Tadanari Lee completes Saints move

Tadanari Lee

Tadanari Lee

First published in Saints News

TADANARI Lee has completed his transfer to Saints, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the club.

The Japan international striker flew into Heathrow yesterday ahead of finalising his switch from Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

Saints have said he has joined from the J.League top-flight side on a free transfer.

The 26-year-old will be available for Saturday's FA Cup fourth round trip to Millwall.

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2:17pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Barcelona Saint says...

Bring it on! Hopefully will contribute nicely and settle in quick with some goals!
Bring it on! Hopefully will contribute nicely and settle in quick with some goals! Barcelona Saint
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2:24pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Dickosfc says...

Come on then mate, lets start with a bang and shut the boo boys up!!
Come on then mate, lets start with a bang and shut the boo boys up!! Dickosfc
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2:27pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Southseachris says...

Good news. We can use the cup match to bed him in, get Lambert back playing and any of the walking wounded who are fit enough to rejoin the squad. This game is important for getting back to our style of play and for Adkins to try some things given who may be available; anyone any news of Chappers?
Finally, I believe the Cardiff game on Tuesday is our biggest game of the season so far, not just for the importance of a win but also the chance for the crowd to get behind the team, no matter how badly they may be playing. We can't just be 'only singing when we're winning', we've got to get behind the team no matter what if we're to help them when confidence is lower. Boos, moans, complaints will not make players play better.
Good news. We can use the cup match to bed him in, get Lambert back playing and any of the walking wounded who are fit enough to rejoin the squad. This game is important for getting back to our style of play and for Adkins to try some things given who may be available; anyone any news of Chappers? Finally, I believe the Cardiff game on Tuesday is our biggest game of the season so far, not just for the importance of a win but also the chance for the crowd to get behind the team, no matter how badly they may be playing. We can't just be 'only singing when we're winning', we've got to get behind the team no matter what if we're to help them when confidence is lower. Boos, moans, complaints will not make players play better. Southseachris
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2:28pm Wed 25 Jan 12

PGA- says...

Lets put him into action against Millwall along with JP.
Lets put him into action against Millwall along with JP. PGA-
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2:36pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Datarater says...

I can't wait to see Saint Samurai!
I can't wait to see Saint Samurai! Datarater
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2:42pm Wed 25 Jan 12

RedArmy1 says...

Everyone seems to be agreed that the Cup Match will be a good run out for TL.

Whatever I have previously thought or posted - I do think getting JP into the mix is now the right thing to do.

JP would have been strong and incisive against Leicester (where we seemed lightweight as a Team)

When JP is motivated he can hit the back of the net - (I am also trying to forget all his shots when he couldn't hit a barn door)

I also agree that Cardiff is a massive game for lots of reasons.

Starting early in the pub - (although midweek) this is the match for the fans to be noisy and have their voices heard

Whereas Chelsea have a current reputation for racism and Cardiff have a fair few "nutters " ........

Let's as a fan base have the pride and passion as Supporters of Southampton FC.

Let us make a difference on Tuesday - you can be sure that Cardiff will be packing the supporters in to the ground scenting blood and going for the kill.

Now is the time to Fight.

This is the game to WIN at home and make our intention known that we are going up.

RED ARMY. (Strike-Fight-WIN)

NO SURRENDER.

TO THE PREMIERSHIP AND EUROPEAN FOOTBALL.
Everyone seems to be agreed that the Cup Match will be a good run out for TL. Whatever I have previously thought or posted - I do think getting JP into the mix is now the right thing to do. JP would have been strong and incisive against Leicester (where we seemed lightweight as a Team) When JP is motivated he can hit the back of the net - (I am also trying to forget all his shots when he couldn't hit a barn door) I also agree that Cardiff is a massive game for lots of reasons. Starting early in the pub - (although midweek) this is the match for the fans to be noisy and have their voices heard Whereas Chelsea have a current reputation for racism and Cardiff have a fair few "nutters " ........ Let's as a fan base have the pride and passion as Supporters of Southampton FC. Let us make a difference on Tuesday - you can be sure that Cardiff will be packing the supporters in to the ground scenting blood and going for the kill. Now is the time to Fight. This is the game to WIN at home and make our intention known that we are going up. RED ARMY. (Strike-Fight-WIN) NO SURRENDER. TO THE PREMIERSHIP AND EUROPEAN FOOTBALL. RedArmy1
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2:45pm Wed 25 Jan 12

saintmac says...

I have a feeling this will be our last signing.
NA has said the injured are returning and that he has goal scorers.
Also if we were to sign more players
we would need to sell/loan current
players otherwise the squad would
be over the size limit.
With JP back in favour this makes new signings even more unlikely IMO.
If I am right I do not agree as we
certainly need to buy another forward
and at least get a loan CB to replace
Jos who could be out for sometime as
hamstrings can be slow to heal.
I have a feeling this will be our last signing. NA has said the injured are returning and that he has goal scorers. Also if we were to sign more players we would need to sell/loan current players otherwise the squad would be over the size limit. With JP back in favour this makes new signings even more unlikely IMO. If I am right I do not agree as we certainly need to buy another forward and at least get a loan CB to replace Jos who could be out for sometime as hamstrings can be slow to heal. saintmac
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2:50pm Wed 25 Jan 12

cpnhadock says...

welcome Tadanari!!

Wishing you a big future here in Southampton!!

COYR!!!
welcome Tadanari!! Wishing you a big future here in Southampton!! COYR!!! cpnhadock
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2:53pm Wed 25 Jan 12

PGA- says...

I think with should buy Jason Pearce for them down the road!
I think with should buy Jason Pearce for them down the road! PGA-
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3:10pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Red n White says...

Depending on Hoover and Fonte's injuries, we might need another CB. One rumour was Miquel, Arsenal's Spanish CB. Whether Arsenal will let him join us on loan though I'm not sure.
Depending on Hoover and Fonte's injuries, we might need another CB. One rumour was Miquel, Arsenal's Spanish CB. Whether Arsenal will let him join us on loan though I'm not sure. Red n White
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3:12pm Wed 25 Jan 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

The Jigsaw is beginning to come together, still a couple of pieces missing though.
The Jigsaw is beginning to come together, still a couple of pieces missing though. OSPREYSAINT
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4:05pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Lee's coming for you, Lee's coming for you .......

....... and I'm impressed with his English (if indeed he has been quoted verbatim).

I'm now just waiting for the moaners to come on here saying that it's hardly a proper signing because we didn't pay £20m for him.
Lee's coming for you, Lee's coming for you ....... ....... and I'm impressed with his English (if indeed he has been quoted verbatim). I'm now just waiting for the moaners to come on here saying that it's hardly a proper signing because we didn't pay £20m for him. Strasbourg Saint
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4:07pm Wed 25 Jan 12

7saint7 says...

At last
At last 7saint7
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4:09pm Wed 25 Jan 12

george chivers says...

saintmac wrote:
I have a feeling this will be our last signing.
NA has said the injured are returning and that he has goal scorers.
Also if we were to sign more players
we would need to sell/loan current
players otherwise the squad would
be over the size limit.
With JP back in favour this makes new signings even more unlikely IMO.
If I am right I do not agree as we
certainly need to buy another forward
and at least get a loan CB to replace
Jos who could be out for sometime as
hamstrings can be slow to heal.
I'm with you saintmac. I just think we may sign another CB on loan or play JC there and JP wide on the right or left if Chaplow becomes available.

I really don't think they want to spend a lot of money in January or any other time.
[quote][p][bold]saintmac[/bold] wrote: I have a feeling this will be our last signing. NA has said the injured are returning and that he has goal scorers. Also if we were to sign more players we would need to sell/loan current players otherwise the squad would be over the size limit. With JP back in favour this makes new signings even more unlikely IMO. If I am right I do not agree as we certainly need to buy another forward and at least get a loan CB to replace Jos who could be out for sometime as hamstrings can be slow to heal.[/p][/quote]I'm with you saintmac. I just think we may sign another CB on loan or play JC there and JP wide on the right or left if Chaplow becomes available. I really don't think they want to spend a lot of money in January or any other time. george chivers
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4:10pm Wed 25 Jan 12

george chivers says...

I'm with you saintmac. I just think we may sign another CB on loan or play JC there and JP wide on the right or left if Chaplow becomes available.

I really don't think they want to spend a lot of money in January or any other time.
I'm with you saintmac. I just think we may sign another CB on loan or play JC there and JP wide on the right or left if Chaplow becomes available. I really don't think they want to spend a lot of money in January or any other time. george chivers
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4:10pm Wed 25 Jan 12

mbetts says...

All the "Football Manager" types on here are funny, but we won't be buying countless players in the next week, and good job too coz if we fail to get promotion we'll be left with an inflated squad and be in a similar position to a few years ago, and tose muppets down the road.
All the "Football Manager" types on here are funny, but we won't be buying countless players in the next week, and good job too coz if we fail to get promotion we'll be left with an inflated squad and be in a similar position to a few years ago, and tose muppets down the road. mbetts
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4:11pm Wed 25 Jan 12

billythesaint says...

Chaplow for £50,000. Tadanari Lee for free. £50 million for Torres. Like.
Chaplow for £50,000. Tadanari Lee for free. £50 million for Torres. Like. billythesaint
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4:18pm Wed 25 Jan 12

george chivers says...

We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal. george chivers
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4:22pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

billythesaint wrote:
Chaplow for £50,000. Tadanari Lee for free. £50 million for Torres. Like.
Love it! And not a word about Andy Carroll.
[quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: Chaplow for £50,000. Tadanari Lee for free. £50 million for Torres. Like.[/p][/quote]Love it! And not a word about Andy Carroll. Strasbourg Saint
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4:44pm Wed 25 Jan 12

saint4ever says...

Welcome Tadanari !

The time has come to get your sword out and show this league what you are made of......for any excited brighton fans that his Samurai sword !!!
Welcome Tadanari ! The time has come to get your sword out and show this league what you are made of......for any excited brighton fans that his Samurai sword !!! saint4ever
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4:51pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Over the Edge says...

Now that one has been put to bed, lets go and get one more up front and one at the back.

Welcome Tadanari

COYR
Now that one has been put to bed, lets go and get one more up front and one at the back. Welcome Tadanari COYR Over the Edge
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4:55pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Dickosfc says...

not original but that viva ronaldo chant:
.
Tadanariiii Lee, Tandanariii Lee,
Comes from Japan, He is our man
Tadanariii Lee,
Tadanariiii Lee, Tandanariii Lee,
Comes from Japan, He is our man
Tadanariii Lee,
Tadanariiii Lee, Tandanariii Lee,
Comes from Japan, He is our man
Tadanariii Lee,
Can go on for ages.....
not original but that viva ronaldo chant: . Tadanariiii Lee, Tandanariii Lee, Comes from Japan, He is our man Tadanariii Lee, Tadanariiii Lee, Tandanariii Lee, Comes from Japan, He is our man Tadanariii Lee, Tadanariiii Lee, Tandanariii Lee, Comes from Japan, He is our man Tadanariii Lee, Can go on for ages..... Dickosfc
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5:25pm Wed 25 Jan 12

BenJovi says...

He certainly adds a new chink to our armour.
He certainly adds a new chink to our armour. BenJovi
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5:44pm Wed 25 Jan 12

northamrowcc says...

Put them to the sword mate cant wait for you to score on your debut COYR's
Put them to the sword mate cant wait for you to score on your debut COYR's northamrowcc
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5:54pm Wed 25 Jan 12

COYR Ranger says...

Welcome to The Saints Train, Tadanari Lee, COYR!
Welcome to The Saints Train, Tadanari Lee, COYR! COYR Ranger
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6:12pm Wed 25 Jan 12

thomasupton says...

george chivers wrote:
We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best. thomasupton
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6:15pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Hobson82 says...

Lets hope he can hit the ground running. Always worry about players coming in from a foreign country with no experience of playing or living in this country. Must be a shock to the system having to settle and if he has a family they need to settle too. But if he didn't cost us anything then we have nothing to lose.
Lets hope he can hit the ground running. Always worry about players coming in from a foreign country with no experience of playing or living in this country. Must be a shock to the system having to settle and if he has a family they need to settle too. But if he didn't cost us anything then we have nothing to lose. Hobson82
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6:42pm Wed 25 Jan 12

timjim says...

thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote:
We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
love it!!

I bet your cups half empty too!

And I can't remember any posts pre-season about us being top at Christmas, so any prediction from you armchair managers is about as worthless as most of your comments.
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]love it!! I bet your cups half empty too! And I can't remember any posts pre-season about us being top at Christmas, so any prediction from you armchair managers is about as worthless as most of your comments. timjim
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6:54pm Wed 25 Jan 12

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

Next Delgado

We will rue this window at the end of the season as a wonderful opportunity has been squandered.

But at least we can look forward to the sychophants chirping on about how we have another 2 years in our five year plan. Have a look at Forest. That's what can happen when you rely on free transfers and dross foreign nobodys
Next Delgado We will rue this window at the end of the season as a wonderful opportunity has been squandered. But at least we can look forward to the sychophants chirping on about how we have another 2 years in our five year plan. Have a look at Forest. That's what can happen when you rely on free transfers and dross foreign nobodys Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport
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7:07pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Jesus_02 says...

why only 2.5 yrs. Maybe that was the sticking point?
why only 2.5 yrs. Maybe that was the sticking point? Jesus_02
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7:12pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Jesus_02 says...

Seems a weird deal, (free?) I can only assume that his former team have a large sell on clause?
Seems a weird deal, (free?) I can only assume that his former team have a large sell on clause? Jesus_02
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7:28pm Wed 25 Jan 12

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

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote:
Next Delgado We will rue this window at the end of the season as a wonderful opportunity has been squandered. But at least we can look forward to the sychophants chirping on about how we have another 2 years in our five year plan. Have a look at Forest. That's what can happen when you rely on free transfers and dross foreign nobodys
You need help. Nuff said.
[quote][p][bold]Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport[/bold] wrote: Next Delgado We will rue this window at the end of the season as a wonderful opportunity has been squandered. But at least we can look forward to the sychophants chirping on about how we have another 2 years in our five year plan. Have a look at Forest. That's what can happen when you rely on free transfers and dross foreign nobodys[/p][/quote]You need help. Nuff said. One Heart....One Vision
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7:48pm Wed 25 Jan 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote:
Next Delgado We will rue this window at the end of the season as a wonderful opportunity has been squandered. But at least we can look forward to the sychophants chirping on about how we have another 2 years in our five year plan. Have a look at Forest. That's what can happen when you rely on free transfers and dross foreign nobodys
Nice to know the team have got your support.
[quote][p][bold]Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport[/bold] wrote: Next Delgado We will rue this window at the end of the season as a wonderful opportunity has been squandered. But at least we can look forward to the sychophants chirping on about how we have another 2 years in our five year plan. Have a look at Forest. That's what can happen when you rely on free transfers and dross foreign nobodys[/p][/quote]Nice to know the team have got your support. rob the saint in NZ
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7:52pm Wed 25 Jan 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
God you two are depressing.

The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness.

Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well.

How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob. rob the saint in NZ
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8:07pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Tirau Dan says...

This lad will give 100%, he is 6ft pretty quick and rated in the air as well as having decent fear factor according to his Japanese fan ratings.. He should be smashing off the bench. Good Luck indeed Tad Lee.
This lad will give 100%, he is 6ft pretty quick and rated in the air as well as having decent fear factor according to his Japanese fan ratings.. He should be smashing off the bench. Good Luck indeed Tad Lee. Tirau Dan
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8:29pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
God you two are depressing.

The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness.

Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well.

How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.
You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.
[quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.[/p][/quote]You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching. Strasbourg Saint
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8:35pm Wed 25 Jan 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

Maybe the distance away allows a bit of perspective on matters, but God I do miss my football!
Maybe the distance away allows a bit of perspective on matters, but God I do miss my football! rob the saint in NZ
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8:38pm Wed 25 Jan 12

shaun_inuk says...

I'll get slated as a moaner but what about the oxo money being re invested in the team? The momentum from Promotion is fading fast and we need some quality (proven) to lift the team for the final push, the fact that Adkins admitted to us trying to get Hooper or Rodriguez etc proves that he feels the same too.

Personally for as much as I support the team I think we'll rue the relative inactivity in this window.

Good luck Tadanari, I hope you can be a catalyst for pre November form in the team.
I'll get slated as a moaner but what about the oxo money being re invested in the team? The momentum from Promotion is fading fast and we need some quality (proven) to lift the team for the final push, the fact that Adkins admitted to us trying to get Hooper or Rodriguez etc proves that he feels the same too. Personally for as much as I support the team I think we'll rue the relative inactivity in this window. Good luck Tadanari, I hope you can be a catalyst for pre November form in the team. shaun_inuk
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8:39pm Wed 25 Jan 12

thomasupton says...

rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
God you two are depressing.

The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness.

Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well.

How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.
Support as in season ticket holder and kids have them too. I apologize for being ambitious and wanting to see one of the richest clubs spend some money. Why don't you want to see investment?? Look what happened when a former chairman never invested?? I don't want to see the same thing happen again. I probably have more reason to moan than you?? How do you support??
[quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.[/p][/quote]Support as in season ticket holder and kids have them too. I apologize for being ambitious and wanting to see one of the richest clubs spend some money. Why don't you want to see investment?? Look what happened when a former chairman never invested?? I don't want to see the same thing happen again. I probably have more reason to moan than you?? How do you support?? thomasupton
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8:42pm Wed 25 Jan 12

thomasupton says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
God you two are depressing.

The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness.

Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well.

How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.
You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.
You have a season ticket then??
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.[/p][/quote]You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.[/p][/quote]You have a season ticket then?? thomasupton
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8:49pm Wed 25 Jan 12

george chivers says...

Why am I slagged off for being negative all I said was we had £8M left and had signed three players for nothing. What is negative about that?

It leaves us in a strong position!!
Why am I slagged off for being negative all I said was we had £8M left and had signed three players for nothing. What is negative about that? It leaves us in a strong position!! george chivers
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9:10pm Wed 25 Jan 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

thomasupton wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.
Support as in season ticket holder and kids have them too. I apologize for being ambitious and wanting to see one of the richest clubs spend some money. Why don't you want to see investment?? Look what happened when a former chairman never invested?? I don't want to see the same thing happen again. I probably have more reason to moan than you?? How do you support??
Sorry for moaning at you, I don't doubt your financial commitment or that you are a fan.

I'm Southampton born & bred, saw my first game in '76, & went to virtually every home gain from 1981 to 2010, plus loads of away games.

It is hard being so far away from the action, but I get up in the middle of the night for EVERY game & listen via the Saints Player or watch via a dodgy internet connection.

I still have a season ticket, & I am currently in the process of getting a job back in the UK to be re-united with friends & family & to see my Saints again.

I don't think you can claim to be more of a fan than anyone else because you know nothing about me.

Our current set up is planning a long term future, commercially & financially viable & I will support them as long as they continue to run us sensibly & not commit to the mad spending of some that will see financial oblivion (just look at Darlington & Poopee!).

So that's how I support - is that enough for you???
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.[/p][/quote]Support as in season ticket holder and kids have them too. I apologize for being ambitious and wanting to see one of the richest clubs spend some money. Why don't you want to see investment?? Look what happened when a former chairman never invested?? I don't want to see the same thing happen again. I probably have more reason to moan than you?? How do you support??[/p][/quote]Sorry for moaning at you, I don't doubt your financial commitment or that you are a fan. I'm Southampton born & bred, saw my first game in '76, & went to virtually every home gain from 1981 to 2010, plus loads of away games. It is hard being so far away from the action, but I get up in the middle of the night for EVERY game & listen via the Saints Player or watch via a dodgy internet connection. I still have a season ticket, & I am currently in the process of getting a job back in the UK to be re-united with friends & family & to see my Saints again. I don't think you can claim to be more of a fan than anyone else because you know nothing about me. Our current set up is planning a long term future, commercially & financially viable & I will support them as long as they continue to run us sensibly & not commit to the mad spending of some that will see financial oblivion (just look at Darlington & Poopee!). So that's how I support - is that enough for you??? rob the saint in NZ
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9:19pm Wed 25 Jan 12

thomasupton says...

rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.
Support as in season ticket holder and kids have them too. I apologize for being ambitious and wanting to see one of the richest clubs spend some money. Why don't you want to see investment?? Look what happened when a former chairman never invested?? I don't want to see the same thing happen again. I probably have more reason to moan than you?? How do you support??
Sorry for moaning at you, I don't doubt your financial commitment or that you are a fan.

I'm Southampton born & bred, saw my first game in '76, & went to virtually every home gain from 1981 to 2010, plus loads of away games.

It is hard being so far away from the action, but I get up in the middle of the night for EVERY game & listen via the Saints Player or watch via a dodgy internet connection.

I still have a season ticket, & I am currently in the process of getting a job back in the UK to be re-united with friends & family & to see my Saints again.

I don't think you can claim to be more of a fan than anyone else because you know nothing about me.

Our current set up is planning a long term future, commercially & financially viable & I will support them as long as they continue to run us sensibly & not commit to the mad spending of some that will see financial oblivion (just look at Darlington & Poopee!).

So that's how I support - is that enough for you???
Apology accepted, I don't claim to be more of a fan than anyone else was defending why I have a right to a say. My views may be negative but I have as much right to my say as anyone else. In my view we do need to spend money. I was there Monday night and it was embarrassing. My kids wanted to go early but I made them stay to the bitter end.
[quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.[/p][/quote]Support as in season ticket holder and kids have them too. I apologize for being ambitious and wanting to see one of the richest clubs spend some money. Why don't you want to see investment?? Look what happened when a former chairman never invested?? I don't want to see the same thing happen again. I probably have more reason to moan than you?? How do you support??[/p][/quote]Sorry for moaning at you, I don't doubt your financial commitment or that you are a fan. I'm Southampton born & bred, saw my first game in '76, & went to virtually every home gain from 1981 to 2010, plus loads of away games. It is hard being so far away from the action, but I get up in the middle of the night for EVERY game & listen via the Saints Player or watch via a dodgy internet connection. I still have a season ticket, & I am currently in the process of getting a job back in the UK to be re-united with friends & family & to see my Saints again. I don't think you can claim to be more of a fan than anyone else because you know nothing about me. Our current set up is planning a long term future, commercially & financially viable & I will support them as long as they continue to run us sensibly & not commit to the mad spending of some that will see financial oblivion (just look at Darlington & Poopee!). So that's how I support - is that enough for you???[/p][/quote]Apology accepted, I don't claim to be more of a fan than anyone else was defending why I have a right to a say. My views may be negative but I have as much right to my say as anyone else. In my view we do need to spend money. I was there Monday night and it was embarrassing. My kids wanted to go early but I made them stay to the bitter end. thomasupton
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9:43pm Wed 25 Jan 12

COYR Ranger says...

thomasupton wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.
Support as in season ticket holder and kids have them too. I apologize for being ambitious and wanting to see one of the richest clubs spend some money. Why don't you want to see investment?? Look what happened when a former chairman never invested?? I don't want to see the same thing happen again. I probably have more reason to moan than you?? How do you support??
Sorry for moaning at you, I don't doubt your financial commitment or that you are a fan.

I'm Southampton born & bred, saw my first game in '76, & went to virtually every home gain from 1981 to 2010, plus loads of away games.

It is hard being so far away from the action, but I get up in the middle of the night for EVERY game & listen via the Saints Player or watch via a dodgy internet connection.

I still have a season ticket, & I am currently in the process of getting a job back in the UK to be re-united with friends & family & to see my Saints again.

I don't think you can claim to be more of a fan than anyone else because you know nothing about me.

Our current set up is planning a long term future, commercially & financially viable & I will support them as long as they continue to run us sensibly & not commit to the mad spending of some that will see financial oblivion (just look at Darlington & Poopee!).

So that's how I support - is that enough for you???
Apology accepted, I don't claim to be more of a fan than anyone else was defending why I have a right to a say. My views may be negative but I have as much right to my say as anyone else. In my view we do need to spend money. I was there Monday night and it was embarrassing. My kids wanted to go early but I made them stay to the bitter end.
Just to say that I do think that Monday's Game, was truely terrible. I was there too. But please remember that we just go promoted. And most realistic people thought that we just be in the top half of the table. We have done very well so far this season by NC and NA way. I trust them to get it right.

Please guys keep things in perspective.

COYR!
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.[/p][/quote]Support as in season ticket holder and kids have them too. I apologize for being ambitious and wanting to see one of the richest clubs spend some money. Why don't you want to see investment?? Look what happened when a former chairman never invested?? I don't want to see the same thing happen again. I probably have more reason to moan than you?? How do you support??[/p][/quote]Sorry for moaning at you, I don't doubt your financial commitment or that you are a fan. I'm Southampton born & bred, saw my first game in '76, & went to virtually every home gain from 1981 to 2010, plus loads of away games. It is hard being so far away from the action, but I get up in the middle of the night for EVERY game & listen via the Saints Player or watch via a dodgy internet connection. I still have a season ticket, & I am currently in the process of getting a job back in the UK to be re-united with friends & family & to see my Saints again. I don't think you can claim to be more of a fan than anyone else because you know nothing about me. Our current set up is planning a long term future, commercially & financially viable & I will support them as long as they continue to run us sensibly & not commit to the mad spending of some that will see financial oblivion (just look at Darlington & Poopee!). So that's how I support - is that enough for you???[/p][/quote]Apology accepted, I don't claim to be more of a fan than anyone else was defending why I have a right to a say. My views may be negative but I have as much right to my say as anyone else. In my view we do need to spend money. I was there Monday night and it was embarrassing. My kids wanted to go early but I made them stay to the bitter end.[/p][/quote]Just to say that I do think that Monday's Game, was truely terrible. I was there too. But please remember that we just go promoted. And most realistic people thought that we just be in the top half of the table. We have done very well so far this season by NC and NA way. I trust them to get it right. Please guys keep things in perspective. COYR! COYR Ranger
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10:04pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

thomasupton wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
God you two are depressing.

The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness.

Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well.

How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.
You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.
You have a season ticket then??
No! But I did take a long weekend off last year, hop on a few trains, collect my sons in Reading on the way through, take them to Carlisle, see us lose 3-2, do the return trip, be home in Strasbourg by Monday afternoon and still not moan that there were things wrong with the club. Quite the contrary, the lads and I had an adventure and loved seeing our beloved team so far from home.

Does that count :)

Right, tongue in cheek rant over, now the reality. Neither you nor I are better or worse fans than the next person. We're both entitled to our opinion and we don't have to agree with each other. However, what gets me is when people ONLY come on here when there's a reason to be negative. If you'd posted last year saying how great it was to be top at the end of October, then fair enough. I just don't get how people feel it's balanced to stay quiet during the good times but throw a strop when things are tough.

That aside, I'm sure we'll find we can agree on most other things.
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.[/p][/quote]You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.[/p][/quote]You have a season ticket then??[/p][/quote]No! But I did take a long weekend off last year, hop on a few trains, collect my sons in Reading on the way through, take them to Carlisle, see us lose 3-2, do the return trip, be home in Strasbourg by Monday afternoon and still not moan that there were things wrong with the club. Quite the contrary, the lads and I had an adventure and loved seeing our beloved team so far from home. Does that count :) Right, tongue in cheek rant over, now the reality. Neither you nor I are better or worse fans than the next person. We're both entitled to our opinion and we don't have to agree with each other. However, what gets me is when people ONLY come on here when there's a reason to be negative. If you'd posted last year saying how great it was to be top at the end of October, then fair enough. I just don't get how people feel it's balanced to stay quiet during the good times but throw a strop when things are tough. That aside, I'm sure we'll find we can agree on most other things. Strasbourg Saint
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10:05pm Wed 25 Jan 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

thomasupton wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.
Support as in season ticket holder and kids have them too. I apologize for being ambitious and wanting to see one of the richest clubs spend some money. Why don't you want to see investment?? Look what happened when a former chairman never invested?? I don't want to see the same thing happen again. I probably have more reason to moan than you?? How do you support??
Sorry for moaning at you, I don't doubt your financial commitment or that you are a fan. I'm Southampton born & bred, saw my first game in '76, & went to virtually every home gain from 1981 to 2010, plus loads of away games. It is hard being so far away from the action, but I get up in the middle of the night for EVERY game & listen via the Saints Player or watch via a dodgy internet connection. I still have a season ticket, & I am currently in the process of getting a job back in the UK to be re-united with friends & family & to see my Saints again. I don't think you can claim to be more of a fan than anyone else because you know nothing about me. Our current set up is planning a long term future, commercially & financially viable & I will support them as long as they continue to run us sensibly & not commit to the mad spending of some that will see financial oblivion (just look at Darlington & Poopee!). So that's how I support - is that enough for you???
Apology accepted, I don't claim to be more of a fan than anyone else was defending why I have a right to a say. My views may be negative but I have as much right to my say as anyone else. In my view we do need to spend money. I was there Monday night and it was embarrassing. My kids wanted to go early but I made them stay to the bitter end.
Well done for making them stay - give 'em a bit of back bone & resiliance lol!
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.[/p][/quote]Support as in season ticket holder and kids have them too. I apologize for being ambitious and wanting to see one of the richest clubs spend some money. Why don't you want to see investment?? Look what happened when a former chairman never invested?? I don't want to see the same thing happen again. I probably have more reason to moan than you?? How do you support??[/p][/quote]Sorry for moaning at you, I don't doubt your financial commitment or that you are a fan. I'm Southampton born & bred, saw my first game in '76, & went to virtually every home gain from 1981 to 2010, plus loads of away games. It is hard being so far away from the action, but I get up in the middle of the night for EVERY game & listen via the Saints Player or watch via a dodgy internet connection. I still have a season ticket, & I am currently in the process of getting a job back in the UK to be re-united with friends & family & to see my Saints again. I don't think you can claim to be more of a fan than anyone else because you know nothing about me. Our current set up is planning a long term future, commercially & financially viable & I will support them as long as they continue to run us sensibly & not commit to the mad spending of some that will see financial oblivion (just look at Darlington & Poopee!). So that's how I support - is that enough for you???[/p][/quote]Apology accepted, I don't claim to be more of a fan than anyone else was defending why I have a right to a say. My views may be negative but I have as much right to my say as anyone else. In my view we do need to spend money. I was there Monday night and it was embarrassing. My kids wanted to go early but I made them stay to the bitter end.[/p][/quote]Well done for making them stay - give 'em a bit of back bone & resiliance lol! rob the saint in NZ
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11:04pm Wed 25 Jan 12

andysaints007 says...

george chivers wrote:
Why am I slagged off for being negative all I said was we had £8M left and had signed three players for nothing. What is negative about that?

It leaves us in a strong position!!
Of course we are not paying them any wages are we !! DOH
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: Why am I slagged off for being negative all I said was we had £8M left and had signed three players for nothing. What is negative about that? It leaves us in a strong position!![/p][/quote]Of course we are not paying them any wages are we !! DOH andysaints007
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11:22pm Wed 25 Jan 12

thomasupton says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
God you two are depressing.

The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness.

Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well.

How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.
You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.
You have a season ticket then??
No! But I did take a long weekend off last year, hop on a few trains, collect my sons in Reading on the way through, take them to Carlisle, see us lose 3-2, do the return trip, be home in Strasbourg by Monday afternoon and still not moan that there were things wrong with the club. Quite the contrary, the lads and I had an adventure and loved seeing our beloved team so far from home.

Does that count :)

Right, tongue in cheek rant over, now the reality. Neither you nor I are better or worse fans than the next person. We're both entitled to our opinion and we don't have to agree with each other. However, what gets me is when people ONLY come on here when there's a reason to be negative. If you'd posted last year saying how great it was to be top at the end of October, then fair enough. I just don't get how people feel it's balanced to stay quiet during the good times but throw a strop when things are tough.

That aside, I'm sure we'll find we can agree on most other things.
I wasn't a poster on here then, I used to post on 606. And I do stick to my opinion we should invest in this window small gamble compared with the massive rewards. I want this club to go forward and I really can't understand why there is no investment. Unless there is no money to spend. That's not being negative that's my honest opinion. if we don't get promotion this season I think there will be a lot of unhappy fans who will want answers.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.[/p][/quote]You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.[/p][/quote]You have a season ticket then??[/p][/quote]No! But I did take a long weekend off last year, hop on a few trains, collect my sons in Reading on the way through, take them to Carlisle, see us lose 3-2, do the return trip, be home in Strasbourg by Monday afternoon and still not moan that there were things wrong with the club. Quite the contrary, the lads and I had an adventure and loved seeing our beloved team so far from home. Does that count :) Right, tongue in cheek rant over, now the reality. Neither you nor I are better or worse fans than the next person. We're both entitled to our opinion and we don't have to agree with each other. However, what gets me is when people ONLY come on here when there's a reason to be negative. If you'd posted last year saying how great it was to be top at the end of October, then fair enough. I just don't get how people feel it's balanced to stay quiet during the good times but throw a strop when things are tough. That aside, I'm sure we'll find we can agree on most other things.[/p][/quote]I wasn't a poster on here then, I used to post on 606. And I do stick to my opinion we should invest in this window small gamble compared with the massive rewards. I want this club to go forward and I really can't understand why there is no investment. Unless there is no money to spend. That's not being negative that's my honest opinion. if we don't get promotion this season I think there will be a lot of unhappy fans who will want answers. thomasupton
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11:57pm Wed 25 Jan 12

joelster says...

things are on the up- now saints will begin to turn around and by the end of the month you will see 1-2 more and then we can settle them in and win this league
things are on the up- now saints will begin to turn around and by the end of the month you will see 1-2 more and then we can settle them in and win this league joelster
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1:18am Thu 26 Jan 12

City Saint says...

Idiots.
Idiots. City Saint
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2:25am Thu 26 Jan 12

godolphinsaint says...

Lee will be a good partner for Lambert. He will suprise us all, but we need to give him time.
Lee will be a good partner for Lambert. He will suprise us all, but we need to give him time. godolphinsaint
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2:45am Thu 26 Jan 12

bridge-miester says...

A big southen welcome to our new number 19 Tadanari Lee. C.O.Y.R
A big southen welcome to our new number 19 Tadanari Lee. C.O.Y.R bridge-miester
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5:08am Thu 26 Jan 12

Tongdii says...

If Tadanari Lee does not make it we can say Ah So
If Tadanari Lee does not make it we can say Ah So Tongdii
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8:18am Thu 26 Jan 12

thehutchmeister says...

I did hear a few yougsters singing (to the tune of Fratton park is falling down):

Tadinari ate my dog, ate my dog, ate my dog,
Tadinari ate my dog, and my sushi.....

That was a good one, and gave me some amusement. Also (to the tune of Delgado, woooooaaaa)

Tadinari, wooooooaaaa, Tadinari woooooaaaa,
Hiroshima he's from, his parents survived the bomb,
Tadinari, woooooooaaaaaaa.

Also (to the same tune):

Tadinari, wooooaaaaa, Tadinari, wooooooaaaa,
He likes to eat sushi,
He fckin hates Pompey,
tadinari, wooooaaaaa.....

and so on.......

I had a great one for Gary Hooper as well. **** it!!! Chas and Dave, Hooper loopy nuts are we....
I did hear a few yougsters singing (to the tune of Fratton park is falling down): Tadinari ate my dog, ate my dog, ate my dog, Tadinari ate my dog, and my sushi..... That was a good one, and gave me some amusement. Also (to the tune of Delgado, woooooaaaa) Tadinari, wooooooaaaa, Tadinari woooooaaaa, Hiroshima he's from, his parents survived the bomb, Tadinari, woooooooaaaaaaa. Also (to the same tune): Tadinari, wooooaaaaa, Tadinari, wooooooaaaa, He likes to eat sushi, He fckin hates Pompey, tadinari, wooooaaaaa..... and so on....... I had a great one for Gary Hooper as well. **** it!!! Chas and Dave, Hooper loopy nuts are we.... thehutchmeister
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8:25am Thu 26 Jan 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

thehutchmeister wrote:
I did hear a few yougsters singing (to the tune of Fratton park is falling down):

Tadinari ate my dog, ate my dog, ate my dog,
Tadinari ate my dog, and my sushi.....

That was a good one, and gave me some amusement. Also (to the tune of Delgado, woooooaaaa)

Tadinari, wooooooaaaa, Tadinari woooooaaaa,
Hiroshima he's from, his parents survived the bomb,
Tadinari, woooooooaaaaaaa.

Also (to the same tune):

Tadinari, wooooaaaaa, Tadinari, wooooooaaaa,
He likes to eat sushi,
He fckin hates Pompey,
tadinari, wooooaaaaa.....

and so on.......

I had a great one for Gary Hooper as well. **** it!!! Chas and Dave, Hooper loopy nuts are we....
Not remotely funny. Do you have any idea how insensitive it is to refer to Hiroshima's tragic past to anyone from Japan, let alone one who has recently lived there?

Please, think!
[quote][p][bold]thehutchmeister[/bold] wrote: I did hear a few yougsters singing (to the tune of Fratton park is falling down): Tadinari ate my dog, ate my dog, ate my dog, Tadinari ate my dog, and my sushi..... That was a good one, and gave me some amusement. Also (to the tune of Delgado, woooooaaaa) Tadinari, wooooooaaaa, Tadinari woooooaaaa, Hiroshima he's from, his parents survived the bomb, Tadinari, woooooooaaaaaaa. Also (to the same tune): Tadinari, wooooaaaaa, Tadinari, wooooooaaaa, He likes to eat sushi, He fckin hates Pompey, tadinari, wooooaaaaa..... and so on....... I had a great one for Gary Hooper as well. **** it!!! Chas and Dave, Hooper loopy nuts are we....[/p][/quote]Not remotely funny. Do you have any idea how insensitive it is to refer to Hiroshima's tragic past to anyone from Japan, let alone one who has recently lived there? Please, think! Strasbourg Saint
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8:43am Thu 26 Jan 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

thomasupton wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
God you two are depressing.

The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness.

Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well.

How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.
You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.
You have a season ticket then??
No! But I did take a long weekend off last year, hop on a few trains, collect my sons in Reading on the way through, take them to Carlisle, see us lose 3-2, do the return trip, be home in Strasbourg by Monday afternoon and still not moan that there were things wrong with the club. Quite the contrary, the lads and I had an adventure and loved seeing our beloved team so far from home.

Does that count :)

Right, tongue in cheek rant over, now the reality. Neither you nor I are better or worse fans than the next person. We're both entitled to our opinion and we don't have to agree with each other. However, what gets me is when people ONLY come on here when there's a reason to be negative. If you'd posted last year saying how great it was to be top at the end of October, then fair enough. I just don't get how people feel it's balanced to stay quiet during the good times but throw a strop when things are tough.

That aside, I'm sure we'll find we can agree on most other things.
I wasn't a poster on here then, I used to post on 606. And I do stick to my opinion we should invest in this window small gamble compared with the massive rewards. I want this club to go forward and I really can't understand why there is no investment. Unless there is no money to spend. That's not being negative that's my honest opinion. if we don't get promotion this season I think there will be a lot of unhappy fans who will want answers.
But there IS investment. Just not the kind that could, once more, cripple the club.

We all want promotion. The trouble is that some of us don't want it by spending money that isn't there. It doesn't matter how much would be made available by Markus Leibherr's estate, if there isn't enough income to ensure the books balance, we'll be lose making. Look around the football world. What's happening? Football is being killed because more money is seeping out than coming in. I don't want to be part of that.

Speculating is fine, but within limits. The last time Saints threw money at promotion, we lost in the play-offs to Derby and the club went belly up. Those of us content with the present rate of progress haven't forgotten that.
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.[/p][/quote]You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.[/p][/quote]You have a season ticket then??[/p][/quote]No! But I did take a long weekend off last year, hop on a few trains, collect my sons in Reading on the way through, take them to Carlisle, see us lose 3-2, do the return trip, be home in Strasbourg by Monday afternoon and still not moan that there were things wrong with the club. Quite the contrary, the lads and I had an adventure and loved seeing our beloved team so far from home. Does that count :) Right, tongue in cheek rant over, now the reality. Neither you nor I are better or worse fans than the next person. We're both entitled to our opinion and we don't have to agree with each other. However, what gets me is when people ONLY come on here when there's a reason to be negative. If you'd posted last year saying how great it was to be top at the end of October, then fair enough. I just don't get how people feel it's balanced to stay quiet during the good times but throw a strop when things are tough. That aside, I'm sure we'll find we can agree on most other things.[/p][/quote]I wasn't a poster on here then, I used to post on 606. And I do stick to my opinion we should invest in this window small gamble compared with the massive rewards. I want this club to go forward and I really can't understand why there is no investment. Unless there is no money to spend. That's not being negative that's my honest opinion. if we don't get promotion this season I think there will be a lot of unhappy fans who will want answers.[/p][/quote]But there IS investment. Just not the kind that could, once more, cripple the club. We all want promotion. The trouble is that some of us don't want it by spending money that isn't there. It doesn't matter how much would be made available by Markus Leibherr's estate, if there isn't enough income to ensure the books balance, we'll be lose making. Look around the football world. What's happening? Football is being killed because more money is seeping out than coming in. I don't want to be part of that. Speculating is fine, but within limits. The last time Saints threw money at promotion, we lost in the play-offs to Derby and the club went belly up. Those of us content with the present rate of progress haven't forgotten that. Strasbourg Saint
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8:53am Thu 26 Jan 12

george chivers says...

thomasupton wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
God you two are depressing.

The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness.

Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well.

How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.
You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.
You have a season ticket then??
No! But I did take a long weekend off last year, hop on a few trains, collect my sons in Reading on the way through, take them to Carlisle, see us lose 3-2, do the return trip, be home in Strasbourg by Monday afternoon and still not moan that there were things wrong with the club. Quite the contrary, the lads and I had an adventure and loved seeing our beloved team so far from home.

Does that count :)

Right, tongue in cheek rant over, now the reality. Neither you nor I are better or worse fans than the next person. We're both entitled to our opinion and we don't have to agree with each other. However, what gets me is when people ONLY come on here when there's a reason to be negative. If you'd posted last year saying how great it was to be top at the end of October, then fair enough. I just don't get how people feel it's balanced to stay quiet during the good times but throw a strop when things are tough.

That aside, I'm sure we'll find we can agree on most other things.
I wasn't a poster on here then, I used to post on 606. And I do stick to my opinion we should invest in this window small gamble compared with the massive rewards. I want this club to go forward and I really can't understand why there is no investment. Unless there is no money to spend. That's not being negative that's my honest opinion. if we don't get promotion this season I think there will be a lot of unhappy fans who will want answers.
Spot On. At the start of the season I would have been happy with 8th, 9th or 10th. Now my expectations have been raised to the play-offs as a minimum.

I hope some money will be spent before the 31st, but I doubt it. I worry, like Hobson 82 that foreign imports, although they will turn out to be good players, will not adjust quickly enough
to the Championship or domestic life in the U.K. Better to bring in those players in the early summer and give them time to settle.

My preference would have been English signings. Lets hope the Tadanari Lee fits in quickly and gives us the pace up the front to take the pressure off of our mid field. For me it doesn't matter too much if he is not a prolific goal scorer, it's his pace that counts and the influence he will have on pushing back the oppositions' back four to give us the space to play and control the football, as Nigel would say.
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.[/p][/quote]You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.[/p][/quote]You have a season ticket then??[/p][/quote]No! But I did take a long weekend off last year, hop on a few trains, collect my sons in Reading on the way through, take them to Carlisle, see us lose 3-2, do the return trip, be home in Strasbourg by Monday afternoon and still not moan that there were things wrong with the club. Quite the contrary, the lads and I had an adventure and loved seeing our beloved team so far from home. Does that count :) Right, tongue in cheek rant over, now the reality. Neither you nor I are better or worse fans than the next person. We're both entitled to our opinion and we don't have to agree with each other. However, what gets me is when people ONLY come on here when there's a reason to be negative. If you'd posted last year saying how great it was to be top at the end of October, then fair enough. I just don't get how people feel it's balanced to stay quiet during the good times but throw a strop when things are tough. That aside, I'm sure we'll find we can agree on most other things.[/p][/quote]I wasn't a poster on here then, I used to post on 606. And I do stick to my opinion we should invest in this window small gamble compared with the massive rewards. I want this club to go forward and I really can't understand why there is no investment. Unless there is no money to spend. That's not being negative that's my honest opinion. if we don't get promotion this season I think there will be a lot of unhappy fans who will want answers.[/p][/quote]Spot On. At the start of the season I would have been happy with 8th, 9th or 10th. Now my expectations have been raised to the play-offs as a minimum. I hope some money will be spent before the 31st, but I doubt it. I worry, like Hobson 82 that foreign imports, although they will turn out to be good players, will not adjust quickly enough to the Championship or domestic life in the U.K. Better to bring in those players in the early summer and give them time to settle. My preference would have been English signings. Lets hope the Tadanari Lee fits in quickly and gives us the pace up the front to take the pressure off of our mid field. For me it doesn't matter too much if he is not a prolific goal scorer, it's his pace that counts and the influence he will have on pushing back the oppositions' back four to give us the space to play and control the football, as Nigel would say. george chivers
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1:25pm Thu 26 Jan 12

Redrobbo says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.
You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.
You have a season ticket then??
No! But I did take a long weekend off last year, hop on a few trains, collect my sons in Reading on the way through, take them to Carlisle, see us lose 3-2, do the return trip, be home in Strasbourg by Monday afternoon and still not moan that there were things wrong with the club. Quite the contrary, the lads and I had an adventure and loved seeing our beloved team so far from home. Does that count :) Right, tongue in cheek rant over, now the reality. Neither you nor I are better or worse fans than the next person. We're both entitled to our opinion and we don't have to agree with each other. However, what gets me is when people ONLY come on here when there's a reason to be negative. If you'd posted last year saying how great it was to be top at the end of October, then fair enough. I just don't get how people feel it's balanced to stay quiet during the good times but throw a strop when things are tough. That aside, I'm sure we'll find we can agree on most other things.
I wasn't a poster on here then, I used to post on 606. And I do stick to my opinion we should invest in this window small gamble compared with the massive rewards. I want this club to go forward and I really can't understand why there is no investment. Unless there is no money to spend. That's not being negative that's my honest opinion. if we don't get promotion this season I think there will be a lot of unhappy fans who will want answers.
But there IS investment. Just not the kind that could, once more, cripple the club. We all want promotion. The trouble is that some of us don't want it by spending money that isn't there. It doesn't matter how much would be made available by Markus Leibherr's estate, if there isn't enough income to ensure the books balance, we'll be lose making. Look around the football world. What's happening? Football is being killed because more money is seeping out than coming in. I don't want to be part of that. Speculating is fine, but within limits. The last time Saints threw money at promotion, we lost in the play-offs to Derby and the club went belly up. Those of us content with the present rate of progress haven't forgotten that.
Agreee 100%. Spending millions does not guarantee success. Also someone who knows a great deal more about football than any poster on here, a certain Sir Alex Ferguson, rarely buys players in January because they so rarely set the world on fire. If Jos looks like being out for any more than a week i think we need to get a centre half on the bus, in the building or in the boat, whichever one it is this week.
Failing that as long as our injured players are all about to come back i think we will have enough bodies to cope.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.[/p][/quote]You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.[/p][/quote]You have a season ticket then??[/p][/quote]No! But I did take a long weekend off last year, hop on a few trains, collect my sons in Reading on the way through, take them to Carlisle, see us lose 3-2, do the return trip, be home in Strasbourg by Monday afternoon and still not moan that there were things wrong with the club. Quite the contrary, the lads and I had an adventure and loved seeing our beloved team so far from home. Does that count :) Right, tongue in cheek rant over, now the reality. Neither you nor I are better or worse fans than the next person. We're both entitled to our opinion and we don't have to agree with each other. However, what gets me is when people ONLY come on here when there's a reason to be negative. If you'd posted last year saying how great it was to be top at the end of October, then fair enough. I just don't get how people feel it's balanced to stay quiet during the good times but throw a strop when things are tough. That aside, I'm sure we'll find we can agree on most other things.[/p][/quote]I wasn't a poster on here then, I used to post on 606. And I do stick to my opinion we should invest in this window small gamble compared with the massive rewards. I want this club to go forward and I really can't understand why there is no investment. Unless there is no money to spend. That's not being negative that's my honest opinion. if we don't get promotion this season I think there will be a lot of unhappy fans who will want answers.[/p][/quote]But there IS investment. Just not the kind that could, once more, cripple the club. We all want promotion. The trouble is that some of us don't want it by spending money that isn't there. It doesn't matter how much would be made available by Markus Leibherr's estate, if there isn't enough income to ensure the books balance, we'll be lose making. Look around the football world. What's happening? Football is being killed because more money is seeping out than coming in. I don't want to be part of that. Speculating is fine, but within limits. The last time Saints threw money at promotion, we lost in the play-offs to Derby and the club went belly up. Those of us content with the present rate of progress haven't forgotten that.[/p][/quote]Agreee 100%. Spending millions does not guarantee success. Also someone who knows a great deal more about football than any poster on here, a certain Sir Alex Ferguson, rarely buys players in January because they so rarely set the world on fire. If Jos looks like being out for any more than a week i think we need to get a centre half on the bus, in the building or in the boat, whichever one it is this week. Failing that as long as our injured players are all about to come back i think we will have enough bodies to cope. Redrobbo
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3:53pm Thu 26 Jan 12

billythesaint says...

I've made up a Tadanari Lee song. To the tune of que sara sara.
Tadanari Lee, he signed for us on a free, he's better than Van Persie! Tadanari Lee!!!
I've made up a Tadanari Lee song. To the tune of que sara sara. Tadanari Lee, he signed for us on a free, he's better than Van Persie! Tadanari Lee!!! billythesaint
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5:57pm Thu 26 Jan 12

thomasupton says...

Redrobbo wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
george chivers wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.
Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.
God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.
You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.
You have a season ticket then??
No! But I did take a long weekend off last year, hop on a few trains, collect my sons in Reading on the way through, take them to Carlisle, see us lose 3-2, do the return trip, be home in Strasbourg by Monday afternoon and still not moan that there were things wrong with the club. Quite the contrary, the lads and I had an adventure and loved seeing our beloved team so far from home. Does that count :) Right, tongue in cheek rant over, now the reality. Neither you nor I are better or worse fans than the next person. We're both entitled to our opinion and we don't have to agree with each other. However, what gets me is when people ONLY come on here when there's a reason to be negative. If you'd posted last year saying how great it was to be top at the end of October, then fair enough. I just don't get how people feel it's balanced to stay quiet during the good times but throw a strop when things are tough. That aside, I'm sure we'll find we can agree on most other things.
I wasn't a poster on here then, I used to post on 606. And I do stick to my opinion we should invest in this window small gamble compared with the massive rewards. I want this club to go forward and I really can't understand why there is no investment. Unless there is no money to spend. That's not being negative that's my honest opinion. if we don't get promotion this season I think there will be a lot of unhappy fans who will want answers.
But there IS investment. Just not the kind that could, once more, cripple the club. We all want promotion. The trouble is that some of us don't want it by spending money that isn't there. It doesn't matter how much would be made available by Markus Leibherr's estate, if there isn't enough income to ensure the books balance, we'll be lose making. Look around the football world. What's happening? Football is being killed because more money is seeping out than coming in. I don't want to be part of that. Speculating is fine, but within limits. The last time Saints threw money at promotion, we lost in the play-offs to Derby and the club went belly up. Those of us content with the present rate of progress haven't forgotten that.
Agreee 100%. Spending millions does not guarantee success. Also someone who knows a great deal more about football than any poster on here, a certain Sir Alex Ferguson, rarely buys players in January because they so rarely set the world on fire. If Jos looks like being out for any more than a week i think we need to get a centre half on the bus, in the building or in the boat, whichever one it is this week.
Failing that as long as our injured players are all about to come back i think we will have enough bodies to cope.
When did Saints ever go on a spending spree. Things went belly up before because of lack of investment. It didn't help bringing in a rugby coach!!
[quote][p][bold]Redrobbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: We have now 'Signed' three players for nothing so still about £8m left from the OXO deal.[/p][/quote]Well I'm not holding my breath for anymore signings certainly not the quality that we need anyway. Playoffs at best.[/p][/quote]God you two are depressing. The other day there were negative comments about this transfer having gone quiet, now he's here, still no happiness. Plus, JP is back in the fold. So, that should keep one or two quiet as well. How about a bit of support for your team? I really hope of course that we go up automatically & I can shove your "play offs at best" down your moaning gob.[/p][/quote]You sure you want to go back to Hampshire, Rob? There's plenty more where these come from. I blame Cameron. He was in Strasbourg tody spouting ill-informed rubbish. I guess it's catching.[/p][/quote]You have a season ticket then??[/p][/quote]No! But I did take a long weekend off last year, hop on a few trains, collect my sons in Reading on the way through, take them to Carlisle, see us lose 3-2, do the return trip, be home in Strasbourg by Monday afternoon and still not moan that there were things wrong with the club. Quite the contrary, the lads and I had an adventure and loved seeing our beloved team so far from home. Does that count :) Right, tongue in cheek rant over, now the reality. Neither you nor I are better or worse fans than the next person. We're both entitled to our opinion and we don't have to agree with each other. However, what gets me is when people ONLY come on here when there's a reason to be negative. If you'd posted last year saying how great it was to be top at the end of October, then fair enough. I just don't get how people feel it's balanced to stay quiet during the good times but throw a strop when things are tough. That aside, I'm sure we'll find we can agree on most other things.[/p][/quote]I wasn't a poster on here then, I used to post on 606. And I do stick to my opinion we should invest in this window small gamble compared with the massive rewards. I want this club to go forward and I really can't understand why there is no investment. Unless there is no money to spend. That's not being negative that's my honest opinion. if we don't get promotion this season I think there will be a lot of unhappy fans who will want answers.[/p][/quote]But there IS investment. Just not the kind that could, once more, cripple the club. We all want promotion. The trouble is that some of us don't want it by spending money that isn't there. It doesn't matter how much would be made available by Markus Leibherr's estate, if there isn't enough income to ensure the books balance, we'll be lose making. Look around the football world. What's happening? Football is being killed because more money is seeping out than coming in. I don't want to be part of that. Speculating is fine, but within limits. The last time Saints threw money at promotion, we lost in the play-offs to Derby and the club went belly up. Those of us content with the present rate of progress haven't forgotten that.[/p][/quote]Agreee 100%. Spending millions does not guarantee success. Also someone who knows a great deal more about football than any poster on here, a certain Sir Alex Ferguson, rarely buys players in January because they so rarely set the world on fire. If Jos looks like being out for any more than a week i think we need to get a centre half on the bus, in the building or in the boat, whichever one it is this week. Failing that as long as our injured players are all about to come back i think we will have enough bodies to cope.[/p][/quote]When did Saints ever go on a spending spree. Things went belly up before because of lack of investment. It didn't help bringing in a rugby coach!! thomasupton
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5:20am Fri 27 Jan 12

Tirau Dan says...

Good Luck Tadanari.. I really enjoyed Tadanari's refreshing press conference on the player. He's aiming to score at least a goal per game. Enjoying the first experience of training at linking up with Rickie. Looking forward to developing into a top premier league and International player by learning the fast paced physical English game. He's humble, focussed and a bit nervous.. biggest smile was when one of the journos asked about him and Japanese food. He's bought an adaptor for his rice cooker and has brought a lot of rice with him.
Nigel did say he has a bit to go to catch up with the team fitness but is very quick and they are very impressed with him at training..
Good Luck Tadanari.. I really enjoyed Tadanari's refreshing press conference on the player. He's aiming to score at least a goal per game. Enjoying the first experience of training at linking up with Rickie. Looking forward to developing into a top premier league and International player by learning the fast paced physical English game. He's humble, focussed and a bit nervous.. biggest smile was when one of the journos asked about him and Japanese food. He's bought an adaptor for his rice cooker and has brought a lot of rice with him. Nigel did say he has a bit to go to catch up with the team fitness but is very quick and they are very impressed with him at training.. Tirau Dan
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8:32am Fri 27 Jan 12

redsnapper says...

I have a feeling that this is one cracking signing, giving us the speed in the box we have been missing.

In fact I believe that news about T Lee should be headline rather than all this rapprochement with Puncheon. But as the Echo are still not on the inside at St Mary's then they have to make their own headlines.

T Lee and Ricki are going to bring goals goals goals!!
I have a feeling that this is one cracking signing, giving us the speed in the box we have been missing. In fact I believe that news about T Lee should be headline rather than all this rapprochement with Puncheon. But as the Echo are still not on the inside at St Mary's then they have to make their own headlines. T Lee and Ricki are going to bring goals goals goals!! redsnapper
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