Saints could land bargain buy

Basingstoke Gazette: Joan Verdu Joan Verdu

Mauricio Pochettino could use his influence to sign Joan Verdu for free after the Spanish playmaker confirmed he will quit Espanyol this summer.

The 30-year-old, pictured, enjoyed the best years of his career under the management of Pochettino – who made him captain at Espanyol – and yesterday turned down the offer of a new deal at the La Liga side.

As such, he will officially become a free agent at the end of June, meaning Saints could snap up a bargain.

Pochettino would face competition for his signature with a host of Spanish sides such as Atletico Madrid, Real Betis, Villarreal and Sevilla also believed to be interested.

Verdu started his career in the Barcelona youth system, playing for the C and B teams before a switch to Deportivo La Coruna in 2006.

It was at Deportivo that Verdu really made his name as an attacking midfield playmaker, and after three years with the club he turned down a new contract and signed for Pochettino at Espanyol.

Verdu became a central part of Pochettino’s successful Espanyol team, who defied expectations and the sale of many of their best players to continue to compete with Spain’s best.

During his four seasons with the club, Verdu played an impressive 143 times, scoring 23 goals.

However, he announced yesterday that will leave Espanyol after frustration over his prolonged and ultimately unsuccessful contract negotiations.

He said: “I did everything I could, I believed that I would retire here, but the club has not valued me as much as I had thought.

“It is not just an economic issue but one also of trust, to feel important and more.

“It began two-and-a-half years ago when I rejected two offers and the club promised me some things that have not been fulfilled.

“They told me I would stay, it would be arranged. It was by word, but I believed in it. During this time I could not have made more efforts to reach an agreement.

“I have decided not to accept the offer and from here I will consider other proposals and decide within the next hours or days.

“I believe I have a lot of football left in me, if the club does not believe this then they will have to think again.

“The four years I have been here I have experienced a great time. “Like when I would hear my name chanted at the stadium, and all the goals I have scored.

“ I will try to be a fan once more, I will concern myself always with Espanyol and I wish them all the best.

“I do not like being able to say goodbye as God intended, on the field and with the fans, and to say goodbye to my teammates.

“It’s a sad day, here things have been great, I have been loved and I have become captain.” Verdu refused to be drawn on where he might end up next, but the Saints link is an inevitable and exciting one.

The club are in the market for a winger rather than an out and out playmaker.

But given that Pochettino knows Verdu so well and has enjoyed successful times with him, and he has now surprisingly become available on a free, the chance to link up again might prove irresistible to both parties.

Pochettino has yet to make a signing since taking over at St Mary’s, as Norwegian Vegard Forren’s arrival was completed on the day the Argentinian was appointed.

Pochettino was keen to sign one of his former Espanyol loanees, Philippe Coutinho, before the Brazilian signed for Liverpool last January instead.

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7:38am Fri 14 Jun 13

Sally Hamilton Original says...

Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better
Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better Sally Hamilton Original

7:41am Fri 14 Jun 13

rossofficial10 says...

We have a lot of young players in the team so maybe be a quality older head would complliment our current team.

Dont know much about this guy but he must be quality if hes a captain of a team in the spanish prem!

he's also capable of bagging in a few goals. something i hope lallana will improve on next season.

lets be honest, we always get linked with everyone every season. I will believe it when i see it!
We have a lot of young players in the team so maybe be a quality older head would complliment our current team. Dont know much about this guy but he must be quality if hes a captain of a team in the spanish prem! he's also capable of bagging in a few goals. something i hope lallana will improve on next season. lets be honest, we always get linked with everyone every season. I will believe it when i see it! rossofficial10

8:12am Fri 14 Jun 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

I see we're also reportedly making an £8million bid for Valencia midfielder Ever Banega.
I see we're also reportedly making an £8million bid for Valencia midfielder Ever Banega. Strasbourg Saint

8:19am Fri 14 Jun 13

Sally Hamilton Original says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I see we're also reportedly making an £8million bid for Valencia midfielder Ever Banega.
Where did you hear that Strasbourg?
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I see we're also reportedly making an £8million bid for Valencia midfielder Ever Banega.[/p][/quote]Where did you hear that Strasbourg? Sally Hamilton Original

8:27am Fri 14 Jun 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I see we're also reportedly making an £8million bid for Valencia midfielder Ever Banega.
Where did you hear that Strasbourg?
On Sky (Transfer Clockwatch), in the Paper Talk. Apparently it's in The Sun and The Star, so I'm not holding my breath.

Great name, though - Ever Banega; he'd surely get called 'ave a banana!
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I see we're also reportedly making an £8million bid for Valencia midfielder Ever Banega.[/p][/quote]Where did you hear that Strasbourg?[/p][/quote]On Sky (Transfer Clockwatch), in the Paper Talk. Apparently it's in The Sun and The Star, so I'm not holding my breath. Great name, though - Ever Banega; he'd surely get called 'ave a banana! Strasbourg Saint

8:28am Fri 14 Jun 13

ghk230473 says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better
Sorry sal but your post lost me when I read' rl and pace in the same sentence!
Is rl really referring to Richard lambert? Surely not!
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better[/p][/quote]Sorry sal but your post lost me when I read' rl and pace in the same sentence! Is rl really referring to Richard lambert? Surely not! ghk230473

8:31am Fri 14 Jun 13

Sally Hamilton Original says...

ghk230473 wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better
Sorry sal but your post lost me when I read' rl and pace in the same sentence!
Is rl really referring to Richard lambert? Surely not!
Lol, I meant that he doesn't have pace like RL... Too early for me! I think we need a striker capable of taking on players with pace.. In this league having pace (and the ability to beat players is vital) that way it would not only mean goals but also creating chances for RL
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better[/p][/quote]Sorry sal but your post lost me when I read' rl and pace in the same sentence! Is rl really referring to Richard lambert? Surely not![/p][/quote]Lol, I meant that he doesn't have pace like RL... Too early for me! I think we need a striker capable of taking on players with pace.. In this league having pace (and the ability to beat players is vital) that way it would not only mean goals but also creating chances for RL Sally Hamilton Original

8:34am Fri 14 Jun 13

ghk230473 says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better
Sorry sal but your post lost me when I read' rl and pace in the same sentence!
Is rl really referring to Richard lambert? Surely not!
Lol, I meant that he doesn't have pace like RL... Too early for me! I think we need a striker capable of taking on players with pace.. In this league having pace (and the ability to beat players is vital) that way it would not only mean goals but also creating chances for RL
Phew!
I agree, pace scares defenders. They drop deeper giving extra space in midfield.
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better[/p][/quote]Sorry sal but your post lost me when I read' rl and pace in the same sentence! Is rl really referring to Richard lambert? Surely not![/p][/quote]Lol, I meant that he doesn't have pace like RL... Too early for me! I think we need a striker capable of taking on players with pace.. In this league having pace (and the ability to beat players is vital) that way it would not only mean goals but also creating chances for RL[/p][/quote]Phew! I agree, pace scares defenders. They drop deeper giving extra space in midfield. ghk230473

8:46am Fri 14 Jun 13

Block 42 says...

ghk230473 wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better
Sorry sal but your post lost me when I read' rl and pace in the same sentence!
Is rl really referring to Richard lambert? Surely not!
Lol, I meant that he doesn't have pace like RL... Too early for me! I think we need a striker capable of taking on players with pace.. In this league having pace (and the ability to beat players is vital) that way it would not only mean goals but also creating chances for RL
Phew!
I agree, pace scares defenders. They drop deeper giving extra space in midfield.
Lol I also thought u meant ricardo lamner had pace...loic remey has got pace..we so shd sign him.
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better[/p][/quote]Sorry sal but your post lost me when I read' rl and pace in the same sentence! Is rl really referring to Richard lambert? Surely not![/p][/quote]Lol, I meant that he doesn't have pace like RL... Too early for me! I think we need a striker capable of taking on players with pace.. In this league having pace (and the ability to beat players is vital) that way it would not only mean goals but also creating chances for RL[/p][/quote]Phew! I agree, pace scares defenders. They drop deeper giving extra space in midfield.[/p][/quote]Lol I also thought u meant ricardo lamner had pace...loic remey has got pace..we so shd sign him. Block 42

8:53am Fri 14 Jun 13

devonian saint says...

Re Ever Banega, he is viewed by some as brilliant but can be a maverick.If you google him you will see why it is predicted he will be leaving Valencia.Not sure his attitude is what the saints need as it could disrupt a good team ethic.Saints will do best by being a team which is better than the sum of its individuals.
Re Ever Banega, he is viewed by some as brilliant but can be a maverick.If you google him you will see why it is predicted he will be leaving Valencia.Not sure his attitude is what the saints need as it could disrupt a good team ethic.Saints will do best by being a team which is better than the sum of its individuals. devonian saint

9:06am Fri 14 Jun 13

TheSaintsMan says...

I am told Man Utd are set to make a £10 million bid for Luke Shaw.
I am told Man Utd are set to make a £10 million bid for Luke Shaw. TheSaintsMan

9:09am Fri 14 Jun 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

devonian saint wrote:
Re Ever Banega, he is viewed by some as brilliant but can be a maverick.If you google him you will see why it is predicted he will be leaving Valencia.Not sure his attitude is what the saints need as it could disrupt a good team ethic.Saints will do best by being a team which is better than the sum of its individuals.
I couldn't agree more. It's why I think we haven't rushed out to buy a stack of players. Better to bring in one or two that fit in - both on and off the field - than a bunch of mercenaries as 'Arry likes to do.
[quote][p][bold]devonian saint[/bold] wrote: Re Ever Banega, he is viewed by some as brilliant but can be a maverick.If you google him you will see why it is predicted he will be leaving Valencia.Not sure his attitude is what the saints need as it could disrupt a good team ethic.Saints will do best by being a team which is better than the sum of its individuals.[/p][/quote]I couldn't agree more. It's why I think we haven't rushed out to buy a stack of players. Better to bring in one or two that fit in - both on and off the field - than a bunch of mercenaries as 'Arry likes to do. Strasbourg Saint

9:13am Fri 14 Jun 13

Sainty saint saint says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better
Sorry sal but your post lost me when I read' rl and pace in the same sentence!
Is rl really referring to Richard lambert? Surely not!
Lol, I meant that he doesn't have pace like RL... Too early for me! I think we need a striker capable of taking on players with pace.. In this league having pace (and the ability to beat players is vital) that way it would not only mean goals but also creating chances for RL
He's not a striker though, he's an attacking midfielder.
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better[/p][/quote]Sorry sal but your post lost me when I read' rl and pace in the same sentence! Is rl really referring to Richard lambert? Surely not![/p][/quote]Lol, I meant that he doesn't have pace like RL... Too early for me! I think we need a striker capable of taking on players with pace.. In this league having pace (and the ability to beat players is vital) that way it would not only mean goals but also creating chances for RL[/p][/quote]He's not a striker though, he's an attacking midfielder. Sainty saint saint

9:15am Fri 14 Jun 13

SouthamptonLegend says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better
Sorry sal but your post lost me when I read' rl and pace in the same sentence!
Is rl really referring to Richard lambert? Surely not!
Lol, I meant that he doesn't have pace like RL... Too early for me! I think we need a striker capable of taking on players with pace.. In this league having pace (and the ability to beat players is vital) that way it would not only mean goals but also creating chances for RL
Where has the article once said he is a striker????

HE'S A PLAYMAKER/ATTACKING MIDFIELDER
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better[/p][/quote]Sorry sal but your post lost me when I read' rl and pace in the same sentence! Is rl really referring to Richard lambert? Surely not![/p][/quote]Lol, I meant that he doesn't have pace like RL... Too early for me! I think we need a striker capable of taking on players with pace.. In this league having pace (and the ability to beat players is vital) that way it would not only mean goals but also creating chances for RL[/p][/quote]Where has the article once said he is a striker???? HE'S A PLAYMAKER/ATTACKING MIDFIELDER SouthamptonLegend

9:15am Fri 14 Jun 13

St Retford says...

I wonder if this dude is one of the signings that was already in the bag, given how well MoPo knows him. He sounds decent, although we should remember he's a playmaker rather than a striker so don't judge him solely on his goals count.
I wonder if this dude is one of the signings that was already in the bag, given how well MoPo knows him. He sounds decent, although we should remember he's a playmaker rather than a striker so don't judge him solely on his goals count. St Retford

9:16am Fri 14 Jun 13

Clever Dick says...

TheSaintsMan wrote:
I am told Man Utd are set to make a £10 million bid for Luke Shaw.
Is that the downpayment? Making a £10mil bid for him would do nothing more than start a bidding war with the other top clubs. If we have any interest at all in letting him go they'll need to double that and accept some pretty heavy add-ons. Would be great to be able to listen in on the conversation with our Chairman though. Fu** off might well be part of that conversation.
[quote][p][bold]TheSaintsMan[/bold] wrote: I am told Man Utd are set to make a £10 million bid for Luke Shaw.[/p][/quote]Is that the downpayment? Making a £10mil bid for him would do nothing more than start a bidding war with the other top clubs. If we have any interest at all in letting him go they'll need to double that and accept some pretty heavy add-ons. Would be great to be able to listen in on the conversation with our Chairman though. Fu** off might well be part of that conversation. Clever Dick

9:19am Fri 14 Jun 13

allsaintsnocurves says...

It seems as though this guy is just looking for one last big pay day to see out his final playing days. That worries me a little bit as we want young players who are hungry to succeed, develop and fit in with those around them. This guy doesn't fit that bill for me. This is paper talk due to his connection with MP.
It seems as though this guy is just looking for one last big pay day to see out his final playing days. That worries me a little bit as we want young players who are hungry to succeed, develop and fit in with those around them. This guy doesn't fit that bill for me. This is paper talk due to his connection with MP. allsaintsnocurves

9:25am Fri 14 Jun 13

TheSaintsMan says...

Clever Dick wrote:
TheSaintsMan wrote:
I am told Man Utd are set to make a £10 million bid for Luke Shaw.
Is that the downpayment? Making a £10mil bid for him would do nothing more than start a bidding war with the other top clubs. If we have any interest at all in letting him go they'll need to double that and accept some pretty heavy add-ons. Would be great to be able to listen in on the conversation with our Chairman though. Fu** off might well be part of that conversation.
Hopefully that would be the case!

If not, however, and we do sadly lose Shaw, we must replace him quickly so as not to have Danny Fox being our main left back.

I think we should sign either Davide Brivio, who is a top left-back who we could get at a bargain price, or we should sign Siaka Tiene, who we could also get at a bargain price. He is not quite as good as Brivio but he can also play as a left winger or left midfielder.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheSaintsMan[/bold] wrote: I am told Man Utd are set to make a £10 million bid for Luke Shaw.[/p][/quote]Is that the downpayment? Making a £10mil bid for him would do nothing more than start a bidding war with the other top clubs. If we have any interest at all in letting him go they'll need to double that and accept some pretty heavy add-ons. Would be great to be able to listen in on the conversation with our Chairman though. Fu** off might well be part of that conversation.[/p][/quote]Hopefully that would be the case! If not, however, and we do sadly lose Shaw, we must replace him quickly so as not to have Danny Fox being our main left back. I think we should sign either Davide Brivio, who is a top left-back who we could get at a bargain price, or we should sign Siaka Tiene, who we could also get at a bargain price. He is not quite as good as Brivio but he can also play as a left winger or left midfielder. TheSaintsMan

9:26am Fri 14 Jun 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

devonian saint wrote:
Re Ever Banega, he is viewed by some as brilliant but can be a maverick.If you google him you will see why it is predicted he will be leaving Valencia.Not sure his attitude is what the saints need as it could disrupt a good team ethic.Saints will do best by being a team which is better than the sum of its individuals.
Do we want a guy that managed to get himself run over by his own car? It resulted in major leg injuries, hence his lack of appearances recently. Not that we haven't been good at resurecting injured players and returning them to good health.
[quote][p][bold]devonian saint[/bold] wrote: Re Ever Banega, he is viewed by some as brilliant but can be a maverick.If you google him you will see why it is predicted he will be leaving Valencia.Not sure his attitude is what the saints need as it could disrupt a good team ethic.Saints will do best by being a team which is better than the sum of its individuals.[/p][/quote]Do we want a guy that managed to get himself run over by his own car? It resulted in major leg injuries, hence his lack of appearances recently. Not that we haven't been good at resurecting injured players and returning them to good health. OSPREYSAINT

9:35am Fri 14 Jun 13

St Retford says...

allsaintsnocurves wrote:
It seems as though this guy is just looking for one last big pay day to see out his final playing days. That worries me a little bit as we want young players who are hungry to succeed, develop and fit in with those around them. This guy doesn't fit that bill for me. This is paper talk due to his connection with MP.
Why do you say that? What is it in this story that makes you think he's looking for "one last big pay day"?

30 is by no means old, especially given how well players look after themselves these days.
[quote][p][bold]allsaintsnocurves[/bold] wrote: It seems as though this guy is just looking for one last big pay day to see out his final playing days. That worries me a little bit as we want young players who are hungry to succeed, develop and fit in with those around them. This guy doesn't fit that bill for me. This is paper talk due to his connection with MP.[/p][/quote]Why do you say that? What is it in this story that makes you think he's looking for "one last big pay day"? 30 is by no means old, especially given how well players look after themselves these days. St Retford

9:39am Fri 14 Jun 13

Clever Dick says...

TheSaintsMan wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
TheSaintsMan wrote:
I am told Man Utd are set to make a £10 million bid for Luke Shaw.
Is that the downpayment? Making a £10mil bid for him would do nothing more than start a bidding war with the other top clubs. If we have any interest at all in letting him go they'll need to double that and accept some pretty heavy add-ons. Would be great to be able to listen in on the conversation with our Chairman though. Fu** off might well be part of that conversation.
Hopefully that would be the case!

If not, however, and we do sadly lose Shaw, we must replace him quickly so as not to have Danny Fox being our main left back.

I think we should sign either Davide Brivio, who is a top left-back who we could get at a bargain price, or we should sign Siaka Tiene, who we could also get at a bargain price. He is not quite as good as Brivio but he can also play as a left winger or left midfielder.
I agree. Don't know the two players you mention but any cash we got from selling Shaw would surely be enough for a quality replacement with money to spare to fund another purchase as well. Don't think he's going anywhere though. Hopefully he's up to his word and will sign a five year contract in July.
[quote][p][bold]TheSaintsMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheSaintsMan[/bold] wrote: I am told Man Utd are set to make a £10 million bid for Luke Shaw.[/p][/quote]Is that the downpayment? Making a £10mil bid for him would do nothing more than start a bidding war with the other top clubs. If we have any interest at all in letting him go they'll need to double that and accept some pretty heavy add-ons. Would be great to be able to listen in on the conversation with our Chairman though. Fu** off might well be part of that conversation.[/p][/quote]Hopefully that would be the case! If not, however, and we do sadly lose Shaw, we must replace him quickly so as not to have Danny Fox being our main left back. I think we should sign either Davide Brivio, who is a top left-back who we could get at a bargain price, or we should sign Siaka Tiene, who we could also get at a bargain price. He is not quite as good as Brivio but he can also play as a left winger or left midfielder.[/p][/quote]I agree. Don't know the two players you mention but any cash we got from selling Shaw would surely be enough for a quality replacement with money to spare to fund another purchase as well. Don't think he's going anywhere though. Hopefully he's up to his word and will sign a five year contract in July. Clever Dick

9:55am Fri 14 Jun 13

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

Banega is quality. Sign him now and then get Gaston's mate Bueno and Astori and maybe Lovren too. Wouldn't need anyone else.
Banega is quality. Sign him now and then get Gaston's mate Bueno and Astori and maybe Lovren too. Wouldn't need anyone else. Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child

10:04am Fri 14 Jun 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
Banega is quality. Sign him now and then get Gaston's mate Bueno and Astori and maybe Lovren too. Wouldn't need anyone else.
I think we should put in a cheeky bid for Bale and Ronaldo. With them on the flanks, we wouldn't need a defence of any sort what so ever!
[quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: Banega is quality. Sign him now and then get Gaston's mate Bueno and Astori and maybe Lovren too. Wouldn't need anyone else.[/p][/quote]I think we should put in a cheeky bid for Bale and Ronaldo. With them on the flanks, we wouldn't need a defence of any sort what so ever! Strasbourg Saint

10:34am Fri 14 Jun 13

SouthamptonLegend says...

A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them!
A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them! SouthamptonLegend

10:37am Fri 14 Jun 13

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
Banega is quality. Sign him now and then get Gaston's mate Bueno and Astori and maybe Lovren too. Wouldn't need anyone else.
I think we should put in a cheeky bid for Bale and Ronaldo. With them on the flanks, we wouldn't need a defence of any sort what so ever!
Nah, Bale is a one trick pony and Ronaldo an over the hill poser...:)
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: Banega is quality. Sign him now and then get Gaston's mate Bueno and Astori and maybe Lovren too. Wouldn't need anyone else.[/p][/quote]I think we should put in a cheeky bid for Bale and Ronaldo. With them on the flanks, we wouldn't need a defence of any sort what so ever![/p][/quote]Nah, Bale is a one trick pony and Ronaldo an over the hill poser...:) Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child

10:46am Fri 14 Jun 13

SaintMax says...

A few in the thread seem to think this guy is a striker but I'm sure he is a playmaker/attacking midfielder.
With Spider holding tight, this guy could sit 'in the hole' and cause havoc feeding Llalana and Gaston.
Even then picking up the ball dropping down from Rickie he can feed Spider storming through.
get him!
A few in the thread seem to think this guy is a striker but I'm sure he is a playmaker/attacking midfielder. With Spider holding tight, this guy could sit 'in the hole' and cause havoc feeding Llalana and Gaston. Even then picking up the ball dropping down from Rickie he can feed Spider storming through. get him! SaintMax

10:57am Fri 14 Jun 13

St Retford says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them!
Really?

He looks like a sh1t Michael Jackson and is about as useful with a football.

I wouldn't buy him for 8.5p.
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them![/p][/quote]Really? He looks like a sh1t Michael Jackson and is about as useful with a football. I wouldn't buy him for 8.5p. St Retford

11:33am Fri 14 Jun 13

SaintJD says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
devonian saint wrote:
Re Ever Banega, he is viewed by some as brilliant but can be a maverick.If you google him you will see why it is predicted he will be leaving Valencia.Not sure his attitude is what the saints need as it could disrupt a good team ethic.Saints will do best by being a team which is better than the sum of its individuals.
I couldn't agree more. It's why I think we haven't rushed out to buy a stack of players. Better to bring in one or two that fit in - both on and off the field - than a bunch of mercenaries as 'Arry likes to do.
Very true. Can see why MP would like him though - seems to have a rare mix of great skill, vision and likes to tackle and be physical.

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=E9WygHJYr
G8

Off the field stuff not great though, although anyone who can run himself over with his own car deserves some respect, unless they were in East 17 obviously.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]devonian saint[/bold] wrote: Re Ever Banega, he is viewed by some as brilliant but can be a maverick.If you google him you will see why it is predicted he will be leaving Valencia.Not sure his attitude is what the saints need as it could disrupt a good team ethic.Saints will do best by being a team which is better than the sum of its individuals.[/p][/quote]I couldn't agree more. It's why I think we haven't rushed out to buy a stack of players. Better to bring in one or two that fit in - both on and off the field - than a bunch of mercenaries as 'Arry likes to do.[/p][/quote]Very true. Can see why MP would like him though - seems to have a rare mix of great skill, vision and likes to tackle and be physical. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=E9WygHJYr G8 Off the field stuff not great though, although anyone who can run himself over with his own car deserves some respect, unless they were in East 17 obviously. SaintJD

11:41am Fri 14 Jun 13

SouthamptonLegend says...

St Retford wrote:
SouthamptonLegend wrote:
A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them!
Really?

He looks like a sh1t Michael Jackson and is about as useful with a football.

I wouldn't buy him for 8.5p.
http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=KDlNeuUOf
iI

You've got no excuse not to have seen him play living in Stretford!

He's only 26 and his honours are 4 Prem titles, the league cup, the champions league, club world cup, Portuguese cup, PFA team of the year 2011, Man United players player of the year....

Worth a little more than 8.5p I think :-)
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them![/p][/quote]Really? He looks like a sh1t Michael Jackson and is about as useful with a football. I wouldn't buy him for 8.5p.[/p][/quote]http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=KDlNeuUOf iI You've got no excuse not to have seen him play living in Stretford! He's only 26 and his honours are 4 Prem titles, the league cup, the champions league, club world cup, Portuguese cup, PFA team of the year 2011, Man United players player of the year.... Worth a little more than 8.5p I think :-) SouthamptonLegend

11:45am Fri 14 Jun 13

St Retford says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
St Retford wrote:
SouthamptonLegend wrote:
A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them!
Really?

He looks like a sh1t Michael Jackson and is about as useful with a football.

I wouldn't buy him for 8.5p.
http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=KDlNeuUOf

iI

You've got no excuse not to have seen him play living in Stretford!

He's only 26 and his honours are 4 Prem titles, the league cup, the champions league, club world cup, Portuguese cup, PFA team of the year 2011, Man United players player of the year....

Worth a little more than 8.5p I think :-)
Well, I work with people who see him week in and week out and the consensus from them is that Southampton can gladly have him for nothing.
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them![/p][/quote]Really? He looks like a sh1t Michael Jackson and is about as useful with a football. I wouldn't buy him for 8.5p.[/p][/quote]http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=KDlNeuUOf iI You've got no excuse not to have seen him play living in Stretford! He's only 26 and his honours are 4 Prem titles, the league cup, the champions league, club world cup, Portuguese cup, PFA team of the year 2011, Man United players player of the year.... Worth a little more than 8.5p I think :-)[/p][/quote]Well, I work with people who see him week in and week out and the consensus from them is that Southampton can gladly have him for nothing. St Retford

11:49am Fri 14 Jun 13

saintewan says...

Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window saintewan

11:58am Fri 14 Jun 13

Readeano says...

saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
Source? not that i doubt you just would like to see it for myself please

Ta
[quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]Source? not that i doubt you just would like to see it for myself please Ta Readeano

12:04pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Confucious says...

An Italian will add the on-pitch multi-language complications. I know Poch says football is an international language but if you try even basic stuff on a translation site, like "You dirty b@stard", it's different all round.
An Italian will add the on-pitch multi-language complications. I know Poch says football is an international language but if you try even basic stuff on a translation site, like "You dirty b@stard", it's different all round. Confucious

12:08pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Confucious says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
St Retford wrote:
SouthamptonLegend wrote:
A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them!
Really?

He looks like a sh1t Michael Jackson and is about as useful with a football.

I wouldn't buy him for 8.5p.
http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=KDlNeuUOf

iI

You've got no excuse not to have seen him play living in Stretford!

He's only 26 and his honours are 4 Prem titles, the league cup, the champions league, club world cup, Portuguese cup, PFA team of the year 2011, Man United players player of the year....

Worth a little more than 8.5p I think :-)
He's over the hill in my opinion, but Retford's comparison is a tad sanguine. Nani is definitely better than a dead bloke.
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them![/p][/quote]Really? He looks like a sh1t Michael Jackson and is about as useful with a football. I wouldn't buy him for 8.5p.[/p][/quote]http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=KDlNeuUOf iI You've got no excuse not to have seen him play living in Stretford! He's only 26 and his honours are 4 Prem titles, the league cup, the champions league, club world cup, Portuguese cup, PFA team of the year 2011, Man United players player of the year.... Worth a little more than 8.5p I think :-)[/p][/quote]He's over the hill in my opinion, but Retford's comparison is a tad sanguine. Nani is definitely better than a dead bloke. Confucious

12:11pm Fri 14 Jun 13

allsaintsnocurves says...

Readeano wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
Source? not that i doubt you just would like to see it for myself please

Ta
http://www.diariosur
.es/grada360/2013/no
ticias/verdu-elige-o
lympiakos-michel-201
306141118-rc.html

He's right...you have to understand a bit of Spanish though..
[quote][p][bold]Readeano[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]Source? not that i doubt you just would like to see it for myself please Ta[/p][/quote]http://www.diariosur .es/grada360/2013/no ticias/verdu-elige-o lympiakos-michel-201 306141118-rc.html He's right...you have to understand a bit of Spanish though.. allsaintsnocurves

12:14pm Fri 14 Jun 13

hedge end bob says...

Come on ECHO , give us another little scoop that we can get our teeth into.

Think Nani would be welcome by most of SAINTS FANS. At 8.5 mil seems good buy.
Come on ECHO , give us another little scoop that we can get our teeth into. Think Nani would be welcome by most of SAINTS FANS. At 8.5 mil seems good buy. hedge end bob

12:20pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Dave Juson says...

Confucious wrote:
An Italian will add the on-pitch multi-language complications. I know Poch says football is an international language but if you try even basic stuff on a translation site, like "You dirty b@stard", it's different all round.
Confucius, you may have a point. Many years ago I read a memoir by the referee Jim Finney, who was active in the 1960s. As I recall it, he was refereeing a game between an Italian club and a side of another nationality (as I say I read this some years back) and had cause to book one of the Italian players, throwing in a stern lecture for luck. As needs be, Finney’s Italian being non-existent, this was a finger wagging. The player responded by flapping his hands and saying “Basta. Basta.” Unsurprisingly Finney sent him off.
.
At half time he casually asked one of his linesmen, who did speak Italian, what “basta” meant. The reply was: “enough”.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: An Italian will add the on-pitch multi-language complications. I know Poch says football is an international language but if you try even basic stuff on a translation site, like "You dirty b@stard", it's different all round.[/p][/quote]Confucius, you may have a point. Many years ago I read a memoir by the referee Jim Finney, who was active in the 1960s. As I recall it, he was refereeing a game between an Italian club and a side of another nationality (as I say I read this some years back) and had cause to book one of the Italian players, throwing in a stern lecture for luck. As needs be, Finney’s Italian being non-existent, this was a finger wagging. The player responded by flapping his hands and saying “Basta. Basta.” Unsurprisingly Finney sent him off. . At half time he casually asked one of his linesmen, who did speak Italian, what “basta” meant. The reply was: “enough”. Dave Juson

12:38pm Fri 14 Jun 13

SaintJD says...

Confucious wrote:
SouthamptonLegend wrote:
St Retford wrote:
SouthamptonLegend wrote:
A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them!
Really?

He looks like a sh1t Michael Jackson and is about as useful with a football.

I wouldn't buy him for 8.5p.
http://www.youtube.c


om/watch?v=KDlNeuUOf


iI

You've got no excuse not to have seen him play living in Stretford!

He's only 26 and his honours are 4 Prem titles, the league cup, the champions league, club world cup, Portuguese cup, PFA team of the year 2011, Man United players player of the year....

Worth a little more than 8.5p I think :-)
He's over the hill in my opinion, but Retford's comparison is a tad sanguine. Nani is definitely better than a dead bloke.
Over the hill at 26, that's funny :)

To be honest the likelihood of him coming is minute as I'm sure someone would hijack any move we made for him - which I think says it all.

If we were looking to make a statement of intent buy that would actually be effective, he would be impressive, but as mentioned, I think we have no chance AND not sure he fits the MP reliability/work ethic.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them![/p][/quote]Really? He looks like a sh1t Michael Jackson and is about as useful with a football. I wouldn't buy him for 8.5p.[/p][/quote]http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=KDlNeuUOf iI You've got no excuse not to have seen him play living in Stretford! He's only 26 and his honours are 4 Prem titles, the league cup, the champions league, club world cup, Portuguese cup, PFA team of the year 2011, Man United players player of the year.... Worth a little more than 8.5p I think :-)[/p][/quote]He's over the hill in my opinion, but Retford's comparison is a tad sanguine. Nani is definitely better than a dead bloke.[/p][/quote]Over the hill at 26, that's funny :) To be honest the likelihood of him coming is minute as I'm sure someone would hijack any move we made for him - which I think says it all. If we were looking to make a statement of intent buy that would actually be effective, he would be impressive, but as mentioned, I think we have no chance AND not sure he fits the MP reliability/work ethic. SaintJD

12:57pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.
[quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up. Bring back Branfoot

1:07pm Fri 14 Jun 13

saintewan says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.
It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand!
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand! saintewan

1:12pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

saintewan wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.
It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand!
Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.
[quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand![/p][/quote]Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt. Bring back Branfoot

1:13pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Rising_Son says...

Lee's loan is up and it looks like he's on his way back to Saints.
Lee's loan is up and it looks like he's on his way back to Saints. Rising_Son

1:14pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Confucious says...

Dave Juson wrote:
Confucious wrote:
An Italian will add the on-pitch multi-language complications. I know Poch says football is an international language but if you try even basic stuff on a translation site, like "You dirty b@stard", it's different all round.
Confucius, you may have a point. Many years ago I read a memoir by the referee Jim Finney, who was active in the 1960s. As I recall it, he was refereeing a game between an Italian club and a side of another nationality (as I say I read this some years back) and had cause to book one of the Italian players, throwing in a stern lecture for luck. As needs be, Finney’s Italian being non-existent, this was a finger wagging. The player responded by flapping his hands and saying “Basta. Basta.” Unsurprisingly Finney sent him off.
.
At half time he casually asked one of his linesmen, who did speak Italian, what “basta” meant. The reply was: “enough”.
Ha ha. Reminds me of the famous Mitsubishi Pajero clanger ie Pajero means w@nker in Spain. Imagine if they'd introduced a Mitsubishi W@nker here.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: An Italian will add the on-pitch multi-language complications. I know Poch says football is an international language but if you try even basic stuff on a translation site, like "You dirty b@stard", it's different all round.[/p][/quote]Confucius, you may have a point. Many years ago I read a memoir by the referee Jim Finney, who was active in the 1960s. As I recall it, he was refereeing a game between an Italian club and a side of another nationality (as I say I read this some years back) and had cause to book one of the Italian players, throwing in a stern lecture for luck. As needs be, Finney’s Italian being non-existent, this was a finger wagging. The player responded by flapping his hands and saying “Basta. Basta.” Unsurprisingly Finney sent him off. . At half time he casually asked one of his linesmen, who did speak Italian, what “basta” meant. The reply was: “enough”.[/p][/quote]Ha ha. Reminds me of the famous Mitsubishi Pajero clanger ie Pajero means w@nker in Spain. Imagine if they'd introduced a Mitsubishi W@nker here. Confucious

1:21pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.
It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand!
Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand![/p][/quote]Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.[/p][/quote]Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis. Bring back Branfoot

1:33pm Fri 14 Jun 13

St Retford says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.
It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand!
Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.
Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand![/p][/quote]Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.[/p][/quote]Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.[/p][/quote]Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says. St Retford

2:01pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

St Retford wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.
It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand!
Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.
Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.
This guy sits in his office all day watching Nova Sports and then returns home and does the same, trust me, he knows!

If we do get him it will be the Poch connection. I can't see him signing for Olympiakos. Greek football is poor, full of corruption and plagued by hooligans. Maybe he'll plump to stay in Spain.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand![/p][/quote]Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.[/p][/quote]Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.[/p][/quote]Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.[/p][/quote]This guy sits in his office all day watching Nova Sports and then returns home and does the same, trust me, he knows! If we do get him it will be the Poch connection. I can't see him signing for Olympiakos. Greek football is poor, full of corruption and plagued by hooligans. Maybe he'll plump to stay in Spain. Bring back Branfoot

2:07pm Fri 14 Jun 13

saintkenny says...

Block 42 wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better
Sorry sal but your post lost me when I read' rl and pace in the same sentence!
Is rl really referring to Richard lambert? Surely not!
Lol, I meant that he doesn't have pace like RL... Too early for me! I think we need a striker capable of taking on players with pace.. In this league having pace (and the ability to beat players is vital) that way it would not only mean goals but also creating chances for RL
Phew!
I agree, pace scares defenders. They drop deeper giving extra space in midfield.
Lol I also thought u meant ricardo lamner had pace...loic remey has got pace..we so shd sign him.
but remey is greedy 1000.000 a week at qpr do he will definitely will not be on saints radar cortesse is no fernandez the debt at qpr
[quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: Without knowing anything about this guy, but having seen his goals on YouTube he doesn't seem any different to RL as in being able to take on players with pace etc.. In addition, 23 goals in 143 games is not the best of returns. I was hoping we would sign someone with a lot more flair, considering we already have JRod Mayuka RL up the top. I guess we will have to see but at least it would free up more of a budget to cover/improve positions elsewhere.. If we are going to finish top 10 I feel we do need to get top quality players in and better than we have...Verdu doesn't seem to be any better[/p][/quote]Sorry sal but your post lost me when I read' rl and pace in the same sentence! Is rl really referring to Richard lambert? Surely not![/p][/quote]Lol, I meant that he doesn't have pace like RL... Too early for me! I think we need a striker capable of taking on players with pace.. In this league having pace (and the ability to beat players is vital) that way it would not only mean goals but also creating chances for RL[/p][/quote]Phew! I agree, pace scares defenders. They drop deeper giving extra space in midfield.[/p][/quote]Lol I also thought u meant ricardo lamner had pace...loic remey has got pace..we so shd sign him.[/p][/quote]but remey is greedy 1000.000 a week at qpr do he will definitely will not be on saints radar cortesse is no fernandez the debt at qpr saintkenny

2:10pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Bring back Branfoot says...

St Retford wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.
It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand!
Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.
Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.
Brilliant coming from you! You post on this thread all day and clearly know nothing about English football. Gives us your take on our potential signings, go on for a laugh.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand![/p][/quote]Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.[/p][/quote]Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.[/p][/quote]Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.[/p][/quote]Brilliant coming from you! You post on this thread all day and clearly know nothing about English football. Gives us your take on our potential signings, go on for a laugh. Bring back Branfoot

2:11pm Fri 14 Jun 13

saintkenny says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them!
nani is on 90.000 a week so he is not a bargain at that rate and wont take a pay cut .do more research he wont be on saints radar on big clubs wages champions league regular
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them![/p][/quote]nani is on 90.000 a week so he is not a bargain at that rate and wont take a pay cut .do more research he wont be on saints radar on big clubs wages champions league regular saintkenny

2:21pm Fri 14 Jun 13

St Retford says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.
It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand!
Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.
Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.
Brilliant coming from you! You post on this thread all day and clearly know nothing about English football. Gives us your take on our potential signings, go on for a laugh.
See, what's happened there is there's been a joke which you've completely misunderstood and you've got all 'pissy' about it.
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand![/p][/quote]Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.[/p][/quote]Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.[/p][/quote]Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.[/p][/quote]Brilliant coming from you! You post on this thread all day and clearly know nothing about English football. Gives us your take on our potential signings, go on for a laugh.[/p][/quote]See, what's happened there is there's been a joke which you've completely misunderstood and you've got all 'pissy' about it. St Retford

2:22pm Fri 14 Jun 13

mbetts says...

He'll be our first female named player since Marion Pahars, can't think of any others
He'll be our first female named player since Marion Pahars, can't think of any others mbetts

2:22pm Fri 14 Jun 13

saintkenny says...

Its all very well mentioning some players names at big club all though the transfer fee may not be that high the wages might even when trying to get players .Last season we tried to get buttner who went to man utd wages 70.000 a week and coultino who went to liverpool 65.000 a week .Any player we sign must fit into the wage budget so therefore this puts players like nani and remi out of are radar .So lets have a bit of realism and common sense when quoting players we should aquire
Its all very well mentioning some players names at big club all though the transfer fee may not be that high the wages might even when trying to get players .Last season we tried to get buttner who went to man utd wages 70.000 a week and coultino who went to liverpool 65.000 a week .Any player we sign must fit into the wage budget so therefore this puts players like nani and remi out of are radar .So lets have a bit of realism and common sense when quoting players we should aquire saintkenny

2:28pm Fri 14 Jun 13

saintkenny says...

any good hearts players the whole squads up for sale .New wigan manager is owen coyle
any good hearts players the whole squads up for sale .New wigan manager is owen coyle saintkenny

2:44pm Fri 14 Jun 13

saintkenny says...

breaking news gaston as handed in a transfer request good lets get the money back and buy better quality
breaking news gaston as handed in a transfer request good lets get the money back and buy better quality saintkenny

2:55pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Mush On The Beach says...

saintkenny wrote:
breaking news gaston as handed in a transfer request good lets get the money back and buy better quality
Hmmm, not sure of your source Kenny but I hope not. The lad has quality in bucket loads, his application may have been a little questionable at times.
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: breaking news gaston as handed in a transfer request good lets get the money back and buy better quality[/p][/quote]Hmmm, not sure of your source Kenny but I hope not. The lad has quality in bucket loads, his application may have been a little questionable at times. Mush On The Beach

2:58pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Mush On The Beach says...

mbetts wrote:
He'll be our first female named player since Marion Pahars, can't think of any others
Glenda Cockerill and Francis Benali.
[quote][p][bold]mbetts[/bold] wrote: He'll be our first female named player since Marion Pahars, can't think of any others[/p][/quote]Glenda Cockerill and Francis Benali. Mush On The Beach

3:21pm Fri 14 Jun 13

saintkenny says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
breaking news gaston as handed in a transfer request good lets get the money back and buy better quality
Hmmm, not sure of your source Kenny but I hope not. The lad has quality in bucket loads, his application may have been a little questionable at times.
came off of twitter another one has said its not true that being the case fair enough but if its true i back my comments
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: breaking news gaston as handed in a transfer request good lets get the money back and buy better quality[/p][/quote]Hmmm, not sure of your source Kenny but I hope not. The lad has quality in bucket loads, his application may have been a little questionable at times.[/p][/quote]came off of twitter another one has said its not true that being the case fair enough but if its true i back my comments saintkenny

3:29pm Fri 14 Jun 13

TEBOURBA says...

Could be a bargain buy -- well it will make a welcome change from the
purchases last season!
Could be a bargain buy -- well it will make a welcome change from the purchases last season! TEBOURBA

3:38pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Confucious wrote:
Dave Juson wrote:
Confucious wrote:
An Italian will add the on-pitch multi-language complications. I know Poch says football is an international language but if you try even basic stuff on a translation site, like "You dirty b@stard", it's different all round.
Confucius, you may have a point. Many years ago I read a memoir by the referee Jim Finney, who was active in the 1960s. As I recall it, he was refereeing a game between an Italian club and a side of another nationality (as I say I read this some years back) and had cause to book one of the Italian players, throwing in a stern lecture for luck. As needs be, Finney’s Italian being non-existent, this was a finger wagging. The player responded by flapping his hands and saying “Basta. Basta.” Unsurprisingly Finney sent him off.
.
At half time he casually asked one of his linesmen, who did speak Italian, what “basta” meant. The reply was: “enough”.
Ha ha. Reminds me of the famous Mitsubishi Pajero clanger ie Pajero means w@nker in Spain. Imagine if they'd introduced a Mitsubishi W@nker here.
I know it's off topic (and apologise to those not interested) but wtf is happening at the Rose Bowl (sorry, Mr Bransgrove, I mean the Ageas Bowl)?

Gloucestershire amass 400+, both teams forfeit an innings and Hants are 90 for 6. Bang goes a (mini)bumper Saturday crowd.

Is Adams just incompetent or is something going on? It would be like Saints being 4-0 down at half time and, during the break, Adam popping into the away dressing room and saying, 'Shall we say first to five?'
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: An Italian will add the on-pitch multi-language complications. I know Poch says football is an international language but if you try even basic stuff on a translation site, like "You dirty b@stard", it's different all round.[/p][/quote]Confucius, you may have a point. Many years ago I read a memoir by the referee Jim Finney, who was active in the 1960s. As I recall it, he was refereeing a game between an Italian club and a side of another nationality (as I say I read this some years back) and had cause to book one of the Italian players, throwing in a stern lecture for luck. As needs be, Finney’s Italian being non-existent, this was a finger wagging. The player responded by flapping his hands and saying “Basta. Basta.” Unsurprisingly Finney sent him off. . At half time he casually asked one of his linesmen, who did speak Italian, what “basta” meant. The reply was: “enough”.[/p][/quote]Ha ha. Reminds me of the famous Mitsubishi Pajero clanger ie Pajero means w@nker in Spain. Imagine if they'd introduced a Mitsubishi W@nker here.[/p][/quote]I know it's off topic (and apologise to those not interested) but wtf is happening at the Rose Bowl (sorry, Mr Bransgrove, I mean the Ageas Bowl)? Gloucestershire amass 400+, both teams forfeit an innings and Hants are 90 for 6. Bang goes a (mini)bumper Saturday crowd. Is Adams just incompetent or is something going on? It would be like Saints being 4-0 down at half time and, during the break, Adam popping into the away dressing room and saying, 'Shall we say first to five?' Strasbourg Saint

3:42pm Fri 14 Jun 13

saintkenny says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
Could be a bargain buy -- well it will make a welcome change from the
purchases last season!
why gazzaniga came for a undisclosed small fee clnyne now worth much more jayrod far better under maurico looking worth more gaston as sell on value already media had quoted 14 million bids from uefa teams chasing him .At least the club kept to a sensible wage structure not like your portsmouth team setting it up for 10 years incriminating debt owing 3 owners not to mention the tax man taking down local firms out of work ripping off local charities like the last few seasons !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: Could be a bargain buy -- well it will make a welcome change from the purchases last season![/p][/quote]why gazzaniga came for a undisclosed small fee clnyne now worth much more jayrod far better under maurico looking worth more gaston as sell on value already media had quoted 14 million bids from uefa teams chasing him .At least the club kept to a sensible wage structure not like your portsmouth team setting it up for 10 years incriminating debt owing 3 owners not to mention the tax man taking down local firms out of work ripping off local charities like the last few seasons !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! saintkenny

3:51pm Fri 14 Jun 13

St Retford says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Dave Juson wrote:
Confucious wrote:
An Italian will add the on-pitch multi-language complications. I know Poch says football is an international language but if you try even basic stuff on a translation site, like "You dirty b@stard", it's different all round.
Confucius, you may have a point. Many years ago I read a memoir by the referee Jim Finney, who was active in the 1960s. As I recall it, he was refereeing a game between an Italian club and a side of another nationality (as I say I read this some years back) and had cause to book one of the Italian players, throwing in a stern lecture for luck. As needs be, Finney’s Italian being non-existent, this was a finger wagging. The player responded by flapping his hands and saying “Basta. Basta.” Unsurprisingly Finney sent him off.
.
At half time he casually asked one of his linesmen, who did speak Italian, what “basta” meant. The reply was: “enough”.
Ha ha. Reminds me of the famous Mitsubishi Pajero clanger ie Pajero means w@nker in Spain. Imagine if they'd introduced a Mitsubishi W@nker here.
I know it's off topic (and apologise to those not interested) but wtf is happening at the Rose Bowl (sorry, Mr Bransgrove, I mean the Ageas Bowl)?

Gloucestershire amass 400+, both teams forfeit an innings and Hants are 90 for 6. Bang goes a (mini)bumper Saturday crowd.

Is Adams just incompetent or is something going on? It would be like Saints being 4-0 down at half time and, during the break, Adam popping into the away dressing room and saying, 'Shall we say first to five?'
Lancashire have just bowled Essex out for 20 (TWENTY).

That's some pretty special batting.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: An Italian will add the on-pitch multi-language complications. I know Poch says football is an international language but if you try even basic stuff on a translation site, like "You dirty b@stard", it's different all round.[/p][/quote]Confucius, you may have a point. Many years ago I read a memoir by the referee Jim Finney, who was active in the 1960s. As I recall it, he was refereeing a game between an Italian club and a side of another nationality (as I say I read this some years back) and had cause to book one of the Italian players, throwing in a stern lecture for luck. As needs be, Finney’s Italian being non-existent, this was a finger wagging. The player responded by flapping his hands and saying “Basta. Basta.” Unsurprisingly Finney sent him off. . At half time he casually asked one of his linesmen, who did speak Italian, what “basta” meant. The reply was: “enough”.[/p][/quote]Ha ha. Reminds me of the famous Mitsubishi Pajero clanger ie Pajero means w@nker in Spain. Imagine if they'd introduced a Mitsubishi W@nker here.[/p][/quote]I know it's off topic (and apologise to those not interested) but wtf is happening at the Rose Bowl (sorry, Mr Bransgrove, I mean the Ageas Bowl)? Gloucestershire amass 400+, both teams forfeit an innings and Hants are 90 for 6. Bang goes a (mini)bumper Saturday crowd. Is Adams just incompetent or is something going on? It would be like Saints being 4-0 down at half time and, during the break, Adam popping into the away dressing room and saying, 'Shall we say first to five?'[/p][/quote]Lancashire have just bowled Essex out for 20 (TWENTY). That's some pretty special batting. St Retford

3:55pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Beer Monster says...

saintkenny wrote:
breaking news gaston as handed in a transfer request good lets get the money back and buy better quality
Scott Robinson is a useful young lad who could play off Adam and Gaston, I'd certainly put in a shifty bid for him
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: breaking news gaston as handed in a transfer request good lets get the money back and buy better quality[/p][/quote]Scott Robinson is a useful young lad who could play off Adam and Gaston, I'd certainly put in a shifty bid for him Beer Monster

3:56pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Mush On The Beach says...

St Retford wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Dave Juson wrote:
Confucious wrote:
An Italian will add the on-pitch multi-language complications. I know Poch says football is an international language but if you try even basic stuff on a translation site, like "You dirty b@stard", it's different all round.
Confucius, you may have a point. Many years ago I read a memoir by the referee Jim Finney, who was active in the 1960s. As I recall it, he was refereeing a game between an Italian club and a side of another nationality (as I say I read this some years back) and had cause to book one of the Italian players, throwing in a stern lecture for luck. As needs be, Finney’s Italian being non-existent, this was a finger wagging. The player responded by flapping his hands and saying “Basta. Basta.” Unsurprisingly Finney sent him off.
.
At half time he casually asked one of his linesmen, who did speak Italian, what “basta” meant. The reply was: “enough”.
Ha ha. Reminds me of the famous Mitsubishi Pajero clanger ie Pajero means w@nker in Spain. Imagine if they'd introduced a Mitsubishi W@nker here.
I know it's off topic (and apologise to those not interested) but wtf is happening at the Rose Bowl (sorry, Mr Bransgrove, I mean the Ageas Bowl)?

Gloucestershire amass 400+, both teams forfeit an innings and Hants are 90 for 6. Bang goes a (mini)bumper Saturday crowd.

Is Adams just incompetent or is something going on? It would be like Saints being 4-0 down at half time and, during the break, Adam popping into the away dressing room and saying, 'Shall we say first to five?'
Lancashire have just bowled Essex out for 20 (TWENTY).

That's some pretty special batting.
Sounds like some of the county cricket boys have been out late night drink in Walkabouts with Australia’s David Warner.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: An Italian will add the on-pitch multi-language complications. I know Poch says football is an international language but if you try even basic stuff on a translation site, like "You dirty b@stard", it's different all round.[/p][/quote]Confucius, you may have a point. Many years ago I read a memoir by the referee Jim Finney, who was active in the 1960s. As I recall it, he was refereeing a game between an Italian club and a side of another nationality (as I say I read this some years back) and had cause to book one of the Italian players, throwing in a stern lecture for luck. As needs be, Finney’s Italian being non-existent, this was a finger wagging. The player responded by flapping his hands and saying “Basta. Basta.” Unsurprisingly Finney sent him off. . At half time he casually asked one of his linesmen, who did speak Italian, what “basta” meant. The reply was: “enough”.[/p][/quote]Ha ha. Reminds me of the famous Mitsubishi Pajero clanger ie Pajero means w@nker in Spain. Imagine if they'd introduced a Mitsubishi W@nker here.[/p][/quote]I know it's off topic (and apologise to those not interested) but wtf is happening at the Rose Bowl (sorry, Mr Bransgrove, I mean the Ageas Bowl)? Gloucestershire amass 400+, both teams forfeit an innings and Hants are 90 for 6. Bang goes a (mini)bumper Saturday crowd. Is Adams just incompetent or is something going on? It would be like Saints being 4-0 down at half time and, during the break, Adam popping into the away dressing room and saying, 'Shall we say first to five?'[/p][/quote]Lancashire have just bowled Essex out for 20 (TWENTY). That's some pretty special batting.[/p][/quote]Sounds like some of the county cricket boys have been out late night drink in Walkabouts with Australia’s David Warner. Mush On The Beach

3:58pm Fri 14 Jun 13

st1halo says...

Bring back Branfoot wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.
It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand!
Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.
Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.
This guy sits in his office all day watching Nova Sports and then returns home and does the same, trust me, he knows!

If we do get him it will be the Poch connection. I can't see him signing for Olympiakos. Greek football is poor, full of corruption and plagued by hooligans. Maybe he'll plump to stay in Spain.
*Whooosh*
[quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand![/p][/quote]Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.[/p][/quote]Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.[/p][/quote]Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.[/p][/quote]This guy sits in his office all day watching Nova Sports and then returns home and does the same, trust me, he knows! If we do get him it will be the Poch connection. I can't see him signing for Olympiakos. Greek football is poor, full of corruption and plagued by hooligans. Maybe he'll plump to stay in Spain.[/p][/quote]*Whooosh* st1halo

4:02pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

St Retford wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Dave Juson wrote:
Confucious wrote:
An Italian will add the on-pitch multi-language complications. I know Poch says football is an international language but if you try even basic stuff on a translation site, like "You dirty b@stard", it's different all round.
Confucius, you may have a point. Many years ago I read a memoir by the referee Jim Finney, who was active in the 1960s. As I recall it, he was refereeing a game between an Italian club and a side of another nationality (as I say I read this some years back) and had cause to book one of the Italian players, throwing in a stern lecture for luck. As needs be, Finney’s Italian being non-existent, this was a finger wagging. The player responded by flapping his hands and saying “Basta. Basta.” Unsurprisingly Finney sent him off.
.
At half time he casually asked one of his linesmen, who did speak Italian, what “basta” meant. The reply was: “enough”.
Ha ha. Reminds me of the famous Mitsubishi Pajero clanger ie Pajero means w@nker in Spain. Imagine if they'd introduced a Mitsubishi W@nker here.
I know it's off topic (and apologise to those not interested) but wtf is happening at the Rose Bowl (sorry, Mr Bransgrove, I mean the Ageas Bowl)?

Gloucestershire amass 400+, both teams forfeit an innings and Hants are 90 for 6. Bang goes a (mini)bumper Saturday crowd.

Is Adams just incompetent or is something going on? It would be like Saints being 4-0 down at half time and, during the break, Adam popping into the away dressing room and saying, 'Shall we say first to five?'
Lancashire have just bowled Essex out for 20 (TWENTY).

That's some pretty special batting.
Grief! That was a hell of a collapse, at one point they were doing okay at 0 for 0.

I hope someone's checking for anyone who put a double bet on Lancs and Gloucs rapping up wins by close of play tonight.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: An Italian will add the on-pitch multi-language complications. I know Poch says football is an international language but if you try even basic stuff on a translation site, like "You dirty b@stard", it's different all round.[/p][/quote]Confucius, you may have a point. Many years ago I read a memoir by the referee Jim Finney, who was active in the 1960s. As I recall it, he was refereeing a game between an Italian club and a side of another nationality (as I say I read this some years back) and had cause to book one of the Italian players, throwing in a stern lecture for luck. As needs be, Finney’s Italian being non-existent, this was a finger wagging. The player responded by flapping his hands and saying “Basta. Basta.” Unsurprisingly Finney sent him off. . At half time he casually asked one of his linesmen, who did speak Italian, what “basta” meant. The reply was: “enough”.[/p][/quote]Ha ha. Reminds me of the famous Mitsubishi Pajero clanger ie Pajero means w@nker in Spain. Imagine if they'd introduced a Mitsubishi W@nker here.[/p][/quote]I know it's off topic (and apologise to those not interested) but wtf is happening at the Rose Bowl (sorry, Mr Bransgrove, I mean the Ageas Bowl)? Gloucestershire amass 400+, both teams forfeit an innings and Hants are 90 for 6. Bang goes a (mini)bumper Saturday crowd. Is Adams just incompetent or is something going on? It would be like Saints being 4-0 down at half time and, during the break, Adam popping into the away dressing room and saying, 'Shall we say first to five?'[/p][/quote]Lancashire have just bowled Essex out for 20 (TWENTY). That's some pretty special batting.[/p][/quote]Grief! That was a hell of a collapse, at one point they were doing okay at 0 for 0. I hope someone's checking for anyone who put a double bet on Lancs and Gloucs rapping up wins by close of play tonight. Strasbourg Saint

4:06pm Fri 14 Jun 13

st1halo says...

If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo.

STID
If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo. STID st1halo

4:36pm Fri 14 Jun 13

St Retford says...

st1halo wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.
It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand!
Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.
Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.
This guy sits in his office all day watching Nova Sports and then returns home and does the same, trust me, he knows!

If we do get him it will be the Poch connection. I can't see him signing for Olympiakos. Greek football is poor, full of corruption and plagued by hooligans. Maybe he'll plump to stay in Spain.
*Whooosh*
Heh. I was going to use Seve Ballesteros but I thought it might have been in poor taste.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand![/p][/quote]Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.[/p][/quote]Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.[/p][/quote]Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.[/p][/quote]This guy sits in his office all day watching Nova Sports and then returns home and does the same, trust me, he knows! If we do get him it will be the Poch connection. I can't see him signing for Olympiakos. Greek football is poor, full of corruption and plagued by hooligans. Maybe he'll plump to stay in Spain.[/p][/quote]*Whooosh*[/p][/quote]Heh. I was going to use Seve Ballesteros but I thought it might have been in poor taste. St Retford

4:44pm Fri 14 Jun 13

St Retford says...

st1halo wrote:
If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo.

STID
I dunno. One of the most gutting things about last season was seeing what Coutinho did at Liverpool and knowing we were in with a shout of signing him. Every time I've seen him he's split the defence with an absolutely world class ball. Someone doing for us what he's done at Liverpool would be worth his weight in gold.

(I suppose it was what we hoped we'd be getting with Gaston. Maybe we still will.)
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo. STID[/p][/quote]I dunno. One of the most gutting things about last season was seeing what Coutinho did at Liverpool and knowing we were in with a shout of signing him. Every time I've seen him he's split the defence with an absolutely world class ball. Someone doing for us what he's done at Liverpool would be worth his weight in gold. (I suppose it was what we hoped we'd be getting with Gaston. Maybe we still will.) St Retford

4:55pm Fri 14 Jun 13

st1halo says...

St Retford wrote:
st1halo wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.
It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand!
Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.
Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.
This guy sits in his office all day watching Nova Sports and then returns home and does the same, trust me, he knows!

If we do get him it will be the Poch connection. I can't see him signing for Olympiakos. Greek football is poor, full of corruption and plagued by hooligans. Maybe he'll plump to stay in Spain.
*Whooosh*
Heh. I was going to use Seve Ballesteros but I thought it might have been in poor taste.
You're probably right Strets particularly as some seem to like to throw their toys out the pram at every opportunity and have no sense of humour at all!

I saw a post the other day moaning about Shaw's tongue-in-cheek tweet! What I want to know is when, as a nation, did everyone suddenly become so sensitive?


STID
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand![/p][/quote]Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.[/p][/quote]Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.[/p][/quote]Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.[/p][/quote]This guy sits in his office all day watching Nova Sports and then returns home and does the same, trust me, he knows! If we do get him it will be the Poch connection. I can't see him signing for Olympiakos. Greek football is poor, full of corruption and plagued by hooligans. Maybe he'll plump to stay in Spain.[/p][/quote]*Whooosh*[/p][/quote]Heh. I was going to use Seve Ballesteros but I thought it might have been in poor taste.[/p][/quote]You're probably right Strets particularly as some seem to like to throw their toys out the pram at every opportunity and have no sense of humour at all! I saw a post the other day moaning about Shaw's tongue-in-cheek tweet! What I want to know is when, as a nation, did everyone suddenly become so sensitive? STID st1halo

4:59pm Fri 14 Jun 13

st1halo says...

St Retford wrote:
st1halo wrote:
If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo.

STID
I dunno. One of the most gutting things about last season was seeing what Coutinho did at Liverpool and knowing we were in with a shout of signing him. Every time I've seen him he's split the defence with an absolutely world class ball. Someone doing for us what he's done at Liverpool would be worth his weight in gold.

(I suppose it was what we hoped we'd be getting with Gaston. Maybe we still will.)
True. Rodgers has made some good signings actually. I think Gaston will come good. I like him, it's easy to expect too much too soon.

STID
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo. STID[/p][/quote]I dunno. One of the most gutting things about last season was seeing what Coutinho did at Liverpool and knowing we were in with a shout of signing him. Every time I've seen him he's split the defence with an absolutely world class ball. Someone doing for us what he's done at Liverpool would be worth his weight in gold. (I suppose it was what we hoped we'd be getting with Gaston. Maybe we still will.)[/p][/quote]True. Rodgers has made some good signings actually. I think Gaston will come good. I like him, it's easy to expect too much too soon. STID st1halo

5:00pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Mush On The Beach says...

st1halo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
st1halo wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.
It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand!
Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.
Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.
This guy sits in his office all day watching Nova Sports and then returns home and does the same, trust me, he knows!

If we do get him it will be the Poch connection. I can't see him signing for Olympiakos. Greek football is poor, full of corruption and plagued by hooligans. Maybe he'll plump to stay in Spain.
*Whooosh*
Heh. I was going to use Seve Ballesteros but I thought it might have been in poor taste.
You're probably right Strets particularly as some seem to like to throw their toys out the pram at every opportunity and have no sense of humour at all!

I saw a post the other day moaning about Shaw's tongue-in-cheek tweet! What I want to know is when, as a nation, did everyone suddenly become so sensitive?


STID
You Pommie B@stards.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand![/p][/quote]Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.[/p][/quote]Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.[/p][/quote]Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.[/p][/quote]This guy sits in his office all day watching Nova Sports and then returns home and does the same, trust me, he knows! If we do get him it will be the Poch connection. I can't see him signing for Olympiakos. Greek football is poor, full of corruption and plagued by hooligans. Maybe he'll plump to stay in Spain.[/p][/quote]*Whooosh*[/p][/quote]Heh. I was going to use Seve Ballesteros but I thought it might have been in poor taste.[/p][/quote]You're probably right Strets particularly as some seem to like to throw their toys out the pram at every opportunity and have no sense of humour at all! I saw a post the other day moaning about Shaw's tongue-in-cheek tweet! What I want to know is when, as a nation, did everyone suddenly become so sensitive? STID[/p][/quote]You Pommie B@stards. Mush On The Beach

5:07pm Fri 14 Jun 13

st1halo says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
st1halo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
st1halo wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.
It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand!
Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.
Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.
This guy sits in his office all day watching Nova Sports and then returns home and does the same, trust me, he knows!

If we do get him it will be the Poch connection. I can't see him signing for Olympiakos. Greek football is poor, full of corruption and plagued by hooligans. Maybe he'll plump to stay in Spain.
*Whooosh*
Heh. I was going to use Seve Ballesteros but I thought it might have been in poor taste.
You're probably right Strets particularly as some seem to like to throw their toys out the pram at every opportunity and have no sense of humour at all!

I saw a post the other day moaning about Shaw's tongue-in-cheek tweet! What I want to know is when, as a nation, did everyone suddenly become so sensitive?


STID
You Pommie B@stards.
You wanna piece of me? I'll meet you at the Walkabout in Birmingham!
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand![/p][/quote]Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.[/p][/quote]Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.[/p][/quote]Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.[/p][/quote]This guy sits in his office all day watching Nova Sports and then returns home and does the same, trust me, he knows! If we do get him it will be the Poch connection. I can't see him signing for Olympiakos. Greek football is poor, full of corruption and plagued by hooligans. Maybe he'll plump to stay in Spain.[/p][/quote]*Whooosh*[/p][/quote]Heh. I was going to use Seve Ballesteros but I thought it might have been in poor taste.[/p][/quote]You're probably right Strets particularly as some seem to like to throw their toys out the pram at every opportunity and have no sense of humour at all! I saw a post the other day moaning about Shaw's tongue-in-cheek tweet! What I want to know is when, as a nation, did everyone suddenly become so sensitive? STID[/p][/quote]You Pommie B@stards.[/p][/quote]You wanna piece of me? I'll meet you at the Walkabout in Birmingham! st1halo

5:29pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Mush On The Beach says...

st1halo wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
st1halo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
st1halo wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Bring back Branfoot wrote:
saintewan wrote:
Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window
He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.
It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand!
Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.
Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.
This guy sits in his office all day watching Nova Sports and then returns home and does the same, trust me, he knows!

If we do get him it will be the Poch connection. I can't see him signing for Olympiakos. Greek football is poor, full of corruption and plagued by hooligans. Maybe he'll plump to stay in Spain.
*Whooosh*
Heh. I was going to use Seve Ballesteros but I thought it might have been in poor taste.
You're probably right Strets particularly as some seem to like to throw their toys out the pram at every opportunity and have no sense of humour at all!

I saw a post the other day moaning about Shaw's tongue-in-cheek tweet! What I want to know is when, as a nation, did everyone suddenly become so sensitive?


STID
You Pommie B@stards.
You wanna piece of me? I'll meet you at the Walkabout in Birmingham!
I can’t, I’m already banned.
ODIs in cricket are now as relevant as Poopey in the Blue Square, or whatever league they find themselves in.
Bring on the Ashes and then the EPL new season.
The joy of having 2 passports and no morals in loyalty is that I will be cheering on the winners in the cricket.
Now I know what it is like to be a Man United fan not born in Salford, or even Greater Manchester.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bring back Branfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintewan[/bold] wrote: Verdu has just signed for olympiakos!! So that's out the window[/p][/quote]He hasn't signed for Olympiakos. I'm in Athens at the moment and just took a look at the 15 daily sports newspapers hanging from a kiosk and he hasn't signed! Although there was talk back in December that Olympiakos were making noises about making a move for him when his contract was up.[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be in the papers as its happening now, I shouldn't of said he's signed, he's had his medical and on verge of signing! It's written in Spanish so hard to understand![/p][/quote]Maybe he is in the process of signing, although I haven't heard anything.Olympiakos usually go for players they can get free or on the cheap and then offer big contracts. So he's the kind of player that would interest them. They are linked with a lot of players because they have deep pockets and are under so much pressure from the fans to sign big names. Winning the domestic double but not getting to the knockout stage of the Champions League nearly always results in the manager getting axed. But most stories mentioning them should be taken with a pinch of salt.[/p][/quote]Just spoke too sb who said he's in talks with Olympiakos, Saints and a few Spanish clubs including Betis.[/p][/quote]Steve Buscemi is a fine character actor but he knows absolutely fcuk all about European footballers. Don't believe a word he says.[/p][/quote]This guy sits in his office all day watching Nova Sports and then returns home and does the same, trust me, he knows! If we do get him it will be the Poch connection. I can't see him signing for Olympiakos. Greek football is poor, full of corruption and plagued by hooligans. Maybe he'll plump to stay in Spain.[/p][/quote]*Whooosh*[/p][/quote]Heh. I was going to use Seve Ballesteros but I thought it might have been in poor taste.[/p][/quote]You're probably right Strets particularly as some seem to like to throw their toys out the pram at every opportunity and have no sense of humour at all! I saw a post the other day moaning about Shaw's tongue-in-cheek tweet! What I want to know is when, as a nation, did everyone suddenly become so sensitive? STID[/p][/quote]You Pommie B@stards.[/p][/quote]You wanna piece of me? I'll meet you at the Walkabout in Birmingham![/p][/quote]I can’t, I’m already banned. ODIs in cricket are now as relevant as Poopey in the Blue Square, or whatever league they find themselves in. Bring on the Ashes and then the EPL new season. The joy of having 2 passports and no morals in loyalty is that I will be cheering on the winners in the cricket. Now I know what it is like to be a Man United fan not born in Salford, or even Greater Manchester. Mush On The Beach

5:32pm Fri 14 Jun 13

lowe esteem says...

St Retford wrote:
SouthamptonLegend wrote:
A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them!
Really?

He looks like a sh1t Michael Jackson and is about as useful with a football.

I wouldn't buy him for 8.5p.
dont you mean Michael Jackson?
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: A player I would like to see play football here is, Nani! United want £8.5 million for him.... that's a bargain considering some of the goals he's scored for them![/p][/quote]Really? He looks like a sh1t Michael Jackson and is about as useful with a football. I wouldn't buy him for 8.5p.[/p][/quote]dont you mean Michael Jackson? lowe esteem

6:09pm Fri 14 Jun 13

slugger says...

Sign him up . The more the merrier ...... COYR !
Sign him up . The more the merrier ...... COYR ! slugger

6:44pm Fri 14 Jun 13

saintkenny says...

coventry city have a new owner the administrator just accepted the highest bidder proves if you have assets or connections to assets like the ricoh stadium some one will buy you and then the fans wont have to.like down the m27
coventry city have a new owner the administrator just accepted the highest bidder proves if you have assets or connections to assets like the ricoh stadium some one will buy you and then the fans wont have to.like down the m27 saintkenny

6:58pm Fri 14 Jun 13

mack chinnon says...

slugger wrote:
Sign him up . The more the merrier ...... COYR !
Vroom vroom.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Sign him up . The more the merrier ...... COYR ![/p][/quote]Vroom vroom. mack chinnon

7:01pm Fri 14 Jun 13

andygoater1957 says...

He is to old for use
He is to old for use andygoater1957

7:08pm Fri 14 Jun 13

rondaviesscunthorpe says...

yeah go for it! We have nothing to lose . if you add up the silver ware over the last 120 years we might make a tea spoon
yeah go for it! We have nothing to lose . if you add up the silver ware over the last 120 years we might make a tea spoon rondaviesscunthorpe

7:19pm Fri 14 Jun 13

george chivers says...

st1halo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
st1halo wrote:
If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo.

STID
I dunno. One of the most gutting things about last season was seeing what Coutinho did at Liverpool and knowing we were in with a shout of signing him. Every time I've seen him he's split the defence with an absolutely world class ball. Someone doing for us what he's done at Liverpool would be worth his weight in gold.

(I suppose it was what we hoped we'd be getting with Gaston. Maybe we still will.)
True. Rodgers has made some good signings actually. I think Gaston will come good. I like him, it's easy to expect too much too soon.

STID
I thought Gaston was playing for himself and not the team in the game where he got sent off. Hitting shots from 35yards etc. Looking for the spectacular goal so he could get away at the end of the season.

Gets a three match ban and he is all lovey dovey again about Saints. He needs to sort himself out and decide whether he is playing for the team or not. If not he can go as far as I am concerned.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo. STID[/p][/quote]I dunno. One of the most gutting things about last season was seeing what Coutinho did at Liverpool and knowing we were in with a shout of signing him. Every time I've seen him he's split the defence with an absolutely world class ball. Someone doing for us what he's done at Liverpool would be worth his weight in gold. (I suppose it was what we hoped we'd be getting with Gaston. Maybe we still will.)[/p][/quote]True. Rodgers has made some good signings actually. I think Gaston will come good. I like him, it's easy to expect too much too soon. STID[/p][/quote]I thought Gaston was playing for himself and not the team in the game where he got sent off. Hitting shots from 35yards etc. Looking for the spectacular goal so he could get away at the end of the season. Gets a three match ban and he is all lovey dovey again about Saints. He needs to sort himself out and decide whether he is playing for the team or not. If not he can go as far as I am concerned. george chivers

7:27pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

Banega has a Spanish passport apparently.
Banega has a Spanish passport apparently. Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child

7:31pm Fri 14 Jun 13

slugger says...

george chivers wrote:
st1halo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
st1halo wrote:
If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo.

STID
I dunno. One of the most gutting things about last season was seeing what Coutinho did at Liverpool and knowing we were in with a shout of signing him. Every time I've seen him he's split the defence with an absolutely world class ball. Someone doing for us what he's done at Liverpool would be worth his weight in gold.

(I suppose it was what we hoped we'd be getting with Gaston. Maybe we still will.)
True. Rodgers has made some good signings actually. I think Gaston will come good. I like him, it's easy to expect too much too soon.

STID
I thought Gaston was playing for himself and not the team in the game where he got sent off. Hitting shots from 35yards etc. Looking for the spectacular goal so he could get away at the end of the season.

Gets a three match ban and he is all lovey dovey again about Saints. He needs to sort himself out and decide whether he is playing for the team or not. If not he can go as far as I am concerned.
Don't remember that ...... does anyone else ?
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo. STID[/p][/quote]I dunno. One of the most gutting things about last season was seeing what Coutinho did at Liverpool and knowing we were in with a shout of signing him. Every time I've seen him he's split the defence with an absolutely world class ball. Someone doing for us what he's done at Liverpool would be worth his weight in gold. (I suppose it was what we hoped we'd be getting with Gaston. Maybe we still will.)[/p][/quote]True. Rodgers has made some good signings actually. I think Gaston will come good. I like him, it's easy to expect too much too soon. STID[/p][/quote]I thought Gaston was playing for himself and not the team in the game where he got sent off. Hitting shots from 35yards etc. Looking for the spectacular goal so he could get away at the end of the season. Gets a three match ban and he is all lovey dovey again about Saints. He needs to sort himself out and decide whether he is playing for the team or not. If not he can go as far as I am concerned.[/p][/quote]Don't remember that ...... does anyone else ? slugger

7:41pm Fri 14 Jun 13

sotoncretin says...

slugger wrote:
george chivers wrote:
st1halo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
st1halo wrote:
If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo.

STID
I dunno. One of the most gutting things about last season was seeing what Coutinho did at Liverpool and knowing we were in with a shout of signing him. Every time I've seen him he's split the defence with an absolutely world class ball. Someone doing for us what he's done at Liverpool would be worth his weight in gold.

(I suppose it was what we hoped we'd be getting with Gaston. Maybe we still will.)
True. Rodgers has made some good signings actually. I think Gaston will come good. I like him, it's easy to expect too much too soon.

STID
I thought Gaston was playing for himself and not the team in the game where he got sent off. Hitting shots from 35yards etc. Looking for the spectacular goal so he could get away at the end of the season.

Gets a three match ban and he is all lovey dovey again about Saints. He needs to sort himself out and decide whether he is playing for the team or not. If not he can go as far as I am concerned.
Don't remember that ...... does anyone else ?
Nope. Bit puzzled by that one
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo. STID[/p][/quote]I dunno. One of the most gutting things about last season was seeing what Coutinho did at Liverpool and knowing we were in with a shout of signing him. Every time I've seen him he's split the defence with an absolutely world class ball. Someone doing for us what he's done at Liverpool would be worth his weight in gold. (I suppose it was what we hoped we'd be getting with Gaston. Maybe we still will.)[/p][/quote]True. Rodgers has made some good signings actually. I think Gaston will come good. I like him, it's easy to expect too much too soon. STID[/p][/quote]I thought Gaston was playing for himself and not the team in the game where he got sent off. Hitting shots from 35yards etc. Looking for the spectacular goal so he could get away at the end of the season. Gets a three match ban and he is all lovey dovey again about Saints. He needs to sort himself out and decide whether he is playing for the team or not. If not he can go as far as I am concerned.[/p][/quote]Don't remember that ...... does anyone else ?[/p][/quote]Nope. Bit puzzled by that one sotoncretin

8:04pm Fri 14 Jun 13

dadofmy3sons says...

Get Tom Ince or Callum McManaman or even both.
Wilfred Bony in the middle.
Joan to provide the competition for the middle playmaker and terrify every defence in the league with our pressing game.
Probably wouldn't need to worry too much about the defence then, but buy Astori and a.n.other left and right back.
Get Tom Ince or Callum McManaman or even both. Wilfred Bony in the middle. Joan to provide the competition for the middle playmaker and terrify every defence in the league with our pressing game. Probably wouldn't need to worry too much about the defence then, but buy Astori and a.n.other left and right back. dadofmy3sons

9:04pm Fri 14 Jun 13

saintkenny says...

Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Croatia defender Dejan Lovren on a four-year deal. #saintsfc
Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Croatia defender Dejan Lovren on a four-year deal. #saintsfc saintkenny

9:07pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Thornhill Saint says...

saintkenny wrote:
Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Croatia defender Dejan Lovren on a four-year deal. #saintsfc
Looks good!
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Croatia defender Dejan Lovren on a four-year deal. #saintsfc[/p][/quote]Looks good! Thornhill Saint

9:13pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Thornhill Saint says...

Thornhill Saint wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Croatia defender Dejan Lovren on a four-year deal. #saintsfc
Looks good!
I was wondering how we were going to replace Seabourne.

A young 23 year old Croatian International with Chamions League Experience.

He'll Do.
[quote][p][bold]Thornhill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Croatia defender Dejan Lovren on a four-year deal. #saintsfc[/p][/quote]Looks good![/p][/quote]I was wondering how we were going to replace Seabourne. A young 23 year old Croatian International with Chamions League Experience. He'll Do. Thornhill Saint

9:15pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Thornhill Saint says...

slugger wrote:
george chivers wrote:
st1halo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
st1halo wrote:
If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo.

STID
I dunno. One of the most gutting things about last season was seeing what Coutinho did at Liverpool and knowing we were in with a shout of signing him. Every time I've seen him he's split the defence with an absolutely world class ball. Someone doing for us what he's done at Liverpool would be worth his weight in gold.

(I suppose it was what we hoped we'd be getting with Gaston. Maybe we still will.)
True. Rodgers has made some good signings actually. I think Gaston will come good. I like him, it's easy to expect too much too soon.

STID
I thought Gaston was playing for himself and not the team in the game where he got sent off. Hitting shots from 35yards etc. Looking for the spectacular goal so he could get away at the end of the season.

Gets a three match ban and he is all lovey dovey again about Saints. He needs to sort himself out and decide whether he is playing for the team or not. If not he can go as far as I am concerned.
Don't remember that ...... does anyone else ?
No
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo. STID[/p][/quote]I dunno. One of the most gutting things about last season was seeing what Coutinho did at Liverpool and knowing we were in with a shout of signing him. Every time I've seen him he's split the defence with an absolutely world class ball. Someone doing for us what he's done at Liverpool would be worth his weight in gold. (I suppose it was what we hoped we'd be getting with Gaston. Maybe we still will.)[/p][/quote]True. Rodgers has made some good signings actually. I think Gaston will come good. I like him, it's easy to expect too much too soon. STID[/p][/quote]I thought Gaston was playing for himself and not the team in the game where he got sent off. Hitting shots from 35yards etc. Looking for the spectacular goal so he could get away at the end of the season. Gets a three match ban and he is all lovey dovey again about Saints. He needs to sort himself out and decide whether he is playing for the team or not. If not he can go as far as I am concerned.[/p][/quote]Don't remember that ...... does anyone else ?[/p][/quote]No Thornhill Saint

9:20pm Fri 14 Jun 13

saintshorse101 says...

crikey I go away for a few days to the 1980`s, or a devon holiday camp that hasn't heard of the digital revolution, I mean come on analogue tv and no broadband? haven't they done the digital switchover down there yet or were the yokels worried it might have something to do with their 6th fingers? no ssn! ffs! and nothings changed! the same idiots on here spouting the same old rubbish, no names (theboooorer), and still no solid news of any signings!

oh and btw Nani? give me a break. the guy falls over his own shadow all the time and when he does dive it looks awful!
crikey I go away for a few days to the 1980`s, or a devon holiday camp that hasn't heard of the digital revolution, I mean come on analogue tv and no broadband? haven't they done the digital switchover down there yet or were the yokels worried it might have something to do with their 6th fingers? no ssn! ffs! and nothings changed! the same idiots on here spouting the same old rubbish, no names (theboooorer), and still no solid news of any signings! oh and btw Nani? give me a break. the guy falls over his own shadow all the time and when he does dive it looks awful! saintshorse101

9:21pm Fri 14 Jun 13

saintforever says...

on official site saints have signed lyon defender dejan lovren on four year deal, undisclosed fee
on official site saints have signed lyon defender dejan lovren on four year deal, undisclosed fee saintforever

9:27pm Fri 14 Jun 13

saintkenny says...

Thornhill Saint wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Croatia defender Dejan Lovren on a four-year deal. #saintsfc
Looks good!
he does he scored against wales in march .solid fast good in the air just what we need .french league is good standard at the moment
[quote][p][bold]Thornhill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Croatia defender Dejan Lovren on a four-year deal. #saintsfc[/p][/quote]Looks good![/p][/quote]he does he scored against wales in march .solid fast good in the air just what we need .french league is good standard at the moment saintkenny

9:30pm Fri 14 Jun 13

mack chinnon says...

Thornhill Saint wrote:
Thornhill Saint wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Croatia defender Dejan Lovren on a four-year deal. #saintsfc
Looks good!
I was wondering how we were going to replace Seabourne.

A young 23 year old Croatian International with Chamions League Experience.

He'll Do.
This worries me. Didnt Scotland just beat Croatia.
[quote][p][bold]Thornhill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thornhill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Croatia defender Dejan Lovren on a four-year deal. #saintsfc[/p][/quote]Looks good![/p][/quote]I was wondering how we were going to replace Seabourne. A young 23 year old Croatian International with Chamions League Experience. He'll Do.[/p][/quote]This worries me. Didnt Scotland just beat Croatia. mack chinnon

9:38pm Fri 14 Jun 13

hedge end bob says...

sotoncretin wrote:
slugger wrote:
george chivers wrote:
st1halo wrote:
St Retford wrote:
st1halo wrote:
If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo.

STID
I dunno. One of the most gutting things about last season was seeing what Coutinho did at Liverpool and knowing we were in with a shout of signing him. Every time I've seen him he's split the defence with an absolutely world class ball. Someone doing for us what he's done at Liverpool would be worth his weight in gold.

(I suppose it was what we hoped we'd be getting with Gaston. Maybe we still will.)
True. Rodgers has made some good signings actually. I think Gaston will come good. I like him, it's easy to expect too much too soon.

STID
I thought Gaston was playing for himself and not the team in the game where he got sent off. Hitting shots from 35yards etc. Looking for the spectacular goal so he could get away at the end of the season.

Gets a three match ban and he is all lovey dovey again about Saints. He needs to sort himself out and decide whether he is playing for the team or not. If not he can go as far as I am concerned.
Don't remember that ...... does anyone else ?
Nope. Bit puzzled by that one
No need to be puzzled it's George just being himself. If everybody said "it was red, he would say it was blue", with the usual doom and gloom.
I fully expect Gaston to be pulling on the RED AND WHITE stripes ( please Nicola,) and showing us why we paid a record fee for the boy.
Fixtures out on WEDNESDAY , lets start off with Manure Utd home and pick up the three points we should have had last season.
[quote][p][bold]sotoncretin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: If Verdu is on a free and doesnt command high wages maybe he is worth a punt, but tbh I think we have a 'plethora of playmakers' (oh I like that!) already, even RL is becoming more of a playmaker lately, we don't have too many problems either in mifield or breaking forward from midfield. Someone who can convert the chances we have been making is more important imo. STID[/p][/quote]I dunno. One of the most gutting things about last season was seeing what Coutinho did at Liverpool and knowing we were in with a shout of signing him. Every time I've seen him he's split the defence with an absolutely world class ball. Someone doing for us what he's done at Liverpool would be worth his weight in gold. (I suppose it was what we hoped we'd be getting with Gaston. Maybe we still will.)[/p][/quote]True. Rodgers has made some good signings actually. I think Gaston will come good. I like him, it's easy to expect too much too soon. STID[/p][/quote]I thought Gaston was playing for himself and not the team in the game where he got sent off. Hitting shots from 35yards etc. Looking for the spectacular goal so he could get away at the end of the season. Gets a three match ban and he is all lovey dovey again about Saints. He needs to sort himself out and decide whether he is playing for the team or not. If not he can go as far as I am concerned.[/p][/quote]Don't remember that ...... does anyone else ?[/p][/quote]Nope. Bit puzzled by that one[/p][/quote]No need to be puzzled it's George just being himself. If everybody said "it was red, he would say it was blue", with the usual doom and gloom. I fully expect Gaston to be pulling on the RED AND WHITE stripes ( please Nicola,) and showing us why we paid a record fee for the boy. Fixtures out on WEDNESDAY , lets start off with Manure Utd home and pick up the three points we should have had last season. hedge end bob

9:41pm Fri 14 Jun 13

business-guru says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Thornhill Saint wrote:
Thornhill Saint wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Croatia defender Dejan Lovren on a four-year deal. #saintsfc
Looks good!
I was wondering how we were going to replace Seabourne.

A young 23 year old Croatian International with Chamions League Experience.

He'll Do.
This worries me. Didnt Scotland just beat Croatia.
does not worry me. He can play centre half and also fullback if need be. He worked his way into Olympic Lyonaise 1st team by performances.... This guy is a good buy.... ( that rhymes )
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thornhill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thornhill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Croatia defender Dejan Lovren on a four-year deal. #saintsfc[/p][/quote]Looks good![/p][/quote]I was wondering how we were going to replace Seabourne. A young 23 year old Croatian International with Chamions League Experience. He'll Do.[/p][/quote]This worries me. Didnt Scotland just beat Croatia.[/p][/quote]does not worry me. He can play centre half and also fullback if need be. He worked his way into Olympic Lyonaise 1st team by performances.... This guy is a good buy.... ( that rhymes ) business-guru

9:46pm Fri 14 Jun 13

slugger says...

First of the quality few , this time next year Rodney .........
First of the quality few , this time next year Rodney ......... slugger

9:49pm Fri 14 Jun 13

St Retford says...

Oi oi! This is cracking news. Croatians are HARD B@STARDS.
Oi oi! This is cracking news. Croatians are HARD B@STARDS. St Retford

9:53pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Is the lad good? I've not heard of him. What did we pay?
Is the lad good? I've not heard of him. What did we pay? Seedhouse the Unrepentant

9:58pm Fri 14 Jun 13

slugger says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Is the lad good? I've not heard of him. What did we pay?
God knows ..... It's a signing !
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Is the lad good? I've not heard of him. What did we pay?[/p][/quote]God knows ..... It's a signing ! slugger

9:59pm Fri 14 Jun 13

saintshorse101 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Is the lad good? I've not heard of him. What did we pay?
Southampton have registered interest in Lyon defender Dejan Lovren.


The 23-year-old Croatia international has been on Liverpool’s radar but they are continuing to pursue Schalke’s Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Sporting Lisbon’s Tiago Ilori. Lyon want around £12m

mail on 7th june

undisclosed fee.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Is the lad good? I've not heard of him. What did we pay?[/p][/quote]Southampton have registered interest in Lyon defender Dejan Lovren. The 23-year-old Croatia international has been on Liverpool’s radar but they are continuing to pursue Schalke’s Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Sporting Lisbon’s Tiago Ilori. Lyon want around £12m mail on 7th june undisclosed fee. saintshorse101

10:01pm Fri 14 Jun 13

angus mc coatup says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Is the lad good? I've not heard of him. What did we pay?
It says undisclosed on h OS, but one report I saw quoted £8.5 mil.
Sounds about right to me for a international defender 23 year old.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Is the lad good? I've not heard of him. What did we pay?[/p][/quote]It says undisclosed on h OS, but one report I saw quoted £8.5 mil. Sounds about right to me for a international defender 23 year old. angus mc coatup

10:05pm Fri 14 Jun 13

hedge end bob says...

slugger wrote:
First of the quality few , this time next year Rodney .........
Not DEL BOY'S younger brother I hope Slugger ????
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: First of the quality few , this time next year Rodney .........[/p][/quote]Not DEL BOY'S younger brother I hope Slugger ???? hedge end bob

10:08pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Baddesley Bill says...

I pop down the pub for a few scoops...and we go sign someone

...typical.

Proof if proof were required that I should spend more time in the pub COYR
I pop down the pub for a few scoops...and we go sign someone ...typical. Proof if proof were required that I should spend more time in the pub COYR Baddesley Bill

10:10pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Thornhill Saint wrote:
Thornhill Saint wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Croatia defender Dejan Lovren on a four-year deal. #saintsfc
Looks good!
I was wondering how we were going to replace Seabourne.

A young 23 year old Croatian International with Chamions League Experience.

He'll Do.
This worries me. Didnt Scotland just beat Croatia.
Maybe, but I don't think the result was Lovren's fault, from what I heard, Croatia blamed Fox.
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thornhill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thornhill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Croatia defender Dejan Lovren on a four-year deal. #saintsfc[/p][/quote]Looks good![/p][/quote]I was wondering how we were going to replace Seabourne. A young 23 year old Croatian International with Chamions League Experience. He'll Do.[/p][/quote]This worries me. Didnt Scotland just beat Croatia.[/p][/quote]Maybe, but I don't think the result was Lovren's fault, from what I heard, Croatia blamed Fox. Strasbourg Saint

10:13pm Fri 14 Jun 13

slugger says...

I wonder if Harry Redknapp will be sacked whilst We're in Le Mans again ? ...... I do hope so , was a hell of a party last year .... COYR !!!
I wonder if Harry Redknapp will be sacked whilst We're in Le Mans again ? ...... I do hope so , was a hell of a party last year .... COYR !!! slugger

10:16pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
I pop down the pub for a few scoops...and we go sign someone

...typical.

Proof if proof were required that I should spend more time in the pub COYR
Bill, if I was in Southamptoin this weekend, I'd take you out for a beer or two tomorrow. Of course, you'd be paying, but it's the thought that counts, no?
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: I pop down the pub for a few scoops...and we go sign someone ...typical. Proof if proof were required that I should spend more time in the pub COYR[/p][/quote]Bill, if I was in Southamptoin this weekend, I'd take you out for a beer or two tomorrow. Of course, you'd be paying, but it's the thought that counts, no? Strasbourg Saint

10:26pm Fri 14 Jun 13

St Retford says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
I pop down the pub for a few scoops...and we go sign someone

...typical.

Proof if proof were required that I should spend more time in the pub COYR
It's 10 o'clock. What are you doing home?
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: I pop down the pub for a few scoops...and we go sign someone ...typical. Proof if proof were required that I should spend more time in the pub COYR[/p][/quote]It's 10 o'clock. What are you doing home? St Retford

10:28pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
I pop down the pub for a few scoops...and we go sign someone

...typical.

Proof if proof were required that I should spend more time in the pub COYR
Bill, if I was in Southamptoin this weekend, I'd take you out for a beer or two tomorrow. Of course, you'd be paying, but it's the thought that counts, no?
This weekend Strassie...I'm going to mainly portray a bloke preparing for Le Mans.

...so I'll have to meet you half way in mid France on Monday.

Get the G+Ts in tight@rse! :O)
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: I pop down the pub for a few scoops...and we go sign someone ...typical. Proof if proof were required that I should spend more time in the pub COYR[/p][/quote]Bill, if I was in Southamptoin this weekend, I'd take you out for a beer or two tomorrow. Of course, you'd be paying, but it's the thought that counts, no?[/p][/quote]This weekend Strassie...I'm going to mainly portray a bloke preparing for Le Mans. ...so I'll have to meet you half way in mid France on Monday. Get the G+Ts in tight@rse! :O) Baddesley Bill

10:29pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Baddesley Bill says...

St Retford wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
I pop down the pub for a few scoops...and we go sign someone

...typical.

Proof if proof were required that I should spend more time in the pub COYR
It's 10 o'clock. What are you doing home?
I heard there was a signing...

...and have half a case of carling in the fridge.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: I pop down the pub for a few scoops...and we go sign someone ...typical. Proof if proof were required that I should spend more time in the pub COYR[/p][/quote]It's 10 o'clock. What are you doing home?[/p][/quote]I heard there was a signing... ...and have half a case of carling in the fridge. Baddesley Bill

10:45pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
I pop down the pub for a few scoops...and we go sign someone

...typical.

Proof if proof were required that I should spend more time in the pub COYR
Bill, if I was in Southamptoin this weekend, I'd take you out for a beer or two tomorrow. Of course, you'd be paying, but it's the thought that counts, no?
This weekend Strassie...I'm going to mainly portray a bloke preparing for Le Mans.

...so I'll have to meet you half way in mid France on Monday.

Get the G+Ts in tight@rse! :O)
Prepare?

1. Passport x 1? Check.
2. Wallet x 1? Check.
3.Skate 'loo' flag x 1? Check.
4. Tent x 1? Check.
5. Boat tickets - return? Check.
6. Race ticket x 1? Check.
7. Beer x unlimited? Check.
8. Change of cacks x 2? Check.
9. Car x 1? (don't fill up, it's cheaper in France) Check.
10. Brother/Driver x 1. Check.

Go.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: I pop down the pub for a few scoops...and we go sign someone ...typical. Proof if proof were required that I should spend more time in the pub COYR[/p][/quote]Bill, if I was in Southamptoin this weekend, I'd take you out for a beer or two tomorrow. Of course, you'd be paying, but it's the thought that counts, no?[/p][/quote]This weekend Strassie...I'm going to mainly portray a bloke preparing for Le Mans. ...so I'll have to meet you half way in mid France on Monday. Get the G+Ts in tight@rse! :O)[/p][/quote]Prepare? 1. Passport x 1? Check. 2. Wallet x 1? Check. 3.Skate 'loo' flag x 1? Check. 4. Tent x 1? Check. 5. Boat tickets - return? Check. 6. Race ticket x 1? Check. 7. Beer x unlimited? Check. 8. Change of cacks x 2? Check. 9. Car x 1? (don't fill up, it's cheaper in France) Check. 10. Brother/Driver x 1. Check. Go. Strasbourg Saint

6:19am Sat 15 Jun 13

bigfella777 says...

All you see on these threads is Rickie this, Rickie that. Yes he has done a great job for Saints but he is not going to cut it in Europe and he is not getting any younger, time to move on.
All you see on these threads is Rickie this, Rickie that. Yes he has done a great job for Saints but he is not going to cut it in Europe and he is not getting any younger, time to move on. bigfella777

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