Saints' £2m screen test

NIGEL ADKINS

NIGEL ADKINS

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

Saints are already counting the Premier League cash after being handed four live TV dates inside the first three months of the season.

The club will bank just shy of £2m from the facility fees for those games alone, with plenty more money rolling into their coffers.

Nigel Adkins’ men start their season at champions Manchester City and, unsurprisingly, that game has been selected for live viewing in Sky Sports’ prime 4pm slot on Sunday, August 19.

Also live on Sky within the first few weeks of the season is the St Mary’s clash with Manchester United, which now takes place on Sunday, September 2, also with a 4pm kick-off time.

For full story and more Saints news, don't miss today's Daily Echo.

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7:54am Fri 6 Jul 12

puppy saint says...

Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?
Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section? puppy saint
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8:02am Fri 6 Jul 12

frenchvic says...

How times have changed, i saw the two million and thought. Is that all.
How times have changed, i saw the two million and thought. Is that all. frenchvic
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8:05am Fri 6 Jul 12

Hobson82 says...

But when are they going to start spending it??
But when are they going to start spending it?? Hobson82
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8:19am Fri 6 Jul 12

Supersaintz says...

We're sh!t on TV, We're sh!t on TVeeee, We are Southampton, We're sh!t on TV!

Remember that chant from the Coventry game...

Hopefully not going to be the case this season. A nice 3 points away to City would be a good start...
We're sh!t on TV, We're sh!t on TVeeee, We are Southampton, We're sh!t on TV! Remember that chant from the Coventry game... Hopefully not going to be the case this season. A nice 3 points away to City would be a good start... Supersaintz
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8:21am Fri 6 Jul 12

dixonbox says...

Hobson82 wrote:
But when are they going to start spending it??
I know what you mean. In NA and NC I trust, but when everyone else seems to be splashing the cash we hear nothing. The BBC website is still showing the story about us drawing Man City in the first match of the season from 2 weeks ago!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: But when are they going to start spending it??[/p][/quote]I know what you mean. In NA and NC I trust, but when everyone else seems to be splashing the cash we hear nothing. The BBC website is still showing the story about us drawing Man City in the first match of the season from 2 weeks ago!!!! dixonbox
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8:25am Fri 6 Jul 12

sarfhamton says...

No need to splash the cash and get into debt is there? Did Norwich or Swansea spend millions last year?
No need to splash the cash and get into debt is there? Did Norwich or Swansea spend millions last year? sarfhamton
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8:27am Fri 6 Jul 12

sarfhamton says...

puppy saint wrote:
Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?
No it is the "I've been a fan longer than you/I go to more away games than you" section.
[quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?[/p][/quote]No it is the "I've been a fan longer than you/I go to more away games than you" section. sarfhamton
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8:37am Fri 6 Jul 12

puppy saint says...

sarfhamton wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?
No it is the "I've been a fan longer than you/I go to more away games than you" section.
My lips are, therefore, sealed.
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?[/p][/quote]No it is the "I've been a fan longer than you/I go to more away games than you" section.[/p][/quote]My lips are, therefore, sealed. puppy saint
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8:54am Fri 6 Jul 12

City Saint says...

Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.
Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino. City Saint
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8:57am Fri 6 Jul 12

City Saint says...

I see we are linked with Jermaine Jenas in the Metro today. That woulb be frivolous spending.
I see we are linked with Jermaine Jenas in the Metro today. That woulb be frivolous spending. City Saint
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9:17am Fri 6 Jul 12

SO50 Saint says...

I wouldn't have Jenas in my side ahead of Cork or Schneiderlin. I hope something does happen soon the days are ticking by and also the £25 quid for the Liebherr cup at present is not very appealing but i'm sure a couple of signings could change that
I wouldn't have Jenas in my side ahead of Cork or Schneiderlin. I hope something does happen soon the days are ticking by and also the £25 quid for the Liebherr cup at present is not very appealing but i'm sure a couple of signings could change that SO50 Saint
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9:20am Fri 6 Jul 12

Alicesdad says...

City Saint wrote:
Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.
Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription.
The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country.

The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year.

This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan.

The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful.

The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish.

The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated.

Cheer up for ****s sake !!
[quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.[/p][/quote]Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription. The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country. The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year. This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan. The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful. The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish. The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated. Cheer up for ****s sake !! Alicesdad
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9:27am Fri 6 Jul 12

SaintPC says...

Alicesdad wrote:
City Saint wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.
Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription. The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country. The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year. This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan. The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful. The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish. The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated. Cheer up for ****s sake !!
Well said, I don't understand the constant need for everything to be either amazing, or disaster, what is wrong with a couple of months of quiet whilst we conduct sensible business and get the current squad ready for the first match of the season?

Give the guys a chance to build for the future, not just rush into panic spending or unsettling the current squad.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.[/p][/quote]Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription. The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country. The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year. This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan. The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful. The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish. The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated. Cheer up for ****s sake !![/p][/quote]Well said, I don't understand the constant need for everything to be either amazing, or disaster, what is wrong with a couple of months of quiet whilst we conduct sensible business and get the current squad ready for the first match of the season? Give the guys a chance to build for the future, not just rush into panic spending or unsettling the current squad. SaintPC
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9:36am Fri 6 Jul 12

george chivers says...

Hobson82 wrote:
But when are they going to start spending it??
Yep. Reading have virtually completed their recruitment. But if you recall we did this last year and look at the result.

However, this is the Premier League!! We are financially managed by a shallow purse and a clenched fist. I think we miss out on some players because we don't pay over the top wages.

But in this league we can't wait until the new year to sign new players and expect to survive.

I hope we see three or four in soon.
[quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: But when are they going to start spending it??[/p][/quote]Yep. Reading have virtually completed their recruitment. But if you recall we did this last year and look at the result. However, this is the Premier League!! We are financially managed by a shallow purse and a clenched fist. I think we miss out on some players because we don't pay over the top wages. But in this league we can't wait until the new year to sign new players and expect to survive. I hope we see three or four in soon. george chivers
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9:56am Fri 6 Jul 12

puppy saint says...

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=w7RIgs3ey
go
http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=w7RIgs3ey go puppy saint
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10:02am Fri 6 Jul 12

St_Ron says...

george chivers wrote:
Hobson82 wrote:
But when are they going to start spending it??
Yep. Reading have virtually completed their recruitment. But if you recall we did this last year and look at the result.

However, this is the Premier League!! We are financially managed by a shallow purse and a clenched fist. I think we miss out on some players because we don't pay over the top wages.

But in this league we can't wait until the new year to sign new players and expect to survive.

I hope we see three or four in soon.
I am glad we don't pay over the top wages, remember the Red Queen, in Alice in Wonderland, the faster you run towards her the more she moves away..Ie the more money we have the more we spend on player wages and ultimately the less money we have. Rangers and Pompey are cases in point. We need to be careful with the extra money and budget for worst case scenario, we don't want to be relagated with an inflated squad on inflated wages then we really would have gone backwards from the red queen.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: But when are they going to start spending it??[/p][/quote]Yep. Reading have virtually completed their recruitment. But if you recall we did this last year and look at the result. However, this is the Premier League!! We are financially managed by a shallow purse and a clenched fist. I think we miss out on some players because we don't pay over the top wages. But in this league we can't wait until the new year to sign new players and expect to survive. I hope we see three or four in soon.[/p][/quote]I am glad we don't pay over the top wages, remember the Red Queen, in Alice in Wonderland, the faster you run towards her the more she moves away..Ie the more money we have the more we spend on player wages and ultimately the less money we have. Rangers and Pompey are cases in point. We need to be careful with the extra money and budget for worst case scenario, we don't want to be relagated with an inflated squad on inflated wages then we really would have gone backwards from the red queen. St_Ron
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10:02am Fri 6 Jul 12

St Retford says...

puppy saint wrote:
Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?
It's a minefield. Don't even go there.
[quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?[/p][/quote]It's a minefield. Don't even go there. St Retford
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10:14am Fri 6 Jul 12

Marchwood dog man says...

Alicesdad wrote:
City Saint wrote:
Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.
Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription.
The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country.

The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year.

This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan.

The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful.

The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish.

The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated.

Cheer up for ****s sake !!
Best no nonsense comment. Very well put
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.[/p][/quote]Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription. The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country. The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year. This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan. The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful. The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish. The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated. Cheer up for ****s sake !![/p][/quote]Best no nonsense comment. Very well put Marchwood dog man
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10:20am Fri 6 Jul 12

saintshorse101 says...

Alicesdad wrote:
City Saint wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.
Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription. The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country. The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year. This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan. The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful. The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish. The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated. Cheer up for ****s sake !!
Very good use of the word `hence` there! i thought it was only weathermen/ladies that used that word now.
agree with everthing said though, if we had gone out and spent £25mill-£50mill already people would be moaning about that, its not what you spend that counts its who you get! tad lee for free! is that enough money spent?
whilst our fellow promoted teams have spent money, i cant see that any of the players either have brought would be good enough for us. they are both looking just to survive this season, we are and must be looking to improve and move up the league! we must only spend money when right to do so, we dont need to panic buy any old jouneyman player that wont fit in with the saints way. the squad we have needs to be strengthened in certain areas yes but i am sure nigel and nicola know this and deals are being thrashed out.
is this the `i remember watching saints the season we finished 2nd in the top flight` section?
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.[/p][/quote]Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription. The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country. The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year. This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan. The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful. The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish. The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated. Cheer up for ****s sake !![/p][/quote]Very good use of the word `hence` there! i thought it was only weathermen/ladies that used that word now. agree with everthing said though, if we had gone out and spent £25mill-£50mill already people would be moaning about that, its not what you spend that counts its who you get! tad lee for free! is that enough money spent? whilst our fellow promoted teams have spent money, i cant see that any of the players either have brought would be good enough for us. they are both looking just to survive this season, we are and must be looking to improve and move up the league! we must only spend money when right to do so, we dont need to panic buy any old jouneyman player that wont fit in with the saints way. the squad we have needs to be strengthened in certain areas yes but i am sure nigel and nicola know this and deals are being thrashed out. is this the `i remember watching saints the season we finished 2nd in the top flight` section? saintshorse101
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10:31am Fri 6 Jul 12

Optimus Prime's Little Toe says...

Davis - Keep
Forecast - Keep
Richardson - Keep
Harding - Sell
Fonte - Keep
Martin - Keep
Fox - Keep
Butterfield - Sell
Seabourne - Loan out to regain fitness
Hoover - Keep
Reeves - Keep & use in cups
Shaw - Keep & use in cups
Stephens - Keep & use in cups
Dickson - Sell
Spider - Keep
Cork - Keep
Do Prado - Sell
Hammond - Give chance, but maybe sell come Jan
Lallana - Keep
Chaplow - Give chance, but maybe sell in Jan
De Ridder - Keep
Puncheon - Sell
Ward Prowse - Keep & use in cups
Forte - Sell
Lambert - Keep
Sharp - Keep
Tad Lee - Keep
Jay Rod - Keep
Barnard - Sell

Hows that people?
Davis - Keep Forecast - Keep Richardson - Keep Harding - Sell Fonte - Keep Martin - Keep Fox - Keep Butterfield - Sell Seabourne - Loan out to regain fitness Hoover - Keep Reeves - Keep & use in cups Shaw - Keep & use in cups Stephens - Keep & use in cups Dickson - Sell Spider - Keep Cork - Keep Do Prado - Sell Hammond - Give chance, but maybe sell come Jan Lallana - Keep Chaplow - Give chance, but maybe sell in Jan De Ridder - Keep Puncheon - Sell Ward Prowse - Keep & use in cups Forte - Sell Lambert - Keep Sharp - Keep Tad Lee - Keep Jay Rod - Keep Barnard - Sell Hows that people? Optimus Prime's Little Toe
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10:51am Fri 6 Jul 12

Confucious says...

St Retford wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?
It's a minefield. Don't even go there.
I applaud Puppy's brave views on this matter. Now we are a Prem Club with wealth rolling in we need a forum which can accomodate the different classes of supporters.

This forum is akin to a low cost airline with superior and lesser people all in a scramble on the same ticket. We need a British Airways style forum which offers exclusive access up front to Gold Card (ie season ticket) holders and back-of-the-plane access for the hoi polloi and the great unwashed.

Of course the plebeian will be annoyed at first, but they will soon adjust - and indeed eventually get a lot of emotional security and comfort from the natural "officer/other ranks" order of things being restored.

It would be nice too if the club provided separate turnstiles for us season ticket holders to enter the stadium - and priority on exit (eg an announcement at the end saying "Season ticket holders may leave now - all other supporters please wait until you are called.")

It's not a popular view with the masses, but if we had kept the lower order loadsamoney Harry Enfield types out of the city trading floors and still had the banks run by gentlemen, we wouldn't have the mess we have today.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?[/p][/quote]It's a minefield. Don't even go there.[/p][/quote]I applaud Puppy's brave views on this matter. Now we are a Prem Club with wealth rolling in we need a forum which can accomodate the different classes of supporters. This forum is akin to a low cost airline with superior and lesser people all in a scramble on the same ticket. We need a British Airways style forum which offers exclusive access up front to Gold Card (ie season ticket) holders and back-of-the-plane access for the hoi polloi and the great unwashed. Of course the plebeian will be annoyed at first, but they will soon adjust - and indeed eventually get a lot of emotional security and comfort from the natural "officer/other ranks" order of things being restored. It would be nice too if the club provided separate turnstiles for us season ticket holders to enter the stadium - and priority on exit (eg an announcement at the end saying "Season ticket holders may leave now - all other supporters please wait until you are called.") It's not a popular view with the masses, but if we had kept the lower order loadsamoney Harry Enfield types out of the city trading floors and still had the banks run by gentlemen, we wouldn't have the mess we have today. Confucious
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10:51am Fri 6 Jul 12

puppy saint says...

St Retford wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?
It's a minefield. Don't even go there.
I'm a scab picker.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?[/p][/quote]It's a minefield. Don't even go there.[/p][/quote]I'm a scab picker. puppy saint
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10:56am Fri 6 Jul 12

SO50 Saint says...

Wise words Confucious and I would like to see the Season Ticket exit idea being implemented being in Row NN at certain matches it can take forever to get out :)
Wise words Confucious and I would like to see the Season Ticket exit idea being implemented being in Row NN at certain matches it can take forever to get out :) SO50 Saint
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10:56am Fri 6 Jul 12

Confucious says...

Alicesdad wrote:
City Saint wrote:
Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.
Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription.
The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country.

The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year.

This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan.

The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful.

The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish.

The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated.

Cheer up for ****s sake !!
We need optimists like you to invent the aeroplanes of this world AND we need pessimists like City Saint to invent the parachutes.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.[/p][/quote]Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription. The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country. The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year. This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan. The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful. The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish. The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated. Cheer up for ****s sake !![/p][/quote]We need optimists like you to invent the aeroplanes of this world AND we need pessimists like City Saint to invent the parachutes. Confucious
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11:07am Fri 6 Jul 12

montecristosaint says...

Optimus Prime's Little Toe wrote:
Davis - Keep
Forecast - Keep
Richardson - Keep
Harding - Sell
Fonte - Keep
Martin - Keep
Fox - Keep
Butterfield - Sell
Seabourne - Loan out to regain fitness
Hoover - Keep
Reeves - Keep & use in cups
Shaw - Keep & use in cups
Stephens - Keep & use in cups
Dickson - Sell
Spider - Keep
Cork - Keep
Do Prado - Sell
Hammond - Give chance, but maybe sell come Jan
Lallana - Keep
Chaplow - Give chance, but maybe sell in Jan
De Ridder - Keep
Puncheon - Sell
Ward Prowse - Keep & use in cups
Forte - Sell
Lambert - Keep
Sharp - Keep
Tad Lee - Keep
Jay Rod - Keep
Barnard - Sell

Hows that people?
You want to keep Forecast??

he's reputed to be hopeless.. probably not fair on the lad but has not exactly thrived on loan has he.
[quote][p][bold]Optimus Prime's Little Toe[/bold] wrote: Davis - Keep Forecast - Keep Richardson - Keep Harding - Sell Fonte - Keep Martin - Keep Fox - Keep Butterfield - Sell Seabourne - Loan out to regain fitness Hoover - Keep Reeves - Keep & use in cups Shaw - Keep & use in cups Stephens - Keep & use in cups Dickson - Sell Spider - Keep Cork - Keep Do Prado - Sell Hammond - Give chance, but maybe sell come Jan Lallana - Keep Chaplow - Give chance, but maybe sell in Jan De Ridder - Keep Puncheon - Sell Ward Prowse - Keep & use in cups Forte - Sell Lambert - Keep Sharp - Keep Tad Lee - Keep Jay Rod - Keep Barnard - Sell Hows that people?[/p][/quote]You want to keep Forecast?? he's reputed to be hopeless.. probably not fair on the lad but has not exactly thrived on loan has he. montecristosaint
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11:07am Fri 6 Jul 12

montecristosaint says...

Optimus Prime's Little Toe wrote:
Davis - Keep
Forecast - Keep
Richardson - Keep
Harding - Sell
Fonte - Keep
Martin - Keep
Fox - Keep
Butterfield - Sell
Seabourne - Loan out to regain fitness
Hoover - Keep
Reeves - Keep & use in cups
Shaw - Keep & use in cups
Stephens - Keep & use in cups
Dickson - Sell
Spider - Keep
Cork - Keep
Do Prado - Sell
Hammond - Give chance, but maybe sell come Jan
Lallana - Keep
Chaplow - Give chance, but maybe sell in Jan
De Ridder - Keep
Puncheon - Sell
Ward Prowse - Keep & use in cups
Forte - Sell
Lambert - Keep
Sharp - Keep
Tad Lee - Keep
Jay Rod - Keep
Barnard - Sell

Hows that people?
You want to keep Forecast??

he's reputed to be hopeless.. probably not fair on the lad but has not exactly thrived on loan has he.
[quote][p][bold]Optimus Prime's Little Toe[/bold] wrote: Davis - Keep Forecast - Keep Richardson - Keep Harding - Sell Fonte - Keep Martin - Keep Fox - Keep Butterfield - Sell Seabourne - Loan out to regain fitness Hoover - Keep Reeves - Keep & use in cups Shaw - Keep & use in cups Stephens - Keep & use in cups Dickson - Sell Spider - Keep Cork - Keep Do Prado - Sell Hammond - Give chance, but maybe sell come Jan Lallana - Keep Chaplow - Give chance, but maybe sell in Jan De Ridder - Keep Puncheon - Sell Ward Prowse - Keep & use in cups Forte - Sell Lambert - Keep Sharp - Keep Tad Lee - Keep Jay Rod - Keep Barnard - Sell Hows that people?[/p][/quote]You want to keep Forecast?? he's reputed to be hopeless.. probably not fair on the lad but has not exactly thrived on loan has he. montecristosaint
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11:10am Fri 6 Jul 12

montecristosaint says...

Confucious wrote:
St Retford wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?
It's a minefield. Don't even go there.
I applaud Puppy's brave views on this matter. Now we are a Prem Club with wealth rolling in we need a forum which can accomodate the different classes of supporters.

This forum is akin to a low cost airline with superior and lesser people all in a scramble on the same ticket. We need a British Airways style forum which offers exclusive access up front to Gold Card (ie season ticket) holders and back-of-the-plane access for the hoi polloi and the great unwashed.

Of course the plebeian will be annoyed at first, but they will soon adjust - and indeed eventually get a lot of emotional security and comfort from the natural "officer/other ranks" order of things being restored.

It would be nice too if the club provided separate turnstiles for us season ticket holders to enter the stadium - and priority on exit (eg an announcement at the end saying "Season ticket holders may leave now - all other supporters please wait until you are called.")

It's not a popular view with the masses, but if we had kept the lower order loadsamoney Harry Enfield types out of the city trading floors and still had the banks run by gentlemen, we wouldn't have the mess we have today.
Christ.. all hail to the great british elite then.
Seems we are headed towards one great big civil war before long. Am I glad I am not in the uk any more.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?[/p][/quote]It's a minefield. Don't even go there.[/p][/quote]I applaud Puppy's brave views on this matter. Now we are a Prem Club with wealth rolling in we need a forum which can accomodate the different classes of supporters. This forum is akin to a low cost airline with superior and lesser people all in a scramble on the same ticket. We need a British Airways style forum which offers exclusive access up front to Gold Card (ie season ticket) holders and back-of-the-plane access for the hoi polloi and the great unwashed. Of course the plebeian will be annoyed at first, but they will soon adjust - and indeed eventually get a lot of emotional security and comfort from the natural "officer/other ranks" order of things being restored. It would be nice too if the club provided separate turnstiles for us season ticket holders to enter the stadium - and priority on exit (eg an announcement at the end saying "Season ticket holders may leave now - all other supporters please wait until you are called.") It's not a popular view with the masses, but if we had kept the lower order loadsamoney Harry Enfield types out of the city trading floors and still had the banks run by gentlemen, we wouldn't have the mess we have today.[/p][/quote]Christ.. all hail to the great british elite then. Seems we are headed towards one great big civil war before long. Am I glad I am not in the uk any more. montecristosaint
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11:11am Fri 6 Jul 12

montecristosaint says...

Confucious wrote:
St Retford wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?
It's a minefield. Don't even go there.
I applaud Puppy's brave views on this matter. Now we are a Prem Club with wealth rolling in we need a forum which can accomodate the different classes of supporters.

This forum is akin to a low cost airline with superior and lesser people all in a scramble on the same ticket. We need a British Airways style forum which offers exclusive access up front to Gold Card (ie season ticket) holders and back-of-the-plane access for the hoi polloi and the great unwashed.

Of course the plebeian will be annoyed at first, but they will soon adjust - and indeed eventually get a lot of emotional security and comfort from the natural "officer/other ranks" order of things being restored.

It would be nice too if the club provided separate turnstiles for us season ticket holders to enter the stadium - and priority on exit (eg an announcement at the end saying "Season ticket holders may leave now - all other supporters please wait until you are called.")

It's not a popular view with the masses, but if we had kept the lower order loadsamoney Harry Enfield types out of the city trading floors and still had the banks run by gentlemen, we wouldn't have the mess we have today.
Christ.. all hail to the great british elite then.
Seems we are headed towards one great big civil war before long. Am I glad I am not in the uk any more.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?[/p][/quote]It's a minefield. Don't even go there.[/p][/quote]I applaud Puppy's brave views on this matter. Now we are a Prem Club with wealth rolling in we need a forum which can accomodate the different classes of supporters. This forum is akin to a low cost airline with superior and lesser people all in a scramble on the same ticket. We need a British Airways style forum which offers exclusive access up front to Gold Card (ie season ticket) holders and back-of-the-plane access for the hoi polloi and the great unwashed. Of course the plebeian will be annoyed at first, but they will soon adjust - and indeed eventually get a lot of emotional security and comfort from the natural "officer/other ranks" order of things being restored. It would be nice too if the club provided separate turnstiles for us season ticket holders to enter the stadium - and priority on exit (eg an announcement at the end saying "Season ticket holders may leave now - all other supporters please wait until you are called.") It's not a popular view with the masses, but if we had kept the lower order loadsamoney Harry Enfield types out of the city trading floors and still had the banks run by gentlemen, we wouldn't have the mess we have today.[/p][/quote]Christ.. all hail to the great british elite then. Seems we are headed towards one great big civil war before long. Am I glad I am not in the uk any more. montecristosaint
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11:18am Fri 6 Jul 12

randre says...

Alicesdad wrote:
City Saint wrote:
Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.
Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription.
The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country.

The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year.

This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan.

The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful.

The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish.

The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated.

Cheer up for ****s sake !!
Thank you Alicesdad, I was starting to think I had missed something and that the last two years had been just a really nice dream and I had woken to find we were in decline!!

I can't see how anyone can feel down about the Saints at the moment, I am gobsmacked to see how some fans quickly turn to the depths of depression!!
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.[/p][/quote]Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription. The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country. The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year. This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan. The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful. The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish. The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated. Cheer up for ****s sake !![/p][/quote]Thank you Alicesdad, I was starting to think I had missed something and that the last two years had been just a really nice dream and I had woken to find we were in decline!! I can't see how anyone can feel down about the Saints at the moment, I am gobsmacked to see how some fans quickly turn to the depths of depression!! randre
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12:08pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Alicesdad wrote:
City Saint wrote:
Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.
Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription.
The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country.

The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year.

This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan.

The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful.

The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish.

The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated.

Cheer up for ****s sake !!
AlicesDad, spot on fella. Our club is indeed in good hands. I have always liked the model that Arsenal has pursued, particularly under Wenger’s watch. They have always been the club of Bank Managers and will be around long after any bubble burst.
TV money is nice to add to the coffers but Nicola will apply the same shrewd Arsenal logic in building this club up carefully for the long term. You will always be judged on your track record and I find it hard to find any cracks in the current regime, so why should I start panicking now?

I consider myself an optimist although my glass is often half empty, I put that down to a thirst for life and lager.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.[/p][/quote]Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription. The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country. The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year. This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan. The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful. The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish. The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated. Cheer up for ****s sake !![/p][/quote]AlicesDad, spot on fella. Our club is indeed in good hands. I have always liked the model that Arsenal has pursued, particularly under Wenger’s watch. They have always been the club of Bank Managers and will be around long after any bubble burst. TV money is nice to add to the coffers but Nicola will apply the same shrewd Arsenal logic in building this club up carefully for the long term. You will always be judged on your track record and I find it hard to find any cracks in the current regime, so why should I start panicking now? I consider myself an optimist although my glass is often half empty, I put that down to a thirst for life and lager. Mush On The Beach
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12:12pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Hobson82 says...

St_Ron wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Hobson82 wrote: But when are they going to start spending it??
Yep. Reading have virtually completed their recruitment. But if you recall we did this last year and look at the result. However, this is the Premier League!! We are financially managed by a shallow purse and a clenched fist. I think we miss out on some players because we don't pay over the top wages. But in this league we can't wait until the new year to sign new players and expect to survive. I hope we see three or four in soon.
I am glad we don't pay over the top wages, remember the Red Queen, in Alice in Wonderland, the faster you run towards her the more she moves away..Ie the more money we have the more we spend on player wages and ultimately the less money we have. Rangers and Pompey are cases in point. We need to be careful with the extra money and budget for worst case scenario, we don't want to be relagated with an inflated squad on inflated wages then we really would have gone backwards from the red queen.
Surely there is a better example than Alice in Wonderland, not too sure you should admit to watching it.
[quote][p][bold]St_Ron[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: But when are they going to start spending it??[/p][/quote]Yep. Reading have virtually completed their recruitment. But if you recall we did this last year and look at the result. However, this is the Premier League!! We are financially managed by a shallow purse and a clenched fist. I think we miss out on some players because we don't pay over the top wages. But in this league we can't wait until the new year to sign new players and expect to survive. I hope we see three or four in soon.[/p][/quote]I am glad we don't pay over the top wages, remember the Red Queen, in Alice in Wonderland, the faster you run towards her the more she moves away..Ie the more money we have the more we spend on player wages and ultimately the less money we have. Rangers and Pompey are cases in point. We need to be careful with the extra money and budget for worst case scenario, we don't want to be relagated with an inflated squad on inflated wages then we really would have gone backwards from the red queen.[/p][/quote]Surely there is a better example than Alice in Wonderland, not too sure you should admit to watching it. Hobson82
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12:15pm Fri 6 Jul 12

mack chinnon says...

puppy saint wrote:
sarfhamton wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?
No it is the "I've been a fan longer than you/I go to more away games than you" section.
My lips are, therefore, sealed.
Fat chance.
[quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?[/p][/quote]No it is the "I've been a fan longer than you/I go to more away games than you" section.[/p][/quote]My lips are, therefore, sealed.[/p][/quote]Fat chance. mack chinnon
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12:16pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Optimus Prime's Little Toe says...

montecristosaint wrote:
Optimus Prime's Little Toe wrote:
Davis - Keep
Forecast - Keep
Richardson - Keep
Harding - Sell
Fonte - Keep
Martin - Keep
Fox - Keep
Butterfield - Sell
Seabourne - Loan out to regain fitness
Hoover - Keep
Reeves - Keep & use in cups
Shaw - Keep & use in cups
Stephens - Keep & use in cups
Dickson - Sell
Spider - Keep
Cork - Keep
Do Prado - Sell
Hammond - Give chance, but maybe sell come Jan
Lallana - Keep
Chaplow - Give chance, but maybe sell in Jan
De Ridder - Keep
Puncheon - Sell
Ward Prowse - Keep & use in cups
Forte - Sell
Lambert - Keep
Sharp - Keep
Tad Lee - Keep
Jay Rod - Keep
Barnard - Sell

Hows that people?
You want to keep Forecast??

he's reputed to be hopeless.. probably not fair on the lad but has not exactly thrived on loan has he.
Only untill we have a backup GK
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Optimus Prime's Little Toe[/bold] wrote: Davis - Keep Forecast - Keep Richardson - Keep Harding - Sell Fonte - Keep Martin - Keep Fox - Keep Butterfield - Sell Seabourne - Loan out to regain fitness Hoover - Keep Reeves - Keep & use in cups Shaw - Keep & use in cups Stephens - Keep & use in cups Dickson - Sell Spider - Keep Cork - Keep Do Prado - Sell Hammond - Give chance, but maybe sell come Jan Lallana - Keep Chaplow - Give chance, but maybe sell in Jan De Ridder - Keep Puncheon - Sell Ward Prowse - Keep & use in cups Forte - Sell Lambert - Keep Sharp - Keep Tad Lee - Keep Jay Rod - Keep Barnard - Sell Hows that people?[/p][/quote]You want to keep Forecast?? he's reputed to be hopeless.. probably not fair on the lad but has not exactly thrived on loan has he.[/p][/quote]Only untill we have a backup GK Optimus Prime's Little Toe
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12:29pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Folkestone Saint says...

Confucious wrote:
St Retford wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?
It's a minefield. Don't even go there.
I applaud Puppy's brave views on this matter. Now we are a Prem Club with wealth rolling in we need a forum which can accomodate the different classes of supporters.

This forum is akin to a low cost airline with superior and lesser people all in a scramble on the same ticket. We need a British Airways style forum which offers exclusive access up front to Gold Card (ie season ticket) holders and back-of-the-plane access for the hoi polloi and the great unwashed.

Of course the plebeian will be annoyed at first, but they will soon adjust - and indeed eventually get a lot of emotional security and comfort from the natural "officer/other ranks" order of things being restored.

It would be nice too if the club provided separate turnstiles for us season ticket holders to enter the stadium - and priority on exit (eg an announcement at the end saying "Season ticket holders may leave now - all other supporters please wait until you are called.")

It's not a popular view with the masses, but if we had kept the lower order loadsamoney Harry Enfield types out of the city trading floors and still had the banks run by gentlemen, we wouldn't have the mess we have today.
I hope no one is on here for the firt time and reading your quote, whilst I find it funny and would have to be classed as back of the plane due to lack of attedance if they don't know you Connie I/we do could you imagine how you would come across, in fact I think that would make it funnier. Keep up the good work my cunning linguist.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?[/p][/quote]It's a minefield. Don't even go there.[/p][/quote]I applaud Puppy's brave views on this matter. Now we are a Prem Club with wealth rolling in we need a forum which can accomodate the different classes of supporters. This forum is akin to a low cost airline with superior and lesser people all in a scramble on the same ticket. We need a British Airways style forum which offers exclusive access up front to Gold Card (ie season ticket) holders and back-of-the-plane access for the hoi polloi and the great unwashed. Of course the plebeian will be annoyed at first, but they will soon adjust - and indeed eventually get a lot of emotional security and comfort from the natural "officer/other ranks" order of things being restored. It would be nice too if the club provided separate turnstiles for us season ticket holders to enter the stadium - and priority on exit (eg an announcement at the end saying "Season ticket holders may leave now - all other supporters please wait until you are called.") It's not a popular view with the masses, but if we had kept the lower order loadsamoney Harry Enfield types out of the city trading floors and still had the banks run by gentlemen, we wouldn't have the mess we have today.[/p][/quote]I hope no one is on here for the firt time and reading your quote, whilst I find it funny and would have to be classed as back of the plane due to lack of attedance if they don't know you Connie I/we do could you imagine how you would come across, in fact I think that would make it funnier. Keep up the good work my cunning linguist. Folkestone Saint
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12:59pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Confucious wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
City Saint wrote:
Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.
Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription.
The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country.

The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year.

This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan.

The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful.

The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish.

The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated.

Cheer up for ****s sake !!
We need optimists like you to invent the aeroplanes of this world AND we need pessimists like City Saint to invent the parachutes.
Ha! I must remember that one.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.[/p][/quote]Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription. The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country. The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year. This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan. The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful. The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish. The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated. Cheer up for ****s sake !![/p][/quote]We need optimists like you to invent the aeroplanes of this world AND we need pessimists like City Saint to invent the parachutes.[/p][/quote]Ha! I must remember that one. Strasbourg Saint
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1:09pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

puppy saint wrote:
St Retford wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?
It's a minefield. Don't even go there.
I'm a scab picker.
If I had my way, this site would be banned to all season ticket holders (just because), any fans who have been to at least one away match (they think they own the club), overseas fans who have travelled across the seas to attend one or more match (part-timers), people who moan and people who don't moan, Seedhouse (coz he's a Tory), Retford (because he's not), Slugger and Bill (I hate nepotism), Yorkie (Well, he lives in Yorkshire), Confucious (he makes me laugh, not serious enough), RedArmy1 (he's too loud), GKJ123456789 & GKJ987654321 (or whatever they're called - do I need a reason), Alice and his cat (I might one day be alergic to cats), Dan (only when the rugby's on), and you Puppy, along with Gossie, MackChinnon, Norgie and anyone else who drinks at The Station because the last time I popped in there, you'd all already bogged off to SMS, oh, and me.

That should tidy this site up don't you think?
[quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: Is this the 'Season Ticket Holders Only' section?[/p][/quote]It's a minefield. Don't even go there.[/p][/quote]I'm a scab picker.[/p][/quote]If I had my way, this site would be banned to all season ticket holders (just because), any fans who have been to at least one away match (they think they own the club), overseas fans who have travelled across the seas to attend one or more match (part-timers), people who moan and people who don't moan, Seedhouse (coz he's a Tory), Retford (because he's not), Slugger and Bill (I hate nepotism), Yorkie (Well, he lives in Yorkshire), Confucious (he makes me laugh, not serious enough), RedArmy1 (he's too loud), GKJ123456789 & GKJ987654321 (or whatever they're called - do I need a reason), Alice and his cat (I might one day be alergic to cats), Dan (only when the rugby's on), and you Puppy, along with Gossie, MackChinnon, Norgie and anyone else who drinks at The Station because the last time I popped in there, you'd all already bogged off to SMS, oh, and me. That should tidy this site up don't you think? Strasbourg Saint
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1:36pm Fri 6 Jul 12

alan.of.eastleigh says...

Optimus Prime's Little Toe wrote:
Davis - Keep
Forecast - Keep
Richardson - Keep
Harding - Sell
Fonte - Keep
Martin - Keep
Fox - Keep
Butterfield - Sell
Seabourne - Loan out to regain fitness
Hoover - Keep
Reeves - Keep & use in cups
Shaw - Keep & use in cups
Stephens - Keep & use in cups
Dickson - Sell
Spider - Keep
Cork - Keep
Do Prado - Sell
Hammond - Give chance, but maybe sell come Jan
Lallana - Keep
Chaplow - Give chance, but maybe sell in Jan
De Ridder - Keep
Puncheon - Sell
Ward Prowse - Keep & use in cups
Forte - Sell
Lambert - Keep
Sharp - Keep
Tad Lee - Keep
Jay Rod - Keep
Barnard - Sell

Hows that people?
You keep them all unless they want to leave. If we don't honour contracts how on earth do you expect players to?
[quote][p][bold]Optimus Prime's Little Toe[/bold] wrote: Davis - Keep Forecast - Keep Richardson - Keep Harding - Sell Fonte - Keep Martin - Keep Fox - Keep Butterfield - Sell Seabourne - Loan out to regain fitness Hoover - Keep Reeves - Keep & use in cups Shaw - Keep & use in cups Stephens - Keep & use in cups Dickson - Sell Spider - Keep Cork - Keep Do Prado - Sell Hammond - Give chance, but maybe sell come Jan Lallana - Keep Chaplow - Give chance, but maybe sell in Jan De Ridder - Keep Puncheon - Sell Ward Prowse - Keep & use in cups Forte - Sell Lambert - Keep Sharp - Keep Tad Lee - Keep Jay Rod - Keep Barnard - Sell Hows that people?[/p][/quote]You keep them all unless they want to leave. If we don't honour contracts how on earth do you expect players to? alan.of.eastleigh
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6:20pm Fri 6 Jul 12

City Saint says...

Alicesdad wrote:
City Saint wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.
Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription. The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country. The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year. This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan. The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful. The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish. The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated. Cheer up for ****s sake !!
Take it easy, dad. We all love the same team.

Time for those Valium, nurse?
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.[/p][/quote]Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription. The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country. The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year. This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan. The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful. The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish. The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated. Cheer up for ****s sake !![/p][/quote]Take it easy, dad. We all love the same team. Time for those Valium, nurse? City Saint
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6:40pm Fri 6 Jul 12

City Saint says...

Confucious wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
City Saint wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.
Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription. The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country. The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year. This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan. The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful. The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish. The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated. Cheer up for ****s sake !!
We need optimists like you to invent the aeroplanes of this world AND we need pessimists like City Saint to invent the parachutes.
Lol, indeed. By the way I'm rarely painted a pessimist (maybe in my job we're a cynical bunch) but o today's threads I sure come across as one. I'll have some of what mush, randre, matchwood dog and Alice' dad are drinking please.

Oh yes, and we must sell or release Forecast! Just to end my day of doom-mongering. I suppose dad would insist we give him a start first!
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.[/p][/quote]Have you just come off anti- depressants? I think it was too soon, ring your CDoctor now and get a repeat prescription. The "Up" section of the roller coaster is only just beginning. This is probably the best that the club has been run in a very long time. The Chief Exec is probably one of the most astute business men currently sitting in a Directors box anywhere in this country. The Manager is a grass roots man manager and expert coach. He may have only just appeared on the bigger radar but he will be a major name in less than a year. This club can undoubtedly support its own future, hence the recent news of strategically building the academy to supply new talent. Hence the widening of our international scouting reach, hence or tapping of talent form as far way as Japan. The current focus on TV coverage is because ther is no other news worthy of reporting. Player purchase at Saints is conducted better than anywhere I have seen in recnet years. We play it close to our chest, very few leaks have been seen and our purchases are careful, and so far succesful. The fact that we are up agaist the champions for our first match seems to be construed, by some, as the first step in a downward spiral. What complete and utter rubbish. The number of people who have pints half empty is astonishing when viewed against the backdrop of excellent management we have demonstrated. Cheer up for ****s sake !![/p][/quote]We need optimists like you to invent the aeroplanes of this world AND we need pessimists like City Saint to invent the parachutes.[/p][/quote]Lol, indeed. By the way I'm rarely painted a pessimist (maybe in my job we're a cynical bunch) but o today's threads I sure come across as one. I'll have some of what mush, randre, matchwood dog and Alice' dad are drinking please. Oh yes, and we must sell or release Forecast! Just to end my day of doom-mongering. I suppose dad would insist we give him a start first! City Saint
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6:43pm Fri 6 Jul 12

City Saint says...

Wayne Bridge looks like $### on the bbc website today. Still surprised he's off to Brighton though.
Wayne Bridge looks like $### on the bbc website today. Still surprised he's off to Brighton though. City Saint
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7:46pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Alty Saint says...

City Saint wrote:
Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.
God you really are a doom and gloom merchant, how on earth do you manage to get throuh the day!
[quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.[/p][/quote]God you really are a doom and gloom merchant, how on earth do you manage to get throuh the day! Alty Saint
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10:57pm Fri 6 Jul 12

City Saint says...

Alty Saint wrote:
City Saint wrote:
Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.
God you really are a doom and gloom merchant, how on earth do you manage to get throuh the day!
Happily. Life rarely disappoints. And you?
[quote][p][bold]Alty Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: Why do I have a sinking feeling that this is the "up" section of a roller coaster that will have a nasty "down" beyond the horizon? Farewell, well-run club that can support its own future. Hello casino.[/p][/quote]God you really are a doom and gloom merchant, how on earth do you manage to get throuh the day![/p][/quote]Happily. Life rarely disappoints. And you? City Saint
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