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Transfer Deadline Day - Live

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author

Dan Kerins, Digital Editor

Gaston Ramirez SIGNS for fee in excess of £12m

  • Winger's protracted transfer completed and club record fee smashed
  • Young American goalkeeper Cody Cropper joins
  • Billy Sharp joins Nottingham Forest on loan
  • Dean Hammond joins Brighton on loan
  • Saints held 'brief' talks with Del Piero yesterday
  • Enquiry made by Saints to Chelsea for Benayoun
  • Blackpool want Saints to confess to tapping up Phillips
  • Reporting by Dan Kerins, Adam Leitch and Gordon Simpson

  • Comments


    St.Yorkie 9:10am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Morning all - well here we go for the first time in years I am genuinely excited about the possible in coming players today.
    All week has been a nightmare of will he or won't Ramirez be coming to SMS, but we should all know soon enough.
    I wonder if there will be any other bomb shells heading our way?
    Have to feel sorry for some of the squad - but perhaps it will make them hungrier and step up to the mark. For some I think a step too far - but others (especially the younger ones) should relish the challenge.
    Ola Gaston?

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    eastbourne saint 9:12am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Lets hope it happens sooner rather than latter! Its dragged on far too long - we need to get players settled in & able to blend with the rest - several to go in January when they find the are not getting any games.Quality - not quantity.

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    Strasbourg Saint 9:12am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Morning, Yorkie, morning everyone. Exciting day ahead; unless, of course, you support a club at which any player scribbling his signature today is only likely to do so at the foot of a signing-on form at the dole office.

    Dare we dream? 1. Ramirez; 2. another of the previously-mentioned centre backs; AND 3. a completely unexpected world-class one?

    I can still remember the day Osgood signed. That was topped the day Keegan signed. Will today be another of those days?

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    Carinthian Saint 9:13am Fri 31 Aug 12

    To the tune of the "Gaston" song from Disney's animated Beauty & The Beast:

    No one runs like Gaston,
    Plays the ball like Gaston,
    He will shoot & he'll score lots of goals can Gaston,
    For the Saints & the pride of the Premier League now,
    He's No.1 he's Gaston.

    Fingers crossed for Today.

    RED ARRRRRRRRRRMY!!!

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    Tubbystubb 9:18am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Hope today is going to be an exciting time and not a damp squib like other transfer deadline days in the past (full of expectation and hope only to turn into a non event with no deals being done).
    If the Ramirez deal does come off then we could do with some back up for him, therefore I hope the Phillips deal come off as well!

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    Ashley Charles Pragnell 9:20am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Read in the gossip pages to day that Nigel has a wish list of signing three defenders they include Ryls Williams, Curtis Davies and the dutch left back from Ajax .

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    saintstom 9:20am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Carinthian Saint wrote…


    To the tune of the "Gaston" song from Disney's animated Beauty & The Beast:

    No one runs like Gaston,
    Plays the ball like Gaston,
    He will shoot & he'll score lots of goals can Gaston,
    For the Saints & the pride of the Premier League now,
    He's No.1 he's Gaston.

    Fingers crossed for Today.

    RED ARRRRRRRRRRMY!!!

    I've been waiting for him to officially sign before i posted that exact same thing!!

    No1 runs like gaston
    No1 shoots like gaston
    No1's goal are incredibly good as gastons

    As you see he has hatricks to spare!!

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    saintstom 9:21am Fri 31 Aug 12

    saintstom wrote…


    Carinthian Saint wrote…


    To the tune of the "Gaston" song from Disney's animated Beauty & The Beast:

    No one runs like Gaston,
    Plays the ball like Gaston,
    He will shoot & he'll score lots of goals can Gaston,
    For the Saints & the pride of the Premier League now,
    He's No.1 he's Gaston.

    Fingers crossed for Today.

    RED ARRRRRRRRRRMY!!!
    I've been waiting for him to officially sign before i posted that exact same thing!!

    No1 runs like gaston
    No1 shoots like gaston
    No1's goal are incredibly good as gastons

    As you see he has hatricks to spare!!

    As a specimen he is intimidating!

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    Dino-Saw-Us 9:30am Fri 31 Aug 12

    According to SSN deals have to be done by 12 to allow players to be included in this weekends squads.

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    Kingsland Shareholder 9:32am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Strasbourg Saint wrote…


    Morning, Yorkie, morning everyone. Exciting day ahead; unless, of course, you support a club at which any player scribbling his signature today is only likely to do so at the foot of a signing-on form at the dole office.

    Dare we dream? 1. Ramirez; 2. another of the previously-mentioned centre backs; AND 3. a completely unexpected world-class one?

    I can still remember the day Osgood signed. That was topped the day Keegan signed. Will today be another of those days?

    I ran into another car on Northam Bridge when Solent announced Saints had signed Dave Watson. Not driving anywhere today!

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    graeme37 9:36am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Hope Ramirez is confirmed soon also rumblings about del piero and this chap from Barca. Could be a great transfer deadline day for saints for a change

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    Strasbourg Saint 9:37am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Kingsland Shareholder wrote…


    Strasbourg Saint wrote…


    Morning, Yorkie, morning everyone. Exciting day ahead; unless, of course, you support a club at which any player scribbling his signature today is only likely to do so at the foot of a signing-on form at the dole office.

    Dare we dream? 1. Ramirez; 2. another of the previously-mentioned centre backs; AND 3. a completely unexpected world-class one?

    I can still remember the day Osgood signed. That was topped the day Keegan signed. Will today be another of those days?
    I ran into another car on Northam Bridge when Solent announced Saints had signed Dave Watson. Not driving anywhere today!

    Sensible plan. Alas, I'm now off to teach all day and will miss most of the drama.

    When I heard about Keegan (Valentine's Day 1980, wasn't it?), I was walking through Bitterne having just failed my driving test. Oh well, I thought, things could be worse.

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    FreeNelsonMantle 9:39am Fri 31 Aug 12

    "News from the North West suggests Saints could still land Matt Phillips today - if they admit tapping him up.

    The Blackpool winger has put in a transfer request at Bloomfield Road, with Saints supposedly offering in the region of £6m for his services.

    However the Seasiders will apparently only sell if Saints admit approaching the player before offering the club a deal, according to the Blackpool Gazette ."

    Holloway is a pr**k. They say that they have evidence of it, show it then! Phillips will be out of Blackpool today, the board will not turn down £6m, depends on where the bid comes from.

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    Dino-Saw-Us 9:40am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Del Piero that would look so good on the back of a Saints shirt!
    Although can't see him even making the 25 these days . . .

    We obviously have built a pretty good scouting network, we seem to be having good reports from Holland, Buttner and Yoshida, Switzerland - The Zambian Guy, Looks like we have someone scouting Barcelona? we have been linked with Tello and this CB as well.

    Scouting is one of the key parts of any sucessful club, unearthing gems!

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    Confucious 9:44am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Doesn't seem five minutes since we were in League 1 and had to watch this day as relative bystanders. Now we're contenders and can lap up the buzz.

    I phoned Nigel early this morning to remind him we need signings (preferably with lots of Prem style tattoos) to cover BOTH my recommended concave AND convex polygon formations.

    Unfortunately, I was put on hold for ever by a recorded message. Unforgiveable - I was even more annoyed than my Auntie Elspeth was in May when she rang a medical line and got the recorded message: "Incontinence Hotline - Can you hold please!

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    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child 9:45am Fri 31 Aug 12

    What a plonker that Holloway is. Apparently we can still try to do a deal for Matt Philips with him today, but only if we admit to tapping Phillips up! Who does he think he is?

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    Readeano 9:45am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Gaston isn't coming to us now as Liverpool made a Loan deal until January and £5m and £10m in Jan. Although Gaston has his medical yesterday at Saints yesterday a few financial tweeks didn't go to plan

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    FreeNelsonMantle 9:47am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Dino-Saw-Us wrote…


    Del Piero that would look so good on the back of a Saints shirt!
    Although can't see him even making the 25 these days . . .

    We obviously have built a pretty good scouting network, we seem to be having good reports from Holland, Buttner and Yoshida, Switzerland - The Zambian Guy, Looks like we have someone scouting Barcelona? we have been linked with Tello and this CB as well.

    Scouting is one of the key parts of any sucessful club, unearthing gems!

    I think we have definately unearthed some gems. Yoshida, great signing, i think having T Lee in our squad really helped bringing him to us. I think that Ramirez will be a £20-£30m player after a season in the Prem.

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    FreeNelsonMantle 9:50am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Readeano wrote…


    Gaston isn't coming to us now as Liverpool made a Loan deal until January and £5m and £10m in Jan. Although Gaston has his medical yesterday at Saints yesterday a few financial tweeks didn't go to plan

    Its done mate, your news is 24 hours old and incorrect

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    Puddletown Saint 9:52am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Transfers will hot up this afternoon

    My punt will be Fontas on loan and a real left flanker for a winger

    Nathan Redmond from Brum or such like

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    Cheapshot 9:54am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Readeano wrote…


    Gaston isn't coming to us now as Liverpool made a Loan deal until January and £5m and £10m in Jan. Although Gaston has his medical yesterday at Saints yesterday a few financial tweeks didn't go to plan

    Liverpool have made a loan move for Daniel Sturridge so i doubt that very much!

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    RNsaint 10:02am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Who is the unknown world class player ???????? Ramirez can take it or leave it as believe he will upset the other players on wages. Have enough strikers anyway. Need a solid CB Please.Del Piero no thanks too old.Never thought i would say that !!!!! The future is bright.The future is Red with a small pinstripe.

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    mack chinnon 10:07am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Strasbourg Saint wrote…


    Morning, Yorkie, morning everyone. Exciting day ahead; unless, of course, you support a club at which any player scribbling his signature today is only likely to do so at the foot of a signing-on form at the dole office.

    Dare we dream? 1. Ramirez; 2. another of the previously-mentioned centre backs; AND 3. a completely unexpected world-class one?

    I can still remember the day Osgood signed. That was topped the day Keegan signed. Will today be another of those days?

    Lets hope so Strassie. Wouldnt that be sweet.

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    St.Yorkie 10:14am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Just seen a photo from official photographer in room at SMS - shirt does not show No.10 from what I can see...must be someone else not Ramirez. Could it be No.3 - a left back?

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    Dino-Saw-Us 10:17am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Anyone know what time the Flyby flight from Rome lands at Eastleigh Airport?

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    FreeNelsonMantle 10:18am Fri 31 Aug 12

    St.Yorkie wrote…


    Just seen a photo from official photographer in room at SMS - shirt does not show No.10 from what I can see...must be someone else not Ramirez. Could it be No.3 - a left back?

    you can only see the front of the shirt.... have another look

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    Kings Lynn Saint 10:19am Fri 31 Aug 12

    I have just seen this on a football transfer rumours site:

    Southampton about to blow the doors off

    Ins
    Ramirez
    Del Pierro
    Boillsen
    Kaka (loan)
    And a player from Barca b

    Outs / loans
    Hammond
    Butterfield
    Guly
    De Ridder
    Chaplow

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    JohnItaly 10:26am Fri 31 Aug 12

    According to the BBC Ramirez transfer in final stages, subject to bureaucratic details. Not good news here in Italy!! It has taken 7 months to change my UK driving licence to an Italian one and that was fairly straight forward. NA should plan on geting Ramirez for season 2012/13!!

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    Brian1 10:26am Fri 31 Aug 12

    KAKA .. Serious ??

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    Kings Lynn Saint 10:27am Fri 31 Aug 12

    St.Yorkie wrote…


    Just seen a photo from official photographer in room at SMS - shirt does not show No.10 from what I can see...must be someone else not Ramirez. Could it be No.3 - a left back?

    Where can you see this photo?

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    dmaceymacleod 10:31am Fri 31 Aug 12

    The Italians are just trying to work out when to bet on Ramirez scoring his first goal, first booking and first assist.

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    Cheapshot 10:33am Fri 31 Aug 12

    http://www1.skysport
    s.com/football/news/
    11700/8036505

    SSN just uploaded this!

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    Cheapshot 10:34am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…


    St.Yorkie wrote…


    Just seen a photo from official photographer in room at SMS - shirt does not show No.10 from what I can see...must be someone else not Ramirez. Could it be No.3 - a left back?
    Where can you see this photo?

    Twitter and facebook!

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    randre 10:34am Fri 31 Aug 12

    I don't think I will be doing much work today!!

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    FreeNelsonMantle 10:35am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…


    I have just seen this on a football transfer rumours site:

    Southampton about to blow the doors off

    Ins
    Ramirez
    Del Pierro
    Boillsen
    Kaka (loan)
    And a player from Barca b

    Outs / loans
    Hammond
    Butterfield
    Guly
    De Ridder
    Chaplow

    looks like a straight swap then

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    [deleted] 10:36am Fri 31 Aug 12
    [deleted]
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    Don-Irelando 10:37am Fri 31 Aug 12

    La Gazzetta dello Sport claim the prospective transfer of 21-year-old Uruguay international winger Gaston Ramirez from Bologna to Southampton is in its final stages. The pink paper reports that only a few details need ironing out before a move said to be worth €14m is made official. This deal has been long and complicated so, with that in mind, treat this with caution as more bureaucratic problems certainly aren't beyond the realm of possibility."

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    Don-Irelando 10:37am Fri 31 Aug 12

    La Gazzetta dello Sport claim the prospective transfer of 21-year-old Uruguay international winger Gaston Ramirez from Bologna to Southampton is in its final stages. The pink paper reports that only a few details need ironing out before a move said to be worth €14m is made official. This deal has been long and complicated so, with that in mind, treat this with caution as more bureaucratic problems certainly aren't beyond the realm of possibility."

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    Kings Lynn Saint 10:37am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…


    St.Yorkie wrote…


    Just seen a photo from official photographer in room at SMS - shirt does not show No.10 from what I can see...must be someone else not Ramirez. Could it be No.3 - a left back?
    Where can you see this photo?

    Seen the pic now - it's going to be a long day methinks!!!!!

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    FreeNelsonMantle 10:41am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Cheapshot wrote…


    http://www1.skysport

    s.com/football/news/

    11700/8036505

    SSN just uploaded this!

    what is this?

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    mattboy111 10:46am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Yossi Benayoun - no thanks, thats like a poor mans answer to Ramirez...

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    FreeNelsonMantle 10:49am Fri 31 Aug 12

    My bet is the unveiling will be at 11am..... only 10 minutes to go!!

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    FreeNelsonMantle 10:49am Fri 31 Aug 12

    My bet is the unveiling will be at 11am..... only 10 minutes to go!!

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    SnapperSaint 10:51am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Watching football could be a bit of an anti-climax after the transfer deadline day 'fun'...
    I guess it depends on who we actually do eventually sign though! :o)

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    lemon cake 10:51am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…


    I have just seen this on a football transfer rumours site:

    Southampton about to blow the doors off

    Ins
    Ramirez
    Del Pierro
    Boillsen
    Kaka (loan)
    And a player from Barca b

    Outs / loans
    Hammond
    Butterfield
    Guly
    De Ridder
    Chaplow

    KAKA ha ha ha ha of all the rumours that one has to be the best.....I assume we are getting messi too???

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    Brian1 10:58am Fri 31 Aug 12

    FreeNelsonMantle wrote…


    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…

    I have just seen this on a football transfer rumours site: Southampton about to blow the doors off Ins Ramirez Del Pierro Boillsen Kaka (loan) And a player from Barca b Outs / loans Hammond Butterfield Guly De Ridder Chaplow
    looks like a straight swap then

    KAKA. You're havin' a laugh .
    But its good to dream !

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    FreeNelsonMantle 10:58am Fri 31 Aug 12

    lemon cake wrote…


    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…


    I have just seen this on a football transfer rumours site:

    Southampton about to blow the doors off

    Ins
    Ramirez
    Del Pierro
    Boillsen
    Kaka (loan)
    And a player from Barca b

    Outs / loans
    Hammond
    Butterfield
    Guly
    De Ridder
    Chaplow
    KAKA ha ha ha ha of all the rumours that one has to be the best.....I assume we are getting messi too???

    I think there is a chance we will get Kaka and Messi on loan, why not?

    "WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON, WE SIGN WHO WE LIKE!"

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    Kings Lynn Saint 10:59am Fri 31 Aug 12

    lemon cake wrote…


    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…


    I have just seen this on a football transfer rumours site:

    Southampton about to blow the doors off

    Ins
    Ramirez
    Del Pierro
    Boillsen
    Kaka (loan)
    And a player from Barca b

    Outs / loans
    Hammond
    Butterfield
    Guly
    De Ridder
    Chaplow
    KAKA ha ha ha ha of all the rumours that one has to be the best.....I assume we are getting messi too???

    I'll just mention that it is not MY rumour - I've just copied and pasted from a rumours site for a laugh

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    Brian1 11:01am Fri 31 Aug 12

    FreeNelsonMantle wrote…


    My bet is the unveiling will be at 11am..... only 10 minutes to go!!

    Somebody should be unveiling something about now then ...

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    bigfella777 11:03am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Del Pierro has gone to Oz.

    SYDNEY FC has beaten some of the biggest and richest clubs in Europe, the Middle East and China to sign Italian superstar Alessandro Del Piero.

    What was considered mission impossible, turned into reality late today when Sydney FC chief executive Tony Pignata and leading player agent and promoter Lou Sticca clinched a deal with the former Juventus star following hours of negotiations over three nights.

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    FreeNelsonMantle 11:03am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Brian1 wrote…


    FreeNelsonMantle wrote…


    My bet is the unveiling will be at 11am..... only 10 minutes to go!!
    Somebody should be unveiling something about now then ...

    haha, I never win my bets! Maybe a bit too impatient!

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    Brian1 11:05am Fri 31 Aug 12

    BBC Sport's Jeremy Butler: "Championship club Charlton are in talks with Premier League side Southampton over signing 29-year-old midfielder Dean Hammond."

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    Don-Irelando 11:06am Fri 31 Aug 12

    rumours on the BBC text in of Zaha arriving in southampton.

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    Don-Irelando 11:06am Fri 31 Aug 12

    rumours on the BBC text in of Zaha arriving in southampton.

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    Kings Lynn Saint 11:09am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Surely if a transfer window was slammed shut, the glass would break. Would it not be better to call it a transfer door???

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    Alicesdad 11:10am Fri 31 Aug 12

    bigfella777 wrote…


    Del Pierro has gone to Oz.

    SYDNEY FC has beaten some of the biggest and richest clubs in Europe, the Middle East and China to sign Italian superstar Alessandro Del Piero.

    What was considered mission impossible, turned into reality late today when Sydney FC chief executive Tony Pignata and leading player agent and promoter Lou Sticca clinched a deal with the former Juventus star following hours of negotiations over three nights.

    Big Fish small pond.

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    Stroppy_gramps 11:13am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Not too fussed about Del Pierro.


    theres better, younger players out there hungry for a great club to join

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    RNsaint 11:16am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…


    I have just seen this on a football transfer rumours site:

    Southampton about to blow the doors off

    Ins
    Ramirez
    Del Pierro
    Boillsen
    Kaka (loan)
    And a player from Barca b

    Outs / loans
    Hammond
    Butterfield
    Guly
    De Ridder
    Chaplow

    Del Piero to Sidney so that one off the list and Kaka what on earth is he on a week.

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    Aussie_Saint 11:17am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Any news on a new defender?

    I heard we've made inquiries regarding Walcott. Perhaps a return to St Mary's is not far off?

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    Alicesdad 11:18am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Never in my life as a Saints fan has any deadline day been of any interest. Yet today it feels like you cant blink unless you miss something.

    The rumour boys are doing well .... Great posts about Kaka and Messi ... its worth mentioning them just to see the Google search engine getting over heated.

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    RNsaint 11:20am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Clock isTicking only have 40 mins for them to play on Sunday.CMON

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    SnapperSaint 11:20am Fri 31 Aug 12

    From BBS site:
    Portsmouth have signed former Sheffield United midfielder Johnny Ertl on a one-month contract.
    What a coup!
    Can they afford him for a whole month...?

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    Aussie_Saint 11:20am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Also, Ramirez is confirmed everybody. It has been announced on twitter on both Ramirez's and Bologna's pages. His 'current club' has also been updated on Wikipedia.

    Is it not possible that Saints are holding off to announce all of today's signings together?

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    Alicesdad 11:20am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Aussie_Saint wrote…


    Any news on a new defender?

    I heard we've made inquiries regarding Walcott. Perhaps a return to St Mary's is not far off?

    Not happening, he still has a year on his contract.

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    Alicesdad 11:23am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Aussie_Saint wrote…


    Also, Ramirez is confirmed everybody. It has been announced on twitter on both Ramirez's and Bologna's pages. His 'current club' has also been updated on Wikipedia.

    Is it not possible that Saints are holding off to announce all of today's signings together?

    Nicola and Nigel are truly arriving on the big stage today.

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    St.Yorkie 11:26am Fri 31 Aug 12

    The excitement of new signings is a double edged sword!
    The likely increase in cost of tickets will put many of us out of the game so to speak!
    Fantastic times - who remembers people catigating Walker at Blackburn for buying The Premiership. Is the same when it's your team?

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    St.Yorkie 11:26am Fri 31 Aug 12

    The excitement of new signings is a double edged sword!
    The likely increase in cost of tickets will put many of us out of the game so to speak!
    Fantastic times - who remembers people castigating Walker at Blackburn for buying The Premiership. Is the same when it's your team?

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    Aussie_Saint 11:28am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Also found this on a rumour site...courtesy of Ipswich site.

    "Former Blue Cody Cropper has signed a professional contract with Premier League Southampton after impressing while on trial.


    The US U20 international keeper was released by the Blues at the end of last season and has spent most of the summer with the Saints.

    Source = Ipswich Town website

    SaintBen"

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    mustard 11:28am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Del Piero would have looked good on the shirt but he's too old for "the saints way".....

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    JohnItaly 11:28am Fri 31 Aug 12

    SnapperSaint wrote…


    From BBS site:
    Portsmouth have signed former Sheffield United midfielder Johnny Ertl on a one-month contract.
    What a coup!
    Can they afford him for a whole month...?

    Fortunately for PFC September is a 30 day month not 31 so will save a whole days wage. Should help.

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    RNsaint 11:29am Fri 31 Aug 12

    SnapperSaint wrote…


    From BBS site:
    Portsmouth have signed former Sheffield United midfielder Johnny Ertl on a one-month contract.
    What a coup!
    Can they afford him for a whole month...?

    hahahhahaaahhahahaha
    ha.
    Just waiting for a skate to make a statement on this site about the quality of signings.Take it he will be working a month in hand !!!!

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    windyboy 11:34am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…


    Surely if a transfer window was slammed shut, the glass would break. Would it not be better to call it a transfer door???

    A slammed door would be too risky, who knows who could slip in through the catflap

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    Floodysfc 11:34am Fri 31 Aug 12

    I think saints should sign Zaha from crystal palace great player ! Who's with me??

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    Aussie_Saint 11:34am Fri 31 Aug 12

    So pumped, in case you can't tell. Have this site, the rumours page, football addicts, official saints FB page, and Eurosport blog open all at once!!! Some quality names being thrown about.

    Lambert quoted the other day saying - "We’d love to match the success Swansea and Norwich had last year but I know the chairman wants to head for the top." That kind of ambition needs to be matched with quality names, and I expect it will.

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    when i was young 11:37am Fri 31 Aug 12

    I wish they would say something as i need to go to bed(work nights) wait till 12

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    St.Yorkie 11:41am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Any news from SMS or Stalpewood about press conferences?
    Led to believe one at 2-pm - but usual stuff for the weekends games...can anyone confirm?

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    Kings Lynn Saint 11:42am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Nice to see Southampton City Council are looking after the needs of the fans - they're introducing parking restrictions with immediate effect.

    The OS says:

    "Southampton City Council are enforcing parking restrictions on matchdays with immediate effect.

    This is an important notice to all supporters planning to park in the surrounding areas of St Mary’s:

    Please obey the new signage on display in the local area which highlight parking restrictions, penalty charges, and have tow away procedures at the following locations -

    - Chapel Road

    - Granville Street

    - Melbourne Street

    - Britannia Road

    - Victoria Street

    - Rochester Street

    - Standford Street

    - Marine Parade

    - Brintons Terrace

    These changes will be applied from Sunday when Saints host Manchester United and will remain in place moving forward"

    That's jolly decent of them!

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    KingKhan1983 11:44am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Southampton make enquiry for Tony Hibbert. This shouldn't amuse me as much as it does!

    — @19MLW85 31 August 2012
    Dont knock tony hibbert he's been a great servant for the Mighty Blues! He's long been one of the most underrated defenders in the PL and Clyne could learn alot from him!

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    mustard 11:44am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…


    Nice to see Southampton City Council are looking after the needs of the fans - they're introducing parking restrictions with immediate effect.

    The OS says:

    "Southampton City Council are enforcing parking restrictions on matchdays with immediate effect.

    This is an important notice to all supporters planning to park in the surrounding areas of St Mary’s:

    Please obey the new signage on display in the local area which highlight parking restrictions, penalty charges, and have tow away procedures at the following locations -

    - Chapel Road

    - Granville Street

    - Melbourne Street

    - Britannia Road

    - Victoria Street

    - Rochester Street

    - Standford Street

    - Marine Parade

    - Brintons Terrace

    These changes will be applied from Sunday when Saints host Manchester United and will remain in place moving forward"

    That's jolly decent of them!

    I'm suprised they gave so much notice, I'd have expected them to announce this sunday lunchtime !

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    mustard 11:45am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…


    Nice to see Southampton City Council are looking after the needs of the fans - they're introducing parking restrictions with immediate effect.

    The OS says:

    "Southampton City Council are enforcing parking restrictions on matchdays with immediate effect.

    This is an important notice to all supporters planning to park in the surrounding areas of St Mary’s:

    Please obey the new signage on display in the local area which highlight parking restrictions, penalty charges, and have tow away procedures at the following locations -

    - Chapel Road

    - Granville Street

    - Melbourne Street

    - Britannia Road

    - Victoria Street

    - Rochester Street

    - Standford Street

    - Marine Parade

    - Brintons Terrace

    These changes will be applied from Sunday when Saints host Manchester United and will remain in place moving forward"

    That's jolly decent of them!

    I'm suprised they gave so much notice, I'd have expected them to announce this sunday lunchtime !

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    mustard 11:45am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…


    Nice to see Southampton City Council are looking after the needs of the fans - they're introducing parking restrictions with immediate effect.

    The OS says:

    "Southampton City Council are enforcing parking restrictions on matchdays with immediate effect.

    This is an important notice to all supporters planning to park in the surrounding areas of St Mary’s:

    Please obey the new signage on display in the local area which highlight parking restrictions, penalty charges, and have tow away procedures at the following locations -

    - Chapel Road

    - Granville Street

    - Melbourne Street

    - Britannia Road

    - Victoria Street

    - Rochester Street

    - Standford Street

    - Marine Parade

    - Brintons Terrace

    These changes will be applied from Sunday when Saints host Manchester United and will remain in place moving forward"

    That's jolly decent of them!

    I'm suprised they gave so much notice, I'd have expected them to announce this sunday lunchtime !

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    Kings Lynn Saint 11:45am Fri 31 Aug 12

    I've got a feeling that our new signing(s) will be registered by 12, but they won't be announced on the OS until 4 or 5 this afternoon, maybe.

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    Kings Lynn Saint 11:52am Fri 31 Aug 12

    I'm all for us signing another keeper, but if the rumours about this young US keeper Cody Cropper are true, is he really any better than we already have?

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    Aussie_Saint 11:54am Fri 31 Aug 12

    Hopefully registered by 12, but how likely that any of the new boys other than Mayuka will actually start given they will have barely trained (if at all) with the rest of the squad???

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    Tirau Dan 11:55am Fri 31 Aug 12

    laugh - such impatience.. all a twitter

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    bigfella777 12:00pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Theo Walcott has just been spotted on Portswood High St caressing a marrow, 100% fact.

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    Alicesdad 12:09pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Rumours are we are about to be renamed the United Nations.

    How many more nationalities can we take on? Are we the current record holder? Brazilian, Zambian, Uruguayan, Japanese, Scottish, English, French, Dutch, American.... and I've probably missed some ...

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    Dino-Saw-Us 12:10pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Thanks to the Echo for the live stream . . . working in an office where the only internet access we are allowed is The Echo, I thought today would be a Nightmare!

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    Alicesdad 12:14pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    bigfella777 wrote…


    Theo Walcott has just been spotted on Portswood High St caressing a marrow, 100% fact.

    Have we signed the marrow ?

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    Mush On The Beach 12:16pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    bigfella777 wrote…


    Theo Walcott has just been spotted on Portswood High St caressing a marrow, 100% fact.

    Did it feel nice for you being tickled by one of our old boys?

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    Tirau Dan 12:20pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Liebherr Group bidding for Newquest Media - Swiss take over of Echo.....


    well just as likely as Rickie getting sold.

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    Aussie_Saint 12:20pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    bigfella777 wrote…


    Theo Walcott has just been spotted on Portswood High St caressing a marrow, 100% fact.

    Hahaha

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    Saint Deano 12:21pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Sky sports news reporters stationed everywhere, apart from St marys...Why is this!?

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    Saint Deano 12:22pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Sky sports news reporters stationed everywhere, apart from St marys...Why is this!?

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    Saint Deano 12:22pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Sky sports news reporters stationed everywhere, apart from St marys...Why is this!?

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    KingKhan1983 12:23pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    I Personally think Adkins has strengthened the wrong areas, more emphasis should have been on defence and a winger, not strikers

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    Alicesdad 12:23pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Alicesdad wrote…


    Rumours are we are about to be renamed the United Nations.

    How many more nationalities can we take on? Are we the current record holder? Brazilian, Zambian, Uruguayan, Japanese, Scottish, English, French, Dutch, American.... and I've probably missed some ...

    I forgot Portuguese !! We can almost field a side of 11 different nations. They should rename the ground "The Globe"

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    upwherewebelong 12:23pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    so only 10 hours to go and so far Adkins is letting us down big time especially as the Echo reports he promised signings. COME ON sort any pending details out. They can't now play Sunday so first game now could be Arsenal. I fail to understand why it's been left until today for Saints to bother doing deals.

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    Aussie_Saint 12:24pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    I think Mayuka is a high quality signing. If we want to make it in this league, we must not only succeed on the field but also off the field. In that regard, Mayuka massively increases our marketability in Africa. Just look at all the Zambian supporters jumping on board on FB!

    Yoshida is a very shrewd signing, but as an Aussie and Socceroos supporter having seen Japan play several times, I worry how Yoshida will cope with the large Carrol-esque physiques of EPL forwards.

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    Mush On The Beach 12:25pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Del Piero to Sydney, good news for us boys who go and watch the A-League.
    Kaka, that would be fun although I think he maybe as fit as Seedhouse these days.
    It’s like Christmas day, wonder what pressie we open next.

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    Saint Deano 12:26pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Spurs get sooo much coverage on SSN these days, that 'Damah Sheff' really sniffs Levy!

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    seventh-junction 12:26pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Alicesdad wrote…


    Alicesdad wrote…


    Rumours are we are about to be renamed the United Nations.

    How many more nationalities can we take on? Are we the current record holder? Brazilian, Zambian, Uruguayan, Japanese, Scottish, English, French, Dutch, American.... and I've probably missed some ...
    I forgot Portuguese !! We can almost field a side of 11 different nations. They should rename the ground "The Globe"

    Irish

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    mustard 12:27pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Saint Deano wrote…


    Sky sports news reporters stationed everywhere, apart from St marys...Why is this!?

    they are not everywhere, just at the few clubs that love to play everything out via the media.

    With regards all these PPI adverts Sky News keep showing, if all my claims pay off I'm going to buy us Messi next transfer window !

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    randre 12:27pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    I don't know who will agree with me, but so far I have been delighted by the players Saints have signed.

    I am pleased we have avoided the Premier League experienced journeymen who stroll in for another pay day.

    The lower Premier League clubs all seem to recycle the same average premiership players, purely based on experience, even if that experience not remarkable!

    We have signed some great talent with super potential, I believe Saints will develop into an exciting team that we can all be proud of.

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    lemon cake 12:27pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    RNsaint wrote…


    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…


    I have just seen this on a football transfer rumours site:

    Southampton about to blow the doors off

    Ins
    Ramirez
    Del Pierro
    Boillsen
    Kaka (loan)
    And a player from Barca b

    Outs / loans
    Hammond
    Butterfield
    Guly
    De Ridder
    Chaplow
    Del Piero to Sidney so that one off the list and Kaka what on earth is he on a week.

    ......on the Real Madrid bench (or treatment table)

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    Dino-Saw-Us 12:28pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Im yet to be convinced by J-Rod, As a Saints fan Im always going to support our players 100% as long as they are trying their best.

    £7m + seems a lot to pay for a player we don't seem to be sure if we even need! Fingers crossed he's one for the future!

    Clyne = Quality (hope there isn't a release fee in his contract)

    Shaw / JPW - Seem to be fitting in nicely, more proof of the strength of our acadamy and youth scouting

    Gazza - Give him time, he'll be a good number 2

    Yoshida - first scorer and 2-0 Saints at the weekend should make him my new favourite ;)

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    jerseysaint 12:29pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    i say bring the marrow on instead of guly

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    upwherewebelong 12:30pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Saint Deano wrote…


    Sky sports news reporters stationed everywhere, apart from St marys...Why is this!?

    because they know were not going to be active today I would have thought. Our philosphy is keep things quiet rather than in the public eye so they now they don't need to come here

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    seventh-junction 12:32pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    seventh-junction wrote…


    Alicesdad wrote…


    Alicesdad wrote…


    Rumours are we are about to be renamed the United Nations.

    How many more nationalities can we take on? Are we the current record holder? Brazilian, Zambian, Uruguayan, Japanese, Scottish, English, French, Dutch, American.... and I've probably missed some ...
    I forgot Portuguese !! We can almost field a side of 11 different nations. They should rename the ground "The Globe"
    Irish

    Argentine

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    Alicesdad 12:36pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Over the close season the work put in by Adkins and Cortese has clearly demonstrated the clubs intent to enter the top flight. The team we are building is not a survival team, it's a champions team challenger.

    This is not a rose tinted comment it's a fact. This team is going places.

    It's time the world accepted this.

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    SO50 Saint 12:36pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Been impressed with signings so far Clyne looks class and i'm sure given time J-Rod and Davis will too. I'm sure the new keeper will be decent aswell. Hoping for Ramirez and another CB today

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    SnapperSaint 12:36pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    randre wrote…


    I don't know who will agree with me, but so far I have been delighted by the players Saints have signed. I am pleased we have avoided the Premier League experienced journeymen who stroll in for another pay day. The lower Premier League clubs all seem to recycle the same average premiership players, purely based on experience, even if that experience not remarkable! We have signed some great talent with super potential, I believe Saints will develop into an exciting team that we can all be proud of.

    Completely agree... but I only hope they can be the team we want them to be before Christmas so my nerves dont get too shredded!

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    Aussie_Saint 12:37pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    randre wrote…


    I don't know who will agree with me, but so far I have been delighted by the players Saints have signed.

    I am pleased we have avoided the Premier League experienced journeymen who stroll in for another pay day.

    The lower Premier League clubs all seem to recycle the same average premiership players, purely based on experience, even if that experience not remarkable!

    We have signed some great talent with super potential, I believe Saints will develop into an exciting team that we can all be proud of.

    That's a quality post mate. I really support the approach of buying young talent and moulding and building a team. Do we really want to be another QPR with a Mark Hughes at the helm thinking he's playing Football Manager, signing practically an entirely new starting 11?!!

    Speaking of Football Manager, buying quality under 25 year old players relatively cheaply and building the club on that basis has worked well for me...4 EPL titles in a row at Saints haha.

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    saintsupnorth 12:38pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Bologna looking to sign Alberto Gilardino from Genoa Loan deal till January with a view to buying the player at the end of the loan. Another words someone to replace Remirez.

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    bigfella777 12:38pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    If Saints dont sign Gaston Ramirez apparently they will sign his brother, they've been told he's really good.

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    RobTheSaint 12:40pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    If we don't sign Ramirez after watching that video I'm going to be really upset because of you, Daily Echo!

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    seventh-junction 12:44pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Joe Bloggs is on his way to Portsmouth.
    Trouble is they already have 10 players with the same name...:o)
    WTFILN

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    Aussie_Saint 12:45pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Just another comment on randre's post above....

    My attitude is that the secret to success is not buying players with 'premiership experience' per se. But, what you need to drill into the squad is the ability to play 1-2 touch football. This is the difference between the EPL and Championship, and was the difference between us and Wigan last weekend, in spite of us having the better side on paper in my opinion.

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    Mush On The Beach 12:45pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    bigfella777 wrote…


    If Saints dont sign Gaston Ramirez apparently they will sign his brother, they've been told he's really good.

    You are genetically modified .... Half marrow, half turnip

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    Alicesdad 12:46pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    seventh-junction wrote…


    seventh-junction wrote…


    Alicesdad wrote…


    Alicesdad wrote…


    Rumours are we are about to be renamed the United Nations.

    How many more nationalities can we take on? Are we the current record holder? Brazilian, Zambian, Uruguayan, Japanese, Scottish, English, French, Dutch, American.... and I've probably missed some ...
    I forgot Portuguese !! We can almost field a side of 11 different nations. They should rename the ground "The Globe"
    Irish
    Argentine

    and Belgian !!!!

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    tugboat 12:50pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    upwherewebelong wrote…


    Saint Deano wrote…


    Sky sports news reporters stationed everywhere, apart from St marys...Why is this!?
    because they know were not going to be active today I would have thought. Our philosphy is keep things quiet rather than in the public eye so they now they don't need to come here

    Quite right ,"loose lips sink ships".

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    Aussie_Saint 12:52pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Dan Kerins,

    What do you think is the likelihood of Saints admitting to 'tapping up' Phillips?

    I'm sure we probably did, and accept this as a reality of a money (as opposed to ethics) driven industry. I don't blame NC and NA for this, if indeed they did 'tap up' Phillips. I'd say people are naive to think it doesn't happen far more often than is reported.

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    Alicesdad 12:56pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    The quiet unflustered elegance of Southamptons signings is a lesson for all clubs.

    Yes, some of them take a while and hit the occasional obstacle, but generally we choose quality, build effectively and get value for money.

    Pure class.

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    Alicesdad 12:56pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    The quiet unflustered elegance of Southamptons signings is a lesson for all clubs.

    Yes, some of them take a while and hit the occasional obstacle, but generally we choose quality, build effectively and get value for money.

    Pure class.

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    seventh-junction 12:58pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Alicesdad wrote…


    seventh-junction wrote…


    seventh-junction wrote…


    Alicesdad wrote…


    Alicesdad wrote…


    Rumours are we are about to be renamed the United Nations.

    How many more nationalities can we take on? Are we the current record holder? Brazilian, Zambian, Uruguayan, Japanese, Scottish, English, French, Dutch, American.... and I've probably missed some ...
    I forgot Portuguese !! We can almost field a side of 11 different nations. They should rename the ground "The Globe"
    Irish
    Argentine
    and Belgian !!!!

    Full 11 plus a sub!

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    Kings Lynn Saint 12:58pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Alicesdad wrote…


    Alicesdad wrote…


    Rumours are we are about to be renamed the United Nations.

    How many more nationalities can we take on? Are we the current record holder? Brazilian, Zambian, Uruguayan, Japanese, Scottish, English, French, Dutch, American.... and I've probably missed some ...
    I forgot Portuguese !! We can almost field a side of 11 different nations. They should rename the ground "The Globe"

    Let's see then. A starting XI of different nations (assuming Ramirez signs):

    GK - Argentina

    LB - Scotland
    CB - Holland
    CB - Portugal
    RB - England

    LM - Uruguay
    CM - Northern Ireland
    CM - France
    RM - Belgium

    ST - Brazil
    ST - Japan

    Trying to name 7 subs of different nations, though.

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    st1halo 1:00pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    The best thing is Today it stops! The gossip, the rumour, the tittle tattle, the hopes, the dissappointments. Come tomorrow fact is fact and no longer speculation. I dont think I've ever felt so exhausted by a transfer window but no matter what is or isnt concluded come 11pm, What a great time to be a Saints fan !!!!

    STID

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    Velleity 1:00pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    randre wrote…


    I don't know who will agree with me, but so far I have been delighted by the players Saints have signed.

    I am pleased we have avoided the Premier League experienced journeymen who stroll in for another pay day.

    The lower Premier League clubs all seem to recycle the same average premiership players, purely based on experience, even if that experience not remarkable!

    We have signed some great talent with super potential, I believe Saints will develop into an exciting team that we can all be proud of.

    I'm one of the people who will agree with you. Very happy so far. Still believe more to come.

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    saintsupnorth 1:02pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    According to Italian Reports Remirez has Left Bologna, problem is to where?

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    SnapperSaint 1:03pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    On the Phillips 'tapping up' story, I think Holloway needs to be careful he doesn't get sued by Saints for slander!
    At least if we did present him with a writ it would force him to present the evidence and we could all see for ourselves just what he's bleating on about ...probably nothing IMO...

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    Saint Deano 1:06pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Kaka to Saints??? REALLY? Dare we dream that much? I mean if we could get him even on loan for a year it would be a massive statement of intent, Kaka has said many times before he would love to play Premier League footy one day and maybe Real want to cash in and move on, maybe he can see that the big guns in the prem wouldn't want him now so he may be looking for a club just like us!

    Southampton will be challenging for European football in the future, should be be able to consolidate this season.

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    Little Hitler 1:07pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    bigfella777 wrote…


    If Saints dont sign Gaston Ramirez apparently they will sign his brother, they've been told he's really good.

    Congratulations on being the most unfunny person on the internet.

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    dmaceymacleod 1:09pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    I think Saints have signed who they want and knowing how swift NC is, they'd have signed all players before 12. Expect a media conference later unveiling all players, including an out of the blue signing. COYS! In NA & NC we trust!

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    saintsupnorth 1:10pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Saint Deano wrote…


    Kaka to Saints??? REALLY? Dare we dream that much? I mean if we could get him even on loan for a year it would be a massive statement of intent, Kaka has said many times before he would love to play Premier League footy one day and maybe Real want to cash in and move on, maybe he can see that the big guns in the prem wouldn't want him now so he may be looking for a club just like us!

    Southampton will be challenging for European football in the future, should be be able to consolidate this season.

    Apparently Kaka is staying at Real because they cannot find anyone who wants to pay the amount there asking. Also any loan deal is dead in the water because again no one willing to stump up 200 grand a week!!

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    Mush On The Beach 1:10pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Harry Kewell had a good season in Oz this season and has gone back to the UK for family reasons and is looking for work. I know I was anti-Owen joining us, but I’d bend my own rules to get on old Aussie boy in. His brain is still there, not really sure if could handle every game, but could be a good head in the dressing room

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    Kings Lynn Saint 1:13pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…


    Alicesdad wrote…


    Alicesdad wrote…


    Rumours are we are about to be renamed the United Nations.

    How many more nationalities can we take on? Are we the current record holder? Brazilian, Zambian, Uruguayan, Japanese, Scottish, English, French, Dutch, American.... and I've probably missed some ...
    I forgot Portuguese !! We can almost field a side of 11 different nations. They should rename the ground "The Globe"
    Let's see then. A starting XI of different nations (assuming Ramirez signs):

    GK - Argentina

    LB - Scotland
    CB - Holland
    CB - Portugal
    RB - England

    LM - Uruguay
    CM - Northern Ireland
    CM - France
    RM - Belgium

    ST - Brazil
    ST - Japan

    Trying to name 7 subs of different nations, though.

    So far, the subs I've got are:

    England
    Japan
    Zambia

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    JohnItaly 1:15pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    dmaceymacleod wrote…


    I think Saints have signed who they want and knowing how swift NC is, they'd have signed all players before 12. Expect a media conference later unveiling all players, including an out of the blue signing. COYS! In NA & NC we trust!

    One can but dream.

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    Seedhouse the Unrepentant 1:16pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Mush On The Beach wrote…


    Del Piero to Sydney, good news for us boys who go and watch the A-League.
    Kaka, that would be fun although I think he maybe as fit as Seedhouse these days.
    It’s like Christmas day, wonder what pressie we open next.

    Oi!

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    Mush On The Beach 1:20pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    st1halo wrote…


    The best thing is Today it stops! The gossip, the rumour, the tittle tattle, the hopes, the dissappointments. Come tomorrow fact is fact and no longer speculation. I dont think I've ever felt so exhausted by a transfer window but no matter what is or isnt concluded come 11pm, What a great time to be a Saints fan !!!!

    STID

    I take it you’re not a fan of Eastenders or Corrie. Gossip, Rumours and Tittle Tattle, 3 of my favourite words

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    Seedhouse the Unrepentant 1:23pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Alicesdad wrote…


    Never in my life as a Saints fan has any deadline day been of any interest. Yet today it feels like you cant blink unless you miss something.

    The rumour boys are doing well .... Great posts about Kaka and Messi ... its worth mentioning them just to see the Google search engine getting over heated.

    Previous deadline days were nail biting - hoping to hang on to our best players!

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    saintsupnorth 1:25pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    3 million for sharp, Wolves apparently after him

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    Aussie_Saint 1:25pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Mush On The Beach wrote…


    Harry Kewell had a good season in Oz this season and has gone back to the UK for family reasons and is looking for work. I know I was anti-Owen joining us, but I’d bend my own rules to get on old Aussie boy in. His brain is still there, not really sure if could handle every game, but could be a good head in the dressing room

    Would love for an Aussie to sign with the Saints. Harry could definitely add some class and finishing ability coming off the bench. Don't know if he'd be up to the pace of the EPL sufficiently to be a starter at his age. But an excellent finisher, and far better in that regard than anyone we've got at the moment (bar Ramirez, fingers crossed).

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    KingKhan1983 1:26pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    BREAKING TRANSFER NEWS! I ve just been to pompeys training ground with my boots to see if i could get a game they said to come back saturday!!

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    murfmeister 1:27pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Yawn!

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    Neilsaintsfan 1:36pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Hi Dan.
    Been a long time!

    Hope you are enjoying this.

    I just want to know once and for all, Who are going to be the Saints squad come 23:01 tonight.

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    tugboat 1:38pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    A tweet by bologna fc regards Ramirez- "ha firmato col Southampton."
    Looks like the fingers being pulled out of the dam.

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    Saintian1885 1:42pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    I honestly dnt think wel get ramirez. Maybe another cb but thatl be it

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    saintsupnorth 1:42pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    tugboat wrote…


    A tweet by bologna fc regards Ramirez- "ha firmato col Southampton."
    Looks like the fingers being pulled out of the dam.

    Yep your right been confirmed on Italian websites, he signed for saints

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    saintsupnorth 1:48pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    saintsupnorth wrote…


    tugboat wrote…


    A tweet by bologna fc regards Ramirez- "ha firmato col Southampton."
    Looks like the fingers being pulled out of the dam.
    Yep your right been confirmed on Italian websites, he signed for saints

    http://www.tuttomerc
    atoweb.com/bologna/?
    action=read&idtmw=38
    0874

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    lambo83 1:51pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    What is the merit in having a live news stream that mainly reports on the comments made by individuals that (almost certainly) have no inside transfer info and are (quite possibly) nutters, that can be found at the foot of the page?

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    SnapperSaint 1:54pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Saintian1885 wrote…


    I honestly dnt think wel get ramirez. Maybe another cb but thatl be it

    ...so hope you're wrong...

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    Mush On The Beach 1:56pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Skunt Free Zone. Where is that smell of inferioty complex and envy hiding?

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    magnette 1:59pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    I don't think @bolognafc is an official site. However, "ha firmato col Southampton." means he has signed for Southampton

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    SO50 Saint 2:00pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Flashin commented on the Rooney and Young article, I asked the question who Pompey are being linked with/signing today and he's not responded such a shame and I believe bluewhiteandinbred is currently launching his takeover bid found a few quid down the back of his sofa last night so they are otherwise engaged

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    andyk93 2:02pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    maybe there's no player sightings as Adkins and the new signings have had a sleepover in the stadium? ;)

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    Aussie_Saint 2:04pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Saintian1885 wrote…


    I honestly dnt think wel get ramirez. Maybe another cb but thatl be it

    Oh really? Is that your spidey sense tingling, is it?

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    st1halo 2:12pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    KingKhan1983 wrote…


    BREAKING TRANSFER NEWS! I ve just been to pompeys training ground with my boots to see if i could get a game they said to come back saturday!!

    Thats fantastic news khan, Ive heard they have been scouting the Olympic Village all this week!!

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    saintsupnorth 2:13pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    is it just me refreshing the page constantly, never been so hooked to one page!!!

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    bigfella777 2:21pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    This is ****

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    st1halo 2:29pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    KingKhan1983 wrote…


    BREAKING TRANSFER NEWS! I ve just been to pompeys training ground with my boots to see if i could get a game they said to come back saturday!!

    By the way, Make sure you score an own goal and GET THE MONEY UP FRONT!!!

    STID

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    JohnItaly 2:31pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Thought there was a 2pm press conference. Is it happening?

    The level of expectation surrounding Saints this transfer window has been immense. NC/NA have never tried to lower this expectation indeed it can be said that heavy hints have been dropped there is more to come.

    With every hour that passes today the expectation rises. Whilst being very happy with signings to-date I will be immensely disappointed if there no further singings today over and above Ramirez (still not confirmed).

    Should no addition players join then the reputation of NC/NA will take a severe knock and suspect it maybe some time before it is fully restored if ever.

    I hope for all our piece of mind I hope I have wasted my time posting this!!

    Score: 0
    Aussie_Saint 2:32pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Apparently, according to Eurosport, Saints are most recent side to make a bid for Olssen from Blackburn but without success.

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    Mush On The Beach 2:35pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    bigfella777 wrote…


    This is ****

    Corn?
    You are a ripe vegetable that is for sure. Put another prawn PQ on the BBQ, they are extra juicy and sweet. P QED

    Score: 0
    Aussie_Saint 2:42pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    I'm killing time watching Legally Blonde on Foxtel. Just thought I'd share that with you all. FFS SAINTS, ANNOUNCE ALREADY SO I CAN STOP MAKING BS COMMENTS AND GO TO BED ALREADY!!

    Score: 0
    WobblyCat 2:42pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    My boss is quite keen to sign my P45, not enough work done today!

    I wonder if Saints will announce any new signings tomorrow instead of today!

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    Seedhouse the Unrepentant 2:43pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    JohnItaly wrote…


    Thought there was a 2pm press conference. Is it happening?

    The level of expectation surrounding Saints this transfer window has been immense. NC/NA have never tried to lower this expectation indeed it can be said that heavy hints have been dropped there is more to come.

    With every hour that passes today the expectation rises. Whilst being very happy with signings to-date I will be immensely disappointed if there no further singings today over and above Ramirez (still not confirmed).

    Should no addition players join then the reputation of NC/NA will take a severe knock and suspect it maybe some time before it is fully restored if ever.

    I hope for all our piece of mind I hope I have wasted my time posting this!!

    Even if we don't sign Ramirez this will be our biggest transfer window ever.

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    Shakeysaint 2:45pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Can we have a 5th option on the Rameriez poll please? Something like "Are you getting bored of hearing his name yet??"

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    GX Saint 2:53pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Gilardino loan to Bologna has now gone through. That helps.

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    Don-Irelando 2:56pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    "Genoa striker Alberto Gilardino moving on loan to Bologna in the event that his parent club brought in Marco Borriello as his replacement from Roma has now gone through, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport"

    thats done it for me, can i change my Ramirez vote from "is almost done" to "my shirt is at the printers"

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    saintsupnorth 3:12pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    https://twitter.com/
    officialsaints/statu
    s/241536595025608704

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    RobTheSaint 3:15pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    "What the transfer deadline gives you is a clear indication of which are the badly run football clubs!!!"

    What it really gives you is the bias of certain pundits to Manchester Utd who are likely to be the only team to no business of any kind. The only properly run team? Not likely.

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    RobTheSaint 3:16pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    "What the transfer deadline gives you is a clear indication of which are the badly run football clubs!!!"

    What it really gives you is the bias of certain pundits to Manchester Utd who are likely to be the only team to no business of any kind. The only properly run team? Not likely.

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    Saint Deano 3:16pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    My god! If it was down to SSN there would only be 3 teams in the Premier League, Tottenham, Man City and QPR! It's not fair! I feel like a Glory Hunter!!! :O

    Score: 0
    randre 3:20pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    JohnItaly wrote…


    Thought there was a 2pm press conference. Is it happening?

    The level of expectation surrounding Saints this transfer window has been immense. NC/NA have never tried to lower this expectation indeed it can be said that heavy hints have been dropped there is more to come.

    With every hour that passes today the expectation rises. Whilst being very happy with signings to-date I will be immensely disappointed if there no further singings today over and above Ramirez (still not confirmed).

    Should no addition players join then the reputation of NC/NA will take a severe knock and suspect it maybe some time before it is fully restored if ever.

    I hope for all our piece of mind I hope I have wasted my time posting this!!
    Even if we don't sign Ramirez this will be our biggest transfer window ever.

    Absolutely. How can the reputtion of NC/NA take a severe knock after the window we have had.

    Adkins has said all being well Ramirez will be a Saints player... I hope so.

    If Ramirez is signed today and nobody else I will still be absolutely delighted. What a window we have hd.

    It is great to be a saint.

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    Saint Deano 3:22pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Oh no! I take my words back! SSN just mentioned us signing Ramirez! I think they spent about 30 secs on us! Wow! Yet they're happy to spin and spin and spin the same stories about any london based club besides Leyton Orient! Pfft

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    Olliebampton 3:22pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Would love official conformation or Gaston Ramirez, it's been going on too long, any news of any more defenders coming in?

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    randre 3:22pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    JohnItaly wrote…


    Thought there was a 2pm press conference. Is it happening?

    The level of expectation surrounding Saints this transfer window has been immense. NC/NA have never tried to lower this expectation indeed it can be said that heavy hints have been dropped there is more to come.

    With every hour that passes today the expectation rises. Whilst being very happy with signings to-date I will be immensely disappointed if there no further singings today over and above Ramirez (still not confirmed).

    Should no addition players join then the reputation of NC/NA will take a severe knock and suspect it maybe some time before it is fully restored if ever.

    I hope for all our piece of mind I hope I have wasted my time posting this!!
    Even if we don't sign Ramirez this will be our biggest transfer window ever.

    Absolutely Seedhouse.

    John Italy:- How can the reputation of NC/NA take a severe knock after the window we have had. I believe we have signed some good players and spent on quality.

    Adkins has said "all being well Ramirez will be a Saints player"... I hope so.

    If Ramirez is signed today and nobody else I will still be absolutely delighted. What a window we have hd.

    It is great to be a saint.

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    randre 3:22pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    JohnItaly wrote…


    Thought there was a 2pm press conference. Is it happening?

    The level of expectation surrounding Saints this transfer window has been immense. NC/NA have never tried to lower this expectation indeed it can be said that heavy hints have been dropped there is more to come.

    With every hour that passes today the expectation rises. Whilst being very happy with signings to-date I will be immensely disappointed if there no further singings today over and above Ramirez (still not confirmed).

    Should no addition players join then the reputation of NC/NA will take a severe knock and suspect it maybe some time before it is fully restored if ever.

    I hope for all our piece of mind I hope I have wasted my time posting this!!
    Even if we don't sign Ramirez this will be our biggest transfer window ever.

    Absolutely Seedhouse.

    John Italy:- How can the reputation of NC/NA take a severe knock after the window we have had. I believe we have signed some good players and spent on quality.

    Adkins has said "all being well Ramirez will be a Saints player"... I hope so.

    If Ramirez is signed today and nobody else I will still be absolutely delighted. What a window we have hd.

    It is great to be a saint.

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    randre 3:23pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    JohnItaly wrote…


    Thought there was a 2pm press conference. Is it happening?

    The level of expectation surrounding Saints this transfer window has been immense. NC/NA have never tried to lower this expectation indeed it can be said that heavy hints have been dropped there is more to come.

    With every hour that passes today the expectation rises. Whilst being very happy with signings to-date I will be immensely disappointed if there no further singings today over and above Ramirez (still not confirmed).

    Should no addition players join then the reputation of NC/NA will take a severe knock and suspect it maybe some time before it is fully restored if ever.

    I hope for all our piece of mind I hope I have wasted my time posting this!!
    Even if we don't sign Ramirez this will be our biggest transfer window ever.

    Absolutely Seedhouse.

    John Italy:- How can the reputation of NC/NA take a severe knock after the window we have had. I believe we have signed some good players and spent on quality.

    Adkins has said "all being well Ramirez will be a Saints player"... I hope so.

    If Ramirez is signed today and nobody else I will still be absolutely delighted. What a window we have hd.

    It is great to be a saint.

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    mack chinnon 3:27pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Bored now.

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    Don-Irelando 3:29pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    can we sing the 'Gaston song' from beauty and the beast.... on one slick as gaston, no ones quick as gaston... you know the one!

    http://www.youtube.c
    om/watch?v=QBqt0a8sg
    WM

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    Confucious 3:34pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Hot inside info....

    Rumoured at St Marys that a new rumour will be announced at 3.45pm and the 2.45pm rumour will be officially dismissed as 'just a rumour'.

    Trying to find out if the new rumour is 'official' or 'unofficial', but rumour is it will be the former.

    In the meantime, this last piece is nothing more than a rumour about the rumour which is rumoured to be coming out. The rest is rock solid though.

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    buster gutt 3:34pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    zzzzzzzzzzzz could someone wake me up I've been sat in front of this screen since midnight ,the wife's stopped speaking to me, the dogs just bit me and I still don't really know if Gaston whatever his names is has signed. I can't take it any more.

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    buster gutt 3:36pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    zzzzzzzzzzzz could someone wake me up I've been sat in front of this screen since midnight ,the wife's stopped speaking to me, the dogs just bit me and I still don't really know if Gaston whatever his names is has signed. I can't take it any more.

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    OSPREYSAINT 3:39pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    I see the website is up to its usual tricks, my Broadband is at an all time low!

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    OSPREYSAINT 3:44pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    bigfella777 wrote…


    This is ****

    All of your posts are ****

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    Aussie_Saint 3:45pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    time for another poll Dan. I need to stay awake!

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    Seedhouse the Unrepentant 3:46pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    mack chinnon wrote…


    Bored now.

    Find a skunt and poke it with a stick.

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    Confucious 3:50pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Aussie_Saint wrote…


    time for another poll Dan. I need to stay awake!

    Who thinks we should have another poll?

    o Yes

    o No

    o Don't know

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    andyk93 3:51pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Cody Cropper must have signed! He's in the pictures @Officialsaints just posted!!

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    Dino-Saw-Us 3:54pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    I'll keep getting more and more worried the longer that Owen doesn't have a club . . . Please don't let him be the world class signing we are all waiting for!

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    OSPREYSAINT 4:06pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Who thinks we should have another poll?

    o - Yes

    o - No

    o \/ Don't know

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    Mush On The Beach 4:07pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    mack chinnon wrote…


    Bored now.
    Find a skunt and poke it with a stick.

    When the moon hits your eye like a big apple pie that’s Amore.
    When the ball hits the net (loss) like a skunt bank deficit that’s .....
    Balram Chainrai

    OR

    When the ball hits the net (loss) like a skunt bank deficit that’s .....
    PST can’t pay

    Damned if they do, damned if they don’t. Still WTFILN

    I choose Flush Down The Pan as my skunt project, I believe in care in the community and I want to help release him, after I’ve given him a good slap.

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    OSPREYSAINT 4:12pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    mack chinnon wrote…


    Bored now.
    Find a skunt and poke it with a stick.

    If he wakes up let him know two major signings Johnny Ertl and Darel Russell and one away Sam Magri so far, exciting developments inthe Blue End of the M27.

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    Alicesdad 4:13pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Cody has sat on the benches of several teams. I hope he has success with us or I can already see the headlines of "Bench Hopper Cropper"

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    saintshorse101 4:16pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    bl00dy interweb`s been down all morning and has just come back! had to put up with ssn and the hourly `ramirez close to signing`. just seen adkins though and all looks good and some signitures on paper just waiting for all the paperwork to be finalised!

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    SnapperSaint 4:25pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Come on Saints make an announcement!!!
    Even the Cherries (silly name) have announced their signing today ffs...

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    Dino-Saw-Us 4:30pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Whats the odds that its all quiet because all deals were done by 12 and they've been having a little nap . . .

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    Alicesdad 4:30pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    When Harry's dog was banking big sums in the old days the transfers were a lot quicker. Maybe Adkins and Cortese need to get their hounds down to the bank and set up accounts pronto.

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    Dino-Saw-Us 4:31pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Whats the odds that its all quiet because all deals were done by 12 and they've been having a little nap . . .

    City seem to be going back in time 10 years signing vry average players . . . Richard Wright and Scott Sinclair ... Its hardly Aguero, Silva and Kompany standard is it!

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    Aussie_Saint 4:36pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Has anybody seen that episode of American Dad where Roger keeps sneaking up on Hayley and going "MYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    "...in order to get the $50,000. Well the sound he makes is almost as annoying as this wait. Almost. 1.35am in Australia. #keepupthefaith

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    tugboat 4:42pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Saint Deano wrote…


    Oh no! I take my words back! SSN just mentioned us signing Ramirez! I think they spent about 30 secs on us! Wow! Yet they're happy to spin and spin and spin the same stories about any london based club besides Leyton Orient! Pfft

    Ahhhh, and that folks will be our next battle ground, Gettings the "London Hacks" to admit we are a team on the up. They dont like to travel ,and a trip to the shrine of St Marys,is a challenge some of them dont relish.
    Its always been an issue to be honest,any team outside London,apart from the mancs and pool,are jumped up wannabe,s.
    Be great to get the ink wipes to pen a positive story about us though.
    I think they might have to,perhaps Dan "the man" Kerrins could be our beacon of light amongst the dark shadowy world of Fleet Street.

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    angus mc coatup 4:45pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Confucious wrote…


    Hot inside info....

    Rumoured at St Marys that a new rumour will be announced at 3.45pm and the 2.45pm rumour will be officially dismissed as 'just a rumour'.

    Trying to find out if the new rumour is 'official' or 'unofficial', but rumour is it will be the former.

    In the meantime, this last piece is nothing more than a rumour about the rumour which is rumoured to be coming out. The rest is rock solid though.

    are you talking about the singer.
    or is that just a rumer.!!!

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    JohnItaly 4:55pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    randre wrote…


    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    JohnItaly wrote…


    Thought there was a 2pm press conference. Is it happening?

    The level of expectation surrounding Saints this transfer window has been immense. NC/NA have never tried to lower this expectation indeed it can be said that heavy hints have been dropped there is more to come.

    With every hour that passes today the expectation rises. Whilst being very happy with signings to-date I will be immensely disappointed if there no further singings today over and above Ramirez (still not confirmed).

    Should no addition players join then the reputation of NC/NA will take a severe knock and suspect it maybe some time before it is fully restored if ever.

    I hope for all our piece of mind I hope I have wasted my time posting this!!
    Even if we don't sign Ramirez this will be our biggest transfer window ever.
    Absolutely Seedhouse.

    John Italy:- How can the reputation of NC/NA take a severe knock after the window we have had. I believe we have signed some good players and spent on quality.

    Adkins has said "all being well Ramirez will be a Saints player"... I hope so.

    If Ramirez is signed today and nobody else I will still be absolutely delighted. What a window we have hd.

    It is great to be a saint.

    If Ramirez signs (and I am now confident he will) I will be absolutely delighted. It certainly shows the club's intentions and lays down a marker to other Premiership sides.

    I would not argue for a second that both NC & NA have done wonders for the club and I am sure they will continue to so do.

    However there was every indication that other "big" signings were on the way and as things stand at the moment this is highly unlikely. It may well be that the protracted negotiations for Ramirez meant that adequate time could not be spent pursuing other targets. Doubt if we will ever know. Having said that over the past few days NA has continued to suggest other significant signings will be made. If these do not happened then clearly NC & NA will have failed in their objective and it it for this reason I have suggested their reputations will take a knock.

    True supporters (and I have been one since season 53/54) would prefer to hear the facts of the situation (however unpalatable) than promises made that would be difficult to keep.

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    saintsupnorth 4:56pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Owen to Saints, at least if that is true NA is a very good Physio. His Physio experience might come in handy with a player like Owen!!!

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    Fatty x Ford Worker 5:04pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Nothing is certain please watch the Water Margin Warriors oh yes!

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    Fatty x Ford Worker 5:07pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Been fishing today at skatesvillee why do the skates watch what bait i am using!

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    Velleity 5:11pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Fatty x Ford Worker wrote…


    Nothing is certain please watch the Water Margin Warriors oh yes!

    Just realised, you're one of those people who thinks he's really funny but who actually just gets sympathy laughs so people don't have to admit that he's boring.

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    tugboat 5:13pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    JohnItaly wrote…


    randre wrote…


    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    JohnItaly wrote…


    Thought there was a 2pm press conference. Is it happening?

    The level of expectation surrounding Saints this transfer window has been immense. NC/NA have never tried to lower this expectation indeed it can be said that heavy hints have been dropped there is more to come.

    With every hour that passes today the expectation rises. Whilst being very happy with signings to-date I will be immensely disappointed if there no further singings today over and above Ramirez (still not confirmed).

    Should no addition players join then the reputation of NC/NA will take a severe knock and suspect it maybe some time before it is fully restored if ever.

    I hope for all our piece of mind I hope I have wasted my time posting this!!
    Even if we don't sign Ramirez this will be our biggest transfer window ever.
    Absolutely Seedhouse.

    John Italy:- How can the reputation of NC/NA take a severe knock after the window we have had. I believe we have signed some good players and spent on quality.

    Adkins has said "all being well Ramirez will be a Saints player"... I hope so.

    If Ramirez is signed today and nobody else I will still be absolutely delighted. What a window we have hd.

    It is great to be a saint.
    If Ramirez signs (and I am now confident he will) I will be absolutely delighted. It certainly shows the club's intentions and lays down a marker to other Premiership sides.

    I would not argue for a second that both NC & NA have done wonders for the club and I am sure they will continue to so do.

    However there was every indication that other "big" signings were on the way and as things stand at the moment this is highly unlikely. It may well be that the protracted negotiations for Ramirez meant that adequate time could not be spent pursuing other targets. Doubt if we will ever know. Having said that over the past few days NA has continued to suggest other significant signings will be made. If these do not happened then clearly NC & NA will have failed in their objective and it it for this reason I have suggested their reputations will take a knock.

    True supporters (and I have been one since season 53/54) would prefer to hear the facts of the situation (however unpalatable) than promises made that would be difficult to keep.

    I repeat-"loose lips sink ships".
    In the shadowy world of agents/players and bank balances,silence is king.
    As regards hearing about "big names" and nothing happens,big tip-believe 50% of all you see and 25% of all that you hear.

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    St.Yorkie 5:19pm Fri 31 Aug 12

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    BREAKING NEWS #ramirez done deal. he is officially a #southamptonplayer

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    OSPREYSAINT 5:20pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    saintsupnorth wrote…


    Owen to Saints, at least if that is true NA is a very good Physio. His Physio experience might come in handy with a player like Owen!!!

    Owen the Saint
    Owen the Saint
    Owen the Saint comes marching in,
    He wants to be in our number,
    When the Saints go marching in.

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    Aussie_Saint 5:21pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Have faith people. Surely Nigel wouldn't have been that coy if their weren't other significant signings other than Ramirez on the horizon!! I'm sure he's smart enough to realise that Saints supporters are not champing at the bit to hear about the signing of Cody Cropper (no offence to the lad). And I am confident it will be a defender/defensive midfielder such as Biglia or Fontas. And if we're lucky, maybe even Phillips!

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    The Music Man 5:26pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    That Tancredi bloke had exactly the same Ramirez Tweet 17 hours ago.....not exactly too reliable

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    Fatty x Ford Worker 5:37pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Yeah we got lots of excess baggage when are we going to sell them!

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    Confucious 5:41pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Aussie_Saint wrote…


    Have faith people. Surely Nigel wouldn't have been that coy if their weren't other significant signings other than Ramirez on the horizon!! I'm sure he's smart enough to realise that Saints supporters are not champing at the bit to hear about the signing of Cody Cropper (no offence to the lad). And I am confident it will be a defender/defensive midfielder such as Biglia or Fontas. And if we're lucky, maybe even Phillips!

    Okay - so we know it's already tomorrow in Oz. So spare us all the suspense - what happened mate?

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    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child 5:58pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Just listened to Mayuka on Saints Player. What a thoroughly decent young man. Looking forward to seeing him bang a few goals in this season.

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    St.Yorkie 6:08pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    I think someone has the finger on the pulse at the club - announcement tonight at 11pm+. So lock up your computer until 11.30, back from the pub with a takeaway...and only waste 30-mins more awaiting confirmation!

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    SaintinMiddleEarth 6:34pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Welcome aboard the bus, Gaston.

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    Chicago Saint 6:42pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    OUR BOY HAS SIGNED!!!!!

    This from the Official Bologna FC Site: The Bologna F.C. 1909 announces that it has reached an agreement with Southampton FC for the transfer of the player outright Gaston Ramirez.

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    St.Yorkie 6:52pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Chicago Saint wrote…


    OUR BOY HAS SIGNED!!!!! This from the Official Bologna FC Site: The Bologna F.C. 1909 announces that it has reached an agreement with Southampton FC for the transfer of the player outright Gaston Ramirez.

    Still not on the OS - but can't be far off.
    As alluded to earlier I am expecting a late announcement to get maximum publicity - so expect something around 11.55pm tonight with a very tired looking Cortese, Adkins and Gaston talking to the press.
    It's a fantastic bit of theatre - but a bit unfair on all us Saints fans!
    Will he be alone - or will there be someone else involved too?

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    andyk93 6:55pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    SaintinMiddleEarth wrote…


    Welcome aboard the bus, Gaston.

    YESS! It's offical!

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    OSPREYSAINT 6:56pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    It's a fish hole, on the OS

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    St.Yorkie 6:57pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    On OS now - earlier than expected!

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    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child 6:59pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Get in there! Welcome Gaston! Bienvenido!

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    Kings Lynn Saint 7:00pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    At long bl00dy last.......he'd better be good after all this!!

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    insane saint 7:02pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    who next

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    St.Yorkie 7:03pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Can we all calm down now - or are we expecting more?

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    willygetaway 7:04pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Matt Phillips please

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    saintshorse101 7:10pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    about time! 3 years ago we spent £1mill on rickie. who would have thought we would be spending £7mill on 1 player and then £12mill on another so quickly. what a ride thats been. onwards and upwards.
    COYR`S

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    insane saint 7:15pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    keep them coming

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    circa 66 saint 7:16pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    SO50 Saint wrote…


    Flashin commented on the Rooney and Young article, I asked the question who Pompey are being linked with/signing today and he's not responded such a shame and I believe bluewhiteandinbred is currently launching his takeover bid found a few quid down the back of his sofa last night so they are otherwise engaged

    trouble is the intention was there to be the bestest of the best and buy the club but the pub opened so they left it for someone else to save the club

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    OSPREYSAINT 7:18pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    saintshorse101 wrote…


    about time! 3 years ago we spent £1mill on rickie. who would have thought we would be spending £7mill on 1 player and then £12mill on another so quickly. what a ride thats been. onwards and upwards.
    COYR`S

    At this rate we will soon go bust and back to the bad times! Or have fun trying maybe?

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    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child 7:21pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    circa 66 saint wrote…


    SO50 Saint wrote…


    Flashin commented on the Rooney and Young article, I asked the question who Pompey are being linked with/signing today and he's not responded such a shame and I believe bluewhiteandinbred is currently launching his takeover bid found a few quid down the back of his sofa last night so they are otherwise engaged
    trouble is the intention was there to be the bestest of the best and buy the club but the pub opened so they left it for someone else to save the club

    Like most teenagers, full of good intentions, but ultimately living in lala land.

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    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child 7:27pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    !Buenvenidos a bordo del autobus Gaston! !Te queremos ya!

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    Scarborosaint 7:28pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Nearly as big a signing as king Kev , world class player too, shows clubs intent

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    circa 66 saint 7:50pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    the cheating skunts are at it again
    the players who are on 1 month contracts have now found out they are locked in a deal until the jan window
    skuntsville conned them

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    deepheat 9:06pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    A statement on the Saints website said: 'The deal to bring Ramirez to St Mary's was quickly agreed and processed over ten days ago with a work permit appeal being successfully granted last Friday.

    'Only the finer details of the transfer prevented his signing from being completed and, with those matters now taken care of, Ramirez has signed a four-year contract.'


    Read more: http://www.dailymail
    .co.uk/sport/footbal
    l/article-2196502/So
    uthampton-complete-G
    aston-Ramirez-signin
    g.html#ixzz259jHwpC5

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    Confucious 9:12pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    circa 66 saint wrote…


    the cheating skunts are at it again
    the players who are on 1 month contracts have now found out they are locked in a deal until the jan window
    skuntsville conned them

    There's no escape from a black hole.

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    saintmac 9:19pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Good luck, Billy.You gave 100% to the Club.

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    Warsash patriot 9:21pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    boll**ks Billys gone this has put a dampener on my night

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    RNsaint 9:22pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    the stupid skunts have been told that their money proposals are crap. Have two weeks to sort it out. Players dont need to worry about January more like dole office by October.HAHAHA how much have we spent on the last couple of players, wonder if that want a loan ...... Freck off.

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    RNsaint 9:24pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    NOOOOOOOOOOO why have we loaned out Billy. WHY WHY WHY

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    Warsash patriot 9:25pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Billy has been our most prolific striker so far this season what has a guy got to do waiting for his chance in the premiership only to be kicked out bad bad move

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    Warsash patriot 9:29pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    I will take it back NC and NA are not as shrewd as they think they are Guly should have gone first, bad day bad day
    cr*p decision in my book

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    Kings Lynn Saint 9:33pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    saintmac wrote…


    Good luck, Billy.You gave 100% to the Club.

    It's only a season-long loan, so hopefully he'll be back next season for our Euro push

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    long memory 9:34pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Warsash patriot wrote…


    Billy has been our most prolific striker so far this season what has a guy got to do waiting for his chance in the premiership only to be kicked out bad bad move

    More to do with not settling in the South than anything else.

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    RNsaint 9:36pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Seen on another site that American Goalkeeper " coma " Cropper has signed a permanent deal today with Saints.

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    Kings Lynn Saint 9:40pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    long memory wrote…


    Warsash patriot wrote…


    Billy has been our most prolific striker so far this season what has a guy got to do waiting for his chance in the premiership only to be kicked out bad bad move
    More to do with not settling in the South than anything else.

    Good reason, but how true is is?

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    RNsaint 9:42pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    long memory wrote…


    Warsash patriot wrote…


    Billy has been our most prolific striker so far this season what has a guy got to do waiting for his chance in the premiership only to be kicked out bad bad move
    More to do with not settling in the South than anything else.

    Really hope this is for family reasons more than anything else,One of our best.Come back next year Billy,you will be sadly missed this season.Scoring for fun this season.

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    saint Compo 9:51pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Mixed feelings. Great to get Ramirez but very sad to see Billy Sharp going out on loan. Good luck Billy - I hope it goes well for you and that we see you back at St Mary's next season.

    Why couldn't we offload Guly instead?

    COYR

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    saint Compo 9:51pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Mixed feelings. Great to get Ramirez but very sad to see Billy Sharp going out on loan. Good luck Billy - I hope it goes well for you and that we see you back at St Mary's next season.

    Why couldn't we offload Guly instead?

    COYR

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    saint Compo 9:51pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Mixed feelings. Great to get Ramirez but very sad to see Billy Sharp going out on loan. Good luck Billy - I hope it goes well for you and that we see you back at St Mary's next season.

    Why couldn't we offload Guly instead?

    COYR

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    saint Compo 9:51pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Mixed feelings. Great to get Ramirez but very sad to see Billy Sharp going out on loan. Good luck Billy - I hope it goes well for you and that we see you back at St Mary's next season.

    Why couldn't we offload Guly instead?

    COYR

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    saint Compo 9:51pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Mixed feelings. Great to get Ramirez but very sad to see Billy Sharp going out on loan. Good luck Billy - I hope it goes well for you and that we see you back at St Mary's next season.

    Why couldn't we offload Guly instead?

    COYR

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    saint Compo 9:52pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Mixed feelings. Great to get Ramirez but very sad to see Billy Sharp going out on loan. Good luck Billy - I hope it goes well for you and that we see you back at St Mary's next season.

    Why couldn't we offload Guly instead?

    COYR

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    saint Compo 9:52pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Mixed feelings. Great to get Ramirez but very sad to see Billy Sharp going out on loan. Good luck Billy - I hope it goes well for you and that we see you back at St Mary's next season.

    Why couldn't we offload Guly instead?

    COYR

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    saint Compo 9:52pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Mixed feelings. Great to get Ramirez but very sad to see Billy Sharp going out on loan. Good luck Billy - I hope it goes well for you and that we see you back at St Mary's next season.

    Why couldn't we offload Guly instead?

    COYR

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    buster gutt 9:53pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Billie must be gutted if their was one player I wanted to do well in the prem it was Billie.After all he has been thro I know there is no sentiment in business but he deserves better

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    saint Compo 9:54pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Sorry about the multiple postings. My computer was hanging (I thought)!

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    SaintinCanada 9:57pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Billy's a young player yet. He probably woudn't get much game time. Far better to let him go to a big Championship club like Forest to grow and shine even more, as I am sure he will. He is still ours, and who knows what he will be worth by the end of this current season. I will not be the only one on here monitoring his progress.

    Nice situation to be in when you can afford to loan out such quality.

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    RNsaint 10:02pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    He sounds gutted on twitter

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    Warsash patriot 10:10pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    This type of player is priceless a twenty goal a season striker far better than Carroll (one trick pony) or Torres (pretty feet no b*lls)I hope this decision does not come back to haunt us I pray it doesn't, gutted really gutted.

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    Kings Lynn Saint 10:10pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Maybe NA sees it as a chance for him to play regular football in a team who should really be looking for auto promotion and scoring goals rather than warming our bench. NA does know what he can do and as it is only a season-long loan, who's to say he won't be back in a year raring to go and help us in our Euro push. As far as I understand, there is no view to a permanent. Good Luck Billy and hopefully see you in a year.

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    Warsash patriot 10:13pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Kings Lynn Saint wrote…


    Maybe NA sees it as a chance for him to play regular football in a team who should really be looking for auto promotion and scoring goals rather than warming our bench. NA does know what he can do and as it is only a season-long loan, who's to say he won't be back in a year raring to go and help us in our Euro push. As far as I understand, there is no view to a permanent. Good Luck Billy and hopefully see you in a year.

    Not convinced on Rodriguez hope I am wrong but Guly coming on to change things? when we are up against it no sorry doesn,t work for me

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    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child 10:27pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Gutted for Billy. Good luck mate.

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    Velleity 10:37pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    I may be swimming against the tide here but I never saw Billy as being fast enough for the Premiership. I suspect he'll have a much better season at Forest than he would have had with us.

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    lemon cake 10:44pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Dean Hammonds gone to Brighton.....All the best deano...

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    Aussie_Saint 11:00pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Very disappointed to see Billy Sharp heading off...not really sure why him and not De Ridder, Guly or others. Hope to see him back in a Saints shirt in 12 months!

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    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child 11:01pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Velleity wrote…


    I may be swimming against the tide here but I never saw Billy as being fast enough for the Premiership. I suspect he'll have a much better season at Forest than he would have had with us.

    Agree

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    RNsaint 11:11pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Well thats that for a while would have liked to see another defender and what happened to the signing tht nobody expected, ramirez was not exactly unexpected. Sorry to see Deano and Billy go out on season loan. Bring on the Devils for the Saints to prove good always beats Evil.COYR

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    Kings Lynn Saint 11:18pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Apart from Ramirez, actually a bit underwhelmed with todays dealings.

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    saint Compo 11:19pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    I fear for our goals against column. We''ll just have to score 3 every game and hope that's enough!

    COYR

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    DisplacedFan 11:21pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Some excellent signings. Am very impressed with Clyne. Still think we are a little short in defence.

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    Slick Saint 11:25pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    @officialsaints: So that's us done for the summer transfer window. What's your verdict on the business conducted over the past four months? #saintsfc

    Bit disappointed if that is it. Hard season ahead with an unfamiliar system

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    thomasupton 11:32pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Relegation battle all the way. Should of kept Sharp.

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    bigfella777 11:38pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    This is ridiculous,Billy Sharp was our man

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    upwherewebelong 11:38pm Fri 31 Aug 12

    Slick Saint wrote…


    @officialsaints: So that's us done for the summer transfer window. What's your verdict on the business conducted over the past four months? #saintsfc

    Bit disappointed if that is it. Hard season ahead with an unfamiliar system

    very disappointed in NA for offloading Billy. Don't know what Billy has done to deserve being treated so shodily.

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    Velleity 7:24am Sat 1 Sep 12

    bigfella777 wrote…


    This is ridiculous,Billy Sharp was our man

    I think you mean "Billy Sharp was YOUR man."

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    saintsdan 9:44am Sat 1 Sep 12

    We dont know that sharp was settled he has gone back up north at the first chance and following him on twitter he is always going back up to visit friends and family. We cant cast judgement on NA or NC without knowing all the facts surley.

    On a lighter note shame Guly didnt go ...........

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    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child 12:10pm Sat 1 Sep 12

    Re Billy not having the ace for the premiership, Sir RL doesn't have much pace either but he has other qualities that make him the better bet to score and create in the premiership. I always worried that Billy would struggle against prem defences although hoped that his 'fox in the box' ability would see him through. I would have liked to see how he fared for us this season but sadly not to be. I wish him all the best and good luck for the future. Football is indeed a ruthless business, particularly at the top.

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    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child 12:13pm Sat 1 Sep 12

    Will always remember that Billy's goals helped get us where we are today. For that he is a true Saint.

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    OSPREYSAINT 5:17pm Sat 1 Sep 12

    bigfella777 wrote…


    This is ridiculous,Billy Sharp was our man

    Still is, as he is only out on loan, to help out our friends in the Forest

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    randre 2:22am Sun 2 Sep 12

    Velleity wrote…


    I may be swimming against the tide here but I never saw Billy as being fast enough for the Premiership. I suspect he'll have a much better season at Forest than he would have had with us.

    I must agree with you. I think he would have struggled to get game time at Southampton, especally with our new signings.

    Best move for him, he is too good to play reserves, but I fear he is not quite PL!

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