Amex Stadium hoping to replace St. Mary's Stadium for 2015 Rugby World Cup

St. Mary's battles Amex in Rugby World Cup decision

Amex Stadium in Brighton

Twickenham

First published in Saints News

SAINTS will find out next month whether their St Mary’s stadium has been chosen as one of the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup’s venues.

St Mary’s was one of 12 grounds across England and Wales named in the RFU bid which was successful back in the summer of 2009, having been out forward early on in the bid process by former chairman Rupert Lowe.

England beat off competition from Japan, France and South Africa to land the tournament for the first time since the early 1990s.

The RFU haven’t yet decided, though, which stadiums will definitely host World Cup games.

That decision comes next month, and Saints will now face competititon from one of their south coast football rivals.

Brighton & Hove Albion are keen to host games at their Amex Stadium facility, which was opened in the summer of 2011.

Rugby chiefs have already been to the Seagulls’ stadium to see what the venue - which will have a capacity of 30,750 by the time the World Cup kicks off in September 2015 - has to offer.

Organisers meanwhile, are considering making England play one of the matches in the 2015 World Cup away from Twickenham.

The organising committee for the competition, England Rugby 2015 (ER 2015) are determined to take the event across the country.

They have set their sights on taking the host nation up to a big stadium in the north for one of their warm-up games, or even a group match.

“Those are options that are under consideration and are being discussed with the RFU,” ER 2015 chairman Andy Cosslett said.

“There is a tremendous appetite for making sure this World Cup gets to as many corners of the country as we can take it.

“Taking it out of the traditional rugby strongholds, where we are fighting the battle against Premier League football teams, is a priority.”

Next month a 20-strong long list of potential stadia will be whittled down to between 10 and 12 for the tournament.

Concerns have been raised that too much emphasis is being placed on hitting a £100 million profit target by taking the matches to bigger-capacity football stadia like Old Trafford, Elland Road and Villa Park.

Only two rugby club grounds, Leicester’s Welford Road and Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium, were included in the original bid for the competition due to the low capacity of other top-flight rugby stadia.

ER 2015 chief operating officer Ross Young tried to play down fears the traditional heartlands of rugby were being overlooked, but conceded that any stadium used must be able to help deliver the body’s overall target of raising £100 million.

He said: “There is always a desire to include at least one rugby club, but it all has got to fit properly.

“You have to put the right games in the right venues.”

Saints will soon find out if they are one of the right venues.

Potential Venues for the 2015 Rugby World Cup:

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10:31am Wed 19 Sep 12

mbetts says...

Hope the Amex wins coz I don't want a dodgy pitch to start the new season with.
Hope the Amex wins coz I don't want a dodgy pitch to start the new season with. mbetts
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10:58am Wed 19 Sep 12

sisaydo says...

Amex has no chance I can speak from experience, the parking and public transport to the venue are awful. Also you cannot buy any food or drinks for about a 5 mile radius and I know the rugger fans will hate that. So St Mary's it is I guarantee you.
Amex has no chance I can speak from experience, the parking and public transport to the venue are awful. Also you cannot buy any food or drinks for about a 5 mile radius and I know the rugger fans will hate that. So St Mary's it is I guarantee you. sisaydo
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10:58am Wed 19 Sep 12

PotatoHead says...

The pitch won't be "dodgy" after a few group games of rugby. Once the knock rounds start it will go to the huge stadiums leaving plenty of time to allow the ground to be repaired after a handful of rugby games.
The pitch won't be "dodgy" after a few group games of rugby. Once the knock rounds start it will go to the huge stadiums leaving plenty of time to allow the ground to be repaired after a handful of rugby games. PotatoHead
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11:38am Wed 19 Sep 12

upwherewebelong says...

Seems odd that Brighton went from zero interest to wanting to host once they found out we were interested. They really do hate us don't they ? as for St Retfords comments I can't believe he really is so small minded as to post that. Much as I don't really understand Rugby I would never belittle or mock those that like the game whether seriously or just looking to provoke a response
Seems odd that Brighton went from zero interest to wanting to host once they found out we were interested. They really do hate us don't they ? as for St Retfords comments I can't believe he really is so small minded as to post that. Much as I don't really understand Rugby I would never belittle or mock those that like the game whether seriously or just looking to provoke a response upwherewebelong
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11:41am Wed 19 Sep 12

St Retford says...

PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.
PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him. St Retford
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11:45am Wed 19 Sep 12

sarfhamton says...

Surely it will best hosted at Reading as it has a track record of hosting both Rugby and Football?

I hope we get it and I would go even if it was Togo vs Itlayjust to have a look.
Surely it will best hosted at Reading as it has a track record of hosting both Rugby and Football? I hope we get it and I would go even if it was Togo vs Itlayjust to have a look. sarfhamton
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12:04pm Wed 19 Sep 12

randre says...

St Retford wrote:
PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.
Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!!
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.[/p][/quote]Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!! randre
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12:06pm Wed 19 Sep 12

randre says...

randre wrote:
St Retford wrote:
PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.
Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!!
And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow
, they are sensitive!!
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.[/p][/quote]Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!![/p][/quote]And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow , they are sensitive!! randre
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12:25pm Wed 19 Sep 12

St Retford says...

randre wrote:
randre wrote:
St Retford wrote:
PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.
Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!!
And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow

, they are sensitive!!
Innit. I think there are quite a high proportion of rugby fans who are in the freemasons. They've clearly put in a call to someone 'in the know' to have us dealt with.

I shall be checking under my car when I leave work.

: (
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.[/p][/quote]Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!![/p][/quote]And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow , they are sensitive!![/p][/quote]Innit. I think there are quite a high proportion of rugby fans who are in the freemasons. They've clearly put in a call to someone 'in the know' to have us dealt with. I shall be checking under my car when I leave work. : ( St Retford
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1:04pm Wed 19 Sep 12

randre says...

St Retford wrote:
randre wrote:
randre wrote:
St Retford wrote:
PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.
Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!!
And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow


, they are sensitive!!
Innit. I think there are quite a high proportion of rugby fans who are in the freemasons. They've clearly put in a call to someone 'in the know' to have us dealt with.

I shall be checking under my car when I leave work.

: (
Yep, I would be very careful.. I wonder how long this comment about the freemasons will remain for?

Ooo, spooky!
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.[/p][/quote]Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!![/p][/quote]And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow , they are sensitive!![/p][/quote]Innit. I think there are quite a high proportion of rugby fans who are in the freemasons. They've clearly put in a call to someone 'in the know' to have us dealt with. I shall be checking under my car when I leave work. : ([/p][/quote]Yep, I would be very careful.. I wonder how long this comment about the freemasons will remain for? Ooo, spooky! randre
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1:08pm Wed 19 Sep 12

long memory says...

randre wrote:
randre wrote:
St Retford wrote:
PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.
Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!!
And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow

, they are sensitive!!
Also my reply to St Retfords comment has disappeared,what is going on?
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.[/p][/quote]Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!![/p][/quote]And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow , they are sensitive!![/p][/quote]Also my reply to St Retfords comment has disappeared,what is going on? long memory
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1:15pm Wed 19 Sep 12

hedge end bob says...

Well what do you expect. They play with an out of shape ball. Stick em up on THE COMMON , they cant do any harm up there.
Well what do you expect. They play with an out of shape ball. Stick em up on THE COMMON , they cant do any harm up there. hedge end bob
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1:18pm Wed 19 Sep 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

WELL ANOTHER BRAINWAVE FROM RUPER JOLLY HOCKEY STICKS I SHOOT DUCKS LOWE.Lets hope that the amex is chosen.we dont wont a bunch of public school twits anywhere near ST MARYS.And as for clive i am a knight now woodward i believe that.he along with lowe caused enough problems at soton..thanks to those 2 we became the laughing stock of the football world.it has taken a lot of hard work and effort by the club and its employees to move on from those dark and dismal days.the hooray henry rugby types that i know are always bragging how tough they are.if they must play in hampshire let them play on the local dump.whats it called.fratton park or something.
WELL ANOTHER BRAINWAVE FROM RUPER JOLLY HOCKEY STICKS I SHOOT DUCKS LOWE.Lets hope that the amex is chosen.we dont wont a bunch of public school twits anywhere near ST MARYS.And as for clive i am a knight now woodward i believe that.he along with lowe caused enough problems at soton..thanks to those 2 we became the laughing stock of the football world.it has taken a lot of hard work and effort by the club and its employees to move on from those dark and dismal days.the hooray henry rugby types that i know are always bragging how tough they are.if they must play in hampshire let them play on the local dump.whats it called.fratton park or something. CB FRY LIVES
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1:23pm Wed 19 Sep 12

randre says...

long memory wrote:
randre wrote:
randre wrote:
St Retford wrote:
PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.
Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!!
And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow


, they are sensitive!!
Also my reply to St Retfords comment has disappeared,what is going on?
Something is wrong here.... I think St Retford may be right about the freemasons!

I think we all need to lock the doors and check under the desks.

This reminds me of that film.... Now what was it?
[quote][p][bold]long memory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.[/p][/quote]Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!![/p][/quote]And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow , they are sensitive!![/p][/quote]Also my reply to St Retfords comment has disappeared,what is going on?[/p][/quote]Something is wrong here.... I think St Retford may be right about the freemasons! I think we all need to lock the doors and check under the desks. This reminds me of that film.... Now what was it? randre
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1:25pm Wed 19 Sep 12

randre says...

CB FRY LIVES wrote:
WELL ANOTHER BRAINWAVE FROM RUPER JOLLY HOCKEY STICKS I SHOOT DUCKS LOWE.Lets hope that the amex is chosen.we dont wont a bunch of public school twits anywhere near ST MARYS.And as for clive i am a knight now woodward i believe that.he along with lowe caused enough problems at soton..thanks to those 2 we became the laughing stock of the football world.it has taken a lot of hard work and effort by the club and its employees to move on from those dark and dismal days.the hooray henry rugby types that i know are always bragging how tough they are.if they must play in hampshire let them play on the local dump.whats it called.fratton park or something.
Careful, you may also be censored!!

The Freemasons are watching... (points at eyes in Robert De Niro style)!
[quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: WELL ANOTHER BRAINWAVE FROM RUPER JOLLY HOCKEY STICKS I SHOOT DUCKS LOWE.Lets hope that the amex is chosen.we dont wont a bunch of public school twits anywhere near ST MARYS.And as for clive i am a knight now woodward i believe that.he along with lowe caused enough problems at soton..thanks to those 2 we became the laughing stock of the football world.it has taken a lot of hard work and effort by the club and its employees to move on from those dark and dismal days.the hooray henry rugby types that i know are always bragging how tough they are.if they must play in hampshire let them play on the local dump.whats it called.fratton park or something.[/p][/quote]Careful, you may also be censored!! The Freemasons are watching... (points at eyes in Robert De Niro style)! randre
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1:43pm Wed 19 Sep 12

bullsbags says...

Hedge end bob
I'm a season tkt holder at saints but also watch a lot of rugby at prem and international level
Take my word for it , soccer could learn a great deal from rugby
I think the saying goes
Soccer is a gentlmans game plated by thugs and rugby is a thugs game played by gentlemen !
Hedge end bob I'm a season tkt holder at saints but also watch a lot of rugby at prem and international level Take my word for it , soccer could learn a great deal from rugby I think the saying goes Soccer is a gentlmans game plated by thugs and rugby is a thugs game played by gentlemen ! bullsbags
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1:45pm Wed 19 Sep 12

St Retford says...

randre wrote:
long memory wrote:
randre wrote:
randre wrote:
St Retford wrote:
PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.
Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!!
And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow



, they are sensitive!!
Also my reply to St Retfords comment has disappeared,what is going on?
Something is wrong here.... I think St Retford may be right about the freemasons!

I think we all need to lock the doors and check under the desks.

This reminds me of that film.... Now what was it?
From Hell?

It's AMAZING. Johnny Depp goes around solving crimes by sitting in a bath and smoking heroin but the freemasons crack down on his findings in order to protect the reputation of the royal family.

This is pretty much exactly the same as our current predicament.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]long memory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.[/p][/quote]Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!![/p][/quote]And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow , they are sensitive!![/p][/quote]Also my reply to St Retfords comment has disappeared,what is going on?[/p][/quote]Something is wrong here.... I think St Retford may be right about the freemasons! I think we all need to lock the doors and check under the desks. This reminds me of that film.... Now what was it?[/p][/quote]From Hell? It's AMAZING. Johnny Depp goes around solving crimes by sitting in a bath and smoking heroin but the freemasons crack down on his findings in order to protect the reputation of the royal family. This is pretty much exactly the same as our current predicament. St Retford
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1:52pm Wed 19 Sep 12

randre says...

St Retford wrote:
randre wrote:
long memory wrote:
randre wrote:
randre wrote:
St Retford wrote:
PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.
Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!!
And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow




, they are sensitive!!
Also my reply to St Retfords comment has disappeared,what is going on?
Something is wrong here.... I think St Retford may be right about the freemasons!

I think we all need to lock the doors and check under the desks.

This reminds me of that film.... Now what was it?
From Hell?

It's AMAZING. Johnny Depp goes around solving crimes by sitting in a bath and smoking heroin but the freemasons crack down on his findings in order to protect the reputation of the royal family.

This is pretty much exactly the same as our current predicament.
That's the one.... You are right.


Also, whoever would have guessed that Bullsbag was a Rugby supporter... Go figure!!
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]long memory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.[/p][/quote]Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!![/p][/quote]And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow , they are sensitive!![/p][/quote]Also my reply to St Retfords comment has disappeared,what is going on?[/p][/quote]Something is wrong here.... I think St Retford may be right about the freemasons! I think we all need to lock the doors and check under the desks. This reminds me of that film.... Now what was it?[/p][/quote]From Hell? It's AMAZING. Johnny Depp goes around solving crimes by sitting in a bath and smoking heroin but the freemasons crack down on his findings in order to protect the reputation of the royal family. This is pretty much exactly the same as our current predicament.[/p][/quote]That's the one.... You are right. Also, whoever would have guessed that Bullsbag was a Rugby supporter... Go figure!! randre
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1:59pm Wed 19 Sep 12

Costa Baz says...

bullsbags wrote:
Hedge end bob
I'm a season tkt holder at saints but also watch a lot of rugby at prem and international level
Take my word for it , soccer could learn a great deal from rugby
I think the saying goes
Soccer is a gentlmans game plated by thugs and rugby is a thugs game played by gentlemen !
I've watched a bit of local RFU and have to agree we soccer louts could learn a lot from the rugger lot.

The code of conduct they have hanging in the club houses are a joy to read, especially the bits about being given bans for abusing the ref etc.

And to listen to the fans on the sidelines giving the ref the benefit of their advice, then ending the sentence with "Sir", even if it is added as a belated comment, makes me grin.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Hedge end bob I'm a season tkt holder at saints but also watch a lot of rugby at prem and international level Take my word for it , soccer could learn a great deal from rugby I think the saying goes Soccer is a gentlmans game plated by thugs and rugby is a thugs game played by gentlemen ![/p][/quote]I've watched a bit of local RFU and have to agree we soccer louts could learn a lot from the rugger lot. The code of conduct they have hanging in the club houses are a joy to read, especially the bits about being given bans for abusing the ref etc. And to listen to the fans on the sidelines giving the ref the benefit of their advice, then ending the sentence with "Sir", even if it is added as a belated comment, makes me grin. Costa Baz
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2:14pm Wed 19 Sep 12

WobblyCat says...

sisaydo wrote:
Amex has no chance I can speak from experience, the parking and public transport to the venue are awful. Also you cannot buy any food or drinks for about a 5 mile radius and I know the rugger fans will hate that. So St Mary's it is I guarantee you.
I went last season too, completely agree. It was a nightmare and I don't just mean the 3 - 0 result. And what is that stand with about 500 seats in all about! Looks f*cking hysterical!
[quote][p][bold]sisaydo[/bold] wrote: Amex has no chance I can speak from experience, the parking and public transport to the venue are awful. Also you cannot buy any food or drinks for about a 5 mile radius and I know the rugger fans will hate that. So St Mary's it is I guarantee you.[/p][/quote]I went last season too, completely agree. It was a nightmare and I don't just mean the 3 - 0 result. And what is that stand with about 500 seats in all about! Looks f*cking hysterical! WobblyCat
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2:23pm Wed 19 Sep 12

St Retford says...

Costa Baz wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Hedge end bob
I'm a season tkt holder at saints but also watch a lot of rugby at prem and international level
Take my word for it , soccer could learn a great deal from rugby
I think the saying goes
Soccer is a gentlmans game plated by thugs and rugby is a thugs game played by gentlemen !
I've watched a bit of local RFU and have to agree we soccer louts could learn a lot from the rugger lot.

The code of conduct they have hanging in the club houses are a joy to read, especially the bits about being given bans for abusing the ref etc.

And to listen to the fans on the sidelines giving the ref the benefit of their advice, then ending the sentence with "Sir", even if it is added as a belated comment, makes me grin.
I do think they have issues with the 'singing' part of things. England fans sing 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot', which was originally sung by African slaves on the plantations of North America and is essentially a prayer for death to come and end their misery and suffering.

The England fans adopted it in tribute to the first black player to make an appearance at Twickenham and it's kind of stuck.

Does anyone else find this a bit weird? I'm not saying rugby fans are, by and large, quite racist but it does seem, at best, a very misjudged gesture of support.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Hedge end bob I'm a season tkt holder at saints but also watch a lot of rugby at prem and international level Take my word for it , soccer could learn a great deal from rugby I think the saying goes Soccer is a gentlmans game plated by thugs and rugby is a thugs game played by gentlemen ![/p][/quote]I've watched a bit of local RFU and have to agree we soccer louts could learn a lot from the rugger lot. The code of conduct they have hanging in the club houses are a joy to read, especially the bits about being given bans for abusing the ref etc. And to listen to the fans on the sidelines giving the ref the benefit of their advice, then ending the sentence with "Sir", even if it is added as a belated comment, makes me grin.[/p][/quote]I do think they have issues with the 'singing' part of things. England fans sing 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot', which was originally sung by African slaves on the plantations of North America and is essentially a prayer for death to come and end their misery and suffering. The England fans adopted it in tribute to the first black player to make an appearance at Twickenham and it's kind of stuck. Does anyone else find this a bit weird? I'm not saying rugby fans are, by and large, quite racist but it does seem, at best, a very misjudged gesture of support. St Retford
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2:38pm Wed 19 Sep 12

St Forlife says...

As an old rugger player myself (and a fan of great many sports and Saints fan for 42 years) I remember singing that song in rugby bars way before it latched on as an England Anthem.

Most songs were sung as they were good timings for pint drinking etc etc - the meaning of the songs was incidental in my memory!!

Anyway - it would be great to have some international sport at St Matys - they relay the pitch every year anyway!!
As an old rugger player myself (and a fan of great many sports and Saints fan for 42 years) I remember singing that song in rugby bars way before it latched on as an England Anthem. Most songs were sung as they were good timings for pint drinking etc etc - the meaning of the songs was incidental in my memory!! Anyway - it would be great to have some international sport at St Matys - they relay the pitch every year anyway!! St Forlife
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2:41pm Wed 19 Sep 12

randre says...

St Retford wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Hedge end bob
I'm a season tkt holder at saints but also watch a lot of rugby at prem and international level
Take my word for it , soccer could learn a great deal from rugby
I think the saying goes
Soccer is a gentlmans game plated by thugs and rugby is a thugs game played by gentlemen !
I've watched a bit of local RFU and have to agree we soccer louts could learn a lot from the rugger lot.

The code of conduct they have hanging in the club houses are a joy to read, especially the bits about being given bans for abusing the ref etc.

And to listen to the fans on the sidelines giving the ref the benefit of their advice, then ending the sentence with "Sir", even if it is added as a belated comment, makes me grin.
I do think they have issues with the 'singing' part of things. England fans sing 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot', which was originally sung by African slaves on the plantations of North America and is essentially a prayer for death to come and end their misery and suffering.

The England fans adopted it in tribute to the first black player to make an appearance at Twickenham and it's kind of stuck.

Does anyone else find this a bit weird? I'm not saying rugby fans are, by and large, quite racist but it does seem, at best, a very misjudged gesture of support.
A very good and well said point and leaves a good question.

I do however expect that Wallace Willis would never have envisaged his song being associated with egg chasing!
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Hedge end bob I'm a season tkt holder at saints but also watch a lot of rugby at prem and international level Take my word for it , soccer could learn a great deal from rugby I think the saying goes Soccer is a gentlmans game plated by thugs and rugby is a thugs game played by gentlemen ![/p][/quote]I've watched a bit of local RFU and have to agree we soccer louts could learn a lot from the rugger lot. The code of conduct they have hanging in the club houses are a joy to read, especially the bits about being given bans for abusing the ref etc. And to listen to the fans on the sidelines giving the ref the benefit of their advice, then ending the sentence with "Sir", even if it is added as a belated comment, makes me grin.[/p][/quote]I do think they have issues with the 'singing' part of things. England fans sing 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot', which was originally sung by African slaves on the plantations of North America and is essentially a prayer for death to come and end their misery and suffering. The England fans adopted it in tribute to the first black player to make an appearance at Twickenham and it's kind of stuck. Does anyone else find this a bit weird? I'm not saying rugby fans are, by and large, quite racist but it does seem, at best, a very misjudged gesture of support.[/p][/quote]A very good and well said point and leaves a good question. I do however expect that Wallace Willis would never have envisaged his song being associated with egg chasing! randre
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3:28pm Wed 19 Sep 12

Confucious says...

randre wrote:
long memory wrote:
randre wrote:
randre wrote:
St Retford wrote:
PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.
Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!!
And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow



, they are sensitive!!
Also my reply to St Retfords comment has disappeared,what is going on?
Something is wrong here.... I think St Retford may be right about the freemasons!

I think we all need to lock the doors and check under the desks.

This reminds me of that film.... Now what was it?
If the Freemasons did it, the reason will be a secret. If not it must be the usual person who knows more than he thinks we should.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]long memory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.[/p][/quote]Where has your previous cmment gone? Are we being censored? Surely Rugby supporters are not that sensitive?!![/p][/quote]And my comment to your comment has disappeared......Wow , they are sensitive!![/p][/quote]Also my reply to St Retfords comment has disappeared,what is going on?[/p][/quote]Something is wrong here.... I think St Retford may be right about the freemasons! I think we all need to lock the doors and check under the desks. This reminds me of that film.... Now what was it?[/p][/quote]If the Freemasons did it, the reason will be a secret. If not it must be the usual person who knows more than he thinks we should. Confucious
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3:40pm Wed 19 Sep 12

Confucious says...

St Retford wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Hedge end bob
I'm a season tkt holder at saints but also watch a lot of rugby at prem and international level
Take my word for it , soccer could learn a great deal from rugby
I think the saying goes
Soccer is a gentlmans game plated by thugs and rugby is a thugs game played by gentlemen !
I've watched a bit of local RFU and have to agree we soccer louts could learn a lot from the rugger lot.

The code of conduct they have hanging in the club houses are a joy to read, especially the bits about being given bans for abusing the ref etc.

And to listen to the fans on the sidelines giving the ref the benefit of their advice, then ending the sentence with "Sir", even if it is added as a belated comment, makes me grin.
I do think they have issues with the 'singing' part of things. England fans sing 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot', which was originally sung by African slaves on the plantations of North America and is essentially a prayer for death to come and end their misery and suffering.

The England fans adopted it in tribute to the first black player to make an appearance at Twickenham and it's kind of stuck.

Does anyone else find this a bit weird? I'm not saying rugby fans are, by and large, quite racist but it does seem, at best, a very misjudged gesture of support.
Unlikely to be racist. Isn't one of the best teams called the All Blacks?

But if they are then Brighton won't get it with Caroline Lucas as the local MP. Hardly anyone likes the Greens.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Hedge end bob I'm a season tkt holder at saints but also watch a lot of rugby at prem and international level Take my word for it , soccer could learn a great deal from rugby I think the saying goes Soccer is a gentlmans game plated by thugs and rugby is a thugs game played by gentlemen ![/p][/quote]I've watched a bit of local RFU and have to agree we soccer louts could learn a lot from the rugger lot. The code of conduct they have hanging in the club houses are a joy to read, especially the bits about being given bans for abusing the ref etc. And to listen to the fans on the sidelines giving the ref the benefit of their advice, then ending the sentence with "Sir", even if it is added as a belated comment, makes me grin.[/p][/quote]I do think they have issues with the 'singing' part of things. England fans sing 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot', which was originally sung by African slaves on the plantations of North America and is essentially a prayer for death to come and end their misery and suffering. The England fans adopted it in tribute to the first black player to make an appearance at Twickenham and it's kind of stuck. Does anyone else find this a bit weird? I'm not saying rugby fans are, by and large, quite racist but it does seem, at best, a very misjudged gesture of support.[/p][/quote]Unlikely to be racist. Isn't one of the best teams called the All Blacks? But if they are then Brighton won't get it with Caroline Lucas as the local MP. Hardly anyone likes the Greens. Confucious
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3:47pm Wed 19 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

St Retford .. put the post back on again. .they won't notice for at least a quarter of an hour and I will have time to catch up with your view before the thought police apply the whitewash...

Come on you only live once.. be bold
St Retford .. put the post back on again. .they won't notice for at least a quarter of an hour and I will have time to catch up with your view before the thought police apply the whitewash... Come on you only live once.. be bold Alicesdad
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3:48pm Wed 19 Sep 12

St Retford says...

I like the greens!

On the subject of songs, though, who came up with that Ramirez one that goes "He comes from Uruguay, he took a while to buy"? Someone should be given the freedom of Southampton for that.
I like the greens! On the subject of songs, though, who came up with that Ramirez one that goes "He comes from Uruguay, he took a while to buy"? Someone should be given the freedom of Southampton for that. St Retford
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3:52pm Wed 19 Sep 12

St Retford says...

Alicesdad wrote:
St Retford .. put the post back on again. .they won't notice for at least a quarter of an hour and I will have time to catch up with your view before the thought police apply the whitewash...

Come on you only live once.. be bold
It wasn't that bad. I just sort of updated that irritating old cliche that rugby is a game for hooligans played by gentlemen by saying it's a game played by 'x' and watched by 'y'.

I'll leave it to your imagination as to what x and y might be, but they weren't pretty words.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: St Retford .. put the post back on again. .they won't notice for at least a quarter of an hour and I will have time to catch up with your view before the thought police apply the whitewash... Come on you only live once.. be bold[/p][/quote]It wasn't that bad. I just sort of updated that irritating old cliche that rugby is a game for hooligans played by gentlemen by saying it's a game played by 'x' and watched by 'y'. I'll leave it to your imagination as to what x and y might be, but they weren't pretty words. St Retford
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3:56pm Wed 19 Sep 12

manosussex says...

St Retford wrote:
PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.
Love it
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: PS Sorry if I've caused offence to any rugby fans. It wasn't my intention. If it's any consolation, I'd like to thank the rugby world for Clive Woodward. Christ only knows where Saints would be without him.[/p][/quote]Love it manosussex
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3:57pm Wed 19 Sep 12

SO50 Saint says...

I thought the Ramirez song was the same as that annoying one the mancs sung after Van Persie got the winner a few weeks back just replacing his name with Gaston Ramirez
I thought the Ramirez song was the same as that annoying one the mancs sung after Van Persie got the winner a few weeks back just replacing his name with Gaston Ramirez SO50 Saint
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4:08pm Wed 19 Sep 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

randre wrote:
CB FRY LIVES wrote:
WELL ANOTHER BRAINWAVE FROM RUPER JOLLY HOCKEY STICKS I SHOOT DUCKS LOWE.Lets hope that the amex is chosen.we dont wont a bunch of public school twits anywhere near ST MARYS.And as for clive i am a knight now woodward i believe that.he along with lowe caused enough problems at soton..thanks to those 2 we became the laughing stock of the football world.it has taken a lot of hard work and effort by the club and its employees to move on from those dark and dismal days.the hooray henry rugby types that i know are always bragging how tough they are.if they must play in hampshire let them play on the local dump.whats it called.fratton park or something.
Careful, you may also be censored!!

The Freemasons are watching... (points at eyes in Robert De Niro style)!
let them watch..what do they get up to behind close doors..sounds decidely ify to me.what with baring their breast and rolling up their trousers.plus all those dodgy handhakes.plus they don't let us women join.should be done under some anti sexist law.how many masons were involved in the 1989 liverpool/forest semi final cover up.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: WELL ANOTHER BRAINWAVE FROM RUPER JOLLY HOCKEY STICKS I SHOOT DUCKS LOWE.Lets hope that the amex is chosen.we dont wont a bunch of public school twits anywhere near ST MARYS.And as for clive i am a knight now woodward i believe that.he along with lowe caused enough problems at soton..thanks to those 2 we became the laughing stock of the football world.it has taken a lot of hard work and effort by the club and its employees to move on from those dark and dismal days.the hooray henry rugby types that i know are always bragging how tough they are.if they must play in hampshire let them play on the local dump.whats it called.fratton park or something.[/p][/quote]Careful, you may also be censored!! The Freemasons are watching... (points at eyes in Robert De Niro style)![/p][/quote]let them watch..what do they get up to behind close doors..sounds decidely ify to me.what with baring their breast and rolling up their trousers.plus all those dodgy handhakes.plus they don't let us women join.should be done under some anti sexist law.how many masons were involved in the 1989 liverpool/forest semi final cover up. CB FRY LIVES
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4:20pm Wed 19 Sep 12

randre says...

CB FRY LIVES wrote:
randre wrote:
CB FRY LIVES wrote:
WELL ANOTHER BRAINWAVE FROM RUPER JOLLY HOCKEY STICKS I SHOOT DUCKS LOWE.Lets hope that the amex is chosen.we dont wont a bunch of public school twits anywhere near ST MARYS.And as for clive i am a knight now woodward i believe that.he along with lowe caused enough problems at soton..thanks to those 2 we became the laughing stock of the football world.it has taken a lot of hard work and effort by the club and its employees to move on from those dark and dismal days.the hooray henry rugby types that i know are always bragging how tough they are.if they must play in hampshire let them play on the local dump.whats it called.fratton park or something.
Careful, you may also be censored!!

The Freemasons are watching... (points at eyes in Robert De Niro style)!
let them watch..what do they get up to behind close doors..sounds decidely ify to me.what with baring their breast and rolling up their trousers.plus all those dodgy handhakes.plus they don't let us women join.should be done under some anti sexist law.how many masons were involved in the 1989 liverpool/forest semi final cover up.
Ooo, controversial..... I love it ;0)
[quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: WELL ANOTHER BRAINWAVE FROM RUPER JOLLY HOCKEY STICKS I SHOOT DUCKS LOWE.Lets hope that the amex is chosen.we dont wont a bunch of public school twits anywhere near ST MARYS.And as for clive i am a knight now woodward i believe that.he along with lowe caused enough problems at soton..thanks to those 2 we became the laughing stock of the football world.it has taken a lot of hard work and effort by the club and its employees to move on from those dark and dismal days.the hooray henry rugby types that i know are always bragging how tough they are.if they must play in hampshire let them play on the local dump.whats it called.fratton park or something.[/p][/quote]Careful, you may also be censored!! The Freemasons are watching... (points at eyes in Robert De Niro style)![/p][/quote]let them watch..what do they get up to behind close doors..sounds decidely ify to me.what with baring their breast and rolling up their trousers.plus all those dodgy handhakes.plus they don't let us women join.should be done under some anti sexist law.how many masons were involved in the 1989 liverpool/forest semi final cover up.[/p][/quote]Ooo, controversial..... I love it ;0) randre
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4:20pm Wed 19 Sep 12

St Retford says...

SO50 Saint wrote:
I thought the Ramirez song was the same as that annoying one the mancs sung after Van Persie got the winner a few weeks back just replacing his name with Gaston Ramirez
Really? In that case I withdraw my earlier remark.
[quote][p][bold]SO50 Saint[/bold] wrote: I thought the Ramirez song was the same as that annoying one the mancs sung after Van Persie got the winner a few weeks back just replacing his name with Gaston Ramirez[/p][/quote]Really? In that case I withdraw my earlier remark. St Retford
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4:23pm Wed 19 Sep 12

loosehead says...

I can't believe some of the comments on here from football fans.
You have a good groundsman so why are you going on about the pitch?
When Wembley was being demolished & a new stadium was being built where was the FA cup played? Wales Rugby's national stadium so why were they happy to play on a pitch that was "dug up by Rugby"
In the world of sport you need to utilise your grounds as much as possible to bring in revenue.
I will love to watch a game of Rugby at St.Mary's.
Oh! if it effects the pitch that much why did Reading win the championship?
Yes they now have cut off their nose to spite their face, getting rid of London Irish because they're in the premiership could cost them dearly if they get relegated.
I also like the Korean Stadia where you have surfaces you can slide out & slide in a new one.
Not all people are Football fans & we would love to see International Rugby played in a stadium the £1million of our council's money went into finding for Southampton FC ( private company)
I can't believe some of the comments on here from football fans. You have a good groundsman so why are you going on about the pitch? When Wembley was being demolished & a new stadium was being built where was the FA cup played? Wales Rugby's national stadium so why were they happy to play on a pitch that was "dug up by Rugby" In the world of sport you need to utilise your grounds as much as possible to bring in revenue. I will love to watch a game of Rugby at St.Mary's. Oh! if it effects the pitch that much why did Reading win the championship? Yes they now have cut off their nose to spite their face, getting rid of London Irish because they're in the premiership could cost them dearly if they get relegated. I also like the Korean Stadia where you have surfaces you can slide out & slide in a new one. Not all people are Football fans & we would love to see International Rugby played in a stadium the £1million of our council's money went into finding for Southampton FC ( private company) loosehead
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4:24pm Wed 19 Sep 12

Folkestone Saint says...

WobblyCat wrote:
sisaydo wrote:
Amex has no chance I can speak from experience, the parking and public transport to the venue are awful. Also you cannot buy any food or drinks for about a 5 mile radius and I know the rugger fans will hate that. So St Mary's it is I guarantee you.
I went last season too, completely agree. It was a nightmare and I don't just mean the 3 - 0 result. And what is that stand with about 500 seats in all about! Looks f*cking hysterical!
No point holding it there the fans don't wach sport they just gays (or is it gaze)
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sisaydo[/bold] wrote: Amex has no chance I can speak from experience, the parking and public transport to the venue are awful. Also you cannot buy any food or drinks for about a 5 mile radius and I know the rugger fans will hate that. So St Mary's it is I guarantee you.[/p][/quote]I went last season too, completely agree. It was a nightmare and I don't just mean the 3 - 0 result. And what is that stand with about 500 seats in all about! Looks f*cking hysterical![/p][/quote]No point holding it there the fans don't wach sport they just gays (or is it gaze) Folkestone Saint
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4:25pm Wed 19 Sep 12

SO50 Saint says...

I would prefer your song which you posted earlier i'm just commenting on what I heard in the concourse before the game on Sat. I wasn't actually in the ground long enough to sing about Gaston when he came on so not sure if the song you mentioned was sung aswell
I would prefer your song which you posted earlier i'm just commenting on what I heard in the concourse before the game on Sat. I wasn't actually in the ground long enough to sing about Gaston when he came on so not sure if the song you mentioned was sung aswell SO50 Saint
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4:26pm Wed 19 Sep 12

roofspace says...

bullsbags wrote:
Hedge end bob
I'm a season tkt holder at saints but also watch a lot of rugby at prem and international level
Take my word for it , soccer could learn a great deal from rugby
I think the saying goes
Soccer is a gentlmans game plated by thugs and rugby is a thugs game played by gentlemen !
Thanks comments like that it was possible for Thatcher and her establishment with the connivance of the judiciary and police and the Sun newspaper to cover up The Hillsborough Disaster by perpetuating the myth that it was drunken football thugs responsible for the 96 deaths.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Hedge end bob I'm a season tkt holder at saints but also watch a lot of rugby at prem and international level Take my word for it , soccer could learn a great deal from rugby I think the saying goes Soccer is a gentlmans game plated by thugs and rugby is a thugs game played by gentlemen ![/p][/quote]Thanks comments like that it was possible for Thatcher and her establishment with the connivance of the judiciary and police and the Sun newspaper to cover up The Hillsborough Disaster by perpetuating the myth that it was drunken football thugs responsible for the 96 deaths. roofspace
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4:31pm Wed 19 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

St Retford wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
St Retford .. put the post back on again. .they won't notice for at least a quarter of an hour and I will have time to catch up with your view before the thought police apply the whitewash...

Come on you only live once.. be bold
It wasn't that bad. I just sort of updated that irritating old cliche that rugby is a game for hooligans played by gentlemen by saying it's a game played by 'x' and watched by 'y'.

I'll leave it to your imagination as to what x and y might be, but they weren't pretty words.
Bl**dy hell it's all going algebraic now! X and Y .. and the use of (un)pretty words.

What a centre of literary and cultural thought this site is becoming.

Isn't freedom of speech wonderful?

The comment about Woodward was priceless though. I once saw a lecture by him about "Talent is not enough" . It focussed on a girl golfer who had about 20 people working on her to make her a "super golfer".. from a nutritionist, to personal trainer, to an expert on putting to an expert on swings and so on and so on.

No doubt every player at Saints was going a to have a team of a dozen experts working on every aspect of their game. What a shame the money ran out as soon a Woodward got his first paycheque I heard he was on £700,000 a year during that priceless spell of management gobbledegook and witchcraft.

Thanks again for the explanation. I hate censorship.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: St Retford .. put the post back on again. .they won't notice for at least a quarter of an hour and I will have time to catch up with your view before the thought police apply the whitewash... Come on you only live once.. be bold[/p][/quote]It wasn't that bad. I just sort of updated that irritating old cliche that rugby is a game for hooligans played by gentlemen by saying it's a game played by 'x' and watched by 'y'. I'll leave it to your imagination as to what x and y might be, but they weren't pretty words.[/p][/quote]Bl**dy hell it's all going algebraic now! X and Y .. and the use of (un)pretty words. What a centre of literary and cultural thought this site is becoming. Isn't freedom of speech wonderful? The comment about Woodward was priceless though. I once saw a lecture by him about "Talent is not enough" . It focussed on a girl golfer who had about 20 people working on her to make her a "super golfer".. from a nutritionist, to personal trainer, to an expert on putting to an expert on swings and so on and so on. No doubt every player at Saints was going a to have a team of a dozen experts working on every aspect of their game. What a shame the money ran out as soon a Woodward got his first paycheque I heard he was on £700,000 a year during that priceless spell of management gobbledegook and witchcraft. Thanks again for the explanation. I hate censorship. Alicesdad
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4:43pm Wed 19 Sep 12

randre says...

Alicesdad wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
St Retford .. put the post back on again. .they won't notice for at least a quarter of an hour and I will have time to catch up with your view before the thought police apply the whitewash...

Come on you only live once.. be bold
It wasn't that bad. I just sort of updated that irritating old cliche that rugby is a game for hooligans played by gentlemen by saying it's a game played by 'x' and watched by 'y'.

I'll leave it to your imagination as to what x and y might be, but they weren't pretty words.
Bl**dy hell it's all going algebraic now! X and Y .. and the use of (un)pretty words.

What a centre of literary and cultural thought this site is becoming.

Isn't freedom of speech wonderful?

The comment about Woodward was priceless though. I once saw a lecture by him about "Talent is not enough" . It focussed on a girl golfer who had about 20 people working on her to make her a "super golfer".. from a nutritionist, to personal trainer, to an expert on putting to an expert on swings and so on and so on.

No doubt every player at Saints was going a to have a team of a dozen experts working on every aspect of their game. What a shame the money ran out as soon a Woodward got his first paycheque I heard he was on £700,000 a year during that priceless spell of management gobbledegook and witchcraft.

Thanks again for the explanation. I hate censorship.
St Retford's original post wasn't even offensive in any way. It was funny, but not offensive.

I can't believe somebody would take issue with it enough to remove that is for sure, some people are very precious it would seem!

Now I must hide under the desk as I believe they are coming for me :0(
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: St Retford .. put the post back on again. .they won't notice for at least a quarter of an hour and I will have time to catch up with your view before the thought police apply the whitewash... Come on you only live once.. be bold[/p][/quote]It wasn't that bad. I just sort of updated that irritating old cliche that rugby is a game for hooligans played by gentlemen by saying it's a game played by 'x' and watched by 'y'. I'll leave it to your imagination as to what x and y might be, but they weren't pretty words.[/p][/quote]Bl**dy hell it's all going algebraic now! X and Y .. and the use of (un)pretty words. What a centre of literary and cultural thought this site is becoming. Isn't freedom of speech wonderful? The comment about Woodward was priceless though. I once saw a lecture by him about "Talent is not enough" . It focussed on a girl golfer who had about 20 people working on her to make her a "super golfer".. from a nutritionist, to personal trainer, to an expert on putting to an expert on swings and so on and so on. No doubt every player at Saints was going a to have a team of a dozen experts working on every aspect of their game. What a shame the money ran out as soon a Woodward got his first paycheque I heard he was on £700,000 a year during that priceless spell of management gobbledegook and witchcraft. Thanks again for the explanation. I hate censorship.[/p][/quote]St Retford's original post wasn't even offensive in any way. It was funny, but not offensive. I can't believe somebody would take issue with it enough to remove that is for sure, some people are very precious it would seem! Now I must hide under the desk as I believe they are coming for me :0( randre
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5:47pm Wed 19 Sep 12

Linesman says...

A game where the ball has to be passed back to make progress.

A game where the ball has to be kicked over the bar to gain points.

Sounds familiar!
A game where the ball has to be passed back to make progress. A game where the ball has to be kicked over the bar to gain points. Sounds familiar! Linesman
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6:10pm Wed 19 Sep 12

Confucious says...

randre wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
St Retford .. put the post back on again. .they won't notice for at least a quarter of an hour and I will have time to catch up with your view before the thought police apply the whitewash...

Come on you only live once.. be bold
It wasn't that bad. I just sort of updated that irritating old cliche that rugby is a game for hooligans played by gentlemen by saying it's a game played by 'x' and watched by 'y'.

I'll leave it to your imagination as to what x and y might be, but they weren't pretty words.
Bl**dy hell it's all going algebraic now! X and Y .. and the use of (un)pretty words.

What a centre of literary and cultural thought this site is becoming.

Isn't freedom of speech wonderful?

The comment about Woodward was priceless though. I once saw a lecture by him about "Talent is not enough" . It focussed on a girl golfer who had about 20 people working on her to make her a "super golfer".. from a nutritionist, to personal trainer, to an expert on putting to an expert on swings and so on and so on.

No doubt every player at Saints was going a to have a team of a dozen experts working on every aspect of their game. What a shame the money ran out as soon a Woodward got his first paycheque I heard he was on £700,000 a year during that priceless spell of management gobbledegook and witchcraft.

Thanks again for the explanation. I hate censorship.
St Retford's original post wasn't even offensive in any way. It was funny, but not offensive.

I can't believe somebody would take issue with it enough to remove that is for sure, some people are very precious it would seem!

Now I must hide under the desk as I believe they are coming for me :0(
Be careful what you say. The NHS is trying to save money by sending paranoids to Portsmouth where all their fears are justified.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: St Retford .. put the post back on again. .they won't notice for at least a quarter of an hour and I will have time to catch up with your view before the thought police apply the whitewash... Come on you only live once.. be bold[/p][/quote]It wasn't that bad. I just sort of updated that irritating old cliche that rugby is a game for hooligans played by gentlemen by saying it's a game played by 'x' and watched by 'y'. I'll leave it to your imagination as to what x and y might be, but they weren't pretty words.[/p][/quote]Bl**dy hell it's all going algebraic now! X and Y .. and the use of (un)pretty words. What a centre of literary and cultural thought this site is becoming. Isn't freedom of speech wonderful? The comment about Woodward was priceless though. I once saw a lecture by him about "Talent is not enough" . It focussed on a girl golfer who had about 20 people working on her to make her a "super golfer".. from a nutritionist, to personal trainer, to an expert on putting to an expert on swings and so on and so on. No doubt every player at Saints was going a to have a team of a dozen experts working on every aspect of their game. What a shame the money ran out as soon a Woodward got his first paycheque I heard he was on £700,000 a year during that priceless spell of management gobbledegook and witchcraft. Thanks again for the explanation. I hate censorship.[/p][/quote]St Retford's original post wasn't even offensive in any way. It was funny, but not offensive. I can't believe somebody would take issue with it enough to remove that is for sure, some people are very precious it would seem! Now I must hide under the desk as I believe they are coming for me :0([/p][/quote]Be careful what you say. The NHS is trying to save money by sending paranoids to Portsmouth where all their fears are justified. Confucious
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6:44pm Wed 19 Sep 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Personally, I think it would be great. Anything to promote the club and the city beyond the usual circles.

Can't see the pitch getting too badly damaged that time of year and for what would amount to a couple of games or so.

Anyway, if it's a toss up (probably not the best choice of words) between rugby and the annual gathering of the Unholy Masonic Lodge of Great Britain, bring the rugby to Southampton, send the trouser-lifters to Brighton and, once everyone's in place at the AMEX, light the blue touchpaper and stand well back.

Now that would be a win-win-win!
Personally, I think it would be great. Anything to promote the club and the city beyond the usual circles. Can't see the pitch getting too badly damaged that time of year and for what would amount to a couple of games or so. Anyway, if it's a toss up (probably not the best choice of words) between rugby and the annual gathering of the Unholy Masonic Lodge of Great Britain, bring the rugby to Southampton, send the trouser-lifters to Brighton and, once everyone's in place at the AMEX, light the blue touchpaper and stand well back. Now that would be a win-win-win! Strasbourg Saint
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6:59pm Wed 19 Sep 12

puppy saint says...

Linesman wrote:
A game where the ball has to be passed back to make progress.

A game where the ball has to be kicked over the bar to gain points.

Sounds familiar!
Where do you get your magic mushrooms from?
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: A game where the ball has to be passed back to make progress. A game where the ball has to be kicked over the bar to gain points. Sounds familiar![/p][/quote]Where do you get your magic mushrooms from? puppy saint
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8:44pm Wed 19 Sep 12

Tirau Dan says...

Regardless of profit it should be up to rugby fans to decide and the game isn't exactly a major in Hampshire.

I am a Saints fan, born and bred, love Southampton but have lived in NZ for may many years and have my own family out here.

I had English family come out for an enjoyed several games travelling around following the RWC here in NZ this time last year.

I'd say forget about the profit and let Bath have a team to host. You can have all the facilities in the world but it is the grass roots fans that make the party atmosphere and get people spending.

However Southampton is a much better bet than Brighton being more central and easier to get to. Rugby fns who wanta night's sleep should book their B&B's early.
Regardless of profit it should be up to rugby fans to decide and the game isn't exactly a major in Hampshire. I am a Saints fan, born and bred, love Southampton but have lived in NZ for may many years and have my own family out here. I had English family come out for an enjoyed several games travelling around following the RWC here in NZ this time last year. I'd say forget about the profit and let Bath have a team to host. You can have all the facilities in the world but it is the grass roots fans that make the party atmosphere and get people spending. However Southampton is a much better bet than Brighton being more central and easier to get to. Rugby fns who wanta night's sleep should book their B&B's early. Tirau Dan
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9:15pm Wed 19 Sep 12

loosehead says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
Regardless of profit it should be up to rugby fans to decide and the game isn't exactly a major in Hampshire.

I am a Saints fan, born and bred, love Southampton but have lived in NZ for may many years and have my own family out here.

I had English family come out for an enjoyed several games travelling around following the RWC here in NZ this time last year.

I'd say forget about the profit and let Bath have a team to host. You can have all the facilities in the world but it is the grass roots fans that make the party atmosphere and get people spending.

However Southampton is a much better bet than Brighton being more central and easier to get to. Rugby fns who wanta night's sleep should book their B&B's early.
Southampton Rugby club Romsey rugby club Stoneham rugby Club Millbrook,totton,Eas
tleigh, Fawley, Fareham all Rugby clubs & this is but a few in Hampshire so not popular in Hampshire?
It's a game where the referee's the law & we might not agree with all decisions but we get on & play the game.
Football could have adopted the Rugby system of awarding try's to stop the fiasco of did it cross the line or not but wouldn't now they're trying their system?
Any dissent to the ref & it's ten metres not going back ten it's ten.
no dissent no stopping free kicks or a penalty try could happen( goal).
yes you could learn a lot from us.
No friction off the pitch between rival cities we play hard & enjoy ourselves off the pitch & in the bar with Footballers joining in
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: Regardless of profit it should be up to rugby fans to decide and the game isn't exactly a major in Hampshire. I am a Saints fan, born and bred, love Southampton but have lived in NZ for may many years and have my own family out here. I had English family come out for an enjoyed several games travelling around following the RWC here in NZ this time last year. I'd say forget about the profit and let Bath have a team to host. You can have all the facilities in the world but it is the grass roots fans that make the party atmosphere and get people spending. However Southampton is a much better bet than Brighton being more central and easier to get to. Rugby fns who wanta night's sleep should book their B&B's early.[/p][/quote]Southampton Rugby club Romsey rugby club Stoneham rugby Club Millbrook,totton,Eas tleigh, Fawley, Fareham all Rugby clubs & this is but a few in Hampshire so not popular in Hampshire? It's a game where the referee's the law & we might not agree with all decisions but we get on & play the game. Football could have adopted the Rugby system of awarding try's to stop the fiasco of did it cross the line or not but wouldn't now they're trying their system? Any dissent to the ref & it's ten metres not going back ten it's ten. no dissent no stopping free kicks or a penalty try could happen( goal). yes you could learn a lot from us. No friction off the pitch between rival cities we play hard & enjoy ourselves off the pitch & in the bar with Footballers joining in loosehead
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7:47am Thu 20 Sep 12

RedArmy1 says...

The bigggest battle coming up is all to do with FOOTBALL.

Saints vs Villa is a very important game.

CALL TO ARMS FOR ALL RED ARMY to make the difference and secure the WIN.

It is precicted that Saints with their Squad may go further in the Cup competions this year.

That is good - but the securing a good placing in the PREMIERSHIP is every fans wish.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARMY. THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION. COYR
The bigggest battle coming up is all to do with FOOTBALL. Saints vs Villa is a very important game. CALL TO ARMS FOR ALL RED ARMY to make the difference and secure the WIN. It is precicted that Saints with their Squad may go further in the Cup competions this year. That is good - but the securing a good placing in the PREMIERSHIP is every fans wish. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARMY. THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION. COYR RedArmy1
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8:41am Thu 20 Sep 12

From Sholing to Leeds says...

Media rumours of Craig Gordon joining. Thoughts?
Media rumours of Craig Gordon joining. Thoughts? From Sholing to Leeds
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8:42am Thu 20 Sep 12

st.athan saint says...

mbetts wrote:
Hope the Amex wins coz I don't want a dodgy pitch to start the new season with.
Hmmm - swansea seem to play a decent brand of football at the liberty without too much trouble and the rugger boys play on that alternate weeks. Dont think it's an issue with semi synthetic pitches these days.
[quote][p][bold]mbetts[/bold] wrote: Hope the Amex wins coz I don't want a dodgy pitch to start the new season with.[/p][/quote]Hmmm - swansea seem to play a decent brand of football at the liberty without too much trouble and the rugger boys play on that alternate weeks. Dont think it's an issue with semi synthetic pitches these days. st.athan saint
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8:52am Thu 20 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Isn't rugger a manly game played by big butch men with muscles bulging as they grapple with each other?

Why is Brighton so keen to get it?
Isn't rugger a manly game played by big butch men with muscles bulging as they grapple with each other? Why is Brighton so keen to get it? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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