Saints linked with Japanese defender

First published in Saints News

Saints have been linked with a move for Japanese centre half Maya Yoshida.

The 23-year-old, who plays for Dutch side VVV-Venlo is supposedly interesting several Premier League clubs and reports say that Saints could table a £2m offer.

VVV boss Hans Soentjens said: “The response from England has been one of high praise. I know a number of clubs from the Premier League are very interested.”

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11:29am Fri 24 Aug 12

webbinho says...

I was hoping we might go for someone a little older and wiser, perhaps with PL experience, but any CB would be welcome at this stage.
I was hoping we might go for someone a little older and wiser, perhaps with PL experience, but any CB would be welcome at this stage. webbinho
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11:38am Fri 24 Aug 12

Alicesdad says...

I was hoping that any approach to any player would remain a secret until it was a done deal. Now it's gone public it will all be over by lunchtime. There will be agents, banks, third parties, clubs with part ownership, outstanding subscriptions for the AA. unpaid parking fines, naked pictures with Prince Harry, .. plus Nicola will hate the fact it has leaked out !!

All in all it sound s like the NA/NC team is doing a good job hunting out potential high quality signings. Its just all the money grabbing leeches that surround the game that are ruining their efforts.

Keep up the good work gents, you are doing just fine. Anyone who says otherwise is simply an idiot.
I was hoping that any approach to any player would remain a secret until it was a done deal. Now it's gone public it will all be over by lunchtime. There will be agents, banks, third parties, clubs with part ownership, outstanding subscriptions for the AA. unpaid parking fines, naked pictures with Prince Harry, .. plus Nicola will hate the fact it has leaked out !! All in all it sound s like the NA/NC team is doing a good job hunting out potential high quality signings. Its just all the money grabbing leeches that surround the game that are ruining their efforts. Keep up the good work gents, you are doing just fine. Anyone who says otherwise is simply an idiot. Alicesdad
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11:39am Fri 24 Aug 12

SaintPC says...

This guy seems pretty highly rated, I would take him over 6m for Dann! Only thing is, watcing a compilation video on youtube he looks decent in the air, comfortable with playing the ball with either foot, quick enough but not lightning.....bigges
t problem from the short video I saw was that he looked very weak in the tackle!

That could be a major problem in the premier league, but like I said, I will reserve judgement as it was only a 5 min video so not fair to label him too much just yet!
This guy seems pretty highly rated, I would take him over 6m for Dann! Only thing is, watcing a compilation video on youtube he looks decent in the air, comfortable with playing the ball with either foot, quick enough but not lightning.....bigges t problem from the short video I saw was that he looked very weak in the tackle! That could be a major problem in the premier league, but like I said, I will reserve judgement as it was only a 5 min video so not fair to label him too much just yet! SaintPC
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12:00pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Melbsaint says...

Just for my sanity can the club please just confirm 100% that the Ramirez deal is off. I am fed up checking and re-checking in the hope there is some news.
If a no then let's go get Matt Phillips and Tom nice and really annoy holloway!
Still feel we need some real pace. If we can pinch him Zaha would be worth a punt. Young, quick and not crazy wages. Still think Richardson could be a good squad player and he is not silly money.
Just for my sanity can the club please just confirm 100% that the Ramirez deal is off. I am fed up checking and re-checking in the hope there is some news. If a no then let's go get Matt Phillips and Tom nice and really annoy holloway! Still feel we need some real pace. If we can pinch him Zaha would be worth a punt. Young, quick and not crazy wages. Still think Richardson could be a good squad player and he is not silly money. Melbsaint
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12:01pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Melbsaint says...

Sorry spell check! Meant Tom ince!!
Sorry spell check! Meant Tom ince!! Melbsaint
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12:03pm Fri 24 Aug 12

st1halo says...

Dont know much about this guy but I loved the Rooneyesque wondergoal he scored against PSV.
Interesting but Im not getting too excited yet. The transfer market should carry a health warning this year !!!

STID
Dont know much about this guy but I loved the Rooneyesque wondergoal he scored against PSV. Interesting but Im not getting too excited yet. The transfer market should carry a health warning this year !!! STID st1halo
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12:08pm Fri 24 Aug 12

SaintPC says...

I can't see Blackpool letting us get Ince and Phillips - Holloway would explode!

I think the reality is that Ramirex deal is off, Phillips deal is being discussed and I think is likely, Ince is unproven and we wouldnt get both.

As for Richardson, he doesnt fit the mould for the type of player, or squad, that we want to build, also I am not convinced he is better than who we have - so why add journeyman who might upset the team spirit?
I can't see Blackpool letting us get Ince and Phillips - Holloway would explode! I think the reality is that Ramirex deal is off, Phillips deal is being discussed and I think is likely, Ince is unproven and we wouldnt get both. As for Richardson, he doesnt fit the mould for the type of player, or squad, that we want to build, also I am not convinced he is better than who we have - so why add journeyman who might upset the team spirit? SaintPC
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12:13pm Fri 24 Aug 12

BracknellSaint says...

I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc.
I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...
I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc. I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs... BracknellSaint
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12:23pm Fri 24 Aug 12

lowe hater, cornwall says...

webbinho wrote:
I was hoping we might go for someone a little older and wiser, perhaps with PL experience, but any CB would be welcome at this stage.
Like his sensai or his origami teacher, what a farce who mentioned panic buying ! Everyone is strengthening except us, I see biglia from anderlecht is off to Norwich another rumour bites the dust along with Jarvis to wet spam ! Why weren't we in for the likes of Dawson, huddlestone, Johnson (Adam) if we can afford Ramirez we can afford them surely worrying times for transfers still when we beat Wigan tomorrow everyone will be saying we don't need anyone else in as we are strong enough.
[quote][p][bold]webbinho[/bold] wrote: I was hoping we might go for someone a little older and wiser, perhaps with PL experience, but any CB would be welcome at this stage.[/p][/quote]Like his sensai or his origami teacher, what a farce who mentioned panic buying ! Everyone is strengthening except us, I see biglia from anderlecht is off to Norwich another rumour bites the dust along with Jarvis to wet spam ! Why weren't we in for the likes of Dawson, huddlestone, Johnson (Adam) if we can afford Ramirez we can afford them surely worrying times for transfers still when we beat Wigan tomorrow everyone will be saying we don't need anyone else in as we are strong enough. lowe hater, cornwall
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12:31pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Readeano says...

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12:31pm Fri 24 Aug 12

randre says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc.
I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...
Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc. I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...[/p][/quote]Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well. randre
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12:32pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Readeano says...

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=823UT-wP7
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http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=823UT-wP7 WE Readeano
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12:41pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Hobson82 says...

SaintPC wrote:
I can't see Blackpool letting us get Ince and Phillips - Holloway would explode! I think the reality is that Ramirex deal is off, Phillips deal is being discussed and I think is likely, Ince is unproven and we wouldnt get both. As for Richardson, he doesnt fit the mould for the type of player, or squad, that we want to build, also I am not convinced he is better than who we have - so why add journeyman who might upset the team spirit?
If we put a good offer on the table with a player in part ex, possibly Puncheon or De Ridder then can't see any reason why we can't sign Phillips and Ince.

I don't know who keeps bringing up Kieron Richardson, but agree with SaintPC, he is no better than Luke Shaw or Danny Fox. And if NA is looking for another left sided player then would choose Olsson over Richardson.
[quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: I can't see Blackpool letting us get Ince and Phillips - Holloway would explode! I think the reality is that Ramirex deal is off, Phillips deal is being discussed and I think is likely, Ince is unproven and we wouldnt get both. As for Richardson, he doesnt fit the mould for the type of player, or squad, that we want to build, also I am not convinced he is better than who we have - so why add journeyman who might upset the team spirit?[/p][/quote]If we put a good offer on the table with a player in part ex, possibly Puncheon or De Ridder then can't see any reason why we can't sign Phillips and Ince. I don't know who keeps bringing up Kieron Richardson, but agree with SaintPC, he is no better than Luke Shaw or Danny Fox. And if NA is looking for another left sided player then would choose Olsson over Richardson. Hobson82
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12:42pm Fri 24 Aug 12

alanrr says...

lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
webbinho wrote:
I was hoping we might go for someone a little older and wiser, perhaps with PL experience, but any CB would be welcome at this stage.
Like his sensai or his origami teacher, what a farce who mentioned panic buying ! Everyone is strengthening except us, I see biglia from anderlecht is off to Norwich another rumour bites the dust along with Jarvis to wet spam ! Why weren't we in for the likes of Dawson, huddlestone, Johnson (Adam) if we can afford Ramirez we can afford them surely worrying times for transfers still when we beat Wigan tomorrow everyone will be saying we don't need anyone else in as we are strong enough.
not injury prone dawson or huddlestone but do like johnson........good crosser and as scored some good goals...also like the thought of japanese links....no thoughts of my own today though....
[quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]webbinho[/bold] wrote: I was hoping we might go for someone a little older and wiser, perhaps with PL experience, but any CB would be welcome at this stage.[/p][/quote]Like his sensai or his origami teacher, what a farce who mentioned panic buying ! Everyone is strengthening except us, I see biglia from anderlecht is off to Norwich another rumour bites the dust along with Jarvis to wet spam ! Why weren't we in for the likes of Dawson, huddlestone, Johnson (Adam) if we can afford Ramirez we can afford them surely worrying times for transfers still when we beat Wigan tomorrow everyone will be saying we don't need anyone else in as we are strong enough.[/p][/quote]not injury prone dawson or huddlestone but do like johnson........good crosser and as scored some good goals...also like the thought of japanese links....no thoughts of my own today though.... alanrr
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12:43pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Melbsaint says...

Here are some more to debate...
Connor wickham - Sunderland looking to offload but he has been v unlucky with injuries and there are a few ego's up there so he might progress under nigel's guidance.
David bentley? Again had his share of injuries at poignant times as he was getting back into respective teams. Could probably pick up for nothing and he can't command the wages he was at one point. You don't become a bad player overnight and he had plenty of promise not too long ago.
Shame nothing came of the lens deal as he looks a useful player.
I do like the way we have picked up some good young British players on their way up - clyne and Rodriguez fit in with our ethos perfectly. Any other ideas of young up and coming stars we should look at?
Here are some more to debate... Connor wickham - Sunderland looking to offload but he has been v unlucky with injuries and there are a few ego's up there so he might progress under nigel's guidance. David bentley? Again had his share of injuries at poignant times as he was getting back into respective teams. Could probably pick up for nothing and he can't command the wages he was at one point. You don't become a bad player overnight and he had plenty of promise not too long ago. Shame nothing came of the lens deal as he looks a useful player. I do like the way we have picked up some good young British players on their way up - clyne and Rodriguez fit in with our ethos perfectly. Any other ideas of young up and coming stars we should look at? Melbsaint
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12:44pm Fri 24 Aug 12

lowe hater, cornwall says...

randre wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc.
I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...
Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.
Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !!
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc. I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...[/p][/quote]Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.[/p][/quote]Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !! lowe hater, cornwall
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12:56pm Fri 24 Aug 12

BracknellSaint says...

lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
randre wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc.
I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...
Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.
Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !!
My comment was based on his footy ability. I have no interest in selling shirts in Japan. And to be honest, that's a myth too. All across Asia, Premier League footy is massive, but no matter who the Asian players go to, you're not likely to sell as much merchandise as some fans seem to imagine, unless you're Manure, Liverpool, Chelsea, Citeh or Arsenal.
Japan is also not the right place to target for that-it would be Indonesia, Thailand, China, Malaysia..
Manure didn't sign Kagawa to sell shirts, they signed him as he's quality-one of the best few players in Germany over the last couple of years.
[quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc. I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...[/p][/quote]Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.[/p][/quote]Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !![/p][/quote]My comment was based on his footy ability. I have no interest in selling shirts in Japan. And to be honest, that's a myth too. All across Asia, Premier League footy is massive, but no matter who the Asian players go to, you're not likely to sell as much merchandise as some fans seem to imagine, unless you're Manure, Liverpool, Chelsea, Citeh or Arsenal. Japan is also not the right place to target for that-it would be Indonesia, Thailand, China, Malaysia.. Manure didn't sign Kagawa to sell shirts, they signed him as he's quality-one of the best few players in Germany over the last couple of years. BracknellSaint
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12:57pm Fri 24 Aug 12

SaintPC says...

Hobson82 wrote:
SaintPC wrote: I can't see Blackpool letting us get Ince and Phillips - Holloway would explode! I think the reality is that Ramirex deal is off, Phillips deal is being discussed and I think is likely, Ince is unproven and we wouldnt get both. As for Richardson, he doesnt fit the mould for the type of player, or squad, that we want to build, also I am not convinced he is better than who we have - so why add journeyman who might upset the team spirit?
If we put a good offer on the table with a player in part ex, possibly Puncheon or De Ridder then can't see any reason why we can't sign Phillips and Ince. I don't know who keeps bringing up Kieron Richardson, but agree with SaintPC, he is no better than Luke Shaw or Danny Fox. And if NA is looking for another left sided player then would choose Olsson over Richardson.
Good point, perhaps we could offer Puncheon and De Ridder along with some cash?

Although Puncheon has been looking better of late he is still a little too slow on the ball for me, a bit too lazy defensively too - we can't afford passengers! Also, not sure he would want to step back down to the Championship?

Puncheon + De Ridder + 8m would be about right for the two I reckon?
[quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: I can't see Blackpool letting us get Ince and Phillips - Holloway would explode! I think the reality is that Ramirex deal is off, Phillips deal is being discussed and I think is likely, Ince is unproven and we wouldnt get both. As for Richardson, he doesnt fit the mould for the type of player, or squad, that we want to build, also I am not convinced he is better than who we have - so why add journeyman who might upset the team spirit?[/p][/quote]If we put a good offer on the table with a player in part ex, possibly Puncheon or De Ridder then can't see any reason why we can't sign Phillips and Ince. I don't know who keeps bringing up Kieron Richardson, but agree with SaintPC, he is no better than Luke Shaw or Danny Fox. And if NA is looking for another left sided player then would choose Olsson over Richardson.[/p][/quote]Good point, perhaps we could offer Puncheon and De Ridder along with some cash? Although Puncheon has been looking better of late he is still a little too slow on the ball for me, a bit too lazy defensively too - we can't afford passengers! Also, not sure he would want to step back down to the Championship? Puncheon + De Ridder + 8m would be about right for the two I reckon? SaintPC
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12:58pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Hobson82 says...

Melbsaint wrote:
Here are some more to debate... Connor wickham - Sunderland looking to offload but he has been v unlucky with injuries and there are a few ego's up there so he might progress under nigel's guidance. David bentley? Again had his share of injuries at poignant times as he was getting back into respective teams. Could probably pick up for nothing and he can't command the wages he was at one point. You don't become a bad player overnight and he had plenty of promise not too long ago. Shame nothing came of the lens deal as he looks a useful player. I do like the way we have picked up some good young British players on their way up - clyne and Rodriguez fit in with our ethos perfectly. Any other ideas of young up and coming stars we should look at?
Agree with you apart for David Bentley. He showed potential at Blackburn but never fulfilled it, always took him as a Beckham wannabe. Plus I think he is more interested in his bar in Puerto Banus then his football career these days.
[quote][p][bold]Melbsaint[/bold] wrote: Here are some more to debate... Connor wickham - Sunderland looking to offload but he has been v unlucky with injuries and there are a few ego's up there so he might progress under nigel's guidance. David bentley? Again had his share of injuries at poignant times as he was getting back into respective teams. Could probably pick up for nothing and he can't command the wages he was at one point. You don't become a bad player overnight and he had plenty of promise not too long ago. Shame nothing came of the lens deal as he looks a useful player. I do like the way we have picked up some good young British players on their way up - clyne and Rodriguez fit in with our ethos perfectly. Any other ideas of young up and coming stars we should look at?[/p][/quote]Agree with you apart for David Bentley. He showed potential at Blackburn but never fulfilled it, always took him as a Beckham wannabe. Plus I think he is more interested in his bar in Puerto Banus then his football career these days. Hobson82
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1:08pm Fri 24 Aug 12

lowe hater, cornwall says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
randre wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc.
I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...
Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.
Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !!
My comment was based on his footy ability. I have no interest in selling shirts in Japan. And to be honest, that's a myth too. All across Asia, Premier League footy is massive, but no matter who the Asian players go to, you're not likely to sell as much merchandise as some fans seem to imagine, unless you're Manure, Liverpool, Chelsea, Citeh or Arsenal.
Japan is also not the right place to target for that-it would be Indonesia, Thailand, China, Malaysia..
Manure didn't sign Kagawa to sell shirts, they signed him as he's quality-one of the best few players in Germany over the last couple of years.
I agree with you kagawa is a very good player as is Honda and I expect lee is when fit, Japan's attacking flair isn't in doubt but their defending abilities aren't that great and the prem is the toughest league around and we should be setting our standard slightly higher if we want to stay in the top flight and like me I don't care about commercial sales either.
The main thing is that we are back where we belong and we all want to stay there :)
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc. I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...[/p][/quote]Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.[/p][/quote]Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !![/p][/quote]My comment was based on his footy ability. I have no interest in selling shirts in Japan. And to be honest, that's a myth too. All across Asia, Premier League footy is massive, but no matter who the Asian players go to, you're not likely to sell as much merchandise as some fans seem to imagine, unless you're Manure, Liverpool, Chelsea, Citeh or Arsenal. Japan is also not the right place to target for that-it would be Indonesia, Thailand, China, Malaysia.. Manure didn't sign Kagawa to sell shirts, they signed him as he's quality-one of the best few players in Germany over the last couple of years.[/p][/quote]I agree with you kagawa is a very good player as is Honda and I expect lee is when fit, Japan's attacking flair isn't in doubt but their defending abilities aren't that great and the prem is the toughest league around and we should be setting our standard slightly higher if we want to stay in the top flight and like me I don't care about commercial sales either. The main thing is that we are back where we belong and we all want to stay there :) lowe hater, cornwall
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1:18pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Air Florida says...

lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
randre wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc.
I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...
Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.
Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !!
Do you have anything positive going on in your life lowe hater; negative name, negative attitude.......a real glass half empty person aren't you. Let's be a bit more positive about what's going on at our football club. The transfer market is an absolute minefield and we're doing business in the right way (IMO), in amongst all the smoke and mirrors that football agents and other clubs use to massage up players price tags and wages. I love my football team and I like the way we're behaving in the transfer market, trying our best to bring in young, hungry players at the right price and with a good re-sale value if our circumstances change. Yes it would be good to see more players coming in, but I would rather be where we are now, than be a QPR signing, old, half fit, mercenaries. If they don't stay up and with the worst ground in the Premiership they will be the next Poopey! Let's remember where we were a few years ago, I want to see sustainable development. In NA and NC I trust. Can't wait for the Wigan game COYR
[quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc. I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...[/p][/quote]Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.[/p][/quote]Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !![/p][/quote]Do you have anything positive going on in your life lowe hater; negative name, negative attitude.......a real glass half empty person aren't you. Let's be a bit more positive about what's going on at our football club. The transfer market is an absolute minefield and we're doing business in the right way (IMO), in amongst all the smoke and mirrors that football agents and other clubs use to massage up players price tags and wages. I love my football team and I like the way we're behaving in the transfer market, trying our best to bring in young, hungry players at the right price and with a good re-sale value if our circumstances change. Yes it would be good to see more players coming in, but I would rather be where we are now, than be a QPR signing, old, half fit, mercenaries. If they don't stay up and with the worst ground in the Premiership they will be the next Poopey! Let's remember where we were a few years ago, I want to see sustainable development. In NA and NC I trust. Can't wait for the Wigan game COYR Air Florida
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1:18pm Fri 24 Aug 12

SaintDon13 says...

lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
webbinho wrote:
I was hoping we might go for someone a little older and wiser, perhaps with PL experience, but any CB would be welcome at this stage.
Like his sensai or his origami teacher, what a farce who mentioned panic buying ! Everyone is strengthening except us, I see biglia from anderlecht is off to Norwich another rumour bites the dust along with Jarvis to wet spam ! Why weren't we in for the likes of Dawson, huddlestone, Johnson (Adam) if we can afford Ramirez we can afford them surely worrying times for transfers still when we beat Wigan tomorrow everyone will be saying we don't need anyone else in as we are strong enough.
I don't think any of the ones you mention would be a useful part of the jigsaw. We need a couple of new signings, but they have to be the right ones, and NC will not be taken for a ride and I fully support his actions, he is as ambitious as the rest of us, but not at any cost, others have made that mistake and are now paying for it, or not in some instances!
[quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]webbinho[/bold] wrote: I was hoping we might go for someone a little older and wiser, perhaps with PL experience, but any CB would be welcome at this stage.[/p][/quote]Like his sensai or his origami teacher, what a farce who mentioned panic buying ! Everyone is strengthening except us, I see biglia from anderlecht is off to Norwich another rumour bites the dust along with Jarvis to wet spam ! Why weren't we in for the likes of Dawson, huddlestone, Johnson (Adam) if we can afford Ramirez we can afford them surely worrying times for transfers still when we beat Wigan tomorrow everyone will be saying we don't need anyone else in as we are strong enough.[/p][/quote]I don't think any of the ones you mention would be a useful part of the jigsaw. We need a couple of new signings, but they have to be the right ones, and NC will not be taken for a ride and I fully support his actions, he is as ambitious as the rest of us, but not at any cost, others have made that mistake and are now paying for it, or not in some instances! SaintDon13
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1:28pm Fri 24 Aug 12

lowe hater, cornwall says...

French papers are reporting Southampton have had an €8m bid accepted by Rennes for 23yr old defender Jean Armel-Kana Biyik, anyone know much about this guy ? Seems to be the right age group for us but don't know anything about him ! Hope he's good,fingers crossed
French papers are reporting Southampton have had an €8m bid accepted by Rennes for 23yr old defender Jean Armel-Kana Biyik, anyone know much about this guy ? Seems to be the right age group for us but don't know anything about him ! Hope he's good,fingers crossed lowe hater, cornwall
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1:32pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Air Florida says...

SaintDon13 wrote:
lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
webbinho wrote:
I was hoping we might go for someone a little older and wiser, perhaps with PL experience, but any CB would be welcome at this stage.
Like his sensai or his origami teacher, what a farce who mentioned panic buying ! Everyone is strengthening except us, I see biglia from anderlecht is off to Norwich another rumour bites the dust along with Jarvis to wet spam ! Why weren't we in for the likes of Dawson, huddlestone, Johnson (Adam) if we can afford Ramirez we can afford them surely worrying times for transfers still when we beat Wigan tomorrow everyone will be saying we don't need anyone else in as we are strong enough.
I don't think any of the ones you mention would be a useful part of the jigsaw. We need a couple of new signings, but they have to be the right ones, and NC will not be taken for a ride and I fully support his actions, he is as ambitious as the rest of us, but not at any cost, others have made that mistake and are now paying for it, or not in some instances!
Here here!
[quote][p][bold]SaintDon13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]webbinho[/bold] wrote: I was hoping we might go for someone a little older and wiser, perhaps with PL experience, but any CB would be welcome at this stage.[/p][/quote]Like his sensai or his origami teacher, what a farce who mentioned panic buying ! Everyone is strengthening except us, I see biglia from anderlecht is off to Norwich another rumour bites the dust along with Jarvis to wet spam ! Why weren't we in for the likes of Dawson, huddlestone, Johnson (Adam) if we can afford Ramirez we can afford them surely worrying times for transfers still when we beat Wigan tomorrow everyone will be saying we don't need anyone else in as we are strong enough.[/p][/quote]I don't think any of the ones you mention would be a useful part of the jigsaw. We need a couple of new signings, but they have to be the right ones, and NC will not be taken for a ride and I fully support his actions, he is as ambitious as the rest of us, but not at any cost, others have made that mistake and are now paying for it, or not in some instances![/p][/quote]Here here! Air Florida
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1:40pm Fri 24 Aug 12

lowe hater, cornwall says...

Air Florida wrote:
lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
randre wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc.
I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...
Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.
Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !!
Do you have anything positive going on in your life lowe hater; negative name, negative attitude.......a real glass half empty person aren't you. Let's be a bit more positive about what's going on at our football club. The transfer market is an absolute minefield and we're doing business in the right way (IMO), in amongst all the smoke and mirrors that football agents and other clubs use to massage up players price tags and wages. I love my football team and I like the way we're behaving in the transfer market, trying our best to bring in young, hungry players at the right price and with a good re-sale value if our circumstances change. Yes it would be good to see more players coming in, but I would rather be where we are now, than be a QPR signing, old, half fit, mercenaries. If they don't stay up and with the worst ground in the Premiership they will be the next Poopey! Let's remember where we were a few years ago, I want to see sustainable development. In NA and NC I trust. Can't wait for the Wigan game COYR
I must apologise for having an opinion air Florida, I like you are a life long supporter of our beloved club, as you don't know me i find it more the pity that you can comment on whether my glass is half full or empty it's over flowing everyday is yours !! After everything that has happened to our great club I am now daring to dream of a fantastic season in the prem, I am just a little concerned that is all which as a fan I am entitled to be ! On a more positive note and just for you saints 2-0 win sat !!!!!COYR
[quote][p][bold]Air Florida[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc. I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...[/p][/quote]Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.[/p][/quote]Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !![/p][/quote]Do you have anything positive going on in your life lowe hater; negative name, negative attitude.......a real glass half empty person aren't you. Let's be a bit more positive about what's going on at our football club. The transfer market is an absolute minefield and we're doing business in the right way (IMO), in amongst all the smoke and mirrors that football agents and other clubs use to massage up players price tags and wages. I love my football team and I like the way we're behaving in the transfer market, trying our best to bring in young, hungry players at the right price and with a good re-sale value if our circumstances change. Yes it would be good to see more players coming in, but I would rather be where we are now, than be a QPR signing, old, half fit, mercenaries. If they don't stay up and with the worst ground in the Premiership they will be the next Poopey! Let's remember where we were a few years ago, I want to see sustainable development. In NA and NC I trust. Can't wait for the Wigan game COYR[/p][/quote]I must apologise for having an opinion air Florida, I like you are a life long supporter of our beloved club, as you don't know me i find it more the pity that you can comment on whether my glass is half full or empty it's over flowing everyday is yours !! After everything that has happened to our great club I am now daring to dream of a fantastic season in the prem, I am just a little concerned that is all which as a fan I am entitled to be ! On a more positive note and just for you saints 2-0 win sat !!!!!COYR lowe hater, cornwall
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1:43pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Ashley Charles Pragnell says...

I saw the Japanese player in question play during the Olympics at Hampden park against Spain and he was awesome . He is quick, nimble, and has a lovely touch, he is also good in the air. If the story is true, then Saints will already be putting an application in for a work permit. It seems we have around a 20 million in the pot to spend . Very concerned about the left back position, Fox was all over the shop last Sunday. Martin Olsen has been linked to the Saints in the last few days. Looks like Moses will not be playing tomorrow for Wigan as he is on the way to Chelsea. We have to make St Mary's a place no body wants to come and play at. My prediction is 2 .1 win against Wigan.
I saw the Japanese player in question play during the Olympics at Hampden park against Spain and he was awesome . He is quick, nimble, and has a lovely touch, he is also good in the air. If the story is true, then Saints will already be putting an application in for a work permit. It seems we have around a 20 million in the pot to spend . Very concerned about the left back position, Fox was all over the shop last Sunday. Martin Olsen has been linked to the Saints in the last few days. Looks like Moses will not be playing tomorrow for Wigan as he is on the way to Chelsea. We have to make St Mary's a place no body wants to come and play at. My prediction is 2 .1 win against Wigan. Ashley Charles Pragnell
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1:57pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Air Florida says...

lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
Air Florida wrote:
lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
randre wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc.
I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...
Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.
Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !!
Do you have anything positive going on in your life lowe hater; negative name, negative attitude.......a real glass half empty person aren't you. Let's be a bit more positive about what's going on at our football club. The transfer market is an absolute minefield and we're doing business in the right way (IMO), in amongst all the smoke and mirrors that football agents and other clubs use to massage up players price tags and wages. I love my football team and I like the way we're behaving in the transfer market, trying our best to bring in young, hungry players at the right price and with a good re-sale value if our circumstances change. Yes it would be good to see more players coming in, but I would rather be where we are now, than be a QPR signing, old, half fit, mercenaries. If they don't stay up and with the worst ground in the Premiership they will be the next Poopey! Let's remember where we were a few years ago, I want to see sustainable development. In NA and NC I trust. Can't wait for the Wigan game COYR
I must apologise for having an opinion air Florida, I like you are a life long supporter of our beloved club, as you don't know me i find it more the pity that you can comment on whether my glass is half full or empty it's over flowing everyday is yours !! After everything that has happened to our great club I am now daring to dream of a fantastic season in the prem, I am just a little concerned that is all which as a fan I am entitled to be ! On a more positive note and just for you saints 2-0 win sat !!!!!COYR
Yes, that's better, your pint is full and overflowing now.....I'll up your positivity with Saints 3 Wigan 0. COYR
[quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Air Florida[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc. I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...[/p][/quote]Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.[/p][/quote]Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !![/p][/quote]Do you have anything positive going on in your life lowe hater; negative name, negative attitude.......a real glass half empty person aren't you. Let's be a bit more positive about what's going on at our football club. The transfer market is an absolute minefield and we're doing business in the right way (IMO), in amongst all the smoke and mirrors that football agents and other clubs use to massage up players price tags and wages. I love my football team and I like the way we're behaving in the transfer market, trying our best to bring in young, hungry players at the right price and with a good re-sale value if our circumstances change. Yes it would be good to see more players coming in, but I would rather be where we are now, than be a QPR signing, old, half fit, mercenaries. If they don't stay up and with the worst ground in the Premiership they will be the next Poopey! Let's remember where we were a few years ago, I want to see sustainable development. In NA and NC I trust. Can't wait for the Wigan game COYR[/p][/quote]I must apologise for having an opinion air Florida, I like you are a life long supporter of our beloved club, as you don't know me i find it more the pity that you can comment on whether my glass is half full or empty it's over flowing everyday is yours !! After everything that has happened to our great club I am now daring to dream of a fantastic season in the prem, I am just a little concerned that is all which as a fan I am entitled to be ! On a more positive note and just for you saints 2-0 win sat !!!!!COYR[/p][/quote]Yes, that's better, your pint is full and overflowing now.....I'll up your positivity with Saints 3 Wigan 0. COYR Air Florida
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2:02pm Fri 24 Aug 12

lowe hater, cornwall says...

Air Florida wrote:
SaintDon13 wrote:
lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
webbinho wrote:
I was hoping we might go for someone a little older and wiser, perhaps with PL experience, but any CB would be welcome at this stage.
Like his sensai or his origami teacher, what a farce who mentioned panic buying ! Everyone is strengthening except us, I see biglia from anderlecht is off to Norwich another rumour bites the dust along with Jarvis to wet spam ! Why weren't we in for the likes of Dawson, huddlestone, Johnson (Adam) if we can afford Ramirez we can afford them surely worrying times for transfers still when we beat Wigan tomorrow everyone will be saying we don't need anyone else in as we are strong enough.
I don't think any of the ones you mention would be a useful part of the jigsaw. We need a couple of new signings, but they have to be the right ones, and NC will not be taken for a ride and I fully support his actions, he is as ambitious as the rest of us, but not at any cost, others have made that mistake and are now paying for it, or not in some instances!
Here here!
Like I said its all about opinions
[quote][p][bold]Air Florida[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintDon13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]webbinho[/bold] wrote: I was hoping we might go for someone a little older and wiser, perhaps with PL experience, but any CB would be welcome at this stage.[/p][/quote]Like his sensai or his origami teacher, what a farce who mentioned panic buying ! Everyone is strengthening except us, I see biglia from anderlecht is off to Norwich another rumour bites the dust along with Jarvis to wet spam ! Why weren't we in for the likes of Dawson, huddlestone, Johnson (Adam) if we can afford Ramirez we can afford them surely worrying times for transfers still when we beat Wigan tomorrow everyone will be saying we don't need anyone else in as we are strong enough.[/p][/quote]I don't think any of the ones you mention would be a useful part of the jigsaw. We need a couple of new signings, but they have to be the right ones, and NC will not be taken for a ride and I fully support his actions, he is as ambitious as the rest of us, but not at any cost, others have made that mistake and are now paying for it, or not in some instances![/p][/quote]Here here![/p][/quote]Like I said its all about opinions lowe hater, cornwall
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2:05pm Fri 24 Aug 12

lowe hater, cornwall says...

Air Florida wrote:
lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
Air Florida wrote:
lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
randre wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc.
I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...
Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.
Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !!
Do you have anything positive going on in your life lowe hater; negative name, negative attitude.......a real glass half empty person aren't you. Let's be a bit more positive about what's going on at our football club. The transfer market is an absolute minefield and we're doing business in the right way (IMO), in amongst all the smoke and mirrors that football agents and other clubs use to massage up players price tags and wages. I love my football team and I like the way we're behaving in the transfer market, trying our best to bring in young, hungry players at the right price and with a good re-sale value if our circumstances change. Yes it would be good to see more players coming in, but I would rather be where we are now, than be a QPR signing, old, half fit, mercenaries. If they don't stay up and with the worst ground in the Premiership they will be the next Poopey! Let's remember where we were a few years ago, I want to see sustainable development. In NA and NC I trust. Can't wait for the Wigan game COYR
I must apologise for having an opinion air Florida, I like you are a life long supporter of our beloved club, as you don't know me i find it more the pity that you can comment on whether my glass is half full or empty it's over flowing everyday is yours !! After everything that has happened to our great club I am now daring to dream of a fantastic season in the prem, I am just a little concerned that is all which as a fan I am entitled to be ! On a more positive note and just for you saints 2-0 win sat !!!!!COYR
Yes, that's better, your pint is full and overflowing now.....I'll up your positivity with Saints 3 Wigan 0. COYR
I will drink from that overflowing pint with a 3-0 win as always air Florida our supporters are the best kind :) COYR
[quote][p][bold]Air Florida[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Air Florida[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc. I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...[/p][/quote]Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.[/p][/quote]Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !![/p][/quote]Do you have anything positive going on in your life lowe hater; negative name, negative attitude.......a real glass half empty person aren't you. Let's be a bit more positive about what's going on at our football club. The transfer market is an absolute minefield and we're doing business in the right way (IMO), in amongst all the smoke and mirrors that football agents and other clubs use to massage up players price tags and wages. I love my football team and I like the way we're behaving in the transfer market, trying our best to bring in young, hungry players at the right price and with a good re-sale value if our circumstances change. Yes it would be good to see more players coming in, but I would rather be where we are now, than be a QPR signing, old, half fit, mercenaries. If they don't stay up and with the worst ground in the Premiership they will be the next Poopey! Let's remember where we were a few years ago, I want to see sustainable development. In NA and NC I trust. Can't wait for the Wigan game COYR[/p][/quote]I must apologise for having an opinion air Florida, I like you are a life long supporter of our beloved club, as you don't know me i find it more the pity that you can comment on whether my glass is half full or empty it's over flowing everyday is yours !! After everything that has happened to our great club I am now daring to dream of a fantastic season in the prem, I am just a little concerned that is all which as a fan I am entitled to be ! On a more positive note and just for you saints 2-0 win sat !!!!!COYR[/p][/quote]Yes, that's better, your pint is full and overflowing now.....I'll up your positivity with Saints 3 Wigan 0. COYR[/p][/quote]I will drink from that overflowing pint with a 3-0 win as always air Florida our supporters are the best kind :) COYR lowe hater, cornwall
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2:10pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Ashley Charles Pragnell wrote:
I saw the Japanese player in question play during the Olympics at Hampden park against Spain and he was awesome . He is quick, nimble, and has a lovely touch, he is also good in the air. If the story is true, then Saints will already be putting an application in for a work permit. It seems we have around a 20 million in the pot to spend . Very concerned about the left back position, Fox was all over the shop last Sunday. Martin Olsen has been linked to the Saints in the last few days. Looks like Moses will not be playing tomorrow for Wigan as he is on the way to Chelsea. We have to make St Mary's a place no body wants to come and play at. My prediction is 2 .1 win against Wigan.
How good is his command of the English language would be a question if I was at the helm.
No time for miscommunication at the spine of the defence. If the boy has the suitable oral and and playing skills then let’s nip this Nippon in the bud now, we need to have a squad bedded down and ready to go, the sooner the better
[quote][p][bold]Ashley Charles Pragnell[/bold] wrote: I saw the Japanese player in question play during the Olympics at Hampden park against Spain and he was awesome . He is quick, nimble, and has a lovely touch, he is also good in the air. If the story is true, then Saints will already be putting an application in for a work permit. It seems we have around a 20 million in the pot to spend . Very concerned about the left back position, Fox was all over the shop last Sunday. Martin Olsen has been linked to the Saints in the last few days. Looks like Moses will not be playing tomorrow for Wigan as he is on the way to Chelsea. We have to make St Mary's a place no body wants to come and play at. My prediction is 2 .1 win against Wigan.[/p][/quote]How good is his command of the English language would be a question if I was at the helm. No time for miscommunication at the spine of the defence. If the boy has the suitable oral and and playing skills then let’s nip this Nippon in the bud now, we need to have a squad bedded down and ready to go, the sooner the better Mush On The Beach
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2:24pm Fri 24 Aug 12

BracknellSaint says...

lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
randre wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc.
I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...
Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.
Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !!
My comment was based on his footy ability. I have no interest in selling shirts in Japan. And to be honest, that's a myth too. All across Asia, Premier League footy is massive, but no matter who the Asian players go to, you're not likely to sell as much merchandise as some fans seem to imagine, unless you're Manure, Liverpool, Chelsea, Citeh or Arsenal.
Japan is also not the right place to target for that-it would be Indonesia, Thailand, China, Malaysia..
Manure didn't sign Kagawa to sell shirts, they signed him as he's quality-one of the best few players in Germany over the last couple of years.
I agree with you kagawa is a very good player as is Honda and I expect lee is when fit, Japan's attacking flair isn't in doubt but their defending abilities aren't that great and the prem is the toughest league around and we should be setting our standard slightly higher if we want to stay in the top flight and like me I don't care about commercial sales either.
The main thing is that we are back where we belong and we all want to stay there :)
Possibly, although to be fair if you look at the national team, Japan don't concede an awful lot of goals.
I agree at CB, sometimes the Japanese players might lack a bit physically, but they do read the game well, are very disciplined, and pretty quick. Of course, this means they usually produce better full backs( Nagatomo at Inter Milan is a great example) than centre halfs...Anyway, I think this lad has what it takes. He's also been playing for a while in Holland, so I think he'd be ok on the language front, but might of course take a bit of time to get really fluent.
Anyway, agree that we need some quality at CB, and as others have posted, left back needs to be a priority. Either get Luke Shaw in and let's see if he's as good as we hope, or go out and get someone decent there instead. Sorry to say, but Fox was shown up last week. OK, Citeh are one of top sides in Europe, but I think that Fox will struggle most weeks against pace and positioning...
After that, something fresh on the wings, and maybe we're happy?
[quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc. I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...[/p][/quote]Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.[/p][/quote]Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !![/p][/quote]My comment was based on his footy ability. I have no interest in selling shirts in Japan. And to be honest, that's a myth too. All across Asia, Premier League footy is massive, but no matter who the Asian players go to, you're not likely to sell as much merchandise as some fans seem to imagine, unless you're Manure, Liverpool, Chelsea, Citeh or Arsenal. Japan is also not the right place to target for that-it would be Indonesia, Thailand, China, Malaysia.. Manure didn't sign Kagawa to sell shirts, they signed him as he's quality-one of the best few players in Germany over the last couple of years.[/p][/quote]I agree with you kagawa is a very good player as is Honda and I expect lee is when fit, Japan's attacking flair isn't in doubt but their defending abilities aren't that great and the prem is the toughest league around and we should be setting our standard slightly higher if we want to stay in the top flight and like me I don't care about commercial sales either. The main thing is that we are back where we belong and we all want to stay there :)[/p][/quote]Possibly, although to be fair if you look at the national team, Japan don't concede an awful lot of goals. I agree at CB, sometimes the Japanese players might lack a bit physically, but they do read the game well, are very disciplined, and pretty quick. Of course, this means they usually produce better full backs( Nagatomo at Inter Milan is a great example) than centre halfs...Anyway, I think this lad has what it takes. He's also been playing for a while in Holland, so I think he'd be ok on the language front, but might of course take a bit of time to get really fluent. Anyway, agree that we need some quality at CB, and as others have posted, left back needs to be a priority. Either get Luke Shaw in and let's see if he's as good as we hope, or go out and get someone decent there instead. Sorry to say, but Fox was shown up last week. OK, Citeh are one of top sides in Europe, but I think that Fox will struggle most weeks against pace and positioning... After that, something fresh on the wings, and maybe we're happy? BracknellSaint
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2:25pm Fri 24 Aug 12

only1chopper says...

I agree with what some were saying about david bentley, i think he just needs some game time and some positivity from his team mates and manager, something he would def get from us. Plus would be cheap and his crossing is fantastic, again something we are lacking in from the right. De ridder is all over the place, but puncheon is showing that he really wants to play (now that we are back in the prem funnily enough).
There are so many rumours flying about but come the end of the month, it will be squeaky bum time!
I agree with what some were saying about david bentley, i think he just needs some game time and some positivity from his team mates and manager, something he would def get from us. Plus would be cheap and his crossing is fantastic, again something we are lacking in from the right. De ridder is all over the place, but puncheon is showing that he really wants to play (now that we are back in the prem funnily enough). There are so many rumours flying about but come the end of the month, it will be squeaky bum time! only1chopper
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2:33pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Cheapshot says...

lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
French papers are reporting Southampton have had an €8m bid accepted by Rennes for 23yr old defender Jean Armel-Kana Biyik, anyone know much about this guy ? Seems to be the right age group for us but don't know anything about him ! Hope he's good,fingers crossed
This guy is mustard! AC Milan want him as well so i wouldn't get your hopes up! We were linked with him a few weeks back...the story should still be on our skysports news page. Like Ramirez, he would be a top signing!
[quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: French papers are reporting Southampton have had an €8m bid accepted by Rennes for 23yr old defender Jean Armel-Kana Biyik, anyone know much about this guy ? Seems to be the right age group for us but don't know anything about him ! Hope he's good,fingers crossed[/p][/quote]This guy is mustard! AC Milan want him as well so i wouldn't get your hopes up! We were linked with him a few weeks back...the story should still be on our skysports news page. Like Ramirez, he would be a top signing! Cheapshot
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2:37pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Mush On The Beach says...

only1chopper wrote:
I agree with what some were saying about david bentley, i think he just needs some game time and some positivity from his team mates and manager, something he would def get from us. Plus would be cheap and his crossing is fantastic, again something we are lacking in from the right. De ridder is all over the place, but puncheon is showing that he really wants to play (now that we are back in the prem funnily enough).
There are so many rumours flying about but come the end of the month, it will be squeaky bum time!
Sorry Chopper, but I couldn’t disagree more. I think Bentley is a lightweight whose track record is one of flattering to deceive and has been found out time and again, certainly not somebody I would like to see join us.
[quote][p][bold]only1chopper[/bold] wrote: I agree with what some were saying about david bentley, i think he just needs some game time and some positivity from his team mates and manager, something he would def get from us. Plus would be cheap and his crossing is fantastic, again something we are lacking in from the right. De ridder is all over the place, but puncheon is showing that he really wants to play (now that we are back in the prem funnily enough). There are so many rumours flying about but come the end of the month, it will be squeaky bum time![/p][/quote]Sorry Chopper, but I couldn’t disagree more. I think Bentley is a lightweight whose track record is one of flattering to deceive and has been found out time and again, certainly not somebody I would like to see join us. Mush On The Beach
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2:52pm Fri 24 Aug 12

lowe hater, cornwall says...

Cheapshot wrote:
lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
French papers are reporting Southampton have had an €8m bid accepted by Rennes for 23yr old defender Jean Armel-Kana Biyik, anyone know much about this guy ? Seems to be the right age group for us but don't know anything about him ! Hope he's good,fingers crossed
This guy is mustard! AC Milan want him as well so i wouldn't get your hopes up! We were linked with him a few weeks back...the story should still be on our skysports news page. Like Ramirez, he would be a top signing!
Brilliant thanks cheap shot :)
[quote][p][bold]Cheapshot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: French papers are reporting Southampton have had an €8m bid accepted by Rennes for 23yr old defender Jean Armel-Kana Biyik, anyone know much about this guy ? Seems to be the right age group for us but don't know anything about him ! Hope he's good,fingers crossed[/p][/quote]This guy is mustard! AC Milan want him as well so i wouldn't get your hopes up! We were linked with him a few weeks back...the story should still be on our skysports news page. Like Ramirez, he would be a top signing![/p][/quote]Brilliant thanks cheap shot :) lowe hater, cornwall
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2:55pm Fri 24 Aug 12

mrfahaji says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc.
I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...
Good to have an informed opinion. I too have a slight bias/interest here, but on the topic of the Olympics, I think the 2 Mexican central defenders looked excellent and the kind of mobile players we need at the back to play alongside Jos. America (Reyes) and Monterrey (Chavez) are two of the bigger clubs in Mexico but I'd be surprised if they held out for stupid money.

I think it's been clear the staff have been working very hard to try and get the right players in, just a shame that the one or two positions we've needed most have eluded us. So far at least...
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc. I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...[/p][/quote]Good to have an informed opinion. I too have a slight bias/interest here, but on the topic of the Olympics, I think the 2 Mexican central defenders looked excellent and the kind of mobile players we need at the back to play alongside Jos. America (Reyes) and Monterrey (Chavez) are two of the bigger clubs in Mexico but I'd be surprised if they held out for stupid money. I think it's been clear the staff have been working very hard to try and get the right players in, just a shame that the one or two positions we've needed most have eluded us. So far at least... mrfahaji
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2:55pm Fri 24 Aug 12

lowe hater, cornwall says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
randre wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc.
I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...
Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.
Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !!
My comment was based on his footy ability. I have no interest in selling shirts in Japan. And to be honest, that's a myth too. All across Asia, Premier League footy is massive, but no matter who the Asian players go to, you're not likely to sell as much merchandise as some fans seem to imagine, unless you're Manure, Liverpool, Chelsea, Citeh or Arsenal.
Japan is also not the right place to target for that-it would be Indonesia, Thailand, China, Malaysia..
Manure didn't sign Kagawa to sell shirts, they signed him as he's quality-one of the best few players in Germany over the last couple of years.
I agree with you kagawa is a very good player as is Honda and I expect lee is when fit, Japan's attacking flair isn't in doubt but their defending abilities aren't that great and the prem is the toughest league around and we should be setting our standard slightly higher if we want to stay in the top flight and like me I don't care about commercial sales either.
The main thing is that we are back where we belong and we all want to stay there :)
Possibly, although to be fair if you look at the national team, Japan don't concede an awful lot of goals.
I agree at CB, sometimes the Japanese players might lack a bit physically, but they do read the game well, are very disciplined, and pretty quick. Of course, this means they usually produce better full backs( Nagatomo at Inter Milan is a great example) than centre halfs...Anyway, I think this lad has what it takes. He's also been playing for a while in Holland, so I think he'd be ok on the language front, but might of course take a bit of time to get really fluent.
Anyway, agree that we need some quality at CB, and as others have posted, left back needs to be a priority. Either get Luke Shaw in and let's see if he's as good as we hope, or go out and get someone decent there instead. Sorry to say, but Fox was shown up last week. OK, Citeh are one of top sides in Europe, but I think that Fox will struggle most weeks against pace and positioning...
After that, something fresh on the wings, and maybe we're happy?
Am with you all the way bracknell saint its good to hear all of us are talking about the same areas ! Roll on Saturday for 3 points COYR
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc. I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...[/p][/quote]Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.[/p][/quote]Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !![/p][/quote]My comment was based on his footy ability. I have no interest in selling shirts in Japan. And to be honest, that's a myth too. All across Asia, Premier League footy is massive, but no matter who the Asian players go to, you're not likely to sell as much merchandise as some fans seem to imagine, unless you're Manure, Liverpool, Chelsea, Citeh or Arsenal. Japan is also not the right place to target for that-it would be Indonesia, Thailand, China, Malaysia.. Manure didn't sign Kagawa to sell shirts, they signed him as he's quality-one of the best few players in Germany over the last couple of years.[/p][/quote]I agree with you kagawa is a very good player as is Honda and I expect lee is when fit, Japan's attacking flair isn't in doubt but their defending abilities aren't that great and the prem is the toughest league around and we should be setting our standard slightly higher if we want to stay in the top flight and like me I don't care about commercial sales either. The main thing is that we are back where we belong and we all want to stay there :)[/p][/quote]Possibly, although to be fair if you look at the national team, Japan don't concede an awful lot of goals. I agree at CB, sometimes the Japanese players might lack a bit physically, but they do read the game well, are very disciplined, and pretty quick. Of course, this means they usually produce better full backs( Nagatomo at Inter Milan is a great example) than centre halfs...Anyway, I think this lad has what it takes. He's also been playing for a while in Holland, so I think he'd be ok on the language front, but might of course take a bit of time to get really fluent. Anyway, agree that we need some quality at CB, and as others have posted, left back needs to be a priority. Either get Luke Shaw in and let's see if he's as good as we hope, or go out and get someone decent there instead. Sorry to say, but Fox was shown up last week. OK, Citeh are one of top sides in Europe, but I think that Fox will struggle most weeks against pace and positioning... After that, something fresh on the wings, and maybe we're happy?[/p][/quote]Am with you all the way bracknell saint its good to hear all of us are talking about the same areas ! Roll on Saturday for 3 points COYR lowe hater, cornwall
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3:19pm Fri 24 Aug 12

bullsbags says...

Bentley. More like Skoda!
Bentley. More like Skoda! bullsbags
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3:27pm Fri 24 Aug 12

saintshorse101 says...

every day i see reports of wet spam and qpr bringing in new signings, and nothing from saints. thing is qpr brought a new squad last year and look where it got them, they seem to be doing the same again this year. it looks like wet spam are buying only attacking players, and with big face sam thats no suprise. reading have also been dipping their toe into the transfer market quite often.
however look at the players they are buying, spam today got javis from wolves for £10-11 mill. thats alot of money for a player with an ok but not great record in the prem. when you look at the other players these clubs have brought i feel that saints have done far better getting in the players we have. £6-7 mill on j-rod, who i met yesterday at sms signing with gazzaniga yesterday and both are absolute gents, and then not much more than £3 mill spent on a player. saints thenseem to still have money to spend and look to be trying to spend it on the right players, not just any old player. good luck to nc/na in the next weeks dealings.
lets get sms rocking for our return to the prem against wigan tomorrow and keep it rocking all season long lets make our home a place where yet again teams dont want to come to play.
every day i see reports of wet spam and qpr bringing in new signings, and nothing from saints. thing is qpr brought a new squad last year and look where it got them, they seem to be doing the same again this year. it looks like wet spam are buying only attacking players, and with big face sam thats no suprise. reading have also been dipping their toe into the transfer market quite often. however look at the players they are buying, spam today got javis from wolves for £10-11 mill. thats alot of money for a player with an ok but not great record in the prem. when you look at the other players these clubs have brought i feel that saints have done far better getting in the players we have. £6-7 mill on j-rod, who i met yesterday at sms signing with gazzaniga yesterday and both are absolute gents, and then not much more than £3 mill spent on a player. saints thenseem to still have money to spend and look to be trying to spend it on the right players, not just any old player. good luck to nc/na in the next weeks dealings. lets get sms rocking for our return to the prem against wigan tomorrow and keep it rocking all season long lets make our home a place where yet again teams dont want to come to play. saintshorse101
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3:58pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport says...

Joe Cole could be got for peanuts and although not blistering with pace, could do a job inside behind the front one/two and get AL back on the Wing where he belongs.
Joe Cole could be got for peanuts and although not blistering with pace, could do a job inside behind the front one/two and get AL back on the Wing where he belongs. Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport
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4:09pm Fri 24 Aug 12

dennytg says...

I would like to add a tiny word of warning
regarding Wigan. It's great to be optimistic, but Wigan showed at the end of last season and the second half against Chelsea that they have a fine team spirit. The sale of Victor Moses could be a massive boost for Saints.
Does Wigan have a readymade replacement ?? Any clues anyone ? I would be satisfied with a 1 nil win !
I would like to add a tiny word of warning regarding Wigan. It's great to be optimistic, but Wigan showed at the end of last season and the second half against Chelsea that they have a fine team spirit. The sale of Victor Moses could be a massive boost for Saints. Does Wigan have a readymade replacement ?? Any clues anyone ? I would be satisfied with a 1 nil win ! dennytg
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4:18pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote:
Joe Cole could be got for peanuts and although not blistering with pace, could do a job inside behind the front one/two and get AL back on the Wing where he belongs.
Bentley? see above, Cole? see below.
No thankyou.
They are peas from the same pod. Players that had potential and were hyped by the media but on reflection turned out to gain large bank accounts for little return. Grand larceny springs to mind.
[quote][p][bold]Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport[/bold] wrote: Joe Cole could be got for peanuts and although not blistering with pace, could do a job inside behind the front one/two and get AL back on the Wing where he belongs.[/p][/quote]Bentley? see above, Cole? see below. No thankyou. They are peas from the same pod. Players that had potential and were hyped by the media but on reflection turned out to gain large bank accounts for little return. Grand larceny springs to mind. Mush On The Beach
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4:19pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Mowyjoe says...

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote:
Joe Cole could be got for peanuts and although not blistering with pace, could do a job inside behind the front one/two and get AL back on the Wing where he belongs.
I would be worried if we went for Joe Cole
[quote][p][bold]Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport[/bold] wrote: Joe Cole could be got for peanuts and although not blistering with pace, could do a job inside behind the front one/two and get AL back on the Wing where he belongs.[/p][/quote]I would be worried if we went for Joe Cole Mowyjoe
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4:30pm Fri 24 Aug 12

BracknellSaint says...

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote:
Joe Cole could be got for peanuts and although not blistering with pace, could do a job inside behind the front one/two and get AL back on the Wing where he belongs.
Wouldn't he just be duplication for Lallana? I think we should try and get a different type of player, not more of the same. Rather have some blistering wing pace, or a deeper lying playmaker if we do get someone else in midfield.
Priority has to be on stronger depth at the back, and then the 'link' player to open teams up with a bit of finesse
[quote][p][bold]Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport[/bold] wrote: Joe Cole could be got for peanuts and although not blistering with pace, could do a job inside behind the front one/two and get AL back on the Wing where he belongs.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't he just be duplication for Lallana? I think we should try and get a different type of player, not more of the same. Rather have some blistering wing pace, or a deeper lying playmaker if we do get someone else in midfield. Priority has to be on stronger depth at the back, and then the 'link' player to open teams up with a bit of finesse BracknellSaint
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4:34pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Mush On The Beach says...

If Carlsberg did Saints footy rumours we’d be getting Messi and Ronaldo.
If Seedhouse was a footy agent we’d be getting Bent Bentley and Joe Crock Cole.
If Carlsberg did Saints footy rumours we’d be getting Messi and Ronaldo. If Seedhouse was a footy agent we’d be getting Bent Bentley and Joe Crock Cole. Mush On The Beach
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4:35pm Fri 24 Aug 12

saintshorse101 says...

thats it then merson has just predicted a wigan win tomorrow! and we know hes never ever wrong is he.
thats it then merson has just predicted a wigan win tomorrow! and we know hes never ever wrong is he. saintshorse101
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4:37pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Rising_Son says...

Judging by what I saw of him in the Olympics, Yoshida is a much better player than he was when he left Japan. I reckon he's worth a shout.

I'm less sure about Otsu and Nagai. They run around a lot and try very hard, but they are not great finishers. We already have a similar player in Lee, so I don't think we need more.

Otherwise, I agree with Bracknell, Japan's strengths are at the back (even the CBs are pretty good) and in midfield. They don't let in many in and they create a good number of opportunities, but they seldom score very many.
Judging by what I saw of him in the Olympics, Yoshida is a much better player than he was when he left Japan. I reckon he's worth a shout. I'm less sure about Otsu and Nagai. They run around a lot and try very hard, but they are not great finishers. We already have a similar player in Lee, so I don't think we need more. Otherwise, I agree with Bracknell, Japan's strengths are at the back (even the CBs are pretty good) and in midfield. They don't let in many in and they create a good number of opportunities, but they seldom score very many. Rising_Son
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4:38pm Fri 24 Aug 12

arm chair fan says...

A lot to happen still befor the window ends imo. GK. i think is sorted, but LB is a problem! is Fox good enough untill Shaw is ready? no point in buying top class LB if NA feels Shaw can be no. one sooner rather than later. same as, i feel only one new CB needed as Stephens will be knocking on the door soon!
A lot to happen still befor the window ends imo. GK. i think is sorted, but LB is a problem! is Fox good enough untill Shaw is ready? no point in buying top class LB if NA feels Shaw can be no. one sooner rather than later. same as, i feel only one new CB needed as Stephens will be knocking on the door soon! arm chair fan
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4:43pm Fri 24 Aug 12

BracknellSaint says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Judging by what I saw of him in the Olympics, Yoshida is a much better player than he was when he left Japan. I reckon he's worth a shout.

I'm less sure about Otsu and Nagai. They run around a lot and try very hard, but they are not great finishers. We already have a similar player in Lee, so I don't think we need more.

Otherwise, I agree with Bracknell, Japan's strengths are at the back (even the CBs are pretty good) and in midfield. They don't let in many in and they create a good number of opportunities, but they seldom score very many.
Agree with you on Nagai. I think his sole asset is pace..just wondered if he was on a cheap deal like Lee, might be worth as a sub? You're probably right about Otsu. Just something about his energy, and I'll admit, his strikes in the Olympics swayed me a bit! Japan's keeper always performs well too, but then I always thought back in the day that Kawaguchi was good, and he had a bit of a mare at Poopey, so...
Obviously, if I could have any Japanese player, it would have been out of Kagawa, Nagatomo and Honda...But that is out of our range probably for now!
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: Judging by what I saw of him in the Olympics, Yoshida is a much better player than he was when he left Japan. I reckon he's worth a shout. I'm less sure about Otsu and Nagai. They run around a lot and try very hard, but they are not great finishers. We already have a similar player in Lee, so I don't think we need more. Otherwise, I agree with Bracknell, Japan's strengths are at the back (even the CBs are pretty good) and in midfield. They don't let in many in and they create a good number of opportunities, but they seldom score very many.[/p][/quote]Agree with you on Nagai. I think his sole asset is pace..just wondered if he was on a cheap deal like Lee, might be worth as a sub? You're probably right about Otsu. Just something about his energy, and I'll admit, his strikes in the Olympics swayed me a bit! Japan's keeper always performs well too, but then I always thought back in the day that Kawaguchi was good, and he had a bit of a mare at Poopey, so... Obviously, if I could have any Japanese player, it would have been out of Kagawa, Nagatomo and Honda...But that is out of our range probably for now! BracknellSaint
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4:56pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Mush On The Beach says...

saintshorse101 wrote:
thats it then merson has just predicted a wigan win tomorrow! and we know hes never ever wrong is he.
Where is the respect. We put him up as a guest in Marchwood at the Priory. Free tucker, art classes and bingo sessions, he had it all. Apart from rule 101, no alcohol. The bitter skunt
[quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: thats it then merson has just predicted a wigan win tomorrow! and we know hes never ever wrong is he.[/p][/quote]Where is the respect. We put him up as a guest in Marchwood at the Priory. Free tucker, art classes and bingo sessions, he had it all. Apart from rule 101, no alcohol. The bitter skunt Mush On The Beach
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6:21pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Rising_Son says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Judging by what I saw of him in the Olympics, Yoshida is a much better player than he was when he left Japan. I reckon he's worth a shout.

I'm less sure about Otsu and Nagai. They run around a lot and try very hard, but they are not great finishers. We already have a similar player in Lee, so I don't think we need more.

Otherwise, I agree with Bracknell, Japan's strengths are at the back (even the CBs are pretty good) and in midfield. They don't let in many in and they create a good number of opportunities, but they seldom score very many.
Agree with you on Nagai. I think his sole asset is pace..just wondered if he was on a cheap deal like Lee, might be worth as a sub? You're probably right about Otsu. Just something about his energy, and I'll admit, his strikes in the Olympics swayed me a bit! Japan's keeper always performs well too, but then I always thought back in the day that Kawaguchi was good, and he had a bit of a mare at Poopey, so...
Obviously, if I could have any Japanese player, it would have been out of Kagawa, Nagatomo and Honda...But that is out of our range probably for now!
To be honest, I'm not sure what to think of Otsu. Sometimes, I think he's got something, and then I wonder. He is young though... If he's cheap, he might be worth a try, but then I worry about Saints wasting money and walking down the road to oblivion like our neighbours at the other end of the M27.
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: Judging by what I saw of him in the Olympics, Yoshida is a much better player than he was when he left Japan. I reckon he's worth a shout. I'm less sure about Otsu and Nagai. They run around a lot and try very hard, but they are not great finishers. We already have a similar player in Lee, so I don't think we need more. Otherwise, I agree with Bracknell, Japan's strengths are at the back (even the CBs are pretty good) and in midfield. They don't let in many in and they create a good number of opportunities, but they seldom score very many.[/p][/quote]Agree with you on Nagai. I think his sole asset is pace..just wondered if he was on a cheap deal like Lee, might be worth as a sub? You're probably right about Otsu. Just something about his energy, and I'll admit, his strikes in the Olympics swayed me a bit! Japan's keeper always performs well too, but then I always thought back in the day that Kawaguchi was good, and he had a bit of a mare at Poopey, so... Obviously, if I could have any Japanese player, it would have been out of Kagawa, Nagatomo and Honda...But that is out of our range probably for now![/p][/quote]To be honest, I'm not sure what to think of Otsu. Sometimes, I think he's got something, and then I wonder. He is young though... If he's cheap, he might be worth a try, but then I worry about Saints wasting money and walking down the road to oblivion like our neighbours at the other end of the M27. Rising_Son
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7:45pm Fri 24 Aug 12

perry taine says...

Interesting report just posted on ssn and football italia.
Ramirez is threatening to go on strike in an attempt to push through a transfer, seems he is pretty peed off with their President, who has said if their conditions are met the playet will be sold !!
Thd confusing thing is that he then says that the asking price is €15 m(£11.8) which we had already agreed.
He obviously wants a huge chunk upfront.
Dont think this is over yet !!
Interesting report just posted on ssn and football italia. Ramirez is threatening to go on strike in an attempt to push through a transfer, seems he is pretty peed off with their President, who has said if their conditions are met the playet will be sold !! Thd confusing thing is that he then says that the asking price is €15 m(£11.8) which we had already agreed. He obviously wants a huge chunk upfront. Dont think this is over yet !! perry taine
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9:15am Sat 25 Aug 12

george chivers says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I was hoping that any approach to any player would remain a secret until it was a done deal. Now it's gone public it will all be over by lunchtime. There will be agents, banks, third parties, clubs with part ownership, outstanding subscriptions for the AA. unpaid parking fines, naked pictures with Prince Harry, .. plus Nicola will hate the fact it has leaked out !!

All in all it sound s like the NA/NC team is doing a good job hunting out potential high quality signings. Its just all the money grabbing leeches that surround the game that are ruining their efforts.

Keep up the good work gents, you are doing just fine. Anyone who says otherwise is simply an idiot.
And so the Storm Fuhrer has spoken. No criticism or dissent please gentlemen or Alicesdad will send his cat to sort you out.

The idiots among you have been warned
your stupidity and opinions will not be tolerated!
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I was hoping that any approach to any player would remain a secret until it was a done deal. Now it's gone public it will all be over by lunchtime. There will be agents, banks, third parties, clubs with part ownership, outstanding subscriptions for the AA. unpaid parking fines, naked pictures with Prince Harry, .. plus Nicola will hate the fact it has leaked out !! All in all it sound s like the NA/NC team is doing a good job hunting out potential high quality signings. Its just all the money grabbing leeches that surround the game that are ruining their efforts. Keep up the good work gents, you are doing just fine. Anyone who says otherwise is simply an idiot.[/p][/quote]And so the Storm Fuhrer has spoken. No criticism or dissent please gentlemen or Alicesdad will send his cat to sort you out. The idiots among you have been warned your stupidity and opinions will not be tolerated! george chivers
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11:53am Sat 25 Aug 12

montecristosaint says...

george chivers wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
I was hoping that any approach to any player would remain a secret until it was a done deal. Now it's gone public it will all be over by lunchtime. There will be agents, banks, third parties, clubs with part ownership, outstanding subscriptions for the AA. unpaid parking fines, naked pictures with Prince Harry, .. plus Nicola will hate the fact it has leaked out !!

All in all it sound s like the NA/NC team is doing a good job hunting out potential high quality signings. Its just all the money grabbing leeches that surround the game that are ruining their efforts.

Keep up the good work gents, you are doing just fine. Anyone who says otherwise is simply an idiot.
And so the Storm Fuhrer has spoken. No criticism or dissent please gentlemen or Alicesdad will send his cat to sort you out.

The idiots among you have been warned
your stupidity and opinions will not be tolerated!
haha frustrating isnt it. Bolonha are skint and NC is playing hardball.
I just wish Saints could pull this one off because the guy is serious quality. There is noway Saints will back off its likely to go to the wire.
i suspect to Saints advantage that NC has an unbreakable agreement with Penarol which means the Bolonhas President has to do a deal with Saints if he wants the cash.
Things are getting pretty fraught in Italy with Ramirez now refusing to play for Bolonha ever again.This woud be an incredible coup if NC can pul it off. 50/50 chance..
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I was hoping that any approach to any player would remain a secret until it was a done deal. Now it's gone public it will all be over by lunchtime. There will be agents, banks, third parties, clubs with part ownership, outstanding subscriptions for the AA. unpaid parking fines, naked pictures with Prince Harry, .. plus Nicola will hate the fact it has leaked out !! All in all it sound s like the NA/NC team is doing a good job hunting out potential high quality signings. Its just all the money grabbing leeches that surround the game that are ruining their efforts. Keep up the good work gents, you are doing just fine. Anyone who says otherwise is simply an idiot.[/p][/quote]And so the Storm Fuhrer has spoken. No criticism or dissent please gentlemen or Alicesdad will send his cat to sort you out. The idiots among you have been warned your stupidity and opinions will not be tolerated![/p][/quote]haha frustrating isnt it. Bolonha are skint and NC is playing hardball. I just wish Saints could pull this one off because the guy is serious quality. There is noway Saints will back off its likely to go to the wire. i suspect to Saints advantage that NC has an unbreakable agreement with Penarol which means the Bolonhas President has to do a deal with Saints if he wants the cash. Things are getting pretty fraught in Italy with Ramirez now refusing to play for Bolonha ever again.This woud be an incredible coup if NC can pul it off. 50/50 chance.. montecristosaint
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2:50am Mon 27 Aug 12

randre says...

lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
randre wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc.
I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...
Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.
Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !!
Great, I wish all managers looked at you tube!!

Did you not see this guy play in the Olympics? Did you not bother to read BracknellSaint's post?

I never said we should buy him because of commercial reasons, but if he is a good player, and from what I saw if him (not through you tube) he looked good. Japan as a team impressed me and they do have great work ethic and technically good.

I hope NA doesn't base transfers on you do. It sounds like BracknellSaint knows a fair bit about him, more than you or I.
[quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: I've seen a fair bit of Yoshida over the past few years with my Japanese links etc. I was thinking during the Olympics, where he played very well, that he could be interesting for us, so I'd be very happy if he came. 2 million is a small amount to pay, and at 23 he'll keep improving. He's a natural leader, and like Tad Lee, will run himself into the ground, and throw everything on the line for the team. Think of him as a Japanese, and non-despicable version of Terry. Another Japanese player I think would be excellent is Yuki Otsu, but he's being linked with Celtic today.. Or another option would be the striker Kensuke Nagai, who was the star man for Japan in the Olympics. Not huge( just under 6 foot) but VERY quick-he can run 50m in 5.8 secs...[/p][/quote]Thank for the insightful info BracknellSaint. I like the work ethic of these Japanese players and I am sure commercially this would be a smart bit of business as well.[/p][/quote]Surely he needs to be able to play at this level as well ! Being a good commercial option through shirt sales etc isn't gonna keep us in the prem and having looked at him on you tube he doesn't look any better than what we have ! Looks like we have missed the boat with all the good stuff, now its buy any old crap time NA must be pulling his hair out in frustration !![/p][/quote]Great, I wish all managers looked at you tube!! Did you not see this guy play in the Olympics? Did you not bother to read BracknellSaint's post? I never said we should buy him because of commercial reasons, but if he is a good player, and from what I saw if him (not through you tube) he looked good. Japan as a team impressed me and they do have great work ethic and technically good. I hope NA doesn't base transfers on you do. It sounds like BracknellSaint knows a fair bit about him, more than you or I. randre
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