Former Brighton manager Oscar Garcia among early list of candidates to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton

Oscar Garcia

Oscar Garcia

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Former Brighton manager Oscar Garcia is believed to have been sounded out about the vacant Saints job.

An initial check on the Spaniard is understood to have taken place, although no serious approach has been made as yet.

It is something that Saints will no doubt be doing with a large number of people, as they sound out interest and availability of possible replacements for Mauricio Pochettino, after he resigned to join Spurs this week.

As revealed by chairman Ralph Krueger yesterday, Saints have started the process of searching for a new boss by putting together a prospective long list of names.

That will be whittled down over the coming days.

Garcia is one of many people thought to be on that initial list, and it is understood the 41-year-old would have an interest in the job, although he is believed to have other opportunities too, with Celtic one club rumoured to be interested after the departure of Neil Lennnon.

Garcia joined Brighton last summer, but left his post this month after the club lost to Derby in the Championship play-off semi-finals.

Former Basel manager Murat Yakin and Feyenoord coach Ronald Koeman are the early favourites with the bookies for the Saints job.

Yakin has already declared an interest in the position, while Koeman would be open to a switch to England.

Michael Laudrup, who was dismissed by Swansea in February, but who delivered a Capital One Cup trophy success and who won plaudits for his style of play with the Welsh club, is also high on the list of favourites.

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12:22pm Thu 29 May 14

shirley-bill says...

NO NO NO .
NO NO NO . shirley-bill
  • Score: 54

12:25pm Thu 29 May 14

loosehead says...

It wasn't to long ago this guy was saying he'd like MOPO's job? was he trying to tell us something?
It wasn't to long ago this guy was saying he'd like MOPO's job? was he trying to tell us something? loosehead
  • Score: 9

12:27pm Thu 29 May 14

Hedge End Massif says...

Please God No !!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Please God No !!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Hedge End Massif
  • Score: 44

12:29pm Thu 29 May 14

bullsbags says...

Wow I'm overcome NOT
IF THIS IS A SIGN OF THE BOARDS AMBITION WE ARE STUFFED
Wow I'm overcome NOT IF THIS IS A SIGN OF THE BOARDS AMBITION WE ARE STUFFED bullsbags
  • Score: 45

12:34pm Thu 29 May 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

This will tell the FULL STORY of S.F.C. ambition. NO NO NO NO NO and that is a N O
This will tell the FULL STORY of S.F.C. ambition. NO NO NO NO NO and that is a N O SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 39

12:41pm Thu 29 May 14

legod7 says...

Why all the negatives. No one had heard of MP whe he took over
Why all the negatives. No one had heard of MP whe he took over legod7
  • Score: 12

12:43pm Thu 29 May 14

saintjak says...

Oh dear
Oh dear saintjak
  • Score: 18

12:51pm Thu 29 May 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Yakin has declared an interest.... Source please.....
Yakin has declared an interest.... Source please..... BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 21

12:51pm Thu 29 May 14

jls217 says...

legod7 wrote:
Why all the negatives. No one had heard of MP whe he took over
Nobody has heard of me either but that doesn't make me a candidate unless you want the bins emptied in the offices.

This is not the medium to high profile, progressive, energetic young manager I had in mind. If the board want him then I have no choice but to accept their wisdom but I will have an uneasy feeling for most of the season. If we could find one with the above attributes and a player or two to bring with - it would see me a very happy little scummer indeed.
[quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: Why all the negatives. No one had heard of MP whe he took over[/p][/quote]Nobody has heard of me either but that doesn't make me a candidate unless you want the bins emptied in the offices. This is not the medium to high profile, progressive, energetic young manager I had in mind. If the board want him then I have no choice but to accept their wisdom but I will have an uneasy feeling for most of the season. If we could find one with the above attributes and a player or two to bring with - it would see me a very happy little scummer indeed. jls217
  • Score: 4

12:52pm Thu 29 May 14

Saltdean Resident says...

Please god NO. I'm a Saints fan living in Brighton and share an office with 2 guys who went to all the home games last season, the amount of times they cam back saying OG was clueless and offered the team no attacking guile. Yes they passed the ball around nicely, but most of their possesion was in their half, very few direct shots on goal. Please dont, nothing like the way we've been playing. He fell on his sword before he got the boot.
Please god NO. I'm a Saints fan living in Brighton and share an office with 2 guys who went to all the home games last season, the amount of times they cam back saying OG was clueless and offered the team no attacking guile. Yes they passed the ball around nicely, but most of their possesion was in their half, very few direct shots on goal. Please dont, nothing like the way we've been playing. He fell on his sword before he got the boot. Saltdean Resident
  • Score: 31

12:57pm Thu 29 May 14

Invidia says...

Here we go again DE trying to stir up the fans again, we will have all sorts of obscure names put forward by the DE to get maximum comments on here and we all know why as I have said before the DE writers are the biggest WUM's on this site
Here we go again DE trying to stir up the fans again, we will have all sorts of obscure names put forward by the DE to get maximum comments on here and we all know why as I have said before the DE writers are the biggest WUM's on this site Invidia
  • Score: 19

12:57pm Thu 29 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

Let's not react to every rumour.
Let's not react to every rumour. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 11

1:00pm Thu 29 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

Tuesday's betting with Paddy Power;
M Yakin 3/1
R Koeman 4/1
G Poyet 11/2
M Mackay 15/2
S Mc Claren 8/1
R Benitez 8/1
E Howe, M Laudrup 9/1
P Clement 10/1
N Lennon 12/1
AVB , Sherwood, Hoddle, Garcia 16/1
D Moyes 18/1
D Petrescu 20/1

A Awford No thanks he's sh!t / 1

Wednesday's latest betting on Paddy Power
R Koeman 3/1
M Yakin 7/2
M Laudrup 7/1
G Poyet 9/1
M Mackay 10/1
S Mc Claren 10/1
R Diaz 10/1
R Di Matteo 12/1
N Lennon 12/1
E Howe 16/1
P Clement 16/1
D Moyes 16/1
A Villas-Boas 20/1
G Hoddle 20/1
R Benitez 20/1

A Awford No thanks he's still incredibly sh!t / 1

Todays latest betting on Paddy Power

R Koeman 4/1
M Yakin 4/1
M Laudrup 5/1
N Lennon 7/1
D Moyes 10/1
M Mackay 10/1
O Garcia 14/1
S Mc Claren 14/1
R Diaz 14/1
R Di Matteo 14/1
E Howe 16/1
M Mackay 17/1
P Clement 20/1
A Villas-Boas 25/1
G Hoddle 25/1
R Benitez 25/1

A Awford No thanks he's still incredibly sh!t and still manager of an incredibly sh1t League 2 rabble / 1

COYR FOADP
Tuesday's betting with Paddy Power; M Yakin 3/1 R Koeman 4/1 G Poyet 11/2 M Mackay 15/2 S Mc Claren 8/1 R Benitez 8/1 E Howe, M Laudrup 9/1 P Clement 10/1 N Lennon 12/1 AVB , Sherwood, Hoddle, Garcia 16/1 D Moyes 18/1 D Petrescu 20/1 A Awford No thanks he's sh!t / 1 Wednesday's latest betting on Paddy Power R Koeman 3/1 M Yakin 7/2 M Laudrup 7/1 G Poyet 9/1 M Mackay 10/1 S Mc Claren 10/1 R Diaz 10/1 R Di Matteo 12/1 N Lennon 12/1 E Howe 16/1 P Clement 16/1 D Moyes 16/1 A Villas-Boas 20/1 G Hoddle 20/1 R Benitez 20/1 A Awford No thanks he's still incredibly sh!t / 1 Todays latest betting on Paddy Power R Koeman 4/1 M Yakin 4/1 M Laudrup 5/1 N Lennon 7/1 D Moyes 10/1 M Mackay 10/1 O Garcia 14/1 S Mc Claren 14/1 R Diaz 14/1 R Di Matteo 14/1 E Howe 16/1 M Mackay 17/1 P Clement 20/1 A Villas-Boas 25/1 G Hoddle 25/1 R Benitez 25/1 A Awford No thanks he's still incredibly sh!t and still manager of an incredibly sh1t League 2 rabble / 1 COYR FOADP J7junctionseven
  • Score: 8

1:01pm Thu 29 May 14

Spudgun368 says...

Not the way forward..... Benitez would be better and a proven track record to boot ....
Not the way forward..... Benitez would be better and a proven track record to boot .... Spudgun368
  • Score: 14

1:03pm Thu 29 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

Laudrup's and Moye's odds seem to be shortening??
Laudrup's and Moye's odds seem to be shortening?? J7junctionseven
  • Score: 4

1:07pm Thu 29 May 14

03alpe01 says...

Someone better than him please!
Someone better than him please! 03alpe01
  • Score: 7

1:16pm Thu 29 May 14

Joy in Jerusalem says...

Are you serious?! I thought we were supposed to be "aiming for Europe"!
Are you serious?! I thought we were supposed to be "aiming for Europe"! Joy in Jerusalem
  • Score: 8

1:16pm Thu 29 May 14

Rational Saint says...

If top managers from all over Europe include this chap, then I'm afraid Mr Krueger may be telling a few fibs!
If top managers from all over Europe include this chap, then I'm afraid Mr Krueger may be telling a few fibs! Rational Saint
  • Score: 9

1:18pm Thu 29 May 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Blimey talk about a negative reaction! Give the guy a break - no one around Europe was particularly enthusiastic about Pochettino before he came here.....

However, with all due respect to Garcia, I have to say he wasn't exactly on the list of managers I had in mind when I remember what RK said about the "highest quality managers in Europe."
Blimey talk about a negative reaction! Give the guy a break - no one around Europe was particularly enthusiastic about Pochettino before he came here..... However, with all due respect to Garcia, I have to say he wasn't exactly on the list of managers I had in mind when I remember what RK said about the "highest quality managers in Europe." Jan28th1984
  • Score: 6

1:19pm Thu 29 May 14

Outside of the Box says...

Only yesterday we were told many managers from all over Europe have been knocking on the door at SMS, I know Brighton is in Europe, please God not this mug.
Only yesterday we were told many managers from all over Europe have been knocking on the door at SMS, I know Brighton is in Europe, please God not this mug. Outside of the Box
  • Score: 9

1:22pm Thu 29 May 14

Jan28th1984 says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Tuesday's betting with Paddy Power;
M Yakin 3/1
R Koeman 4/1
G Poyet 11/2
M Mackay 15/2
S Mc Claren 8/1
R Benitez 8/1
E Howe, M Laudrup 9/1
P Clement 10/1
N Lennon 12/1
AVB , Sherwood, Hoddle, Garcia 16/1
D Moyes 18/1
D Petrescu 20/1

A Awford No thanks he's sh!t / 1

Wednesday's latest betting on Paddy Power
R Koeman 3/1
M Yakin 7/2
M Laudrup 7/1
G Poyet 9/1
M Mackay 10/1
S Mc Claren 10/1
R Diaz 10/1
R Di Matteo 12/1
N Lennon 12/1
E Howe 16/1
P Clement 16/1
D Moyes 16/1
A Villas-Boas 20/1
G Hoddle 20/1
R Benitez 20/1

A Awford No thanks he's still incredibly sh!t / 1

Todays latest betting on Paddy Power

R Koeman 4/1
M Yakin 4/1
M Laudrup 5/1
N Lennon 7/1
D Moyes 10/1
M Mackay 10/1
O Garcia 14/1
S Mc Claren 14/1
R Diaz 14/1
R Di Matteo 14/1
E Howe 16/1
M Mackay 17/1
P Clement 20/1
A Villas-Boas 25/1
G Hoddle 25/1
R Benitez 25/1

A Awford No thanks he's still incredibly sh!t and still manager of an incredibly sh1t League 2 rabble / 1

COYR FOADP
Interesting odds, especially from Paddy Power with Mackay at 10/1 AND 17/1.

Irish coffee break?
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Tuesday's betting with Paddy Power; M Yakin 3/1 R Koeman 4/1 G Poyet 11/2 M Mackay 15/2 S Mc Claren 8/1 R Benitez 8/1 E Howe, M Laudrup 9/1 P Clement 10/1 N Lennon 12/1 AVB , Sherwood, Hoddle, Garcia 16/1 D Moyes 18/1 D Petrescu 20/1 A Awford No thanks he's sh!t / 1 Wednesday's latest betting on Paddy Power R Koeman 3/1 M Yakin 7/2 M Laudrup 7/1 G Poyet 9/1 M Mackay 10/1 S Mc Claren 10/1 R Diaz 10/1 R Di Matteo 12/1 N Lennon 12/1 E Howe 16/1 P Clement 16/1 D Moyes 16/1 A Villas-Boas 20/1 G Hoddle 20/1 R Benitez 20/1 A Awford No thanks he's still incredibly sh!t / 1 Todays latest betting on Paddy Power R Koeman 4/1 M Yakin 4/1 M Laudrup 5/1 N Lennon 7/1 D Moyes 10/1 M Mackay 10/1 O Garcia 14/1 S Mc Claren 14/1 R Diaz 14/1 R Di Matteo 14/1 E Howe 16/1 M Mackay 17/1 P Clement 20/1 A Villas-Boas 25/1 G Hoddle 25/1 R Benitez 25/1 A Awford No thanks he's still incredibly sh!t and still manager of an incredibly sh1t League 2 rabble / 1 COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Interesting odds, especially from Paddy Power with Mackay at 10/1 AND 17/1. Irish coffee break? Jan28th1984
  • Score: 1

1:27pm Thu 29 May 14

CHARLIE TAYLOR says...

Invidia wrote:
Here we go again DE trying to stir up the fans again, we will have all sorts of obscure names put forward by the DE to get maximum comments on here and we all know why as I have said before the DE writers are the biggest WUM's on this site
so true !!
[quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: Here we go again DE trying to stir up the fans again, we will have all sorts of obscure names put forward by the DE to get maximum comments on here and we all know why as I have said before the DE writers are the biggest WUM's on this site[/p][/quote]so true !! CHARLIE TAYLOR
  • Score: 4

1:28pm Thu 29 May 14

SaintJD says...

legod7 wrote:
Why all the negatives. No one had heard of MP whe he took over
Yes, but I can't remember Mo Po failing to get his team past the Championship play off semis. They finished sixth - one point above Nigel Adkins, then he parted company with the club, meaning either he was sacked or walked out on a project after a year. Now hopefully you'll understand all the negatives. Doesn't mean it won't work at a different club, but frankly I don't get it. If he'd taken a club at the bottom of the league and transformed the playing style, giving them a highest ever finish, fine, but I'm not sure that's the case.
[quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: Why all the negatives. No one had heard of MP whe he took over[/p][/quote]Yes, but I can't remember Mo Po failing to get his team past the Championship play off semis. They finished sixth - one point above Nigel Adkins, then he parted company with the club, meaning either he was sacked or walked out on a project after a year. Now hopefully you'll understand all the negatives. Doesn't mean it won't work at a different club, but frankly I don't get it. If he'd taken a club at the bottom of the league and transformed the playing style, giving them a highest ever finish, fine, but I'm not sure that's the case. SaintJD
  • Score: 2

1:30pm Thu 29 May 14

bullsbags says...

Baring in mind that the board have zero experience of appointing a manager I wonder if any senior players have been consulted ie Adam SRL
IMO I think Adam and Luke are as good as gone but if we made the right appointment one or both might just stay
If they don't make the right appointment Adam and Luke might just be the tip of the iceberg and we could see half the team depart
Before anyone reminds me I know they are under contract but as we know the contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on from the clubs point of view
Baring in mind that the board have zero experience of appointing a manager I wonder if any senior players have been consulted ie Adam SRL IMO I think Adam and Luke are as good as gone but if we made the right appointment one or both might just stay If they don't make the right appointment Adam and Luke might just be the tip of the iceberg and we could see half the team depart Before anyone reminds me I know they are under contract but as we know the contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on from the clubs point of view bullsbags
  • Score: 1

1:30pm Thu 29 May 14

Les Miserables says...

So we have interest from "The top managerial talent from all over Europe" but we are "sounding out" the bloke who failed at Brighton!!!!

If that is a reflection of the boards ambition then no wonder Pochettino left!!
So we have interest from "The top managerial talent from all over Europe" but we are "sounding out" the bloke who failed at Brighton!!!! If that is a reflection of the boards ambition then no wonder Pochettino left!! Les Miserables
  • Score: 4

1:35pm Thu 29 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Laudrup's and Moye's odds seem to be shortening??
Why's there a picture of you at the top of the page? Have you applied?
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Laudrup's and Moye's odds seem to be shortening??[/p][/quote]Why's there a picture of you at the top of the page? Have you applied? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 2

1:36pm Thu 29 May 14

milton road says...

This is just the Ecjho surmissing because the guy has probably applied and so his details will be looked at. That is all it means he won't be Saints next manager please don't all go getting your Knickers in a twist. There are too many good managers around who want work.
This is the sort of Job Moyes would be interested in, he has over a decade of Premier experience worked on a low budget and built Everton sides that rarely lost.
Laudrop was a victim of the Europa league and the strains it put on a small Swansea squad. he plays the same sort of high press
Di Matteo was rather unlucky at Chelsea but after seeing the style of play in their European cup final win I would think he would suit Saints style.
Benitez is hardly likely to leave Napoli for Saints, unless he thinks he has something to prove to the premier league.
AVB lost his job because 11 players who were all new to each other took time to settle
Yakin to me is probably to inexperienced and a risk I would think.
Koeman has had a very mixed managerial career has a Championship win with PSV and few cups chucked in. he does have an average win statistic of 55.49% 20 percent up[ on MP. He has a wealth of European managerial experience and was an attacking International full back
Raneiri is also at the moment unemployed was a good maanager with Chelsea.
That would be my short list
This is just the Ecjho surmissing because the guy has probably applied and so his details will be looked at. That is all it means he won't be Saints next manager please don't all go getting your Knickers in a twist. There are too many good managers around who want work. This is the sort of Job Moyes would be interested in, he has over a decade of Premier experience worked on a low budget and built Everton sides that rarely lost. Laudrop was a victim of the Europa league and the strains it put on a small Swansea squad. he plays the same sort of high press Di Matteo was rather unlucky at Chelsea but after seeing the style of play in their European cup final win I would think he would suit Saints style. Benitez is hardly likely to leave Napoli for Saints, unless he thinks he has something to prove to the premier league. AVB lost his job because 11 players who were all new to each other took time to settle Yakin to me is probably to inexperienced and a risk I would think. Koeman has had a very mixed managerial career has a Championship win with PSV and few cups chucked in. he does have an average win statistic of 55.49% 20 percent up[ on MP. He has a wealth of European managerial experience and was an attacking International full back Raneiri is also at the moment unemployed was a good maanager with Chelsea. That would be my short list milton road
  • Score: 6

1:36pm Thu 29 May 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

Get Raffa, he has been successful wherever he has been
Get Raffa, he has been successful wherever he has been worried of n e hampshire
  • Score: 7

1:41pm Thu 29 May 14

Jan28th1984 says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Get Raffa, he has been successful wherever he has been
He won't leave Napoli.......
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: Get Raffa, he has been successful wherever he has been[/p][/quote]He won't leave Napoli....... Jan28th1984
  • Score: 4

1:43pm Thu 29 May 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

Saltdean Resident wrote:
Please god NO. I'm a Saints fan living in Brighton and share an office with 2 guys who went to all the home games last season, the amount of times they cam back saying OG was clueless and offered the team no attacking guile. Yes they passed the ball around nicely, but most of their possesion was in their half, very few direct shots on goal. Please dont, nothing like the way we've been playing. He fell on his sword before he got the boot.
Erm...Sounds similar to how we played under MoPo actually!!
[quote][p][bold]Saltdean Resident[/bold] wrote: Please god NO. I'm a Saints fan living in Brighton and share an office with 2 guys who went to all the home games last season, the amount of times they cam back saying OG was clueless and offered the team no attacking guile. Yes they passed the ball around nicely, but most of their possesion was in their half, very few direct shots on goal. Please dont, nothing like the way we've been playing. He fell on his sword before he got the boot.[/p][/quote]Erm...Sounds similar to how we played under MoPo actually!! SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 4

1:44pm Thu 29 May 14

Halo Saint says...

FU-COUGH..... Krueger says "we have high quality managers" interested & have been inundated by them then this rubbish is reported by DE.if THE SAINTS BOARD are that clueless then open SMS for a day and let the fans in to vote who WE WANT & not some yokel who was useless at Brighton !!

Saints forever sod the rest
FU-COUGH..... Krueger says "we have high quality managers" interested & have been inundated by them then this rubbish is reported by DE.if THE SAINTS BOARD are that clueless then open SMS for a day and let the fans in to vote who WE WANT & not some yokel who was useless at Brighton !! Saints forever sod the rest Halo Saint
  • Score: 3

1:44pm Thu 29 May 14

notaclue says...

BigBugBuzzz wrote:
Yakin has declared an interest.... Source please.....
Alex Crook phoned him up - broken on Talk Sport Radio
[quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: Yakin has declared an interest.... Source please.....[/p][/quote]Alex Crook phoned him up - broken on Talk Sport Radio notaclue
  • Score: 3

1:49pm Thu 29 May 14

Santa Retfordia says...

To be fair (and that's something people never normally are on here) this guy does have an excellent pedigree and he believes in playing it the right way. But did he fail at Brighton because he didn't have the players to handle his Barcelona-inspired tactics or was he just not good enough at implementing them?

That's for the board to decide, I guess.
To be fair (and that's something people never normally are on here) this guy does have an excellent pedigree and he believes in playing it the right way. But did he fail at Brighton because he didn't have the players to handle his Barcelona-inspired tactics or was he just not good enough at implementing them? That's for the board to decide, I guess. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 5

1:50pm Thu 29 May 14

costa gaz says...

This will just be Garcia's agent putting his clients name in the frame...
This will just be Garcia's agent putting his clients name in the frame... costa gaz
  • Score: 6

1:51pm Thu 29 May 14

Santa Retfordia says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
Saltdean Resident wrote:
Please god NO. I'm a Saints fan living in Brighton and share an office with 2 guys who went to all the home games last season, the amount of times they cam back saying OG was clueless and offered the team no attacking guile. Yes they passed the ball around nicely, but most of their possesion was in their half, very few direct shots on goal. Please dont, nothing like the way we've been playing. He fell on his sword before he got the boot.
Erm...Sounds similar to how we played under MoPo actually!!
Haha - innit.
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saltdean Resident[/bold] wrote: Please god NO. I'm a Saints fan living in Brighton and share an office with 2 guys who went to all the home games last season, the amount of times they cam back saying OG was clueless and offered the team no attacking guile. Yes they passed the ball around nicely, but most of their possesion was in their half, very few direct shots on goal. Please dont, nothing like the way we've been playing. He fell on his sword before he got the boot.[/p][/quote]Erm...Sounds similar to how we played under MoPo actually!![/p][/quote]Haha - innit. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 2

1:53pm Thu 29 May 14

Rising_Son says...

Jan28th1984 wrote:
Blimey talk about a negative reaction! Give the guy a break - no one around Europe was particularly enthusiastic about Pochettino before he came here.....

However, with all due respect to Garcia, I have to say he wasn't exactly on the list of managers I had in mind when I remember what RK said about the "highest quality managers in Europe."
What more can I say. Great minds...
[quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: Blimey talk about a negative reaction! Give the guy a break - no one around Europe was particularly enthusiastic about Pochettino before he came here..... However, with all due respect to Garcia, I have to say he wasn't exactly on the list of managers I had in mind when I remember what RK said about the "highest quality managers in Europe."[/p][/quote]What more can I say. Great minds... Rising_Son
  • Score: -3

1:53pm Thu 29 May 14

mickey01 says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
Saltdean Resident wrote:
Please god NO. I'm a Saints fan living in Brighton and share an office with 2 guys who went to all the home games last season, the amount of times they cam back saying OG was clueless and offered the team no attacking guile. Yes they passed the ball around nicely, but most of their possesion was in their half, very few direct shots on goal. Please dont, nothing like the way we've been playing. He fell on his sword before he got the boot.
Erm...Sounds similar to how we played under MoPo actually!!
i agree that seems like the last few months of the season to me also
we passed and pressed beautifully and if we put the chances away who knows hoe high we would have been
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saltdean Resident[/bold] wrote: Please god NO. I'm a Saints fan living in Brighton and share an office with 2 guys who went to all the home games last season, the amount of times they cam back saying OG was clueless and offered the team no attacking guile. Yes they passed the ball around nicely, but most of their possesion was in their half, very few direct shots on goal. Please dont, nothing like the way we've been playing. He fell on his sword before he got the boot.[/p][/quote]Erm...Sounds similar to how we played under MoPo actually!![/p][/quote]i agree that seems like the last few months of the season to me also we passed and pressed beautifully and if we put the chances away who knows hoe high we would have been mickey01
  • Score: 0

1:55pm Thu 29 May 14

chalky boy says...

Garcia wants the Celtic job, his agent will have released this information to make him seem more attractive. It's PR nonsense.
Garcia wants the Celtic job, his agent will have released this information to make him seem more attractive. It's PR nonsense. chalky boy
  • Score: 2

1:56pm Thu 29 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

mickey01 wrote:
SouthamptonLegend wrote:
Saltdean Resident wrote:
Please god NO. I'm a Saints fan living in Brighton and share an office with 2 guys who went to all the home games last season, the amount of times they cam back saying OG was clueless and offered the team no attacking guile. Yes they passed the ball around nicely, but most of their possesion was in their half, very few direct shots on goal. Please dont, nothing like the way we've been playing. He fell on his sword before he got the boot.
Erm...Sounds similar to how we played under MoPo actually!!
i agree that seems like the last few months of the season to me also
we passed and pressed beautifully and if we put the chances away who knows hoe high we would have been
Which is why we needed to keep everyone together and add two or three players.
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saltdean Resident[/bold] wrote: Please god NO. I'm a Saints fan living in Brighton and share an office with 2 guys who went to all the home games last season, the amount of times they cam back saying OG was clueless and offered the team no attacking guile. Yes they passed the ball around nicely, but most of their possesion was in their half, very few direct shots on goal. Please dont, nothing like the way we've been playing. He fell on his sword before he got the boot.[/p][/quote]Erm...Sounds similar to how we played under MoPo actually!![/p][/quote]i agree that seems like the last few months of the season to me also we passed and pressed beautifully and if we put the chances away who knows hoe high we would have been[/p][/quote]Which is why we needed to keep everyone together and add two or three players. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -2

1:58pm Thu 29 May 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Jan28th1984 wrote:
Blimey talk about a negative reaction! Give the guy a break - no one around Europe was particularly enthusiastic about Pochettino before he came here.....

However, with all due respect to Garcia, I have to say he wasn't exactly on the list of managers I had in mind when I remember what RK said about the "highest quality managers in Europe."
What more can I say. Great minds...
Thank you! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: Blimey talk about a negative reaction! Give the guy a break - no one around Europe was particularly enthusiastic about Pochettino before he came here..... However, with all due respect to Garcia, I have to say he wasn't exactly on the list of managers I had in mind when I remember what RK said about the "highest quality managers in Europe."[/p][/quote]What more can I say. Great minds...[/p][/quote]Thank you! :-) Jan28th1984
  • Score: -1

2:10pm Thu 29 May 14

deepheat says...

We could have had Marcelo Bielsa in place if MP hadn't of fecked us about.

Athletic Bilbao's striker Fernando Llorente said in an interview "At first Marcelo Bielsa seems tough and he may even annoy you with his persistence and don't-take-no-for-an
-answer resilience, but in the end he is a genius."

Pep Guardiola called him the "best manager in the world"

On 2 May 2014 Bielsa has agreed a two year contract in principle with Marseille, and will begin after the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

In principle is not a done deal is it?
We could have had Marcelo Bielsa in place if MP hadn't of fecked us about. Athletic Bilbao's striker Fernando Llorente said in an interview "At first Marcelo Bielsa seems tough and he may even annoy you with his persistence and don't-take-no-for-an -answer resilience, but in the end he is a genius." Pep Guardiola called him the "best manager in the world" On 2 May 2014 Bielsa has agreed a two year contract in principle with Marseille, and will begin after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In principle is not a done deal is it? deepheat
  • Score: 4

2:11pm Thu 29 May 14

Costa Baz says...

Every manager will be on Saints' radar, but not all will be available, in our bracket or on our wish list.

We need a manager who has either played at and/or managed at the highest level, for a few seasons, someone who can look the likes of Lallana in the eye and tell him "You leave when I say you leave".
Every manager will be on Saints' radar, but not all will be available, in our bracket or on our wish list. We need a manager who has either played at and/or managed at the highest level, for a few seasons, someone who can look the likes of Lallana in the eye and tell him "You leave when I say you leave". Costa Baz
  • Score: 8

2:13pm Thu 29 May 14

sisaydo1 says...

What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club. sisaydo1
  • Score: -24

2:18pm Thu 29 May 14

Blackknight says...

Oh dear, no thank you.
Oh dear, no thank you. Blackknight
  • Score: 4

2:22pm Thu 29 May 14

Rising_Son says...

sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Except, she'd probably get more selling the club as it is.
[quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Except, she'd probably get more selling the club as it is. Rising_Son
  • Score: 1

2:27pm Thu 29 May 14

Sally Hamilton Original says...

NO THANK YOU
NO THANK YOU Sally Hamilton Original
  • Score: 2

2:34pm Thu 29 May 14

Sainty saint saint says...

sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there?

Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there.

Slightly flawed argument methinks.
[quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there? Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there. Slightly flawed argument methinks. Sainty saint saint
  • Score: 15

2:59pm Thu 29 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there?

Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there.

Slightly flawed argument methinks.
Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage.

Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there? Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there. Slightly flawed argument methinks.[/p][/quote]Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage. Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -5

3:03pm Thu 29 May 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Think its time to start supporting Sholing at the Silverlake arena . They have more ambition , than St Mary s if this is true . Lets hope SPECULATION is tomorrows FISH & CHIP WRAPPER , or we are 1 battered team
Think its time to start supporting Sholing at the Silverlake arena . They have more ambition , than St Mary s if this is true . Lets hope SPECULATION is tomorrows FISH & CHIP WRAPPER , or we are 1 battered team SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: -5

3:10pm Thu 29 May 14

Rising_Son says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there?

Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there.

Slightly flawed argument methinks.
Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage.

Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.
Perhaps, it is not as laissez-faire as you suggest. Maybe, we are just not used to a more collectivist, distributed management structure than the rather individualistic, 'charismatic' leadership of Cortese.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there? Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there. Slightly flawed argument methinks.[/p][/quote]Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage. Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.[/p][/quote]Perhaps, it is not as laissez-faire as you suggest. Maybe, we are just not used to a more collectivist, distributed management structure than the rather individualistic, 'charismatic' leadership of Cortese. Rising_Son
  • Score: -2

3:13pm Thu 29 May 14

St.Gaz says...

What a waste of ink will never happen!
What a waste of ink will never happen! St.Gaz
  • Score: -2

3:24pm Thu 29 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there?

Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there.

Slightly flawed argument methinks.
Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage.

Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.
Perhaps, it is not as laissez-faire as you suggest. Maybe, we are just not used to a more collectivist, distributed management structure than the rather individualistic, 'charismatic' leadership of Cortese.
I'll take "charismatic Cortese" any day,over the lazy pair.Sorry,the laissez faire.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there? Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there. Slightly flawed argument methinks.[/p][/quote]Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage. Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.[/p][/quote]Perhaps, it is not as laissez-faire as you suggest. Maybe, we are just not used to a more collectivist, distributed management structure than the rather individualistic, 'charismatic' leadership of Cortese.[/p][/quote]I'll take "charismatic Cortese" any day,over the lazy pair.Sorry,the laissez faire. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: -5

3:29pm Thu 29 May 14

milton road says...

Prepared a list of career percentage wins of a short list and the career percebtage wins of our managers since admin.
AVB ....................
.......59.91%
Koeman..............
......55.49%
Garcia..............
..........51.69%
Di Matteo..............
.....51.41%
Benitez.............
..........50.85%
Adkins..............
..........49.29%
Yakin...............
............49.21%
Raneiri.............
...........46.11%
Moyes...............
...........44.58%
Laudrop.............
.........,44.41%
Pardew..............
...........42.48%
Pochettino..........
..........34.39%
When you read Yakin's record its not very impressive
You would have to say that Adkins has a better management level becasue the Swiss league is bottom half championship top half div 1 standard. Yakin's only achievement is knocking Chelsea out.

reading up on Garcia he has had a fantstic trophy ridden career and his win ratio as a manager is good. Was Part of the Cruyff school of coaching.
Most of the other managers speak for themselves but look who is bottom of the list.
Prepared a list of career percentage wins of a short list and the career percebtage wins of our managers since admin. AVB .................... .......59.91% Koeman.............. ......55.49% Garcia.............. ..........51.69% Di Matteo.............. .....51.41% Benitez............. ..........50.85% Adkins.............. ..........49.29% Yakin............... ............49.21% Raneiri............. ...........46.11% Moyes............... ...........44.58% Laudrop............. .........,44.41% Pardew.............. ...........42.48% Pochettino.......... ..........34.39% When you read Yakin's record its not very impressive You would have to say that Adkins has a better management level becasue the Swiss league is bottom half championship top half div 1 standard. Yakin's only achievement is knocking Chelsea out. reading up on Garcia he has had a fantstic trophy ridden career and his win ratio as a manager is good. Was Part of the Cruyff school of coaching. Most of the other managers speak for themselves but look who is bottom of the list. milton road
  • Score: 2

3:32pm Thu 29 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there?

Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there.

Slightly flawed argument methinks.
Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage.

Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.
Perhaps, it is not as laissez-faire as you suggest. Maybe, we are just not used to a more collectivist, distributed management structure than the rather individualistic, 'charismatic' leadership of Cortese.
Well we will know which is best in the fullness of time.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there? Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there. Slightly flawed argument methinks.[/p][/quote]Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage. Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.[/p][/quote]Perhaps, it is not as laissez-faire as you suggest. Maybe, we are just not used to a more collectivist, distributed management structure than the rather individualistic, 'charismatic' leadership of Cortese.[/p][/quote]Well we will know which is best in the fullness of time. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -1

3:37pm Thu 29 May 14

warrenelarge says...

Garcia isn't what I had in mind when the chairmen spoke of some the best managers in Football knocking on our door for the job.
He had no answer or solution to a young and inexperienced Derby team so what makes the board think he would be a good Premier League manager?
If it is true that Yakin is interested then the Board need to make that appointment as quickly as possible. Of all the (realistic) candidates he has the best track record, he gets the best out of what he's got and his Basel team played great football (ask Chelsea & Spurs fans)
Make it happen!
Garcia isn't what I had in mind when the chairmen spoke of some the best managers in Football knocking on our door for the job. He had no answer or solution to a young and inexperienced Derby team so what makes the board think he would be a good Premier League manager? If it is true that Yakin is interested then the Board need to make that appointment as quickly as possible. Of all the (realistic) candidates he has the best track record, he gets the best out of what he's got and his Basel team played great football (ask Chelsea & Spurs fans) Make it happen! warrenelarge
  • Score: 4

3:38pm Thu 29 May 14

Rising_Son says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there?

Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there.

Slightly flawed argument methinks.
Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage.

Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.
Perhaps, it is not as laissez-faire as you suggest. Maybe, we are just not used to a more collectivist, distributed management structure than the rather individualistic, 'charismatic' leadership of Cortese.
I'll take "charismatic Cortese" any day,over the lazy pair.Sorry,the laissez faire.
I'll take the one that gives us attractive football and the greatest success. Whichever one that turns out to be.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there? Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there. Slightly flawed argument methinks.[/p][/quote]Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage. Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.[/p][/quote]Perhaps, it is not as laissez-faire as you suggest. Maybe, we are just not used to a more collectivist, distributed management structure than the rather individualistic, 'charismatic' leadership of Cortese.[/p][/quote]I'll take "charismatic Cortese" any day,over the lazy pair.Sorry,the laissez faire.[/p][/quote]I'll take the one that gives us attractive football and the greatest success. Whichever one that turns out to be. Rising_Son
  • Score: -3

3:40pm Thu 29 May 14

Rising_Son says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there?

Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there.

Slightly flawed argument methinks.
Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage.

Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.
Perhaps, it is not as laissez-faire as you suggest. Maybe, we are just not used to a more collectivist, distributed management structure than the rather individualistic, 'charismatic' leadership of Cortese.
I'll take "charismatic Cortese" any day,over the lazy pair.Sorry,the laissez faire.
I'll take the one that gives us attractive football and the greatest success. Whichever one that turns out to be.
Sorry, Seed. I didn't notice your post saying the same thing.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there? Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there. Slightly flawed argument methinks.[/p][/quote]Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage. Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.[/p][/quote]Perhaps, it is not as laissez-faire as you suggest. Maybe, we are just not used to a more collectivist, distributed management structure than the rather individualistic, 'charismatic' leadership of Cortese.[/p][/quote]I'll take "charismatic Cortese" any day,over the lazy pair.Sorry,the laissez faire.[/p][/quote]I'll take the one that gives us attractive football and the greatest success. Whichever one that turns out to be.[/p][/quote]Sorry, Seed. I didn't notice your post saying the same thing. Rising_Son
  • Score: -7

3:50pm Thu 29 May 14

warrenelarge says...

milton road wrote:
Prepared a list of career percentage wins of a short list and the career percebtage wins of our managers since admin.
AVB ....................

.......59.91%
Koeman..............

......55.49%
Garcia..............

..........51.69%
Di Matteo..............

.....51.41%
Benitez.............

..........50.85%
Adkins..............

..........49.29%
Yakin...............

............49.21%
Raneiri.............

...........46.11%
Moyes...............

...........44.58%
Laudrop.............

.........,44.41%
Pardew..............

...........42.48%
Pochettino..........

..........34.39%
When you read Yakin's record its not very impressive
You would have to say that Adkins has a better management level becasue the Swiss league is bottom half championship top half div 1 standard. Yakin's only achievement is knocking Chelsea out.

reading up on Garcia he has had a fantstic trophy ridden career and his win ratio as a manager is good. Was Part of the Cruyff school of coaching.
Most of the other managers speak for themselves but look who is bottom of the list.
Using your metric we should get Alan Pardew back since he would be an upgrade on Pochettino!
Are you seriously endorsing Oscar Garcia?
He couldn't even get out of the Championship with all of Brighton's investment over the last few years. The Cruyf school obviously didn't teach him how to out maneuver Steve Maclaren and a Derby team full of kids. Speaking of ex players not making good managers, have you taken a closer look at Koeman's managerial record?
He managers big teams in small leagues and still does't win anything.
At least Yakin won the Swiss League (which he was expected to do) but his achievements in Europe are not to be underestimated. Remember that Basel is a selling club and he got the absolute best out of platers and beat teams with infinitely more resources.

Yakin for the Saints.
[quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: Prepared a list of career percentage wins of a short list and the career percebtage wins of our managers since admin. AVB .................... .......59.91% Koeman.............. ......55.49% Garcia.............. ..........51.69% Di Matteo.............. .....51.41% Benitez............. ..........50.85% Adkins.............. ..........49.29% Yakin............... ............49.21% Raneiri............. ...........46.11% Moyes............... ...........44.58% Laudrop............. .........,44.41% Pardew.............. ...........42.48% Pochettino.......... ..........34.39% When you read Yakin's record its not very impressive You would have to say that Adkins has a better management level becasue the Swiss league is bottom half championship top half div 1 standard. Yakin's only achievement is knocking Chelsea out. reading up on Garcia he has had a fantstic trophy ridden career and his win ratio as a manager is good. Was Part of the Cruyff school of coaching. Most of the other managers speak for themselves but look who is bottom of the list.[/p][/quote]Using your metric we should get Alan Pardew back since he would be an upgrade on Pochettino! Are you seriously endorsing Oscar Garcia? He couldn't even get out of the Championship with all of Brighton's investment over the last few years. The Cruyf school obviously didn't teach him how to out maneuver Steve Maclaren and a Derby team full of kids. Speaking of ex players not making good managers, have you taken a closer look at Koeman's managerial record? He managers big teams in small leagues and still does't win anything. At least Yakin won the Swiss League (which he was expected to do) but his achievements in Europe are not to be underestimated. Remember that Basel is a selling club and he got the absolute best out of platers and beat teams with infinitely more resources. Yakin for the Saints. warrenelarge
  • Score: 2

3:50pm Thu 29 May 14

Rising_Son says...

milton road wrote:
Prepared a list of career percentage wins of a short list and the career percebtage wins of our managers since admin.
AVB ....................

.......59.91%
Koeman..............

......55.49%
Garcia..............

..........51.69%
Di Matteo..............

.....51.41%
Benitez.............

..........50.85%
Adkins..............

..........49.29%
Yakin...............

............49.21%
Raneiri.............

...........46.11%
Moyes...............

...........44.58%
Laudrop.............

.........,44.41%
Pardew..............

...........42.48%
Pochettino..........

..........34.39%
When you read Yakin's record its not very impressive
You would have to say that Adkins has a better management level becasue the Swiss league is bottom half championship top half div 1 standard. Yakin's only achievement is knocking Chelsea out.

reading up on Garcia he has had a fantstic trophy ridden career and his win ratio as a manager is good. Was Part of the Cruyff school of coaching.
Most of the other managers speak for themselves but look who is bottom of the list.
And second to bottom. It seems that there are better managers, and we have the potential to do better if we can get one of them. (Mind you we need to be careful about how we interpret this data. Garcia had a win %age of 69.44% in Israel and 39.62% at Brighton. Perhaps not quite what we need.)
[quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: Prepared a list of career percentage wins of a short list and the career percebtage wins of our managers since admin. AVB .................... .......59.91% Koeman.............. ......55.49% Garcia.............. ..........51.69% Di Matteo.............. .....51.41% Benitez............. ..........50.85% Adkins.............. ..........49.29% Yakin............... ............49.21% Raneiri............. ...........46.11% Moyes............... ...........44.58% Laudrop............. .........,44.41% Pardew.............. ...........42.48% Pochettino.......... ..........34.39% When you read Yakin's record its not very impressive You would have to say that Adkins has a better management level becasue the Swiss league is bottom half championship top half div 1 standard. Yakin's only achievement is knocking Chelsea out. reading up on Garcia he has had a fantstic trophy ridden career and his win ratio as a manager is good. Was Part of the Cruyff school of coaching. Most of the other managers speak for themselves but look who is bottom of the list.[/p][/quote]And second to bottom. It seems that there are better managers, and we have the potential to do better if we can get one of them. (Mind you we need to be careful about how we interpret this data. Garcia had a win %age of 69.44% in Israel and 39.62% at Brighton. Perhaps not quite what we need.) Rising_Son
  • Score: -4

4:03pm Thu 29 May 14

Alicesdad says...

I predict a riot
I predict a riot Alicesdad
  • Score: -4

4:08pm Thu 29 May 14

SouthamptonBoy65 says...

The first line says, "........is believed to have been sounded out about the vacant Saints job."

I take that as no credible source but we need to keep the story going!

Yawn! Waiting for some real news, not sure will hear that first from DE.
The first line says, "........is believed to have been sounded out about the vacant Saints job." I take that as no credible source but we need to keep the story going! Yawn! Waiting for some real news, not sure will hear that first from DE. SouthamptonBoy65
  • Score: 3

4:24pm Thu 29 May 14

Sainty saint saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there?

Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there.

Slightly flawed argument methinks.
Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage.

Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.
But that doesn't change the fact the Reed and Rogers have been here all through it too. Although NC 'micromanaged' I doubt they sat on the backsides collecting pay cheques. And RK has already stated categorically that Reed is dealing with all footballing matters.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there? Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there. Slightly flawed argument methinks.[/p][/quote]Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage. Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.[/p][/quote]But that doesn't change the fact the Reed and Rogers have been here all through it too. Although NC 'micromanaged' I doubt they sat on the backsides collecting pay cheques. And RK has already stated categorically that Reed is dealing with all footballing matters. Sainty saint saint
  • Score: 3

4:30pm Thu 29 May 14

jasons odd says...

If we get another young manager like Garcia , yakin or Howe , and they are successful ...Then we will be back here in a year or two , with a bigger club taking him off our hands .

I believe a youngish manager who has been at the top , but still has a lot to prove ,like Villas boas or McLaren could stay for many years and build something lasting .
If we get another young manager like Garcia , yakin or Howe , and they are successful ...Then we will be back here in a year or two , with a bigger club taking him off our hands . I believe a youngish manager who has been at the top , but still has a lot to prove ,like Villas boas or McLaren could stay for many years and build something lasting . jasons odd
  • Score: 5

4:32pm Thu 29 May 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

This is all part of the checks the club is making on all the managers in question. We are checking out the managers style of play, man management skills, technical knowledge and intelligence and basically everything that will insure the new man will fit into our club. Lets give them time and not comment on speculation. MP wasn't particularly successful at Espanyol but he had a great reputation for developing youngsters. Saints were not great in League 1 because our style of football was better in the higher divisions. It is worth noting that there are some great managers out there who haven't been discovered yet. We will appoint the best manager for our style end of.

What Saints won't do is appoint an Allardyce sort of manager because he's a well known name for him to come in and play the long ball game and change our style. The style of football is set at Academy level and developed all the way through.
This is all part of the checks the club is making on all the managers in question. We are checking out the managers style of play, man management skills, technical knowledge and intelligence and basically everything that will insure the new man will fit into our club. Lets give them time and not comment on speculation. MP wasn't particularly successful at Espanyol but he had a great reputation for developing youngsters. Saints were not great in League 1 because our style of football was better in the higher divisions. It is worth noting that there are some great managers out there who haven't been discovered yet. We will appoint the best manager for our style end of. What Saints won't do is appoint an Allardyce sort of manager because he's a well known name for him to come in and play the long ball game and change our style. The style of football is set at Academy level and developed all the way through. allsaintsnocurves
  • Score: 1

4:43pm Thu 29 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there? Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there. Slightly flawed argument methinks.
Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage. Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.
We as fans have got to be very ambitious and aim for the very best Manager that money can buy.

We must have the ambition of a Manager to aim for the Premiership Crown with no limits and a default of Europa after going for the Champions League.

We have Dani to shift - We need a Manager who will attract a Top Striker and our squad is so light - we need a credible cover for Artur to gain another 6-9 points. We need another CB to cover injury and suspension to add another 6 points and goals galore to get another 10 -15points.

We are direct competition with Manure Everton and the Spuds and we need an exceptional individual to get our best ever Premier League Finish
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Errmm.. did Cortese have experience of running a football club before he came here? Did he have experience of running a football club in the Prem before we got there? Plus, at least two of the current board (arguably the most important, i.e. the CEO and 'director of football') have been working with us in the Prem since we got there. Slightly flawed argument methinks.[/p][/quote]Cortese cut his teeth in Div1 and then the Championship before taking on the EPL. The five years experience he gained has been lost. We don't need another apprentice, we've gone beyond that stage. Cortese was in many ways too hands on, he involved himself in everything down to the minutest detail. That may be a bad thing in the long run but we seem to have lurched to the other extreme with an incredibly laissez-faire approach from our new chairman.[/p][/quote]We as fans have got to be very ambitious and aim for the very best Manager that money can buy. We must have the ambition of a Manager to aim for the Premiership Crown with no limits and a default of Europa after going for the Champions League. We have Dani to shift - We need a Manager who will attract a Top Striker and our squad is so light - we need a credible cover for Artur to gain another 6-9 points. We need another CB to cover injury and suspension to add another 6 points and goals galore to get another 10 -15points. We are direct competition with Manure Everton and the Spuds and we need an exceptional individual to get our best ever Premier League Finish The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 11

4:46pm Thu 29 May 14

scorpioeyes says...

They should have had the new mnanager lined up-they knew MP was leaving.I dont think Krueger and liebherr know what they are doing.She proved that by gettingrid of NC
They should have had the new mnanager lined up-they knew MP was leaving.I dont think Krueger and liebherr know what they are doing.She proved that by gettingrid of NC scorpioeyes
  • Score: -11

4:53pm Thu 29 May 14

paulmsh says...

I have devoted many hours over the last few days researching all possible candidates with odds of 25/1 or less and concluded that David Moyes is the right man for the job, provided recent experiences have not put him off football for life.
Michael Laudrup is a fairly distant second, Steve mcClaren third and Koeman the last resort.
All other candidates have either too little experience, or a long record of mediocrity.
Shall I send the invoice for my services to RK or LR?
I have devoted many hours over the last few days researching all possible candidates with odds of 25/1 or less and concluded that David Moyes is the right man for the job, provided recent experiences have not put him off football for life. Michael Laudrup is a fairly distant second, Steve mcClaren third and Koeman the last resort. All other candidates have either too little experience, or a long record of mediocrity. Shall I send the invoice for my services to RK or LR? paulmsh
  • Score: -7

4:54pm Thu 29 May 14

Alty Saint says...

This will never happen, Murat Yakin is the man we need!
This will never happen, Murat Yakin is the man we need! Alty Saint
  • Score: -1

4:59pm Thu 29 May 14

Clever Dick says...

It's great that we've got him on our radar. That means we know exactly where he is, so it shouldn't be too difficult to avoid him. Keep up the good work Mr radar operator.
It's great that we've got him on our radar. That means we know exactly where he is, so it shouldn't be too difficult to avoid him. Keep up the good work Mr radar operator. Clever Dick
  • Score: 6

5:06pm Thu 29 May 14

TastyMrT says...

Why has the name of Marcel Bilesa not been added to the list he was after all MP's 'Mentor/Guru' and is currently at Marseille although rumour has it not all that happy even though he has just joined then https://uk.eurosport
.yahoo.com/news/ligu
e-1-bielsa-finally-c
onfirmed-marseille-b
oss-153323864--sow.h
tml and his style of play is the way Poch was playing anyhow!. He as a great track record at Athletico Bilbao and took them to Europa League final and probably would attract bigger name players than Moyes or definitely "Steady Eddie Howe".
Why has the name of Marcel Bilesa not been added to the list he was after all MP's 'Mentor/Guru' and is currently at Marseille although rumour has it not all that happy even though he has just joined then https://uk.eurosport .yahoo.com/news/ligu e-1-bielsa-finally-c onfirmed-marseille-b oss-153323864--sow.h tml and his style of play is the way Poch was playing anyhow!. He as a great track record at Athletico Bilbao and took them to Europa League final and probably would attract bigger name players than Moyes or definitely "Steady Eddie Howe". TastyMrT
  • Score: 12

5:06pm Thu 29 May 14

TastyMrT says...

Why has the name of Marcel Bilesa not been added to the list he was after all MP's 'Mentor/Guru' and is currently at Marseille although rumour has it not all that happy even though he has just joined then https://uk.eurosport
.yahoo.com/news/ligu
e-1-bielsa-finally-c
onfirmed-marseille-b
oss-153323864--sow.h
tml and his style of play is the way Poch was playing anyhow!. He as a great track record at Athletico Bilbao and took them to Europa League final and probably would attract bigger name players than Moyes or definitely "Steady Eddie Howe".
Why has the name of Marcel Bilesa not been added to the list he was after all MP's 'Mentor/Guru' and is currently at Marseille although rumour has it not all that happy even though he has just joined then https://uk.eurosport .yahoo.com/news/ligu e-1-bielsa-finally-c onfirmed-marseille-b oss-153323864--sow.h tml and his style of play is the way Poch was playing anyhow!. He as a great track record at Athletico Bilbao and took them to Europa League final and probably would attract bigger name players than Moyes or definitely "Steady Eddie Howe". TastyMrT
  • Score: 0

5:17pm Thu 29 May 14

Costa Baz says...

scorpioeyes wrote:
They should have had the new mnanager lined up-they knew MP was leaving.I dont think Krueger and liebherr know what they are doing.She proved that by gettingrid of NC
No they didn't know he was going. He kept stringing them, and the supporters, along by indicating his intentions to sign a new contract, especially when he said it "wouldn't be much of a fight" or words to that affect, when asked about it, by the media.

The board gave him every opportunity to sign a new contract, and he refused.
Had the board had someone ready to step in, punters, like you, would have accused them of forcing him out, which is something they could not risk. There are already enough ar seholes making things up and writing it in the media and on forums, such as this, trying their best to destabilise the club.
NC also refused to stay. You would know that if you bothered to read what has been stated by those directly involved in his departure.
[quote][p][bold]scorpioeyes[/bold] wrote: They should have had the new mnanager lined up-they knew MP was leaving.I dont think Krueger and liebherr know what they are doing.She proved that by gettingrid of NC[/p][/quote]No they didn't know he was going. He kept stringing them, and the supporters, along by indicating his intentions to sign a new contract, especially when he said it "wouldn't be much of a fight" or words to that affect, when asked about it, by the media. The board gave him every opportunity to sign a new contract, and he refused. Had the board had someone ready to step in, punters, like you, would have accused them of forcing him out, which is something they could not risk. There are already enough ar seholes making things up and writing it in the media and on forums, such as this, trying their best to destabilise the club. NC also refused to stay. You would know that if you bothered to read what has been stated by those directly involved in his departure. Costa Baz
  • Score: 8

5:18pm Thu 29 May 14

warrenelarge says...

paulmsh wrote:
I have devoted many hours over the last few days researching all possible candidates with odds of 25/1 or less and concluded that David Moyes is the right man for the job, provided recent experiences have not put him off football for life.
Michael Laudrup is a fairly distant second, Steve mcClaren third and Koeman the last resort.
All other candidates have either too little experience, or a long record of mediocrity.
Shall I send the invoice for my services to RK or LR?
Do you really want to watch a team managed by David Moyes?
[quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: I have devoted many hours over the last few days researching all possible candidates with odds of 25/1 or less and concluded that David Moyes is the right man for the job, provided recent experiences have not put him off football for life. Michael Laudrup is a fairly distant second, Steve mcClaren third and Koeman the last resort. All other candidates have either too little experience, or a long record of mediocrity. Shall I send the invoice for my services to RK or LR?[/p][/quote]Do you really want to watch a team managed by David Moyes? warrenelarge
  • Score: 7

5:20pm Thu 29 May 14

deepheat says...

TastyMrT wrote:
Why has the name of Marcel Bilesa not been added to the list he was after all MP's 'Mentor/Guru' and is currently at Marseille although rumour has it not all that happy even though he has just joined then https://uk.eurosport

.yahoo.com/news/ligu

e-1-bielsa-finally-c

onfirmed-marseille-b

oss-153323864--sow.h

tml and his style of play is the way Poch was playing anyhow!. He as a great track record at Athletico Bilbao and took them to Europa League final and probably would attract bigger name players than Moyes or definitely "Steady Eddie Howe".
We could have had Marcelo Bielsa in place if MP hadn't of fecked us about.

Athletic Bilbao's striker Fernando Llorente said in an interview "At first Marcelo Bielsa seems tough and he may even annoy you with his persistence and don't-take-no-for-an

-answer resilience, but in the end he is a genius."

Pep Guardiola called him the "best manager in the world"

On 2 May 2014 Bielsa has agreed a two year contract in principle with Marseille, and will begin after the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

In principle is not a done deal is it?
[quote][p][bold]TastyMrT[/bold] wrote: Why has the name of Marcel Bilesa not been added to the list he was after all MP's 'Mentor/Guru' and is currently at Marseille although rumour has it not all that happy even though he has just joined then https://uk.eurosport .yahoo.com/news/ligu e-1-bielsa-finally-c onfirmed-marseille-b oss-153323864--sow.h tml and his style of play is the way Poch was playing anyhow!. He as a great track record at Athletico Bilbao and took them to Europa League final and probably would attract bigger name players than Moyes or definitely "Steady Eddie Howe".[/p][/quote]We could have had Marcelo Bielsa in place if MP hadn't of fecked us about. Athletic Bilbao's striker Fernando Llorente said in an interview "At first Marcelo Bielsa seems tough and he may even annoy you with his persistence and don't-take-no-for-an -answer resilience, but in the end he is a genius." Pep Guardiola called him the "best manager in the world" On 2 May 2014 Bielsa has agreed a two year contract in principle with Marseille, and will begin after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In principle is not a done deal is it? deepheat
  • Score: 4

5:24pm Thu 29 May 14

Baybrit says...

Forget all this talk of Garia, the board approached me yesterday ......... and said if I didn't move my car from the SMS parking lot they'd have it towed away.
Forget all this talk of Garia, the board approached me yesterday ......... and said if I didn't move my car from the SMS parking lot they'd have it towed away. Baybrit
  • Score: 0

5:39pm Thu 29 May 14

THE12THMAN says...

Please do not let this fool anywhere near Southampton Football Club because it will only end in tears, the fans deserve better than this Kruger
Please do not let this fool anywhere near Southampton Football Club because it will only end in tears, the fans deserve better than this Kruger THE12THMAN
  • Score: 3

5:40pm Thu 29 May 14

OfficialSpudUk says...

warrenelarge wrote:
milton road wrote:
Prepared a list of career percentage wins of a short list and the career percebtage wins of our managers since admin.
AVB ....................


.......59.91%
Koeman..............


......55.49%
Garcia..............


..........51.69%
Di Matteo..............


.....51.41%
Benitez.............


..........50.85%
Adkins..............


..........49.29%
Yakin...............


............49.21%
Raneiri.............


...........46.11%
Moyes...............


...........44.58%
Laudrop.............


.........,44.41%
Pardew..............


...........42.48%
Pochettino..........


..........34.39%
When you read Yakin's record its not very impressive
You would have to say that Adkins has a better management level becasue the Swiss league is bottom half championship top half div 1 standard. Yakin's only achievement is knocking Chelsea out.

reading up on Garcia he has had a fantstic trophy ridden career and his win ratio as a manager is good. Was Part of the Cruyff school of coaching.
Most of the other managers speak for themselves but look who is bottom of the list.
Using your metric we should get Alan Pardew back since he would be an upgrade on Pochettino!
Are you seriously endorsing Oscar Garcia?
He couldn't even get out of the Championship with all of Brighton's investment over the last few years. The Cruyf school obviously didn't teach him how to out maneuver Steve Maclaren and a Derby team full of kids. Speaking of ex players not making good managers, have you taken a closer look at Koeman's managerial record?
He managers big teams in small leagues and still does't win anything.
At least Yakin won the Swiss League (which he was expected to do) but his achievements in Europe are not to be underestimated. Remember that Basel is a selling club and he got the absolute best out of platers and beat teams with infinitely more resources.

Yakin for the Saints.
I'm sorry, but have you actually looked at Koeman's record? First season as a manager and he got Vitesse in the Europa League on a virtually non-existent transfer budget, has had successes with Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord, with whom he has ended in the top 3 of the Eredivisie for the past 3 seasons. Champions and Europa League experience, excellent at developing youth. Koeman would be an inspired choice.

On a side note, A LOT of you need to calm down. There are a lot of scouts and researchers at Southampton who have been there a lot longer then RK and LR, and together they all know what they're doing. We've been in this position so many times in our history but we're still a huge club, stop getting so hysterical!
[quote][p][bold]warrenelarge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: Prepared a list of career percentage wins of a short list and the career percebtage wins of our managers since admin. AVB .................... .......59.91% Koeman.............. ......55.49% Garcia.............. ..........51.69% Di Matteo.............. .....51.41% Benitez............. ..........50.85% Adkins.............. ..........49.29% Yakin............... ............49.21% Raneiri............. ...........46.11% Moyes............... ...........44.58% Laudrop............. .........,44.41% Pardew.............. ...........42.48% Pochettino.......... ..........34.39% When you read Yakin's record its not very impressive You would have to say that Adkins has a better management level becasue the Swiss league is bottom half championship top half div 1 standard. Yakin's only achievement is knocking Chelsea out. reading up on Garcia he has had a fantstic trophy ridden career and his win ratio as a manager is good. Was Part of the Cruyff school of coaching. Most of the other managers speak for themselves but look who is bottom of the list.[/p][/quote]Using your metric we should get Alan Pardew back since he would be an upgrade on Pochettino! Are you seriously endorsing Oscar Garcia? He couldn't even get out of the Championship with all of Brighton's investment over the last few years. The Cruyf school obviously didn't teach him how to out maneuver Steve Maclaren and a Derby team full of kids. Speaking of ex players not making good managers, have you taken a closer look at Koeman's managerial record? He managers big teams in small leagues and still does't win anything. At least Yakin won the Swiss League (which he was expected to do) but his achievements in Europe are not to be underestimated. Remember that Basel is a selling club and he got the absolute best out of platers and beat teams with infinitely more resources. Yakin for the Saints.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry, but have you actually looked at Koeman's record? First season as a manager and he got Vitesse in the Europa League on a virtually non-existent transfer budget, has had successes with Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord, with whom he has ended in the top 3 of the Eredivisie for the past 3 seasons. Champions and Europa League experience, excellent at developing youth. Koeman would be an inspired choice. On a side note, A LOT of you need to calm down. There are a lot of scouts and researchers at Southampton who have been there a lot longer then RK and LR, and together they all know what they're doing. We've been in this position so many times in our history but we're still a huge club, stop getting so hysterical! OfficialSpudUk
  • Score: 6

5:48pm Thu 29 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Baybrit wrote:
Forget all this talk of Garia, the board approached me yesterday ......... and said if I didn't move my car from the SMS parking lot they'd have it towed away.
For every manager shifted by SFC - the vital question is

Can this Manager take us to the Top of the Premier league

Moyes would give us unattractive football and stability in the top half of the table and that is all.

With a golden generation of Players and good financial backing - supporters all want the best that we can get in the League and a WEMBLEY appearance too with a CUP.

As RA1 used to post - WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.
[quote][p][bold]Baybrit[/bold] wrote: Forget all this talk of Garia, the board approached me yesterday ......... and said if I didn't move my car from the SMS parking lot they'd have it towed away.[/p][/quote]For every manager shifted by SFC - the vital question is Can this Manager take us to the Top of the Premier league Moyes would give us unattractive football and stability in the top half of the table and that is all. With a golden generation of Players and good financial backing - supporters all want the best that we can get in the League and a WEMBLEY appearance too with a CUP. As RA1 used to post - WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 4

5:55pm Thu 29 May 14

warrenelarge says...

OfficialSpudUk wrote:
warrenelarge wrote:
milton road wrote:
Prepared a list of career percentage wins of a short list and the career percebtage wins of our managers since admin.
AVB ....................



.......59.91%
Koeman..............



......55.49%
Garcia..............



..........51.69%
Di Matteo..............



.....51.41%
Benitez.............



..........50.85%
Adkins..............



..........49.29%
Yakin...............



............49.21%
Raneiri.............



...........46.11%
Moyes...............



...........44.58%
Laudrop.............



.........,44.41%
Pardew..............



...........42.48%
Pochettino..........



..........34.39%
When you read Yakin's record its not very impressive
You would have to say that Adkins has a better management level becasue the Swiss league is bottom half championship top half div 1 standard. Yakin's only achievement is knocking Chelsea out.

reading up on Garcia he has had a fantstic trophy ridden career and his win ratio as a manager is good. Was Part of the Cruyff school of coaching.
Most of the other managers speak for themselves but look who is bottom of the list.
Using your metric we should get Alan Pardew back since he would be an upgrade on Pochettino!
Are you seriously endorsing Oscar Garcia?
He couldn't even get out of the Championship with all of Brighton's investment over the last few years. The Cruyf school obviously didn't teach him how to out maneuver Steve Maclaren and a Derby team full of kids. Speaking of ex players not making good managers, have you taken a closer look at Koeman's managerial record?
He managers big teams in small leagues and still does't win anything.
At least Yakin won the Swiss League (which he was expected to do) but his achievements in Europe are not to be underestimated. Remember that Basel is a selling club and he got the absolute best out of platers and beat teams with infinitely more resources.

Yakin for the Saints.
I'm sorry, but have you actually looked at Koeman's record? First season as a manager and he got Vitesse in the Europa League on a virtually non-existent transfer budget, has had successes with Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord, with whom he has ended in the top 3 of the Eredivisie for the past 3 seasons. Champions and Europa League experience, excellent at developing youth. Koeman would be an inspired choice.

On a side note, A LOT of you need to calm down. There are a lot of scouts and researchers at Southampton who have been there a lot longer then RK and LR, and together they all know what they're doing. We've been in this position so many times in our history but we're still a huge club, stop getting so hysterical!
"There are a lot of scouts and researchers at Southampton who have been there a lot longer then RK and LR, and together they all know what they're doing."
I would agree.
"We've been in this position so many times in our history but we're still a huge club, stop getting so hysterical!"
The only thing I"ll add to Koeman's record is that his achievement at Vitesse was 14 years ago and has moved around a lot since then with no great success. Winning the Dutch League with Ajax is like winning the Swiss League with Basel. It's expected. Yakin's achievements beyond winning the League are the reasons he stands out. To me.
I love this team but if we were a huge club we would lose our manager to Tottenham or historically sell our best talent. I stress historically. We're an attractive proposing but huge? One day...hopefully :)
[quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrenelarge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: Prepared a list of career percentage wins of a short list and the career percebtage wins of our managers since admin. AVB .................... .......59.91% Koeman.............. ......55.49% Garcia.............. ..........51.69% Di Matteo.............. .....51.41% Benitez............. ..........50.85% Adkins.............. ..........49.29% Yakin............... ............49.21% Raneiri............. ...........46.11% Moyes............... ...........44.58% Laudrop............. .........,44.41% Pardew.............. ...........42.48% Pochettino.......... ..........34.39% When you read Yakin's record its not very impressive You would have to say that Adkins has a better management level becasue the Swiss league is bottom half championship top half div 1 standard. Yakin's only achievement is knocking Chelsea out. reading up on Garcia he has had a fantstic trophy ridden career and his win ratio as a manager is good. Was Part of the Cruyff school of coaching. Most of the other managers speak for themselves but look who is bottom of the list.[/p][/quote]Using your metric we should get Alan Pardew back since he would be an upgrade on Pochettino! Are you seriously endorsing Oscar Garcia? He couldn't even get out of the Championship with all of Brighton's investment over the last few years. The Cruyf school obviously didn't teach him how to out maneuver Steve Maclaren and a Derby team full of kids. Speaking of ex players not making good managers, have you taken a closer look at Koeman's managerial record? He managers big teams in small leagues and still does't win anything. At least Yakin won the Swiss League (which he was expected to do) but his achievements in Europe are not to be underestimated. Remember that Basel is a selling club and he got the absolute best out of platers and beat teams with infinitely more resources. Yakin for the Saints.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry, but have you actually looked at Koeman's record? First season as a manager and he got Vitesse in the Europa League on a virtually non-existent transfer budget, has had successes with Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord, with whom he has ended in the top 3 of the Eredivisie for the past 3 seasons. Champions and Europa League experience, excellent at developing youth. Koeman would be an inspired choice. On a side note, A LOT of you need to calm down. There are a lot of scouts and researchers at Southampton who have been there a lot longer then RK and LR, and together they all know what they're doing. We've been in this position so many times in our history but we're still a huge club, stop getting so hysterical![/p][/quote]"There are a lot of scouts and researchers at Southampton who have been there a lot longer then RK and LR, and together they all know what they're doing." I would agree. "We've been in this position so many times in our history but we're still a huge club, stop getting so hysterical!" The only thing I"ll add to Koeman's record is that his achievement at Vitesse was 14 years ago and has moved around a lot since then with no great success. Winning the Dutch League with Ajax is like winning the Swiss League with Basel. It's expected. Yakin's achievements beyond winning the League are the reasons he stands out. To me. I love this team but if we were a huge club we would lose our manager to Tottenham or historically sell our best talent. I stress historically. We're an attractive proposing but huge? One day...hopefully :) warrenelarge
  • Score: 0

6:01pm Thu 29 May 14

jls217 says...

It seems we can scratch McClaren. Derby have issued what could be called a hands orft.

Interviewed on Sky Sports News this evening.

Not convinced he was right for us anyway.
It seems we can scratch McClaren. Derby have issued what could be called a hands orft. Interviewed on Sky Sports News this evening. Not convinced he was right for us anyway. jls217
  • Score: 0

6:03pm Thu 29 May 14

NewForestStu says...

sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?
[quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!? NewForestStu
  • Score: 3

6:14pm Thu 29 May 14

jls217 says...

NewForestStu wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?
Les Reed is a vastly experienced football man. Check his C.V. and he's the one who does the hiring/firing/contra
cts/negotiations.

Freddie's role doesn't seem to revolve around football matters and being the astute business people they are they are putting round pegs into round holes.
The following was taken from wikipedia - you be the judge.
Playing career
Reed was on the books as a football player for Cambridge United, Watford, and Wycombe Wanderers as a centre forward, but did not play any League matches for any of the three clubs.

Coaching and managerial career
Early career
Reed started his coaching career in non-league football, coaching both Finchley and Wealdstone. In 1985 Wealdstone won both the Football Conference and the FA Trophy with him.

In 1986 he joined the Football Association (FA) as development officer. He worked there for nine years in a variety of roles including Regional Director of Coaching and coach at The FA National School, where he worked with Joe Cole, Sol Campbell, Nick Barmby and Michael Owen, among others. He went to Italy for his first World Cup in 1990 with Bobby Robson's England team. It was the first of three World Cup finals tournaments in which he would serve his country.

In 1995 Reed left the FA to become Alan Curbishley's assistant at Charlton Athletic, helping them to gain promotion to the FA Premier League via the playoffs in 1998. After the final Reed was appointed Director of Technical Development at the FA by Howard Wilkinson, its Technical Director at the time. As such he would oversee the international development of Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerard and many more England stars. He coached England's new under-15 National Team to win the Nationwide Trophy at Wembley, defeating an Argentine team that included Carlos Tevez.

The FA and England
In 1998 Reed rejoined the FA as part of the England national coaching setup under Kevin Keegan. During Euro 2000, Keegan allowed Reed to respond to virtually all the tactical questions posed by the English press after England's defeat by Portugal. Many journalists wondered in their columns how a manager and his coaching team had allowed a minor member of their entourage such an important role.

In his autobiography, Gerrard: My Autobiography, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard said that he had "no respect" for Les Reed after the way he treated him during England's Euro 2000 campaign. Gerard wrote, "To this day, I have no respect for Reed or (fellow coach) Derek Fazackerley. I was a young lad who had never been away from home to play football before. They didn't seem to understand that not everyone can board a plane, settle in a strange hotel far from the family they love, and find it easy. In fact they made me feel like ****. My homesickness worsened whenever I was forced to be in their company. I felt they could have shown more care and sympathy. They were always pushing me, always telling me to buck up my ideas."

In 2002 Reed replaced Howard Wilkinson as the FA's Technical Director. During his second spell at the FA he authored the FA's official coaching manual, The Official FA Guide to Basic Team Coaching, but he was sacked by the FA in 2004.

Charlton Athletic
Reed worked for a time as a consultant. Among his clients was the Northern Ireland national football team, whom he helped to beat England in 2005. He returned to Charlton to become Iain Dowie's assistant manager in summer 2006. Dowie was sacked on 14 November 2006 and Reed was promoted to replace him. During his six-week spell as manager Reed managed just one victory, and Charlton was knocked out of the League Cup by Football League Two side Wycombe Wanderers. Reed's spell at Charlton became infamous, as the media attacked him frequently, nicknaming him "Les Misérables" and "Santa Clueless", and he was later voted in an unofficial online poll "the worst manager of all time". He was replaced as manager by Alan Pardew on 24 December, leaving Charlton Athletic by mutual consent.

Fulham
Reed was linked with a consultancy role helping Northern Ireland boss Lawrie Sanchez, who approached him after a League Managers’ Association meeting at West Bromwich Albion in February 2007. He had been considering consultancy roles with the football associations of Turkey and Latvia, and he revealed that he could return to Charlton in an overseas development role. After a period advising the Football Association of Ireland, he became first-team coach at Fulham in April 2007, where he helped the club retain their league position at the expense of Charlton. In June 2007 he was appointed Director of Football at Fulham, notably recruiting Chris Smalling from non-league football, later to be sold for an estimated 12 million pounds to Manchester United.

Bishop's Stortford
On 19 December 2008 Reed was appointed assistant manager on a voluntary basis at Bishop's Stortford FC in the Conference South, to help manager Mark Simpson, a long-standing friend. Here he was instrumental in recommending winger Danny Green to John Still, manager of Dagenham and Redbridge F.C. Green has since been sold to Reed's former club Charlton Athletic.

Southampton
On 16 April 2010 Reed was appointed Head of Football Development and Support at Southampton, overseeing four main areas: the Youth Academy, Scouting and Recruitment, Sports medicine and Science, and Kit and Equipment Management. He is now Executive Director of the Club and one of four members of the Board.
[quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?[/p][/quote]Les Reed is a vastly experienced football man. Check his C.V. and he's the one who does the hiring/firing/contra cts/negotiations. Freddie's role doesn't seem to revolve around football matters and being the astute business people they are they are putting round pegs into round holes. The following was taken from wikipedia - you be the judge. Playing career[edit] Reed was on the books as a football player for Cambridge United, Watford, and Wycombe Wanderers as a centre forward,[2] but did not play any League matches for any of the three clubs.[3] Coaching and managerial career[edit] Early career[edit] Reed started his coaching career in non-league football, coaching both Finchley and Wealdstone. In 1985 Wealdstone won both the Football Conference and the FA Trophy with him. In 1986 he joined the Football Association (FA) as development officer. He worked there for nine years in a variety of roles including Regional Director of Coaching and coach at The FA National School, where he worked with Joe Cole, Sol Campbell, Nick Barmby and Michael Owen, among others. He went to Italy for his first World Cup in 1990 with Bobby Robson's England team. It was the first of three World Cup finals tournaments in which he would serve his country. In 1995 Reed left the FA to become Alan Curbishley's assistant at Charlton Athletic, helping them to gain promotion to the FA Premier League via the playoffs in 1998. After the final[which?] Reed was appointed Director of Technical Development at the FA by Howard Wilkinson, its Technical Director at the time. As such he would oversee the international development of Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerard and many more England stars. He coached England's new under-15 National Team to win the Nationwide Trophy at Wembley, defeating an Argentine team that included Carlos Tevez. The FA and England[edit] In 1998 Reed rejoined the FA as part of the England national coaching setup under Kevin Keegan. During Euro 2000, Keegan allowed Reed to respond to virtually all the tactical questions posed by the English press after England's defeat by Portugal. Many journalists wondered in their columns how a manager and his coaching team had allowed a minor member of their entourage such an important role.[4] In his autobiography, Gerrard: My Autobiography, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard said that he had "no respect" for Les Reed after the way he treated him during England's Euro 2000 campaign. Gerard wrote, "To this day, I have no respect for Reed or (fellow coach) Derek Fazackerley. I was a young lad who had never been away from home to play football before. They didn't seem to understand that not everyone can board a plane, settle in a strange hotel far from the family they love, and find it easy. In fact they made me feel like ****. My homesickness worsened whenever I was forced to be in their company. I felt they could have shown more care and sympathy. They were always pushing me, always telling me to buck up my ideas."[5] In 2002 Reed replaced Howard Wilkinson as the FA's Technical Director. During his second spell at the FA he authored the FA's official coaching manual, The Official FA Guide to Basic Team Coaching,[6] but he was sacked by the FA in 2004. Charlton Athletic[edit] Reed worked for a time as a consultant. Among his clients was the Northern Ireland national football team, whom he helped to beat England in 2005.[7] He returned to Charlton to become Iain Dowie's assistant manager in summer 2006. Dowie was sacked on 14 November 2006 and Reed was promoted to replace him. During his six-week spell as manager Reed managed just one victory, and Charlton was knocked out of the League Cup by Football League Two side Wycombe Wanderers. Reed's spell at Charlton became infamous, as the media attacked him frequently, nicknaming him "Les Misérables" and "Santa Clueless",[8] and he was later voted in an unofficial online poll "the worst manager of all time". He was replaced as manager by Alan Pardew on 24 December, leaving Charlton Athletic by mutual consent.[9] Fulham[edit] Reed was linked with a consultancy role helping Northern Ireland boss Lawrie Sanchez, who approached him after a League Managers’ Association meeting at West Bromwich Albion in February 2007.[10] He had been considering consultancy roles with the football associations of Turkey and Latvia, and he revealed that he could return to Charlton in an overseas development role.[10] After a period advising the Football Association of Ireland, he became first-team coach at Fulham in April 2007, where he helped the club retain their league position at the expense of Charlton. In June 2007 he was appointed Director of Football at Fulham, notably recruiting Chris Smalling from non-league football, later to be sold for an estimated 12 million pounds to Manchester United. Bishop's Stortford[edit] On 19 December 2008 Reed was appointed assistant manager on a voluntary basis at Bishop's Stortford FC in the Conference South, to help manager Mark Simpson, a long-standing friend. Here he was instrumental in recommending winger Danny Green to John Still, manager of Dagenham and Redbridge F.C. Green has since been sold to Reed's former club Charlton Athletic. Southampton[edit] On 16 April 2010 Reed was appointed Head of Football Development and Support at Southampton, overseeing four main areas: the Youth Academy, Scouting and Recruitment, Sports medicine and Science, and Kit and Equipment Management. He is now Executive Director of the Club and one of four members of the Board. jls217
  • Score: -2

6:17pm Thu 29 May 14

saintmicky says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
Think its time to start supporting Sholing at the Silverlake arena . They have more ambition , than St Mary s if this is true . Lets hope SPECULATION is tomorrows FISH & CHIP WRAPPER , or we are 1 battered team
I can see the headlines now;
Recent cup winning manager in immediate return from retirement as Dave Diaper takes over at St. Mary's!

Marvelous Marvin offered terms to start up front to replace outgoing Osvaldo!!
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: Think its time to start supporting Sholing at the Silverlake arena . They have more ambition , than St Mary s if this is true . Lets hope SPECULATION is tomorrows FISH & CHIP WRAPPER , or we are 1 battered team[/p][/quote]I can see the headlines now; Recent cup winning manager in immediate return from retirement as Dave Diaper takes over at St. Mary's! Marvelous Marvin offered terms to start up front to replace outgoing Osvaldo!! saintmicky
  • Score: 2

6:22pm Thu 29 May 14

NewForestStu says...

jls217 wrote:
NewForestStu wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?
Les Reed is a vastly experienced football man. Check his C.V. and he's the one who does the hiring/firing/contra

cts/negotiations.

Freddie's role doesn't seem to revolve around football matters and being the astute business people they are they are putting round pegs into round holes.
The following was taken from wikipedia - you be the judge.
Playing career
Reed was on the books as a football player for Cambridge United, Watford, and Wycombe Wanderers as a centre forward, but did not play any League matches for any of the three clubs.

Coaching and managerial career
Early career
Reed started his coaching career in non-league football, coaching both Finchley and Wealdstone. In 1985 Wealdstone won both the Football Conference and the FA Trophy with him.

In 1986 he joined the Football Association (FA) as development officer. He worked there for nine years in a variety of roles including Regional Director of Coaching and coach at The FA National School, where he worked with Joe Cole, Sol Campbell, Nick Barmby and Michael Owen, among others. He went to Italy for his first World Cup in 1990 with Bobby Robson's England team. It was the first of three World Cup finals tournaments in which he would serve his country.

In 1995 Reed left the FA to become Alan Curbishley's assistant at Charlton Athletic, helping them to gain promotion to the FA Premier League via the playoffs in 1998. After the final Reed was appointed Director of Technical Development at the FA by Howard Wilkinson, its Technical Director at the time. As such he would oversee the international development of Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerard and many more England stars. He coached England's new under-15 National Team to win the Nationwide Trophy at Wembley, defeating an Argentine team that included Carlos Tevez.

The FA and England
In 1998 Reed rejoined the FA as part of the England national coaching setup under Kevin Keegan. During Euro 2000, Keegan allowed Reed to respond to virtually all the tactical questions posed by the English press after England's defeat by Portugal. Many journalists wondered in their columns how a manager and his coaching team had allowed a minor member of their entourage such an important role.

In his autobiography, Gerrard: My Autobiography, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard said that he had "no respect" for Les Reed after the way he treated him during England's Euro 2000 campaign. Gerard wrote, "To this day, I have no respect for Reed or (fellow coach) Derek Fazackerley. I was a young lad who had never been away from home to play football before. They didn't seem to understand that not everyone can board a plane, settle in a strange hotel far from the family they love, and find it easy. In fact they made me feel like ****. My homesickness worsened whenever I was forced to be in their company. I felt they could have shown more care and sympathy. They were always pushing me, always telling me to buck up my ideas."

In 2002 Reed replaced Howard Wilkinson as the FA's Technical Director. During his second spell at the FA he authored the FA's official coaching manual, The Official FA Guide to Basic Team Coaching, but he was sacked by the FA in 2004.

Charlton Athletic
Reed worked for a time as a consultant. Among his clients was the Northern Ireland national football team, whom he helped to beat England in 2005. He returned to Charlton to become Iain Dowie's assistant manager in summer 2006. Dowie was sacked on 14 November 2006 and Reed was promoted to replace him. During his six-week spell as manager Reed managed just one victory, and Charlton was knocked out of the League Cup by Football League Two side Wycombe Wanderers. Reed's spell at Charlton became infamous, as the media attacked him frequently, nicknaming him "Les Misérables" and "Santa Clueless", and he was later voted in an unofficial online poll "the worst manager of all time". He was replaced as manager by Alan Pardew on 24 December, leaving Charlton Athletic by mutual consent.

Fulham
Reed was linked with a consultancy role helping Northern Ireland boss Lawrie Sanchez, who approached him after a League Managers’ Association meeting at West Bromwich Albion in February 2007. He had been considering consultancy roles with the football associations of Turkey and Latvia, and he revealed that he could return to Charlton in an overseas development role. After a period advising the Football Association of Ireland, he became first-team coach at Fulham in April 2007, where he helped the club retain their league position at the expense of Charlton. In June 2007 he was appointed Director of Football at Fulham, notably recruiting Chris Smalling from non-league football, later to be sold for an estimated 12 million pounds to Manchester United.

Bishop's Stortford
On 19 December 2008 Reed was appointed assistant manager on a voluntary basis at Bishop's Stortford FC in the Conference South, to help manager Mark Simpson, a long-standing friend. Here he was instrumental in recommending winger Danny Green to John Still, manager of Dagenham and Redbridge F.C. Green has since been sold to Reed's former club Charlton Athletic.

Southampton
On 16 April 2010 Reed was appointed Head of Football Development and Support at Southampton, overseeing four main areas: the Youth Academy, Scouting and Recruitment, Sports medicine and Science, and Kit and Equipment Management. He is now Executive Director of the Club and one of four members of the Board.
I think you were basically in agreement about NC though, no?

All i was pointing out is that i admired Cortese for all he did but that said, he himself was not classed as a football man (much like Ralph) but he turned out ok?

I am not convinced by the current regime, but fairs fair, lets see what we start the season with. Personnally i am not convinced with Les either but will hold judgement and be the first to congratulate them all if they pull something from the hat
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?[/p][/quote]Les Reed is a vastly experienced football man. Check his C.V. and he's the one who does the hiring/firing/contra cts/negotiations. Freddie's role doesn't seem to revolve around football matters and being the astute business people they are they are putting round pegs into round holes. The following was taken from wikipedia - you be the judge. Playing career[edit] Reed was on the books as a football player for Cambridge United, Watford, and Wycombe Wanderers as a centre forward,[2] but did not play any League matches for any of the three clubs.[3] Coaching and managerial career[edit] Early career[edit] Reed started his coaching career in non-league football, coaching both Finchley and Wealdstone. In 1985 Wealdstone won both the Football Conference and the FA Trophy with him. In 1986 he joined the Football Association (FA) as development officer. He worked there for nine years in a variety of roles including Regional Director of Coaching and coach at The FA National School, where he worked with Joe Cole, Sol Campbell, Nick Barmby and Michael Owen, among others. He went to Italy for his first World Cup in 1990 with Bobby Robson's England team. It was the first of three World Cup finals tournaments in which he would serve his country. In 1995 Reed left the FA to become Alan Curbishley's assistant at Charlton Athletic, helping them to gain promotion to the FA Premier League via the playoffs in 1998. After the final[which?] Reed was appointed Director of Technical Development at the FA by Howard Wilkinson, its Technical Director at the time. As such he would oversee the international development of Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerard and many more England stars. He coached England's new under-15 National Team to win the Nationwide Trophy at Wembley, defeating an Argentine team that included Carlos Tevez. The FA and England[edit] In 1998 Reed rejoined the FA as part of the England national coaching setup under Kevin Keegan. During Euro 2000, Keegan allowed Reed to respond to virtually all the tactical questions posed by the English press after England's defeat by Portugal. Many journalists wondered in their columns how a manager and his coaching team had allowed a minor member of their entourage such an important role.[4] In his autobiography, Gerrard: My Autobiography, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard said that he had "no respect" for Les Reed after the way he treated him during England's Euro 2000 campaign. Gerard wrote, "To this day, I have no respect for Reed or (fellow coach) Derek Fazackerley. I was a young lad who had never been away from home to play football before. They didn't seem to understand that not everyone can board a plane, settle in a strange hotel far from the family they love, and find it easy. In fact they made me feel like ****. My homesickness worsened whenever I was forced to be in their company. I felt they could have shown more care and sympathy. They were always pushing me, always telling me to buck up my ideas."[5] In 2002 Reed replaced Howard Wilkinson as the FA's Technical Director. During his second spell at the FA he authored the FA's official coaching manual, The Official FA Guide to Basic Team Coaching,[6] but he was sacked by the FA in 2004. Charlton Athletic[edit] Reed worked for a time as a consultant. Among his clients was the Northern Ireland national football team, whom he helped to beat England in 2005.[7] He returned to Charlton to become Iain Dowie's assistant manager in summer 2006. Dowie was sacked on 14 November 2006 and Reed was promoted to replace him. During his six-week spell as manager Reed managed just one victory, and Charlton was knocked out of the League Cup by Football League Two side Wycombe Wanderers. Reed's spell at Charlton became infamous, as the media attacked him frequently, nicknaming him "Les Misérables" and "Santa Clueless",[8] and he was later voted in an unofficial online poll "the worst manager of all time". He was replaced as manager by Alan Pardew on 24 December, leaving Charlton Athletic by mutual consent.[9] Fulham[edit] Reed was linked with a consultancy role helping Northern Ireland boss Lawrie Sanchez, who approached him after a League Managers’ Association meeting at West Bromwich Albion in February 2007.[10] He had been considering consultancy roles with the football associations of Turkey and Latvia, and he revealed that he could return to Charlton in an overseas development role.[10] After a period advising the Football Association of Ireland, he became first-team coach at Fulham in April 2007, where he helped the club retain their league position at the expense of Charlton. In June 2007 he was appointed Director of Football at Fulham, notably recruiting Chris Smalling from non-league football, later to be sold for an estimated 12 million pounds to Manchester United. Bishop's Stortford[edit] On 19 December 2008 Reed was appointed assistant manager on a voluntary basis at Bishop's Stortford FC in the Conference South, to help manager Mark Simpson, a long-standing friend. Here he was instrumental in recommending winger Danny Green to John Still, manager of Dagenham and Redbridge F.C. Green has since been sold to Reed's former club Charlton Athletic. Southampton[edit] On 16 April 2010 Reed was appointed Head of Football Development and Support at Southampton, overseeing four main areas: the Youth Academy, Scouting and Recruitment, Sports medicine and Science, and Kit and Equipment Management. He is now Executive Director of the Club and one of four members of the Board.[/p][/quote]I think you were basically in agreement about NC though, no? All i was pointing out is that i admired Cortese for all he did but that said, he himself was not classed as a football man (much like Ralph) but he turned out ok? I am not convinced by the current regime, but fairs fair, lets see what we start the season with. Personnally i am not convinced with Les either but will hold judgement and be the first to congratulate them all if they pull something from the hat NewForestStu
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6:27pm Thu 29 May 14

jls217 says...

NewForestStu wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?
So Gareth was promoted from within the club.

Southampton Football Club announces the appointment of Gareth Rogers as Interim Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Gareth is currently the Club's Chief Financial Officer.
Gareth has been the Club's CFO since March 2011. Before that, he was a senior manager at the accounting firm Deloitte. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton.

Read more at http://www.saintsfc.
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[quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?[/p][/quote]So Gareth was promoted from within the club. Southampton Football Club announces the appointment of Gareth Rogers as Interim Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Gareth is currently the Club's Chief Financial Officer. Gareth has been the Club's CFO since March 2011. Before that, he was a senior manager at the accounting firm Deloitte. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton. Read more at http://www.saintsfc. co.uk/news/article/a ppointment-of-interi m-ceo-1310367.aspx#O 21lUPBegbAsJiwk.99 jls217
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6:30pm Thu 29 May 14

NewForestStu says...

jls217 wrote:
NewForestStu wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?
So Gareth was promoted from within the club.

Southampton Football Club announces the appointment of Gareth Rogers as Interim Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Gareth is currently the Club's Chief Financial Officer.
Gareth has been the Club's CFO since March 2011. Before that, he was a senior manager at the accounting firm Deloitte. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton.

Read more at http://www.saintsfc.

co.uk/news/article/a

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21lUPBegbAsJiwk.99
What is your point or am i being daft?
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?[/p][/quote]So Gareth was promoted from within the club. Southampton Football Club announces the appointment of Gareth Rogers as Interim Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Gareth is currently the Club's Chief Financial Officer. Gareth has been the Club's CFO since March 2011. Before that, he was a senior manager at the accounting firm Deloitte. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton. Read more at http://www.saintsfc. co.uk/news/article/a ppointment-of-interi m-ceo-1310367.aspx#O 21lUPBegbAsJiwk.99[/p][/quote]What is your point or am i being daft? NewForestStu
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6:32pm Thu 29 May 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Jan28th1984 wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Get Raffa, he has been successful wherever he has been
He won't leave Napoli.......
Rafa Benitez only has one year left on his contract and has said he wants to return to the Premiership.
He was interested in the Spurs job and after MoPo got said he could be interested in Saints.
He is high profile and very experienced to head up all the playing side not just the first team. His appointment would show real ambition and convince Adam & Luke etc to stay.
My first choice so I say go get him Les & Ralph.
[quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: Get Raffa, he has been successful wherever he has been[/p][/quote]He won't leave Napoli.......[/p][/quote]Rafa Benitez only has one year left on his contract and has said he wants to return to the Premiership. He was interested in the Spurs job and after MoPo got said he could be interested in Saints. He is high profile and very experienced to head up all the playing side not just the first team. His appointment would show real ambition and convince Adam & Luke etc to stay. My first choice so I say go get him Les & Ralph. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 3

6:39pm Thu 29 May 14

jls217 says...

NewForestStu wrote:
jls217 wrote:
NewForestStu wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?
So Gareth was promoted from within the club.

Southampton Football Club announces the appointment of Gareth Rogers as Interim Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Gareth is currently the Club's Chief Financial Officer.
Gareth has been the Club's CFO since March 2011. Before that, he was a senior manager at the accounting firm Deloitte. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton.

Read more at http://www.saintsfc.


co.uk/news/article/a


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21lUPBegbAsJiwk.99
What is your point or am i being daft?
More for sisay's consumption than yours mate.

She seemed to know a lot more about the board than I did, I just accepted this is the board we have and we have no choice but to get on with the job. So I played around on google for a couple of minutes and find that it's not true.
Each of the individuals names are very experienced and with exxperience in internationally recognized orgs. For the roles they are filling it doesn't require specific football club experience though the cfo was promoted from within the club. The others are all extremely proficient in their fields and her fears of the board being inexperienced and naive should hopefully now be allayed somewhat. Apologies for the confusion.
[quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?[/p][/quote]So Gareth was promoted from within the club. Southampton Football Club announces the appointment of Gareth Rogers as Interim Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Gareth is currently the Club's Chief Financial Officer. Gareth has been the Club's CFO since March 2011. Before that, he was a senior manager at the accounting firm Deloitte. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton. Read more at http://www.saintsfc. co.uk/news/article/a ppointment-of-interi m-ceo-1310367.aspx#O 21lUPBegbAsJiwk.99[/p][/quote]What is your point or am i being daft?[/p][/quote]More for sisay's consumption than yours mate. She seemed to know a lot more about the board than I did, I just accepted this is the board we have and we have no choice but to get on with the job. So I played around on google for a couple of minutes and find that it's not true. Each of the individuals names are very experienced and with exxperience in internationally recognized orgs. For the roles they are filling it doesn't require specific football club experience though the cfo was promoted from within the club. The others are all extremely proficient in their fields and her fears of the board being inexperienced and naive should hopefully now be allayed somewhat. Apologies for the confusion. jls217
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6:44pm Thu 29 May 14

Steve_N says...

Ain't gonna happen. PERIOD
If the fat Spanish waiter could be convinced to leave Napoli, he'd be my choice, but can't see that happening either.
We'll just have to trust LR and the rest of the board to make the right choice. They do seem to be making all the right noises. We need the new man in place before England's exit from the WC (????).
Whatever happens WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON and always will be.
Ain't gonna happen. PERIOD If the fat Spanish waiter could be convinced to leave Napoli, he'd be my choice, but can't see that happening either. We'll just have to trust LR and the rest of the board to make the right choice. They do seem to be making all the right noises. We need the new man in place before England's exit from the WC (????). Whatever happens WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON and always will be. Steve_N
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6:45pm Thu 29 May 14

NewForestStu says...

jls217 wrote:
NewForestStu wrote:
jls217 wrote:
NewForestStu wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?
So Gareth was promoted from within the club.

Southampton Football Club announces the appointment of Gareth Rogers as Interim Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Gareth is currently the Club's Chief Financial Officer.
Gareth has been the Club's CFO since March 2011. Before that, he was a senior manager at the accounting firm Deloitte. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton.

Read more at http://www.saintsfc.



co.uk/news/article/a



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21lUPBegbAsJiwk.99
What is your point or am i being daft?
More for sisay's consumption than yours mate.

She seemed to know a lot more about the board than I did, I just accepted this is the board we have and we have no choice but to get on with the job. So I played around on google for a couple of minutes and find that it's not true.
Each of the individuals names are very experienced and with exxperience in internationally recognized orgs. For the roles they are filling it doesn't require specific football club experience though the cfo was promoted from within the club. The others are all extremely proficient in their fields and her fears of the board being inexperienced and naive should hopefully now be allayed somewhat. Apologies for the confusion.
No probs, cheers for clarifying.

Since the dust has settled i am not as hacked off as i was. When Hod left us i was gutted as most of us were because he, like Pochie had got us playing some good footy. Yes, there will and should still be reservations as to whst we will start the season with but if we could get a high profile manager then maybe.....just maybe we could maintain or improve our position.

Heres hoping!!
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?[/p][/quote]So Gareth was promoted from within the club. Southampton Football Club announces the appointment of Gareth Rogers as Interim Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Gareth is currently the Club's Chief Financial Officer. Gareth has been the Club's CFO since March 2011. Before that, he was a senior manager at the accounting firm Deloitte. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton. Read more at http://www.saintsfc. co.uk/news/article/a ppointment-of-interi m-ceo-1310367.aspx#O 21lUPBegbAsJiwk.99[/p][/quote]What is your point or am i being daft?[/p][/quote]More for sisay's consumption than yours mate. She seemed to know a lot more about the board than I did, I just accepted this is the board we have and we have no choice but to get on with the job. So I played around on google for a couple of minutes and find that it's not true. Each of the individuals names are very experienced and with exxperience in internationally recognized orgs. For the roles they are filling it doesn't require specific football club experience though the cfo was promoted from within the club. The others are all extremely proficient in their fields and her fears of the board being inexperienced and naive should hopefully now be allayed somewhat. Apologies for the confusion.[/p][/quote]No probs, cheers for clarifying. Since the dust has settled i am not as hacked off as i was. When Hod left us i was gutted as most of us were because he, like Pochie had got us playing some good footy. Yes, there will and should still be reservations as to whst we will start the season with but if we could get a high profile manager then maybe.....just maybe we could maintain or improve our position. Heres hoping!! NewForestStu
  • Score: 2

7:03pm Thu 29 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

I have just come back from a holiday break in Ireland, so was a bit out of touch, tried to catch up through reading the Echo threads and just got the feeling that they are revelling in the Saints apparent discomfort with a series of negative articles.
I expected Poch to take the bait and go glory seeking, good luck to him with that. I see a skate fan asking why no one responded to a poll about who the next Manager will be, it's hardly surprising when no one knows any of the genuine candidates! The Echo still running their own redundant poll about whether we think he will go! We have to look only to the future, what is done is done. Keep the faith it will be all right on the night.
I have just come back from a holiday break in Ireland, so was a bit out of touch, tried to catch up through reading the Echo threads and just got the feeling that they are revelling in the Saints apparent discomfort with a series of negative articles. I expected Poch to take the bait and go glory seeking, good luck to him with that. I see a skate fan asking why no one responded to a poll about who the next Manager will be, it's hardly surprising when no one knows any of the genuine candidates! The Echo still running their own redundant poll about whether we think he will go! We have to look only to the future, what is done is done. Keep the faith it will be all right on the night. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

7:03pm Thu 29 May 14

paulmsh says...

warrenelarge wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
I have devoted many hours over the last few days researching all possible candidates with odds of 25/1 or less and concluded that David Moyes is the right man for the job, provided recent experiences have not put him off football for life.
Michael Laudrup is a fairly distant second, Steve mcClaren third and Koeman the last resort.
All other candidates have either too little experience, or a long record of mediocrity.
Shall I send the invoice for my services to RK or LR?
Do you really want to watch a team managed by David Moyes?
Do you want to watch champions league or championship football? Moyes was loyal to Everton and produced decent football from mediocre players and a small budget. Man U and Moyes were not a good fit, but he could do wonders for a quality club with money to spend (I mean Saints by the way).
[quote][p][bold]warrenelarge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: I have devoted many hours over the last few days researching all possible candidates with odds of 25/1 or less and concluded that David Moyes is the right man for the job, provided recent experiences have not put him off football for life. Michael Laudrup is a fairly distant second, Steve mcClaren third and Koeman the last resort. All other candidates have either too little experience, or a long record of mediocrity. Shall I send the invoice for my services to RK or LR?[/p][/quote]Do you really want to watch a team managed by David Moyes?[/p][/quote]Do you want to watch champions league or championship football? Moyes was loyal to Everton and produced decent football from mediocre players and a small budget. Man U and Moyes were not a good fit, but he could do wonders for a quality club with money to spend (I mean Saints by the way). paulmsh
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7:08pm Thu 29 May 14

bigfella777 says...

Always look to Brighton for quality this is the way forward
Always look to Brighton for quality this is the way forward bigfella777
  • Score: -2

7:09pm Thu 29 May 14

jls217 says...

NewForestStu wrote:
jls217 wrote:
NewForestStu wrote:
jls217 wrote:
NewForestStu wrote:
sisaydo1 wrote:
What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick.
I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.
Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?
So Gareth was promoted from within the club.

Southampton Football Club announces the appointment of Gareth Rogers as Interim Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Gareth is currently the Club's Chief Financial Officer.
Gareth has been the Club's CFO since March 2011. Before that, he was a senior manager at the accounting firm Deloitte. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton.

Read more at http://www.saintsfc.




co.uk/news/article/a




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21lUPBegbAsJiwk.99
What is your point or am i being daft?
More for sisay's consumption than yours mate.

She seemed to know a lot more about the board than I did, I just accepted this is the board we have and we have no choice but to get on with the job. So I played around on google for a couple of minutes and find that it's not true.
Each of the individuals names are very experienced and with exxperience in internationally recognized orgs. For the roles they are filling it doesn't require specific football club experience though the cfo was promoted from within the club. The others are all extremely proficient in their fields and her fears of the board being inexperienced and naive should hopefully now be allayed somewhat. Apologies for the confusion.
No probs, cheers for clarifying.

Since the dust has settled i am not as hacked off as i was. When Hod left us i was gutted as most of us were because he, like Pochie had got us playing some good footy. Yes, there will and should still be reservations as to whst we will start the season with but if we could get a high profile manager then maybe.....just maybe we could maintain or improve our position.

Heres hoping!!
Initially I was spitting feathers too. Quickly calmed down and plodded my way through it all. It was only seeing on TV how many managers we had got through in recent years I came to the conclusion that maybe we're getting what we deserve (not the fans of course, we had little or no say in any of the shenanigans) due to the way we had treated far too many of our managers.

I like the passion that some have for Saints but some of the over-emotional, ill-considered, ill-researched and plain incorrect assumptions and conclusion that some on here have jumped to has amazed me.

I guess most of us are a touch nervous as with NC and MP everything seemed so seamlessly smooth and progressive. How could we have really guessed the undercurrents getting ready to rip the hymn sheet up.
Now it's all change and providing the different parts of the jig saw do their job to ensure the manager gets what he needs (not just talking about funds either) we should be okay. A lot depends on who takes the drivers seat though eh!?
There are names on the lists posted on here I don't recognize so can't say anything about them.
I wouldn't be suicidal if Moyes came in but not sure the time is going to be right for him. McClaren thankfully has been ruled out.
Uwe Rosler is worth short listing and I reckon could be one to watch for the future even if he doesn't get chosen now.
Klinsman would be a huge boost but are we big enough profile for him - no problems attracting players if he were here though.
Won't bore you with the others but like you hoping to achieve at least what we achieved this season but maybe a Wembley appearance (win or lose) would be a great boost. I think great things lie ahead as long we keep our expectations realistic until we can pay £50m players the sort of wages they expect. Hopefully before they put me 6 feet under.
[quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo1[/bold] wrote: What scares me, is we now have a very naive and inexperienced board that has no idea regarding football let alone Premiership football. I can see exactly why MoPo left, look what he started working with, and then finished working with! I mean a Hockey who who does not know the difference between offside and an indirect free kick. I personally think this stinks of a chairwoman looking to get a maximum amount before selling the club.[/p][/quote]Forgive me, as much as regarded NC in high esteem could we not say the same for him before his involvement at SFC?!?[/p][/quote]So Gareth was promoted from within the club. Southampton Football Club announces the appointment of Gareth Rogers as Interim Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Gareth is currently the Club's Chief Financial Officer. Gareth has been the Club's CFO since March 2011. Before that, he was a senior manager at the accounting firm Deloitte. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton. Read more at http://www.saintsfc. co.uk/news/article/a ppointment-of-interi m-ceo-1310367.aspx#O 21lUPBegbAsJiwk.99[/p][/quote]What is your point or am i being daft?[/p][/quote]More for sisay's consumption than yours mate. She seemed to know a lot more about the board than I did, I just accepted this is the board we have and we have no choice but to get on with the job. So I played around on google for a couple of minutes and find that it's not true. Each of the individuals names are very experienced and with exxperience in internationally recognized orgs. For the roles they are filling it doesn't require specific football club experience though the cfo was promoted from within the club. The others are all extremely proficient in their fields and her fears of the board being inexperienced and naive should hopefully now be allayed somewhat. Apologies for the confusion.[/p][/quote]No probs, cheers for clarifying. Since the dust has settled i am not as hacked off as i was. When Hod left us i was gutted as most of us were because he, like Pochie had got us playing some good footy. Yes, there will and should still be reservations as to whst we will start the season with but if we could get a high profile manager then maybe.....just maybe we could maintain or improve our position. Heres hoping!![/p][/quote]Initially I was spitting feathers too. Quickly calmed down and plodded my way through it all. It was only seeing on TV how many managers we had got through in recent years I came to the conclusion that maybe we're getting what we deserve (not the fans of course, we had little or no say in any of the shenanigans) due to the way we had treated far too many of our managers. I like the passion that some have for Saints but some of the over-emotional, ill-considered, ill-researched and plain incorrect assumptions and conclusion that some on here have jumped to has amazed me. I guess most of us are a touch nervous as with NC and MP everything seemed so seamlessly smooth and progressive. How could we have really guessed the undercurrents getting ready to rip the hymn sheet up. Now it's all change and providing the different parts of the jig saw do their job to ensure the manager gets what he needs (not just talking about funds either) we should be okay. A lot depends on who takes the drivers seat though eh!? There are names on the lists posted on here I don't recognize so can't say anything about them. I wouldn't be suicidal if Moyes came in but not sure the time is going to be right for him. McClaren thankfully has been ruled out. Uwe Rosler is worth short listing and I reckon could be one to watch for the future even if he doesn't get chosen now. Klinsman would be a huge boost but are we big enough profile for him - no problems attracting players if he were here though. Won't bore you with the others but like you hoping to achieve at least what we achieved this season but maybe a Wembley appearance (win or lose) would be a great boost. I think great things lie ahead as long we keep our expectations realistic until we can pay £50m players the sort of wages they expect. Hopefully before they put me 6 feet under. jls217
  • Score: 0

7:19pm Thu 29 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Tuesday's betting with Paddy Power;
M Yakin 3/1
R Koeman 4/1
G Poyet 11/2
M Mackay 15/2
S Mc Claren 8/1
R Benitez 8/1
E Howe, M Laudrup 9/1
P Clement 10/1
N Lennon 12/1
AVB , Sherwood, Hoddle, Garcia 16/1
D Moyes 18/1
D Petrescu 20/1

A Awford No thanks he's sh!t / 1

Wednesday's latest betting on Paddy Power
R Koeman 3/1
M Yakin 7/2
M Laudrup 7/1
G Poyet 9/1
M Mackay 10/1
S Mc Claren 10/1
R Diaz 10/1
R Di Matteo 12/1
N Lennon 12/1
E Howe 16/1
P Clement 16/1
D Moyes 16/1
A Villas-Boas 20/1
G Hoddle 20/1
R Benitez 20/1

A Awford No thanks he's still incredibly sh!t / 1

Todays latest betting on Paddy Power

R Koeman 4/1
M Yakin 4/1
M Laudrup 5/1
N Lennon 7/1
D Moyes 10/1
M Mackay 10/1
O Garcia 14/1
S Mc Claren 14/1
R Diaz 14/1
R Di Matteo 14/1
E Howe 16/1
M Mackay 17/1
P Clement 20/1
A Villas-Boas 25/1
G Hoddle 25/1
R Benitez 25/1

A Awford No thanks he's still incredibly sh!t and still manager of an incredibly sh1t League 2 rabble / 1

COYR FOADP
S Dyche is now 10/1....recently added on Paddy Power.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: Tuesday's betting with Paddy Power; M Yakin 3/1 R Koeman 4/1 G Poyet 11/2 M Mackay 15/2 S Mc Claren 8/1 R Benitez 8/1 E Howe, M Laudrup 9/1 P Clement 10/1 N Lennon 12/1 AVB , Sherwood, Hoddle, Garcia 16/1 D Moyes 18/1 D Petrescu 20/1 A Awford No thanks he's sh!t / 1 Wednesday's latest betting on Paddy Power R Koeman 3/1 M Yakin 7/2 M Laudrup 7/1 G Poyet 9/1 M Mackay 10/1 S Mc Claren 10/1 R Diaz 10/1 R Di Matteo 12/1 N Lennon 12/1 E Howe 16/1 P Clement 16/1 D Moyes 16/1 A Villas-Boas 20/1 G Hoddle 20/1 R Benitez 20/1 A Awford No thanks he's still incredibly sh!t / 1 Todays latest betting on Paddy Power R Koeman 4/1 M Yakin 4/1 M Laudrup 5/1 N Lennon 7/1 D Moyes 10/1 M Mackay 10/1 O Garcia 14/1 S Mc Claren 14/1 R Diaz 14/1 R Di Matteo 14/1 E Howe 16/1 M Mackay 17/1 P Clement 20/1 A Villas-Boas 25/1 G Hoddle 25/1 R Benitez 25/1 A Awford No thanks he's still incredibly sh!t and still manager of an incredibly sh1t League 2 rabble / 1 COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]S Dyche is now 10/1....recently added on Paddy Power. J7junctionseven
  • Score: 0

7:20pm Thu 29 May 14

saints1998 says...

Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.
Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert. saints1998
  • Score: 0

7:22pm Thu 29 May 14

deepheat says...

FREDDY KRUGER YOU TALK SH-ITE

BREAKING NEWS

RICKY LAMBERT CLOSE TO SIGNING FOR LIVERPOOL FOR £9 MILLION.

WTF
FREDDY KRUGER YOU TALK SH-ITE BREAKING NEWS RICKY LAMBERT CLOSE TO SIGNING FOR LIVERPOOL FOR £9 MILLION. WTF deepheat
  • Score: 2

7:29pm Thu 29 May 14

J7junctionseven says...

saints1998 wrote:
Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.
Here it is FFS!!!
19:04

Sky Bet have suspended betting on the future of Rickie Lambert after he was heavily backed for a move to Liverpool on Thursday.
The online bookmaker opened the market with Liverpool installed as 5/1, but the potential move had been backed all the way in to 1/3 by the afternoon.
The money continued to flow and Lambert was soon as short as 1/6 for a move to Anfield, at which point Sky Bet suspended the market as the betting trend failed to subside.
Sky Bet’s head of football trading Paul Wiggins said:
We've seen a remarkable run of bets on the move having only opened the market this morning. As yet, we’re unsure why it’s proved so popular, but we had no choice but to shut up shop as the market became too one sided.

Please no!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]saints1998[/bold] wrote: Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.[/p][/quote]Here it is FFS!!! 19:04 Sky Bet have suspended betting on the future of Rickie Lambert after he was heavily backed for a move to Liverpool on Thursday. The online bookmaker opened the market with Liverpool installed as 5/1, but the potential move had been backed all the way in to 1/3 by the afternoon. The money continued to flow and Lambert was soon as short as 1/6 for a move to Anfield, at which point Sky Bet suspended the market as the betting trend failed to subside. Sky Bet’s head of football trading Paul Wiggins said: We've seen a remarkable run of bets on the move having only opened the market this morning. As yet, we’re unsure why it’s proved so popular, but we had no choice but to shut up shop as the market became too one sided. Please no!!!!! J7junctionseven
  • Score: 2

7:37pm Thu 29 May 14

Clever Dick says...

saints1998 wrote:
Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.
Straight swap for that goofy fella and Sturridge?
[quote][p][bold]saints1998[/bold] wrote: Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.[/p][/quote]Straight swap for that goofy fella and Sturridge? Clever Dick
  • Score: 2

7:41pm Thu 29 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
saints1998 wrote: Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.
Here it is FFS!!! 19:04 Sky Bet have suspended betting on the future of Rickie Lambert after he was heavily backed for a move to Liverpool on Thursday. The online bookmaker opened the market with Liverpool installed as 5/1, but the potential move had been backed all the way in to 1/3 by the afternoon. The money continued to flow and Lambert was soon as short as 1/6 for a move to Anfield, at which point Sky Bet suspended the market as the betting trend failed to subside. Sky Bet’s head of football trading Paul Wiggins said: We've seen a remarkable run of bets on the move having only opened the market this morning. As yet, we’re unsure why it’s proved so popular, but we had no choice but to shut up shop as the market became too one sided. Please no!!!!!
We will have no-one to score our goals.

SRL delivers assists goals and penalties.

We need him next Season with a Top Striker and Midfield assists to progress.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints1998[/bold] wrote: Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.[/p][/quote]Here it is FFS!!! 19:04 Sky Bet have suspended betting on the future of Rickie Lambert after he was heavily backed for a move to Liverpool on Thursday. The online bookmaker opened the market with Liverpool installed as 5/1, but the potential move had been backed all the way in to 1/3 by the afternoon. The money continued to flow and Lambert was soon as short as 1/6 for a move to Anfield, at which point Sky Bet suspended the market as the betting trend failed to subside. Sky Bet’s head of football trading Paul Wiggins said: We've seen a remarkable run of bets on the move having only opened the market this morning. As yet, we’re unsure why it’s proved so popular, but we had no choice but to shut up shop as the market became too one sided. Please no!!!!![/p][/quote]We will have no-one to score our goals. SRL delivers assists goals and penalties. We need him next Season with a Top Striker and Midfield assists to progress. COYR The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 1

7:44pm Thu 29 May 14

redandy10 says...

Who needs Poch when we can get the EX-BRIGHTON boss. I stand corrected, this Krueger character really has formulated an ambitious plan.
Who needs Poch when we can get the EX-BRIGHTON boss. I stand corrected, this Krueger character really has formulated an ambitious plan. redandy10
  • Score: 0

7:54pm Thu 29 May 14

Clever Dick says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
saints1998 wrote: Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.
Here it is FFS!!! 19:04 Sky Bet have suspended betting on the future of Rickie Lambert after he was heavily backed for a move to Liverpool on Thursday. The online bookmaker opened the market with Liverpool installed as 5/1, but the potential move had been backed all the way in to 1/3 by the afternoon. The money continued to flow and Lambert was soon as short as 1/6 for a move to Anfield, at which point Sky Bet suspended the market as the betting trend failed to subside. Sky Bet’s head of football trading Paul Wiggins said: We've seen a remarkable run of bets on the move having only opened the market this morning. As yet, we’re unsure why it’s proved so popular, but we had no choice but to shut up shop as the market became too one sided. Please no!!!!!
We will have no-one to score our goals.

SRL delivers assists goals and penalties.

We need him next Season with a Top Striker and Midfield assists to progress.

COYR
If it's true he has obviously decided that at his age it's far better to warm the bench. Fat Sam was supposed to be offering £5mill wasn't he.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints1998[/bold] wrote: Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.[/p][/quote]Here it is FFS!!! 19:04 Sky Bet have suspended betting on the future of Rickie Lambert after he was heavily backed for a move to Liverpool on Thursday. The online bookmaker opened the market with Liverpool installed as 5/1, but the potential move had been backed all the way in to 1/3 by the afternoon. The money continued to flow and Lambert was soon as short as 1/6 for a move to Anfield, at which point Sky Bet suspended the market as the betting trend failed to subside. Sky Bet’s head of football trading Paul Wiggins said: We've seen a remarkable run of bets on the move having only opened the market this morning. As yet, we’re unsure why it’s proved so popular, but we had no choice but to shut up shop as the market became too one sided. Please no!!!!![/p][/quote]We will have no-one to score our goals. SRL delivers assists goals and penalties. We need him next Season with a Top Striker and Midfield assists to progress. COYR[/p][/quote]If it's true he has obviously decided that at his age it's far better to warm the bench. Fat Sam was supposed to be offering £5mill wasn't he. Clever Dick
  • Score: -1

7:58pm Thu 29 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I have just come back from a holiday break in Ireland, so was a bit out of touch, tried to catch up through reading the Echo threads and just got the feeling that they are revelling in the Saints apparent discomfort with a series of negative articles. I expected Poch to take the bait and go glory seeking, good luck to him with that. I see a skate fan asking why no one responded to a poll about who the next Manager will be, it's hardly surprising when no one knows any of the genuine candidates! The Echo still running their own redundant poll about whether we think he will go! We have to look only to the future, what is done is done. Keep the faith it will be all right on the night.
OSPRAY ... Really hope you improve your contribution to this Forum. From what I have seen you have an obsession (OCD) with spelling and correctness and CAPS LOCK.

It is ironic really as you seem to be the only poster with a name in Capital Letters - in Caps Lock as if you are a guardian of the Forum or have something important to say.

All that has been observed is the witterings of an old man.

I know you support SFC - but give it a rest.a
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I have just come back from a holiday break in Ireland, so was a bit out of touch, tried to catch up through reading the Echo threads and just got the feeling that they are revelling in the Saints apparent discomfort with a series of negative articles. I expected Poch to take the bait and go glory seeking, good luck to him with that. I see a skate fan asking why no one responded to a poll about who the next Manager will be, it's hardly surprising when no one knows any of the genuine candidates! The Echo still running their own redundant poll about whether we think he will go! We have to look only to the future, what is done is done. Keep the faith it will be all right on the night.[/p][/quote]OSPRAY ... Really hope you improve your contribution to this Forum. From what I have seen you have an obsession (OCD) with spelling and correctness and CAPS LOCK. It is ironic really as you seem to be the only poster with a name in Capital Letters - in Caps Lock as if you are a guardian of the Forum or have something important to say. All that has been observed is the witterings of an old man. I know you support SFC - but give it a rest.a The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 1

8:15pm Thu 29 May 14

jls217 says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I have just come back from a holiday break in Ireland, so was a bit out of touch, tried to catch up through reading the Echo threads and just got the feeling that they are revelling in the Saints apparent discomfort with a series of negative articles. I expected Poch to take the bait and go glory seeking, good luck to him with that. I see a skate fan asking why no one responded to a poll about who the next Manager will be, it's hardly surprising when no one knows any of the genuine candidates! The Echo still running their own redundant poll about whether we think he will go! We have to look only to the future, what is done is done. Keep the faith it will be all right on the night.
OSPRAY ... Really hope you improve your contribution to this Forum. From what I have seen you have an obsession (OCD) with spelling and correctness and CAPS LOCK.

It is ironic really as you seem to be the only poster with a name in Capital Letters - in Caps Lock as if you are a guardian of the Forum or have something important to say.

All that has been observed is the witterings of an old man.

I know you support SFC - but give it a rest.a
I guess that's about as close as it gets to welcome back on this forum.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I have just come back from a holiday break in Ireland, so was a bit out of touch, tried to catch up through reading the Echo threads and just got the feeling that they are revelling in the Saints apparent discomfort with a series of negative articles. I expected Poch to take the bait and go glory seeking, good luck to him with that. I see a skate fan asking why no one responded to a poll about who the next Manager will be, it's hardly surprising when no one knows any of the genuine candidates! The Echo still running their own redundant poll about whether we think he will go! We have to look only to the future, what is done is done. Keep the faith it will be all right on the night.[/p][/quote]OSPRAY ... Really hope you improve your contribution to this Forum. From what I have seen you have an obsession (OCD) with spelling and correctness and CAPS LOCK. It is ironic really as you seem to be the only poster with a name in Capital Letters - in Caps Lock as if you are a guardian of the Forum or have something important to say. All that has been observed is the witterings of an old man. I know you support SFC - but give it a rest.a[/p][/quote]I guess that's about as close as it gets to welcome back on this forum. jls217
  • Score: 3

8:21pm Thu 29 May 14

jls217 says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
saints1998 wrote: Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.
Here it is FFS!!! 19:04 Sky Bet have suspended betting on the future of Rickie Lambert after he was heavily backed for a move to Liverpool on Thursday. The online bookmaker opened the market with Liverpool installed as 5/1, but the potential move had been backed all the way in to 1/3 by the afternoon. The money continued to flow and Lambert was soon as short as 1/6 for a move to Anfield, at which point Sky Bet suspended the market as the betting trend failed to subside. Sky Bet’s head of football trading Paul Wiggins said: We've seen a remarkable run of bets on the move having only opened the market this morning. As yet, we’re unsure why it’s proved so popular, but we had no choice but to shut up shop as the market became too one sided. Please no!!!!!
We will have no-one to score our goals.

SRL delivers assists goals and penalties.

We need him next Season with a Top Striker and Midfield assists to progress.

COYR
So now we're going to betting shops to get the latest gossip on our potential ins and outs?

Calm down, engage brain, think it through, react.

Let's wait and see what the new manager whoever he is says about it all
and btw there isn't even a short list for the new manager yet.

.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints1998[/bold] wrote: Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.[/p][/quote]Here it is FFS!!! 19:04 Sky Bet have suspended betting on the future of Rickie Lambert after he was heavily backed for a move to Liverpool on Thursday. The online bookmaker opened the market with Liverpool installed as 5/1, but the potential move had been backed all the way in to 1/3 by the afternoon. The money continued to flow and Lambert was soon as short as 1/6 for a move to Anfield, at which point Sky Bet suspended the market as the betting trend failed to subside. Sky Bet’s head of football trading Paul Wiggins said: We've seen a remarkable run of bets on the move having only opened the market this morning. As yet, we’re unsure why it’s proved so popular, but we had no choice but to shut up shop as the market became too one sided. Please no!!!!![/p][/quote]We will have no-one to score our goals. SRL delivers assists goals and penalties. We need him next Season with a Top Striker and Midfield assists to progress. COYR[/p][/quote]So now we're going to betting shops to get the latest gossip on our potential ins and outs? Calm down, engage brain, think it through, react. Let's wait and see what the new manager whoever he is says about it all and btw there isn't even a short list for the new manager yet. . jls217
  • Score: -4

8:31pm Thu 29 May 14

SaintSteve76 says...

No wonder were after garcia he's probably the only manager who will accept coming in to a half depleted team with players wanting to leave because Poch has gone. Krueger seems weak and clueless.
No wonder were after garcia he's probably the only manager who will accept coming in to a half depleted team with players wanting to leave because Poch has gone. Krueger seems weak and clueless. SaintSteve76
  • Score: 2

8:36pm Thu 29 May 14

milton road says...

warrenelarge wrote:
OfficialSpudUk wrote:
warrenelarge wrote:
milton road wrote:
Prepared a list of career percentage wins of a short list and the career percebtage wins of our managers since admin.
AVB ....................




.......59.91%
Koeman..............




......55.49%
Garcia..............




..........51.69%
Di Matteo..............




.....51.41%
Benitez.............




..........50.85%
Adkins..............




..........49.29%
Yakin...............




............49.21%
Raneiri.............




...........46.11%
Moyes...............




...........44.58%
Laudrop.............




.........,44.41%
Pardew..............




...........42.48%
Pochettino..........




..........34.39%
When you read Yakin's record its not very impressive
You would have to say that Adkins has a better management level becasue the Swiss league is bottom half championship top half div 1 standard. Yakin's only achievement is knocking Chelsea out.

reading up on Garcia he has had a fantstic trophy ridden career and his win ratio as a manager is good. Was Part of the Cruyff school of coaching.
Most of the other managers speak for themselves but look who is bottom of the list.
Using your metric we should get Alan Pardew back since he would be an upgrade on Pochettino!
Are you seriously endorsing Oscar Garcia?
He couldn't even get out of the Championship with all of Brighton's investment over the last few years. The Cruyf school obviously didn't teach him how to out maneuver Steve Maclaren and a Derby team full of kids. Speaking of ex players not making good managers, have you taken a closer look at Koeman's managerial record?
He managers big teams in small leagues and still does't win anything.
At least Yakin won the Swiss League (which he was expected to do) but his achievements in Europe are not to be underestimated. Remember that Basel is a selling club and he got the absolute best out of platers and beat teams with infinitely more resources.

Yakin for the Saints.
I'm sorry, but have you actually looked at Koeman's record? First season as a manager and he got Vitesse in the Europa League on a virtually non-existent transfer budget, has had successes with Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord, with whom he has ended in the top 3 of the Eredivisie for the past 3 seasons. Champions and Europa League experience, excellent at developing youth. Koeman would be an inspired choice.

On a side note, A LOT of you need to calm down. There are a lot of scouts and researchers at Southampton who have been there a lot longer then RK and LR, and together they all know what they're doing. We've been in this position so many times in our history but we're still a huge club, stop getting so hysterical!
"There are a lot of scouts and researchers at Southampton who have been there a lot longer then RK and LR, and together they all know what they're doing."
I would agree.
"We've been in this position so many times in our history but we're still a huge club, stop getting so hysterical!"
The only thing I"ll add to Koeman's record is that his achievement at Vitesse was 14 years ago and has moved around a lot since then with no great success. Winning the Dutch League with Ajax is like winning the Swiss League with Basel. It's expected. Yakin's achievements beyond winning the League are the reasons he stands out. To me.
I love this team but if we were a huge club we would lose our manager to Tottenham or historically sell our best talent. I stress historically. We're an attractive proposing but huge? One day...hopefully :)
No I was not endorsing Garcia as manager I was just saying he may not be the horror story some think,. not that he was suited to join Saints. What I was doing was putting a short list out of bandied about names and their win rate at various levels and adding in the win rate of our previous three managers.
This is over their whole managerial careers. it could well be noi one on that list it was just something of interest to look at.
[quote][p][bold]warrenelarge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OfficialSpudUk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrenelarge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: Prepared a list of career percentage wins of a short list and the career percebtage wins of our managers since admin. AVB .................... .......59.91% Koeman.............. ......55.49% Garcia.............. ..........51.69% Di Matteo.............. .....51.41% Benitez............. ..........50.85% Adkins.............. ..........49.29% Yakin............... ............49.21% Raneiri............. ...........46.11% Moyes............... ...........44.58% Laudrop............. .........,44.41% Pardew.............. ...........42.48% Pochettino.......... ..........34.39% When you read Yakin's record its not very impressive You would have to say that Adkins has a better management level becasue the Swiss league is bottom half championship top half div 1 standard. Yakin's only achievement is knocking Chelsea out. reading up on Garcia he has had a fantstic trophy ridden career and his win ratio as a manager is good. Was Part of the Cruyff school of coaching. Most of the other managers speak for themselves but look who is bottom of the list.[/p][/quote]Using your metric we should get Alan Pardew back since he would be an upgrade on Pochettino! Are you seriously endorsing Oscar Garcia? He couldn't even get out of the Championship with all of Brighton's investment over the last few years. The Cruyf school obviously didn't teach him how to out maneuver Steve Maclaren and a Derby team full of kids. Speaking of ex players not making good managers, have you taken a closer look at Koeman's managerial record? He managers big teams in small leagues and still does't win anything. At least Yakin won the Swiss League (which he was expected to do) but his achievements in Europe are not to be underestimated. Remember that Basel is a selling club and he got the absolute best out of platers and beat teams with infinitely more resources. Yakin for the Saints.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry, but have you actually looked at Koeman's record? First season as a manager and he got Vitesse in the Europa League on a virtually non-existent transfer budget, has had successes with Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord, with whom he has ended in the top 3 of the Eredivisie for the past 3 seasons. Champions and Europa League experience, excellent at developing youth. Koeman would be an inspired choice. On a side note, A LOT of you need to calm down. There are a lot of scouts and researchers at Southampton who have been there a lot longer then RK and LR, and together they all know what they're doing. We've been in this position so many times in our history but we're still a huge club, stop getting so hysterical![/p][/quote]"There are a lot of scouts and researchers at Southampton who have been there a lot longer then RK and LR, and together they all know what they're doing." I would agree. "We've been in this position so many times in our history but we're still a huge club, stop getting so hysterical!" The only thing I"ll add to Koeman's record is that his achievement at Vitesse was 14 years ago and has moved around a lot since then with no great success. Winning the Dutch League with Ajax is like winning the Swiss League with Basel. It's expected. Yakin's achievements beyond winning the League are the reasons he stands out. To me. I love this team but if we were a huge club we would lose our manager to Tottenham or historically sell our best talent. I stress historically. We're an attractive proposing but huge? One day...hopefully :)[/p][/quote]No I was not endorsing Garcia as manager I was just saying he may not be the horror story some think,. not that he was suited to join Saints. What I was doing was putting a short list out of bandied about names and their win rate at various levels and adding in the win rate of our previous three managers. This is over their whole managerial careers. it could well be noi one on that list it was just something of interest to look at. milton road
  • Score: 0

8:37pm Thu 29 May 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

jls217 wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
saints1998 wrote: Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.
Here it is FFS!!! 19:04 Sky Bet have suspended betting on the future of Rickie Lambert after he was heavily backed for a move to Liverpool on Thursday. The online bookmaker opened the market with Liverpool installed as 5/1, but the potential move had been backed all the way in to 1/3 by the afternoon. The money continued to flow and Lambert was soon as short as 1/6 for a move to Anfield, at which point Sky Bet suspended the market as the betting trend failed to subside. Sky Bet’s head of football trading Paul Wiggins said: We've seen a remarkable run of bets on the move having only opened the market this morning. As yet, we’re unsure why it’s proved so popular, but we had no choice but to shut up shop as the market became too one sided. Please no!!!!!
We will have no-one to score our goals. SRL delivers assists goals and penalties. We need him next Season with a Top Striker and Midfield assists to progress. COYR
So now we're going to betting shops to get the latest gossip on our potential ins and outs? Calm down, engage brain, think it through, react. Let's wait and see what the new manager whoever he is says about it all and btw there isn't even a short list for the new manager yet. .
Fair one. ... The board do not need to panic ... But in hindsight should have been more pro active in getting a new Manager lined up.

They need to be decisive and get a top manager in to stop the rot.

RICKIE at 9 mill is a snip - at SFC he makes a massive contribution - and which fan is worried about money when Dani at 15 mill contributed so little.

FIGHT TO KEEP and need to add a Top Striker ASAP.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints1998[/bold] wrote: Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.[/p][/quote]Here it is FFS!!! 19:04 Sky Bet have suspended betting on the future of Rickie Lambert after he was heavily backed for a move to Liverpool on Thursday. The online bookmaker opened the market with Liverpool installed as 5/1, but the potential move had been backed all the way in to 1/3 by the afternoon. The money continued to flow and Lambert was soon as short as 1/6 for a move to Anfield, at which point Sky Bet suspended the market as the betting trend failed to subside. Sky Bet’s head of football trading Paul Wiggins said: We've seen a remarkable run of bets on the move having only opened the market this morning. As yet, we’re unsure why it’s proved so popular, but we had no choice but to shut up shop as the market became too one sided. Please no!!!!![/p][/quote]We will have no-one to score our goals. SRL delivers assists goals and penalties. We need him next Season with a Top Striker and Midfield assists to progress. COYR[/p][/quote]So now we're going to betting shops to get the latest gossip on our potential ins and outs? Calm down, engage brain, think it through, react. Let's wait and see what the new manager whoever he is says about it all and btw there isn't even a short list for the new manager yet. .[/p][/quote]Fair one. ... The board do not need to panic ... But in hindsight should have been more pro active in getting a new Manager lined up. They need to be decisive and get a top manager in to stop the rot. RICKIE at 9 mill is a snip - at SFC he makes a massive contribution - and which fan is worried about money when Dani at 15 mill contributed so little. FIGHT TO KEEP and need to add a Top Striker ASAP. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 3

9:04pm Thu 29 May 14

Simmo13 says...

Steve_N wrote:
Ain't gonna happen. PERIOD
If the fat Spanish waiter could be convinced to leave Napoli, he'd be my choice, but can't see that happening either.
We'll just have to trust LR and the rest of the board to make the right choice. They do seem to be making all the right noises. We need the new man in place before England's exit from the WC (????).
Whatever happens WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON and always will be.
trust Les Reed are you having a laugh !!!
[quote][p][bold]Steve_N[/bold] wrote: Ain't gonna happen. PERIOD If the fat Spanish waiter could be convinced to leave Napoli, he'd be my choice, but can't see that happening either. We'll just have to trust LR and the rest of the board to make the right choice. They do seem to be making all the right noises. We need the new man in place before England's exit from the WC (????). Whatever happens WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON and always will be.[/p][/quote]trust Les Reed are you having a laugh !!! Simmo13
  • Score: 1

9:14pm Thu 29 May 14

Simmo13 says...

Steve_N wrote:
Ain't gonna happen. PERIOD
If the fat Spanish waiter could be convinced to leave Napoli, he'd be my choice, but can't see that happening either.
We'll just have to trust LR and the rest of the board to make the right choice. They do seem to be making all the right noises. We need the new man in place before England's exit from the WC (????).
Whatever happens WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON and always will be.
trust Les Reed are you having a laugh !!!
[quote][p][bold]Steve_N[/bold] wrote: Ain't gonna happen. PERIOD If the fat Spanish waiter could be convinced to leave Napoli, he'd be my choice, but can't see that happening either. We'll just have to trust LR and the rest of the board to make the right choice. They do seem to be making all the right noises. We need the new man in place before England's exit from the WC (????). Whatever happens WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON and always will be.[/p][/quote]trust Les Reed are you having a laugh !!! Simmo13
  • Score: 1

9:20pm Thu 29 May 14

jls217 says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
jls217 wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
saints1998 wrote: Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.
Here it is FFS!!! 19:04 Sky Bet have suspended betting on the future of Rickie Lambert after he was heavily backed for a move to Liverpool on Thursday. The online bookmaker opened the market with Liverpool installed as 5/1, but the potential move had been backed all the way in to 1/3 by the afternoon. The money continued to flow and Lambert was soon as short as 1/6 for a move to Anfield, at which point Sky Bet suspended the market as the betting trend failed to subside. Sky Bet’s head of football trading Paul Wiggins said: We've seen a remarkable run of bets on the move having only opened the market this morning. As yet, we’re unsure why it’s proved so popular, but we had no choice but to shut up shop as the market became too one sided. Please no!!!!!
We will have no-one to score our goals. SRL delivers assists goals and penalties. We need him next Season with a Top Striker and Midfield assists to progress. COYR
So now we're going to betting shops to get the latest gossip on our potential ins and outs? Calm down, engage brain, think it through, react. Let's wait and see what the new manager whoever he is says about it all and btw there isn't even a short list for the new manager yet. .
Fair one. ... The board do not need to panic ... But in hindsight should have been more pro active in getting a new Manager lined up.

They need to be decisive and get a top manager in to stop the rot.

RICKIE at 9 mill is a snip - at SFC he makes a massive contribution - and which fan is worried about money when Dani at 15 mill contributed so little.

FIGHT TO KEEP and need to add a Top Striker ASAP.
Very easy for us to say they should have had a replacement for Pochettino.
Freddie said they were monitoring which managers were available as a matter of course.
However Pochettino play 'em like a violin. I was convinced right up to the last minute he would agree to a new contract as were so many of us here.

They say they did everything to keep him but feel he had made his mind up to go a long time ago but didn't have the decency to say so and just strung everyone along. IF that's the case good riddance to him.

Freddie has said no transfers in or out would be completed before the new manager comes in - we have to accept that as fact until shown otherwise.

He also says they already had a list of players there were interested in so I can only guess this was being drawn up with the input of Pochettino over the last few months. He also said they are being contacted by top class players agents from all over Europe as well as managers - again we have to accept that as fact as we have no real way of knowing.
It seems they are being decisive but we would be the first to whine if they did it in haste and regretted the decision. So again we have to accept that what he says they will do it quickly but not in haste is the way it's going to happen. He says no player will go unless it's a good deal for Saints as we do not need to sell. There are those on here who have worked out the sums and have shown us we are in a good place financially so Freddie is probably telling the truth.
I doubt there are any clubs willing to offer £9m for a striker the wrong side of 30 who is not already an established international name.He's worth far more than that because he's ours and we love him but in the open market - not a hope.
A little irony here. A new manager gets taken on by us and goes back to his old club to bring a couple of his favourites from there, now if Pochettino does that we'll be bouncing all over Southampton wanting to lynch him
I reckon we should start getting some news Monday or Tuesday - I'd be surprised if it's happened as quickly as tomorrow but pray it has.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints1998[/bold] wrote: Sky sports are saying that Southampton and Liverpool are close to agreeing a fee for Lambert.[/p][/quote]Here it is FFS!!! 19:04 Sky Bet have suspended betting on the future of Rickie Lambert after he was heavily backed for a move to Liverpool on Thursday. The online bookmaker opened the market with Liverpool installed as 5/1, but the potential move had been backed all the way in to 1/3 by the afternoon. The money continued to flow and Lambert was soon as short as 1/6 for a move to Anfield, at which point Sky Bet suspended the market as the betting trend failed to subside. Sky Bet’s head of football trading Paul Wiggins said: We've seen a remarkable run of bets on the move having only opened the market this morning. As yet, we’re unsure why it’s proved so popular, but we had no choice but to shut up shop as the market became too one sided. Please no!!!!![/p][/quote]We will have no-one to score our goals. SRL delivers assists goals and penalties. We need him next Season with a Top Striker and Midfield assists to progress. COYR[/p][/quote]So now we're going to betting shops to get the latest gossip on our potential ins and outs? Calm down, engage brain, think it through, react. Let's wait and see what the new manager whoever he is says about it all and btw there isn't even a short list for the new manager yet. .[/p][/quote]Fair one. ... The board do not need to panic ... But in hindsight should have been more pro active in getting a new Manager lined up. They need to be decisive and get a top manager in to stop the rot. RICKIE at 9 mill is a snip - at SFC he makes a massive contribution - and which fan is worried about money when Dani at 15 mill contributed so little. FIGHT TO KEEP and need to add a Top Striker ASAP.[/p][/quote]Very easy for us to say they should have had a replacement for Pochettino. Freddie said they were monitoring which managers were available as a matter of course. However Pochettino play 'em like a violin. I was convinced right up to the last minute he would agree to a new contract as were so many of us here. They say they did everything to keep him but feel he had made his mind up to go a long time ago but didn't have the decency to say so and just strung everyone along. IF that's the case good riddance to him. Freddie has said no transfers in or out would be completed before the new manager comes in - we have to accept that as fact until shown otherwise. He also says they already had a list of players there were interested in so I can only guess this was being drawn up with the input of Pochettino over the last few months. He also said they are being contacted by top class players agents from all over Europe as well as managers - again we have to accept that as fact as we have no real way of knowing. It seems they are being decisive but we would be the first to whine if they did it in haste and regretted the decision. So again we have to accept that what he says they will do it quickly but not in haste is the way it's going to happen. He says no player will go unless it's a good deal for Saints as we do not need to sell. There are those on here who have worked out the sums and have shown us we are in a good place financially so Freddie is probably telling the truth. I doubt there are any clubs willing to offer £9m for a striker the wrong side of 30 who is not already an established international name.He's worth far more than that because he's ours and we love him but in the open market - not a hope. A little irony here. A new manager gets taken on by us and goes back to his old club to bring a couple of his favourites from there, now if Pochettino does that we'll be bouncing all over Southampton wanting to lynch him I reckon we should start getting some news Monday or Tuesday - I'd be surprised if it's happened as quickly as tomorrow but pray it has. jls217
  • Score: -1

9:22pm Thu 29 May 14

saint phil says...

Its all gone down the pan , come NC
Its all gone down the pan , come NC saint phil
  • Score: 1

9:36pm Thu 29 May 14

Block 42 says...

if I was a saints player and ralph krugers ambition and what he calls "high calibre" to bring in oscar garcia I would want OUT!!!that would be disgusting.
if I was a saints player and ralph krugers ambition and what he calls "high calibre" to bring in oscar garcia I would want OUT!!!that would be disgusting. Block 42
  • Score: 1

9:50pm Thu 29 May 14

truckdriver1969 says...

No I would prefer someone like Steve Clarke ex West Brom Manager.
He took them high in the league.Nice to have a british manger as well!
No I would prefer someone like Steve Clarke ex West Brom Manager. He took them high in the league.Nice to have a british manger as well! truckdriver1969
  • Score: 0

10:39pm Thu 29 May 14

St.David says...

Looks like we are starting again almost from scratch so we need an experienced manager. . . Benitez for me. .
Looks like we are starting again almost from scratch so we need an experienced manager. . . Benitez for me. . St.David
  • Score: 0

11:49pm Thu 29 May 14

Block 42 says...

I would love rafa benitez but cant see him leaving napoli.
I definately know we need someone with a big name who can attract big players and persuade the ones we have left to stay.
so with that in mind I actually think david moyes could do a good job here.lesspressure and did a decent job at everton.
I would love rafa benitez but cant see him leaving napoli. I definately know we need someone with a big name who can attract big players and persuade the ones we have left to stay. so with that in mind I actually think david moyes could do a good job here.lesspressure and did a decent job at everton. Block 42
  • Score: 0

6:48am Fri 30 May 14

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  • Score: 0

10:37am Fri 30 May 14

Wembley76 says...

We received inspiring and positive words from Kreuger this week....now is the 'test' to see if he 'walks the talk'......he talked of quality, ambition, Europe and involving any new manager in any player sales or purchases. The rumours suggest we are looking at 2nd rate managers, and are close to selling Lambert & Shaw et al....Let's hope that these are just rumours and that the reality is aligned to the 'promises'.....we do need a senior manager (not Championship or Swiss League)....and we do need to hang on to the majority of the team and our future. Yes we could sell Shaw, but not 8 1st team players the press are rumouring.....come on Mr Kreuger...show us we can 'depend upon you'...
We received inspiring and positive words from Kreuger this week....now is the 'test' to see if he 'walks the talk'......he talked of quality, ambition, Europe and involving any new manager in any player sales or purchases. The rumours suggest we are looking at 2nd rate managers, and are close to selling Lambert & Shaw et al....Let's hope that these are just rumours and that the reality is aligned to the 'promises'.....we do need a senior manager (not Championship or Swiss League)....and we do need to hang on to the majority of the team and our future. Yes we could sell Shaw, but not 8 1st team players the press are rumouring.....come on Mr Kreuger...show us we can 'depend upon you'... Wembley76
  • Score: 1

10:56am Fri 30 May 14

Realitycheck53 says...

legod7 wrote:
Why all the negatives. No one had heard of MP whe he took over
Because he is basically a nobody - we need a leading edge, hard driving, tactically astute manager of proven ability to succeed. Failing to win the semi-final of a championship play off is hardly qualification. Murat Yakin would be an exciting prospect. Koeman maybe but he has not done well outside Holland. Moyes style of football does not represent continuity. For my money Saints should ignore Sunderland's squeals and pull out all the stops for Poyet. Yakin second.
[quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: Why all the negatives. No one had heard of MP whe he took over[/p][/quote]Because he is basically a nobody - we need a leading edge, hard driving, tactically astute manager of proven ability to succeed. Failing to win the semi-final of a championship play off is hardly qualification. Murat Yakin would be an exciting prospect. Koeman maybe but he has not done well outside Holland. Moyes style of football does not represent continuity. For my money Saints should ignore Sunderland's squeals and pull out all the stops for Poyet. Yakin second. Realitycheck53
  • Score: 0

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