Cortese: Saints are my baby

Nicola Cortese

Nicola Cortese

First published in Saints News

Saints boss Nicola Cortese today revealed he would not leave the club.

Just 24 hours after speculation was revealed that the executive chairman had been approached by a top Italian club, the 40-year-old has insisted he is going nowhere.

In an interview Mr Cortese described Saints as his "baby" which he talked multi-millionaire businessman Markus Liebherr into buying last summer.

The former banker said: "Ultimately Southampton, you know, I consider Southampton to be my baby. I'm not going to abandon my baby.

"I'm a friend of Markus, and I talked him into that if you want to say so, and he keeps on reminding me about it and he said at the time I would only do that if you will be on board.

It has not been revealed which Serie A club has apparently tried to lure Swiss-Italian Mr Cortese away from St Mary's.

He added: "So you know, this to me is, again, it could be tempting. I'm not driven by money, and people that work with me on a daily basis they know that."

Speculation surrounding the story was initially reported on BBC Radio Solent yesterday morning.

Mr Cortese's subsequent interview was broadcast on the same station, which has a commercial deal with the club, today.

Mr Cortese, has given interviews to Radio Solent recently.

In a statement on the club’s website the former banker said: “I heard the speculation yesterday morning, but knew that there were already rumours around in Italy, so it was not new to me.”

“I can confirm there was an approach from a top Italian team, not just now, that happened a few months back.”

“I am obviously flattered about the interest and flattered that it has come from a top, top team because I think this is a success, not just for me, but for Southampton Football Club, the supporters, my management team and our first team.

“It shows that what is happening here is attracting awareness, that is good for both our supporters and our partners and also good for attracting new partners.

“It shows that we are not just creating awareness locally, but nationally and it also seems internationally.

“My answer at the time when I had this approach was a simple one and I didn't have to think for even a second about it.

“The club, despite where they are and the success that they have had in the past in the Italian leagues cannot offer me anything that Southampton cannot achieve.

"I consider the approach to be a success for all the hard work we are putting in here, the results of what we do off the pitch are not always seen by the public, but this proves that what we are doing is right.

"I have a great team in place here behind me that helps me to operate the business.

“A week ago we had a staff meeting where I started my speech by explaining how proud I am to be here, and how happy I am with the foundation that we have created because the staff we have here are excellent staff.

“We started at the very beginning where things were very hard for me because I was heading in the right direction, but I was on my own.

“The staff were completely demoralised and were not used to carrying out responsibilities and I had to get them on track with me and to aim in the same direction.”

He added: “So you know, this to me is, again, it could be tempting. I'm not driven by money, and people that work with me on a daily basis they know that."

“A lot of people may not be aware of that, but ultimately I consider Southampton to be my baby, and I'm not going to abandon my baby.

When approached about the speculation surrounding Mr Cortese, who does not speak directly to the Daily Echo at present, a spokesman for Southampton Football Club refused to comment.

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8:33am Wed 27 Jan 10

Bigrich1980 says...

If true this is fantastic news, that is £7000 a week freed up. Just saw we are on TV for the FA Cup game and us and Portsmouth get £247,500 each for it.
If true this is fantastic news, that is £7000 a week freed up. Just saw we are on TV for the FA Cup game and us and Portsmouth get £247,500 each for it. Bigrich1980
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8:35am Wed 27 Jan 10

Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says...

It is good news our chairman is staying. Now all we need to hear is that the Echo editor has got the sack or done the decent thing and resigned.
It is good news our chairman is staying. Now all we need to hear is that the Echo editor has got the sack or done the decent thing and resigned. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne
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8:36am Wed 27 Jan 10

Common says...

Nicola Cortese 1 The Echo 0.
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Radio Solent 1 The Echo 0.
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Website Forums 1 The Echo 0.
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Sky Sports 1 The Echo 0.
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The Echo finds itself close to relegation and possible administration, whilst Saints and more reliable forms of Saints news go from strength to strength.
Nicola Cortese 1 The Echo 0. . Radio Solent 1 The Echo 0. . Website Forums 1 The Echo 0. . Sky Sports 1 The Echo 0. . The Echo finds itself close to relegation and possible administration, whilst Saints and more reliable forms of Saints news go from strength to strength. Common
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8:36am Wed 27 Jan 10

threetimes says...

Not to journalist who wrote this article. 'No' means negative, 'know' means knowledge.
Great news though!
Not to journalist who wrote this article. 'No' means negative, 'know' means knowledge. Great news though! threetimes
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8:37am Wed 27 Jan 10

Bigrich1980 says...

It doesnt say if we got any money for him or just let him leave on a free
It doesnt say if we got any money for him or just let him leave on a free Bigrich1980
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8:41am Wed 27 Jan 10

threetimes says...

Have a read of the Cortese article on the OS. We owe this guy a hell of a lot.
Have a read of the Cortese article on the OS. We owe this guy a hell of a lot. threetimes
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8:43am Wed 27 Jan 10

DEADMANSHOES says...

Time for the Echo journalists to log on to Jobsite and post your cv's.

Come on Dan do the decent thing.
Time for the Echo journalists to log on to Jobsite and post your cv's. Come on Dan do the decent thing. DEADMANSHOES
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8:46am Wed 27 Jan 10

Tank Johnson says...

Repost from yesterday

Tank Johnson, londonsaint says...
10:20am Tue 26 Jan 10

Uncle Nick aint goin nowhere,this is his baby

The Echo is too use to dealing with previous incompetent board-members
Repost from yesterday Tank Johnson, londonsaint says... 10:20am Tue 26 Jan 10 Uncle Nick aint goin nowhere,this is his baby The Echo is too use to dealing with previous incompetent board-members Tank Johnson
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8:47am Wed 27 Jan 10

gosportsaint says...

Great article on the OS, NC is going nowhere. He states, ' no italian club can offer him anything that cant be achieved at Saints'
Now tell me he hasn't got vision and drive.
Champions league here we come
Great article on the OS, NC is going nowhere. He states, ' no italian club can offer him anything that cant be achieved at Saints' Now tell me he hasn't got vision and drive. Champions league here we come gosportsaint
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8:48am Wed 27 Jan 10

eaglespark says...

threetimes wrote:
Not to journalist who wrote this article. 'No' means negative, 'know' means knowledge.
Great news though!
And "note" has an "e".
[quote][p][bold]threetimes[/bold] wrote: Not to journalist who wrote this article. 'No' means negative, 'know' means knowledge. Great news though![/p][/quote]And "note" has an "e". eaglespark
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8:50am Wed 27 Jan 10

mack chinnon says...

Result.
Result. mack chinnon
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8:54am Wed 27 Jan 10

normsted says...

Lets give the echo credit for at least admitting yesterday rubbish was exactly that.
All they need to do now is jump on board, Cortese is a man of integrity and SFC are lucky to have him.
With him and Kelvin,were in safe hands.
Lets give the echo credit for at least admitting yesterday rubbish was exactly that. All they need to do now is jump on board, Cortese is a man of integrity and SFC are lucky to have him. With him and Kelvin,were in safe hands. normsted
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8:55am Wed 27 Jan 10

My View from the Hill says...

Are the Echo jealous that the BEEB are in at SMS?

I ask because of this reports content

Speculation surrounding the story was initially reported on BBC Radio Solent yesterday morning.

Mr Cortese's subsequent interview was broadcast on the same station, which has a commercial deal with the club, today.

Mr Cortese, has given interviews to Radio Solent recently.

When approached about the speculation surrounding Mr Cortese, who does not speak directly to the Daily Echo at present, a spokesman for Southampton Football Club refused to comment.

The editor of the Echo really needs to get a grip.

We all know that NC and SFC will not talk to you.

We all know that you are miffed.

We all know that Radio Solent have a commercial deal with the club,

We all know that by slagging the senior management of SFC off about upsetting charities will get you no where.

We all know the Echo did something wrong.

Sort it out Mr Murray, your ego is not bigger than the Echo or the Saints
Are the Echo jealous that the BEEB are in at SMS? I ask because of this reports content Speculation surrounding the story was initially reported on BBC Radio Solent yesterday morning. Mr Cortese's subsequent interview was broadcast on the same station, which has a commercial deal with the club, today. Mr Cortese, has given interviews to Radio Solent recently. When approached about the speculation surrounding Mr Cortese, who does not speak directly to the Daily Echo at present, a spokesman for Southampton Football Club refused to comment. The editor of the Echo really needs to get a grip. We all know that NC and SFC will not talk to you. We all know that you are miffed. We all know that Radio Solent have a commercial deal with the club, We all know that by slagging the senior management of SFC off about upsetting charities will get you no where. We all know the Echo did something wrong. Sort it out Mr Murray, your ego is not bigger than the Echo or the Saints My View from the Hill
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8:57am Wed 27 Jan 10

saintmac says...

Reading the article on SFC site makes
me even prouder to be a Saints fan.
We must be patient - we are only
just at the start of the building process but what a season after only
a few short months.Thank you again
ML , NC, and AP.We are in very safe hands.
Reading the article on SFC site makes me even prouder to be a Saints fan. We must be patient - we are only just at the start of the building process but what a season after only a few short months.Thank you again ML , NC, and AP.We are in very safe hands. saintmac
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8:57am Wed 27 Jan 10

Tirau Dan says...

Guys please don't lose perspective. we have all enjoyed the threads and I for one have been really impressed to date with the personable service provided by Dan Kerins and Adam Leitch. Please don't get personal with them.

This is The Echo through it's editor being unhappy with Nicola Cortese's ban on The Echo. The Editor has expressed his frustrated position and blames the Chairman.

The Chairman made one statement and stands by it.

Ventilating veiled insults through the pages of a public paper will not convince Saints to lift the ban.

Saints and the fans should try to follow the club lead.

I for one would ask the Papers Owners to step in. I really would like to get back to the days when Adam and the guys had a virtual open door at the club.

What really happened to close that door.. is speculation and rumour.
Guys please don't lose perspective. we have all enjoyed the threads and I for one have been really impressed to date with the personable service provided by Dan Kerins and Adam Leitch. Please don't get personal with them. This is The Echo through it's editor being unhappy with Nicola Cortese's ban on The Echo. The Editor has expressed his frustrated position and blames the Chairman. The Chairman made one statement and stands by it. Ventilating veiled insults through the pages of a public paper will not convince Saints to lift the ban. Saints and the fans should try to follow the club lead. I for one would ask the Papers Owners to step in. I really would like to get back to the days when Adam and the guys had a virtual open door at the club. What really happened to close that door.. is speculation and rumour. Tirau Dan
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8:59am Wed 27 Jan 10

zoom-in says...

I am sure a college near by is running a course - English grammer for idiots - how can a journalist confuse 'no' with 'know'?
Why does the Echo keep referring to Solents link as 'which has a commercial deal with the club'? Is this what this is all about? Were they offered a contract and you were not? Or did they pay up and you did not? Whatever, sort it because I am totally fed up with reading your ramblings about your spat with the club. Mr Murray, you can only lose this one so wake up and smell the coffee!
I am sure a college near by is running a course - English grammer for idiots - how can a journalist confuse 'no' with 'know'? Why does the Echo keep referring to Solents link as 'which has a commercial deal with the club'? Is this what this is all about? Were they offered a contract and you were not? Or did they pay up and you did not? Whatever, sort it because I am totally fed up with reading your ramblings about your spat with the club. Mr Murray, you can only lose this one so wake up and smell the coffee! zoom-in
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9:02am Wed 27 Jan 10

tractor_saint says...

The Echo disgusts me with their constant attacks on SFC and the childish finger pointing that they keep aiming at Cortese. Grow up Echo please and stop acting like a spoilt brat.
The Echo disgusts me with their constant attacks on SFC and the childish finger pointing that they keep aiming at Cortese. Grow up Echo please and stop acting like a spoilt brat. tractor_saint
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9:08am Wed 27 Jan 10

Red&White Power says...

Thank you Mr Cortese we love you !

Murray resign !
Thank you Mr Cortese we love you ! Murray resign ! Red&White Power
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9:09am Wed 27 Jan 10

Burton Saint says...

When will Ian Murray wake up and get it? SFC will always hold all the cards.

Eat humble pie, move the 'reporters' into reporting other areas, parish council meetings are undereported, and get back to being a responsible local newspaper.
When will Ian Murray wake up and get it? SFC will always hold all the cards. Eat humble pie, move the 'reporters' into reporting other areas, parish council meetings are undereported, and get back to being a responsible local newspaper. Burton Saint
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9:10am Wed 27 Jan 10

freemantlegirl2 says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
Guys please don't lose perspective. we have all enjoyed the threads and I for one have been really impressed to date with the personable service provided by Dan Kerins and Adam Leitch. Please don't get personal with them.

This is The Echo through it's editor being unhappy with Nicola Cortese's ban on The Echo. The Editor has expressed his frustrated position and blames the Chairman.

The Chairman made one statement and stands by it.

Ventilating veiled insults through the pages of a public paper will not convince Saints to lift the ban.

Saints and the fans should try to follow the club lead.

I for one would ask the Papers Owners to step in. I really would like to get back to the days when Adam and the guys had a virtual open door at the club.

What really happened to close that door.. is speculation and rumour.
Totally Agree, what a wonderful post. However, Mr Cortese and Mr Murray should be sorting this out direct and not having 'adults' step in. They are both just as much to blame.

It does make me chuckle that those calling for the Echo's head on a block are those who contribute a great deal to the forums! What do you want in it's place then? why apportion blame to one side, when the news was ALREADY in the public domain. In hindsight it would have been better to wait, but then again the above would have all been baying at the Echo for not getting the 'news' before Sky!

This is now eating into other areas, on both Saints and the Echo. They should both make a call, and agree to make, an apology should be made from both sides and then move on. I really cannot see why that cannot be done!

As for being 'thankful' that doesn't mean we have to agree with everything the Club do from now on. Fans' views are just as important. Our own views as fans in this household is Saints are making themselves look petty and infantile. The Echo were right to run that story yesterday because it just shows how ridiculous the 'ban' is getting! also does not explain Saints players not being able to be photographed at the hospital. No-one thought about those children who would have loved to have their pic in the paper. Or indeed the children who attended our event at St Mary's recently.

Both sides need to grow up, Mr Cortese you've made your point - now is the time to put others' first and get on with it. Mr Murray you need to make a phone call!
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: Guys please don't lose perspective. we have all enjoyed the threads and I for one have been really impressed to date with the personable service provided by Dan Kerins and Adam Leitch. Please don't get personal with them. This is The Echo through it's editor being unhappy with Nicola Cortese's ban on The Echo. The Editor has expressed his frustrated position and blames the Chairman. The Chairman made one statement and stands by it. Ventilating veiled insults through the pages of a public paper will not convince Saints to lift the ban. Saints and the fans should try to follow the club lead. I for one would ask the Papers Owners to step in. I really would like to get back to the days when Adam and the guys had a virtual open door at the club. What really happened to close that door.. is speculation and rumour.[/p][/quote]Totally Agree, what a wonderful post. However, Mr Cortese and Mr Murray should be sorting this out direct and not having 'adults' step in. They are both just as much to blame. It does make me chuckle that those calling for the Echo's head on a block are those who contribute a great deal to the forums! What do you want in it's place then? why apportion blame to one side, when the news was ALREADY in the public domain. In hindsight it would have been better to wait, but then again the above would have all been baying at the Echo for not getting the 'news' before Sky! This is now eating into other areas, on both Saints and the Echo. They should both make a call, and agree to make, an apology should be made from both sides and then move on. I really cannot see why that cannot be done! As for being 'thankful' that doesn't mean we have to agree with everything the Club do from now on. Fans' views are just as important. Our own views as fans in this household is Saints are making themselves look petty and infantile. The Echo were right to run that story yesterday because it just shows how ridiculous the 'ban' is getting! also does not explain Saints players not being able to be photographed at the hospital. No-one thought about those children who would have loved to have their pic in the paper. Or indeed the children who attended our event at St Mary's recently. Both sides need to grow up, Mr Cortese you've made your point - now is the time to put others' first and get on with it. Mr Murray you need to make a phone call! freemantlegirl2
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9:11am Wed 27 Jan 10

Barbender says...

The football club must have stopped the echo's allocation of free tickets.

Common you are so near the truth about the state of the echo, they are getting desperate.
The football club must have stopped the echo's allocation of free tickets. Common you are so near the truth about the state of the echo, they are getting desperate. Barbender
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9:14am Wed 27 Jan 10

Red&White Power says...

Daily Echo totally stitched themselves a treat ! LOL

Murray has no choice but to resign and take the clueless sports editor with him.

Just penning my complaint letter to the CEO of Newsquest. Exploiting a charity for newspaper sales is sickening.
Daily Echo totally stitched themselves a treat ! LOL Murray has no choice but to resign and take the clueless sports editor with him. Just penning my complaint letter to the CEO of Newsquest. Exploiting a charity for newspaper sales is sickening. Red&White Power
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9:18am Wed 27 Jan 10

freemantlegirl2 says...

However, having read the story underneath this, I'm feeling 'less supportive' of the Echo who is making it's case weaker by the minute.
However, having read the story underneath this, I'm feeling 'less supportive' of the Echo who is making it's case weaker by the minute. freemantlegirl2
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9:25am Wed 27 Jan 10

batesieboy says...

zoom-in wrote:
I am sure a college near by is running a course - English grammer for idiots - how can a journalist confuse 'no' with 'know'? Why does the Echo keep referring to Solents link as 'which has a commercial deal with the club'? Is this what this is all about? Were they offered a contract and you were not? Or did they pay up and you did not? Whatever, sort it because I am totally fed up with reading your ramblings about your spat with the club. Mr Murray, you can only lose this one so wake up and smell the coffee!
"...grammEr for idiots..." quite.
[quote][p][bold]zoom-in[/bold] wrote: I am sure a college near by is running a course - English grammer for idiots - how can a journalist confuse 'no' with 'know'? Why does the Echo keep referring to Solents link as 'which has a commercial deal with the club'? Is this what this is all about? Were they offered a contract and you were not? Or did they pay up and you did not? Whatever, sort it because I am totally fed up with reading your ramblings about your spat with the club. Mr Murray, you can only lose this one so wake up and smell the coffee![/p][/quote]"...grammEr for idiots..." quite. batesieboy
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9:30am Wed 27 Jan 10

Red&White Power says...

Having now seen the printed version one can only say 'cowards' for not putting any name to the article. One can only presume it was the floundering sports editor Simon Carter.
Having now seen the printed version one can only say 'cowards' for not putting any name to the article. One can only presume it was the floundering sports editor Simon Carter. Red&White Power
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9:35am Wed 27 Jan 10

Rudd Gillett says...

Good man to have on board. 5 year plan and all that.
Good man to have on board. 5 year plan and all that. Rudd Gillett
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9:35am Wed 27 Jan 10

DEADMANSHOES says...

How cannot you make out an whole paragraph out of "No Comment"?
How cannot you make out an whole paragraph out of "No Comment"? DEADMANSHOES
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9:37am Wed 27 Jan 10

franiow says...

Don't get me wrong I am grateful to the Echo for providing a forum for fans beefs and comments, but they must have searched high and low for such an unflattering picture of Nicola Cortese! Glad he's staying as he and Marcus seem to go hand in hand.
Don't get me wrong I am grateful to the Echo for providing a forum for fans beefs and comments, but they must have searched high and low for such an unflattering picture of Nicola Cortese! Glad he's staying as he and Marcus seem to go hand in hand. franiow
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9:44am Wed 27 Jan 10

Saint Andrew Scotland says...

Thanks for the information Nicola, I'm happy that the present Southampton FC team (by team I mean from Markus down) is stable and a firm base has been built.

I also hope that the playing side manage to make the playoffs; bringing in four new players halfway through the season and getting everything to gel isn't easy.

Keep the faith, COYR's keep marching!!
Thanks for the information Nicola, I'm happy that the present Southampton FC team (by team I mean from Markus down) is stable and a firm base has been built. I also hope that the playing side manage to make the playoffs; bringing in four new players halfway through the season and getting everything to gel isn't easy. Keep the faith, COYR's keep marching!! Saint Andrew Scotland
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9:45am Wed 27 Jan 10

Common says...

The only reason the Echo have the forum is that it provides them with free padding material for the paper. Why pay journalists when you can get news and opinions for nothing? (plus this website is the same for all the newspapers in the group, so the Echo are not providing us with anything special)
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Also, the Echo may earn some money from the number of page views on this website, although I expect it's only commercially viable when people click on the adverts.
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The Echo are digging a bigger hole for themselves day by day.
The only reason the Echo have the forum is that it provides them with free padding material for the paper. Why pay journalists when you can get news and opinions for nothing? (plus this website is the same for all the newspapers in the group, so the Echo are not providing us with anything special) . Also, the Echo may earn some money from the number of page views on this website, although I expect it's only commercially viable when people click on the adverts. . The Echo are digging a bigger hole for themselves day by day. Common
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9:48am Wed 27 Jan 10

allsaintsnocurves says...

The one concern I have about Cortese is...if he does leave then I assume Liebher goes too!
I just hope by then we would have a 50,000 seater stadium, have won the Premiership, the Champions league and Cruz Beckham is our captain! lol. I think even we could find a new buyer at that point!
The one concern I have about Cortese is...if he does leave then I assume Liebher goes too! I just hope by then we would have a 50,000 seater stadium, have won the Premiership, the Champions league and Cruz Beckham is our captain! lol. I think even we could find a new buyer at that point! allsaintsnocurves
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9:59am Wed 27 Jan 10

freemantlegirl2 says...

allsaintsnocurves wrote:
The one concern I have about Cortese is...if he does leave then I assume Liebher goes too!
I just hope by then we would have a 50,000 seater stadium, have won the Premiership, the Champions league and Cruz Beckham is our captain! lol. I think even we could find a new buyer at that point!
Amen to that! :)
[quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: The one concern I have about Cortese is...if he does leave then I assume Liebher goes too! I just hope by then we would have a 50,000 seater stadium, have won the Premiership, the Champions league and Cruz Beckham is our captain! lol. I think even we could find a new buyer at that point![/p][/quote]Amen to that! :) freemantlegirl2
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9:59am Wed 27 Jan 10

southy says...

i normally leave football to those that know more about it than me.
but i must say, it is good news for the saints. cortese has not let the greed get in the way.
i normally leave football to those that know more about it than me. but i must say, it is good news for the saints. cortese has not let the greed get in the way. southy
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10:16am Wed 27 Jan 10

Saints No 1 Fan says...

The daily echo should be ashamed of themselves! Ian Murray has let his personal grudge with Nicola Cortese get in the way of reporting, he puts as many snipes in an article as he possibly can. Time for Mr Murray to resign and get someone in who can do the job properly, rebuild the bridges that once stood with SFC and apologise for what has been a sordid affair.

MURRAY OUT
The daily echo should be ashamed of themselves! Ian Murray has let his personal grudge with Nicola Cortese get in the way of reporting, he puts as many snipes in an article as he possibly can. Time for Mr Murray to resign and get someone in who can do the job properly, rebuild the bridges that once stood with SFC and apologise for what has been a sordid affair. MURRAY OUT Saints No 1 Fan
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10:57am Wed 27 Jan 10

Saint says...

NC is to cool for you lot at the DE.

Stop bickering now, and support what this great man is doing for our great club!

NC for MBE and freedom of the city!
NC is to cool for you lot at the DE. Stop bickering now, and support what this great man is doing for our great club! NC for MBE and freedom of the city! Saint
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11:40am Wed 27 Jan 10

St Retford says...

This is cracking news and more than makes up for the points dropped last night. As long and we've got Nicola (and therefore Markus) on board, the Saints will march on.
This is cracking news and more than makes up for the points dropped last night. As long and we've got Nicola (and therefore Markus) on board, the Saints will march on. St Retford
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12:17pm Wed 27 Jan 10

Linesman says...

Which Infants School do Cortese and Murray attend?
I would like to know so that I could see how they act at playtime!
The childish behaviour does no credit to either of them.
Which Infants School do Cortese and Murray attend? I would like to know so that I could see how they act at playtime! The childish behaviour does no credit to either of them. Linesman
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12:45pm Wed 27 Jan 10

owen_thesaints says...

I forgot to mention I have no commercial arrangement with the club... :)
I forgot to mention I have no commercial arrangement with the club... :) owen_thesaints
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1:08pm Wed 27 Jan 10

Ted Rogers says...

Mr Murray please take note, I have read no such comments of support relating to you as an individual and your conduct. I have posted the body below on your purile article further down this page.

"The quality of an organisation is governed by those that are in charge" This phrase speaks volumes about you as an individual and the Daily Echo as a 'Newspaper'

You have proved in recent times that you are commercially in-ept, exercise poor judgement and perhaps most embarrasingly, you are childish and immature.

If I were John Banks (For those that are not aware - Regional MD for Newsquest) you and I would be having a sit down to discuss your conduct and also your strategy.
Mr Murray please take note, I have read no such comments of support relating to you as an individual and your conduct. I have posted the body below on your purile article further down this page. "The quality of an organisation is governed by those that are in charge" This phrase speaks volumes about you as an individual and the Daily Echo as a 'Newspaper' You have proved in recent times that you are commercially in-ept, exercise poor judgement and perhaps most embarrasingly, you are childish and immature. If I were John Banks (For those that are not aware - Regional MD for Newsquest) you and I would be having a sit down to discuss your conduct and also your strategy. Ted Rogers
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8:15pm Wed 27 Jan 10

Southampton Heart says...

I read Nicola's interview on the Official Saints site......I never doubt the negative story from the Echo yesterday. Nicola and Markus win for me everytime....everyti
me...EVERYTIME!...fo
r they have saved my "Heart".

Southampton is for life!.
I read Nicola's interview on the Official Saints site......I never doubt the negative story from the Echo yesterday. Nicola and Markus win for me everytime....everyti me...EVERYTIME!...fo r they have saved my "Heart". Southampton is for life!. Southampton Heart
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8:15pm Wed 27 Jan 10

Southampton Heart says...

I read Nicola's interview on the Official Saints site......I never doubt the negative story from the Echo yesterday. Nicola and Markus win for me everytime....everyti
me...EVERYTIME!...fo
r they have saved my "Heart".

Southampton is for life!.
I read Nicola's interview on the Official Saints site......I never doubt the negative story from the Echo yesterday. Nicola and Markus win for me everytime....everyti me...EVERYTIME!...fo r they have saved my "Heart". Southampton is for life!. Southampton Heart
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8:22pm Wed 27 Jan 10

Southampton Heart says...

Southampton Heart wrote:
I read Nicola's interview on the Official Saints site......I never doubt the negative story from the Echo yesterday. Nicola and Markus win for me everytime....everyti me...EVERYTIME!...fo r they have saved my "Heart". Southampton is for life!.
Correction...Correct
ion...I made a poop...it's been a long day etc etc.

......mean't to read "I NEVER DOUBTED Nicola's commitment to Southampton. He is our angel...and we all love him for the belief in our club and city.
[quote][p][bold]Southampton Heart[/bold] wrote: I read Nicola's interview on the Official Saints site......I never doubt the negative story from the Echo yesterday. Nicola and Markus win for me everytime....everyti me...EVERYTIME!...fo r they have saved my "Heart". Southampton is for life!.[/p][/quote]Correction...Correct ion...I made a poop...it's been a long day etc etc. ......mean't to read "I NEVER DOUBTED Nicola's commitment to Southampton. He is our angel...and we all love him for the belief in our club and city. Southampton Heart
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5:19am Thu 28 Jan 10

freemantlegirl2 says...

Linesman wrote:
Which Infants School do Cortese and Murray attend?
I would like to know so that I could see how they act at playtime!
The childish behaviour does no credit to either of them.
And so say all of us....

Whilst I think some of the 'let's boycott the Echo' comments were OTT, people are actually entitled to an opinion either way and this column has now been heavily censored, loads of posts missing. That's not healthy either.

What I would like to read in the Echo is that this stupid falling out comes to an END......
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: Which Infants School do Cortese and Murray attend? I would like to know so that I could see how they act at playtime! The childish behaviour does no credit to either of them.[/p][/quote]And so say all of us.... Whilst I think some of the 'let's boycott the Echo' comments were OTT, people are actually entitled to an opinion either way and this column has now been heavily censored, loads of posts missing. That's not healthy either. What I would like to read in the Echo is that this stupid falling out comes to an END...... freemantlegirl2
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