Saints release big-name stars

Daily Echo: David Connolly David Connolly

SAINTS have announced their annual retained list - with all of the club's out-of-contract first-team players being released.

David Connolly, Bartosz Bialkowski and Lee Holmes have been informed they will be let go, with their deals expiring this summer, and are now free to look for other clubs.

As expected, Radhi Jaidi, has confirmed his retirement from playing, although he is expected to be retained in some capacity by Saints, with further details to be announced on Monday.

Ryan Doble, Harlee Dean and Aarran Racine have also been released, as have scholars Jack Dovey, Steve Mowthorpe, Conor O'Sullivan and Dan Bowman.

A statement on the club's website said: "Southampton Football Club would like to thank all of the players released for their dedicated service to the club."

Academy players James Ward-Prowse, Calum Chambers, Luke Shaw and Jack Stephens will all be officially promoted to the first-team next season.

Also, four scholars - Matt Young, Joe Curtis, Bevis Mugabi and Chris Johns - have been offered professional deals, while under-16s captain Jason McCarthy has accepted a scholarship and professional contract.

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8:14am Sat 19 May 12

WAPA PIE GO says...

Good Good as expected, so we will be seeing a new keeper at least.
Good Good as expected, so we will be seeing a new keeper at least. WAPA PIE GO
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8:22am Sat 19 May 12

bobbystokeslovechild says...

Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.
Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin. bobbystokeslovechild
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8:26am Sat 19 May 12

St Retford says...

Massive thanks and good luck to all of them.
Massive thanks and good luck to all of them. St Retford
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8:31am Sat 19 May 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

good luck jedi, my fondest memory will allways be the 96th miniute equaliser at carlisle!
I hope bart gets a club, the treatment he recieved from some was out of order.
conners if he can stay fit and holmes should get new clubs.

onwards and upwards, COUR FOP!
good luck jedi, my fondest memory will allways be the 96th miniute equaliser at carlisle! I hope bart gets a club, the treatment he recieved from some was out of order. conners if he can stay fit and holmes should get new clubs. onwards and upwards, COUR FOP! worried of n e hampshire
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8:33am Sat 19 May 12

Dickosfc says...

Shame about Bart. I always thought he was one for the future until the Blackpool game. Think he will curse that game.
Shame about Bart. I always thought he was one for the future until the Blackpool game. Think he will curse that game. Dickosfc
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8:46am Sat 19 May 12

Rackers73 says...

No real surprise (except maybe Bart). Expect thier replacements to be prem quality.

Thanks to all those leaving an good luck in thier future careers.
No real surprise (except maybe Bart). Expect thier replacements to be prem quality. Thanks to all those leaving an good luck in thier future careers. Rackers73
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8:48am Sat 19 May 12

Saint_rob says...

Shame to see them go especially
Bart & Conners. But we must move on we are now at a much higher level.
Good luck to them all and a BIG thank you from all Saints fans.
Shame to see them go especially Bart & Conners. But we must move on we are now at a much higher level. Good luck to them all and a BIG thank you from all Saints fans. Saint_rob
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8:48am Sat 19 May 12

The Grinch says...

Good luck Bart, I still believe you are a great goalkeeper and needed regular first team football - which hopefully you will now get with a new club!

All the best!

Thank you Radhi and David for your contributions too!
Good luck Bart, I still believe you are a great goalkeeper and needed regular first team football - which hopefully you will now get with a new club! All the best! Thank you Radhi and David for your contributions too! The Grinch
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8:48am Sat 19 May 12

AKA The Saint says...

No surprises with those released, Bart confidence just seemed shot to pieces in the Blackpool game, he didn't know when to kick it catch it! Just needs to play regular 1st football somewhere down the leagues to get his confidence up and he may come back.

Does this mean the likes of Harding, Butterfield, Hammond will be getting new contracts and staying on for the Prem? Nigel may want them as squad players, but we'll still need to add some quality. Can't see these starting games. Dan & Danny are good backups but I would have let Dean go. Midfield will be cruical next season, so we need a premiership old head to play alongside Morgan or Corky. David Dunn perhaps to join Paul Robinson on free's?

Hope Blackpool make it up today, would be good to see Holloway etal back in there with us, better than old boring Uncle Sam!
No surprises with those released, Bart confidence just seemed shot to pieces in the Blackpool game, he didn't know when to kick it catch it! Just needs to play regular 1st football somewhere down the leagues to get his confidence up and he may come back. Does this mean the likes of Harding, Butterfield, Hammond will be getting new contracts and staying on for the Prem? Nigel may want them as squad players, but we'll still need to add some quality. Can't see these starting games. Dan & Danny are good backups but I would have let Dean go. Midfield will be cruical next season, so we need a premiership old head to play alongside Morgan or Corky. David Dunn perhaps to join Paul Robinson on free's? Hope Blackpool make it up today, would be good to see Holloway etal back in there with us, better than old boring Uncle Sam! AKA The Saint
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8:49am Sat 19 May 12

Rackers73 says...

bobbystokeslovechild wrote:
Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.
Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures!
[quote][p][bold]bobbystokeslovechild[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.[/p][/quote]Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures! Rackers73
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8:55am Sat 19 May 12

ButtyIoWSaint says...

Agreed Dickosfc.
Hopefully Bart will get a good move & finally prove himself to be a good keeper.
Thank you Bart and good luck for the future.
Agreed Dickosfc. Hopefully Bart will get a good move & finally prove himself to be a good keeper. Thank you Bart and good luck for the future. ButtyIoWSaint
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8:56am Sat 19 May 12

mack chinnon says...

No mention of Ben Reeves. I thought he was out of contract this summer.
No mention of Ben Reeves. I thought he was out of contract this summer. mack chinnon
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8:58am Sat 19 May 12

Sally Hamilton Original says...

Robinson on a free seems a good shout too! I still would like to see Ince, Matt Phillips, Jarvis, Robinson and a decent centre back as cover... plus loan AOC!
Robinson on a free seems a good shout too! I still would like to see Ince, Matt Phillips, Jarvis, Robinson and a decent centre back as cover... plus loan AOC! Sally Hamilton Original
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9:09am Sat 19 May 12

billythesaint says...

I think Connelly deserves the biggest thank you. Surprised about Lee Holmes because he could have been good if stayed injury free and getting more games. When he went out on loan I heard he played well. But then again this is the worlds toughest league (arguably) that we are talking about. Bart was a sack of cack in that Blackpool game. Some keepers drop the odd catch or make a howler. He was woeful. You have to be ruthless and say goodbye. Will we fondly remember him in a couple of years? No. It shows a bit of ambition to let these players go and makes me quite excited at the fact we are getting a brand new keeper. Paul Robinson please. I think he's class. Keep forgetting it's only May, we won't sign anyone for a while so let us look forward to the Euros. Spain have lost Puyol and possibly Villa, Holland have a makeshift defence that doesn't keep as many clean sheets as it used to, and Balotelli will hopefully destroy his hotel causing a massive rift in the Italy squad! Just the Germans to worry about as usual.
I think Connelly deserves the biggest thank you. Surprised about Lee Holmes because he could have been good if stayed injury free and getting more games. When he went out on loan I heard he played well. But then again this is the worlds toughest league (arguably) that we are talking about. Bart was a sack of cack in that Blackpool game. Some keepers drop the odd catch or make a howler. He was woeful. You have to be ruthless and say goodbye. Will we fondly remember him in a couple of years? No. It shows a bit of ambition to let these players go and makes me quite excited at the fact we are getting a brand new keeper. Paul Robinson please. I think he's class. Keep forgetting it's only May, we won't sign anyone for a while so let us look forward to the Euros. Spain have lost Puyol and possibly Villa, Holland have a makeshift defence that doesn't keep as many clean sheets as it used to, and Balotelli will hopefully destroy his hotel causing a massive rift in the Italy squad! Just the Germans to worry about as usual. billythesaint
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9:16am Sat 19 May 12

Regent Saint says...

Sorry to see Bart go, he never seemed to regain the form he showed before he had that knee injury. I'm sure he will find a new club and make a good impression. I think we need 2 new keepers now though.
Sorry to see Bart go, he never seemed to regain the form he showed before he had that knee injury. I'm sure he will find a new club and make a good impression. I think we need 2 new keepers now though. Regent Saint
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9:22am Sat 19 May 12

Jayhamilton says...

What about the likes of Forte, Forecast, Dickson and Seabourne to mention a few? They hardly featured at all for us lately and cant see them any appearances next season. im guessing they're still under contract and when its up they will not be offered new ones?
What about the likes of Forte, Forecast, Dickson and Seabourne to mention a few? They hardly featured at all for us lately and cant see them any appearances next season. im guessing they're still under contract and when its up they will not be offered new ones? Jayhamilton
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9:31am Sat 19 May 12

St.Yorkie says...

Thanks for the effort and being part of the bigger picture at SFC.
I feel for all those released - but more than most Bart! He was clearly a popular member of the team, and although got his chance blew it. The fact we stopped having a keeper on the bench must have been worrying to him.
Good luck Bart, but please do not come back to haunt us.
Good luck to all those seeking new clubs - but I doubt if you will ever find one quite like "ours"!
Thanks for the effort and being part of the bigger picture at SFC. I feel for all those released - but more than most Bart! He was clearly a popular member of the team, and although got his chance blew it. The fact we stopped having a keeper on the bench must have been worrying to him. Good luck Bart, but please do not come back to haunt us. Good luck to all those seeking new clubs - but I doubt if you will ever find one quite like "ours"! St.Yorkie
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9:34am Sat 19 May 12

Chipster says...

Yep, deinately need a new keeper to keep KD honest! Not sure if Kelvin will become number 2 straight away, this I would feel would be unfair but time will tell.

We need to look at the full backs, the thought of Harding as an emergency right-back still gives me the shivers! Both Fox and Richardson need to raise they're game.

In midfield I'd like to see a lot more steel, at times we seem so weak in this area. Hammond and Spiderman can't gel when in the side together, or is it my imagination? Also as far as I am concerned the jury is still out on De Ridder, perhaps he could practice a bit more on his crosses. In fact he's not the only one guilty of this, there are quite a few who need to look at themselves in this department!

Up front we seem in reasonable shape, perhaps Billy could do with a bit more pace about him but thats my only critisism! Lee looks a very interesting prospect and it was a real shame he got injured just as he was becoming to blossom, def one to watch out for!

Anyway, I don't think we will see a repitition of the last two seasons, consolidation in the PL should be our target, anything else will be a big bonus! Can't wait for August! COYR's! FOP!
Yep, deinately need a new keeper to keep KD honest! Not sure if Kelvin will become number 2 straight away, this I would feel would be unfair but time will tell. We need to look at the full backs, the thought of Harding as an emergency right-back still gives me the shivers! Both Fox and Richardson need to raise they're game. In midfield I'd like to see a lot more steel, at times we seem so weak in this area. Hammond and Spiderman can't gel when in the side together, or is it my imagination? Also as far as I am concerned the jury is still out on De Ridder, perhaps he could practice a bit more on his crosses. In fact he's not the only one guilty of this, there are quite a few who need to look at themselves in this department! Up front we seem in reasonable shape, perhaps Billy could do with a bit more pace about him but thats my only critisism! Lee looks a very interesting prospect and it was a real shame he got injured just as he was becoming to blossom, def one to watch out for! Anyway, I don't think we will see a repitition of the last two seasons, consolidation in the PL should be our target, anything else will be a big bonus! Can't wait for August! COYR's! FOP! Chipster
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9:54am Sat 19 May 12

L.Thomo says...

Many thanks to eveyone for there part - shame to see them go.

Has anyone seen then Soloman Kalou is going on a free? What a replacement for Holmes - just putting it out there.
Many thanks to eveyone for there part - shame to see them go. Has anyone seen then Soloman Kalou is going on a free? What a replacement for Holmes - just putting it out there. L.Thomo
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9:59am Sat 19 May 12

RedArmy1 says...

Thank you to all the Players for their LOYALTY.

SAINTS FANS SALUTE YOU.

David Connolly will always be remembered for that goal against brighton at the withdean.

DC IS A LEGEND.

WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON ON ON.

1) New Keeper
2) New RB
3) New CB - to replace Jaidi
and challenge Jose Fonte.
4) Goal scoring Midfielder with Pace.
5) Striker (like Hooper) - out and out goal scorer and same mould as Rickie.

(Rickie may get injured etc)

Everything has been said and posted about AOC - could do with that type of Player now. He did not want to stay and I for one will not welcome him back.

His Dad is not a hate figure - but to say he is not popular is an Understatement. For his own safety - he would be better not to return to St Mary's.

PRIDE - PASSION - HONOUR

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.

RED AND WHITE. COYR.

p.s Start the Liquidizer asap.
Thank you to all the Players for their LOYALTY. SAINTS FANS SALUTE YOU. David Connolly will always be remembered for that goal against brighton at the withdean. DC IS A LEGEND. WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON ON ON. 1) New Keeper 2) New RB 3) New CB - to replace Jaidi and challenge Jose Fonte. 4) Goal scoring Midfielder with Pace. 5) Striker (like Hooper) - out and out goal scorer and same mould as Rickie. (Rickie may get injured etc) Everything has been said and posted about AOC - could do with that type of Player now. He did not want to stay and I for one will not welcome him back. His Dad is not a hate figure - but to say he is not popular is an Understatement. For his own safety - he would be better not to return to St Mary's. PRIDE - PASSION - HONOUR RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. RED AND WHITE. COYR. p.s Start the Liquidizer asap. RedArmy1
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10:00am Sat 19 May 12

chunkyrussell says...

The most positive part of this article is the promotion of young Saints talent. This will become more and more important in the future and I feel very proud of the Saints' youth.
The most positive part of this article is the promotion of young Saints talent. This will become more and more important in the future and I feel very proud of the Saints' youth. chunkyrussell
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10:08am Sat 19 May 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Jayhamilton wrote:
What about the likes of Forte, Forecast, Dickson and Seabourne to mention a few? They hardly featured at all for us lately and cant see them any appearances next season. im guessing they're still under contract and when its up they will not be offered new ones?
They should all go apart from Seaborne. He was playing very well until someone decided to cave his head in which is why you haven't seen him feature lately. Jury has to be out on him at the mo.
[quote][p][bold]Jayhamilton[/bold] wrote: What about the likes of Forte, Forecast, Dickson and Seabourne to mention a few? They hardly featured at all for us lately and cant see them any appearances next season. im guessing they're still under contract and when its up they will not be offered new ones?[/p][/quote]They should all go apart from Seaborne. He was playing very well until someone decided to cave his head in which is why you haven't seen him feature lately. Jury has to be out on him at the mo. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:11am Sat 19 May 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
Thank you to all the Players for their LOYALTY.

SAINTS FANS SALUTE YOU.

David Connolly will always be remembered for that goal against brighton at the withdean.

DC IS A LEGEND.

WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON ON ON.

1) New Keeper
2) New RB
3) New CB - to replace Jaidi
and challenge Jose Fonte.
4) Goal scoring Midfielder with Pace.
5) Striker (like Hooper) - out and out goal scorer and same mould as Rickie.

(Rickie may get injured etc)

Everything has been said and posted about AOC - could do with that type of Player now. He did not want to stay and I for one will not welcome him back.

His Dad is not a hate figure - but to say he is not popular is an Understatement. For his own safety - he would be better not to return to St Mary's.

PRIDE - PASSION - HONOUR

RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN.

RED AND WHITE. COYR.

p.s Start the Liquidizer asap.
That.
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: Thank you to all the Players for their LOYALTY. SAINTS FANS SALUTE YOU. David Connolly will always be remembered for that goal against brighton at the withdean. DC IS A LEGEND. WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON ON ON. 1) New Keeper 2) New RB 3) New CB - to replace Jaidi and challenge Jose Fonte. 4) Goal scoring Midfielder with Pace. 5) Striker (like Hooper) - out and out goal scorer and same mould as Rickie. (Rickie may get injured etc) Everything has been said and posted about AOC - could do with that type of Player now. He did not want to stay and I for one will not welcome him back. His Dad is not a hate figure - but to say he is not popular is an Understatement. For his own safety - he would be better not to return to St Mary's. PRIDE - PASSION - HONOUR RED ARMY. FIGHT AND WIN. RED AND WHITE. COYR. p.s Start the Liquidizer asap.[/p][/quote]That. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:25am Sat 19 May 12

Hobson82 says...

Rackers73 wrote:
bobbystokeslovechild wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.
Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures!
I have also read Jaskelinan from Bolton might be released, he could be a good addition. I know he's getting on a bit but still think he would do a good job in pushing Kelvin.
[quote][p][bold]Rackers73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobbystokeslovechild[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.[/p][/quote]Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures![/p][/quote]I have also read Jaskelinan from Bolton might be released, he could be a good addition. I know he's getting on a bit but still think he would do a good job in pushing Kelvin. Hobson82
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10:31am Sat 19 May 12

WobblyCat says...

Its all a bit sad but necessary. Huge thanks to all of them.
Its all a bit sad but necessary. Huge thanks to all of them. WobblyCat
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10:34am Sat 19 May 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Hobson82 wrote:
Rackers73 wrote:
bobbystokeslovechild wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.
Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures!
I have also read Jaskelinan from Bolton might be released, he could be a good addition. I know he's getting on a bit but still think he would do a good job in pushing Kelvin.
Jaaskelainen has been a top keeper during his very lengthy spell at Bolton. Given that Kelv is beginning to get towards the end of his career why would you bring in a 37 year old!?!?

The 25 year old Schmeichel would strike me as the sort of player and right age.
[quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rackers73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobbystokeslovechild[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.[/p][/quote]Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures![/p][/quote]I have also read Jaskelinan from Bolton might be released, he could be a good addition. I know he's getting on a bit but still think he would do a good job in pushing Kelvin.[/p][/quote]Jaaskelainen has been a top keeper during his very lengthy spell at Bolton. Given that Kelv is beginning to get towards the end of his career why would you bring in a 37 year old!?!? The 25 year old Schmeichel would strike me as the sort of player and right age. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:34am Sat 19 May 12

legod7 says...

If NA had any intention of keeping any of these players he would have offered them contracts BEFORE the end of the season. He did this with Lallana & Lambert. The other players who some people think should go, such as Forte & Forecast ,must still be on contract
If NA had any intention of keeping any of these players he would have offered them contracts BEFORE the end of the season. He did this with Lallana & Lambert. The other players who some people think should go, such as Forte & Forecast ,must still be on contract legod7
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10:35am Sat 19 May 12

george chivers says...

AKA The Saint wrote:
No surprises with those released, Bart confidence just seemed shot to pieces in the Blackpool game, he didn't know when to kick it catch it! Just needs to play regular 1st football somewhere down the leagues to get his confidence up and he may come back.

Does this mean the likes of Harding, Butterfield, Hammond will be getting new contracts and staying on for the Prem? Nigel may want them as squad players, but we'll still need to add some quality. Can't see these starting games. Dan & Danny are good backups but I would have let Dean go. Midfield will be cruical next season, so we need a premiership old head to play alongside Morgan or Corky. David Dunn perhaps to join Paul Robinson on free's?

Hope Blackpool make it up today, would be good to see Holloway etal back in there with us, better than old boring Uncle Sam!
Butterfield was given a one year extension about two months ago.
[quote][p][bold]AKA The Saint[/bold] wrote: No surprises with those released, Bart confidence just seemed shot to pieces in the Blackpool game, he didn't know when to kick it catch it! Just needs to play regular 1st football somewhere down the leagues to get his confidence up and he may come back. Does this mean the likes of Harding, Butterfield, Hammond will be getting new contracts and staying on for the Prem? Nigel may want them as squad players, but we'll still need to add some quality. Can't see these starting games. Dan & Danny are good backups but I would have let Dean go. Midfield will be cruical next season, so we need a premiership old head to play alongside Morgan or Corky. David Dunn perhaps to join Paul Robinson on free's? Hope Blackpool make it up today, would be good to see Holloway etal back in there with us, better than old boring Uncle Sam![/p][/quote]Butterfield was given a one year extension about two months ago. george chivers
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10:41am Sat 19 May 12

flashhart2000 says...

I hate to say goodbye to all these guys who served us well every success to them Bart you will be a great keeper #trust.
I think he would have defo be one for the future when he had a run in the team he was quite assured!
I hate to say goodbye to all these guys who served us well every success to them Bart you will be a great keeper #trust. I think he would have defo be one for the future when he had a run in the team he was quite assured! flashhart2000
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10:44am Sat 19 May 12

slugger says...

julian speroni from palace , quality keeper and young .
julian speroni from palace , quality keeper and young . slugger
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10:49am Sat 19 May 12

george chivers says...

Chipster wrote:
Yep, deinately need a new keeper to keep KD honest! Not sure if Kelvin will become number 2 straight away, this I would feel would be unfair but time will tell.

We need to look at the full backs, the thought of Harding as an emergency right-back still gives me the shivers! Both Fox and Richardson need to raise they're game.

In midfield I'd like to see a lot more steel, at times we seem so weak in this area. Hammond and Spiderman can't gel when in the side together, or is it my imagination? Also as far as I am concerned the jury is still out on De Ridder, perhaps he could practice a bit more on his crosses. In fact he's not the only one guilty of this, there are quite a few who need to look at themselves in this department!

Up front we seem in reasonable shape, perhaps Billy could do with a bit more pace about him but thats my only critisism! Lee looks a very interesting prospect and it was a real shame he got injured just as he was becoming to blossom, def one to watch out for!

Anyway, I don't think we will see a repitition of the last two seasons, consolidation in the PL should be our target, anything else will be a big bonus! Can't wait for August! COYR's! FOP!
I think the problem with Richardson and Fox is they are really wing backs and not full backs. Perhaps an option would be to buy a quick CB to put in between JF and JH and push Richardson and Fox 25 yards up the lines.

Very few teams play 442 in the Prem. Maybe we have to change? I also think we need two additional strikers, at the moment we have 3.5 if you include Guly.
[quote][p][bold]Chipster[/bold] wrote: Yep, deinately need a new keeper to keep KD honest! Not sure if Kelvin will become number 2 straight away, this I would feel would be unfair but time will tell. We need to look at the full backs, the thought of Harding as an emergency right-back still gives me the shivers! Both Fox and Richardson need to raise they're game. In midfield I'd like to see a lot more steel, at times we seem so weak in this area. Hammond and Spiderman can't gel when in the side together, or is it my imagination? Also as far as I am concerned the jury is still out on De Ridder, perhaps he could practice a bit more on his crosses. In fact he's not the only one guilty of this, there are quite a few who need to look at themselves in this department! Up front we seem in reasonable shape, perhaps Billy could do with a bit more pace about him but thats my only critisism! Lee looks a very interesting prospect and it was a real shame he got injured just as he was becoming to blossom, def one to watch out for! Anyway, I don't think we will see a repitition of the last two seasons, consolidation in the PL should be our target, anything else will be a big bonus! Can't wait for August! COYR's! FOP![/p][/quote]I think the problem with Richardson and Fox is they are really wing backs and not full backs. Perhaps an option would be to buy a quick CB to put in between JF and JH and push Richardson and Fox 25 yards up the lines. Very few teams play 442 in the Prem. Maybe we have to change? I also think we need two additional strikers, at the moment we have 3.5 if you include Guly. george chivers
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10:50am Sat 19 May 12

Mongoose says...

Sorry to see them go

This means at least

GK - Gordon
CB - Davies(Brum)
CM - Davis (Rangers)
WG - Jarvis
ST - Hooper

Okay 25 man squad - I,ll throw this out there

Davis, Gordon, Forecast
Richardson, Butterfield
Fox, Harding
Fonte, Hoover, Martin, Davies
Jarvis, Lallana, Guly, De Ridder
Cork, Spider, Chaplow, Hammond and Davis
Lambert, Lee, Sharp, Barnard and Hooper

We can release Forte and Dickson and and the kids as back up - your thoughts guys
Sorry to see them go This means at least GK - Gordon CB - Davies(Brum) CM - Davis (Rangers) WG - Jarvis ST - Hooper Okay 25 man squad - I,ll throw this out there Davis, Gordon, Forecast Richardson, Butterfield Fox, Harding Fonte, Hoover, Martin, Davies Jarvis, Lallana, Guly, De Ridder Cork, Spider, Chaplow, Hammond and Davis Lambert, Lee, Sharp, Barnard and Hooper We can release Forte and Dickson and and the kids as back up - your thoughts guys Mongoose
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10:50am Sat 19 May 12

Red n White says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Hobson82 wrote:
Rackers73 wrote:
bobbystokeslovechild wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.
Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures!
I have also read Jaskelinan from Bolton might be released, he could be a good addition. I know he's getting on a bit but still think he would do a good job in pushing Kelvin.
Jaaskelainen has been a top keeper during his very lengthy spell at Bolton. Given that Kelv is beginning to get towards the end of his career why would you bring in a 37 year old!?!? The 25 year old Schmeichel would strike me as the sort of player and right age.
I'd like to see us go for Ben Foster. He's had a good season on loan at West Brom, is 29, which isn't too old, and will be wanting to leave Birmingham as they didn't come up. It would depend on whether West Brom have an option in place to sign him, or whether the new manager wants him.

I wouldn't go for Gordon, Robinson or Jaaskelienen. Gordon seems injury prone, and isn't good enough for Sunderland, so why should he be good enough for us, and whilst I like the other two, they're getting on a bit, and both got relegated. Maybe a younger foreign keeper to come in?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rackers73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobbystokeslovechild[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.[/p][/quote]Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures![/p][/quote]I have also read Jaskelinan from Bolton might be released, he could be a good addition. I know he's getting on a bit but still think he would do a good job in pushing Kelvin.[/p][/quote]Jaaskelainen has been a top keeper during his very lengthy spell at Bolton. Given that Kelv is beginning to get towards the end of his career why would you bring in a 37 year old!?!? The 25 year old Schmeichel would strike me as the sort of player and right age.[/p][/quote]I'd like to see us go for Ben Foster. He's had a good season on loan at West Brom, is 29, which isn't too old, and will be wanting to leave Birmingham as they didn't come up. It would depend on whether West Brom have an option in place to sign him, or whether the new manager wants him. I wouldn't go for Gordon, Robinson or Jaaskelienen. Gordon seems injury prone, and isn't good enough for Sunderland, so why should he be good enough for us, and whilst I like the other two, they're getting on a bit, and both got relegated. Maybe a younger foreign keeper to come in? Red n White
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10:52am Sat 19 May 12

milton road says...

We need a young keeper like schemical. KD is a good keeper 35, we need someone to come in and prepare to take over,not take over. Robinson is 33, we want a keeper for the future.
De Canio will take Holmes to Swindon. He has already stated he wants him.
Forte, Forecast and Dickson are on contracts, so you sell rather than release.
Seabourne deserves a chance.
Those not wanted will not be in the 25.
Thanks to all those who are leaving.
Bart you need 1st team football.
A bit of confidence and you will do fine, good luck
We need a young keeper like schemical. KD is a good keeper 35, we need someone to come in and prepare to take over,not take over. Robinson is 33, we want a keeper for the future. De Canio will take Holmes to Swindon. He has already stated he wants him. Forte, Forecast and Dickson are on contracts, so you sell rather than release. Seabourne deserves a chance. Those not wanted will not be in the 25. Thanks to all those who are leaving. Bart you need 1st team football. A bit of confidence and you will do fine, good luck milton road
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10:55am Sat 19 May 12

RedArmy1 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Hobson82 wrote:
Rackers73 wrote:
bobbystokeslovechild wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.
Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures!
I have also read Jaskelinan from Bolton might be released, he could be a good addition. I know he's getting on a bit but still think he would do a good job in pushing Kelvin.
Jaaskelainen has been a top keeper during his very lengthy spell at Bolton. Given that Kelv is beginning to get towards the end of his career why would you bring in a 37 year old!?!?

The 25 year old Schmeichel would strike me as the sort of player and right age.
Schmeichel would get a warm welcome from me.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rackers73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobbystokeslovechild[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.[/p][/quote]Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures![/p][/quote]I have also read Jaskelinan from Bolton might be released, he could be a good addition. I know he's getting on a bit but still think he would do a good job in pushing Kelvin.[/p][/quote]Jaaskelainen has been a top keeper during his very lengthy spell at Bolton. Given that Kelv is beginning to get towards the end of his career why would you bring in a 37 year old!?!? The 25 year old Schmeichel would strike me as the sort of player and right age.[/p][/quote]Schmeichel would get a warm welcome from me. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY RedArmy1
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10:56am Sat 19 May 12

Condor Man says...

Bart blew his chance of a new contract when he nearly cost us the match against Blackpool. Craig Gordon would be a good signing if he could stay fit.
Bart blew his chance of a new contract when he nearly cost us the match against Blackpool. Craig Gordon would be a good signing if he could stay fit. Condor Man
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11:04am Sat 19 May 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Condor Man wrote:
Bart blew his chance of a new contract when he nearly cost us the match against Blackpool. Craig Gordon would be a good signing if he could stay fit.
That game brought the end of our amazing record of consecutive home wins and the beginning of a minor collapse at home. It cost us the title.
[quote][p][bold]Condor Man[/bold] wrote: Bart blew his chance of a new contract when he nearly cost us the match against Blackpool. Craig Gordon would be a good signing if he could stay fit.[/p][/quote]That game brought the end of our amazing record of consecutive home wins and the beginning of a minor collapse at home. It cost us the title. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:07am Sat 19 May 12

Ali-Dia-Barmy-Army says...

Imo next time we see Bart he will be playing in the champions league for some non descript central/eastern European side. And Holmes will probably one day get to the premier league as a club captain like Garry Monk or Simon Charlton.
Imo next time we see Bart he will be playing in the champions league for some non descript central/eastern European side. And Holmes will probably one day get to the premier league as a club captain like Garry Monk or Simon Charlton. Ali-Dia-Barmy-Army
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11:09am Sat 19 May 12

Confucious says...

slugger wrote:
julian speroni from palace , quality keeper and young .
The young Anderlecht keeper Bloek de Schott sounds the business to me.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: julian speroni from palace , quality keeper and young .[/p][/quote]The young Anderlecht keeper Bloek de Schott sounds the business to me. Confucious
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11:13am Sat 19 May 12

NikkkoNik says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Hobson82 wrote:
Rackers73 wrote:
bobbystokeslovechild wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.
Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures!
I have also read Jaskelinan from Bolton might be released, he could be a good addition. I know he's getting on a bit but still think he would do a good job in pushing Kelvin.
Jaaskelainen has been a top keeper during his very lengthy spell at Bolton. Given that Kelv is beginning to get towards the end of his career why would you bring in a 37 year old!?!?

The 25 year old Schmeichel would strike me as the sort of player and right age.
Schmeichel would get a warm welcome from me.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY
Schmeichel, Whittingham, Rodriguez, Davis, CB, 2 fast wingers/AM still to go, Barnyard, Seabourne,Forte,Hamm
ond,Dickerson. We need qulaity, depth, pace and a little more grit in midfield. The PL is fast and skillful and we will need many options, it will be a big step up.
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rackers73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobbystokeslovechild[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.[/p][/quote]Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures![/p][/quote]I have also read Jaskelinan from Bolton might be released, he could be a good addition. I know he's getting on a bit but still think he would do a good job in pushing Kelvin.[/p][/quote]Jaaskelainen has been a top keeper during his very lengthy spell at Bolton. Given that Kelv is beginning to get towards the end of his career why would you bring in a 37 year old!?!? The 25 year old Schmeichel would strike me as the sort of player and right age.[/p][/quote]Schmeichel would get a warm welcome from me. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY[/p][/quote]Schmeichel, Whittingham, Rodriguez, Davis, CB, 2 fast wingers/AM still to go, Barnyard, Seabourne,Forte,Hamm ond,Dickerson. We need qulaity, depth, pace and a little more grit in midfield. The PL is fast and skillful and we will need many options, it will be a big step up. NikkkoNik
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11:25am Sat 19 May 12

randre says...

Jayhamilton wrote:
What about the likes of Forte, Forecast, Dickson and Seabourne to mention a few? They hardly featured at all for us lately and cant see them any appearances next season. im guessing they're still under contract and when its up they will not be offered new ones?
Remember, this is a list of players out of contract who are being released. The others you mention are all under contract, so these could be sold at any point during the transfer window.
[quote][p][bold]Jayhamilton[/bold] wrote: What about the likes of Forte, Forecast, Dickson and Seabourne to mention a few? They hardly featured at all for us lately and cant see them any appearances next season. im guessing they're still under contract and when its up they will not be offered new ones?[/p][/quote]Remember, this is a list of players out of contract who are being released. The others you mention are all under contract, so these could be sold at any point during the transfer window. randre
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11:42am Sat 19 May 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

still no ST news?
still no ST news? worried of n e hampshire
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11:44am Sat 19 May 12

REP says...

What is happening with Puncheon, Barnard?
What is happening with Puncheon, Barnard? REP
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11:48am Sat 19 May 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

I heard milwall dont want puncheon now, Kenny Jacket reckons he is a disruptive influence, seems hard to believe??
I heard milwall dont want puncheon now, Kenny Jacket reckons he is a disruptive influence, seems hard to believe?? worried of n e hampshire
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11:51am Sat 19 May 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

and barnard is still efin ard!
and barnard is still efin ard! worried of n e hampshire
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12:08pm Sat 19 May 12

diver-1975 says...

bobbystokeslovechild wrote:
Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.
Gordon from Sunderland has been released.
[quote][p][bold]bobbystokeslovechild[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.[/p][/quote]Gordon from Sunderland has been released. diver-1975
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12:45pm Sat 19 May 12

Spudsaint says...

Chris Baird on a free from Fulham, Gylfi Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim and Michail Antonio from Reading would help to strengthen and provide cover - plus a goal scorer and keeper.
Chris Baird on a free from Fulham, Gylfi Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim and Michail Antonio from Reading would help to strengthen and provide cover - plus a goal scorer and keeper. Spudsaint
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12:48pm Sat 19 May 12

Condor Man says...

Spudsaint wrote:
Chris Baird on a free from Fulham, Gylfi Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim and Michail Antonio from Reading would help to strengthen and provide cover - plus a goal scorer and keeper.
If Baird can't get in the Fulham side why would we want him? Antonio's off to Sheffield Wednesday and Sigurdsson will be too expensive.
[quote][p][bold]Spudsaint[/bold] wrote: Chris Baird on a free from Fulham, Gylfi Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim and Michail Antonio from Reading would help to strengthen and provide cover - plus a goal scorer and keeper.[/p][/quote]If Baird can't get in the Fulham side why would we want him? Antonio's off to Sheffield Wednesday and Sigurdsson will be too expensive. Condor Man
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12:52pm Sat 19 May 12

bobbystokeslovechild says...

Red n White wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Hobson82 wrote:
Rackers73 wrote:
bobbystokeslovechild wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.
Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures!
I have also read Jaskelinan from Bolton might be released, he could be a good addition. I know he's getting on a bit but still think he would do a good job in pushing Kelvin.
Jaaskelainen has been a top keeper during his very lengthy spell at Bolton. Given that Kelv is beginning to get towards the end of his career why would you bring in a 37 year old!?!? The 25 year old Schmeichel would strike me as the sort of player and right age.
I'd like to see us go for Ben Foster. He's had a good season on loan at West Brom, is 29, which isn't too old, and will be wanting to leave Birmingham as they didn't come up. It would depend on whether West Brom have an option in place to sign him, or whether the new manager wants him.

I wouldn't go for Gordon, Robinson or Jaaskelienen. Gordon seems injury prone, and isn't good enough for Sunderland, so why should he be good enough for us, and whilst I like the other two, they're getting on a bit, and both got relegated. Maybe a younger foreign keeper to come in?
Great shout. Foster rarely makes errors, schmeichal can be hapless at times.
[quote][p][bold]Red n White[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rackers73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobbystokeslovechild[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.[/p][/quote]Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures![/p][/quote]I have also read Jaskelinan from Bolton might be released, he could be a good addition. I know he's getting on a bit but still think he would do a good job in pushing Kelvin.[/p][/quote]Jaaskelainen has been a top keeper during his very lengthy spell at Bolton. Given that Kelv is beginning to get towards the end of his career why would you bring in a 37 year old!?!? The 25 year old Schmeichel would strike me as the sort of player and right age.[/p][/quote]I'd like to see us go for Ben Foster. He's had a good season on loan at West Brom, is 29, which isn't too old, and will be wanting to leave Birmingham as they didn't come up. It would depend on whether West Brom have an option in place to sign him, or whether the new manager wants him. I wouldn't go for Gordon, Robinson or Jaaskelienen. Gordon seems injury prone, and isn't good enough for Sunderland, so why should he be good enough for us, and whilst I like the other two, they're getting on a bit, and both got relegated. Maybe a younger foreign keeper to come in?[/p][/quote]Great shout. Foster rarely makes errors, schmeichal can be hapless at times. bobbystokeslovechild
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12:57pm Sat 19 May 12

Shuan Li says...

Big name Stars? Really?
Big name Stars? Really? Shuan Li
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1:06pm Sat 19 May 12

Peter Ward says...

i'm a brighton fan, congrats btw.

It appears you and Reading are lucky to be in prem according to West Ham, who "don't deserve to be in championship". If you're looking for someone to support in the play off final, read this..... breathtaking arrogance.......

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/sport/footbal
l/article-2146553/Ri
cardo-Vaz-Te-West-Ha
m-interview.html
i'm a brighton fan, congrats btw. It appears you and Reading are lucky to be in prem according to West Ham, who "don't deserve to be in championship". If you're looking for someone to support in the play off final, read this..... breathtaking arrogance....... http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2146553/Ri cardo-Vaz-Te-West-Ha m-interview.html Peter Ward
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1:51pm Sat 19 May 12

slugger says...

Peter Ward wrote:
i'm a brighton fan, congrats btw.

It appears you and Reading are lucky to be in prem according to West Ham, who "don't deserve to be in championship". If you're looking for someone to support in the play off final, read this..... breathtaking arrogance.......

http://www.dailymail

.co.uk/sport/footbal

l/article-2146553/Ri

cardo-Vaz-Te-West-Ha

m-interview.html
i sooo much want blackpool to win after reading that ......... as you say "breathtaking arrogance" !!
[quote][p][bold]Peter Ward[/bold] wrote: i'm a brighton fan, congrats btw. It appears you and Reading are lucky to be in prem according to West Ham, who "don't deserve to be in championship". If you're looking for someone to support in the play off final, read this..... breathtaking arrogance....... http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2146553/Ri cardo-Vaz-Te-West-Ha m-interview.html[/p][/quote]i sooo much want blackpool to win after reading that ......... as you say "breathtaking arrogance" !! slugger
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2:13pm Sat 19 May 12

WobblyCat says...

slugger wrote:
julian speroni from palace , quality keeper and young .
Is he still young, seems like he's been around forever! I'd like Foster.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: julian speroni from palace , quality keeper and young .[/p][/quote]Is he still young, seems like he's been around forever! I'd like Foster. WobblyCat
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2:16pm Sat 19 May 12

rocketone says...

slugger wrote:
Peter Ward wrote:
i'm a brighton fan, congrats btw.

It appears you and Reading are lucky to be in prem according to West Ham, who "don't deserve to be in championship". If you're looking for someone to support in the play off final, read this..... breathtaking arrogance.......

http://www.dailymail


.co.uk/sport/footbal


l/article-2146553/Ri


cardo-Vaz-Te-West-Ha


m-interview.html
i sooo much want blackpool to win after reading that ......... as you say "breathtaking arrogance" !!
unbelievable, come on Blackpool!!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter Ward[/bold] wrote: i'm a brighton fan, congrats btw. It appears you and Reading are lucky to be in prem according to West Ham, who "don't deserve to be in championship". If you're looking for someone to support in the play off final, read this..... breathtaking arrogance....... http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2146553/Ri cardo-Vaz-Te-West-Ha m-interview.html[/p][/quote]i sooo much want blackpool to win after reading that ......... as you say "breathtaking arrogance" !![/p][/quote]unbelievable, come on Blackpool!! rocketone
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2:18pm Sat 19 May 12

slugger says...

WobblyCat wrote:
slugger wrote:
julian speroni from palace , quality keeper and young .
Is he still young, seems like he's been around forever! I'd like Foster.
33 i think , that's young to me ! lol
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: julian speroni from palace , quality keeper and young .[/p][/quote]Is he still young, seems like he's been around forever! I'd like Foster.[/p][/quote]33 i think , that's young to me ! lol slugger
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2:21pm Sat 19 May 12

WobblyCat says...

slugger wrote:
Peter Ward wrote:
i'm a brighton fan, congrats btw.

It appears you and Reading are lucky to be in prem according to West Ham, who "don't deserve to be in championship". If you're looking for someone to support in the play off final, read this..... breathtaking arrogance.......

http://www.dailymail


.co.uk/sport/footbal


l/article-2146553/Ri


cardo-Vaz-Te-West-Ha


m-interview.html
i sooo much want blackpool to win after reading that ......... as you say "breathtaking arrogance" !!
He has the brains to match that dopey haircut! He said 'from day one, for West Ham it wasn’t just about promotion but playing good football.’ Eh? West ham.....good football! Does he mean the other West Ham? I've done a Blackpool/Munich double!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter Ward[/bold] wrote: i'm a brighton fan, congrats btw. It appears you and Reading are lucky to be in prem according to West Ham, who "don't deserve to be in championship". If you're looking for someone to support in the play off final, read this..... breathtaking arrogance....... http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2146553/Ri cardo-Vaz-Te-West-Ha m-interview.html[/p][/quote]i sooo much want blackpool to win after reading that ......... as you say "breathtaking arrogance" !![/p][/quote]He has the brains to match that dopey haircut! He said 'from day one, for West Ham it wasn’t just about promotion but playing good football.’ Eh? West ham.....good football! Does he mean the other West Ham? I've done a Blackpool/Munich double! WobblyCat
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3:04pm Sat 19 May 12

Linesman says...

"Saints release big name stars."

An Echo journalist with a sense of humour?
"Saints release big name stars." An Echo journalist with a sense of humour? Linesman
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3:09pm Sat 19 May 12

Corkonian Saint says...

Sorry to see connors go but realistically it was difficult to imagine him getting much game time next season given our options up front. As RedArmy1 mentioned his equaliser at Brighton last year will live long in the memory. Thanks and best of luck to DC
and the other lads
Sorry to see connors go but realistically it was difficult to imagine him getting much game time next season given our options up front. As RedArmy1 mentioned his equaliser at Brighton last year will live long in the memory. Thanks and best of luck to DC and the other lads Corkonian Saint
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3:09pm Sat 19 May 12

santaclaus says...

Exciting bout the youngsters. I really hope they will get som matches, both League and FA Cup, and maybe even a "proper" game for some. A bit dissapointed that Jake Sinclair isn't menched. I do hope the club have something in mind for him, cause he's a really good talent, and have that little extra that's needed in the top level.
Exciting bout the youngsters. I really hope they will get som matches, both League and FA Cup, and maybe even a "proper" game for some. A bit dissapointed that Jake Sinclair isn't menched. I do hope the club have something in mind for him, cause he's a really good talent, and have that little extra that's needed in the top level. santaclaus
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3:15pm Sat 19 May 12

SouthamptonLegend says...

Rackers73 wrote:
bobbystokeslovechild wrote:
Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.
Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures!
I believe we'll sign better players than most people are talking about.

I mean we signed Championship players in League 1 and a few prem class players in the Championship. The natural way forward is to bring in players who've played in Europe or on an International level.

I can't see us going backwards with transfers (like signing champ players). Of course the odd youngster with potential will get a chance but players of an older age will come from the top, not from lower leagues than ourselves. And they certainly won't be undesired players from other teams like Sunderland etc.

What has the last couple of years taught you guys as Saints fans..?

Don't look for mediocracy? Believe you can achieve great things? Yes. Look to the stars and beyond because we don't have to be little Southampton FC anymore we are the MIGHTY SAINTS!
[quote][p][bold]Rackers73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobbystokeslovechild[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't be surprised to see a keeper come in ahead of kelvin.[/p][/quote]Craig Gordon released by Sunderland. Was a very good keeper a couple of seasons ago and we seem able to rehibilitate Sunderland failures![/p][/quote]I believe we'll sign better players than most people are talking about. I mean we signed Championship players in League 1 and a few prem class players in the Championship. The natural way forward is to bring in players who've played in Europe or on an International level. I can't see us going backwards with transfers (like signing champ players). Of course the odd youngster with potential will get a chance but players of an older age will come from the top, not from lower leagues than ourselves. And they certainly won't be undesired players from other teams like Sunderland etc. What has the last couple of years taught you guys as Saints fans..? Don't look for mediocracy? Believe you can achieve great things? Yes. Look to the stars and beyond because we don't have to be little Southampton FC anymore we are the MIGHTY SAINTS! SouthamptonLegend
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3:23pm Sat 19 May 12

Red n White says...

Linesman wrote:
"Saints release big name stars." An Echo journalist with a sense of humour?
Bialkowski's quite a big name...
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: "Saints release big name stars." An Echo journalist with a sense of humour?[/p][/quote]Bialkowski's quite a big name... Red n White
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3:41pm Sat 19 May 12

flashhart2000 says...

Shadows? no Pressure?

"behind Reading and Southampton — two sides the striker believes have profited from operating in the shadows this campaign, while the spotlight is firmly on West Ham.

‘People don’t notice,’ he said. ‘Southampton were promoted last season and this season they over-achieved, by many, many levels. They never had pressure — they just went on a run."

I'll think you'll find we went on several runs Mr Viz Tea!

On a side note Rudi Skacel (who still comes down here a lot to visit Mates and to watch the Saints) Just scored in the Scot's cup final.

**** Wetspam have undeservedly scored
Shadows? no Pressure? "behind Reading and Southampton — two sides the striker believes have profited from operating in the shadows this campaign, while the spotlight is firmly on West Ham. ‘People don’t notice,’ he said. ‘Southampton were promoted last season and this season they over-achieved, by many, many levels. They never had pressure — they just went on a run." I'll think you'll find we went on several runs Mr Viz Tea! On a side note Rudi Skacel (who still comes down here a lot to visit Mates and to watch the Saints) Just scored in the Scot's cup final. **** Wetspam have undeservedly scored flashhart2000
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3:54pm Sat 19 May 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

flashhart2000 wrote:
Shadows? no Pressure?

"behind Reading and Southampton — two sides the striker believes have profited from operating in the shadows this campaign, while the spotlight is firmly on West Ham.

‘People don’t notice,’ he said. ‘Southampton were promoted last season and this season they over-achieved, by many, many levels. They never had pressure — they just went on a run."

I'll think you'll find we went on several runs Mr Viz Tea!

On a side note Rudi Skacel (who still comes down here a lot to visit Mates and to watch the Saints) Just scored in the Scot's cup final.

**** Wetspam have undeservedly scored
When you're top two all season it's not really a run is it? The only fly in the ointment was a massive winning run by Reading who came from no where but in the end it cost West Ham and not us.
[quote][p][bold]flashhart2000[/bold] wrote: Shadows? no Pressure? "behind Reading and Southampton — two sides the striker believes have profited from operating in the shadows this campaign, while the spotlight is firmly on West Ham. ‘People don’t notice,’ he said. ‘Southampton were promoted last season and this season they over-achieved, by many, many levels. They never had pressure — they just went on a run." I'll think you'll find we went on several runs Mr Viz Tea! On a side note Rudi Skacel (who still comes down here a lot to visit Mates and to watch the Saints) Just scored in the Scot's cup final. **** Wetspam have undeservedly scored[/p][/quote]When you're top two all season it's not really a run is it? The only fly in the ointment was a massive winning run by Reading who came from no where but in the end it cost West Ham and not us. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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4:02pm Sat 19 May 12

slugger says...

flashhart2000 wrote:
Shadows? no Pressure?

"behind Reading and Southampton — two sides the striker believes have profited from operating in the shadows this campaign, while the spotlight is firmly on West Ham.

‘People don’t notice,’ he said. ‘Southampton were promoted last season and this season they over-achieved, by many, many levels. They never had pressure — they just went on a run."

I'll think you'll find we went on several runs Mr Viz Tea!

On a side note Rudi Skacel (who still comes down here a lot to visit Mates and to watch the Saints) Just scored in the Scot's cup final.

**** Wetspam have undeservedly scored
makes you laugh "operating in the shadows" ...... we were never out of the top two , what shadow were we operating in mr tea ? ...... c'mon blackpool !
[quote][p][bold]flashhart2000[/bold] wrote: Shadows? no Pressure? "behind Reading and Southampton — two sides the striker believes have profited from operating in the shadows this campaign, while the spotlight is firmly on West Ham. ‘People don’t notice,’ he said. ‘Southampton were promoted last season and this season they over-achieved, by many, many levels. They never had pressure — they just went on a run." I'll think you'll find we went on several runs Mr Viz Tea! On a side note Rudi Skacel (who still comes down here a lot to visit Mates and to watch the Saints) Just scored in the Scot's cup final. **** Wetspam have undeservedly scored[/p][/quote]makes you laugh "operating in the shadows" ...... we were never out of the top two , what shadow were we operating in mr tea ? ...... c'mon blackpool ! slugger
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4:09pm Sat 19 May 12

gordongull says...

Would love to see David connolly in a B&HA shirt next season.
Does he have any current injury issues, and how do you guys rate his chances of doing a job for an outfit like us.

UTA, COYR.

Westham out of the equation would be good for us next season. They were the only side to score more than three against us in the League.
I still hope it's Blackpool though, and they've just equalised!
Would love to see David connolly in a B&HA shirt next season. Does he have any current injury issues, and how do you guys rate his chances of doing a job for an outfit like us. UTA, COYR. Westham out of the equation would be good for us next season. They were the only side to score more than three against us in the League. I still hope it's Blackpool though, and they've just equalised! gordongull
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5:53pm Sat 19 May 12

miltonarcher says...

So, would all those who voted in the Echo poll to replace Kelvin with Bart now admit they were wrong???????
So, would all those who voted in the Echo poll to replace Kelvin with Bart now admit they were wrong??????? miltonarcher
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6:03pm Sat 19 May 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

gordongull wrote:
Would love to see David connolly in a B&HA shirt next season.
Does he have any current injury issues, and how do you guys rate his chances of doing a job for an outfit like us.

UTA, COYR.

Westham out of the equation would be good for us next season. They were the only side to score more than three against us in the League.
I still hope it's Blackpool though, and they've just equalised!
Gordon,
David has been at times brilliant for Saints.
His movement and touch are Prem class. Some of his goals have come at a time that has been very important in both our 2 promotions.
However his fitness problems have constantly plagued him.
Keep him fit and his experience and quality would be an asset to you.
COYR.
Good luck next season.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Would love to see David connolly in a B&HA shirt next season. Does he have any current injury issues, and how do you guys rate his chances of doing a job for an outfit like us. UTA, COYR. Westham out of the equation would be good for us next season. They were the only side to score more than three against us in the League. I still hope it's Blackpool though, and they've just equalised![/p][/quote]Gordon, David has been at times brilliant for Saints. His movement and touch are Prem class. Some of his goals have come at a time that has been very important in both our 2 promotions. However his fitness problems have constantly plagued him. Keep him fit and his experience and quality would be an asset to you. COYR. Good luck next season. SFCOLDBOY
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6:09pm Sat 19 May 12

angus mc coatup says...

gordongull wrote:
Would love to see David connolly in a B&HA shirt next season.
Does he have any current injury issues, and how do you guys rate his chances of doing a job for an outfit like us.

UTA, COYR.

Westham out of the equation would be good for us next season. They were the only side to score more than three against us in the League.
I still hope it's Blackpool though, and they've just equalised!
david connolly is, in my opinion one of the best strikers we have ever had.his movement and positional sense is top drawer and if it wasn't for his injuries he would have been lamberts partner much more often.he always seems to find space in and around the box and he will still get goals if someone gives him a go.not sure how fit he is at the mo but he is worth a punt and he is a free agent so no fee.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Would love to see David connolly in a B&HA shirt next season. Does he have any current injury issues, and how do you guys rate his chances of doing a job for an outfit like us. UTA, COYR. Westham out of the equation would be good for us next season. They were the only side to score more than three against us in the League. I still hope it's Blackpool though, and they've just equalised![/p][/quote]david connolly is, in my opinion one of the best strikers we have ever had.his movement and positional sense is top drawer and if it wasn't for his injuries he would have been lamberts partner much more often.he always seems to find space in and around the box and he will still get goals if someone gives him a go.not sure how fit he is at the mo but he is worth a punt and he is a free agent so no fee. angus mc coatup
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6:10pm Sat 19 May 12

JohnItaly says...

Just a point to the FA. Were's Saints' cup for finishing 2nd having just seen WHU get one for finishing third and winning play-off final?
Just a point to the FA. Were's Saints' cup for finishing 2nd having just seen WHU get one for finishing third and winning play-off final? JohnItaly
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6:15pm Sat 19 May 12

slugger says...

gordongull wrote:
Would love to see David connolly in a B&HA shirt next season.
Does he have any current injury issues, and how do you guys rate his chances of doing a job for an outfit like us.

UTA, COYR.

Westham out of the equation would be good for us next season. They were the only side to score more than three against us in the League.
I still hope it's Blackpool though, and they've just equalised!
connolly is a class player , when fit there's no better striker in the championship imo .
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Would love to see David connolly in a B&HA shirt next season. Does he have any current injury issues, and how do you guys rate his chances of doing a job for an outfit like us. UTA, COYR. Westham out of the equation would be good for us next season. They were the only side to score more than three against us in the League. I still hope it's Blackpool though, and they've just equalised![/p][/quote]connolly is a class player , when fit there's no better striker in the championship imo . slugger
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6:32pm Sat 19 May 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

miltonarcher wrote:
So, would all those who voted in the Echo poll to replace Kelvin with Bart now admit they were wrong???????
lol
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: So, would all those who voted in the Echo poll to replace Kelvin with Bart now admit they were wrong???????[/p][/quote]lol Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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6:42pm Sat 19 May 12

gordongull says...

Cheers, guys.
I see him as a kind of Championship Michael Owen, though I am sure he wouldn't look out of place in the top flight.

Good luck in the Prem'! :)
Cheers, guys. I see him as a kind of Championship Michael Owen, though I am sure he wouldn't look out of place in the top flight. Good luck in the Prem'! :) gordongull
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6:50pm Sat 19 May 12

foreversaints94 says...

Regent Saint wrote:
Sorry to see Bart go, he never seemed to regain the form he showed before he had that knee injury. I'm sure he will find a new club and make a good impression. I think we need 2 new keepers now though.
Totally agree with you. Very suprised to see our longest-serving player leave the club, and all I can say is Saints better have a great keeper to bring in because Forecast can't cut League 2, let alone the Premier League
[quote][p][bold]Regent Saint[/bold] wrote: Sorry to see Bart go, he never seemed to regain the form he showed before he had that knee injury. I'm sure he will find a new club and make a good impression. I think we need 2 new keepers now though.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you. Very suprised to see our longest-serving player leave the club, and all I can say is Saints better have a great keeper to bring in because Forecast can't cut League 2, let alone the Premier League foreversaints94
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6:50pm Sat 19 May 12

WobblyCat says...

Well my bet bit the dust, thats ten bob I wont see again! There is some justice in the 3rd place side winning the play off and Holloway is a c0ck! I feel a bit better now! Actually I think Blackpool have more players we might be interested in so maybe a good result for us. I wonder who Nigel was rooting for? Matt Phillips pass for Ince's goal was class!!!
Well my bet bit the dust, thats ten bob I wont see again! There is some justice in the 3rd place side winning the play off and Holloway is a c0ck! I feel a bit better now! Actually I think Blackpool have more players we might be interested in so maybe a good result for us. I wonder who Nigel was rooting for? Matt Phillips pass for Ince's goal was class!!! WobblyCat
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6:53pm Sat 19 May 12

Saint. says...

Big thanks to all released, especially Bart, Jedi and Connelly! You all got Southampton F.C. back to where they belong!

Moreover I have not seen it mentioned, but i really did love the banner which said "WE ARE BACK"

I am wondering if Jedi is going to be offered a coaching role at Saints. Lets see Monday...........
Big thanks to all released, especially Bart, Jedi and Connelly! You all got Southampton F.C. back to where they belong! Moreover I have not seen it mentioned, but i really did love the banner which said "WE ARE BACK" I am wondering if Jedi is going to be offered a coaching role at Saints. Lets see Monday........... Saint.
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6:55pm Sat 19 May 12

Saint. says...

JohnItaly wrote:
Just a point to the FA. Were's Saints' cup for finishing 2nd having just seen WHU get one for finishing third and winning play-off final?
Agreed!

Did we get a cup? If not why not!
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: Just a point to the FA. Were's Saints' cup for finishing 2nd having just seen WHU get one for finishing third and winning play-off final?[/p][/quote]Agreed! Did we get a cup? If not why not! Saint.
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7:25pm Sat 19 May 12

City Saint says...

I voted in the poll to replace kelvin with Bart. Kelvin made one major blunders in league one, and I still worry about if he will be able to hold off the premiership strikers he'll face. Remember shipping four to Peterborough in L1, when mackail-smith terrified him? I though Bart deserved his chance.

He got his chance against blackpool, and boy oh boy was he poor.

I'm not sympathetic to the fact that he didn't know until 20 minutes before kick off that he was starting. You get your chance in footie, and you need to take it.

So I don't know if I was wrong to want to give Bart a try. But no one in their right kind would keep him in the prem as he is now. I feel for him because he has shown great loyalty to saints just like kelv.

Meanwhile kelvin put his super back on this season, and was pure phenom against Leeds. I wasn't happy that he let two long range strikes in againt poopey, especially the first. So, sad to say, he still needs to be replaced if we want to do reasonably well at the top.

Having said all that, I admire kelv and Bart and I'm grateful for everything Rey have done for us. I hope kelv sees out his career with us as a playing back-up, because he could become a great coach.
I voted in the poll to replace kelvin with Bart. Kelvin made one major blunders in league one, and I still worry about if he will be able to hold off the premiership strikers he'll face. Remember shipping four to Peterborough in L1, when mackail-smith terrified him? I though Bart deserved his chance. He got his chance against blackpool, and boy oh boy was he poor. I'm not sympathetic to the fact that he didn't know until 20 minutes before kick off that he was starting. You get your chance in footie, and you need to take it. So I don't know if I was wrong to want to give Bart a try. But no one in their right kind would keep him in the prem as he is now. I feel for him because he has shown great loyalty to saints just like kelv. Meanwhile kelvin put his super back on this season, and was pure phenom against Leeds. I wasn't happy that he let two long range strikes in againt poopey, especially the first. So, sad to say, he still needs to be replaced if we want to do reasonably well at the top. Having said all that, I admire kelv and Bart and I'm grateful for everything Rey have done for us. I hope kelv sees out his career with us as a playing back-up, because he could become a great coach. City Saint
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7:41pm Sat 19 May 12

Saintsayer II says...

The players being mentioned as replacements do not show a lot of ambition Robinson No way Schmiecal has had more clubs than a golf shop Why? Is he a bad dressing room player? Gordon ? You just as well promote Forcast

Just sit back, relax and get ready to google anyone we sign to find out who they are
The players being mentioned as replacements do not show a lot of ambition Robinson No way Schmiecal has had more clubs than a golf shop Why? Is he a bad dressing room player? Gordon ? You just as well promote Forcast Just sit back, relax and get ready to google anyone we sign to find out who they are Saintsayer II
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8:26pm Sat 19 May 12

techsture says...

How has Forecast been retained? Pay him up and ship him out.

2nd worst transfer in Saints history.

(The first being David Speedie as the makeweight in the Shearer transfer)
How has Forecast been retained? Pay him up and ship him out. 2nd worst transfer in Saints history. (The first being David Speedie as the makeweight in the Shearer transfer) techsture
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9:22pm Sat 19 May 12

Red n White says...

City Saint wrote:
I voted in the poll to replace kelvin with Bart. Kelvin made one major blunders in league one, and I still worry about if he will be able to hold off the premiership strikers he'll face. Remember shipping four to Peterborough in L1, when mackail-smith terrified him? I though Bart deserved his chance. He got his chance against blackpool, and boy oh boy was he poor. I'm not sympathetic to the fact that he didn't know until 20 minutes before kick off that he was starting. You get your chance in footie, and you need to take it. So I don't know if I was wrong to want to give Bart a try. But no one in their right kind would keep him in the prem as he is now. I feel for him because he has shown great loyalty to saints just like kelv. Meanwhile kelvin put his super back on this season, and was pure phenom against Leeds. I wasn't happy that he let two long range strikes in againt poopey, especially the first. So, sad to say, he still needs to be replaced if we want to do reasonably well at the top. Having said all that, I admire kelv and Bart and I'm grateful for everything Rey have done for us. I hope kelv sees out his career with us as a playing back-up, because he could become a great coach.
It's funny how he had a good game against Blackpool in the FA Cup, when we were League 1, and they were Premiership. For some reason he seemed to have lost his confidence, which is a shame as I felt he could have been good.
[quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: I voted in the poll to replace kelvin with Bart. Kelvin made one major blunders in league one, and I still worry about if he will be able to hold off the premiership strikers he'll face. Remember shipping four to Peterborough in L1, when mackail-smith terrified him? I though Bart deserved his chance. He got his chance against blackpool, and boy oh boy was he poor. I'm not sympathetic to the fact that he didn't know until 20 minutes before kick off that he was starting. You get your chance in footie, and you need to take it. So I don't know if I was wrong to want to give Bart a try. But no one in their right kind would keep him in the prem as he is now. I feel for him because he has shown great loyalty to saints just like kelv. Meanwhile kelvin put his super back on this season, and was pure phenom against Leeds. I wasn't happy that he let two long range strikes in againt poopey, especially the first. So, sad to say, he still needs to be replaced if we want to do reasonably well at the top. Having said all that, I admire kelv and Bart and I'm grateful for everything Rey have done for us. I hope kelv sees out his career with us as a playing back-up, because he could become a great coach.[/p][/quote]It's funny how he had a good game against Blackpool in the FA Cup, when we were League 1, and they were Premiership. For some reason he seemed to have lost his confidence, which is a shame as I felt he could have been good. Red n White
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11:18pm Sat 19 May 12

milton road says...

West ham's sour grapes make me laugh. We were top 2 all season and for 3 months had an average of six players unavailable and still west Ham couldn't finish above us. Sam has always been a grizzle guts.
They were out played today and the better footballing side lost. Yet showing who the real fans are, West ham deserve promotion for finishing clear third.
Schemical was at Man City before leicester.
As for KD he was voted goalkeeper of the year in both divisions.
So why get an old keeper we need a young one with premier potential.
West ham's sour grapes make me laugh. We were top 2 all season and for 3 months had an average of six players unavailable and still west Ham couldn't finish above us. Sam has always been a grizzle guts. They were out played today and the better footballing side lost. Yet showing who the real fans are, West ham deserve promotion for finishing clear third. Schemical was at Man City before leicester. As for KD he was voted goalkeeper of the year in both divisions. So why get an old keeper we need a young one with premier potential. milton road
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11:49pm Sat 19 May 12

Dickosfc says...

Fair play Chelsea! I'd like to ask out Cortese whether he thinks that'll be us one day. I think he'll say it will :-) COYRs
Fair play Chelsea! I'd like to ask out Cortese whether he thinks that'll be us one day. I think he'll say it will :-) COYRs Dickosfc
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4:06am Sun 20 May 12

Tirau Dan says...

I love it that SFC are getting the work done behind the scenes. Again and again we lucky lucky fans are blessed with being able to say "this is the most exciting time for the club" every time we say it Nicola takes us up another rung on the ladder. Get the feeling it's "Giddy Heights" for us!!! We wish outwards players all the very best. Sincerely hoping the likes of Ryan Doble and Lee Holmes find decent clubs. Bart no doubt has a great future ahead of him.. loyalty counts for a lot but he does have to do match time in the lower leagues to prove himself.

As for players staying to play in the prem; congratulations and good luck to all in what ever role you're handed in whichever squad... you are our Saints... every one a hero.

I'm really excited and looking forward to a few additions of world class. Whether we get them or not will show if Nicola is serious about a fast track to Europe. You can bet your life he is.... Up to Europe for 2013...
(I'm not putting a question mark after that.. though a lot might)
I love it that SFC are getting the work done behind the scenes. Again and again we lucky lucky fans are blessed with being able to say "this is the most exciting time for the club" every time we say it Nicola takes us up another rung on the ladder. Get the feeling it's "Giddy Heights" for us!!! We wish outwards players all the very best. Sincerely hoping the likes of Ryan Doble and Lee Holmes find decent clubs. Bart no doubt has a great future ahead of him.. loyalty counts for a lot but he does have to do match time in the lower leagues to prove himself. As for players staying to play in the prem; congratulations and good luck to all in what ever role you're handed in whichever squad... you are our Saints... every one a hero. I'm really excited and looking forward to a few additions of world class. Whether we get them or not will show if Nicola is serious about a fast track to Europe. You can bet your life he is.... Up to Europe for 2013... (I'm not putting a question mark after that.. though a lot might) Tirau Dan
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8:01am Sun 20 May 12

calumjsaint says...

looks like we are in for Gary Hooper again with a 7 million pound offer according to ssn?
looks like we are in for Gary Hooper again with a 7 million pound offer according to ssn? calumjsaint
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9:48am Sun 20 May 12

magnette says...

Bart gone? I hear Adkins is gonna make himself 2nd keeper.
Bart gone? I hear Adkins is gonna make himself 2nd keeper. magnette
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10:17am Sun 20 May 12

KS&N says...

On a another football thread, to any Auckland NZ Saints I will be in Auckland for the first 2 England games and it would be good to meet for either of the games and chat SFC!
On a another football thread, to any Auckland NZ Saints I will be in Auckland for the first 2 England games and it would be good to meet for either of the games and chat SFC! KS&N
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11:23am Sun 20 May 12

SouthamptonLegend says...

Grant Holt to Saints?

Would be like having 2 Lamberts up front, only Holt is more mobile!

Think I'd prefer him to Hooper!
Grant Holt to Saints? Would be like having 2 Lamberts up front, only Holt is more mobile! Think I'd prefer him to Hooper! SouthamptonLegend
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2:48pm Sun 20 May 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Get the Quickies in men who have pace otherwise bottom ups time again!
Get the Quickies in men who have pace otherwise bottom ups time again! Fatty x Ford Worker
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2:50pm Sun 20 May 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

JohnItaly wrote:
Just a point to the FA. Were's Saints' cup for finishing 2nd having just seen WHU get one for finishing third and winning play-off final?
We got a Silver Medal not a @iss Pot!
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: Just a point to the FA. Were's Saints' cup for finishing 2nd having just seen WHU get one for finishing third and winning play-off final?[/p][/quote]We got a Silver Medal not a @iss Pot! Fatty x Ford Worker
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11:12pm Sun 20 May 12

Ashley Charles Pragnell says...

Nigel Adkins has been in Europe over the last couple of weeks I wonder who he is looking at. Also BBC Five sport reported Nigel was at Wembley yesterday. I wonder if he was watching Ince and Philips. However Matt Gilkes is a pretty good keeper and he is in the Scotland Squad. He would be good competition for Kelvin. Also read Sky sports believe Southampton are going for
Hooper again 7 million!. Still think that Hammond Puncheon Forcaste Forte Dickson and Barny will go. Burnley where interested in Seabourne. If we went for Rodriguez we could use Seabourne as a make weight part of a cash plus player deal.
Nigel Adkins has been in Europe over the last couple of weeks I wonder who he is looking at. Also BBC Five sport reported Nigel was at Wembley yesterday. I wonder if he was watching Ince and Philips. However Matt Gilkes is a pretty good keeper and he is in the Scotland Squad. He would be good competition for Kelvin. Also read Sky sports believe Southampton are going for Hooper again 7 million!. Still think that Hammond Puncheon Forcaste Forte Dickson and Barny will go. Burnley where interested in Seabourne. If we went for Rodriguez we could use Seabourne as a make weight part of a cash plus player deal. Ashley Charles Pragnell
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9:03am Mon 21 May 12

Alicesdad says...

This is the harder side of football but it has to be done.

Wll done, and thank you to those who contributed to our return to the premier.
ship. Special thanks to David and Radhi who were there at just the right time and were truly solid pillars in our rebuilding.
This is the harder side of football but it has to be done. Wll done, and thank you to those who contributed to our return to the premier. ship. Special thanks to David and Radhi who were there at just the right time and were truly solid pillars in our rebuilding. Alicesdad
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1:36pm Mon 21 May 12

lowe esteem says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
flashhart2000 wrote:
Shadows? no Pressure?

"behind Reading and Southampton — two sides the striker believes have profited from operating in the shadows this campaign, while the spotlight is firmly on West Ham.

‘People don’t notice,’ he said. ‘Southampton were promoted last season and this season they over-achieved, by many, many levels. They never had pressure — they just went on a run."

I'll think you'll find we went on several runs Mr Viz Tea!

On a side note Rudi Skacel (who still comes down here a lot to visit Mates and to watch the Saints) Just scored in the Scot's cup final.

**** Wetspam have undeservedly scored
When you're top two all season it's not really a run is it? The only fly in the ointment was a massive winning run by Reading who came from no where but in the end it cost West Ham and not us.
Marathon not sprint...and then there's the Fancy Dress entrant dressed up as an East Enders omnibus extra!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flashhart2000[/bold] wrote: Shadows? no Pressure? "behind Reading and Southampton — two sides the striker believes have profited from operating in the shadows this campaign, while the spotlight is firmly on West Ham. ‘People don’t notice,’ he said. ‘Southampton were promoted last season and this season they over-achieved, by many, many levels. They never had pressure — they just went on a run." I'll think you'll find we went on several runs Mr Viz Tea! On a side note Rudi Skacel (who still comes down here a lot to visit Mates and to watch the Saints) Just scored in the Scot's cup final. **** Wetspam have undeservedly scored[/p][/quote]When you're top two all season it's not really a run is it? The only fly in the ointment was a massive winning run by Reading who came from no where but in the end it cost West Ham and not us.[/p][/quote]Marathon not sprint...and then there's the Fancy Dress entrant dressed up as an East Enders omnibus extra! lowe esteem
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1:41pm Mon 21 May 12

lowe esteem says...

miltonarcher wrote:
So, would all those who voted in the Echo poll to replace Kelvin with Bart now admit they were wrong???????
Don't do polls or slag 'em off like you.
And unlike you, I will not cheer or boo on the occasion of Kelvin -or whoever is our custodian- when he inevitably drops it.
Now you drop it, move on and join me in wishing Bart EVERY success, and work off that misplaced bitterness.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: So, would all those who voted in the Echo poll to replace Kelvin with Bart now admit they were wrong???????[/p][/quote]Don't do polls or slag 'em off like you. And unlike you, I will not cheer or boo on the occasion of Kelvin -or whoever is our custodian- when he inevitably drops it. Now you drop it, move on and join me in wishing Bart EVERY success, and work off that misplaced bitterness. lowe esteem
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