Saints' interest in Blackpool's Matt Phillips all above board, says Nigel Adkins

Matt Phillips

Matt Phillips

First published in Saints News

NIGEL Adkins confirmed Saints’ interest in Blackpool winger Matt Phillips – but insisted the club have not made an illegal approach for the player.

Seasiders boss Ian Holloway claimed that a Premier League side had tapped up the 21-year-old, with a report at the weekend naming Saints as that team.

Adkins admitted they had been in contact with Blackpool about Phillips, but was adamant they had acted responsibly.

“It’s a shame that Blackpool have had to go and do things via the media in the way that they have done,” he told the club’s website.

“I don’t think there is any hiding from the fact that Matt is a player that we have been an admirer of for the past few years, and in the last couple of weeks he has probably been identified as a target for a number of teams in the Premier League.

“I know that from the chairman’s point of view he has been in contact with the Blackpool chairman and that we have had a conversation with their chief executiv.

“I have spoken to Ian Holloway myself, so it’s not as if there has not been an interest demonstrated from Southampton .

“As I have said, we like to think that we do everything properly, by the book, and we will continue to do our matters privately and behind the scenes.

“Obviously, this situation has now arisen and we will take action on that and respond in the appropriate manner.”

Holloway had earlier claimed: “Somebody has made an illegal approach and we can prove that.”

When it came to matters on the pitch, Adkins said he was happy with what he saw in Saturday night’s friendly against Udinese, despite Saints suffering a 4-0 defeat.

“We didn’t want to be on the wrong end of a 4-0 scoreline, but I don’t think it was a 4-0 game, because it was cracking,” he said.

“Until they scored their first goal we were well and truly in the ascendancy.”

Adkins added: “We have taken a lot from this game, which is positive.

“It was the final game of preseason and we have worked all the way through the campaign in a 4-3-3, implementing and improving different things.”

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3:05pm Mon 13 Aug 12

LeTissiersEarLobe says...

How long before West Ham declare thier interest .....! Good move if we can secure him, Nigel .... Sign some more please !!!!! COYR.....First????
How long before West Ham declare thier interest .....! Good move if we can secure him, Nigel .... Sign some more please !!!!! COYR.....First???? LeTissiersEarLobe
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3:08pm Mon 13 Aug 12

WECOMING4U says...

Be a good signing, who cares about Holloway??? biggest soreset loser in the game!
Be a good signing, who cares about Holloway??? biggest soreset loser in the game! WECOMING4U
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3:08pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Over the Edge says...

Did the Yokel Holloway name Saints as the team who have an illegal approach? if not then it could possibly be another team interested, that worries me more, we could do with a player of stature at Saints.
Did the Yokel Holloway name Saints as the team who have an illegal approach? if not then it could possibly be another team interested, that worries me more, we could do with a player of stature at Saints. Over the Edge
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3:09pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Cheapshot says...

Just the kind of player we need, really hope this comes off!
Just the kind of player we need, really hope this comes off! Cheapshot
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3:13pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Saint. says...

Very slow DE!!!

This has been on the OS for a few days now! May be as you have very little knowledge of what going on you finally desperate to drag through the OS and read the bottom of NA piece at the bottom of his thoughts on the Udinese game.

Very sad DE to dress this up as breaking news you've just received!
Very slow DE!!! This has been on the OS for a few days now! May be as you have very little knowledge of what going on you finally desperate to drag through the OS and read the bottom of NA piece at the bottom of his thoughts on the Udinese game. Very sad DE to dress this up as breaking news you've just received! Saint.
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3:22pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Don-Irelando says...

Holloway hates us for singing 'premierleague your having a laugh' in a cup game a few seasons ago, and cause we didnt sell Puncheon to them on the cheap. If its not true we should
A. sue them for slander.
B. Blackpool should give us first refusal as an apology and we should sign him.
BUT... if it is true which I think that it might be to some degree we are in trouble and fast getting a repuation for ourselves of being tricky negotiators.
Holloway hates us for singing 'premierleague your having a laugh' in a cup game a few seasons ago, and cause we didnt sell Puncheon to them on the cheap. If its not true we should A. sue them for slander. B. Blackpool should give us first refusal as an apology and we should sign him. BUT... if it is true which I think that it might be to some degree we are in trouble and fast getting a repuation for ourselves of being tricky negotiators. Don-Irelando
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3:24pm Mon 13 Aug 12

mattboy111 says...

I think Holloway came out with it to push the price up and get others involved in a bidding war...
I think Holloway came out with it to push the price up and get others involved in a bidding war... mattboy111
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3:28pm Mon 13 Aug 12

AaronLeeSaint says...

Its fair to say that a player like Matt Phillips would be looked at by other premier league clubs.

I believe NA is correct in saying we didn't 'tap up' Phillips and that media implentation was a pointless endeavour.

Phillips is a fantastic winger and would be a fine addition to the squad.

Good job on expanding the story Echo, best report I've seen on the subject thus far.
Its fair to say that a player like Matt Phillips would be looked at by other premier league clubs. I believe NA is correct in saying we didn't 'tap up' Phillips and that media implentation was a pointless endeavour. Phillips is a fantastic winger and would be a fine addition to the squad. Good job on expanding the story Echo, best report I've seen on the subject thus far. AaronLeeSaint
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4:02pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Hobson82 says...

laffaminute wrote:
NA says he is happy with what he saw in the udinese game, that is seriously funny.
He's hardly going to tell the media we were crap now is he, what would that do for morale ahead of the Premier League campaign.
Like all good managers in front of the media you stand up for your team, behind closed doors he can say what he likes. The only manager I know not to follow these rules is Harry Redknapp.
[quote][p][bold]laffaminute[/bold] wrote: NA says he is happy with what he saw in the udinese game, that is seriously funny.[/p][/quote]He's hardly going to tell the media we were crap now is he, what would that do for morale ahead of the Premier League campaign. Like all good managers in front of the media you stand up for your team, behind closed doors he can say what he likes. The only manager I know not to follow these rules is Harry Redknapp. Hobson82
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4:08pm Mon 13 Aug 12

batesieboy says...

It won't happen now. And Silly-Billy Holloway is in trouble with his boss!!
It won't happen now. And Silly-Billy Holloway is in trouble with his boss!! batesieboy
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4:20pm Mon 13 Aug 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

we do what we want
coyr
we do what we want coyr likewatchingbrazil
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4:35pm Mon 13 Aug 12

abbiscuits says...

I've heard that everton are also interested in matt, maybe they were the team to have made an illegal approach.

Great signing if we can get him last season made 37 starts and scored 18, not bad for a winger.
COYR with thin white stripes
I've heard that everton are also interested in matt, maybe they were the team to have made an illegal approach. Great signing if we can get him last season made 37 starts and scored 18, not bad for a winger. COYR with thin white stripes abbiscuits
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4:44pm Mon 13 Aug 12

batesieboy says...

I doubt if there is anything "illegal" in this. Against the rules or against the law? What are the rules anyway, in this day and age of mass media interference, as well as social media? Hysterical Holloway!
I doubt if there is anything "illegal" in this. Against the rules or against the law? What are the rules anyway, in this day and age of mass media interference, as well as social media? Hysterical Holloway! batesieboy
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4:50pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Shoong says...

Yes, well you're hardly going to admit making a illegal approach in the papers are you..? (not that I believe they have)
Yes, well you're hardly going to admit making a illegal approach in the papers are you..? (not that I believe they have) Shoong
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5:17pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Sir Ad E Noid says...

I'm disappointed in Holloway. He needs to show some respect, we are, after all, a Premier League Team.

Have I heard that before?
I'm disappointed in Holloway. He needs to show some respect, we are, after all, a Premier League Team. Have I heard that before? Sir Ad E Noid
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5:39pm Mon 13 Aug 12

tugboat says...

No illegal approach has been made, the player has been put in the shop window for auction by hologram.
Nice one.......
No illegal approach has been made, the player has been put in the shop window for auction by hologram. Nice one....... tugboat
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5:41pm Mon 13 Aug 12

ghk230473 says...

If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him!
If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him! ghk230473
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5:43pm Mon 13 Aug 12

milton road says...

Its Holloways gamesmanship he wants to keep Phillips and one way to do it knowing Saints attitudes to keeping things quiet, is to create a storm in the hope Saints scupper the deal. Not hard from there to let out who the club is to someone so it becomes public knowledge.
Its Holloways gamesmanship he wants to keep Phillips and one way to do it knowing Saints attitudes to keeping things quiet, is to create a storm in the hope Saints scupper the deal. Not hard from there to let out who the club is to someone so it becomes public knowledge. milton road
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5:49pm Mon 13 Aug 12

slugger says...

ghk230473 wrote:
If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him!
oh no it doesn't !
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him![/p][/quote]oh no it doesn't ! slugger
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5:52pm Mon 13 Aug 12

tugboat says...

ghk230473 wrote:
If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him!
wrong !
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him![/p][/quote]wrong ! tugboat
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5:58pm Mon 13 Aug 12

ghk230473 says...

slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him!
oh no it doesn't !
I know we have gone toe to toe over the past months, appreciate the need to stay positive and get behind club but there are players out there who wouldn't necessarily cost the earth in wages or signing on fee.
Really wanted a settled team ready for the start of season, IF we do make signings yesterday they will need 3 months to settle at the best.
There is such a thing as false economy and I fear a panic and pricey spend in January, possibly without Adkins. New man in charge means new ideas and players he may not fancy, more un rest.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him![/p][/quote]oh no it doesn't ![/p][/quote]I know we have gone toe to toe over the past months, appreciate the need to stay positive and get behind club but there are players out there who wouldn't necessarily cost the earth in wages or signing on fee. Really wanted a settled team ready for the start of season, IF we do make signings yesterday they will need 3 months to settle at the best. There is such a thing as false economy and I fear a panic and pricey spend in January, possibly without Adkins. New man in charge means new ideas and players he may not fancy, more un rest. ghk230473
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6:04pm Mon 13 Aug 12

slugger says...

ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him!
oh no it doesn't !
I know we have gone toe to toe over the past months, appreciate the need to stay positive and get behind club but there are players out there who wouldn't necessarily cost the earth in wages or signing on fee.
Really wanted a settled team ready for the start of season, IF we do make signings yesterday they will need 3 months to settle at the best.
There is such a thing as false economy and I fear a panic and pricey spend in January, possibly without Adkins. New man in charge means new ideas and players he may not fancy, more un rest.
agree with most of what you say ,not having a go or a dig , truth is that none of us know what's going on behind the scenes , but to say that we won't get a player because another club is intrested is way off (imo) and pessimism in the extreem !
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him![/p][/quote]oh no it doesn't ![/p][/quote]I know we have gone toe to toe over the past months, appreciate the need to stay positive and get behind club but there are players out there who wouldn't necessarily cost the earth in wages or signing on fee. Really wanted a settled team ready for the start of season, IF we do make signings yesterday they will need 3 months to settle at the best. There is such a thing as false economy and I fear a panic and pricey spend in January, possibly without Adkins. New man in charge means new ideas and players he may not fancy, more un rest.[/p][/quote]agree with most of what you say ,not having a go or a dig , truth is that none of us know what's going on behind the scenes , but to say that we won't get a player because another club is intrested is way off (imo) and pessimism in the extreem ! slugger
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6:18pm Mon 13 Aug 12

ghk230473 says...

slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him!
oh no it doesn't !
I know we have gone toe to toe over the past months, appreciate the need to stay positive and get behind club but there are players out there who wouldn't necessarily cost the earth in wages or signing on fee.
Really wanted a settled team ready for the start of season, IF we do make signings yesterday they will need 3 months to settle at the best.
There is such a thing as false economy and I fear a panic and pricey spend in January, possibly without Adkins. New man in charge means new ideas and players he may not fancy, more un rest.
agree with most of what you say ,not having a go or a dig , truth is that none of us know what's going on behind the scenes , but to say that we won't get a player because another club is intrested is way off (imo) and pessimism in the extreem !
We'll agree to disagree but I don't think we'll get him....... Not sure we need another winger any how.
Gallas was a name mentioned that was more of an interest.
Also why are we playing an out n out goal scorer (Jay r) on the wing?
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him![/p][/quote]oh no it doesn't ![/p][/quote]I know we have gone toe to toe over the past months, appreciate the need to stay positive and get behind club but there are players out there who wouldn't necessarily cost the earth in wages or signing on fee. Really wanted a settled team ready for the start of season, IF we do make signings yesterday they will need 3 months to settle at the best. There is such a thing as false economy and I fear a panic and pricey spend in January, possibly without Adkins. New man in charge means new ideas and players he may not fancy, more un rest.[/p][/quote]agree with most of what you say ,not having a go or a dig , truth is that none of us know what's going on behind the scenes , but to say that we won't get a player because another club is intrested is way off (imo) and pessimism in the extreem ![/p][/quote]We'll agree to disagree but I don't think we'll get him....... Not sure we need another winger any how. Gallas was a name mentioned that was more of an interest. Also why are we playing an out n out goal scorer (Jay r) on the wing? ghk230473
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6:21pm Mon 13 Aug 12

slugger says...

ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him!
oh no it doesn't !
I know we have gone toe to toe over the past months, appreciate the need to stay positive and get behind club but there are players out there who wouldn't necessarily cost the earth in wages or signing on fee.
Really wanted a settled team ready for the start of season, IF we do make signings yesterday they will need 3 months to settle at the best.
There is such a thing as false economy and I fear a panic and pricey spend in January, possibly without Adkins. New man in charge means new ideas and players he may not fancy, more un rest.
agree with most of what you say ,not having a go or a dig , truth is that none of us know what's going on behind the scenes , but to say that we won't get a player because another club is intrested is way off (imo) and pessimism in the extreem !
We'll agree to disagree but I don't think we'll get him....... Not sure we need another winger any how.
Gallas was a name mentioned that was more of an interest.
Also why are we playing an out n out goal scorer (Jay r) on the wing?
dunno.... but then i don't take the training sessions .
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him![/p][/quote]oh no it doesn't ![/p][/quote]I know we have gone toe to toe over the past months, appreciate the need to stay positive and get behind club but there are players out there who wouldn't necessarily cost the earth in wages or signing on fee. Really wanted a settled team ready for the start of season, IF we do make signings yesterday they will need 3 months to settle at the best. There is such a thing as false economy and I fear a panic and pricey spend in January, possibly without Adkins. New man in charge means new ideas and players he may not fancy, more un rest.[/p][/quote]agree with most of what you say ,not having a go or a dig , truth is that none of us know what's going on behind the scenes , but to say that we won't get a player because another club is intrested is way off (imo) and pessimism in the extreem ![/p][/quote]We'll agree to disagree but I don't think we'll get him....... Not sure we need another winger any how. Gallas was a name mentioned that was more of an interest. Also why are we playing an out n out goal scorer (Jay r) on the wing?[/p][/quote]dunno.... but then i don't take the training sessions . slugger
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6:34pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Confucious says...

Fear not. Just chcked and we are currently tied in first position in the Prem.

As for backroom activity on the transfer front, I remember Nicola saying to me:

"There are two essential strategies I operate here...

1. Never reveal all you know."
Fear not. Just chcked and we are currently tied in first position in the Prem. As for backroom activity on the transfer front, I remember Nicola saying to me: "There are two essential strategies I operate here... 1. Never reveal all you know." Confucious
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6:35pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Baddesley Bill says...

"As a player when everyone was tipping saints for relegation we just stayed tight lipped and proved people wrong! Suggest fans do the same"....as tweeted by Le Tiss. His point being that a positive feel from the fans actually helps the players to meet the challenge. Sometimes these threads can unjustly represent the fans opinions as some vent their fears and concerns. Is a litttle positivity too much to ask from this minority? Come on GHK...say something positive...dare you! ;O)
"As a player when everyone was tipping saints for relegation we just stayed tight lipped and proved people wrong! Suggest fans do the same"....as tweeted by Le Tiss. His point being that a positive feel from the fans actually helps the players to meet the challenge. Sometimes these threads can unjustly represent the fans opinions as some vent their fears and concerns. Is a litttle positivity too much to ask from this minority? Come on GHK...say something positive...dare you! ;O) Baddesley Bill
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6:37pm Mon 13 Aug 12

ghk230473 says...

slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him!
oh no it doesn't !
I know we have gone toe to toe over the past months, appreciate the need to stay positive and get behind club but there are players out there who wouldn't necessarily cost the earth in wages or signing on fee.
Really wanted a settled team ready for the start of season, IF we do make signings yesterday they will need 3 months to settle at the best.
There is such a thing as false economy and I fear a panic and pricey spend in January, possibly without Adkins. New man in charge means new ideas and players he may not fancy, more un rest.
agree with most of what you say ,not having a go or a dig , truth is that none of us know what's going on behind the scenes , but to say that we won't get a player because another club is intrested is way off (imo) and pessimism in the extreem !
We'll agree to disagree but I don't think we'll get him....... Not sure we need another winger any how.
Gallas was a name mentioned that was more of an interest.
Also why are we playing an out n out goal scorer (Jay r) on the wing?
dunno.... but then i don't take the training sessions .
May have Phillips ear marked for Center back or keeper! Sorry couldn't resist that 1!
You St holders are in for a long season, good luck. I think we will stay up and if we do I know we have some cracking youth players coming thru, jwp is a future steve gerrard
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him![/p][/quote]oh no it doesn't ![/p][/quote]I know we have gone toe to toe over the past months, appreciate the need to stay positive and get behind club but there are players out there who wouldn't necessarily cost the earth in wages or signing on fee. Really wanted a settled team ready for the start of season, IF we do make signings yesterday they will need 3 months to settle at the best. There is such a thing as false economy and I fear a panic and pricey spend in January, possibly without Adkins. New man in charge means new ideas and players he may not fancy, more un rest.[/p][/quote]agree with most of what you say ,not having a go or a dig , truth is that none of us know what's going on behind the scenes , but to say that we won't get a player because another club is intrested is way off (imo) and pessimism in the extreem ![/p][/quote]We'll agree to disagree but I don't think we'll get him....... Not sure we need another winger any how. Gallas was a name mentioned that was more of an interest. Also why are we playing an out n out goal scorer (Jay r) on the wing?[/p][/quote]dunno.... but then i don't take the training sessions .[/p][/quote]May have Phillips ear marked for Center back or keeper! Sorry couldn't resist that 1! You St holders are in for a long season, good luck. I think we will stay up and if we do I know we have some cracking youth players coming thru, jwp is a future steve gerrard ghk230473
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6:40pm Mon 13 Aug 12

ghk230473 says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
"As a player when everyone was tipping saints for relegation we just stayed tight lipped and proved people wrong! Suggest fans do the same"....as tweeted by Le Tiss. His point being that a positive feel from the fans actually helps the players to meet the challenge. Sometimes these threads can unjustly represent the fans opinions as some vent their fears and concerns. Is a litttle positivity too much to ask from this minority? Come on GHK...say something positive...dare you! ;O)
Fair comment bill, see above for positive, it'll have to do for now
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: "As a player when everyone was tipping saints for relegation we just stayed tight lipped and proved people wrong! Suggest fans do the same"....as tweeted by Le Tiss. His point being that a positive feel from the fans actually helps the players to meet the challenge. Sometimes these threads can unjustly represent the fans opinions as some vent their fears and concerns. Is a litttle positivity too much to ask from this minority? Come on GHK...say something positive...dare you! ;O)[/p][/quote]Fair comment bill, see above for positive, it'll have to do for now ghk230473
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6:41pm Mon 13 Aug 12

slugger says...

ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
slugger wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him!
oh no it doesn't !
I know we have gone toe to toe over the past months, appreciate the need to stay positive and get behind club but there are players out there who wouldn't necessarily cost the earth in wages or signing on fee.
Really wanted a settled team ready for the start of season, IF we do make signings yesterday they will need 3 months to settle at the best.
There is such a thing as false economy and I fear a panic and pricey spend in January, possibly without Adkins. New man in charge means new ideas and players he may not fancy, more un rest.
agree with most of what you say ,not having a go or a dig , truth is that none of us know what's going on behind the scenes , but to say that we won't get a player because another club is intrested is way off (imo) and pessimism in the extreem !
We'll agree to disagree but I don't think we'll get him....... Not sure we need another winger any how.
Gallas was a name mentioned that was more of an interest.
Also why are we playing an out n out goal scorer (Jay r) on the wing?
dunno.... but then i don't take the training sessions .
May have Phillips ear marked for Center back or keeper! Sorry couldn't resist that 1!
You St holders are in for a long season, good luck. I think we will stay up and if we do I know we have some cracking youth players coming thru, jwp is a future steve gerrard
i can't wait ! ........ COYR !!!
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: If saints haven't made an illegal approach it means some one else is interested, which in turn means we will not get him![/p][/quote]oh no it doesn't ![/p][/quote]I know we have gone toe to toe over the past months, appreciate the need to stay positive and get behind club but there are players out there who wouldn't necessarily cost the earth in wages or signing on fee. Really wanted a settled team ready for the start of season, IF we do make signings yesterday they will need 3 months to settle at the best. There is such a thing as false economy and I fear a panic and pricey spend in January, possibly without Adkins. New man in charge means new ideas and players he may not fancy, more un rest.[/p][/quote]agree with most of what you say ,not having a go or a dig , truth is that none of us know what's going on behind the scenes , but to say that we won't get a player because another club is intrested is way off (imo) and pessimism in the extreem ![/p][/quote]We'll agree to disagree but I don't think we'll get him....... Not sure we need another winger any how. Gallas was a name mentioned that was more of an interest. Also why are we playing an out n out goal scorer (Jay r) on the wing?[/p][/quote]dunno.... but then i don't take the training sessions .[/p][/quote]May have Phillips ear marked for Center back or keeper! Sorry couldn't resist that 1! You St holders are in for a long season, good luck. I think we will stay up and if we do I know we have some cracking youth players coming thru, jwp is a future steve gerrard[/p][/quote]i can't wait ! ........ COYR !!! slugger
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6:53pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Baddesley Bill says...

ghk230473 wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
"As a player when everyone was tipping saints for relegation we just stayed tight lipped and proved people wrong! Suggest fans do the same"....as tweeted by Le Tiss. His point being that a positive feel from the fans actually helps the players to meet the challenge. Sometimes these threads can unjustly represent the fans opinions as some vent their fears and concerns. Is a litttle positivity too much to ask from this minority? Come on GHK...say something positive...dare you! ;O)
Fair comment bill, see above for positive, it'll have to do for now
Well done mate...our messages crossed in the post! COYR
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: "As a player when everyone was tipping saints for relegation we just stayed tight lipped and proved people wrong! Suggest fans do the same"....as tweeted by Le Tiss. His point being that a positive feel from the fans actually helps the players to meet the challenge. Sometimes these threads can unjustly represent the fans opinions as some vent their fears and concerns. Is a litttle positivity too much to ask from this minority? Come on GHK...say something positive...dare you! ;O)[/p][/quote]Fair comment bill, see above for positive, it'll have to do for now[/p][/quote]Well done mate...our messages crossed in the post! COYR Baddesley Bill
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7:24pm Mon 13 Aug 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Confucious wrote:
Fear not. Just chcked and we are currently tied in first position in the Prem.

As for backroom activity on the transfer front, I remember Nicola saying to me:

"There are two essential strategies I operate here...

1. Never reveal all you know."
Every time I have looked we were thirteenth, which is where I predicted we would end up at the end of last season! Nice if we could stay there.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Fear not. Just chcked and we are currently tied in first position in the Prem. As for backroom activity on the transfer front, I remember Nicola saying to me: "There are two essential strategies I operate here... 1. Never reveal all you know."[/p][/quote]Every time I have looked we were thirteenth, which is where I predicted we would end up at the end of last season! Nice if we could stay there. OSPREYSAINT
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7:49pm Mon 13 Aug 12

slugger says...

if we all thought like some on here we'd struggle to fill the old dell .......... in my experience we're a more optomistic bunch nowadays and the neg heads aren't really in evidence when actually attending games , we all like a moan but it's as easy as heck to pick out the people that actually go !
if we all thought like some on here we'd struggle to fill the old dell .......... in my experience we're a more optomistic bunch nowadays and the neg heads aren't really in evidence when actually attending games , we all like a moan but it's as easy as heck to pick out the people that actually go ! slugger
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8:06pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Don-Irelando says...

Why have we got lambert, sharpe, lee, guly, barnard, and jay-rod playing a lone strikers role or at best an attacking wide man where pace is essential which none of them, possibly lee the exception, have any of note?

Obviously some signings in pivotal roles ASAP is what everyone wants but in the grand scheme of things 3 of our first 4 games although points would be great NA won't be banking on any, if we do get a draw or even a win it's a bonus. So with Wigan aside any news signings have time to settle before they are needed to collect vital points.
Why have we got lambert, sharpe, lee, guly, barnard, and jay-rod playing a lone strikers role or at best an attacking wide man where pace is essential which none of them, possibly lee the exception, have any of note? Obviously some signings in pivotal roles ASAP is what everyone wants but in the grand scheme of things 3 of our first 4 games although points would be great NA won't be banking on any, if we do get a draw or even a win it's a bonus. So with Wigan aside any news signings have time to settle before they are needed to collect vital points. Don-Irelando
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8:23pm Mon 13 Aug 12

long memory says...

milton road wrote:
Its Holloways gamesmanship he wants to keep Phillips and one way to do it knowing Saints attitudes to keeping things quiet, is to create a storm in the hope Saints scupper the deal. Not hard from there to let out who the club is to someone so it becomes public knowledge.
Absolutely spot on,IMO
[quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: Its Holloways gamesmanship he wants to keep Phillips and one way to do it knowing Saints attitudes to keeping things quiet, is to create a storm in the hope Saints scupper the deal. Not hard from there to let out who the club is to someone so it becomes public knowledge.[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on,IMO long memory
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8:32pm Mon 13 Aug 12

dadofmy3sons says...

No club has always got all the players they wanted.
That is NO club.
Nigel said a little while ago exactly the positions he wanted filled and it was what we were all saying on here.
Since then there have most certainly been negotiations.
Man City just signed their first player of the season, one who probably won't get a game for a while and then almost certainly get injured.
We have got 4 that we wanted and are in the hunt for more, as demonstrated by the fact Hologram is getting all aerated again over Saints.

A little patience, a little more positivity.

Poopey haven't signed many players either, must be a south coast thing !
No club has always got all the players they wanted. That is NO club. Nigel said a little while ago exactly the positions he wanted filled and it was what we were all saying on here. Since then there have most certainly been negotiations. Man City just signed their first player of the season, one who probably won't get a game for a while and then almost certainly get injured. We have got 4 that we wanted and are in the hunt for more, as demonstrated by the fact Hologram is getting all aerated again over Saints. A little patience, a little more positivity. Poopey haven't signed many players either, must be a south coast thing ! dadofmy3sons
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8:32pm Mon 13 Aug 12

slugger says...

laff is minute ....... signing players a bit of an alien concept to you i suppose ..... WTFILN ?
laff is minute ....... signing players a bit of an alien concept to you i suppose ..... WTFILN ? slugger
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8:40pm Mon 13 Aug 12

truelysaints says...

Forget this one. NC does not like his deals going public before they are done.Afraid Blackpool have shot themselves in the foot
Forget this one. NC does not like his deals going public before they are done.Afraid Blackpool have shot themselves in the foot truelysaints
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8:41pm Mon 13 Aug 12

laffaminute says...

slugger wrote:
laff is minute ....... signing players a bit of an alien concept to you i suppose ..... WTFILN ?
Doesent seem like you are signing too many so im having a laff
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: laff is minute ....... signing players a bit of an alien concept to you i suppose ..... WTFILN ?[/p][/quote]Doesent seem like you are signing too many so im having a laff laffaminute
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8:46pm Mon 13 Aug 12

slugger says...

laffaminute wrote:
slugger wrote:
laff is minute ....... signing players a bit of an alien concept to you i suppose ..... WTFILN ?
Doesent seem like you are signing too many so im having a laff
i'm pleased for you (really) ..... if you can smile when all around is crumbling, fair play !
[quote][p][bold]laffaminute[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: laff is minute ....... signing players a bit of an alien concept to you i suppose ..... WTFILN ?[/p][/quote]Doesent seem like you are signing too many so im having a laff[/p][/quote]i'm pleased for you (really) ..... if you can smile when all around is crumbling, fair play ! slugger
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8:46pm Mon 13 Aug 12

redsnapper says...

I ve put a cheeky pound on a Saints away win this Sunday, so when I win I ll send a few quid to Holloway to buy some bog roll to clear up all the sh*t he comes up with.
The man is a Complete Doofus
I ve put a cheeky pound on a Saints away win this Sunday, so when I win I ll send a few quid to Holloway to buy some bog roll to clear up all the sh*t he comes up with. The man is a Complete Doofus redsnapper
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8:50pm Mon 13 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

laffaminute wrote:
Would Philips want to leave for a smaller club ?
why would he want to go too pompey!!!
[quote][p][bold]laffaminute[/bold] wrote: Would Philips want to leave for a smaller club ?[/p][/quote]why would he want to go too pompey!!! angus mc coatup
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8:51pm Mon 13 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

laffaminute wrote:
slugger wrote:
laff is minute ....... signing players a bit of an alien concept to you i suppose ..... WTFILN ?
Doesent seem like you are signing too many so im having a laff
salisbury hahahahah !!!
[quote][p][bold]laffaminute[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: laff is minute ....... signing players a bit of an alien concept to you i suppose ..... WTFILN ?[/p][/quote]Doesent seem like you are signing too many so im having a laff[/p][/quote]salisbury hahahahah !!! angus mc coatup
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9:21pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Shay Given on announcing his international retirement has just said Ireland fans are the best in the world. Now that's proper controversial when everyone knows who the bestest bestest ever fans anywhere ever bestest ever are bestest.
Shay Given on announcing his international retirement has just said Ireland fans are the best in the world. Now that's proper controversial when everyone knows who the bestest bestest ever fans anywhere ever bestest ever are bestest. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:44pm Mon 13 Aug 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

laffaminute wrote:
Would Philips want to leave for a smaller club ?
Maybe, but I suspect he would rather come to St. Marys given the chance don't you?
[quote][p][bold]laffaminute[/bold] wrote: Would Philips want to leave for a smaller club ?[/p][/quote]Maybe, but I suspect he would rather come to St. Marys given the chance don't you? OSPREYSAINT
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9:44pm Mon 13 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

where's laffaminute gone.
come on make laugh!!!
where's laffaminute gone. come on make laugh!!! angus mc coatup
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9:44pm Mon 13 Aug 12

andysaints007 says...

Saint. wrote:
Very slow DE!!!

This has been on the OS for a few days now! May be as you have very little knowledge of what going on you finally desperate to drag through the OS and read the bottom of NA piece at the bottom of his thoughts on the Udinese game.

Very sad DE to dress this up as breaking news you've just received!
Don't come on here then d*ckhead if the Echo are so bad!! Simple
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Very slow DE!!! This has been on the OS for a few days now! May be as you have very little knowledge of what going on you finally desperate to drag through the OS and read the bottom of NA piece at the bottom of his thoughts on the Udinese game. Very sad DE to dress this up as breaking news you've just received![/p][/quote]Don't come on here then d*ckhead if the Echo are so bad!! Simple andysaints007
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9:45pm Mon 13 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
where's laffaminute gone.
come on make laugh!!!
"us"
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: where's laffaminute gone. come on make laugh!!![/p][/quote]"us" angus mc coatup
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9:51pm Mon 13 Aug 12

florida saint says...

laffaminute wrote:
Would Philips want to leave for a smaller club ?
you should know all about smaller clubs being a fan of the skunt tavern, the little pub team you claim to support.
or have you desreted them like most of your skunt pals, why are you so interested in saints, oh i just answered my own question. cant wait for that beer with you in florida. but i may be dissapointed to find out your just a spotty little sk8 who aint old enough to drink. anyway do you have a team for tommorrows big match at plymouth.hope your going you can have a right sailor boy fest. w t f i l n.
[quote][p][bold]laffaminute[/bold] wrote: Would Philips want to leave for a smaller club ?[/p][/quote]you should know all about smaller clubs being a fan of the skunt tavern, the little pub team you claim to support. or have you desreted them like most of your skunt pals, why are you so interested in saints, oh i just answered my own question. cant wait for that beer with you in florida. but i may be dissapointed to find out your just a spotty little sk8 who aint old enough to drink. anyway do you have a team for tommorrows big match at plymouth.hope your going you can have a right sailor boy fest. w t f i l n. florida saint
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9:52pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Baddesley Bill says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
where's laffaminute gone.
come on make laugh!!!
"us"
Rest assured...he aint having a "Laffaminute" reading the News site. His posts are a kneejerk reaction to the slow and protracted death of his club.
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: where's laffaminute gone. come on make laugh!!![/p][/quote]"us"[/p][/quote]Rest assured...he aint having a "Laffaminute" reading the News site. His posts are a kneejerk reaction to the slow and protracted death of his club. Baddesley Bill
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10:15pm Mon 13 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

c'mon laffaminute give us the benefit of your razor sharp wit.and your amazing repartee and badinage.enlighten us with your imperious perception please.I fall at your feet at your incisiveness and
your wonderous humour come on I implore you,beg you even,just a small mosel of your fantastic commentary.
where are you!!!!!
c'mon laffaminute give us the benefit of your razor sharp wit.and your amazing repartee and badinage.enlighten us with your imperious perception please.I fall at your feet at your incisiveness and your wonderous humour come on I implore you,beg you even,just a small mosel of your fantastic commentary. where are you!!!!! angus mc coatup
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10:20pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Tirau Dan says...

we always get edgy just before the season kicks off but this regime boxes on regardless.. no doubt their will be hiccups in early matches and the booers will do their best to shame the club at sms but you know Nigel and Nicola will get them rolling upwardly and the ball will be on the ground being passed around. Holloway can make an dolt of himself as usual but football and football business the Southampton way will prevail. Up The Saints - onward to Europe..
we always get edgy just before the season kicks off but this regime boxes on regardless.. no doubt their will be hiccups in early matches and the booers will do their best to shame the club at sms but you know Nigel and Nicola will get them rolling upwardly and the ball will be on the ground being passed around. Holloway can make an dolt of himself as usual but football and football business the Southampton way will prevail. Up The Saints - onward to Europe.. Tirau Dan
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10:31pm Mon 13 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
c'mon laffaminute give us the benefit of your razor sharp wit.and your amazing repartee and badinage.enlighten us with your imperious perception please.I fall at your feet at your incisiveness and
your wonderous humour come on I implore you,beg you even,just a small mosel of your fantastic commentary.
where are you!!!!!
looks like his mum has sent him to bed.
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: c'mon laffaminute give us the benefit of your razor sharp wit.and your amazing repartee and badinage.enlighten us with your imperious perception please.I fall at your feet at your incisiveness and your wonderous humour come on I implore you,beg you even,just a small mosel of your fantastic commentary. where are you!!!!![/p][/quote]looks like his mum has sent him to bed. angus mc coatup
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10:50pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Tony in Liberia says...

Here's some positivity; I've bet £25 on us to be top 10 this year, £25 on us to be top promoted team, and £5 on Billy Sharp to be top scorer. I believe we are going to do really well, even if we might struggle a bit in the beginning. I think NA & NC will get some (not all) of the players they are targetting, and that those will fill the mssing pieces of jigsaw perfectly, and I believe next season we'll be breaking into Europe with the players who ahve proved themselves this year, and a great crop of youngsters.

I always have total belief in my team, and I also think NA is going to do a great job negotiating the Prem. If we haven't got players in yet it's because the market isn't moving, not because of lack of effort.

THe only thing I'm unhappy about is that, all the years I was in Liberia and could watch the prem on sky, we weren't bleedin' in it, but now we're back and I'm chuffed as monkeys about it:-)
Here's some positivity; I've bet £25 on us to be top 10 this year, £25 on us to be top promoted team, and £5 on Billy Sharp to be top scorer. I believe we are going to do really well, even if we might struggle a bit in the beginning. I think NA & NC will get some (not all) of the players they are targetting, and that those will fill the mssing pieces of jigsaw perfectly, and I believe next season we'll be breaking into Europe with the players who ahve proved themselves this year, and a great crop of youngsters. I always have total belief in my team, and I also think NA is going to do a great job negotiating the Prem. If we haven't got players in yet it's because the market isn't moving, not because of lack of effort. THe only thing I'm unhappy about is that, all the years I was in Liberia and could watch the prem on sky, we weren't bleedin' in it, but now we're back and I'm chuffed as monkeys about it:-) Tony in Liberia
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11:14pm Mon 13 Aug 12

Landdo says...

From the sun

ALAN PARDEW has launched an astonishing attack on football’s agents.

The Newcastle boss has yet to make a single star signing over the summer.

And Pardew, preparing to kick off 2012-13 against Tottenham on Saturday, declared: “You ask any Premier League manager, outside of Chelsea, and we are all worrying about where to pitch.

“The big problem we have as football managers and chairmen is the valuation agents are putting on their players.

“They need to understand times have changed.”


Read more: http://www.thesun.co
.uk/sol/homepage/spo
rt/football/4484095/
Alan-Pardew-hits-out
-at-agents-over-slow
-transfer-window.htm
l#ixzz23SzJ6e4i

keep the faith guys NA and NC will make it happen

C.O.Y.R
From the sun ALAN PARDEW has launched an astonishing attack on football’s agents. The Newcastle boss has yet to make a single star signing over the summer. And Pardew, preparing to kick off 2012-13 against Tottenham on Saturday, declared: “You ask any Premier League manager, outside of Chelsea, and we are all worrying about where to pitch. “The big problem we have as football managers and chairmen is the valuation agents are putting on their players. “They need to understand times have changed.” Read more: http://www.thesun.co .uk/sol/homepage/spo rt/football/4484095/ Alan-Pardew-hits-out -at-agents-over-slow -transfer-window.htm l#ixzz23SzJ6e4i keep the faith guys NA and NC will make it happen C.O.Y.R Landdo
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11:38pm Mon 13 Aug 12

milton road says...

Everton were one of several clubs in for Jay Rod.
Fulham and West Ham were interested in Clyne.
Others were interested in Davies.
So its not quite right to say players will not come here.
Its what reaction its has cooling Saints interest maybe or getting the price pushed up cos of other interest.
But certainly a bit of gamesmanship by Holloway. The latter giving Holloway a bigger transfer chest.
Crafty boy our Holloway.
Everton were one of several clubs in for Jay Rod. Fulham and West Ham were interested in Clyne. Others were interested in Davies. So its not quite right to say players will not come here. Its what reaction its has cooling Saints interest maybe or getting the price pushed up cos of other interest. But certainly a bit of gamesmanship by Holloway. The latter giving Holloway a bigger transfer chest. Crafty boy our Holloway. milton road
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12:49am Tue 14 Aug 12

Doctor Watson says...

WECOMING4U wrote:
Be a good signing, who cares about Holloway??? biggest soreset loser in the game!
Ian Holloway - biggest, sorest loser in the game?

What are you blabbing on about?

He went straight up to each and every one of the West Ham players and congratulated them, following the play-off final.

You clearly know nothing about the man.
[quote][p][bold]WECOMING4U[/bold] wrote: Be a good signing, who cares about Holloway??? biggest soreset loser in the game![/p][/quote]Ian Holloway - biggest, sorest loser in the game? What are you blabbing on about? He went straight up to each and every one of the West Ham players and congratulated them, following the play-off final. You clearly know nothing about the man. Doctor Watson
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7:46am Tue 14 Aug 12

warrens 76 says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
laffaminute wrote:
Would Philips want to leave for a smaller club ?
why would he want to go too pompey!!!
Would Laffaminute leave pfc for a bigger brain!
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]laffaminute[/bold] wrote: Would Philips want to leave for a smaller club ?[/p][/quote]why would he want to go too pompey!!![/p][/quote]Would Laffaminute leave pfc for a bigger brain! warrens 76
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8:26am Tue 14 Aug 12

puppy saint says...

Doctor Watson wrote:
WECOMING4U wrote:
Be a good signing, who cares about Holloway??? biggest soreset loser in the game!
Ian Holloway - biggest, sorest loser in the game?

What are you blabbing on about?

He went straight up to each and every one of the West Ham players and congratulated them, following the play-off final.

You clearly know nothing about the man.
I do. He's a massive ****.
[quote][p][bold]Doctor Watson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WECOMING4U[/bold] wrote: Be a good signing, who cares about Holloway??? biggest soreset loser in the game![/p][/quote]Ian Holloway - biggest, sorest loser in the game? What are you blabbing on about? He went straight up to each and every one of the West Ham players and congratulated them, following the play-off final. You clearly know nothing about the man.[/p][/quote]I do. He's a massive ****. puppy saint
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8:57am Tue 14 Aug 12

elvisimo says...

I know i shouldnt laugh but
"Goalkeeper Simon Eastwood has joined Pompey on non-contract terms to save them from playing ‘rush goalie’
I know i shouldnt laugh but "Goalkeeper Simon Eastwood has joined Pompey on non-contract terms to save them from playing ‘rush goalie’ elvisimo
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8:58am Tue 14 Aug 12

Alicesdad says...

Confucious wrote:
Fear not. Just chcked and we are currently tied in first position in the Prem.

As for backroom activity on the transfer front, I remember Nicola saying to me:

"There are two essential strategies I operate here...

1. Never reveal all you know."
Post of the day without doubt.

;-)
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Fear not. Just chcked and we are currently tied in first position in the Prem. As for backroom activity on the transfer front, I remember Nicola saying to me: "There are two essential strategies I operate here... 1. Never reveal all you know."[/p][/quote]Post of the day without doubt. ;-) Alicesdad
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10:13am Tue 14 Aug 12

dopplershift says...

puppy saint wrote:
Doctor Watson wrote:
WECOMING4U wrote: Be a good signing, who cares about Holloway??? biggest soreset loser in the game!
Ian Holloway - biggest, sorest loser in the game? What are you blabbing on about? He went straight up to each and every one of the West Ham players and congratulated them, following the play-off final. You clearly know nothing about the man.
I do. He's a massive ****.
Indeed! I remember when we played them off the park and beat them 2-0 and he just blamed a reduced squad etc etc whilst we ourselves had made huge changes (something like 7) and still beatthem. He couldn't hold his hand up and say 'saints were great and going places'. instead took a poke out of our fans for singing premier league your having a laugh.
.
Some of his quotes are pure class but as a gentleman and role model he's way off the mark I'm afraid. Everyone's favourite sunday league manager.
[quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Doctor Watson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WECOMING4U[/bold] wrote: Be a good signing, who cares about Holloway??? biggest soreset loser in the game![/p][/quote]Ian Holloway - biggest, sorest loser in the game? What are you blabbing on about? He went straight up to each and every one of the West Ham players and congratulated them, following the play-off final. You clearly know nothing about the man.[/p][/quote]I do. He's a massive ****.[/p][/quote]Indeed! I remember when we played them off the park and beat them 2-0 and he just blamed a reduced squad etc etc whilst we ourselves had made huge changes (something like 7) and still beatthem. He couldn't hold his hand up and say 'saints were great and going places'. instead took a poke out of our fans for singing premier league your having a laugh. . Some of his quotes are pure class but as a gentleman and role model he's way off the mark I'm afraid. Everyone's favourite sunday league manager. dopplershift
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11:38am Tue 14 Aug 12

seventh-junction says...

elvisimo wrote:
I know i shouldnt laugh but
"Goalkeeper Simon Eastwood has joined Pompey on non-contract terms to save them from playing ‘rush goalie’
Looks like it wll be rush goalie after all.
Their transfer budget (or whisky bottle full of loose change) has been cut from 4m to 1.6m which is the same as Nothampton Town had last year. This means they have now scrapped the move because they can't affod to pay him.
Looks like their magnet is at opposite poles!!!!
WTFILN FOADP
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: I know i shouldnt laugh but "Goalkeeper Simon Eastwood has joined Pompey on non-contract terms to save them from playing ‘rush goalie’[/p][/quote]Looks like it wll be rush goalie after all. Their transfer budget (or whisky bottle full of loose change) has been cut from 4m to 1.6m which is the same as Nothampton Town had last year. This means they have now scrapped the move because they can't affod to pay him. Looks like their magnet is at opposite poles!!!! WTFILN FOADP seventh-junction
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4:19pm Tue 14 Aug 12

SaintMax says...

dopplershift wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
Doctor Watson wrote:
WECOMING4U wrote: Be a good signing, who cares about Holloway??? biggest soreset loser in the game!
Ian Holloway - biggest, sorest loser in the game? What are you blabbing on about? He went straight up to each and every one of the West Ham players and congratulated them, following the play-off final. You clearly know nothing about the man.
I do. He's a massive ****.
Indeed! I remember when we played them off the park and beat them 2-0 and he just blamed a reduced squad etc etc whilst we ourselves had made huge changes (something like 7) and still beatthem. He couldn't hold his hand up and say 'saints were great and going places'. instead took a poke out of our fans for singing premier league your having a laugh.
.
Some of his quotes are pure class but as a gentleman and role model he's way off the mark I'm afraid. Everyone's favourite sunday league manager.
Bang on the bloke does come across as a huge c.... Unless his team have won. Full of excuses and reasons to why his team didn't win, other than the fact that his team could have been outplayed or his tactics out thought.
[quote][p][bold]dopplershift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Doctor Watson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WECOMING4U[/bold] wrote: Be a good signing, who cares about Holloway??? biggest soreset loser in the game![/p][/quote]Ian Holloway - biggest, sorest loser in the game? What are you blabbing on about? He went straight up to each and every one of the West Ham players and congratulated them, following the play-off final. You clearly know nothing about the man.[/p][/quote]I do. He's a massive ****.[/p][/quote]Indeed! I remember when we played them off the park and beat them 2-0 and he just blamed a reduced squad etc etc whilst we ourselves had made huge changes (something like 7) and still beatthem. He couldn't hold his hand up and say 'saints were great and going places'. instead took a poke out of our fans for singing premier league your having a laugh. . Some of his quotes are pure class but as a gentleman and role model he's way off the mark I'm afraid. Everyone's favourite sunday league manager.[/p][/quote]Bang on the bloke does come across as a huge c.... Unless his team have won. Full of excuses and reasons to why his team didn't win, other than the fact that his team could have been outplayed or his tactics out thought. SaintMax
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5:37pm Tue 14 Aug 12

Doctor Watson says...

SaintMax wrote:
dopplershift wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
Doctor Watson wrote:
WECOMING4U wrote: Be a good signing, who cares about Holloway??? biggest soreset loser in the game!
Ian Holloway - biggest, sorest loser in the game? What are you blabbing on about? He went straight up to each and every one of the West Ham players and congratulated them, following the play-off final. You clearly know nothing about the man.
I do. He's a massive ****.
Indeed! I remember when we played them off the park and beat them 2-0 and he just blamed a reduced squad etc etc whilst we ourselves had made huge changes (something like 7) and still beatthem. He couldn't hold his hand up and say 'saints were great and going places'. instead took a poke out of our fans for singing premier league your having a laugh.
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Some of his quotes are pure class but as a gentleman and role model he's way off the mark I'm afraid. Everyone's favourite sunday league manager.
Bang on the bloke does come across as a huge c.... Unless his team have won. Full of excuses and reasons to why his team didn't win, other than the fact that his team could have been outplayed or his tactics out thought.
Like I said - You ALL clearly know nothing about the man.

Judging by some of the inane and banal comments on here.
[quote][p][bold]SaintMax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dopplershift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Doctor Watson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WECOMING4U[/bold] wrote: Be a good signing, who cares about Holloway??? biggest soreset loser in the game![/p][/quote]Ian Holloway - biggest, sorest loser in the game? What are you blabbing on about? He went straight up to each and every one of the West Ham players and congratulated them, following the play-off final. You clearly know nothing about the man.[/p][/quote]I do. He's a massive ****.[/p][/quote]Indeed! I remember when we played them off the park and beat them 2-0 and he just blamed a reduced squad etc etc whilst we ourselves had made huge changes (something like 7) and still beatthem. He couldn't hold his hand up and say 'saints were great and going places'. instead took a poke out of our fans for singing premier league your having a laugh. . Some of his quotes are pure class but as a gentleman and role model he's way off the mark I'm afraid. Everyone's favourite sunday league manager.[/p][/quote]Bang on the bloke does come across as a huge c.... Unless his team have won. Full of excuses and reasons to why his team didn't win, other than the fact that his team could have been outplayed or his tactics out thought.[/p][/quote]Like I said - You ALL clearly know nothing about the man. Judging by some of the inane and banal comments on here. Doctor Watson
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