Poch: no fresh Saints deal

Basingstoke Gazette: Poch: no fresh Saints deal Poch: no fresh Saints deal

Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that negotiations over a new contract for him have not yet taken place.

A report this week suggested that a fresh deal for the Argentine was being prepared by the club to fend off potential interest from tomorrow’s opponents, Spurs.

However, Pochettino, whose current contract has another 18 months to run, has confirmed that no discussions have taken place as yet.

“I have until next season,” he explained. “My contract runs into next season, but we have not spoken about it yet.”

Asked if he would like to enter into talks about a new deal soon, or if he was happy to wait, Pochettino said: “It’s not up to me, it’s not my decision.

“I have a contract until the end of next season and, at the moment, we’re fully focused on the game up ahead – that’s 100 per cent our focus, nothing else.” The Saints boss has been mentioned as a possible successor to Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane, after the Portuguese boss was dismissed on Monday.

Pochettino revealed that he had received no approach from Spurs, who visit St Mary’s tomorrow, while he shrugged off questions about whether he would be interested in the post.

“I never talk about assumptions and possible rumours,” he said. “I’ve never done so throughout my entire career.

“We’re fully focused, and we’re fully focused on the goal up ahead, which is the game precisely against Tottenham and that’s 100 per cent what our focus is on.”

Pochettino produced a similar response when asked if he felt staying at Saints would be a better option now than going to Tottenham.

“My rule is that I never talk about assumptions, I never talk about rumours,” he said. “I don’t speak about intangible things that aren’t really real, so I don’t want to comment on that.”

Pochettino also reaffirmed his happiness at Saints and his bond with the chairman, Nicola Cortese.

“I’m very happy with my situation here in Southampton,” he said. “I have a very good working relationship with Nicola.”

The Saints boss added: “As a manager, what’s really important is that the sporting aspect is under my control.

“In terms of signings, we agree on the signings and without my ok no signings go ahead. “Those two basic things are very important for any manager.”

Pochettino also waved off suggestions about feeling flattered at having his name linked with the White Hart Lane vacancy.

“It has absolutely no affect on me,” he said.

“It doesn’t really affect me at all, in either a positive or a negative way.

“First of all, I read very little press, and it’s something that I don’t need – I don’t need to be flattered in order to confirm the good work that we’re doing here.

“We know that we’re doing a good job here, we have a good team that’s playing how we want it to play.

“It’s not something that I need to confirm the work that we’re doing here.”

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12:23am Sat 21 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

Interesting article in the Daily Mail naming Ifthekar Jaman as a child who grew up in Portsmouth but recently became a jihadist and moved to fight with Al Qaeda. I guess that's one way to get out of Pompey. What ever happened to taking the bus?
Interesting article in the Daily Mail naming Ifthekar Jaman as a child who grew up in Portsmouth but recently became a jihadist and moved to fight with Al Qaeda. I guess that's one way to get out of Pompey. What ever happened to taking the bus? DisplacedFan

12:51am Sat 21 Dec 13

saintgibbo says...

How many more (non) stories are going to come from the pre-match press conference? 18 months left on the contract and all of a sudden MoPo's on his bike to Spurs potentially. I'm sure Maurie has got enough things to think about without throwing contract negotiations into the mix. Lets concentrate on getting onto another winning run.
How many more (non) stories are going to come from the pre-match press conference? 18 months left on the contract and all of a sudden MoPo's on his bike to Spurs potentially. I'm sure Maurie has got enough things to think about without throwing contract negotiations into the mix. Lets concentrate on getting onto another winning run. saintgibbo

6:22am Sat 21 Dec 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

nothing else to report on so they are trying to make stories out of nothing.
he's not going, no one else is linking him with the spurs job anymore.
nothing else to report on so they are trying to make stories out of nothing. he's not going, no one else is linking him with the spurs job anymore. Stroppy_gramps

7:54am Sat 21 Dec 13

Malcombe says...

Rumours always circulate when a Premiership Manager is sacked, what gets up all Southampton Supporters noses and make them angry and I am one of them is why must it be Pochettino? these "Top Clubs" feel they have an advantage and priority and divine right over other clubs so they sow the seed to entice a good Coach or so they think for example "Don't you know who we are" but not all good Managers want instant pressure and also Pochettino was unemployed until Nicola Cortese contacted him so why didn't Spurs, Cortese set out a vision to make Southampton FC one of the 7 Top Clubs, he knew Pochettino and knew his brand of Football, they discussed certain proposals perhaps thought up by Cortese to finish in the top 4 or even better win the League, this gets the Team playing in Europe but the Club do not intend to pay millions for a Player better still we nurture the Boys from as young as 8 in the Academy teach them the skills and when they are good enough they go into the 1st Team, Pochettino is on a very exciting mission and he's loving the challenge, so far it's going to plan, I passed the Training Ground Thursday to take a look at the facilities and it's progressing and it's massive, soon it could be the best Club in the world and world Class Players will be queuing but there won't be any room or place for these Players because the Manager and his Staff will be spoilt for choice from home grown talent, so the question is, why would Pochettino want to leave for a Club who have a reputation to hire and fire and had 9 Manager/ Coaches in 11 years, it's a no brainer
Rumours always circulate when a Premiership Manager is sacked, what gets up all Southampton Supporters noses and make them angry and I am one of them is why must it be Pochettino? these "Top Clubs" feel they have an advantage and priority and divine right over other clubs so they sow the seed to entice a good Coach or so they think for example "Don't you know who we are" but not all good Managers want instant pressure and also Pochettino was unemployed until Nicola Cortese contacted him so why didn't Spurs, Cortese set out a vision to make Southampton FC one of the 7 Top Clubs, he knew Pochettino and knew his brand of Football, they discussed certain proposals perhaps thought up by Cortese to finish in the top 4 or even better win the League, this gets the Team playing in Europe but the Club do not intend to pay millions for a Player better still we nurture the Boys from as young as 8 in the Academy teach them the skills and when they are good enough they go into the 1st Team, Pochettino is on a very exciting mission and he's loving the challenge, so far it's going to plan, I passed the Training Ground Thursday to take a look at the facilities and it's progressing and it's massive, soon it could be the best Club in the world and world Class Players will be queuing but there won't be any room or place for these Players because the Manager and his Staff will be spoilt for choice from home grown talent, so the question is, why would Pochettino want to leave for a Club who have a reputation to hire and fire and had 9 Manager/ Coaches in 11 years, it's a no brainer Malcombe

8:48am Sat 21 Dec 13

Saintsayer II says...

Malcombe wrote:
Rumours always circulate when a Premiership Manager is sacked, what gets up all Southampton Supporters noses and make them angry and I am one of them is why must it be Pochettino? these "Top Clubs" feel they have an advantage and priority and divine right over other clubs so they sow the seed to entice a good Coach or so they think for example "Don't you know who we are" but not all good Managers want instant pressure and also Pochettino was unemployed until Nicola Cortese contacted him so why didn't Spurs, Cortese set out a vision to make Southampton FC one of the 7 Top Clubs, he knew Pochettino and knew his brand of Football, they discussed certain proposals perhaps thought up by Cortese to finish in the top 4 or even better win the League, this gets the Team playing in Europe but the Club do not intend to pay millions for a Player better still we nurture the Boys from as young as 8 in the Academy teach them the skills and when they are good enough they go into the 1st Team, Pochettino is on a very exciting mission and he's loving the challenge, so far it's going to plan, I passed the Training Ground Thursday to take a look at the facilities and it's progressing and it's massive, soon it could be the best Club in the world and world Class Players will be queuing but there won't be any room or place for these Players because the Manager and his Staff will be spoilt for choice from home grown talent, so the question is, why would Pochettino want to leave for a Club who have a reputation to hire and fire and had 9 Manager/ Coaches in 11 years, it's a no brainer
But Cortese has had 3 managers in 5 years and he won't hesitate to replace MoPo if he fails to get us to the ''next level''
[quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: Rumours always circulate when a Premiership Manager is sacked, what gets up all Southampton Supporters noses and make them angry and I am one of them is why must it be Pochettino? these "Top Clubs" feel they have an advantage and priority and divine right over other clubs so they sow the seed to entice a good Coach or so they think for example "Don't you know who we are" but not all good Managers want instant pressure and also Pochettino was unemployed until Nicola Cortese contacted him so why didn't Spurs, Cortese set out a vision to make Southampton FC one of the 7 Top Clubs, he knew Pochettino and knew his brand of Football, they discussed certain proposals perhaps thought up by Cortese to finish in the top 4 or even better win the League, this gets the Team playing in Europe but the Club do not intend to pay millions for a Player better still we nurture the Boys from as young as 8 in the Academy teach them the skills and when they are good enough they go into the 1st Team, Pochettino is on a very exciting mission and he's loving the challenge, so far it's going to plan, I passed the Training Ground Thursday to take a look at the facilities and it's progressing and it's massive, soon it could be the best Club in the world and world Class Players will be queuing but there won't be any room or place for these Players because the Manager and his Staff will be spoilt for choice from home grown talent, so the question is, why would Pochettino want to leave for a Club who have a reputation to hire and fire and had 9 Manager/ Coaches in 11 years, it's a no brainer[/p][/quote]But Cortese has had 3 managers in 5 years and he won't hesitate to replace MoPo if he fails to get us to the ''next level'' Saintsayer II

8:55am Sat 21 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
Interesting article in the Daily Mail naming Ifthekar Jaman as a child who grew up in Portsmouth but recently became a jihadist and moved to fight with Al Qaeda. I guess that's one way to get out of Pompey. What ever happened to taking the bus?
You are getting the thumbs down because I think we tend to keep Politics out of the discussions unless it is a point relevant to football.
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: Interesting article in the Daily Mail naming Ifthekar Jaman as a child who grew up in Portsmouth but recently became a jihadist and moved to fight with Al Qaeda. I guess that's one way to get out of Pompey. What ever happened to taking the bus?[/p][/quote]You are getting the thumbs down because I think we tend to keep Politics out of the discussions unless it is a point relevant to football. OSPREYSAINT

9:17am Sat 21 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
Malcombe wrote:
Rumours always circulate when a Premiership Manager is sacked, what gets up all Southampton Supporters noses and make them angry and I am one of them is why must it be Pochettino? these "Top Clubs" feel they have an advantage and priority and divine right over other clubs so they sow the seed to entice a good Coach or so they think for example "Don't you know who we are" but not all good Managers want instant pressure and also Pochettino was unemployed until Nicola Cortese contacted him so why didn't Spurs, Cortese set out a vision to make Southampton FC one of the 7 Top Clubs, he knew Pochettino and knew his brand of Football, they discussed certain proposals perhaps thought up by Cortese to finish in the top 4 or even better win the League, this gets the Team playing in Europe but the Club do not intend to pay millions for a Player better still we nurture the Boys from as young as 8 in the Academy teach them the skills and when they are good enough they go into the 1st Team, Pochettino is on a very exciting mission and he's loving the challenge, so far it's going to plan, I passed the Training Ground Thursday to take a look at the facilities and it's progressing and it's massive, soon it could be the best Club in the world and world Class Players will be queuing but there won't be any room or place for these Players because the Manager and his Staff will be spoilt for choice from home grown talent, so the question is, why would Pochettino want to leave for a Club who have a reputation to hire and fire and had 9 Manager/ Coaches in 11 years, it's a no brainer
But Cortese has had 3 managers in 5 years and he won't hesitate to replace MoPo if he fails to get us to the ''next level''
You don't say whether you think he is right or wrong to do so, we don't know what agreements are in place between the CEO and the Head Coach, or whatever the title is these days. It isn't like the past when the Manager of a Club had more responsibility within the establishment, nowadays his job is to ensure the side wins matches, If he fails to get the results then his job is on the line, there is a certain amount of loyalty when you are working for a Club, but in the end it is all down to money. Not every Club is the same of course, they all have their differences about how things are run, but the Fergie way is very rare and probably we will never see the like again. Clubs these days seem to have Owners, Managers, Players, Club staff and Club supporters, it is when all pull together in the same direction that success is likely, even then fate can foul it up and things can go sour very quickly indeed. As a fan I feel it is my duty to back my Club in anyway I can, whether it be by buying tickets, merchandise e.t.c. Plus my verbal and printed support where I think it is needed. Why do I do it? I haven't the remotest idea, except that I get a lot of pleasure when we are successful and have made many friends and had some super times through being a supporter. I accept the highs and lows as they come and go, apart from the time when we were on the verge of extiction, I have always kept the faith and never hesitate in telling people what I feel, happy clapper? You bet.
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: Rumours always circulate when a Premiership Manager is sacked, what gets up all Southampton Supporters noses and make them angry and I am one of them is why must it be Pochettino? these "Top Clubs" feel they have an advantage and priority and divine right over other clubs so they sow the seed to entice a good Coach or so they think for example "Don't you know who we are" but not all good Managers want instant pressure and also Pochettino was unemployed until Nicola Cortese contacted him so why didn't Spurs, Cortese set out a vision to make Southampton FC one of the 7 Top Clubs, he knew Pochettino and knew his brand of Football, they discussed certain proposals perhaps thought up by Cortese to finish in the top 4 or even better win the League, this gets the Team playing in Europe but the Club do not intend to pay millions for a Player better still we nurture the Boys from as young as 8 in the Academy teach them the skills and when they are good enough they go into the 1st Team, Pochettino is on a very exciting mission and he's loving the challenge, so far it's going to plan, I passed the Training Ground Thursday to take a look at the facilities and it's progressing and it's massive, soon it could be the best Club in the world and world Class Players will be queuing but there won't be any room or place for these Players because the Manager and his Staff will be spoilt for choice from home grown talent, so the question is, why would Pochettino want to leave for a Club who have a reputation to hire and fire and had 9 Manager/ Coaches in 11 years, it's a no brainer[/p][/quote]But Cortese has had 3 managers in 5 years and he won't hesitate to replace MoPo if he fails to get us to the ''next level''[/p][/quote]You don't say whether you think he is right or wrong to do so, we don't know what agreements are in place between the CEO and the Head Coach, or whatever the title is these days. It isn't like the past when the Manager of a Club had more responsibility within the establishment, nowadays his job is to ensure the side wins matches, If he fails to get the results then his job is on the line, there is a certain amount of loyalty when you are working for a Club, but in the end it is all down to money. Not every Club is the same of course, they all have their differences about how things are run, but the Fergie way is very rare and probably we will never see the like again. Clubs these days seem to have Owners, Managers, Players, Club staff and Club supporters, it is when all pull together in the same direction that success is likely, even then fate can foul it up and things can go sour very quickly indeed. As a fan I feel it is my duty to back my Club in anyway I can, whether it be by buying tickets, merchandise e.t.c. Plus my verbal and printed support where I think it is needed. Why do I do it? I haven't the remotest idea, except that I get a lot of pleasure when we are successful and have made many friends and had some super times through being a supporter. I accept the highs and lows as they come and go, apart from the time when we were on the verge of extiction, I have always kept the faith and never hesitate in telling people what I feel, happy clapper? You bet. OSPREYSAINT

9:18am Sat 21 Dec 13

warrens 76 says...

SFC is NC's child and a joint project with MoPo, as long as the club progress no one will be going anywhere….

If we reacha serious sticking point as per pro NA then we will move on an only then to a new manager.
SFC is NC's child and a joint project with MoPo, as long as the club progress no one will be going anywhere…. If we reacha serious sticking point as per pro NA then we will move on an only then to a new manager. warrens 76

9:45am Sat 21 Dec 13

beanwalking says...

On a side note i asked earlier this week if any one knew of any pubs in Southampton who showed away games live. I would like to thank those that responded with their suggestions. It was most helpful. Have a nice xmas an here's looking to a fantastic new year.
On a side note i asked earlier this week if any one knew of any pubs in Southampton who showed away games live. I would like to thank those that responded with their suggestions. It was most helpful. Have a nice xmas an here's looking to a fantastic new year. beanwalking

9:50am Sat 21 Dec 13

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

SAINTS NEED TO GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS NOW !!

THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN AGAINST THE SPUDS ON SUNDAY.

THE FAMS WILL DRIVE THE TEAM TO VICTORY.

Like a wounded animal - they will be dangerous - but we will have too much of the play and chances and WILL FINISH THEM OFF.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR
SAINTS NEED TO GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS NOW !! THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN AGAINST THE SPUDS ON SUNDAY. THE FAMS WILL DRIVE THE TEAM TO VICTORY. Like a wounded animal - they will be dangerous - but we will have too much of the play and chances and WILL FINISH THEM OFF. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. COYR REDARMYRULETHESOUTH

10:23am Sat 21 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

I think he has summed it up all very nicely by saying that all sporting decisions are made by him and he is involved in all transfer dealings. That would not happen at the Spuds and he also wouldn't have the opportunity to develop youth in the way he does with us. Couple that with the fact that he seems to love working with NC and shares the vision, then why would he want to go anywhere else? Obviously things depend upon results but I can see him staying for the duration. Lets face it there arn't many clubs out there making the progress we are and with the vision to go to the very top. Lets get back on track with a thorough trouncing of Tottingham on Sunday. COYS
I think he has summed it up all very nicely by saying that all sporting decisions are made by him and he is involved in all transfer dealings. That would not happen at the Spuds and he also wouldn't have the opportunity to develop youth in the way he does with us. Couple that with the fact that he seems to love working with NC and shares the vision, then why would he want to go anywhere else? Obviously things depend upon results but I can see him staying for the duration. Lets face it there arn't many clubs out there making the progress we are and with the vision to go to the very top. Lets get back on track with a thorough trouncing of Tottingham on Sunday. COYS Clever Dick

10:26am Sat 21 Dec 13

Confucious says...

saintgibbo wrote:
How many more (non) stories are going to come from the pre-match press conference? 18 months left on the contract and all of a sudden MoPo's on his bike to Spurs potentially. I'm sure Maurie has got enough things to think about without throwing contract negotiations into the mix. Lets concentrate on getting onto another winning run.
I think you are being very unfair to the press. The headline on Confuciousnews,com this morning is "MoPo denies drunken rooftop rampage!"

I think it's important that fans know the rumour that MoPo was seen yesterday afternoon running along the roof of the Kingsland stand, blind drunk and shouting obscenities is officially denied by the man himself (although worryingly Nicola has not commented).

I received several thank you messages last month from relieved fans when I ran an important story rubbishing the rumour that MoPo had secretly married a hedgehog in a weird religious cult ceremony -including an exclusive picture of the hedgehog (although, again worryingly, Nicola did not comment).

Nicola may comment tomorrow when I run a "Worrying Cortese silence on MoPo's rooftop rampage and hedgehog romance rumours." lead story. I hope so because we've all got enough to worry about with the tough run of fixtures over the festive period.
[quote][p][bold]saintgibbo[/bold] wrote: How many more (non) stories are going to come from the pre-match press conference? 18 months left on the contract and all of a sudden MoPo's on his bike to Spurs potentially. I'm sure Maurie has got enough things to think about without throwing contract negotiations into the mix. Lets concentrate on getting onto another winning run.[/p][/quote]I think you are being very unfair to the press. The headline on Confuciousnews,com this morning is "MoPo denies drunken rooftop rampage!" I think it's important that fans know the rumour that MoPo was seen yesterday afternoon running along the roof of the Kingsland stand, blind drunk and shouting obscenities is officially denied by the man himself (although worryingly Nicola has not commented). I received several thank you messages last month from relieved fans when I ran an important story rubbishing the rumour that MoPo had secretly married a hedgehog in a weird religious cult ceremony -including an exclusive picture of the hedgehog (although, again worryingly, Nicola did not comment). Nicola may comment tomorrow when I run a "Worrying Cortese silence on MoPo's rooftop rampage and hedgehog romance rumours." lead story. I hope so because we've all got enough to worry about with the tough run of fixtures over the festive period. Confucious

10:34am Sat 21 Dec 13

Blackwaterblue says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
Interesting article in the Daily Mail naming Ifthekar Jaman as a child who grew up in Portsmouth but recently became a jihadist and moved to fight with Al Qaeda. I guess that's one way to get out of Pompey. What ever happened to taking the bus?
Maybe that Bus is leaving Southampton for Tottenham with Poch on it?
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: Interesting article in the Daily Mail naming Ifthekar Jaman as a child who grew up in Portsmouth but recently became a jihadist and moved to fight with Al Qaeda. I guess that's one way to get out of Pompey. What ever happened to taking the bus?[/p][/quote]Maybe that Bus is leaving Southampton for Tottenham with Poch on it? Blackwaterblue

10:52am Sat 21 Dec 13

hedge end bob says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saintsayer II wrote:
Malcombe wrote: Rumours always circulate when a Premiership Manager is sacked, what gets up all Southampton Supporters noses and make them angry and I am one of them is why must it be Pochettino? these "Top Clubs" feel they have an advantage and priority and divine right over other clubs so they sow the seed to entice a good Coach or so they think for example "Don't you know who we are" but not all good Managers want instant pressure and also Pochettino was unemployed until Nicola Cortese contacted him so why didn't Spurs, Cortese set out a vision to make Southampton FC one of the 7 Top Clubs, he knew Pochettino and knew his brand of Football, they discussed certain proposals perhaps thought up by Cortese to finish in the top 4 or even better win the League, this gets the Team playing in Europe but the Club do not intend to pay millions for a Player better still we nurture the Boys from as young as 8 in the Academy teach them the skills and when they are good enough they go into the 1st Team, Pochettino is on a very exciting mission and he's loving the challenge, so far it's going to plan, I passed the Training Ground Thursday to take a look at the facilities and it's progressing and it's massive, soon it could be the best Club in the world and world Class Players will be queuing but there won't be any room or place for these Players because the Manager and his Staff will be spoilt for choice from home grown talent, so the question is, why would Pochettino want to leave for a Club who have a reputation to hire and fire and had 9 Manager/ Coaches in 11 years, it's a no brainer
But Cortese has had 3 managers in 5 years and he won't hesitate to replace MoPo if he fails to get us to the ''next level''
You don't say whether you think he is right or wrong to do so, we don't know what agreements are in place between the CEO and the Head Coach, or whatever the title is these days. It isn't like the past when the Manager of a Club had more responsibility within the establishment, nowadays his job is to ensure the side wins matches, If he fails to get the results then his job is on the line, there is a certain amount of loyalty when you are working for a Club, but in the end it is all down to money. Not every Club is the same of course, they all have their differences about how things are run, but the Fergie way is very rare and probably we will never see the like again. Clubs these days seem to have Owners, Managers, Players, Club staff and Club supporters, it is when all pull together in the same direction that success is likely, even then fate can foul it up and things can go sour very quickly indeed. As a fan I feel it is my duty to back my Club in anyway I can, whether it be by buying tickets, merchandise e.t.c. Plus my verbal and printed support where I think it is needed. Why do I do it? I haven't the remotest idea, except that I get a lot of pleasure when we are successful and have made many friends and had some super times through being a supporter. I accept the highs and lows as they come and go, apart from the time when we were on the verge of extiction, I have always kept the faith and never hesitate in telling people what I feel, happy clapper? You bet.
We clap in time Ospreysaint , A MERRY CHRISTMAS TOO YOU AND ALL SAINTS SUPPORTERS.
FOPAD.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: Rumours always circulate when a Premiership Manager is sacked, what gets up all Southampton Supporters noses and make them angry and I am one of them is why must it be Pochettino? these "Top Clubs" feel they have an advantage and priority and divine right over other clubs so they sow the seed to entice a good Coach or so they think for example "Don't you know who we are" but not all good Managers want instant pressure and also Pochettino was unemployed until Nicola Cortese contacted him so why didn't Spurs, Cortese set out a vision to make Southampton FC one of the 7 Top Clubs, he knew Pochettino and knew his brand of Football, they discussed certain proposals perhaps thought up by Cortese to finish in the top 4 or even better win the League, this gets the Team playing in Europe but the Club do not intend to pay millions for a Player better still we nurture the Boys from as young as 8 in the Academy teach them the skills and when they are good enough they go into the 1st Team, Pochettino is on a very exciting mission and he's loving the challenge, so far it's going to plan, I passed the Training Ground Thursday to take a look at the facilities and it's progressing and it's massive, soon it could be the best Club in the world and world Class Players will be queuing but there won't be any room or place for these Players because the Manager and his Staff will be spoilt for choice from home grown talent, so the question is, why would Pochettino want to leave for a Club who have a reputation to hire and fire and had 9 Manager/ Coaches in 11 years, it's a no brainer[/p][/quote]But Cortese has had 3 managers in 5 years and he won't hesitate to replace MoPo if he fails to get us to the ''next level''[/p][/quote]You don't say whether you think he is right or wrong to do so, we don't know what agreements are in place between the CEO and the Head Coach, or whatever the title is these days. It isn't like the past when the Manager of a Club had more responsibility within the establishment, nowadays his job is to ensure the side wins matches, If he fails to get the results then his job is on the line, there is a certain amount of loyalty when you are working for a Club, but in the end it is all down to money. Not every Club is the same of course, they all have their differences about how things are run, but the Fergie way is very rare and probably we will never see the like again. Clubs these days seem to have Owners, Managers, Players, Club staff and Club supporters, it is when all pull together in the same direction that success is likely, even then fate can foul it up and things can go sour very quickly indeed. As a fan I feel it is my duty to back my Club in anyway I can, whether it be by buying tickets, merchandise e.t.c. Plus my verbal and printed support where I think it is needed. Why do I do it? I haven't the remotest idea, except that I get a lot of pleasure when we are successful and have made many friends and had some super times through being a supporter. I accept the highs and lows as they come and go, apart from the time when we were on the verge of extiction, I have always kept the faith and never hesitate in telling people what I feel, happy clapper? You bet.[/p][/quote]We clap in time Ospreysaint , A MERRY CHRISTMAS TOO YOU AND ALL SAINTS SUPPORTERS. FOPAD. hedge end bob

10:52am Sat 21 Dec 13

hedge end bob says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saintsayer II wrote:
Malcombe wrote: Rumours always circulate when a Premiership Manager is sacked, what gets up all Southampton Supporters noses and make them angry and I am one of them is why must it be Pochettino? these "Top Clubs" feel they have an advantage and priority and divine right over other clubs so they sow the seed to entice a good Coach or so they think for example "Don't you know who we are" but not all good Managers want instant pressure and also Pochettino was unemployed until Nicola Cortese contacted him so why didn't Spurs, Cortese set out a vision to make Southampton FC one of the 7 Top Clubs, he knew Pochettino and knew his brand of Football, they discussed certain proposals perhaps thought up by Cortese to finish in the top 4 or even better win the League, this gets the Team playing in Europe but the Club do not intend to pay millions for a Player better still we nurture the Boys from as young as 8 in the Academy teach them the skills and when they are good enough they go into the 1st Team, Pochettino is on a very exciting mission and he's loving the challenge, so far it's going to plan, I passed the Training Ground Thursday to take a look at the facilities and it's progressing and it's massive, soon it could be the best Club in the world and world Class Players will be queuing but there won't be any room or place for these Players because the Manager and his Staff will be spoilt for choice from home grown talent, so the question is, why would Pochettino want to leave for a Club who have a reputation to hire and fire and had 9 Manager/ Coaches in 11 years, it's a no brainer
But Cortese has had 3 managers in 5 years and he won't hesitate to replace MoPo if he fails to get us to the ''next level''
You don't say whether you think he is right or wrong to do so, we don't know what agreements are in place between the CEO and the Head Coach, or whatever the title is these days. It isn't like the past when the Manager of a Club had more responsibility within the establishment, nowadays his job is to ensure the side wins matches, If he fails to get the results then his job is on the line, there is a certain amount of loyalty when you are working for a Club, but in the end it is all down to money. Not every Club is the same of course, they all have their differences about how things are run, but the Fergie way is very rare and probably we will never see the like again. Clubs these days seem to have Owners, Managers, Players, Club staff and Club supporters, it is when all pull together in the same direction that success is likely, even then fate can foul it up and things can go sour very quickly indeed. As a fan I feel it is my duty to back my Club in anyway I can, whether it be by buying tickets, merchandise e.t.c. Plus my verbal and printed support where I think it is needed. Why do I do it? I haven't the remotest idea, except that I get a lot of pleasure when we are successful and have made many friends and had some super times through being a supporter. I accept the highs and lows as they come and go, apart from the time when we were on the verge of extiction, I have always kept the faith and never hesitate in telling people what I feel, happy clapper? You bet.
We clap in time Ospreysaint , A MERRY CHRISTMAS TOO YOU AND ALL SAINTS SUPPORTERS.
FOPAD.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: Rumours always circulate when a Premiership Manager is sacked, what gets up all Southampton Supporters noses and make them angry and I am one of them is why must it be Pochettino? these "Top Clubs" feel they have an advantage and priority and divine right over other clubs so they sow the seed to entice a good Coach or so they think for example "Don't you know who we are" but not all good Managers want instant pressure and also Pochettino was unemployed until Nicola Cortese contacted him so why didn't Spurs, Cortese set out a vision to make Southampton FC one of the 7 Top Clubs, he knew Pochettino and knew his brand of Football, they discussed certain proposals perhaps thought up by Cortese to finish in the top 4 or even better win the League, this gets the Team playing in Europe but the Club do not intend to pay millions for a Player better still we nurture the Boys from as young as 8 in the Academy teach them the skills and when they are good enough they go into the 1st Team, Pochettino is on a very exciting mission and he's loving the challenge, so far it's going to plan, I passed the Training Ground Thursday to take a look at the facilities and it's progressing and it's massive, soon it could be the best Club in the world and world Class Players will be queuing but there won't be any room or place for these Players because the Manager and his Staff will be spoilt for choice from home grown talent, so the question is, why would Pochettino want to leave for a Club who have a reputation to hire and fire and had 9 Manager/ Coaches in 11 years, it's a no brainer[/p][/quote]But Cortese has had 3 managers in 5 years and he won't hesitate to replace MoPo if he fails to get us to the ''next level''[/p][/quote]You don't say whether you think he is right or wrong to do so, we don't know what agreements are in place between the CEO and the Head Coach, or whatever the title is these days. It isn't like the past when the Manager of a Club had more responsibility within the establishment, nowadays his job is to ensure the side wins matches, If he fails to get the results then his job is on the line, there is a certain amount of loyalty when you are working for a Club, but in the end it is all down to money. Not every Club is the same of course, they all have their differences about how things are run, but the Fergie way is very rare and probably we will never see the like again. Clubs these days seem to have Owners, Managers, Players, Club staff and Club supporters, it is when all pull together in the same direction that success is likely, even then fate can foul it up and things can go sour very quickly indeed. As a fan I feel it is my duty to back my Club in anyway I can, whether it be by buying tickets, merchandise e.t.c. Plus my verbal and printed support where I think it is needed. Why do I do it? I haven't the remotest idea, except that I get a lot of pleasure when we are successful and have made many friends and had some super times through being a supporter. I accept the highs and lows as they come and go, apart from the time when we were on the verge of extiction, I have always kept the faith and never hesitate in telling people what I feel, happy clapper? You bet.[/p][/quote]We clap in time Ospreysaint , A MERRY CHRISTMAS TOO YOU AND ALL SAINTS SUPPORTERS. FOPAD. hedge end bob

10:59am Sat 21 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Blackwaterblue wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
Interesting article in the Daily Mail naming Ifthekar Jaman as a child who grew up in Portsmouth but recently became a jihadist and moved to fight with Al Qaeda. I guess that's one way to get out of Pompey. What ever happened to taking the bus?
Maybe that Bus is leaving Southampton for Tottenham with Poch on it?
Read the thread, and don't be so pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]Blackwaterblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: Interesting article in the Daily Mail naming Ifthekar Jaman as a child who grew up in Portsmouth but recently became a jihadist and moved to fight with Al Qaeda. I guess that's one way to get out of Pompey. What ever happened to taking the bus?[/p][/quote]Maybe that Bus is leaving Southampton for Tottenham with Poch on it?[/p][/quote]Read the thread, and don't be so pathetic. OSPREYSAINT

12:10pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Chriops says...

I seriously doubt there are any Saints fans out there that don't believe that Poch will be offered a new contract in the coming months.

Seems to me that the Echo want to get banned again. They must do if they are leading with such negative headlines.

Poch hasn't even been at the club a year, so the fact that there is no new deal on the table isn't really a surprise is it.
I seriously doubt there are any Saints fans out there that don't believe that Poch will be offered a new contract in the coming months. Seems to me that the Echo want to get banned again. They must do if they are leading with such negative headlines. Poch hasn't even been at the club a year, so the fact that there is no new deal on the table isn't really a surprise is it. Chriops

2:36pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Come on Brizzle you can beat that sh!t
Come on Brizzle you can beat that sh!t Seedhouse the Unrepentant

3:04pm Sat 21 Dec 13

redsnapper says...

This scribbler Gordon obviously has no good connections at SFC so he has to write rubbish. No wonder the DE is unwelcome in SO14.
This scribbler Gordon obviously has no good connections at SFC so he has to write rubbish. No wonder the DE is unwelcome in SO14. redsnapper

3:31pm Sat 21 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

I see David Coleman has died at 87, quite remarkable.
I see David Coleman has died at 87, quite remarkable. OSPREYSAINT

3:45pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Baddesley Bill says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Come on Brizzle you can beat that sh!t
"One Nil!!!" RIP David Coleman. :0)
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Come on Brizzle you can beat that sh!t[/p][/quote]"One Nil!!!" RIP David Coleman. :0) Baddesley Bill

3:45pm Sat 21 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Come on Brizzle you can beat that sh!t
Rovers 1 up. Cherry 2 up over the Owls
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Come on Brizzle you can beat that sh!t[/p][/quote]Rovers 1 up. Cherry 2 up over the Owls OSPREYSAINT

3:45pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Results not going our way at the moment. It was only five minutes ago we had the chance to go top and now were some way off it.

At least Rovers have hit the net.
Results not going our way at the moment. It was only five minutes ago we had the chance to go top and now were some way off it. At least Rovers have hit the net. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

3:50pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Mush On The Beach says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I see David Coleman has died at 87, quite remarkable.
He certainly was.
A wonderful commentator in athletics and football, not to forget those classic Colemanballs.
R.I.P.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I see David Coleman has died at 87, quite remarkable.[/p][/quote]He certainly was. A wonderful commentator in athletics and football, not to forget those classic Colemanballs. R.I.P. Mush On The Beach

4:31pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

There's some good news for the skunts. Their latest humiliation is taking place in Bristol. So they aren't far from home. In fact most of them are probably half way back already.
There's some good news for the skunts. Their latest humiliation is taking place in Bristol. So they aren't far from home. In fact most of them are probably half way back already. Clever Dick

4:41pm Sat 21 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Brizzle 2 up
Brizzle 2 up OSPREYSAINT

4:49pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Mush On The Beach says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Brizzle 2 up
What the skunts need is a new manger.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Brizzle 2 up[/p][/quote]What the skunts need is a new manger. Mush On The Beach

4:51pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Beautiful
Beautiful Seedhouse the Unrepentant

4:55pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Little Hitler says...

Unlucky Lolmouth. No embarrassment though, Bristol Rovers are a much bigger club.
Unlucky Lolmouth. No embarrassment though, Bristol Rovers are a much bigger club. Little Hitler

4:57pm Sat 21 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Brizzle 2 up
What the skunts need is a new manger.
It is Xmas!
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Brizzle 2 up[/p][/quote]What the skunts need is a new manger.[/p][/quote]It is Xmas! OSPREYSAINT

4:59pm Sat 21 Dec 13

warrens 76 says...

Look at the top 6…starting to kill off the opposition…that is the difference between 5th and 10 th…COYS
Look at the top 6…starting to kill off the opposition…that is the difference between 5th and 10 th…COYS warrens 76

5:04pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Look at the top 6…starting to kill off the opposition…that is the difference between 5th and 10 th…COYS
Yes. Give it a year or two and we will be one of them.

We need to win tomorrow. I know Spurs keep losing but I don't think it will be as easy as some seem to suggest.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Look at the top 6…starting to kill off the opposition…that is the difference between 5th and 10 th…COYS[/p][/quote]Yes. Give it a year or two and we will be one of them. We need to win tomorrow. I know Spurs keep losing but I don't think it will be as easy as some seem to suggest. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

5:07pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Baddesley Bill says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Brizzle 2 up
What the skunts need is a new manger.
It is Xmas!
For the record....the skunts think they will walk the Conference next year! ;O)
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Brizzle 2 up[/p][/quote]What the skunts need is a new manger.[/p][/quote]It is Xmas![/p][/quote]For the record....the skunts think they will walk the Conference next year! ;O) Baddesley Bill

5:10pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Brizzle 2 up
What the skunts need is a new manger.
It is Xmas!
For the record....the skunts think they will walk the Conference next year! ;O)
Are they the bookies favourites?
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Brizzle 2 up[/p][/quote]What the skunts need is a new manger.[/p][/quote]It is Xmas![/p][/quote]For the record....the skunts think they will walk the Conference next year! ;O)[/p][/quote]Are they the bookies favourites? Clever Dick

5:11pm Sat 21 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Top ten around Christmas would be better than I expected.
Top ten around Christmas would be better than I expected. OSPREYSAINT

5:25pm Sat 21 Dec 13

el caballo santos101 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Look at the top 6…starting to kill off the opposition…that is the difference between 5th and 10 th…COYS
Yes. Give it a year or two and we will be one of them.

We need to win tomorrow. I know Spurs keep losing but I don't think it will be as easy as some seem to suggest.
the spuds players will be out to try to prove something tomorrow and whilst it will be a tough game I still think we have enough quality to beat them. spuds are a disorganised shambles at the moment. if we play the way we can they wont be able to cope with our pressing and will make a few mistakes. we have to capitalise on the chances they will give us and get a few goals. I can see j-rod scoring at least one by breaking the offside trap like last week.
a couple of wins and we will soon be back near the top four again.

shame poopey lost again, no win in 9 and dropping like a stone. only two points from the bottom two and relegation out of the football league and into financial meltdown again. couldn't happen to a nicer bunch ;o)
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Look at the top 6…starting to kill off the opposition…that is the difference between 5th and 10 th…COYS[/p][/quote]Yes. Give it a year or two and we will be one of them. We need to win tomorrow. I know Spurs keep losing but I don't think it will be as easy as some seem to suggest.[/p][/quote]the spuds players will be out to try to prove something tomorrow and whilst it will be a tough game I still think we have enough quality to beat them. spuds are a disorganised shambles at the moment. if we play the way we can they wont be able to cope with our pressing and will make a few mistakes. we have to capitalise on the chances they will give us and get a few goals. I can see j-rod scoring at least one by breaking the offside trap like last week. a couple of wins and we will soon be back near the top four again. shame poopey lost again, no win in 9 and dropping like a stone. only two points from the bottom two and relegation out of the football league and into financial meltdown again. couldn't happen to a nicer bunch ;o) el caballo santos101

6:31pm Sat 21 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
Interesting article in the Daily Mail naming Ifthekar Jaman as a child who grew up in Portsmouth but recently became a jihadist and moved to fight with Al Qaeda. I guess that's one way to get out of Pompey. What ever happened to taking the bus?
You are getting the thumbs down because I think we tend to keep Politics out of the discussions unless it is a point relevant to football.
I think you missed the sarcasm. This has nothing to do with politics.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: Interesting article in the Daily Mail naming Ifthekar Jaman as a child who grew up in Portsmouth but recently became a jihadist and moved to fight with Al Qaeda. I guess that's one way to get out of Pompey. What ever happened to taking the bus?[/p][/quote]You are getting the thumbs down because I think we tend to keep Politics out of the discussions unless it is a point relevant to football.[/p][/quote]I think you missed the sarcasm. This has nothing to do with politics. DisplacedFan

6:34pm Sat 21 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Brizzle 2 up
What the skunts need is a new manger.
It is Xmas!
For the record....the skunts think they will walk the Conference next year! ;O)
Are they the bookies favourites?
They were. Can't buy a win like they bought a trophy. Or did they really steal it in retrospect ?
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Brizzle 2 up[/p][/quote]What the skunts need is a new manger.[/p][/quote]It is Xmas![/p][/quote]For the record....the skunts think they will walk the Conference next year! ;O)[/p][/quote]Are they the bookies favourites?[/p][/quote]They were. Can't buy a win like they bought a trophy. Or did they really steal it in retrospect ? DisplacedFan

6:36pm Sat 21 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

Little Hitler wrote:
Unlucky Lolmouth. No embarrassment though, Bristol Rovers are a much bigger club.
Yes but Poopey have five trophies and they own their own club. Don't you get extra points for that? So sad.......
[quote][p][bold]Little Hitler[/bold] wrote: Unlucky Lolmouth. No embarrassment though, Bristol Rovers are a much bigger club.[/p][/quote]Yes but Poopey have five trophies and they own their own club. Don't you get extra points for that? So sad....... DisplacedFan

7:24pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

It was imperative they didn't get promoted this season and gain a momentum. Season ticket sales were high due to the feel good factor of owning their own club - which they seriously underfunded. Next season the gates will collapse starving them of much needed funds. Tbh I never expected them to be this poor though, absolute bonus!
It was imperative they didn't get promoted this season and gain a momentum. Season ticket sales were high due to the feel good factor of owning their own club - which they seriously underfunded. Next season the gates will collapse starving them of much needed funds. Tbh I never expected them to be this poor though, absolute bonus! Seedhouse the Unrepentant

7:45pm Sat 21 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
Interesting article in the Daily Mail naming Ifthekar Jaman as a child who grew up in Portsmouth but recently became a jihadist and moved to fight with Al Qaeda. I guess that's one way to get out of Pompey. What ever happened to taking the bus?
You are getting the thumbs down because I think we tend to keep Politics out of the discussions unless it is a point relevant to football.
I think you missed the sarcasm. This has nothing to do with politics.
Don't worry I knew what you were on about, my sense of humour is as bad, or worse than yours! lol
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: Interesting article in the Daily Mail naming Ifthekar Jaman as a child who grew up in Portsmouth but recently became a jihadist and moved to fight with Al Qaeda. I guess that's one way to get out of Pompey. What ever happened to taking the bus?[/p][/quote]You are getting the thumbs down because I think we tend to keep Politics out of the discussions unless it is a point relevant to football.[/p][/quote]I think you missed the sarcasm. This has nothing to do with politics.[/p][/quote]Don't worry I knew what you were on about, my sense of humour is as bad, or worse than yours! lol OSPREYSAINT

9:33pm Sat 21 Dec 13

slugger says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It was imperative they didn't get promoted this season and gain a momentum. Season ticket sales were high due to the feel good factor of owning their own club - which they seriously underfunded. Next season the gates will collapse starving them of much needed funds. Tbh I never expected them to be this poor though, absolute bonus!
They still have their "history" though ........ pmsl !
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It was imperative they didn't get promoted this season and gain a momentum. Season ticket sales were high due to the feel good factor of owning their own club - which they seriously underfunded. Next season the gates will collapse starving them of much needed funds. Tbh I never expected them to be this poor though, absolute bonus![/p][/quote]They still have their "history" though ........ pmsl ! slugger

9:34pm Sat 21 Dec 13

rednwhite72 says...

Pure and simple, Southampton FC is the place to be at the moment, we are playing the most exciting football in the prem, we are using homegrown English youth talent, we have a team that are hungry, a chairman who is focused and supportive. To be honest I am not surprised the rumours are about world calss mamngers wanting to come to us....bothered?
Pure and simple, Southampton FC is the place to be at the moment, we are playing the most exciting football in the prem, we are using homegrown English youth talent, we have a team that are hungry, a chairman who is focused and supportive. To be honest I am not surprised the rumours are about world calss mamngers wanting to come to us....bothered? rednwhite72

10:02pm Sat 21 Dec 13

J7junctionseven says...

slugger wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It was imperative they didn't get promoted this season and gain a momentum. Season ticket sales were high due to the feel good factor of owning their own club - which they seriously underfunded. Next season the gates will collapse starving them of much needed funds. Tbh I never expected them to be this poor though, absolute bonus!
They still have their "history" though ........ pmsl !
And a "shadow" over them by all accounts
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It was imperative they didn't get promoted this season and gain a momentum. Season ticket sales were high due to the feel good factor of owning their own club - which they seriously underfunded. Next season the gates will collapse starving them of much needed funds. Tbh I never expected them to be this poor though, absolute bonus![/p][/quote]They still have their "history" though ........ pmsl ![/p][/quote]And a "shadow" over them by all accounts J7junctionseven

10:08pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

I think we have made ourselves noticed. We really need a top ten finish and I think attracting one or two really good signings in the summer will be easier than the last one.

The youngsters coming through are amazing and if it continues we will dominate the England team after the next world cup. All the more remarkable due to being achieved by German owners, a Swiss Italian CEO and an Argentinian manager.

I'd like to see Matt Targett come through more and become the cover for Shaw. I'd guess the club wants that which is why they didn't replace Fox with better.
I think we have made ourselves noticed. We really need a top ten finish and I think attracting one or two really good signings in the summer will be easier than the last one. The youngsters coming through are amazing and if it continues we will dominate the England team after the next world cup. All the more remarkable due to being achieved by German owners, a Swiss Italian CEO and an Argentinian manager. I'd like to see Matt Targett come through more and become the cover for Shaw. I'd guess the club wants that which is why they didn't replace Fox with better. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

10:20pm Sat 21 Dec 13

slugger says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I think we have made ourselves noticed. We really need a top ten finish and I think attracting one or two really good signings in the summer will be easier than the last one.

The youngsters coming through are amazing and if it continues we will dominate the England team after the next world cup. All the more remarkable due to being achieved by German owners, a Swiss Italian CEO and an Argentinian manager.

I'd like to see Matt Targett come through more and become the cover for Shaw. I'd guess the club wants that which is why they didn't replace Fox with better.
The thing that's been noticed about saints the most is the way our amazing acadamy is being used , this above all will attract the best youngsters in the country to us............. We have a very exciting future .
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I think we have made ourselves noticed. We really need a top ten finish and I think attracting one or two really good signings in the summer will be easier than the last one. The youngsters coming through are amazing and if it continues we will dominate the England team after the next world cup. All the more remarkable due to being achieved by German owners, a Swiss Italian CEO and an Argentinian manager. I'd like to see Matt Targett come through more and become the cover for Shaw. I'd guess the club wants that which is why they didn't replace Fox with better.[/p][/quote]The thing that's been noticed about saints the most is the way our amazing acadamy is being used , this above all will attract the best youngsters in the country to us............. We have a very exciting future . slugger

11:44pm Sat 21 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

slugger wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
It was imperative they didn't get promoted this season and gain a momentum. Season ticket sales were high due to the feel good factor of owning their own club - which they seriously underfunded. Next season the gates will collapse starving them of much needed funds. Tbh I never expected them to be this poor though, absolute bonus!
They still have their "history" though ........ pmsl !
I wish I had five trophies. Still lots of time for us to get those. One trophy for every year we are in the Premier League and solvent.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: It was imperative they didn't get promoted this season and gain a momentum. Season ticket sales were high due to the feel good factor of owning their own club - which they seriously underfunded. Next season the gates will collapse starving them of much needed funds. Tbh I never expected them to be this poor though, absolute bonus![/p][/quote]They still have their "history" though ........ pmsl ![/p][/quote]I wish I had five trophies. Still lots of time for us to get those. One trophy for every year we are in the Premier League and solvent. DisplacedFan

11:46pm Sat 21 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
Interesting article in the Daily Mail naming Ifthekar Jaman as a child who grew up in Portsmouth but recently became a jihadist and moved to fight with Al Qaeda. I guess that's one way to get out of Pompey. What ever happened to taking the bus?
You are getting the thumbs down because I think we tend to keep Politics out of the discussions unless it is a point relevant to football.
I think you missed the sarcasm. This has nothing to do with politics.
Don't worry I knew what you were on about, my sense of humour is as bad, or worse than yours! lol
Yes, LOL!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: Interesting article in the Daily Mail naming Ifthekar Jaman as a child who grew up in Portsmouth but recently became a jihadist and moved to fight with Al Qaeda. I guess that's one way to get out of Pompey. What ever happened to taking the bus?[/p][/quote]You are getting the thumbs down because I think we tend to keep Politics out of the discussions unless it is a point relevant to football.[/p][/quote]I think you missed the sarcasm. This has nothing to do with politics.[/p][/quote]Don't worry I knew what you were on about, my sense of humour is as bad, or worse than yours! lol[/p][/quote]Yes, LOL! DisplacedFan

11:23am Sun 22 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Baby is thirty today, Happy Birthday Jose, hope you get to score.
Baby is thirty today, Happy Birthday Jose, hope you get to score. OSPREYSAINT

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