Saints to keep first-team stars

Dan Harding's contract has been renewed

Dan Harding's contract has been renewed

First published in Saints News

SAINTS have announced their retained and released list, with the club intending to keep all their out-of-contract first-team players.

Defenders Dan Harding, Danny Butterfield and Aaron Martin have all had their deals automatically renewed for another year.

Striker David Connolly and midfielder Oscar Gobern also look set to remain, with the club revealing they are set to start discussions over new contracts.

That follows on from the news earlier this week that centre-half Radhi Jaidi has signed a one-year extension to his St Mary's stay.

Harding, Butterfield and Martin all earned another year after clauses in their contracts were automatically triggered.

Assuming all six players do remain at the club, it gives Saints a healthy-sized squad going into the summer, ahead of their return to the Championship.

And it is also perhaps an early indication that manager Nigel Adkins doesn't plan to be too active in the transfer market over the coming months.

Saints have released five players, but none of those have seen any first-team action this season.

Unsurprisingly, midfielder Anthony Pulis' unsuccessful stay at the club has finally come to an end.

The 26-year-old joined Saints in August 2008, but never played a minute of first-team football for them.

Pulis heads for the exit door along with youngsters Sam Argent, Tony Garrod, Callum McNish and Ryan Tafazolli.

All those players will officially depart the club at the end of June, when their contracts expire.

In a statement on the club's official website, Saints thanked the departing players for their efforts and wished them well in the future.

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11:48pm Fri 20 May 11

hedge end bob says...

Makes sense.
Makes sense. hedge end bob
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11:48pm Fri 20 May 11

MGRA says...

GREAT news...good luck to those off elsewhere...
GREAT news...good luck to those off elsewhere... MGRA
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11:52pm Fri 20 May 11

happysaint says...

well just the rewards to everyone i would of hated anyone leaving after a good season
well just the rewards to everyone i would of hated anyone leaving after a good season happysaint
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11:56pm Fri 20 May 11

slugger says...

keep a winning squad together , a couple of additions is all we need ....i love nigel and nicola.....what a team !
keep a winning squad together , a couple of additions is all we need ....i love nigel and nicola.....what a team ! slugger
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11:56pm Fri 20 May 11

hedge end bob says...

Keep the majority of the squad that got us promoted and just add a few quality players sounds like a good way to take into next season. I trust THE CHAIRMAN and Nigel to bring in what is needed and not spend for the sake of spending.
Would like to see some info on SEASON TICKETS.
COME ON YOU REDS
Keep the majority of the squad that got us promoted and just add a few quality players sounds like a good way to take into next season. I trust THE CHAIRMAN and Nigel to bring in what is needed and not spend for the sake of spending. Would like to see some info on SEASON TICKETS. COME ON YOU REDS hedge end bob
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12:24am Sat 21 May 11

Kevchenko says...

Happy for the players who deserve their contracts and it sends out a good message to perspective signings...BUT...pur
ely for squad number reasons i'm surprised...

With the players now in the championship (Bellamy, Yakubu for eg) I think we need 3-4 big players for us. Im thinking we need to start to build a Premiership squad for the Championship.

Unless we get 2 or 3 excellent signings then I will be disappointed but still happy that I support a great club with good morales.
Happy for the players who deserve their contracts and it sends out a good message to perspective signings...BUT...pur ely for squad number reasons i'm surprised... With the players now in the championship (Bellamy, Yakubu for eg) I think we need 3-4 big players for us. Im thinking we need to start to build a Premiership squad for the Championship. Unless we get 2 or 3 excellent signings then I will be disappointed but still happy that I support a great club with good morales. Kevchenko
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12:41am Sat 21 May 11

Tirau Dan says...

It's great the core will stay and even better when senior players have said frequently this if the best and most cohesive unit they've ever worked with. I love that.

However given that Nigel Adkins stated that his now looking to bring in some quality I don't understand The Echo assuming: "it is also perhaps an early indication that manager Nigel Adkins doesn't plan to be too active in the transfer market over the coming months." To assume makes an **** out of you and me.
Ithink we would do well with no additions but know that Nicola and Nigel will want to ensure our fastest possible return to the Premiership so will add quality; probably up front and in the midfield. Fun though it may be anything else said is speculation and guessing.

Cheers Nigel for the Autograph "Together as One" and to Stormus for sending out to NZ for me. With the internet globally Saints fans have never been more so!

Up The Saints - encore 2012!!
It's great the core will stay and even better when senior players have said frequently this if the best and most cohesive unit they've ever worked with. I love that. However given that Nigel Adkins stated that his now looking to bring in some quality I don't understand The Echo assuming: "it is also perhaps an early indication that manager Nigel Adkins doesn't plan to be too active in the transfer market over the coming months." To assume makes an **** out of you and me. Ithink we would do well with no additions but know that Nicola and Nigel will want to ensure our fastest possible return to the Premiership so will add quality; probably up front and in the midfield. Fun though it may be anything else said is speculation and guessing. Cheers Nigel for the Autograph "Together as One" and to Stormus for sending out to NZ for me. With the internet globally Saints fans have never been more so! Up The Saints - encore 2012!! Tirau Dan
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12:48am Sat 21 May 11

Kevchenko says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
It's great the core will stay and even better when senior players have said frequently this if the best and most cohesive unit they've ever worked with. I love that. However given that Nigel Adkins stated that his now looking to bring in some quality I don't understand The Echo assuming: "it is also perhaps an early indication that manager Nigel Adkins doesn't plan to be too active in the transfer market over the coming months." To assume makes an **** out of you and me. Ithink we would do well with no additions but know that Nicola and Nigel will want to ensure our fastest possible return to the Premiership so will add quality; probably up front and in the midfield. Fun though it may be anything else said is speculation and guessing. Cheers Nigel for the Autograph "Together as One" and to Stormus for sending out to NZ for me. With the internet globally Saints fans have never been more so! Up The Saints - encore 2012!!
I think with no additions we will end up 14th at best in Championship! Not the worse outcome by far if that happened but Adkins would suddenly become a manager under pressure for the next season going into season 4 of the 5 year plan.

We need a better spine of the team (Fonte exempt)
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: It's great the core will stay and even better when senior players have said frequently this if the best and most cohesive unit they've ever worked with. I love that. However given that Nigel Adkins stated that his now looking to bring in some quality I don't understand The Echo assuming: "it is also perhaps an early indication that manager Nigel Adkins doesn't plan to be too active in the transfer market over the coming months." To assume makes an **** out of you and me. Ithink we would do well with no additions but know that Nicola and Nigel will want to ensure our fastest possible return to the Premiership so will add quality; probably up front and in the midfield. Fun though it may be anything else said is speculation and guessing. Cheers Nigel for the Autograph "Together as One" and to Stormus for sending out to NZ for me. With the internet globally Saints fans have never been more so! Up The Saints - encore 2012!![/p][/quote]I think with no additions we will end up 14th at best in Championship! Not the worse outcome by far if that happened but Adkins would suddenly become a manager under pressure for the next season going into season 4 of the 5 year plan. We need a better spine of the team (Fonte exempt) Kevchenko
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1:16am Sat 21 May 11

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport says...

I would still expect 4 to 5 incoming. Keep En guessing and Stephens will have been returned. I rate Stephens but I dont think he will be back. The big question is what golden handcuffs contract must Tommy Forecast be on? With the Joe Lewis deal looking bolted on he will be even further from the bench then normal.
I would still expect 4 to 5 incoming. Keep En guessing and Stephens will have been returned. I rate Stephens but I dont think he will be back. The big question is what golden handcuffs contract must Tommy Forecast be on? With the Joe Lewis deal looking bolted on he will be even further from the bench then normal. Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport
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1:59am Sat 21 May 11

Block 42 says...

mmmmmm,worrying to say the least.
dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.
mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs. Block 42
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3:00am Sat 21 May 11

sussexsaint says...

Iv heard Lallana to Barca in return 2 playmakers called Xavi and Iniesta plus 10 million,has anybody heard of these two or are we once again lacking ambition in the transfere market ,I for one won't be renewing my season ticket if this deal were to transpire
Iv heard Lallana to Barca in return 2 playmakers called Xavi and Iniesta plus 10 million,has anybody heard of these two or are we once again lacking ambition in the transfere market ,I for one won't be renewing my season ticket if this deal were to transpire sussexsaint
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3:38am Sat 21 May 11

sussexsaint says...

Ali Dia spotted at training ground with his agent Colonel Saunders
Ali Dia spotted at training ground with his agent Colonel Saunders sussexsaint
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4:52am Sat 21 May 11

montecristosaint says...

Block 42 wrote:
mmmmmm,worrying to say the least.
dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.
Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh...
you obviously dont play football or never have..
[quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.[/p][/quote]Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have.. montecristosaint
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4:54am Sat 21 May 11

montecristosaint says...

Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets picked for home games when we need width? duh...
you obviously dont play football or never have..
Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets picked for home games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have.. montecristosaint
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4:55am Sat 21 May 11

montecristosaint says...

Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets picked for home games when we need width? duh...
you obviously dont play football or never have..
Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets picked for home games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have.. montecristosaint
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6:52am Sat 21 May 11

WobblyCat says...

Tricky ain't it, getting in a bit more quality without upseting the cart! We've obviously got great team spirit so I trust Nige to by quality and not ego's! I dropped my girlfriend at the airport this morning and as I was coming out I saw Super Kelv going in, obviously off on a well deserved holiday. I can tell you he handles a football better than a luggage trolley!
Tricky ain't it, getting in a bit more quality without upseting the cart! We've obviously got great team spirit so I trust Nige to by quality and not ego's! I dropped my girlfriend at the airport this morning and as I was coming out I saw Super Kelv going in, obviously off on a well deserved holiday. I can tell you he handles a football better than a luggage trolley! WobblyCat
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7:15am Sat 21 May 11

Condor Man says...

Must disagree about bringing in youngsters on loan. Can't think of any who were any better than the ones we've already produced ourselves.
Must disagree about bringing in youngsters on loan. Can't think of any who were any better than the ones we've already produced ourselves. Condor Man
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8:10am Sat 21 May 11

Andy Welsh says...

I am delighted that we are keeping the squad together as I think a vital element of our successs is based on the team spirit and togetherness of the players. I think this will further encourage OC to stay with us. I expect a couple of new faces to further strengthen the team, but also some of the younger players to start challenging for places. This was the strategy outlined at the very beginning. If we fail to gain promotion next year, or are not competing by January, NA will have had the opportunity to assess who has not made the grade at Championship level and strenghten accordingly.
I am delighted that we are keeping the squad together as I think a vital element of our successs is based on the team spirit and togetherness of the players. I think this will further encourage OC to stay with us. I expect a couple of new faces to further strengthen the team, but also some of the younger players to start challenging for places. This was the strategy outlined at the very beginning. If we fail to gain promotion next year, or are not competing by January, NA will have had the opportunity to assess who has not made the grade at Championship level and strenghten accordingly. Andy Welsh
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8:37am Sat 21 May 11

Snooky says...

People will still leave to make way for new faces. Can't see Jaidi being first choice next to Fonte but he does offer good cover. That would mean Seabourne would have to leave with Martin 4th choice.

Also can't see us keeping Forte and N'Guessen. Mills and Puncheon as good as gone and depending on Barney doing time, there could be a lot of room for 4-5 players to come in.

We'll be looking at getting a few loans in i'm sure from the Premier League.
People will still leave to make way for new faces. Can't see Jaidi being first choice next to Fonte but he does offer good cover. That would mean Seabourne would have to leave with Martin 4th choice. Also can't see us keeping Forte and N'Guessen. Mills and Puncheon as good as gone and depending on Barney doing time, there could be a lot of room for 4-5 players to come in. We'll be looking at getting a few loans in i'm sure from the Premier League. Snooky
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9:03am Sat 21 May 11

steveyot says...

The release of five players makes room to sign a few youngsters with potential to join Jack Stephens in the development squad. There are only a few left in that department now and then its into the under 18's. I reckon a few additions to the first team squad and a few outgoings to, but maybe some exciting young talent being brought in as well. This season the likes of Raccine, Dean, Doble and Reeves will need to break through or will surely be released next year. Tommy forecast still has two years left on a five year deal - oh dear!!!
The release of five players makes room to sign a few youngsters with potential to join Jack Stephens in the development squad. There are only a few left in that department now and then its into the under 18's. I reckon a few additions to the first team squad and a few outgoings to, but maybe some exciting young talent being brought in as well. This season the likes of Raccine, Dean, Doble and Reeves will need to break through or will surely be released next year. Tommy forecast still has two years left on a five year deal - oh dear!!! steveyot
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9:05am Sat 21 May 11

montecristosaint says...

NGuessan has already gone back to his club as he was on loan from Leicester.
He wont be signed. Puncheon is as good as gone he doesnt want to play for Saints probably because of the stick from the terraces. Saints will not let Mills go either as he gives full backs competition. Also was an old fav. of NA at Scunthorpe when on loan there.
Not sure Saints after Neil Danns, expect a few surprises including one or two from the continent.Our chairman likes to make a contribution.
NGuessan has already gone back to his club as he was on loan from Leicester. He wont be signed. Puncheon is as good as gone he doesnt want to play for Saints probably because of the stick from the terraces. Saints will not let Mills go either as he gives full backs competition. Also was an old fav. of NA at Scunthorpe when on loan there. Not sure Saints after Neil Danns, expect a few surprises including one or two from the continent.Our chairman likes to make a contribution. montecristosaint
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10:24am Sat 21 May 11

Baddesley Bill says...

I blame it on a lack of football on a Saturday...makes me a bit grouchy too! :O)
I blame it on a lack of football on a Saturday...makes me a bit grouchy too! :O) Baddesley Bill
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10:34am Sat 21 May 11

WobblyCat says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
I blame it on a lack of football on a Saturday...makes me a bit grouchy too! :O)
Don't you start Bill or you and me are taking it outside.........oh get your point!
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: I blame it on a lack of football on a Saturday...makes me a bit grouchy too! :O)[/p][/quote]Don't you start Bill or you and me are taking it outside.........oh get your point! WobblyCat
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10:39am Sat 21 May 11

saintmichael says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
I blame it on a lack of football on a Saturday...makes me a bit grouchy too! :O)
lol..i know what you mean..i'm already counting down the days to august!
to pick up on the ins and outs, i see brighton have been busy already.. murray out seems a big blow for them..not sure he would be right for saints though (too similar to ricky?)..i agree with other posters that a pacy striker (or two) is key..mckail smith (and bolasie for the future) would be very nice thank you very much nicola!
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: I blame it on a lack of football on a Saturday...makes me a bit grouchy too! :O)[/p][/quote]lol..i know what you mean..i'm already counting down the days to august! to pick up on the ins and outs, i see brighton have been busy already.. murray out seems a big blow for them..not sure he would be right for saints though (too similar to ricky?)..i agree with other posters that a pacy striker (or two) is key..mckail smith (and bolasie for the future) would be very nice thank you very much nicola! saintmichael
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11:09am Sat 21 May 11

OSPREYSAINT says...

montecristosaint wrote:
Block 42 wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.
Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..
I am with you on the Dan Harding front, I like his attitude, he has been caught out a few times, but mostly when covering for others that have got out of position, you need to study his performances more to see how valuable he has been, not just pick up on the odd error, everyone makes them. A one year contract is the sensible option to see how he copes in the higher league and quite frankly there isn't that much of a gulf at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.[/p][/quote]Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..[/p][/quote]I am with you on the Dan Harding front, I like his attitude, he has been caught out a few times, but mostly when covering for others that have got out of position, you need to study his performances more to see how valuable he has been, not just pick up on the odd error, everyone makes them. A one year contract is the sensible option to see how he copes in the higher league and quite frankly there isn't that much of a gulf at the moment. OSPREYSAINT
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11:12am Sat 21 May 11

legod7 says...

Snooky wrote:
People will still leave to make way for new faces. Can't see Jaidi being first choice next to Fonte but he does offer good cover. That would mean Seabourne would have to leave with Martin 4th choice. Also can't see us keeping Forte and N'Guessen. Mills and Puncheon as good as gone and depending on Barney doing time, there could be a lot of room for 4-5 players to come in. We'll be looking at getting a few loans in i'm sure from the Premier League.
Seabourne is on contract and Forte has 3 years left on his contract after being signed by NIGEL ADKINS in January
[quote][p][bold]Snooky[/bold] wrote: People will still leave to make way for new faces. Can't see Jaidi being first choice next to Fonte but he does offer good cover. That would mean Seabourne would have to leave with Martin 4th choice. Also can't see us keeping Forte and N'Guessen. Mills and Puncheon as good as gone and depending on Barney doing time, there could be a lot of room for 4-5 players to come in. We'll be looking at getting a few loans in i'm sure from the Premier League.[/p][/quote]Seabourne is on contract and Forte has 3 years left on his contract after being signed by NIGEL ADKINS in January legod7
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11:25am Sat 21 May 11

SouthamptonLegend says...

I hate watching Harding, he's fcukin poor! He'll be well out of his depth nxt term. Dickson number 1 left back With Mills to cover. We need footballers now not hoof kings! Hardings technical ability is zero, and this IS the same Harding who got voted in the team of the year. I still think he's shiit to watch.
I hate watching Harding, he's fcukin poor! He'll be well out of his depth nxt term. Dickson number 1 left back With Mills to cover. We need footballers now not hoof kings! Hardings technical ability is zero, and this IS the same Harding who got voted in the team of the year. I still think he's shiit to watch. SouthamptonLegend
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11:46am Sat 21 May 11

WobblyCat says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
I hate watching Harding, he's fcukin poor! He'll be well out of his depth nxt term. Dickson number 1 left back With Mills to cover. We need footballers now not hoof kings! Hardings technical ability is zero, and this IS the same Harding who got voted in the team of the year. I still think he's shiit to watch.
Are you and block 42 at the same school?
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: I hate watching Harding, he's fcukin poor! He'll be well out of his depth nxt term. Dickson number 1 left back With Mills to cover. We need footballers now not hoof kings! Hardings technical ability is zero, and this IS the same Harding who got voted in the team of the year. I still think he's shiit to watch.[/p][/quote]Are you and block 42 at the same school? WobblyCat
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11:53am Sat 21 May 11

Baddesley Bill says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
I hate watching Harding, he's fcukin poor! He'll be well out of his depth nxt term. Dickson number 1 left back With Mills to cover. We need footballers now not hoof kings! Hardings technical ability is zero, and this IS the same Harding who got voted in the team of the year. I still think he's shiit to watch.
A compelling arguement very succinctly put.....not! :O)
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: I hate watching Harding, he's fcukin poor! He'll be well out of his depth nxt term. Dickson number 1 left back With Mills to cover. We need footballers now not hoof kings! Hardings technical ability is zero, and this IS the same Harding who got voted in the team of the year. I still think he's shiit to watch.[/p][/quote]A compelling arguement very succinctly put.....not! :O) Baddesley Bill
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11:59am Sat 21 May 11

Reality-man says...

montecristosaint wrote:
Block 42 wrote:
mmmmmm,worrying to say the least.
dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.
Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh...
you obviously dont play football or never have..
I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.[/p][/quote]Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..[/p][/quote]I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42 Reality-man
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12:09pm Sat 21 May 11

Baddesley Bill says...

Reality-man wrote:
montecristosaint wrote:
Block 42 wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.
Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..
I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42
We could ignore them...but I find ridiculing them works for me!
I thought Harding had a great game against Man U, and is well capable of stepping up to Championship football...if it was all down to heart...then he'd be top of teamsheet! :O)
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.[/p][/quote]Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..[/p][/quote]I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42[/p][/quote]We could ignore them...but I find ridiculing them works for me! I thought Harding had a great game against Man U, and is well capable of stepping up to Championship football...if it was all down to heart...then he'd be top of teamsheet! :O) Baddesley Bill
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12:19pm Sat 21 May 11

SouthamptonLegend says...

Reality-man wrote:
montecristosaint wrote:
Block 42 wrote:
mmmmmm,worrying to say the least.
dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.
Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh...
you obviously dont play football or never have..
I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42
I've played semi-pro football most of my life and have been coached by some great managers and ex players of the pro game. At league 1, yes Harding did very well last season, full stop. But is he as good as you make out, no. Anyone who played left back for saints last season would have won the vote.

And to say Harding has pace.....LMFAO, Harding got left behind a number of times by young players, I really don't think you've been watching him.

We've got 2 better left backs at the club, Mills and Dickson.

I CAN'T BELIEVE SAINTS FANS AFTER WATCHING SOME GREAT LEFT BACKS HERE, LIKE BRIDGE, BALE, BERNARD, LE SAUX, HOLMES ETC ETC YOU THINK HARDING IS ACTUALLY GOOD. TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT YOURSELF REALITY-MAN AND ASK IS HE REALLY THAT GOOD? LOL
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.[/p][/quote]Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..[/p][/quote]I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42[/p][/quote]I've played semi-pro football most of my life and have been coached by some great managers and ex players of the pro game. At league 1, yes Harding did very well last season, full stop. But is he as good as you make out, no. Anyone who played left back for saints last season would have won the vote. And to say Harding has pace.....LMFAO, Harding got left behind a number of times by young players, I really don't think you've been watching him. We've got 2 better left backs at the club, Mills and Dickson. I CAN'T BELIEVE SAINTS FANS AFTER WATCHING SOME GREAT LEFT BACKS HERE, LIKE BRIDGE, BALE, BERNARD, LE SAUX, HOLMES ETC ETC YOU THINK HARDING IS ACTUALLY GOOD. TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT YOURSELF REALITY-MAN AND ASK IS HE REALLY THAT GOOD? LOL SouthamptonLegend
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12:22pm Sat 21 May 11

SouthamptonLegend says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
montecristosaint wrote:
Block 42 wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.
Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..
I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42
We could ignore them...but I find ridiculing them works for me!
I thought Harding had a great game against Man U, and is well capable of stepping up to Championship football...if it was all down to heart...then he'd be top of teamsheet! :O)
Couple of games of Championship Manager on the PC and you think your a top manager. LOL

Harding was sold to us because he couldn't hack the Championship. Why after 2 years in league 1 do you think he's suddenly gonna kick ar5e back in the league he got dropped from??
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.[/p][/quote]Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..[/p][/quote]I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42[/p][/quote]We could ignore them...but I find ridiculing them works for me! I thought Harding had a great game against Man U, and is well capable of stepping up to Championship football...if it was all down to heart...then he'd be top of teamsheet! :O)[/p][/quote]Couple of games of Championship Manager on the PC and you think your a top manager. LOL Harding was sold to us because he couldn't hack the Championship. Why after 2 years in league 1 do you think he's suddenly gonna kick ar5e back in the league he got dropped from?? SouthamptonLegend
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12:37pm Sat 21 May 11

devoniansaint says...

From someone who only missed 5 games home and away this season I think I can judge on Harding fairly well.
He is ok, but not brilliant. Like many full backs he is good going forward ( like johnson @liverpool ).
Trouble is his positioning sense is awful. When the opposition see that he is often caught out. NA obviously saw that and that is why he kept switching full backs.
I think Saints can do much better than Harding but definitely not Mills , who is one of the worst players I have seen in a saints shirt in 45yrs of following them.
I hope Saints get Neil Danns who would be a great addition. I see Palace are after Lines of Bristol R. Maybe to allow for Danns to leave.
From someone who only missed 5 games home and away this season I think I can judge on Harding fairly well. He is ok, but not brilliant. Like many full backs he is good going forward ( like johnson @liverpool ). Trouble is his positioning sense is awful. When the opposition see that he is often caught out. NA obviously saw that and that is why he kept switching full backs. I think Saints can do much better than Harding but definitely not Mills , who is one of the worst players I have seen in a saints shirt in 45yrs of following them. I hope Saints get Neil Danns who would be a great addition. I see Palace are after Lines of Bristol R. Maybe to allow for Danns to leave. devoniansaint
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12:45pm Sat 21 May 11

Baddesley Bill says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
montecristosaint wrote:
Block 42 wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.
Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..
I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42
We could ignore them...but I find ridiculing them works for me! I thought Harding had a great game against Man U, and is well capable of stepping up to Championship football...if it was all down to heart...then he'd be top of teamsheet! :O)
Couple of games of Championship Manager on the PC and you think your a top manager. LOL Harding was sold to us because he couldn't hack the Championship. Why after 2 years in league 1 do you think he's suddenly gonna kick ar5e back in the league he got dropped from??
I didn't say he would "kick-ar5e"...I said that he could step up...in MY opinion. I don't play championship manager...neither do I profess to be able to manage Southampton Football Club....I guess you must be totally qualified in which case I would suggest you apply for the job...or just state your opinions in a reasonable manner like the rest of us.
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.[/p][/quote]Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..[/p][/quote]I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42[/p][/quote]We could ignore them...but I find ridiculing them works for me! I thought Harding had a great game against Man U, and is well capable of stepping up to Championship football...if it was all down to heart...then he'd be top of teamsheet! :O)[/p][/quote]Couple of games of Championship Manager on the PC and you think your a top manager. LOL Harding was sold to us because he couldn't hack the Championship. Why after 2 years in league 1 do you think he's suddenly gonna kick ar5e back in the league he got dropped from??[/p][/quote]I didn't say he would "kick-ar5e"...I said that he could step up...in MY opinion. I don't play championship manager...neither do I profess to be able to manage Southampton Football Club....I guess you must be totally qualified in which case I would suggest you apply for the job...or just state your opinions in a reasonable manner like the rest of us. Baddesley Bill
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1:05pm Sat 21 May 11

WobblyCat says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
montecristosaint wrote:
Block 42 wrote:
mmmmmm,worrying to say the least.
dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.
Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh...
you obviously dont play football or never have..
I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42
I've played semi-pro football most of my life and have been coached by some great managers and ex players of the pro game. At league 1, yes Harding did very well last season, full stop. But is he as good as you make out, no. Anyone who played left back for saints last season would have won the vote.

And to say Harding has pace.....LMFAO, Harding got left behind a number of times by young players, I really don't think you've been watching him.

We've got 2 better left backs at the club, Mills and Dickson.

I CAN'T BELIEVE SAINTS FANS AFTER WATCHING SOME GREAT LEFT BACKS HERE, LIKE BRIDGE, BALE, BERNARD, LE SAUX, HOLMES ETC ETC YOU THINK HARDING IS ACTUALLY GOOD. TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT YOURSELF REALITY-MAN AND ASK IS HE REALLY THAT GOOD? LOL
You said he was 'poor' and 'sh*t' to watch but he 'did very well last season'??? Dave Jones was a professional footballer and is now a respected manager but he still bought Lee Todd!! We all have our own opinions some just seem more desperate to be heard! Had to ask my 12 year what LMFAO meant!
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.[/p][/quote]Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..[/p][/quote]I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42[/p][/quote]I've played semi-pro football most of my life and have been coached by some great managers and ex players of the pro game. At league 1, yes Harding did very well last season, full stop. But is he as good as you make out, no. Anyone who played left back for saints last season would have won the vote. And to say Harding has pace.....LMFAO, Harding got left behind a number of times by young players, I really don't think you've been watching him. We've got 2 better left backs at the club, Mills and Dickson. I CAN'T BELIEVE SAINTS FANS AFTER WATCHING SOME GREAT LEFT BACKS HERE, LIKE BRIDGE, BALE, BERNARD, LE SAUX, HOLMES ETC ETC YOU THINK HARDING IS ACTUALLY GOOD. TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT YOURSELF REALITY-MAN AND ASK IS HE REALLY THAT GOOD? LOL[/p][/quote]You said he was 'poor' and 'sh*t' to watch but he 'did very well last season'??? Dave Jones was a professional footballer and is now a respected manager but he still bought Lee Todd!! We all have our own opinions some just seem more desperate to be heard! Had to ask my 12 year what LMFAO meant! WobblyCat
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1:08pm Sat 21 May 11

Red n White says...

I'm happy to see we've kept these players. I think another CB is needed, i reckon Clarke Carlisle from Burnley will be a good signing with Prem experience. I think a new striker either as first choice to partner Lambert or as back-up, not Owen tho. Wouldn't be surprised to see Josh Wright signed as he's out of contract at Scunny. I hope we don't sign another GK as I think Davis will do fine this year and Bialkowski will be able to step up and/or be good back-up. I like Harding and feel that he will hold his own this year. With these additions, plus another loan from Italy, I feel that we could have a successful season and push for promotion.
I'm happy to see we've kept these players. I think another CB is needed, i reckon Clarke Carlisle from Burnley will be a good signing with Prem experience. I think a new striker either as first choice to partner Lambert or as back-up, not Owen tho. Wouldn't be surprised to see Josh Wright signed as he's out of contract at Scunny. I hope we don't sign another GK as I think Davis will do fine this year and Bialkowski will be able to step up and/or be good back-up. I like Harding and feel that he will hold his own this year. With these additions, plus another loan from Italy, I feel that we could have a successful season and push for promotion. Red n White
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1:46pm Sat 21 May 11

promised land says...

I hear comments that this player or that player at Saints will not be good enough to step up to the next level, be it, he's not fast enough or he doesn't have the skill etc. What I do see is stability, something we have not had for a while. Adkins has identified this, and knows his squad of players will grow together. Not withstanding a tweak here and there, to complement our higher status. In Adkins I trust !
I hear comments that this player or that player at Saints will not be good enough to step up to the next level, be it, he's not fast enough or he doesn't have the skill etc. What I do see is stability, something we have not had for a while. Adkins has identified this, and knows his squad of players will grow together. Not withstanding a tweak here and there, to complement our higher status. In Adkins I trust ! promised land
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1:53pm Sat 21 May 11

mack chinnon says...

devoniansaint wrote:
From someone who only missed 5 games home and away this season I think I can judge on Harding fairly well. He is ok, but not brilliant. Like many full backs he is good going forward ( like johnson @liverpool ). Trouble is his positioning sense is awful. When the opposition see that he is often caught out. NA obviously saw that and that is why he kept switching full backs. I think Saints can do much better than Harding but definitely not Mills , who is one of the worst players I have seen in a saints shirt in 45yrs of following them. I hope Saints get Neil Danns who would be a great addition. I see Palace are after Lines of Bristol R. Maybe to allow for Danns to leave.
I was in Kingsbridge the other week.
[quote][p][bold]devoniansaint[/bold] wrote: From someone who only missed 5 games home and away this season I think I can judge on Harding fairly well. He is ok, but not brilliant. Like many full backs he is good going forward ( like johnson @liverpool ). Trouble is his positioning sense is awful. When the opposition see that he is often caught out. NA obviously saw that and that is why he kept switching full backs. I think Saints can do much better than Harding but definitely not Mills , who is one of the worst players I have seen in a saints shirt in 45yrs of following them. I hope Saints get Neil Danns who would be a great addition. I see Palace are after Lines of Bristol R. Maybe to allow for Danns to leave.[/p][/quote]I was in Kingsbridge the other week. mack chinnon
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1:55pm Sat 21 May 11

Stormjuice says...

Good to see lot's of passionate supporters on here. You lucky bastards get to actually see the whole games... I'm stuck downloading The Football League Show here in Oz (Perth), and Saints Player.
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Good news the team is all sticking together. I'm hoping Connolly is staying as well.... now he is fit, he will rip up defences again.
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Hopefully Bart get's a few more games, as he is as good as Davis, and better in some ways... and Davis is brilliant.
Good to see lot's of passionate supporters on here. You lucky bastards get to actually see the whole games... I'm stuck downloading The Football League Show here in Oz (Perth), and Saints Player. . Good news the team is all sticking together. I'm hoping Connolly is staying as well.... now he is fit, he will rip up defences again. . Hopefully Bart get's a few more games, as he is as good as Davis, and better in some ways... and Davis is brilliant. Stormjuice
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1:56pm Sat 21 May 11

Baddesley Bill says...

promised land wrote:
I hear comments that this player or that player at Saints will not be good enough to step up to the next level, be it, he's not fast enough or he doesn't have the skill etc. What I do see is stability, something we have not had for a while. Adkins has identified this, and knows his squad of players will grow together. Not withstanding a tweak here and there, to complement our higher status. In Adkins I trust !
Agreed....what is the price for buying in stability and morale on the transfer market these days?
[quote][p][bold]promised land[/bold] wrote: I hear comments that this player or that player at Saints will not be good enough to step up to the next level, be it, he's not fast enough or he doesn't have the skill etc. What I do see is stability, something we have not had for a while. Adkins has identified this, and knows his squad of players will grow together. Not withstanding a tweak here and there, to complement our higher status. In Adkins I trust ![/p][/quote]Agreed....what is the price for buying in stability and morale on the transfer market these days? Baddesley Bill
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2:01pm Sat 21 May 11

Richard IV says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
montecristosaint wrote:
Block 42 wrote:
mmmmmm,worrying to say the least.
dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.
Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh...
you obviously dont play football or never have..
I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42
I've played semi-pro football most of my life and have been coached by some great managers and ex players of the pro game. At league 1, yes Harding did very well last season, full stop. But is he as good as you make out, no. Anyone who played left back for saints last season would have won the vote.

And to say Harding has pace.....LMFAO, Harding got left behind a number of times by young players, I really don't think you've been watching him.

We've got 2 better left backs at the club, Mills and Dickson.

I CAN'T BELIEVE SAINTS FANS AFTER WATCHING SOME GREAT LEFT BACKS HERE, LIKE BRIDGE, BALE, BERNARD, LE SAUX, HOLMES ETC ETC YOU THINK HARDING IS ACTUALLY GOOD. TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT YOURSELF REALITY-MAN AND ASK IS HE REALLY THAT GOOD? LOL
Totally agree, harding has been torn a new a** at times this season, but have to say that with harding it all depends on who plays in front of him.I personally like Dickson & would like to see Ben Reeves get a go next season.Slightly surprised to see Callum McNish go as i thought he was highly thought of at the club.
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.[/p][/quote]Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..[/p][/quote]I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42[/p][/quote]I've played semi-pro football most of my life and have been coached by some great managers and ex players of the pro game. At league 1, yes Harding did very well last season, full stop. But is he as good as you make out, no. Anyone who played left back for saints last season would have won the vote. And to say Harding has pace.....LMFAO, Harding got left behind a number of times by young players, I really don't think you've been watching him. We've got 2 better left backs at the club, Mills and Dickson. I CAN'T BELIEVE SAINTS FANS AFTER WATCHING SOME GREAT LEFT BACKS HERE, LIKE BRIDGE, BALE, BERNARD, LE SAUX, HOLMES ETC ETC YOU THINK HARDING IS ACTUALLY GOOD. TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT YOURSELF REALITY-MAN AND ASK IS HE REALLY THAT GOOD? LOL[/p][/quote]Totally agree, harding has been torn a new a** at times this season, but have to say that with harding it all depends on who plays in front of him.I personally like Dickson & would like to see Ben Reeves get a go next season.Slightly surprised to see Callum McNish go as i thought he was highly thought of at the club. Richard IV
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2:07pm Sat 21 May 11

promised land says...

Stormjuice wrote:
Good to see lot's of passionate supporters on here. You lucky bastards get to actually see the whole games... I'm stuck downloading The Football League Show here in Oz (Perth), and Saints Player. . Good news the team is all sticking together. I'm hoping Connolly is staying as well.... now he is fit, he will rip up defences again. . Hopefully Bart get's a few more games, as he is as good as Davis, and better in some ways... and Davis is brilliant.
One good thing bud. Is now we are in the Championship we will have more live games. As i remember when in Australia 2007 i was able to watch Saints on Foxtel. be it 2am or what I enjoyed watching at 7am with brecky. Hope this is still the case as I will be out there for a few weeks in the New Year !
[quote][p][bold]Stormjuice[/bold] wrote: Good to see lot's of passionate supporters on here. You lucky bastards get to actually see the whole games... I'm stuck downloading The Football League Show here in Oz (Perth), and Saints Player. . Good news the team is all sticking together. I'm hoping Connolly is staying as well.... now he is fit, he will rip up defences again. . Hopefully Bart get's a few more games, as he is as good as Davis, and better in some ways... and Davis is brilliant.[/p][/quote]One good thing bud. Is now we are in the Championship we will have more live games. As i remember when in Australia 2007 i was able to watch Saints on Foxtel. be it 2am or what I enjoyed watching at 7am with brecky. Hope this is still the case as I will be out there for a few weeks in the New Year ! promised land
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2:24pm Sat 21 May 11

Snooky says...

legod7 wrote:
Snooky wrote:
People will still leave to make way for new faces. Can't see Jaidi being first choice next to Fonte but he does offer good cover. That would mean Seabourne would have to leave with Martin 4th choice. Also can't see us keeping Forte and N'Guessen. Mills and Puncheon as good as gone and depending on Barney doing time, there could be a lot of room for 4-5 players to come in. We'll be looking at getting a few loans in i'm sure from the Premier League.
Seabourne is on contract and Forte has 3 years left on his contract after being signed by NIGEL ADKINS in January
And? Doesn't mean they can't/won't be sold. I wouldn't have either in my Championship team.

Granted it would seem unlikely Forte would go given that he hasn't been here long.
[quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snooky[/bold] wrote: People will still leave to make way for new faces. Can't see Jaidi being first choice next to Fonte but he does offer good cover. That would mean Seabourne would have to leave with Martin 4th choice. Also can't see us keeping Forte and N'Guessen. Mills and Puncheon as good as gone and depending on Barney doing time, there could be a lot of room for 4-5 players to come in. We'll be looking at getting a few loans in i'm sure from the Premier League.[/p][/quote]Seabourne is on contract and Forte has 3 years left on his contract after being signed by NIGEL ADKINS in January[/p][/quote]And? Doesn't mean they can't/won't be sold. I wouldn't have either in my Championship team. Granted it would seem unlikely Forte would go given that he hasn't been here long. Snooky
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2:47pm Sat 21 May 11

saintssaintssaints says...

Connelly can do one, scored a few goals tail end of season did it last year as well just to get a new contract and sit in the wings. We can do much better now and need that stiker slot given to someone quality.

All we need at the back is a young hard strong CB to play with fonte and thats all the defenive side sorted. Just attacking midfielder (centre & winger) needed with the striker mentioned above and we are all there.

ITS ALL ABOUT QUALITY THIS SUMMER. last summer the money was spent on QUALITY defensive players (Dickson, Butterfield and Richardson) this summer it needs to be spent on offensive players.

QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY.
1 CB
2 CM
3 Winger
4 Striker
Connelly can do one, scored a few goals tail end of season did it last year as well just to get a new contract and sit in the wings. We can do much better now and need that stiker slot given to someone quality. All we need at the back is a young hard strong CB to play with fonte and thats all the defenive side sorted. Just attacking midfielder (centre & winger) needed with the striker mentioned above and we are all there. ITS ALL ABOUT QUALITY THIS SUMMER. last summer the money was spent on QUALITY defensive players (Dickson, Butterfield and Richardson) this summer it needs to be spent on offensive players. QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY. 1 CB 2 CM 3 Winger 4 Striker saintssaintssaints
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2:51pm Sat 21 May 11

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport says...

I played for Hedge End cub scouts in their glory season of 1979-80 which pretty much makes me an expert in all things left back related, and I can say I like Dan Harding as a player. Although he does like better going forward then defending.
I played for Hedge End cub scouts in their glory season of 1979-80 which pretty much makes me an expert in all things left back related, and I can say I like Dan Harding as a player. Although he does like better going forward then defending. Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport
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2:54pm Sat 21 May 11

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Norwich and Leeds proved that the gulf between the championship and div1 isn't that wide.

I find it incredible when people say that some of our squad members are better than our first choices, that is the same as saying Adkins doesn't know what he's doing!

If it isn't Harding/Dickson or Jaidi/Martin it's Davis/Bialkowski. I just don't understand when people say things like Kelv is great in Div 1 but we need to pick Bialkowski in the championship! If Bart is better than Kelv wouldn't our ex goal keeper of a manager pick him ahead of him which ever league we are in?

Nigel has proved himself so far so I think we should let him decide who can and can't do this or that.
Norwich and Leeds proved that the gulf between the championship and div1 isn't that wide. I find it incredible when people say that some of our squad members are better than our first choices, that is the same as saying Adkins doesn't know what he's doing! If it isn't Harding/Dickson or Jaidi/Martin it's Davis/Bialkowski. I just don't understand when people say things like Kelv is great in Div 1 but we need to pick Bialkowski in the championship! If Bart is better than Kelv wouldn't our ex goal keeper of a manager pick him ahead of him which ever league we are in? Nigel has proved himself so far so I think we should let him decide who can and can't do this or that. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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3:17pm Sat 21 May 11

Folkestone Saint says...

Is this the team that out played Man u for about 70 min's, or was I watching another Soton team that day as they looked more than capable of beating championship teams like the soon to be Blackpool again, as for Harding he reminds me of Nick Holmes and as the opposition improves so will he
Is this the team that out played Man u for about 70 min's, or was I watching another Soton team that day as they looked more than capable of beating championship teams like the soon to be Blackpool again, as for Harding he reminds me of Nick Holmes and as the opposition improves so will he Folkestone Saint
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3:38pm Sat 21 May 11

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
Is this the team that out played Man u for about 70 min's, or was I watching another Soton team that day as they looked more than capable of beating championship teams like the soon to be Blackpool again, as for Harding he reminds me of Nick Holmes and as the opposition improves so will he
Well said.

Those that slag some of our players off have absolutely no understanding of loyalty or team spirit which this team has in abundance.

As players reach the limit of their talent or age catches up with them why can't we clap them off and thank them for their part in our revival instead of shouting about their weaknesses?
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: Is this the team that out played Man u for about 70 min's, or was I watching another Soton team that day as they looked more than capable of beating championship teams like the soon to be Blackpool again, as for Harding he reminds me of Nick Holmes and as the opposition improves so will he[/p][/quote]Well said. Those that slag some of our players off have absolutely no understanding of loyalty or team spirit which this team has in abundance. As players reach the limit of their talent or age catches up with them why can't we clap them off and thank them for their part in our revival instead of shouting about their weaknesses? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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4:00pm Sat 21 May 11

One Heart....One Vision says...

2 years ago our Club was nearly extinct. As long as NA & NC are happy that's OK with me. All players who have been given contracts are good enough....simple as that. Roll on next Season....the Saints are coming.
2 years ago our Club was nearly extinct. As long as NA & NC are happy that's OK with me. All players who have been given contracts are good enough....simple as that. Roll on next Season....the Saints are coming. One Heart....One Vision
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4:16pm Sat 21 May 11

Folkestone Saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote: Is this the team that out played Man u for about 70 min's, or was I watching another Soton team that day as they looked more than capable of beating championship teams like the soon to be Blackpool again, as for Harding he reminds me of Nick Holmes and as the opposition improves so will he
Well said. Those that slag some of our players off have absolutely no understanding of loyalty or team spirit which this team has in abundance. As players reach the limit of their talent or age catches up with them why can't we clap them off and thank them for their part in our revival instead of shouting about their weaknesses?
I have found over the years that some people look for faults in others to distract from their own failures, and to them I say "it is better to fail trying than failing to try"
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: Is this the team that out played Man u for about 70 min's, or was I watching another Soton team that day as they looked more than capable of beating championship teams like the soon to be Blackpool again, as for Harding he reminds me of Nick Holmes and as the opposition improves so will he[/p][/quote]Well said. Those that slag some of our players off have absolutely no understanding of loyalty or team spirit which this team has in abundance. As players reach the limit of their talent or age catches up with them why can't we clap them off and thank them for their part in our revival instead of shouting about their weaknesses?[/p][/quote]I have found over the years that some people look for faults in others to distract from their own failures, and to them I say "it is better to fail trying than failing to try" Folkestone Saint
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5:13pm Sat 21 May 11

Jesus_02 says...

Its amazing that Harding splits the opinion so drastically. Personally I think he will do a job in the Championship but each to their own. I also think that full backs are quite hard to judge, Glen Hoddle once said that Jason Dodd was one of the most underated players in the Prem, then again he also said that thing about re-incarnation!

Suprised that Jarrod and McNish went, they have been here a while and are still young
Its amazing that Harding splits the opinion so drastically. Personally I think he will do a job in the Championship but each to their own. I also think that full backs are quite hard to judge, Glen Hoddle once said that Jason Dodd was one of the most underated players in the Prem, then again he also said that thing about re-incarnation! Suprised that Jarrod and McNish went, they have been here a while and are still young Jesus_02
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6:51pm Sat 21 May 11

Spirit of 58 says...

Jesus_02 wrote:
Its amazing that Harding splits the opinion so drastically. Personally I think he will do a job in the Championship but each to their own. I also think that full backs are quite hard to judge, Glen Hoddle once said that Jason Dodd was one of the most underated players in the Prem, then again he also said that thing about re-incarnation!

Suprised that Jarrod and McNish went, they have been here a while and are still young
Probably because the detractors are envious of Dan Hardings lifestyle, salary and ability and all their supposed non league experience has led them to write negative stuff on here. I trust the management team who see more of these players than anyone else over posters on here and you can spout abuse anonymously from your keyboards all night but it wont mean jack and I will support the side and buy my three season tickets to watch my team next season.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: Its amazing that Harding splits the opinion so drastically. Personally I think he will do a job in the Championship but each to their own. I also think that full backs are quite hard to judge, Glen Hoddle once said that Jason Dodd was one of the most underated players in the Prem, then again he also said that thing about re-incarnation! Suprised that Jarrod and McNish went, they have been here a while and are still young[/p][/quote]Probably because the detractors are envious of Dan Hardings lifestyle, salary and ability and all their supposed non league experience has led them to write negative stuff on here. I trust the management team who see more of these players than anyone else over posters on here and you can spout abuse anonymously from your keyboards all night but it wont mean jack and I will support the side and buy my three season tickets to watch my team next season. COYR Spirit of 58
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7:26pm Sat 21 May 11

saintmichael says...

Clearly opinions are mixed on dan harding but the fact is he already has 150 championship appearances to his name so there can't be much doubt as to his ability to perform at that level. I seem to recall pardew "rescuing" him from a bit of a lull in his career, which many players have. Personally I think he was sometimes left a bit exposed by nigel's tactics, particularly the diamond, so credit to dan for doing as well as he did and making the pfa team of the year. On a separate note, now we are moving up a league, I wonder if there are any plans to swap the bus for a coach?
Clearly opinions are mixed on dan harding but the fact is he already has 150 championship appearances to his name so there can't be much doubt as to his ability to perform at that level. I seem to recall pardew "rescuing" him from a bit of a lull in his career, which many players have. Personally I think he was sometimes left a bit exposed by nigel's tactics, particularly the diamond, so credit to dan for doing as well as he did and making the pfa team of the year. On a separate note, now we are moving up a league, I wonder if there are any plans to swap the bus for a coach? saintmichael
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7:54pm Sat 21 May 11

MGRA says...

saintssaintssaints wrote:
Connelly can do one, scored a few goals tail end of season did it last year as well just to get a new contract and sit in the wings. We can do much better now and need that stiker slot given to someone quality.

All we need at the back is a young hard strong CB to play with fonte and thats all the defenive side sorted. Just attacking midfielder (centre & winger) needed with the striker mentioned above and we are all there.

ITS ALL ABOUT QUALITY THIS SUMMER. last summer the money was spent on QUALITY defensive players (Dickson, Butterfield and Richardson) this summer it needs to be spent on offensive players.

QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY.
1 CB
2 CM
3 Winger
4 Striker
love your "that striker slot" comment. You obviously have no concept of a squad-based sport. Connoly is a gift for a one year extension.... Most fans that know the game wanted that. They understand what you need from a squad of players. Saints are not deficient in ANY department to challenge for top 6 in the championship. BUT we need to strengthen the squad generally to have more quality cover when injuries and suspensions hit. Players do not get injured on purpose and david is easily good enough to score vital goals in a championship.
[quote][p][bold]saintssaintssaints[/bold] wrote: Connelly can do one, scored a few goals tail end of season did it last year as well just to get a new contract and sit in the wings. We can do much better now and need that stiker slot given to someone quality. All we need at the back is a young hard strong CB to play with fonte and thats all the defenive side sorted. Just attacking midfielder (centre & winger) needed with the striker mentioned above and we are all there. ITS ALL ABOUT QUALITY THIS SUMMER. last summer the money was spent on QUALITY defensive players (Dickson, Butterfield and Richardson) this summer it needs to be spent on offensive players. QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY. 1 CB 2 CM 3 Winger 4 Striker[/p][/quote]love your "that striker slot" comment. You obviously have no concept of a squad-based sport. Connoly is a gift for a one year extension.... Most fans that know the game wanted that. They understand what you need from a squad of players. Saints are not deficient in ANY department to challenge for top 6 in the championship. BUT we need to strengthen the squad generally to have more quality cover when injuries and suspensions hit. Players do not get injured on purpose and david is easily good enough to score vital goals in a championship. MGRA
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8:34pm Sat 21 May 11

hedge end bob says...

Reality-man wrote:
montecristosaint wrote:
Block 42 wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.
Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..
I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42
Only read the posts down to yours at the moment and i must agree with you Reality man. I thought HARDING was our best option at left back last season. He marks well , gets down the wing and puts over some very good crosses and scores the odd goal.
Dont know what the lad has to do to please 42 blocks?
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.[/p][/quote]Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..[/p][/quote]I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42[/p][/quote]Only read the posts down to yours at the moment and i must agree with you Reality man. I thought HARDING was our best option at left back last season. He marks well , gets down the wing and puts over some very good crosses and scores the odd goal. Dont know what the lad has to do to please 42 blocks? hedge end bob
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8:35pm Sat 21 May 11

saintssaintssaints says...

MGRA wrote:
saintssaintssaints wrote: Connelly can do one, scored a few goals tail end of season did it last year as well just to get a new contract and sit in the wings. We can do much better now and need that stiker slot given to someone quality. All we need at the back is a young hard strong CB to play with fonte and thats all the defenive side sorted. Just attacking midfielder (centre & winger) needed with the striker mentioned above and we are all there. ITS ALL ABOUT QUALITY THIS SUMMER. last summer the money was spent on QUALITY defensive players (Dickson, Butterfield and Richardson) this summer it needs to be spent on offensive players. QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY. 1 CB 2 CM 3 Winger 4 Striker
love your "that striker slot" comment. You obviously have no concept of a squad-based sport. Connoly is a gift for a one year extension.... Most fans that know the game wanted that. They understand what you need from a squad of players. Saints are not deficient in ANY department to challenge for top 6 in the championship. BUT we need to strengthen the squad generally to have more quality cover when injuries and suspensions hit. Players do not get injured on purpose and david is easily good enough to score vital goals in a championship.
Dont wind me up mate. Trust me I been watching saints home and away for the last 17 years, I think I have an opinion which counts. Connelly, with his injury record and age isnt good enough now. The "striker slot" is a valid one, perhaps I need to explain. With Lambert, Barnard, Guly going nowhere, we only need one more first team striker. We are all hoping that we sign a QUALITY striker, Craig M Smith for example. If we keep connelly mate, we're not going to have 5 first team strikers on the books. 1 year, pay as you pay, whatever, we dont want or need him to progress. I dont think either him or gobern will sign the terms they are offering will be pants.

So thanks for the comment about not knowing what a squad based squad is all about. We need two first teams for each position, 22 first teams and the 3-6 youth team pushing them. U do your maths mate, how many strikers will that be? not 5..! 4 and ditch connelly.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintssaintssaints[/bold] wrote: Connelly can do one, scored a few goals tail end of season did it last year as well just to get a new contract and sit in the wings. We can do much better now and need that stiker slot given to someone quality. All we need at the back is a young hard strong CB to play with fonte and thats all the defenive side sorted. Just attacking midfielder (centre & winger) needed with the striker mentioned above and we are all there. ITS ALL ABOUT QUALITY THIS SUMMER. last summer the money was spent on QUALITY defensive players (Dickson, Butterfield and Richardson) this summer it needs to be spent on offensive players. QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY. 1 CB 2 CM 3 Winger 4 Striker[/p][/quote]love your "that striker slot" comment. You obviously have no concept of a squad-based sport. Connoly is a gift for a one year extension.... Most fans that know the game wanted that. They understand what you need from a squad of players. Saints are not deficient in ANY department to challenge for top 6 in the championship. BUT we need to strengthen the squad generally to have more quality cover when injuries and suspensions hit. Players do not get injured on purpose and david is easily good enough to score vital goals in a championship.[/p][/quote]Dont wind me up mate. Trust me I been watching saints home and away for the last 17 years, I think I have an opinion which counts. Connelly, with his injury record and age isnt good enough now. The "striker slot" is a valid one, perhaps I need to explain. With Lambert, Barnard, Guly going nowhere, we only need one more first team striker. We are all hoping that we sign a QUALITY striker, Craig M Smith for example. If we keep connelly mate, we're not going to have 5 first team strikers on the books. 1 year, pay as you pay, whatever, we dont want or need him to progress. I dont think either him or gobern will sign the terms they are offering will be pants. So thanks for the comment about not knowing what a squad based squad is all about. We need two first teams for each position, 22 first teams and the 3-6 youth team pushing them. U do your maths mate, how many strikers will that be? not 5..! 4 and ditch connelly. saintssaintssaints
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9:15pm Sat 21 May 11

Reality-man says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
montecristosaint wrote:
Block 42 wrote:
mmmmmm,worrying to say the least.
dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.
Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh...
you obviously dont play football or never have..
I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42
I've played semi-pro football most of my life and have been coached by some great managers and ex players of the pro game. At league 1, yes Harding did very well last season, full stop. But is he as good as you make out, no. Anyone who played left back for saints last season would have won the vote.

And to say Harding has pace.....LMFAO, Harding got left behind a number of times by young players, I really don't think you've been watching him.

We've got 2 better left backs at the club, Mills and Dickson.

I CAN'T BELIEVE SAINTS FANS AFTER WATCHING SOME GREAT LEFT BACKS HERE, LIKE BRIDGE, BALE, BERNARD, LE SAUX, HOLMES ETC ETC YOU THINK HARDING IS ACTUALLY GOOD. TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT YOURSELF REALITY-MAN AND ASK IS HE REALLY THAT GOOD? LOL
Well excuse me Mr Semi-pro (and it looks like you got more than a semi towards the end of your rant!) but i'd rather take the opinion of the actual Professionals who played against Harding last year and voted him the best left back in the league. These guys get paid to play football FULL time and therefor are more qualified to speak than you! And how can you compare Harding who last season was a left back in a league one side with a list of left backs who we employed whilst a premier league side?? Of course they will be better you fool!! Well apart from Bernard??!! You've got to be joking with that one yeah?? hehehe. Oh and i've just stood in front of the mirror and taken 'a long hard look at myself' and yes he is 'Really that good'! Bon soir xx
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: mmmmmm,worrying to say the least. dan harding is no championship player.he has not got the quality or pace.we need 3 or 4 big name players.now is the time to start spending out a little.2 mill here 3 mill there.no loannes or youth players from other clubs.[/p][/quote]Are you serious? Harding is one of the quickest at the club, why do you think he nearly always gets pickedfor hoe games when we need width? duh... you obviously dont play football or never have..[/p][/quote]I'm constantly stunned by people who knock Harding. As a full back myself I always watch the defenders closely and Harding is a class act. He's got pace, energy, commitment , the whole package. Those that are always knocking the guy obviously haven't played the game. He was in the league team of the year which is voted by fellow professional footballers who have played against him and was also on the shortlist for our own fans player of the year. As hard as it may be we just have to try to ignore morons such as block 42[/p][/quote]I've played semi-pro football most of my life and have been coached by some great managers and ex players of the pro game. At league 1, yes Harding did very well last season, full stop. But is he as good as you make out, no. Anyone who played left back for saints last season would have won the vote. And to say Harding has pace.....LMFAO, Harding got left behind a number of times by young players, I really don't think you've been watching him. We've got 2 better left backs at the club, Mills and Dickson. I CAN'T BELIEVE SAINTS FANS AFTER WATCHING SOME GREAT LEFT BACKS HERE, LIKE BRIDGE, BALE, BERNARD, LE SAUX, HOLMES ETC ETC YOU THINK HARDING IS ACTUALLY GOOD. TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT YOURSELF REALITY-MAN AND ASK IS HE REALLY THAT GOOD? LOL[/p][/quote]Well excuse me Mr Semi-pro (and it looks like you got more than a semi towards the end of your rant!) but i'd rather take the opinion of the actual Professionals who played against Harding last year and voted him the best left back in the league. These guys get paid to play football FULL time and therefor are more qualified to speak than you! And how can you compare Harding who last season was a left back in a league one side with a list of left backs who we employed whilst a premier league side?? Of course they will be better you fool!! Well apart from Bernard??!! You've got to be joking with that one yeah?? hehehe. Oh and i've just stood in front of the mirror and taken 'a long hard look at myself' and yes he is 'Really that good'! Bon soir xx Reality-man
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9:57pm Sat 21 May 11

saintmichael says...

saintssaintssaints wrote:
MGRA wrote:
saintssaintssaints wrote: Connelly can do one, scored a few goals tail end of season did it last year as well just to get a new contract and sit in the wings. We can do much better now and need that stiker slot given to someone quality. All we need at the back is a young hard strong CB to play with fonte and thats all the defenive side sorted. Just attacking midfielder (centre & winger) needed with the striker mentioned above and we are all there. ITS ALL ABOUT QUALITY THIS SUMMER. last summer the money was spent on QUALITY defensive players (Dickson, Butterfield and Richardson) this summer it needs to be spent on offensive players. QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY. 1 CB 2 CM 3 Winger 4 Striker
love your "that striker slot" comment. You obviously have no concept of a squad-based sport. Connoly is a gift for a one year extension.... Most fans that know the game wanted that. They understand what you need from a squad of players. Saints are not deficient in ANY department to challenge for top 6 in the championship. BUT we need to strengthen the squad generally to have more quality cover when injuries and suspensions hit. Players do not get injured on purpose and david is easily good enough to score vital goals in a championship.
Dont wind me up mate. Trust me I been watching saints home and away for the last 17 years, I think I have an opinion which counts. Connelly, with his injury record and age isnt good enough now. The "striker slot" is a valid one, perhaps I need to explain. With Lambert, Barnard, Guly going nowhere, we only need one more first team striker. We are all hoping that we sign a QUALITY striker, Craig M Smith for example. If we keep connelly mate, we're not going to have 5 first team strikers on the books. 1 year, pay as you pay, whatever, we dont want or need him to progress. I dont think either him or gobern will sign the terms they are offering will be pants. So thanks for the comment about not knowing what a squad based squad is all about. We need two first teams for each position, 22 first teams and the 3-6 youth team pushing them. U do your maths mate, how many strikers will that be? not 5..! 4 and ditch connelly.
You forgot to mention forte so we've already got four strikers before we even start talking about connolly, cms or whoever. I would like to see connolly sign because he is a class act. Also if we don't sign him someone else will and sod's law he would come back to haunt us! However, i think we really need someone with bags of pace and an eye for goal to lead the line. CMS fits the bill perfectly but he might get a better offer. The danger is that with potentially six strikers competing for two places, the squad morale that NC/NA are rightly so keen to preserve may become a little strained.
[quote][p][bold]saintssaintssaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintssaintssaints[/bold] wrote: Connelly can do one, scored a few goals tail end of season did it last year as well just to get a new contract and sit in the wings. We can do much better now and need that stiker slot given to someone quality. All we need at the back is a young hard strong CB to play with fonte and thats all the defenive side sorted. Just attacking midfielder (centre & winger) needed with the striker mentioned above and we are all there. ITS ALL ABOUT QUALITY THIS SUMMER. last summer the money was spent on QUALITY defensive players (Dickson, Butterfield and Richardson) this summer it needs to be spent on offensive players. QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY. 1 CB 2 CM 3 Winger 4 Striker[/p][/quote]love your "that striker slot" comment. You obviously have no concept of a squad-based sport. Connoly is a gift for a one year extension.... Most fans that know the game wanted that. They understand what you need from a squad of players. Saints are not deficient in ANY department to challenge for top 6 in the championship. BUT we need to strengthen the squad generally to have more quality cover when injuries and suspensions hit. Players do not get injured on purpose and david is easily good enough to score vital goals in a championship.[/p][/quote]Dont wind me up mate. Trust me I been watching saints home and away for the last 17 years, I think I have an opinion which counts. Connelly, with his injury record and age isnt good enough now. The "striker slot" is a valid one, perhaps I need to explain. With Lambert, Barnard, Guly going nowhere, we only need one more first team striker. We are all hoping that we sign a QUALITY striker, Craig M Smith for example. If we keep connelly mate, we're not going to have 5 first team strikers on the books. 1 year, pay as you pay, whatever, we dont want or need him to progress. I dont think either him or gobern will sign the terms they are offering will be pants. So thanks for the comment about not knowing what a squad based squad is all about. We need two first teams for each position, 22 first teams and the 3-6 youth team pushing them. U do your maths mate, how many strikers will that be? not 5..! 4 and ditch connelly.[/p][/quote]You forgot to mention forte so we've already got four strikers before we even start talking about connolly, cms or whoever. I would like to see connolly sign because he is a class act. Also if we don't sign him someone else will and sod's law he would come back to haunt us! However, i think we really need someone with bags of pace and an eye for goal to lead the line. CMS fits the bill perfectly but he might get a better offer. The danger is that with potentially six strikers competing for two places, the squad morale that NC/NA are rightly so keen to preserve may become a little strained. saintmichael
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10:01pm Sat 21 May 11

MGRA says...

saintssaintssaints wrote:
MGRA wrote:
saintssaintssaints wrote: Connelly can do one, scored a few goals tail end of season did it last year as well just to get a new contract and sit in the wings. We can do much better now and need that stiker slot given to someone quality. All we need at the back is a young hard strong CB to play with fonte and thats all the defenive side sorted. Just attacking midfielder (centre & winger) needed with the striker mentioned above and we are all there. ITS ALL ABOUT QUALITY THIS SUMMER. last summer the money was spent on QUALITY defensive players (Dickson, Butterfield and Richardson) this summer it needs to be spent on offensive players. QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY. 1 CB 2 CM 3 Winger 4 Striker
love your "that striker slot" comment. You obviously have no concept of a squad-based sport. Connoly is a gift for a one year extension.... Most fans that know the game wanted that. They understand what you need from a squad of players. Saints are not deficient in ANY department to challenge for top 6 in the championship. BUT we need to strengthen the squad generally to have more quality cover when injuries and suspensions hit. Players do not get injured on purpose and david is easily good enough to score vital goals in a championship.
Dont wind me up mate. Trust me I been watching saints home and away for the last 17 years, I think I have an opinion which counts. Connelly, with his injury record and age isnt good enough now. The "striker slot" is a valid one, perhaps I need to explain. With Lambert, Barnard, Guly going nowhere, we only need one more first team striker. We are all hoping that we sign a QUALITY striker, Craig M Smith for example. If we keep connelly mate, we're not going to have 5 first team strikers on the books. 1 year, pay as you pay, whatever, we dont want or need him to progress. I dont think either him or gobern will sign the terms they are offering will be pants.

So thanks for the comment about not knowing what a squad based squad is all about. We need two first teams for each position, 22 first teams and the 3-6 youth team pushing them. U do your maths mate, how many strikers will that be? not 5..! 4 and ditch connelly.
if you think CM-S is "quality" for saints then you have not watched enough Posh games. he is a class act but is not going to be a "quality" addition to Saints unless you plan on letting Adam or Alex go !? and ignore how saints have scored the majority of their goals in the last 48 months. just because a guy hares around like a rabbit and scored goals for posh does not mean he can slot into every set-up. Love the comments on this thread generally, some posts show that football really is the "people's" game :0)
[quote][p][bold]saintssaintssaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintssaintssaints[/bold] wrote: Connelly can do one, scored a few goals tail end of season did it last year as well just to get a new contract and sit in the wings. We can do much better now and need that stiker slot given to someone quality. All we need at the back is a young hard strong CB to play with fonte and thats all the defenive side sorted. Just attacking midfielder (centre & winger) needed with the striker mentioned above and we are all there. ITS ALL ABOUT QUALITY THIS SUMMER. last summer the money was spent on QUALITY defensive players (Dickson, Butterfield and Richardson) this summer it needs to be spent on offensive players. QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY. 1 CB 2 CM 3 Winger 4 Striker[/p][/quote]love your "that striker slot" comment. You obviously have no concept of a squad-based sport. Connoly is a gift for a one year extension.... Most fans that know the game wanted that. They understand what you need from a squad of players. Saints are not deficient in ANY department to challenge for top 6 in the championship. BUT we need to strengthen the squad generally to have more quality cover when injuries and suspensions hit. Players do not get injured on purpose and david is easily good enough to score vital goals in a championship.[/p][/quote]Dont wind me up mate. Trust me I been watching saints home and away for the last 17 years, I think I have an opinion which counts. Connelly, with his injury record and age isnt good enough now. The "striker slot" is a valid one, perhaps I need to explain. With Lambert, Barnard, Guly going nowhere, we only need one more first team striker. We are all hoping that we sign a QUALITY striker, Craig M Smith for example. If we keep connelly mate, we're not going to have 5 first team strikers on the books. 1 year, pay as you pay, whatever, we dont want or need him to progress. I dont think either him or gobern will sign the terms they are offering will be pants. So thanks for the comment about not knowing what a squad based squad is all about. We need two first teams for each position, 22 first teams and the 3-6 youth team pushing them. U do your maths mate, how many strikers will that be? not 5..! 4 and ditch connelly.[/p][/quote]if you think CM-S is "quality" for saints then you have not watched enough Posh games. he is a class act but is not going to be a "quality" addition to Saints unless you plan on letting Adam or Alex go !? and ignore how saints have scored the majority of their goals in the last 48 months. just because a guy hares around like a rabbit and scored goals for posh does not mean he can slot into every set-up. Love the comments on this thread generally, some posts show that football really is the "people's" game :0) MGRA
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6:19am Sun 22 May 11

puppy saint says...

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote:
I played for Hedge End cub scouts in their glory season of 1979-80 which pretty much makes me an expert in all things left back related, and I can say I like Dan Harding as a player. Although he does like better going forward then defending.
I've checked the records at Cub Scout House and you, Sir, are a fraudulent cad! It was the 1978-79 season so I suggest you check your facts before making such outlandish statements.
[quote][p][bold]Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport[/bold] wrote: I played for Hedge End cub scouts in their glory season of 1979-80 which pretty much makes me an expert in all things left back related, and I can say I like Dan Harding as a player. Although he does like better going forward then defending.[/p][/quote]I've checked the records at Cub Scout House and you, Sir, are a fraudulent cad! It was the 1978-79 season so I suggest you check your facts before making such outlandish statements. puppy saint
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11:40am Sun 22 May 11

rocketone says...

Saints do need another striker, but , he needs to be different from what we already have. That is the point of a squad, to be able to select the correct striker for the next game. I want Ryan Doble to be given a chance and I think his loan spell was designed to see him playing. Next season we will need 5 strikers, the main one is likely to be Ricky to start and 4 others fighting to work around him. But that doesn't mean that it will stay that way! A prolific striker signed in would have to perform from the start to keep his place, and how many of those are there realy available?
goalie is sorted, defence is fine, maybe a backup but no replacements. Midfield needs a fighting ballwinner for the others to play off of. One more striker . The point is, do we already have these players at the club in our youth set up, the one that the club shouts about all the time ?
Do not be too keen to buy in, we do have a fantastic youth system and we are renowned for bringing these lads on, lets continue with that. When portallo was here we went too far rthat way and had too many youth players and that experiment failed. This time we have a stronger squad and the time to bring young lads on carefully. LETS DO IT !
Saints do need another striker, but , he needs to be different from what we already have. That is the point of a squad, to be able to select the correct striker for the next game. I want Ryan Doble to be given a chance and I think his loan spell was designed to see him playing. Next season we will need 5 strikers, the main one is likely to be Ricky to start and 4 others fighting to work around him. But that doesn't mean that it will stay that way! A prolific striker signed in would have to perform from the start to keep his place, and how many of those are there realy available? goalie is sorted, defence is fine, maybe a backup but no replacements. Midfield needs a fighting ballwinner for the others to play off of. One more striker . The point is, do we already have these players at the club in our youth set up, the one that the club shouts about all the time ? Do not be too keen to buy in, we do have a fantastic youth system and we are renowned for bringing these lads on, lets continue with that. When portallo was here we went too far rthat way and had too many youth players and that experiment failed. This time we have a stronger squad and the time to bring young lads on carefully. LETS DO IT ! rocketone
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2:34pm Sun 22 May 11

Baddesley Bill says...

So...who do we want for the drop today? Do I detect a general consesus that we all want to be singing "Championship, you're having a laugh" to a certain Mr Holloway?
So...who do we want for the drop today? Do I detect a general consesus that we all want to be singing "Championship, you're having a laugh" to a certain Mr Holloway? Baddesley Bill
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2:44pm Sun 22 May 11

Chipster says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Is this the team that out played Man u for about 70 min's, or was I watching another Soton team that day as they looked more than capable of beating championship teams like the soon to be Blackpool again, as for Harding he reminds me of Nick Holmes and as the opposition improves so will he
Well said.

Those that slag some of our players off have absolutely no understanding of loyalty or team spirit which this team has in abundance.

As players reach the limit of their talent or age catches up with them why can't we clap them off and thank them for their part in our revival instead of shouting about their weaknesses?
Agree with Seedhouse, we all have short memories concerning some players. Have to admit though I'd like to see a replacement for Kelvin but I think I'm in the minority on that one, but whatever happens I just want us to prosper and above all else beat that shower of sh!t down the road!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: Is this the team that out played Man u for about 70 min's, or was I watching another Soton team that day as they looked more than capable of beating championship teams like the soon to be Blackpool again, as for Harding he reminds me of Nick Holmes and as the opposition improves so will he[/p][/quote]Well said. Those that slag some of our players off have absolutely no understanding of loyalty or team spirit which this team has in abundance. As players reach the limit of their talent or age catches up with them why can't we clap them off and thank them for their part in our revival instead of shouting about their weaknesses?[/p][/quote]Agree with Seedhouse, we all have short memories concerning some players. Have to admit though I'd like to see a replacement for Kelvin but I think I'm in the minority on that one, but whatever happens I just want us to prosper and above all else beat that shower of sh!t down the road! Chipster
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3:40pm Sun 22 May 11

MGRA says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
So...who do we want for the drop today? Do I detect a general consesus that we all want to be singing "Championship, you're having a laugh" to a certain Mr Holloway?
Blackpool for the drop most defo !He is the most irritating and over-rated manager in English Football. If he spent the time coaching his players that he spend polishing his witty scripts they may not be in the mess they are in. The three managers most full of cr&p are Grant, Holloway and McCarthy so thats my three....
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: So...who do we want for the drop today? Do I detect a general consesus that we all want to be singing "Championship, you're having a laugh" to a certain Mr Holloway?[/p][/quote]Blackpool for the drop most defo !He is the most irritating and over-rated manager in English Football. If he spent the time coaching his players that he spend polishing his witty scripts they may not be in the mess they are in. The three managers most full of cr&p are Grant, Holloway and McCarthy so thats my three.... MGRA
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6:25pm Sun 22 May 11

RedArmy1 says...

When Blackpool came to St Mary's -Holloway did not take to the SAINTS FANS who were singing "Premier League - you're 'aving a laugh"

The Saints Fans were only telling the truth.

Now Blackpool are back in the CHAMPIONSHIP - they are gonna get ripped apart by SOUTHAMPTON FC once we get the new season underway.

RED ARMY. On To Victory. COYR
When Blackpool came to St Mary's -Holloway did not take to the SAINTS FANS who were singing "Premier League - you're 'aving a laugh" The Saints Fans were only telling the truth. Now Blackpool are back in the CHAMPIONSHIP - they are gonna get ripped apart by SOUTHAMPTON FC once we get the new season underway. RED ARMY. On To Victory. COYR RedArmy1
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6:30pm Sun 22 May 11

slugger says...

i trust that mr holloway will show us a little more respect when he re-visits st marys next season ...... what goes around , comes around ......muppet !
i trust that mr holloway will show us a little more respect when he re-visits st marys next season ...... what goes around , comes around ......muppet ! slugger
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6:32pm Sun 22 May 11

MGRA says...

slugger wrote:
i trust that mr holloway will show us a little more respect when he re-visits st marys next season ...... what goes around , comes around ......muppet !
he clearly has talent... but should keep his gob shut more often. Gutted that wolves escaped. They are poor. but as they say.... the table never lies!! :0)
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: i trust that mr holloway will show us a little more respect when he re-visits st marys next season ...... what goes around , comes around ......muppet ![/p][/quote]he clearly has talent... but should keep his gob shut more often. Gutted that wolves escaped. They are poor. but as they say.... the table never lies!! :0) MGRA
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6:38pm Sun 22 May 11

mack chinnon says...

slugger wrote:
i trust that mr holloway will show us a little more respect when he re-visits st marys next season ...... what goes around , comes around ......muppet !
If he hasnt been sacked by then.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: i trust that mr holloway will show us a little more respect when he re-visits st marys next season ...... what goes around , comes around ......muppet ![/p][/quote]If he hasnt been sacked by then. mack chinnon
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6:41pm Sun 22 May 11

Baddesley Bill says...

End of the dream for Holloway. I really can't see Blackpool being a major force in the Championship now. I would think that West Ham and Birmingham will be the bookies favourites to bounce back. If we can continue to improve with our current squad (plus two or three additions), then challenging for the play-offs will suit me ok. Back to the prem in two! COYR!
End of the dream for Holloway. I really can't see Blackpool being a major force in the Championship now. I would think that West Ham and Birmingham will be the bookies favourites to bounce back. If we can continue to improve with our current squad (plus two or three additions), then challenging for the play-offs will suit me ok. Back to the prem in two! COYR! Baddesley Bill
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6:44pm Sun 22 May 11

slugger says...

to be fair to holloway , he was very honest and gracious after the game ......said that he expected his squad to be torn apart .
to be fair to holloway , he was very honest and gracious after the game ......said that he expected his squad to be torn apart . slugger
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6:57pm Sun 22 May 11

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

slugger wrote:
to be fair to holloway , he was very honest and gracious after the game ......said that he expected his squad to be torn apart .
Everyone forgets that despite huge parachute payments relegated clubs still have much less coming in than before relegation. It's the gamble - do you deliberately lose money and keep the squad together to try and go straight back? If you don't bounce back you end up in financial shitte.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: to be fair to holloway , he was very honest and gracious after the game ......said that he expected his squad to be torn apart .[/p][/quote]Everyone forgets that despite huge parachute payments relegated clubs still have much less coming in than before relegation. It's the gamble - do you deliberately lose money and keep the squad together to try and go straight back? If you don't bounce back you end up in financial shitte. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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7:17pm Sun 22 May 11

Norwegian Saint says...

Darn...darn...darn..
. I was hoping Wolves and Wigan would come down so we start the league in 19th but now were in the relegation zone... darn!
Oh well, from 22nd to top in 90 mins :-)
Darn...darn...darn.. . I was hoping Wolves and Wigan would come down so we start the league in 19th but now were in the relegation zone... darn! Oh well, from 22nd to top in 90 mins :-) Norwegian Saint
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7:25pm Sun 22 May 11

Just A Voice says...

Absolutely gutted for Holloway and our Jason, so much so I'm crying, with laughter that is,,,,,,,I hope to god that them getting relegated means we don't take Puncheon back,,,,,also glad Birmingham got relegated as well,,,,,I dislike them and their fans who think they are a massive club
Absolutely gutted for Holloway and our Jason, so much so I'm crying, with laughter that is,,,,,,,I hope to god that them getting relegated means we don't take Puncheon back,,,,,also glad Birmingham got relegated as well,,,,,I dislike them and their fans who think they are a massive club Just A Voice
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7:41pm Sun 22 May 11

MGRA says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
slugger wrote:
to be fair to holloway , he was very honest and gracious after the game ......said that he expected his squad to be torn apart .
Everyone forgets that despite huge parachute payments relegated clubs still have much less coming in than before relegation. It's the gamble - do you deliberately lose money and keep the squad together to try and go straight back? If you don't bounce back you end up in financial shitte.
you have perfectly summed up why parachute payments are a disgrace.... they should be called "las vegas" payments.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: to be fair to holloway , he was very honest and gracious after the game ......said that he expected his squad to be torn apart .[/p][/quote]Everyone forgets that despite huge parachute payments relegated clubs still have much less coming in than before relegation. It's the gamble - do you deliberately lose money and keep the squad together to try and go straight back? If you don't bounce back you end up in financial shitte.[/p][/quote]you have perfectly summed up why parachute payments are a disgrace.... they should be called "las vegas" payments. MGRA
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7:44pm Sun 22 May 11

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

MGRA wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
slugger wrote: to be fair to holloway , he was very honest and gracious after the game ......said that he expected his squad to be torn apart .
Everyone forgets that despite huge parachute payments relegated clubs still have much less coming in than before relegation. It's the gamble - do you deliberately lose money and keep the squad together to try and go straight back? If you don't bounce back you end up in financial shitte.
you have perfectly summed up why parachute payments are a disgrace.... they should be called "las vegas" payments.
I don't like them and they distort the Championship but I guess if there weren't any bankrupcy would be all but guaranteed for those relegated.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: to be fair to holloway , he was very honest and gracious after the game ......said that he expected his squad to be torn apart .[/p][/quote]Everyone forgets that despite huge parachute payments relegated clubs still have much less coming in than before relegation. It's the gamble - do you deliberately lose money and keep the squad together to try and go straight back? If you don't bounce back you end up in financial shitte.[/p][/quote]you have perfectly summed up why parachute payments are a disgrace.... they should be called "las vegas" payments.[/p][/quote]I don't like them and they distort the Championship but I guess if there weren't any bankrupcy would be all but guaranteed for those relegated. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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8:04pm Sun 22 May 11

Baddesley Bill says...

I see Chelski have another managerial vacancy...total madness...please please please let's all agree that stability is the way forward for us here at Saints if the going happens to gets tough next season!
I see Chelski have another managerial vacancy...total madness...please please please let's all agree that stability is the way forward for us here at Saints if the going happens to gets tough next season! Baddesley Bill
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8:20pm Sun 22 May 11

saintssaintssaints says...

Mills, Seabourne, Holmes, Connelly, Gobern, forecast, puncheon = 7 out.

3-4 quality in. cb, cm, w, s.
Mills, Seabourne, Holmes, Connelly, Gobern, forecast, puncheon = 7 out. 3-4 quality in. cb, cm, w, s. saintssaintssaints
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8:48pm Sun 22 May 11

MGRA says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
I see Chelski have another managerial vacancy...total madness...please please please let's all agree that stability is the way forward for us here at Saints if the going happens to gets tough next season!
Amen
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: I see Chelski have another managerial vacancy...total madness...please please please let's all agree that stability is the way forward for us here at Saints if the going happens to gets tough next season![/p][/quote]Amen MGRA
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9:19pm Sun 22 May 11

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

MGRA wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote: I see Chelski have another managerial vacancy...total madness...please please please let's all agree that stability is the way forward for us here at Saints if the going happens to gets tough next season!
Amen
Yep. We've sponsored the manager for about five years now and i've never sat at the end of season dinner with the same guy twice.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: I see Chelski have another managerial vacancy...total madness...please please please let's all agree that stability is the way forward for us here at Saints if the going happens to gets tough next season![/p][/quote]Amen[/p][/quote]Yep. We've sponsored the manager for about five years now and i've never sat at the end of season dinner with the same guy twice. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:21am Mon 23 May 11

St.Yorkie says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
MGRA wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote: I see Chelski have another managerial vacancy...total madness...please please please let's all agree that stability is the way forward for us here at Saints if the going happens to gets tough next season!
Amen
Yep. We've sponsored the manager for about five years now and i've never sat at the end of season dinner with the same guy twice.
Rupert sure did have a way of breaking up peoples personal relaionships!
Perhaps Seed & Mr Adkins can now be happy for a few years!
Not a stalker but I believe Mr & Mrs Adkins reside in or around Guisborough (DN21) so I wonder about our visit to Doncaster next season whether we should arrange an evening with them?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: I see Chelski have another managerial vacancy...total madness...please please please let's all agree that stability is the way forward for us here at Saints if the going happens to gets tough next season![/p][/quote]Amen[/p][/quote]Yep. We've sponsored the manager for about five years now and i've never sat at the end of season dinner with the same guy twice.[/p][/quote]Rupert sure did have a way of breaking up peoples personal relaionships! Perhaps Seed & Mr Adkins can now be happy for a few years! Not a stalker but I believe Mr & Mrs Adkins reside in or around Guisborough (DN21) so I wonder about our visit to Doncaster next season whether we should arrange an evening with them? St.Yorkie
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1:43pm Mon 23 May 11

lowe esteem says...

What's the Chelski postcode? Only Block 42 and Leg End are looking to apply, their references look good, Block 42 an ex-player (on x-box) and Leg End is ex-pletive!
What's the Chelski postcode? Only Block 42 and Leg End are looking to apply, their references look good, Block 42 an ex-player (on x-box) and Leg End is ex-pletive! lowe esteem
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