat up "Ha ha ha.Yeah!
she aint got a scooby at what she's doing. Poor girl's down to her last few Billion...... what on earth is she playing at.

I remember NC selling the "Southampton Way" to ML who bought the club on the understanding that NC would be CEO. I would hazard a guess this was against the wishes of ML 's advisors but you don't argue or question a man who's dicisions made billions and remember it was ML not Kl who made the money, Maybe if KL listens to her advisors they would say that Nc should not have autonomy over the football club and that she should run the club through a board of directors, who knows it is all speculation all will be revealed one day and possibly at the end of this season
In our parlous state, what is your prediction for our final position at the end of the season. Anything you say will be taken down and a reminder posted after the final game. No pressure, it is pureley based on speculation, you cannot possibly know what will happen, just an educated guess will do.
[quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: Quote by Angus my coat up "Ha ha ha.Yeah! she aint got a scooby at what she's doing. Poor girl's down to her last few Billion...... what on earth is she playing at. I remember NC selling the "Southampton Way" to ML who bought the club on the understanding that NC would be CEO. I would hazard a guess this was against the wishes of ML 's advisors but you don't argue or question a man who's dicisions made billions and remember it was ML not Kl who made the money, Maybe if KL listens to her advisors they would say that Nc should not have autonomy over the football club and that she should run the club through a board of directors, who knows it is all speculation all will be revealed one day and possibly at the end of this season[/p][/quote]In our parlous state, what is your prediction for our final position at the end of the season. Anything you say will be taken down and a reminder posted after the final game. No pressure, it is pureley based on speculation, you cannot possibly know what will happen, just an educated guess will do. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

8:27pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Invidia says...

Who suggested that we are in perilous state
Who suggested that we are in perilous state Invidia
  • Score: 0

8:37pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Clausentum Saint says...

seven777. wrote:
I don’t give a fu@k who runs the bakery as long as the sausage rolls are good.
Good Bakeries are about good bread, where does the sausage come in?
[quote][p][bold]seven777.[/bold] wrote: I don’t give a fu@k who runs the bakery as long as the sausage rolls are good.[/p][/quote]Good Bakeries are about good bread, where does the sausage come in? Clausentum Saint
  • Score: 0

8:51pm Wed 22 Jan 14

seven777. says...

Clausentum Saint wrote:
seven777. wrote:
I don’t give a fu@k who runs the bakery as long as the sausage rolls are good.
Good Bakeries are about good bread, where does the sausage come in?
Who said anything about good bakeries? Have you been in a average high street bakery that doesn’t sell sausage rolls these days?
[quote][p][bold]Clausentum Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seven777.[/bold] wrote: I don’t give a fu@k who runs the bakery as long as the sausage rolls are good.[/p][/quote]Good Bakeries are about good bread, where does the sausage come in?[/p][/quote]Who said anything about good bakeries? Have you been in a average high street bakery that doesn’t sell sausage rolls these days? seven777.
  • Score: 0

8:59pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Invidia wrote:
Who suggested that we are in perilous state
Not me, must have been someone else.
[quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: Who suggested that we are in perilous state[/p][/quote]Not me, must have been someone else. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

10:22pm Wed 22 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

well it looks like wellbads a cert for a pen if needed in brazil! true class.
well it looks like wellbads a cert for a pen if needed in brazil! true class. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 1

10:27pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Sweet taste, Black Cats lick Manure on Pens.
Sweet taste, Black Cats lick Manure on Pens. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

10:49pm Wed 22 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Sweet taste, Black Cats lick Manure on Pens.
memories of the great FA cup replay victory up their, in 92 I think, when gigs was doing keepy ups on the way to take his pen. only to see flowers running the length of the pitch afterwards. happy days.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Sweet taste, Black Cats lick Manure on Pens.[/p][/quote]memories of the great FA cup replay victory up their, in 92 I think, when gigs was doing keepy ups on the way to take his pen. only to see flowers running the length of the pitch afterwards. happy days. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 3

10:50pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Santa Retfordia says...

If only there was an Englishman who was absolutely sh1t hot at penalties. I think we might need one for Brazil.
If only there was an Englishman who was absolutely sh1t hot at penalties. I think we might need one for Brazil. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 3

10:51pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Arse
Arse Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 0

10:54pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Sweet taste, Black Cats lick Manure on Pens.
memories of the great FA cup replay victory up their, in 92 I think, when gigs was doing keepy ups on the way to take his pen. only to see flowers running the length of the pitch afterwards. happy days.
I was there. Think we went 2-0 up, Shearer, Schmeichel having a mare, then 2-2 and hanging on. Then the win on pens. Not sure about the facts as I stayed over and got very very drunk.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Sweet taste, Black Cats lick Manure on Pens.[/p][/quote]memories of the great FA cup replay victory up their, in 92 I think, when gigs was doing keepy ups on the way to take his pen. only to see flowers running the length of the pitch afterwards. happy days.[/p][/quote]I was there. Think we went 2-0 up, Shearer, Schmeichel having a mare, then 2-2 and hanging on. Then the win on pens. Not sure about the facts as I stayed over and got very very drunk. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 0

10:58pm Wed 22 Jan 14

DisplacedFan says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Confucious wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director!
Yes - top blokes accountants. Mine is invaluable.

He always tells me what to do with my money immediately after I've done something else with it - and then he solves the problem I didn't know I had in a way I don't understand.

I think one day he will have a loophole named after him.
I had a mate at school who, later in life, turned out to be an accountant in the City. I should have guessed when he looked at me and Jack and said, 'You four are my six best mates. Why don't the eight of us form a gang and call ourselves the Twelve Angry Men?'
or the Dirty Dozen?
Or the three stooges
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director![/p][/quote]Yes - top blokes accountants. Mine is invaluable. He always tells me what to do with my money immediately after I've done something else with it - and then he solves the problem I didn't know I had in a way I don't understand. I think one day he will have a loophole named after him.[/p][/quote]I had a mate at school who, later in life, turned out to be an accountant in the City. I should have guessed when he looked at me and Jack and said, 'You four are my six best mates. Why don't the eight of us form a gang and call ourselves the Twelve Angry Men?'[/p][/quote]or the Dirty Dozen?[/p][/quote]Or the three stooges DisplacedFan
  • Score: 0

11:11pm Wed 22 Jan 14

justaSaintsfan says...

montecristosaint wrote:
Poole Tom wrote:
Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?
what Saints need now above all else is STABILITY and I am sorr much as I want to support Katharina Liebherr I have reservations on a number of counts. I do not doubt here sincerity, but I question her lack of experience. So far we have seen an Austrian agent appointed to the board then removed one day later, a hockey coach who claims to be an expert on motivational skills also announced as director in waiting but not until after he completes current commitments elsewhere, now we are informed that an INTERIM CEO is appointed from within the Saints set up. I can understand why as it might be difficult to find anyone to take on such a role on a provisional basis from outside, the question is why? If she means what she says and has no plans to sell, why is this an interim appointment. it raises as many questions as it answers, and I dont like it at all. The press will go wild once they realize the implications. Even if she had settled on a n interim appointment the last thing you do is call it that. Its none of anybody s business what Liebherr decides to do she needs to keep cards close to chest in future. It just sends out all the wrong signals Im afraid.
A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO KATHARINA LIEBHERR:
Thank you, Katharina! I have been a Saints fan my whole life. There has been more, regular communication from you to we fans in only one week than from anyone else on behalf of the Club in any one week period in living memory! You are continuing to win the trust and respect of Saints supporters throughout the world by keeping us informed, completely unlike Nicola Cortese! He was efficient, of course, but I believe his leadership sadly lacked in its communication to fans, both through the Saints website and local and national media.

Your dear father, Markus, endeared himself to Saints fans by becoming one of us, as well as being owner of the Club for too little time. Like almost all of we fans, I have the happiest possible memories of Markus at the JPT cup final, wearing his Saints scarf and with the biggest smile on his face, taking photographs with his compact camera, exactly like so many other Saints fans.

Thank you for continuing the legacy of Markus for the last few years, at a time when you were obviously mourning his passing. So many Saints fans, including myself, felt genuine grief and sadness that we did not 'know' Markus for much, much longer. I hope your own, personal involvement with Southampton Football Club will continue for many, many years, not only because you are the daughter of Markus, but also because you have already been a very good owner for quite a while.

I believe that the Club is safe in your hands and that whatever the future may hold, you will do your best for its secure future. You obviously care very much, which is a large part of what a fan such as I might ask of you.

Most Saints fans would love the opportunity to welcome you to St. Mary's Stadium, so I hope you will consider going to a home match. This would mean so much to we supporters.

Thank you again and Up The Saints!!!
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Poole Tom[/bold] wrote: Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?[/p][/quote]what Saints need now above all else is STABILITY and I am sorr much as I want to support Katharina Liebherr I have reservations on a number of counts. I do not doubt here sincerity, but I question her lack of experience. So far we have seen an Austrian agent appointed to the board then removed one day later, a hockey coach who claims to be an expert on motivational skills also announced as director in waiting but not until after he completes current commitments elsewhere, now we are informed that an INTERIM CEO is appointed from within the Saints set up. I can understand why as it might be difficult to find anyone to take on such a role on a provisional basis from outside, the question is why? If she means what she says and has no plans to sell, why is this an interim appointment. it raises as many questions as it answers, and I dont like it at all. The press will go wild once they realize the implications. Even if she had settled on a n interim appointment the last thing you do is call it that. Its none of anybody s business what Liebherr decides to do she needs to keep cards close to chest in future. It just sends out all the wrong signals Im afraid.[/p][/quote]A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO KATHARINA LIEBHERR: Thank you, Katharina! I have been a Saints fan my whole life. There has been more, regular communication from you to we fans in only one week than from anyone else on behalf of the Club in any one week period in living memory! You are continuing to win the trust and respect of Saints supporters throughout the world by keeping us informed, completely unlike Nicola Cortese! He was efficient, of course, but I believe his leadership sadly lacked in its communication to fans, both through the Saints website and local and national media. Your dear father, Markus, endeared himself to Saints fans by becoming one of us, as well as being owner of the Club for too little time. Like almost all of we fans, I have the happiest possible memories of Markus at the JPT cup final, wearing his Saints scarf and with the biggest smile on his face, taking photographs with his compact camera, exactly like so many other Saints fans. Thank you for continuing the legacy of Markus for the last few years, at a time when you were obviously mourning his passing. So many Saints fans, including myself, felt genuine grief and sadness that we did not 'know' Markus for much, much longer. I hope your own, personal involvement with Southampton Football Club will continue for many, many years, not only because you are the daughter of Markus, but also because you have already been a very good owner for quite a while. I believe that the Club is safe in your hands and that whatever the future may hold, you will do your best for its secure future. You obviously care very much, which is a large part of what a fan such as I might ask of you. Most Saints fans would love the opportunity to welcome you to St. Mary's Stadium, so I hope you will consider going to a home match. This would mean so much to we supporters. Thank you again and Up The Saints!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 11

11:15pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Confucious wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director!
Yes - top blokes accountants. Mine is invaluable.

He always tells me what to do with my money immediately after I've done something else with it - and then he solves the problem I didn't know I had in a way I don't understand.

I think one day he will have a loophole named after him.
I had a mate at school who, later in life, turned out to be an accountant in the City. I should have guessed when he looked at me and Jack and said, 'You four are my six best mates. Why don't the eight of us form a gang and call ourselves the Twelve Angry Men?'
or the Dirty Dozen?
Or the three stooges
Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk.
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Well, well….and he will have learnt a thing or two plus as anyone who has run a reasonable sized company will tell you the most powerful person in the company IS the finance director![/p][/quote]Yes - top blokes accountants. Mine is invaluable. He always tells me what to do with my money immediately after I've done something else with it - and then he solves the problem I didn't know I had in a way I don't understand. I think one day he will have a loophole named after him.[/p][/quote]I had a mate at school who, later in life, turned out to be an accountant in the City. I should have guessed when he looked at me and Jack and said, 'You four are my six best mates. Why don't the eight of us form a gang and call ourselves the Twelve Angry Men?'[/p][/quote]or the Dirty Dozen?[/p][/quote]Or the three stooges[/p][/quote]Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

11:17pm Wed 22 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Sweet taste, Black Cats lick Manure on Pens.
memories of the great FA cup replay victory up their, in 92 I think, when gigs was doing keepy ups on the way to take his pen. only to see flowers running the length of the pitch afterwards. happy days.
I was there. Think we went 2-0 up, Shearer, Schmeichel having a mare, then 2-2 and hanging on. Then the win on pens. Not sure about the facts as I stayed over and got very very drunk.
I think stuart gray got 1 and kanchelskis (not sure I spelt that right) got 1 for them, not sure on the other. I do remember we had letiss as last taker but he wasn't needed.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Sweet taste, Black Cats lick Manure on Pens.[/p][/quote]memories of the great FA cup replay victory up their, in 92 I think, when gigs was doing keepy ups on the way to take his pen. only to see flowers running the length of the pitch afterwards. happy days.[/p][/quote]I was there. Think we went 2-0 up, Shearer, Schmeichel having a mare, then 2-2 and hanging on. Then the win on pens. Not sure about the facts as I stayed over and got very very drunk.[/p][/quote]I think stuart gray got 1 and kanchelskis (not sure I spelt that right) got 1 for them, not sure on the other. I do remember we had letiss as last taker but he wasn't needed. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 0

11:21pm Wed 22 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Arse
Yup.19:45 on Tuesday.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Arse[/p][/quote]Yup.19:45 on Tuesday. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

12:53am Thu 23 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

apparently gus poyet has said they would like the good dressing rooms at Wembley because the others are a right DUMP.
apparently gus poyet has said they would like the good dressing rooms at Wembley because the others are a right DUMP. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 0

3:02am Thu 23 Jan 14

st1halo says...

Can I nickname him Buck?

STID
Can I nickname him Buck? STID st1halo
  • Score: 0

3:06am Thu 23 Jan 14

st1halo says...

Clausentum Saint wrote:
seven777. wrote:
I don’t give a fu@k who runs the bakery as long as the sausage rolls are good.
Good Bakeries are about good bread, where does the sausage come in?
Certainly not in my buns!
[quote][p][bold]Clausentum Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seven777.[/bold] wrote: I don’t give a fu@k who runs the bakery as long as the sausage rolls are good.[/p][/quote]Good Bakeries are about good bread, where does the sausage come in?[/p][/quote]Certainly not in my buns! st1halo
  • Score: 1

4:17am Thu 23 Jan 14

Sammy2sheds says...

We have just replaced the don for a dong.
You can't polish a turd,only time will show us what a big loss Nicola was
We have just replaced the don for a dong. You can't polish a turd,only time will show us what a big loss Nicola was Sammy2sheds
  • Score: -5

5:33am Thu 23 Jan 14

White and red till dead says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
montecristosaint wrote:
Poole Tom wrote:
Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?
what Saints need now above all else is STABILITY and I am sorr much as I want to support Katharina Liebherr I have reservations on a number of counts. I do not doubt here sincerity, but I question her lack of experience. So far we have seen an Austrian agent appointed to the board then removed one day later, a hockey coach who claims to be an expert on motivational skills also announced as director in waiting but not until after he completes current commitments elsewhere, now we are informed that an INTERIM CEO is appointed from within the Saints set up. I can understand why as it might be difficult to find anyone to take on such a role on a provisional basis from outside, the question is why? If she means what she says and has no plans to sell, why is this an interim appointment. it raises as many questions as it answers, and I dont like it at all. The press will go wild once they realize the implications. Even if she had settled on a n interim appointment the last thing you do is call it that. Its none of anybody s business what Liebherr decides to do she needs to keep cards close to chest in future. It just sends out all the wrong signals Im afraid.
A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO KATHARINA LIEBHERR:
Thank you, Katharina! I have been a Saints fan my whole life. There has been more, regular communication from you to we fans in only one week than from anyone else on behalf of the Club in any one week period in living memory! You are continuing to win the trust and respect of Saints supporters throughout the world by keeping us informed, completely unlike Nicola Cortese! He was efficient, of course, but I believe his leadership sadly lacked in its communication to fans, both through the Saints website and local and national media.

Your dear father, Markus, endeared himself to Saints fans by becoming one of us, as well as being owner of the Club for too little time. Like almost all of we fans, I have the happiest possible memories of Markus at the JPT cup final, wearing his Saints scarf and with the biggest smile on his face, taking photographs with his compact camera, exactly like so many other Saints fans.

Thank you for continuing the legacy of Markus for the last few years, at a time when you were obviously mourning his passing. So many Saints fans, including myself, felt genuine grief and sadness that we did not 'know' Markus for much, much longer. I hope your own, personal involvement with Southampton Football Club will continue for many, many years, not only because you are the daughter of Markus, but also because you have already been a very good owner for quite a while.

I believe that the Club is safe in your hands and that whatever the future may hold, you will do your best for its secure future. You obviously care very much, which is a large part of what a fan such as I might ask of you.

Most Saints fans would love the opportunity to welcome you to St. Mary's Stadium, so I hope you will consider going to a home match. This would mean so much to we supporters.

Thank you again and Up The Saints!!!
@ justaSaintsfan - best post on here for quite a while. Well said.
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Poole Tom[/bold] wrote: Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?[/p][/quote]what Saints need now above all else is STABILITY and I am sorr much as I want to support Katharina Liebherr I have reservations on a number of counts. I do not doubt here sincerity, but I question her lack of experience. So far we have seen an Austrian agent appointed to the board then removed one day later, a hockey coach who claims to be an expert on motivational skills also announced as director in waiting but not until after he completes current commitments elsewhere, now we are informed that an INTERIM CEO is appointed from within the Saints set up. I can understand why as it might be difficult to find anyone to take on such a role on a provisional basis from outside, the question is why? If she means what she says and has no plans to sell, why is this an interim appointment. it raises as many questions as it answers, and I dont like it at all. The press will go wild once they realize the implications. Even if she had settled on a n interim appointment the last thing you do is call it that. Its none of anybody s business what Liebherr decides to do she needs to keep cards close to chest in future. It just sends out all the wrong signals Im afraid.[/p][/quote]A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO KATHARINA LIEBHERR: Thank you, Katharina! I have been a Saints fan my whole life. There has been more, regular communication from you to we fans in only one week than from anyone else on behalf of the Club in any one week period in living memory! You are continuing to win the trust and respect of Saints supporters throughout the world by keeping us informed, completely unlike Nicola Cortese! He was efficient, of course, but I believe his leadership sadly lacked in its communication to fans, both through the Saints website and local and national media. Your dear father, Markus, endeared himself to Saints fans by becoming one of us, as well as being owner of the Club for too little time. Like almost all of we fans, I have the happiest possible memories of Markus at the JPT cup final, wearing his Saints scarf and with the biggest smile on his face, taking photographs with his compact camera, exactly like so many other Saints fans. Thank you for continuing the legacy of Markus for the last few years, at a time when you were obviously mourning his passing. So many Saints fans, including myself, felt genuine grief and sadness that we did not 'know' Markus for much, much longer. I hope your own, personal involvement with Southampton Football Club will continue for many, many years, not only because you are the daughter of Markus, but also because you have already been a very good owner for quite a while. I believe that the Club is safe in your hands and that whatever the future may hold, you will do your best for its secure future. You obviously care very much, which is a large part of what a fan such as I might ask of you. Most Saints fans would love the opportunity to welcome you to St. Mary's Stadium, so I hope you will consider going to a home match. This would mean so much to we supporters. Thank you again and Up The Saints!!![/p][/quote]@ justaSaintsfan - best post on here for quite a while. Well said. White and red till dead
  • Score: 0

9:34am Thu 23 Jan 14

andy newbury says...

totally endorse @justaSaintsfan post, and I as a saints fan since 1961 would say it would be great to see you at a game sometime in the future and you may even get to like as much as your father did, thank you the liebherr family for saving our club and look foreword to perhaps seeing you at a game in the future
totally endorse @justaSaintsfan post, and I as a saints fan since 1961 would say it would be great to see you at a game sometime in the future and you may even get to like as much as your father did, thank you the liebherr family for saving our club and look foreword to perhaps seeing you at a game in the future andy newbury
  • Score: 2

2:30pm Thu 23 Jan 14

lowe esteem says...

Invidia wrote:
Montecristo I could not agree more with your post I have had bad vibes since NC has gone and nothing I have read so far calms my thoughts or gives me an insight as where we are heading as a football club
Now, where's 'In Cortese we Trust', and we've a Hat Trick?
Come on boys, get onside soon.
[quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: Montecristo I could not agree more with your post I have had bad vibes since NC has gone and nothing I have read so far calms my thoughts or gives me an insight as where we are heading as a football club[/p][/quote]Now, where's 'In Cortese we Trust', and we've a Hat Trick? Come on boys, get onside soon. lowe esteem
  • Score: 0

3:35pm Thu 23 Jan 14

justaSaintsfan says...

White and red till dead wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
montecristosaint wrote:
Poole Tom wrote:
Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?
what Saints need now above all else is STABILITY and I am sorr much as I want to support Katharina Liebherr I have reservations on a number of counts. I do not doubt here sincerity, but I question her lack of experience. So far we have seen an Austrian agent appointed to the board then removed one day later, a hockey coach who claims to be an expert on motivational skills also announced as director in waiting but not until after he completes current commitments elsewhere, now we are informed that an INTERIM CEO is appointed from within the Saints set up. I can understand why as it might be difficult to find anyone to take on such a role on a provisional basis from outside, the question is why? If she means what she says and has no plans to sell, why is this an interim appointment. it raises as many questions as it answers, and I dont like it at all. The press will go wild once they realize the implications. Even if she had settled on a n interim appointment the last thing you do is call it that. Its none of anybody s business what Liebherr decides to do she needs to keep cards close to chest in future. It just sends out all the wrong signals Im afraid.
A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO KATHARINA LIEBHERR:
Thank you, Katharina! I have been a Saints fan my whole life. There has been more, regular communication from you to we fans in only one week than from anyone else on behalf of the Club in any one week period in living memory! You are continuing to win the trust and respect of Saints supporters throughout the world by keeping us informed, completely unlike Nicola Cortese! He was efficient, of course, but I believe his leadership sadly lacked in its communication to fans, both through the Saints website and local and national media.

Your dear father, Markus, endeared himself to Saints fans by becoming one of us, as well as being owner of the Club for too little time. Like almost all of we fans, I have the happiest possible memories of Markus at the JPT cup final, wearing his Saints scarf and with the biggest smile on his face, taking photographs with his compact camera, exactly like so many other Saints fans.

Thank you for continuing the legacy of Markus for the last few years, at a time when you were obviously mourning his passing. So many Saints fans, including myself, felt genuine grief and sadness that we did not 'know' Markus for much, much longer. I hope your own, personal involvement with Southampton Football Club will continue for many, many years, not only because you are the daughter of Markus, but also because you have already been a very good owner for quite a while.

I believe that the Club is safe in your hands and that whatever the future may hold, you will do your best for its secure future. You obviously care very much, which is a large part of what a fan such as I might ask of you.

Most Saints fans would love the opportunity to welcome you to St. Mary's Stadium, so I hope you will consider going to a home match. This would mean so much to we supporters.

Thank you again and Up The Saints!!!
@ justaSaintsfan - best post on here for quite a while. Well said.
@ White and red till dead - Thank you for your kind words. I like your name because it sums up how all true fans feel about Saints!
[quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Poole Tom[/bold] wrote: Is it just me or has anyone else who regularly reads and contributes to this site thought to themselves over recent days what a totally impossible job it is to keep us football fans contented? Not long ago most people thought NC was the bees knees and they were therefore gutted to see him go, me included. Then there was the temporary euphoria of some when they thought the club might be bought by the 128th richest man in the world, so much so that some had apparently gloated about it on The News website. However when that turned out to be just paper talk others expressed their relief that we were not going to be owned by the Chinese after all, only for others to bemoan the fact that whilst they were relieved that Katharina was going to remain in control they were`nt so impressed with her apparent choice of CEO to replace NC due to his age etc, even though he comes from Totton and is apparently a lifelong Saints fan! Does`nt it just go to show that what ever happens at our beloved Saints it`s simply impossible to please all of the fan base all of the time?[/p][/quote]what Saints need now above all else is STABILITY and I am sorr much as I want to support Katharina Liebherr I have reservations on a number of counts. I do not doubt here sincerity, but I question her lack of experience. So far we have seen an Austrian agent appointed to the board then removed one day later, a hockey coach who claims to be an expert on motivational skills also announced as director in waiting but not until after he completes current commitments elsewhere, now we are informed that an INTERIM CEO is appointed from within the Saints set up. I can understand why as it might be difficult to find anyone to take on such a role on a provisional basis from outside, the question is why? If she means what she says and has no plans to sell, why is this an interim appointment. it raises as many questions as it answers, and I dont like it at all. The press will go wild once they realize the implications. Even if she had settled on a n interim appointment the last thing you do is call it that. Its none of anybody s business what Liebherr decides to do she needs to keep cards close to chest in future. It just sends out all the wrong signals Im afraid.[/p][/quote]A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO KATHARINA LIEBHERR: Thank you, Katharina! I have been a Saints fan my whole life. There has been more, regular communication from you to we fans in only one week than from anyone else on behalf of the Club in any one week period in living memory! You are continuing to win the trust and respect of Saints supporters throughout the world by keeping us informed, completely unlike Nicola Cortese! He was efficient, of course, but I believe his leadership sadly lacked in its communication to fans, both through the Saints website and local and national media. Your dear father, Markus, endeared himself to Saints fans by becoming one of us, as well as being owner of the Club for too little time. Like almost all of we fans, I have the happiest possible memories of Markus at the JPT cup final, wearing his Saints scarf and with the biggest smile on his face, taking photographs with his compact camera, exactly like so many other Saints fans. Thank you for continuing the legacy of Markus for the last few years, at a time when you were obviously mourning his passing. So many Saints fans, including myself, felt genuine grief and sadness that we did not 'know' Markus for much, much longer. I hope your own, personal involvement with Southampton Football Club will continue for many, many years, not only because you are the daughter of Markus, but also because you have already been a very good owner for quite a while. I believe that the Club is safe in your hands and that whatever the future may hold, you will do your best for its secure future. You obviously care very much, which is a large part of what a fan such as I might ask of you. Most Saints fans would love the opportunity to welcome you to St. Mary's Stadium, so I hope you will consider going to a home match. This would mean so much to we supporters. Thank you again and Up The Saints!!![/p][/quote]@ justaSaintsfan - best post on here for quite a while. Well said.[/p][/quote]@ White and red till dead - Thank you for your kind words. I like your name because it sums up how all true fans feel about Saints! justaSaintsfan
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