Totton-born Williams lined up to replace Cortese at Saints

Basingstoke Gazette: Totton-born Williams lined up to replace Cortese at Saints Totton-born Williams lined up to replace Cortese at Saints

TOTTON-born ex-Blackburn Rovers chairman John Williams is being strongly linked to replace Nicola Cortese at St Mary’s.

The lifelong Saints fan, 64, is the latest ex-Premier League man linked with the club after Christian Purslow and Derek Llambias, the former managing directors at Liverpool and Newcastle United respectively.

Williams, who is reported to have been interviewed by Saints owner Katharina Liebherr, is currently in charge of the Professional Game Match Officials referees’ group, having been appointed to that role a year ago this month.

He joined Blackburn Rovers in 1997, during Jack Walker’s successful ownership of the club, as chief executive.

In 2005 he took on the title of executive chairman - the same title Cortese had at Saints.

He left Ewood Park in February 2011 following the arrival of controversial new owners Venky's.

A few months later he joined Manchester City, working alongside ex-players Brian Marwood and Partick Vieira. He stepped aside a year later following the appointment of new chief executive Ferran Soriano.

At the time of his appointment, City said Williams “will provide support in a number of areas which include assisting with the high volume of senior and youth contracts, whether for renewal or disposal and also working closely with our football legal and secretarial functions.”

After growing up as a Saints fan, Williams studied science at the University of London. His early career took him into horse racing as he joined the Levy Board and became general manager of Sandown Park racecourse.

Williams joined Granada in the late 1970s, working as head of studio operations, head of design and head of film, before being asked to help design the Studios Tour on Quay Street.

That led to him becoming chief executive of the company’s Entertainments Division, which included theme parks in Lancashire and Derbyshire, a dozen nightclubs and six hotels.

Williams was involved in Granada’s 1996 takeover of the Forte Group, which include the Travelodge and Little Chef chains, before Walker invited him to join Blackburn a year later.

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8:07am Mon 20 Jan 14

White and red till dead says...

If he's a fan he'll always have the club at heart. Maybe we'll get our stripes back with him at the helm too...
If he's a fan he'll always have the club at heart. Maybe we'll get our stripes back with him at the helm too... White and red till dead
  • Score: 39

8:18am Mon 20 Jan 14

costa gaz says...

... Now that sounds a little bit more realistic.
The Mirror has stated that he is Totton's 29th wealthiest man.
... Now that sounds a little bit more realistic. The Mirror has stated that he is Totton's 29th wealthiest man. costa gaz
  • Score: 45

8:28am Mon 20 Jan 14

BracknellSaint says...

So he was chairman of the pro referees organization?
Any chance that this had something to do with our slightly OTT complaining against Clattenburg? Cortese trying to disrupt things for his future replacement? Lots of questions still...
So he was chairman of the pro referees organization? Any chance that this had something to do with our slightly OTT complaining against Clattenburg? Cortese trying to disrupt things for his future replacement? Lots of questions still... BracknellSaint
  • Score: -17

8:31am Mon 20 Jan 14

Totton Ric says...

Maybe lend AFC Totton a hand aswell :)
Maybe lend AFC Totton a hand aswell :) Totton Ric
  • Score: 10

8:46am Mon 20 Jan 14

lowemustgo says...

He sounds ideal, because his experience at Blackburn Rovers was in successfully running the club on behalf of the late Jack Walker's will trust, until the opportunity came to sell it to Venky's.
Blackburn had more than ten years of success until he left and Venky's lost the plot.
NC was also supposed to be running the club on behalf of the Marcus Liebherr will trust, except he didn't see it that way!
Good move if its true; well done Katharina.
Begs the question though - Is a sale imminent or some way away?
More research please Echo.
He sounds ideal, because his experience at Blackburn Rovers was in successfully running the club on behalf of the late Jack Walker's will trust, until the opportunity came to sell it to Venky's. Blackburn had more than ten years of success until he left and Venky's lost the plot. NC was also supposed to be running the club on behalf of the Marcus Liebherr will trust, except he didn't see it that way! Good move if its true; well done Katharina. Begs the question though - Is a sale imminent or some way away? More research please Echo. lowemustgo
  • Score: 13

8:55am Mon 20 Jan 14

Alicesdad says...

I have no idea whats going on.

What's happening ?
I have no idea whats going on. What's happening ? Alicesdad
  • Score: 9

9:04am Mon 20 Jan 14

johnlennonar says...

Cut and paste HAHAHA LOL Read this last night in the DM before it appeared in the DE HAHAHA LOL

Not sure if I should be happy or sad that this guy is being linked to Southampton. Take a look at Blackburn, but maybe that had nothing to do with him.
Cut and paste HAHAHA LOL Read this last night in the DM before it appeared in the DE HAHAHA LOL Not sure if I should be happy or sad that this guy is being linked to Southampton. Take a look at Blackburn, but maybe that had nothing to do with him. johnlennonar
  • Score: -27

9:11am Mon 20 Jan 14

costa gaz says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I have no idea whats going on.

What's happening ?
According to the Daily Mirror, John Williams the worlds wealthiest composer is buying the saints, the fact that all the films that he wrote the music scores for were once shown in Southampton's ABC 1 cinema is significant.
He does not own a super yacht and it has never been spotted in Ocean Village and has never sponsored the Chinese football league.
He apparently bought the city of Totton back in the 90's.

Hope this helps.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I have no idea whats going on. What's happening ?[/p][/quote]According to the Daily Mirror, John Williams the worlds wealthiest composer is buying the saints, the fact that all the films that he wrote the music scores for were once shown in Southampton's ABC 1 cinema is significant. He does not own a super yacht and it has never been spotted in Ocean Village and has never sponsored the Chinese football league. He apparently bought the city of Totton back in the 90's. Hope this helps. costa gaz
  • Score: 18

9:11am Mon 20 Jan 14

St Retford says...

I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.
I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent. St Retford
  • Score: 10

9:42am Mon 20 Jan 14

therealredarmy says...

Our club don't want a dinosaur yes he's done well back in the 90's but I don't think he's the man for the job. Bring Damien Comolli he's a very good football scout and sporting director he did really well at Spurs and Brought Bale, Kevin Pince Boateng, Assou Ekoto,Modric, Corluka and Luis Suarez and so on. The club want success with the academy and players outside the academy and I think he could be the man for the job. People will criticize my choice but we don't want somebody who believe that football is still stuck in the 90's, we want somebody young and that guy must have a good link in Europe and Comolli he's the man for that well I believe !
Our club don't want a dinosaur yes he's done well back in the 90's but I don't think he's the man for the job. Bring Damien Comolli he's a very good football scout and sporting director he did really well at Spurs and Brought Bale, Kevin Pince Boateng, Assou Ekoto,Modric, Corluka and Luis Suarez and so on. The club want success with the academy and players outside the academy and I think he could be the man for the job. People will criticize my choice but we don't want somebody who believe that football is still stuck in the 90's, we want somebody young and that guy must have a good link in Europe and Comolli he's the man for that well I believe ! therealredarmy
  • Score: -20

10:01am Mon 20 Jan 14

Sadoldgitte says...

A football man and a Saints fan to boot. Rock and roll!
A football man and a Saints fan to boot. Rock and roll! Sadoldgitte
  • Score: 18

10:07am Mon 20 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

johnlennonar wrote:
Cut and paste HAHAHA LOL Read this last night in the DM before it appeared in the DE HAHAHA LOL

Not sure if I should be happy or sad that this guy is being linked to Southampton. Take a look at Blackburn, but maybe that had nothing to do with him.
And the man overseeng the demise of Poopey is? Whoever it is he's doing a great job.
[quote][p][bold]johnlennonar[/bold] wrote: Cut and paste HAHAHA LOL Read this last night in the DM before it appeared in the DE HAHAHA LOL Not sure if I should be happy or sad that this guy is being linked to Southampton. Take a look at Blackburn, but maybe that had nothing to do with him.[/p][/quote]And the man overseeng the demise of Poopey is? Whoever it is he's doing a great job. Clever Dick
  • Score: 12

10:18am Mon 20 Jan 14

Confucious says...

I think it would be very good if Jenifer Aniston was appointed.
I think it would be very good if Jenifer Aniston was appointed. Confucious
  • Score: 11

10:28am Mon 20 Jan 14

Costa Baz says...

Confucious wrote:
I think it would be very good if Jenifer Aniston was appointed.
I can think of two of her good points. Mmmmmmmmmmm
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I think it would be very good if Jenifer Aniston was appointed.[/p][/quote]I can think of two of her good points. Mmmmmmmmmmm Costa Baz
  • Score: 1

11:14am Mon 20 Jan 14

SnapperSaint says...

St Retford wrote:
I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.
I agree with your thoughts there, but perhaps for now we just need a safe pair of hands to continue where NC left off...?
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.[/p][/quote]I agree with your thoughts there, but perhaps for now we just need a safe pair of hands to continue where NC left off...? SnapperSaint
  • Score: 7

11:18am Mon 20 Jan 14

right back in the bar says...

Confucious wrote:
I think it would be very good if Jenifer Aniston was appointed.
Having watched We're the Millers at the w/e the scene where she cavorts around in bra and see through shorties is clear testimony to a woman with modern attitudes.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I think it would be very good if Jenifer Aniston was appointed.[/p][/quote]Having watched We're the Millers at the w/e the scene where she cavorts around in bra and see through shorties is clear testimony to a woman with modern attitudes. right back in the bar
  • Score: 3

11:22am Mon 20 Jan 14

St Retford says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I have no idea whats going on.

What's happening ?
There are known knowns, and there and known unknowns. There and unknown knowns and there and unknown unknowns. There are Noel Gallaghers and there are Noel Cowards. There are Beyonce Knowles and there are Tony Knowles. There is Knowle West and there is Knowle Sands. There are, in other words, no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limits.

I hope this helps.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I have no idea whats going on. What's happening ?[/p][/quote]There are known knowns, and there and known unknowns. There and unknown knowns and there and unknown unknowns. There are Noel Gallaghers and there are Noel Cowards. There are Beyonce Knowles and there are Tony Knowles. There is Knowle West and there is Knowle Sands. There are, in other words, no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limits. I hope this helps. St Retford
  • Score: 9

11:24am Mon 20 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

johnlennonar wrote:
Cut and paste HAHAHA LOL Read this last night in the DM before it appeared in the DE HAHAHA LOL

Not sure if I should be happy or sad that this guy is being linked to Southampton. Take a look at Blackburn, but maybe that had nothing to do with him.
Perhaps a little research would help? He was doing a very good job at Blackburn, but sensibly saw the light and left when the chicken farmers bought the Club. It all went downhill after that.
[quote][p][bold]johnlennonar[/bold] wrote: Cut and paste HAHAHA LOL Read this last night in the DM before it appeared in the DE HAHAHA LOL Not sure if I should be happy or sad that this guy is being linked to Southampton. Take a look at Blackburn, but maybe that had nothing to do with him.[/p][/quote]Perhaps a little research would help? He was doing a very good job at Blackburn, but sensibly saw the light and left when the chicken farmers bought the Club. It all went downhill after that. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 6

11:25am Mon 20 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

St Retford wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
I have no idea whats going on.

What's happening ?
There are known knowns, and there and known unknowns. There and unknown knowns and there and unknown unknowns. There are Noel Gallaghers and there are Noel Cowards. There are Beyonce Knowles and there are Tony Knowles. There is Knowle West and there is Knowle Sands. There are, in other words, no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limits.

I hope this helps.
No.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I have no idea whats going on. What's happening ?[/p][/quote]There are known knowns, and there and known unknowns. There and unknown knowns and there and unknown unknowns. There are Noel Gallaghers and there are Noel Cowards. There are Beyonce Knowles and there are Tony Knowles. There is Knowle West and there is Knowle Sands. There are, in other words, no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limits. I hope this helps.[/p][/quote]No. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

11:38am Mon 20 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

if its the john Williams I`ve researched, can we have his jaws tune playing when Big Vic chases someone down? we could also change our walkout tune to the imperial storm trooper theme.
or have I got the wrong bloke?
if its the john Williams I`ve researched, can we have his jaws tune playing when Big Vic chases someone down? we could also change our walkout tune to the imperial storm trooper theme. or have I got the wrong bloke? el caballo santos101
  • Score: 6

11:53am Mon 20 Jan 14

Alicesdad says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
I have no idea whats going on.

What's happening ?
There are known knowns, and there and known unknowns. There and unknown knowns and there and unknown unknowns. There are Noel Gallaghers and there are Noel Cowards. There are Beyonce Knowles and there are Tony Knowles. There is Knowle West and there is Knowle Sands. There are, in other words, no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limits.

I hope this helps.
No.
It's all becoming clear.

Nobody knows what's going on!

What's happening ?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I have no idea whats going on. What's happening ?[/p][/quote]There are known knowns, and there and known unknowns. There and unknown knowns and there and unknown unknowns. There are Noel Gallaghers and there are Noel Cowards. There are Beyonce Knowles and there are Tony Knowles. There is Knowle West and there is Knowle Sands. There are, in other words, no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limits. I hope this helps.[/p][/quote]No.[/p][/quote]It's all becoming clear. Nobody knows what's going on! What's happening ? Alicesdad
  • Score: 2

11:59am Mon 20 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
if its the john Williams I`ve researched, can we have his jaws tune playing when Big Vic chases someone down? we could also change our walkout tune to the imperial storm trooper theme.
or have I got the wrong bloke?
Yes.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: if its the john Williams I`ve researched, can we have his jaws tune playing when Big Vic chases someone down? we could also change our walkout tune to the imperial storm trooper theme. or have I got the wrong bloke?[/p][/quote]Yes. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

12:02pm Mon 20 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Alicesdad wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
I have no idea whats going on.

What's happening ?
There are known knowns, and there and known unknowns. There and unknown knowns and there and unknown unknowns. There are Noel Gallaghers and there are Noel Cowards. There are Beyonce Knowles and there are Tony Knowles. There is Knowle West and there is Knowle Sands. There are, in other words, no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limits.

I hope this helps.
No.
It's all becoming clear.

Nobody knows what's going on!

What's happening ?
We are not being sold, we are getting a new CEO, Poch may get a new deal and it is business as usual, I think. I also think we will need a couple of emergency quality signings, but I am less confident about that.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I have no idea whats going on. What's happening ?[/p][/quote]There are known knowns, and there and known unknowns. There and unknown knowns and there and unknown unknowns. There are Noel Gallaghers and there are Noel Cowards. There are Beyonce Knowles and there are Tony Knowles. There is Knowle West and there is Knowle Sands. There are, in other words, no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limits. I hope this helps.[/p][/quote]No.[/p][/quote]It's all becoming clear. Nobody knows what's going on! What's happening ?[/p][/quote]We are not being sold, we are getting a new CEO, Poch may get a new deal and it is business as usual, I think. I also think we will need a couple of emergency quality signings, but I am less confident about that. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

12:05pm Mon 20 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/John_Willia
ms_%28businessman%29
http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/John_Willia ms_%28businessman%29 OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -3

12:13pm Mon 20 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
if its the john Williams I`ve researched, can we have his jaws tune playing when Big Vic chases someone down? we could also change our walkout tune to the imperial storm trooper theme.
or have I got the wrong bloke?
Yes.
so is it the guitarist john Williams then?
that would be good half time entertainment. the ceo coming onto the pitch and giving us renditions of his greatest hits!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: if its the john Williams I`ve researched, can we have his jaws tune playing when Big Vic chases someone down? we could also change our walkout tune to the imperial storm trooper theme. or have I got the wrong bloke?[/p][/quote]Yes.[/p][/quote]so is it the guitarist john Williams then? that would be good half time entertainment. the ceo coming onto the pitch and giving us renditions of his greatest hits! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 0

12:17pm Mon 20 Jan 14

bathsaints says...

As long as we have someone with the clubs best interests at heart come in I'd be happy. The philosophy of young english players being bought through needs to continue and is refreshing in the age of big money transfers and over inflated salaries (which still doesn't always guarantee success). On a different note does the Daily Mirror have some kind of insider at our beloved club as they seem to have the 'inside word' on everything. I see following the possible sale to China's wealthist man they are now claiming MoPo is being offered a bumper contract by Katharina to stay as manager - this would be great if true but I'd like to know where there source of all things southampton is, especially at such a shockingly bad paper!
As long as we have someone with the clubs best interests at heart come in I'd be happy. The philosophy of young english players being bought through needs to continue and is refreshing in the age of big money transfers and over inflated salaries (which still doesn't always guarantee success). On a different note does the Daily Mirror have some kind of insider at our beloved club as they seem to have the 'inside word' on everything. I see following the possible sale to China's wealthist man they are now claiming MoPo is being offered a bumper contract by Katharina to stay as manager - this would be great if true but I'd like to know where there source of all things southampton is, especially at such a shockingly bad paper! bathsaints
  • Score: 7

12:35pm Mon 20 Jan 14

DisplacedFan says...

St Retford wrote:
I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.
Totally agree. My thinking also. If he was interviewed, how did he explain his vision for moving Sains to a new level if he only thought like so many others. Blackburn ? Really? I have a vision. Perhaps she should interview me? Cortese showed you don't need to be in football to know what to do. It's all about being able to think differently. I'm sure he is very good at what he does, but it doesn't sound like our leader is looking for vision, but a supervisor who follows directions. That would be sad.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. My thinking also. If he was interviewed, how did he explain his vision for moving Sains to a new level if he only thought like so many others. Blackburn ? Really? I have a vision. Perhaps she should interview me? Cortese showed you don't need to be in football to know what to do. It's all about being able to think differently. I'm sure he is very good at what he does, but it doesn't sound like our leader is looking for vision, but a supervisor who follows directions. That would be sad. DisplacedFan
  • Score: -1

12:39pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Brusher Mills says...

White and red till dead wrote:
If he's a fan he'll always have the club at heart. Maybe we'll get our stripes back with him at the helm too...
I am not excited, hopefully he us appointed to sell the club. It can the be bought by mega mega rich owners fronted by The Don, he can then get us back on track with his vision the southampton way. Who needs stripes, rank xerox kit was always the best anyway.
[quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: If he's a fan he'll always have the club at heart. Maybe we'll get our stripes back with him at the helm too...[/p][/quote]I am not excited, hopefully he us appointed to sell the club. It can the be bought by mega mega rich owners fronted by The Don, he can then get us back on track with his vision the southampton way. Who needs stripes, rank xerox kit was always the best anyway. Brusher Mills
  • Score: -8

1:16pm Mon 20 Jan 14

saint christopher says...

Everything coming from Katharina indicates a change of captain but not of ownership or direction of travel. Given the turmoil of the last week I think all true fan's should be grateful for that. Yes, we might like the excitement of a big-money takeover, but what we really now need is stability and steady progress and provided MoPo is willing to stay I think that's what it look like we're going to get.
Everything coming from Katharina indicates a change of captain but not of ownership or direction of travel. Given the turmoil of the last week I think all true fan's should be grateful for that. Yes, we might like the excitement of a big-money takeover, but what we really now need is stability and steady progress and provided MoPo is willing to stay I think that's what it look like we're going to get. saint christopher
  • Score: 8

1:18pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Sainty saint saint says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
St Retford wrote:
I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.
Totally agree. My thinking also. If he was interviewed, how did he explain his vision for moving Sains to a new level if he only thought like so many others. Blackburn ? Really? I have a vision. Perhaps she should interview me? Cortese showed you don't need to be in football to know what to do. It's all about being able to think differently. I'm sure he is very good at what he does, but it doesn't sound like our leader is looking for vision, but a supervisor who follows directions. That would be sad.
What does it matter if he's just an administrator who follows orders if the orders are coming from someone with a vision - maybe KL has a vision similar to NC's - maybe that vision came from ML originally and KL is keen to continue it.

Maybe Les Reed has the vision too (although I very much doubt that but the point is - don't assume that the CEO has to be the one with the ideas).
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. My thinking also. If he was interviewed, how did he explain his vision for moving Sains to a new level if he only thought like so many others. Blackburn ? Really? I have a vision. Perhaps she should interview me? Cortese showed you don't need to be in football to know what to do. It's all about being able to think differently. I'm sure he is very good at what he does, but it doesn't sound like our leader is looking for vision, but a supervisor who follows directions. That would be sad.[/p][/quote]What does it matter if he's just an administrator who follows orders if the orders are coming from someone with a vision - maybe KL has a vision similar to NC's - maybe that vision came from ML originally and KL is keen to continue it. Maybe Les Reed has the vision too (although I very much doubt that but the point is - don't assume that the CEO has to be the one with the ideas). Sainty saint saint
  • Score: 3

1:27pm Mon 20 Jan 14

stfrancisofbenali says...

I had a meeting with JW when he was at Blackburn to sort out an issue with the press access at Ewood Park and he was incredibly affable and helpful. When he heard who I supported all he wanted to do was chat about The Saints and he does have a strong Hampshire burr. My guess is that he will be an old school football chairman rather than a modern visionary so not convinced that MoPo will take to him. Odds shortening on Allardyce being our manager by next August.
I had a meeting with JW when he was at Blackburn to sort out an issue with the press access at Ewood Park and he was incredibly affable and helpful. When he heard who I supported all he wanted to do was chat about The Saints and he does have a strong Hampshire burr. My guess is that he will be an old school football chairman rather than a modern visionary so not convinced that MoPo will take to him. Odds shortening on Allardyce being our manager by next August. stfrancisofbenali
  • Score: -7

1:29pm Mon 20 Jan 14

stfrancisofbenali says...

Brusher Mills wrote:
White and red till dead wrote:
If he's a fan he'll always have the club at heart. Maybe we'll get our stripes back with him at the helm too...
I am not excited, hopefully he us appointed to sell the club. It can the be bought by mega mega rich owners fronted by The Don, he can then get us back on track with his vision the southampton way. Who needs stripes, rank xerox kit was always the best anyway.
That was stripes. Just very wide ones.
[quote][p][bold]Brusher Mills[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: If he's a fan he'll always have the club at heart. Maybe we'll get our stripes back with him at the helm too...[/p][/quote]I am not excited, hopefully he us appointed to sell the club. It can the be bought by mega mega rich owners fronted by The Don, he can then get us back on track with his vision the southampton way. Who needs stripes, rank xerox kit was always the best anyway.[/p][/quote]That was stripes. Just very wide ones. stfrancisofbenali
  • Score: 0

1:34pm Mon 20 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

stfrancisofbenali wrote:
I had a meeting with JW when he was at Blackburn to sort out an issue with the press access at Ewood Park and he was incredibly affable and helpful. When he heard who I supported all he wanted to do was chat about The Saints and he does have a strong Hampshire burr. My guess is that he will be an old school football chairman rather than a modern visionary so not convinced that MoPo will take to him. Odds shortening on Allardyce being our manager by next August.
Hope you are wrong about Fat Sam, we want nourishment not punishment.
[quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: I had a meeting with JW when he was at Blackburn to sort out an issue with the press access at Ewood Park and he was incredibly affable and helpful. When he heard who I supported all he wanted to do was chat about The Saints and he does have a strong Hampshire burr. My guess is that he will be an old school football chairman rather than a modern visionary so not convinced that MoPo will take to him. Odds shortening on Allardyce being our manager by next August.[/p][/quote]Hope you are wrong about Fat Sam, we want nourishment not punishment. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

1:37pm Mon 20 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

bathsaints wrote:
As long as we have someone with the clubs best interests at heart come in I'd be happy. The philosophy of young english players being bought through needs to continue and is refreshing in the age of big money transfers and over inflated salaries (which still doesn't always guarantee success). On a different note does the Daily Mirror have some kind of insider at our beloved club as they seem to have the 'inside word' on everything. I see following the possible sale to China's wealthist man they are now claiming MoPo is being offered a bumper contract by Katharina to stay as manager - this would be great if true but I'd like to know where there source of all things southampton is, especially at such a shockingly bad paper!
If there is an insider for the Daily Mirror how come he gets more wrong than right?
[quote][p][bold]bathsaints[/bold] wrote: As long as we have someone with the clubs best interests at heart come in I'd be happy. The philosophy of young english players being bought through needs to continue and is refreshing in the age of big money transfers and over inflated salaries (which still doesn't always guarantee success). On a different note does the Daily Mirror have some kind of insider at our beloved club as they seem to have the 'inside word' on everything. I see following the possible sale to China's wealthist man they are now claiming MoPo is being offered a bumper contract by Katharina to stay as manager - this would be great if true but I'd like to know where there source of all things southampton is, especially at such a shockingly bad paper![/p][/quote]If there is an insider for the Daily Mirror how come he gets more wrong than right? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

1:51pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Outside of the Box says...

If appointed I believe he'll steady the ship until the end of the season, whilst trying to extend the contracts of our players along the way, he'll also offload the deadwood to reduce the wages bill, then I honestly believe KL will sell out to the highest bidder, it will be our 3rd season back in the Premier League all of this will increase the value of the Club. Hope I'm wrong but I cannot see the Don or his vision for the Club returning or remaining.
If appointed I believe he'll steady the ship until the end of the season, whilst trying to extend the contracts of our players along the way, he'll also offload the deadwood to reduce the wages bill, then I honestly believe KL will sell out to the highest bidder, it will be our 3rd season back in the Premier League all of this will increase the value of the Club. Hope I'm wrong but I cannot see the Don or his vision for the Club returning or remaining. Outside of the Box
  • Score: 0

1:54pm Mon 20 Jan 14

warrens 76 says...

warrens 76 says...

SiamSaint wrote:
Thornhill Saint wrote:
andoru wrote:
I'm a member of an online forum of Chinese Saints fans (there are 1,932 of them at the time of writing) and the feelings about this among them are mixed. Some of them are concerned. Some don't trust him, but plenty of others are quite excited by the prospect. Plus they think it will be a hell of a lot easier to buy the Southampton kit here. It's impossible at the moment - legit stores only stock the "big clubs" from the major European leagues. Saints are not yet famous enough to even have a fake shirt at the dodgy markets.
That is good to hear! When I lived in Bejing and then Guangzhou in the late 90s there were none! (No mtter how hard I tried)

As for the fans, (Some thinking eis grat while others don't trust him) it sounds like him and Crtese will have at least one thing in common! (Sunseeker aside of course)

UTS!!
Same here in Thailand re the jerseys. But we were recently highlighted in the official Club Programme as the biggest fan group outside the UK!
http://www.goal.com/


en-my/news/3960/asia


/2014/01/13/4540011/


thai-saints-largest-


southampton-fan-grou


p-outside-of-uk

I have mixed feelings about what instant riches would do. City and Chelsea have a bigger fan base and succeed. Blackburn and Poo-pee don't and didn't
Your final paragraph is so true…were we are is probably our real position viz a viz the team, the reliable fan base as opposed to glory hunters, our self financing capabilities and so on…

...indeed the jumpt ot a higher level would involve an entirely different measure of investment way beyond any reasonable return that could be expected..it is a crying shame but true…

This weekend I flew into London and very good friends took me and the wife to see the Arsenal in the diamond club and then to see The Jersey boys (go it is awesome)….

Now we went to see Arsenal play us last season and of course our conecentration was only on Saints….this time I had a good look at the stadium, the quality of customer care and the revenues…

…Consider this the entire second tier around the stadium are all executive clubs yes not hundreds of fans many thousands…the food the service was a million miles beyond anything we do..I had a box for five years at St Mary's and quite frankly compared to the Emirates well there isn't any…

..the attitude of ALL the staff was making your day as enjoyable as possible, no silly drinking laws or limits, no officiousness just an exceptional day out..

The kicker is that Arsenal's corporate tickets alone (excluding boxes!) take more money than our entire home gate receipts…and over 250 boxes not 40 like us…

..so dear fans we are so far behind this that any illusions we have of competing with the top four are just that and it will not be lost on any potential new owners..
warrens 76 says... SiamSaint wrote: Thornhill Saint wrote: andoru wrote: I'm a member of an online forum of Chinese Saints fans (there are 1,932 of them at the time of writing) and the feelings about this among them are mixed. Some of them are concerned. Some don't trust him, but plenty of others are quite excited by the prospect. Plus they think it will be a hell of a lot easier to buy the Southampton kit here. It's impossible at the moment - legit stores only stock the "big clubs" from the major European leagues. Saints are not yet famous enough to even have a fake shirt at the dodgy markets. That is good to hear! When I lived in Bejing and then Guangzhou in the late 90s there were none! (No mtter how hard I tried) As for the fans, (Some thinking eis grat while others don't trust him) it sounds like him and Crtese will have at least one thing in common! (Sunseeker aside of course) UTS!! Same here in Thailand re the jerseys. But we were recently highlighted in the official Club Programme as the biggest fan group outside the UK! http://www.goal.com/ en-my/news/3960/asia /2014/01/13/4540011/ thai-saints-largest- southampton-fan-grou p-outside-of-uk I have mixed feelings about what instant riches would do. City and Chelsea have a bigger fan base and succeed. Blackburn and Poo-pee don't and didn't Your final paragraph is so true…were we are is probably our real position viz a viz the team, the reliable fan base as opposed to glory hunters, our self financing capabilities and so on… ...indeed the jumpt ot a higher level would involve an entirely different measure of investment way beyond any reasonable return that could be expected..it is a crying shame but true… This weekend I flew into London and very good friends took me and the wife to see the Arsenal in the diamond club and then to see The Jersey boys (go it is awesome)…. Now we went to see Arsenal play us last season and of course our conecentration was only on Saints….this time I had a good look at the stadium, the quality of customer care and the revenues… …Consider this the entire second tier around the stadium are all executive clubs yes not hundreds of fans many thousands…the food the service was a million miles beyond anything we do..I had a box for five years at St Mary's and quite frankly compared to the Emirates well there isn't any… ..the attitude of ALL the staff was making your day as enjoyable as possible, no silly drinking laws or limits, no officiousness just an exceptional day out.. The kicker is that Arsenal's corporate tickets alone (excluding boxes!) take more money than our entire home gate receipts…and over 250 boxes not 40 like us… ..so dear fans we are so far behind this that any illusions we have of competing with the top four are just that and it will not be lost on any potential new owners.. warrens 76
  • Score: 5

2:02pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
St Retford wrote:
I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.
Totally agree. My thinking also. If he was interviewed, how did he explain his vision for moving Sains to a new level if he only thought like so many others. Blackburn ? Really? I have a vision. Perhaps she should interview me? Cortese showed you don't need to be in football to know what to do. It's all about being able to think differently. I'm sure he is very good at what he does, but it doesn't sound like our leader is looking for vision, but a supervisor who follows directions. That would be sad.
What does it matter if he's just an administrator who follows orders if the orders are coming from someone with a vision - maybe KL has a vision similar to NC's - maybe that vision came from ML originally and KL is keen to continue it.

Maybe Les Reed has the vision too (although I very much doubt that but the point is - don't assume that the CEO has to be the one with the ideas).
It matters a lot. The vision was NC's it's as clear as the nose on the end of your face - listen to his interviews, see what he's been doing these last four and a bit years. NC was young, energetic and driven with a real hands on approach. This bloke is a 'safe pair of hands'. He's 64 and has established himself as an excellent executive. I have no doubt he will make up with LeTiss, Benali and maybe even Solent Interiors but will he be hell bent on Champions League no matter what? That's the act he is replacing and we do not want to lessen our desire or pace of achievement. There is no standing still, you either push forward or you slip backwards, cliqued but true.
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. My thinking also. If he was interviewed, how did he explain his vision for moving Sains to a new level if he only thought like so many others. Blackburn ? Really? I have a vision. Perhaps she should interview me? Cortese showed you don't need to be in football to know what to do. It's all about being able to think differently. I'm sure he is very good at what he does, but it doesn't sound like our leader is looking for vision, but a supervisor who follows directions. That would be sad.[/p][/quote]What does it matter if he's just an administrator who follows orders if the orders are coming from someone with a vision - maybe KL has a vision similar to NC's - maybe that vision came from ML originally and KL is keen to continue it. Maybe Les Reed has the vision too (although I very much doubt that but the point is - don't assume that the CEO has to be the one with the ideas).[/p][/quote]It matters a lot. The vision was NC's it's as clear as the nose on the end of your face - listen to his interviews, see what he's been doing these last four and a bit years. NC was young, energetic and driven with a real hands on approach. This bloke is a 'safe pair of hands'. He's 64 and has established himself as an excellent executive. I have no doubt he will make up with LeTiss, Benali and maybe even Solent Interiors but will he be hell bent on Champions League no matter what? That's the act he is replacing and we do not want to lessen our desire or pace of achievement. There is no standing still, you either push forward or you slip backwards, cliqued but true. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 9

2:07pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

warrens 76 wrote:
warrens 76 says...

SiamSaint wrote:
Thornhill Saint wrote:
andoru wrote:
I'm a member of an online forum of Chinese Saints fans (there are 1,932 of them at the time of writing) and the feelings about this among them are mixed. Some of them are concerned. Some don't trust him, but plenty of others are quite excited by the prospect. Plus they think it will be a hell of a lot easier to buy the Southampton kit here. It's impossible at the moment - legit stores only stock the "big clubs" from the major European leagues. Saints are not yet famous enough to even have a fake shirt at the dodgy markets.
That is good to hear! When I lived in Bejing and then Guangzhou in the late 90s there were none! (No mtter how hard I tried)

As for the fans, (Some thinking eis grat while others don't trust him) it sounds like him and Crtese will have at least one thing in common! (Sunseeker aside of course)

UTS!!
Same here in Thailand re the jerseys. But we were recently highlighted in the official Club Programme as the biggest fan group outside the UK!
http://www.goal.com/



en-my/news/3960/asia



/2014/01/13/4540011/



thai-saints-largest-



southampton-fan-grou



p-outside-of-uk

I have mixed feelings about what instant riches would do. City and Chelsea have a bigger fan base and succeed. Blackburn and Poo-pee don't and didn't
Your final paragraph is so true…were we are is probably our real position viz a viz the team, the reliable fan base as opposed to glory hunters, our self financing capabilities and so on…

...indeed the jumpt ot a higher level would involve an entirely different measure of investment way beyond any reasonable return that could be expected..it is a crying shame but true…

This weekend I flew into London and very good friends took me and the wife to see the Arsenal in the diamond club and then to see The Jersey boys (go it is awesome)….

Now we went to see Arsenal play us last season and of course our conecentration was only on Saints….this time I had a good look at the stadium, the quality of customer care and the revenues…

…Consider this the entire second tier around the stadium are all executive clubs yes not hundreds of fans many thousands…the food the service was a million miles beyond anything we do..I had a box for five years at St Mary's and quite frankly compared to the Emirates well there isn't any…

..the attitude of ALL the staff was making your day as enjoyable as possible, no silly drinking laws or limits, no officiousness just an exceptional day out..

The kicker is that Arsenal's corporate tickets alone (excluding boxes!) take more money than our entire home gate receipts…and over 250 boxes not 40 like us…

..so dear fans we are so far behind this that any illusions we have of competing with the top four are just that and it will not be lost on any potential new owners..
That's Arsenal based in the capital and is different from anywhere else in the country. We have invested heavily in The Ageas Bowl but go to corporate at Lord's or The Oval and you will see the same contrasts you talk of.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: warrens 76 says... SiamSaint wrote: Thornhill Saint wrote: andoru wrote: I'm a member of an online forum of Chinese Saints fans (there are 1,932 of them at the time of writing) and the feelings about this among them are mixed. Some of them are concerned. Some don't trust him, but plenty of others are quite excited by the prospect. Plus they think it will be a hell of a lot easier to buy the Southampton kit here. It's impossible at the moment - legit stores only stock the "big clubs" from the major European leagues. Saints are not yet famous enough to even have a fake shirt at the dodgy markets. That is good to hear! When I lived in Bejing and then Guangzhou in the late 90s there were none! (No mtter how hard I tried) As for the fans, (Some thinking eis grat while others don't trust him) it sounds like him and Crtese will have at least one thing in common! (Sunseeker aside of course) UTS!! Same here in Thailand re the jerseys. But we were recently highlighted in the official Club Programme as the biggest fan group outside the UK! http://www.goal.com/ en-my/news/3960/asia /2014/01/13/4540011/ thai-saints-largest- southampton-fan-grou p-outside-of-uk I have mixed feelings about what instant riches would do. City and Chelsea have a bigger fan base and succeed. Blackburn and Poo-pee don't and didn't Your final paragraph is so true…were we are is probably our real position viz a viz the team, the reliable fan base as opposed to glory hunters, our self financing capabilities and so on… ...indeed the jumpt ot a higher level would involve an entirely different measure of investment way beyond any reasonable return that could be expected..it is a crying shame but true… This weekend I flew into London and very good friends took me and the wife to see the Arsenal in the diamond club and then to see The Jersey boys (go it is awesome)…. Now we went to see Arsenal play us last season and of course our conecentration was only on Saints….this time I had a good look at the stadium, the quality of customer care and the revenues… …Consider this the entire second tier around the stadium are all executive clubs yes not hundreds of fans many thousands…the food the service was a million miles beyond anything we do..I had a box for five years at St Mary's and quite frankly compared to the Emirates well there isn't any… ..the attitude of ALL the staff was making your day as enjoyable as possible, no silly drinking laws or limits, no officiousness just an exceptional day out.. The kicker is that Arsenal's corporate tickets alone (excluding boxes!) take more money than our entire home gate receipts…and over 250 boxes not 40 like us… ..so dear fans we are so far behind this that any illusions we have of competing with the top four are just that and it will not be lost on any potential new owners..[/p][/quote]That's Arsenal based in the capital and is different from anywhere else in the country. We have invested heavily in The Ageas Bowl but go to corporate at Lord's or The Oval and you will see the same contrasts you talk of. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 8

2:53pm Mon 20 Jan 14

george chivers says...

Brusher Mills wrote:
White and red till dead wrote:
If he's a fan he'll always have the club at heart. Maybe we'll get our stripes back with him at the helm too...
I am not excited, hopefully he us appointed to sell the club. It can the be bought by mega mega rich owners fronted by The Don, he can then get us back on track with his vision the southampton way. Who needs stripes, rank xerox kit was always the best anyway.
I gave a complete set away about a year ago. The change version in two shades of blue. Not bad. They were given back to Rank Xerox when the sponsorship deal ended.
[quote][p][bold]Brusher Mills[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: If he's a fan he'll always have the club at heart. Maybe we'll get our stripes back with him at the helm too...[/p][/quote]I am not excited, hopefully he us appointed to sell the club. It can the be bought by mega mega rich owners fronted by The Don, he can then get us back on track with his vision the southampton way. Who needs stripes, rank xerox kit was always the best anyway.[/p][/quote]I gave a complete set away about a year ago. The change version in two shades of blue. Not bad. They were given back to Rank Xerox when the sponsorship deal ended. george chivers
  • Score: 0

3:04pm Mon 20 Jan 14

mbetts says...

The chairman shouldn't be a prominent person in the eyes of the supporters, Cortese was because he courted controversy fell out with ex players, media (south coast team, the sun) and supporters, stripes Adkins, Pardew to a degree, his achievements were spectacular because our fall had been spectacular, i'd prefer a chairman that just got on with his job, embraced the fans, the clubs heritage and its history, giving us that homely feel the club used to thrive on.
The chairman shouldn't be a prominent person in the eyes of the supporters, Cortese was because he courted controversy fell out with ex players, media (south coast team, the sun) and supporters, stripes Adkins, Pardew to a degree, his achievements were spectacular because our fall had been spectacular, i'd prefer a chairman that just got on with his job, embraced the fans, the clubs heritage and its history, giving us that homely feel the club used to thrive on. mbetts
  • Score: 7

3:16pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Confucious says...

Alicesdad wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
I have no idea whats going on.

What's happening ?
There are known knowns, and there and known unknowns. There and unknown knowns and there and unknown unknowns. There are Noel Gallaghers and there are Noel Cowards. There are Beyonce Knowles and there are Tony Knowles. There is Knowle West and there is Knowle Sands. There are, in other words, no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limits.

I hope this helps.
No.
It's all becoming clear.

Nobody knows what's going on!

What's happening ?
Consider this then: "The higher they get, the fewer."
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I have no idea whats going on. What's happening ?[/p][/quote]There are known knowns, and there and known unknowns. There and unknown knowns and there and unknown unknowns. There are Noel Gallaghers and there are Noel Cowards. There are Beyonce Knowles and there are Tony Knowles. There is Knowle West and there is Knowle Sands. There are, in other words, no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limits. I hope this helps.[/p][/quote]No.[/p][/quote]It's all becoming clear. Nobody knows what's going on! What's happening ?[/p][/quote]Consider this then: "The higher they get, the fewer." Confucious
  • Score: 0

3:34pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Alicesdad says...

Confucious wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
I have no idea whats going on.

What's happening ?
There are known knowns, and there and known unknowns. There and unknown knowns and there and unknown unknowns. There are Noel Gallaghers and there are Noel Cowards. There are Beyonce Knowles and there are Tony Knowles. There is Knowle West and there is Knowle Sands. There are, in other words, no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limits.

I hope this helps.
No.
It's all becoming clear.

Nobody knows what's going on!

What's happening ?
Consider this then: "The higher they get, the fewer."
That may sound daft but it doesn't mean it isn't.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I have no idea whats going on. What's happening ?[/p][/quote]There are known knowns, and there and known unknowns. There and unknown knowns and there and unknown unknowns. There are Noel Gallaghers and there are Noel Cowards. There are Beyonce Knowles and there are Tony Knowles. There is Knowle West and there is Knowle Sands. There are, in other words, no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limits. I hope this helps.[/p][/quote]No.[/p][/quote]It's all becoming clear. Nobody knows what's going on! What's happening ?[/p][/quote]Consider this then: "The higher they get, the fewer."[/p][/quote]That may sound daft but it doesn't mean it isn't. Alicesdad
  • Score: -1

4:07pm Mon 20 Jan 14

DisplacedFan says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
St Retford wrote:
I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.
Totally agree. My thinking also. If he was interviewed, how did he explain his vision for moving Sains to a new level if he only thought like so many others. Blackburn ? Really? I have a vision. Perhaps she should interview me? Cortese showed you don't need to be in football to know what to do. It's all about being able to think differently. I'm sure he is very good at what he does, but it doesn't sound like our leader is looking for vision, but a supervisor who follows directions. That would be sad.
What does it matter if he's just an administrator who follows orders if the orders are coming from someone with a vision - maybe KL has a vision similar to NC's - maybe that vision came from ML originally and KL is keen to continue it.

Maybe Les Reed has the vision too (although I very much doubt that but the point is - don't assume that the CEO has to be the one with the ideas).
It matters a lot. The vision was NC's it's as clear as the nose on the end of your face - listen to his interviews, see what he's been doing these last four and a bit years. NC was young, energetic and driven with a real hands on approach. This bloke is a 'safe pair of hands'. He's 64 and has established himself as an excellent executive. I have no doubt he will make up with LeTiss, Benali and maybe even Solent Interiors but will he be hell bent on Champions League no matter what? That's the act he is replacing and we do not want to lessen our desire or pace of achievement. There is no standing still, you either push forward or you slip backwards, cliqued but true.
Did it matter that Bill Gates was a visionary? As Seed said, it matters a great deal.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. My thinking also. If he was interviewed, how did he explain his vision for moving Sains to a new level if he only thought like so many others. Blackburn ? Really? I have a vision. Perhaps she should interview me? Cortese showed you don't need to be in football to know what to do. It's all about being able to think differently. I'm sure he is very good at what he does, but it doesn't sound like our leader is looking for vision, but a supervisor who follows directions. That would be sad.[/p][/quote]What does it matter if he's just an administrator who follows orders if the orders are coming from someone with a vision - maybe KL has a vision similar to NC's - maybe that vision came from ML originally and KL is keen to continue it. Maybe Les Reed has the vision too (although I very much doubt that but the point is - don't assume that the CEO has to be the one with the ideas).[/p][/quote]It matters a lot. The vision was NC's it's as clear as the nose on the end of your face - listen to his interviews, see what he's been doing these last four and a bit years. NC was young, energetic and driven with a real hands on approach. This bloke is a 'safe pair of hands'. He's 64 and has established himself as an excellent executive. I have no doubt he will make up with LeTiss, Benali and maybe even Solent Interiors but will he be hell bent on Champions League no matter what? That's the act he is replacing and we do not want to lessen our desire or pace of achievement. There is no standing still, you either push forward or you slip backwards, cliqued but true.[/p][/quote]Did it matter that Bill Gates was a visionary? As Seed said, it matters a great deal. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 3

4:27pm Mon 20 Jan 14

St.Winch70 says...

costa gaz wrote:
... Now that sounds a little bit more realistic.
The Mirror has stated that he is Totton's 29th wealthiest man.
Yes but old Mo who used to sleep on the roundabout came in at number 32!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: ... Now that sounds a little bit more realistic. The Mirror has stated that he is Totton's 29th wealthiest man.[/p][/quote]Yes but old Mo who used to sleep on the roundabout came in at number 32! St.Winch70
  • Score: 2

4:57pm Mon 20 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
if its the john Williams I`ve researched, can we have his jaws tune playing when Big Vic chases someone down? we could also change our walkout tune to the imperial storm trooper theme.
or have I got the wrong bloke?
Yes.
so is it the guitarist john Williams then?
that would be good half time entertainment. the ceo coming onto the pitch and giving us renditions of his greatest hits!
No.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: if its the john Williams I`ve researched, can we have his jaws tune playing when Big Vic chases someone down? we could also change our walkout tune to the imperial storm trooper theme. or have I got the wrong bloke?[/p][/quote]Yes.[/p][/quote]so is it the guitarist john Williams then? that would be good half time entertainment. the ceo coming onto the pitch and giving us renditions of his greatest hits![/p][/quote]No. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

4:57pm Mon 20 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Confucious wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
I have no idea whats going on.

What's happening ?
There are known knowns, and there and known unknowns. There and unknown knowns and there and unknown unknowns. There are Noel Gallaghers and there are Noel Cowards. There are Beyonce Knowles and there are Tony Knowles. There is Knowle West and there is Knowle Sands. There are, in other words, no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limits.

I hope this helps.
No.
It's all becoming clear.

Nobody knows what's going on!

What's happening ?
Consider this then: "The higher they get, the fewer."
They?
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I have no idea whats going on. What's happening ?[/p][/quote]There are known knowns, and there and known unknowns. There and unknown knowns and there and unknown unknowns. There are Noel Gallaghers and there are Noel Cowards. There are Beyonce Knowles and there are Tony Knowles. There is Knowle West and there is Knowle Sands. There are, in other words, no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limits. I hope this helps.[/p][/quote]No.[/p][/quote]It's all becoming clear. Nobody knows what's going on! What's happening ?[/p][/quote]Consider this then: "The higher they get, the fewer."[/p][/quote]They? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

5:03pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Sainty saint saint says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
St Retford wrote:
I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.
Totally agree. My thinking also. If he was interviewed, how did he explain his vision for moving Sains to a new level if he only thought like so many others. Blackburn ? Really? I have a vision. Perhaps she should interview me? Cortese showed you don't need to be in football to know what to do. It's all about being able to think differently. I'm sure he is very good at what he does, but it doesn't sound like our leader is looking for vision, but a supervisor who follows directions. That would be sad.
What does it matter if he's just an administrator who follows orders if the orders are coming from someone with a vision - maybe KL has a vision similar to NC's - maybe that vision came from ML originally and KL is keen to continue it.

Maybe Les Reed has the vision too (although I very much doubt that but the point is - don't assume that the CEO has to be the one with the ideas).
It matters a lot. The vision was NC's it's as clear as the nose on the end of your face - listen to his interviews, see what he's been doing these last four and a bit years. NC was young, energetic and driven with a real hands on approach. This bloke is a 'safe pair of hands'. He's 64 and has established himself as an excellent executive. I have no doubt he will make up with LeTiss, Benali and maybe even Solent Interiors but will he be hell bent on Champions League no matter what? That's the act he is replacing and we do not want to lessen our desire or pace of achievement. There is no standing still, you either push forward or you slip backwards, cliqued but true.
Did it matter that Bill Gates was a visionary? As Seed said, it matters a great deal.
I don't think either of you really read my post.

I didn't say NC didn't have vision, I just said that it's possible for more than one person to have vision - Williams may 'just be an administrator' but MAYBE Katharina (or Les Reed) has a similar vision to NC, and if Williams is a good administrator he can put their plans into action (just as NC may have been putting ML's plans into action).

Everyone's assuming Katharina isn't that interested in the 'Southampton Way' but no one really knows how passionate she might be about her father's investment.

Just wait and see before writing Williams off as 'just' an administrator.
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. My thinking also. If he was interviewed, how did he explain his vision for moving Sains to a new level if he only thought like so many others. Blackburn ? Really? I have a vision. Perhaps she should interview me? Cortese showed you don't need to be in football to know what to do. It's all about being able to think differently. I'm sure he is very good at what he does, but it doesn't sound like our leader is looking for vision, but a supervisor who follows directions. That would be sad.[/p][/quote]What does it matter if he's just an administrator who follows orders if the orders are coming from someone with a vision - maybe KL has a vision similar to NC's - maybe that vision came from ML originally and KL is keen to continue it. Maybe Les Reed has the vision too (although I very much doubt that but the point is - don't assume that the CEO has to be the one with the ideas).[/p][/quote]It matters a lot. The vision was NC's it's as clear as the nose on the end of your face - listen to his interviews, see what he's been doing these last four and a bit years. NC was young, energetic and driven with a real hands on approach. This bloke is a 'safe pair of hands'. He's 64 and has established himself as an excellent executive. I have no doubt he will make up with LeTiss, Benali and maybe even Solent Interiors but will he be hell bent on Champions League no matter what? That's the act he is replacing and we do not want to lessen our desire or pace of achievement. There is no standing still, you either push forward or you slip backwards, cliqued but true.[/p][/quote]Did it matter that Bill Gates was a visionary? As Seed said, it matters a great deal.[/p][/quote]I don't think either of you really read my post. I didn't say NC didn't have vision, I just said that it's possible for more than one person to have vision - Williams may 'just be an administrator' but MAYBE Katharina (or Les Reed) has a similar vision to NC, and if Williams is a good administrator he can put their plans into action (just as NC may have been putting ML's plans into action). Everyone's assuming Katharina isn't that interested in the 'Southampton Way' but no one really knows how passionate she might be about her father's investment. Just wait and see before writing Williams off as 'just' an administrator. Sainty saint saint
  • Score: 3

5:11pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Folkestone Saint says...

mbetts wrote:
The chairman shouldn't be a prominent person in the eyes of the supporters, Cortese was because he courted controversy fell out with ex players, media (south coast team, the sun) and supporters, stripes Adkins, Pardew to a degree, his achievements were spectacular because our fall had been spectacular, i'd prefer a chairman that just got on with his job, embraced the fans, the clubs heritage and its history, giving us that homely feel the club used to thrive on.
Sorry but I have to disagree, I want us to win the league, I want to take my son to watch us play in Europe and I want to watch us at Wembley in a few cup finals, but mostly I don't want us as just another member of the PL with no hope or ambiton because we keep selling off our best players.
[quote][p][bold]mbetts[/bold] wrote: The chairman shouldn't be a prominent person in the eyes of the supporters, Cortese was because he courted controversy fell out with ex players, media (south coast team, the sun) and supporters, stripes Adkins, Pardew to a degree, his achievements were spectacular because our fall had been spectacular, i'd prefer a chairman that just got on with his job, embraced the fans, the clubs heritage and its history, giving us that homely feel the club used to thrive on.[/p][/quote]Sorry but I have to disagree, I want us to win the league, I want to take my son to watch us play in Europe and I want to watch us at Wembley in a few cup finals, but mostly I don't want us as just another member of the PL with no hope or ambiton because we keep selling off our best players. Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 5

6:30pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
mbetts wrote:
The chairman shouldn't be a prominent person in the eyes of the supporters, Cortese was because he courted controversy fell out with ex players, media (south coast team, the sun) and supporters, stripes Adkins, Pardew to a degree, his achievements were spectacular because our fall had been spectacular, i'd prefer a chairman that just got on with his job, embraced the fans, the clubs heritage and its history, giving us that homely feel the club used to thrive on.
Sorry but I have to disagree, I want us to win the league, I want to take my son to watch us play in Europe and I want to watch us at Wembley in a few cup finals, but mostly I don't want us as just another member of the PL with no hope or ambiton because we keep selling off our best players.
The best post of this whole sorry saga.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mbetts[/bold] wrote: The chairman shouldn't be a prominent person in the eyes of the supporters, Cortese was because he courted controversy fell out with ex players, media (south coast team, the sun) and supporters, stripes Adkins, Pardew to a degree, his achievements were spectacular because our fall had been spectacular, i'd prefer a chairman that just got on with his job, embraced the fans, the clubs heritage and its history, giving us that homely feel the club used to thrive on.[/p][/quote]Sorry but I have to disagree, I want us to win the league, I want to take my son to watch us play in Europe and I want to watch us at Wembley in a few cup finals, but mostly I don't want us as just another member of the PL with no hope or ambiton because we keep selling off our best players.[/p][/quote]The best post of this whole sorry saga. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 1

6:31pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
St Retford wrote:
I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.
Totally agree. My thinking also. If he was interviewed, how did he explain his vision for moving Sains to a new level if he only thought like so many others. Blackburn ? Really? I have a vision. Perhaps she should interview me? Cortese showed you don't need to be in football to know what to do. It's all about being able to think differently. I'm sure he is very good at what he does, but it doesn't sound like our leader is looking for vision, but a supervisor who follows directions. That would be sad.
What does it matter if he's just an administrator who follows orders if the orders are coming from someone with a vision - maybe KL has a vision similar to NC's - maybe that vision came from ML originally and KL is keen to continue it.

Maybe Les Reed has the vision too (although I very much doubt that but the point is - don't assume that the CEO has to be the one with the ideas).
It matters a lot. The vision was NC's it's as clear as the nose on the end of your face - listen to his interviews, see what he's been doing these last four and a bit years. NC was young, energetic and driven with a real hands on approach. This bloke is a 'safe pair of hands'. He's 64 and has established himself as an excellent executive. I have no doubt he will make up with LeTiss, Benali and maybe even Solent Interiors but will he be hell bent on Champions League no matter what? That's the act he is replacing and we do not want to lessen our desire or pace of achievement. There is no standing still, you either push forward or you slip backwards, cliqued but true.
Did it matter that Bill Gates was a visionary? As Seed said, it matters a great deal.
I don't think either of you really read my post.

I didn't say NC didn't have vision, I just said that it's possible for more than one person to have vision - Williams may 'just be an administrator' but MAYBE Katharina (or Les Reed) has a similar vision to NC, and if Williams is a good administrator he can put their plans into action (just as NC may have been putting ML's plans into action).

Everyone's assuming Katharina isn't that interested in the 'Southampton Way' but no one really knows how passionate she might be about her father's investment.

Just wait and see before writing Williams off as 'just' an administrator.
Your MAYBE sounds more like hope than belief to me.
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I could well be wrong (although it would be a first) but this dude sounds like more of administrator than an architect or visionary in the mould of Cortese. If it's to be him I do hope he tries to preserve Nicola's footballing philosophy about young talent.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. My thinking also. If he was interviewed, how did he explain his vision for moving Sains to a new level if he only thought like so many others. Blackburn ? Really? I have a vision. Perhaps she should interview me? Cortese showed you don't need to be in football to know what to do. It's all about being able to think differently. I'm sure he is very good at what he does, but it doesn't sound like our leader is looking for vision, but a supervisor who follows directions. That would be sad.[/p][/quote]What does it matter if he's just an administrator who follows orders if the orders are coming from someone with a vision - maybe KL has a vision similar to NC's - maybe that vision came from ML originally and KL is keen to continue it. Maybe Les Reed has the vision too (although I very much doubt that but the point is - don't assume that the CEO has to be the one with the ideas).[/p][/quote]It matters a lot. The vision was NC's it's as clear as the nose on the end of your face - listen to his interviews, see what he's been doing these last four and a bit years. NC was young, energetic and driven with a real hands on approach. This bloke is a 'safe pair of hands'. He's 64 and has established himself as an excellent executive. I have no doubt he will make up with LeTiss, Benali and maybe even Solent Interiors but will he be hell bent on Champions League no matter what? That's the act he is replacing and we do not want to lessen our desire or pace of achievement. There is no standing still, you either push forward or you slip backwards, cliqued but true.[/p][/quote]Did it matter that Bill Gates was a visionary? As Seed said, it matters a great deal.[/p][/quote]I don't think either of you really read my post. I didn't say NC didn't have vision, I just said that it's possible for more than one person to have vision - Williams may 'just be an administrator' but MAYBE Katharina (or Les Reed) has a similar vision to NC, and if Williams is a good administrator he can put their plans into action (just as NC may have been putting ML's plans into action). Everyone's assuming Katharina isn't that interested in the 'Southampton Way' but no one really knows how passionate she might be about her father's investment. Just wait and see before writing Williams off as 'just' an administrator.[/p][/quote]Your MAYBE sounds more like hope than belief to me. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 1

7:35pm Mon 20 Jan 14

ctsaint says...

mbetts wrote:
The chairman shouldn't be a prominent person in the eyes of the supporters, Cortese was because he courted controversy fell out with ex players, media (south coast team, the sun) and supporters, stripes Adkins, Pardew to a degree, his achievements were spectacular because our fall had been spectacular, i'd prefer a chairman that just got on with his job, embraced the fans, the clubs heritage and its history, giving us that homely feel the club used to thrive on.
He did just get on with the job, if controversy is achieved by not airing your dirty linen in public , even when provoked then yes he was , as you say "controversial"!

If I was a shareholder I would be gutted. He created immense value for all stakeholders , you and me as fans too, in an incomprehensively short space of time.
For every piece of bad chemistry he created with 1000 or so VIPs and there hangers on , how good must the chemistry through the club have actually been for those actively embodying his vision...
He got on with the job and was as good a signing as the manager he got us this time last year.........putting his job and rep right on the line to do so... Enough said?
[quote][p][bold]mbetts[/bold] wrote: The chairman shouldn't be a prominent person in the eyes of the supporters, Cortese was because he courted controversy fell out with ex players, media (south coast team, the sun) and supporters, stripes Adkins, Pardew to a degree, his achievements were spectacular because our fall had been spectacular, i'd prefer a chairman that just got on with his job, embraced the fans, the clubs heritage and its history, giving us that homely feel the club used to thrive on.[/p][/quote]He did just get on with the job, if controversy is achieved by not airing your dirty linen in public , even when provoked then yes he was , as you say "controversial"! If I was a shareholder I would be gutted. He created immense value for all stakeholders , you and me as fans too, in an incomprehensively short space of time. For every piece of bad chemistry he created with 1000 or so VIPs and there hangers on , how good must the chemistry through the club have actually been for those actively embodying his vision... He got on with the job and was as good a signing as the manager he got us this time last year.........putting his job and rep right on the line to do so... Enough said? ctsaint
  • Score: 1

10:42pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Wozzie says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
bathsaints wrote:
As long as we have someone with the clubs best interests at heart come in I'd be happy. The philosophy of young english players being bought through needs to continue and is refreshing in the age of big money transfers and over inflated salaries (which still doesn't always guarantee success). On a different note does the Daily Mirror have some kind of insider at our beloved club as they seem to have the 'inside word' on everything. I see following the possible sale to China's wealthist man they are now claiming MoPo is being offered a bumper contract by Katharina to stay as manager - this would be great if true but I'd like to know where there source of all things southampton is, especially at such a shockingly bad paper!
If there is an insider for the Daily Mirror how come he gets more wrong than right?
Sam would be as popular as Branfoot
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bathsaints[/bold] wrote: As long as we have someone with the clubs best interests at heart come in I'd be happy. The philosophy of young english players being bought through needs to continue and is refreshing in the age of big money transfers and over inflated salaries (which still doesn't always guarantee success). On a different note does the Daily Mirror have some kind of insider at our beloved club as they seem to have the 'inside word' on everything. I see following the possible sale to China's wealthist man they are now claiming MoPo is being offered a bumper contract by Katharina to stay as manager - this would be great if true but I'd like to know where there source of all things southampton is, especially at such a shockingly bad paper![/p][/quote]If there is an insider for the Daily Mirror how come he gets more wrong than right?[/p][/quote]Sam would be as popular as Branfoot Wozzie
  • Score: 0

4:20am Tue 21 Jan 14

Sammy2sheds says...

Cortese made me believe,he sold me a dream.
For the first time I thought we could do it, no matter what others said.
I am gutted,the club won't be the same
Cortese made me believe,he sold me a dream. For the first time I thought we could do it, no matter what others said. I am gutted,the club won't be the same Sammy2sheds
  • Score: 0

9:32am Tue 21 Jan 14

mbetts says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
mbetts wrote:
The chairman shouldn't be a prominent person in the eyes of the supporters, Cortese was because he courted controversy fell out with ex players, media (south coast team, the sun) and supporters, stripes Adkins, Pardew to a degree, his achievements were spectacular because our fall had been spectacular, i'd prefer a chairman that just got on with his job, embraced the fans, the clubs heritage and its history, giving us that homely feel the club used to thrive on.
Sorry but I have to disagree, I want us to win the league, I want to take my son to watch us play in Europe and I want to watch us at Wembley in a few cup finals, but mostly I don't want us as just another member of the PL with no hope or ambiton because we keep selling off our best players.
Without a mega rich sugar daddy the chances of us achieving your league dream is remote at best, Cortese was not the messiah he was just a massive improvement on his predecessor. I want to see us at Wembley, it'd be amazing to see us in Europe, as long as our squad was strong enough to cope with the bigger demand, most of all I want a stable club that doesn't sack its manager on a whim, we're in good hands and as long as they keep believing in the club our future looks pretty good.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mbetts[/bold] wrote: The chairman shouldn't be a prominent person in the eyes of the supporters, Cortese was because he courted controversy fell out with ex players, media (south coast team, the sun) and supporters, stripes Adkins, Pardew to a degree, his achievements were spectacular because our fall had been spectacular, i'd prefer a chairman that just got on with his job, embraced the fans, the clubs heritage and its history, giving us that homely feel the club used to thrive on.[/p][/quote]Sorry but I have to disagree, I want us to win the league, I want to take my son to watch us play in Europe and I want to watch us at Wembley in a few cup finals, but mostly I don't want us as just another member of the PL with no hope or ambiton because we keep selling off our best players.[/p][/quote]Without a mega rich sugar daddy the chances of us achieving your league dream is remote at best, Cortese was not the messiah he was just a massive improvement on his predecessor. I want to see us at Wembley, it'd be amazing to see us in Europe, as long as our squad was strong enough to cope with the bigger demand, most of all I want a stable club that doesn't sack its manager on a whim, we're in good hands and as long as they keep believing in the club our future looks pretty good. mbetts
  • Score: 0

2:55pm Tue 21 Jan 14

saintray says...

costa gaz wrote:
... Now that sounds a little bit more realistic.
The Mirror has stated that he is Totton's 29th wealthiest man.
No they got that wrong they mean Ray Williams and he really has been a life long fan.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: ... Now that sounds a little bit more realistic. The Mirror has stated that he is Totton's 29th wealthiest man.[/p][/quote]No they got that wrong they mean Ray Williams and he really has been a life long fan. saintray
  • Score: 0

3:01pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Galapagos Saint says...

The fact he is "Totton-born" has got the DE and many fans drooling. But this is the guy who oversaw possibly the worst sale in football history...Blackburn to the Venkys.
The fact he is "Totton-born" has got the DE and many fans drooling. But this is the guy who oversaw possibly the worst sale in football history...Blackburn to the Venkys. Galapagos Saint
  • Score: -1

6:10pm Tue 21 Jan 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

Galapagos Saint wrote:
The fact he is "Totton-born" has got the DE and many fans drooling. But this is the guy who oversaw possibly the worst sale in football history...Blackburn to the Venkys.
I think you need to read about what Blackburn supporters actually thought of Williams and the fantastic job he did there for the years prior to the Venkys. I think he would be ideal. Very experienced and very popular. He would know what decisions to make to unite the club such as red and white stripes next season! Cortese did a great job but he also made mistakes and alienated people because he was so ruthless...Le Tiss was right with 1 thing he said which was if Cortese had done those small things right as well he would have been a complete hero all round. Unfortunately he was too single minded in his approach. It worked for some things but not others.
[quote][p][bold]Galapagos Saint[/bold] wrote: The fact he is "Totton-born" has got the DE and many fans drooling. But this is the guy who oversaw possibly the worst sale in football history...Blackburn to the Venkys.[/p][/quote]I think you need to read about what Blackburn supporters actually thought of Williams and the fantastic job he did there for the years prior to the Venkys. I think he would be ideal. Very experienced and very popular. He would know what decisions to make to unite the club such as red and white stripes next season! Cortese did a great job but he also made mistakes and alienated people because he was so ruthless...Le Tiss was right with 1 thing he said which was if Cortese had done those small things right as well he would have been a complete hero all round. Unfortunately he was too single minded in his approach. It worked for some things but not others. allsaintsnocurves
  • Score: 0

6:10pm Tue 21 Jan 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

Galapagos Saint wrote:
The fact he is "Totton-born" has got the DE and many fans drooling. But this is the guy who oversaw possibly the worst sale in football history...Blackburn to the Venkys.
I think you need to read about what Blackburn supporters actually thought of Williams and the fantastic job he did there for the years prior to the Venkys. I think he would be ideal. Very experienced and very popular. He would know what decisions to make to unite the club such as red and white stripes next season! Cortese did a great job but he also made mistakes and alienated people because he was so ruthless...Le Tiss was right with 1 thing he said which was if Cortese had done those small things right as well he would have been a complete hero all round. Unfortunately he was too single minded in his approach. It worked for some things but not others.
[quote][p][bold]Galapagos Saint[/bold] wrote: The fact he is "Totton-born" has got the DE and many fans drooling. But this is the guy who oversaw possibly the worst sale in football history...Blackburn to the Venkys.[/p][/quote]I think you need to read about what Blackburn supporters actually thought of Williams and the fantastic job he did there for the years prior to the Venkys. I think he would be ideal. Very experienced and very popular. He would know what decisions to make to unite the club such as red and white stripes next season! Cortese did a great job but he also made mistakes and alienated people because he was so ruthless...Le Tiss was right with 1 thing he said which was if Cortese had done those small things right as well he would have been a complete hero all round. Unfortunately he was too single minded in his approach. It worked for some things but not others. allsaintsnocurves
  • Score: 1

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