Le Tissier: Time for fans to unite behind Saints

Basingstoke Gazette: Le Tissier Le Tissier

Saints legend Matthew Le Tissier has asked fans to unite behind the club following the departure of Nicola Cortese.

He took to Twitter this morning to say: “Saints fans - after Pochettino threatened to quit if Nicola Cortese went, will you think any less of him if he stays? I feel it’s time to unite behind the club.”

That was in response to widespread concern that manager Mauricio Pochettino will leave because of Cortese’s exit.

In the past the Argentine has spoken about his commitment to the club because of the former executive chairman’s presence at St Mary’s.

Le Tiss also asked fans to consider the Liebherr family’s place at the club.

“Before people start criticising the Liebherr family just remember whose money allowed us to get where we are today,” he tweeted.

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10:30am Thu 16 Jan 14

red/whitearmy says...

Southampton till i die. Supported them at the dell , Through all the relegations at the ground and kept my season ticket up till this day and will keep to do so. I support them no matter what.
Southampton till i die. Supported them at the dell , Through all the relegations at the ground and kept my season ticket up till this day and will keep to do so. I support them no matter what. red/whitearmy

10:36am Thu 16 Jan 14

Costa Baz says...

The club needs to issue another statement, clearly stating what the next step is.

Sell the players, or keep them.
Sell the club, or keep it.

I, for one, would be happier to be told that there will be no players sold, during this transfer window, so that this group of players, with or without MP, can get the points that will secure Premiership safety.
I still remember Blackpool being on a similar number of points, at around the same time in the season, being relegated.

That cannot be allowed to happen.
The club needs to issue another statement, clearly stating what the next step is. Sell the players, or keep them. Sell the club, or keep it. I, for one, would be happier to be told that there will be no players sold, during this transfer window, so that this group of players, with or without MP, can get the points that will secure Premiership safety. I still remember Blackpool being on a similar number of points, at around the same time in the season, being relegated. That cannot be allowed to happen. Costa Baz

10:36am Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

KEEP CALM
and support
SOUTHAMPTON
KEEP CALM and support SOUTHAMPTON OSPREYSAINT

10:38am Thu 16 Jan 14

Letissmanboobs says...

No more than a few weeks ago, Shearer was saying that Southampton was a model club. A perfect example of how a club should be run. Interesting points in the light of the last 24 hours. Allowing the Chairman to leave in the middle of the January transfer window. Perfect way to run a club. In. To. The. Ground. And I should know. See you on the way down. 4-1 again me thinks.
No more than a few weeks ago, Shearer was saying that Southampton was a model club. A perfect example of how a club should be run. Interesting points in the light of the last 24 hours. Allowing the Chairman to leave in the middle of the January transfer window. Perfect way to run a club. In. To. The. Ground. And I should know. See you on the way down. 4-1 again me thinks. Letissmanboobs

10:42am Thu 16 Jan 14

Dave Juson says...

Fans unite behind the Club!
Nice try Matty, but having looked through the posts on this website over the last day-and-a-half I don’t think there are two people who agree on what is actually going on.
Fans unite behind the Club! Nice try Matty, but having looked through the posts on this website over the last day-and-a-half I don’t think there are two people who agree on what is actually going on. Dave Juson

10:54am Thu 16 Jan 14

romseyboy says...

Well said Matt but just wish we knew what was going on as unrest possibly affect the players
Well said Matt but just wish we knew what was going on as unrest possibly affect the players romseyboy

11:01am Thu 16 Jan 14

bigfella says...

I'd not think any less of Poch if he stayed. Of course I want him to stay, has great potential to be a top top manager. I'm pretty sure he was saying he'd leave if NC did as a show of solidarity towards the club, rather than support for Cortese however bizarre that may sound.

It take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong, I have no intention of leaving this club at a time like now, rather than to fall on your sword for posturing and words of flattery. I think he is strong enough to do that.
I'd not think any less of Poch if he stayed. Of course I want him to stay, has great potential to be a top top manager. I'm pretty sure he was saying he'd leave if NC did as a show of solidarity towards the club, rather than support for Cortese however bizarre that may sound. It take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong, I have no intention of leaving this club at a time like now, rather than to fall on your sword for posturing and words of flattery. I think he is strong enough to do that. bigfella

11:03am Thu 16 Jan 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Matt you are right we must get behind the team and we should respect NC & the Liebherr family for saving our club.
When Marcus died Katharina said they would honor his wishes as regards to the investment in the five year plan to re-establish us as a Premiership club with NC at the helm. This they have done and we must all be thankful to them.
However that period is coming to an end and there is clearly a disagreement as regards the way forward which has led to NC resigning plus I suspect a personality clash as he is a difficult character.
The club is now arguably at its highest value without a much bigger investment than Katharina & her advisers are prepared to put in, therefore NC could not fulfill his vision. I have always said he will be off when the investment dries up.
Kathrina & Liebherr advisers have been closing/selling off some of the Mali companies in the group and so it is no surprise that SFC is now among them. They do not appear to have any interest in football but did not want allow the current value to reduce whilst a possible sell is sorted out. It sounds as if NC had a proposal last year that was not agreed and therefore has now left after serving his notice.
Actions over the next 2 to 3 weeks will give us an indication of what the future intent is but I suspect that a new CEO will be appointed to oversee the sell of the club later this year. We will probably not be told so lets hope they don't asset strip the best players. All we can do is to get behind the team as Matt says. COYR's.
Matt you are right we must get behind the team and we should respect NC & the Liebherr family for saving our club. When Marcus died Katharina said they would honor his wishes as regards to the investment in the five year plan to re-establish us as a Premiership club with NC at the helm. This they have done and we must all be thankful to them. However that period is coming to an end and there is clearly a disagreement as regards the way forward which has led to NC resigning plus I suspect a personality clash as he is a difficult character. The club is now arguably at its highest value without a much bigger investment than Katharina & her advisers are prepared to put in, therefore NC could not fulfill his vision. I have always said he will be off when the investment dries up. Kathrina & Liebherr advisers have been closing/selling off some of the Mali companies in the group and so it is no surprise that SFC is now among them. They do not appear to have any interest in football but did not want allow the current value to reduce whilst a possible sell is sorted out. It sounds as if NC had a proposal last year that was not agreed and therefore has now left after serving his notice. Actions over the next 2 to 3 weeks will give us an indication of what the future intent is but I suspect that a new CEO will be appointed to oversee the sell of the club later this year. We will probably not be told so lets hope they don't asset strip the best players. All we can do is to get behind the team as Matt says. COYR's. NC Fan4Life

11:04am Thu 16 Jan 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Dave Juson wrote:
Fans unite behind the Club!
Nice try Matty, but having looked through the posts on this website over the last day-and-a-half I don’t think there are two people who agree on what is actually going on.
Support for a football team (which is what it is all about at the end of the day),never waivers, no matter what.Whereas,support for the financially motivated political shenanigans of a wealthy elite,never ever gets of the ground.It is of no consequence to the football purist in terms of support,other than that it may bring some comfort in the way of footballing results and achievements,on the way to reaching the financial targets of the controlling investors.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: Fans unite behind the Club! Nice try Matty, but having looked through the posts on this website over the last day-and-a-half I don’t think there are two people who agree on what is actually going on.[/p][/quote]Support for a football team (which is what it is all about at the end of the day),never waivers, no matter what.Whereas,support for the financially motivated political shenanigans of a wealthy elite,never ever gets of the ground.It is of no consequence to the football purist in terms of support,other than that it may bring some comfort in the way of footballing results and achievements,on the way to reaching the financial targets of the controlling investors. Positively4thStreet

11:21am Thu 16 Jan 14

St Retford says...

I'm sort of surprised at how sensible and helpful Le Tiss has been with these comments. I'd half expect him to tweet "Ding Dong the witch is dead" in vitriolic fashion, but he's actually quite measured and positive.

Maybe there could be peace in our time yet.
I'm sort of surprised at how sensible and helpful Le Tiss has been with these comments. I'd half expect him to tweet "Ding Dong the witch is dead" in vitriolic fashion, but he's actually quite measured and positive. Maybe there could be peace in our time yet. St Retford

11:21am Thu 16 Jan 14

Mush On The Beach says...

bigfella wrote:
I'd not think any less of Poch if he stayed. Of course I want him to stay, has great potential to be a top top manager. I'm pretty sure he was saying he'd leave if NC did as a show of solidarity towards the club, rather than support for Cortese however bizarre that may sound.

It take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong, I have no intention of leaving this club at a time like now, rather than to fall on your sword for posturing and words of flattery. I think he is strong enough to do that.
It does take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong ..... Anything you want to fess up to us all about your Brighton past? Mr Jekyll and Hyde.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella[/bold] wrote: I'd not think any less of Poch if he stayed. Of course I want him to stay, has great potential to be a top top manager. I'm pretty sure he was saying he'd leave if NC did as a show of solidarity towards the club, rather than support for Cortese however bizarre that may sound. It take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong, I have no intention of leaving this club at a time like now, rather than to fall on your sword for posturing and words of flattery. I think he is strong enough to do that.[/p][/quote]It does take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong ..... Anything you want to fess up to us all about your Brighton past? Mr Jekyll and Hyde. Mush On The Beach

11:25am Thu 16 Jan 14

alanstreet46 says...

It's fine for Le Tis say that we fans should get behind The Saints at this perilous time but, not all fans live within a reasonable distance from St Marys. How can a supporter like myself who lives in West Hamland do his bit
It's fine for Le Tis say that we fans should get behind The Saints at this perilous time but, not all fans live within a reasonable distance from St Marys. How can a supporter like myself who lives in West Hamland do his bit alanstreet46

11:27am Thu 16 Jan 14

bigfella says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
bigfella wrote:
I'd not think any less of Poch if he stayed. Of course I want him to stay, has great potential to be a top top manager. I'm pretty sure he was saying he'd leave if NC did as a show of solidarity towards the club, rather than support for Cortese however bizarre that may sound.

It take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong, I have no intention of leaving this club at a time like now, rather than to fall on your sword for posturing and words of flattery. I think he is strong enough to do that.
It does take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong ..... Anything you want to fess up to us all about your Brighton past? Mr Jekyll and Hyde.
no idea what you're talking about !!

surprised I've been marked down so much, maybe people haven't understood what I'm trying to say in my cack handed way!
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella[/bold] wrote: I'd not think any less of Poch if he stayed. Of course I want him to stay, has great potential to be a top top manager. I'm pretty sure he was saying he'd leave if NC did as a show of solidarity towards the club, rather than support for Cortese however bizarre that may sound. It take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong, I have no intention of leaving this club at a time like now, rather than to fall on your sword for posturing and words of flattery. I think he is strong enough to do that.[/p][/quote]It does take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong ..... Anything you want to fess up to us all about your Brighton past? Mr Jekyll and Hyde.[/p][/quote]no idea what you're talking about !! surprised I've been marked down so much, maybe people haven't understood what I'm trying to say in my cack handed way! bigfella

11:38am Thu 16 Jan 14

Lehman Bros Banker says...

The first step is to get to the end of the transfer window with the current squad in tact. Next step is to quickly accumulate enough points to guarantee premier league survival. These two factors are surely critical to the future of the club. We the fans cannot influence the current owners if they wish to sell. We can only pray that we pass into good hands, noting what we have previously experienced with Lowe and his cronies, and what supporters of far too many clubs in England and Scotland have endured to their cost.
The first step is to get to the end of the transfer window with the current squad in tact. Next step is to quickly accumulate enough points to guarantee premier league survival. These two factors are surely critical to the future of the club. We the fans cannot influence the current owners if they wish to sell. We can only pray that we pass into good hands, noting what we have previously experienced with Lowe and his cronies, and what supporters of far too many clubs in England and Scotland have endured to their cost. Lehman Bros Banker

11:42am Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Poch has a good get out clause, he can say I didn't mean it like that, Mr Salas got the interpretation confused.
Poch has a good get out clause, he can say I didn't mean it like that, Mr Salas got the interpretation confused. OSPREYSAINT

11:46am Thu 16 Jan 14

malcolm walden says...

alanstreet46 wrote:
It's fine for Le Tis say that we fans should get behind The Saints at this perilous time but, not all fans live within a reasonable distance from St Marys. How can a supporter like myself who lives in West Hamland do his bit
I'm with Le Tiss - get behind the team and hope for the best. I'm Winchester born and bred and suported the Saints since late 50's although I now live in France and now fear the worst after the recent good times. I loved "Takin Le Tiss"
[quote][p][bold]alanstreet46[/bold] wrote: It's fine for Le Tis say that we fans should get behind The Saints at this perilous time but, not all fans live within a reasonable distance from St Marys. How can a supporter like myself who lives in West Hamland do his bit[/p][/quote]I'm with Le Tiss - get behind the team and hope for the best. I'm Winchester born and bred and suported the Saints since late 50's although I now live in France and now fear the worst after the recent good times. I loved "Takin Le Tiss" malcolm walden

11:47am Thu 16 Jan 14

loadcee says...

Cheers for those wise words Matt . But unfortunately if your fake consortium had taken over we would be playing Pompey this season lol
Cheers for those wise words Matt . But unfortunately if your fake consortium had taken over we would be playing Pompey this season lol loadcee

11:53am Thu 16 Jan 14

Tony in Liberia says...

Poch didn't say "I will leave Southampton if Cortese leaves"; he said that it was Nicola who brought him into the club and sold him the vision, and when he said "it wouldn't make sense to be at Satins without Cortese", he could easily of meant "I cannot comprehend a scenario in which Cortese is not at the club".

Nor could I, until yesterday. That doesn't mean I will walk away from the club; it means that I couldn't make sense of the scenario we have now, whereas I could make sense of the one before.

By which I mean, it is by no means certain that Poch will walk out. Why would he? Where would he go? he would want a middle/top club, and they don't tend to change mid-season; that's a move usually reserved for people in trouble. Unless Unted have sounded him out already about kicking Moyes out ...

If he did want to leave it would make much more sense for him to bring us to a strong finish in the league, and then go in the summer. Or wait until the end of his contract, which is only 1 1/2 seasons away, and then walk away with his head even higher than it is now.
Poch didn't say "I will leave Southampton if Cortese leaves"; he said that it was Nicola who brought him into the club and sold him the vision, and when he said "it wouldn't make sense to be at Satins without Cortese", he could easily of meant "I cannot comprehend a scenario in which Cortese is not at the club". Nor could I, until yesterday. That doesn't mean I will walk away from the club; it means that I couldn't make sense of the scenario we have now, whereas I could make sense of the one before. By which I mean, it is by no means certain that Poch will walk out. Why would he? Where would he go? he would want a middle/top club, and they don't tend to change mid-season; that's a move usually reserved for people in trouble. Unless Unted have sounded him out already about kicking Moyes out ... If he did want to leave it would make much more sense for him to bring us to a strong finish in the league, and then go in the summer. Or wait until the end of his contract, which is only 1 1/2 seasons away, and then walk away with his head even higher than it is now. Tony in Liberia

11:55am Thu 16 Jan 14

Mush On The Beach says...

bigfella wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
bigfella wrote:
I'd not think any less of Poch if he stayed. Of course I want him to stay, has great potential to be a top top manager. I'm pretty sure he was saying he'd leave if NC did as a show of solidarity towards the club, rather than support for Cortese however bizarre that may sound.

It take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong, I have no intention of leaving this club at a time like now, rather than to fall on your sword for posturing and words of flattery. I think he is strong enough to do that.
It does take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong ..... Anything you want to fess up to us all about your Brighton past? Mr Jekyll and Hyde.
no idea what you're talking about !!

surprised I've been marked down so much, maybe people haven't understood what I'm trying to say in my cack handed way!
I owe you an apology and wish to say SORRY!
FYI, there is a smarmy sort comes on here by the name of BigFella777. He was bigging up Brighton when we were in the lower leagues together. He is suddenly an avid Saints fan now we are back in the prem. I for one misread who you were.

I hope Mauricio stays and keeps up the good work too.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella[/bold] wrote: I'd not think any less of Poch if he stayed. Of course I want him to stay, has great potential to be a top top manager. I'm pretty sure he was saying he'd leave if NC did as a show of solidarity towards the club, rather than support for Cortese however bizarre that may sound. It take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong, I have no intention of leaving this club at a time like now, rather than to fall on your sword for posturing and words of flattery. I think he is strong enough to do that.[/p][/quote]It does take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong ..... Anything you want to fess up to us all about your Brighton past? Mr Jekyll and Hyde.[/p][/quote]no idea what you're talking about !! surprised I've been marked down so much, maybe people haven't understood what I'm trying to say in my cack handed way![/p][/quote]I owe you an apology and wish to say SORRY! FYI, there is a smarmy sort comes on here by the name of BigFella777. He was bigging up Brighton when we were in the lower leagues together. He is suddenly an avid Saints fan now we are back in the prem. I for one misread who you were. I hope Mauricio stays and keeps up the good work too. Mush On The Beach

11:56am Thu 16 Jan 14

Confucious says...

St Retford wrote:
I'm sort of surprised at how sensible and helpful Le Tiss has been with these comments. I'd half expect him to tweet "Ding Dong the witch is dead" in vitriolic fashion, but he's actually quite measured and positive.

Maybe there could be peace in our time yet.
I was rather surprised about that too - and pleased.

We need to keep an open mind about this until the fog lifts, which hopefully will be very soon.

It seems to me that Katherina wanted a seat on the board with Nicola staying in his job. That is very reasonable and it may be that Nicola wanted, unreasonably, to keep his autocracy intact. Of course there may be other issues such as a pending or intended sale - and time will tell.

One thing for sure, short term erratic behaviour isn't the style of the Liebherr family - in fact their business was built upon and is run on principles which are the complete opposite of that.

The best outcome now would be for MoPo to announce he's staying and for Katherina to make a further clarifying statement about the club's future.

Feels like the most important day for our club in a long, long time, with a whole range of outcomes possible - good and bad.

The only thing for sure is that we will, as Le Tiss says, support our club.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I'm sort of surprised at how sensible and helpful Le Tiss has been with these comments. I'd half expect him to tweet "Ding Dong the witch is dead" in vitriolic fashion, but he's actually quite measured and positive. Maybe there could be peace in our time yet.[/p][/quote]I was rather surprised about that too - and pleased. We need to keep an open mind about this until the fog lifts, which hopefully will be very soon. It seems to me that Katherina wanted a seat on the board with Nicola staying in his job. That is very reasonable and it may be that Nicola wanted, unreasonably, to keep his autocracy intact. Of course there may be other issues such as a pending or intended sale - and time will tell. One thing for sure, short term erratic behaviour isn't the style of the Liebherr family - in fact their business was built upon and is run on principles which are the complete opposite of that. The best outcome now would be for MoPo to announce he's staying and for Katherina to make a further clarifying statement about the club's future. Feels like the most important day for our club in a long, long time, with a whole range of outcomes possible - good and bad. The only thing for sure is that we will, as Le Tiss says, support our club. Confucious

12:00pm Thu 16 Jan 14

RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE says...

Matt Matt Le Tiss when he get the ball he takes the P*** Matt Matt Matt Le tiss
Matt Matt Le Tiss when he get the ball he takes the P*** Matt Matt Matt Le tiss RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE

12:04pm Thu 16 Jan 14

RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE says...

RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE wrote:
Matt Matt Le Tiss when he get the ball he takes the P*** Matt Matt Matt Le tiss
The Legend has Spoken !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!

AND I AGREE !!!! COYR'S !!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE[/bold] wrote: Matt Matt Le Tiss when he get the ball he takes the P*** Matt Matt Matt Le tiss[/p][/quote]The Legend has Spoken !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! AND I AGREE !!!! COYR'S !!!!!!!!!! RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE

12:13pm Thu 16 Jan 14

kevmsmith81 says...

romseyboy wrote:
Well said Matt but just wish we knew what was going on as unrest possibly affect the players
The players probably do know what's going on. It's just the supporters that will be kept in the dark.

Anyway, well said Matt. Couldn't agree more.
[quote][p][bold]romseyboy[/bold] wrote: Well said Matt but just wish we knew what was going on as unrest possibly affect the players[/p][/quote]The players probably do know what's going on. It's just the supporters that will be kept in the dark. Anyway, well said Matt. Couldn't agree more. kevmsmith81

12:21pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Chriops says...

Daily fail is now saying Poch has agreed to stay after talks with KL...

Don't know about anyone else but I am extremely frustrated by the sensationalistic journalism that's been predicting the end of the world for Saints.

Keep calm
and
support
The Saints
Daily fail is now saying Poch has agreed to stay after talks with KL... Don't know about anyone else but I am extremely frustrated by the sensationalistic journalism that's been predicting the end of the world for Saints. Keep calm and support The Saints Chriops

12:30pm Thu 16 Jan 14

bigfella says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
bigfella wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
bigfella wrote:
I'd not think any less of Poch if he stayed. Of course I want him to stay, has great potential to be a top top manager. I'm pretty sure he was saying he'd leave if NC did as a show of solidarity towards the club, rather than support for Cortese however bizarre that may sound.

It take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong, I have no intention of leaving this club at a time like now, rather than to fall on your sword for posturing and words of flattery. I think he is strong enough to do that.
It does take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong ..... Anything you want to fess up to us all about your Brighton past? Mr Jekyll and Hyde.
no idea what you're talking about !!

surprised I've been marked down so much, maybe people haven't understood what I'm trying to say in my cack handed way!
I owe you an apology and wish to say SORRY!
FYI, there is a smarmy sort comes on here by the name of BigFella777. He was bigging up Brighton when we were in the lower leagues together. He is suddenly an avid Saints fan now we are back in the prem. I for one misread who you were.

I hope Mauricio stays and keeps up the good work too.
no problem, sir. As mentioned, its harder to say sorry I was wrong and u turn :)

UTS
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella[/bold] wrote: I'd not think any less of Poch if he stayed. Of course I want him to stay, has great potential to be a top top manager. I'm pretty sure he was saying he'd leave if NC did as a show of solidarity towards the club, rather than support for Cortese however bizarre that may sound. It take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong, I have no intention of leaving this club at a time like now, rather than to fall on your sword for posturing and words of flattery. I think he is strong enough to do that.[/p][/quote]It does take a strong person to say sorry, I was wrong ..... Anything you want to fess up to us all about your Brighton past? Mr Jekyll and Hyde.[/p][/quote]no idea what you're talking about !! surprised I've been marked down so much, maybe people haven't understood what I'm trying to say in my cack handed way![/p][/quote]I owe you an apology and wish to say SORRY! FYI, there is a smarmy sort comes on here by the name of BigFella777. He was bigging up Brighton when we were in the lower leagues together. He is suddenly an avid Saints fan now we are back in the prem. I for one misread who you were. I hope Mauricio stays and keeps up the good work too.[/p][/quote]no problem, sir. As mentioned, its harder to say sorry I was wrong and u turn :) UTS bigfella

1:15pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Beer Monster says...

malcolm walden wrote:
alanstreet46 wrote:
It's fine for Le Tis say that we fans should get behind The Saints at this perilous time but, not all fans live within a reasonable distance from St Marys. How can a supporter like myself who lives in West Hamland do his bit
I'm with Le Tiss - get behind the team and hope for the best. I'm Winchester born and bred and suported the Saints since late 50's although I now live in France and now fear the worst after the recent good times. I loved "Takin Le Tiss"
Well said, I commute through Glasgow daily wearing my Saints hat and scarf - some of the lads in the pub I frequent thought I was Aberdeen FFS
[quote][p][bold]malcolm walden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alanstreet46[/bold] wrote: It's fine for Le Tis say that we fans should get behind The Saints at this perilous time but, not all fans live within a reasonable distance from St Marys. How can a supporter like myself who lives in West Hamland do his bit[/p][/quote]I'm with Le Tiss - get behind the team and hope for the best. I'm Winchester born and bred and suported the Saints since late 50's although I now live in France and now fear the worst after the recent good times. I loved "Takin Le Tiss"[/p][/quote]Well said, I commute through Glasgow daily wearing my Saints hat and scarf - some of the lads in the pub I frequent thought I was Aberdeen FFS Beer Monster

1:19pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

Why not make Le Tis the next chairman.....This guy lives,and breathes SFC.
He would have the respect of the players,staff, and the Saints fans....
Why not make Le Tis the next chairman.....This guy lives,and breathes SFC. He would have the respect of the players,staff, and the Saints fans.... Rudolf Hucker

1:55pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Golden_Salamander says...

I find those words a bit TWO-FACED from Matty considering all the "problems" some of his mates have been causing behind the scenes over the last 4+ years.
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For the record most Saints fans did "unite" behind the Club in 2009.
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I hope that the good principles put in place by NC that "EVERYBODY pays" are kept in place, we don't want just anybody phoning up for free tickets or paying £75k for ambassadors do we.
I find those words a bit TWO-FACED from Matty considering all the "problems" some of his mates have been causing behind the scenes over the last 4+ years. . For the record most Saints fans did "unite" behind the Club in 2009. . I hope that the good principles put in place by NC that "EVERYBODY pays" are kept in place, we don't want just anybody phoning up for free tickets or paying £75k for ambassadors do we. Golden_Salamander

2:35pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Confucious wrote:
St Retford wrote:
I'm sort of surprised at how sensible and helpful Le Tiss has been with these comments. I'd half expect him to tweet "Ding Dong the witch is dead" in vitriolic fashion, but he's actually quite measured and positive.

Maybe there could be peace in our time yet.
I was rather surprised about that too - and pleased.

We need to keep an open mind about this until the fog lifts, which hopefully will be very soon.

It seems to me that Katherina wanted a seat on the board with Nicola staying in his job. That is very reasonable and it may be that Nicola wanted, unreasonably, to keep his autocracy intact. Of course there may be other issues such as a pending or intended sale - and time will tell.

One thing for sure, short term erratic behaviour isn't the style of the Liebherr family - in fact their business was built upon and is run on principles which are the complete opposite of that.

The best outcome now would be for MoPo to announce he's staying and for Katherina to make a further clarifying statement about the club's future.

Feels like the most important day for our club in a long, long time, with a whole range of outcomes possible - good and bad.

The only thing for sure is that we will, as Le Tiss says, support our club.
Peace in our time? Nice idea but hard to see. I think the trouble is that Saints fans are very divided about too many things:
1. who's the good guy and who's the bad guy?
2. what Katharina's intentions are?
3. what's the best way to move the club forward in the short term?
4. whether the quality of Saints Ale and the match-day food is up to scratch.

With divisions on all of these points, fans fall into many different types:
A. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC's the good guy, that Katharina's in it for the money and wouldn't touch a Saints Ale if it was that or a pint of gnat's p!ss.
B. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC was the devil but that Katharina's in it for the money, think we should sell all our players for the right price, and love Saints Ale and the food.
C. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC was the devil, are right behind Katharina and would drink only Saints Ale with a match-day burger 'because the club needs my hard-earned pay'.
D. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think that both NC and Katharina are wonderful and that the most important issue right now is to improve the beer and burgers.
E. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think that NC is God and that the best thing Katharina could do is to sell the club to anyone willing to put NC back at the helm, just as long as he addresses the beer and burger issue.

Then there's F, G, H .........

I live and breathe Saints and will love my club until I die, and you know what, I reckon there's a chance that, despite so many different points of view, we could all unite behind the club. All we need is to identify the one thing that unites us; but what is that thing?
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I'm sort of surprised at how sensible and helpful Le Tiss has been with these comments. I'd half expect him to tweet "Ding Dong the witch is dead" in vitriolic fashion, but he's actually quite measured and positive. Maybe there could be peace in our time yet.[/p][/quote]I was rather surprised about that too - and pleased. We need to keep an open mind about this until the fog lifts, which hopefully will be very soon. It seems to me that Katherina wanted a seat on the board with Nicola staying in his job. That is very reasonable and it may be that Nicola wanted, unreasonably, to keep his autocracy intact. Of course there may be other issues such as a pending or intended sale - and time will tell. One thing for sure, short term erratic behaviour isn't the style of the Liebherr family - in fact their business was built upon and is run on principles which are the complete opposite of that. The best outcome now would be for MoPo to announce he's staying and for Katherina to make a further clarifying statement about the club's future. Feels like the most important day for our club in a long, long time, with a whole range of outcomes possible - good and bad. The only thing for sure is that we will, as Le Tiss says, support our club.[/p][/quote]Peace in our time? Nice idea but hard to see. I think the trouble is that Saints fans are very divided about too many things: 1. who's the good guy and who's the bad guy? 2. what Katharina's intentions are? 3. what's the best way to move the club forward in the short term? 4. whether the quality of Saints Ale and the match-day food is up to scratch. With divisions on all of these points, fans fall into many different types: A. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC's the good guy, that Katharina's in it for the money and wouldn't touch a Saints Ale if it was that or a pint of gnat's p!ss. B. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC was the devil but that Katharina's in it for the money, think we should sell all our players for the right price, and love Saints Ale and the food. C. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC was the devil, are right behind Katharina and would drink only Saints Ale with a match-day burger 'because the club needs my hard-earned pay'. D. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think that both NC and Katharina are wonderful and that the most important issue right now is to improve the beer and burgers. E. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think that NC is God and that the best thing Katharina could do is to sell the club to anyone willing to put NC back at the helm, just as long as he addresses the beer and burger issue. Then there's F, G, H ......... I live and breathe Saints and will love my club until I die, and you know what, I reckon there's a chance that, despite so many different points of view, we could all unite behind the club. All we need is to identify the one thing that unites us; but what is that thing? Strasbourg Saint

2:37pm Thu 16 Jan 14

loadcee says...

Golden_Salamander wrote:
I find those words a bit TWO-FACED from Matty considering all the "problems" some of his mates have been causing behind the scenes over the last 4+ years.
.
For the record most Saints fans did "unite" behind the Club in 2009.
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I hope that the good principles put in place by NC that "EVERYBODY pays" are kept in place, we don't want just anybody phoning up for free tickets or paying £75k for ambassadors do we.
100% agree no more freeloading from ex players . I bet there already thinking its open house again lol . We pay so should they 😃
[quote][p][bold]Golden_Salamander[/bold] wrote: I find those words a bit TWO-FACED from Matty considering all the "problems" some of his mates have been causing behind the scenes over the last 4+ years. . For the record most Saints fans did "unite" behind the Club in 2009. . I hope that the good principles put in place by NC that "EVERYBODY pays" are kept in place, we don't want just anybody phoning up for free tickets or paying £75k for ambassadors do we.[/p][/quote]100% agree no more freeloading from ex players . I bet there already thinking its open house again lol . We pay so should they 😃 loadcee

3:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Confucious wrote:
St Retford wrote:
I'm sort of surprised at how sensible and helpful Le Tiss has been with these comments. I'd half expect him to tweet "Ding Dong the witch is dead" in vitriolic fashion, but he's actually quite measured and positive.

Maybe there could be peace in our time yet.
I was rather surprised about that too - and pleased.

We need to keep an open mind about this until the fog lifts, which hopefully will be very soon.

It seems to me that Katherina wanted a seat on the board with Nicola staying in his job. That is very reasonable and it may be that Nicola wanted, unreasonably, to keep his autocracy intact. Of course there may be other issues such as a pending or intended sale - and time will tell.

One thing for sure, short term erratic behaviour isn't the style of the Liebherr family - in fact their business was built upon and is run on principles which are the complete opposite of that.

The best outcome now would be for MoPo to announce he's staying and for Katherina to make a further clarifying statement about the club's future.

Feels like the most important day for our club in a long, long time, with a whole range of outcomes possible - good and bad.

The only thing for sure is that we will, as Le Tiss says, support our club.
Peace in our time? Nice idea but hard to see. I think the trouble is that Saints fans are very divided about too many things:
1. who's the good guy and who's the bad guy?
2. what Katharina's intentions are?
3. what's the best way to move the club forward in the short term?
4. whether the quality of Saints Ale and the match-day food is up to scratch.

With divisions on all of these points, fans fall into many different types:
A. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC's the good guy, that Katharina's in it for the money and wouldn't touch a Saints Ale if it was that or a pint of gnat's p!ss.
B. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC was the devil but that Katharina's in it for the money, think we should sell all our players for the right price, and love Saints Ale and the food.
C. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC was the devil, are right behind Katharina and would drink only Saints Ale with a match-day burger 'because the club needs my hard-earned pay'.
D. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think that both NC and Katharina are wonderful and that the most important issue right now is to improve the beer and burgers.
E. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think that NC is God and that the best thing Katharina could do is to sell the club to anyone willing to put NC back at the helm, just as long as he addresses the beer and burger issue.

Then there's F, G, H .........

I live and breathe Saints and will love my club until I die, and you know what, I reckon there's a chance that, despite so many different points of view, we could all unite behind the club. All we need is to identify the one thing that unites us; but what is that thing?
The Spirit of '76 !!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I'm sort of surprised at how sensible and helpful Le Tiss has been with these comments. I'd half expect him to tweet "Ding Dong the witch is dead" in vitriolic fashion, but he's actually quite measured and positive. Maybe there could be peace in our time yet.[/p][/quote]I was rather surprised about that too - and pleased. We need to keep an open mind about this until the fog lifts, which hopefully will be very soon. It seems to me that Katherina wanted a seat on the board with Nicola staying in his job. That is very reasonable and it may be that Nicola wanted, unreasonably, to keep his autocracy intact. Of course there may be other issues such as a pending or intended sale - and time will tell. One thing for sure, short term erratic behaviour isn't the style of the Liebherr family - in fact their business was built upon and is run on principles which are the complete opposite of that. The best outcome now would be for MoPo to announce he's staying and for Katherina to make a further clarifying statement about the club's future. Feels like the most important day for our club in a long, long time, with a whole range of outcomes possible - good and bad. The only thing for sure is that we will, as Le Tiss says, support our club.[/p][/quote]Peace in our time? Nice idea but hard to see. I think the trouble is that Saints fans are very divided about too many things: 1. who's the good guy and who's the bad guy? 2. what Katharina's intentions are? 3. what's the best way to move the club forward in the short term? 4. whether the quality of Saints Ale and the match-day food is up to scratch. With divisions on all of these points, fans fall into many different types: A. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC's the good guy, that Katharina's in it for the money and wouldn't touch a Saints Ale if it was that or a pint of gnat's p!ss. B. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC was the devil but that Katharina's in it for the money, think we should sell all our players for the right price, and love Saints Ale and the food. C. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC was the devil, are right behind Katharina and would drink only Saints Ale with a match-day burger 'because the club needs my hard-earned pay'. D. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think that both NC and Katharina are wonderful and that the most important issue right now is to improve the beer and burgers. E. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think that NC is God and that the best thing Katharina could do is to sell the club to anyone willing to put NC back at the helm, just as long as he addresses the beer and burger issue. Then there's F, G, H ......... I live and breathe Saints and will love my club until I die, and you know what, I reckon there's a chance that, despite so many different points of view, we could all unite behind the club. All we need is to identify the one thing that unites us; but what is that thing?[/p][/quote]The Spirit of '76 !! Positively4thStreet

5:19pm Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

I think D is the nearest, but not too bothered about the beer or the burgers, the tannoy system however.........
I think D is the nearest, but not too bothered about the beer or the burgers, the tannoy system however......... OSPREYSAINT

8:55pm Thu 16 Jan 14

the south coast is ours says...

alanstreet46 wrote:
It's fine for Le Tis say that we fans should get behind The Saints at this perilous time but, not all fans live within a reasonable distance from St Marys. How can a supporter like myself who lives in West Hamland do his bit
i live in north west london had a season ticket for years its in the blood one love southampton fc
[quote][p][bold]alanstreet46[/bold] wrote: It's fine for Le Tis say that we fans should get behind The Saints at this perilous time but, not all fans live within a reasonable distance from St Marys. How can a supporter like myself who lives in West Hamland do his bit[/p][/quote]i live in north west london had a season ticket for years its in the blood one love southampton fc the south coast is ours

10:10pm Thu 16 Jan 14

red/whitearmy says...

loadcee wrote:
Cheers for those wise words Matt . But unfortunately if your fake consortium had taken over we would be playing Pompey this season lol
That is harsh , Matt was led on. How was he to know that the pinnacle group was using him. He was only trying to do his best.
[quote][p][bold]loadcee[/bold] wrote: Cheers for those wise words Matt . But unfortunately if your fake consortium had taken over we would be playing Pompey this season lol[/p][/quote]That is harsh , Matt was led on. How was he to know that the pinnacle group was using him. He was only trying to do his best. red/whitearmy

10:15pm Thu 16 Jan 14

red/whitearmy says...

loadcee wrote:
Cheers for those wise words Matt . But unfortunately if your fake consortium had taken over we would be playing Pompey this season lol
Bit harsh that. Matt tried his best with the pinnacle group and not his fault he was led on. He was not to know what was going to happen down the line.
[quote][p][bold]loadcee[/bold] wrote: Cheers for those wise words Matt . But unfortunately if your fake consortium had taken over we would be playing Pompey this season lol[/p][/quote]Bit harsh that. Matt tried his best with the pinnacle group and not his fault he was led on. He was not to know what was going to happen down the line. red/whitearmy

10:26pm Thu 16 Jan 14

arthur boutfaith says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Confucious wrote:
St Retford wrote:
I'm sort of surprised at how sensible and helpful Le Tiss has been with these comments. I'd half expect him to tweet "Ding Dong the witch is dead" in vitriolic fashion, but he's actually quite measured and positive.

Maybe there could be peace in our time yet.
I was rather surprised about that too - and pleased.

We need to keep an open mind about this until the fog lifts, which hopefully will be very soon.

It seems to me that Katherina wanted a seat on the board with Nicola staying in his job. That is very reasonable and it may be that Nicola wanted, unreasonably, to keep his autocracy intact. Of course there may be other issues such as a pending or intended sale - and time will tell.

One thing for sure, short term erratic behaviour isn't the style of the Liebherr family - in fact their business was built upon and is run on principles which are the complete opposite of that.

The best outcome now would be for MoPo to announce he's staying and for Katherina to make a further clarifying statement about the club's future.

Feels like the most important day for our club in a long, long time, with a whole range of outcomes possible - good and bad.

The only thing for sure is that we will, as Le Tiss says, support our club.
Peace in our time? Nice idea but hard to see. I think the trouble is that Saints fans are very divided about too many things:
1. who's the good guy and who's the bad guy?
2. what Katharina's intentions are?
3. what's the best way to move the club forward in the short term?
4. whether the quality of Saints Ale and the match-day food is up to scratch.

With divisions on all of these points, fans fall into many different types:
A. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC's the good guy, that Katharina's in it for the money and wouldn't touch a Saints Ale if it was that or a pint of gnat's p!ss.
B. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC was the devil but that Katharina's in it for the money, think we should sell all our players for the right price, and love Saints Ale and the food.
C. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC was the devil, are right behind Katharina and would drink only Saints Ale with a match-day burger 'because the club needs my hard-earned pay'.
D. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think that both NC and Katharina are wonderful and that the most important issue right now is to improve the beer and burgers.
E. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think that NC is God and that the best thing Katharina could do is to sell the club to anyone willing to put NC back at the helm, just as long as he addresses the beer and burger issue.

Then there's F, G, H .........

I live and breathe Saints and will love my club until I die, and you know what, I reckon there's a chance that, despite so many different points of view, we could all unite behind the club. All we need is to identify the one thing that unites us; but what is that thing?
I drink the beer, but won't touch the burgers.
Hope this helps?
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I'm sort of surprised at how sensible and helpful Le Tiss has been with these comments. I'd half expect him to tweet "Ding Dong the witch is dead" in vitriolic fashion, but he's actually quite measured and positive. Maybe there could be peace in our time yet.[/p][/quote]I was rather surprised about that too - and pleased. We need to keep an open mind about this until the fog lifts, which hopefully will be very soon. It seems to me that Katherina wanted a seat on the board with Nicola staying in his job. That is very reasonable and it may be that Nicola wanted, unreasonably, to keep his autocracy intact. Of course there may be other issues such as a pending or intended sale - and time will tell. One thing for sure, short term erratic behaviour isn't the style of the Liebherr family - in fact their business was built upon and is run on principles which are the complete opposite of that. The best outcome now would be for MoPo to announce he's staying and for Katherina to make a further clarifying statement about the club's future. Feels like the most important day for our club in a long, long time, with a whole range of outcomes possible - good and bad. The only thing for sure is that we will, as Le Tiss says, support our club.[/p][/quote]Peace in our time? Nice idea but hard to see. I think the trouble is that Saints fans are very divided about too many things: 1. who's the good guy and who's the bad guy? 2. what Katharina's intentions are? 3. what's the best way to move the club forward in the short term? 4. whether the quality of Saints Ale and the match-day food is up to scratch. With divisions on all of these points, fans fall into many different types: A. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC's the good guy, that Katharina's in it for the money and wouldn't touch a Saints Ale if it was that or a pint of gnat's p!ss. B. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC was the devil but that Katharina's in it for the money, think we should sell all our players for the right price, and love Saints Ale and the food. C. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think NC was the devil, are right behind Katharina and would drink only Saints Ale with a match-day burger 'because the club needs my hard-earned pay'. D. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think that both NC and Katharina are wonderful and that the most important issue right now is to improve the beer and burgers. E. Those who live and breathe Saints and will love their club until they die, think that NC is God and that the best thing Katharina could do is to sell the club to anyone willing to put NC back at the helm, just as long as he addresses the beer and burger issue. Then there's F, G, H ......... I live and breathe Saints and will love my club until I die, and you know what, I reckon there's a chance that, despite so many different points of view, we could all unite behind the club. All we need is to identify the one thing that unites us; but what is that thing?[/p][/quote]I drink the beer, but won't touch the burgers. Hope this helps? arthur boutfaith

10:28pm Thu 16 Jan 14

red/whitearmy says...

Why are there some posts on here slagging off matt and his part. Yes he got screwed over but he has this club at heart and he was trying his best at the time to save the club from ****. Pinnacle **** on him and deceived me then as well. But they were never going to save the club , Then later stage our administrator admitted that they would not happen. At least he was trying. Then the Liebherr family stepped in with Cortese.
Why are there some posts on here slagging off matt and his part. Yes he got screwed over but he has this club at heart and he was trying his best at the time to save the club from ****. Pinnacle **** on him and deceived me then as well. But they were never going to save the club , Then later stage our administrator admitted that they would not happen. At least he was trying. Then the Liebherr family stepped in with Cortese. red/whitearmy

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