Southampton still waiting on decision from Alessandro Del Piero

Daily Echo: Alessandro Del Piero Alessandro Del Piero

SAINTS are hoping to hear today whether they have been successful in their ambitious swoop for the legendary Alessandro Del Piero.

The 37-year-old Italian World Cup winner has offers from a variety of different clubs around the world after leaving Juventus following nine glittering years in which he won almost everything the game has to offer.

Australian side Sydney FC, who initially announced they had signed him before back tracking, made a desperate trip to Italy last night to try and convince Del Piero to join them.But the Italian media insist that Saints and Swiss side Sion remain real contenders to land the superstar.

Saints have to lodge their 25- man squad list with the Premier League this evening following the close of the transfer window, but Del Piero could still be added as he is an out of contract player.

As it stands, Saints will be submitting a list of 22 senior players and nine under-21s, who do not count towards their total, to the Premier League .

The list cannot be revised until the January transfer window opens but if a squad is short of the 25 total then free agents can be added, meaning a move for Del Piero is still alive.

Del Piero has always said he would like to play in England and is aiming to continue his career until he is 40.

Saints are said to have offered a two-year deal, worth about 1m euros a year, about £800,000, plus substantial bonuses.

The club could see the signing as an investment off the field as well as on it with shirt sales sure to rocket and with the global recognition they would receive for arguably the highest profile capture in the club’s history.

Sion are thought to have offered about the same as Saints while Sydney FC are believed to have offered more.

Only Saints, though, can offer the Premier League football which Del Piero has always craved.

Liverpool are reportedly monitoring the situation after letting Andy Carroll go to West Ham and failing to land a replacement on transfer deadline day.

Greek side Olympiakos are also keen, and can offer Champions League football.

Saints appear to have struck early, though.

And Del Piero, who has proved loyalty and happiness is more important to him than anything else by sticking with Juventus after their Serie A demotion a few years ago, could yet make St Mary’s the final destination in his incredible career.

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9:22am Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

well t might be on he can play as a forward ball playing midfielder.

oh well it would be a coup if we got him think of the experience he would bring to the club to assist the youngsters.
well t might be on he can play as a forward ball playing midfielder. oh well it would be a coup if we got him think of the experience he would bring to the club to assist the youngsters. insane saint
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9:23am Tue 4 Sep 12

Mr. T says...

why oh why are we looking to bring in another striker - and one who is 37 years old!!!

Are there no unattached defenders out there?
why oh why are we looking to bring in another striker - and one who is 37 years old!!! Are there no unattached defenders out there? Mr. T
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9:29am Tue 4 Sep 12

lambo83 says...

Yeah because the first 3 games have shown us that another striker is what we need....... NOT
Yeah because the first 3 games have shown us that another striker is what we need....... NOT lambo83
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9:29am Tue 4 Sep 12

Bpl333 says...

cos he would bring experience that he could teach the other players.....
cos he would bring experience that he could teach the other players..... Bpl333
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9:37am Tue 4 Sep 12

Swissowned says...

Mr. T wrote:
why oh why are we looking to bring in another striker - and one who is 37 years old!!!

Are there no unattached defenders out there?
Read the article and see the comment previous to your post. There are a lot of positives in this signing including a financial benefit to the club.
Take the blinkers off and look beyond what the guy can offer on the football pitch!
[quote][p][bold]Mr. T[/bold] wrote: why oh why are we looking to bring in another striker - and one who is 37 years old!!! Are there no unattached defenders out there?[/p][/quote]Read the article and see the comment previous to your post. There are a lot of positives in this signing including a financial benefit to the club. Take the blinkers off and look beyond what the guy can offer on the football pitch! Swissowned
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9:37am Tue 4 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

I think he's too old.

I also think he would be expensive just for a place on a bench as I frankly dont think he would get in the team. NC will want value for money and NA will not want anyone who is only here to see out his time at a Premiership club.

You only need to read the posts on this thread to know this would be a very unpopular and risky bit of business.
I think he's too old. I also think he would be expensive just for a place on a bench as I frankly dont think he would get in the team. NC will want value for money and NA will not want anyone who is only here to see out his time at a Premiership club. You only need to read the posts on this thread to know this would be a very unpopular and risky bit of business. Alicesdad
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9:43am Tue 4 Sep 12

alan.of.eastleigh says...

Yes he's getting on. No he's not a defender. But he is a class player that would excite the fans in a cameo role.
Yes he's getting on. No he's not a defender. But he is a class player that would excite the fans in a cameo role. alan.of.eastleigh
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9:46am Tue 4 Sep 12

fairdinkum says...

Could also be good for working with Gaston R to make the switch from Italy
Could also be good for working with Gaston R to make the switch from Italy fairdinkum
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9:46am Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I think he's too old.

I also think he would be expensive just for a place on a bench as I frankly dont think he would get in the team. NC will want value for money and NA will not want anyone who is only here to see out his time at a Premiership club.

You only need to read the posts on this thread to know this would be a very unpopular and risky bit of business.
i don't think the post on this thread are all negative some are very positive with regards to his experience he can offer the youngsters in the squad. he could also end up as a coach for us so in my view poss a good signing.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I think he's too old. I also think he would be expensive just for a place on a bench as I frankly dont think he would get in the team. NC will want value for money and NA will not want anyone who is only here to see out his time at a Premiership club. You only need to read the posts on this thread to know this would be a very unpopular and risky bit of business.[/p][/quote]i don't think the post on this thread are all negative some are very positive with regards to his experience he can offer the youngsters in the squad. he could also end up as a coach for us so in my view poss a good signing. insane saint
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9:54am Tue 4 Sep 12

merrysaint says...

I reckon it would be good to have him for the remainder of the season.

He can offer his experience(s) to the rest of the group.

He could play a sort of 'Connolly Role' - coming on with 20 mins remaining to make an impact....and psychologically, if our opponents see this fella coming on, it could make all the difference.

The opposition will be queuing up for his shirt at the end of the match....
I reckon it would be good to have him for the remainder of the season. He can offer his experience(s) to the rest of the group. He could play a sort of 'Connolly Role' - coming on with 20 mins remaining to make an impact....and psychologically, if our opponents see this fella coming on, it could make all the difference. The opposition will be queuing up for his shirt at the end of the match.... merrysaint
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9:55am Tue 4 Sep 12

Supersaintz says...

Sign him up!

I would have Del Piero on the back of my Saints shirt.

It probably won't happen but I would love it if it did. He would bring class and experience to the side. And to those of you who say he wouldn't play, would your really rate Jason Punchon and Guly do Donkey as being better players than Del Piero? Take Ryan Giggs or the guy who ripped us apart at the weekend Paul Scholes and then tell me that at 37 he is past it!

Jog on kitties!
Sign him up! I would have Del Piero on the back of my Saints shirt. It probably won't happen but I would love it if it did. He would bring class and experience to the side. And to those of you who say he wouldn't play, would your really rate Jason Punchon and Guly do Donkey as being better players than Del Piero? Take Ryan Giggs or the guy who ripped us apart at the weekend Paul Scholes and then tell me that at 37 he is past it! Jog on kitties! Supersaintz
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9:56am Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

who would have thought two years ago we were in league 1 and would have had no chance of even thinking about signing this type of player.

so we need to embrace what is happening and hope the master plan is in place and that we are not over streraching ourselves like the blue few did.

but heh we got a multi billionaire, stadium,training facilities and a great academy. stands us in good stead.

COYR.

TOGETHER AS ONE.
who would have thought two years ago we were in league 1 and would have had no chance of even thinking about signing this type of player. so we need to embrace what is happening and hope the master plan is in place and that we are not over streraching ourselves like the blue few did. but heh we got a multi billionaire, stadium,training facilities and a great academy. stands us in good stead. COYR. TOGETHER AS ONE. insane saint
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10:03am Tue 4 Sep 12

Cheapshot says...

I think this would be great for the club...someone mentioned on the other thread that he could move into an abassidorial role once he retires. Plus, like mentioned above all the financial reward for signing such a player and the raise in profile of the club. Not mention his world class experience and footballing skill! who cares about his age...look at Scholes!! and we all know he can certainly still do a job and contribute to the team! Yes we need defenders but if there isn't anyone good enough available on a free then there is no point signing them. I can't see what the problem is with signing someone like Del Piero.
I think this would be great for the club...someone mentioned on the other thread that he could move into an abassidorial role once he retires. Plus, like mentioned above all the financial reward for signing such a player and the raise in profile of the club. Not mention his world class experience and footballing skill! who cares about his age...look at Scholes!! and we all know he can certainly still do a job and contribute to the team! Yes we need defenders but if there isn't anyone good enough available on a free then there is no point signing them. I can't see what the problem is with signing someone like Del Piero. Cheapshot
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10:07am Tue 4 Sep 12

Churchill Saint says...

Take a step back for a minute and look at this from the outside. The possibility of Alexandro Del Piro playing for our beloved club in the Premiership! Brilliant opportunity.

Let NC worry about the financial side of the deal - he is better informed than all of us. Let NA worry about the playing side. If they both want it to happen I say Bring It On!
Take a step back for a minute and look at this from the outside. The possibility of Alexandro Del Piro playing for our beloved club in the Premiership! Brilliant opportunity. Let NC worry about the financial side of the deal - he is better informed than all of us. Let NA worry about the playing side. If they both want it to happen I say Bring It On! Churchill Saint
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10:11am Tue 4 Sep 12

dopplershift says...

"Has won (almost) everything the game has to offer"
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In that quote the case for getting him outweighs any dumb comments about getting defenders etc. His presence at the club would be MASSIVE and Lalanas, ward-prowses of this world would become better overnight with him running around the training ground with them.
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Also having a wise head on the shoulders of at least one person on the field may be the difference between letting in goals at the death. The most experienced player we have is Kelvin Davis nuff said.
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People were harping on about getting owen when del piero is 10x that man. Get him in and watch the stadium fill up every weekend and cup games. He's a revenue generator!!!!!!!!!
"Has won (almost) everything the game has to offer" . In that quote the case for getting him outweighs any dumb comments about getting defenders etc. His presence at the club would be MASSIVE and Lalanas, ward-prowses of this world would become better overnight with him running around the training ground with them. . Also having a wise head on the shoulders of at least one person on the field may be the difference between letting in goals at the death. The most experienced player we have is Kelvin Davis nuff said. . People were harping on about getting owen when del piero is 10x that man. Get him in and watch the stadium fill up every weekend and cup games. He's a revenue generator!!!!!!!!! dopplershift
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10:12am Tue 4 Sep 12

jonny-shuttle says...

i'd rather have a centre back. our defence is rubbish
i'd rather have a centre back. our defence is rubbish jonny-shuttle
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10:13am Tue 4 Sep 12

Golden Balls says...

Can't believe some don't want him.

This is Del Piero for god sake. DEL PIERO!!!!!
Can't believe some don't want him. This is Del Piero for god sake. DEL PIERO!!!!! Golden Balls
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10:14am Tue 4 Sep 12

kenis says...

You only have to look at the impact of a 37 year old Paul Scholes come on on Sunday to see what an "old" player can do in the final 15-20mins of a match. Just what we need to keep the ball and see out games. Add in fact he might help Gaston settle quicker and its a no brainer. Just hope we get him.
You only have to look at the impact of a 37 year old Paul Scholes come on on Sunday to see what an "old" player can do in the final 15-20mins of a match. Just what we need to keep the ball and see out games. Add in fact he might help Gaston settle quicker and its a no brainer. Just hope we get him. kenis
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10:16am Tue 4 Sep 12

Rednose says...

This would be a great signing, just look look at what Scholes did for MU last season and alas Sunday just gone. Age is a number that does catch up on all of us, but this guy has been an athlete all his career and imo still has at least 2 to 3 years left in him, albeit not 90 minutes week in week out. Crikey imagine being a youngster playing for Saints and Del Piero walks on the training ground, how inspiring would that be. Success breads success and to have players like this guy on the bus would be fantastic. I hope we get him and one of the Italian CB that is reported to be available as a free agent (can’t remember their names). COYR
This would be a great signing, just look look at what Scholes did for MU last season and alas Sunday just gone. Age is a number that does catch up on all of us, but this guy has been an athlete all his career and imo still has at least 2 to 3 years left in him, albeit not 90 minutes week in week out. Crikey imagine being a youngster playing for Saints and Del Piero walks on the training ground, how inspiring would that be. Success breads success and to have players like this guy on the bus would be fantastic. I hope we get him and one of the Italian CB that is reported to be available as a free agent (can’t remember their names). COYR Rednose
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10:16am Tue 4 Sep 12

merrysaint says...

....and also...

Think about when him comes on as a sub (home or away)...and he's announced over the tannoy.....who's gonna be shouting "WHO ???"....not very many spectators methinks....!!!

A good positive signing....happy days!
....and also... Think about when him comes on as a sub (home or away)...and he's announced over the tannoy.....who's gonna be shouting "WHO ???"....not very many spectators methinks....!!! A good positive signing....happy days! merrysaint
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10:16am Tue 4 Sep 12

Egomaniac says...

The advantages of landing the signature of Alessandro Del Piero far outweigh the negatives, and for the antis the argument that he is too old is very short sighted.

Yes, of course we still need to strengthen the defence - and urgently! Nevertheless, Piero would have so much to offer in terms of overall experience and skills, and if there's chance to 'bag' him, then we should.
The advantages of landing the signature of Alessandro Del Piero far outweigh the negatives, and for the antis the argument that he is too old is very short sighted. Yes, of course we still need to strengthen the defence - and urgently! Nevertheless, Piero would have so much to offer in terms of overall experience and skills, and if there's chance to 'bag' him, then we should. Egomaniac
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10:27am Tue 4 Sep 12

loosehead says...

Sign him okay so what convert lambert to Central defender?
It might be a great coup for the club but will we win games?
we have been scoring but to score two against Man C & Man U to go & lose 3-2 shows you exactly where we're weak so sorry this shouldn't be happening until we had shored up our defence
Sign him okay so what convert lambert to Central defender? It might be a great coup for the club but will we win games? we have been scoring but to score two against Man C & Man U to go & lose 3-2 shows you exactly where we're weak so sorry this shouldn't be happening until we had shored up our defence loosehead
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10:30am Tue 4 Sep 12

The Music Man says...

He's signed for Sydney. Press conference in 30 minutes
He's signed for Sydney. Press conference in 30 minutes The Music Man
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10:30am Tue 4 Sep 12

kenis says...

cant beleive 31% saying "no"

yes we need another defender (or two!) but we should still sign Del Piero as well, we have space in the 25 man squad so its just down to who is available.
cant beleive 31% saying "no" yes we need another defender (or two!) but we should still sign Del Piero as well, we have space in the 25 man squad so its just down to who is available. kenis
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10:31am Tue 4 Sep 12

Confucious says...

If this goes ahead I'll dump my GULY shirt and get a DEL BOY one.

Saying 37 is too old is ridiculous. With his experience he could afford to skip Nige's half time talk and take a nap.

Anyhow, these days the aging process is much slower than it was. I'm a lot older than Del Boy and still feel like a 25 year old (though admittedly only when the wife's not looking).
If this goes ahead I'll dump my GULY shirt and get a DEL BOY one. Saying 37 is too old is ridiculous. With his experience he could afford to skip Nige's half time talk and take a nap. Anyhow, these days the aging process is much slower than it was. I'm a lot older than Del Boy and still feel like a 25 year old (though admittedly only when the wife's not looking). Confucious
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10:32am Tue 4 Sep 12

batesieboy says...

It would be nice to be able to predict the outcome of this possibility. Would it be a Woodward-type disaster, or an inspirational bit of business? Very hard to tell, even from the posts on here.
It would be nice to be able to predict the outcome of this possibility. Would it be a Woodward-type disaster, or an inspirational bit of business? Very hard to tell, even from the posts on here. batesieboy
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10:33am Tue 4 Sep 12

mattboy111 says...

John Mensah ex Sunderland, was in France last season, available on a free - worth a punt..??
John Mensah ex Sunderland, was in France last season, available on a free - worth a punt..?? mattboy111
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10:35am Tue 4 Sep 12

Mac the North says...

The transfer window is closed so why this? if its still possible to bring in players surely the defence is no,1 prioritiy.
The transfer window is closed so why this? if its still possible to bring in players surely the defence is no,1 prioritiy. Mac the North
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10:36am Tue 4 Sep 12

Harold K Steptoe says...

LEFT BACK ffs
LEFT BACK ffs Harold K Steptoe
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10:37am Tue 4 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Forget it he has gone Oz.
Forget it he has gone Oz. OSPREYSAINT
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10:38am Tue 4 Sep 12

Saints87 says...

This would be a fantastic move for the club!

Work out the wages (if these reports are accurate) he'll be on roughly £15'000 per week. His value in helping young strikers develop, plus shirt sales clearly justifies this.

From a footballing point of view we would have signed Del Piero... on a free! If there's a real chance of signing him it makes sense to go for it, I feel sorry for whoever gets pushed down the pecking order but sometimes thats just the way it is
This would be a fantastic move for the club! Work out the wages (if these reports are accurate) he'll be on roughly £15'000 per week. His value in helping young strikers develop, plus shirt sales clearly justifies this. From a footballing point of view we would have signed Del Piero... on a free! If there's a real chance of signing him it makes sense to go for it, I feel sorry for whoever gets pushed down the pecking order but sometimes thats just the way it is Saints87
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10:39am Tue 4 Sep 12

Jannersaint says...

Same age as Scholes.
Same age as Scholes. Jannersaint
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10:40am Tue 4 Sep 12

bigfella777 says...

All the other press is saying he has signed for Sydney,he peaked 10 years ago this is just silly .
All the other press is saying he has signed for Sydney,he peaked 10 years ago this is just silly . bigfella777
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10:48am Tue 4 Sep 12

saintshorse101 says...

if del piero needs any help deciding where to go then i hope this may do some good.
australia is full of nasty biting stingy things! and its too hot!
switzerland is full of chocolate yes but what about all those clocks, cheese and knives also everyone has machine guns and the animals can get rabies!
england/southampton is a lovely place nice weather (normally) and we have contained the nasty biting stingy things with rabies to portsea island! yes some of them get out every other weekend but its only a few and thats getting less and by next month will be stopped anyway!
if del piero needs any help deciding where to go then i hope this may do some good. australia is full of nasty biting stingy things! and its too hot! switzerland is full of chocolate yes but what about all those clocks, cheese and knives also everyone has machine guns and the animals can get rabies! england/southampton is a lovely place nice weather (normally) and we have contained the nasty biting stingy things with rabies to portsea island! yes some of them get out every other weekend but its only a few and thats getting less and by next month will be stopped anyway! saintshorse101
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10:50am Tue 4 Sep 12

zummerzet saint says...

Imagine if Del Piero had come on Sunday with 15 mins left? With that experience and knowledge of massive games, you couldn't want a better player to hold play up! Think about it!
Imagine if Del Piero had come on Sunday with 15 mins left? With that experience and knowledge of massive games, you couldn't want a better player to hold play up! Think about it! zummerzet saint
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10:53am Tue 4 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

On Twitter it says the Team that has covered the most distance so far on the pitch 195.18 miles. Saints. Men on a Mission or headless chickens, you choose.
On Twitter it says the Team that has covered the most distance so far on the pitch 195.18 miles. Saints. Men on a Mission or headless chickens, you choose. OSPREYSAINT
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10:54am Tue 4 Sep 12

The future's bright says...

Maradona spotted at Staplewood.
Maradona spotted at Staplewood. The future's bright
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10:54am Tue 4 Sep 12

SouthamptonLegend says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I think he's too old.

I also think he would be expensive just for a place on a bench as I frankly dont think he would get in the team. NC will want value for money and NA will not want anyone who is only here to see out his time at a Premiership club.

You only need to read the posts on this thread to know this would be a very unpopular and risky bit of business.
Idiot.

This will be a sound investment and one that Cortese is in for...

Cortese knows what he's doing ffs. I wish we had him signed before the United game, he would have made the difference with class and experience (THAT WE NEED), how you can't see that is ridiculous. Did you watch the game on Sunday? What happened when a 37 year old came on for United...he changed the game. Del Piero is not only the same age but he has won the World Cup, he has won more European trophies and you've already written him off...

Your opinions are void.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I think he's too old. I also think he would be expensive just for a place on a bench as I frankly dont think he would get in the team. NC will want value for money and NA will not want anyone who is only here to see out his time at a Premiership club. You only need to read the posts on this thread to know this would be a very unpopular and risky bit of business.[/p][/quote]Idiot. This will be a sound investment and one that Cortese is in for... Cortese knows what he's doing ffs. I wish we had him signed before the United game, he would have made the difference with class and experience (THAT WE NEED), how you can't see that is ridiculous. Did you watch the game on Sunday? What happened when a 37 year old came on for United...he changed the game. Del Piero is not only the same age but he has won the World Cup, he has won more European trophies and you've already written him off... Your opinions are void. SouthamptonLegend
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11:02am Tue 4 Sep 12

hedge end bob says...

Egomaniac wrote:
The advantages of landing the signature of Alessandro Del Piero far outweigh the negatives, and for the antis the argument that he is too old is very short sighted.

Yes, of course we still need to strengthen the defence - and urgently! Nevertheless, Piero would have so much to offer in terms of overall experience and skills, and if there's chance to 'bag' him, then we should.
Positivity , well done. I can only remember negative posts from you, glad to see you have another side.

If that is true OSPREYSAINT i feel it is our loss. He would of brought so much to our club. Yes to everyone shouting out we need defenders, we know but, if an oppertunity like this comes along we must act on it.

Lets all sit back tonight and watch how the best team in the world. With the best stadium in the world. WITH THE BEST SUPPORTERS ( WHO ARE ALWAYS ON HERE SEEING WHAT WE ARE DOING) IN THE WORLD. Win against Bournmouth in the cup they slagged us off about when we won it watched by 44,000 fans. Should be a laugh.
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: The advantages of landing the signature of Alessandro Del Piero far outweigh the negatives, and for the antis the argument that he is too old is very short sighted. Yes, of course we still need to strengthen the defence - and urgently! Nevertheless, Piero would have so much to offer in terms of overall experience and skills, and if there's chance to 'bag' him, then we should.[/p][/quote]Positivity , well done. I can only remember negative posts from you, glad to see you have another side. If that is true OSPREYSAINT i feel it is our loss. He would of brought so much to our club. Yes to everyone shouting out we need defenders, we know but, if an oppertunity like this comes along we must act on it. Lets all sit back tonight and watch how the best team in the world. With the best stadium in the world. WITH THE BEST SUPPORTERS ( WHO ARE ALWAYS ON HERE SEEING WHAT WE ARE DOING) IN THE WORLD. Win against Bournmouth in the cup they slagged us off about when we won it watched by 44,000 fans. Should be a laugh. hedge end bob
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11:02am Tue 4 Sep 12

St Retford says...

It's too bad about that FIFA ruling that says if we're looking at forwards we can't also look at defenders. Nightmare.
It's too bad about that FIFA ruling that says if we're looking at forwards we can't also look at defenders. Nightmare. St Retford
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11:08am Tue 4 Sep 12

Brazilian_saint says...

saintshorse101 wrote:
if del piero needs any help deciding where to go then i hope this may do some good.
australia is full of nasty biting stingy things! and its too hot!
switzerland is full of chocolate yes but what about all those clocks, cheese and knives also everyone has machine guns and the animals can get rabies!
england/southampton is a lovely place nice weather (normally) and we have contained the nasty biting stingy things with rabies to portsea island! yes some of them get out every other weekend but its only a few and thats getting less and by next month will be stopped anyway!
Classy post! LOL

Bring the man!
[quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: if del piero needs any help deciding where to go then i hope this may do some good. australia is full of nasty biting stingy things! and its too hot! switzerland is full of chocolate yes but what about all those clocks, cheese and knives also everyone has machine guns and the animals can get rabies! england/southampton is a lovely place nice weather (normally) and we have contained the nasty biting stingy things with rabies to portsea island! yes some of them get out every other weekend but its only a few and thats getting less and by next month will be stopped anyway![/p][/quote]Classy post! LOL Bring the man! Brazilian_saint
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11:09am Tue 4 Sep 12

SaintPC says...

My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!).

No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc.

These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton.

NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying.

When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club.

So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up.

We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time.

We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that.

Together as one!
My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one! SaintPC
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11:10am Tue 4 Sep 12

miltonarcher says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I think he's too old.

I also think he would be expensive just for a place on a bench as I frankly dont think he would get in the team. NC will want value for money and NA will not want anyone who is only here to see out his time at a Premiership club.

You only need to read the posts on this thread to know this would be a very unpopular and risky bit of business.
The online poll is in favour of signing him so you are wrong that it is unpopular. Just remind me, how old is Paul Scholes? You remember him, little guy, came on as a sub on Sunday, turned the game in Uniteds favour. I think he might be a couple of years older than Del Piero!
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I think he's too old. I also think he would be expensive just for a place on a bench as I frankly dont think he would get in the team. NC will want value for money and NA will not want anyone who is only here to see out his time at a Premiership club. You only need to read the posts on this thread to know this would be a very unpopular and risky bit of business.[/p][/quote]The online poll is in favour of signing him so you are wrong that it is unpopular. Just remind me, how old is Paul Scholes? You remember him, little guy, came on as a sub on Sunday, turned the game in Uniteds favour. I think he might be a couple of years older than Del Piero! miltonarcher
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11:11am Tue 4 Sep 12

merrysaint says...

zummerzet saint wrote:
Imagine if Del Piero had come on Sunday with 15 mins left? With that experience and knowledge of massive games, you couldn't want a better player to hold play up! Think about it!
I agree.
[quote][p][bold]zummerzet saint[/bold] wrote: Imagine if Del Piero had come on Sunday with 15 mins left? With that experience and knowledge of massive games, you couldn't want a better player to hold play up! Think about it![/p][/quote]I agree. merrysaint
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11:12am Tue 4 Sep 12

Tirau Dan says...

70% yes... 100% yes from me.
If you get a chance to a magnificent world cup winning player you grab him.. play him 20 mins a game and have him make some appearances the man is a God of the Game the like the city has never seen. He's a family man, uses his wealth to promote cancer charity, has a famous wit and charm, is a pop star with lots of star mates in sports and music..The guy sounds amazing and has so much to offer.. The City should have a whip round and offer to give to a charity of his choice if he comes to Saints.. If he comes it won't be for the money it will be for the cause that Saints are a clean club on the up under Nicola Cortese.. get behind this idea.
70% yes... 100% yes from me. If you get a chance to a magnificent world cup winning player you grab him.. play him 20 mins a game and have him make some appearances the man is a God of the Game the like the city has never seen. He's a family man, uses his wealth to promote cancer charity, has a famous wit and charm, is a pop star with lots of star mates in sports and music..The guy sounds amazing and has so much to offer.. The City should have a whip round and offer to give to a charity of his choice if he comes to Saints.. If he comes it won't be for the money it will be for the cause that Saints are a clean club on the up under Nicola Cortese.. get behind this idea. Tirau Dan
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11:15am Tue 4 Sep 12

Hobson82 says...

It does look like he is about to sign for Sydney.
Shame, thought he would be a good signing.
It does look like he is about to sign for Sydney. Shame, thought he would be a good signing. Hobson82
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11:17am Tue 4 Sep 12

St Retford says...

SaintPC wrote:
My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!).

No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc.

These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton.

NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying.

When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club.

So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up.

We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time.

We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that.

Together as one!
Spot on.

It won't do a blind bit of good, of course, but you're 100% right.
[quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]Spot on. It won't do a blind bit of good, of course, but you're 100% right. St Retford
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11:18am Tue 4 Sep 12

seventh-junction says...

SaintPC wrote:
My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!).

No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc.

These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton.

NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying.

When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club.

So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up.

We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time.

We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that.

Together as one!
That
COYR FOADP
[quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]That COYR FOADP seventh-junction
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11:18am Tue 4 Sep 12

info@denisbundy.co.uk says...

'arguably the highest profile capture in the club’s history' I think Kevin Keegan and Alan Ball might have something to say about that! Quality defenders please!
'arguably the highest profile capture in the club’s history' I think Kevin Keegan and Alan Ball might have something to say about that! Quality defenders please! info@denisbundy.co.uk
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11:21am Tue 4 Sep 12

seventh-junction says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
The advantages of landing the signature of Alessandro Del Piero far outweigh the negatives, and for the antis the argument that he is too old is very short sighted.

Yes, of course we still need to strengthen the defence - and urgently! Nevertheless, Piero would have so much to offer in terms of overall experience and skills, and if there's chance to 'bag' him, then we should.
Positivity , well done. I can only remember negative posts from you, glad to see you have another side.

If that is true OSPREYSAINT i feel it is our loss. He would of brought so much to our club. Yes to everyone shouting out we need defenders, we know but, if an oppertunity like this comes along we must act on it.

Lets all sit back tonight and watch how the best team in the world. With the best stadium in the world. WITH THE BEST SUPPORTERS ( WHO ARE ALWAYS ON HERE SEEING WHAT WE ARE DOING) IN THE WORLD. Win against Bournmouth in the cup they slagged us off about when we won it watched by 44,000 fans. Should be a laugh.
53,000 and a record.
Play up Bompey!! lol
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: The advantages of landing the signature of Alessandro Del Piero far outweigh the negatives, and for the antis the argument that he is too old is very short sighted. Yes, of course we still need to strengthen the defence - and urgently! Nevertheless, Piero would have so much to offer in terms of overall experience and skills, and if there's chance to 'bag' him, then we should.[/p][/quote]Positivity , well done. I can only remember negative posts from you, glad to see you have another side. If that is true OSPREYSAINT i feel it is our loss. He would of brought so much to our club. Yes to everyone shouting out we need defenders, we know but, if an oppertunity like this comes along we must act on it. Lets all sit back tonight and watch how the best team in the world. With the best stadium in the world. WITH THE BEST SUPPORTERS ( WHO ARE ALWAYS ON HERE SEEING WHAT WE ARE DOING) IN THE WORLD. Win against Bournmouth in the cup they slagged us off about when we won it watched by 44,000 fans. Should be a laugh.[/p][/quote]53,000 and a record. Play up Bompey!! lol seventh-junction
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11:22am Tue 4 Sep 12

St Retford says...

Hobson82 wrote:
It does look like he is about to sign for Sydney.
Shame, thought he would be a good signing.
Aye. But it depends what he's after. I wouldn't blame him for wanting to gently wind down his career somewhere hot and near a beach.
[quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: It does look like he is about to sign for Sydney. Shame, thought he would be a good signing.[/p][/quote]Aye. But it depends what he's after. I wouldn't blame him for wanting to gently wind down his career somewhere hot and near a beach. St Retford
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11:23am Tue 4 Sep 12

worthing_saint says...

Only sign him of he can play as a creative midfielder, bring him on to change games in the last 20-30 minutes a la Scholes for Man Utd on Sunday.
Only sign him of he can play as a creative midfielder, bring him on to change games in the last 20-30 minutes a la Scholes for Man Utd on Sunday. worthing_saint
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11:25am Tue 4 Sep 12

City Saint says...

St Retford wrote:
Hobson82 wrote: It does look like he is about to sign for Sydney. Shame, thought he would be a good signing.
Aye. But it depends what he's after. I wouldn't blame him for wanting to gently wind down his career somewhere hot and near a beach.
He'll get more games in Oz, nicer weather and probably a sweeter lifestyle. Good on him.

Would have liked to have seen him around to mentor the new boys, but at the end of the day Rickie can do some of that in the next few years anyways.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: It does look like he is about to sign for Sydney. Shame, thought he would be a good signing.[/p][/quote]Aye. But it depends what he's after. I wouldn't blame him for wanting to gently wind down his career somewhere hot and near a beach.[/p][/quote]He'll get more games in Oz, nicer weather and probably a sweeter lifestyle. Good on him. Would have liked to have seen him around to mentor the new boys, but at the end of the day Rickie can do some of that in the next few years anyways. City Saint
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11:30am Tue 4 Sep 12

St Retford says...

City Saint wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Hobson82 wrote: It does look like he is about to sign for Sydney. Shame, thought he would be a good signing.
Aye. But it depends what he's after. I wouldn't blame him for wanting to gently wind down his career somewhere hot and near a beach.
He'll get more games in Oz, nicer weather and probably a sweeter lifestyle. Good on him.

Would have liked to have seen him around to mentor the new boys, but at the end of the day Rickie can do some of that in the next few years anyways.
Plus, in Australia you can walk into a department store and ask for a "ballbag", a "dicktog" or even "cockjocks" with a straight face as they're all recognised types of swimming trunk.

To be honest, that would probably swing it for me.
[quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: It does look like he is about to sign for Sydney. Shame, thought he would be a good signing.[/p][/quote]Aye. But it depends what he's after. I wouldn't blame him for wanting to gently wind down his career somewhere hot and near a beach.[/p][/quote]He'll get more games in Oz, nicer weather and probably a sweeter lifestyle. Good on him. Would have liked to have seen him around to mentor the new boys, but at the end of the day Rickie can do some of that in the next few years anyways.[/p][/quote]Plus, in Australia you can walk into a department store and ask for a "ballbag", a "dicktog" or even "cockjocks" with a straight face as they're all recognised types of swimming trunk. To be honest, that would probably swing it for me. St Retford
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11:33am Tue 4 Sep 12

St Retford says...

Mind you, has anyone seen Neighbours recently? They've started doing this thing whereby whenever a character receives a text message it actually flashes up on screen eg "Paul Robinson you're a total cnut and you've ruined Lassiters lol" or some such appears in massive letters every five minutes.

It's really annoying. So maybe the deal isn't dead quite yet.
Mind you, has anyone seen Neighbours recently? They've started doing this thing whereby whenever a character receives a text message it actually flashes up on screen eg "Paul Robinson you're a total cnut and you've ruined Lassiters lol" or some such appears in massive letters every five minutes. It's really annoying. So maybe the deal isn't dead quite yet. St Retford
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11:39am Tue 4 Sep 12

NC Fan4Life says...

Would be a brilliant signing, he could do for us what Paul Scholes did for Man U on Saturday.
Would also be an inspiration to our young squad and would pay for himself commercially.
I for one am drooling at the prospect.
Can we also find an unattached experienced LB &/or CB the add to the squad of 25 ?
Would be a brilliant signing, he could do for us what Paul Scholes did for Man U on Saturday. Would also be an inspiration to our young squad and would pay for himself commercially. I for one am drooling at the prospect. Can we also find an unattached experienced LB &/or CB the add to the squad of 25 ? NC Fan4Life
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11:40am Tue 4 Sep 12

White and red till dead says...

SaintPC wrote:
My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!).

No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc.

These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton.

NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying.

When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club.

So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up.

We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time.

We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that.

Together as one!
Best post on here in years. Nice one.
COYRs
[quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]Best post on here in years. Nice one. COYRs White and red till dead
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11:42am Tue 4 Sep 12

Winman says...

kenis wrote:
You only have to look at the impact of a 37 year old Paul Scholes come on on Sunday to see what an "old" player can do in the final 15-20mins of a match. Just what we need to keep the ball and see out games. Add in fact he might help Gaston settle quicker and its a no brainer. Just hope we get him.
Spot on - nothing else to say about his impact on the pitch
[quote][p][bold]kenis[/bold] wrote: You only have to look at the impact of a 37 year old Paul Scholes come on on Sunday to see what an "old" player can do in the final 15-20mins of a match. Just what we need to keep the ball and see out games. Add in fact he might help Gaston settle quicker and its a no brainer. Just hope we get him.[/p][/quote]Spot on - nothing else to say about his impact on the pitch Winman
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11:44am Tue 4 Sep 12

SaintAsh1964 says...

SaintPC wrote:
My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!).

No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc.

These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton.

NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying.

When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club.

So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up.

We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time.

We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that.

Together as one!
HERE HERE!
[quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]HERE HERE! SaintAsh1964
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11:55am Tue 4 Sep 12

rick0601 says...

Sign him up. Will be a massive presence in the squad. He could play an important role in the middle or as a second striker. Granted, we'll be looking at a second half cameo most of the time, but I'd rather this man came on to see out a game than almost anyone else on our bench. Opposition players will be scared of him; just like our boys were scared of Scholes.

Good article from Adam Leitch, apart from the shocking mistake saying Del Piero has only been at Juve for 9 years. You can double that at least!
Sign him up. Will be a massive presence in the squad. He could play an important role in the middle or as a second striker. Granted, we'll be looking at a second half cameo most of the time, but I'd rather this man came on to see out a game than almost anyone else on our bench. Opposition players will be scared of him; just like our boys were scared of Scholes. Good article from Adam Leitch, apart from the shocking mistake saying Del Piero has only been at Juve for 9 years. You can double that at least! rick0601
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11:58am Tue 4 Sep 12

up saints says...

i would sooner have him on the bench as a impact sub as said above even if 37 years old.would put more effort than someone i could mention but no names i get acused of being a bully.
i would sooner have him on the bench as a impact sub as said above even if 37 years old.would put more effort than someone i could mention but no names i get acused of being a bully. up saints
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12:00pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Hobson82 says...

info@denisbundy.co.u
k
wrote:
'arguably the highest profile capture in the club’s history' I think Kevin Keegan and Alan Ball might have something to say about that! Quality defenders please!
I hope Alan Ball won't say anything.
[quote][p][bold]info@denisbundy.co.u k[/bold] wrote: 'arguably the highest profile capture in the club’s history' I think Kevin Keegan and Alan Ball might have something to say about that! Quality defenders please![/p][/quote]I hope Alan Ball won't say anything. Hobson82
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12:06pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Dickosfc says...

SaintPC wrote:
My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one!
I third, fourth and fith that! Best post in ages.
[quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]I third, fourth and fith that! Best post in ages. Dickosfc
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12:08pm Tue 4 Sep 12

st1halo says...

St Retford wrote:
City Saint wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Hobson82 wrote: It does look like he is about to sign for Sydney. Shame, thought he would be a good signing.
Aye. But it depends what he's after. I wouldn't blame him for wanting to gently wind down his career somewhere hot and near a beach.
He'll get more games in Oz, nicer weather and probably a sweeter lifestyle. Good on him.

Would have liked to have seen him around to mentor the new boys, but at the end of the day Rickie can do some of that in the next few years anyways.
Plus, in Australia you can walk into a department store and ask for a "ballbag", a "dicktog" or even "cockjocks" with a straight face as they're all recognised types of swimming trunk.

To be honest, that would probably swing it for me.
Are you sure they are swimming trunks ??
They sound like Pompey players to me!!!

For all those saying Del boy is too old let me ask you a question...
If Paul Scholes was up for sale and we were in with a shout , do you think we should sign him ???
Of course we should and Delboy is the same age!!!
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: It does look like he is about to sign for Sydney. Shame, thought he would be a good signing.[/p][/quote]Aye. But it depends what he's after. I wouldn't blame him for wanting to gently wind down his career somewhere hot and near a beach.[/p][/quote]He'll get more games in Oz, nicer weather and probably a sweeter lifestyle. Good on him. Would have liked to have seen him around to mentor the new boys, but at the end of the day Rickie can do some of that in the next few years anyways.[/p][/quote]Plus, in Australia you can walk into a department store and ask for a "ballbag", a "dicktog" or even "cockjocks" with a straight face as they're all recognised types of swimming trunk. To be honest, that would probably swing it for me.[/p][/quote]Are you sure they are swimming trunks ?? They sound like Pompey players to me!!! For all those saying Del boy is too old let me ask you a question... If Paul Scholes was up for sale and we were in with a shout , do you think we should sign him ??? Of course we should and Delboy is the same age!!! st1halo
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12:11pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintjak says...

I wouldn't spend much time worrying over this. Get the feeling Liverpool maybe a bit more keen than us.

I'd certainly welcome him though!!!

Defensivly - If Luke Shaw is up for it I think he needs to go in. IMO Fox is not even close to being up to PL standard. He's been exposed in all 3 games I have seen. If JWP can step up maybe its time for the prospect that all the top clubs were looking at to also be given a chance...
I wouldn't spend much time worrying over this. Get the feeling Liverpool maybe a bit more keen than us. I'd certainly welcome him though!!! Defensivly - If Luke Shaw is up for it I think he needs to go in. IMO Fox is not even close to being up to PL standard. He's been exposed in all 3 games I have seen. If JWP can step up maybe its time for the prospect that all the top clubs were looking at to also be given a chance... saintjak
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12:15pm Tue 4 Sep 12

SouthamptonLegend says...

bigfella777 wrote:
All the other press is saying he has signed for Sydney,he peaked 10 years ago this is just silly .
fack off
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: All the other press is saying he has signed for Sydney,he peaked 10 years ago this is just silly .[/p][/quote]fack off SouthamptonLegend
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12:15pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Bpl333 says...

okay defender need protection...

who was supposedto be playing in front of Fox, in eachof the last games?
okay defender need protection... who was supposedto be playing in front of Fox, in eachof the last games? Bpl333
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12:26pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
I think he's too old.

I also think he would be expensive just for a place on a bench as I frankly dont think he would get in the team. NC will want value for money and NA will not want anyone who is only here to see out his time at a Premiership club.

You only need to read the posts on this thread to know this would be a very unpopular and risky bit of business.
Idiot.

This will be a sound investment and one that Cortese is in for...

Cortese knows what he's doing ffs. I wish we had him signed before the United game, he would have made the difference with class and experience (THAT WE NEED), how you can't see that is ridiculous. Did you watch the game on Sunday? What happened when a 37 year old came on for United...he changed the game. Del Piero is not only the same age but he has won the World Cup, he has won more European trophies and you've already written him off...

Your opinions are void.
This is the kind of response that deserves to be in a lavatory having been wiped carefully first. An opinion can be stated without resorting to illiterate vulgarity and clumsy uneducated phrasing.

I see elsewhere that my suggestion that it's unpopular probably was wrong. And I am big enough to admit that without resorting to insulting anyone. But i remain coinvinced that signing him is a romantic fantasy in the fans eyes. He is not the player he used to be.

Comparing him to Scholes is unsound. They are both immensely experienced but to buy him would be a temporary measure when we are looking long term. You don not buy players to bring them on for twenty minutes.

The fact that it's got this far may suggest that Cortese is interested. We shall see. But I doubt that if he comes here he will stay any longer than Billy Sharp.

To those who disagreed with me and put their view in well measured terms I thank you for joing the debate. To those who decided to suck their comments up from the gutter I wish you a safe trip back there.
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I think he's too old. I also think he would be expensive just for a place on a bench as I frankly dont think he would get in the team. NC will want value for money and NA will not want anyone who is only here to see out his time at a Premiership club. You only need to read the posts on this thread to know this would be a very unpopular and risky bit of business.[/p][/quote]Idiot. This will be a sound investment and one that Cortese is in for... Cortese knows what he's doing ffs. I wish we had him signed before the United game, he would have made the difference with class and experience (THAT WE NEED), how you can't see that is ridiculous. Did you watch the game on Sunday? What happened when a 37 year old came on for United...he changed the game. Del Piero is not only the same age but he has won the World Cup, he has won more European trophies and you've already written him off... Your opinions are void.[/p][/quote]This is the kind of response that deserves to be in a lavatory having been wiped carefully first. An opinion can be stated without resorting to illiterate vulgarity and clumsy uneducated phrasing. I see elsewhere that my suggestion that it's unpopular probably was wrong. And I am big enough to admit that without resorting to insulting anyone. But i remain coinvinced that signing him is a romantic fantasy in the fans eyes. He is not the player he used to be. Comparing him to Scholes is unsound. They are both immensely experienced but to buy him would be a temporary measure when we are looking long term. You don not buy players to bring them on for twenty minutes. The fact that it's got this far may suggest that Cortese is interested. We shall see. But I doubt that if he comes here he will stay any longer than Billy Sharp. To those who disagreed with me and put their view in well measured terms I thank you for joing the debate. To those who decided to suck their comments up from the gutter I wish you a safe trip back there. Alicesdad
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12:27pm Tue 4 Sep 12

billythesaint says...

I idolised Del Piero as a teenager, even shaving my sideys into pointy 'Del Pieros' as we called them. But he's older than Father Time in football terms and it's starting to look like Adkins has been listening to the Vindaloo song too much. You know the bit 'WE'RE GONNA SCORE ONE MORE THAN YOU!!!' I can see us winning or losing every game about 4-3 from now on. My mental health can't handle another goal fest like Sunday. I still can't speak without croaking. Welcome aboard Derek Piero (if you do come) but you had better not upset the apple cart.
I idolised Del Piero as a teenager, even shaving my sideys into pointy 'Del Pieros' as we called them. But he's older than Father Time in football terms and it's starting to look like Adkins has been listening to the Vindaloo song too much. You know the bit 'WE'RE GONNA SCORE ONE MORE THAN YOU!!!' I can see us winning or losing every game about 4-3 from now on. My mental health can't handle another goal fest like Sunday. I still can't speak without croaking. Welcome aboard Derek Piero (if you do come) but you had better not upset the apple cart. billythesaint
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12:40pm Tue 4 Sep 12

st1halo says...

Alicesdad wrote:
SouthamptonLegend wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
I think he's too old.

I also think he would be expensive just for a place on a bench as I frankly dont think he would get in the team. NC will want value for money and NA will not want anyone who is only here to see out his time at a Premiership club.

You only need to read the posts on this thread to know this would be a very unpopular and risky bit of business.
Idiot.

This will be a sound investment and one that Cortese is in for...

Cortese knows what he's doing ffs. I wish we had him signed before the United game, he would have made the difference with class and experience (THAT WE NEED), how you can't see that is ridiculous. Did you watch the game on Sunday? What happened when a 37 year old came on for United...he changed the game. Del Piero is not only the same age but he has won the World Cup, he has won more European trophies and you've already written him off...

Your opinions are void.
This is the kind of response that deserves to be in a lavatory having been wiped carefully first. An opinion can be stated without resorting to illiterate vulgarity and clumsy uneducated phrasing.

I see elsewhere that my suggestion that it's unpopular probably was wrong. And I am big enough to admit that without resorting to insulting anyone. But i remain coinvinced that signing him is a romantic fantasy in the fans eyes. He is not the player he used to be.

Comparing him to Scholes is unsound. They are both immensely experienced but to buy him would be a temporary measure when we are looking long term. You don not buy players to bring them on for twenty minutes.

The fact that it's got this far may suggest that Cortese is interested. We shall see. But I doubt that if he comes here he will stay any longer than Billy Sharp.

To those who disagreed with me and put their view in well measured terms I thank you for joing the debate. To those who decided to suck their comments up from the gutter I wish you a safe trip back there.
I totally agree with your first sentiment....RESPECT AT ALL TIMES when discussing with fellow Saints fans. Save the abuse for the Skates!!

Fair comment about Del boy but I still disagree. Scholesie doesnt often get more than 20 mins these days and if thats what you need to swing the points, its worth paying in this league.
As others have mentione dits not all about playing time. Experience to pass to the youngsters and raising revenue and the profile of the club all count too. It may sway other profile players to look at coming here in future


STID
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I think he's too old. I also think he would be expensive just for a place on a bench as I frankly dont think he would get in the team. NC will want value for money and NA will not want anyone who is only here to see out his time at a Premiership club. You only need to read the posts on this thread to know this would be a very unpopular and risky bit of business.[/p][/quote]Idiot. This will be a sound investment and one that Cortese is in for... Cortese knows what he's doing ffs. I wish we had him signed before the United game, he would have made the difference with class and experience (THAT WE NEED), how you can't see that is ridiculous. Did you watch the game on Sunday? What happened when a 37 year old came on for United...he changed the game. Del Piero is not only the same age but he has won the World Cup, he has won more European trophies and you've already written him off... Your opinions are void.[/p][/quote]This is the kind of response that deserves to be in a lavatory having been wiped carefully first. An opinion can be stated without resorting to illiterate vulgarity and clumsy uneducated phrasing. I see elsewhere that my suggestion that it's unpopular probably was wrong. And I am big enough to admit that without resorting to insulting anyone. But i remain coinvinced that signing him is a romantic fantasy in the fans eyes. He is not the player he used to be. Comparing him to Scholes is unsound. They are both immensely experienced but to buy him would be a temporary measure when we are looking long term. You don not buy players to bring them on for twenty minutes. The fact that it's got this far may suggest that Cortese is interested. We shall see. But I doubt that if he comes here he will stay any longer than Billy Sharp. To those who disagreed with me and put their view in well measured terms I thank you for joing the debate. To those who decided to suck their comments up from the gutter I wish you a safe trip back there.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with your first sentiment....RESPECT AT ALL TIMES when discussing with fellow Saints fans. Save the abuse for the Skates!! Fair comment about Del boy but I still disagree. Scholesie doesnt often get more than 20 mins these days and if thats what you need to swing the points, its worth paying in this league. As others have mentione dits not all about playing time. Experience to pass to the youngsters and raising revenue and the profile of the club all count too. It may sway other profile players to look at coming here in future STID st1halo
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12:46pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Fairscup says...

ESPN are reporting that the deal has been done with Sydney. Off subject but an interesting perspective on Ramirez from Bologna's viewpoint.
http://soccernet.esp
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ESPN are reporting that the deal has been done with Sydney. Off subject but an interesting perspective on Ramirez from Bologna's viewpoint. http://soccernet.esp n.go.com/columns/sto ry/_/id/1150787/gott a:-alessandro-diaman ti-needs-to-shine-fo r-bologna?cc=5739 Fairscup
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12:51pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

Thank you St1halo. Much appreciated.

I stand by what I said but I also accept that if we got him and he played briliantly then I would eat my words. Expensive gamble though.

Isn't it amazing that so much heated debate and argument can be generated after just three games. What a season this is going to be.
Thank you St1halo. Much appreciated. I stand by what I said but I also accept that if we got him and he played briliantly then I would eat my words. Expensive gamble though. Isn't it amazing that so much heated debate and argument can be generated after just three games. What a season this is going to be. Alicesdad
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12:51pm Tue 4 Sep 12

oldsaintsfan says...

Hope he signs on with Saints. I would be surprised if he plays 90 minutes - but then many of our younger players don't seem to be able to get through 90 minutes -lol!! The guy won't have lost his ability even if he has lost some pace and assuming he is fit (Italians tend to look after themselves) I think he will be a great addition. The " we need defenders stuff" will have to wait until January anyway I would guess......
Hope he signs on with Saints. I would be surprised if he plays 90 minutes - but then many of our younger players don't seem to be able to get through 90 minutes -lol!! The guy won't have lost his ability even if he has lost some pace and assuming he is fit (Italians tend to look after themselves) I think he will be a great addition. The " we need defenders stuff" will have to wait until January anyway I would guess...... oldsaintsfan
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12:56pm Tue 4 Sep 12

andysaints007 says...

The future's bright wrote:
Maradona spotted at Staplewood.
tw&t
[quote][p][bold]The future's bright[/bold] wrote: Maradona spotted at Staplewood.[/p][/quote]tw&t andysaints007
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12:56pm Tue 4 Sep 12

teddrake says...

We should definitely sign him - his name shows he is perfect for us: the 'Dell' significance in his name is obvious and Piero carries an echo of the Italian word 'Pero', which means Peartree. I believe that there is a Sardianian dialect where Allessandro is sometimes pronounced in such a way as to resemble 'Mansbridge' - though I believe this involves stuffing your mouth full of olives (at least 50 at a time) and copious frascati (interestingly, the name of a minor prelate in the service of Julius Caesar, after he landed at Walmer (Eastleigh airport being closed at the time)). Del Piero's associations with Southampton are there for all to see (except of course for those who can't see - in which case they can get a step ladder - not that it's only height that is an issue in seeing - and not that it's an issue anyway of course - except for jockeys, who need to be reasonably conservative with their inches and no double entendres intended). But where was I? Oh yes? ADP.. should we sign him? Well apart from the above links, he is used to playing in stripes (albeit slightly thicker than the current ones that he would need to adopt), but a leopard never changes its spots - unlike a ladybird, which does, and a tiger, which also doesn't change - not its spots, but its stripes... although he would have to in this case - the tiger, not del Piero or is it versa vice or did I get that the wrong way round? .... or does any of this matter a great deal in the greater scheme of things? Ooh, must go - there's my bus!
We should definitely sign him - his name shows he is perfect for us: the 'Dell' significance in his name is obvious and Piero carries an echo of the Italian word 'Pero', which means Peartree. I believe that there is a Sardianian dialect where Allessandro is sometimes pronounced in such a way as to resemble 'Mansbridge' - though I believe this involves stuffing your mouth full of olives (at least 50 at a time) and copious frascati (interestingly, the name of a minor prelate in the service of Julius Caesar, after he landed at Walmer (Eastleigh airport being closed at the time)). Del Piero's associations with Southampton are there for all to see (except of course for those who can't see - in which case they can get a step ladder - not that it's only height that is an issue in seeing - and not that it's an issue anyway of course - except for jockeys, who need to be reasonably conservative with their inches and no double entendres intended). But where was I? Oh yes? ADP.. should we sign him? Well apart from the above links, he is used to playing in stripes (albeit slightly thicker than the current ones that he would need to adopt), but a leopard never changes its spots - unlike a ladybird, which does, and a tiger, which also doesn't change - not its spots, but its stripes... although he would have to in this case - the tiger, not del Piero or is it versa vice or did I get that the wrong way round? .... or does any of this matter a great deal in the greater scheme of things? Ooh, must go - there's my bus! teddrake
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12:57pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintshorse101 says...

i think one thing we as saints fans have to be happy about is that we are now being linked with players of this quality, how great is that! we are on the up and up and more big names will be linked and will join!
i think back to the lawrie mac era and remember the big names that came to us then yes some at the end of their careers like Charlie George and Frank Worthington, but we had a great mix of youth and experience and they were some good times.
dont know if this move is still on or not but would love to see Del Piero in a saints shirt
i think one thing we as saints fans have to be happy about is that we are now being linked with players of this quality, how great is that! we are on the up and up and more big names will be linked and will join! i think back to the lawrie mac era and remember the big names that came to us then yes some at the end of their careers like Charlie George and Frank Worthington, but we had a great mix of youth and experience and they were some good times. dont know if this move is still on or not but would love to see Del Piero in a saints shirt saintshorse101
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1:02pm Tue 4 Sep 12

timbersaint says...

coorrr at this addadge, we'll be signing Tony Adams and sol Cambell. LOL!
coorrr at this addadge, we'll be signing Tony Adams and sol Cambell. LOL! timbersaint
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1:19pm Tue 4 Sep 12

WobblyCat says...

Well I'd say we could have done with a bit more at the back and 37 is getting on a bit....but seriously, how could you not be excited about this if it came off. As someone has already mentioned he would be an inspiration to other players and we're not offering £80 grand a week. Hope it happens.
Well I'd say we could have done with a bit more at the back and 37 is getting on a bit....but seriously, how could you not be excited about this if it came off. As someone has already mentioned he would be an inspiration to other players and we're not offering £80 grand a week. Hope it happens. WobblyCat
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1:22pm Tue 4 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

reading some of the posts on here makes me wonder what a club has to acheive before the doom mongers come out in force.
some of you should hang your heads in shame.
going by some twisted logic i'v read on here we should sack the groundsman for watering the pitch and making clyne slip for the first united goal.
sack cortese for spending thirty mill,
sac adkins for not winning against top premier teams.
we should cancel clynes contract for falling over in first place.
boody hell!!
some people need to get a grip this team aint the finished article yet is it. And i think the powers that be are well aware of that fact and are drawing up a plan to sort that out.
some of you lot should be running the country with your infinit knowledge and know all posturing.
don't you think that the club tried to get a couple of defenders in before the dead line.adkins said as much on the day.they obviously coudln't get the right deal or the right player so we go with what we've got till january
I don't have any inside knowledge of how the nc/na axis works but they aint done bad up till now, so i'll stick to supporting this regime and whatever team and tactics adkins puts out
stop bleating and get behind the team.
reading some of the posts on here makes me wonder what a club has to acheive before the doom mongers come out in force. some of you should hang your heads in shame. going by some twisted logic i'v read on here we should sack the groundsman for watering the pitch and making clyne slip for the first united goal. sack cortese for spending thirty mill, sac adkins for not winning against top premier teams. we should cancel clynes contract for falling over in first place. boody hell!! some people need to get a grip this team aint the finished article yet is it. And i think the powers that be are well aware of that fact and are drawing up a plan to sort that out. some of you lot should be running the country with your infinit knowledge and know all posturing. don't you think that the club tried to get a couple of defenders in before the dead line.adkins said as much on the day.they obviously coudln't get the right deal or the right player so we go with what we've got till january I don't have any inside knowledge of how the nc/na axis works but they aint done bad up till now, so i'll stick to supporting this regime and whatever team and tactics adkins puts out stop bleating and get behind the team. angus mc coatup
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1:25pm Tue 4 Sep 12

St Retford says...

teddrake wrote:
We should definitely sign him - his name shows he is perfect for us: the 'Dell' significance in his name is obvious and Piero carries an echo of the Italian word 'Pero', which means Peartree. I believe that there is a Sardianian dialect where Allessandro is sometimes pronounced in such a way as to resemble 'Mansbridge' - though I believe this involves stuffing your mouth full of olives (at least 50 at a time) and copious frascati (interestingly, the name of a minor prelate in the service of Julius Caesar, after he landed at Walmer (Eastleigh airport being closed at the time)). Del Piero's associations with Southampton are there for all to see (except of course for those who can't see - in which case they can get a step ladder - not that it's only height that is an issue in seeing - and not that it's an issue anyway of course - except for jockeys, who need to be reasonably conservative with their inches and no double entendres intended). But where was I? Oh yes? ADP.. should we sign him? Well apart from the above links, he is used to playing in stripes (albeit slightly thicker than the current ones that he would need to adopt), but a leopard never changes its spots - unlike a ladybird, which does, and a tiger, which also doesn't change - not its spots, but its stripes... although he would have to in this case - the tiger, not del Piero or is it versa vice or did I get that the wrong way round? .... or does any of this matter a great deal in the greater scheme of things? Ooh, must go - there's my bus!
*stares*
[quote][p][bold]teddrake[/bold] wrote: We should definitely sign him - his name shows he is perfect for us: the 'Dell' significance in his name is obvious and Piero carries an echo of the Italian word 'Pero', which means Peartree. I believe that there is a Sardianian dialect where Allessandro is sometimes pronounced in such a way as to resemble 'Mansbridge' - though I believe this involves stuffing your mouth full of olives (at least 50 at a time) and copious frascati (interestingly, the name of a minor prelate in the service of Julius Caesar, after he landed at Walmer (Eastleigh airport being closed at the time)). Del Piero's associations with Southampton are there for all to see (except of course for those who can't see - in which case they can get a step ladder - not that it's only height that is an issue in seeing - and not that it's an issue anyway of course - except for jockeys, who need to be reasonably conservative with their inches and no double entendres intended). But where was I? Oh yes? ADP.. should we sign him? Well apart from the above links, he is used to playing in stripes (albeit slightly thicker than the current ones that he would need to adopt), but a leopard never changes its spots - unlike a ladybird, which does, and a tiger, which also doesn't change - not its spots, but its stripes... although he would have to in this case - the tiger, not del Piero or is it versa vice or did I get that the wrong way round? .... or does any of this matter a great deal in the greater scheme of things? Ooh, must go - there's my bus![/p][/quote]*stares* St Retford
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1:31pm Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
reading some of the posts on here makes me wonder what a club has to acheive before the doom mongers come out in force.
some of you should hang your heads in shame.
going by some twisted logic i'v read on here we should sack the groundsman for watering the pitch and making clyne slip for the first united goal.
sack cortese for spending thirty mill,
sac adkins for not winning against top premier teams.
we should cancel clynes contract for falling over in first place.
boody hell!!
some people need to get a grip this team aint the finished article yet is it. And i think the powers that be are well aware of that fact and are drawing up a plan to sort that out.
some of you lot should be running the country with your infinit knowledge and know all posturing.
don't you think that the club tried to get a couple of defenders in before the dead line.adkins said as much on the day.they obviously coudln't get the right deal or the right player so we go with what we've got till january
I don't have any inside knowledge of how the nc/na axis works but they aint done bad up till now, so i'll stick to supporting this regime and whatever team and tactics adkins puts out
stop bleating and get behind the team.
like:)
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: reading some of the posts on here makes me wonder what a club has to acheive before the doom mongers come out in force. some of you should hang your heads in shame. going by some twisted logic i'v read on here we should sack the groundsman for watering the pitch and making clyne slip for the first united goal. sack cortese for spending thirty mill, sac adkins for not winning against top premier teams. we should cancel clynes contract for falling over in first place. boody hell!! some people need to get a grip this team aint the finished article yet is it. And i think the powers that be are well aware of that fact and are drawing up a plan to sort that out. some of you lot should be running the country with your infinit knowledge and know all posturing. don't you think that the club tried to get a couple of defenders in before the dead line.adkins said as much on the day.they obviously coudln't get the right deal or the right player so we go with what we've got till january I don't have any inside knowledge of how the nc/na axis works but they aint done bad up till now, so i'll stick to supporting this regime and whatever team and tactics adkins puts out stop bleating and get behind the team.[/p][/quote]like:) insane saint
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1:42pm Tue 4 Sep 12

SaintJD says...

Would be interesting at the very least if this happens and worth a punt, but for those who use the example of Paul Scholes as proof he can still cut it I have a few cautionary words: Mark Hughes David Speedie Kerry Dixon Paul Allen Peter Reid... I could go on. Not saying he wouldn't make it, but could be a distracting side show.
Would be interesting at the very least if this happens and worth a punt, but for those who use the example of Paul Scholes as proof he can still cut it I have a few cautionary words: Mark Hughes David Speedie Kerry Dixon Paul Allen Peter Reid... I could go on. Not saying he wouldn't make it, but could be a distracting side show. SaintJD
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1:46pm Tue 4 Sep 12

TEBOURBA says...

We need Del Piero like a hole in the head, we would be better off signing Del Trotter, at least he would bamboozle a few.
LMcM said a good goalkeeper is worth 10 points a season, that's why he signed Shilton, as did an even better Manager, Brian Clough, before him.
KD may have served us well over the years but he is not up to the pace of the Premiership and makes stupid mistakes that have and will cost us dear.
We need at least 2 good defenders and a world class goalkeeper, KD would struggle to keep his place in a League 2 team.
We need Del Piero like a hole in the head, we would be better off signing Del Trotter, at least he would bamboozle a few. LMcM said a good goalkeeper is worth 10 points a season, that's why he signed Shilton, as did an even better Manager, Brian Clough, before him. KD may have served us well over the years but he is not up to the pace of the Premiership and makes stupid mistakes that have and will cost us dear. We need at least 2 good defenders and a world class goalkeeper, KD would struggle to keep his place in a League 2 team. TEBOURBA
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1:51pm Tue 4 Sep 12

SaintAsh1964 says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
We need Del Piero like a hole in the head, we would be better off signing Del Trotter, at least he would bamboozle a few.
LMcM said a good goalkeeper is worth 10 points a season, that's why he signed Shilton, as did an even better Manager, Brian Clough, before him.
KD may have served us well over the years but he is not up to the pace of the Premiership and makes stupid mistakes that have and will cost us dear.
We need at least 2 good defenders and a world class goalkeeper, KD would struggle to keep his place in a League 2 team.
Some good points, LMcM & Clough, comments,unfair on KD, you show me a goalie that's never made a mistake and I'll point at the one sat on the subs bench.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: We need Del Piero like a hole in the head, we would be better off signing Del Trotter, at least he would bamboozle a few. LMcM said a good goalkeeper is worth 10 points a season, that's why he signed Shilton, as did an even better Manager, Brian Clough, before him. KD may have served us well over the years but he is not up to the pace of the Premiership and makes stupid mistakes that have and will cost us dear. We need at least 2 good defenders and a world class goalkeeper, KD would struggle to keep his place in a League 2 team.[/p][/quote]Some good points, LMcM & Clough, comments,unfair on KD, you show me a goalie that's never made a mistake and I'll point at the one sat on the subs bench. SaintAsh1964
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2:02pm Tue 4 Sep 12

billythesaint says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
We need Del Piero like a hole in the head, we would be better off signing Del Trotter, at least he would bamboozle a few.
LMcM said a good goalkeeper is worth 10 points a season, that's why he signed Shilton, as did an even better Manager, Brian Clough, before him.
KD may have served us well over the years but he is not up to the pace of the Premiership and makes stupid mistakes that have and will cost us dear.
We need at least 2 good defenders and a world class goalkeeper, KD would struggle to keep his place in a League 2 team.
Would struggle to keep his place in a League 2 team? He had back to back promotions with a League 1 and Championship team. You did watch the game at Elland Road last season didn't you? He's already saved 2 penalties in 3 games! I think our defense need to put him under less pressure.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: We need Del Piero like a hole in the head, we would be better off signing Del Trotter, at least he would bamboozle a few. LMcM said a good goalkeeper is worth 10 points a season, that's why he signed Shilton, as did an even better Manager, Brian Clough, before him. KD may have served us well over the years but he is not up to the pace of the Premiership and makes stupid mistakes that have and will cost us dear. We need at least 2 good defenders and a world class goalkeeper, KD would struggle to keep his place in a League 2 team.[/p][/quote]Would struggle to keep his place in a League 2 team? He had back to back promotions with a League 1 and Championship team. You did watch the game at Elland Road last season didn't you? He's already saved 2 penalties in 3 games! I think our defense need to put him under less pressure. billythesaint
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2:09pm Tue 4 Sep 12

dennytg says...

If he is so fabulous, why aren't Juventus keeping him ?
If he is so fabulous, why aren't Juventus keeping him ? dennytg
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2:09pm Tue 4 Sep 12

GHamilton says...

Cant understand why Cortese would wan to sign this guy; if it's for off field revenue that MIGHT suggest, he has n't got the funds available his recent transfer moves might suggest he has. As for playing in the Premier League....can't see it; Italian football is nowhere near the pace of the PL, and they 've decided he's to slow for that. We don't need another striker; be far better to get the team we've got gelled together, and if we need to strengthen then we can always do it in January. Still NC plays his cards very close to his chest, might have reason for signing him nobody's thought of.
Cant understand why Cortese would wan to sign this guy; if it's for off field revenue that MIGHT suggest, he has n't got the funds available his recent transfer moves might suggest he has. As for playing in the Premier League....can't see it; Italian football is nowhere near the pace of the PL, and they 've decided he's to slow for that. We don't need another striker; be far better to get the team we've got gelled together, and if we need to strengthen then we can always do it in January. Still NC plays his cards very close to his chest, might have reason for signing him nobody's thought of. GHamilton
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2:22pm Tue 4 Sep 12

lowe esteem says...

Some very reasoned comments on here as to why not, yet they are panned for being treason, and the yes men are down their throats between sips of lager.
As a long-standing (rarely sitting) and self-proclaimed positivo I AM concerned that there might be some rampant naivity abroad at our great club since our promotion to the Premier League madhouse.
Transfers and transfer-windows being a case in point, and we now appear to be doing our own share of childish and vain Soccer Stars Sticker collecting- as if we HAVE to as asylum members.
I would sooner have seen Saints break the bank-yes, pay over the odds- for that centre-back if it meant that this was a major piece in the jigsaw that comprises our great team and meant we could hold a lead and be six points better off -whoever we are playing against.
I'm all for entertainment, mentoring and experience, but this was also provided in the past- albeit with less fuss and adulation by the likes of Shilton, Mills, Watson and Nicholl.
There are different ways of showing you mean business in football, but the best way is usually played out on the park-not the transfer market.
In case you wondered when the moans coming, get ready, here it comes now>
WTF was resonsible for choosing that diabolically Un Saintly strip-it better be a one-off!
Some very reasoned comments on here as to why not, yet they are panned for being treason, and the yes men are down their throats between sips of lager. As a long-standing (rarely sitting) and self-proclaimed positivo I AM concerned that there might be some rampant naivity abroad at our great club since our promotion to the Premier League madhouse. Transfers and transfer-windows being a case in point, and we now appear to be doing our own share of childish and vain Soccer Stars Sticker collecting- as if we HAVE to as asylum members. I would sooner have seen Saints break the bank-yes, pay over the odds- for that centre-back if it meant that this was a major piece in the jigsaw that comprises our great team and meant we could hold a lead and be six points better off -whoever we are playing against. I'm all for entertainment, mentoring and experience, but this was also provided in the past- albeit with less fuss and adulation by the likes of Shilton, Mills, Watson and Nicholl. There are different ways of showing you mean business in football, but the best way is usually played out on the park-not the transfer market. In case you wondered when the moans coming, get ready, here it comes now> WTF was resonsible for choosing that diabolically Un Saintly strip-it better be a one-off! lowe esteem
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2:27pm Tue 4 Sep 12

westfordUSAsaints says...

Golden Balls wrote:
Can't believe some don't want him.

This is Del Piero for god sake. DEL PIERO!!!!!
Exactly, would be massive signing regardless of his age. 2m pounds in salary, that's nothing for the class and experience he would bring to everyone, including NA.
[quote][p][bold]Golden Balls[/bold] wrote: Can't believe some don't want him. This is Del Piero for god sake. DEL PIERO!!!!![/p][/quote]Exactly, would be massive signing regardless of his age. 2m pounds in salary, that's nothing for the class and experience he would bring to everyone, including NA. westfordUSAsaints
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2:28pm Tue 4 Sep 12

murfmeister says...

if we sign him it will be another player with it written into his contract that he has to play when fit!
So it's guly, mayuka and del piero up front then?
if we sign him it will be another player with it written into his contract that he has to play when fit! So it's guly, mayuka and del piero up front then? murfmeister
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2:29pm Tue 4 Sep 12

murfmeister says...

and ramirez I'm sure!
and ramirez I'm sure! murfmeister
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2:31pm Tue 4 Sep 12

westfordUSAsaints says...

White and red till dead wrote:
SaintPC wrote:
My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!).

No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc.

These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton.

NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying.

When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club.

So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up.

We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time.

We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that.

Together as one!
Best post on here in years. Nice one.
COYRs
Here, here.
[quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]Best post on here in years. Nice one. COYRs[/p][/quote]Here, here. westfordUSAsaints
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2:32pm Tue 4 Sep 12

right back in the bar says...

We have lost two games from winning positions due to a lack of nous and composure which 2 good teams exploited to the full. In both Manchester games at 2-1 we let them play in front of us and made silly mistakes. Yes it looks like Fox and Fonte might struggle but the evidence so far shows its pyschological in all 3 games the lack of composure was there for all to see - Fox can't wait to get rid of the ball, Fonte is slow to react and then panics (on that point Hooveld looks even worse with his two panic challenges that gave away penalties in both Manchester games). For several players the step up has been a breeze (enough of Scholes what about Spiderman on Sunday - world class). Others need more time. That is why someone like Del Pierro would be invaluable to this team at this time.
We have lost two games from winning positions due to a lack of nous and composure which 2 good teams exploited to the full. In both Manchester games at 2-1 we let them play in front of us and made silly mistakes. Yes it looks like Fox and Fonte might struggle but the evidence so far shows its pyschological in all 3 games the lack of composure was there for all to see - Fox can't wait to get rid of the ball, Fonte is slow to react and then panics (on that point Hooveld looks even worse with his two panic challenges that gave away penalties in both Manchester games). For several players the step up has been a breeze (enough of Scholes what about Spiderman on Sunday - world class). Others need more time. That is why someone like Del Pierro would be invaluable to this team at this time. right back in the bar
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2:37pm Tue 4 Sep 12

St Retford says...

murfmeister wrote:
if we sign him it will be another player with it written into his contract that he has to play when fit!
So it's guly, mayuka and del piero up front then?
Right, given Rickie was knackered and given we needed to bring on a big, muscular striker capable of holding the ball up a bit, who would you have brought on if not Guly?
[quote][p][bold]murfmeister[/bold] wrote: if we sign him it will be another player with it written into his contract that he has to play when fit! So it's guly, mayuka and del piero up front then?[/p][/quote]Right, given Rickie was knackered and given we needed to bring on a big, muscular striker capable of holding the ball up a bit, who would you have brought on if not Guly? St Retford
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2:38pm Tue 4 Sep 12

hedge end bob says...

Dickosfc wrote:
SaintPC wrote:
My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one!
I third, fourth and fith that! Best post in ages.
6TH. LIKE
[quote][p][bold]Dickosfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]I third, fourth and fith that! Best post in ages.[/p][/quote]6TH. LIKE hedge end bob
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2:38pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Confucious says...

St Retford wrote:
City Saint wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Hobson82 wrote: It does look like he is about to sign for Sydney. Shame, thought he would be a good signing.
Aye. But it depends what he's after. I wouldn't blame him for wanting to gently wind down his career somewhere hot and near a beach.
He'll get more games in Oz, nicer weather and probably a sweeter lifestyle. Good on him.

Would have liked to have seen him around to mentor the new boys, but at the end of the day Rickie can do some of that in the next few years anyways.
Plus, in Australia you can walk into a department store and ask for a "ballbag", a "dicktog" or even "cockjocks" with a straight face as they're all recognised types of swimming trunk.

To be honest, that would probably swing it for me.
But the Ozzies may have spun him a yarn about Southampton being only 20 miles away from Portsmouth ie on a global scale, just on the outer ring of the world's @rsehole.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: It does look like he is about to sign for Sydney. Shame, thought he would be a good signing.[/p][/quote]Aye. But it depends what he's after. I wouldn't blame him for wanting to gently wind down his career somewhere hot and near a beach.[/p][/quote]He'll get more games in Oz, nicer weather and probably a sweeter lifestyle. Good on him. Would have liked to have seen him around to mentor the new boys, but at the end of the day Rickie can do some of that in the next few years anyways.[/p][/quote]Plus, in Australia you can walk into a department store and ask for a "ballbag", a "dicktog" or even "cockjocks" with a straight face as they're all recognised types of swimming trunk. To be honest, that would probably swing it for me.[/p][/quote]But the Ozzies may have spun him a yarn about Southampton being only 20 miles away from Portsmouth ie on a global scale, just on the outer ring of the world's @rsehole. Confucious
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2:39pm Tue 4 Sep 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Mr. T wrote:
why oh why are we looking to bring in another striker - and one who is 37 years old!!!

Are there no unattached defenders out there?
It would be a great marquee signing.the type that Lawrie Mac was so good at..ALAN BALL,KEVIN KEEGAN,PETER SHILTON,PETER OSGOOD,CHARLIE GEORGE,FRANK WORTHINGTON,even the return of MICK CHANNON-at the time of their signings one could have argued that they were all past their sell buy date but all of them did their bit for the SAINTS cause.
[quote][p][bold]Mr. T[/bold] wrote: why oh why are we looking to bring in another striker - and one who is 37 years old!!! Are there no unattached defenders out there?[/p][/quote]It would be a great marquee signing.the type that Lawrie Mac was so good at..ALAN BALL,KEVIN KEEGAN,PETER SHILTON,PETER OSGOOD,CHARLIE GEORGE,FRANK WORTHINGTON,even the return of MICK CHANNON-at the time of their signings one could have argued that they were all past their sell buy date but all of them did their bit for the SAINTS cause. CB FRY LIVES
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2:42pm Tue 4 Sep 12

murfmeister says...

St Retford wrote:
murfmeister wrote:
if we sign him it will be another player with it written into his contract that he has to play when fit!
So it's guly, mayuka and del piero up front then?
Right, given Rickie was knackered and given we needed to bring on a big, muscular striker capable of holding the ball up a bit, who would you have brought on if not Guly?
with 10 mins to go, I would have brought on dan seabourne to sit infront of the back 4 and seen the game out knowing ManU would go for it.

I believe thats what every manager would have done except Nigel, because "it's not a positive change"
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]murfmeister[/bold] wrote: if we sign him it will be another player with it written into his contract that he has to play when fit! So it's guly, mayuka and del piero up front then?[/p][/quote]Right, given Rickie was knackered and given we needed to bring on a big, muscular striker capable of holding the ball up a bit, who would you have brought on if not Guly?[/p][/quote]with 10 mins to go, I would have brought on dan seabourne to sit infront of the back 4 and seen the game out knowing ManU would go for it. I believe thats what every manager would have done except Nigel, because "it's not a positive change" murfmeister
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2:43pm Tue 4 Sep 12

TEBOURBA says...

Del Pierro's best is behind him.
We need a good goalkeeper, KD's best is well behind him and we also need two good defenders.
I never thought I would see the day when the potential number of shirts sold in the Saints' shop would determine who we buy!
If NA allows this to happen he will be out of a job by Guy Fawkes Day, if not sooner and Saints will be relegation certainties, don't take my word --- both bets attract the lowest odds at the bookies!!
Del Pierro's best is behind him. We need a good goalkeeper, KD's best is well behind him and we also need two good defenders. I never thought I would see the day when the potential number of shirts sold in the Saints' shop would determine who we buy! If NA allows this to happen he will be out of a job by Guy Fawkes Day, if not sooner and Saints will be relegation certainties, don't take my word --- both bets attract the lowest odds at the bookies!! TEBOURBA
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2:43pm Tue 4 Sep 12

murfmeister says...

St Retford wrote:
murfmeister wrote:
if we sign him it will be another player with it written into his contract that he has to play when fit!
So it's guly, mayuka and del piero up front then?
Right, given Rickie was knackered and given we needed to bring on a big, muscular striker capable of holding the ball up a bit, who would you have brought on if not Guly?
forget about all this anyway, Derek Piero just announced he's actually signed for Sydney now!
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]murfmeister[/bold] wrote: if we sign him it will be another player with it written into his contract that he has to play when fit! So it's guly, mayuka and del piero up front then?[/p][/quote]Right, given Rickie was knackered and given we needed to bring on a big, muscular striker capable of holding the ball up a bit, who would you have brought on if not Guly?[/p][/quote]forget about all this anyway, Derek Piero just announced he's actually signed for Sydney now! murfmeister
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2:44pm Tue 4 Sep 12

lowe esteem says...

lowe esteem wrote:
Some very reasoned comments on here as to why not, yet they are panned for being treason, and the yes men are down their throats between sips of lager.
As a long-standing (rarely sitting) and self-proclaimed positivo I AM concerned that there might be some rampant naivity abroad at our great club since our promotion to the Premier League madhouse.
Transfers and transfer-windows being a case in point, and we now appear to be doing our own share of childish and vain Soccer Stars Sticker collecting- as if we HAVE to as asylum members.
I would sooner have seen Saints break the bank-yes, pay over the odds- for that centre-back if it meant that this was a major piece in the jigsaw that comprises our great team and meant we could hold a lead and be six points better off -whoever we are playing against.
I'm all for entertainment, mentoring and experience, but this was also provided in the past- albeit with less fuss and adulation by the likes of Shilton, Mills, Watson and Nicholl.
There are different ways of showing you mean business in football, but the best way is usually played out on the park-not the transfer market.
In case you wondered when the moans coming, get ready, here it comes now>
WTF was resonsible for choosing that diabolically Un Saintly strip-it better be a one-off!
Someone took the 'P' -out of responsible.
Did you know that there is an inflatable Krap Nottarf that kids can play in?
Quite dangerous really, it starts to go down after 3pm.
[quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: Some very reasoned comments on here as to why not, yet they are panned for being treason, and the yes men are down their throats between sips of lager. As a long-standing (rarely sitting) and self-proclaimed positivo I AM concerned that there might be some rampant naivity abroad at our great club since our promotion to the Premier League madhouse. Transfers and transfer-windows being a case in point, and we now appear to be doing our own share of childish and vain Soccer Stars Sticker collecting- as if we HAVE to as asylum members. I would sooner have seen Saints break the bank-yes, pay over the odds- for that centre-back if it meant that this was a major piece in the jigsaw that comprises our great team and meant we could hold a lead and be six points better off -whoever we are playing against. I'm all for entertainment, mentoring and experience, but this was also provided in the past- albeit with less fuss and adulation by the likes of Shilton, Mills, Watson and Nicholl. There are different ways of showing you mean business in football, but the best way is usually played out on the park-not the transfer market. In case you wondered when the moans coming, get ready, here it comes now> WTF was resonsible for choosing that diabolically Un Saintly strip-it better be a one-off![/p][/quote]Someone took the 'P' -out of responsible. Did you know that there is an inflatable Krap Nottarf that kids can play in? Quite dangerous really, it starts to go down after 3pm. lowe esteem
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2:54pm Tue 4 Sep 12

hedge end bob says...

Just google DEL BOY ,. Fc Sydney have not yet signed him and will have further talks on Wednesday.
Get in there Nicola tell him what a wonderfull place SOUTHAMPTON is. We have Ocean Village where he can tie his boat up. We have The Isle of Wight, can match any of the little islands around the MED. We also have SAINTS F C. a club that is going places.

What would he have in OZ. Football played on a round pitch were they keep picking the ball up and running with it. Watched by fans that would be more interested in the amber necter and B B Q'S. They got snakes down the loo that if you dont notice will bite your arse . And spiders that try to take over your shoes. NO CONTEST IN MY BOOK.
Just google DEL BOY ,. Fc Sydney have not yet signed him and will have further talks on Wednesday. Get in there Nicola tell him what a wonderfull place SOUTHAMPTON is. We have Ocean Village where he can tie his boat up. We have The Isle of Wight, can match any of the little islands around the MED. We also have SAINTS F C. a club that is going places. What would he have in OZ. Football played on a round pitch were they keep picking the ball up and running with it. Watched by fans that would be more interested in the amber necter and B B Q'S. They got snakes down the loo that if you dont notice will bite your arse . And spiders that try to take over your shoes. NO CONTEST IN MY BOOK. hedge end bob
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2:57pm Tue 4 Sep 12

timbersaint says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Dickosfc wrote:
SaintPC wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one!
I third, fourth and fith that! Best post in ages.
6TH. LIKE
agreed best post in ages.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dickosfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]I third, fourth and fith that! Best post in ages.[/p][/quote]6TH. LIKE[/p][/quote]agreed best post in ages. timbersaint
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3:00pm Tue 4 Sep 12

hedge end bob says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
Del Pierro's best is behind him.
We need a good goalkeeper, KD's best is well behind him and we also need two good defenders.
I never thought I would see the day when the potential number of shirts sold in the Saints' shop would determine who we buy!
If NA allows this to happen he will be out of a job by Guy Fawkes Day, if not sooner and Saints will be relegation certainties, don't take my word --- both bets attract the lowest odds at the bookies!!
Go and put your money on it then. Your so convinced you could be rolling in it. Win enough you could even buy the shitte hole down the road and then run a club your way.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Del Pierro's best is behind him. We need a good goalkeeper, KD's best is well behind him and we also need two good defenders. I never thought I would see the day when the potential number of shirts sold in the Saints' shop would determine who we buy! If NA allows this to happen he will be out of a job by Guy Fawkes Day, if not sooner and Saints will be relegation certainties, don't take my word --- both bets attract the lowest odds at the bookies!![/p][/quote]Go and put your money on it then. Your so convinced you could be rolling in it. Win enough you could even buy the shitte hole down the road and then run a club your way. hedge end bob
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3:06pm Tue 4 Sep 12

up saints says...

St Retford wrote:
murfmeister wrote:
if we sign him it will be another player with it written into his contract that he has to play when fit!
So it's guly, mayuka and del piero up front then?
Right, given Rickie was knackered and given we needed to bring on a big, muscular striker capable of holding the ball up a bit, who would you have brought on if not Guly?
big muscular striker of holding the ball up guly yes last december.chaplow de ridder tradaria lee for his pace .could name 20 more
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]murfmeister[/bold] wrote: if we sign him it will be another player with it written into his contract that he has to play when fit! So it's guly, mayuka and del piero up front then?[/p][/quote]Right, given Rickie was knackered and given we needed to bring on a big, muscular striker capable of holding the ball up a bit, who would you have brought on if not Guly?[/p][/quote]big muscular striker of holding the ball up guly yes last december.chaplow de ridder tradaria lee for his pace .could name 20 more up saints
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3:09pm Tue 4 Sep 12

TEBOURBA says...

The bookies say NA will be the first Premier League Manager to be sacked and Saints will be relegated.
There is no partisanship with the bookies, they look at form, the facts and the management of the Club
The form is played 3 won 0 lost 3,including what should have been a home banker against Wigan against, 8 = 101 goals against in the Season.
The facts Saints don't recognise the holes in their defence and the management doesn't know what it is doing by pursuing a 37 year old, over the hill striker, we might as well bring LeTiss back, at least he would sell a few of the obnoxious Liverpool circa 1970 strip probably a lot more than if we buy DelBoy!!
The bookies say NA will be the first Premier League Manager to be sacked and Saints will be relegated. There is no partisanship with the bookies, they look at form, the facts and the management of the Club The form is played 3 won 0 lost 3,including what should have been a home banker against Wigan against, 8 = 101 goals against in the Season. The facts Saints don't recognise the holes in their defence and the management doesn't know what it is doing by pursuing a 37 year old, over the hill striker, we might as well bring LeTiss back, at least he would sell a few of the obnoxious Liverpool circa 1970 strip probably a lot more than if we buy DelBoy!! TEBOURBA
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3:16pm Tue 4 Sep 12

andysaints007 says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
The bookies say NA will be the first Premier League Manager to be sacked and Saints will be relegated.
There is no partisanship with the bookies, they look at form, the facts and the management of the Club
The form is played 3 won 0 lost 3,including what should have been a home banker against Wigan against, 8 = 101 goals against in the Season.
The facts Saints don't recognise the holes in their defence and the management doesn't know what it is doing by pursuing a 37 year old, over the hill striker, we might as well bring LeTiss back, at least he would sell a few of the obnoxious Liverpool circa 1970 strip probably a lot more than if we buy DelBoy!!
Why don't you apply for the up coming vacancy then if you think you can do better !
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: The bookies say NA will be the first Premier League Manager to be sacked and Saints will be relegated. There is no partisanship with the bookies, they look at form, the facts and the management of the Club The form is played 3 won 0 lost 3,including what should have been a home banker against Wigan against, 8 = 101 goals against in the Season. The facts Saints don't recognise the holes in their defence and the management doesn't know what it is doing by pursuing a 37 year old, over the hill striker, we might as well bring LeTiss back, at least he would sell a few of the obnoxious Liverpool circa 1970 strip probably a lot more than if we buy DelBoy!![/p][/quote]Why don't you apply for the up coming vacancy then if you think you can do better ! andysaints007
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3:22pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Confucious says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Just google DEL BOY ,. Fc Sydney have not yet signed him and will have further talks on Wednesday.
Get in there Nicola tell him what a wonderfull place SOUTHAMPTON is. We have Ocean Village where he can tie his boat up. We have The Isle of Wight, can match any of the little islands around the MED. We also have SAINTS F C. a club that is going places.

What would he have in OZ. Football played on a round pitch were they keep picking the ball up and running with it. Watched by fans that would be more interested in the amber necter and B B Q'S. They got snakes down the loo that if you dont notice will bite your arse . And spiders that try to take over your shoes. NO CONTEST IN MY BOOK.
I must admit when I went there Australia seemed to be full of very British-like people - except of course they were happy.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Just google DEL BOY ,. Fc Sydney have not yet signed him and will have further talks on Wednesday. Get in there Nicola tell him what a wonderfull place SOUTHAMPTON is. We have Ocean Village where he can tie his boat up. We have The Isle of Wight, can match any of the little islands around the MED. We also have SAINTS F C. a club that is going places. What would he have in OZ. Football played on a round pitch were they keep picking the ball up and running with it. Watched by fans that would be more interested in the amber necter and B B Q'S. They got snakes down the loo that if you dont notice will bite your arse . And spiders that try to take over your shoes. NO CONTEST IN MY BOOK.[/p][/quote]I must admit when I went there Australia seemed to be full of very British-like people - except of course they were happy. Confucious
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3:26pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Dubai-saints89 says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Just google DEL BOY ,. Fc Sydney have not yet signed him and will have further talks on Wednesday.
Get in there Nicola tell him what a wonderfull place SOUTHAMPTON is. We have Ocean Village where he can tie his boat up. We have The Isle of Wight, can match any of the little islands around the MED. We also have SAINTS F C. a club that is going places.

What would he have in OZ. Football played on a round pitch were they keep picking the ball up and running with it. Watched by fans that would be more interested in the amber necter and B B Q'S. They got snakes down the loo that if you dont notice will bite your arse . And spiders that try to take over your shoes. NO CONTEST IN MY BOOK.
Hope this is true! i really hope he chooses us..

the only thing they got over us is the weather and beaches! haha. i guess it depends what he wants, i fear that he might find the EPL to competitive and would rather settle down for a more laidback rubbish standard A- League football..sorry i mean "soccer"
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Just google DEL BOY ,. Fc Sydney have not yet signed him and will have further talks on Wednesday. Get in there Nicola tell him what a wonderfull place SOUTHAMPTON is. We have Ocean Village where he can tie his boat up. We have The Isle of Wight, can match any of the little islands around the MED. We also have SAINTS F C. a club that is going places. What would he have in OZ. Football played on a round pitch were they keep picking the ball up and running with it. Watched by fans that would be more interested in the amber necter and B B Q'S. They got snakes down the loo that if you dont notice will bite your arse . And spiders that try to take over your shoes. NO CONTEST IN MY BOOK.[/p][/quote]Hope this is true! i really hope he chooses us.. the only thing they got over us is the weather and beaches! haha. i guess it depends what he wants, i fear that he might find the EPL to competitive and would rather settle down for a more laidback rubbish standard A- League football..sorry i mean "soccer" Dubai-saints89
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3:32pm Tue 4 Sep 12

TEBOURBA says...

Saints are vying for the signature of Del Piero with that Icon of World Football Excellence -- Sydney FC ---- who have produced such World Renowned players as ? ? ? and are up there with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Milan, , Man U etc all of whom are falling over themselves to sign him.
Doesn't that tell even the most ardent Saints fan that he is over the hill and will be a total waste of money when we desperately need a goalkeeper who can do more than pick the ball out of the back of the net??
Saints are vying for the signature of Del Piero with that Icon of World Football Excellence -- Sydney FC ---- who have produced such World Renowned players as ? ? ? and are up there with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Milan, , Man U etc all of whom are falling over themselves to sign him. Doesn't that tell even the most ardent Saints fan that he is over the hill and will be a total waste of money when we desperately need a goalkeeper who can do more than pick the ball out of the back of the net?? TEBOURBA
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3:39pm Tue 4 Sep 12

buster gutt says...

strange submitting 22 players plus doe that mean we will be signing another 3 players out of contract or on loan?
strange submitting 22 players plus doe that mean we will be signing another 3 players out of contract or on loan? buster gutt
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3:45pm Tue 4 Sep 12

buster gutt says...

Dubai-saints89 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Just google DEL BOY ,. Fc Sydney have not yet signed him and will have further talks on Wednesday.
Get in there Nicola tell him what a wonderfull place SOUTHAMPTON is. We have Ocean Village where he can tie his boat up. We have The Isle of Wight, can match any of the little islands around the MED. We also have SAINTS F C. a club that is going places.

What would he have in OZ. Football played on a round pitch were they keep picking the ball up and running with it. Watched by fans that would be more interested in the amber necter and B B Q'S. They got snakes down the loo that if you dont notice will bite your arse . And spiders that try to take over your shoes. NO CONTEST IN MY BOOK.
Hope this is true! i really hope he chooses us..

the only thing they got over us is the weather and beaches! haha. i guess it depends what he wants, i fear that he might find the EPL to competitive and would rather settle down for a more laidback rubbish standard A- League football..sorry i mean "soccer"
A bit unfair on "old" Kelvin he can save the occasional "fluffed penalty. But point taken we seem to have a blind spot when we need three more in defence e.g.goalie l.b c.b
Maybe NC and NA are looking long term he won't be forty for another 3 yrs
[quote][p][bold]Dubai-saints89[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Just google DEL BOY ,. Fc Sydney have not yet signed him and will have further talks on Wednesday. Get in there Nicola tell him what a wonderfull place SOUTHAMPTON is. We have Ocean Village where he can tie his boat up. We have The Isle of Wight, can match any of the little islands around the MED. We also have SAINTS F C. a club that is going places. What would he have in OZ. Football played on a round pitch were they keep picking the ball up and running with it. Watched by fans that would be more interested in the amber necter and B B Q'S. They got snakes down the loo that if you dont notice will bite your arse . And spiders that try to take over your shoes. NO CONTEST IN MY BOOK.[/p][/quote]Hope this is true! i really hope he chooses us.. the only thing they got over us is the weather and beaches! haha. i guess it depends what he wants, i fear that he might find the EPL to competitive and would rather settle down for a more laidback rubbish standard A- League football..sorry i mean "soccer"[/p][/quote]A bit unfair on "old" Kelvin he can save the occasional "fluffed penalty. But point taken we seem to have a blind spot when we need three more in defence e.g.goalie l.b c.b Maybe NC and NA are looking long term he won't be forty for another 3 yrs buster gutt
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3:47pm Tue 4 Sep 12

buster gutt says...

Dubai-saints89 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Just google DEL BOY ,. Fc Sydney have not yet signed him and will have further talks on Wednesday.
Get in there Nicola tell him what a wonderfull place SOUTHAMPTON is. We have Ocean Village where he can tie his boat up. We have The Isle of Wight, can match any of the little islands around the MED. We also have SAINTS F C. a club that is going places.

What would he have in OZ. Football played on a round pitch were they keep picking the ball up and running with it. Watched by fans that would be more interested in the amber necter and B B Q'S. They got snakes down the loo that if you dont notice will bite your arse . And spiders that try to take over your shoes. NO CONTEST IN MY BOOK.
Hope this is true! i really hope he chooses us..

the only thing they got over us is the weather and beaches! haha. i guess it depends what he wants, i fear that he might find the EPL to competitive and would rather settle down for a more laidback rubbish standard A- League football..sorry i mean "soccer"
A bit unfair on "old" Kelvin he can save the occasional "fluffed penalty. But point taken we seem to have a blind spot when we need three more in defence e.g.goalie l.b c.b
Maybe NC and NA are looking long term he won't be forty for another 3 yrs
[quote][p][bold]Dubai-saints89[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Just google DEL BOY ,. Fc Sydney have not yet signed him and will have further talks on Wednesday. Get in there Nicola tell him what a wonderfull place SOUTHAMPTON is. We have Ocean Village where he can tie his boat up. We have The Isle of Wight, can match any of the little islands around the MED. We also have SAINTS F C. a club that is going places. What would he have in OZ. Football played on a round pitch were they keep picking the ball up and running with it. Watched by fans that would be more interested in the amber necter and B B Q'S. They got snakes down the loo that if you dont notice will bite your arse . And spiders that try to take over your shoes. NO CONTEST IN MY BOOK.[/p][/quote]Hope this is true! i really hope he chooses us.. the only thing they got over us is the weather and beaches! haha. i guess it depends what he wants, i fear that he might find the EPL to competitive and would rather settle down for a more laidback rubbish standard A- League football..sorry i mean "soccer"[/p][/quote]A bit unfair on "old" Kelvin he can save the occasional "fluffed penalty. But point taken we seem to have a blind spot when we need three more in defence e.g.goalie l.b c.b Maybe NC and NA are looking long term he won't be forty for another 3 yrs buster gutt
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3:51pm Tue 4 Sep 12

NikkkoNik says...

Not sure if we have lost the plot, another striker. We only have so many slots on the pitch, which means someone else makes way. Perhaps we can play Rodriguez in left back, well he is not a left winger and we only paid £7M for, then we can play Mayuka in goal as he is not a centre forward, but could play there if there was a hit man next to him, Lambert or Rodriguez. I think Atkins is asking the cleaner to makes the subs and the tea lady about signings. Defence tactics, well that must down to the scarecrow on the roof that keeps the pigeons away. Scoring goals will help keep up in the Premier, but we have to score 4 to win! Once the Arsenal game is over pressure will build, if we lose to the Villa, 5 games and no points Atkins better start looking for a club. Anyway on the positive… We played some great football and outplayed the richest club in the world and recent league winners. I know this sounds funny, but I think the harder games will be against Villa, Stoke, Fulham QPR etc, they will not give an inch for us to play our nice stuff and will fight for every tackle (sorry went back to the negative). Get a Goalkeeper, West Ham played £1M for theirs who has played at this level for 10 years. The Man Utd left back won’t even get a game, Tottenham have 4 goalkeepers better than ours. Defends have to be much tighter and not jump in.
Not sure if we have lost the plot, another striker. We only have so many slots on the pitch, which means someone else makes way. Perhaps we can play Rodriguez in left back, well he is not a left winger and we only paid £7M for, then we can play Mayuka in goal as he is not a centre forward, but could play there if there was a hit man next to him, Lambert or Rodriguez. I think Atkins is asking the cleaner to makes the subs and the tea lady about signings. Defence tactics, well that must down to the scarecrow on the roof that keeps the pigeons away. Scoring goals will help keep up in the Premier, but we have to score 4 to win! Once the Arsenal game is over pressure will build, if we lose to the Villa, 5 games and no points Atkins better start looking for a club. Anyway on the positive… We played some great football and outplayed the richest club in the world and recent league winners. I know this sounds funny, but I think the harder games will be against Villa, Stoke, Fulham QPR etc, they will not give an inch for us to play our nice stuff and will fight for every tackle (sorry went back to the negative). Get a Goalkeeper, West Ham played £1M for theirs who has played at this level for 10 years. The Man Utd left back won’t even get a game, Tottenham have 4 goalkeepers better than ours. Defends have to be much tighter and not jump in. NikkkoNik
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3:55pm Tue 4 Sep 12

george chivers says...

timbersaint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Dickosfc wrote:
SaintPC wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one!
I third, fourth and fith that! Best post in ages.
6TH. LIKE
agreed best post in ages.
A very good post. My view at the start of the season was we would have between 1 and 4 points after game 6, Everton. Then we would start to pick up points on a more regular basis and finish between 12th and 15th. I also thought we needed 9 additional players to start the season with. Including 2 CB's and a LB. Personally I would have given Richardson a try, but not the other 3. Just my view.

Who knows what Nigel thought, none of us know that. But the thing that bothers me now is we appear to be bringing in players who have been selected by somebody else other than Nigel. A continental strategy, something I am not comfortable with. But it can be workable if the players are recruited early enough and the manager is happy managing on those terms.That hasn't been the case with Saints, some of the players have arrived well after the start of the season. Some are not here yet.

Just after the end of last season there was a feature article in The Sunday Times about Nicola Cortese. It stressed his close personal relationship with Roberto Di Matteo. How much he consulted him before he came to Saints and how close he and his family were to Di Matteo's and his family.

At the time Chelsea hadn't won the Champions League and it seemed to me Nigel could be on borrowed time if he didn't start well in the PL and Di Matteo could be a threat to him. Well of course things changed and Chelsea did win the CL and after a while Di Matteo was installed as Chelsea's manager on a permanent basis. So the threat disappeared; at least for a while.

But I fear if we do achieve what I felt we would achieve pre season in the first 6 games i.e. 1-4 points then I think Nigel will be at risk. Somebody will need to be blamed after the big spending in the summer. And it won't be Cortese who takes the rap.

So I agree it is time for patience and it is also time for supporters and fans to get behind the manager. Chant his name when we play Villa loud and clear. If you want to keep him, tell him! Lift him up, we need to motivate him as much as he needs to motivate the players.

If we don't get some points quickly Nigel could go from Hero to Zero by October. And as much as I don't want non mangers buying players, I want a new manager even less. Especially if his name, as some have suggested, is Harry Redknap.
[quote][p][bold]timbersaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dickosfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]I third, fourth and fith that! Best post in ages.[/p][/quote]6TH. LIKE[/p][/quote]agreed best post in ages.[/p][/quote]A very good post. My view at the start of the season was we would have between 1 and 4 points after game 6, Everton. Then we would start to pick up points on a more regular basis and finish between 12th and 15th. I also thought we needed 9 additional players to start the season with. Including 2 CB's and a LB. Personally I would have given Richardson a try, but not the other 3. Just my view. Who knows what Nigel thought, none of us know that. But the thing that bothers me now is we appear to be bringing in players who have been selected by somebody else other than Nigel. A continental strategy, something I am not comfortable with. But it can be workable if the players are recruited early enough and the manager is happy managing on those terms.That hasn't been the case with Saints, some of the players have arrived well after the start of the season. Some are not here yet. Just after the end of last season there was a feature article in The Sunday Times about Nicola Cortese. It stressed his close personal relationship with Roberto Di Matteo. How much he consulted him before he came to Saints and how close he and his family were to Di Matteo's and his family. At the time Chelsea hadn't won the Champions League and it seemed to me Nigel could be on borrowed time if he didn't start well in the PL and Di Matteo could be a threat to him. Well of course things changed and Chelsea did win the CL and after a while Di Matteo was installed as Chelsea's manager on a permanent basis. So the threat disappeared; at least for a while. But I fear if we do achieve what I felt we would achieve pre season in the first 6 games i.e. 1-4 points then I think Nigel will be at risk. Somebody will need to be blamed after the big spending in the summer. And it won't be Cortese who takes the rap. So I agree it is time for patience and it is also time for supporters and fans to get behind the manager. Chant his name when we play Villa loud and clear. If you want to keep him, tell him! Lift him up, we need to motivate him as much as he needs to motivate the players. If we don't get some points quickly Nigel could go from Hero to Zero by October. And as much as I don't want non mangers buying players, I want a new manager even less. Especially if his name, as some have suggested, is Harry Redknap. george chivers
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4:05pm Tue 4 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

Come on Bournemouth.
Come on Bournemouth. mack chinnon
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4:09pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Saint Joe says...

Why the hell do we need another forward ?and not one who`s 37 its plain as the nose on your face Its Centre back we need And a L B .....We can all see the problem, so come on Nigel get a couple of loan players in , and sure that weak defence as we have no options at the back Don`t forget NA its your neck on the block ..........So lets do something fast.............
Why the hell do we need another forward ?and not one who`s 37 its plain as the nose on your face Its Centre back we need And a L B .....We can all see the problem, so come on Nigel get a couple of loan players in , and sure that weak defence as we have no options at the back Don`t forget NA its your neck on the block ..........So lets do something fast............. Saint Joe
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4:11pm Tue 4 Sep 12

loosehead says...

I don't understand all this Scholes changed the game attitude?
From what I saw it was more like Adkins substitutions changed the game.
Ask yourself's this why with a reactive team with almost everyone in defence how come no one marked Van Persie?
for the changes to work we needed an organised defence & we definitely didn't have that.
most teams that's down to the Keeper to organise so why isn't ours?
Will another striker/attacking midfielder improve our defence?
It's great bringing in big name signings but what about big name signings in defence?
Adkins seems to be giving the team that got us promoted a chance but will that chance cost us our place in the Premiership?
I don't understand all this Scholes changed the game attitude? From what I saw it was more like Adkins substitutions changed the game. Ask yourself's this why with a reactive team with almost everyone in defence how come no one marked Van Persie? for the changes to work we needed an organised defence & we definitely didn't have that. most teams that's down to the Keeper to organise so why isn't ours? Will another striker/attacking midfielder improve our defence? It's great bringing in big name signings but what about big name signings in defence? Adkins seems to be giving the team that got us promoted a chance but will that chance cost us our place in the Premiership? loosehead
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4:12pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintshorse101 says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
The bookies say NA will be the first Premier League Manager to be sacked and Saints will be relegated. There is no partisanship with the bookies, they look at form, the facts and the management of the Club The form is played 3 won 0 lost 3,including what should have been a home banker against Wigan against, 8 = 101 goals against in the Season. The facts Saints don't recognise the holes in their defence and the management doesn't know what it is doing by pursuing a 37 year old, over the hill striker, we might as well bring LeTiss back, at least he would sell a few of the obnoxious Liverpool circa 1970 strip probably a lot more than if we buy DelBoy!!
tebourba youi said "we"? i for 1 minute dont think you are a saints fan!
a saints fan would not keep calling for nc to sack na and then to fall on his own sword?
you keep saying that the bookies have put us as favourites to go down and first to sack the manager, you are right! but just for that reason!
have you noticed that bookies can get it wrong! yes i know strange that isnt it. do you remember last season? were saints favourite to get promoted? guess what we were not! wow the shock!
west hoof, Leicester 6/4
brum, forest 3/1
reading 100/30
middlesbrough 4/1
ipswich 5/1
cardiff/saints 11/2
so thats 7 yes 7 teams that according to the bookies should have been promoted before us. yes reading and hoof were but that still leaves 5 others and hoof only managed it via the play-offs.
dont think just cause the bookies say we will go down and sack the manager first thats whats going to happen!
bookies use a lot of guess work at the start of the season and the odds will change dramatically by christmas.
to keep bringing up the odds like this is just a sad attempt to try to wind us up, try a different tatic cause this aint working fool!
COYR`s
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: The bookies say NA will be the first Premier League Manager to be sacked and Saints will be relegated. There is no partisanship with the bookies, they look at form, the facts and the management of the Club The form is played 3 won 0 lost 3,including what should have been a home banker against Wigan against, 8 = 101 goals against in the Season. The facts Saints don't recognise the holes in their defence and the management doesn't know what it is doing by pursuing a 37 year old, over the hill striker, we might as well bring LeTiss back, at least he would sell a few of the obnoxious Liverpool circa 1970 strip probably a lot more than if we buy DelBoy!![/p][/quote]tebourba youi said "we"? i for 1 minute dont think you are a saints fan! a saints fan would not keep calling for nc to sack na and then to fall on his own sword? you keep saying that the bookies have put us as favourites to go down and first to sack the manager, you are right! but just for that reason! have you noticed that bookies can get it wrong! yes i know strange that isnt it. do you remember last season? were saints favourite to get promoted? guess what we were not! wow the shock! west hoof, Leicester 6/4 brum, forest 3/1 reading 100/30 middlesbrough 4/1 ipswich 5/1 cardiff/saints 11/2 so thats 7 yes 7 teams that according to the bookies should have been promoted before us. yes reading and hoof were but that still leaves 5 others and hoof only managed it via the play-offs. dont think just cause the bookies say we will go down and sack the manager first thats whats going to happen! bookies use a lot of guess work at the start of the season and the odds will change dramatically by christmas. to keep bringing up the odds like this is just a sad attempt to try to wind us up, try a different tatic cause this aint working fool! COYR`s saintshorse101
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4:13pm Tue 4 Sep 12

teddrake says...

SaintPC wrote:
My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!).

No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc.

These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton.

NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying.

When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club.

So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up.

We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time.

We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that.

Together as one!
I agree entirely - thank you for expressing some well considered points. This is a WONDERFUL period for Saints - we've got a fantastic chairman, a brilliant manager (how wonderful it must be to go into work every day with Nigel in charge!) and some superb players... we've got the best twisty-turny, loyal captain you could hope for; a brilliant centre forward, an excellent defensive midfielder in Morgan Schneider- Trophy, a future England right-back, a really great defender in Yoshida Maya... we've got a lightning-quick goal-scorer in Mayuka and we've just signed an AMAZINGLY skillful player in Gaston Ramirez. There may be weaknesses in the team, but so what? We've had weaknesses in the team every single season since the club was founded! So has every club! We will do really well this season - so let's enjoy following the team and (above all) enjoy ourselves!
[quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]I agree entirely - thank you for expressing some well considered points. This is a WONDERFUL period for Saints - we've got a fantastic chairman, a brilliant manager (how wonderful it must be to go into work every day with Nigel in charge!) and some superb players... we've got the best twisty-turny, loyal captain you could hope for; a brilliant centre forward, an excellent defensive midfielder in Morgan Schneider- Trophy, a future England right-back, a really great defender in Yoshida Maya... we've got a lightning-quick goal-scorer in Mayuka and we've just signed an AMAZINGLY skillful player in Gaston Ramirez. There may be weaknesses in the team, but so what? We've had weaknesses in the team every single season since the club was founded! So has every club! We will do really well this season - so let's enjoy following the team and (above all) enjoy ourselves! teddrake
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4:14pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Warsash patriot says...

NikkkoNik wrote:
Not sure if we have lost the plot, another striker. We only have so many slots on the pitch, which means someone else makes way. Perhaps we can play Rodriguez in left back, well he is not a left winger and we only paid £7M for, then we can play Mayuka in goal as he is not a centre forward, but could play there if there was a hit man next to him, Lambert or Rodriguez. I think Atkins is asking the cleaner to makes the subs and the tea lady about signings. Defence tactics, well that must down to the scarecrow on the roof that keeps the pigeons away. Scoring goals will help keep up in the Premier, but we have to score 4 to win! Once the Arsenal game is over pressure will build, if we lose to the Villa, 5 games and no points Atkins better start looking for a club. Anyway on the positive… We played some great football and outplayed the richest club in the world and recent league winners. I know this sounds funny, but I think the harder games will be against Villa, Stoke, Fulham QPR etc, they will not give an inch for us to play our nice stuff and will fight for every tackle (sorry went back to the negative). Get a Goalkeeper, West Ham played £1M for theirs who has played at this level for 10 years. The Man Utd left back won’t even get a game, Tottenham have 4 goalkeepers better than ours. Defends have to be much tighter and not jump in.
I think your missing the point its not what del piero is (a striker) thats not what Saints need or want at this time but it is what he can bring to the club. I am a massive Del Piero fan the influence he can give to our younger stars is incalculable and attracting young talented footballers is what it is all about not too mention the millions of pounds in sponsorship television rights please Saints fans think bigger than what we have then you might see the potential NC is looking for
[quote][p][bold]NikkkoNik[/bold] wrote: Not sure if we have lost the plot, another striker. We only have so many slots on the pitch, which means someone else makes way. Perhaps we can play Rodriguez in left back, well he is not a left winger and we only paid £7M for, then we can play Mayuka in goal as he is not a centre forward, but could play there if there was a hit man next to him, Lambert or Rodriguez. I think Atkins is asking the cleaner to makes the subs and the tea lady about signings. Defence tactics, well that must down to the scarecrow on the roof that keeps the pigeons away. Scoring goals will help keep up in the Premier, but we have to score 4 to win! Once the Arsenal game is over pressure will build, if we lose to the Villa, 5 games and no points Atkins better start looking for a club. Anyway on the positive… We played some great football and outplayed the richest club in the world and recent league winners. I know this sounds funny, but I think the harder games will be against Villa, Stoke, Fulham QPR etc, they will not give an inch for us to play our nice stuff and will fight for every tackle (sorry went back to the negative). Get a Goalkeeper, West Ham played £1M for theirs who has played at this level for 10 years. The Man Utd left back won’t even get a game, Tottenham have 4 goalkeepers better than ours. Defends have to be much tighter and not jump in.[/p][/quote]I think your missing the point its not what del piero is (a striker) thats not what Saints need or want at this time but it is what he can bring to the club. I am a massive Del Piero fan the influence he can give to our younger stars is incalculable and attracting young talented footballers is what it is all about not too mention the millions of pounds in sponsorship television rights please Saints fans think bigger than what we have then you might see the potential NC is looking for Warsash patriot
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4:16pm Tue 4 Sep 12

SFC1976 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
On Twitter it says the Team that has covered the most distance so far on the pitch 195.18 miles. Saints. Men on a Mission or headless chickens, you choose.
Headless chickens have been to any of our games because I have and we are far from that we have been fantastic in 2 games against two of the best teams in the country.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: On Twitter it says the Team that has covered the most distance so far on the pitch 195.18 miles. Saints. Men on a Mission or headless chickens, you choose.[/p][/quote]Headless chickens have been to any of our games because I have and we are far from that we have been fantastic in 2 games against two of the best teams in the country. SFC1976
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4:16pm Tue 4 Sep 12

SaintPC says...

george chivers wrote:
timbersaint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Dickosfc wrote:
SaintPC wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one!
I third, fourth and fith that! Best post in ages.
6TH. LIKE
agreed best post in ages.
A very good post. My view at the start of the season was we would have between 1 and 4 points after game 6, Everton. Then we would start to pick up points on a more regular basis and finish between 12th and 15th. I also thought we needed 9 additional players to start the season with. Including 2 CB's and a LB. Personally I would have given Richardson a try, but not the other 3. Just my view.

Who knows what Nigel thought, none of us know that. But the thing that bothers me now is we appear to be bringing in players who have been selected by somebody else other than Nigel. A continental strategy, something I am not comfortable with. But it can be workable if the players are recruited early enough and the manager is happy managing on those terms.That hasn't been the case with Saints, some of the players have arrived well after the start of the season. Some are not here yet.

Just after the end of last season there was a feature article in The Sunday Times about Nicola Cortese. It stressed his close personal relationship with Roberto Di Matteo. How much he consulted him before he came to Saints and how close he and his family were to Di Matteo's and his family.

At the time Chelsea hadn't won the Champions League and it seemed to me Nigel could be on borrowed time if he didn't start well in the PL and Di Matteo could be a threat to him. Well of course things changed and Chelsea did win the CL and after a while Di Matteo was installed as Chelsea's manager on a permanent basis. So the threat disappeared; at least for a while.

But I fear if we do achieve what I felt we would achieve pre season in the first 6 games i.e. 1-4 points then I think Nigel will be at risk. Somebody will need to be blamed after the big spending in the summer. And it won't be Cortese who takes the rap.

So I agree it is time for patience and it is also time for supporters and fans to get behind the manager. Chant his name when we play Villa loud and clear. If you want to keep him, tell him! Lift him up, we need to motivate him as much as he needs to motivate the players.

If we don't get some points quickly Nigel could go from Hero to Zero by October. And as much as I don't want non mangers buying players, I want a new manager even less. Especially if his name, as some have suggested, is Harry Redknap.
I totally agree with you on the player front. I felt that we needed (amongst others) 2 CB's and a LB. We got 1 CB.

However, it might be that Luke Shaw is considered to be good enough to step up, and that he is the LB that NA wants to be pushing, and ultimately replacing, Fox for the starting berth.

As it happens Shaw has been injured then ill, so hasnt quite had the chance to push for that spot. The lack of another CB is harder to explain, but I am sure there were plans in place but maybe we just didn't get to sign who we wanted?

All is not lost though, Yoshida will be with us shortly and looks a good prospect, Shaw will be fit soon and hopefully pushing to start - who can argue that JWP isn't good enough given his performances over the last few matches! He has been superb, and Shaw is rated much more highly that he is - it is a catch 22, as to attract the best youth players they need to be seen to be given a direct route to the first team. So, as Nigel has said, he needs to be brave enough to select Shaw and play him - it might just be that he hasn't quite been fit enough yet to do that.

A really good point to make is that we need to chant for Nigel, let him know we are right behind him, and his methods. I love watching Saints play the football they do, with the younger players given a chance, and I wouldn't change that even if we are still bottom at Christmas. I know a lot of the fans would do, which is a shame.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]timbersaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dickosfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]I third, fourth and fith that! Best post in ages.[/p][/quote]6TH. LIKE[/p][/quote]agreed best post in ages.[/p][/quote]A very good post. My view at the start of the season was we would have between 1 and 4 points after game 6, Everton. Then we would start to pick up points on a more regular basis and finish between 12th and 15th. I also thought we needed 9 additional players to start the season with. Including 2 CB's and a LB. Personally I would have given Richardson a try, but not the other 3. Just my view. Who knows what Nigel thought, none of us know that. But the thing that bothers me now is we appear to be bringing in players who have been selected by somebody else other than Nigel. A continental strategy, something I am not comfortable with. But it can be workable if the players are recruited early enough and the manager is happy managing on those terms.That hasn't been the case with Saints, some of the players have arrived well after the start of the season. Some are not here yet. Just after the end of last season there was a feature article in The Sunday Times about Nicola Cortese. It stressed his close personal relationship with Roberto Di Matteo. How much he consulted him before he came to Saints and how close he and his family were to Di Matteo's and his family. At the time Chelsea hadn't won the Champions League and it seemed to me Nigel could be on borrowed time if he didn't start well in the PL and Di Matteo could be a threat to him. Well of course things changed and Chelsea did win the CL and after a while Di Matteo was installed as Chelsea's manager on a permanent basis. So the threat disappeared; at least for a while. But I fear if we do achieve what I felt we would achieve pre season in the first 6 games i.e. 1-4 points then I think Nigel will be at risk. Somebody will need to be blamed after the big spending in the summer. And it won't be Cortese who takes the rap. So I agree it is time for patience and it is also time for supporters and fans to get behind the manager. Chant his name when we play Villa loud and clear. If you want to keep him, tell him! Lift him up, we need to motivate him as much as he needs to motivate the players. If we don't get some points quickly Nigel could go from Hero to Zero by October. And as much as I don't want non mangers buying players, I want a new manager even less. Especially if his name, as some have suggested, is Harry Redknap.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with you on the player front. I felt that we needed (amongst others) 2 CB's and a LB. We got 1 CB. However, it might be that Luke Shaw is considered to be good enough to step up, and that he is the LB that NA wants to be pushing, and ultimately replacing, Fox for the starting berth. As it happens Shaw has been injured then ill, so hasnt quite had the chance to push for that spot. The lack of another CB is harder to explain, but I am sure there were plans in place but maybe we just didn't get to sign who we wanted? All is not lost though, Yoshida will be with us shortly and looks a good prospect, Shaw will be fit soon and hopefully pushing to start - who can argue that JWP isn't good enough given his performances over the last few matches! He has been superb, and Shaw is rated much more highly that he is - it is a catch 22, as to attract the best youth players they need to be seen to be given a direct route to the first team. So, as Nigel has said, he needs to be brave enough to select Shaw and play him - it might just be that he hasn't quite been fit enough yet to do that. A really good point to make is that we need to chant for Nigel, let him know we are right behind him, and his methods. I love watching Saints play the football they do, with the younger players given a chance, and I wouldn't change that even if we are still bottom at Christmas. I know a lot of the fans would do, which is a shame. SaintPC
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4:26pm Tue 4 Sep 12

westfordUSAsaints says...

teddrake wrote:
SaintPC wrote:
My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!).

No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc.

These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton.

NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying.

When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club.

So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up.

We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time.

We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that.

Together as one!
I agree entirely - thank you for expressing some well considered points. This is a WONDERFUL period for Saints - we've got a fantastic chairman, a brilliant manager (how wonderful it must be to go into work every day with Nigel in charge!) and some superb players... we've got the best twisty-turny, loyal captain you could hope for; a brilliant centre forward, an excellent defensive midfielder in Morgan Schneider- Trophy, a future England right-back, a really great defender in Yoshida Maya... we've got a lightning-quick goal-scorer in Mayuka and we've just signed an AMAZINGLY skillful player in Gaston Ramirez. There may be weaknesses in the team, but so what? We've had weaknesses in the team every single season since the club was founded! So has every club! We will do really well this season - so let's enjoy following the team and (above all) enjoy ourselves!
We will be just fine this year, let's see how things look come Jan 1st! Then we can really see ho we are doing.

Wigan were crap early on last year, clear favs to go down, so were Swansea, and then look how they kicked on.

Weakness, did you see the weakness we exposed in Man Utd on Sunday, how about City a few weeks ago? We made both of them look ordinary for 80 minutes. Oh yes, forgot, they have won a few things recently haven't they?

We were undone by a 37 year old world class player and a world class striker who was unplayable on Sunday.

I wonder how many of you nay sayers will be back on here eating your words in a few months time.
[quote][p][bold]teddrake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]I agree entirely - thank you for expressing some well considered points. This is a WONDERFUL period for Saints - we've got a fantastic chairman, a brilliant manager (how wonderful it must be to go into work every day with Nigel in charge!) and some superb players... we've got the best twisty-turny, loyal captain you could hope for; a brilliant centre forward, an excellent defensive midfielder in Morgan Schneider- Trophy, a future England right-back, a really great defender in Yoshida Maya... we've got a lightning-quick goal-scorer in Mayuka and we've just signed an AMAZINGLY skillful player in Gaston Ramirez. There may be weaknesses in the team, but so what? We've had weaknesses in the team every single season since the club was founded! So has every club! We will do really well this season - so let's enjoy following the team and (above all) enjoy ourselves![/p][/quote]We will be just fine this year, let's see how things look come Jan 1st! Then we can really see ho we are doing. Wigan were crap early on last year, clear favs to go down, so were Swansea, and then look how they kicked on. Weakness, did you see the weakness we exposed in Man Utd on Sunday, how about City a few weeks ago? We made both of them look ordinary for 80 minutes. Oh yes, forgot, they have won a few things recently haven't they? We were undone by a 37 year old world class player and a world class striker who was unplayable on Sunday. I wonder how many of you nay sayers will be back on here eating your words in a few months time. westfordUSAsaints
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4:33pm Tue 4 Sep 12

TEBOURBA says...

George Chivers made some excellent points.
I wouldn't trust NC as far as I could spit particularly after his treatment of AP.
Watch out NA the Mafia are watching and are ready to pounce!
George Chivers made some excellent points. I wouldn't trust NC as far as I could spit particularly after his treatment of AP. Watch out NA the Mafia are watching and are ready to pounce! TEBOURBA
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4:43pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Vicboy says...

teddrake wrote:
SaintPC wrote:
My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!).

No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc.

These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton.

NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying.

When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club.

So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up.

We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time.

We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that.

Together as one!
I agree entirely - thank you for expressing some well considered points. This is a WONDERFUL period for Saints - we've got a fantastic chairman, a brilliant manager (how wonderful it must be to go into work every day with Nigel in charge!) and some superb players... we've got the best twisty-turny, loyal captain you could hope for; a brilliant centre forward, an excellent defensive midfielder in Morgan Schneider- Trophy, a future England right-back, a really great defender in Yoshida Maya... we've got a lightning-quick goal-scorer in Mayuka and we've just signed an AMAZINGLY skillful player in Gaston Ramirez. There may be weaknesses in the team, but so what? We've had weaknesses in the team every single season since the club was founded! So has every club! We will do really well this season - so let's enjoy following the team and (above all) enjoy ourselves!
Well said and just to put things in perspective if Arsenal had started the 2011-2012 season with these three fixtures they'd have had zero points, GF 2 and GA 5.We're doing fine especially when you look at some of the drubbings the Manchester clubs dished out last season and realize we came really close to taking points off them!
[quote][p][bold]teddrake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]I agree entirely - thank you for expressing some well considered points. This is a WONDERFUL period for Saints - we've got a fantastic chairman, a brilliant manager (how wonderful it must be to go into work every day with Nigel in charge!) and some superb players... we've got the best twisty-turny, loyal captain you could hope for; a brilliant centre forward, an excellent defensive midfielder in Morgan Schneider- Trophy, a future England right-back, a really great defender in Yoshida Maya... we've got a lightning-quick goal-scorer in Mayuka and we've just signed an AMAZINGLY skillful player in Gaston Ramirez. There may be weaknesses in the team, but so what? We've had weaknesses in the team every single season since the club was founded! So has every club! We will do really well this season - so let's enjoy following the team and (above all) enjoy ourselves![/p][/quote]Well said and just to put things in perspective if Arsenal had started the 2011-2012 season with these three fixtures they'd have had zero points, GF 2 and GA 5.We're doing fine especially when you look at some of the drubbings the Manchester clubs dished out last season and realize we came really close to taking points off them! Vicboy
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4:53pm Tue 4 Sep 12

TEBOURBA says...

NA will be sacked and Saints will be relegated if they do not replace KD with a world class goalkeeper and strengthen the defence
The time for action is NOW, not when we are languishing at the bottom of the league, 10 points adrift of everyone else.
The interest in DelBoy just shows the lack of joined up thinking by the Saints management who appear to be more interested in the income from selling shirts with DelBoy's name on than staying in the premiership.
NA will be sacked and Saints will be relegated if they do not replace KD with a world class goalkeeper and strengthen the defence The time for action is NOW, not when we are languishing at the bottom of the league, 10 points adrift of everyone else. The interest in DelBoy just shows the lack of joined up thinking by the Saints management who appear to be more interested in the income from selling shirts with DelBoy's name on than staying in the premiership. TEBOURBA
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4:58pm Tue 4 Sep 12

TEBOURBA says...

To all those who joyfully say Saints came close to beating Man C and Man U, well I came close to winning the Lottery last week but I didn't and still have to go to work!
Coming close counts for nothing and if perpetuated will lead to relegation!
To all those who joyfully say Saints came close to beating Man C and Man U, well I came close to winning the Lottery last week but I didn't and still have to go to work! Coming close counts for nothing and if perpetuated will lead to relegation! TEBOURBA
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5:09pm Tue 4 Sep 12

german saint says...

i have to agree with the above.... we are where we are and for that we thank you but its time to hand over the reigns to a more expeinced person before its too late.. who that might be is still unclear but it can only benefit the club in the long run... this is what happens and can only strengthen our intent..... coyr
i have to agree with the above.... we are where we are and for that we thank you but its time to hand over the reigns to a more expeinced person before its too late.. who that might be is still unclear but it can only benefit the club in the long run... this is what happens and can only strengthen our intent..... coyr german saint
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5:11pm Tue 4 Sep 12

slugger says...

numptie alert !
numptie alert ! slugger
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5:15pm Tue 4 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
To all those who joyfully say Saints came close to beating Man C and Man U, well I came close to winning the Lottery last week but I didn't and still have to go to work!
Coming close counts for nothing and if perpetuated will lead to relegation!
come on crawley !!
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: To all those who joyfully say Saints came close to beating Man C and Man U, well I came close to winning the Lottery last week but I didn't and still have to go to work! Coming close counts for nothing and if perpetuated will lead to relegation![/p][/quote]come on crawley !! angus mc coatup
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5:15pm Tue 4 Sep 12

st1halo says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
The bookies say NA will be the first Premier League Manager to be sacked and Saints will be relegated.
There is no partisanship with the bookies, they look at form, the facts and the management of the Club
The form is played 3 won 0 lost 3,including what should have been a home banker against Wigan against, 8 = 101 goals against in the Season.
The facts Saints don't recognise the holes in their defence and the management doesn't know what it is doing by pursuing a 37 year old, over the hill striker, we might as well bring LeTiss back, at least he would sell a few of the obnoxious Liverpool circa 1970 strip probably a lot more than if we buy DelBoy!!
Not being funny mate but the bookies change their odds every week. If we spanked Arsenal and Villa with cricket scores next they would have us favourites to win the title. So its not advisable to judge your club by what the bookies say

STID
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: The bookies say NA will be the first Premier League Manager to be sacked and Saints will be relegated. There is no partisanship with the bookies, they look at form, the facts and the management of the Club The form is played 3 won 0 lost 3,including what should have been a home banker against Wigan against, 8 = 101 goals against in the Season. The facts Saints don't recognise the holes in their defence and the management doesn't know what it is doing by pursuing a 37 year old, over the hill striker, we might as well bring LeTiss back, at least he would sell a few of the obnoxious Liverpool circa 1970 strip probably a lot more than if we buy DelBoy!![/p][/quote]Not being funny mate but the bookies change their odds every week. If we spanked Arsenal and Villa with cricket scores next they would have us favourites to win the title. So its not advisable to judge your club by what the bookies say STID st1halo
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5:16pm Tue 4 Sep 12

german saint says...

slugger wrote:
numptie alert !
yeah slugger.... its a mirror
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: numptie alert ![/p][/quote]yeah slugger.... its a mirror german saint
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5:18pm Tue 4 Sep 12

JohnItaly says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
George Chivers made some excellent points.
I wouldn't trust NC as far as I could spit particularly after his treatment of AP.
Watch out NA the Mafia are watching and are ready to pounce!
What ever my views are of NC, and I have my concerns, I strongly suspect the departure of AP had little to do with football.

One cannot argue for a second that since his arrival Saints have gone from strength to strength and the club seems to building strongly for the future.

If, as some are arguing, NA has little by way of influence in terms of transfer activity then the success he has achieved to-date is to be applauded even more than it already has been.

A strong management TEAM is essential in any business and consistency in that team vital. I sincerely hope that NC does not follow the example of many Chairmen / CEOs and swop and change 1st team coaches (managers they are not these days) as soon as results are poor. If the next few results go against us them I suspect we will find out NC's attitude in this respect.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: George Chivers made some excellent points. I wouldn't trust NC as far as I could spit particularly after his treatment of AP. Watch out NA the Mafia are watching and are ready to pounce![/p][/quote]What ever my views are of NC, and I have my concerns, I strongly suspect the departure of AP had little to do with football. One cannot argue for a second that since his arrival Saints have gone from strength to strength and the club seems to building strongly for the future. If, as some are arguing, NA has little by way of influence in terms of transfer activity then the success he has achieved to-date is to be applauded even more than it already has been. A strong management TEAM is essential in any business and consistency in that team vital. I sincerely hope that NC does not follow the example of many Chairmen / CEOs and swop and change 1st team coaches (managers they are not these days) as soon as results are poor. If the next few results go against us them I suspect we will find out NC's attitude in this respect. JohnItaly
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5:19pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

I hope this gets sorted tomorrow.Im bored and it's distracting attention from the rest of the squad and the formulation of our best eleven.

So everybody .... when exactly, given the current confirmed purchases and squad, will NA be able to field his best team? Will it be at Arsenal or the next game ... and what is the best squad (from existing known players) ?
I hope this gets sorted tomorrow.Im bored and it's distracting attention from the rest of the squad and the formulation of our best eleven. So everybody .... when exactly, given the current confirmed purchases and squad, will NA be able to field his best team? Will it be at Arsenal or the next game ... and what is the best squad (from existing known players) ? Alicesdad
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5:20pm Tue 4 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
NA will be sacked and Saints will be relegated if they do not replace KD with a world class goalkeeper and strengthen the defence
The time for action is NOW, not when we are languishing at the bottom of the league, 10 points adrift of everyone else.
The interest in DelBoy just shows the lack of joined up thinking by the Saints management who appear to be more interested in the income from selling shirts with DelBoy's name on than staying in the premiership.
come on bournemouth!!!
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: NA will be sacked and Saints will be relegated if they do not replace KD with a world class goalkeeper and strengthen the defence The time for action is NOW, not when we are languishing at the bottom of the league, 10 points adrift of everyone else. The interest in DelBoy just shows the lack of joined up thinking by the Saints management who appear to be more interested in the income from selling shirts with DelBoy's name on than staying in the premiership.[/p][/quote]come on bournemouth!!! angus mc coatup
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5:21pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

This is a joke . We **** need centre halves when is cortese going to stop meddling with NA team .
This is a joke . We **** need centre halves when is cortese going to stop meddling with NA team . Enock84
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5:22pm Tue 4 Sep 12

slugger says...

german saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
numptie alert !
yeah slugger.... its a mirror
is it ?
[quote][p][bold]german saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: numptie alert ![/p][/quote]yeah slugger.... its a mirror[/p][/quote]is it ? slugger
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5:22pm Tue 4 Sep 12

up saints says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
To all those who joyfully say Saints came close to beating Man C and Man U, well I came close to winning the Lottery last week but I didn't and still have to go to work!
Coming close counts for nothing and if perpetuated will lead to relegation!
must agree with this quote you get no points for playing well for 80 min.even if at times it was backs to the wall.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: To all those who joyfully say Saints came close to beating Man C and Man U, well I came close to winning the Lottery last week but I didn't and still have to go to work! Coming close counts for nothing and if perpetuated will lead to relegation![/p][/quote]must agree with this quote you get no points for playing well for 80 min.even if at times it was backs to the wall. up saints
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5:25pm Tue 4 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

Enock84 wrote:
This is a joke . We **** need centre halves when is cortese going to stop meddling with NA team .
come on bournemouth!!!
[quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: This is a joke . We **** need centre halves when is cortese going to stop meddling with NA team .[/p][/quote]come on bournemouth!!! angus mc coatup
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5:26pm Tue 4 Sep 12

slugger says...

at least 4 non fans on here , easy to spot .
at least 4 non fans on here , easy to spot . slugger
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5:28pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

Come on bournemouTh lol Angus get of our forum u bent ****
Come on bournemouTh lol Angus get of our forum u bent **** Enock84
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5:30pm Tue 4 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

Enock84 wrote:
Come on bournemouTh lol Angus get of our forum u bent ****
come on crawley!!!
OUR forum?
[quote][p][bold]Enock84[/bold] wrote: Come on bournemouTh lol Angus get of our forum u bent ****[/p][/quote]come on crawley!!! OUR forum? angus mc coatup
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5:33pm Tue 4 Sep 12

slugger says...

for the record , i don't think we need del piero , we do still need to bolster our defence .
for the record , i don't think we need del piero , we do still need to bolster our defence . slugger
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5:36pm Tue 4 Sep 12

JohnItaly says...

slugger wrote:
for the record , i don't think we need del piero , we do still need to bolster our defence .
Looks like we'll not get him anyway. According to Sky he is talking to Olympiakos.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: for the record , i don't think we need del piero , we do still need to bolster our defence .[/p][/quote]Looks like we'll not get him anyway. According to Sky he is talking to Olympiakos. JohnItaly
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5:37pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintshorse101 says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
George Chivers made some excellent points. I wouldn't trust NC as far as I could spit particularly after his treatment of AP. Watch out NA the Mafia are watching and are ready to pounce!
no but you dont have to trust him do you!
chainrai will be your chairman!
i trust him to totally rip whats left of poopey apart!


if we got in 2-3 cb`s and 1-2 lb`s and 2 more gk`s this summer then all the whingers and moaners on here would be telling us how our front line and wingers are our weak point! you are allways going to get some players who are better than others its the nature of the game! liverpool`s fans are moaning the lack of forwards in their team other fans moaning about their teams lack of (chose any position).
teams have weaknesses and strengths, we all know them, we dont need to be reminded of them in every article. this is an article about the possibility of 1 of the greatest players the world has known joining us we should be happy about it. instead lots of comments about the lack of this that and the other.
everyone has the right to comment on the teams they support but i dont get why some have to moan and groan all the time. we have been given the toughest start to a season i can remember and have lost the first 3 games and i could not be happier!
we are in the prem we are signing big name players/linked with others, we have a great setup from owners to chairman, manager,coaches, scouts, players and youth team. we are investing heavily in the training ground and academy, and we will soon be pushing our way up the league.
look at where we have been and look at what we went through, and look at where we are now.
why after all that has happened do people feel the need to moan about certain players and positions and call for the manager to be sacked after just 3 games? but i suppose some are not happy unless moaning, me i like to think about the positives and only worry about the negatives when they become a big concern. i know not the working relationship between nc and na and i feel that 99.9% of posters on here are the same, so i trust them to run the club as they have done so well over the last couple of years.
its going to be one hell of a ride this season and i for one am going to enjoy every last second.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: George Chivers made some excellent points. I wouldn't trust NC as far as I could spit particularly after his treatment of AP. Watch out NA the Mafia are watching and are ready to pounce![/p][/quote]no but you dont have to trust him do you! chainrai will be your chairman! i trust him to totally rip whats left of poopey apart! if we got in 2-3 cb`s and 1-2 lb`s and 2 more gk`s this summer then all the whingers and moaners on here would be telling us how our front line and wingers are our weak point! you are allways going to get some players who are better than others its the nature of the game! liverpool`s fans are moaning the lack of forwards in their team other fans moaning about their teams lack of (chose any position). teams have weaknesses and strengths, we all know them, we dont need to be reminded of them in every article. this is an article about the possibility of 1 of the greatest players the world has known joining us we should be happy about it. instead lots of comments about the lack of this that and the other. everyone has the right to comment on the teams they support but i dont get why some have to moan and groan all the time. we have been given the toughest start to a season i can remember and have lost the first 3 games and i could not be happier! we are in the prem we are signing big name players/linked with others, we have a great setup from owners to chairman, manager,coaches, scouts, players and youth team. we are investing heavily in the training ground and academy, and we will soon be pushing our way up the league. look at where we have been and look at what we went through, and look at where we are now. why after all that has happened do people feel the need to moan about certain players and positions and call for the manager to be sacked after just 3 games? but i suppose some are not happy unless moaning, me i like to think about the positives and only worry about the negatives when they become a big concern. i know not the working relationship between nc and na and i feel that 99.9% of posters on here are the same, so i trust them to run the club as they have done so well over the last couple of years. its going to be one hell of a ride this season and i for one am going to enjoy every last second. saintshorse101
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5:39pm Tue 4 Sep 12

westfordUSAsaints says...

german saint wrote:
i have to agree with the above.... we are where we are and for that we thank you but its time to hand over the reigns to a more expeinced person before its too late.. who that might be is still unclear but it can only benefit the club in the long run... this is what happens and can only strengthen our intent..... coyr
Careful what you wish for. Who's out there, Harry, you want him back, or maybe Hoddle?
[quote][p][bold]german saint[/bold] wrote: i have to agree with the above.... we are where we are and for that we thank you but its time to hand over the reigns to a more expeinced person before its too late.. who that might be is still unclear but it can only benefit the club in the long run... this is what happens and can only strengthen our intent..... coyr[/p][/quote]Careful what you wish for. Who's out there, Harry, you want him back, or maybe Hoddle? westfordUSAsaints
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5:41pm Tue 4 Sep 12

westfordUSAsaints says...

slugger wrote:
for the record , i don't think we need del piero , we do still need to bolster our defence .
Well, we can't now, can we. So, we have to deal with what we have until the window opens up again.

I predict that come Jan, we will be doing just fine and everyone will be moaning about Gaston not being worth the money.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: for the record , i don't think we need del piero , we do still need to bolster our defence .[/p][/quote]Well, we can't now, can we. So, we have to deal with what we have until the window opens up again. I predict that come Jan, we will be doing just fine and everyone will be moaning about Gaston not being worth the money. westfordUSAsaints
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5:42pm Tue 4 Sep 12

westfordUSAsaints says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
reading some of the posts on here makes me wonder what a club has to acheive before the doom mongers come out in force.
some of you should hang your heads in shame.
going by some twisted logic i'v read on here we should sack the groundsman for watering the pitch and making clyne slip for the first united goal.
sack cortese for spending thirty mill,
sac adkins for not winning against top premier teams.
we should cancel clynes contract for falling over in first place.
boody hell!!
some people need to get a grip this team aint the finished article yet is it. And i think the powers that be are well aware of that fact and are drawing up a plan to sort that out.
some of you lot should be running the country with your infinit knowledge and know all posturing.
don't you think that the club tried to get a couple of defenders in before the dead line.adkins said as much on the day.they obviously coudln't get the right deal or the right player so we go with what we've got till january
I don't have any inside knowledge of how the nc/na axis works but they aint done bad up till now, so i'll stick to supporting this regime and whatever team and tactics adkins puts out
stop bleating and get behind the team.
Agreed!
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: reading some of the posts on here makes me wonder what a club has to acheive before the doom mongers come out in force. some of you should hang your heads in shame. going by some twisted logic i'v read on here we should sack the groundsman for watering the pitch and making clyne slip for the first united goal. sack cortese for spending thirty mill, sac adkins for not winning against top premier teams. we should cancel clynes contract for falling over in first place. boody hell!! some people need to get a grip this team aint the finished article yet is it. And i think the powers that be are well aware of that fact and are drawing up a plan to sort that out. some of you lot should be running the country with your infinit knowledge and know all posturing. don't you think that the club tried to get a couple of defenders in before the dead line.adkins said as much on the day.they obviously coudln't get the right deal or the right player so we go with what we've got till january I don't have any inside knowledge of how the nc/na axis works but they aint done bad up till now, so i'll stick to supporting this regime and whatever team and tactics adkins puts out stop bleating and get behind the team.[/p][/quote]Agreed! westfordUSAsaints
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5:43pm Tue 4 Sep 12

up saints says...

slugger wrote:
for the record , i don't think we need del piero , we do still need to bolster our defence .
like to see luke shaw get a start said that last year about JWP.took until this season for him to get a regular spot.we will never know he could of been the hero againts man u
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: for the record , i don't think we need del piero , we do still need to bolster our defence .[/p][/quote]like to see luke shaw get a start said that last year about JWP.took until this season for him to get a regular spot.we will never know he could of been the hero againts man u up saints
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5:43pm Tue 4 Sep 12

westfordUSAsaints says...

right back in the bar wrote:
We have lost two games from winning positions due to a lack of nous and composure which 2 good teams exploited to the full. In both Manchester games at 2-1 we let them play in front of us and made silly mistakes. Yes it looks like Fox and Fonte might struggle but the evidence so far shows its pyschological in all 3 games the lack of composure was there for all to see - Fox can't wait to get rid of the ball, Fonte is slow to react and then panics (on that point Hooveld looks even worse with his two panic challenges that gave away penalties in both Manchester games). For several players the step up has been a breeze (enough of Scholes what about Spiderman on Sunday - world class). Others need more time. That is why someone like Del Pierro would be invaluable to this team at this time.
Agreed!
[quote][p][bold]right back in the bar[/bold] wrote: We have lost two games from winning positions due to a lack of nous and composure which 2 good teams exploited to the full. In both Manchester games at 2-1 we let them play in front of us and made silly mistakes. Yes it looks like Fox and Fonte might struggle but the evidence so far shows its pyschological in all 3 games the lack of composure was there for all to see - Fox can't wait to get rid of the ball, Fonte is slow to react and then panics (on that point Hooveld looks even worse with his two panic challenges that gave away penalties in both Manchester games). For several players the step up has been a breeze (enough of Scholes what about Spiderman on Sunday - world class). Others need more time. That is why someone like Del Pierro would be invaluable to this team at this time.[/p][/quote]Agreed! westfordUSAsaints
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5:49pm Tue 4 Sep 12

slugger says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
slugger wrote:
for the record , i don't think we need del piero , we do still need to bolster our defence .
Well, we can't now, can we. So, we have to deal with what we have until the window opens up again.

I predict that come Jan, we will be doing just fine and everyone will be moaning about Gaston not being worth the money.
unless there's a gem of a free agent , i also think we'll be fine .
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: for the record , i don't think we need del piero , we do still need to bolster our defence .[/p][/quote]Well, we can't now, can we. So, we have to deal with what we have until the window opens up again. I predict that come Jan, we will be doing just fine and everyone will be moaning about Gaston not being worth the money.[/p][/quote]unless there's a gem of a free agent , i also think we'll be fine . slugger
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5:49pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Churchill Saint says...

TEBOURBA - you are clearly not a true Saint. If you really want to stoke up panic why not go on to your own team's forum. Unbelievable.
TEBOURBA - you are clearly not a true Saint. If you really want to stoke up panic why not go on to your own team's forum. Unbelievable. Churchill Saint
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5:49pm Tue 4 Sep 12

westfordUSAsaints says...

loosehead wrote:
I don't understand all this Scholes changed the game attitude?
From what I saw it was more like Adkins substitutions changed the game.
Ask yourself's this why with a reactive team with almost everyone in defence how come no one marked Van Persie?
for the changes to work we needed an organised defence & we definitely didn't have that.
most teams that's down to the Keeper to organise so why isn't ours?
Will another striker/attacking midfielder improve our defence?
It's great bringing in big name signings but what about big name signings in defence?
Adkins seems to be giving the team that got us promoted a chance but will that chance cost us our place in the Premiership?
You watch, we will stay up, there are worse teams out there than Saints, it's only 3 games in, we all knew we had a tough start.

QPR, Villa, Reading, Fulham, and Norwich will all drop down and struggle, you watch. We are better than all those teams, just you wait and see.

QPR can't buy their way out of the the bottom three and Villa, they are in freefall. Reading haven't strengthened from last year at all
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: I don't understand all this Scholes changed the game attitude? From what I saw it was more like Adkins substitutions changed the game. Ask yourself's this why with a reactive team with almost everyone in defence how come no one marked Van Persie? for the changes to work we needed an organised defence & we definitely didn't have that. most teams that's down to the Keeper to organise so why isn't ours? Will another striker/attacking midfielder improve our defence? It's great bringing in big name signings but what about big name signings in defence? Adkins seems to be giving the team that got us promoted a chance but will that chance cost us our place in the Premiership?[/p][/quote]You watch, we will stay up, there are worse teams out there than Saints, it's only 3 games in, we all knew we had a tough start. QPR, Villa, Reading, Fulham, and Norwich will all drop down and struggle, you watch. We are better than all those teams, just you wait and see. QPR can't buy their way out of the the bottom three and Villa, they are in freefall. Reading haven't strengthened from last year at all westfordUSAsaints
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5:51pm Tue 4 Sep 12

slugger says...

up saints wrote:
slugger wrote:
for the record , i don't think we need del piero , we do still need to bolster our defence .
like to see luke shaw get a start said that last year about JWP.took until this season for him to get a regular spot.we will never know he could of been the hero againts man u
luke will get his chance , i believe that aaron martin will be a future star for us .
[quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: for the record , i don't think we need del piero , we do still need to bolster our defence .[/p][/quote]like to see luke shaw get a start said that last year about JWP.took until this season for him to get a regular spot.we will never know he could of been the hero againts man u[/p][/quote]luke will get his chance , i believe that aaron martin will be a future star for us . slugger
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5:54pm Tue 4 Sep 12

up saints says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
german saint wrote:
i have to agree with the above.... we are where we are and for that we thank you but its time to hand over the reigns to a more expeinced person before its too late.. who that might be is still unclear but it can only benefit the club in the long run... this is what happens and can only strengthen our intent..... coyr
Careful what you wish for. Who's out there, Harry, you want him back, or maybe Hoddle?
do agree with westford harry defo no look what happened last time.hoddle same boat.sort the last 15 mins out and N/A will be ok.got us up back to back 4 or 5 decent signings in my opinion people will say jay rod not worth 7 mil.but look back josh was poor for the first 6 games.maybe ask me again at christmas may change my mind but i think no one better out there
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]german saint[/bold] wrote: i have to agree with the above.... we are where we are and for that we thank you but its time to hand over the reigns to a more expeinced person before its too late.. who that might be is still unclear but it can only benefit the club in the long run... this is what happens and can only strengthen our intent..... coyr[/p][/quote]Careful what you wish for. Who's out there, Harry, you want him back, or maybe Hoddle?[/p][/quote]do agree with westford harry defo no look what happened last time.hoddle same boat.sort the last 15 mins out and N/A will be ok.got us up back to back 4 or 5 decent signings in my opinion people will say jay rod not worth 7 mil.but look back josh was poor for the first 6 games.maybe ask me again at christmas may change my mind but i think no one better out there up saints
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6:11pm Tue 4 Sep 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

don't forget to watch the comedy show tonight, it's called pack the park and see the ex saint adding another nail to the poopey coffin.

sha la la la la la la wtfiln.
don't forget to watch the comedy show tonight, it's called pack the park and see the ex saint adding another nail to the poopey coffin. sha la la la la la la wtfiln. likewatchingbrazil
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6:17pm Tue 4 Sep 12

andysaints007 says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
George Chivers made some excellent points.
I wouldn't trust NC as far as I could spit particularly after his treatment of AP.
Watch out NA the Mafia are watching and are ready to pounce!
You really are a prize ****
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: George Chivers made some excellent points. I wouldn't trust NC as far as I could spit particularly after his treatment of AP. Watch out NA the Mafia are watching and are ready to pounce![/p][/quote]You really are a prize **** andysaints007
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6:17pm Tue 4 Sep 12

andysaints007 says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
George Chivers made some excellent points.
I wouldn't trust NC as far as I could spit particularly after his treatment of AP.
Watch out NA the Mafia are watching and are ready to pounce!
You really are a prize ****
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: George Chivers made some excellent points. I wouldn't trust NC as far as I could spit particularly after his treatment of AP. Watch out NA the Mafia are watching and are ready to pounce![/p][/quote]You really are a prize **** andysaints007
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6:18pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Optimist says...

Oh no, we're going to sign Del Piero, what a disaster! How on earth can we go on letting this club be run this way, the last thing our young strikers on long contracts need is to learn from a six time Serie A champion with twelve cup medals including a Champions league medal and a world cup winners medal. There is nothing he can teach Jay or Emmanuel that they don't already know. No way that training against such a player will help our back line learn the tricks of the higher leagues.
TBH I can't think of a single premiership player over the age of 36 that is of any use to their team at all. His 208 goals in 513 appearances for Juventus is in no way a guarantee that he could be of any use to us whatsoever! Plus he only averaged one goal in every three games for Italy! Is this really the kind of player that we want at this club? I think not.



Cortese hang your head in shame! You have taught so many of our fans so little, they dare question a signing of such beauty that every home game in September will now be played in sunshine.
Should we sign Del Piero? 32% of Saints fans really need to realize the gravity of such a question.
Oh no, we're going to sign Del Piero, what a disaster! How on earth can we go on letting this club be run this way, the last thing our young strikers on long contracts need is to learn from a six time Serie A champion with twelve cup medals including a Champions league medal and a world cup winners medal. There is nothing he can teach Jay or Emmanuel that they don't already know. No way that training against such a player will help our back line learn the tricks of the higher leagues. TBH I can't think of a single premiership player over the age of 36 that is of any use to their team at all. His 208 goals in 513 appearances for Juventus is in no way a guarantee that he could be of any use to us whatsoever! Plus he only averaged one goal in every three games for Italy! Is this really the kind of player that we want at this club? I think not. Cortese hang your head in shame! You have taught so many of our fans so little, they dare question a signing of such beauty that every home game in September will now be played in sunshine. Should we sign Del Piero? 32% of Saints fans really need to realize the gravity of such a question. Optimist
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6:28pm Tue 4 Sep 12

SaintDon13 says...

german saint wrote:
slugger wrote: numptie alert !
yeah slugger.... its a mirror
On reflection not a good idea.
[quote][p][bold]german saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: numptie alert ![/p][/quote]yeah slugger.... its a mirror[/p][/quote]On reflection not a good idea. SaintDon13
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6:32pm Tue 4 Sep 12

SaintDon13 says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
To all those who joyfully say Saints came close to beating Man C and Man U, well I came close to winning the Lottery last week but I didn't and still have to go to work! Coming close counts for nothing and if perpetuated will lead to relegation!
You only failed to win the Lottery 'cause you picked the wrong numbers, has nowt to do with winning football matches does it. I won £3-00 on the Euromillions thought about investing in another football club but wasn't quite enough.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: To all those who joyfully say Saints came close to beating Man C and Man U, well I came close to winning the Lottery last week but I didn't and still have to go to work! Coming close counts for nothing and if perpetuated will lead to relegation![/p][/quote]You only failed to win the Lottery 'cause you picked the wrong numbers, has nowt to do with winning football matches does it. I won £3-00 on the Euromillions thought about investing in another football club but wasn't quite enough. SaintDon13
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6:35pm Tue 4 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

SaintDon13 wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
To all those who joyfully say Saints came close to beating Man C and Man U, well I came close to winning the Lottery last week but I didn't and still have to go to work! Coming close counts for nothing and if perpetuated will lead to relegation!
You only failed to win the Lottery 'cause you picked the wrong numbers, has nowt to do with winning football matches does it. I won £3-00 on the Euromillions thought about investing in another football club but wasn't quite enough.
not enough!
you could buy that lot down the road for 3 quid and get change
[quote][p][bold]SaintDon13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: To all those who joyfully say Saints came close to beating Man C and Man U, well I came close to winning the Lottery last week but I didn't and still have to go to work! Coming close counts for nothing and if perpetuated will lead to relegation![/p][/quote]You only failed to win the Lottery 'cause you picked the wrong numbers, has nowt to do with winning football matches does it. I won £3-00 on the Euromillions thought about investing in another football club but wasn't quite enough.[/p][/quote]not enough! you could buy that lot down the road for 3 quid and get change angus mc coatup
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6:37pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

To optimist

You have a point mate but come on!!
We need centre halves not del piero
To optimist You have a point mate but come on!! We need centre halves not del piero Enock84
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6:47pm Tue 4 Sep 12

german saint says...

up saints wrote:
westfordUSAsaints wrote:
german saint wrote: i have to agree with the above.... we are where we are and for that we thank you but its time to hand over the reigns to a more expeinced person before its too late.. who that might be is still unclear but it can only benefit the club in the long run... this is what happens and can only strengthen our intent..... coyr
Careful what you wish for. Who's out there, Harry, you want him back, or maybe Hoddle?
do agree with westford harry defo no look what happened last time.hoddle same boat.sort the last 15 mins out and N/A will be ok.got us up back to back 4 or 5 decent signings in my opinion people will say jay rod not worth 7 mil.but look back josh was poor for the first 6 games.maybe ask me again at christmas may change my mind but i think no one better out there
oh my god no..... both would be a step in the wrong direction... id rather bring dave merrington back.... ;-) coyr
[quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]german saint[/bold] wrote: i have to agree with the above.... we are where we are and for that we thank you but its time to hand over the reigns to a more expeinced person before its too late.. who that might be is still unclear but it can only benefit the club in the long run... this is what happens and can only strengthen our intent..... coyr[/p][/quote]Careful what you wish for. Who's out there, Harry, you want him back, or maybe Hoddle?[/p][/quote]do agree with westford harry defo no look what happened last time.hoddle same boat.sort the last 15 mins out and N/A will be ok.got us up back to back 4 or 5 decent signings in my opinion people will say jay rod not worth 7 mil.but look back josh was poor for the first 6 games.maybe ask me again at christmas may change my mind but i think no one better out there[/p][/quote]oh my god no..... both would be a step in the wrong direction... id rather bring dave merrington back.... ;-) coyr german saint
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6:49pm Tue 4 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

german saint wrote:
up saints wrote:
westfordUSAsaints wrote:
german saint wrote: i have to agree with the above.... we are where we are and for that we thank you but its time to hand over the reigns to a more expeinced person before its too late.. who that might be is still unclear but it can only benefit the club in the long run... this is what happens and can only strengthen our intent..... coyr
Careful what you wish for. Who's out there, Harry, you want him back, or maybe Hoddle?
do agree with westford harry defo no look what happened last time.hoddle same boat.sort the last 15 mins out and N/A will be ok.got us up back to back 4 or 5 decent signings in my opinion people will say jay rod not worth 7 mil.but look back josh was poor for the first 6 games.maybe ask me again at christmas may change my mind but i think no one better out there
oh my god no..... both would be a step in the wrong direction... id rather bring dave merrington back.... ;-) coyr
come on bournemouth!!
[quote][p][bold]german saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]german saint[/bold] wrote: i have to agree with the above.... we are where we are and for that we thank you but its time to hand over the reigns to a more expeinced person before its too late.. who that might be is still unclear but it can only benefit the club in the long run... this is what happens and can only strengthen our intent..... coyr[/p][/quote]Careful what you wish for. Who's out there, Harry, you want him back, or maybe Hoddle?[/p][/quote]do agree with westford harry defo no look what happened last time.hoddle same boat.sort the last 15 mins out and N/A will be ok.got us up back to back 4 or 5 decent signings in my opinion people will say jay rod not worth 7 mil.but look back josh was poor for the first 6 games.maybe ask me again at christmas may change my mind but i think no one better out there[/p][/quote]oh my god no..... both would be a step in the wrong direction... id rather bring dave merrington back.... ;-) coyr[/p][/quote]come on bournemouth!! angus mc coatup
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7:03pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Scarborosaint says...

We would prefer pirlo not del piero
We would prefer pirlo not del piero Scarborosaint
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7:08pm Tue 4 Sep 12

warrens 76 says...

If we were playing awful football or losing by a hatful and had few if any quality players then and only then it would be correct to express displeasure with our position....

However, nothing could be further from the truth we have genuine stars at times we play sublime football and have had nothing but success for 3 solid years...

It is one thing for the honest amongst us to accept that regrettably portsmuff have more passion for their team...indeed sorry to say it but I wish to god everyone would support the team and make St Mary's a couldron instead of relying on one corner of the bl***y ground..

.....however to hear people sounding like plastic Mufc fans who expect and indeed only support them because they win all the time is a choker, I always thought we are more than that.....if you cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen and support Chelsea or Mufc, leave our REAL club alone.
If we were playing awful football or losing by a hatful and had few if any quality players then and only then it would be correct to express displeasure with our position.... However, nothing could be further from the truth we have genuine stars at times we play sublime football and have had nothing but success for 3 solid years... It is one thing for the honest amongst us to accept that regrettably portsmuff have more passion for their team...indeed sorry to say it but I wish to god everyone would support the team and make St Mary's a couldron instead of relying on one corner of the bl***y ground.. .....however to hear people sounding like plastic Mufc fans who expect and indeed only support them because they win all the time is a choker, I always thought we are more than that.....if you cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen and support Chelsea or Mufc, leave our REAL club alone. warrens 76
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7:12pm Tue 4 Sep 12

swisssaint says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
George Chivers made some excellent points.
I wouldn't trust NC as far as I could spit particularly after his treatment of AP.
Watch out NA the Mafia are watching and are ready to pounce!
TEBOURBA or MONTECRISTO?

Same old sh*te rhetoric
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: George Chivers made some excellent points. I wouldn't trust NC as far as I could spit particularly after his treatment of AP. Watch out NA the Mafia are watching and are ready to pounce![/p][/quote]TEBOURBA or MONTECRISTO? Same old sh*te rhetoric swisssaint
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7:17pm Tue 4 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

swisssaint wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
George Chivers made some excellent points.
I wouldn't trust NC as far as I could spit particularly after his treatment of AP.
Watch out NA the Mafia are watching and are ready to pounce!
TEBOURBA or MONTECRISTO?

Same old sh*te rhetoric
tebourba drive
gosport.
bit of a give away!!
[quote][p][bold]swisssaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: George Chivers made some excellent points. I wouldn't trust NC as far as I could spit particularly after his treatment of AP. Watch out NA the Mafia are watching and are ready to pounce![/p][/quote]TEBOURBA or MONTECRISTO? Same old sh*te rhetoric[/p][/quote]tebourba drive gosport. bit of a give away!! angus mc coatup
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7:22pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Baddesley Bill says...

We seem to have a fair mix on this thread today...true supporters, Victor Meldews...and a thin scattering of skunt (surely they have a game to go to tonight?)
I can't see this deal coming off...if it does, I won't write this fella off. In fact, the more the merrier (assuming we get good value for money and don't upset the applecart). After Schole's display on Sunday, would the grumps on here slate him if he wanted a year here?..I think not.
I'm standing by for another potential 2 weeks sparring with a few knobends on here...and willing to bet that when we string some results together, they will simply disappear ...again! COYR
We seem to have a fair mix on this thread today...true supporters, Victor Meldews...and a thin scattering of skunt (surely they have a game to go to tonight?) I can't see this deal coming off...if it does, I won't write this fella off. In fact, the more the merrier (assuming we get good value for money and don't upset the applecart). After Schole's display on Sunday, would the grumps on here slate him if he wanted a year here?..I think not. I'm standing by for another potential 2 weeks sparring with a few knobends on here...and willing to bet that when we string some results together, they will simply disappear ...again! COYR Baddesley Bill
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7:27pm Tue 4 Sep 12

St Graz says...

Awfully Skunty on here today - obviously not n their way to fudge pack the park - shocking for a big cup derby but indicative of their 'supprters'. I pray for a poopey FA cup run to the third round. COYR, Up the cherries (SN)
Awfully Skunty on here today - obviously not n their way to fudge pack the park - shocking for a big cup derby but indicative of their 'supprters'. I pray for a poopey FA cup run to the third round. COYR, Up the cherries (SN) St Graz
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7:45pm Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

i see they have have done well to pack the park
i see they have have done well to pack the park insane saint
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7:46pm Tue 4 Sep 12

arm chair fan says...

please ???? do the schools go back soon!
please ???? do the schools go back soon! arm chair fan
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7:46pm Tue 4 Sep 12

arm chair fan says...

please ???? do the schools go back soon!
please ???? do the schools go back soon! arm chair fan
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7:48pm Tue 4 Sep 12

arm chair fan says...

Optimist wrote:
Oh no, we're going to sign Del Piero, what a disaster! How on earth can we go on letting this club be run this way, the last thing our young strikers on long contracts need is to learn from a six time Serie A champion with twelve cup medals including a Champions league medal and a world cup winners medal. There is nothing he can teach Jay or Emmanuel that they don't already know. No way that training against such a player will help our back line learn the tricks of the higher leagues.
TBH I can't think of a single premiership player over the age of 36 that is of any use to their team at all. His 208 goals in 513 appearances for Juventus is in no way a guarantee that he could be of any use to us whatsoever! Plus he only averaged one goal in every three games for Italy! Is this really the kind of player that we want at this club? I think not.



Cortese hang your head in shame! You have taught so many of our fans so little, they dare question a signing of such beauty that every home game in September will now be played in sunshine.
Should we sign Del Piero? 32% of Saints fans really need to realize the gravity of such a question.
no good to us, no premiership experiance.
[quote][p][bold]Optimist[/bold] wrote: Oh no, we're going to sign Del Piero, what a disaster! How on earth can we go on letting this club be run this way, the last thing our young strikers on long contracts need is to learn from a six time Serie A champion with twelve cup medals including a Champions league medal and a world cup winners medal. There is nothing he can teach Jay or Emmanuel that they don't already know. No way that training against such a player will help our back line learn the tricks of the higher leagues. TBH I can't think of a single premiership player over the age of 36 that is of any use to their team at all. His 208 goals in 513 appearances for Juventus is in no way a guarantee that he could be of any use to us whatsoever! Plus he only averaged one goal in every three games for Italy! Is this really the kind of player that we want at this club? I think not. Cortese hang your head in shame! You have taught so many of our fans so little, they dare question a signing of such beauty that every home game in September will now be played in sunshine. Should we sign Del Piero? 32% of Saints fans really need to realize the gravity of such a question.[/p][/quote]no good to us, no premiership experiance. arm chair fan
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7:50pm Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

1-0 ballmouth
1-0 ballmouth insane saint
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7:50pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Bompey one up already! :O)
Bompey one up already! :O) Baddesley Bill
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7:51pm Tue 4 Sep 12

arm chair fan says...

so as its a worthless paintpot trophy are pompey putting out thier reserve team ?
so as its a worthless paintpot trophy are pompey putting out thier reserve team ? arm chair fan
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7:53pm Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

funny i heard ballmouth fans singing pompey's a sh1thole i want to go home
funny i heard ballmouth fans singing pompey's a sh1thole i want to go home insane saint
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7:55pm Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

arm chair fan wrote:
so as its a worthless paintpot trophy are pompey putting out thier reserve team ?
now now thats not fair it is the local boys team from southsea v ballmouth

but still like your comment
[quote][p][bold]arm chair fan[/bold] wrote: so as its a worthless paintpot trophy are pompey putting out thier reserve team ?[/p][/quote]now now thats not fair it is the local boys team from southsea v ballmouth but still like your comment insane saint
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8:03pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintshorse101 says...

insane saint wrote:
arm chair fan wrote: so as its a worthless paintpot trophy are pompey putting out thier reserve team ?
now now thats not fair it is the local boys team from southsea v ballmouth but still like your comment
reserve team? i didnt think they had enough for a first team!
may be just a paint pot trophy but wining it did wonders for our club.
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arm chair fan[/bold] wrote: so as its a worthless paintpot trophy are pompey putting out thier reserve team ?[/p][/quote]now now thats not fair it is the local boys team from southsea v ballmouth but still like your comment[/p][/quote]reserve team? i didnt think they had enough for a first team! may be just a paint pot trophy but wining it did wonders for our club. saintshorse101
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8:06pm Tue 4 Sep 12

hedge end bob says...

warrens 76 wrote:
If we were playing awful football or losing by a hatful and had few if any quality players then and only then it would be correct to express displeasure with our position....

However, nothing could be further from the truth we have genuine stars at times we play sublime football and have had nothing but success for 3 solid years...

It is one thing for the honest amongst us to accept that regrettably portsmuff have more passion for their team...indeed sorry to say it but I wish to god everyone would support the team and make St Mary's a couldron instead of relying on one corner of the bl***y ground..

.....however to hear people sounding like plastic Mufc fans who expect and indeed only support them because they win all the time is a choker, I always thought we are more than that.....if you cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen and support Chelsea or Mufc, leave our REAL club alone.
Sorry but cant agree it is only Northam that make all the noise.When i look across from Itchen North i can see Kingsland North giving it some , as do Itchen North. It's a pity they wont move the away support to the Chaple area then we would have one big horse shoe of fans all singing together.MAKES SENSE
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: If we were playing awful football or losing by a hatful and had few if any quality players then and only then it would be correct to express displeasure with our position.... However, nothing could be further from the truth we have genuine stars at times we play sublime football and have had nothing but success for 3 solid years... It is one thing for the honest amongst us to accept that regrettably portsmuff have more passion for their team...indeed sorry to say it but I wish to god everyone would support the team and make St Mary's a couldron instead of relying on one corner of the bl***y ground.. .....however to hear people sounding like plastic Mufc fans who expect and indeed only support them because they win all the time is a choker, I always thought we are more than that.....if you cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen and support Chelsea or Mufc, leave our REAL club alone.[/p][/quote]Sorry but cant agree it is only Northam that make all the noise.When i look across from Itchen North i can see Kingsland North giving it some , as do Itchen North. It's a pity they wont move the away support to the Chaple area then we would have one big horse shoe of fans all singing together.MAKES SENSE hedge end bob
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8:07pm Tue 4 Sep 12

arm chair fan says...

so we have all spotted weaknesses it the team . wtf in the transfer window why didnt we get in an international quality center back and midfield playmaker and maybe a pacey young forward with international experiance, o and NA could line up a pair of fast young full backs FFS its not a though we have two young international midfielders to come from injury is it? what are they playing at ????
so we have all spotted weaknesses it the team . wtf in the transfer window why didnt we get in an international quality center back and midfield playmaker and maybe a pacey young forward with international experiance, o and NA could line up a pair of fast young full backs FFS its not a though we have two young international midfielders to come from injury is it? what are they playing at ???? arm chair fan
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8:27pm Tue 4 Sep 12

slugger says...

pack the park ? ............. best laugh iv'e had in a while ............ where's trebourba when you want him ?
pack the park ? ............. best laugh iv'e had in a while ............ where's trebourba when you want him ? slugger
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8:28pm Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

slugger wrote:
pack the park ? ............. best laugh iv'e had in a while ............ where's trebourba when you want him ?
swam back under the rock
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: pack the park ? ............. best laugh iv'e had in a while ............ where's trebourba when you want him ?[/p][/quote]swam back under the rock insane saint
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8:31pm Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

bugger 1-1
bugger 1-1 insane saint
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8:33pm Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

the clown was on telly. looked like a complete t055er
the clown was on telly. looked like a complete t055er insane saint
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8:39pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Baddesley Bill says...

hedge end bob wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
If we were playing awful football or losing by a hatful and had few if any quality players then and only then it would be correct to express displeasure with our position....

However, nothing could be further from the truth we have genuine stars at times we play sublime football and have had nothing but success for 3 solid years...

It is one thing for the honest amongst us to accept that regrettably portsmuff have more passion for their team...indeed sorry to say it but I wish to god everyone would support the team and make St Mary's a couldron instead of relying on one corner of the bl***y ground..

.....however to hear people sounding like plastic Mufc fans who expect and indeed only support them because they win all the time is a choker, I always thought we are more than that.....if you cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen and support Chelsea or Mufc, leave our REAL club alone.
Sorry but cant agree it is only Northam that make all the noise.When i look across from Itchen North i can see Kingsland North giving it some , as do Itchen North. It's a pity they wont move the away support to the Chaple area then we would have one big horse shoe of fans all singing together.MAKES SENSE
Itchen South has a noisey enclave to it this season.... (except during "pie" time) :O)
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: If we were playing awful football or losing by a hatful and had few if any quality players then and only then it would be correct to express displeasure with our position.... However, nothing could be further from the truth we have genuine stars at times we play sublime football and have had nothing but success for 3 solid years... It is one thing for the honest amongst us to accept that regrettably portsmuff have more passion for their team...indeed sorry to say it but I wish to god everyone would support the team and make St Mary's a couldron instead of relying on one corner of the bl***y ground.. .....however to hear people sounding like plastic Mufc fans who expect and indeed only support them because they win all the time is a choker, I always thought we are more than that.....if you cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen and support Chelsea or Mufc, leave our REAL club alone.[/p][/quote]Sorry but cant agree it is only Northam that make all the noise.When i look across from Itchen North i can see Kingsland North giving it some , as do Itchen North. It's a pity they wont move the away support to the Chaple area then we would have one big horse shoe of fans all singing together.MAKES SENSE[/p][/quote]Itchen South has a noisey enclave to it this season.... (except during "pie" time) :O) Baddesley Bill
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8:48pm Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
If we were playing awful football or losing by a hatful and had few if any quality players then and only then it would be correct to express displeasure with our position....

However, nothing could be further from the truth we have genuine stars at times we play sublime football and have had nothing but success for 3 solid years...

It is one thing for the honest amongst us to accept that regrettably portsmuff have more passion for their team...indeed sorry to say it but I wish to god everyone would support the team and make St Mary's a couldron instead of relying on one corner of the bl***y ground..

.....however to hear people sounding like plastic Mufc fans who expect and indeed only support them because they win all the time is a choker, I always thought we are more than that.....if you cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen and support Chelsea or Mufc, leave our REAL club alone.
Sorry but cant agree it is only Northam that make all the noise.When i look across from Itchen North i can see Kingsland North giving it some , as do Itchen North. It's a pity they wont move the away support to the Chaple area then we would have one big horse shoe of fans all singing together.MAKES SENSE
Itchen South has a noisey enclave to it this season.... (except during "pie" time) :O)
and the chapel are getting there we in the group are getting them going.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: If we were playing awful football or losing by a hatful and had few if any quality players then and only then it would be correct to express displeasure with our position.... However, nothing could be further from the truth we have genuine stars at times we play sublime football and have had nothing but success for 3 solid years... It is one thing for the honest amongst us to accept that regrettably portsmuff have more passion for their team...indeed sorry to say it but I wish to god everyone would support the team and make St Mary's a couldron instead of relying on one corner of the bl***y ground.. .....however to hear people sounding like plastic Mufc fans who expect and indeed only support them because they win all the time is a choker, I always thought we are more than that.....if you cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen and support Chelsea or Mufc, leave our REAL club alone.[/p][/quote]Sorry but cant agree it is only Northam that make all the noise.When i look across from Itchen North i can see Kingsland North giving it some , as do Itchen North. It's a pity they wont move the away support to the Chaple area then we would have one big horse shoe of fans all singing together.MAKES SENSE[/p][/quote]Itchen South has a noisey enclave to it this season.... (except during "pie" time) :O)[/p][/quote]and the chapel are getting there we in the group are getting them going. insane saint
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8:59pm Tue 4 Sep 12

skin2000 says...

george chivers wrote:
timbersaint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Dickosfc wrote:
SaintPC wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one!
I third, fourth and fith that! Best post in ages.
6TH. LIKE
agreed best post in ages.
A very good post. My view at the start of the season was we would have between 1 and 4 points after game 6, Everton. Then we would start to pick up points on a more regular basis and finish between 12th and 15th. I also thought we needed 9 additional players to start the season with. Including 2 CB's and a LB. Personally I would have given Richardson a try, but not the other 3. Just my view.

Who knows what Nigel thought, none of us know that. But the thing that bothers me now is we appear to be bringing in players who have been selected by somebody else other than Nigel. A continental strategy, something I am not comfortable with. But it can be workable if the players are recruited early enough and the manager is happy managing on those terms.That hasn't been the case with Saints, some of the players have arrived well after the start of the season. Some are not here yet.

Just after the end of last season there was a feature article in The Sunday Times about Nicola Cortese. It stressed his close personal relationship with Roberto Di Matteo. How much he consulted him before he came to Saints and how close he and his family were to Di Matteo's and his family.

At the time Chelsea hadn't won the Champions League and it seemed to me Nigel could be on borrowed time if he didn't start well in the PL and Di Matteo could be a threat to him. Well of course things changed and Chelsea did win the CL and after a while Di Matteo was installed as Chelsea's manager on a permanent basis. So the threat disappeared; at least for a while.

But I fear if we do achieve what I felt we would achieve pre season in the first 6 games i.e. 1-4 points then I think Nigel will be at risk. Somebody will need to be blamed after the big spending in the summer. And it won't be Cortese who takes the rap.

So I agree it is time for patience and it is also time for supporters and fans to get behind the manager. Chant his name when we play Villa loud and clear. If you want to keep him, tell him! Lift him up, we need to motivate him as much as he needs to motivate the players.

If we don't get some points quickly Nigel could go from Hero to Zero by October. And as much as I don't want non mangers buying players, I want a new manager even less. Especially if his name, as some have suggested, is Harry Redknap.
I think that you are right, if Saints have only a couple of points after six games, I think Cortese will waste no time in dispensing of Adkins, he is not the type of person to let the grass grow from under his feet. If Redknap is still without a club at that time, I think the bookies will be installing him as odds on favourite to take over. Time will tell.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]timbersaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dickosfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]I third, fourth and fith that! Best post in ages.[/p][/quote]6TH. LIKE[/p][/quote]agreed best post in ages.[/p][/quote]A very good post. My view at the start of the season was we would have between 1 and 4 points after game 6, Everton. Then we would start to pick up points on a more regular basis and finish between 12th and 15th. I also thought we needed 9 additional players to start the season with. Including 2 CB's and a LB. Personally I would have given Richardson a try, but not the other 3. Just my view. Who knows what Nigel thought, none of us know that. But the thing that bothers me now is we appear to be bringing in players who have been selected by somebody else other than Nigel. A continental strategy, something I am not comfortable with. But it can be workable if the players are recruited early enough and the manager is happy managing on those terms.That hasn't been the case with Saints, some of the players have arrived well after the start of the season. Some are not here yet. Just after the end of last season there was a feature article in The Sunday Times about Nicola Cortese. It stressed his close personal relationship with Roberto Di Matteo. How much he consulted him before he came to Saints and how close he and his family were to Di Matteo's and his family. At the time Chelsea hadn't won the Champions League and it seemed to me Nigel could be on borrowed time if he didn't start well in the PL and Di Matteo could be a threat to him. Well of course things changed and Chelsea did win the CL and after a while Di Matteo was installed as Chelsea's manager on a permanent basis. So the threat disappeared; at least for a while. But I fear if we do achieve what I felt we would achieve pre season in the first 6 games i.e. 1-4 points then I think Nigel will be at risk. Somebody will need to be blamed after the big spending in the summer. And it won't be Cortese who takes the rap. So I agree it is time for patience and it is also time for supporters and fans to get behind the manager. Chant his name when we play Villa loud and clear. If you want to keep him, tell him! Lift him up, we need to motivate him as much as he needs to motivate the players. If we don't get some points quickly Nigel could go from Hero to Zero by October. And as much as I don't want non mangers buying players, I want a new manager even less. Especially if his name, as some have suggested, is Harry Redknap.[/p][/quote]I think that you are right, if Saints have only a couple of points after six games, I think Cortese will waste no time in dispensing of Adkins, he is not the type of person to let the grass grow from under his feet. If Redknap is still without a club at that time, I think the bookies will be installing him as odds on favourite to take over. Time will tell. skin2000
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9:02pm Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

2-1 ballmouth
2-1 ballmouth insane saint
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9:02pm Tue 4 Sep 12

dadofmy3sons says...

silly name are now 2 - 1 up
silly name are now 2 - 1 up dadofmy3sons
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9:09pm Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

2-2
2-2 insane saint
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9:09pm Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

insane saint wrote:
2-2
after cherries had hit post get barney on
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: 2-2[/p][/quote]after cherries had hit post get barney on insane saint
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9:11pm Tue 4 Sep 12

insane saint says...

barney's first two touches quality
barney's first two touches quality insane saint
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9:16pm Tue 4 Sep 12

City Saint says...

buster gutt wrote:
strange submitting 22 players plus doe that mean we will be signing another 3 players out of contract or on loan?
I think it's just a bid to max optionality. Having three potential signings is worth x3 optionality; no reason to x2 options, x1 options or x0 options in (football) game theory unless you are obliged to.

If saints could register a team of nil players (all under 21) they would, even if they had the England and Spain under 21 sides to choose a starting 11 from plus subs, and therefore hadno obvious need to sign out of contracts.

Options have intrinsic value.
[quote][p][bold]buster gutt[/bold] wrote: strange submitting 22 players plus doe that mean we will be signing another 3 players out of contract or on loan?[/p][/quote]I think it's just a bid to max optionality. Having three potential signings is worth x3 optionality; no reason to x2 options, x1 options or x0 options in (football) game theory unless you are obliged to. If saints could register a team of nil players (all under 21) they would, even if they had the England and Spain under 21 sides to choose a starting 11 from plus subs, and therefore hadno obvious need to sign out of contracts. Options have intrinsic value. City Saint
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9:17pm Tue 4 Sep 12

loosehead says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
loosehead wrote:
I don't understand all this Scholes changed the game attitude?
From what I saw it was more like Adkins substitutions changed the game.
Ask yourself's this why with a reactive team with almost everyone in defence how come no one marked Van Persie?
for the changes to work we needed an organised defence & we definitely didn't have that.
most teams that's down to the Keeper to organise so why isn't ours?
Will another striker/attacking midfielder improve our defence?
It's great bringing in big name signings but what about big name signings in defence?
Adkins seems to be giving the team that got us promoted a chance but will that chance cost us our place in the Premiership?
You watch, we will stay up, there are worse teams out there than Saints, it's only 3 games in, we all knew we had a tough start.

QPR, Villa, Reading, Fulham, and Norwich will all drop down and struggle, you watch. We are better than all those teams, just you wait and see.

QPR can't buy their way out of the the bottom three and Villa, they are in freefall. Reading haven't strengthened from last year at all
I hope your right but I can't believe we're still chasing attacking players when it's obvious to many of us with our eyes open it's defenders & A premier class goalie we need
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: I don't understand all this Scholes changed the game attitude? From what I saw it was more like Adkins substitutions changed the game. Ask yourself's this why with a reactive team with almost everyone in defence how come no one marked Van Persie? for the changes to work we needed an organised defence & we definitely didn't have that. most teams that's down to the Keeper to organise so why isn't ours? Will another striker/attacking midfielder improve our defence? It's great bringing in big name signings but what about big name signings in defence? Adkins seems to be giving the team that got us promoted a chance but will that chance cost us our place in the Premiership?[/p][/quote]You watch, we will stay up, there are worse teams out there than Saints, it's only 3 games in, we all knew we had a tough start. QPR, Villa, Reading, Fulham, and Norwich will all drop down and struggle, you watch. We are better than all those teams, just you wait and see. QPR can't buy their way out of the the bottom three and Villa, they are in freefall. Reading haven't strengthened from last year at all[/p][/quote]I hope your right but I can't believe we're still chasing attacking players when it's obvious to many of us with our eyes open it's defenders & A premier class goalie we need loosehead
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9:18pm Tue 4 Sep 12

City Saint says...

saintjak wrote:
I wouldn't spend much time worrying over this. Get the feeling Liverpool maybe a bit more keen than us. I'd certainly welcome him though!!! Defensivly - If Luke Shaw is up for it I think he needs to go in. IMO Fox is not even close to being up to PL standard. He's been exposed in all 3 games I have seen. If JWP can step up maybe its time for the prospect that all the top clubs were looking at to also be given a chance...
what he said. Bring in the shaw-man. But only after Arsenal unless he's on a five year deal with a 30 million release clause.
[quote][p][bold]saintjak[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't spend much time worrying over this. Get the feeling Liverpool maybe a bit more keen than us. I'd certainly welcome him though!!! Defensivly - If Luke Shaw is up for it I think he needs to go in. IMO Fox is not even close to being up to PL standard. He's been exposed in all 3 games I have seen. If JWP can step up maybe its time for the prospect that all the top clubs were looking at to also be given a chance...[/p][/quote]what he said. Bring in the shaw-man. But only after Arsenal unless he's on a five year deal with a 30 million release clause. City Saint
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9:22pm Tue 4 Sep 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

Lee Barnard on as sub, nearly scored 2-2 10 mins to go come on cherries!
Lee Barnard on as sub, nearly scored 2-2 10 mins to go come on cherries! worried of n e hampshire
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9:23pm Tue 4 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

german saint wrote:
i have to agree with the above.... we are where we are and for that we thank you but its time to hand over the reigns to a more expeinced person before its too late.. who that might be is still unclear but it can only benefit the club in the long run... this is what happens and can only strengthen our intent..... coyr
Jog on.
[quote][p][bold]german saint[/bold] wrote: i have to agree with the above.... we are where we are and for that we thank you but its time to hand over the reigns to a more expeinced person before its too late.. who that might be is still unclear but it can only benefit the club in the long run... this is what happens and can only strengthen our intent..... coyr[/p][/quote]Jog on. mack chinnon
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9:24pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

God I miss Div1
God I miss Div1 Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:25pm Tue 4 Sep 12

City Saint says...

Alicesdad wrote:
SouthamptonLegend wrote:
Alicesdad wrote: I think he's too old. I also think he would be expensive just for a place on a bench as I frankly dont think he would get in the team. NC will want value for money and NA will not want anyone who is only here to see out his time at a Premiership club. You only need to read the posts on this thread to know this would be a very unpopular and risky bit of business.
Idiot. This will be a sound investment and one that Cortese is in for... Cortese knows what he's doing ffs. I wish we had him signed before the United game, he would have made the difference with class and experience (THAT WE NEED), how you can't see that is ridiculous. Did you watch the game on Sunday? What happened when a 37 year old came on for United...he changed the game. Del Piero is not only the same age but he has won the World Cup, he has won more European trophies and you've already written him off... Your opinions are void.
This is the kind of response that deserves to be in a lavatory having been wiped carefully first. An opinion can be stated without resorting to illiterate vulgarity and clumsy uneducated phrasing. I see elsewhere that my suggestion that it's unpopular probably was wrong. And I am big enough to admit that without resorting to insulting anyone. But i remain coinvinced that signing him is a romantic fantasy in the fans eyes. He is not the player he used to be. Comparing him to Scholes is unsound. They are both immensely experienced but to buy him would be a temporary measure when we are looking long term. You don not buy players to bring them on for twenty minutes. The fact that it's got this far may suggest that Cortese is interested. We shall see. But I doubt that if he comes here he will stay any longer than Billy Sharp. To those who disagreed with me and put their view in well measured terms I thank you for joing the debate. To those who decided to suck their comments up from the gutter I wish you a safe trip back there.
Nice riposte. Could be wasted on some of the knuckle-dragging trolls, but well said.

For me del piero could be a good mentor and potentially a good coach, it realistically I can't see him staying beyond his last score-bonus qualifying match.

In a perfect world he'd be great, but win no loyalty might he become another Graeme Le Saux (shudder)?
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I think he's too old. I also think he would be expensive just for a place on a bench as I frankly dont think he would get in the team. NC will want value for money and NA will not want anyone who is only here to see out his time at a Premiership club. You only need to read the posts on this thread to know this would be a very unpopular and risky bit of business.[/p][/quote]Idiot. This will be a sound investment and one that Cortese is in for... Cortese knows what he's doing ffs. I wish we had him signed before the United game, he would have made the difference with class and experience (THAT WE NEED), how you can't see that is ridiculous. Did you watch the game on Sunday? What happened when a 37 year old came on for United...he changed the game. Del Piero is not only the same age but he has won the World Cup, he has won more European trophies and you've already written him off... Your opinions are void.[/p][/quote]This is the kind of response that deserves to be in a lavatory having been wiped carefully first. An opinion can be stated without resorting to illiterate vulgarity and clumsy uneducated phrasing. I see elsewhere that my suggestion that it's unpopular probably was wrong. And I am big enough to admit that without resorting to insulting anyone. But i remain coinvinced that signing him is a romantic fantasy in the fans eyes. He is not the player he used to be. Comparing him to Scholes is unsound. They are both immensely experienced but to buy him would be a temporary measure when we are looking long term. You don not buy players to bring them on for twenty minutes. The fact that it's got this far may suggest that Cortese is interested. We shall see. But I doubt that if he comes here he will stay any longer than Billy Sharp. To those who disagreed with me and put their view in well measured terms I thank you for joing the debate. To those who decided to suck their comments up from the gutter I wish you a safe trip back there.[/p][/quote]Nice riposte. Could be wasted on some of the knuckle-dragging trolls, but well said. For me del piero could be a good mentor and potentially a good coach, it realistically I can't see him staying beyond his last score-bonus qualifying match. In a perfect world he'd be great, but win no loyalty might he become another Graeme Le Saux (shudder)? City Saint
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9:26pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Plastic Saint says...

I havent read all the comments so if im repeating what has been said I apologise. This to me is about getting winners into the club, when he tells our young hungry players his stories of world cups and champions league they are going to want it like never before, when he comes on with 10 minutes to go at Old Trafford Man Utd will be leaving 2 men back to mark him rather than piling forward. This would be a fantastic signing for footballing and commercial reasons, how many other world class players would be more likely to join our club with him here? The possibilities are endless. We should all be excited about this.
I havent read all the comments so if im repeating what has been said I apologise. This to me is about getting winners into the club, when he tells our young hungry players his stories of world cups and champions league they are going to want it like never before, when he comes on with 10 minutes to go at Old Trafford Man Utd will be leaving 2 men back to mark him rather than piling forward. This would be a fantastic signing for footballing and commercial reasons, how many other world class players would be more likely to join our club with him here? The possibilities are endless. We should all be excited about this. Plastic Saint
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9:30pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintshorse101 says...

5,979 oh dear!
well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it!
the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke!
5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke! saintshorse101
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9:31pm Tue 4 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

slugger wrote:
westfordUSAsaints wrote:
slugger wrote:
for the record , i don't think we need del piero , we do still need to bolster our defence .
Well, we can't now, can we. So, we have to deal with what we have until the window opens up again.

I predict that come Jan, we will be doing just fine and everyone will be moaning about Gaston not being worth the money.
unless there's a gem of a free agent , i also think we'll be fine .
I think we will get Buttner on loan.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: for the record , i don't think we need del piero , we do still need to bolster our defence .[/p][/quote]Well, we can't now, can we. So, we have to deal with what we have until the window opens up again. I predict that come Jan, we will be doing just fine and everyone will be moaning about Gaston not being worth the money.[/p][/quote]unless there's a gem of a free agent , i also think we'll be fine .[/p][/quote]I think we will get Buttner on loan. mack chinnon
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9:32pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saint_bear says...

Having had a look on you tube, and as the the transfer window is shut and only freebies allowed to make up the 25 man squad and with no cbs looking likely then this would be a welcome and clever signing! He looks total class even if he is 37. Would anyone be moaning if we were signing Giggs or Scholes? I doubt it, would make a great super sub (rather see him then Guly warming up with 20mins to go) feeding of RL knock downs.
Having had a look on you tube, and as the the transfer window is shut and only freebies allowed to make up the 25 man squad and with no cbs looking likely then this would be a welcome and clever signing! He looks total class even if he is 37. Would anyone be moaning if we were signing Giggs or Scholes? I doubt it, would make a great super sub (rather see him then Guly warming up with 20mins to go) feeding of RL knock downs. saint_bear
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9:33pm Tue 4 Sep 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

saintshorse101 wrote:
5,979 oh dear!
well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it!
the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke!
Barny misses a sitter, bugger!
[quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke![/p][/quote]Barny misses a sitter, bugger! worried of n e hampshire
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9:37pm Tue 4 Sep 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

pens
pens worried of n e hampshire
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9:43pm Tue 4 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
God I miss Div1
Do you mean the 3rd division. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
I like them comfy seats
Come on Crawley.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: God I miss Div1[/p][/quote]Do you mean the 3rd division. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I like them comfy seats Come on Crawley. mack chinnon
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9:46pm Tue 4 Sep 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

bugger
bugger worried of n e hampshire
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9:49pm Tue 4 Sep 12

warrens 76 says...

hedge end bob wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
If we were playing awful football or losing by a hatful and had few if any quality players then and only then it would be correct to express displeasure with our position....

However, nothing could be further from the truth we have genuine stars at times we play sublime football and have had nothing but success for 3 solid years...

It is one thing for the honest amongst us to accept that regrettably portsmuff have more passion for their team...indeed sorry to say it but I wish to god everyone would support the team and make St Mary's a couldron instead of relying on one corner of the bl***y ground..

.....however to hear people sounding like plastic Mufc fans who expect and indeed only support them because they win all the time is a choker, I always thought we are more than that.....if you cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen and support Chelsea or Mufc, leave our REAL club alone.
Sorry but cant agree it is only Northam that make all the noise.When i look across from Itchen North i can see Kingsland North giving it some , as do Itchen North. It's a pity they wont move the away support to the Chaple area then we would have one big horse shoe of fans all singing together.MAKES SENSE
It's true on some games the atmosphere moves around the ground..however we do not have anywhere near the vociferous support our loathsome rivals have and that is disappointing to say the least...we do not have to be savages like them but a lot of our fans do not deserve the team...they expect to be entertained not contribute themselves.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: If we were playing awful football or losing by a hatful and had few if any quality players then and only then it would be correct to express displeasure with our position.... However, nothing could be further from the truth we have genuine stars at times we play sublime football and have had nothing but success for 3 solid years... It is one thing for the honest amongst us to accept that regrettably portsmuff have more passion for their team...indeed sorry to say it but I wish to god everyone would support the team and make St Mary's a couldron instead of relying on one corner of the bl***y ground.. .....however to hear people sounding like plastic Mufc fans who expect and indeed only support them because they win all the time is a choker, I always thought we are more than that.....if you cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen and support Chelsea or Mufc, leave our REAL club alone.[/p][/quote]Sorry but cant agree it is only Northam that make all the noise.When i look across from Itchen North i can see Kingsland North giving it some , as do Itchen North. It's a pity they wont move the away support to the Chaple area then we would have one big horse shoe of fans all singing together.MAKES SENSE[/p][/quote]It's true on some games the atmosphere moves around the ground..however we do not have anywhere near the vociferous support our loathsome rivals have and that is disappointing to say the least...we do not have to be savages like them but a lot of our fans do not deserve the team...they expect to be entertained not contribute themselves. warrens 76
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9:53pm Tue 4 Sep 12

City Saint says...

warrens 76 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: If we were playing awful football or losing by a hatful and had few if any quality players then and only then it would be correct to express displeasure with our position.... However, nothing could be further from the truth we have genuine stars at times we play sublime football and have had nothing but success for 3 solid years... It is one thing for the honest amongst us to accept that regrettably portsmuff have more passion for their team...indeed sorry to say it but I wish to god everyone would support the team and make St Mary's a couldron instead of relying on one corner of the bl***y ground.. .....however to hear people sounding like plastic Mufc fans who expect and indeed only support them because they win all the time is a choker, I always thought we are more than that.....if you cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen and support Chelsea or Mufc, leave our REAL club alone.
Sorry but cant agree it is only Northam that make all the noise.When i look across from Itchen North i can see Kingsland North giving it some , as do Itchen North. It's a pity they wont move the away support to the Chaple area then we would have one big horse shoe of fans all singing together.MAKES SENSE
It's true on some games the atmosphere moves around the ground..however we do not have anywhere near the vociferous support our loathsome rivals have and that is disappointing to say the least...we do not have to be savages like them but a lot of our fans do not deserve the team...they expect to be entertained not contribute themselves.
When saints scored the second on Sunday the entire place was rocking for a solid ten minutes.

Like the saints themselves, perhaps from the crwd the best is yet to come.

We have ten years of hurt to undo, ad we are three years in. give it time.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: If we were playing awful football or losing by a hatful and had few if any quality players then and only then it would be correct to express displeasure with our position.... However, nothing could be further from the truth we have genuine stars at times we play sublime football and have had nothing but success for 3 solid years... It is one thing for the honest amongst us to accept that regrettably portsmuff have more passion for their team...indeed sorry to say it but I wish to god everyone would support the team and make St Mary's a couldron instead of relying on one corner of the bl***y ground.. .....however to hear people sounding like plastic Mufc fans who expect and indeed only support them because they win all the time is a choker, I always thought we are more than that.....if you cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen and support Chelsea or Mufc, leave our REAL club alone.[/p][/quote]Sorry but cant agree it is only Northam that make all the noise.When i look across from Itchen North i can see Kingsland North giving it some , as do Itchen North. It's a pity they wont move the away support to the Chaple area then we would have one big horse shoe of fans all singing together.MAKES SENSE[/p][/quote]It's true on some games the atmosphere moves around the ground..however we do not have anywhere near the vociferous support our loathsome rivals have and that is disappointing to say the least...we do not have to be savages like them but a lot of our fans do not deserve the team...they expect to be entertained not contribute themselves.[/p][/quote]When saints scored the second on Sunday the entire place was rocking for a solid ten minutes. Like the saints themselves, perhaps from the crwd the best is yet to come. We have ten years of hurt to undo, ad we are three years in. give it time. City Saint
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9:53pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
God I miss Div1
Do you mean the 3rd division. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
I like them comfy seats
Come on Crawley.
No I mean it. I didn't have to keep getting out of my comfy seat to let the JCL's leave early or get to the bar first. I didn't have to queue at the bar. But above all you didn't get the tossers on here! Well apart from Slugger and Bill of course :)
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: God I miss Div1[/p][/quote]Do you mean the 3rd division. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I like them comfy seats Come on Crawley.[/p][/quote]No I mean it. I didn't have to keep getting out of my comfy seat to let the JCL's leave early or get to the bar first. I didn't have to queue at the bar. But above all you didn't get the tossers on here! Well apart from Slugger and Bill of course :) Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:58pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintkenny says...

bigfella777 wrote:
All the other press is saying he has signed for Sydney,he peaked 10 years ago this is just silly .
so why is a interest toi a brighton and hove albion fan,perhaps you can explain as every saints fan on here knows your a brighton fan,should you not be on the argus ,talking about your own team .or is it just to boring
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: All the other press is saying he has signed for Sydney,he peaked 10 years ago this is just silly .[/p][/quote]so why is a interest toi a brighton and hove albion fan,perhaps you can explain as every saints fan on here knows your a brighton fan,should you not be on the argus ,talking about your own team .or is it just to boring saintkenny
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9:58pm Tue 4 Sep 12

slugger says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
God I miss Div1
Do you mean the 3rd division. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
I like them comfy seats
Come on Crawley.
No I mean it. I didn't have to keep getting out of my comfy seat to let the JCL's leave early or get to the bar first. I didn't have to queue at the bar. But above all you didn't get the tossers on here! Well apart from Slugger and Bill of course :)
oi ! ...... i miss those days too .... onwards and upwards !
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: God I miss Div1[/p][/quote]Do you mean the 3rd division. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I like them comfy seats Come on Crawley.[/p][/quote]No I mean it. I didn't have to keep getting out of my comfy seat to let the JCL's leave early or get to the bar first. I didn't have to queue at the bar. But above all you didn't get the tossers on here! Well apart from Slugger and Bill of course :)[/p][/quote]oi ! ...... i miss those days too .... onwards and upwards ! slugger
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9:58pm Tue 4 Sep 12

pompey in spain says...

no passion for your team.thats always been your lots problem. p,s, we won tonight children. P,U,P,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
no passion for your team.thats always been your lots problem. p,s, we won tonight children. P,U,P,!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pompey in spain
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10:00pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Baddesley Bill says...

warrens 76 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
If we were playing awful football or losing by a hatful and had few if any quality players then and only then it would be correct to express displeasure with our position....

However, nothing could be further from the truth we have genuine stars at times we play sublime football and have had nothing but success for 3 solid years...

It is one thing for the honest amongst us to accept that regrettably portsmuff have more passion for their team...indeed sorry to say it but I wish to god everyone would support the team and make St Mary's a couldron instead of relying on one corner of the bl***y ground..

.....however to hear people sounding like plastic Mufc fans who expect and indeed only support them because they win all the time is a choker, I always thought we are more than that.....if you cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen and support Chelsea or Mufc, leave our REAL club alone.
Sorry but cant agree it is only Northam that make all the noise.When i look across from Itchen North i can see Kingsland North giving it some , as do Itchen North. It's a pity they wont move the away support to the Chaple area then we would have one big horse shoe of fans all singing together.MAKES SENSE
It's true on some games the atmosphere moves around the ground..however we do not have anywhere near the vociferous support our loathsome rivals have and that is disappointing to say the least...we do not have to be savages like them but a lot of our fans do not deserve the team...they expect to be entertained not contribute themselves.
Warrens...I think you must have missed out on the Dell era...cr@ppy ground...sh1t facility...which meant only the lads attended and created an intimidating atmosphere. I take my daughter to SMS. I love it and she loves it too..she loves the Saints...and we have a next generation to our support.....a future. Fratton Park is all about dinosaurs and knuckle draggers who harp on about the past (even though none of them were born when they created their so-called "history"...they have no future...what would you choose?
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: If we were playing awful football or losing by a hatful and had few if any quality players then and only then it would be correct to express displeasure with our position.... However, nothing could be further from the truth we have genuine stars at times we play sublime football and have had nothing but success for 3 solid years... It is one thing for the honest amongst us to accept that regrettably portsmuff have more passion for their team...indeed sorry to say it but I wish to god everyone would support the team and make St Mary's a couldron instead of relying on one corner of the bl***y ground.. .....however to hear people sounding like plastic Mufc fans who expect and indeed only support them because they win all the time is a choker, I always thought we are more than that.....if you cannot stand the heat get out of the kitchen and support Chelsea or Mufc, leave our REAL club alone.[/p][/quote]Sorry but cant agree it is only Northam that make all the noise.When i look across from Itchen North i can see Kingsland North giving it some , as do Itchen North. It's a pity they wont move the away support to the Chaple area then we would have one big horse shoe of fans all singing together.MAKES SENSE[/p][/quote]It's true on some games the atmosphere moves around the ground..however we do not have anywhere near the vociferous support our loathsome rivals have and that is disappointing to say the least...we do not have to be savages like them but a lot of our fans do not deserve the team...they expect to be entertained not contribute themselves.[/p][/quote]Warrens...I think you must have missed out on the Dell era...cr@ppy ground...sh1t facility...which meant only the lads attended and created an intimidating atmosphere. I take my daughter to SMS. I love it and she loves it too..she loves the Saints...and we have a next generation to our support.....a future. Fratton Park is all about dinosaurs and knuckle draggers who harp on about the past (even though none of them were born when they created their so-called "history"...they have no future...what would you choose? Baddesley Bill
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10:01pm Tue 4 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

pompey in spain wrote:
no passion for your team.thats always been your lots problem. p,s, we won tonight children. P,U,P,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hahahaah
you f@ckin pilchard
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: no passion for your team.thats always been your lots problem. p,s, we won tonight children. P,U,P,!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]hahahaah you f@ckin pilchard angus mc coatup
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10:02pm Tue 4 Sep 12

pompey in spain says...

seed and slugger .....you make me laugh.
seed and slugger .....you make me laugh. pompey in spain
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10:03pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Skating on thin ice says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Lee Barnard on as sub, nearly scored 2-2 10 mins to go come on cherries!
and a missed penalty. ha ha ha
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: Lee Barnard on as sub, nearly scored 2-2 10 mins to go come on cherries![/p][/quote]and a missed penalty. ha ha ha Skating on thin ice
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10:04pm Tue 4 Sep 12

perry taine says...

Really funny, skates getting all excited 2nite, shows how far they've sunk !!
Really funny, skates getting all excited 2nite, shows how far they've sunk !! perry taine
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10:05pm Tue 4 Sep 12

pompey in spain says...

angus!....you dont
angus!....you dont pompey in spain
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10:06pm Tue 4 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
God I miss Div1
Do you mean the 3rd division. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
I like them comfy seats
Come on Crawley.
No I mean it. I didn't have to keep getting out of my comfy seat to let the JCL's leave early or get to the bar first. I didn't have to queue at the bar. But above all you didn't get the tossers on here! Well apart from Slugger and Bill of course :)
I loved it in division 3.
You can take the champions league (and whoever is 2nd 3rd and 4th ) and stick it up your ar$e.
Its the FA cup for me.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: God I miss Div1[/p][/quote]Do you mean the 3rd division. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I like them comfy seats Come on Crawley.[/p][/quote]No I mean it. I didn't have to keep getting out of my comfy seat to let the JCL's leave early or get to the bar first. I didn't have to queue at the bar. But above all you didn't get the tossers on here! Well apart from Slugger and Bill of course :)[/p][/quote]I loved it in division 3. You can take the champions league (and whoever is 2nd 3rd and 4th ) and stick it up your ar$e. Its the FA cup for me. mack chinnon
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10:07pm Tue 4 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

pompey in spain wrote:
angus!....you dont
good!!
but you're stil a pilchard
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: angus!....you dont[/p][/quote]good!! but you're stil a pilchard angus mc coatup
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10:10pm Tue 4 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

pompey in spain wrote:
seed and slugger .....you make me laugh.
Come on Crawley/
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: seed and slugger .....you make me laugh.[/p][/quote]Come on Crawley/ mack chinnon
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10:10pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Skating on thin ice says...

saintshorse101 wrote:
5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke!
Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics?

A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.
[quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke![/p][/quote]Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics? A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games. Skating on thin ice
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10:11pm Tue 4 Sep 12

City Saint says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote: God I miss Div1
Do you mean the 3rd division. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I like them comfy seats Come on Crawley.
No I mean it. I didn't have to keep getting out of my comfy seat to let the JCL's leave early or get to the bar first. I didn't have to queue at the bar. But above all you didn't get the tossers on here! Well apart from Slugger and Bill of course :)
I loved it in division 3. You can take the champions league (and whoever is 2nd 3rd and 4th ) and stick it up your ar$e. Its the FA cup for me.
Dunno which stand you were in, but we had plenty of early leavers and long beer lines in league one over in kingsland. Still do.

The only things I miss about league one are the players doing interviews in the itchen after the match, cheaper beer and the better saints home record.
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: God I miss Div1[/p][/quote]Do you mean the 3rd division. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I like them comfy seats Come on Crawley.[/p][/quote]No I mean it. I didn't have to keep getting out of my comfy seat to let the JCL's leave early or get to the bar first. I didn't have to queue at the bar. But above all you didn't get the tossers on here! Well apart from Slugger and Bill of course :)[/p][/quote]I loved it in division 3. You can take the champions league (and whoever is 2nd 3rd and 4th ) and stick it up your ar$e. Its the FA cup for me.[/p][/quote]Dunno which stand you were in, but we had plenty of early leavers and long beer lines in league one over in kingsland. Still do. The only things I miss about league one are the players doing interviews in the itchen after the match, cheaper beer and the better saints home record. City Saint
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10:14pm Tue 4 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

remember those skunts on here taking the pi$$ when we won that cup.
now the tw@ts are getting all excited cos they beat bournemouth( just) on pens.
luckily there was loads of them there to witness such a fantastic result.
remember those skunts on here taking the pi$$ when we won that cup. now the tw@ts are getting all excited cos they beat bournemouth( just) on pens. luckily there was loads of them there to witness such a fantastic result. angus mc coatup
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10:17pm Tue 4 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

City Saint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote: God I miss Div1
Do you mean the 3rd division. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I like them comfy seats Come on Crawley.
No I mean it. I didn't have to keep getting out of my comfy seat to let the JCL's leave early or get to the bar first. I didn't have to queue at the bar. But above all you didn't get the tossers on here! Well apart from Slugger and Bill of course :)
I loved it in division 3. You can take the champions league (and whoever is 2nd 3rd and 4th ) and stick it up your ar$e. Its the FA cup for me.
Dunno which stand you were in, but we had plenty of early leavers and long beer lines in league one over in kingsland. Still do.

The only things I miss about league one are the players doing interviews in the itchen after the match, cheaper beer and the better saints home record.
Thats why I loved it.
[quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: God I miss Div1[/p][/quote]Do you mean the 3rd division. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I like them comfy seats Come on Crawley.[/p][/quote]No I mean it. I didn't have to keep getting out of my comfy seat to let the JCL's leave early or get to the bar first. I didn't have to queue at the bar. But above all you didn't get the tossers on here! Well apart from Slugger and Bill of course :)[/p][/quote]I loved it in division 3. You can take the champions league (and whoever is 2nd 3rd and 4th ) and stick it up your ar$e. Its the FA cup for me.[/p][/quote]Dunno which stand you were in, but we had plenty of early leavers and long beer lines in league one over in kingsland. Still do. The only things I miss about league one are the players doing interviews in the itchen after the match, cheaper beer and the better saints home record.[/p][/quote]Thats why I loved it. mack chinnon
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10:18pm Tue 4 Sep 12

City Saint says...

Now that I think about it, I also miss the fact that Jose looked like a god in defense. That's about it tho.
Now that I think about it, I also miss the fact that Jose looked like a god in defense. That's about it tho. City Saint
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10:19pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote:
5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke!
Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics?

A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.
We averaged more than 20,000 in League 1, you had 12,000 in last week ('packing the Park' - joke).

You also lost 1-0 to a team we beat 6-0!

I rest my case.
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke![/p][/quote]Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics? A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.[/p][/quote]We averaged more than 20,000 in League 1, you had 12,000 in last week ('packing the Park' - joke). You also lost 1-0 to a team we beat 6-0! I rest my case. Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
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10:19pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintkenny says...

got to laugh at the skunts commenting trying to make out there us .we know who they our,they must think were as thick as them ,what a sad demented lot .because there club is in the lower leagues ,where it belongs ,and when they did come up cheating .arry still could not get away win till thew next season,its not how you start its how you finish .40 points is possible .in 1985 saints won only won game in the first six and lost 5 ,and finished 7th ,so it means nothing,and we do have new players coming in .and importantly jack cork .who would of closed down scholes .we were controlling the game till he came on .as rvp said .and this is utd top 3 every season,so you have to feel positive .no matter who you play .keep those standards we will be fine .few of my mates who our utd fans ,said just that
got to laugh at the skunts commenting trying to make out there us .we know who they our,they must think were as thick as them ,what a sad demented lot .because there club is in the lower leagues ,where it belongs ,and when they did come up cheating .arry still could not get away win till thew next season,its not how you start its how you finish .40 points is possible .in 1985 saints won only won game in the first six and lost 5 ,and finished 7th ,so it means nothing,and we do have new players coming in .and importantly jack cork .who would of closed down scholes .we were controlling the game till he came on .as rvp said .and this is utd top 3 every season,so you have to feel positive .no matter who you play .keep those standards we will be fine .few of my mates who our utd fans ,said just that saintkenny
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10:23pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintshorse101 says...

pompey in spain wrote:
no passion for your team.thats always been your lots problem. p,s, we won tonight children. P,U,P,!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
well done for winning in front of such a huge crowd! prob cost more to stage the game than you got from gate receipts!
oh and ive seen the passion your fans give, the clown with the bell and his mates all sat in the bar outside the ground then watching half of the second half then back to the bar! that on an away game (on the tv by the way i think it was inside out). so the passion is for the beer then not the game, makes sence i mean no one wants to actually watch poopey, tonight proved that. i didnt think you cared about the paint pot trophy though? what happens when your dying club finally croaks this month? will allmouth be put back into the hat?
less than 6000 fudge packing the park? great passion!
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: no passion for your team.thats always been your lots problem. p,s, we won tonight children. P,U,P,!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]well done for winning in front of such a huge crowd! prob cost more to stage the game than you got from gate receipts! oh and ive seen the passion your fans give, the clown with the bell and his mates all sat in the bar outside the ground then watching half of the second half then back to the bar! that on an away game (on the tv by the way i think it was inside out). so the passion is for the beer then not the game, makes sence i mean no one wants to actually watch poopey, tonight proved that. i didnt think you cared about the paint pot trophy though? what happens when your dying club finally croaks this month? will allmouth be put back into the hat? less than 6000 fudge packing the park? great passion! saintshorse101
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10:23pm Tue 4 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

City Saint wrote:
Now that I think about it, I also miss the fact that Jose looked like a god in defense. That's about it tho.
Good hair as well.
[quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: Now that I think about it, I also miss the fact that Jose looked like a god in defense. That's about it tho.[/p][/quote]Good hair as well. mack chinnon
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10:26pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Mick the Saint says...

Dubai-saints89 wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Just google DEL BOY ,. Fc Sydney have not yet signed him and will have further talks on Wednesday.
Get in there Nicola tell him what a wonderfull place SOUTHAMPTON is. We have Ocean Village where he can tie his boat up. We have The Isle of Wight, can match any of the little islands around the MED. We also have SAINTS F C. a club that is going places.

What would he have in OZ. Football played on a round pitch were they keep picking the ball up and running with it. Watched by fans that would be more interested in the amber necter and B B Q'S. They got snakes down the loo that if you dont notice will bite your arse . And spiders that try to take over your shoes. NO CONTEST IN MY BOOK.
Hope this is true! i really hope he chooses us..

the only thing they got over us is the weather and beaches! haha. i guess it depends what he wants, i fear that he might find the EPL to competitive and would rather settle down for a more laidback rubbish standard A- League football..sorry i mean "soccer"
We've got a beach, what's wrong with Nettly? (apart from the stones & oil)
[quote][p][bold]Dubai-saints89[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Just google DEL BOY ,. Fc Sydney have not yet signed him and will have further talks on Wednesday. Get in there Nicola tell him what a wonderfull place SOUTHAMPTON is. We have Ocean Village where he can tie his boat up. We have The Isle of Wight, can match any of the little islands around the MED. We also have SAINTS F C. a club that is going places. What would he have in OZ. Football played on a round pitch were they keep picking the ball up and running with it. Watched by fans that would be more interested in the amber necter and B B Q'S. They got snakes down the loo that if you dont notice will bite your arse . And spiders that try to take over your shoes. NO CONTEST IN MY BOOK.[/p][/quote]Hope this is true! i really hope he chooses us.. the only thing they got over us is the weather and beaches! haha. i guess it depends what he wants, i fear that he might find the EPL to competitive and would rather settle down for a more laidback rubbish standard A- League football..sorry i mean "soccer"[/p][/quote]We've got a beach, what's wrong with Nettly? (apart from the stones & oil) Mick the Saint
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10:32pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Skating on thin ice says...

Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.
Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon. Skating on thin ice
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10:34pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Mick the Saint says...

george chivers wrote:
timbersaint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Dickosfc wrote:
SaintPC wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one!
I third, fourth and fith that! Best post in ages.
6TH. LIKE
agreed best post in ages.
A very good post. My view at the start of the season was we would have between 1 and 4 points after game 6, Everton. Then we would start to pick up points on a more regular basis and finish between 12th and 15th. I also thought we needed 9 additional players to start the season with. Including 2 CB's and a LB. Personally I would have given Richardson a try, but not the other 3. Just my view.

Who knows what Nigel thought, none of us know that. But the thing that bothers me now is we appear to be bringing in players who have been selected by somebody else other than Nigel. A continental strategy, something I am not comfortable with. But it can be workable if the players are recruited early enough and the manager is happy managing on those terms.That hasn't been the case with Saints, some of the players have arrived well after the start of the season. Some are not here yet.

Just after the end of last season there was a feature article in The Sunday Times about Nicola Cortese. It stressed his close personal relationship with Roberto Di Matteo. How much he consulted him before he came to Saints and how close he and his family were to Di Matteo's and his family.

At the time Chelsea hadn't won the Champions League and it seemed to me Nigel could be on borrowed time if he didn't start well in the PL and Di Matteo could be a threat to him. Well of course things changed and Chelsea did win the CL and after a while Di Matteo was installed as Chelsea's manager on a permanent basis. So the threat disappeared; at least for a while.

But I fear if we do achieve what I felt we would achieve pre season in the first 6 games i.e. 1-4 points then I think Nigel will be at risk. Somebody will need to be blamed after the big spending in the summer. And it won't be Cortese who takes the rap.

So I agree it is time for patience and it is also time for supporters and fans to get behind the manager. Chant his name when we play Villa loud and clear. If you want to keep him, tell him! Lift him up, we need to motivate him as much as he needs to motivate the players.

If we don't get some points quickly Nigel could go from Hero to Zero by October. And as much as I don't want non mangers buying players, I want a new manager even less. Especially if his name, as some have suggested, is Harry Redknap.
Agree, great post
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]timbersaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dickosfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintPC[/bold] wrote: My biggest worry isn't with NA/NC, or with them signing older players, or even with Fox/Fonte still in the team (which is a worry, don't get me wrong!). No, my biggest worry is that there seems to be such an ignorance in a lot of saints fans on this site, calling for NA to "wise up" and questioning NC about signings and business dealings etc. These guys have presided over the greatest period in our history. NC brought in a billionaire backer and has done nothing but deliver time and time again for this club. Turning down AC Milan to stay with Southampton, brokering some of the best business deals we have seen, and at all times behaved impeccably and set a standard of behaviour that is emulated across the entire staff at Southampton. NA has done the exact same thing, brought good players to the club, trained them hard, built a wonderful team playing good football. Bringing through plenty of younger players to supplement those we are buying. When buying players, they havent gone for "proven" premiership journeymen who get relegated every year, they have selected - carefully - the right players, young and hungry, with the right attitude that will fit into the squad and look to build their future at the club. So, my biggest worry is that these fans, with little vision, short memories, ready to knee-jerk a reaction to whatever they may have read in the Sun or Mirror over the weekend, will start to voice more and more discontent at the current set-up. We MUST have patience, this is a long term project, and it is not an overnight quick fix. We WILL struggle this year, but we will get better and better. These players will learn, the right players will join when they are identified and become available. NA/NC know the issues and they will be addressed in the fullness of time. We must do our roles, support the team, through thick and thin, and whatever we do.....DON'T start calling for the head of either of them, do that and the instability returns, and you might just get your wish.....chase away Adkins, Cortese, the Liebherrs, and see where we end up.....let's not do that. Together as one![/p][/quote]I third, fourth and fith that! Best post in ages.[/p][/quote]6TH. LIKE[/p][/quote]agreed best post in ages.[/p][/quote]A very good post. My view at the start of the season was we would have between 1 and 4 points after game 6, Everton. Then we would start to pick up points on a more regular basis and finish between 12th and 15th. I also thought we needed 9 additional players to start the season with. Including 2 CB's and a LB. Personally I would have given Richardson a try, but not the other 3. Just my view. Who knows what Nigel thought, none of us know that. But the thing that bothers me now is we appear to be bringing in players who have been selected by somebody else other than Nigel. A continental strategy, something I am not comfortable with. But it can be workable if the players are recruited early enough and the manager is happy managing on those terms.That hasn't been the case with Saints, some of the players have arrived well after the start of the season. Some are not here yet. Just after the end of last season there was a feature article in The Sunday Times about Nicola Cortese. It stressed his close personal relationship with Roberto Di Matteo. How much he consulted him before he came to Saints and how close he and his family were to Di Matteo's and his family. At the time Chelsea hadn't won the Champions League and it seemed to me Nigel could be on borrowed time if he didn't start well in the PL and Di Matteo could be a threat to him. Well of course things changed and Chelsea did win the CL and after a while Di Matteo was installed as Chelsea's manager on a permanent basis. So the threat disappeared; at least for a while. But I fear if we do achieve what I felt we would achieve pre season in the first 6 games i.e. 1-4 points then I think Nigel will be at risk. Somebody will need to be blamed after the big spending in the summer. And it won't be Cortese who takes the rap. So I agree it is time for patience and it is also time for supporters and fans to get behind the manager. Chant his name when we play Villa loud and clear. If you want to keep him, tell him! Lift him up, we need to motivate him as much as he needs to motivate the players. If we don't get some points quickly Nigel could go from Hero to Zero by October. And as much as I don't want non mangers buying players, I want a new manager even less. Especially if his name, as some have suggested, is Harry Redknap.[/p][/quote]Agree, great post Mick the Saint
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10:36pm Tue 4 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.
Come on Crawley.
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.[/p][/quote]Come on Crawley. mack chinnon
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10:38pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.
Best get your rent money on it then...do let us all know how you get on.
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.[/p][/quote]Best get your rent money on it then...do let us all know how you get on. Baddesley Bill
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10:39pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintkenny says...

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Skating on thin ice wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote:
5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke!
Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics?

A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.
We averaged more than 20,000 in League 1, you had 12,000 in last week ('packing the Park' - joke).

You also lost 1-0 to a team we beat 6-0!

I rest my case.
we averaged 24.000 in league one ,they averaged 17.000 in the premier league including away support .we also when they were in the premier had 2000 average more at away games in league one .so the stats are there ,we are the best supported south coast club.if you can add up ,average for saints in the premier is 31.000 so every home its 14000 more fans .for the thick blue few add it up 19 times this is how many more fans come through the gates ,making much more money ,and soon in a few years increased to 48.000 capacity ,so then it will be,31.000 more than you every home game .add this up 19 times ,see its not rocket science you dont have the support or any assets we do ,thats why your in league ,and were in the premier league ,its called infrastructure
[quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke![/p][/quote]Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics? A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.[/p][/quote]We averaged more than 20,000 in League 1, you had 12,000 in last week ('packing the Park' - joke). You also lost 1-0 to a team we beat 6-0! I rest my case.[/p][/quote]we averaged 24.000 in league one ,they averaged 17.000 in the premier league including away support .we also when they were in the premier had 2000 average more at away games in league one .so the stats are there ,we are the best supported south coast club.if you can add up ,average for saints in the premier is 31.000 so every home its 14000 more fans .for the thick blue few add it up 19 times this is how many more fans come through the gates ,making much more money ,and soon in a few years increased to 48.000 capacity ,so then it will be,31.000 more than you every home game .add this up 19 times ,see its not rocket science you dont have the support or any assets we do ,thats why your in league ,and were in the premier league ,its called infrastructure saintkenny
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10:39pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote:
5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke!
Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics?

A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.
I don't know if you can judge on that attendance. I regard myself as a reasonable attendee, as i've said before only missed 1 home league game and went to 10 away last season but must admit the only JPT game I ever went to was Wembley.

It's league attendance that is important and we averaged 21k in Div1 and 26k in the Championship.

We have as many diehard fans as you do BUT we also have the families, corporate and old folk which dilute the atmosphere from time to time but make the club financially viable which is why we were bought by Billionnaires and you were bought by a bloke who couldn't afford to come to Fratton Park. Asuming he existed.
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke![/p][/quote]Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics? A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.[/p][/quote]I don't know if you can judge on that attendance. I regard myself as a reasonable attendee, as i've said before only missed 1 home league game and went to 10 away last season but must admit the only JPT game I ever went to was Wembley. It's league attendance that is important and we averaged 21k in Div1 and 26k in the Championship. We have as many diehard fans as you do BUT we also have the families, corporate and old folk which dilute the atmosphere from time to time but make the club financially viable which is why we were bought by Billionnaires and you were bought by a bloke who couldn't afford to come to Fratton Park. Asuming he existed. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:40pm Tue 4 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.
you just keep grasping those straws.!!
cos there aint many left.
I hope the st get control of your lot
soon
should bring more pi$$ taking ammunition for us.
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.[/p][/quote]you just keep grasping those straws.!! cos there aint many left. I hope the st get control of your lot soon should bring more pi$$ taking ammunition for us. angus mc coatup
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10:42pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Skating on thin ice wrote:
Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.
Best get your rent money on it then...do let us all know how you get on.
The idea of saggy chops working with NC is one of the funniest I've ever heard, wouldn't last 5 games. Not to mention him thieving 10% from his employers on every deal he does.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.[/p][/quote]Best get your rent money on it then...do let us all know how you get on.[/p][/quote]The idea of saggy chops working with NC is one of the funniest I've ever heard, wouldn't last 5 games. Not to mention him thieving 10% from his employers on every deal he does. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:43pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintshorse101 says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke!
Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics? A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.
8,333 thats still just under 2500 more than you had tonight! so whats your point? we had won that trophy and couldnt be bothered with it again, didnt want it getting in the way of a successful promotion campaign! we also didnt need to "fudgepack the park" to raise a few quid to pay the players on monthly contracts!
just accept that you debt ridden hole of a club is an embarrassment as are you fans! is your fishy shop full of the latest shirts for the fans to buy yet?
if you want to play figures, ok then how many of the 250k fans at southsea after you brought (still to pay) the fa cup, were at the cowshed tonight?
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke![/p][/quote]Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics? A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.[/p][/quote]8,333 thats still just under 2500 more than you had tonight! so whats your point? we had won that trophy and couldnt be bothered with it again, didnt want it getting in the way of a successful promotion campaign! we also didnt need to "fudgepack the park" to raise a few quid to pay the players on monthly contracts! just accept that you debt ridden hole of a club is an embarrassment as are you fans! is your fishy shop full of the latest shirts for the fans to buy yet? if you want to play figures, ok then how many of the 250k fans at southsea after you brought (still to pay) the fa cup, were at the cowshed tonight? saintshorse101
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10:46pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintkenny says...

saintshorse101 wrote:
Skating on thin ice wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke!
Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics? A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.
8,333 thats still just under 2500 more than you had tonight! so whats your point? we had won that trophy and couldnt be bothered with it again, didnt want it getting in the way of a successful promotion campaign! we also didnt need to "fudgepack the park" to raise a few quid to pay the players on monthly contracts!
just accept that you debt ridden hole of a club is an embarrassment as are you fans! is your fishy shop full of the latest shirts for the fans to buy yet?
if you want to play figures, ok then how many of the 250k fans at southsea after you brought (still to pay) the fa cup, were at the cowshed tonight?
very well put horse
[quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke![/p][/quote]Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics? A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.[/p][/quote]8,333 thats still just under 2500 more than you had tonight! so whats your point? we had won that trophy and couldnt be bothered with it again, didnt want it getting in the way of a successful promotion campaign! we also didnt need to "fudgepack the park" to raise a few quid to pay the players on monthly contracts! just accept that you debt ridden hole of a club is an embarrassment as are you fans! is your fishy shop full of the latest shirts for the fans to buy yet? if you want to play figures, ok then how many of the 250k fans at southsea after you brought (still to pay) the fa cup, were at the cowshed tonight?[/p][/quote]very well put horse saintkenny
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10:49pm Tue 4 Sep 12

sk8srsinking says...

pompey in spain wrote:
no passion for your team.thats always been your lots problem. p,s, we won tonight children. P,U,P,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thought it was a tin pot, pi55 pot Micky mouse cup- that's what the thick skates called itwhen we won it in front of the BIGGEST attendance 4 a single club @ wembley. Also have record for biggest attendance outside of wembley ( game v MK Dons)!!!! Stupid silly skates!
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: no passion for your team.thats always been your lots problem. p,s, we won tonight children. P,U,P,!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Thought it was a tin pot, pi55 pot Micky mouse cup- that's what the thick skates called itwhen we won it in front of the BIGGEST attendance 4 a single club @ wembley. Also have record for biggest attendance outside of wembley ( game v MK Dons)!!!! Stupid silly skates! sk8srsinking
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10:56pm Tue 4 Sep 12

City Saint says...

saintkenny wrote:
Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Skating on thin ice wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote:
5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke!
Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics?

A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.
We averaged more than 20,000 in League 1, you had 12,000 in last week ('packing the Park' - joke).

You also lost 1-0 to a team we beat 6-0!

I rest my case.
we averaged 24.000 in league one ,they averaged 17.000 in the premier league including away support .we also when they were in the premier had 2000 average more at away games in league one .so the stats are there ,we are the best supported south coast club.if you can add up ,average for saints in the premier is 31.000 so every home its 14000 more fans .for the thick blue few add it up 19 times this is how many more fans come through the gates ,making much more money ,and soon in a few years increased to 48.000 capacity ,so then it will be,31.000 more than you every home game .add this up 19 times ,see its not rocket science you dont have the support or any assets we do ,thats why your in league ,and were in the premier league ,its called infrastructure
I predict we will expand to 45,000 for the 2015/2016 season, to seat the expanded Southampton crowd and the new saints fans from the PO post codes. They'll all be saints fans (or waterlooville i guess) by then down the m27.

Saints will be stronger as the only team left in Hampshire, we'll just have to write off the rivalry and forget the bad blood if we can.
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke![/p][/quote]Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics? A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.[/p][/quote]We averaged more than 20,000 in League 1, you had 12,000 in last week ('packing the Park' - joke). You also lost 1-0 to a team we beat 6-0! I rest my case.[/p][/quote]we averaged 24.000 in league one ,they averaged 17.000 in the premier league including away support .we also when they were in the premier had 2000 average more at away games in league one .so the stats are there ,we are the best supported south coast club.if you can add up ,average for saints in the premier is 31.000 so every home its 14000 more fans .for the thick blue few add it up 19 times this is how many more fans come through the gates ,making much more money ,and soon in a few years increased to 48.000 capacity ,so then it will be,31.000 more than you every home game .add this up 19 times ,see its not rocket science you dont have the support or any assets we do ,thats why your in league ,and were in the premier league ,its called infrastructure[/p][/quote]I predict we will expand to 45,000 for the 2015/2016 season, to seat the expanded Southampton crowd and the new saints fans from the PO post codes. They'll all be saints fans (or waterlooville i guess) by then down the m27. Saints will be stronger as the only team left in Hampshire, we'll just have to write off the rivalry and forget the bad blood if we can. City Saint
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11:00pm Tue 4 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

saintkenny wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote:
Skating on thin ice wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke!
Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics? A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.
8,333 thats still just under 2500 more than you had tonight! so whats your point? we had won that trophy and couldnt be bothered with it again, didnt want it getting in the way of a successful promotion campaign! we also didnt need to "fudgepack the park" to raise a few quid to pay the players on monthly contracts!
just accept that you debt ridden hole of a club is an embarrassment as are you fans! is your fishy shop full of the latest shirts for the fans to buy yet?
if you want to play figures, ok then how many of the 250k fans at southsea after you brought (still to pay) the fa cup, were at the cowshed tonight?
very well put horse
strange that when confronted with the facts they just shut up.
them trying to goad us up is like pi$$ing in the wind.
shot down in flames everytime.
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke![/p][/quote]Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics? A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.[/p][/quote]8,333 thats still just under 2500 more than you had tonight! so whats your point? we had won that trophy and couldnt be bothered with it again, didnt want it getting in the way of a successful promotion campaign! we also didnt need to "fudgepack the park" to raise a few quid to pay the players on monthly contracts! just accept that you debt ridden hole of a club is an embarrassment as are you fans! is your fishy shop full of the latest shirts for the fans to buy yet? if you want to play figures, ok then how many of the 250k fans at southsea after you brought (still to pay) the fa cup, were at the cowshed tonight?[/p][/quote]very well put horse[/p][/quote]strange that when confronted with the facts they just shut up. them trying to goad us up is like pi$$ing in the wind. shot down in flames everytime. angus mc coatup
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11:07pm Tue 4 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.
I strongly advise you to put the mortgage on it, you will be sure to make a fortune, absolutely guaranteed to happen, don't miss out, sadly you can't put on a cash bet at Nottarf as your gaming licence ran out and you cannot afford to renew it. Which bookmaker is offering such tight odds on this racing certainty please tell so that we can all jump on the bandwagon.
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.[/p][/quote]I strongly advise you to put the mortgage on it, you will be sure to make a fortune, absolutely guaranteed to happen, don't miss out, sadly you can't put on a cash bet at Nottarf as your gaming licence ran out and you cannot afford to renew it. Which bookmaker is offering such tight odds on this racing certainty please tell so that we can all jump on the bandwagon. OSPREYSAINT
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11:15pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

pompey in spain wrote:
no passion for your team.thats always been your lots problem. p,s, we won tonight children. P,U,P,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
30 exclamation marks for the p!ss pot cup (as you call it) - desperate times calls for desperate measures!

There's certainly none more desperate than the skunts (what's left of them).

RIP Poopee.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
!!

WTFILN!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: no passion for your team.thats always been your lots problem. p,s, we won tonight children. P,U,P,!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]30 exclamation marks for the p!ss pot cup (as you call it) - desperate times calls for desperate measures! There's certainly none more desperate than the skunts (what's left of them). RIP Poopee. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !! WTFILN!!!!! Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
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11:19pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintkenny says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Skating on thin ice wrote:
Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.
I strongly advise you to put the mortgage on it, you will be sure to make a fortune, absolutely guaranteed to happen, don't miss out, sadly you can't put on a cash bet at Nottarf as your gaming licence ran out and you cannot afford to renew it. Which bookmaker is offering such tight odds on this racing certainty please tell so that we can all jump on the bandwagon.
lowe might of took harry in .but cortesse wont ,allow him to pay wages over the limit .harry wanted to do this with modric to keep him at spurs .but levi showed him the door .never going to over there wage budget .he wanted modric to be paid 250.000 a week ,spurs pay 100.000 a week ,so it did not want to happen what harry started at pompey .even if cortesse did sack him.what do bookies know .last season before the start saints were 14 to 1 .to go up ,and they spent the whole season it the top 2 ,so there you are what do they know
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.[/p][/quote]I strongly advise you to put the mortgage on it, you will be sure to make a fortune, absolutely guaranteed to happen, don't miss out, sadly you can't put on a cash bet at Nottarf as your gaming licence ran out and you cannot afford to renew it. Which bookmaker is offering such tight odds on this racing certainty please tell so that we can all jump on the bandwagon.[/p][/quote]lowe might of took harry in .but cortesse wont ,allow him to pay wages over the limit .harry wanted to do this with modric to keep him at spurs .but levi showed him the door .never going to over there wage budget .he wanted modric to be paid 250.000 a week ,spurs pay 100.000 a week ,so it did not want to happen what harry started at pompey .even if cortesse did sack him.what do bookies know .last season before the start saints were 14 to 1 .to go up ,and they spent the whole season it the top 2 ,so there you are what do they know saintkenny
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11:22pm Tue 4 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote:
5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke!
Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics?

A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.
You appear to know about 90% more about the Saints than most of the Scum supporters, not on the turn are you? Ready for the demise of the Blue Phew?
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke![/p][/quote]Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics? A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.[/p][/quote]You appear to know about 90% more about the Saints than most of the Scum supporters, not on the turn are you? Ready for the demise of the Blue Phew? OSPREYSAINT
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11:25pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintshorse101 says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote:
Skating on thin ice wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke!
Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics? A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.
8,333 thats still just under 2500 more than you had tonight! so whats your point? we had won that trophy and couldnt be bothered with it again, didnt want it getting in the way of a successful promotion campaign! we also didnt need to "fudgepack the park" to raise a few quid to pay the players on monthly contracts! just accept that you debt ridden hole of a club is an embarrassment as are you fans! is your fishy shop full of the latest shirts for the fans to buy yet? if you want to play figures, ok then how many of the 250k fans at southsea after you brought (still to pay) the fa cup, were at the cowshed tonight?
very well put horse
strange that when confronted with the facts they just shut up. them trying to goad us up is like pi$$ing in the wind. shot down in flames everytime.
its the only way to deal with them!
some say ignore a skate and it will go away. have you ever tried that with a fly that keeps buzzing around, landing on you and making a nuisance of itself? it just wont go away! but roll a paper up and hit the begger on the head and problem solved. same with a skate only the rolled up paper is replaced with facts, hit them with facts and they soon stop annoying you!
dont kill them though as they are an endangered species!

Skating on thin ice wrote:
Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.

ive told some of you fishys before, but go on just for the numptys i will do it again. bookies arent always right! yes shocking i know but its true! if all you did was back the favs you would soon lose money! if you look earlier in this article i posted the odds prior to last season that the bookies gave for a team to be promoted to the prem, if you do look the you will see that saints were not the favs, no infact 7 teams had better odds than us. but we still got promoted! my god how does that happen surley the bookies cant be wrong? keep backing those favs and you might get into as much debt as you hole of a club! numpty
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintshorse101[/bold] wrote: 5,979 oh dear! well done poopey fans 1 chance to save your club by giving much needed gate receipts and you blew it! the bestest gratest bestest best fans of the bestest club (tm) what a joke![/p][/quote]Here is a quiz question for you. 2 years ago almost to the day, you were home to Swindon in this same Paint Trophy competition. We will gloss over the result (0-3, in case you have forgotten). My point is, that game was your first game defending the trophy you had won only weeks before at Wembley, in front of 50000 of your oh-so-loyal lifelong supporters. What was your crowd for that Swindon game? How many of the Wembley "supporters" were anything other than fairweather plastics? A lot of them are back now, but not for many more games.[/p][/quote]8,333 thats still just under 2500 more than you had tonight! so whats your point? we had won that trophy and couldnt be bothered with it again, didnt want it getting in the way of a successful promotion campaign! we also didnt need to "fudgepack the park" to raise a few quid to pay the players on monthly contracts! just accept that you debt ridden hole of a club is an embarrassment as are you fans! is your fishy shop full of the latest shirts for the fans to buy yet? if you want to play figures, ok then how many of the 250k fans at southsea after you brought (still to pay) the fa cup, were at the cowshed tonight?[/p][/quote]very well put horse[/p][/quote]strange that when confronted with the facts they just shut up. them trying to goad us up is like pi$$ing in the wind. shot down in flames everytime.[/p][/quote]its the only way to deal with them! some say ignore a skate and it will go away. have you ever tried that with a fly that keeps buzzing around, landing on you and making a nuisance of itself? it just wont go away! but roll a paper up and hit the begger on the head and problem solved. same with a skate only the rolled up paper is replaced with facts, hit them with facts and they soon stop annoying you! dont kill them though as they are an endangered species! Skating on thin ice wrote: Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon. ive told some of you fishys before, but go on just for the numptys i will do it again. bookies arent always right! yes shocking i know but its true! if all you did was back the favs you would soon lose money! if you look earlier in this article i posted the odds prior to last season that the bookies gave for a team to be promoted to the prem, if you do look the you will see that saints were not the favs, no infact 7 teams had better odds than us. but we still got promoted! my god how does that happen surley the bookies cant be wrong? keep backing those favs and you might get into as much debt as you hole of a club! numpty saintshorse101
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11:27pm Tue 4 Sep 12

angus mc coatup says...

I think pompey are trying to broker a deal with waterlooville to borrow their crowd for home games.
I think pompey are trying to broker a deal with waterlooville to borrow their crowd for home games. angus mc coatup
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11:36pm Tue 4 Sep 12

saintkenny says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
I think pompey are trying to broker a deal with waterlooville to borrow their crowd for home games.
we did not see them much last season .only when we had the derbys ,it was just pompeyphil and the numpty from warsash ,both also using different log in names,but now they cant handle it there club with the best fans in the world .ha ha joke ,is slipped to league one ,while there much hated rivals is there ,only worse with a better infrastructure ,its the only reason the on here ,thats the cold truth
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: I think pompey are trying to broker a deal with waterlooville to borrow their crowd for home games.[/p][/quote]we did not see them much last season .only when we had the derbys ,it was just pompeyphil and the numpty from warsash ,both also using different log in names,but now they cant handle it there club with the best fans in the world .ha ha joke ,is slipped to league one ,while there much hated rivals is there ,only worse with a better infrastructure ,its the only reason the on here ,thats the cold truth saintkenny
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12:01am Wed 5 Sep 12

randre says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
We seem to have a fair mix on this thread today...true supporters, Victor Meldews...and a thin scattering of skunt (surely they have a game to go to tonight?)
I can't see this deal coming off...if it does, I won't write this fella off. In fact, the more the merrier (assuming we get good value for money and don't upset the applecart). After Schole's display on Sunday, would the grumps on here slate him if he wanted a year here?..I think not.
I'm standing by for another potential 2 weeks sparring with a few knobends on here...and willing to bet that when we string some results together, they will simply disappear ...again! COYR
I love the way certain skunts come on here and talk about our attendances...

I have seen a bigger turn out at Wimborne FC than at Fratton Park tonight.

Dare I say I don't believe they are the bestest, greatest, bestest best fans ever to be the bestest of the best ever fans (tm) after all!
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: We seem to have a fair mix on this thread today...true supporters, Victor Meldews...and a thin scattering of skunt (surely they have a game to go to tonight?) I can't see this deal coming off...if it does, I won't write this fella off. In fact, the more the merrier (assuming we get good value for money and don't upset the applecart). After Schole's display on Sunday, would the grumps on here slate him if he wanted a year here?..I think not. I'm standing by for another potential 2 weeks sparring with a few knobends on here...and willing to bet that when we string some results together, they will simply disappear ...again! COYR[/p][/quote]I love the way certain skunts come on here and talk about our attendances... I have seen a bigger turn out at Wimborne FC than at Fratton Park tonight. Dare I say I don't believe they are the bestest, greatest, bestest best fans ever to be the bestest of the best ever fans (tm) after all! randre
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12:16am Wed 5 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

randre wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
We seem to have a fair mix on this thread today...true supporters, Victor Meldews...and a thin scattering of skunt (surely they have a game to go to tonight?)
I can't see this deal coming off...if it does, I won't write this fella off. In fact, the more the merrier (assuming we get good value for money and don't upset the applecart). After Schole's display on Sunday, would the grumps on here slate him if he wanted a year here?..I think not.
I'm standing by for another potential 2 weeks sparring with a few knobends on here...and willing to bet that when we string some results together, they will simply disappear ...again! COYR
I love the way certain skunts come on here and talk about our attendances...

I have seen a bigger turn out at Wimborne FC than at Fratton Park tonight.

Dare I say I don't believe they are the bestest, greatest, bestest best fans ever to be the bestest of the best ever fans (tm) after all!
How very dare you! I know for a FACT they are. They told me so several times.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: We seem to have a fair mix on this thread today...true supporters, Victor Meldews...and a thin scattering of skunt (surely they have a game to go to tonight?) I can't see this deal coming off...if it does, I won't write this fella off. In fact, the more the merrier (assuming we get good value for money and don't upset the applecart). After Schole's display on Sunday, would the grumps on here slate him if he wanted a year here?..I think not. I'm standing by for another potential 2 weeks sparring with a few knobends on here...and willing to bet that when we string some results together, they will simply disappear ...again! COYR[/p][/quote]I love the way certain skunts come on here and talk about our attendances... I have seen a bigger turn out at Wimborne FC than at Fratton Park tonight. Dare I say I don't believe they are the bestest, greatest, bestest best fans ever to be the bestest of the best ever fans (tm) after all![/p][/quote]How very dare you! I know for a FACT they are. They told me so several times. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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12:58am Wed 5 Sep 12

randre says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
randre wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
We seem to have a fair mix on this thread today...true supporters, Victor Meldews...and a thin scattering of skunt (surely they have a game to go to tonight?)
I can't see this deal coming off...if it does, I won't write this fella off. In fact, the more the merrier (assuming we get good value for money and don't upset the applecart). After Schole's display on Sunday, would the grumps on here slate him if he wanted a year here?..I think not.
I'm standing by for another potential 2 weeks sparring with a few knobends on here...and willing to bet that when we string some results together, they will simply disappear ...again! COYR
I love the way certain skunts come on here and talk about our attendances...

I have seen a bigger turn out at Wimborne FC than at Fratton Park tonight.

Dare I say I don't believe they are the bestest, greatest, bestest best fans ever to be the bestest of the best ever fans (tm) after all!
How very dare you! I know for a FACT they are. They told me so several times.
Sorry Seedhouse, I know they have told us often...... But I am not too sure about it you know, something is not quite adding up.

You don't suppose they lied to us do you?

I know it is unthinkable that the bestest best of the absolute best fans ever in the universe (tm) may have lied, but I think all this about them being the bestest best fans (tm) may just be total b*****ks!

Sorry, only my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: We seem to have a fair mix on this thread today...true supporters, Victor Meldews...and a thin scattering of skunt (surely they have a game to go to tonight?) I can't see this deal coming off...if it does, I won't write this fella off. In fact, the more the merrier (assuming we get good value for money and don't upset the applecart). After Schole's display on Sunday, would the grumps on here slate him if he wanted a year here?..I think not. I'm standing by for another potential 2 weeks sparring with a few knobends on here...and willing to bet that when we string some results together, they will simply disappear ...again! COYR[/p][/quote]I love the way certain skunts come on here and talk about our attendances... I have seen a bigger turn out at Wimborne FC than at Fratton Park tonight. Dare I say I don't believe they are the bestest, greatest, bestest best fans ever to be the bestest of the best ever fans (tm) after all![/p][/quote]How very dare you! I know for a FACT they are. They told me so several times.[/p][/quote]Sorry Seedhouse, I know they have told us often...... But I am not too sure about it you know, something is not quite adding up. You don't suppose they lied to us do you? I know it is unthinkable that the bestest best of the absolute best fans ever in the universe (tm) may have lied, but I think all this about them being the bestest best fans (tm) may just be total b*****ks! Sorry, only my opinion. randre
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1:15am Wed 5 Sep 12

Enock84 says...

To Pompey in Spain

U **** arsewipe skates are screwed we have issues in premier league u have issues paying for electricity u Sorry skunt
Ps die fish boy
To Pompey in Spain U **** arsewipe skates are screwed we have issues in premier league u have issues paying for electricity u Sorry skunt Ps die fish boy Enock84
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1:24am Wed 5 Sep 12

thomasupton says...

Pompey fans we're really not interested, We have our own concerns, please post on your own boards.
Pompey fans we're really not interested, We have our own concerns, please post on your own boards. thomasupton
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1:47am Wed 5 Sep 12

st1halo says...

If you're in a hurry then here is a summary of tonights posts.

Basically, NC and NA should be sacked as soon as possible as there are only 35 games left and tme is running out!! The running of the club should be handed over to Ladbrokes and BetFred asap as they know what they are doing!! We dont want or need world class players here.
Saints need to be thrown out of the Premier League by getting CB, LB NOW even though the transfer window has closed!!. Big Lawrie needs to go and find a world class goalie for us!! Luke Shaw must be played even though he's been ill.!! Apparently the Mafia have been spotted outside SMS asking for a bloke named Nigel, so nothing controversial on tonights forum.

It was interrupted late in the game by some skates acting like they had just won the champions league but they were quickly taken out by Mr. Cold Hard Facts and Mr. Stats

My fave post of the day was from St Retford letting me know that I can go into a supermarket in Oz and ask for ballbags, dicktogs and cockjocks and ill get some swimming trunks. Even though my brother is an aussie, I didnt know this and it really made me laugh.What worries me is if i ask for swimming trunks , is some b@stard gonna try and stick some nuts in my hand?? Later, whillst washing my swimming trunks in the bath I started to think I wonder what names they have for tampons and panty liners?? Please ..no suggestions but worth a thought... Night all


STID
If you're in a hurry then here is a summary of tonights posts. Basically, NC and NA should be sacked as soon as possible as there are only 35 games left and tme is running out!! The running of the club should be handed over to Ladbrokes and BetFred asap as they know what they are doing!! We dont want or need world class players here. Saints need to be thrown out of the Premier League by getting CB, LB NOW even though the transfer window has closed!!. Big Lawrie needs to go and find a world class goalie for us!! Luke Shaw must be played even though he's been ill.!! Apparently the Mafia have been spotted outside SMS asking for a bloke named Nigel, so nothing controversial on tonights forum. It was interrupted late in the game by some skates acting like they had just won the champions league but they were quickly taken out by Mr. Cold Hard Facts and Mr. Stats My fave post of the day was from St Retford letting me know that I can go into a supermarket in Oz and ask for ballbags, dicktogs and cockjocks and ill get some swimming trunks. Even though my brother is an aussie, I didnt know this and it really made me laugh.What worries me is if i ask for swimming trunks , is some b@stard gonna try and stick some nuts in my hand?? Later, whillst washing my swimming trunks in the bath I started to think I wonder what names they have for tampons and panty liners?? Please ..no suggestions but worth a thought... Night all STID st1halo
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3:51am Wed 5 Sep 12

oregonsaint says...

Swissowned wrote:
Mr. T wrote:
why oh why are we looking to bring in another striker - and one who is 37 years old!!!

Are there no unattached defenders out there?
Read the article and see the comment previous to your post. There are a lot of positives in this signing including a financial benefit to the club.
Take the blinkers off and look beyond what the guy can offer on the football pitch!
So, Swissedowned, you think that Del Piero would be good for marketing purposes. That's fine, but what we really need is a couple of defenders, and spend cash on them, rather than spending it on an ageing player, great though he has been over the years.
If the team can perform, then we don't need a circus act.
[quote][p][bold]Swissowned[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr. T[/bold] wrote: why oh why are we looking to bring in another striker - and one who is 37 years old!!! Are there no unattached defenders out there?[/p][/quote]Read the article and see the comment previous to your post. There are a lot of positives in this signing including a financial benefit to the club. Take the blinkers off and look beyond what the guy can offer on the football pitch![/p][/quote]So, Swissedowned, you think that Del Piero would be good for marketing purposes. That's fine, but what we really need is a couple of defenders, and spend cash on them, rather than spending it on an ageing player, great though he has been over the years. If the team can perform, then we don't need a circus act. oregonsaint
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6:11am Wed 5 Sep 12

circa 66 saint says...

to all the skunts that constantly read all the post's on this site I THANK YOU, why you ask?.
well every time one of you have a go the best of the best hit back with FACT;S (please google this word so you understand what i am on about),now i reckon that this process is a good way of educating our younger fans about the saints with facts.
to all the skunts that constantly read all the post's on this site I THANK YOU, why you ask?. well every time one of you have a go the best of the best hit back with FACT;S (please google this word so you understand what i am on about),now i reckon that this process is a good way of educating our younger fans about the saints with facts. circa 66 saint
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7:04am Wed 5 Sep 12

Andy_Germany says...

I have only read a couple of the posts on this subject, because there is so much negativity. It would be great if del piero came to Saints. It would be exciting for all, players and fans. Come on people, it's party time at St Mary's.
I have only read a couple of the posts on this subject, because there is so much negativity. It would be great if del piero came to Saints. It would be exciting for all, players and fans. Come on people, it's party time at St Mary's. Andy_Germany
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7:08am Wed 5 Sep 12

Normandy says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.
Hope these are not really the odds
But holding up the premier is not where NC wants us and NA made a big mistake with the subs , If we do not
Start geting points and soon it does not look good. Hope 'arry does not come back
Come on NA get back to winning
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: Adkins now odds on to go. Arry 3-1 favourite to replace him (was 10-1 only yesterday). Somebody is obviously "in the know", and the bookies will close the market soon.[/p][/quote]Hope these are not really the odds But holding up the premier is not where NC wants us and NA made a big mistake with the subs , If we do not Start geting points and soon it does not look good. Hope 'arry does not come back Come on NA get back to winning Normandy
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7:46am Wed 5 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

All joking aside I do hope those calling for NAs head after one percieved mistake (I still think it was more to do with Scholes than our substitutions) are not employers or managers of staff themselves. Your expectations are ridiculous. You would sack someone and expect his replacement to be perfect. What if he isn't? Sack him too? Oh hang on, we've tried that before and it didn't work then - still maybe this time. Fingers crossed eh?
All joking aside I do hope those calling for NAs head after one percieved mistake (I still think it was more to do with Scholes than our substitutions) are not employers or managers of staff themselves. Your expectations are ridiculous. You would sack someone and expect his replacement to be perfect. What if he isn't? Sack him too? Oh hang on, we've tried that before and it didn't work then - still maybe this time. Fingers crossed eh? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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7:51am Wed 5 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
On Twitter it says the Team that has covered the most distance so far on the pitch 195.18 miles. Saints. Men on a Mission or headless chickens, you choose.
It means Nigel has got them fit and working harder than 19 other Premier League sides. Better use squad rotation and substitutes when they tire then.

We tried to bring in defenders and were linked to many. Maybe the failure to achieve this, for whatever reasons, led to us shipping too many goals to date.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: On Twitter it says the Team that has covered the most distance so far on the pitch 195.18 miles. Saints. Men on a Mission or headless chickens, you choose.[/p][/quote]It means Nigel has got them fit and working harder than 19 other Premier League sides. Better use squad rotation and substitutes when they tire then. We tried to bring in defenders and were linked to many. Maybe the failure to achieve this, for whatever reasons, led to us shipping too many goals to date. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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8:10am Wed 5 Sep 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

I think he's off to Oz.
shame, would have been great for the club if he had come to the only Premiership team on the south coast.
However I just this:

http://www.guardian.
co.uk/football/2012/
sep/04/sydney-southa
mpton-alessandro-del
-piero

welp, you win some you lose some. Would be nice to see some more defence added in this transfer window. I'm not aware of any top class defenders available on a free transfer.
However, I will say this: I do think that the signings we have made in this transfer window are very exciting and I look forward to see what impact they will have on the pitch (which is where it matters). Do Prado just doesn't do it for me - Some matches he actually seems to want to play and others he's just not there. I get frustrated with players who are like this - at this stage of our glorious march to the future we cannot afford to have anyone on the pitch who isn't giving it 110% every matchday. I do think he has talent, however he just doesn't look hungry enough for me.
Ricky on the other hand appears to be in heaven - he's loving the chance to get at these Premier League defenses and mess them about. He's started this season as he left off - banging in the shots.
Clyne appears to be settling in quite nicely although he needs more experience with Saints before I give my final verdict on him.

Adkins has made a couple of errors in the start to this season, but I am confident that he has what it takes and will develop into a **** fine Premier League manager. Furthermore, I firmly believe that the set up is for the long term, not some short lived, flash in the pan, spend loads of money, win a cup, then freefall back down through the leagues whining and crying and ripping off everyone around you while going through successive owners none of whom actually have a clue about how to run a football club properly. The build up to this has been fantastic - it started when we developed our amazing youth academy, it wobbled a bit when the vampire got his claws into the club (but at least we came out of it with a Premiership standard stadium) and the like a pheonix we rose from the ashes with an owner who believed in us, believed in the City and gave us all something to be proud of in our club. We gained a manager who could well be the next Fergie, we got a financial base that is the envy of most other football clubs, we still have that amazing academy, and we've got an exciting squad who will go on to do great things.

My children, the ride will be bumpy. There will be highs, there will be lows. There will be times that we all question what our great manager was thinking, there will be times when we will all want to buy him a pint for a great game plan in the last match. This is our time, these are our players and this is our club. We have been up against two of the greatest sides on this planet and taken both to the wire already this season and we've only just started. 'but what about Wigan!' I hear you cry. Well, I say to you that these games will happen. It happens to the greatest teams in the world - sometimes the other team just get it right. Those are times that you as fans must let your team know that it doesn't matter, we'll get them next time. Rest assured that your team will look at that match and in his heart each player will swear 'Never Again'.

So take heart my friends, no one ever said that this ride would be smooth. The future is Red and White on the South Coast of this Green and Pleasant Land. Go to the games, sing your heart out, give those plucky lads all the support you can. We will stay up despite the naysayers. We will take the top teams all the way. And I promise you, there is no one on the South Coast to compare to the Mighty Saints.
I think he's off to Oz. shame, would have been great for the club if he had come to the only Premiership team on the south coast. However I just this: http://www.guardian. co.uk/football/2012/ sep/04/sydney-southa mpton-alessandro-del -piero welp, you win some you lose some. Would be nice to see some more defence added in this transfer window. I'm not aware of any top class defenders available on a free transfer. However, I will say this: I do think that the signings we have made in this transfer window are very exciting and I look forward to see what impact they will have on the pitch (which is where it matters). Do Prado just doesn't do it for me - Some matches he actually seems to want to play and others he's just not there. I get frustrated with players who are like this - at this stage of our glorious march to the future we cannot afford to have anyone on the pitch who isn't giving it 110% every matchday. I do think he has talent, however he just doesn't look hungry enough for me. Ricky on the other hand appears to be in heaven - he's loving the chance to get at these Premier League defenses and mess them about. He's started this season as he left off - banging in the shots. Clyne appears to be settling in quite nicely although he needs more experience with Saints before I give my final verdict on him. Adkins has made a couple of errors in the start to this season, but I am confident that he has what it takes and will develop into a **** fine Premier League manager. Furthermore, I firmly believe that the set up is for the long term, not some short lived, flash in the pan, spend loads of money, win a cup, then freefall back down through the leagues whining and crying and ripping off everyone around you while going through successive owners none of whom actually have a clue about how to run a football club properly. The build up to this has been fantastic - it started when we developed our amazing youth academy, it wobbled a bit when the vampire got his claws into the club (but at least we came out of it with a Premiership standard stadium) and the like a pheonix we rose from the ashes with an owner who believed in us, believed in the City and gave us all something to be proud of in our club. We gained a manager who could well be the next Fergie, we got a financial base that is the envy of most other football clubs, we still have that amazing academy, and we've got an exciting squad who will go on to do great things. My children, the ride will be bumpy. There will be highs, there will be lows. There will be times that we all question what our great manager was thinking, there will be times when we will all want to buy him a pint for a great game plan in the last match. This is our time, these are our players and this is our club. We have been up against two of the greatest sides on this planet and taken both to the wire already this season and we've only just started. 'but what about Wigan!' I hear you cry. Well, I say to you that these games will happen. It happens to the greatest teams in the world - sometimes the other team just get it right. Those are times that you as fans must let your team know that it doesn't matter, we'll get them next time. Rest assured that your team will look at that match and in his heart each player will swear 'Never Again'. So take heart my friends, no one ever said that this ride would be smooth. The future is Red and White on the South Coast of this Green and Pleasant Land. Go to the games, sing your heart out, give those plucky lads all the support you can. We will stay up despite the naysayers. We will take the top teams all the way. And I promise you, there is no one on the South Coast to compare to the Mighty Saints. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 0

8:15am Wed 5 Sep 12

skin2000 says...

st1halo wrote:
If you're in a hurry then here is a summary of tonights posts.

Basically, NC and NA should be sacked as soon as possible as there are only 35 games left and tme is running out!! The running of the club should be handed over to Ladbrokes and BetFred asap as they know what they are doing!! We dont want or need world class players here.
Saints need to be thrown out of the Premier League by getting CB, LB NOW even though the transfer window has closed!!. Big Lawrie needs to go and find a world class goalie for us!! Luke Shaw must be played even though he's been ill.!! Apparently the Mafia have been spotted outside SMS asking for a bloke named Nigel, so nothing controversial on tonights forum.

It was interrupted late in the game by some skates acting like they had just won the champions league but they were quickly taken out by Mr. Cold Hard Facts and Mr. Stats

My fave post of the day was from St Retford letting me know that I can go into a supermarket in Oz and ask for ballbags, dicktogs and cockjocks and ill get some swimming trunks. Even though my brother is an aussie, I didnt know this and it really made me laugh.What worries me is if i ask for swimming trunks , is some b@stard gonna try and stick some nuts in my hand?? Later, whillst washing my swimming trunks in the bath I started to think I wonder what names they have for tampons and panty liners?? Please ..no suggestions but worth a thought... Night all


STID
In a nutshell
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: If you're in a hurry then here is a summary of tonights posts. Basically, NC and NA should be sacked as soon as possible as there are only 35 games left and tme is running out!! The running of the club should be handed over to Ladbrokes and BetFred asap as they know what they are doing!! We dont want or need world class players here. Saints need to be thrown out of the Premier League by getting CB, LB NOW even though the transfer window has closed!!. Big Lawrie needs to go and find a world class goalie for us!! Luke Shaw must be played even though he's been ill.!! Apparently the Mafia have been spotted outside SMS asking for a bloke named Nigel, so nothing controversial on tonights forum. It was interrupted late in the game by some skates acting like they had just won the champions league but they were quickly taken out by Mr. Cold Hard Facts and Mr. Stats My fave post of the day was from St Retford letting me know that I can go into a supermarket in Oz and ask for ballbags, dicktogs and cockjocks and ill get some swimming trunks. Even though my brother is an aussie, I didnt know this and it really made me laugh.What worries me is if i ask for swimming trunks , is some b@stard gonna try and stick some nuts in my hand?? Later, whillst washing my swimming trunks in the bath I started to think I wonder what names they have for tampons and panty liners?? Please ..no suggestions but worth a thought... Night all STID[/p][/quote]In a nutshell skin2000
  • Score: 0

9:23am Wed 5 Sep 12

WobblyCat says...

st1halo wrote:
If you're in a hurry then here is a summary of tonights posts. Basically, NC and NA should be sacked as soon as possible as there are only 35 games left and tme is running out!! The running of the club should be handed over to Ladbrokes and BetFred asap as they know what they are doing!! We dont want or need world class players here. Saints need to be thrown out of the Premier League by getting CB, LB NOW even though the transfer window has closed!!. Big Lawrie needs to go and find a world class goalie for us!! Luke Shaw must be played even though he's been ill.!! Apparently the Mafia have been spotted outside SMS asking for a bloke named Nigel, so nothing controversial on tonights forum. It was interrupted late in the game by some skates acting like they had just won the champions league but they were quickly taken out by Mr. Cold Hard Facts and Mr. Stats My fave post of the day was from St Retford letting me know that I can go into a supermarket in Oz and ask for ballbags, dicktogs and cockjocks and ill get some swimming trunks. Even though my brother is an aussie, I didnt know this and it really made me laugh.What worries me is if i ask for swimming trunks , is some b@stard gonna try and stick some nuts in my hand?? Later, whillst washing my swimming trunks in the bath I started to think I wonder what names they have for tampons and panty liners?? Please ..no suggestions but worth a thought... Night all STID
If you do this every evening, you will save me an hour of my day and I can have a chuckle! Outstanding journalism!
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: If you're in a hurry then here is a summary of tonights posts. Basically, NC and NA should be sacked as soon as possible as there are only 35 games left and tme is running out!! The running of the club should be handed over to Ladbrokes and BetFred asap as they know what they are doing!! We dont want or need world class players here. Saints need to be thrown out of the Premier League by getting CB, LB NOW even though the transfer window has closed!!. Big Lawrie needs to go and find a world class goalie for us!! Luke Shaw must be played even though he's been ill.!! Apparently the Mafia have been spotted outside SMS asking for a bloke named Nigel, so nothing controversial on tonights forum. It was interrupted late in the game by some skates acting like they had just won the champions league but they were quickly taken out by Mr. Cold Hard Facts and Mr. Stats My fave post of the day was from St Retford letting me know that I can go into a supermarket in Oz and ask for ballbags, dicktogs and cockjocks and ill get some swimming trunks. Even though my brother is an aussie, I didnt know this and it really made me laugh.What worries me is if i ask for swimming trunks , is some b@stard gonna try and stick some nuts in my hand?? Later, whillst washing my swimming trunks in the bath I started to think I wonder what names they have for tampons and panty liners?? Please ..no suggestions but worth a thought... Night all STID[/p][/quote]If you do this every evening, you will save me an hour of my day and I can have a chuckle! Outstanding journalism! WobblyCat
  • Score: 0

9:40am Wed 5 Sep 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
On Twitter it says the Team that has covered the most distance so far on the pitch 195.18 miles. Saints. Men on a Mission or headless chickens, you choose.
It means Nigel has got them fit and working harder than 19 other Premier League sides. Better use squad rotation and substitutes when they tire then.

We tried to bring in defenders and were linked to many. Maybe the failure to achieve this, for whatever reasons, led to us shipping too many goals to date.
Saints players obviously are very fit.
That said, they are putting in all of the extra miles because we still tend to give the ball away too much.
I also think this is why we are not lasting to the end.
(Proving to be very costly.)

This IMO is the result of being in the lower leagues for the last 7 years.
We are having to evolve in this league at an incredible rate.
Our passing has to become snappy, our control has to be immediate.
Having watched the game in SMS on Sunday, it was so apparent right at the start, we were being pushed and pulled around by Man U.
Pace,sharp passing, intelligent movement and ball possesion.
Saints are not far off being a very good team in this league but they have to improve in the items above.
COYR.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: On Twitter it says the Team that has covered the most distance so far on the pitch 195.18 miles. Saints. Men on a Mission or headless chickens, you choose.[/p][/quote]It means Nigel has got them fit and working harder than 19 other Premier League sides. Better use squad rotation and substitutes when they tire then. We tried to bring in defenders and were linked to many. Maybe the failure to achieve this, for whatever reasons, led to us shipping too many goals to date.[/p][/quote]Saints players obviously are very fit. That said, they are putting in all of the extra miles because we still tend to give the ball away too much. I also think this is why we are not lasting to the end. (Proving to be very costly.) This IMO is the result of being in the lower leagues for the last 7 years. We are having to evolve in this league at an incredible rate. Our passing has to become snappy, our control has to be immediate. Having watched the game in SMS on Sunday, it was so apparent right at the start, we were being pushed and pulled around by Man U. Pace,sharp passing, intelligent movement and ball possesion. Saints are not far off being a very good team in this league but they have to improve in the items above. COYR. SFCOLDBOY
  • Score: 0

9:44am Wed 5 Sep 12

Flashin the pan says...

Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'.
Arsenal... and the torment continues.
Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'. Arsenal... and the torment continues. Flashin the pan
  • Score: 0

9:45am Wed 5 Sep 12

Flashin the pan says...

Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'.
Arsenal... and the torment continues.
Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'. Arsenal... and the torment continues. Flashin the pan
  • Score: 0

9:45am Wed 5 Sep 12

Flashin the pan says...

Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'.
Arsenal... and the torment continues.
Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'. Arsenal... and the torment continues. Flashin the pan
  • Score: 0

9:48am Wed 5 Sep 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
I think he's off to Oz.
shame, would have been great for the club if he had come to the only Premiership team on the south coast.
However I just this:

http://www.guardian.

co.uk/football/2012/

sep/04/sydney-southa

mpton-alessandro-del

-piero

welp, you win some you lose some. Would be nice to see some more defence added in this transfer window. I'm not aware of any top class defenders available on a free transfer.
However, I will say this: I do think that the signings we have made in this transfer window are very exciting and I look forward to see what impact they will have on the pitch (which is where it matters). Do Prado just doesn't do it for me - Some matches he actually seems to want to play and others he's just not there. I get frustrated with players who are like this - at this stage of our glorious march to the future we cannot afford to have anyone on the pitch who isn't giving it 110% every matchday. I do think he has talent, however he just doesn't look hungry enough for me.
Ricky on the other hand appears to be in heaven - he's loving the chance to get at these Premier League defenses and mess them about. He's started this season as he left off - banging in the shots.
Clyne appears to be settling in quite nicely although he needs more experience with Saints before I give my final verdict on him.

Adkins has made a couple of errors in the start to this season, but I am confident that he has what it takes and will develop into a **** fine Premier League manager. Furthermore, I firmly believe that the set up is for the long term, not some short lived, flash in the pan, spend loads of money, win a cup, then freefall back down through the leagues whining and crying and ripping off everyone around you while going through successive owners none of whom actually have a clue about how to run a football club properly. The build up to this has been fantastic - it started when we developed our amazing youth academy, it wobbled a bit when the vampire got his claws into the club (but at least we came out of it with a Premiership standard stadium) and the like a pheonix we rose from the ashes with an owner who believed in us, believed in the City and gave us all something to be proud of in our club. We gained a manager who could well be the next Fergie, we got a financial base that is the envy of most other football clubs, we still have that amazing academy, and we've got an exciting squad who will go on to do great things.

My children, the ride will be bumpy. There will be highs, there will be lows. There will be times that we all question what our great manager was thinking, there will be times when we will all want to buy him a pint for a great game plan in the last match. This is our time, these are our players and this is our club. We have been up against two of the greatest sides on this planet and taken both to the wire already this season and we've only just started. 'but what about Wigan!' I hear you cry. Well, I say to you that these games will happen. It happens to the greatest teams in the world - sometimes the other team just get it right. Those are times that you as fans must let your team know that it doesn't matter, we'll get them next time. Rest assured that your team will look at that match and in his heart each player will swear 'Never Again'.

So take heart my friends, no one ever said that this ride would be smooth. The future is Red and White on the South Coast of this Green and Pleasant Land. Go to the games, sing your heart out, give those plucky lads all the support you can. We will stay up despite the naysayers. We will take the top teams all the way. And I promise you, there is no one on the South Coast to compare to the Mighty Saints.
Great post!

The best I have read on here for a long time.
Keep it up.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: I think he's off to Oz. shame, would have been great for the club if he had come to the only Premiership team on the south coast. However I just this: http://www.guardian. co.uk/football/2012/ sep/04/sydney-southa mpton-alessandro-del -piero welp, you win some you lose some. Would be nice to see some more defence added in this transfer window. I'm not aware of any top class defenders available on a free transfer. However, I will say this: I do think that the signings we have made in this transfer window are very exciting and I look forward to see what impact they will have on the pitch (which is where it matters). Do Prado just doesn't do it for me - Some matches he actually seems to want to play and others he's just not there. I get frustrated with players who are like this - at this stage of our glorious march to the future we cannot afford to have anyone on the pitch who isn't giving it 110% every matchday. I do think he has talent, however he just doesn't look hungry enough for me. Ricky on the other hand appears to be in heaven - he's loving the chance to get at these Premier League defenses and mess them about. He's started this season as he left off - banging in the shots. Clyne appears to be settling in quite nicely although he needs more experience with Saints before I give my final verdict on him. Adkins has made a couple of errors in the start to this season, but I am confident that he has what it takes and will develop into a **** fine Premier League manager. Furthermore, I firmly believe that the set up is for the long term, not some short lived, flash in the pan, spend loads of money, win a cup, then freefall back down through the leagues whining and crying and ripping off everyone around you while going through successive owners none of whom actually have a clue about how to run a football club properly. The build up to this has been fantastic - it started when we developed our amazing youth academy, it wobbled a bit when the vampire got his claws into the club (but at least we came out of it with a Premiership standard stadium) and the like a pheonix we rose from the ashes with an owner who believed in us, believed in the City and gave us all something to be proud of in our club. We gained a manager who could well be the next Fergie, we got a financial base that is the envy of most other football clubs, we still have that amazing academy, and we've got an exciting squad who will go on to do great things. My children, the ride will be bumpy. There will be highs, there will be lows. There will be times that we all question what our great manager was thinking, there will be times when we will all want to buy him a pint for a great game plan in the last match. This is our time, these are our players and this is our club. We have been up against two of the greatest sides on this planet and taken both to the wire already this season and we've only just started. 'but what about Wigan!' I hear you cry. Well, I say to you that these games will happen. It happens to the greatest teams in the world - sometimes the other team just get it right. Those are times that you as fans must let your team know that it doesn't matter, we'll get them next time. Rest assured that your team will look at that match and in his heart each player will swear 'Never Again'. So take heart my friends, no one ever said that this ride would be smooth. The future is Red and White on the South Coast of this Green and Pleasant Land. Go to the games, sing your heart out, give those plucky lads all the support you can. We will stay up despite the naysayers. We will take the top teams all the way. And I promise you, there is no one on the South Coast to compare to the Mighty Saints.[/p][/quote]Great post! The best I have read on here for a long time. Keep it up. COYR SFCOLDBOY
  • Score: 0

10:01am Wed 5 Sep 12

WobblyCat says...

Flashin the pan wrote:
Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'. Arsenal... and the torment continues.
Jeez I'm sure you don't have to post your chin dribble 3 times!!

So anyway


45 places below


the' bottom of the pile'



Hello Pooooopey!!
[quote][p][bold]Flashin the pan[/bold] wrote: Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'. Arsenal... and the torment continues.[/p][/quote]Jeez I'm sure you don't have to post your chin dribble 3 times!! So anyway 45 places below the' bottom of the pile' Hello Pooooopey!! WobblyCat
  • Score: 0

10:04am Wed 5 Sep 12

midlandsaint says...

oregonsaint wrote:
Swissowned wrote:
Mr. T wrote:
why oh why are we looking to bring in another striker - and one who is 37 years old!!!

Are there no unattached defenders out there?
Read the article and see the comment previous to your post. There are a lot of positives in this signing including a financial benefit to the club.
Take the blinkers off and look beyond what the guy can offer on the football pitch!
So, Swissedowned, you think that Del Piero would be good for marketing purposes. That's fine, but what we really need is a couple of defenders, and spend cash on them, rather than spending it on an ageing player, great though he has been over the years.
If the team can perform, then we don't need a circus act.
Yes, we do need to strengthen the defence. I think most would agree with that. For whatever reason it wasnt done in this window. Hopefully we can do that in January and that until then our defence performs and isn't decimated by injury or red cards (calm down a little Jos).

Meanwhile, there is the possibility of strengthening our squad with quality free transfers (Del Piero being one - though looks likely he is going to Sydney). I think that if an opportunity presents itself to bring in talent then we take it if it will prove advantageous to us.

So yes, while the need to bolster our defence seems to be a priority I'm not going to complain if we can improve the quality of our squad directly (through better players) or indirectly, (through improving and developing what we already have. Personally I think Del Piero would improve us both directly and indirectly.
[quote][p][bold]oregonsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swissowned[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr. T[/bold] wrote: why oh why are we looking to bring in another striker - and one who is 37 years old!!! Are there no unattached defenders out there?[/p][/quote]Read the article and see the comment previous to your post. There are a lot of positives in this signing including a financial benefit to the club. Take the blinkers off and look beyond what the guy can offer on the football pitch![/p][/quote]So, Swissedowned, you think that Del Piero would be good for marketing purposes. That's fine, but what we really need is a couple of defenders, and spend cash on them, rather than spending it on an ageing player, great though he has been over the years. If the team can perform, then we don't need a circus act.[/p][/quote]Yes, we do need to strengthen the defence. I think most would agree with that. For whatever reason it wasnt done in this window. Hopefully we can do that in January and that until then our defence performs and isn't decimated by injury or red cards (calm down a little Jos). Meanwhile, there is the possibility of strengthening our squad with quality free transfers (Del Piero being one - though looks likely he is going to Sydney). I think that if an opportunity presents itself to bring in talent then we take it if it will prove advantageous to us. So yes, while the need to bolster our defence seems to be a priority I'm not going to complain if we can improve the quality of our squad directly (through better players) or indirectly, (through improving and developing what we already have. Personally I think Del Piero would improve us both directly and indirectly. midlandsaint
  • Score: 0

10:04am Wed 5 Sep 12

seventh-junction says...

WobblyCat wrote:
Flashin the pan wrote:
Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'. Arsenal... and the torment continues.
Jeez I'm sure you don't have to post your chin dribble 3 times!!

So anyway


45 places below


the' bottom of the pile'



Hello Pooooopey!!
Ignore the jealous tw@ts.
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Flashin the pan[/bold] wrote: Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'. Arsenal... and the torment continues.[/p][/quote]Jeez I'm sure you don't have to post your chin dribble 3 times!! So anyway 45 places below the' bottom of the pile' Hello Pooooopey!![/p][/quote]Ignore the jealous tw@ts. seventh-junction
  • Score: 0

10:38am Wed 5 Sep 12

insane saint says...

Flashin the pan wrote:
Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'.
Arsenal... and the torment continues.
Haha Pompey £1 a ticket last night and less than 6000 there last night, they really are the best fans in the country.

i think flash in the pan was their club hahaha not much bigger attendence than that of Sholing FC
[quote][p][bold]Flashin the pan[/bold] wrote: Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'. Arsenal... and the torment continues.[/p][/quote]Haha Pompey £1 a ticket last night and less than 6000 there last night, they really are the best fans in the country. i think flash in the pan was their club hahaha not much bigger attendence than that of Sholing FC insane saint
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10:42am Wed 5 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

"Hermann Hreidarsson the former Fratton favourite is set to link up with Michael Appleton’s squad tomorrow in a bid to win a deal. The veteran defender has told Appleton he is prepared to play for nothing". That's not a very nice way to describe the team he wants to play for is it?
"Hermann Hreidarsson the former Fratton favourite is set to link up with Michael Appleton’s squad tomorrow in a bid to win a deal. The veteran defender has told Appleton he is prepared to play for nothing". That's not a very nice way to describe the team he wants to play for is it? OSPREYSAINT
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10:54am Wed 5 Sep 12

saintshorse101 says...

Flashin the pan wrote:
Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'. Arsenal... and the torment continues.
welcome back fishin the hand, i notice you havent taken the time to respond to our answers to your earlier drivel regarding odds yet, been to the bookies have you? or was it because we answered you with cold hard `FACTS`?
here we go again,
del piero may or may not have heard of southampton (i susspect he may have though) but even if he hasnt then so what? by your, ahem `logic` 3/4 of the teams in the prem would never sign foreign players, we would not have signed gaston ramirez for example. but we did oh no how can a world class international player worth£12mill+ be interested in joining a club like ours????
you really do need to think more about what you put on this site before doing so. though i do love reading it as i am to old for comics now but still enjoy a laugh.
do you think he had heard of Sydney FC or even that they play football in austrailia? if not why would he even interested in going?
i think money might be the reason he is thinking of going to sydney, i dont blame him though. make all the money out of football you can, even if it means twice bankrupting a club who reach too far! remind you of anyone?
[quote][p][bold]Flashin the pan[/bold] wrote: Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'. Arsenal... and the torment continues.[/p][/quote]welcome back fishin the hand, i notice you havent taken the time to respond to our answers to your earlier drivel regarding odds yet, been to the bookies have you? or was it because we answered you with cold hard `FACTS`? here we go again, del piero may or may not have heard of southampton (i susspect he may have though) but even if he hasnt then so what? by your, ahem `logic` 3/4 of the teams in the prem would never sign foreign players, we would not have signed gaston ramirez for example. but we did oh no how can a world class international player worth£12mill+ be interested in joining a club like ours???? you really do need to think more about what you put on this site before doing so. though i do love reading it as i am to old for comics now but still enjoy a laugh. do you think he had heard of Sydney FC or even that they play football in austrailia? if not why would he even interested in going? i think money might be the reason he is thinking of going to sydney, i dont blame him though. make all the money out of football you can, even if it means twice bankrupting a club who reach too far! remind you of anyone? saintshorse101
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11:10am Wed 5 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

We really need some news. This thread is just a ramble now.
We really need some news. This thread is just a ramble now. Alicesdad
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11:44am Wed 5 Sep 12

randre says...

Flashin the pan wrote:
Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'.
Arsenal... and the torment continues.
Pack the Park LOL!!
[quote][p][bold]Flashin the pan[/bold] wrote: Del boy has never really heard of Southampton let alone be interested in a side stuck at the bottom of the pile and he's likely to choose the Man Utds, Chelseas and Liverpools of this world that have a proven record of winning tournaments...not a side that sits one place above the Championship and are just on a 'visitor's pass'. Arsenal... and the torment continues.[/p][/quote]Pack the Park LOL!! randre
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