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Transfer Deadline Day - as it happened

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Final day of the transfer window

  • Dani Osvaldo completes move to Juventus
  • Jason Puncheon signs for Crystal Palace for fee believed to be £1.75m
  • Window shuts at 11pm

  • Comments


    Saint-Popeye 8:37am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Shall we expect any "surprise" in-coming signings today?
    At least 1 defender to cover Lovren and a striker to replace Jack Sparrow....
    What about a young, talented GK too?

    Score: 4
    el caballo santos101 8:40am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Happy transfer deadline day!
    Lets hope Santa poch can give us all the gifts we want!

    Score: 1
    SiamSaint 8:42am Fri 31 Jan 14

    We're niiiinth and we know we are! Let's build what we have and get someone in when we get the cash for Pirate Pazzo

    Score: 4
    Sammy2sheds 8:42am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Stuani in
    Trying to get a young Liverpool left back as well

    Score: 4
    SiamSaint 8:47am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Is this the real life, or is this just photoshop? https://path.com/p/3
    uziJF

    Score: 0
    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child 8:59am Fri 31 Jan 14

    SiamSaint wrote…


    We're niiiinth and we know we are! Let's build what we have and get someone in when we get the cash for Pirate Pazzo

    If he goes it should be Captain Pugwash

    Score: 0
    Norwegian Saint 9:02am Fri 31 Jan 14

    I hear Forren is on a plane back to Southampton.... a taxi drivers sisters cats next door neighbors dogs owners uncle sons brother told me that.... stay tuned!

    Score: 3
    Dickosfc 9:07am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Don't think we'll be seeing any movement today other than Osvaldo. Hope i'm wrong as its always good to see a new signing coming in but do agree with Poch when he says there's no need to panic. We're in a comfortable position in the league and you'd struggle to find anyone who was there on Tuesday night who thinks we're in desperate need of new players. I admit the depth in the squad is pretty shallow and think we need to add a bit more quality to see us challenge further up the league but this can be all handled in the summer where Poch can have a good pre season with the new additions, similar to Lovren and Wanyama! COYRs

    Score: 4
    Saint-Popeye 9:09am Fri 31 Jan 14

    BBC are reporting Luke Shaw - Chelsea or Man Utd - with possiblilty of being loaned back to SFC for season? Thoughts on this!?!?

    Score: -48
    up saints 9:12am Fri 31 Jan 14

    looking at the table i think we have enough depth in the squad to finish 9th.get shot of dani no need to panic buy unless a j rod player is knocking around from the championship.kathari
    na looked happy at the arsenal match so rebuild in the summer after wining the FA CUP

    Score: 6
    Sally Hamilton Original 9:14am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Juve have bid £10m for Osvaldo but we are not interested below £15m

    Score: 1
    Saint-Popeye 9:14am Fri 31 Jan 14

    up saints wrote…


    looking at the table i think we have enough depth in the squad to finish 9th.get shot of dani no need to panic buy unless a j rod player is knocking around from the championship.kathari na looked happy at the arsenal match so rebuild in the summer after wining the FA CUP

    Danny Ings perhaps?

    Score: 2
    Alicesdad 9:17am Fri 31 Jan 14

    I don't know what's going on !

    What's happening?

    Score: 2
    up saints 9:18am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Saint-Popeye wrote…


    BBC are reporting Luke Shaw - Chelsea or Man Utd - with possiblilty of being loaned back to SFC for season? Thoughts on this!?!?

    bloddy hope not unless loaned back until 2030

    Score: 13
    SiamSaint 9:19am Fri 31 Jan 14

    He's off to Turin.... Just seen this on Twitter... class! https://fbcdn-sphoto
    s-c-a.akamaihd.net/h
    photos-ak-prn1/t1/14
    808_784323771582378_
    1104137012_n.jpg

    Score: 1
    up saints 9:19am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Alicesdad wrote…


    I don't know what's going on !

    What's happening?

    iam putting the kettle on

    Score: 2
    Seedhouse the Unrepentant 9:26am Fri 31 Jan 14

    He's gone. Remember you heard it here first!

    Score: 14
    Saint-Popeye 9:30am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Captain Sparrow has sailed and is now alongside in Italy at Juventus!! GET IN....... We don't want/need people who are going to fight and upset team-mates, we are a FAMILY club!!

    Score: 2
    Saint-Popeye 9:34am Fri 31 Jan 14

    BBC Sport's Ben SmithSouthampton latest
    Southampton latest
    "Southampton's record signing Dani Osvaldo has travelled to Italy ahead of a proposed loan move to Juventus.

    "The clubs remain in talks over a deal for Osvaldo but Juventus will have an option to buy the player for £15m at the end of the season.

    "The striker has been suspended by Southampton since instigating a training ground fight with his teammate Jose Fonte last week."

    Score: 4
    St Retford 9:36am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Saint-Popeye wrote…


    up saints wrote…


    looking at the table i think we have enough depth in the squad to finish 9th.get shot of dani no need to panic buy unless a j rod player is knocking around from the championship.kathari na looked happy at the arsenal match so rebuild in the summer after wining the FA CUP
    Danny Ings perhaps?

    DANNY INGS ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB. NOR IS TOM INCE. LET'S ALL BE A BIT MORE AMBITIOUS THAN THAT.

    Score: 12
    rpjcheney 9:45am Fri 31 Jan 14

    St Retford wrote…


    Saint-Popeye wrote…


    up saints wrote…


    looking at the table i think we have enough depth in the squad to finish 9th.get shot of dani no need to panic buy unless a j rod player is knocking around from the championship.kathari na looked happy at the arsenal match so rebuild in the summer after wining the FA CUP
    Danny Ings perhaps?
    DANNY INGS ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB. NOR IS TOM INCE. LET'S ALL BE A BIT MORE AMBITIOUS THAN THAT.

    He is a young quick player with bags of potential, and we have a good record of coaching players to realise that potential. After all, J-Rod and Clyne turned out pretty well.

    I see Danny Ings as less of a risk than shipping in an older player who isn't first pick for his team and firing on all cylinders.

    Score: 7
    OSPREYSAINT 9:59am Fri 31 Jan 14

    In that latest picture, if he shaved off the face fuzz he would look like Stan Laurel!

    Score: 1
    Tevez888 10:00am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Tom Ince would be a shout.....

    Score: -6
    Tony in Liberia 10:00am Fri 31 Jan 14

    St Redford's comment got me thinking; let's look at Jay-Rod. Now, we all love the guy, he's come on great, and he was about comparable to people like Ings / Ince when we bought him. He's our top scorer, integral to the way we play, and deserved his England call. But ...

    If we are talking about 'next levels', is he going to get there? He isn't a Suarez or a Seguero, and if we were to sell him it would be clubs who are just a little up the pecking order than us, like Spurs, those just outside the very top four, who would buy him, and not Man City.

    Are we going to buy the Suarez's? I'd say no, because (a) we couldn't afford it and (b) they wouldn't come here. My God, if even Rooney who is vastly over-rated can be talking about weekly wages hovering around £300,000 a week, we aren't going to get the top creme de la creme. MAybe if we were in the champions league - but to get into it, we'd have to have the players first, so it's a vicious and inpenetrable circle.

    We could buy the next generation of Suarez's, if we can find them, but then every club is looking for them too, and again the mega-rich boys will be in there with mega-bucks deals before we get close.

    So, where are we looking? If it's a combination of buying players like Jay-Rod and making them better, and producing our own from the academy, then the players we buy WILL be like Ings & Ince, if Poch feels he can mould them. It's pointless hoping for players higher up the ladder; we won't get them. And so that leaves the question - are we destined to hover around the 6th/7th places, with the odd cup win? And if so, will Luke etc. stay with us, or go somewhere they can win the league & be in the champions' league?

    Probably - and if so, does that make us a selling club? No, even Man U couldn't hold on to Ronaldo, or Arsenal to Van Persie. Unambitious? no, we have the ambition to get to the top, but ambition alone doesn't get you there - these days, it's money.

    So, how do we feel? Personally, I don't give a monkey's nuts; I support the team, win or lose, whatever division, whoever plays. I'd prefer to see us win the quadruple every year, obviously, but I was born in Southampton and I'll never change that allegiance for winning things. It's not about success; it's about tribal allegiance to my team. And if the cold wind of reality in the current football climate is that we aren't going to get above 6th, apart from the odd season where something exceptional happens, I won't complain - as long as we are always trying to paly good football, which is all I really give a **** about.

    And I think that I am more proud of my team for producing so many first-team academy products, for believing in youth, for playing great football, for attacking Arsenal without fear and giving them the game of their lives, for being led by SRL, the modern-day Roy of the Rovers, for singing "One Marcus Leibher" at every game, than any Man City fan could ever be of being taken over by a oil-rich sheikh who buys a team - albeit a great one - who win everything in sight.

    Score: 45
    Strasbourg Saint 10:08am Fri 31 Jan 14

    St Retford wrote…


    Saint-Popeye wrote…


    up saints wrote…


    looking at the table i think we have enough depth in the squad to finish 9th.get shot of dani no need to panic buy unless a j rod player is knocking around from the championship.kathari na looked happy at the arsenal match so rebuild in the summer after wining the FA CUP
    Danny Ings perhaps?
    DANNY INGS ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB. NOR IS TOM INCE. LET'S ALL BE A BIT MORE AMBITIOUS THAN THAT.

    Yes, Retford, but he's a Saints fan. By the way, any news on whether we've had our bids for Andrew Surman, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Craig David and Will Champion accepted?

    Score: 6
    Sally Hamilton Original 10:16am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Strasbourg Saint wrote…


    St Retford wrote…


    Saint-Popeye wrote…


    up saints wrote…


    looking at the table i think we have enough depth in the squad to finish 9th.get shot of dani no need to panic buy unless a j rod player is knocking around from the championship.kathari na looked happy at the arsenal match so rebuild in the summer after wining the FA CUP
    Danny Ings perhaps?
    DANNY INGS ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB. NOR IS TOM INCE. LET'S ALL BE A BIT MORE AMBITIOUS THAN THAT.
    Yes, Retford, but he's a Saints fan. By the way, any news on whether we've had our bids for Andrew Surman, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Craig David and Will Champion accepted?

    Even though he is a saints fan, Ings is not good enough to improve on what we have already! More importantly I have man flu so have a whole day of watching transfer deadline!!

    Score: 2
    bathsaints 10:23am Fri 31 Jan 14

    How about Javier Hernandez on loan, proven premier league goal-scorer and maybe someone like Micah Richards at the back. Ha is only MoPo came on this forum and took note of our requests :) I still think we can push on and get 8th maybe even 7th depending how Everton do in second half of the season. Lets not just settle for 9th but seek to have a great second half to the season and then lets see where the land lies. Shame Dani didn't work out but we don't want players here who damage the team and work ethic. Lets keep hold of Luke and lets give Fulham a stuffing tomorrow....

    Score: 4
    donni1437 10:36am Fri 31 Jan 14

    It feels likes we're accepting the fact we're going to be mid-table and not push for anything higher, which I suppose is fair enough when you look at our no-mans-land league position.

    Score: -1
    damoose 10:39am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Victor W has played centre-back at Celtic,will be intresting to see if MoPo deploys him there and Cork then remains in midfield....so i think maybe a striker wll be brought in, if that tool dani leaves

    Score: 6
    Sammy2sheds 10:40am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Zaha to Cardiff,they deserve each other

    Score: 3
    Smith187 10:41am Fri 31 Jan 14

    With the emergence of Sam g, no players coming in will be ok. I say that we stick with the young guns and wait till summer

    Score: 5
    Lat Te Mis 10:43am Fri 31 Jan 14

    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    In that latest picture, if he shaved off the face fuzz he would look like Stan Laurel!

    Ha Ha,
    Brilliant!!!!!

    Score: -5
    St Retford 10:46am Fri 31 Jan 14

    bathsaints wrote…


    How about Javier Hernandez on loan, proven premier league goal-scorer and maybe someone like Micah Richards at the back. Ha is only MoPo came on this forum and took note of our requests :) I still think we can push on and get 8th maybe even 7th depending how Everton do in second half of the season. Lets not just settle for 9th but seek to have a great second half to the season and then lets see where the land lies. Shame Dani didn't work out but we don't want players here who damage the team and work ethic. Lets keep hold of Luke and lets give Fulham a stuffing tomorrow....

    Hernandez is a decent poacher but the rest of his play is pretty bad. He has an absolutely terrible first touch, so I'm not sure how well he'd fit in given we ask our strikers to do much more than just lurk in the box and score goals.

    I dunno - my guess is we'll sign a striker from either Spain or Italy.

    Score: 1
    OSPREYSAINT 10:52am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Alicesdad wrote…


    I don't know what's going on !

    What's happening?

    I don't know I predict the Doldrums.

    Score: -4
    Folkestone Saint 10:54am Fri 31 Jan 14

    From £50,00 to £17,500 a week, WTFILN, well I supose I would be if I was on that amount, but not if I lost £32,500 a year let alone a week

    Score: 0
    Confucious 10:56am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Doesn't look like too much happening on signings - MoPo looked very relaxed yesterday (and thankfully back to his normal self). Maybe looking more for someone to boost the back-up squad rather than a major regular player?

    Nonetheless, I'll be hoping for a nice surprise right up until the deadline.

    A friend who's in the Green Party says all this transfer frenzy is a result of global warming.

    Score: 4
    Lat Te Mis 11:00am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Tony in Liberia wrote…


    St Redford's comment got me thinking; let's look at Jay-Rod. Now, we all love the guy, he's come on great, and he was about comparable to people like Ings / Ince when we bought him. He's our top scorer, integral to the way we play, and deserved his England call. But ...

    If we are talking about 'next levels', is he going to get there? He isn't a Suarez or a Seguero, and if we were to sell him it would be clubs who are just a little up the pecking order than us, like Spurs, those just outside the very top four, who would buy him, and not Man City.

    Are we going to buy the Suarez's? I'd say no, because (a) we couldn't afford it and (b) they wouldn't come here. My God, if even Rooney who is vastly over-rated can be talking about weekly wages hovering around £300,000 a week, we aren't going to get the top creme de la creme. MAybe if we were in the champions league - but to get into it, we'd have to have the players first, so it's a vicious and inpenetrable circle.

    We could buy the next generation of Suarez's, if we can find them, but then every club is looking for them too, and again the mega-rich boys will be in there with mega-bucks deals before we get close.

    So, where are we looking? If it's a combination of buying players like Jay-Rod and making them better, and producing our own from the academy, then the players we buy WILL be like Ings & Ince, if Poch feels he can mould them. It's pointless hoping for players higher up the ladder; we won't get them. And so that leaves the question - are we destined to hover around the 6th/7th places, with the odd cup win? And if so, will Luke etc. stay with us, or go somewhere they can win the league & be in the champions' league?

    Probably - and if so, does that make us a selling club? No, even Man U couldn't hold on to Ronaldo, or Arsenal to Van Persie. Unambitious? no, we have the ambition to get to the top, but ambition alone doesn't get you there - these days, it's money.

    So, how do we feel? Personally, I don't give a monkey's nuts; I support the team, win or lose, whatever division, whoever plays. I'd prefer to see us win the quadruple every year, obviously, but I was born in Southampton and I'll never change that allegiance for winning things. It's not about success; it's about tribal allegiance to my team. And if the cold wind of reality in the current football climate is that we aren't going to get above 6th, apart from the odd season where something exceptional happens, I won't complain - as long as we are always trying to paly good football, which is all I really give a **** about.

    And I think that I am more proud of my team for producing so many first-team academy products, for believing in youth, for playing great football, for attacking Arsenal without fear and giving them the game of their lives, for being led by SRL, the modern-day Roy of the Rovers, for singing "One Marcus Leibher" at every game, than any Man City fan could ever be of being taken over by a oil-rich sheikh who buys a team - albeit a great one - who win everything in sight.

    I was also going to post my own opinion re: St. Retford, however you beet me to it!!!!
    All I can add about D. Ings is, bring him in, get him to Staplewood, let him play when there are (hopefully not!) injuries and then, first team next season..... Job Done!! 10 years out of him at least.... Oh and he's English.

    We DO need center back though please!

    Ful 1 SAINTS 2

    COYRAWA

    Score: 1
    El Santo 11:00am Fri 31 Jan 14

    SiamSaint wrote…


    We're niiiinth and we know we are! Let's build what we have and get someone in when we get the cash for Pirate Pazzo

    I agree. Let's try the FA Cup and keep our place in the PL, without splashing out too much cash just now. If we have to play Europa League, then we will know what we need to buy.

    Score: 1
    Confucious 11:02am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Stop press! Mrs Wilson says Gareth Rogers sprinting down the corridor after taking a phone call.

    Score: 1
    Confucious 11:02am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Confucious wrote…


    Stop press! Mrs Wilson says Gareth Rogers sprinting down the corridor after taking a phone call.

    Rest easy - just needed the loo.

    Score: 1
    el caballo santos101 11:04am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Tony in Liberia wrote…


    St Redford's comment got me thinking; let's look at Jay-Rod. Now, we all love the guy, he's come on great, and he was about comparable to people like Ings / Ince when we bought him. He's our top scorer, integral to the way we play, and deserved his England call. But ...

    If we are talking about 'next levels', is he going to get there? He isn't a Suarez or a Seguero, and if we were to sell him it would be clubs who are just a little up the pecking order than us, like Spurs, those just outside the very top four, who would buy him, and not Man City.

    Are we going to buy the Suarez's? I'd say no, because (a) we couldn't afford it and (b) they wouldn't come here. My God, if even Rooney who is vastly over-rated can be talking about weekly wages hovering around £300,000 a week, we aren't going to get the top creme de la creme. MAybe if we were in the champions league - but to get into it, we'd have to have the players first, so it's a vicious and inpenetrable circle.

    We could buy the next generation of Suarez's, if we can find them, but then every club is looking for them too, and again the mega-rich boys will be in there with mega-bucks deals before we get close.

    So, where are we looking? If it's a combination of buying players like Jay-Rod and making them better, and producing our own from the academy, then the players we buy WILL be like Ings & Ince, if Poch feels he can mould them. It's pointless hoping for players higher up the ladder; we won't get them. And so that leaves the question - are we destined to hover around the 6th/7th places, with the odd cup win? And if so, will Luke etc. stay with us, or go somewhere they can win the league & be in the champions' league?

    Probably - and if so, does that make us a selling club? No, even Man U couldn't hold on to Ronaldo, or Arsenal to Van Persie. Unambitious? no, we have the ambition to get to the top, but ambition alone doesn't get you there - these days, it's money.

    So, how do we feel? Personally, I don't give a monkey's nuts; I support the team, win or lose, whatever division, whoever plays. I'd prefer to see us win the quadruple every year, obviously, but I was born in Southampton and I'll never change that allegiance for winning things. It's not about success; it's about tribal allegiance to my team. And if the cold wind of reality in the current football climate is that we aren't going to get above 6th, apart from the odd season where something exceptional happens, I won't complain - as long as we are always trying to paly good football, which is all I really give a **** about.

    And I think that I am more proud of my team for producing so many first-team academy products, for believing in youth, for playing great football, for attacking Arsenal without fear and giving them the game of their lives, for being led by SRL, the modern-day Roy of the Rovers, for singing "One Marcus Leibher" at every game, than any Man City fan could ever be of being taken over by a oil-rich sheikh who buys a team - albeit a great one - who win everything in sight.

    its easy to say `buy younger players and mould them` but that doesn't always work, we have had great success with clyne and j-rod but they were studied extensively before we brought them in, ings probably more so and it doesn't look like we are interested. I think too many people are getting hung up on the fact that he`s a saints fan. that might make him an excellent person who shows outstanding ability to make the proper and correct decisions in life, but not necessarily the right player. we should be aiming for higher than what we already have.
    we are able to get champions league players, as we did it last window. dejan and Big Vic were playing in the champions league and they are top quality international who the top clubs were after, and who would say that either wouldn't look out of place at manure or chelski. we may only buy 1 player this window, might not even do that, so lets hope we can bring in someone of their quality.

    Score: 2
    OSPREYSAINT 11:12am Fri 31 Jan 14

    All I can say is that our Scouting Network isn't up to the job, how much are we wasting on these guys? If they are paid on results they will need a second job.

    Score: -5
    Licky_Rambert 11:12am Fri 31 Jan 14

    BREAKING NEWS: I've just seen Richie Barker (who is apparently p*mpey manager) washing the transfer window!

    Score: 19
    el caballo santos101 11:19am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Licky_Rambert wrote…


    BREAKING NEWS: I've just seen Richie Barker (who is apparently p*mpey manager) washing the transfer window!

    quality!

    Score: 3
    SnapperSaint 11:26am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Re:Tony in Liberia's post (too big to quote) very interesting and stirred the emotions regarding loyalty to Saints, agree with a lot of what you say, plus, look what happened when we tried to go for a so called 'big player' albeit one with some history.
    Only thing I would add is, we still need some ambition to be a top 6 team or we never will make it, let's not settle for a mid table safe strategy, better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all, as the saying goes.
    I think Ings would be a solid addition to the team (if he lost some weight and got a bit fitter, like Rickie did) and although he may never set the world alight, he would be a decent and loyal player for some time to come.
    What we have to do to add to the 'solid' players is spot and develop the next Suarez while they are affordable, that's our top 6 strategy.

    Score: 1
    OSPREYSAINT 11:26am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Aaron Martin snapped up by Birmingham.

    Score: 0
    Sally Hamilton Original 11:27am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Pompey just signed another player.. From China this time... Y Mi

    Score: 13
    Saintsfc86 11:32am Fri 31 Jan 14

    If saints dont sign another strike we are going to be short upfront. I know Gallagaher seems to be settling in to the first team nicely and gave a good performance against Arsenal. However knowing that Rickie has picked up a few niggling injuries as or late compared to over the past few seasons i feel that if we dont get another striker we are going to be really short if some one gets injured for a few weeks. Alot of other teams are signing some pretty good players and could possibly pick up some much needed points in the second halg of the season. Saints cant afford to rest on what weve got. Danny fox has left which straight away leave us short of a natural left back, I know weve got Taggert waiting in the wings but not yet tried and tested at prem level. I think to carry on progressing up the league we need a couple of additions or were just going to be looking to finish up pretty much where we are now.

    Score: 1
    Mush On The Beach 11:42am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote…


    SiamSaint wrote…


    We're niiiinth and we know we are! Let's build what we have and get someone in when we get the cash for Pirate Pazzo
    If he goes it should be Captain Pugwash

    Or Master Bates the salty Old Italian seaman, Captain Mack Chinnon should initiate a keelhauling.

    Score: -1
    St Retford 11:45am Fri 31 Jan 14

    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    All I can say is that our Scouting Network isn't up to the job, how much are we wasting on these guys? If they are paid on results they will need a second job.

    Why would you say that? The Lovren and Wanyama signings were down to the scouting network whereas Osvaldo was clearly the club backing a hunch of MoPo that he could be 'tamed' and use his powers for good.

    Turned out MoPo wasn't right about that, but you cannot knock the other two summer signings - they've been absolute mustard.

    Score: 12
    Mush On The Beach 11:45am Fri 31 Jan 14

    el caballo santos101 wrote…


    Tony in Liberia wrote…


    St Redford's comment got me thinking; let's look at Jay-Rod. Now, we all love the guy, he's come on great, and he was about comparable to people like Ings / Ince when we bought him. He's our top scorer, integral to the way we play, and deserved his England call. But ...

    If we are talking about 'next levels', is he going to get there? He isn't a Suarez or a Seguero, and if we were to sell him it would be clubs who are just a little up the pecking order than us, like Spurs, those just outside the very top four, who would buy him, and not Man City.

    Are we going to buy the Suarez's? I'd say no, because (a) we couldn't afford it and (b) they wouldn't come here. My God, if even Rooney who is vastly over-rated can be talking about weekly wages hovering around £300,000 a week, we aren't going to get the top creme de la creme. MAybe if we were in the champions league - but to get into it, we'd have to have the players first, so it's a vicious and inpenetrable circle.

    We could buy the next generation of Suarez's, if we can find them, but then every club is looking for them too, and again the mega-rich boys will be in there with mega-bucks deals before we get close.

    So, where are we looking? If it's a combination of buying players like Jay-Rod and making them better, and producing our own from the academy, then the players we buy WILL be like Ings & Ince, if Poch feels he can mould them. It's pointless hoping for players higher up the ladder; we won't get them. And so that leaves the question - are we destined to hover around the 6th/7th places, with the odd cup win? And if so, will Luke etc. stay with us, or go somewhere they can win the league & be in the champions' league?

    Probably - and if so, does that make us a selling club? No, even Man U couldn't hold on to Ronaldo, or Arsenal to Van Persie. Unambitious? no, we have the ambition to get to the top, but ambition alone doesn't get you there - these days, it's money.

    So, how do we feel? Personally, I don't give a monkey's nuts; I support the team, win or lose, whatever division, whoever plays. I'd prefer to see us win the quadruple every year, obviously, but I was born in Southampton and I'll never change that allegiance for winning things. It's not about success; it's about tribal allegiance to my team. And if the cold wind of reality in the current football climate is that we aren't going to get above 6th, apart from the odd season where something exceptional happens, I won't complain - as long as we are always trying to paly good football, which is all I really give a **** about.

    And I think that I am more proud of my team for producing so many first-team academy products, for believing in youth, for playing great football, for attacking Arsenal without fear and giving them the game of their lives, for being led by SRL, the modern-day Roy of the Rovers, for singing "One Marcus Leibher" at every game, than any Man City fan could ever be of being taken over by a oil-rich sheikh who buys a team - albeit a great one - who win everything in sight.
    its easy to say `buy younger players and mould them` but that doesn't always work, we have had great success with clyne and j-rod but they were studied extensively before we brought them in, ings probably more so and it doesn't look like we are interested. I think too many people are getting hung up on the fact that he`s a saints fan. that might make him an excellent person who shows outstanding ability to make the proper and correct decisions in life, but not necessarily the right player. we should be aiming for higher than what we already have.
    we are able to get champions league players, as we did it last window. dejan and Big Vic were playing in the champions league and they are top quality international who the top clubs were after, and who would say that either wouldn't look out of place at manure or chelski. we may only buy 1 player this window, might not even do that, so lets hope we can bring in someone of their quality.

    The blend has to be right between developing youth and their potential along with having some crown jewels if we are serious at shaking it up. I think that was the strategy that Cortese was working towards, let’s hope it continues.
    Arsene Wenger has constantly been accused of planning for tomorrow rather than concentrating on today. They haven’t won anything in 8 years but they are solvent and have built and paid for a beautiful stadium. They’ve started to spend big again now that they can and I hope they win the prem for the sake of decency ...... obviously The Gooners are chokers though, so it isn’t going to happen.

    Score: 2
    el caballo santos101 11:48am Fri 31 Jan 14

    More news coming out of poopey.
    `Experienced` manager barker is quoted as saying that he thought the transfer window was where his players were given their food at the Mcdonalds drive through.

    Score: 9
    St Retford 11:53am Fri 31 Jan 14

    I'm all for buying younger players and 'moulding' them but in the case of Danny Ings we've literally already had him on the books and had all the time in the world to see if he could be moulded to the level we want. Someone who knows more than us thought he couldn't so let's leave it at that?

    I've nothing against Ings - I'm sure he's a lovely bloke - but every transfer window there's a section of the fanbase who latch onto some player from the championship and chant their name like a mantra as though they're the solution to all our problems. It's Ings this season and it was Tom Ince last season. Truth is, I don't believe either are really good enough and clearly the club doesn't either so let's move on, no?

    Score: 7
    Seedhouse the Unrepentant 11:54am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Confucious wrote…


    Stop press! Mrs Wilson says Gareth Rogers sprinting down the corridor after taking a phone call.

    Sod Mrs Wilson good neighbours is where it's at!

    Score: 4
    SaintJD 11:56am Fri 31 Jan 14

    If you needed any proof that the Italian League is a completely different beast to the Premier League (and thus a risky place to buy from) consider the following:

    The Italian league leaders seem desperate to buy Dani Osvaldo
    Taarabt goes from Fulham/QPR reserves to AC Milan

    Made me laugh when one of the press pack asked Taarabt: "Why Milan?". I think a general "Why!!!???" would have been more appropriate.

    Score: 2
    Seedhouse the Unrepentant 11:57am Fri 31 Jan 14

    St Retford wrote…


    I'm all for buying younger players and 'moulding' them but in the case of Danny Ings we've literally already had him on the books and had all the time in the world to see if he could be moulded to the level we want. Someone who knows more than us thought he couldn't so let's leave it at that?

    I've nothing against Ings - I'm sure he's a lovely bloke - but every transfer window there's a section of the fanbase who latch onto some player from the championship and chant their name like a mantra as though they're the solution to all our problems. It's Ings this season and it was Tom Ince last season. Truth is, I don't believe either are really good enough and clearly the club doesn't either so let's move on, no?

    We have released academy players in the past who have gone on to reach the top, can't always get it right.

    Score: 1
    Sainty saint saint 12:00pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Saintsfc86 wrote…


    If saints dont sign another strike we are going to be short upfront. I know Gallagaher seems to be settling in to the first team nicely and gave a good performance against Arsenal. However knowing that Rickie has picked up a few niggling injuries as or late compared to over the past few seasons i feel that if we dont get another striker we are going to be really short if some one gets injured for a few weeks. Alot of other teams are signing some pretty good players and could possibly pick up some much needed points in the second halg of the season. Saints cant afford to rest on what weve got. Danny fox has left which straight away leave us short of a natural left back, I know weve got Taggert waiting in the wings but not yet tried and tested at prem level. I think to carry on progressing up the league we need a couple of additions or were just going to be looking to finish up pretty much where we are now.

    Haha! Taggert. Nice.

    Score: 1
    SaintJD 12:02pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    St Retford wrote…


    I'm all for buying younger players and 'moulding' them but in the case of Danny Ings we've literally already had him on the books and had all the time in the world to see if he could be moulded to the level we want. Someone who knows more than us thought he couldn't so let's leave it at that?

    I've nothing against Ings - I'm sure he's a lovely bloke - but every transfer window there's a section of the fanbase who latch onto some player from the championship and chant their name like a mantra as though they're the solution to all our problems. It's Ings this season and it was Tom Ince last season. Truth is, I don't believe either are really good enough and clearly the club doesn't either so let's move on, no?

    Yep. And the big teams must be thanking their lucky stars they didn't take a risk on Lallana, Spider, Cork or Lambert when they were in the Championship - clearly not up to the job and the top clubs knew it. * Please note this is said in irony *

    That's not to say I particularly rate Ings or Ince (I'm sure the scouts have watched both a lot more than I have), just making the point.

    Score: 2
    Folkestone Saint 12:06pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Sally Hamilton Original wrote…


    Pompey just signed another player.. From China this time... Y Mi

    That has to be one of the best post's I have ever read on here, thanks Sally

    Score: 4
    therealredarmy 12:06pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    @St Retford

    You right about Ings and Ince but who can we sign, who wants to play for Saints Knowing that we are not in the Champions League or Europa League ?. I say let the club establish itself in the EPL for anther year and maybe reach a final of some cup then maybe let's talk about Europe if we still have Lallana, Rodriguez and so on ..

    Score: -1
    Lat Te Mis 12:06pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    St Retford wrote…

    I'm all for buying younger players and 'moulding' them but in the case of Danny Ings we've literally already had him on the books and had all the time in the world to see if he could be moulded to the level we want. Someone who knows more than us thought he couldn't so let's leave it at that? I've nothing against Ings - I'm sure he's a lovely bloke - but every transfer window there's a section of the fanbase who latch onto some player from the championship and chant their name like a mantra as though they're the solution to all our problems. It's Ings this season and it was Tom Ince last season. Truth is, I don't believe either are really good enough and clearly the club doesn't either so let's move on, no?
    We have released academy players in the past who have gone on to reach the top, can't always get it right.

    Kevin Phillips for one!

    Score: 1
    St Retford 12:10pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    St Retford wrote…


    I'm all for buying younger players and 'moulding' them but in the case of Danny Ings we've literally already had him on the books and had all the time in the world to see if he could be moulded to the level we want. Someone who knows more than us thought he couldn't so let's leave it at that?

    I've nothing against Ings - I'm sure he's a lovely bloke - but every transfer window there's a section of the fanbase who latch onto some player from the championship and chant their name like a mantra as though they're the solution to all our problems. It's Ings this season and it was Tom Ince last season. Truth is, I don't believe either are really good enough and clearly the club doesn't either so let's move on, no?
    We have released academy players in the past who have gone on to reach the top, can't always get it right.

    Oh not you as well!

    We're not going to sign anyone today so this debate is all a bit 'moot'.

    I'm going for lunch. More news as and when.

    Score: 1
    OSPREYSAINT 12:17pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Sainty saint saint wrote…


    Saintsfc86 wrote…


    If saints dont sign another strike we are going to be short upfront. I know Gallagaher seems to be settling in to the first team nicely and gave a good performance against Arsenal. However knowing that Rickie has picked up a few niggling injuries as or late compared to over the past few seasons i feel that if we dont get another striker we are going to be really short if some one gets injured for a few weeks. Alot of other teams are signing some pretty good players and could possibly pick up some much needed points in the second halg of the season. Saints cant afford to rest on what weve got. Danny fox has left which straight away leave us short of a natural left back, I know weve got Taggert waiting in the wings but not yet tried and tested at prem level. I think to carry on progressing up the league we need a couple of additions or were just going to be looking to finish up pretty much where we are now.
    Haha! Taggert. Nice.

    You know you have made it at the Saints when the posters spell your name wrong, Fox was the only one that they have always got right.

    Score: 0
    The stripes 12:17pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Just on the subject of Osvaldo going for a medical with his potential new employers, I hope it's not the same process some people have to go through when they apply for a job and having to submit a character reference as part of their application :)

    Score: 6
    Mush On The Beach 12:23pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Lat Te Mis wrote…


    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    St Retford wrote…

    I'm all for buying younger players and 'moulding' them but in the case of Danny Ings we've literally already had him on the books and had all the time in the world to see if he could be moulded to the level we want. Someone who knows more than us thought he couldn't so let's leave it at that? I've nothing against Ings - I'm sure he's a lovely bloke - but every transfer window there's a section of the fanbase who latch onto some player from the championship and chant their name like a mantra as though they're the solution to all our problems. It's Ings this season and it was Tom Ince last season. Truth is, I don't believe either are really good enough and clearly the club doesn't either so let's move on, no?
    We have released academy players in the past who have gone on to reach the top, can't always get it right.
    Kevin Phillips for one!

    Dennis the menace Wise.

    Score: 2
    OSPREYSAINT 12:25pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    St Retford wrote…


    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    All I can say is that our Scouting Network isn't up to the job, how much are we wasting on these guys? If they are paid on results they will need a second job.
    Why would you say that? The Lovren and Wanyama signings were down to the scouting network whereas Osvaldo was clearly the club backing a hunch of MoPo that he could be 'tamed' and use his powers for good.

    Turned out MoPo wasn't right about that, but you cannot knock the other two summer signings - they've been absolute mustard.

    Plus two, minus one, not a good return in my opinion.

    Score: -7
    Puddletown Saint 12:35pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Now I for one have been impressed with this transfer window -not so much for who we have got in - none - but for the fact that our stars are still here and we have shifted so much 'dead wood'.
    In summary:
    Outs: Martin Fox Lee Barnard Sharp (Sold Punch) and likely Osvaldo.

    In the summer we must extend the contract of Jack Cork and shift Hoover Guly and Forte which will then allow us under FFP to acquire the four we need to push on (CB, LB, Poacher and winger). I have kept Gaston and brought back Makuya.

    LETS HOPE THERE ARE SILLY SURPRISES COME 11PM COYR

    Score: 0
    Mush On The Beach 1:01pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    St Retford wrote…


    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    All I can say is that our Scouting Network isn't up to the job, how much are we wasting on these guys? If they are paid on results they will need a second job.
    Why would you say that? The Lovren and Wanyama signings were down to the scouting network whereas Osvaldo was clearly the club backing a hunch of MoPo that he could be 'tamed' and use his powers for good.

    Turned out MoPo wasn't right about that, but you cannot knock the other two summer signings - they've been absolute mustard.
    Plus two, minus one, not a good return in my opinion.

    Ospers, dare I say it that 2 minus 1 should still be a positive in your philosophy.
    I think the scouting network is probably at a stage now for football clubs that there are few surprises or hidden treasures to unearth. It’s all about who is prepared to pay the top dollar for somebody now.

    Score: 2
    dadofmy3sons 1:03pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Mush On The Beach wrote…


    Lat Te Mis wrote…


    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    St Retford wrote…

    I'm all for buying younger players and 'moulding' them but in the case of Danny Ings we've literally already had him on the books and had all the time in the world to see if he could be moulded to the level we want. Someone who knows more than us thought he couldn't so let's leave it at that? I've nothing against Ings - I'm sure he's a lovely bloke - but every transfer window there's a section of the fanbase who latch onto some player from the championship and chant their name like a mantra as though they're the solution to all our problems. It's Ings this season and it was Tom Ince last season. Truth is, I don't believe either are really good enough and clearly the club doesn't either so let's move on, no?
    We have released academy players in the past who have gone on to reach the top, can't always get it right.
    Kevin Phillips for one!
    Dennis the menace Wise.

    Andy Townsend

    Score: -4
    Norwegian Saint 1:06pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    I still think Punch could have done well for us.
    Bye Mr Fox. Thanks for the work in the lower leagues.
    Billy never got his chance with us which was a shame as I think he would have done better than a £15M Italian.
    Aaron needs play time and should do well at Brum.
    Barnard also needs first team action somewhere.
    And finally, Osvaldo.... what a dic! Hope Lallana, Shaw, Clyne, J-Rod, Cork, JWP, Sam and Sir Rickie get to knock you out of the World Cup!

    Score: 6
    St Retford 1:07pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    St Retford wrote…


    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    All I can say is that our Scouting Network isn't up to the job, how much are we wasting on these guys? If they are paid on results they will need a second job.
    Why would you say that? The Lovren and Wanyama signings were down to the scouting network whereas Osvaldo was clearly the club backing a hunch of MoPo that he could be 'tamed' and use his powers for good.

    Turned out MoPo wasn't right about that, but you cannot knock the other two summer signings - they've been absolute mustard.
    Plus two, minus one, not a good return in my opinion.

    That's my point, though: the 'scouting network' chose two and they were both amazing. That's a success rate of exactly 100%. That means they're better at buying players than Le Tiss was at penalties.

    Score: 4
    st1halo 1:08pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Licky_Rambert wrote…


    BREAKING NEWS: I've just seen Richie Barker (who is apparently p*mpey manager) washing the transfer window!

    Yep. With his tongue.

    STID

    Score: 4
    el caballo santos101 1:11pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    clubcall suggesting that MP is `considering a move for Espanyol forward Sergio Garcia.` after Dani has gone.
    Has he got to wait for Dani to leave before he brings someone in? is that why there`s been no news?
    Osprey get yourself down to the airport to see if anyone`s landing.

    Score: 3
    OSPREYSAINT 1:14pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    el caballo santos101 wrote…


    clubcall suggesting that MP is `considering a move for Espanyol forward Sergio Garcia.` after Dani has gone.
    Has he got to wait for Dani to leave before he brings someone in? is that why there`s been no news?
    Osprey get yourself down to the airport to see if anyone`s landing.

    Coastguard helicopter circling St Marys, hope SM isn't sinking.

    Score: -5
    angus mc coatup 1:17pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Puddletown Saint wrote…


    Now I for one have been impressed with this transfer window -not so much for who we have got in - none - but for the fact that our stars are still here and we have shifted so much 'dead wood'.
    In summary:
    Outs: Martin Fox Lee Barnard Sharp (Sold Punch) and likely Osvaldo.

    In the summer we must extend the contract of Jack Cork and shift Hoover Guly and Forte which will then allow us under FFP to acquire the four we need to push on (CB, LB, Poacher and winger). I have kept Gaston and brought back Makuya.

    LETS HOPE THERE ARE SILLY SURPRISES COME 11PM COYR

    My thoughts are the same regarding the clear out. It seems that as soon as Cortese went then so did a bunch of fringe players, or is that just coincidence?

    As you say, maybe it's clearing the decks for a summer recruitment drive. And we go with what we already have till the end of this season. I'd like to see one in though, but only if it's a player with the right temperament and ability.
    Keeping what we have,. would be good Then we have plenty of time to assess the youngsters and target the right type of players in the summer, that will fit in with the present tight knit group we already have.

    Just goes to show with the osvaldo situation you don't always get the right type of player, By just spending millions. Hope the club learns rom this episode though.

    Score: 6
    St Retford 1:17pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Norwegian Saint wrote…


    I still think Punch could have done well for us.
    Bye Mr Fox. Thanks for the work in the lower leagues.
    Billy never got his chance with us which was a shame as I think he would have done better than a £15M Italian.
    Aaron needs play time and should do well at Brum.
    Barnard also needs first team action somewhere.
    And finally, Osvaldo.... what a dic! Hope Lallana, Shaw, Clyne, J-Rod, Cork, JWP, Sam and Sir Rickie get to knock you out of the World Cup!

    I'm glad we've given so many players a chance to get on with their careers rather than keep them hostage in some sort of financially lucrative but ultimately soul-destroying limbo. I wonder how much this has to do with our new leadership and how much was going to happen anyway?

    (I don't know the answer btw - I was being rhetorical.)

    Score: 4
    Confucious 1:17pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Oh dear - just heard Juventus doctor said Dani wasn't 100% match fit and Dani nutted him. Doctor is now having a medical as well.

    Score: 20
    DisplacedFan 1:17pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    For money's sake, I hope Osvaldo is a hit in Turin no if and or head butts!

    Score: 7
    OSPREYSAINT 1:37pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    el caballo santos101 wrote…


    clubcall suggesting that MP is `considering a move for Espanyol forward Sergio Garcia.` after Dani has gone.
    Has he got to wait for Dani to leave before he brings someone in? is that why there`s been no news?
    Osprey get yourself down to the airport to see if anyone`s landing.
    Coastguard helicopter circling St Marys, hope SM isn't sinking.

    Gone now, may have been an incident on the bridge.

    Score: -6
    dadofmy3sons 1:42pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    For me the most telling comment has been that Osvaldo has taken a massive pay cut to go to Juve.
    It makes me think he only came here for the money.
    A disappointing saga throughout and it gives ammunition to those who said he only came because we were the only ones who would take a chance on him. This might be borne out by the fact that Juve have got him on loan at first and on the cheap. They only pay for him if he is a success, a double edged blade. If he is a success will £15m be a realistic price and will Juve sell him on at a profit later? Do we bother with a sell-on clause?
    How many new players will Fulham have tomorrow?
    Arsene was right, the transfer window is so unfair.
    Fulham were **** for the first part of the season and tomorrow they could be a completely different team, alternatively they could have so many new players they don't have a clue who each other are.
    How did Lewis Holtby go from outstanding German international to loanee to bottom three club?

    Score: -3
    OSPREYSAINT 1:49pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    DisplacedFan wrote…


    For money's sake, I hope Osvaldo is a hit in Turin no if and or head butts!

    More Butthead than head butts.

    Score: -2
    OSPREYSAINT 1:52pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Mush On The Beach wrote…


    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    St Retford wrote…


    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    All I can say is that our Scouting Network isn't up to the job, how much are we wasting on these guys? If they are paid on results they will need a second job.
    Why would you say that? The Lovren and Wanyama signings were down to the scouting network whereas Osvaldo was clearly the club backing a hunch of MoPo that he could be 'tamed' and use his powers for good.

    Turned out MoPo wasn't right about that, but you cannot knock the other two summer signings - they've been absolute mustard.
    Plus two, minus one, not a good return in my opinion.
    Ospers, dare I say it that 2 minus 1 should still be a positive in your philosophy.
    I think the scouting network is probably at a stage now for football clubs that there are few surprises or hidden treasures to unearth. It’s all about who is prepared to pay the top dollar for somebody now.

    As long as we don't get any more overpaid Prima Donnas that can't join with the Team ethic, I will be happy.

    Score: 2
    therealredarmy 1:52pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    @dadofmy3sons

    Go ask Spurs my friend they are clueless. Sherwood and Ferdinand don't really know what they are doing not playing without and holding midfielder how stupid can you be . These two believe that they still are in the 80's 90's not playing without an holding midfielder hahahahaha. I totally agree with you It could be good for Fulham or they might jut shot themselves in the foot

    Score: -2
    OSPREYSAINT 1:57pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Saint-Popeye wrote…


    BBC are reporting Luke Shaw - Chelsea or Man Utd - with possiblilty of being loaned back to SFC for season? Thoughts on this!?!?

    Have you missed an m out between o and the p of your sgn on name, with comments like this?

    Score: 0
    OSPREYSAINT 2:12pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Jason Punchgone.

    Score: -2
    dadofmy3sons 2:14pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    Saint-Popeye wrote…


    BBC are reporting Luke Shaw - Chelsea or Man Utd - with possiblilty of being loaned back to SFC for season? Thoughts on this!?!?
    Have you missed an m out between o and the p of your sgn on name, with comments like this?

    As he says Osprey, the BBC are reporting.
    Don't shoot the messenger, even if he is talking a whole load of borrocks.

    Score: 1
    OSPREYSAINT 2:19pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    dadofmy3sons wrote…


    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    Saint-Popeye wrote…


    BBC are reporting Luke Shaw - Chelsea or Man Utd - with possiblilty of being loaned back to SFC for season? Thoughts on this!?!?
    Have you missed an m out between o and the p of your sgn on name, with comments like this?
    As he says Osprey, the BBC are reporting.
    Don't shoot the messenger, even if he is talking a whole load of borrocks.

    lol, probably reads the Daily Mirror too!

    Score: 0
    St Retford 2:28pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    David Connolly has left Pompey. This is the best news of the day - I'm absolutely delighted for him.

    Score: 10
    OSPREYSAINT 2:29pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    St Retford wrote…


    David Connolly has left Pompey. This is the best news of the day - I'm absolutely delighted for him.

    Gone to Oxford, perhaps he might learn something there?

    Score: 0
    justaSaintsfan 2:30pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    At 1.57 p.m. (shown above), there was a copy of a Tweet from a Juventus fan, with the headline:

    PABLO ALLA JUVE!!! @iretwit88

    The Tweet states:

    '@southamptonFC you aren't like @inter of Milan...thank you for Pablo Daniel Osvaldo!! In Juve he will win!!

    What a shame the Tweet is from someone so fortunately called @iretwit88 !!!

    IRE and TWIT might easily both be used to describe the very player being boasted about! How very fitting! Well, I think it's funny!

    Score: 5
    OSPREYSAINT 2:34pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    How annoying is it that Chelsea can spend £12m on a player, that they don't actually want or need and then send him out on loan to the Club they bought him from, I suppose at 19yo he is young and will benefit from getting more playing time, would struggle to make the bench at Chelsea?

    Score: 0
    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child 2:35pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Mush On The Beach wrote…


    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote…


    SiamSaint wrote…


    We're niiiinth and we know we are! Let's build what we have and get someone in when we get the cash for Pirate Pazzo
    If he goes it should be Captain Pugwash
    Or Master Bates the salty Old Italian seaman, Captain Mack Chinnon should initiate a keelhauling.

    Roger the Cabin Boy, Seaman Staines and Master Bates!

    Score: 0
    therealredarmy 2:45pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    @OSPREYSAINT

    I don't know if you really watch football outside the EPL but Kurt Zouma he's a beast 19 year old and he might go to Brazil with France, Chelsea got a Bargain and trust me on this he walk to the EPL Terry has lost is place in the team I can tell you that right now. He's one of the hottest property in Europe and maybe in the world with Leandro Moura !

    Score: -3
    OSPREYSAINT 2:48pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote…


    Mush On The Beach wrote…


    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote…


    SiamSaint wrote…


    We're niiiinth and we know we are! Let's build what we have and get someone in when we get the cash for Pirate Pazzo
    If he goes it should be Captain Pugwash
    Or Master Bates the salty Old Italian seaman, Captain Mack Chinnon should initiate a keelhauling.
    Roger the Cabin Boy, Seaman Staines and Master Bates!

    All mythical, in fact a Newspaper got sued for printing them.

    Score: -1
    OSPREYSAINT 2:49pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    therealredarmy wrote…


    @OSPREYSAINT

    I don't know if you really watch football outside the EPL but Kurt Zouma he's a beast 19 year old and he might go to Brazil with France, Chelsea got a Bargain and trust me on this he walk to the EPL Terry has lost is place in the team I can tell you that right now. He's one of the hottest property in Europe and maybe in the world with Leandro Moura !

    That is what is so annoying about it, I reckon he could be playing in the EPL now, but isn't going to get a chance.

    Score: -2
    OSPREYSAINT 2:56pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Team coach about to leave Staplewood for London, little chance of anything else happening it would appear.

    Score: -4
    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child 4:07pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote…


    Mush On The Beach wrote…


    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote…


    SiamSaint wrote…


    We're niiiinth and we know we are! Let's build what we have and get someone in when we get the cash for Pirate Pazzo
    If he goes it should be Captain Pugwash
    Or Master Bates the salty Old Italian seaman, Captain Mack Chinnon should initiate a keelhauling.
    Roger the Cabin Boy, Seaman Staines and Master Bates!
    All mythical, in fact a Newspaper got sued for printing them.

    Just like Captain Jack Sparrow's goal scoring prowess!

    Score: 0
    Confucious 4:24pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    This really is a huge media event.

    Sky Sports says there is little happening anywhere because everyone in football is too busy watching Sky Sports to see if anything's happening. In fact Sky Sports have shown footage of someone watching Sky Sports. Also, having got wind of the story, the BBC have just shown film of the Sky Sports cameraman filming someone watching Sky Sports - and ITV have broadcast shots of the the BBC filming the Sky Sports cameraman who was filming someone watching Sky Sports.

    Apparently, BT Sport have sent someone down to try and get pictures of the ITV camaraman filming the BBC filming Sky Sports filming somebody watching Sky Sports. By 10pm there could be an absolutely massive line of cameramen filming each other filming each other.

    It's all very exciting.

    Score: 10
    Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport 4:24pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Right deadly serious with this.

    My mate is working in the boiler house at Staplewood today and saw Javier Hernandez.

    This is a confirmed sighting!!!!

    Score: -15
    OSPREYSAINT 4:27pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Confucious wrote…


    This really is a huge media event.

    Sky Sports says there is little happening anywhere because everyone in football is too busy watching Sky Sports to see if anything's happening. In fact Sky Sports have shown footage of someone watching Sky Sports. Also, having got wind of the story, the BBC have just shown film of the Sky Sports cameraman filming someone watching Sky Sports - and ITV have broadcast shots of the the BBC filming the Sky Sports cameraman who was filming someone watching Sky Sports.

    Apparently, BT Sport have sent someone down to try and get pictures of the ITV camaraman filming the BBC filming Sky Sports filming somebody watching Sky Sports. By 10pm there could be an absolutely massive line of cameramen filming each other filming each other.

    It's all very exciting.

    It will end up with a load of cameramen send each other Selfies.

    Score: 2
    OSPREYSAINT 4:29pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote…


    Right deadly serious with this.

    My mate is working in the boiler house at Staplewood today and saw Javier Hernandez.

    This is a confirmed sighting!!!!

    Is he part timing for Southern Gas then?

    Score: 6
    OSPREYSAINT 4:33pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    http://www1.skysport
    s.com/football/news/
    11667/9142558/transf
    er-news-manchester-u
    nited-striker-javier
    -hernandez-wont-leav
    e

    Someone telling fibs then?

    Score: -3
    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child 4:35pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Sports Direct saying source in Italy say Osvaldo transfer has completed

    Score: 5
    Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport 4:40pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    He arrived just after 2pm.

    Score: -3
    St Retford 4:45pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote…


    He arrived just after 2pm.

    Haha. I do respect your efforts to liven up the day.

    Can we have a bit more of this sort of thing, please?

    Score: 4
    el caballo santos101 4:50pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    St Retford wrote…


    Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote…


    He arrived just after 2pm.
    Haha. I do respect your efforts to liven up the day.

    Can we have a bit more of this sort of thing, please?

    yeah anyone else wondering how he got past the sky reporter and cameraman without them seeing him?

    also why haven't we got that nice lady reporter that up at Norwich?

    Score: 6
    el caballo santos101 4:53pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    el caballo santos101 wrote…


    St Retford wrote…


    Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote…


    He arrived just after 2pm.
    Haha. I do respect your efforts to liven up the day.

    Can we have a bit more of this sort of thing, please?
    yeah anyone else wondering how he got past the sky reporter and cameraman without them seeing him?

    also why haven't we got that nice lady reporter that up at Norwich?

    or the even nicer young lady down at Swansea. come on sky get the transfer done.

    Score: 4
    OSPREYSAINT 5:11pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    el caballo santos101 wrote…


    St Retford wrote…


    Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote…


    He arrived just after 2pm.
    Haha. I do respect your efforts to liven up the day.

    Can we have a bit more of this sort of thing, please?
    yeah anyone else wondering how he got past the sky reporter and cameraman without them seeing him?

    also why haven't we got that nice lady reporter that up at Norwich?

    All those Southern Gas fitters look the same in their dungarees.

    Score: 2
    st1halo 5:17pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    el caballo santos101 wrote…


    el caballo santos101 wrote…


    St Retford wrote…


    Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote…


    He arrived just after 2pm.
    Haha. I do respect your efforts to liven up the day.

    Can we have a bit more of this sort of thing, please?
    yeah anyone else wondering how he got past the sky reporter and cameraman without them seeing him?

    also why haven't we got that nice lady reporter that up at Norwich?
    or the even nicer young lady down at Swansea. come on sky get the transfer done.

    Yes. Amy something, she was down here for Cortesegate. She could definitely give me head...lines!

    STID

    Score: 4
    Brusher Mills 5:21pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    What a stupid pointless vote, which saints striker did I prefere. Why us that relevant.

    Score: 1
    bathsaints 5:27pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    anyone else concerned that Fulham have made some good signings ahead of tomorrow....lets hope they not eligible or too early for them to make an impact...COYR

    Score: 2
    OSPREYSAINT 5:27pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Brusher Mills wrote…


    What a stupid pointless vote, which saints striker did I prefere. Why us that relevant.

    Like the rest of us, they are getting bored of reporting nowt, just trying to make things interesting with a poll, it's a no brainer anyway, Billy by a country mile.

    Score: 1
    stevo67 5:30pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    That had to be the longest medical in history all day really !!
    Late bid for Berbatov maybe !!

    Score: -4
    OSPREYSAINT 5:32pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    bathsaints wrote…


    anyone else concerned that Fulham have made some good signings ahead of tomorrow....lets hope they not eligible or too early for them to make an impact...COYR

    Mitroglou ineligible, Holtby awaiting clearance.

    Score: 0
    SaintJD 5:34pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    How annoying is it that Chelsea can spend £12m on a player, that they don't actually want or need and then send him out on loan to the Club they bought him from, I suppose at 19yo he is young and will benefit from getting more playing time, would struggle to make the bench at Chelsea?

    Yes, it's like the rumour that we would sell Luke and loan him back for the rest of the season - why would either party even want to do that? Probably because they'd know it was his only real chance of getting a game and progressing, which begs the question why buy him in the first place?

    Score: 4
    el caballo santos101 5:36pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    stevo67 wrote…


    That had to be the longest medical in history all day really !!
    Late bid for Berbatov maybe !!

    yeah because we`re going to let a semi-mobile striker go and replace him with a player who, if he were any slower would take root on the pitch and would be the absolute worst `fit` in our system.

    Score: 6
    Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport 5:42pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Hernandez loan till the end of the season makes sense for him, it will get him a regular game, sort out his world cup chances and then puts him in the shop window for Europes big clubs in the summer.

    The sighting is legit you can all slate me later if it doesnt happen.

    Score: -7
    OSPREYSAINT 5:42pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    therealredarmy wrote…


    @OSPREYSAINT

    I don't know if you really watch football outside the EPL but Kurt Zouma he's a beast 19 year old and he might go to Brazil with France, Chelsea got a Bargain and trust me on this he walk to the EPL Terry has lost is place in the team I can tell you that right now. He's one of the hottest property in Europe and maybe in the world with Leandro Moura !

    I think you are getting thumbs down purely because you quoted my sign on! Your message was a pefectly good one.

    Score: -2
    OSPREYSAINT 5:44pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    therealredarmy wrote…


    @OSPREYSAINT

    I don't know if you really watch football outside the EPL but Kurt Zouma he's a beast 19 year old and he might go to Brazil with France, Chelsea got a Bargain and trust me on this he walk to the EPL Terry has lost is place in the team I can tell you that right now. He's one of the hottest property in Europe and maybe in the world with Leandro Moura !
    I think you are getting thumbs down purely because you quoted my sign on! Your message was a pefectly good one.

    "perfectly" trouble with my "r's"!

    Score: -2
    justaSaintsfan 6:04pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote…


    Right deadly serious with this.

    My mate is working in the boiler house at Staplewood today and saw Javier Hernandez.

    This is a confirmed sighting!!!!

    What would Javier Hernandez be doing in the boiler house at Staplewood? Lol!

    Score: 7
    Confucious 6:13pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Phew - horrible nightmare during my afternoon nap. I dreamed Hansschneiderrolfber
    g Wolfschlegelstreinha
    usenlagerdorf (Bayern Munich's top scorer) started signing for us at 3 minutes to 11 - but it was too late.

    Score: 6
    Crossley Place Saint 6:16pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    I don't believe the financial figures that are stated about the Osvaldo deal. No footballer these days ever accepts a pay cut. Let alone one from £50,000 a week to £17,500 a week. Can you imagine the conversation with his agent when such a deal is proposed? No, I fear that the report means that Juventus will pay him £17,500 while we still have to pay the rest of the wage bill.

    Score: 2
    redsnapper 6:19pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Look out out Tevez- you have a new team "mate"!!

    Now Ricky and J Rod do the honours ad score a few tomorrow.

    Score: 2
    el caballo santos101 6:29pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    deals done, Dani`s gone, for now. official.
    now lets see if MP has any surprise signings coming in, wont be holding my breath.

    Score: 5
    andysaint 6:32pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Jordan Sibley has tweeted no more business for Saints - great
    i know we got great youngsters but to rely on them is plain stupid

    Score: 2
    upwherewebelong 6:34pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    el caballo santos101 wrote…


    deals done, Dani`s gone, for now. official.
    now lets see if MP has any surprise signings coming in, wont be holding my breath.

    i Don't ever hold my breath in expectation of Saints signing anyone seems we believe our academy can sort out every position which is in my own opinion a dangerous plan. You need some ready made quality. I think we have a reactionary transfer policy rather than a pro-active one Still 3 points tomorrow and all the boredom of another SFC transfer window will be forgotten

    Score: 1
    southwest saint 6:36pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    the great thing is that Osvaldo appears to have gone. That is the best transfer news that we can hope for today.

    Osvaldo you are a disgrace and have badly let yourself and the club who put so much trust in you down.
    Great news that you are going.

    Score: 4
    Rob The Saint NOT in NZ 7:09pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    It's great that nowadays we only sell/loan who we want to & that we keep our young prospects.

    Now let's go & thrash Fulham tomorrow!

    COYR!

    Score: 3
    DisplacedFan 7:14pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    justaSaintsfan wrote…


    Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote…


    Right deadly serious with this.

    My mate is working in the boiler house at Staplewood today and saw Javier Hernandez.

    This is a confirmed sighting!!!!
    What would Javier Hernandez be doing in the boiler house at Staplewood? Lol!

    Looking for Elvis?

    Score: 3
    OSPREYSAINT 7:14pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    We now have at least six empty lockers to fill in the summer.

    Score: 0
    OSPREYSAINT 7:18pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    Alicesdad wrote…


    I don't know what's going on !

    What's happening?
    I don't know I predict the Doldrums.

    I was right this time.

    Score: 1
    OSPREYSAINT 8:16pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Confucious wrote…


    Phew - horrible nightmare during my afternoon nap. I dreamed Hansschneiderrolfber

    g Wolfschlegelstreinha

    usenlagerdorf (Bayern Munich's top scorer) started signing for us at 3 minutes to 11 - but it was too late.

    Name dropper.

    Score: 1
    OSPREYSAINT 8:23pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Peter Odemwingie seen in the Subway at Portswood, seems to be waiting for someone to meet him?

    Score: 0
    OSPREYSAINT 8:30pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Leeds have sacked Brian McDermott.

    Score: 0
    David Crook 9:07pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Nice to see Osvaldo looking so happy.

    Score: -6
    OSPREYSAINT 9:32pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    As Dave Merrington would say "What we don't want to happen tomorrow is for Saints to lose, the groaners will be on here like a rash telling us who we should have bought and why we are doomed to failure".

    Score: 4
    el caballo santos101 9:37pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    apparently the ar$e wanted morgan but got put off by our £15mill valuation! and that's from the daily/sunday express website.
    £15mill for morgan? is that not a bit low?

    Score: 4
    Santa Retfordia 9:54pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    el caballo santos101 wrote…


    apparently the ar$e wanted morgan but got put off by our £15mill valuation! and that's from the daily/sunday express website. £15mill for morgan? is that not a bit low?

    I'd be amazed if even one word of that is true.

    Score: 1
    the south coast is ours 9:57pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    looking forward to going to fulham tomorrow should be 3pts

    Score: 1
    el caballo santos101 10:14pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Santa Retfordia wrote…


    el caballo santos101 wrote…


    apparently the ar$e wanted morgan but got put off by our £15mill valuation! and that's from the daily/sunday express website. £15mill for morgan? is that not a bit low?
    I'd be amazed if even one word of that is true.

    well despite saints tweeting that they have shut up shop and will be doing no more business there are reports that,
    1 Liverpool might put in a late bid for lalla, caught offside.com
    2 saints are thinking of going for Jose Antonio Reyes, sports direct news.

    don't believe a word of either.

    Score: 2
    F Fan 10:18pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    What bliss to be sitting here at the end of the window and not in the least worried that someone is going to buy our best players. And Southampton sent an international striker out on loan to Juventus. Don't wake me up.

    Score: 3
    jls217 10:19pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Business all but completed then. A couple of useful strikers moved elsewhere and slipped through our fingers. A little saddened to see Puncheon go. For better for worse it's down to Sam Gallagher to fill the space. Not in dismay as relegation is not on the cards but would've like to see a striker, Ince and maybe a centre back added.
    COYR - 2nd half of the season looks like being a happy time.

    Score: 1
    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child 10:26pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Why are there still rumours of people joining us? I thought we had finished all our business hours ago...

    Score: 1
    Santa Retfordia 10:29pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    the south coast is ours wrote…


    looking forward to going to fulham tomorrow should be 3pts

    Agreed. We've got a p1ss easy run coming up so let's take our Champions League spot back.

    Score: 1
    Santa Retfordia 10:34pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote…


    Why are there still rumours of people joining us? I thought we had finished all our business hours ago...

    Because it's TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY aka the official liar's bank holiday. The window slams shut in 27 minutes and they've been drinking Red Bull all day so there's going to be some crazy nonsense flying about for the next half hour. Enjoy!

    Score: 1
    Seedhouse the Unrepentant 10:36pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Ince to Palace. That will please St Retford!

    Score: 3
    Santa Retfordia 10:46pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Ince to Palace. That will please St Retford!

    Heh. Thank god. If he didn't have that surname no one would have even noticed him.

    Score: 2
    Baddesley Bill 10:49pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport wrote…


    Hernandez loan till the end of the season makes sense for him, it will get him a regular game, sort out his world cup chances and then puts him in the shop window for Europes big clubs in the summer.

    The sighting is legit you can all slate me later if it doesnt happen.

    How are we doing with this one Exile? Ummmm...let me guess ;0)

    Score: 3
    Seedhouse the Unrepentant 10:51pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Santa Retfordia wrote…


    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Ince to Palace. That will please St Retford!
    Heh. Thank god. If he didn't have that surname no one would have even noticed him.

    Spoke to Jesus early this morning who said Dani was off. He also said aim is to finish top half. I let him know our thoughts on the FA cup, big smile suggests they will give it a go.

    We couldn't afford a bad rushed transfer so we will carry on with a thin squad and give youngsters a chance. I'm sure we will sign good players in the summer when it can be done properly and not at inflated prices (other than all prices are inflated!)

    Score: 5
    el caballo santos101 10:52pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    just been thinking, this time last year all we had brought was forren. that turned out well!

    Score: 2
    F Fan 11:16pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Santa Retfordia wrote…


    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Ince to Palace. That will please St Retford!
    Heh. Thank god. If he didn't have that surname no one would have even noticed him.
    Spoke to Jesus early this morning who said Dani was off. He also said aim is to finish top half. I let him know our thoughts on the FA cup, big smile suggests they will give it a go.

    We couldn't afford a bad rushed transfer so we will carry on with a thin squad and give youngsters a chance. I'm sure we will sign good players in the summer when it can be done properly and not at inflated prices (other than all prices are inflated!)

    Probably a wise strategy. Of the areas where we might lack cover, we have right backs who can cover left back and 3 strikers, including Gallagher. There is cover at centre half – a bit dodgy perhaps but I thought Yashida did well against Arsenal.

    We must never take the really, really good news for granted - big clubs with bottomless pockets didn't even bother try to prise our young stars away - we are no longer a selling club. That may change in the future but for now lets celebrate it - and give thanks for the owners, for Cortese and for whoever had to deal with the window this past week.

    Score: -3
    Seedhouse the Unrepentant 11:18pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Should see more of Rickie now. Still think he can go to Brazil provided he ups his game and has a strong finish to the season.

    Score: 2
    Seedhouse the Unrepentant 11:21pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    F Fan wrote…


    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Santa Retfordia wrote…


    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Ince to Palace. That will please St Retford!
    Heh. Thank god. If he didn't have that surname no one would have even noticed him.
    Spoke to Jesus early this morning who said Dani was off. He also said aim is to finish top half. I let him know our thoughts on the FA cup, big smile suggests they will give it a go.

    We couldn't afford a bad rushed transfer so we will carry on with a thin squad and give youngsters a chance. I'm sure we will sign good players in the summer when it can be done properly and not at inflated prices (other than all prices are inflated!)
    Probably a wise strategy. Of the areas where we might lack cover, we have right backs who can cover left back and 3 strikers, including Gallagher. There is cover at centre half – a bit dodgy perhaps but I thought Yashida did well against Arsenal.

    We must never take the really, really good news for granted - big clubs with bottomless pockets didn't even bother try to prise our young stars away - we are no longer a selling club. That may change in the future but for now lets celebrate it - and give thanks for the owners, for Cortese and for whoever had to deal with the window this past week.

    I don't know what the odds are for finishing ninth but suggest it's a great bet if something reasonable available. Let's really go for the cup.

    Score: 0
    Santa Retfordia 11:31pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Santa Retfordia wrote…

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

    Ince to Palace. That will please St Retford!
    Heh. Thank god. If he didn't have that surname no one would have even noticed him.
    Spoke to Jesus early this morning who said Dani was off. He also said aim is to finish top half. I let him know our thoughts on the FA cup, big smile suggests they will give it a go. We couldn't afford a bad rushed transfer so we will carry on with a thin squad and give youngsters a chance. I'm sure we will sign good players in the summer when it can be done properly and not at inflated prices (other than all prices are inflated!)

    Do you mean Jesus the assistant manager or have you found the Lord? It's unclear either way...

    Score: 0
    Seedhouse the Unrepentant 11:33pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Santa Retfordia wrote…


    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Santa Retfordia wrote…

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

    Ince to Palace. That will please St Retford!
    Heh. Thank god. If he didn't have that surname no one would have even noticed him.
    Spoke to Jesus early this morning who said Dani was off. He also said aim is to finish top half. I let him know our thoughts on the FA cup, big smile suggests they will give it a go. We couldn't afford a bad rushed transfer so we will carry on with a thin squad and give youngsters a chance. I'm sure we will sign good players in the summer when it can be done properly and not at inflated prices (other than all prices are inflated!)
    Do you mean Jesus the assistant manager or have you found the Lord? It's unclear either way...

    The real one.

    Score: 0
    Santa Retfordia 11:40pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Santa Retfordia wrote…

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

    Santa Retfordia wrote…

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

    Ince to Palace. That will please St Retford!
    Heh. Thank god. If he didn't have that surname no one would have even noticed him.
    Spoke to Jesus early this morning who said Dani was off. He also said aim is to finish top half. I let him know our thoughts on the FA cup, big smile suggests they will give it a go. We couldn't afford a bad rushed transfer so we will carry on with a thin squad and give youngsters a chance. I'm sure we will sign good players in the summer when it can be done properly and not at inflated prices (other than all prices are inflated!)
    Do you mean Jesus the assistant manager or have you found the Lord? It's unclear either way...
    The real one.

    Awesome. Where was he?

    Score: 0
    F Fan 11:43pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    F Fan wrote…


    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Santa Retfordia wrote…


    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Ince to Palace. That will please St Retford!
    Heh. Thank god. If he didn't have that surname no one would have even noticed him.
    Spoke to Jesus early this morning who said Dani was off. He also said aim is to finish top half. I let him know our thoughts on the FA cup, big smile suggests they will give it a go.

    We couldn't afford a bad rushed transfer so we will carry on with a thin squad and give youngsters a chance. I'm sure we will sign good players in the summer when it can be done properly and not at inflated prices (other than all prices are inflated!)
    Probably a wise strategy. Of the areas where we might lack cover, we have right backs who can cover left back and 3 strikers, including Gallagher. There is cover at centre half – a bit dodgy perhaps but I thought Yashida did well against Arsenal.

    We must never take the really, really good news for granted - big clubs with bottomless pockets didn't even bother try to prise our young stars away - we are no longer a selling club. That may change in the future but for now lets celebrate it - and give thanks for the owners, for Cortese and for whoever had to deal with the window this past week.
    I don't know what the odds are for finishing ninth but suggest it's a great bet if something reasonable available. Let's really go for the cup.

    Might even be worth a punt on 8th given what happened to Newcastle in the window.

    Score: 1
    Santa Retfordia 11:44pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Should see more of Rickie now. Still think he can go to Brazil provided he ups his game and has a strong finish to the season.

    Aye, he needs to get his game on. Carroll showed the other night that he's a right bag of bumwash so if Rickie can find 10 goals between now and the end of the season then it's happy days.

    Score: 1
    st1halo 11:50pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Who is it that keeps 'slamming' the window shut. Every report I read says the window slams shut. Ho do we know it doesn't gently close? Do we need to call a glazier? I need answers.

    STID

    Score: 1
    Seedhouse the Unrepentant 12:00am Sat 1 Feb 14

    Santa Retfordia wrote…


    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Santa Retfordia wrote…

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

    Santa Retfordia wrote…

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

    Ince to Palace. That will please St Retford!
    Heh. Thank god. If he didn't have that surname no one would have even noticed him.
    Spoke to Jesus early this morning who said Dani was off. He also said aim is to finish top half. I let him know our thoughts on the FA cup, big smile suggests they will give it a go. We couldn't afford a bad rushed transfer so we will carry on with a thin squad and give youngsters a chance. I'm sure we will sign good players in the summer when it can be done properly and not at inflated prices (other than all prices are inflated!)
    Do you mean Jesus the assistant manager or have you found the Lord? It's unclear either way...
    The real one.
    Awesome. Where was he?

    In his house. I'd taken delivery of a parcel for him.

    Off to Fulham tomorrow. If we play anything like Tuesday it's three points provided we can put it away.

    Score: 1
    Santa Retfordia 12:15am Sat 1 Feb 14

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Santa Retfordia wrote…

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

    Santa Retfordia wrote…

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

    Santa Retfordia wrote…

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

    Ince to Palace. That will please St Retford!
    Heh. Thank god. If he didn't have that surname no one would have even noticed him.
    Spoke to Jesus early this morning who said Dani was off. He also said aim is to finish top half. I let him know our thoughts on the FA cup, big smile suggests they will give it a go. We couldn't afford a bad rushed transfer so we will carry on with a thin squad and give youngsters a chance. I'm sure we will sign good players in the summer when it can be done properly and not at inflated prices (other than all prices are inflated!)
    Do you mean Jesus the assistant manager or have you found the Lord? It's unclear either way...
    The real one.
    Awesome. Where was he?
    In his house. I'd taken delivery of a parcel for him. Off to Fulham tomorrow. If we play anything like Tuesday it's three points provided we can put it away.

    Has he moved into Rickie's old house?

    Fulham should be fairly easy. They're a) sh1te and b) probably not that well prepared given how busy they've been signing players today.

    Score: 0
    milton road 1:08am Sat 1 Feb 14

    They were talking about Morgan a few weeks ago on Sunday morning show saying he was worth at least 25 million. So that is either nonsense or Wenger has tried one of his cheapie raids. Either way he would not of gone same as Adam, just paper nonsense.

    Can see Poch's view that this move was a bit unexpected a couple of weeks a go, so really wants to be certain he brings in the right players rather than rush buy.

    Reckon if Gallagher gets a run he may prove more useful than Osvaldo. Would of liked to see the defence strengthened. Yet the future is still bright and its still red and white. Hopefully stripey red and white next season

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    el caballo santos101 1:23am Sat 1 Feb 14

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Santa Retfordia wrote…


    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


    Santa Retfordia wrote…

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

    Santa Retfordia wrote…

    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

    Ince to Palace. That will please St Retford!
    Heh. Thank god. If he didn't have that surname no one would have even noticed him.
    Spoke to Jesus early this morning who said Dani was off. He also said aim is to finish top half. I let him know our thoughts on the FA cup, big smile suggests they will give it a go. We couldn't afford a bad rushed transfer so we will carry on with a thin squad and give youngsters a chance. I'm sure we will sign good players in the summer when it can be done properly and not at inflated prices (other than all prices are inflated!)
    Do you mean Jesus the assistant manager or have you found the Lord? It's unclear either way...
    The real one.
    Awesome. Where was he?
    In his house. I'd taken delivery of a parcel for him.

    Off to Fulham tomorrow. If we play anything like Tuesday it's three points provided we can put it away.

    did he open the parcel? might have been the forward we ordered!

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    Baggins505 1:48am Sat 1 Feb 14

    I think Osvaldo has let everyone involved with the club down. In the first instance the manager, but also the players, the (then) chairman and the fans. He has so much quality but he has betrayed the trust shown in him by Southampton. A real shame.

    Oh well, the Saints will continue their march. COYR!!!

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    Leanne_09 5:13am Sat 1 Feb 14

    Having a spouse and children is expensive. Apart from having to get a bigger place, one also has to feed them and get insurance for them in case they get sick. The annual survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation discovered that the cost of family health insurance is also increasing, though the boost this year was moderate compared to last year. You can pay your health insurance premium with an installment loan.

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    OSPREYSAINT 9:27am Sat 1 Feb 14

    Leanne_09 wrote…


    Having a spouse and children is expensive. Apart from having to get a bigger place, one also has to feed them and get insurance for them in case they get sick. The annual survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation discovered that the cost of family health insurance is also increasing, though the boost this year was moderate compared to last year. You can pay your health insurance premium with an installment loan.

    Stay single then, it won't bother you, by the way the boiler at Staplewood is fine, there was no need for Hernandez the Southern Gas fitter to attend at all.

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