Jay Rodriguez backed to produce the goods for Southampton by Steve Cotterill

First published in Saints News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

THE man who handed Jay Rodriguez his first professional contract on £100-aweek has backed the Saints striker to flourish in the Premier League .

Steve Cotterill was in charge at Burnley when he spotted Rodriguez playing in the youth team as a 15- year-old and immediately drafted him into his first team training squad.

Cotterill wasted no time in getting Rodriguez to sign a professional contract once he was 17 – and has been delighted at his progress with the Clarets and his then club record £7m move to Saints.

The former Nottingham Forest boss cannot speak highly enough of Rodriguez the player or the person and has no doubts whatsoever that he will be a fantastic acquisition for Saints.

He said: “I first saw Jay when he was playing in Burnley’s youth team and he was about 15.

“He was quite a tall, skinny boy and hadn’t really filled out.

“I thought straightaway he had promise and brought him straight in to train with the first team and he fitted in very comfortably.

“He has always been a fantastic boy, very level headed, always wanted to learn.

“Jay wants to be a really good player and he is prepared to work hard to achieve that.

“He would always stay back after training to work on things and he has always struck a lovely ball and always been a threat in the air with really good heading ability.

“I always had a gut feeling from the first time I saw him that Jay was going to make it to the top level and do well there.

“Right now he will be finding there is a step up in level but Jay will play in the Premier League regularly and do very well.

“I am sure of that.

“It has been a wonderful achievement b y Southampton to get into P r e m i e r League so quickly again.

“You have to say that Nicola Cortese and Nigel Adkins have both done a great job and I would say their judgement in Jay will prove to be right.

“He is a hard working boy and he will do well for Southampton.

“He will enjoy life on the south coast and it will only be a matter of time before he starts to really perform and you see the best of him.”

Cotterill knows Rodriguez’s family well and says their influence has developed a lovely person as well as a good footballer.

He believes that will also stand him in good stead to succeed on the pitch.

“He comes from a wonderful family background with no pretence at all,” said Cotterill.

“I imagine they wouldn’t have changed one bit with Jay being in Premier League.

“I gave Jay his first professional contract.

“At Burnley we didn’t have much money so it was about £100-a-week.

“I’m sure he is earning a lot more now but he is the type of lad it won’t affect.

“He has been brought up the right way, he is very polite.

“I really cannot speak highly enough of him and his family.”

Rodriguez has had a tough baptism at Saints, and there has been some questioning as to whether he is really suited to playing on the left side where he has found himself.

Cotterill has no doubts he can play there.

“Jay can play a variety of roles – down the middle, just off the striker, wide left,” he said.

“If they play enough balls to the back post then Jay will prove very effective.

Rickie Lambert of course is excellent at that as well but he has more experience than Jay and it’s only a matter of time before he comes good for Southampton.”

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8:57am Mon 10 Sep 12

Harold K Steptoe says...

More interested in getting a left back who is out of contract.
More interested in getting a left back who is out of contract. Harold K Steptoe
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9:05am Mon 10 Sep 12

fritzer says...

Talk backwards not forwards !!!
Talk backwards not forwards !!! fritzer
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9:10am Mon 10 Sep 12

Rising_Son says...

We're going to need someone to replace Rickie in the not to distant future. With luck, Rodriguez will develop enough to fill his shoes.
We're going to need someone to replace Rickie in the not to distant future. With luck, Rodriguez will develop enough to fill his shoes. Rising_Son
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9:10am Mon 10 Sep 12

St Retford says...

STEVE AND JAY, SITTING IN A TREE, K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
STEVE AND JAY, SITTING IN A TREE, K-I-S-S-I-N-G. St Retford
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9:18am Mon 10 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

No news about so it's time for a bit of background filler.

Quite interesting to hear about Jays background from someone who knew him. I wish him well, he was expensive after all, but as with all players at ths level it will be ruthless this season. We've already seen Billy Sharp come and go.

I think Jay is looking a cut above though and I'm hoping he shines at Premier level.

It's going to be a long week, not much happening. I imagine that before long there will be some waffling thread or other from some Saints old boys padding out the space until the Arsenal game.

It would be better to just stick a "Tell it like it is" thread and just let the thread ramble on throughout the week. Sooner or later it will go through the usual cycle of Adkins/ Cortese bashing, comments and replies to Pompey tresspassers, peope rambling on about Centre and Left backs.

Oh well , it helps the world turn I suppose, albeit slowly.

Happy Monday
No news about so it's time for a bit of background filler. Quite interesting to hear about Jays background from someone who knew him. I wish him well, he was expensive after all, but as with all players at ths level it will be ruthless this season. We've already seen Billy Sharp come and go. I think Jay is looking a cut above though and I'm hoping he shines at Premier level. It's going to be a long week, not much happening. I imagine that before long there will be some waffling thread or other from some Saints old boys padding out the space until the Arsenal game. It would be better to just stick a "Tell it like it is" thread and just let the thread ramble on throughout the week. Sooner or later it will go through the usual cycle of Adkins/ Cortese bashing, comments and replies to Pompey tresspassers, peope rambling on about Centre and Left backs. Oh well , it helps the world turn I suppose, albeit slowly. Happy Monday Alicesdad
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9:29am Mon 10 Sep 12

RedArmy1 says...

The Echo use to run articles during the last few seasons of the danger men of the opposition before the fixture.

Last week they would have warned of RVP ...

We know what we are going to get witn ars*nil - wearing the opposition away attritionally with passing and possession and using their new signings to get their goals.

Our team should be working together regularly and working very hard for success.I did not get the impression from soccer am that the players had only met our new signings let alone work and play with them.

We need to give everything for the WIN and give our supporters plenty to cheer about.

When we take the lead - we must keep the lead and give wenger a miserable day on his home territory.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON,

RED ARMY. WE RULE THE SOUTH.

(Now let's go there and do the business !!! ) COYR





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The Echo use to run articles during the last few seasons of the danger men of the opposition before the fixture. Last week they would have warned of RVP ... We know what we are going to get witn ars*nil - wearing the opposition away attritionally with passing and possession and using their new signings to get their goals. Our team should be working together regularly and working very hard for success.I did not get the impression from soccer am that the players had only met our new signings let alone work and play with them. We need to give everything for the WIN and give our supporters plenty to cheer about. When we take the lead - we must keep the lead and give wenger a miserable day on his home territory. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON, RED ARMY. WE RULE THE SOUTH. (Now let's go there and do the business !!! ) COYR . RedArmy1
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9:37am Mon 10 Sep 12

City Saint says...

He's been a bit anonymous on the pitch in the early games of the season. Early days yet, let's hope he catches fire. We'll need him to be on good form when Rickie tires out and needs a break around November.
He's been a bit anonymous on the pitch in the early games of the season. Early days yet, let's hope he catches fire. We'll need him to be on good form when Rickie tires out and needs a break around November. City Saint
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9:52am Mon 10 Sep 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

My early thoughts of Jay is that at the moment he looks a bit like the rabbit caught in the headlights.
He seems a bit overwhelmed.
I think he has found the move and the football level quite difficult at the moment.
He seems at times caught on his heals, at others, he appears to be over-trying to please.
As regarding his family background and him portayed as a polite capable boy.
I was watching him with the others players kicking in, before the Wigan game started.
He inadvertantly hammered the ball just above the bar, it littererally
zipped above me and it hit a lady full in the face several rows behind.
Jay looked up at where she was, he looked horrified.
I am not sure whether this incident affected his game or not but his reaction told of a person who cares about others.
Many other professional players would just have turned and walked away, possibly thinking,Stupid s0d , should have ducked.
I know what type of person I prefer.
Jay you will come good don't try to rush it.
COYR.
My early thoughts of Jay is that at the moment he looks a bit like the rabbit caught in the headlights. He seems a bit overwhelmed. I think he has found the move and the football level quite difficult at the moment. He seems at times caught on his heals, at others, he appears to be over-trying to please. As regarding his family background and him portayed as a polite capable boy. I was watching him with the others players kicking in, before the Wigan game started. He inadvertantly hammered the ball just above the bar, it littererally zipped above me and it hit a lady full in the face several rows behind. Jay looked up at where she was, he looked horrified. I am not sure whether this incident affected his game or not but his reaction told of a person who cares about others. Many other professional players would just have turned and walked away, possibly thinking,Stupid s0d , should have ducked. I know what type of person I prefer. Jay you will come good don't try to rush it. COYR. SFCOLDBOY
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9:57am Mon 10 Sep 12

SO50 Saint says...

I cannot wait for Saturday wish this week will just hurry up and end. Saturday should be a decent day can't beat an away day in London and a new ground aswell makes it even better and also I fancy us getting something there aswell.
I cannot wait for Saturday wish this week will just hurry up and end. Saturday should be a decent day can't beat an away day in London and a new ground aswell makes it even better and also I fancy us getting something there aswell. SO50 Saint
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9:57am Mon 10 Sep 12

insane saint says...

The below was nicked from TUI. Please vote and help our Polish Massive watch The Saints.

Help - Polish supporters
Hi, we're small group of SAINTS supporters from Poland.
Could you do us a huge favour?

Please, vote for the Arsenal - Southampton match to be televised on Polish TV Canal +. Help us winning it. We can so rarely watch the Saints on TV. To vote u dont need to register or anything.Just click on the Image of AFC - Saints on the right side of the page.

we are only 0.2% behind the manure so come on and vote.

http://www.canalplus
.pl/sport/liga-angie
lska

COYR / FOPAD
The below was nicked from TUI. Please vote and help our Polish Massive watch The Saints. Help - Polish supporters Hi, we're small group of SAINTS supporters from Poland. Could you do us a huge favour? Please, vote for the Arsenal - Southampton match to be televised on Polish TV Canal +. Help us winning it. We can so rarely watch the Saints on TV. To vote u dont need to register or anything.Just click on the Image of AFC - Saints on the right side of the page. we are only 0.2% behind the manure so come on and vote. http://www.canalplus .pl/sport/liga-angie lska COYR / FOPAD insane saint
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10:04am Mon 10 Sep 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
The Echo use to run articles during the last few seasons of the danger men of the opposition before the fixture.

Last week they would have warned of RVP ...

We know what we are going to get witn ars*nil - wearing the opposition away attritionally with passing and possession and using their new signings to get their goals.

Our team should be working together regularly and working very hard for success.I did not get the impression from soccer am that the players had only met our new signings let alone work and play with them.

We need to give everything for the WIN and give our supporters plenty to cheer about.

When we take the lead - we must keep the lead and give wenger a miserable day on his home territory.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON,

RED ARMY. WE RULE THE SOUTH.

(Now let's go there and do the business !!! ) COYR





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Redarmy1,
Good to see you back again.
It is good to see your passion displayed once again.
We deserve a bit of luck and I hope that goes for us on Saturday.
Perhaps Jay will get the goal he needs to get his career moving with the Saints.
GIVE ARSENAL A BIG SHOCK.
COYR.
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: The Echo use to run articles during the last few seasons of the danger men of the opposition before the fixture. Last week they would have warned of RVP ... We know what we are going to get witn ars*nil - wearing the opposition away attritionally with passing and possession and using their new signings to get their goals. Our team should be working together regularly and working very hard for success.I did not get the impression from soccer am that the players had only met our new signings let alone work and play with them. We need to give everything for the WIN and give our supporters plenty to cheer about. When we take the lead - we must keep the lead and give wenger a miserable day on his home territory. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON, RED ARMY. WE RULE THE SOUTH. (Now let's go there and do the business !!! ) COYR .[/p][/quote]Redarmy1, Good to see you back again. It is good to see your passion displayed once again. We deserve a bit of luck and I hope that goes for us on Saturday. Perhaps Jay will get the goal he needs to get his career moving with the Saints. GIVE ARSENAL A BIG SHOCK. COYR. SFCOLDBOY
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10:12am Mon 10 Sep 12

St Retford says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
The Echo use to run articles during the last few seasons of the danger men of the opposition before the fixture.

Last week they would have warned of RVP ...

We know what we are going to get witn ars*nil - wearing the opposition away attritionally with passing and possession and using their new signings to get their goals.

Our team should be working together regularly and working very hard for success.I did not get the impression from soccer am that the players had only met our new signings let alone work and play with them.

We need to give everything for the WIN and give our supporters plenty to cheer about.

When we take the lead - we must keep the lead and give wenger a miserable day on his home territory.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON,

RED ARMY. WE RULE THE SOUTH.

(Now let's go there and do the business !!! ) COYR





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I don't think our new signings (or at least the key ones in Ramirez and Yoshida) will have got the chance to train much with rest of the lads as they've been on another continent on international duties. Sadly, I can't see either of them starting at Arsenal although I do fancy Ramirez to come on for the final 20 minutes to give us a taster.

It won't be until Villa that we really see what we've got on hands, by which time we'll be over the tricky opening fixtures and we should be able to really get stuck in. (Although I do think Villa will be tougher than people think - Paul Lambert is a decent manager and will have them organised and working very, very hard.)
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: The Echo use to run articles during the last few seasons of the danger men of the opposition before the fixture. Last week they would have warned of RVP ... We know what we are going to get witn ars*nil - wearing the opposition away attritionally with passing and possession and using their new signings to get their goals. Our team should be working together regularly and working very hard for success.I did not get the impression from soccer am that the players had only met our new signings let alone work and play with them. We need to give everything for the WIN and give our supporters plenty to cheer about. When we take the lead - we must keep the lead and give wenger a miserable day on his home territory. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON, RED ARMY. WE RULE THE SOUTH. (Now let's go there and do the business !!! ) COYR .[/p][/quote]I don't think our new signings (or at least the key ones in Ramirez and Yoshida) will have got the chance to train much with rest of the lads as they've been on another continent on international duties. Sadly, I can't see either of them starting at Arsenal although I do fancy Ramirez to come on for the final 20 minutes to give us a taster. It won't be until Villa that we really see what we've got on hands, by which time we'll be over the tricky opening fixtures and we should be able to really get stuck in. (Although I do think Villa will be tougher than people think - Paul Lambert is a decent manager and will have them organised and working very, very hard.) St Retford
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10:39am Mon 10 Sep 12

RedArmy1 says...

After 10 games we will all be in a better position to see how the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON are faring in the Premier League.

Every point and game between now and then.

We go to ars*nil to FIGHT and WIN.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY
After 10 games we will all be in a better position to see how the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON are faring in the Premier League. Every point and game between now and then. We go to ars*nil to FIGHT and WIN. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY RedArmy1
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11:19am Mon 10 Sep 12

bullsbags says...

Come on echo
Can't you come up with something better than this. No decent news since the window closed
Yawn yawn
Come on echo Can't you come up with something better than this. No decent news since the window closed Yawn yawn bullsbags
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11:21am Mon 10 Sep 12

insane saint says...

borrowed from a website i think it is a good account of how footie has changed though the years of technology.

Footie Traditions That Modern Technology Has Erased !

A look at some of the rituals that have been rendered obsolete by the advent of the digital age.


With the internet and mobile phones that enable you to log on to it and find out the latest news in an instant, the modern day football supporter can find out what is happening at his club in an instant, he is rarely anymore than pressing a couple of buttons away from all the information he wants.

But it wasnt so long ago that things were completely different, for those of us who started watching football in the 70's finding out about your club and its players was a completely different ball game, in short the club programme apart, you only had two outlets, the local paper and the local broadcasting media and neither would be that fast in getting you the news.

Now if a player is signing for Saints everyone knows about it and has googled him withing minutes, back then a quick piece of sports news on Radio Solent and maybe the evening news was all you had and it would be a further 24 hours when the following days Echo came out that you would find out more about the player and even then information was very limited.

But the main problem would be finding out about your teams progress on a Saturday afternoon if you hadnt been to the game, if you didnt sit at home and listen to the radio then it was virtually impossible, Grandstand and World Of Sport were the two Saturday afternoon sports programmes, but they didnt update on games as they would be showing Wrestling or racing, thus one of the big rituals of the post war football fan would take place.

Shoppers in town would start to notice that around 4.40, groups of men and boys would start to gather to stare at shop windows, but not any shop, TV rental stores of which in those days there were a few as not many people actually bought their own televisions, the assembled crowd would be peering intently at the screens of the display models on show at the video printer on screen slowly churned out the results, your team might be one of the early showings, but with around 70 games in England and Scotland it could be a long process.

You could always tell when Saints result came up, a little cheer or a barely audible groan would be followed by the crowd dispersing, Im sure this scene was being repeated in Cities and towns across the country.

At 5pm came only two chances to hear the classified results in full, bear in mind how big the football pools were in those days, for millions it was the chance to find out if they were now rich, the results would be read out at 5pm and then 6pm, if you missed these it was your only chance to get them till Sunday, unless you bought the footie echo of which more later, but at homes across the land at 5 & 6 pm fathers, mums & countless more would be hastily scribbling down the results for when their family returned, for those at the match it was almost impossible to find out the other scores, you probably knew the half time results but as you got the bus home (pubs didnt open till 6pm in Southampton back then) all you had were rumours and if you think rumours are bad these days, they were even worse back then as nobody had much to go on when it came to scores.

At 6pm came the next ritual, at paper shops across the country crowds would gather outside for the arrival of the van that delivered the footie echo or in Southamptons case Pink, this would be the highlight of the week and you had a mixture of Saints supporters wanting the first report of the days game, especially if it had been away and those that played on a Saturday and were involved in amateur football, the back page though was the one everyone wanted to see, it not only had the full results but league tables as well.

When the van pulled up there would be great excitement, the big pile of papers would be placed on the counter, the string cut and for a few minutes all other business suspended in the shop as footie echos were sold to the waiting throng, at that moment there was an unwritten law, you couldnt hold up the shop assistant by wanting something else as well, it was a case of you handed over your money and picked up your paper, no till receipt.

Then the days news would be digested, animated conversations would break out outside the shop and the kids would head home and the men to the pub, in the 70's the footie echo was the font of all knowledge be it about Saints or local sport, it was the bible for local sports fans and would be kept for most of the week and read over and over again.

Youngsters today will find it hard to believe that this was the only way of getting football results, but the truth is it was, the evening news would tell you the top games in the first division before match of the day, telling you to look away if you didnt want to see them and many did, but apart from those couple of full readings and the footie echo that was it till you bought the sunday papers and got them there.

These ritulas went on well into the 90's, in 1989 we had all day opening which meant that you could get in the pub and get the results after the game, but it would be the advent of Sky in the early 90's that opened the game out with its full soccer Saturday programmes before things did start to change.

But then things did start to change fast, in the mid 90's with mobile phones becoming readily available to all and not just seen as the plaything of a rich businessman, the text service came in and those stupid enough to subscribe could start to enjoy goal updates etc about their local team sent by text, at 10p a time and with a defence like ours it was a costly experience for Saints supporters.

The modern day of communication only really hit around 1998, as the internet first started to spread to the masses and within a couple of years, modern media as we will now recognise it emerged, football had changed for ever, sadly perhaps not for the better, today everything is instant and rarely open for debate as you can google it all and arguments can be settled in minutes. Back then arguments about players could rage for weeks as no one could find out the statistics about them, a friend of mine once woke up in the middle of the night because he remembered where he had put an old copy of Shoot which would settle an argument once and for all, it was much more fun back then.
borrowed from a website i think it is a good account of how footie has changed though the years of technology. Footie Traditions That Modern Technology Has Erased ! A look at some of the rituals that have been rendered obsolete by the advent of the digital age. With the internet and mobile phones that enable you to log on to it and find out the latest news in an instant, the modern day football supporter can find out what is happening at his club in an instant, he is rarely anymore than pressing a couple of buttons away from all the information he wants. But it wasnt so long ago that things were completely different, for those of us who started watching football in the 70's finding out about your club and its players was a completely different ball game, in short the club programme apart, you only had two outlets, the local paper and the local broadcasting media and neither would be that fast in getting you the news. Now if a player is signing for Saints everyone knows about it and has googled him withing minutes, back then a quick piece of sports news on Radio Solent and maybe the evening news was all you had and it would be a further 24 hours when the following days Echo came out that you would find out more about the player and even then information was very limited. But the main problem would be finding out about your teams progress on a Saturday afternoon if you hadnt been to the game, if you didnt sit at home and listen to the radio then it was virtually impossible, Grandstand and World Of Sport were the two Saturday afternoon sports programmes, but they didnt update on games as they would be showing Wrestling or racing, thus one of the big rituals of the post war football fan would take place. Shoppers in town would start to notice that around 4.40, groups of men and boys would start to gather to stare at shop windows, but not any shop, TV rental stores of which in those days there were a few as not many people actually bought their own televisions, the assembled crowd would be peering intently at the screens of the display models on show at the video printer on screen slowly churned out the results, your team might be one of the early showings, but with around 70 games in England and Scotland it could be a long process. You could always tell when Saints result came up, a little cheer or a barely audible groan would be followed by the crowd dispersing, Im sure this scene was being repeated in Cities and towns across the country. At 5pm came only two chances to hear the classified results in full, bear in mind how big the football pools were in those days, for millions it was the chance to find out if they were now rich, the results would be read out at 5pm and then 6pm, if you missed these it was your only chance to get them till Sunday, unless you bought the footie echo of which more later, but at homes across the land at 5 & 6 pm fathers, mums & countless more would be hastily scribbling down the results for when their family returned, for those at the match it was almost impossible to find out the other scores, you probably knew the half time results but as you got the bus home (pubs didnt open till 6pm in Southampton back then) all you had were rumours and if you think rumours are bad these days, they were even worse back then as nobody had much to go on when it came to scores. At 6pm came the next ritual, at paper shops across the country crowds would gather outside for the arrival of the van that delivered the footie echo or in Southamptons case Pink, this would be the highlight of the week and you had a mixture of Saints supporters wanting the first report of the days game, especially if it had been away and those that played on a Saturday and were involved in amateur football, the back page though was the one everyone wanted to see, it not only had the full results but league tables as well. When the van pulled up there would be great excitement, the big pile of papers would be placed on the counter, the string cut and for a few minutes all other business suspended in the shop as footie echos were sold to the waiting throng, at that moment there was an unwritten law, you couldnt hold up the shop assistant by wanting something else as well, it was a case of you handed over your money and picked up your paper, no till receipt. Then the days news would be digested, animated conversations would break out outside the shop and the kids would head home and the men to the pub, in the 70's the footie echo was the font of all knowledge be it about Saints or local sport, it was the bible for local sports fans and would be kept for most of the week and read over and over again. Youngsters today will find it hard to believe that this was the only way of getting football results, but the truth is it was, the evening news would tell you the top games in the first division before match of the day, telling you to look away if you didnt want to see them and many did, but apart from those couple of full readings and the footie echo that was it till you bought the sunday papers and got them there. These ritulas went on well into the 90's, in 1989 we had all day opening which meant that you could get in the pub and get the results after the game, but it would be the advent of Sky in the early 90's that opened the game out with its full soccer Saturday programmes before things did start to change. But then things did start to change fast, in the mid 90's with mobile phones becoming readily available to all and not just seen as the plaything of a rich businessman, the text service came in and those stupid enough to subscribe could start to enjoy goal updates etc about their local team sent by text, at 10p a time and with a defence like ours it was a costly experience for Saints supporters. The modern day of communication only really hit around 1998, as the internet first started to spread to the masses and within a couple of years, modern media as we will now recognise it emerged, football had changed for ever, sadly perhaps not for the better, today everything is instant and rarely open for debate as you can google it all and arguments can be settled in minutes. Back then arguments about players could rage for weeks as no one could find out the statistics about them, a friend of mine once woke up in the middle of the night because he remembered where he had put an old copy of Shoot which would settle an argument once and for all, it was much more fun back then. insane saint
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11:24am Mon 10 Sep 12

insane saint says...

Sheffield Wednesday Ticket Details Announced
Wed 05th Sep 2012 15:58
Saints have put out the details of their ticket plans for the Capital One Cup Tie against Dave Jones Sheffield Wednesday.


Saints have announced the ticket prices and details for the Sheffield Wednesday Capital One Cup tie against Dave Jones Owl's on Tuesday 25th September, supporters who buy a ticket will get 20 loyalty points added to their account.

Tickets are available in all four stands, though not all parts of those stands at present and will cost a flat rate of £15 for adults, £11 for concessions, ie those over 65 and under 17 and £5 for under 11's, it has to be said a reasonable pricing structure for the level of the game.

Tickets will be available to all supporters from Tuesday 11th September, due to the fact that this game is highly unlikely to sell out there will be no priority for season ticket holders.
Sheffield Wednesday Ticket Details Announced Wed 05th Sep 2012 15:58 Saints have put out the details of their ticket plans for the Capital One Cup Tie against Dave Jones Sheffield Wednesday. Saints have announced the ticket prices and details for the Sheffield Wednesday Capital One Cup tie against Dave Jones Owl's on Tuesday 25th September, supporters who buy a ticket will get 20 loyalty points added to their account. Tickets are available in all four stands, though not all parts of those stands at present and will cost a flat rate of £15 for adults, £11 for concessions, ie those over 65 and under 17 and £5 for under 11's, it has to be said a reasonable pricing structure for the level of the game. Tickets will be available to all supporters from Tuesday 11th September, due to the fact that this game is highly unlikely to sell out there will be no priority for season ticket holders. insane saint
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11:35am Mon 10 Sep 12

RedArmy1 says...

insane saint wrote:
Sheffield Wednesday Ticket Details Announced Wed 05th Sep 2012 15:58 Saints have put out the details of their ticket plans for the Capital One Cup Tie against Dave Jones Sheffield Wednesday. Saints have announced the ticket prices and details for the Sheffield Wednesday Capital One Cup tie against Dave Jones Owl's on Tuesday 25th September, supporters who buy a ticket will get 20 loyalty points added to their account. Tickets are available in all four stands, though not all parts of those stands at present and will cost a flat rate of £15 for adults, £11 for concessions, ie those over 65 and under 17 and £5 for under 11's, it has to be said a reasonable pricing structure for the level of the game. Tickets will be available to all supporters from Tuesday 11th September, due to the fact that this game is highly unlikely to sell out there will be no priority for season ticket holders.
Although the League remains a priority -the CUP Games will give the Supporters plenty to cheer about this Season.

We have a good squad and need to keep WINNING Games.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: Sheffield Wednesday Ticket Details Announced Wed 05th Sep 2012 15:58 Saints have put out the details of their ticket plans for the Capital One Cup Tie against Dave Jones Sheffield Wednesday. Saints have announced the ticket prices and details for the Sheffield Wednesday Capital One Cup tie against Dave Jones Owl's on Tuesday 25th September, supporters who buy a ticket will get 20 loyalty points added to their account. Tickets are available in all four stands, though not all parts of those stands at present and will cost a flat rate of £15 for adults, £11 for concessions, ie those over 65 and under 17 and £5 for under 11's, it has to be said a reasonable pricing structure for the level of the game. Tickets will be available to all supporters from Tuesday 11th September, due to the fact that this game is highly unlikely to sell out there will be no priority for season ticket holders.[/p][/quote]Although the League remains a priority -the CUP Games will give the Supporters plenty to cheer about this Season. We have a good squad and need to keep WINNING Games. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY RedArmy1
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11:49am Mon 10 Sep 12

St Retford says...

Quiet, isn't it?

Who is everyone's favourite Saint? I mean, proper ones from the olden days and that? I think mine is St Anne. She was Jesus's granny and you don't hear much about her in the bible because Christmas wasn't that big a deal in those days. So, sadly, we'll never know if she was any good at making mince pies or not. But I bet she must have been lovely.
Quiet, isn't it? Who is everyone's favourite Saint? I mean, proper ones from the olden days and that? I think mine is St Anne. She was Jesus's granny and you don't hear much about her in the bible because Christmas wasn't that big a deal in those days. So, sadly, we'll never know if she was any good at making mince pies or not. But I bet she must have been lovely. St Retford
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11:52am Mon 10 Sep 12

Licky_Rambert says...

i think mine is st patrick, because he invented guinness
i think mine is st patrick, because he invented guinness Licky_Rambert
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12:27pm Mon 10 Sep 12

SouthamptonLegend says...

Let's just say Burnley got a very good deal!!!!

I thought Cortese was good with money but, £7 million?? Billy Sharp looks better...

If a new manager comes in he'll be out along with Guly, Fox and Fonte. I doubt if any of them would be starters for another Prem team...??

Anyway we've got Ramirez so it won't matter who plays i guess!!
Let's just say Burnley got a very good deal!!!! I thought Cortese was good with money but, £7 million?? Billy Sharp looks better... If a new manager comes in he'll be out along with Guly, Fox and Fonte. I doubt if any of them would be starters for another Prem team...?? Anyway we've got Ramirez so it won't matter who plays i guess!! SouthamptonLegend
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12:28pm Mon 10 Sep 12

TEBOURBA says...

I really hope he bangs a few in and makes goals for others.
He will cetainly need to with Saints' defence and goalkeeper leaking goals like a sieve.
8 against in 3 games, 5 conceded at home in 2 games!!!
The forwards will have to score 4 to give the Saints a chance of a draw!!
History proves great teams are built on a strong goalkeeper, defence and midfield.
Saints are sadly lacking in the goalkeeper and defence department and won't progress until it is strengthened.
Maybe the penny will drop with NA and NC when Saints go down again against the Gunners on Saturday, with KD in goal they don't stand a snowball's chance in hell!
I really hope he bangs a few in and makes goals for others. He will cetainly need to with Saints' defence and goalkeeper leaking goals like a sieve. 8 against in 3 games, 5 conceded at home in 2 games!!! The forwards will have to score 4 to give the Saints a chance of a draw!! History proves great teams are built on a strong goalkeeper, defence and midfield. Saints are sadly lacking in the goalkeeper and defence department and won't progress until it is strengthened. Maybe the penny will drop with NA and NC when Saints go down again against the Gunners on Saturday, with KD in goal they don't stand a snowball's chance in hell! TEBOURBA
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12:40pm Mon 10 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
I really hope he bangs a few in and makes goals for others.
He will cetainly need to with Saints' defence and goalkeeper leaking goals like a sieve.
8 against in 3 games, 5 conceded at home in 2 games!!!
The forwards will have to score 4 to give the Saints a chance of a draw!!
History proves great teams are built on a strong goalkeeper, defence and midfield.
Saints are sadly lacking in the goalkeeper and defence department and won't progress until it is strengthened.
Maybe the penny will drop with NA and NC when Saints go down again against the Gunners on Saturday, with KD in goal they don't stand a snowball's chance in hell!
With that kind of mind set I reckon we should all quit now, while the going is mediocre. Block 29 ST will be going on e bay soon, not that anyone in their right mind would buy it to see our bunch of losers as we plummet back into the Championship.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: I really hope he bangs a few in and makes goals for others. He will cetainly need to with Saints' defence and goalkeeper leaking goals like a sieve. 8 against in 3 games, 5 conceded at home in 2 games!!! The forwards will have to score 4 to give the Saints a chance of a draw!! History proves great teams are built on a strong goalkeeper, defence and midfield. Saints are sadly lacking in the goalkeeper and defence department and won't progress until it is strengthened. Maybe the penny will drop with NA and NC when Saints go down again against the Gunners on Saturday, with KD in goal they don't stand a snowball's chance in hell![/p][/quote]With that kind of mind set I reckon we should all quit now, while the going is mediocre. Block 29 ST will be going on e bay soon, not that anyone in their right mind would buy it to see our bunch of losers as we plummet back into the Championship. OSPREYSAINT
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12:48pm Mon 10 Sep 12

jonny-shuttle says...

am a bit worried about arsenal game. think we migth get thrashed
am a bit worried about arsenal game. think we migth get thrashed jonny-shuttle
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12:56pm Mon 10 Sep 12

mack chinnon says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
I really hope he bangs a few in and makes goals for others.
He will cetainly need to with Saints' defence and goalkeeper leaking goals like a sieve.
8 against in 3 games, 5 conceded at home in 2 games!!!
The forwards will have to score 4 to give the Saints a chance of a draw!!
History proves great teams are built on a strong goalkeeper, defence and midfield.
Saints are sadly lacking in the goalkeeper and defence department and won't progress until it is strengthened.
Maybe the penny will drop with NA and NC when Saints go down again against the Gunners on Saturday, with KD in goal they don't stand a snowball's chance in hell!
Jog on.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: I really hope he bangs a few in and makes goals for others. He will cetainly need to with Saints' defence and goalkeeper leaking goals like a sieve. 8 against in 3 games, 5 conceded at home in 2 games!!! The forwards will have to score 4 to give the Saints a chance of a draw!! History proves great teams are built on a strong goalkeeper, defence and midfield. Saints are sadly lacking in the goalkeeper and defence department and won't progress until it is strengthened. Maybe the penny will drop with NA and NC when Saints go down again against the Gunners on Saturday, with KD in goal they don't stand a snowball's chance in hell![/p][/quote]Jog on. mack chinnon
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1:15pm Mon 10 Sep 12

tugboat says...

jonny-shuttle wrote:
am a bit worried about arsenal game. think we migth get thrashed
I was a bit concerned about the man C and Man U game, but all in all we could have nicked them both if we knew how to kill a game off.(mind you they are quality sides)
So against arsenal,why not a point at least ?we certainly wont get thrashed as you put it.
Like others I have the upmost respect for Kelvin Davis,his loyalty is unquestionable but it when you look beyond him I cant help getting nervous.
The lack of credible cover is alarming to be honest,cody will have to be loaned out to gain some experience as he admits,I just hope we have a plan B if kelv pulls a sicky.
Perhaps it wont happen,but its one hell of a risk to take.
NA will have some hard decisions to make as he is loaded up with attacking options now,not sure if ramirez likes back tracking to help out,w,ell soon find out..
We seem to have a few "similar" players on the books,but I suppose as long as we can close up shop when were ahead with a 4-5-1 It could work.
Still this is saints nothing is ever easy,wouldnt have it any other way,
In a 4-3-3 that NA seems to favour,who do you think the top three should be ?
Will ramirez sit behind lambert and who ? Jay Rod ,lee ,mayuka ?or Guly (only joking).
Be interested to hear your opinions.
[quote][p][bold]jonny-shuttle[/bold] wrote: am a bit worried about arsenal game. think we migth get thrashed[/p][/quote]I was a bit concerned about the man C and Man U game, but all in all we could have nicked them both if we knew how to kill a game off.(mind you they are quality sides) So against arsenal,why not a point at least ?we certainly wont get thrashed as you put it. Like others I have the upmost respect for Kelvin Davis,his loyalty is unquestionable but it when you look beyond him I cant help getting nervous. The lack of credible cover is alarming to be honest,cody will have to be loaned out to gain some experience as he admits,I just hope we have a plan B if kelv pulls a sicky. Perhaps it wont happen,but its one hell of a risk to take. NA will have some hard decisions to make as he is loaded up with attacking options now,not sure if ramirez likes back tracking to help out,w,ell soon find out.. We seem to have a few "similar" players on the books,but I suppose as long as we can close up shop when were ahead with a 4-5-1 It could work. Still this is saints nothing is ever easy,wouldnt have it any other way, In a 4-3-3 that NA seems to favour,who do you think the top three should be ? Will ramirez sit behind lambert and who ? Jay Rod ,lee ,mayuka ?or Guly (only joking). Be interested to hear your opinions. tugboat
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1:16pm Mon 10 Sep 12

St Retford says...

The patron saint of Portsmouth is Nicholas of Myra. According to the bible, he brought back to life some young boys who had been murdered and pickled in a barrel of brine.

I suppose his modern equivalent is Balram Chainrai. That man has selflessly stepped in to save the fish-fingered young park hackers down the road and, like a true saint, all he gets for it is persecution. Poor Balram.
The patron saint of Portsmouth is Nicholas of Myra. According to the bible, he brought back to life some young boys who had been murdered and pickled in a barrel of brine. I suppose his modern equivalent is Balram Chainrai. That man has selflessly stepped in to save the fish-fingered young park hackers down the road and, like a true saint, all he gets for it is persecution. Poor Balram. St Retford
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1:20pm Mon 10 Sep 12

From Sholing to Leeds says...

AL has been drafted in to he England squad for tomorrows match with Ukraine. About bloomin time.
AL has been drafted in to he England squad for tomorrows match with Ukraine. About bloomin time. From Sholing to Leeds
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1:23pm Mon 10 Sep 12

jonny-shuttle says...

its not the forwards thats a problem.

our defence probably isnt good enough to stop arsenal.
its not the forwards thats a problem. our defence probably isnt good enough to stop arsenal. jonny-shuttle
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1:46pm Mon 10 Sep 12

lowe esteem says...

bullsbags wrote:
Come on echo
Can't you come up with something better than this. No decent news since the window closed
Yawn yawn
"Shoulder to Shoulder" with your miserable Beef-Great alternative suggestion cowsudders! Yawn Yawn

Suggest we offer Arsenal the same number of tickuts they've offered us for the return fixture.
Must go to Sheff Wed game to earn my loyalty stamps.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Come on echo Can't you come up with something better than this. No decent news since the window closed Yawn yawn[/p][/quote]"Shoulder to Shoulder" with your miserable Beef-Great alternative suggestion cowsudders! Yawn Yawn Suggest we offer Arsenal the same number of tickuts they've offered us for the return fixture. Must go to Sheff Wed game to earn my loyalty stamps. lowe esteem
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2:09pm Mon 10 Sep 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Rodriguez was in theChampionship team of the season last year so he's got the makings of a decent player but we haven't seen much magic from him on the pitch yet.
Steve Cotterill obviously rates him highly but there again he was no big deal as a manager at either Pompey or Nottingham Forest..
Rodriguez was in theChampionship team of the season last year so he's got the makings of a decent player but we haven't seen much magic from him on the pitch yet. Steve Cotterill obviously rates him highly but there again he was no big deal as a manager at either Pompey or Nottingham Forest.. CB FRY LIVES
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2:56pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Scarborosaint says...

Give this young man a chance let's not chastise him like fox, guly and fonte are on this site , everybody who pulls on a saints deserves our backing , he is young and talented and like all our players need to adjust to the premiership, he is at a new club and playing a position probably a bit foreign to him
Give this young man a chance let's not chastise him like fox, guly and fonte are on this site , everybody who pulls on a saints deserves our backing , he is young and talented and like all our players need to adjust to the premiership, he is at a new club and playing a position probably a bit foreign to him Scarborosaint
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4:29pm Mon 10 Sep 12

TEBOURBA says...

Eight goals against in three games! Unless something dramatic is done to shore up the defence and sign a world class goalkeeper this equals 101 goals against in the season.
Before blinkered Saints supporters write that we took on probably the two best teams in the Premiership, don't forget we conceded two againstt the mighty Wigan on our own dung heap!!
Wake up NA and NC before it is too late!
Remember this post when we are lamenting a drubbing by Arsenal at 4.45 pm on Saturday!
You read it here first!!!
Eight goals against in three games! Unless something dramatic is done to shore up the defence and sign a world class goalkeeper this equals 101 goals against in the season. Before blinkered Saints supporters write that we took on probably the two best teams in the Premiership, don't forget we conceded two againstt the mighty Wigan on our own dung heap!! Wake up NA and NC before it is too late! Remember this post when we are lamenting a drubbing by Arsenal at 4.45 pm on Saturday! You read it here first!!! TEBOURBA
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5:04pm Mon 10 Sep 12

saintkenny says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
Eight goals against in three games! Unless something dramatic is done to shore up the defence and sign a world class goalkeeper this equals 101 goals against in the season.
Before blinkered Saints supporters write that we took on probably the two best teams in the Premiership, don't forget we conceded two againstt the mighty Wigan on our own dung heap!!
Wake up NA and NC before it is too late!
Remember this post when we are lamenting a drubbing by Arsenal at 4.45 pm on Saturday!
You read it here first!!!
you should just be thinking about your own team .coming out of admin 10 point deduction if it does by the 14th .even if we go back down which we wont .seem to remember pompey did not win a away game in the premier league till the following season .at least we will not be that bad.or not over paying the players wages 35.000 to 65.000 a week cheating status .so before you make comments ,have a think about that deluded pompey fan from gosport,by the way gaston is on 25.000 a week 10.000 less the a player you just got rid of .and you wonder why your in league one ,still uncertain if you will survive .which would you rather be ,i think we can guess by your jealousy .about the premier league ,never get over will you .alert to all .this guy is yet another desperate skunt
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Eight goals against in three games! Unless something dramatic is done to shore up the defence and sign a world class goalkeeper this equals 101 goals against in the season. Before blinkered Saints supporters write that we took on probably the two best teams in the Premiership, don't forget we conceded two againstt the mighty Wigan on our own dung heap!! Wake up NA and NC before it is too late! Remember this post when we are lamenting a drubbing by Arsenal at 4.45 pm on Saturday! You read it here first!!![/p][/quote]you should just be thinking about your own team .coming out of admin 10 point deduction if it does by the 14th .even if we go back down which we wont .seem to remember pompey did not win a away game in the premier league till the following season .at least we will not be that bad.or not over paying the players wages 35.000 to 65.000 a week cheating status .so before you make comments ,have a think about that deluded pompey fan from gosport,by the way gaston is on 25.000 a week 10.000 less the a player you just got rid of .and you wonder why your in league one ,still uncertain if you will survive .which would you rather be ,i think we can guess by your jealousy .about the premier league ,never get over will you .alert to all .this guy is yet another desperate skunt saintkenny
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5:04pm Mon 10 Sep 12

st1halo says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
I really hope he bangs a few in and makes goals for others.
He will cetainly need to with Saints' defence and goalkeeper leaking goals like a sieve.
8 against in 3 games, 5 conceded at home in 2 games!!!
The forwards will have to score 4 to give the Saints a chance of a draw!!
History proves great teams are built on a strong goalkeeper, defence and midfield.
Saints are sadly lacking in the goalkeeper and defence department and won't progress until it is strengthened.
Maybe the penny will drop with NA and NC when Saints go down again against the Gunners on Saturday, with KD in goal they don't stand a snowball's chance in hell!
Mate, you act like NC and NA dont know where our weaknesses are !!!!
We did try to land (LB)Buttner and (GK)Buttland but the deals didnt go thru. This demonstrates what we are looking for doesnt it????

Early days so keep the faith

STID
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: I really hope he bangs a few in and makes goals for others. He will cetainly need to with Saints' defence and goalkeeper leaking goals like a sieve. 8 against in 3 games, 5 conceded at home in 2 games!!! The forwards will have to score 4 to give the Saints a chance of a draw!! History proves great teams are built on a strong goalkeeper, defence and midfield. Saints are sadly lacking in the goalkeeper and defence department and won't progress until it is strengthened. Maybe the penny will drop with NA and NC when Saints go down again against the Gunners on Saturday, with KD in goal they don't stand a snowball's chance in hell![/p][/quote]Mate, you act like NC and NA dont know where our weaknesses are !!!! We did try to land (LB)Buttner and (GK)Buttland but the deals didnt go thru. This demonstrates what we are looking for doesnt it???? Early days so keep the faith STID st1halo
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5:07pm Mon 10 Sep 12

saintkenny says...

st1halo wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
I really hope he bangs a few in and makes goals for others.
He will cetainly need to with Saints' defence and goalkeeper leaking goals like a sieve.
8 against in 3 games, 5 conceded at home in 2 games!!!
The forwards will have to score 4 to give the Saints a chance of a draw!!
History proves great teams are built on a strong goalkeeper, defence and midfield.
Saints are sadly lacking in the goalkeeper and defence department and won't progress until it is strengthened.
Maybe the penny will drop with NA and NC when Saints go down again against the Gunners on Saturday, with KD in goal they don't stand a snowball's chance in hell!
Mate, you act like NC and NA dont know where our weaknesses are !!!!
We did try to land (LB)Buttner and (GK)Buttland but the deals didnt go thru. This demonstrates what we are looking for doesnt it????

Early days so keep the faith

STID
hes a skate mate .from gosport
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: I really hope he bangs a few in and makes goals for others. He will cetainly need to with Saints' defence and goalkeeper leaking goals like a sieve. 8 against in 3 games, 5 conceded at home in 2 games!!! The forwards will have to score 4 to give the Saints a chance of a draw!! History proves great teams are built on a strong goalkeeper, defence and midfield. Saints are sadly lacking in the goalkeeper and defence department and won't progress until it is strengthened. Maybe the penny will drop with NA and NC when Saints go down again against the Gunners on Saturday, with KD in goal they don't stand a snowball's chance in hell![/p][/quote]Mate, you act like NC and NA dont know where our weaknesses are !!!! We did try to land (LB)Buttner and (GK)Buttland but the deals didnt go thru. This demonstrates what we are looking for doesnt it???? Early days so keep the faith STID[/p][/quote]hes a skate mate .from gosport saintkenny
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5:09pm Mon 10 Sep 12

batesieboy says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
Eight goals against in three games! Unless something dramatic is done to shore up the defence and sign a world class goalkeeper this equals 101 goals against in the season.
Before blinkered Saints supporters write that we took on probably the two best teams in the Premiership, don't forget we conceded two againstt the mighty Wigan on our own dung heap!!
Wake up NA and NC before it is too late!
Remember this post when we are lamenting a drubbing by Arsenal at 4.45 pm on Saturday!
You read it here first!!!
TEBOURBA YOU STINK OF FISH.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Eight goals against in three games! Unless something dramatic is done to shore up the defence and sign a world class goalkeeper this equals 101 goals against in the season. Before blinkered Saints supporters write that we took on probably the two best teams in the Premiership, don't forget we conceded two againstt the mighty Wigan on our own dung heap!! Wake up NA and NC before it is too late! Remember this post when we are lamenting a drubbing by Arsenal at 4.45 pm on Saturday! You read it here first!!![/p][/quote]TEBOURBA YOU STINK OF FISH. batesieboy
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5:09pm Mon 10 Sep 12

st1halo says...

saintkenny wrote:
TEBOURBA wrote:
Eight goals against in three games! Unless something dramatic is done to shore up the defence and sign a world class goalkeeper this equals 101 goals against in the season.
Before blinkered Saints supporters write that we took on probably the two best teams in the Premiership, don't forget we conceded two againstt the mighty Wigan on our own dung heap!!
Wake up NA and NC before it is too late!
Remember this post when we are lamenting a drubbing by Arsenal at 4.45 pm on Saturday!
You read it here first!!!
you should just be thinking about your own team .coming out of admin 10 point deduction if it does by the 14th .even if we go back down which we wont .seem to remember pompey did not win a away game in the premier league till the following season .at least we will not be that bad.or not over paying the players wages 35.000 to 65.000 a week cheating status .so before you make comments ,have a think about that deluded pompey fan from gosport,by the way gaston is on 25.000 a week 10.000 less the a player you just got rid of .and you wonder why your in league one ,still uncertain if you will survive .which would you rather be ,i think we can guess by your jealousy .about the premier league ,never get over will you .alert to all .this guy is yet another desperate skunt
FCUK!!! And i just called him mate :-(

STID
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Eight goals against in three games! Unless something dramatic is done to shore up the defence and sign a world class goalkeeper this equals 101 goals against in the season. Before blinkered Saints supporters write that we took on probably the two best teams in the Premiership, don't forget we conceded two againstt the mighty Wigan on our own dung heap!! Wake up NA and NC before it is too late! Remember this post when we are lamenting a drubbing by Arsenal at 4.45 pm on Saturday! You read it here first!!![/p][/quote]you should just be thinking about your own team .coming out of admin 10 point deduction if it does by the 14th .even if we go back down which we wont .seem to remember pompey did not win a away game in the premier league till the following season .at least we will not be that bad.or not over paying the players wages 35.000 to 65.000 a week cheating status .so before you make comments ,have a think about that deluded pompey fan from gosport,by the way gaston is on 25.000 a week 10.000 less the a player you just got rid of .and you wonder why your in league one ,still uncertain if you will survive .which would you rather be ,i think we can guess by your jealousy .about the premier league ,never get over will you .alert to all .this guy is yet another desperate skunt[/p][/quote]FCUK!!! And i just called him mate :-( STID st1halo
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5:10pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Play that man down the middle He aint a wing Jonny!
Play that man down the middle He aint a wing Jonny! Fatty x Ford Worker
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5:13pm Mon 10 Sep 12

saintkenny says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Play that man down the middle He aint a wing Jonny!
adam uses space .you would not play him the middle .be like the way england waste rooney
[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Play that man down the middle He aint a wing Jonny![/p][/quote]adam uses space .you would not play him the middle .be like the way england waste rooney saintkenny
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5:28pm Mon 10 Sep 12

st1halo says...

St Retford wrote:
Quiet, isn't it?

Who is everyone's favourite Saint? I mean, proper ones from the olden days and that? I think mine is St Anne. She was Jesus's granny and you don't hear much about her in the bible because Christmas wasn't that big a deal in those days. So, sadly, we'll never know if she was any good at making mince pies or not. But I bet she must have been lovely.
I dont know what their names are but my favourite Saints are the ones that go marching in. I know nothing about them but whoever they were, I know I want to be in that number when they go marching in. I dont know where they are marching into either but I am quite confident that I want to be in that number because I sing it all the time and never get tired of singing it. Infact I am singing it now!

O W T S G M I



STID
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Quiet, isn't it? Who is everyone's favourite Saint? I mean, proper ones from the olden days and that? I think mine is St Anne. She was Jesus's granny and you don't hear much about her in the bible because Christmas wasn't that big a deal in those days. So, sadly, we'll never know if she was any good at making mince pies or not. But I bet she must have been lovely.[/p][/quote]I dont know what their names are but my favourite Saints are the ones that go marching in. I know nothing about them but whoever they were, I know I want to be in that number when they go marching in. I dont know where they are marching into either but I am quite confident that I want to be in that number because I sing it all the time and never get tired of singing it. Infact I am singing it now! O W T S G M I STID st1halo
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5:39pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Gooners 8 !
Gooners 8 ! Fatty x Ford Worker
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7:26pm Mon 10 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Gooners 8 !
out of ten?
[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Gooners 8 ![/p][/quote]out of ten? OSPREYSAINT
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8:07pm Mon 10 Sep 12

City Saint says...

insane saint wrote:
borrowed from a website i think it is a good account of how footie has changed though the years of technology. Footie Traditions That Modern Technology Has Erased ! A look at some of the rituals that have been rendered obsolete by the advent of the digital age. With the internet and mobile phones that enable you to log on to it and find out the latest news in an instant, the modern day football supporter can find out what is happening at his club in an instant, he is rarely anymore than pressing a couple of buttons away from all the information he wants. But it wasnt so long ago that things were completely different, for those of us who started watching football in the 70's finding out about your club and its players was a completely different ball game, in short the club programme apart, you only had two outlets, the local paper and the local broadcasting media and neither would be that fast in getting you the news. Now if a player is signing for Saints everyone knows about it and has googled him withing minutes, back then a quick piece of sports news on Radio Solent and maybe the evening news was all you had and it would be a further 24 hours when the following days Echo came out that you would find out more about the player and even then information was very limited. But the main problem would be finding out about your teams progress on a Saturday afternoon if you hadnt been to the game, if you didnt sit at home and listen to the radio then it was virtually impossible, Grandstand and World Of Sport were the two Saturday afternoon sports programmes, but they didnt update on games as they would be showing Wrestling or racing, thus one of the big rituals of the post war football fan would take place. Shoppers in town would start to notice that around 4.40, groups of men and boys would start to gather to stare at shop windows, but not any shop, TV rental stores of which in those days there were a few as not many people actually bought their own televisions, the assembled crowd would be peering intently at the screens of the display models on show at the video printer on screen slowly churned out the results, your team might be one of the early showings, but with around 70 games in England and Scotland it could be a long process. You could always tell when Saints result came up, a little cheer or a barely audible groan would be followed by the crowd dispersing, Im sure this scene was being repeated in Cities and towns across the country. At 5pm came only two chances to hear the classified results in full, bear in mind how big the football pools were in those days, for millions it was the chance to find out if they were now rich, the results would be read out at 5pm and then 6pm, if you missed these it was your only chance to get them till Sunday, unless you bought the footie echo of which more later, but at homes across the land at 5 & 6 pm fathers, mums & countless more would be hastily scribbling down the results for when their family returned, for those at the match it was almost impossible to find out the other scores, you probably knew the half time results but as you got the bus home (pubs didnt open till 6pm in Southampton back then) all you had were rumours and if you think rumours are bad these days, they were even worse back then as nobody had much to go on when it came to scores. At 6pm came the next ritual, at paper shops across the country crowds would gather outside for the arrival of the van that delivered the footie echo or in Southamptons case Pink, this would be the highlight of the week and you had a mixture of Saints supporters wanting the first report of the days game, especially if it had been away and those that played on a Saturday and were involved in amateur football, the back page though was the one everyone wanted to see, it not only had the full results but league tables as well. When the van pulled up there would be great excitement, the big pile of papers would be placed on the counter, the string cut and for a few minutes all other business suspended in the shop as footie echos were sold to the waiting throng, at that moment there was an unwritten law, you couldnt hold up the shop assistant by wanting something else as well, it was a case of you handed over your money and picked up your paper, no till receipt. Then the days news would be digested, animated conversations would break out outside the shop and the kids would head home and the men to the pub, in the 70's the footie echo was the font of all knowledge be it about Saints or local sport, it was the bible for local sports fans and would be kept for most of the week and read over and over again. Youngsters today will find it hard to believe that this was the only way of getting football results, but the truth is it was, the evening news would tell you the top games in the first division before match of the day, telling you to look away if you didnt want to see them and many did, but apart from those couple of full readings and the footie echo that was it till you bought the sunday papers and got them there. These ritulas went on well into the 90's, in 1989 we had all day opening which meant that you could get in the pub and get the results after the game, but it would be the advent of Sky in the early 90's that opened the game out with its full soccer Saturday programmes before things did start to change. But then things did start to change fast, in the mid 90's with mobile phones becoming readily available to all and not just seen as the plaything of a rich businessman, the text service came in and those stupid enough to subscribe could start to enjoy goal updates etc about their local team sent by text, at 10p a time and with a defence like ours it was a costly experience for Saints supporters. The modern day of communication only really hit around 1998, as the internet first started to spread to the masses and within a couple of years, modern media as we will now recognise it emerged, football had changed for ever, sadly perhaps not for the better, today everything is instant and rarely open for debate as you can google it all and arguments can be settled in minutes. Back then arguments about players could rage for weeks as no one could find out the statistics about them, a friend of mine once woke up in the middle of the night because he remembered where he had put an old copy of Shoot which would settle an argument once and for all, it was much more fun back then.
Great post, great memories.

I still prefer getting my saints fix by iPad on the train, but I fondly remember the old rituals.
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: borrowed from a website i think it is a good account of how footie has changed though the years of technology. Footie Traditions That Modern Technology Has Erased ! A look at some of the rituals that have been rendered obsolete by the advent of the digital age. With the internet and mobile phones that enable you to log on to it and find out the latest news in an instant, the modern day football supporter can find out what is happening at his club in an instant, he is rarely anymore than pressing a couple of buttons away from all the information he wants. But it wasnt so long ago that things were completely different, for those of us who started watching football in the 70's finding out about your club and its players was a completely different ball game, in short the club programme apart, you only had two outlets, the local paper and the local broadcasting media and neither would be that fast in getting you the news. Now if a player is signing for Saints everyone knows about it and has googled him withing minutes, back then a quick piece of sports news on Radio Solent and maybe the evening news was all you had and it would be a further 24 hours when the following days Echo came out that you would find out more about the player and even then information was very limited. But the main problem would be finding out about your teams progress on a Saturday afternoon if you hadnt been to the game, if you didnt sit at home and listen to the radio then it was virtually impossible, Grandstand and World Of Sport were the two Saturday afternoon sports programmes, but they didnt update on games as they would be showing Wrestling or racing, thus one of the big rituals of the post war football fan would take place. Shoppers in town would start to notice that around 4.40, groups of men and boys would start to gather to stare at shop windows, but not any shop, TV rental stores of which in those days there were a few as not many people actually bought their own televisions, the assembled crowd would be peering intently at the screens of the display models on show at the video printer on screen slowly churned out the results, your team might be one of the early showings, but with around 70 games in England and Scotland it could be a long process. You could always tell when Saints result came up, a little cheer or a barely audible groan would be followed by the crowd dispersing, Im sure this scene was being repeated in Cities and towns across the country. At 5pm came only two chances to hear the classified results in full, bear in mind how big the football pools were in those days, for millions it was the chance to find out if they were now rich, the results would be read out at 5pm and then 6pm, if you missed these it was your only chance to get them till Sunday, unless you bought the footie echo of which more later, but at homes across the land at 5 & 6 pm fathers, mums & countless more would be hastily scribbling down the results for when their family returned, for those at the match it was almost impossible to find out the other scores, you probably knew the half time results but as you got the bus home (pubs didnt open till 6pm in Southampton back then) all you had were rumours and if you think rumours are bad these days, they were even worse back then as nobody had much to go on when it came to scores. At 6pm came the next ritual, at paper shops across the country crowds would gather outside for the arrival of the van that delivered the footie echo or in Southamptons case Pink, this would be the highlight of the week and you had a mixture of Saints supporters wanting the first report of the days game, especially if it had been away and those that played on a Saturday and were involved in amateur football, the back page though was the one everyone wanted to see, it not only had the full results but league tables as well. When the van pulled up there would be great excitement, the big pile of papers would be placed on the counter, the string cut and for a few minutes all other business suspended in the shop as footie echos were sold to the waiting throng, at that moment there was an unwritten law, you couldnt hold up the shop assistant by wanting something else as well, it was a case of you handed over your money and picked up your paper, no till receipt. Then the days news would be digested, animated conversations would break out outside the shop and the kids would head home and the men to the pub, in the 70's the footie echo was the font of all knowledge be it about Saints or local sport, it was the bible for local sports fans and would be kept for most of the week and read over and over again. Youngsters today will find it hard to believe that this was the only way of getting football results, but the truth is it was, the evening news would tell you the top games in the first division before match of the day, telling you to look away if you didnt want to see them and many did, but apart from those couple of full readings and the footie echo that was it till you bought the sunday papers and got them there. These ritulas went on well into the 90's, in 1989 we had all day opening which meant that you could get in the pub and get the results after the game, but it would be the advent of Sky in the early 90's that opened the game out with its full soccer Saturday programmes before things did start to change. But then things did start to change fast, in the mid 90's with mobile phones becoming readily available to all and not just seen as the plaything of a rich businessman, the text service came in and those stupid enough to subscribe could start to enjoy goal updates etc about their local team sent by text, at 10p a time and with a defence like ours it was a costly experience for Saints supporters. The modern day of communication only really hit around 1998, as the internet first started to spread to the masses and within a couple of years, modern media as we will now recognise it emerged, football had changed for ever, sadly perhaps not for the better, today everything is instant and rarely open for debate as you can google it all and arguments can be settled in minutes. Back then arguments about players could rage for weeks as no one could find out the statistics about them, a friend of mine once woke up in the middle of the night because he remembered where he had put an old copy of Shoot which would settle an argument once and for all, it was much more fun back then.[/p][/quote]Great post, great memories. I still prefer getting my saints fix by iPad on the train, but I fondly remember the old rituals. City Saint
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9:25pm Mon 10 Sep 12

TEBOURBA says...

Is'nt it amazing that a Saints supporter like me, who is simply trying to raise long held concerns over the quality of KD in goal and Saints inadequate defence is branded a skunk and a skate.
I have lived in Southampton all my life and supported Saints since my Mum first took me to the Dell when I was 5 years old.
My support is not blind blinkered support like most of the correspondents here, who believe that SFC management can do no wrong but critical support when I believe things could be better.
By any standards 3 games, 3 loses, for 4, against 8, points 0 is disastrous and won't be improved unless KD is replaced with a quality goalkeeper and the defence is strengthened.
I believe NC and NA missed the boat in the transfer window and unless they are fortunate enough to sign decent out of contract players Saints will be languishing at the bottom of the table come Chrstmas and we all know the fate of the team bottom at the turn of the year.
NA and NC's prime efforts should be tracking down and signing a premier league class goalkeeper and two defenders who can strengthen the side NOW -- not in January when it may be too late!
Is'nt it amazing that a Saints supporter like me, who is simply trying to raise long held concerns over the quality of KD in goal and Saints inadequate defence is branded a skunk and a skate. I have lived in Southampton all my life and supported Saints since my Mum first took me to the Dell when I was 5 years old. My support is not blind blinkered support like most of the correspondents here, who believe that SFC management can do no wrong but critical support when I believe things could be better. By any standards 3 games, 3 loses, for 4, against 8, points 0 is disastrous and won't be improved unless KD is replaced with a quality goalkeeper and the defence is strengthened. I believe NC and NA missed the boat in the transfer window and unless they are fortunate enough to sign decent out of contract players Saints will be languishing at the bottom of the table come Chrstmas and we all know the fate of the team bottom at the turn of the year. NA and NC's prime efforts should be tracking down and signing a premier league class goalkeeper and two defenders who can strengthen the side NOW -- not in January when it may be too late! TEBOURBA
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10:08pm Mon 10 Sep 12

saintkenny says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
Is'nt it amazing that a Saints supporter like me, who is simply trying to raise long held concerns over the quality of KD in goal and Saints inadequate defence is branded a skunk and a skate.
I have lived in Southampton all my life and supported Saints since my Mum first took me to the Dell when I was 5 years old.
My support is not blind blinkered support like most of the correspondents here, who believe that SFC management can do no wrong but critical support when I believe things could be better.
By any standards 3 games, 3 loses, for 4, against 8, points 0 is disastrous and won't be improved unless KD is replaced with a quality goalkeeper and the defence is strengthened.
I believe NC and NA missed the boat in the transfer window and unless they are fortunate enough to sign decent out of contract players Saints will be languishing at the bottom of the table come Chrstmas and we all know the fate of the team bottom at the turn of the year.
NA and NC's prime efforts should be tracking down and signing a premier league class goalkeeper and two defenders who can strengthen the side NOW -- not in January when it may be too late!
except your not ,your a pompey fan who lives in gosport
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Is'nt it amazing that a Saints supporter like me, who is simply trying to raise long held concerns over the quality of KD in goal and Saints inadequate defence is branded a skunk and a skate. I have lived in Southampton all my life and supported Saints since my Mum first took me to the Dell when I was 5 years old. My support is not blind blinkered support like most of the correspondents here, who believe that SFC management can do no wrong but critical support when I believe things could be better. By any standards 3 games, 3 loses, for 4, against 8, points 0 is disastrous and won't be improved unless KD is replaced with a quality goalkeeper and the defence is strengthened. I believe NC and NA missed the boat in the transfer window and unless they are fortunate enough to sign decent out of contract players Saints will be languishing at the bottom of the table come Chrstmas and we all know the fate of the team bottom at the turn of the year. NA and NC's prime efforts should be tracking down and signing a premier league class goalkeeper and two defenders who can strengthen the side NOW -- not in January when it may be too late![/p][/quote]except your not ,your a pompey fan who lives in gosport saintkenny
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10:58pm Mon 10 Sep 12

saintkenny says...

i like kd .the problem is fox is not covered like clyne is with punch .we look well balanced that side .fonte lacks a bit of pace ,seabourn there for me.left back is a concern as we tried to get 2 .cork will had strength in midfield .in the hole in the front of the back 2
i like kd .the problem is fox is not covered like clyne is with punch .we look well balanced that side .fonte lacks a bit of pace ,seabourn there for me.left back is a concern as we tried to get 2 .cork will had strength in midfield .in the hole in the front of the back 2 saintkenny
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3:36pm Tue 11 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Newcastle game moved to Sunday 25th November
Newcastle game moved to Sunday 25th November OSPREYSAINT
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