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    Confucious wrote:
    circa 66 saint wrote:
    Confucious wrote:
    When there is no news I think the Echo is absolutely right to highlight the fact that an enquiry for Upson hasn't happened. However, I do think their sense of 'news value' is somewhat flawed.

    Far more important things did not happen yesterday - many of them quite sensational.....

    No key player or management official was fatally injured in a holiday accident whilst on holiday.

    St Marys stadium is intact after a freak storm, (destroying 75% of the stands - which would certainly delay our season start), did not happen.

    No club official has been arrested for fraud following discovery of a massive financial black hole which would, had it happened, have plunged the club into liquidation.

    No key player was caught in bed with three other players wives and their pet dogs and therefore there was not a huge fight causing total destruction of club morale and team ethos.

    Nicola has not had a nervous breakdown and doubled the cost of all new season tickets plus put a 500% premium on all fat blokes' entry prices.

    I'm sure most on here will be well aware of many other crucial events which haven't happened -much to our joy and relief. You may also feel duty bound to inform the Echo as and when they don't happen.
    very true. i woke this morning and felt as if i had died in my sleep but i didn't, did i?, did i?
    problem is if i died in my sleep would i know about it?
    what signs should i look for ?.
    the fact that the echo has or has not reported my demise doesn't seem to help.
    we need the daily echo to be more positive with it's reporting otherwise we could have a lot of dead people walking the streets and not knowing they are extinct
    and for those of you who reckon dead people do not walk streets visit fratton
    Hair and fingernails continue to grow for three days after death - but the key sign is that your phone calls will taper off.
    phone hasn't rang today so am attempting to monitor hair and fingernail growth"
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No sign of interest in Upson

Matthew Upson

Matthew Upson

First published in Saints News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

Saints’ reported approach for former England centre half Matthew Upson is apparently simple rumour.

The Daily Echo understands that, contrary to reports in national newspapers, Saints have not contacted Stoke City regarding the 33-year-old defender, who has an estimated value of £500,000.

There has been widespread speculation that Saints will attempt to sign a new central defender this summer with Radhi Jaidi having retired leaving Jose Fonte, Jos Hooiveld, Aaron Martin and the recovering Dan Seaborne as options in that area.

None of those four have played in the Premier League and Saints are keen to recruit some greater top flight experience into their squad.

Upson certainly fits that bill having spent virtually an entire career amongst English football’s elite, having won 21 caps for his country and played in a World Cup. However, it is understood that no move has been made for Upson and that it is currently thought unlikely that any will be forthcoming.

Full story in today's Daily Echo

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