Southampton fans call for a statue in honour of Markus Liebherr

Daily Echo: The Ted Bates Statue outside St. Mary's Stadium The Ted Bates Statue outside St. Mary's Stadium

SAINTS fans are already trying to find the best way to remember Markus Liebherr.

By saving the club from a possible liqudation, many feel he has already secured his status as a Southampton FC legend – despite only being owner for 13 months.

The most common suggestions last night were to erect a statue to him or name one of the stands at St Mary’s after him.

One fan even suggested renaming the stadium in honour of Liebherr.

The club has immortalised a handful of former players by naming suites in the new stadium after them, such as Matt Le Tissier, Mick Channon and Bobby Stokes.

The man known as Mr Southampton, Ted Bates, is immortalised in bronze at the front of the Itchen Stand after more than 60 years at club as player, manager and eventually president.

The £100,000 statue was originally paid for by a collection by fans, that was then matched by the club.

Such is the feeling amongst fans towards Liebherr that an honour such as the one bestowed on Bates is considered the only fitting way to pay tribute.

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8:50am Thu 12 Aug 10

saint adam says...

i know feelings are running high but not so sure on a statue...... i know what he did for this cub and kept us alive, but is he in the same mould as Ted? Matty saved us many times and he hasnt got a statue (too much bronze for that nose?).

i prefer the renaming of a stand myself....
i know feelings are running high but not so sure on a statue...... i know what he did for this cub and kept us alive, but is he in the same mould as Ted? Matty saved us many times and he hasnt got a statue (too much bronze for that nose?). i prefer the renaming of a stand myself.... saint adam
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8:55am Thu 12 Aug 10

Optimist says...

Without him we would be in very dire straits, this club owes him everything.
Without him we would be in very dire straits, this club owes him everything. Optimist
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8:56am Thu 12 Aug 10

sotonwinch09 says...

This is rubbish, There are only a few suggestions on a statue on Saints Forum most of them have been rubbished by other fans. He has not long been in the door and I dont think a statue will be the best way to pay our respects.

What we should do however is pack out St Marys for the Orient game as a mark of respect and then the club can go from there on the best way to remember Markus.

A statue is abit over the top.
This is rubbish, There are only a few suggestions on a statue on Saints Forum most of them have been rubbished by other fans. He has not long been in the door and I dont think a statue will be the best way to pay our respects. What we should do however is pack out St Marys for the Orient game as a mark of respect and then the club can go from there on the best way to remember Markus. A statue is abit over the top. sotonwinch09
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9:07am Thu 12 Aug 10

StEmmosfire says...

Well I think if it wasn’t for his untimely death he may have been the next Ted Bates. He wasn’t her long but in the time he was here he really made an impact and you could really see that club meant a lot to him. We should definitely pay our respects but not a statue. What would be better would be a commissioned painting that could be hung up with pride at the club.
Well I think if it wasn’t for his untimely death he may have been the next Ted Bates. He wasn’t her long but in the time he was here he really made an impact and you could really see that club meant a lot to him. We should definitely pay our respects but not a statue. What would be better would be a commissioned painting that could be hung up with pride at the club. StEmmosfire
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9:10am Thu 12 Aug 10

whataloadofdump says...

sotonwinch09 wrote:
This is rubbish, There are only a few suggestions on a statue on Saints Forum most of them have been rubbished by other fans. He has not long been in the door and I dont think a statue will be the best way to pay our respects. What we should do however is pack out St Marys for the Orient game as a mark of respect and then the club can go from there on the best way to remember Markus. A statue is abit over the top.
I am not one for getting over emotional over things like death, unfortunately death is another part of life... why dont you guys "rubbishing" the idea of a statue have a little think about what it represents apart from the obvious passing of Mr Liebherr. i have supported this club since I knew what a football was, since my dad took me to my first game when I was 9 years old, we lost 1-0 to Chelsea at the Dell and Paul Furlong scored in the final seconds, I was there on some very worrying great escape final days of season, I was there when we went down, when we lost the FA cup and when we lifted the JPT withour going on I and thousands of others have had some amazing times and everything would now just be in history books and memories if it wasnt for this Gent.
I would like all of the new Saints fans coming through to know this is the man who saved Saints... and when they are my age and they have my sort of memories (hopefully even better ones) they will know he is the major reason as to why! I would vote for a statue....Lets pack against the Orient, went there last season and had a fantastic day out... Saint Markus.. gone but never forgotten!COYR
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: This is rubbish, There are only a few suggestions on a statue on Saints Forum most of them have been rubbished by other fans. He has not long been in the door and I dont think a statue will be the best way to pay our respects. What we should do however is pack out St Marys for the Orient game as a mark of respect and then the club can go from there on the best way to remember Markus. A statue is abit over the top.[/p][/quote]I am not one for getting over emotional over things like death, unfortunately death is another part of life... why dont you guys "rubbishing" the idea of a statue have a little think about what it represents apart from the obvious passing of Mr Liebherr. i have supported this club since I knew what a football was, since my dad took me to my first game when I was 9 years old, we lost 1-0 to Chelsea at the Dell and Paul Furlong scored in the final seconds, I was there on some very worrying great escape final days of season, I was there when we went down, when we lost the FA cup and when we lifted the JPT withour going on I and thousands of others have had some amazing times and everything would now just be in history books and memories if it wasnt for this Gent. I would like all of the new Saints fans coming through to know this is the man who saved Saints... and when they are my age and they have my sort of memories (hopefully even better ones) they will know he is the major reason as to why! I would vote for a statue....Lets pack against the Orient, went there last season and had a fantastic day out... Saint Markus.. gone but never forgotten!COYR whataloadofdump
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9:14am Thu 12 Aug 10

sotonwinch09 says...

whataloadofdump wrote:
sotonwinch09 wrote:
This is rubbish, There are only a few suggestions on a statue on Saints Forum most of them have been rubbished by other fans. He has not long been in the door and I dont think a statue will be the best way to pay our respects. What we should do however is pack out St Marys for the Orient game as a mark of respect and then the club can go from there on the best way to remember Markus. A statue is abit over the top.
I am not one for getting over emotional over things like death, unfortunately death is another part of life... why dont you guys "rubbishing" the idea of a statue have a little think about what it represents apart from the obvious passing of Mr Liebherr. i have supported this club since I knew what a football was, since my dad took me to my first game when I was 9 years old, we lost 1-0 to Chelsea at the Dell and Paul Furlong scored in the final seconds, I was there on some very worrying great escape final days of season, I was there when we went down, when we lost the FA cup and when we lifted the JPT withour going on I and thousands of others have had some amazing times and everything would now just be in history books and memories if it wasnt for this Gent.
I would like all of the new Saints fans coming through to know this is the man who saved Saints... and when they are my age and they have my sort of memories (hopefully even better ones) they will know he is the major reason as to why! I would vote for a statue....Lets pack against the Orient, went there last season and had a fantastic day out... Saint Markus.. gone but never forgotten!COYR
I have supported saints all my life and have been a season ticket for the last 15 years.

There are better ways than a statue though. Le Tiss does not have one why Liebherr? Yes he saved out club but it is not the same as Ted Bates.

PACK OUT SMS FOR ORIENT!
[quote][p][bold]whataloadofdump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: This is rubbish, There are only a few suggestions on a statue on Saints Forum most of them have been rubbished by other fans. He has not long been in the door and I dont think a statue will be the best way to pay our respects. What we should do however is pack out St Marys for the Orient game as a mark of respect and then the club can go from there on the best way to remember Markus. A statue is abit over the top.[/p][/quote]I am not one for getting over emotional over things like death, unfortunately death is another part of life... why dont you guys "rubbishing" the idea of a statue have a little think about what it represents apart from the obvious passing of Mr Liebherr. i have supported this club since I knew what a football was, since my dad took me to my first game when I was 9 years old, we lost 1-0 to Chelsea at the Dell and Paul Furlong scored in the final seconds, I was there on some very worrying great escape final days of season, I was there when we went down, when we lost the FA cup and when we lifted the JPT withour going on I and thousands of others have had some amazing times and everything would now just be in history books and memories if it wasnt for this Gent. I would like all of the new Saints fans coming through to know this is the man who saved Saints... and when they are my age and they have my sort of memories (hopefully even better ones) they will know he is the major reason as to why! I would vote for a statue....Lets pack against the Orient, went there last season and had a fantastic day out... Saint Markus.. gone but never forgotten!COYR[/p][/quote]I have supported saints all my life and have been a season ticket for the last 15 years. There are better ways than a statue though. Le Tiss does not have one why Liebherr? Yes he saved out club but it is not the same as Ted Bates. PACK OUT SMS FOR ORIENT! sotonwinch09
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9:16am Thu 12 Aug 10

franiow says...

I would support a statue if other fans wanted it. I know he wasn't here as long as Ted Bates, but his association with this club has been cruelly cut short. He saved Southampton and has made provision for our future because he love Saints. If people think this shows some disrespect for the great contribution over 60 years by Ted Bates, then a renaming of a stand would be an honour because that has never been done before. The only trouble is that all 4 stands will want to be the one. I sit in the Kingsland but recognise perhaps the greater claim of the Northam, but in that case the Northam must be solely for Saints fans.
I would support a statue if other fans wanted it. I know he wasn't here as long as Ted Bates, but his association with this club has been cruelly cut short. He saved Southampton and has made provision for our future because he love Saints. If people think this shows some disrespect for the great contribution over 60 years by Ted Bates, then a renaming of a stand would be an honour because that has never been done before. The only trouble is that all 4 stands will want to be the one. I sit in the Kingsland but recognise perhaps the greater claim of the Northam, but in that case the Northam must be solely for Saints fans. franiow
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9:19am Thu 12 Aug 10

Ken Barlow says...

A statue? Why not just go thw whole way and name the airport after him
A statue? Why not just go thw whole way and name the airport after him Ken Barlow
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9:23am Thu 12 Aug 10

whataloadofdump says...

sotonwinch09 wrote:
whataloadofdump wrote:
sotonwinch09 wrote: This is rubbish, There are only a few suggestions on a statue on Saints Forum most of them have been rubbished by other fans. He has not long been in the door and I dont think a statue will be the best way to pay our respects. What we should do however is pack out St Marys for the Orient game as a mark of respect and then the club can go from there on the best way to remember Markus. A statue is abit over the top.
I am not one for getting over emotional over things like death, unfortunately death is another part of life... why dont you guys "rubbishing" the idea of a statue have a little think about what it represents apart from the obvious passing of Mr Liebherr. i have supported this club since I knew what a football was, since my dad took me to my first game when I was 9 years old, we lost 1-0 to Chelsea at the Dell and Paul Furlong scored in the final seconds, I was there on some very worrying great escape final days of season, I was there when we went down, when we lost the FA cup and when we lifted the JPT withour going on I and thousands of others have had some amazing times and everything would now just be in history books and memories if it wasnt for this Gent. I would like all of the new Saints fans coming through to know this is the man who saved Saints... and when they are my age and they have my sort of memories (hopefully even better ones) they will know he is the major reason as to why! I would vote for a statue....Lets pack against the Orient, went there last season and had a fantastic day out... Saint Markus.. gone but never forgotten!COYR
I have supported saints all my life and have been a season ticket for the last 15 years. There are better ways than a statue though. Le Tiss does not have one why Liebherr? Yes he saved out club but it is not the same as Ted Bates. PACK OUT SMS FOR ORIENT!
Think your find last time I checked Le Tiss was round the Golf course or commentating on Sky News, Im not knockin Le Tiss, he is a gent and without a doubt the most naturally skilled player that I have ever had the pleasure to see but the difference is he was a player who was playing for the club (not knocking the loyalty he he showed) but he was an employee too. I love Tiss, he was my footballing hero but its to very different examples your giving! Im sure when Tiss goes there will be a memorial....well least they will have the oppourtunity to remember him as a club now that Mr Liebherr saved us! Just for the record Tiss has many years left in him yet !!!!
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whataloadofdump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: This is rubbish, There are only a few suggestions on a statue on Saints Forum most of them have been rubbished by other fans. He has not long been in the door and I dont think a statue will be the best way to pay our respects. What we should do however is pack out St Marys for the Orient game as a mark of respect and then the club can go from there on the best way to remember Markus. A statue is abit over the top.[/p][/quote]I am not one for getting over emotional over things like death, unfortunately death is another part of life... why dont you guys "rubbishing" the idea of a statue have a little think about what it represents apart from the obvious passing of Mr Liebherr. i have supported this club since I knew what a football was, since my dad took me to my first game when I was 9 years old, we lost 1-0 to Chelsea at the Dell and Paul Furlong scored in the final seconds, I was there on some very worrying great escape final days of season, I was there when we went down, when we lost the FA cup and when we lifted the JPT withour going on I and thousands of others have had some amazing times and everything would now just be in history books and memories if it wasnt for this Gent. I would like all of the new Saints fans coming through to know this is the man who saved Saints... and when they are my age and they have my sort of memories (hopefully even better ones) they will know he is the major reason as to why! I would vote for a statue....Lets pack against the Orient, went there last season and had a fantastic day out... Saint Markus.. gone but never forgotten!COYR[/p][/quote]I have supported saints all my life and have been a season ticket for the last 15 years. There are better ways than a statue though. Le Tiss does not have one why Liebherr? Yes he saved out club but it is not the same as Ted Bates. PACK OUT SMS FOR ORIENT![/p][/quote]Think your find last time I checked Le Tiss was round the Golf course or commentating on Sky News, Im not knockin Le Tiss, he is a gent and without a doubt the most naturally skilled player that I have ever had the pleasure to see but the difference is he was a player who was playing for the club (not knocking the loyalty he he showed) but he was an employee too. I love Tiss, he was my footballing hero but its to very different examples your giving! Im sure when Tiss goes there will be a memorial....well least they will have the oppourtunity to remember him as a club now that Mr Liebherr saved us! Just for the record Tiss has many years left in him yet !!!! whataloadofdump
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9:25am Thu 12 Aug 10

TUNA_MAN says...

Personally can we handle another statue after ted bates 1st statue ? No it was awful, Also where "sms" is based is quite a rough area so if we did do a statue and it got vandilised that would be a massive shame, Me personally i think we should name a stand after him, If you could all take one minute to sign my petition http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/saint
-markus/signatures
Personally can we handle another statue after ted bates 1st statue ? No it was awful, Also where "sms" is based is quite a rough area so if we did do a statue and it got vandilised that would be a massive shame, Me personally i think we should name a stand after him, If you could all take one minute to sign my petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/saint -markus/signatures TUNA_MAN
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9:25am Thu 12 Aug 10

Shoong says...

Ken Barlow wrote:
A statue? Why not just go thw whole way and name the airport after him
A very silly comment from a very silly person.

I never knew the guy but lets ask his family what he would have wanted - we hear he was an unassuming gent so maybe we wouldn't want a statue. Let's name a stand after him pronto.
[quote][p][bold]Ken Barlow[/bold] wrote: A statue? Why not just go thw whole way and name the airport after him[/p][/quote]A very silly comment from a very silly person. I never knew the guy but lets ask his family what he would have wanted - we hear he was an unassuming gent so maybe we wouldn't want a statue. Let's name a stand after him pronto. Shoong
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9:32am Thu 12 Aug 10

Lionel Messi says...

sotonwinch09 wrote:
This is rubbish, There are only a few suggestions on a statue on Saints Forum most of them have been rubbished by other fans. He has not long been in the door and I dont think a statue will be the best way to pay our respects.

What we should do however is pack out St Marys for the Orient game as a mark of respect and then the club can go from there on the best way to remember Markus.

A statue is abit over the top.
It's not that "rubbish" - look at the #saintsfc Twitter thread.

It's not about how long he was with Saints, it's more about the fact that if he hadn't stepped in we, in all likelihood, wouldn't be here anymore.

Bonus was, he seemed like a really nice guy, who had genuine affection for our club to boot. Deserves a fittingly grand memorial.
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: This is rubbish, There are only a few suggestions on a statue on Saints Forum most of them have been rubbished by other fans. He has not long been in the door and I dont think a statue will be the best way to pay our respects. What we should do however is pack out St Marys for the Orient game as a mark of respect and then the club can go from there on the best way to remember Markus. A statue is abit over the top.[/p][/quote]It's not that "rubbish" - look at the #saintsfc Twitter thread. It's not about how long he was with Saints, it's more about the fact that if he hadn't stepped in we, in all likelihood, wouldn't be here anymore. Bonus was, he seemed like a really nice guy, who had genuine affection for our club to boot. Deserves a fittingly grand memorial. Lionel Messi
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9:39am Thu 12 Aug 10

sotonwinch09 says...

Lionel Messi wrote:
sotonwinch09 wrote:
This is rubbish, There are only a few suggestions on a statue on Saints Forum most of them have been rubbished by other fans. He has not long been in the door and I dont think a statue will be the best way to pay our respects.

What we should do however is pack out St Marys for the Orient game as a mark of respect and then the club can go from there on the best way to remember Markus.

A statue is abit over the top.
It's not that "rubbish" - look at the #saintsfc Twitter thread.

It's not about how long he was with Saints, it's more about the fact that if he hadn't stepped in we, in all likelihood, wouldn't be here anymore.

Bonus was, he seemed like a really nice guy, who had genuine affection for our club to boot. Deserves a fittingly grand memorial.
A grand Memorial yes. Not a Statue.
[quote][p][bold]Lionel Messi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: This is rubbish, There are only a few suggestions on a statue on Saints Forum most of them have been rubbished by other fans. He has not long been in the door and I dont think a statue will be the best way to pay our respects. What we should do however is pack out St Marys for the Orient game as a mark of respect and then the club can go from there on the best way to remember Markus. A statue is abit over the top.[/p][/quote]It's not that "rubbish" - look at the #saintsfc Twitter thread. It's not about how long he was with Saints, it's more about the fact that if he hadn't stepped in we, in all likelihood, wouldn't be here anymore. Bonus was, he seemed like a really nice guy, who had genuine affection for our club to boot. Deserves a fittingly grand memorial.[/p][/quote]A grand Memorial yes. Not a Statue. sotonwinch09
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9:47am Thu 12 Aug 10

franiow says...

A plaque of head in profile near main entrance perhaps, with a dedication underneath.
A plaque of head in profile near main entrance perhaps, with a dedication underneath. franiow
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10:04am Thu 12 Aug 10

Sa15nty says...

Mr Liebherr was, we are told, a quiet unassuming man. A statue probably does not fit his profile and he may have been embarrassed by this if he was alive to see one erected in his honour. More fitting gestures are a packed St Mary's against LO, a packed memorial service in the town, a stand named after him and a bust or portrait in St Mary's reception for all to see every time they enter the ground.

Mr Liebherr you appeared to be a lovely friendly family man. Your smile said it all. It was great to see your family with you at our matches. You saved the club and you have my sincere thanks.
Mr Liebherr was, we are told, a quiet unassuming man. A statue probably does not fit his profile and he may have been embarrassed by this if he was alive to see one erected in his honour. More fitting gestures are a packed St Mary's against LO, a packed memorial service in the town, a stand named after him and a bust or portrait in St Mary's reception for all to see every time they enter the ground. Mr Liebherr you appeared to be a lovely friendly family man. Your smile said it all. It was great to see your family with you at our matches. You saved the club and you have my sincere thanks. Sa15nty
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10:32am Thu 12 Aug 10

frenchsaint says...

On this sad day, not knowing what to say within all the tributes to Marcus Liebherr I retired to my celler to have a clear-up and take my mind off our loss.
As I emptied a box of broken china and went to remove the dirty newspaper on the bottom you can imagine my suprise when I found a copy of The Sunday Express of 29 April 1984 staring up at me.
The headline read "Saints crack in 8". against Coventry at the Dell.
Team. Shilton Mills Golac Curtis Whitlock Wright Holmes Moran Worthington Armstrong Wallace Sub. Puckett
I hope that no-one objects to this post. It is a day for memories after all.
I'm a stadium rename man myself. His financial legacy for the next 125 years will be the Club we all love.
On this sad day, not knowing what to say within all the tributes to Marcus Liebherr I retired to my celler to have a clear-up and take my mind off our loss. As I emptied a box of broken china and went to remove the dirty newspaper on the bottom you can imagine my suprise when I found a copy of The Sunday Express of 29 April 1984 staring up at me. The headline read "Saints crack in 8". against Coventry at the Dell. Team. Shilton Mills Golac Curtis Whitlock Wright Holmes Moran Worthington Armstrong Wallace Sub. Puckett I hope that no-one objects to this post. It is a day for memories after all. I'm a stadium rename man myself. His financial legacy for the next 125 years will be the Club we all love. frenchsaint
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10:34am Thu 12 Aug 10

whataloadofdump says...

Sa15nty wrote:
Mr Liebherr was, we are told, a quiet unassuming man. A statue probably does not fit his profile and he may have been embarrassed by this if he was alive to see one erected in his honour. More fitting gestures are a packed St Mary's against LO, a packed memorial service in the town, a stand named after him and a bust or portrait in St Mary's reception for all to see every time they enter the ground. Mr Liebherr you appeared to be a lovely friendly family man. Your smile said it all. It was great to see your family with you at our matches. You saved the club and you have my sincere thanks.
Although I am one who does think a statue is a nice suggestion you are completely right in saying that he seemed a quiet and sincere gentleman and it should be left to the people who knew him outside of just the club to know what he would have appreciated. I would still like somewhere I could go to at the occasionaly at a home game and maybe one day tell my kids... that was the the man who saved our club! Still cant believe it...
[quote][p][bold]Sa15nty[/bold] wrote: Mr Liebherr was, we are told, a quiet unassuming man. A statue probably does not fit his profile and he may have been embarrassed by this if he was alive to see one erected in his honour. More fitting gestures are a packed St Mary's against LO, a packed memorial service in the town, a stand named after him and a bust or portrait in St Mary's reception for all to see every time they enter the ground. Mr Liebherr you appeared to be a lovely friendly family man. Your smile said it all. It was great to see your family with you at our matches. You saved the club and you have my sincere thanks.[/p][/quote]Although I am one who does think a statue is a nice suggestion you are completely right in saying that he seemed a quiet and sincere gentleman and it should be left to the people who knew him outside of just the club to know what he would have appreciated. I would still like somewhere I could go to at the occasionaly at a home game and maybe one day tell my kids... that was the the man who saved our club! Still cant believe it... whataloadofdump
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10:35am Thu 12 Aug 10

kev63 says...

Re name the Itchen stand seeing as this was where he used to sit! I think a statue of him holding his camera would be great and would remind everyone of the great day out at wembley with his beaming friendly smile, snapping away like a proud father, once again rest in peace Markus and thank you
Re name the Itchen stand seeing as this was where he used to sit! I think a statue of him holding his camera would be great and would remind everyone of the great day out at wembley with his beaming friendly smile, snapping away like a proud father, once again rest in peace Markus and thank you kev63
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11:12am Thu 12 Aug 10

andreww says...

Rename Britannia Road as Markus Liebherr Way. That would be a fitting memorial to this great man. RIP.
Rename Britannia Road as Markus Liebherr Way. That would be a fitting memorial to this great man. RIP. andreww
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12:39pm Thu 12 Aug 10

Ross96 says...

kev63 wrote:
Re name the Itchen stand seeing as this was where he used to sit! I think a statue of him holding his camera would be great and would remind everyone of the great day out at wembley with his beaming friendly smile, snapping away like a proud father, once again rest in peace Markus and thank you
exactly what i was thinking
[quote][p][bold]kev63[/bold] wrote: Re name the Itchen stand seeing as this was where he used to sit! I think a statue of him holding his camera would be great and would remind everyone of the great day out at wembley with his beaming friendly smile, snapping away like a proud father, once again rest in peace Markus and thank you[/p][/quote]exactly what i was thinking Ross96
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12:50pm Thu 12 Aug 10

whataloadofdump says...

kev63 wrote:
Re name the Itchen stand seeing as this was where he used to sit! I think a statue of him holding his camera would be great and would remind everyone of the great day out at wembley with his beaming friendly smile, snapping away like a proud father, once again rest in peace Markus and thank you
Love this.... that was such a real moment that I will never forget... wow! I think if not a statue then atleast some blown up picture on the front of the stadium??? think that would also been a nice touch!
[quote][p][bold]kev63[/bold] wrote: Re name the Itchen stand seeing as this was where he used to sit! I think a statue of him holding his camera would be great and would remind everyone of the great day out at wembley with his beaming friendly smile, snapping away like a proud father, once again rest in peace Markus and thank you[/p][/quote]Love this.... that was such a real moment that I will never forget... wow! I think if not a statue then atleast some blown up picture on the front of the stadium??? think that would also been a nice touch! whataloadofdump
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12:56pm Thu 12 Aug 10

Irate Wintonian says...

franiow wrote:
I would support a statue if other fans wanted it. I know he wasn't here as long as Ted Bates, but his association with this club has been cruelly cut short. He saved Southampton and has made provision for our future because he love Saints. If people think this shows some disrespect for the great contribution over 60 years by Ted Bates, then a renaming of a stand would be an honour because that has never been done before. The only trouble is that all 4 stands will want to be the one. I sit in the Kingsland but recognise perhaps the greater claim of the Northam, but in that case the Northam must be solely for Saints fans.
I tend to agree with Kev63. I sit in the Kingsland but believe the Itchen Stand would be best suited as that is where he sat.
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"we're Liebherr, we're Liebherr, we're Liebherr over here"
[quote][p][bold]franiow[/bold] wrote: I would support a statue if other fans wanted it. I know he wasn't here as long as Ted Bates, but his association with this club has been cruelly cut short. He saved Southampton and has made provision for our future because he love Saints. If people think this shows some disrespect for the great contribution over 60 years by Ted Bates, then a renaming of a stand would be an honour because that has never been done before. The only trouble is that all 4 stands will want to be the one. I sit in the Kingsland but recognise perhaps the greater claim of the Northam, but in that case the Northam must be solely for Saints fans.[/p][/quote]I tend to agree with Kev63. I sit in the Kingsland but believe the Itchen Stand would be best suited as that is where he sat. . "we're Liebherr, we're Liebherr, we're Liebherr over here" Irate Wintonian
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12:57pm Thu 12 Aug 10

Irate Wintonian says...

franiow wrote:
I would support a statue if other fans wanted it. I know he wasn't here as long as Ted Bates, but his association with this club has been cruelly cut short. He saved Southampton and has made provision for our future because he love Saints. If people think this shows some disrespect for the great contribution over 60 years by Ted Bates, then a renaming of a stand would be an honour because that has never been done before. The only trouble is that all 4 stands will want to be the one. I sit in the Kingsland but recognise perhaps the greater claim of the Northam, but in that case the Northam must be solely for Saints fans.
I tend to agree with Kev63. I sit in the Kingsland but believe the Itchen Stand would be best suited as that is where he sat.
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"we're Liebherr, we're Liebherr, we're Liebherr over here"
[quote][p][bold]franiow[/bold] wrote: I would support a statue if other fans wanted it. I know he wasn't here as long as Ted Bates, but his association with this club has been cruelly cut short. He saved Southampton and has made provision for our future because he love Saints. If people think this shows some disrespect for the great contribution over 60 years by Ted Bates, then a renaming of a stand would be an honour because that has never been done before. The only trouble is that all 4 stands will want to be the one. I sit in the Kingsland but recognise perhaps the greater claim of the Northam, but in that case the Northam must be solely for Saints fans.[/p][/quote]I tend to agree with Kev63. I sit in the Kingsland but believe the Itchen Stand would be best suited as that is where he sat. . "we're Liebherr, we're Liebherr, we're Liebherr over here" Irate Wintonian
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1:12pm Thu 12 Aug 10

The Edge of Reason says...

There was a meeting this morning at SMS to discuss the future, everyone that there nothing to worry about, and provision is in place to carry on the great work Markus Liebherr has started, there was also talk of how the club could pay tribute to him, at present they are waiting to see what Markus's family think of the best way to commemorate him.
There was a meeting this morning at SMS to discuss the future, everyone that there nothing to worry about, and provision is in place to carry on the great work Markus Liebherr has started, there was also talk of how the club could pay tribute to him, at present they are waiting to see what Markus's family think of the best way to commemorate him. The Edge of Reason
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1:26pm Thu 12 Aug 10

Lambert's Right Boot says...

Stand not a statue. Big yet understated like the man himself
Stand not a statue. Big yet understated like the man himself Lambert's Right Boot
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1:34pm Thu 12 Aug 10

Wish I could be there says...

Is it not a little early to be arguing about the best way to remember this great man. We must show how much he meant to every one of us Saints fans, united in grief, and respect to this great man. He will never be forgotten he has made his mark in Southampton folklore forever and will be held in great esteem by many generations of proud Saints fans.

So please let us show how very much he meant to so many, and take time and thought to produce the perfect memorial befitting the great man when the emotion has subsided.
Is it not a little early to be arguing about the best way to remember this great man. We must show how much he meant to every one of us Saints fans, united in grief, and respect to this great man. He will never be forgotten he has made his mark in Southampton folklore forever and will be held in great esteem by many generations of proud Saints fans. So please let us show how very much he meant to so many, and take time and thought to produce the perfect memorial befitting the great man when the emotion has subsided. Wish I could be there
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1:46pm Thu 12 Aug 10

1adi says...

rename the itchen would be a great way to remember the great leibherr forever.

i hope we fill the ground out at the next home game and show our appreciation and condolances.

P.s matty cant really have a statue, he is still alive
rename the itchen would be a great way to remember the great leibherr forever. i hope we fill the ground out at the next home game and show our appreciation and condolances. P.s matty cant really have a statue, he is still alive 1adi
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4:42pm Thu 12 Aug 10

anderoo says...

kev63 wrote:
Re name the Itchen stand seeing as this was where he used to sit! I think a statue of him holding his camera would be great and would remind everyone of the great day out at wembley with his beaming friendly smile, snapping away like a proud father, once again rest in peace Markus and thank you
I agree 100% with this post. And a memorial service at SMS for all the fans to pay their respects, and maybe a collection as well to go to ML's favourite charity.
SW king fall.....our king most definately hasnt, just gone to watch over the saints with Ted Bates.
[quote][p][bold]kev63[/bold] wrote: Re name the Itchen stand seeing as this was where he used to sit! I think a statue of him holding his camera would be great and would remind everyone of the great day out at wembley with his beaming friendly smile, snapping away like a proud father, once again rest in peace Markus and thank you[/p][/quote]I agree 100% with this post. And a memorial service at SMS for all the fans to pay their respects, and maybe a collection as well to go to ML's favourite charity. SW king fall.....our king most definately hasnt, just gone to watch over the saints with Ted Bates. anderoo
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10:33pm Thu 12 Aug 10

50+ years a fan says...

"The Markus Liebherr St Mary's Stadium"
"The Markus Liebherr St Mary's Stadium" 50+ years a fan
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7:40am Fri 13 Aug 10

gosportsaint says...

50+ years a fan wrote:
"The Markus Liebherr St Mary's Stadium"
Think this is the one
[quote][p][bold]50+ years a fan[/bold] wrote: "The Markus Liebherr St Mary's Stadium"[/p][/quote]Think this is the one gosportsaint
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10:02am Fri 13 Aug 10

Fur Q says...

frenchsaint wrote:
On this sad day, not knowing what to say within all the tributes to Marcus Liebherr I retired to my celler to have a clear-up and take my mind off our loss. As I emptied a box of broken china and went to remove the dirty newspaper on the bottom you can imagine my suprise when I found a copy of The Sunday Express of 29 April 1984 staring up at me. The headline read "Saints crack in 8". against Coventry at the Dell. Team. Shilton Mills Golac Curtis Whitlock Wright Holmes Moran Worthington Armstrong Wallace Sub. Puckett I hope that no-one objects to this post. It is a day for memories after all. I'm a stadium rename man myself. His financial legacy for the next 125 years will be the Club we all love.
Great post, what a line up !

And hopefully in 25 years, someone else will do the same and remember the man who made it happen.
[quote][p][bold]frenchsaint[/bold] wrote: On this sad day, not knowing what to say within all the tributes to Marcus Liebherr I retired to my celler to have a clear-up and take my mind off our loss. As I emptied a box of broken china and went to remove the dirty newspaper on the bottom you can imagine my suprise when I found a copy of The Sunday Express of 29 April 1984 staring up at me. The headline read "Saints crack in 8". against Coventry at the Dell. Team. Shilton Mills Golac Curtis Whitlock Wright Holmes Moran Worthington Armstrong Wallace Sub. Puckett I hope that no-one objects to this post. It is a day for memories after all. I'm a stadium rename man myself. His financial legacy for the next 125 years will be the Club we all love.[/p][/quote]Great post, what a line up ! And hopefully in 25 years, someone else will do the same and remember the man who made it happen. Fur Q
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