Aston Villa interested in signing Southampton star Rickie Lambert

First published in Saints News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Digital Editor

RICKIE Lambert has been linked with a move away from Saints.

Southampton's talisman, who has spearheaded the club's surge from League One to the Premier League, is the focus of interest from Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert, according to reports in the national press.

It would be a huge shock if Saints were willing to let the number seven go, such is his importance to Nigel Adkins' side.

He scored the team's first Premier League goal in seven years when he came off the bench against Manchester City and started against Wigan on Saturday.

Although Adkins has a number of other strikers on the books - Sharp, Lee, Rodriguez, Guly and now Mayuka - none play quite the same roll as fans' favourite Lambert, making it highly unlikely that the Saints boss would even contemplate letting the 30-year-old leave St. Mary's.

The Saints boss has repeatedly backed his star striker to be a success in the Premier League, underlining the regard he holds Lambert in.

Since being signed by Alan Pardew for £1m in August 2009, Lambert has played 160 times for Saints, scoring 89 times.

Over the weekend, Championship side Blackburn Rovers were also linked with an audacious £4m move for Lambert.

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10:13am Wed 29 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

I heard this morning that written in Marcus's will was £40m for Saints to spend in their first season in the premiership?

Any truth in this?
I heard this morning that written in Marcus's will was £40m for Saints to spend in their first season in the premiership? Any truth in this? Dino-Saw-Us
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10:21am Wed 29 Aug 12

Saintsincethe60s says...

Who will ever know
Who will ever know Saintsincethe60s
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10:33am Wed 29 Aug 12

mattserg says...

If so about time we spend some of it on some proven premiership players rather than constant unknowns. The defence in particular needs a no nonsense defender who knows the tricks on the strikers... Jos and Fonte are good but they dont have the experience. Sort it out Nigel/Nicola!
If so about time we spend some of it on some proven premiership players rather than constant unknowns. The defence in particular needs a no nonsense defender who knows the tricks on the strikers... Jos and Fonte are good but they dont have the experience. Sort it out Nigel/Nicola! mattserg
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10:36am Wed 29 Aug 12

saint t.boy says...

Complete trip, do u really think that he would go to villa of all places? They are fire. Also he is settled down here, he's the fans hero and most important of all he's irreplaceable.

To the first poster I heard that Markus left us a trust fund when he died but I've no idea how much.
Complete trip, do u really think that he would go to villa of all places? They are fire. Also he is settled down here, he's the fans hero and most important of all he's irreplaceable. To the first poster I heard that Markus left us a trust fund when he died but I've no idea how much. saint t.boy
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10:39am Wed 29 Aug 12

saint t.boy says...

saint t.boy wrote:
Complete trip, do u really think that he would go to villa of all places? They are fire. Also he is settled down here, he's the fans hero and most important of all he's irreplaceable.

To the first poster I heard that Markus left us a trust fund when he died but I've no idea how much.
Sorry I meant villa are dire not fire.
[quote][p][bold]saint t.boy[/bold] wrote: Complete trip, do u really think that he would go to villa of all places? They are fire. Also he is settled down here, he's the fans hero and most important of all he's irreplaceable. To the first poster I heard that Markus left us a trust fund when he died but I've no idea how much.[/p][/quote]Sorry I meant villa are dire not fire. saint t.boy
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10:43am Wed 29 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

Didn't hoover play in the Champions League / Europa for Celtic?
Didn't hoover play in the Champions League / Europa for Celtic? Dino-Saw-Us
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10:50am Wed 29 Aug 12

Landdo says...

I can't see Ricky being sold but you never know! he's getting on in years (in football terms) and may see a move to villa as a final pay day, likewise NA/NC may look to cash in on him while they can. his value will only go down as he gets older. It maybe something villa have instigated simply to unsettle the player (not likely) and therefore potentially nobble a team they can see themselves competing with at the bottom end of table. I for one hope he stays. This is his chance to mix it up with the big boys I'm sure he will grasp it with both hands (feet)
I can't see Ricky being sold but you never know! he's getting on in years (in football terms) and may see a move to villa as a final pay day, likewise NA/NC may look to cash in on him while they can. his value will only go down as he gets older. It maybe something villa have instigated simply to unsettle the player (not likely) and therefore potentially nobble a team they can see themselves competing with at the bottom end of table. I for one hope he stays. This is his chance to mix it up with the big boys I'm sure he will grasp it with both hands (feet) Landdo
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11:05am Wed 29 Aug 12

scprof says...

If Saints were wanting to cash in on Rickie they would want to keep him in the team so he could prove he could cut it in the PL for a season and get more money for him whilst also making sure other players in the team could also cope.

That's what I would think, but then, we ain't a selling club anymore so I certainly don't want to see him go.
If Saints were wanting to cash in on Rickie they would want to keep him in the team so he could prove he could cut it in the PL for a season and get more money for him whilst also making sure other players in the team could also cope. That's what I would think, but then, we ain't a selling club anymore so I certainly don't want to see him go. scprof
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11:05am Wed 29 Aug 12

Melbsaint says...

Rickie is getting as close to as important as Matt was back in the day. His Ariel prescence, first touch, and ability with the knock down is vital. If we are stupid enough to sell him I am afraid we will pay for it badly. We would be nuts to consider it. We stole him in the first place and he has a good few years as a top premier league striker in him yet!!
Rickie is getting as close to as important as Matt was back in the day. His Ariel prescence, first touch, and ability with the knock down is vital. If we are stupid enough to sell him I am afraid we will pay for it badly. We would be nuts to consider it. We stole him in the first place and he has a good few years as a top premier league striker in him yet!! Melbsaint
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11:07am Wed 29 Aug 12

mbetts says...

Twitter rumour that Billy Sharpe is off to Blackburn on loan, with a posible perm in Jan? Didn't look overly happy last night and maybe a move will be good for him? Shame though coz I think he's a natural predator
Twitter rumour that Billy Sharpe is off to Blackburn on loan, with a posible perm in Jan? Didn't look overly happy last night and maybe a move will be good for him? Shame though coz I think he's a natural predator mbetts
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11:10am Wed 29 Aug 12

hedge end bob says...

Just come up on sky , THEO WALCOT can leave Arseholes for £12,000,000. refuse new contract.
Just come up on sky , THEO WALCOT can leave Arseholes for £12,000,000. refuse new contract. hedge end bob
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11:11am Wed 29 Aug 12

bullsbags says...

I'll be glad when fri has come and gone,providing we add a couple of defenders . It's driving me mad!
I'll be glad when fri has come and gone,providing we add a couple of defenders . It's driving me mad! bullsbags
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11:15am Wed 29 Aug 12

randre says...

mattserg wrote:
If so about time we spend some of it on some proven premiership players rather than constant unknowns. The defence in particular needs a no nonsense defender who knows the tricks on the strikers... Jos and Fonte are good but they dont have the experience. Sort it out Nigel/Nicola!
Who is unknown? All the signings we have made have a great reputation in their respective leagues or National teams. I don't know all the players who ply their trade in Europe, but I am aware of the reputations of all the players we have signed, who have been good signings. Proven Premiership is not always the route to take, proven quality however is, and we have signed 5 players so far who are quality.

I do agree that we need a strong defender, Jos is looking good in this league but Fonte to me looks out of his depth and had a really poor game against Wigan.

But to say we have signed constant unknowns is a ludicrous statement, they are unknown only to those who are aware of nothing outside of the Premiership. If you have never heard or seen anything on the 5 players we have so far signed then your awareness of football is very limited.

The reason clubs need a scouting network is to find talent around the world. So I am happy to let the experts do their job as they know far more than me. Also there are a load of experienced Premier League players that move from club to club and achieve very little and are not particularly premiership class players. I don't want to go down the route of signing people just because they have experience. We did that with Mark Hughes, Kanchelskis, Ripley etc... Need I say more.
[quote][p][bold]mattserg[/bold] wrote: If so about time we spend some of it on some proven premiership players rather than constant unknowns. The defence in particular needs a no nonsense defender who knows the tricks on the strikers... Jos and Fonte are good but they dont have the experience. Sort it out Nigel/Nicola![/p][/quote]Who is unknown? All the signings we have made have a great reputation in their respective leagues or National teams. I don't know all the players who ply their trade in Europe, but I am aware of the reputations of all the players we have signed, who have been good signings. Proven Premiership is not always the route to take, proven quality however is, and we have signed 5 players so far who are quality. I do agree that we need a strong defender, Jos is looking good in this league but Fonte to me looks out of his depth and had a really poor game against Wigan. But to say we have signed constant unknowns is a ludicrous statement, they are unknown only to those who are aware of nothing outside of the Premiership. If you have never heard or seen anything on the 5 players we have so far signed then your awareness of football is very limited. The reason clubs need a scouting network is to find talent around the world. So I am happy to let the experts do their job as they know far more than me. Also there are a load of experienced Premier League players that move from club to club and achieve very little and are not particularly premiership class players. I don't want to go down the route of signing people just because they have experience. We did that with Mark Hughes, Kanchelskis, Ripley etc... Need I say more. randre
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11:19am Wed 29 Aug 12

ere-we-go says...

I wouldn't be surprised if he was sold at all.

The million dollar question is whether he is good enough for this division?

If you take the sentiment out of this, I think its fair to say that there are better players out there who will suit our needs.

As good as he his, his mobility will let him down in the top flight.

Take Wigan as an example, he was restricted to one shot from 30 yards. We need pace up front if we want to survive.

Im puzzled by the comments why would he go to Villa etc.......

If a club wants to sell a player, they dont really have a choice!
I wouldn't be surprised if he was sold at all. The million dollar question is whether he is good enough for this division? If you take the sentiment out of this, I think its fair to say that there are better players out there who will suit our needs. As good as he his, his mobility will let him down in the top flight. Take Wigan as an example, he was restricted to one shot from 30 yards. We need pace up front if we want to survive. Im puzzled by the comments why would he go to Villa etc....... If a club wants to sell a player, they dont really have a choice! ere-we-go
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11:25am Wed 29 Aug 12

up saints says...

time will tell but more chance of lambert leaving than ramirez joining
time will tell but more chance of lambert leaving than ramirez joining up saints
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11:27am Wed 29 Aug 12

SaintPC says...

mbetts wrote:
Twitter rumour that Billy Sharpe is off to Blackburn on loan, with a posible perm in Jan? Didn't look overly happy last night and maybe a move will be good for him? Shame though coz I think he's a natural predator
This wouldn't surprise me at all, you have to look at the type of forwards we have and I think out of all of them, Billy would struggle in the prem the most.

It is a shame as I think he is a great Championship player, but he is neither quick enough to get in behind, or big enough to be a target man.

He is a great poacher, but I don't think that's our style. He might suit other clubs better.

If he does go, I wish him all the best
[quote][p][bold]mbetts[/bold] wrote: Twitter rumour that Billy Sharpe is off to Blackburn on loan, with a posible perm in Jan? Didn't look overly happy last night and maybe a move will be good for him? Shame though coz I think he's a natural predator[/p][/quote]This wouldn't surprise me at all, you have to look at the type of forwards we have and I think out of all of them, Billy would struggle in the prem the most. It is a shame as I think he is a great Championship player, but he is neither quick enough to get in behind, or big enough to be a target man. He is a great poacher, but I don't think that's our style. He might suit other clubs better. If he does go, I wish him all the best SaintPC
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11:28am Wed 29 Aug 12

ottostrasser says...

Dont pay any attention to this,its just another Echo "story" which the paper has lifted from a football gossip site.This "story" first raised its head 4 days ago !
Dont pay any attention to this,its just another Echo "story" which the paper has lifted from a football gossip site.This "story" first raised its head 4 days ago ! ottostrasser
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11:33am Wed 29 Aug 12

ohwhenthesaints says...

If the club are reading this then you would hope they would listen to the fans and do not sell Ricky. This new signing from Zambia may be something 'different'but we know Ricky and know he works, his impact at city proved that if it needed doing so, after his sublime past seasons. And if one striker were to go, it would be a crime to put Ricky below sharp or even guly! Maybe the fact a winger hasn't been bought but yet another striker has, the Uruguayan 12m deal might be on the cards. That in mind, the Zambian had no press coverage.
If the club are reading this then you would hope they would listen to the fans and do not sell Ricky. This new signing from Zambia may be something 'different'but we know Ricky and know he works, his impact at city proved that if it needed doing so, after his sublime past seasons. And if one striker were to go, it would be a crime to put Ricky below sharp or even guly! Maybe the fact a winger hasn't been bought but yet another striker has, the Uruguayan 12m deal might be on the cards. That in mind, the Zambian had no press coverage. ohwhenthesaints
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11:47am Wed 29 Aug 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

ere-we-go wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if he was sold at all.

The million dollar question is whether he is good enough for this division?

If you take the sentiment out of this, I think its fair to say that there are better players out there who will suit our needs.

As good as he his, his mobility will let him down in the top flight.

Take Wigan as an example, he was restricted to one shot from 30 yards. We need pace up front if we want to survive.

Im puzzled by the comments why would he go to Villa etc.......

If a club wants to sell a player, they dont really have a choice!
If he's not good enough for the top flight then he wont go to Villa will he!
[quote][p][bold]ere-we-go[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't be surprised if he was sold at all. The million dollar question is whether he is good enough for this division? If you take the sentiment out of this, I think its fair to say that there are better players out there who will suit our needs. As good as he his, his mobility will let him down in the top flight. Take Wigan as an example, he was restricted to one shot from 30 yards. We need pace up front if we want to survive. Im puzzled by the comments why would he go to Villa etc....... If a club wants to sell a player, they dont really have a choice![/p][/quote]If he's not good enough for the top flight then he wont go to Villa will he! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:49am Wed 29 Aug 12

AdrianSmith says...

ottostrasser wrote:
Dont pay any attention to this,its just another Echo "story" which the paper has lifted from a football gossip site.This "story" first raised its head 4 days ago !
It also clearly says in the story where it came from (the national press) and makes it clear that the move is unlikely.

Besides, gour days ago was Blackburn, the Villa thing only broke in today's papers.

What would you rather, the Echo just stop reporting all things about Saints?
Perhaps you should be a little less sensitive - or don't read things you don't like.

The rest of us are grown-up enough to deal with these things.
[quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: Dont pay any attention to this,its just another Echo "story" which the paper has lifted from a football gossip site.This "story" first raised its head 4 days ago ![/p][/quote]It also clearly says in the story where it came from (the national press) and makes it clear that the move is unlikely. Besides, gour days ago was Blackburn, the Villa thing only broke in today's papers. What would you rather, the Echo just stop reporting all things about Saints? Perhaps you should be a little less sensitive - or don't read things you don't like. The rest of us are grown-up enough to deal with these things. AdrianSmith
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11:49am Wed 29 Aug 12

ere-we-go says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
ere-we-go wrote: I wouldn't be surprised if he was sold at all. The million dollar question is whether he is good enough for this division? If you take the sentiment out of this, I think its fair to say that there are better players out there who will suit our needs. As good as he his, his mobility will let him down in the top flight. Take Wigan as an example, he was restricted to one shot from 30 yards. We need pace up front if we want to survive. Im puzzled by the comments why would he go to Villa etc....... If a club wants to sell a player, they dont really have a choice!
If he's not good enough for the top flight then he wont go to Villa will he!
If Villa want to buy him thats their look out!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ere-we-go[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't be surprised if he was sold at all. The million dollar question is whether he is good enough for this division? If you take the sentiment out of this, I think its fair to say that there are better players out there who will suit our needs. As good as he his, his mobility will let him down in the top flight. Take Wigan as an example, he was restricted to one shot from 30 yards. We need pace up front if we want to survive. Im puzzled by the comments why would he go to Villa etc....... If a club wants to sell a player, they dont really have a choice![/p][/quote]If he's not good enough for the top flight then he wont go to Villa will he![/p][/quote]If Villa want to buy him thats their look out! ere-we-go
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11:52am Wed 29 Aug 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

SaintPC wrote:
mbetts wrote:
Twitter rumour that Billy Sharpe is off to Blackburn on loan, with a posible perm in Jan? Didn't look overly happy last night and maybe a move will be good for him? Shame though coz I think he's a natural predator
This wouldn't surprise me at all, you have to look at the type of forwards we have and I think out of all of them, Billy would struggle in the prem the most.

It is a shame as I think he is a great Championship player, but he is neither quick enough to get in behind, or big enough to be a target man.

He is a great poacher, but I don't think that's our style. He might suit other clubs better.

If he does go, I wish him all the best
I find it hard to believe that in January we bought an unfit, over weight Billy who had recently suffered a terrible personal tragedy just for his contribution to our championship run in. I think the club was looking beyond that and if they had just wanted a player for the run in they would have bought one ready to hit the ground running immediately. Also Billy has had the best pre season.
[quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mbetts[/bold] wrote: Twitter rumour that Billy Sharpe is off to Blackburn on loan, with a posible perm in Jan? Didn't look overly happy last night and maybe a move will be good for him? Shame though coz I think he's a natural predator[/p][/quote]This wouldn't surprise me at all, you have to look at the type of forwards we have and I think out of all of them, Billy would struggle in the prem the most. It is a shame as I think he is a great Championship player, but he is neither quick enough to get in behind, or big enough to be a target man. He is a great poacher, but I don't think that's our style. He might suit other clubs better. If he does go, I wish him all the best[/p][/quote]I find it hard to believe that in January we bought an unfit, over weight Billy who had recently suffered a terrible personal tragedy just for his contribution to our championship run in. I think the club was looking beyond that and if they had just wanted a player for the run in they would have bought one ready to hit the ground running immediately. Also Billy has had the best pre season. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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11:56am Wed 29 Aug 12

Sainty saint saint says...

randre wrote:
mattserg wrote:
If so about time we spend some of it on some proven premiership players rather than constant unknowns. The defence in particular needs a no nonsense defender who knows the tricks on the strikers... Jos and Fonte are good but they dont have the experience. Sort it out Nigel/Nicola!
Who is unknown? All the signings we have made have a great reputation in their respective leagues or National teams. I don't know all the players who ply their trade in Europe, but I am aware of the reputations of all the players we have signed, who have been good signings. Proven Premiership is not always the route to take, proven quality however is, and we have signed 5 players so far who are quality.

I do agree that we need a strong defender, Jos is looking good in this league but Fonte to me looks out of his depth and had a really poor game against Wigan.

But to say we have signed constant unknowns is a ludicrous statement, they are unknown only to those who are aware of nothing outside of the Premiership. If you have never heard or seen anything on the 5 players we have so far signed then your awareness of football is very limited.

The reason clubs need a scouting network is to find talent around the world. So I am happy to let the experts do their job as they know far more than me. Also there are a load of experienced Premier League players that move from club to club and achieve very little and are not particularly premiership class players. I don't want to go down the route of signing people just because they have experience. We did that with Mark Hughes, Kanchelskis, Ripley etc... Need I say more.
Spot on. Newcastle are a good example of the power of a great scouting network. None of the following had Premier League experience before they went to Newcastle did they? Tiote, Ben Arfa, Papa Cisse, Cabaye. And I'd have all of them for Saints if I could!

And Newcastle finished pretty high up the table last season!
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattserg[/bold] wrote: If so about time we spend some of it on some proven premiership players rather than constant unknowns. The defence in particular needs a no nonsense defender who knows the tricks on the strikers... Jos and Fonte are good but they dont have the experience. Sort it out Nigel/Nicola![/p][/quote]Who is unknown? All the signings we have made have a great reputation in their respective leagues or National teams. I don't know all the players who ply their trade in Europe, but I am aware of the reputations of all the players we have signed, who have been good signings. Proven Premiership is not always the route to take, proven quality however is, and we have signed 5 players so far who are quality. I do agree that we need a strong defender, Jos is looking good in this league but Fonte to me looks out of his depth and had a really poor game against Wigan. But to say we have signed constant unknowns is a ludicrous statement, they are unknown only to those who are aware of nothing outside of the Premiership. If you have never heard or seen anything on the 5 players we have so far signed then your awareness of football is very limited. The reason clubs need a scouting network is to find talent around the world. So I am happy to let the experts do their job as they know far more than me. Also there are a load of experienced Premier League players that move from club to club and achieve very little and are not particularly premiership class players. I don't want to go down the route of signing people just because they have experience. We did that with Mark Hughes, Kanchelskis, Ripley etc... Need I say more.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Newcastle are a good example of the power of a great scouting network. None of the following had Premier League experience before they went to Newcastle did they? Tiote, Ben Arfa, Papa Cisse, Cabaye. And I'd have all of them for Saints if I could! And Newcastle finished pretty high up the table last season! Sainty saint saint
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11:57am Wed 29 Aug 12

Sainty saint saint says...

ere-we-go wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if he was sold at all.

The million dollar question is whether he is good enough for this division?

If you take the sentiment out of this, I think its fair to say that there are better players out there who will suit our needs.

As good as he his, his mobility will let him down in the top flight.

Take Wigan as an example, he was restricted to one shot from 30 yards. We need pace up front if we want to survive.

Im puzzled by the comments why would he go to Villa etc.......

If a club wants to sell a player, they dont really have a choice!
Tell that last sentence to Liverpool - when they tried to offload Carroll to Wet Spam he didn't want to go so he didn't go.
[quote][p][bold]ere-we-go[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't be surprised if he was sold at all. The million dollar question is whether he is good enough for this division? If you take the sentiment out of this, I think its fair to say that there are better players out there who will suit our needs. As good as he his, his mobility will let him down in the top flight. Take Wigan as an example, he was restricted to one shot from 30 yards. We need pace up front if we want to survive. Im puzzled by the comments why would he go to Villa etc....... If a club wants to sell a player, they dont really have a choice![/p][/quote]Tell that last sentence to Liverpool - when they tried to offload Carroll to Wet Spam he didn't want to go so he didn't go. Sainty saint saint
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12:07pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Nicole23 says...

This is pure rumour, we dont need to sell him, we got him cheap anyway.
He will always be a super sub to keep hold of.
This is pure rumour, we dont need to sell him, we got him cheap anyway. He will always be a super sub to keep hold of. Nicole23
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12:17pm Wed 29 Aug 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Just come up on sky , THEO WALCOT can leave Arseholes for £12,000,000. refuse new contract.
no thanks
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Just come up on sky , THEO WALCOT can leave Arseholes for £12,000,000. refuse new contract.[/p][/quote]no thanks likewatchingbrazil
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12:19pm Wed 29 Aug 12

oldsaintsfan says...

Not surprised other PL teams are interested. RL has scored lots of goals in recent years in both L1 and the Championship. A high % of all saints goal come from him. Time will tell if he will do it in the prem but who else is likely to get us 10-20 goals in this league? Good strikers are v expensive. My view is that given chances he will convert them this season although a lot depends on the service he gets of course. He does not rely on pace and therefore I think he will still be doing it in 2-3 years (assuming he looks after himself). Personnally I think saints would be mad to let him go for a relatively small short term financial return. Of course anything can happen in football but I would be amazed if he leaves saints.
Not surprised other PL teams are interested. RL has scored lots of goals in recent years in both L1 and the Championship. A high % of all saints goal come from him. Time will tell if he will do it in the prem but who else is likely to get us 10-20 goals in this league? Good strikers are v expensive. My view is that given chances he will convert them this season although a lot depends on the service he gets of course. He does not rely on pace and therefore I think he will still be doing it in 2-3 years (assuming he looks after himself). Personnally I think saints would be mad to let him go for a relatively small short term financial return. Of course anything can happen in football but I would be amazed if he leaves saints. oldsaintsfan
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12:21pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Warsash patriot says...

mbetts wrote:
Twitter rumour that Billy Sharpe is off to Blackburn on loan, with a posible perm in Jan? Didn't look overly happy last night and maybe a move will be good for him? Shame though coz I think he's a natural predator
B*ll S**t don't believe in twatter talk or twit face, those who go on that must have their head examined
[quote][p][bold]mbetts[/bold] wrote: Twitter rumour that Billy Sharpe is off to Blackburn on loan, with a posible perm in Jan? Didn't look overly happy last night and maybe a move will be good for him? Shame though coz I think he's a natural predator[/p][/quote]B*ll S**t don't believe in twatter talk or twit face, those who go on that must have their head examined Warsash patriot
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12:25pm Wed 29 Aug 12

randre says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
randre wrote:
mattserg wrote:
If so about time we spend some of it on some proven premiership players rather than constant unknowns. The defence in particular needs a no nonsense defender who knows the tricks on the strikers... Jos and Fonte are good but they dont have the experience. Sort it out Nigel/Nicola!
Who is unknown? All the signings we have made have a great reputation in their respective leagues or National teams. I don't know all the players who ply their trade in Europe, but I am aware of the reputations of all the players we have signed, who have been good signings. Proven Premiership is not always the route to take, proven quality however is, and we have signed 5 players so far who are quality.

I do agree that we need a strong defender, Jos is looking good in this league but Fonte to me looks out of his depth and had a really poor game against Wigan.

But to say we have signed constant unknowns is a ludicrous statement, they are unknown only to those who are aware of nothing outside of the Premiership. If you have never heard or seen anything on the 5 players we have so far signed then your awareness of football is very limited.

The reason clubs need a scouting network is to find talent around the world. So I am happy to let the experts do their job as they know far more than me. Also there are a load of experienced Premier League players that move from club to club and achieve very little and are not particularly premiership class players. I don't want to go down the route of signing people just because they have experience. We did that with Mark Hughes, Kanchelskis, Ripley etc... Need I say more.
Spot on. Newcastle are a good example of the power of a great scouting network. None of the following had Premier League experience before they went to Newcastle did they? Tiote, Ben Arfa, Papa Cisse, Cabaye. And I'd have all of them for Saints if I could!

And Newcastle finished pretty high up the table last season!
Great example Sainty saint saint.
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattserg[/bold] wrote: If so about time we spend some of it on some proven premiership players rather than constant unknowns. The defence in particular needs a no nonsense defender who knows the tricks on the strikers... Jos and Fonte are good but they dont have the experience. Sort it out Nigel/Nicola![/p][/quote]Who is unknown? All the signings we have made have a great reputation in their respective leagues or National teams. I don't know all the players who ply their trade in Europe, but I am aware of the reputations of all the players we have signed, who have been good signings. Proven Premiership is not always the route to take, proven quality however is, and we have signed 5 players so far who are quality. I do agree that we need a strong defender, Jos is looking good in this league but Fonte to me looks out of his depth and had a really poor game against Wigan. But to say we have signed constant unknowns is a ludicrous statement, they are unknown only to those who are aware of nothing outside of the Premiership. If you have never heard or seen anything on the 5 players we have so far signed then your awareness of football is very limited. The reason clubs need a scouting network is to find talent around the world. So I am happy to let the experts do their job as they know far more than me. Also there are a load of experienced Premier League players that move from club to club and achieve very little and are not particularly premiership class players. I don't want to go down the route of signing people just because they have experience. We did that with Mark Hughes, Kanchelskis, Ripley etc... Need I say more.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Newcastle are a good example of the power of a great scouting network. None of the following had Premier League experience before they went to Newcastle did they? Tiote, Ben Arfa, Papa Cisse, Cabaye. And I'd have all of them for Saints if I could! And Newcastle finished pretty high up the table last season![/p][/quote]Great example Sainty saint saint. randre
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12:45pm Wed 29 Aug 12

mattboy111 says...

We have no number 3, 10, 15 or 17...thats my prediction of what will hopefully happen over the next couple of days - hope 15 & 17 are CB's!
Also think a couple my go out as well...probably on loans
We have no number 3, 10, 15 or 17...thats my prediction of what will hopefully happen over the next couple of days - hope 15 & 17 are CB's! Also think a couple my go out as well...probably on loans mattboy111
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12:48pm Wed 29 Aug 12

paulmsh says...

Hate to say it but the squad is looking so unbalanced at the moment, that something has got to give. Unless Rickie fancies playing in defence, then by signing new forwards NA has effectively pushed him out the door.
Who'd have thought it would be easier to find strikers than a decent LB & CB!
Hate to say it but the squad is looking so unbalanced at the moment, that something has got to give. Unless Rickie fancies playing in defence, then by signing new forwards NA has effectively pushed him out the door. Who'd have thought it would be easier to find strikers than a decent LB & CB! paulmsh
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12:53pm Wed 29 Aug 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

I am wondering why this has cropped up, was it because he didn't start at Citeh, or was it because of the goal he scored, after all, it was predicted he would never make it in the Premier. Why would he want to leave anyway, there is very little he could gain that we couldn't supply.
I am wondering why this has cropped up, was it because he didn't start at Citeh, or was it because of the goal he scored, after all, it was predicted he would never make it in the Premier. Why would he want to leave anyway, there is very little he could gain that we couldn't supply. OSPREYSAINT
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12:56pm Wed 29 Aug 12

SaintJD says...

I'd be very surprised if we signed him. Surely the fact we're buying players of pace is to compensate for Ricky's lack of it and feed him from the flanks, not replace him. Three up front with Ricky holding the ball up and scoring and two either side. Depending on the game NA will want to have the option of pace and skill in these positions at home and where it will help us (JRod, the new guy, Ramirez potentially) or strength with a bit of pace (De Prado, Puncheon) when the defence may need more help.
I'd be very surprised if we signed him. Surely the fact we're buying players of pace is to compensate for Ricky's lack of it and feed him from the flanks, not replace him. Three up front with Ricky holding the ball up and scoring and two either side. Depending on the game NA will want to have the option of pace and skill in these positions at home and where it will help us (JRod, the new guy, Ramirez potentially) or strength with a bit of pace (De Prado, Puncheon) when the defence may need more help. SaintJD
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12:57pm Wed 29 Aug 12

SaintJD says...

Sorry, for 'signed' read 'sold'.
Sorry, for 'signed' read 'sold'. SaintJD
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1:00pm Wed 29 Aug 12

long memory says...

paulmsh wrote:
Hate to say it but the squad is looking so unbalanced at the moment, that something has got to give. Unless Rickie fancies playing in defence, then by signing new forwards NA has effectively pushed him out the door.
Who'd have thought it would be easier to find strikers than a decent LB & CB!
Everyone is well aware,(including NC and NA) that we need the defence strengthening,show some patience and form your opinion,come Friday night,Nc and NA will not disappoint.
[quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: Hate to say it but the squad is looking so unbalanced at the moment, that something has got to give. Unless Rickie fancies playing in defence, then by signing new forwards NA has effectively pushed him out the door. Who'd have thought it would be easier to find strikers than a decent LB & CB![/p][/quote]Everyone is well aware,(including NC and NA) that we need the defence strengthening,show some patience and form your opinion,come Friday night,Nc and NA will not disappoint. long memory
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1:06pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

anyone else think that 23.15 was an odd time to announce the transfer last night?

2 more on the bus by friday :)
anyone else think that 23.15 was an odd time to announce the transfer last night? 2 more on the bus by friday :) Dino-Saw-Us
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1:11pm Wed 29 Aug 12

paulmsh says...

long memory wrote:
paulmsh wrote:
Hate to say it but the squad is looking so unbalanced at the moment, that something has got to give. Unless Rickie fancies playing in defence, then by signing new forwards NA has effectively pushed him out the door.
Who'd have thought it would be easier to find strikers than a decent LB & CB!
Everyone is well aware,(including NC and NA) that we need the defence strengthening,show some patience and form your opinion,come Friday night,Nc and NA will not disappoint.
I agree that the defence will be top priority, just a shame that we may be forced to trade our best loved forward to get the defenders we desperately need. We still may be disappointed come Friday, in which case expect some loan signings.
Watch out Man U we're getting angry!
[quote][p][bold]long memory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paulmsh[/bold] wrote: Hate to say it but the squad is looking so unbalanced at the moment, that something has got to give. Unless Rickie fancies playing in defence, then by signing new forwards NA has effectively pushed him out the door. Who'd have thought it would be easier to find strikers than a decent LB & CB![/p][/quote]Everyone is well aware,(including NC and NA) that we need the defence strengthening,show some patience and form your opinion,come Friday night,Nc and NA will not disappoint.[/p][/quote]I agree that the defence will be top priority, just a shame that we may be forced to trade our best loved forward to get the defenders we desperately need. We still may be disappointed come Friday, in which case expect some loan signings. Watch out Man U we're getting angry! paulmsh
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1:17pm Wed 29 Aug 12

JohnItaly says...

randre wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
randre wrote:
mattserg wrote:
If so about time we spend some of it on some proven premiership players rather than constant unknowns. The defence in particular needs a no nonsense defender who knows the tricks on the strikers... Jos and Fonte are good but they dont have the experience. Sort it out Nigel/Nicola!
Who is unknown? All the signings we have made have a great reputation in their respective leagues or National teams. I don't know all the players who ply their trade in Europe, but I am aware of the reputations of all the players we have signed, who have been good signings. Proven Premiership is not always the route to take, proven quality however is, and we have signed 5 players so far who are quality.

I do agree that we need a strong defender, Jos is looking good in this league but Fonte to me looks out of his depth and had a really poor game against Wigan.

But to say we have signed constant unknowns is a ludicrous statement, they are unknown only to those who are aware of nothing outside of the Premiership. If you have never heard or seen anything on the 5 players we have so far signed then your awareness of football is very limited.

The reason clubs need a scouting network is to find talent around the world. So I am happy to let the experts do their job as they know far more than me. Also there are a load of experienced Premier League players that move from club to club and achieve very little and are not particularly premiership class players. I don't want to go down the route of signing people just because they have experience. We did that with Mark Hughes, Kanchelskis, Ripley etc... Need I say more.
Spot on. Newcastle are a good example of the power of a great scouting network. None of the following had Premier League experience before they went to Newcastle did they? Tiote, Ben Arfa, Papa Cisse, Cabaye. And I'd have all of them for Saints if I could!

And Newcastle finished pretty high up the table last season!
Great example Sainty saint saint.
And surely some credit should go to Alan Pardew. For all NA has acheived (and it is a lot with more to come I am sure) at the time I was sorry to see AP leave.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattserg[/bold] wrote: If so about time we spend some of it on some proven premiership players rather than constant unknowns. The defence in particular needs a no nonsense defender who knows the tricks on the strikers... Jos and Fonte are good but they dont have the experience. Sort it out Nigel/Nicola![/p][/quote]Who is unknown? All the signings we have made have a great reputation in their respective leagues or National teams. I don't know all the players who ply their trade in Europe, but I am aware of the reputations of all the players we have signed, who have been good signings. Proven Premiership is not always the route to take, proven quality however is, and we have signed 5 players so far who are quality. I do agree that we need a strong defender, Jos is looking good in this league but Fonte to me looks out of his depth and had a really poor game against Wigan. But to say we have signed constant unknowns is a ludicrous statement, they are unknown only to those who are aware of nothing outside of the Premiership. If you have never heard or seen anything on the 5 players we have so far signed then your awareness of football is very limited. The reason clubs need a scouting network is to find talent around the world. So I am happy to let the experts do their job as they know far more than me. Also there are a load of experienced Premier League players that move from club to club and achieve very little and are not particularly premiership class players. I don't want to go down the route of signing people just because they have experience. We did that with Mark Hughes, Kanchelskis, Ripley etc... Need I say more.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Newcastle are a good example of the power of a great scouting network. None of the following had Premier League experience before they went to Newcastle did they? Tiote, Ben Arfa, Papa Cisse, Cabaye. And I'd have all of them for Saints if I could! And Newcastle finished pretty high up the table last season![/p][/quote]Great example Sainty saint saint.[/p][/quote]And surely some credit should go to Alan Pardew. For all NA has acheived (and it is a lot with more to come I am sure) at the time I was sorry to see AP leave. JohnItaly
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1:21pm Wed 29 Aug 12

JohnItaly says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
anyone else think that 23.15 was an odd time to announce the transfer last night?

2 more on the bus by friday :)
Probably to ensure the Echo did't get the story first!!
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: anyone else think that 23.15 was an odd time to announce the transfer last night? 2 more on the bus by friday :)[/p][/quote]Probably to ensure the Echo did't get the story first!! JohnItaly
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1:22pm Wed 29 Aug 12

angus mc coatup says...

lambo aint going anywhere yet.
I think we should just get prepared to be
absolutley gobsmacked by whats about to happen.
lambo aint going anywhere yet. I think we should just get prepared to be absolutley gobsmacked by whats about to happen. angus mc coatup
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1:26pm Wed 29 Aug 12

bstokesaint says...

I can't believe for one fleeting moment that Lambert will be leaving us. I'd be very surprised if he wanted to go anywhere and we have no like replacement. Anyone who needs reminding how pivotal he is to the team should cast their mind back to the Blackpool away game last season. Or more recently at the Etihad. No other forward player is as effective at linking up the forward play. I'd say he has a good two seasons left in him for us if he stays fit.
I can't believe for one fleeting moment that Lambert will be leaving us. I'd be very surprised if he wanted to go anywhere and we have no like replacement. Anyone who needs reminding how pivotal he is to the team should cast their mind back to the Blackpool away game last season. Or more recently at the Etihad. No other forward player is as effective at linking up the forward play. I'd say he has a good two seasons left in him for us if he stays fit. bstokesaint
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1:26pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Alty Saint says...

Rickie leaving, Sharp going out on loan what a load **** some people are talking about on here. It's never gonna happen!
Rickie leaving, Sharp going out on loan what a load **** some people are talking about on here. It's never gonna happen! Alty Saint
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1:27pm Wed 29 Aug 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

and he has scored half our league goals this season!!!
and he has scored half our league goals this season!!! worried of n e hampshire
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1:34pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Dino-Saw-Us says...

With a 25 man squad its highly unlikely we are going to have 6 strikers.
Wouldnt be surprised to see De Ridder, Hammond, and a striker go out on loan
With a 25 man squad its highly unlikely we are going to have 6 strikers. Wouldnt be surprised to see De Ridder, Hammond, and a striker go out on loan Dino-Saw-Us
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1:43pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Cheapshot says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
With a 25 man squad its highly unlikely we are going to have 6 strikers.
Wouldnt be surprised to see De Ridder, Hammond, and a striker go out on loan
Don't forget, any player 21 years or under won't be counted as part of the 25 man squad! So Clyne, Mayuka, Gazza and, if signed, Ramirez will still be classed as youth/home grown.
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: With a 25 man squad its highly unlikely we are going to have 6 strikers. Wouldnt be surprised to see De Ridder, Hammond, and a striker go out on loan[/p][/quote]Don't forget, any player 21 years or under won't be counted as part of the 25 man squad! So Clyne, Mayuka, Gazza and, if signed, Ramirez will still be classed as youth/home grown. Cheapshot
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1:45pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Redrobbo says...

It would not surprise me if this is true. Thee was always going to be a question mark over his pace at the top level. If you take the sentiment out of it, from a business point of view we brought him for one million, he has got us two back to back promotions so his stock has never been higher, and given his age will never be as high again.So if we could squeeze 5 million out of someone for him that could represent a great piece of business. I say could because if despite his lack of pace he scores 15 or more goals for Villa then it will come back to bite us on the a*se. I think we saw against Wigan that ball retention, pace and taking a chance when it comes your way are key to premiership survival. We were guilty on all three fronts and need to learn lessons very quickly. Sharp on loan to Blackburn and Scott dann to St.Mary's. Who knows perhaps northern boy Blly is finding it hard to settle down south.
It would not surprise me if this is true. Thee was always going to be a question mark over his pace at the top level. If you take the sentiment out of it, from a business point of view we brought him for one million, he has got us two back to back promotions so his stock has never been higher, and given his age will never be as high again.So if we could squeeze 5 million out of someone for him that could represent a great piece of business. I say could because if despite his lack of pace he scores 15 or more goals for Villa then it will come back to bite us on the a*se. I think we saw against Wigan that ball retention, pace and taking a chance when it comes your way are key to premiership survival. We were guilty on all three fronts and need to learn lessons very quickly. Sharp on loan to Blackburn and Scott dann to St.Mary's. Who knows perhaps northern boy Blly is finding it hard to settle down south. Redrobbo
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1:49pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Mush On The Beach says...

I for one would be very surprised to see Rickie go.
We seem to have the bodily shape of Jordan right now, heavy up top with a little behind.
Here’s to enlarging the derriere region in the next few days, figuratively speaking.
I for one would be very surprised to see Rickie go. We seem to have the bodily shape of Jordan right now, heavy up top with a little behind. Here’s to enlarging the derriere region in the next few days, figuratively speaking. Mush On The Beach
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2:14pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Ashley Charles Pragnell says...

Clearly last nights signing was done behind closed doors. However we have potentially signed the hottest property in African football. Three more to follow. Olsen from Blackburn could be on his way.
Clearly last nights signing was done behind closed doors. However we have potentially signed the hottest property in African football. Three more to follow. Olsen from Blackburn could be on his way. Ashley Charles Pragnell
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2:22pm Wed 29 Aug 12

dennytg says...

For all those criticising Rickie's lack of pace, have very short memories.
One of the best forwards I ever saw was Teddy Sheringham. He had brilliant link-up play and could score goals. It's a matter of getting your brain in gear to be at the right place at the right time. Keep Sir Rickie I say.
For all those criticising Rickie's lack of pace, have very short memories. One of the best forwards I ever saw was Teddy Sheringham. He had brilliant link-up play and could score goals. It's a matter of getting your brain in gear to be at the right place at the right time. Keep Sir Rickie I say. dennytg
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2:56pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Alicesdad says...

Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
I heard this morning that written in Marcus's will was £40m for Saints to spend in their first season in the premiership?

Any truth in this?
Very much doubt this would have happened.His personal Will would have been entirely separate from any specific business dealings at that level.

There may well be a business plan somewhere in which this sum was entered as part of the five year plan but it would not have been in his will I am sure of that
[quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: I heard this morning that written in Marcus's will was £40m for Saints to spend in their first season in the premiership? Any truth in this?[/p][/quote]Very much doubt this would have happened.His personal Will would have been entirely separate from any specific business dealings at that level. There may well be a business plan somewhere in which this sum was entered as part of the five year plan but it would not have been in his will I am sure of that Alicesdad
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2:59pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Alicesdad says...

I said elswhere today that if NC got an offer for Lambert that made business sense he would accept it. On reflection I think he is worth more than £4m though and I'm sure NC knows that. I doubt Ricky would want to leave us though.

When you think about it though, what a stunning bargain he was for £1m.
Pardew I salute you.
I said elswhere today that if NC got an offer for Lambert that made business sense he would accept it. On reflection I think he is worth more than £4m though and I'm sure NC knows that. I doubt Ricky would want to leave us though. When you think about it though, what a stunning bargain he was for £1m. Pardew I salute you. Alicesdad
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3:12pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

I think there's a lot of truth in this .......


....................
.....


........... "Lambert attracting attention from Premier League rivals." ............

Yep, I'm sure he is.

Now, that's the end of that. Any news about transfers in or out?
I think there's a lot of truth in this ....... .................... ..... ........... "Lambert attracting attention from Premier League rivals." ............ Yep, I'm sure he is. Now, that's the end of that. Any news about transfers in or out? Strasbourg Saint
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3:22pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Ray the Don says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I think there's a lot of truth in this ....... .................... ..... ........... "Lambert attracting attention from Premier League rivals." ............ Yep, I'm sure he is. Now, that's the end of that. Any news about transfers in or out?
lol!! Carrol @ Liverpool worth all the money they Paid I think NOT...

Ricky an easy £20 million 30 goals a year ++
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I think there's a lot of truth in this ....... .................... ..... ........... "Lambert attracting attention from Premier League rivals." ............ Yep, I'm sure he is. Now, that's the end of that. Any news about transfers in or out?[/p][/quote]lol!! Carrol @ Liverpool worth all the money they Paid I think NOT... Ricky an easy £20 million 30 goals a year ++ Ray the Don
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3:27pm Wed 29 Aug 12

tomf05 says...

Ashley Charles Pragnell wrote:
Clearly last nights signing was done behind closed doors. However we have potentially signed the hottest property in African football. Three more to follow. Olsen from Blackburn could be on his way.
Three more to follow? As in you want three or you know something?
[quote][p][bold]Ashley Charles Pragnell[/bold] wrote: Clearly last nights signing was done behind closed doors. However we have potentially signed the hottest property in African football. Three more to follow. Olsen from Blackburn could be on his way.[/p][/quote]Three more to follow? As in you want three or you know something? tomf05
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3:44pm Wed 29 Aug 12

jonny-shuttle says...

lambert has played 1.5 games and scored 1 goal so far. Assuming he maintains that 0.66 goals per game % he'll score 25 goals in the premier league for southampton.

I'd rather purchase a pompey season ticket than sanction the sale of lambert to another team.
lambert has played 1.5 games and scored 1 goal so far. Assuming he maintains that 0.66 goals per game % he'll score 25 goals in the premier league for southampton. I'd rather purchase a pompey season ticket than sanction the sale of lambert to another team. jonny-shuttle
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3:49pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

dennytg wrote:
For all those criticising Rickie's lack of pace, have very short memories.
One of the best forwards I ever saw was Teddy Sheringham. He had brilliant link-up play and could score goals. It's a matter of getting your brain in gear to be at the right place at the right time. Keep Sir Rickie I say.
Matt Le Tissier.
[quote][p][bold]dennytg[/bold] wrote: For all those criticising Rickie's lack of pace, have very short memories. One of the best forwards I ever saw was Teddy Sheringham. He had brilliant link-up play and could score goals. It's a matter of getting your brain in gear to be at the right place at the right time. Keep Sir Rickie I say.[/p][/quote]Matt Le Tissier. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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4:21pm Wed 29 Aug 12

SaintAsh1964 says...

jonny-shuttle wrote:
lambert has played 1.5 games and scored 1 goal so far. Assuming he maintains that 0.66 goals per game % he'll score 25 goals in the premier league for southampton.

I'd rather purchase a pompey season ticket than sanction the sale of lambert to another team.
Dead right, especially as I have a fiver on him to be top goal scorer @ 80/1 :)
[quote][p][bold]jonny-shuttle[/bold] wrote: lambert has played 1.5 games and scored 1 goal so far. Assuming he maintains that 0.66 goals per game % he'll score 25 goals in the premier league for southampton. I'd rather purchase a pompey season ticket than sanction the sale of lambert to another team.[/p][/quote]Dead right, especially as I have a fiver on him to be top goal scorer @ 80/1 :) SaintAsh1964
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4:49pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Andy_Germany says...

Well I am sentimental and pragmatic. Rickie is the best thing to happen to our club, player wise, for a very long time. I don't think people from the club rad these posts, but if they do I say DONT SELL RICKIE.
Well I am sentimental and pragmatic. Rickie is the best thing to happen to our club, player wise, for a very long time. I don't think people from the club rad these posts, but if they do I say DONT SELL RICKIE. Andy_Germany
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5:35pm Wed 29 Aug 12

City Saint says...

mbetts wrote:
Twitter rumour that Billy Sharpe is off to Blackburn on loan, with a posible perm in Jan? Didn't look overly happy last night and maybe a move will be good for him? Shame though coz I think he's a natural predator
Billy has been moody since he got here. Maybe it was the idiots who tweeted about his baby when he first arrived. Whatever it is, I wouldn't be surprised if he makes way. Maybe he needs a proper fresh start.
[quote][p][bold]mbetts[/bold] wrote: Twitter rumour that Billy Sharpe is off to Blackburn on loan, with a posible perm in Jan? Didn't look overly happy last night and maybe a move will be good for him? Shame though coz I think he's a natural predator[/p][/quote]Billy has been moody since he got here. Maybe it was the idiots who tweeted about his baby when he first arrived. Whatever it is, I wouldn't be surprised if he makes way. Maybe he needs a proper fresh start. City Saint
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5:38pm Wed 29 Aug 12

City Saint says...

AdrianSmith wrote:
ottostrasser wrote: Dont pay any attention to this,its just another Echo "story" which the paper has lifted from a football gossip site.This "story" first raised its head 4 days ago !
It also clearly says in the story where it came from (the national press) and makes it clear that the move is unlikely. Besides, gour days ago was Blackburn, the Villa thing only broke in today's papers. What would you rather, the Echo just stop reporting all things about Saints? Perhaps you should be a little less sensitive - or don't read things you don't like. The rest of us are grown-up enough to deal with these things.
What he said. These things should be carried herefor discussion by fans. If you don't like it, dont read it (or be sad enough to get a login ID so you can spend your time whining about it)
[quote][p][bold]AdrianSmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ottostrasser[/bold] wrote: Dont pay any attention to this,its just another Echo "story" which the paper has lifted from a football gossip site.This "story" first raised its head 4 days ago ![/p][/quote]It also clearly says in the story where it came from (the national press) and makes it clear that the move is unlikely. Besides, gour days ago was Blackburn, the Villa thing only broke in today's papers. What would you rather, the Echo just stop reporting all things about Saints? Perhaps you should be a little less sensitive - or don't read things you don't like. The rest of us are grown-up enough to deal with these things.[/p][/quote]What he said. These things should be carried herefor discussion by fans. If you don't like it, dont read it (or be sad enough to get a login ID so you can spend your time whining about it) City Saint
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6:36pm Wed 29 Aug 12

ottostrasser says...

JohnItaly wrote:
Dino-Saw-Us wrote:
anyone else think that 23.15 was an odd time to announce the transfer last night?

2 more on the bus by friday :)
Probably to ensure the Echo did't get the story first!!
Little chance of that !
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino-Saw-Us[/bold] wrote: anyone else think that 23.15 was an odd time to announce the transfer last night? 2 more on the bus by friday :)[/p][/quote]Probably to ensure the Echo did't get the story first!![/p][/quote]Little chance of that ! ottostrasser
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8:14pm Wed 29 Aug 12

bluewhiteandred says...

Some of you saints proudly claim you have millions to buy players so why sell lambert ? to finance the signings or will they have to sell lambert to get Ramirez . Your a selling club no ambition.
when you start winning premier games i will come off here but it cheers me up as you dont look like winning and with pompeys misfortune its a good distraction knowing your losing each week i must have a drink but wont drive !
play up pompey
Some of you saints proudly claim you have millions to buy players so why sell lambert ? to finance the signings or will they have to sell lambert to get Ramirez . Your a selling club no ambition. when you start winning premier games i will come off here but it cheers me up as you dont look like winning and with pompeys misfortune its a good distraction knowing your losing each week i must have a drink but wont drive ! play up pompey bluewhiteandred
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8:28pm Wed 29 Aug 12

bluewhiteandred says...

jonny-shuttle wrote:
lambert has played 1.5 games and scored 1 goal so far. Assuming he maintains that 0.66 goals per game % he'll score 25 goals in the premier league for southampton.

I'd rather purchase a pompey season ticket than sanction the sale of lambert to another team.
hi jonny-shuttle
Are you a man of your word , theirs a seat next to westwood with his bell and drums Dont have a saints shirt on at match !
[quote][p][bold]jonny-shuttle[/bold] wrote: lambert has played 1.5 games and scored 1 goal so far. Assuming he maintains that 0.66 goals per game % he'll score 25 goals in the premier league for southampton. I'd rather purchase a pompey season ticket than sanction the sale of lambert to another team.[/p][/quote]hi jonny-shuttle Are you a man of your word , theirs a seat next to westwood with his bell and drums Dont have a saints shirt on at match ! bluewhiteandred
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8:56pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

I hear them sounds of distant drums you are up on the song so hear it goes.
I hear the sounds of distant drums,
Your next line on this tune please.

I hear the sounds of distant drums
I hear them sounds of distant drums you are up on the song so hear it goes. I hear the sounds of distant drums, Your next line on this tune please. I hear the sounds of distant drums Fatty x Ford Worker
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9:06pm Wed 29 Aug 12

bluewhiteandred says...

spoil sport !

Then I must go and you must stay

Good one fatty x ford worker

As arnie said
i will be back
When saints play Man utd
spoil sport ! Then I must go and you must stay Good one fatty x ford worker As arnie said i will be back When saints play Man utd bluewhiteandred
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9:24pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Rising_Son says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Some of you saints proudly claim you have millions to buy players so why sell lambert ? to finance the signings or will they have to sell lambert to get Ramirez . Your a selling club no ambition.
when you start winning premier games i will come off here but it cheers me up as you dont look like winning and with pompeys misfortune its a good distraction knowing your losing each week i must have a drink but wont drive !
play up pompey
You really do have literacy issues. The article says that there are reports that Aston Villa might be intersted in buying Lambert. It doesn't say that Saints will sell him.

I think you should either pay more attention at school or sign up for adult literacy classes.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: Some of you saints proudly claim you have millions to buy players so why sell lambert ? to finance the signings or will they have to sell lambert to get Ramirez . Your a selling club no ambition. when you start winning premier games i will come off here but it cheers me up as you dont look like winning and with pompeys misfortune its a good distraction knowing your losing each week i must have a drink but wont drive ! play up pompey[/p][/quote]You really do have literacy issues. The article says that there are reports that Aston Villa might be intersted in buying Lambert. It doesn't say that Saints will sell him. I think you should either pay more attention at school or sign up for adult literacy classes. Rising_Son
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9:27pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Tirau Dan says...

jonny-shuttle wrote:
lambert has played 1.5 games and scored 1 goal so far. Assuming he maintains that 0.66 goals per game % he'll score 25 goals in the premier league for southampton.

I'd rather purchase a pompey season ticket than sanction the sale of lambert to another team.
If Liverpool offered 14m Rickie would have my blessing for putting his home town and lovely family first.. Villa Park 4m haha not close enough by far.

Media Spin = Wind Up
[quote][p][bold]jonny-shuttle[/bold] wrote: lambert has played 1.5 games and scored 1 goal so far. Assuming he maintains that 0.66 goals per game % he'll score 25 goals in the premier league for southampton. I'd rather purchase a pompey season ticket than sanction the sale of lambert to another team.[/p][/quote]If Liverpool offered 14m Rickie would have my blessing for putting his home town and lovely family first.. Villa Park 4m haha not close enough by far. Media Spin = Wind Up Tirau Dan
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9:28pm Wed 29 Aug 12

Rising_Son says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
jonny-shuttle wrote:
lambert has played 1.5 games and scored 1 goal so far. Assuming he maintains that 0.66 goals per game % he'll score 25 goals in the premier league for southampton.

I'd rather purchase a pompey season ticket than sanction the sale of lambert to another team.
hi jonny-shuttle
Are you a man of your word , theirs a seat next to westwood with his bell and drums Dont have a saints shirt on at match !
He didn't say he would sit next to Westwood. He said he would rather buy a poopey "season ticket than sanction the sale of Lambert."
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonny-shuttle[/bold] wrote: lambert has played 1.5 games and scored 1 goal so far. Assuming he maintains that 0.66 goals per game % he'll score 25 goals in the premier league for southampton. I'd rather purchase a pompey season ticket than sanction the sale of lambert to another team.[/p][/quote]hi jonny-shuttle Are you a man of your word , theirs a seat next to westwood with his bell and drums Dont have a saints shirt on at match ![/p][/quote]He didn't say he would sit next to Westwood. He said he would rather buy a poopey "season ticket than sanction the sale of Lambert." Rising_Son
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8:32am Thu 30 Aug 12

saints4eva12 says...

rite answer me this if you can Why is it when we were in league 1 then the championshp did managers take notice of rikie then ? Any ideas
rite answer me this if you can Why is it when we were in league 1 then the championshp did managers take notice of rikie then ? Any ideas saints4eva12
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7:21pm Thu 30 Aug 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

If that FUB is worth 35 million whats Rickie worth then a lot more!
If that FUB is worth 35 million whats Rickie worth then a lot more! Fatty x Ford Worker
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11:21pm Thu 30 Aug 12

City Saint says...

saints4eva12 wrote:
rite answer me this if you can Why is it when we were in league 1 then the championshp did managers take notice of rikie then ? Any ideas
because scoring against mk dons is pretty good going, but scoring against man city takes genius. We saw the genius first, respect to pardew , Adkins and cortese.
[quote][p][bold]saints4eva12[/bold] wrote: rite answer me this if you can Why is it when we were in league 1 then the championshp did managers take notice of rikie then ? Any ideas[/p][/quote]because scoring against mk dons is pretty good going, but scoring against man city takes genius. We saw the genius first, respect to pardew , Adkins and cortese. City Saint
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