Southampton players jetting off to Las Vegas

Saints are going to celebrate in style in Las Vegas - again!

Saints celebrate a goal in Saturday's 4-0 win against Coventry that clinched promotion

First published in Saints News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Reporter

SAINTS are sending their players on a major promotion party to Las Vegas as reward for reaching the Premier League.

The club have agreed to fund a trip for the squad to the “Entertainment Capital of the World” following their heroics this season.

Saints hit the jackpot on Saturday when they beat Coventry 4-0 at St Mary’s to book a place back in the top flight.

And the players’ cards have come up trumps too, with another fully-paid trip to the famous American city.

The squad were sent to Vegas last year after winning promotion from League One into the second tier.

And they were promised a repeat visit this summer if they could ensure a return to the elite of English football.

The trip will cap a series of memorable celebrations for the players following promotion at the weekend.

The trip will cap a series of memorable celebrations for the players following promotion at the weekend.

On Saturday night, after the incredible scenes of jubilation at St Mary’s, they partied with the rest of the club’s staff at a specially- organised event at the Four Seasons Hotel at Fleet.

Then, on Sunday, members of the squad toasted their success at an impromptu gathering with supporters at a city bar.

Last year, Saints chairman Nicola Cortese sanctioned the initial Vegas trip during the raucous celebrations on the team coach following the victory at Plymouth that had effectively sealed a place in the Championship.

In the final weeks of the current campaign, he agreed to give the green light to a return visit, on condition the players finished off stunning back-to-back promotions.

The squad held up their end of the bargain, and they will be hoping their good run of fortune continues as they prepare to hit some of the most famous casinos in the world. Las Vegas is proving an increasingly popular destination for promotion-winning teams, with Norwich last season also sending their players to the city after they reached the top flight.

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6:11am Tue 1 May 12

Little Hitler says...

Good for them, ever so slightly jealous!
Good for them, ever so slightly jealous! Little Hitler
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6:12am Tue 1 May 12

Clemster says...

Totally deserved!!
Totally deserved!! Clemster
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6:33am Tue 1 May 12

sarfhamton says...

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas sarfhamton
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6:52am Tue 1 May 12

RedArmy1 says...

Well Done Nigel and the Team - they deserve a Major Promotion Party.

COYR.
Well Done Nigel and the Team - they deserve a Major Promotion Party. COYR. RedArmy1
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7:19am Tue 1 May 12

Tubbystubb says...

Hey Mr Cortese
Can I go too please, I've been a loyal saints fan for over 30 years and have been part of the twelth man all season so I think I deserve it as well.

p.s to keep costs down I'll leave 'er indoors at home!
Hey Mr Cortese Can I go too please, I've been a loyal saints fan for over 30 years and have been part of the twelth man all season so I think I deserve it as well. p.s to keep costs down I'll leave 'er indoors at home! Tubbystubb
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7:30am Tue 1 May 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

Mr Cortese, I'm perfectly willing to make it my stop-over from NZ on the way back to Southampton - please!!!!

Me, me, me!
Mr Cortese, I'm perfectly willing to make it my stop-over from NZ on the way back to Southampton - please!!!! Me, me, me! rob the saint in NZ
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7:33am Tue 1 May 12

thankfully not a PO postcode says...

well deserved but how about something for the loyal supporters to enjoy with the players too so we can personally thank them
well deserved but how about something for the loyal supporters to enjoy with the players too so we can personally thank them thankfully not a PO postcode
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7:37am Tue 1 May 12

Southampton boy says...

This is great news as I feel the players have done a great job once again, but is there going to be a party at St Mary's for us fans to attend to see our hero's and to be able to give them a send off to Los Vegas may be put on a BBQ for us FANs would be nice.
When do you think they will give us the price for next season tickets ! still going to miss football over summer no Saints
This is great news as I feel the players have done a great job once again, but is there going to be a party at St Mary's for us fans to attend to see our hero's and to be able to give them a send off to Los Vegas may be put on a BBQ for us FANs would be nice. When do you think they will give us the price for next season tickets ! still going to miss football over summer no Saints Southampton boy
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7:50am Tue 1 May 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

Southampton boy wrote:
This is great news as I feel the players have done a great job once again, but is there going to be a party at St Mary's for us fans to attend to see our hero's and to be able to give them a send off to Los Vegas may be put on a BBQ for us FANs would be nice.
When do you think they will give us the price for next season tickets ! still going to miss football over summer no Saints
It looked like the party was on the pitch on Saturday afternoon!

So wish I could have been there, I have been watching all the clips on OS again & again!

Fantastic, thank you Saints!
[quote][p][bold]Southampton boy[/bold] wrote: This is great news as I feel the players have done a great job once again, but is there going to be a party at St Mary's for us fans to attend to see our hero's and to be able to give them a send off to Los Vegas may be put on a BBQ for us FANs would be nice. When do you think they will give us the price for next season tickets ! still going to miss football over summer no Saints[/p][/quote]It looked like the party was on the pitch on Saturday afternoon! So wish I could have been there, I have been watching all the clips on OS again & again! Fantastic, thank you Saints! rob the saint in NZ
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8:02am Tue 1 May 12

St.Yorkie says...

In some respects this is all very well - but the cost will go on the price of tickets next season...as someone has to pay for it!
Don't get me wrong - but on the sort of money they are on, why don't the players fund the trip themselves?
What about the "fans" celebrations - we had to fund these ourselves...and it wasn't cheap!
I'm beginning to finded bruises I didn't know existed on Saturday or Sunday - what's all that about?
In some respects this is all very well - but the cost will go on the price of tickets next season...as someone has to pay for it! Don't get me wrong - but on the sort of money they are on, why don't the players fund the trip themselves? What about the "fans" celebrations - we had to fund these ourselves...and it wasn't cheap! I'm beginning to finded bruises I didn't know existed on Saturday or Sunday - what's all that about? St.Yorkie
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8:08am Tue 1 May 12

JohnItaly says...

rob the saint in NZ wrote:
Southampton boy wrote:
This is great news as I feel the players have done a great job once again, but is there going to be a party at St Mary's for us fans to attend to see our hero's and to be able to give them a send off to Los Vegas may be put on a BBQ for us FANs would be nice.
When do you think they will give us the price for next season tickets ! still going to miss football over summer no Saints
It looked like the party was on the pitch on Saturday afternoon!

So wish I could have been there, I have been watching all the clips on OS again & again!

Fantastic, thank you Saints!
Like you Rob I have been watching the clips again and again and what is great Saints win every time!!!

Well deserved trip to Vegas. Enjoy.
[quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southampton boy[/bold] wrote: This is great news as I feel the players have done a great job once again, but is there going to be a party at St Mary's for us fans to attend to see our hero's and to be able to give them a send off to Los Vegas may be put on a BBQ for us FANs would be nice. When do you think they will give us the price for next season tickets ! still going to miss football over summer no Saints[/p][/quote]It looked like the party was on the pitch on Saturday afternoon! So wish I could have been there, I have been watching all the clips on OS again & again! Fantastic, thank you Saints![/p][/quote]Like you Rob I have been watching the clips again and again and what is great Saints win every time!!! Well deserved trip to Vegas. Enjoy. JohnItaly
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8:30am Tue 1 May 12

Rising_Son says...

I went there once but had to stay in the airport. I hope it's more fun in the town.
I went there once but had to stay in the airport. I hope it's more fun in the town. Rising_Son
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8:36am Tue 1 May 12

Hobson82 says...

thankfully not a PO postcode wrote:
well deserved but how about something for the loyal supporters to enjoy with the players too so we can personally thank them
There is an awards bash at St Marys this Friday, fans can attend and mingle with the players I would go but I have been ordered by the missus to attend a family wedding in Liverpool of all places. I think it's something like £150 per person.
[quote][p][bold]thankfully not a PO postcode [/bold] wrote: well deserved but how about something for the loyal supporters to enjoy with the players too so we can personally thank them[/p][/quote]There is an awards bash at St Marys this Friday, fans can attend and mingle with the players I would go but I have been ordered by the missus to attend a family wedding in Liverpool of all places. I think it's something like £150 per person. Hobson82
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8:52am Tue 1 May 12

truelysaints says...

MICHAEL APPLETON fears losing EVERY player in his 18-man Portsmouth squad following relegation to League One.

It couldnt get any better. Y'all have a nice day now !
MICHAEL APPLETON fears losing EVERY player in his 18-man Portsmouth squad following relegation to League One. It couldnt get any better. Y'all have a nice day now ! truelysaints
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8:53am Tue 1 May 12

ameliaS says...

Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.
Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match. ameliaS
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8:53am Tue 1 May 12

Chipmonk1 says...

Anyone know when they are going? Im going to be there at the end of May so fingers crossed we cross paths.
Anyone know when they are going? Im going to be there at the end of May so fingers crossed we cross paths. Chipmonk1
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9:06am Tue 1 May 12

Hobson82 says...

ameliaS wrote:
Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.
I get paid a basic salary for doing my job, but if I meet my target I get a reward and if I exceed my target I get an even bigger reward. I think it's fair to say the lads have exceeded there target this season so why shouldn't they get rewarded?!?
[quote][p][bold]ameliaS[/bold] wrote: Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.[/p][/quote]I get paid a basic salary for doing my job, but if I meet my target I get a reward and if I exceed my target I get an even bigger reward. I think it's fair to say the lads have exceeded there target this season so why shouldn't they get rewarded?!? Hobson82
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9:09am Tue 1 May 12

allmove4ward2geva says...

ameliaS wrote:
Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.
I believe it was part of their bonus. This is football, we have just won promotion to the premiership, made the club £90+ million pounds.

They derserve it.

Enjoy lads COYR FOP
[quote][p][bold]ameliaS[/bold] wrote: Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.[/p][/quote]I believe it was part of their bonus. This is football, we have just won promotion to the premiership, made the club £90+ million pounds. They derserve it. Enjoy lads COYR FOP allmove4ward2geva
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9:17am Tue 1 May 12

Alicesdad says...

I wish them all well. I think they deserve it and if the club can afford it then its sound management and a generous gift from the executive level.

They have provided inspiration and joy to thousands of people in Southampton for the last nine months. Well done and thank you.

Bleating and moaning about their inflated wage levels is all very well but it is misplaced right now.

It's a sad fact but worth remembering that for some of those players who played on Saturday it may have been their last match for Saints. If Nigel buys in over the summer (as he must surely do) then there will at least a couple of players who will never play a premier league match for us. It sounds cruel but it's a reality of that level of football. I'm not naming names as it's the wrong time and we should celebrate for many weeks to come. But whoever the unlucky ones are they should live like kings for the next few months.

So live big !! Make sure to stock up on the great memories and remember how it felt.

I wish them all a safe and enjoyable trip.
I wish them all well. I think they deserve it and if the club can afford it then its sound management and a generous gift from the executive level. They have provided inspiration and joy to thousands of people in Southampton for the last nine months. Well done and thank you. Bleating and moaning about their inflated wage levels is all very well but it is misplaced right now. It's a sad fact but worth remembering that for some of those players who played on Saturday it may have been their last match for Saints. If Nigel buys in over the summer (as he must surely do) then there will at least a couple of players who will never play a premier league match for us. It sounds cruel but it's a reality of that level of football. I'm not naming names as it's the wrong time and we should celebrate for many weeks to come. But whoever the unlucky ones are they should live like kings for the next few months. So live big !! Make sure to stock up on the great memories and remember how it felt. I wish them all a safe and enjoyable trip. Alicesdad
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9:47am Tue 1 May 12

milton road says...

Good post Alice's dad.

I think there will be a few. One or two who have been on the whole journey from day 1.
This is sad but inevitable and like you i would not like to say who.
They went to Vegas last year as well.
Good post Alice's dad. I think there will be a few. One or two who have been on the whole journey from day 1. This is sad but inevitable and like you i would not like to say who. They went to Vegas last year as well. milton road
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9:47am Tue 1 May 12

milton road says...

Good post Alice's dad.

I think there will be a few. One or two who have been on the whole journey from day 1.
This is sad but inevitable and like you i would not like to say who.
They went to Vegas last year as well.
Good post Alice's dad. I think there will be a few. One or two who have been on the whole journey from day 1. This is sad but inevitable and like you i would not like to say who. They went to Vegas last year as well. milton road
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10:04am Tue 1 May 12

newthm says...

rob the saint in NZ wrote:
Mr Cortese, I'm perfectly willing to make it my stop-over from NZ on the way back to Southampton - please!!!! Me, me, me!
Rob the Saint in NZ - You wouldnt happen to be Rob M who used to play cricket for Norwich Union from Grosvenor Square???
[quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: Mr Cortese, I'm perfectly willing to make it my stop-over from NZ on the way back to Southampton - please!!!! Me, me, me![/p][/quote]Rob the Saint in NZ - You wouldnt happen to be Rob M who used to play cricket for Norwich Union from Grosvenor Square??? newthm
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10:13am Tue 1 May 12

Confucious says...

ameliaS wrote:
Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.
Quite right too.

I appreciate St Marys was full of very satisfied, indeed overjoyed, customers on Saturday - and thousands of fans think they've had excellent value for money this season. But little thought is given to the likes of my Uncle Herbie, a season ticket holder, who likes to grumble all the time and has had a torrid time of it lately, though admittedly after a good run with two relegations etc. People often think he's very enthusiastic as he stands up most of the match even in the Kingsland, but that's only because, evidently like many of the Northam guys, he has very painful piles - a further source of much grumbling.

I told him he must learn to take the smooth with the rough, but like you, this Las Vegas thing has put him in a bit of a rage. He's sickened by the largesse dished out to the players - not one of whom, according to the records, has ever donated a single penny from their vast fortunes to the British Haemorrhoid Foundation.

Uncle Herbie doesn't seem to realise that the players' disgracefully selfish behaviour is in fact a blessing. I mean, if they all went off for the Summer to fight the malarial mosquito problem in Africa, he'd have nothing at all to complain about.

Anyhow, hopefully he will find some solace by remembering the experience of my Uncle Jiang in Las Vegas. He's such a chancer that he even gambled away his Mercedes 500 car! The people at Hertz were absolutely furious.
[quote][p][bold]ameliaS[/bold] wrote: Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.[/p][/quote]Quite right too. I appreciate St Marys was full of very satisfied, indeed overjoyed, customers on Saturday - and thousands of fans think they've had excellent value for money this season. But little thought is given to the likes of my Uncle Herbie, a season ticket holder, who likes to grumble all the time and has had a torrid time of it lately, though admittedly after a good run with two relegations etc. People often think he's very enthusiastic as he stands up most of the match even in the Kingsland, but that's only because, evidently like many of the Northam guys, he has very painful piles - a further source of much grumbling. I told him he must learn to take the smooth with the rough, but like you, this Las Vegas thing has put him in a bit of a rage. He's sickened by the largesse dished out to the players - not one of whom, according to the records, has ever donated a single penny from their vast fortunes to the British Haemorrhoid Foundation. Uncle Herbie doesn't seem to realise that the players' disgracefully selfish behaviour is in fact a blessing. I mean, if they all went off for the Summer to fight the malarial mosquito problem in Africa, he'd have nothing at all to complain about. Anyhow, hopefully he will find some solace by remembering the experience of my Uncle Jiang in Las Vegas. He's such a chancer that he even gambled away his Mercedes 500 car! The people at Hertz were absolutely furious. Confucious
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10:18am Tue 1 May 12

graeme37 says...

Good on em they deserve everything and a few days in vegas spot on. Was abit nervy with adkins interview afterwards saying about parting of the ways etc and cortese in the directors box after the match all smiles and hugs kelvin davis and it seemed like just a smile and a quick handshake for adkins Hope they aint had a barny
Good on em they deserve everything and a few days in vegas spot on. Was abit nervy with adkins interview afterwards saying about parting of the ways etc and cortese in the directors box after the match all smiles and hugs kelvin davis and it seemed like just a smile and a quick handshake for adkins Hope they aint had a barny graeme37
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10:24am Tue 1 May 12

ventnorsaint says...

" Congratulations all at St Mary's", have a fantastic holiday in Vegas players etc, relax and forget about football for a while.
I wonder if Alex Oxlade Chamberlin etc is thinking ...hummmmm? What if?
A'h well.
" Congratulations all at St Mary's", have a fantastic holiday in Vegas players etc, relax and forget about football for a while. I wonder if Alex Oxlade Chamberlin etc is thinking ...hummmmm? What if? A'h well. ventnorsaint
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10:29am Tue 1 May 12

graeme37 says...

Also its gonna be a great summer euro 2012, the Olympics, Pre season, Transfer Speculation, Before u know it the season will be here. Who does everybody want to be brought in by Saint Nigel, Me personally we need 2 defenders (RB,CB) also 2 midfielders (winger, CM) and a proven Goalscorer coz i believe barny and conners will be gone Thoughts please
Also its gonna be a great summer euro 2012, the Olympics, Pre season, Transfer Speculation, Before u know it the season will be here. Who does everybody want to be brought in by Saint Nigel, Me personally we need 2 defenders (RB,CB) also 2 midfielders (winger, CM) and a proven Goalscorer coz i believe barny and conners will be gone Thoughts please graeme37
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10:50am Tue 1 May 12

once a saint says...

Let's hope the loval non playing staff get rewarded as well, after all without their efforts we would not get the matchday experience we do at St Mary's.
COYR
Let's hope the loval non playing staff get rewarded as well, after all without their efforts we would not get the matchday experience we do at St Mary's. COYR once a saint
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11:01am Tue 1 May 12

dennytg says...

People shouldn't be so small minded. There's an old saying " There's no taste to nothing "
The players deserve all they can get. A footballers life is not very long. Last year, Nicola Cortese paid for the trip out of his own salary.
Before Saturdays' game, I don't think there wouldn't have been a single fan who have complained about the trip, if the result had been linked to the Vegas trip.
Let us wallow in the reflected glory of the players and staff for at least a couple of weeks before getting on the " Moaners Bus "
People shouldn't be so small minded. There's an old saying " There's no taste to nothing " The players deserve all they can get. A footballers life is not very long. Last year, Nicola Cortese paid for the trip out of his own salary. Before Saturdays' game, I don't think there wouldn't have been a single fan who have complained about the trip, if the result had been linked to the Vegas trip. Let us wallow in the reflected glory of the players and staff for at least a couple of weeks before getting on the " Moaners Bus " dennytg
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11:10am Tue 1 May 12

mr tein says...

All this for coming second. bah They should be in for extra training and the birch.
All this for coming second. bah They should be in for extra training and the birch. mr tein
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11:14am Tue 1 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Confucious wrote:
ameliaS wrote:
Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.
Quite right too.

I appreciate St Marys was full of very satisfied, indeed overjoyed, customers on Saturday - and thousands of fans think they've had excellent value for money this season. But little thought is given to the likes of my Uncle Herbie, a season ticket holder, who likes to grumble all the time and has had a torrid time of it lately, though admittedly after a good run with two relegations etc. People often think he's very enthusiastic as he stands up most of the match even in the Kingsland, but that's only because, evidently like many of the Northam guys, he has very painful piles - a further source of much grumbling.

I told him he must learn to take the smooth with the rough, but like you, this Las Vegas thing has put him in a bit of a rage. He's sickened by the largesse dished out to the players - not one of whom, according to the records, has ever donated a single penny from their vast fortunes to the British Haemorrhoid Foundation.

Uncle Herbie doesn't seem to realise that the players' disgracefully selfish behaviour is in fact a blessing. I mean, if they all went off for the Summer to fight the malarial mosquito problem in Africa, he'd have nothing at all to complain about.

Anyhow, hopefully he will find some solace by remembering the experience of my Uncle Jiang in Las Vegas. He's such a chancer that he even gambled away his Mercedes 500 car! The people at Hertz were absolutely furious.
I suppose piles of money is better than the alternative?
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ameliaS[/bold] wrote: Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.[/p][/quote]Quite right too. I appreciate St Marys was full of very satisfied, indeed overjoyed, customers on Saturday - and thousands of fans think they've had excellent value for money this season. But little thought is given to the likes of my Uncle Herbie, a season ticket holder, who likes to grumble all the time and has had a torrid time of it lately, though admittedly after a good run with two relegations etc. People often think he's very enthusiastic as he stands up most of the match even in the Kingsland, but that's only because, evidently like many of the Northam guys, he has very painful piles - a further source of much grumbling. I told him he must learn to take the smooth with the rough, but like you, this Las Vegas thing has put him in a bit of a rage. He's sickened by the largesse dished out to the players - not one of whom, according to the records, has ever donated a single penny from their vast fortunes to the British Haemorrhoid Foundation. Uncle Herbie doesn't seem to realise that the players' disgracefully selfish behaviour is in fact a blessing. I mean, if they all went off for the Summer to fight the malarial mosquito problem in Africa, he'd have nothing at all to complain about. Anyhow, hopefully he will find some solace by remembering the experience of my Uncle Jiang in Las Vegas. He's such a chancer that he even gambled away his Mercedes 500 car! The people at Hertz were absolutely furious.[/p][/quote]I suppose piles of money is better than the alternative? OSPREYSAINT
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11:17am Tue 1 May 12

Totton Ric says...

Say Hi to Elvis
Say Hi to Elvis Totton Ric
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11:19am Tue 1 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Yes, well deserved, hope they all behave themselves over there, too many bad boy footballers stories at the moment. The Press are looking for any excuse to sell their papers, and it doesn't matter how much truth is involved!
Yes, well deserved, hope they all behave themselves over there, too many bad boy footballers stories at the moment. The Press are looking for any excuse to sell their papers, and it doesn't matter how much truth is involved! OSPREYSAINT
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11:20am Tue 1 May 12

StudleySaint says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I wish them all well. I think they deserve it and if the club can afford it then its sound management and a generous gift from the executive level.

They have provided inspiration and joy to thousands of people in Southampton for the last nine months. Well done and thank you.

Bleating and moaning about their inflated wage levels is all very well but it is misplaced right now.

It's a sad fact but worth remembering that for some of those players who played on Saturday it may have been their last match for Saints. If Nigel buys in over the summer (as he must surely do) then there will at least a couple of players who will never play a premier league match for us. It sounds cruel but it's a reality of that level of football. I'm not naming names as it's the wrong time and we should celebrate for many weeks to come. But whoever the unlucky ones are they should live like kings for the next few months.

So live big !! Make sure to stock up on the great memories and remember how it felt.

I wish them all a safe and enjoyable trip.
Absolutely agree. Managed to meet the players in the hospitality corridor post match. For David Connelly and Jaidi it looks unlikely they will be playing in the Prem. They looked a bit forlorn. Enjoy Vegas as a thank you from us all.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I wish them all well. I think they deserve it and if the club can afford it then its sound management and a generous gift from the executive level. They have provided inspiration and joy to thousands of people in Southampton for the last nine months. Well done and thank you. Bleating and moaning about their inflated wage levels is all very well but it is misplaced right now. It's a sad fact but worth remembering that for some of those players who played on Saturday it may have been their last match for Saints. If Nigel buys in over the summer (as he must surely do) then there will at least a couple of players who will never play a premier league match for us. It sounds cruel but it's a reality of that level of football. I'm not naming names as it's the wrong time and we should celebrate for many weeks to come. But whoever the unlucky ones are they should live like kings for the next few months. So live big !! Make sure to stock up on the great memories and remember how it felt. I wish them all a safe and enjoyable trip.[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree. Managed to meet the players in the hospitality corridor post match. For David Connelly and Jaidi it looks unlikely they will be playing in the Prem. They looked a bit forlorn. Enjoy Vegas as a thank you from us all. StudleySaint
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11:21am Tue 1 May 12

Alty Saint says...

ameliaS wrote:
Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.
Yawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ameliaS[/bold] wrote: Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.[/p][/quote]Yawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! Alty Saint
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11:21am Tue 1 May 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

newthm wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
Mr Cortese, I'm perfectly willing to make it my stop-over from NZ on the way back to Southampton - please!!!! Me, me, me!
Rob the Saint in NZ - You wouldnt happen to be Rob M who used to play cricket for Norwich Union from Grosvenor Square???
Yep, that's me!

I'm back on May 23rd - is the cricket team still going?

Some say I shouldn't be allowed back in the country, as since I left we have won the JPT at Wembley & won 2 promotions!

Ah well, the flight's booked & I'm on my way. Anyway, I don't believe in omens or superstitions.

Oh bugger, there goes a mirror, a load of salt & watch that ladder & that black cat!

COYR!!
[quote][p][bold]newthm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: Mr Cortese, I'm perfectly willing to make it my stop-over from NZ on the way back to Southampton - please!!!! Me, me, me![/p][/quote]Rob the Saint in NZ - You wouldnt happen to be Rob M who used to play cricket for Norwich Union from Grosvenor Square???[/p][/quote]Yep, that's me! I'm back on May 23rd - is the cricket team still going? Some say I shouldn't be allowed back in the country, as since I left we have won the JPT at Wembley & won 2 promotions! Ah well, the flight's booked & I'm on my way. Anyway, I don't believe in omens or superstitions. Oh bugger, there goes a mirror, a load of salt & watch that ladder & that black cat! COYR!! rob the saint in NZ
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11:21am Tue 1 May 12

oldtimesaint says...

someone has posted on twitter that they have had an email saying announcement on season tickets towrds the end of May
someone has posted on twitter that they have had an email saying announcement on season tickets towrds the end of May oldtimesaint
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11:27am Tue 1 May 12

randre says...

ameliaS wrote:
Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.
I think everybody should be rewarded for reaching targets and achieving something extra special. I don't begrudge anybody of earning good money or being given an extra incentive for a job well done.

For the smile these players have put on our faces this year I for one am delighted for them, they deserve it. If the owners of Southampton want to reward their staff for a job well done, then it is their perogative, the same as any company. I am really pleased that the chairman and owners of SFC have appreciated what their team has done. It did no harm last year!!

Well done Saints... Good on ya!
[quote][p][bold]ameliaS[/bold] wrote: Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.[/p][/quote]I think everybody should be rewarded for reaching targets and achieving something extra special. I don't begrudge anybody of earning good money or being given an extra incentive for a job well done. For the smile these players have put on our faces this year I for one am delighted for them, they deserve it. If the owners of Southampton want to reward their staff for a job well done, then it is their perogative, the same as any company. I am really pleased that the chairman and owners of SFC have appreciated what their team has done. It did no harm last year!! Well done Saints... Good on ya! randre
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11:30am Tue 1 May 12

gladbachsaint says...

There is a link with p*mp*y here - our team is going to 'Las' Vegas for a holiday and p*mp*y have signed 'Johnny' Vegas as fitness and conditioning coach.
There is a link with p*mp*y here - our team is going to 'Las' Vegas for a holiday and p*mp*y have signed 'Johnny' Vegas as fitness and conditioning coach. gladbachsaint
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11:38am Tue 1 May 12

sorensaint says...

Totally deserved, well done to all players, NA, NC and all the staff for giving it everything to make sure we went back up! I am soooooooooo disappointed to read on here that someone feel that it is insensitive and inapropriate to send the boys and girls over to Vegas following our promotion????? Honestly mate.............get a life!!! COYRs you are heros and enjoy yourselves thoroughly.
Totally deserved, well done to all players, NA, NC and all the staff for giving it everything to make sure we went back up! I am soooooooooo disappointed to read on here that someone feel that it is insensitive and inapropriate to send the boys and girls over to Vegas following our promotion????? Honestly mate.............get a life!!! COYRs you are heros and enjoy yourselves thoroughly. sorensaint
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11:44am Tue 1 May 12

sorensaint says...

randre wrote:
ameliaS wrote: Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.
I think everybody should be rewarded for reaching targets and achieving something extra special. I don't begrudge anybody of earning good money or being given an extra incentive for a job well done. For the smile these players have put on our faces this year I for one am delighted for them, they deserve it. If the owners of Southampton want to reward their staff for a job well done, then it is their perogative, the same as any company. I am really pleased that the chairman and owners of SFC have appreciated what their team has done. It did no harm last year!! Well done Saints... Good on ya!
100% back the boys Vegas trip too! In fact......Id gladly buy them all a pint to show my appreciation for what they have done this season. We just have to remember that there are some people who live on slightly different planets..........the
y just have to be ignored at times. Well done the Saints!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ameliaS[/bold] wrote: Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.[/p][/quote]I think everybody should be rewarded for reaching targets and achieving something extra special. I don't begrudge anybody of earning good money or being given an extra incentive for a job well done. For the smile these players have put on our faces this year I for one am delighted for them, they deserve it. If the owners of Southampton want to reward their staff for a job well done, then it is their perogative, the same as any company. I am really pleased that the chairman and owners of SFC have appreciated what their team has done. It did no harm last year!! Well done Saints... Good on ya![/p][/quote]100% back the boys Vegas trip too! In fact......Id gladly buy them all a pint to show my appreciation for what they have done this season. We just have to remember that there are some people who live on slightly different planets..........the y just have to be ignored at times. Well done the Saints!!!!! sorensaint
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11:56am Tue 1 May 12

batesieboy says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
In some respects this is all very well - but the cost will go on the price of tickets next season...as someone has to pay for it!
Don't get me wrong - but on the sort of money they are on, why don't the players fund the trip themselves?
What about the "fans" celebrations - we had to fund these ourselves...and it wasn't cheap!
I'm beginning to finded bruises I didn't know existed on Saturday or Sunday - what's all that about?
Were you in Bangkok with me, Yorkie. If so, I might be able to explain some of them
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: In some respects this is all very well - but the cost will go on the price of tickets next season...as someone has to pay for it! Don't get me wrong - but on the sort of money they are on, why don't the players fund the trip themselves? What about the "fans" celebrations - we had to fund these ourselves...and it wasn't cheap! I'm beginning to finded bruises I didn't know existed on Saturday or Sunday - what's all that about?[/p][/quote]Were you in Bangkok with me, Yorkie. If so, I might be able to explain some of them batesieboy
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11:59am Tue 1 May 12

redduke says...

Season tickets:
let's hope all of us who have renewed every year during our drop down 2 divs get a little reward with prices held at this season's level. Let the 'johnny come latelys' cough up the big money. (I know.........it ain't gonna happen!)
Season tickets: let's hope all of us who have renewed every year during our drop down 2 divs get a little reward with prices held at this season's level. Let the 'johnny come latelys' cough up the big money. (I know.........it ain't gonna happen!) redduke
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12:01pm Tue 1 May 12

batesieboy says...

Confucious wrote:
ameliaS wrote:
Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.
Quite right too.

I appreciate St Marys was full of very satisfied, indeed overjoyed, customers on Saturday - and thousands of fans think they've had excellent value for money this season. But little thought is given to the likes of my Uncle Herbie, a season ticket holder, who likes to grumble all the time and has had a torrid time of it lately, though admittedly after a good run with two relegations etc. People often think he's very enthusiastic as he stands up most of the match even in the Kingsland, but that's only because, evidently like many of the Northam guys, he has very painful piles - a further source of much grumbling.

I told him he must learn to take the smooth with the rough, but like you, this Las Vegas thing has put him in a bit of a rage. He's sickened by the largesse dished out to the players - not one of whom, according to the records, has ever donated a single penny from their vast fortunes to the British Haemorrhoid Foundation.

Uncle Herbie doesn't seem to realise that the players' disgracefully selfish behaviour is in fact a blessing. I mean, if they all went off for the Summer to fight the malarial mosquito problem in Africa, he'd have nothing at all to complain about.

Anyhow, hopefully he will find some solace by remembering the experience of my Uncle Jiang in Las Vegas. He's such a chancer that he even gambled away his Mercedes 500 car! The people at Hertz were absolutely furious.
Quality! (As usual)
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ameliaS[/bold] wrote: Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.[/p][/quote]Quite right too. I appreciate St Marys was full of very satisfied, indeed overjoyed, customers on Saturday - and thousands of fans think they've had excellent value for money this season. But little thought is given to the likes of my Uncle Herbie, a season ticket holder, who likes to grumble all the time and has had a torrid time of it lately, though admittedly after a good run with two relegations etc. People often think he's very enthusiastic as he stands up most of the match even in the Kingsland, but that's only because, evidently like many of the Northam guys, he has very painful piles - a further source of much grumbling. I told him he must learn to take the smooth with the rough, but like you, this Las Vegas thing has put him in a bit of a rage. He's sickened by the largesse dished out to the players - not one of whom, according to the records, has ever donated a single penny from their vast fortunes to the British Haemorrhoid Foundation. Uncle Herbie doesn't seem to realise that the players' disgracefully selfish behaviour is in fact a blessing. I mean, if they all went off for the Summer to fight the malarial mosquito problem in Africa, he'd have nothing at all to complain about. Anyhow, hopefully he will find some solace by remembering the experience of my Uncle Jiang in Las Vegas. He's such a chancer that he even gambled away his Mercedes 500 car! The people at Hertz were absolutely furious.[/p][/quote]Quality! (As usual) batesieboy
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12:05pm Tue 1 May 12

stmalcolm says...

Southampton boy wrote:
This is great news as I feel the players have done a great job once again, but is there going to be a party at St Mary's for us fans to attend to see our hero's and to be able to give them a send off to Los Vegas may be put on a BBQ for us FANs would be nice.
When do you think they will give us the price for next season tickets ! still going to miss football over summer no Saints
Surely the international football tournament will be a great time to celebrate ?
[quote][p][bold]Southampton boy[/bold] wrote: This is great news as I feel the players have done a great job once again, but is there going to be a party at St Mary's for us fans to attend to see our hero's and to be able to give them a send off to Los Vegas may be put on a BBQ for us FANs would be nice. When do you think they will give us the price for next season tickets ! still going to miss football over summer no Saints[/p][/quote]Surely the international football tournament will be a great time to celebrate ? stmalcolm
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12:12pm Tue 1 May 12

newthm says...

rob the saint in NZ wrote:
newthm wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote: Mr Cortese, I'm perfectly willing to make it my stop-over from NZ on the way back to Southampton - please!!!! Me, me, me!
Rob the Saint in NZ - You wouldnt happen to be Rob M who used to play cricket for Norwich Union from Grosvenor Square???
Yep, that's me! I'm back on May 23rd - is the cricket team still going? Some say I shouldn't be allowed back in the country, as since I left we have won the JPT at Wembley & won 2 promotions! Ah well, the flight's booked & I'm on my way. Anyway, I don't believe in omens or superstitions. Oh bugger, there goes a mirror, a load of salt & watch that ladder & that black cat! COYR!!
Lol, small world.... Yeah its still going...

How long are you back for? Want me to try and fit you in for a game?
[quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]newthm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: Mr Cortese, I'm perfectly willing to make it my stop-over from NZ on the way back to Southampton - please!!!! Me, me, me![/p][/quote]Rob the Saint in NZ - You wouldnt happen to be Rob M who used to play cricket for Norwich Union from Grosvenor Square???[/p][/quote]Yep, that's me! I'm back on May 23rd - is the cricket team still going? Some say I shouldn't be allowed back in the country, as since I left we have won the JPT at Wembley & won 2 promotions! Ah well, the flight's booked & I'm on my way. Anyway, I don't believe in omens or superstitions. Oh bugger, there goes a mirror, a load of salt & watch that ladder & that black cat! COYR!![/p][/quote]Lol, small world.... Yeah its still going... How long are you back for? Want me to try and fit you in for a game? newthm
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12:12pm Tue 1 May 12

SaintRachel says...

Viva Las Vegas!
Viva Las Vegas! SaintRachel
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12:23pm Tue 1 May 12

sorensaint says...

Perhaps this will be the early release of The Hangover Part III........... "Hey watch it pervert" Calm down Alan........"Hes getting pretty close to my shaft" PMSL
Perhaps this will be the early release of The Hangover Part III........... "Hey watch it pervert" Calm down Alan........"Hes getting pretty close to my shaft" PMSL sorensaint
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12:27pm Tue 1 May 12

BlandfordSaint says...

Where will they go when we win prem
Where will they go when we win prem BlandfordSaint
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12:52pm Tue 1 May 12

warrens 76 says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
In some respects this is all very well - but the cost will go on the price of tickets next season...as someone has to pay for it!
Don't get me wrong - but on the sort of money they are on, why don't the players fund the trip themselves?
What about the "fans" celebrations - we had to fund these ourselves...and it wasn't cheap!
I'm beginning to finded bruises I didn't know existed on Saturday or Sunday - what's all that about?
"are you serious"
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: In some respects this is all very well - but the cost will go on the price of tickets next season...as someone has to pay for it! Don't get me wrong - but on the sort of money they are on, why don't the players fund the trip themselves? What about the "fans" celebrations - we had to fund these ourselves...and it wasn't cheap! I'm beginning to finded bruises I didn't know existed on Saturday or Sunday - what's all that about?[/p][/quote]"are you serious" warrens 76
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12:58pm Tue 1 May 12

doreron says...

Good, can I go too?
Good, can I go too? doreron
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1:28pm Tue 1 May 12

redsnapper says...

ameliaS wrote:
Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.
Amelia , I completely disagree, there is nothing obscene and insensitive about the trip.

This squad were all kids once but they just aimed higher and/or were born with a single minded determination to succeed.
They have worked hard and played hard, giving up most weekends, and have been watched live by up to about 800,000 over a whole season home and away. They are in the entertainment business and the career can be shortlived.The rewards are in line with what others are getting.

This squad have qualities that kids can admire and learn from,most kids who say "I want" ..do very little for what they get anyway.
[quote][p][bold]ameliaS[/bold] wrote: Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.[/p][/quote]Amelia , I completely disagree, there is nothing obscene and insensitive about the trip. This squad were all kids once but they just aimed higher and/or were born with a single minded determination to succeed. They have worked hard and played hard, giving up most weekends, and have been watched live by up to about 800,000 over a whole season home and away. They are in the entertainment business and the career can be shortlived.The rewards are in line with what others are getting. This squad have qualities that kids can admire and learn from,most kids who say "I want" ..do very little for what they get anyway. redsnapper
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1:33pm Tue 1 May 12

Redrobbo says...

If my 'team' had secured £90 millions pounds for the company I think I would expect them to be rewarded by the company. The team spirit amongst the current Saints team is what achieved back to back promotions. This spirirt is in no small part what Nigel Adkins is about, so if the cost of a trip to Vegas helps in making that bond even stronger then it is money well spent.
If my 'team' had secured £90 millions pounds for the company I think I would expect them to be rewarded by the company. The team spirit amongst the current Saints team is what achieved back to back promotions. This spirirt is in no small part what Nigel Adkins is about, so if the cost of a trip to Vegas helps in making that bond even stronger then it is money well spent. Redrobbo
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1:46pm Tue 1 May 12

truelysaints says...

To all those fans who have not had an invite to go Las Vegas, I give you this consolation prize:
MICHAEL APPLETON fears losing EVERY player in his 18-man Portsmouth squad following relegation to League One.
To all those fans who have not had an invite to go Las Vegas, I give you this consolation prize: MICHAEL APPLETON fears losing EVERY player in his 18-man Portsmouth squad following relegation to League One. truelysaints
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2:08pm Tue 1 May 12

St. Curious Chimp says...

ameliaS wrote:
Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.
ameliaS ..... priceless comment ...... are you really that retarded you felt the need to write something of no importance ??? i know your entitled to your views ... but really ??? was that comment really worth the effort ?
[quote][p][bold]ameliaS[/bold] wrote: Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.[/p][/quote]ameliaS ..... priceless comment ...... are you really that retarded you felt the need to write something of no importance ??? i know your entitled to your views ... but really ??? was that comment really worth the effort ? St. Curious Chimp
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2:18pm Tue 1 May 12

ghk230473 says...

St. Curious Chimp wrote:
ameliaS wrote:
Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.
ameliaS ..... priceless comment ...... are you really that retarded you felt the need to write something of no importance ??? i know your entitled to your views ... but really ??? was that comment really worth the effort ?
I think it's a worthy comment and sparked opinion. I wouldn't begrudge the players and staff a bonus, however I would like to see season ticket holders and away support also rewarded. I am not 1 of those but I have to say our support the past 3 years has been fantastic. The club should look at data base and make an offer to those fans that deserve it.
[quote][p][bold]St. Curious Chimp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ameliaS[/bold] wrote: Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.[/p][/quote]ameliaS ..... priceless comment ...... are you really that retarded you felt the need to write something of no importance ??? i know your entitled to your views ... but really ??? was that comment really worth the effort ?[/p][/quote]I think it's a worthy comment and sparked opinion. I wouldn't begrudge the players and staff a bonus, however I would like to see season ticket holders and away support also rewarded. I am not 1 of those but I have to say our support the past 3 years has been fantastic. The club should look at data base and make an offer to those fans that deserve it. ghk230473
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2:23pm Tue 1 May 12

St. Curious Chimp says...

ghk230473 wrote:
St. Curious Chimp wrote:
ameliaS wrote:
Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.
ameliaS ..... priceless comment ...... are you really that retarded you felt the need to write something of no importance ??? i know your entitled to your views ... but really ??? was that comment really worth the effort ?
I think it's a worthy comment and sparked opinion. I wouldn't begrudge the players and staff a bonus, however I would like to see season ticket holders and away support also rewarded. I am not 1 of those but I have to say our support the past 3 years has been fantastic. The club should look at data base and make an offer to those fans that deserve it.
personally i don't agree, i worry about what is going on in my own backyard and not others, if the club decide to reward the players in any form they choose then who are we to judge ?
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St. Curious Chimp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ameliaS[/bold] wrote: Sorry to rain on the parade but I can hardly believe what I'm reading. The players have done their job and done it well; that's what they are paid for. Particulary in the present climate, when many fans will be lucky to get a weekend in Bournemouth this year I think the idea of them swanning off to America is obscene and insensitive. It also sets people's expectation levels at unrealistic heights. No wonder our kids ask "What do I get if...., I want this..... etc. The players receive more than enough reward - and don't forget, a team and coach are only as good as the last match.[/p][/quote]ameliaS ..... priceless comment ...... are you really that retarded you felt the need to write something of no importance ??? i know your entitled to your views ... but really ??? was that comment really worth the effort ?[/p][/quote]I think it's a worthy comment and sparked opinion. I wouldn't begrudge the players and staff a bonus, however I would like to see season ticket holders and away support also rewarded. I am not 1 of those but I have to say our support the past 3 years has been fantastic. The club should look at data base and make an offer to those fans that deserve it.[/p][/quote]personally i don't agree, i worry about what is going on in my own backyard and not others, if the club decide to reward the players in any form they choose then who are we to judge ? St. Curious Chimp
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2:35pm Tue 1 May 12

george chivers says...

Even though the club have organised a day trip to Hayling Island with a fish supper thrown in.

The lady on the mobility scooter is paying!
Even though the club have organised a day trip to Hayling Island with a fish supper thrown in. The lady on the mobility scooter is paying! george chivers
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2:39pm Tue 1 May 12

george chivers says...

truelysaints wrote:
To all those fans who have not had an invite to go Las Vegas, I give you this consolation prize:
MICHAEL APPLETON fears losing EVERY player in his 18-man Portsmouth squad following relegation to League One.
But the club have organised a day trip to Hayling Island with a fish supper thrown in.

The lady on the mobility scooter is paying. Or is it Seedhouse?
[quote][p][bold]truelysaints[/bold] wrote: To all those fans who have not had an invite to go Las Vegas, I give you this consolation prize: MICHAEL APPLETON fears losing EVERY player in his 18-man Portsmouth squad following relegation to League One.[/p][/quote]But the club have organised a day trip to Hayling Island with a fish supper thrown in. The lady on the mobility scooter is paying. Or is it Seedhouse? george chivers
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3:42pm Tue 1 May 12

milton road says...

See on BBC Adkins says he will stay at Saints a long time, he is very happy.
Also says there will not be a major overhaul, a few players in and starting to bring the young players through.
See on BBC Adkins says he will stay at Saints a long time, he is very happy. Also says there will not be a major overhaul, a few players in and starting to bring the young players through. milton road
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9:54pm Tue 1 May 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

newthm wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
newthm wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote: Mr Cortese, I'm perfectly willing to make it my stop-over from NZ on the way back to Southampton - please!!!! Me, me, me!
Rob the Saint in NZ - You wouldnt happen to be Rob M who used to play cricket for Norwich Union from Grosvenor Square???
Yep, that's me! I'm back on May 23rd - is the cricket team still going? Some say I shouldn't be allowed back in the country, as since I left we have won the JPT at Wembley & won 2 promotions! Ah well, the flight's booked & I'm on my way. Anyway, I don't believe in omens or superstitions. Oh bugger, there goes a mirror, a load of salt & watch that ladder & that black cat! COYR!!
Lol, small world.... Yeah its still going... How long are you back for? Want me to try and fit you in for a game?
Back for good.

Always up for a game if you're short of players any time!
[quote][p][bold]newthm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]newthm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: Mr Cortese, I'm perfectly willing to make it my stop-over from NZ on the way back to Southampton - please!!!! Me, me, me![/p][/quote]Rob the Saint in NZ - You wouldnt happen to be Rob M who used to play cricket for Norwich Union from Grosvenor Square???[/p][/quote]Yep, that's me! I'm back on May 23rd - is the cricket team still going? Some say I shouldn't be allowed back in the country, as since I left we have won the JPT at Wembley & won 2 promotions! Ah well, the flight's booked & I'm on my way. Anyway, I don't believe in omens or superstitions. Oh bugger, there goes a mirror, a load of salt & watch that ladder & that black cat! COYR!![/p][/quote]Lol, small world.... Yeah its still going... How long are you back for? Want me to try and fit you in for a game?[/p][/quote]Back for good. Always up for a game if you're short of players any time! rob the saint in NZ
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