Meteoric rise of a superstar

Luke Shaw in Premier League action

Luke Shaw in Premier League action

First published in Sport Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

As Luke Shaw sat as an unused sub on the Saints bench watching Ryan Dickson at left back in a 2-1 Carling Cup win over Preston in September 2011, he could surely never have foreseen that just two and a half years later he would be in with a chance of going to the World Cup with England.

Saints also would surely not have dared to dream they would have four players in the senior international squad with Shaw joined by Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez with James Ward-Prowse in the under-21s and Sam Gallagher, Matt Targett, Harrison Reed and Calum Chambers in the under-19s. It is a remarkable rise for both Shaw and the club that have produced him and this latest string of talent.

Saints have long since had an illustrious history of developing brilliant young players, and the current England squads are a testament to what the club is all about.

Even at the tender age of 18, Shaw’s association with Saints is already a decade old.

The story is well known – he was a Chelsea fan but didn’t get selected for their academy, or several others, but was picked up by Saints at the age of eight.

He then set upon his stellar rise to prominence, which could lead all the way to this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

There was much talk behind the scenes about Shaw long before he made his Saints debut aged 16, playing 13 minutes at the end of an FA Cup tie with Millwall.

In fact, he was even more talked about than the likes of Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at a similar age while Arsenal were often linked with a £4m move for Shaw before he even made the first team squad.

The transfer links have refused to go away – though the list of those linked and the prices they are reportedly prepared to pay has significantly increased.

In May 2012, Shaw signed his first professional contract. Just a year later he had penned a new five year deal, a show of determination from Saints to protect their asset.

It was only a year and a half ago that Shaw started his first Saints Premier League game, now he has 49 appearances in the top flight under his belt and is an automatic selection if fit.

It has all culminated in a first England call up.

His mum, Joanna, took to Twitter to sum up her emotions.

“Words cannot express how proud I am of Luke to be named in the senior England squad,” she wrote. “I actually burst into tears.”

For his parents it must seem like such a long journey to get to this point.

All those trips in the car to the south coast to drop him off and pick him up, the inevitable highs and lows as he grew.

Yet, from an outsider’s perspective, Shaw’s meteoric rise has happened in double quick time.

Now he is probably just days away from an England debut and, potentially, only a few crucial months of good form off of going to the World Cup.

It would have taken some foresight to have envisioned that when Shaw failed to make his debut in that Preston game.

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8:46am Fri 28 Feb 14

SaintAsh1964 says...

Not a superstar yet, but a massive talent and if he progresses with SAINTS over the next couple seasons then the World is his Oyster, would like to see him move forward as Bale did once he has learned his trade as a defender.
3-1 tomorrow with Luke breaking his duck live on TV
COYS
Not a superstar yet, but a massive talent and if he progresses with SAINTS over the next couple seasons then the World is his Oyster, would like to see him move forward as Bale did once he has learned his trade as a defender. 3-1 tomorrow with Luke breaking his duck live on TV COYS SaintAsh1964
  • Score: 6

8:47am Fri 28 Feb 14

Alicesdad says...

Yes
Yes Alicesdad
  • Score: 7

9:32am Fri 28 Feb 14

City Saint says...

It has been clear from the earliest days. Bring on the Shaman!
It has been clear from the earliest days. Bring on the Shaman! City Saint
  • Score: 6

9:33am Fri 28 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Luke reminds me a little bit of a young Lightning McQueen in 'Cars': he's blessed with all the talent in the world and is a blur of red as he slays the opposition but is still prone to the odd tactical blunder and everyone's all "Dude, when are you gonna join Dinoco? You'll make loads of money and stuff" but then he winds up in some hick town and gets schooled up by this grumpy old Hudson Hornet and has a bit of a 'thing' with this really fit Porsche and he comes back and proves he's got all the moves and the speed and sportsmanship and that he's a rookie no more so the boss of Dinoco is like "Come and join us - name your price" but McQueen is all "No thanks - I'm going to stick with these guys who gave me my break" and everyone's all "YOU'RE THE MAN, LIGHTNING".

I think that's what this world cup will be like for Luke.
Luke reminds me a little bit of a young Lightning McQueen in 'Cars': he's blessed with all the talent in the world and is a blur of red as he slays the opposition but is still prone to the odd tactical blunder and everyone's all "Dude, when are you gonna join Dinoco? You'll make loads of money and stuff" but then he winds up in some hick town and gets schooled up by this grumpy old Hudson Hornet and has a bit of a 'thing' with this really fit Porsche and he comes back and proves he's got all the moves and the speed and sportsmanship and that he's a rookie no more so the boss of Dinoco is like "Come and join us - name your price" but McQueen is all "No thanks - I'm going to stick with these guys who gave me my break" and everyone's all "YOU'RE THE MAN, LIGHTNING". I think that's what this world cup will be like for Luke. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 7

9:46am Fri 28 Feb 14

saint phil says...

Players should think more about there club ,than playing for England.
Players should think more about there club ,than playing for England. saint phil
  • Score: -22

9:46am Fri 28 Feb 14

tennisaint says...

Great news Hope Luke can make it. Not sure if he will with us next season. I can see the manager and owner leaving and then we will see a mass exodus of our top players. I hope I am wrong but when the big clubs come a calling we will miss out. If this does happen this time we have our young guns ready to take centre stage
Great news Hope Luke can make it. Not sure if he will with us next season. I can see the manager and owner leaving and then we will see a mass exodus of our top players. I hope I am wrong but when the big clubs come a calling we will miss out. If this does happen this time we have our young guns ready to take centre stage tennisaint
  • Score: -16

9:55am Fri 28 Feb 14

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire says...

I love his ability to get between an attacker and the ball
I cannot think of any player of any age who does it better than him
I love his ability to get between an attacker and the ball I cannot think of any player of any age who does it better than him There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire
  • Score: 10

10:11am Fri 28 Feb 14

Blackknight says...

The more publicity Shaw gets, the greater his value, plays for England up goes his price, makes it on the plan to Brazil and his value rises further. Saints could looking at £30,000000 plus come the summer transfer window. Manage to hang onto him until he's 21 then who knows what he'll be worth. Develop young talent, sell at the height of the market, or try and keep them, either way Saints great long term business model.
The more publicity Shaw gets, the greater his value, plays for England up goes his price, makes it on the plan to Brazil and his value rises further. Saints could looking at £30,000000 plus come the summer transfer window. Manage to hang onto him until he's 21 then who knows what he'll be worth. Develop young talent, sell at the height of the market, or try and keep them, either way Saints great long term business model. Blackknight
  • Score: 7

10:14am Fri 28 Feb 14

Blackknight says...

The more publicity Shaw gets, the greater his value, when he plays for England up goes his price, if he makes it on the plan to Brazil his value rises further. Saints could be looking at £30,000000 plus come the summer transfer window. Manage to hang onto him until he's 21 then who knows what he'll be worth. Develop young talent, sell at the height of the market, or try and keep them, either way Saints have a great long term business model.
The more publicity Shaw gets, the greater his value, when he plays for England up goes his price, if he makes it on the plan to Brazil his value rises further. Saints could be looking at £30,000000 plus come the summer transfer window. Manage to hang onto him until he's 21 then who knows what he'll be worth. Develop young talent, sell at the height of the market, or try and keep them, either way Saints have a great long term business model. Blackknight
  • Score: 0

10:27am Fri 28 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Luke reminds me a little bit of a young Lightning McQueen in 'Cars': he's blessed with all the talent in the world and is a blur of red as he slays the opposition but is still prone to the odd tactical blunder and everyone's all "Dude, when are you gonna join Dinoco? You'll make loads of money and stuff" but then he winds up in some hick town and gets schooled up by this grumpy old Hudson Hornet and has a bit of a 'thing' with this really fit Porsche and he comes back and proves he's got all the moves and the speed and sportsmanship and that he's a rookie no more so the boss of Dinoco is like "Come and join us - name your price" but McQueen is all "No thanks - I'm going to stick with these guys who gave me my break" and everyone's all "YOU'RE THE MAN, LIGHTNING".

I think that's what this world cup will be like for Luke.
what a great analogy. well done stret, my only problem with it though is the end of the film, McQueen gives up the chance to win the cup to help an old friend finish his career in style. a saints player would never give up a great chance to win a cup would th........ oh hang on!
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Luke reminds me a little bit of a young Lightning McQueen in 'Cars': he's blessed with all the talent in the world and is a blur of red as he slays the opposition but is still prone to the odd tactical blunder and everyone's all "Dude, when are you gonna join Dinoco? You'll make loads of money and stuff" but then he winds up in some hick town and gets schooled up by this grumpy old Hudson Hornet and has a bit of a 'thing' with this really fit Porsche and he comes back and proves he's got all the moves and the speed and sportsmanship and that he's a rookie no more so the boss of Dinoco is like "Come and join us - name your price" but McQueen is all "No thanks - I'm going to stick with these guys who gave me my break" and everyone's all "YOU'RE THE MAN, LIGHTNING". I think that's what this world cup will be like for Luke.[/p][/quote]what a great analogy. well done stret, my only problem with it though is the end of the film, McQueen gives up the chance to win the cup to help an old friend finish his career in style. a saints player would never give up a great chance to win a cup would th........ oh hang on! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 6

10:31am Fri 28 Feb 14

killared says...

@There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire

Maybe because you only watch the EPL mate ! Alaba, Alves , Alba ! Shaw must stay in Southampton to develop. I think he can go when is 21 going in the summer could ruin him if he decide to leave for Man u or Chelsea at the moment they are the only club interested in him I don't think anybody else wants him but these two Ashley Cole might go in the summer and Evra will leave the sinking ship !
@There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire Maybe because you only watch the EPL mate ! Alaba, Alves , Alba ! Shaw must stay in Southampton to develop. I think he can go when is 21 going in the summer could ruin him if he decide to leave for Man u or Chelsea at the moment they are the only club interested in him I don't think anybody else wants him but these two Ashley Cole might go in the summer and Evra will leave the sinking ship ! killared
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10:36am Fri 28 Feb 14

Malcombe says...

Congratulations Luke.
He's on the fringe of a place in the England squad but he wouldn't be where his is without hard work and determination, he looks very confident when with the Ball and seems to want to progress into a world class Player, he's still growing and plays like a Veteran.

It gets up everyone's nose when an article appears in Newspapers and TV Sports news that a Premier Club is suppose to be interested in buying Luke but this is unlikely to happen in the foreseeable future, Luke loves the Club, the Manager, his Team mates and wants to be part of the exciting revolution that is happening at the Club, the thing that sways good young Players when rumours are rife and I quote bigger Clubs want them is money, if for example Luke is worth £30million if he gets 10% he is a Millionaire 3 times over with just a stroke of a Pen but everybody who supports the Club knows that Luke has an 18 year old head coming up 30 mentality, he is maturing and improving with plenty of time on his hands and deserves recognition
Congratulations Luke. He's on the fringe of a place in the England squad but he wouldn't be where his is without hard work and determination, he looks very confident when with the Ball and seems to want to progress into a world class Player, he's still growing and plays like a Veteran. It gets up everyone's nose when an article appears in Newspapers and TV Sports news that a Premier Club is suppose to be interested in buying Luke but this is unlikely to happen in the foreseeable future, Luke loves the Club, the Manager, his Team mates and wants to be part of the exciting revolution that is happening at the Club, the thing that sways good young Players when rumours are rife and I quote bigger Clubs want them is money, if for example Luke is worth £30million if he gets 10% he is a Millionaire 3 times over with just a stroke of a Pen but everybody who supports the Club knows that Luke has an 18 year old head coming up 30 mentality, he is maturing and improving with plenty of time on his hands and deserves recognition Malcombe
  • Score: 3

10:44am Fri 28 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Blackknight wrote:
The more publicity Shaw gets, the greater his value, when he plays for England up goes his price, if he makes it on the plan to Brazil his value rises further. Saints could be looking at £30,000000 plus come the summer transfer window. Manage to hang onto him until he's 21 then who knows what he'll be worth. Develop young talent, sell at the height of the market, or try and keep them, either way Saints have a great long term business model.
You're looking at this the wrong way. Imagine having a player worth £30m and then NOT selling him. How great an advert would that be to players across the world that we mean business and that they should come and join us?

It would be the sort of advert you couldn't buy for £30m, that's for sure.

Chelsea have already let him go and Arsenal have let him go. I'm sure that if he wants to make it anywhere then it's with us.
[quote][p][bold]Blackknight[/bold] wrote: The more publicity Shaw gets, the greater his value, when he plays for England up goes his price, if he makes it on the plan to Brazil his value rises further. Saints could be looking at £30,000000 plus come the summer transfer window. Manage to hang onto him until he's 21 then who knows what he'll be worth. Develop young talent, sell at the height of the market, or try and keep them, either way Saints have a great long term business model.[/p][/quote]You're looking at this the wrong way. Imagine having a player worth £30m and then NOT selling him. How great an advert would that be to players across the world that we mean business and that they should come and join us? It would be the sort of advert you couldn't buy for £30m, that's for sure. Chelsea have already let him go and Arsenal have let him go. I'm sure that if he wants to make it anywhere then it's with us. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 5

11:06am Fri 28 Feb 14

Jan28th1984 says...

A meteoric rise indeed - sometimes everyone forgets, it seems to me, that he is only 18. All this fame and fortune mustn't be allowed to get to his head - I hope the club will keep his feet on the ground, although he strikes me more as a Ryan Giggs type character than a George Best....
A meteoric rise indeed - sometimes everyone forgets, it seems to me, that he is only 18. All this fame and fortune mustn't be allowed to get to his head - I hope the club will keep his feet on the ground, although he strikes me more as a Ryan Giggs type character than a George Best.... Jan28th1984
  • Score: 4

11:19am Fri 28 Feb 14

RonSlater says...

I think at the moment the best Saints can hope for with Luke is to keep hold of him for another 3 full seasons. If after that we have shown no serious progress towards genuinely challenging for CL football, he would be right to move on.

So that got me thinking, how can we seriously hope to close the gap on the top 6/7 who are already comfortably ahead of us and have greater (financial) resources to continue to improve. For me the 12 players below (who are already regulars) have the potential over the next 3 years to become at least squad players in a top 4 club:

Boruc (34)
Lovren (24)
Shaw (18)
Clyne (22)
Chambers (19)
Morgan (24)
Cork (24)
Big Vic (22)
JWP (19)
Gaston (23)
Lallana (25)
J-Rod (24)

That’s 12 and realistically it would be incredible if 75% of them fulfilled their potential. So that means keeping hold of all the above for the next three years as well as adding 8-10 players through signings/academy.

It sounds a huge ask and it is. However this year we added Chambers, Big Vic and Lovren – we need that kind of record each of the next three summers and accept the odd Osvaldo along the way is inevitable.
I think at the moment the best Saints can hope for with Luke is to keep hold of him for another 3 full seasons. If after that we have shown no serious progress towards genuinely challenging for CL football, he would be right to move on. So that got me thinking, how can we seriously hope to close the gap on the top 6/7 who are already comfortably ahead of us and have greater (financial) resources to continue to improve. For me the 12 players below (who are already regulars) have the potential over the next 3 years to become at least squad players in a top 4 club: Boruc (34) Lovren (24) Shaw (18) Clyne (22) Chambers (19) Morgan (24) Cork (24) Big Vic (22) JWP (19) Gaston (23) Lallana (25) J-Rod (24) That’s 12 and realistically it would be incredible if 75% of them fulfilled their potential. So that means keeping hold of all the above for the next three years as well as adding 8-10 players through signings/academy. It sounds a huge ask and it is. However this year we added Chambers, Big Vic and Lovren – we need that kind of record each of the next three summers and accept the odd Osvaldo along the way is inevitable. RonSlater
  • Score: 4

11:43am Fri 28 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Jan28th1984 wrote:
A meteoric rise indeed - sometimes everyone forgets, it seems to me, that he is only 18. All this fame and fortune mustn't be allowed to get to his head - I hope the club will keep his feet on the ground, although he strikes me more as a Ryan Giggs type character than a George Best....
I agree with you that he is not a superstar yet, let’s hope he stays grounded and is allowed to develop with us into one without this ridiculous constant pressure from the media that can set young talent up for a fall. Well done Luke and all our boys that have been called up this week.

I remember feeling cheesed off that we had failed to nail the signing of Alexander Buttner. I didn’t know anything about him but got sucked in to the craving for new signings. We didn’t get him due to complications which in hindsight is probably the reason why Luke has been able to shine for us from such a young age. Another good reason to trust in our academy and our management who have the balls to play them.
[quote][p][bold]Jan28th1984[/bold] wrote: A meteoric rise indeed - sometimes everyone forgets, it seems to me, that he is only 18. All this fame and fortune mustn't be allowed to get to his head - I hope the club will keep his feet on the ground, although he strikes me more as a Ryan Giggs type character than a George Best....[/p][/quote]I agree with you that he is not a superstar yet, let’s hope he stays grounded and is allowed to develop with us into one without this ridiculous constant pressure from the media that can set young talent up for a fall. Well done Luke and all our boys that have been called up this week. I remember feeling cheesed off that we had failed to nail the signing of Alexander Buttner. I didn’t know anything about him but got sucked in to the craving for new signings. We didn’t get him due to complications which in hindsight is probably the reason why Luke has been able to shine for us from such a young age. Another good reason to trust in our academy and our management who have the balls to play them. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 6

11:56am Fri 28 Feb 14

Puddletown Saint says...

@RonSlater

A very good point made so may I add a few more.

The list clearly shows the need for a new keeper, centre back and goal scorer.
We must keep these young talented players and to do this we must show ambition by moving on and up and that includes the Cups.
Make Saints the want to come to team by investing not just in the players but the stadium and us fans.

So in short to achieve Rons vision, to attract the right players, invest in us fans who will fill a 50K stadium for our players to grace with lovely flowing pressing football. Easy. COYR. 3-1 tomorrow. Spider SRL Jay lol
@RonSlater A very good point made so may I add a few more. The list clearly shows the need for a new keeper, centre back and goal scorer. We must keep these young talented players and to do this we must show ambition by moving on and up and that includes the Cups. Make Saints the want to come to team by investing not just in the players but the stadium and us fans. So in short to achieve Rons vision, to attract the right players, invest in us fans who will fill a 50K stadium for our players to grace with lovely flowing pressing football. Easy. COYR. 3-1 tomorrow. Spider SRL Jay lol Puddletown Saint
  • Score: 6

11:57am Fri 28 Feb 14

Confucious says...

I have e mailed Luke to congratulate him on his hard work and tremendous achievements, but also to warn him that he is now facing severe danger.

If Luke was an accountant or a train driver he might be considered a '7 out of 10' looking bloke - not bad but hardly likely to be besieged by girls. But now he's a Prem Div and an England footballer and well on his way to a sure fortune, he's a prime15 out of 10 catch and they will chasing him night and day with a view to trapping him for life.

Luke may be all gooey eyed at first and marvel at the way his woman always seem to be able to find lost socks - but later he'll discover they never put the toilet seat back up after using it and will then nag him to death for splashing it.

In particular I've told Luke not to fall for the old PMT routine. Some girl will be right ratty with him and then just say "Oh it's okay Lukey, it's just PMT." No doubt Luke will be very sympathetic and give her a cuddle. But instead he should have her checked out by a doctor.

I once had a very narrow escape in this situation and was saved by my doctor, who's a top Harley Street man. After thorough tests, he said this girl didn't have PMT at all - she was just a right cow.
I have e mailed Luke to congratulate him on his hard work and tremendous achievements, but also to warn him that he is now facing severe danger. If Luke was an accountant or a train driver he might be considered a '7 out of 10' looking bloke - not bad but hardly likely to be besieged by girls. But now he's a Prem Div and an England footballer and well on his way to a sure fortune, he's a prime15 out of 10 catch and they will chasing him night and day with a view to trapping him for life. Luke may be all gooey eyed at first and marvel at the way his woman always seem to be able to find lost socks - but later he'll discover they never put the toilet seat back up after using it and will then nag him to death for splashing it. In particular I've told Luke not to fall for the old PMT routine. Some girl will be right ratty with him and then just say "Oh it's okay Lukey, it's just PMT." No doubt Luke will be very sympathetic and give her a cuddle. But instead he should have her checked out by a doctor. I once had a very narrow escape in this situation and was saved by my doctor, who's a top Harley Street man. After thorough tests, he said this girl didn't have PMT at all - she was just a right cow. Confucious
  • Score: 3

12:23pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Confucious wrote:
I have e mailed Luke to congratulate him on his hard work and tremendous achievements, but also to warn him that he is now facing severe danger.

If Luke was an accountant or a train driver he might be considered a '7 out of 10' looking bloke - not bad but hardly likely to be besieged by girls. But now he's a Prem Div and an England footballer and well on his way to a sure fortune, he's a prime15 out of 10 catch and they will chasing him night and day with a view to trapping him for life.

Luke may be all gooey eyed at first and marvel at the way his woman always seem to be able to find lost socks - but later he'll discover they never put the toilet seat back up after using it and will then nag him to death for splashing it.

In particular I've told Luke not to fall for the old PMT routine. Some girl will be right ratty with him and then just say "Oh it's okay Lukey, it's just PMT." No doubt Luke will be very sympathetic and give her a cuddle. But instead he should have her checked out by a doctor.

I once had a very narrow escape in this situation and was saved by my doctor, who's a top Harley Street man. After thorough tests, he said this girl didn't have PMT at all - she was just a right cow.
I was thinking about this the other day: he really does need to stop fannying about and bag himself a popstar girlfriend.

The question is which one? Obviously, the Girls Aloud ship has long since sailed and I think The Saturdays are marrying the likes of Wayne Bridge (no, really) and one of JLS they're off the list too. I'd say his best bet is either one of Little Mix or else break the mould and grab himself a solo artist who is as amazing at pop music as he is at football: I'd go for either Lorde or Charli XCX. Or both of Icona Pop.

Seriously, Luke, if you need any consultancy advice on who you should hook up with, just call me. Cheers.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I have e mailed Luke to congratulate him on his hard work and tremendous achievements, but also to warn him that he is now facing severe danger. If Luke was an accountant or a train driver he might be considered a '7 out of 10' looking bloke - not bad but hardly likely to be besieged by girls. But now he's a Prem Div and an England footballer and well on his way to a sure fortune, he's a prime15 out of 10 catch and they will chasing him night and day with a view to trapping him for life. Luke may be all gooey eyed at first and marvel at the way his woman always seem to be able to find lost socks - but later he'll discover they never put the toilet seat back up after using it and will then nag him to death for splashing it. In particular I've told Luke not to fall for the old PMT routine. Some girl will be right ratty with him and then just say "Oh it's okay Lukey, it's just PMT." No doubt Luke will be very sympathetic and give her a cuddle. But instead he should have her checked out by a doctor. I once had a very narrow escape in this situation and was saved by my doctor, who's a top Harley Street man. After thorough tests, he said this girl didn't have PMT at all - she was just a right cow.[/p][/quote]I was thinking about this the other day: he really does need to stop fannying about and bag himself a popstar girlfriend. The question is which one? Obviously, the Girls Aloud ship has long since sailed and I think The Saturdays are marrying the likes of Wayne Bridge (no, really) and one of JLS they're off the list too. I'd say his best bet is either one of Little Mix or else break the mould and grab himself a solo artist who is as amazing at pop music as he is at football: I'd go for either Lorde or Charli XCX. Or both of Icona Pop. Seriously, Luke, if you need any consultancy advice on who you should hook up with, just call me. Cheers. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 0

1:36pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

NB Can you have a "meteoric rise"? Isn't it the point of meteors that they fall ie quite fast?
NB Can you have a "meteoric rise"? Isn't it the point of meteors that they fall ie quite fast? Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 2

1:38pm Fri 28 Feb 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

saint phil wrote:
Players should think more about there club ,than playing for England.
I gave you a thumbs down because you spelt 'their' wrong and I also disagree, a Player should give equal performance whoever he is playing for, Club or Country, it has to be the same.
[quote][p][bold]saint phil[/bold] wrote: Players should think more about there club ,than playing for England.[/p][/quote]I gave you a thumbs down because you spelt 'their' wrong and I also disagree, a Player should give equal performance whoever he is playing for, Club or Country, it has to be the same. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -20

2:16pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Puddletown Saint wrote:
@RonSlater

A very good point made so may I add a few more.

The list clearly shows the need for a new keeper, centre back and goal scorer.
We must keep these young talented players and to do this we must show ambition by moving on and up and that includes the Cups.
Make Saints the want to come to team by investing not just in the players but the stadium and us fans.

So in short to achieve Rons vision, to attract the right players, invest in us fans who will fill a 50K stadium for our players to grace with lovely flowing pressing football. Easy. COYR. 3-1 tomorrow. Spider SRL Jay lol
I’ve heard us compared to the Borussia Dortmund model of climbing to the upper echelons, how long did they take I wonder?
[quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: @RonSlater A very good point made so may I add a few more. The list clearly shows the need for a new keeper, centre back and goal scorer. We must keep these young talented players and to do this we must show ambition by moving on and up and that includes the Cups. Make Saints the want to come to team by investing not just in the players but the stadium and us fans. So in short to achieve Rons vision, to attract the right players, invest in us fans who will fill a 50K stadium for our players to grace with lovely flowing pressing football. Easy. COYR. 3-1 tomorrow. Spider SRL Jay lol[/p][/quote]I’ve heard us compared to the Borussia Dortmund model of climbing to the upper echelons, how long did they take I wonder? Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 3

2:21pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saint phil wrote:
Players should think more about there club ,than playing for England.
I gave you a thumbs down because you spelt 'their' wrong and I also disagree, a Player should give equal performance whoever he is playing for, Club or Country, it has to be the same.
Ospers, I’m not really into the thumbs up / down option. What I will say to you is this is a football fans forum not a spelling contest and perhaps you would do well to remember that.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint phil[/bold] wrote: Players should think more about there club ,than playing for England.[/p][/quote]I gave you a thumbs down because you spelt 'their' wrong and I also disagree, a Player should give equal performance whoever he is playing for, Club or Country, it has to be the same.[/p][/quote]Ospers, I’m not really into the thumbs up / down option. What I will say to you is this is a football fans forum not a spelling contest and perhaps you would do well to remember that. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 24

2:46pm Fri 28 Feb 14

RonSlater says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
@RonSlater

A very good point made so may I add a few more.

The list clearly shows the need for a new keeper, centre back and goal scorer.
We must keep these young talented players and to do this we must show ambition by moving on and up and that includes the Cups.
Make Saints the want to come to team by investing not just in the players but the stadium and us fans.

So in short to achieve Rons vision, to attract the right players, invest in us fans who will fill a 50K stadium for our players to grace with lovely flowing pressing football. Easy. COYR. 3-1 tomorrow. Spider SRL Jay lol
I’ve heard us compared to the Borussia Dortmund model of climbing to the upper echelons, how long did they take I wonder?
Not sure there's much in common with Dortmund other than fielding quite a few young domestic players. Dortmund have been one of the top clubs in Germany since the 1990s. They had a slump in the mid 2000s both on and off the pitch but only had one season I think where they were really threatened with relegation (so nothing compared to Saints).

They still had the loyal fan base and massive ground which made a revival inevitable really
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: @RonSlater A very good point made so may I add a few more. The list clearly shows the need for a new keeper, centre back and goal scorer. We must keep these young talented players and to do this we must show ambition by moving on and up and that includes the Cups. Make Saints the want to come to team by investing not just in the players but the stadium and us fans. So in short to achieve Rons vision, to attract the right players, invest in us fans who will fill a 50K stadium for our players to grace with lovely flowing pressing football. Easy. COYR. 3-1 tomorrow. Spider SRL Jay lol[/p][/quote]I’ve heard us compared to the Borussia Dortmund model of climbing to the upper echelons, how long did they take I wonder?[/p][/quote]Not sure there's much in common with Dortmund other than fielding quite a few young domestic players. Dortmund have been one of the top clubs in Germany since the 1990s. They had a slump in the mid 2000s both on and off the pitch but only had one season I think where they were really threatened with relegation (so nothing compared to Saints). They still had the loyal fan base and massive ground which made a revival inevitable really RonSlater
  • Score: -1

2:48pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Churchill Saint says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Confucious wrote:
I have e mailed Luke to congratulate him on his hard work and tremendous achievements, but also to warn him that he is now facing severe danger.

If Luke was an accountant or a train driver he might be considered a '7 out of 10' looking bloke - not bad but hardly likely to be besieged by girls. But now he's a Prem Div and an England footballer and well on his way to a sure fortune, he's a prime15 out of 10 catch and they will chasing him night and day with a view to trapping him for life.

Luke may be all gooey eyed at first and marvel at the way his woman always seem to be able to find lost socks - but later he'll discover they never put the toilet seat back up after using it and will then nag him to death for splashing it.

In particular I've told Luke not to fall for the old PMT routine. Some girl will be right ratty with him and then just say "Oh it's okay Lukey, it's just PMT." No doubt Luke will be very sympathetic and give her a cuddle. But instead he should have her checked out by a doctor.

I once had a very narrow escape in this situation and was saved by my doctor, who's a top Harley Street man. After thorough tests, he said this girl didn't have PMT at all - she was just a right cow.
I was thinking about this the other day: he really does need to stop fannying about and bag himself a popstar girlfriend.

The question is which one? Obviously, the Girls Aloud ship has long since sailed and I think The Saturdays are marrying the likes of Wayne Bridge (no, really) and one of JLS they're off the list too. I'd say his best bet is either one of Little Mix or else break the mould and grab himself a solo artist who is as amazing at pop music as he is at football: I'd go for either Lorde or Charli XCX. Or both of Icona Pop.

Seriously, Luke, if you need any consultancy advice on who you should hook up with, just call me. Cheers.
I think Luke should be more ambitious. Since he is going to replace Ashley Cole on the pitch, why not in the bedroom as well? I am sure Cheryl is not averse to a bit of cradle snatching.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I have e mailed Luke to congratulate him on his hard work and tremendous achievements, but also to warn him that he is now facing severe danger. If Luke was an accountant or a train driver he might be considered a '7 out of 10' looking bloke - not bad but hardly likely to be besieged by girls. But now he's a Prem Div and an England footballer and well on his way to a sure fortune, he's a prime15 out of 10 catch and they will chasing him night and day with a view to trapping him for life. Luke may be all gooey eyed at first and marvel at the way his woman always seem to be able to find lost socks - but later he'll discover they never put the toilet seat back up after using it and will then nag him to death for splashing it. In particular I've told Luke not to fall for the old PMT routine. Some girl will be right ratty with him and then just say "Oh it's okay Lukey, it's just PMT." No doubt Luke will be very sympathetic and give her a cuddle. But instead he should have her checked out by a doctor. I once had a very narrow escape in this situation and was saved by my doctor, who's a top Harley Street man. After thorough tests, he said this girl didn't have PMT at all - she was just a right cow.[/p][/quote]I was thinking about this the other day: he really does need to stop fannying about and bag himself a popstar girlfriend. The question is which one? Obviously, the Girls Aloud ship has long since sailed and I think The Saturdays are marrying the likes of Wayne Bridge (no, really) and one of JLS they're off the list too. I'd say his best bet is either one of Little Mix or else break the mould and grab himself a solo artist who is as amazing at pop music as he is at football: I'd go for either Lorde or Charli XCX. Or both of Icona Pop. Seriously, Luke, if you need any consultancy advice on who you should hook up with, just call me. Cheers.[/p][/quote]I think Luke should be more ambitious. Since he is going to replace Ashley Cole on the pitch, why not in the bedroom as well? I am sure Cheryl is not averse to a bit of cradle snatching. Churchill Saint
  • Score: 1

3:00pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Alicesdad says...

Hurrah !!!
Hurrah !!! Alicesdad
  • Score: 0

3:03pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

RonSlater wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
@RonSlater

A very good point made so may I add a few more.

The list clearly shows the need for a new keeper, centre back and goal scorer.
We must keep these young talented players and to do this we must show ambition by moving on and up and that includes the Cups.
Make Saints the want to come to team by investing not just in the players but the stadium and us fans.

So in short to achieve Rons vision, to attract the right players, invest in us fans who will fill a 50K stadium for our players to grace with lovely flowing pressing football. Easy. COYR. 3-1 tomorrow. Spider SRL Jay lol
I’ve heard us compared to the Borussia Dortmund model of climbing to the upper echelons, how long did they take I wonder?
Not sure there's much in common with Dortmund other than fielding quite a few young domestic players. Dortmund have been one of the top clubs in Germany since the 1990s. They had a slump in the mid 2000s both on and off the pitch but only had one season I think where they were really threatened with relegation (so nothing compared to Saints).

They still had the loyal fan base and massive ground which made a revival inevitable really
Cheers Ron, I think you actually answered with a couple of good comparisons between us.
I will add another, Bayern Munich (read Arsenal, Man U, Man C, Chelski) keep pinching their best players. I think their coach Jurgen Klopp will be the next Manure coach after the Moysey entertaining fiasco comes to a sad end.
Let's hope there is no comparison on that one with an exit for our coach.
[quote][p][bold]RonSlater[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: @RonSlater A very good point made so may I add a few more. The list clearly shows the need for a new keeper, centre back and goal scorer. We must keep these young talented players and to do this we must show ambition by moving on and up and that includes the Cups. Make Saints the want to come to team by investing not just in the players but the stadium and us fans. So in short to achieve Rons vision, to attract the right players, invest in us fans who will fill a 50K stadium for our players to grace with lovely flowing pressing football. Easy. COYR. 3-1 tomorrow. Spider SRL Jay lol[/p][/quote]I’ve heard us compared to the Borussia Dortmund model of climbing to the upper echelons, how long did they take I wonder?[/p][/quote]Not sure there's much in common with Dortmund other than fielding quite a few young domestic players. Dortmund have been one of the top clubs in Germany since the 1990s. They had a slump in the mid 2000s both on and off the pitch but only had one season I think where they were really threatened with relegation (so nothing compared to Saints). They still had the loyal fan base and massive ground which made a revival inevitable really[/p][/quote]Cheers Ron, I think you actually answered with a couple of good comparisons between us. I will add another, Bayern Munich (read Arsenal, Man U, Man C, Chelski) keep pinching their best players. I think their coach Jurgen Klopp will be the next Manure coach after the Moysey entertaining fiasco comes to a sad end. Let's hope there is no comparison on that one with an exit for our coach. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 2

3:58pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Churchill Saint wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Confucious wrote:
I have e mailed Luke to congratulate him on his hard work and tremendous achievements, but also to warn him that he is now facing severe danger.

If Luke was an accountant or a train driver he might be considered a '7 out of 10' looking bloke - not bad but hardly likely to be besieged by girls. But now he's a Prem Div and an England footballer and well on his way to a sure fortune, he's a prime15 out of 10 catch and they will chasing him night and day with a view to trapping him for life.

Luke may be all gooey eyed at first and marvel at the way his woman always seem to be able to find lost socks - but later he'll discover they never put the toilet seat back up after using it and will then nag him to death for splashing it.

In particular I've told Luke not to fall for the old PMT routine. Some girl will be right ratty with him and then just say "Oh it's okay Lukey, it's just PMT." No doubt Luke will be very sympathetic and give her a cuddle. But instead he should have her checked out by a doctor.

I once had a very narrow escape in this situation and was saved by my doctor, who's a top Harley Street man. After thorough tests, he said this girl didn't have PMT at all - she was just a right cow.
I was thinking about this the other day: he really does need to stop fannying about and bag himself a popstar girlfriend.

The question is which one? Obviously, the Girls Aloud ship has long since sailed and I think The Saturdays are marrying the likes of Wayne Bridge (no, really) and one of JLS they're off the list too. I'd say his best bet is either one of Little Mix or else break the mould and grab himself a solo artist who is as amazing at pop music as he is at football: I'd go for either Lorde or Charli XCX. Or both of Icona Pop.

Seriously, Luke, if you need any consultancy advice on who you should hook up with, just call me. Cheers.
I think Luke should be more ambitious. Since he is going to replace Ashley Cole on the pitch, why not in the bedroom as well? I am sure Cheryl is not averse to a bit of cradle snatching.
I'd jump at the chance for a crack at Cheryl but she's old enough to be Luke's mother or, at the very least, his trendy auntie (either way it's incest) so I'm not sure it's a goer.

Maybe the Echo needs to do a poll on it. Which lucky, lucky cow should Luke go out with?

Lorde
Charli XCX
Katy B
Ellie Goulding
Rihanna (seriously, Luke's EXACTLY what she needs in her life)
Cherly Cole
[quote][p][bold]Churchill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I have e mailed Luke to congratulate him on his hard work and tremendous achievements, but also to warn him that he is now facing severe danger. If Luke was an accountant or a train driver he might be considered a '7 out of 10' looking bloke - not bad but hardly likely to be besieged by girls. But now he's a Prem Div and an England footballer and well on his way to a sure fortune, he's a prime15 out of 10 catch and they will chasing him night and day with a view to trapping him for life. Luke may be all gooey eyed at first and marvel at the way his woman always seem to be able to find lost socks - but later he'll discover they never put the toilet seat back up after using it and will then nag him to death for splashing it. In particular I've told Luke not to fall for the old PMT routine. Some girl will be right ratty with him and then just say "Oh it's okay Lukey, it's just PMT." No doubt Luke will be very sympathetic and give her a cuddle. But instead he should have her checked out by a doctor. I once had a very narrow escape in this situation and was saved by my doctor, who's a top Harley Street man. After thorough tests, he said this girl didn't have PMT at all - she was just a right cow.[/p][/quote]I was thinking about this the other day: he really does need to stop fannying about and bag himself a popstar girlfriend. The question is which one? Obviously, the Girls Aloud ship has long since sailed and I think The Saturdays are marrying the likes of Wayne Bridge (no, really) and one of JLS they're off the list too. I'd say his best bet is either one of Little Mix or else break the mould and grab himself a solo artist who is as amazing at pop music as he is at football: I'd go for either Lorde or Charli XCX. Or both of Icona Pop. Seriously, Luke, if you need any consultancy advice on who you should hook up with, just call me. Cheers.[/p][/quote]I think Luke should be more ambitious. Since he is going to replace Ashley Cole on the pitch, why not in the bedroom as well? I am sure Cheryl is not averse to a bit of cradle snatching.[/p][/quote]I'd jump at the chance for a crack at Cheryl but she's old enough to be Luke's mother or, at the very least, his trendy auntie (either way it's incest) so I'm not sure it's a goer. Maybe the Echo needs to do a poll on it. Which lucky, lucky cow should Luke go out with? Lorde Charli XCX Katy B Ellie Goulding Rihanna (seriously, Luke's EXACTLY what she needs in her life) Cherly Cole Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 0

4:20pm Fri 28 Feb 14

husky-1 says...

""""""" I guess this is all thanks to Pochetino """"""".. as 4 unknown players playing bad football .. is now the talk of the world and the possibility of going to brazil .. something will have to see pochitino
""""""" I guess this is all thanks to Pochetino """"""".. as 4 unknown players playing bad football .. is now the talk of the world and the possibility of going to brazil .. something will have to see pochitino husky-1
  • Score: -2

4:50pm Fri 28 Feb 14

justaSaintsfan says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saint phil wrote:
Players should think more about there club ,than playing for England.
I gave you a thumbs down because you spelt 'their' wrong and I also disagree, a Player should give equal performance whoever he is playing for, Club or Country, it has to be the same.
deer ozPrayy,

oi fink yew iz wunnderrfull wiv all dem grammmer tipps fer evvryone!

oi luv de wayy wot ewe kerrekt evrryone'z ennglish onn heere!

annd oi luv dee wayyy wott ue puts Crappitall lettterrs inn yore postts wherre yeww donnt kneed enny!

iz ue inn dee grammmer pollice forrce?

oi fink oi luvs yeww oZPrayY annd oi am cummming too livv nextt dooorr two yoo!!!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint phil[/bold] wrote: Players should think more about there club ,than playing for England.[/p][/quote]I gave you a thumbs down because you spelt 'their' wrong and I also disagree, a Player should give equal performance whoever he is playing for, Club or Country, it has to be the same.[/p][/quote]deer ozPrayy, oi fink yew iz wunnderrfull wiv all dem grammmer tipps fer evvryone! oi luv de wayy wot ewe kerrekt evrryone'z ennglish onn heere! annd oi luv dee wayyy wott ue puts Crappitall lettterrs inn yore postts wherre yeww donnt kneed enny! iz ue inn dee grammmer pollice forrce? oi fink oi luvs yeww oZPrayY annd oi am cummming too livv nextt dooorr two yoo!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 10

4:55pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

husky-1 wrote:
""""""" I guess this is all thanks to Pochetino """"""".. as 4 unknown players playing bad football .. is now the talk of the world and the possibility of going to brazil .. something will have to see pochitino
You've totally called it, brother.
[quote][p][bold]husky-1[/bold] wrote: """"""" I guess this is all thanks to Pochetino """"""".. as 4 unknown players playing bad football .. is now the talk of the world and the possibility of going to brazil .. something will have to see pochitino[/p][/quote]You've totally called it, brother. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: -2

5:07pm Fri 28 Feb 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saint phil wrote:
Players should think more about there club ,than playing for England.
I gave you a thumbs down because you spelt 'their' wrong and I also disagree, a Player should give equal performance whoever he is playing for, Club or Country, it has to be the same.
Ospers, I’m not really into the thumbs up / down option. What I will say to you is this is a football fans forum not a spelling contest and perhaps you would do well to remember that.
deeer mOosh onn der beech,

itt iz okkay oi rote ann annser too HossPrayy beecuzz oi fink hee iz wunnderrfull wiv all hizz grammmer annd spellling tipps!

oi amm goinng two bee hizs newe nexx dooor nayyber beecuzz oi fink her iz luvverlee!

oi gayve himm alll fummbs upp tooo!!!
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint phil[/bold] wrote: Players should think more about there club ,than playing for England.[/p][/quote]I gave you a thumbs down because you spelt 'their' wrong and I also disagree, a Player should give equal performance whoever he is playing for, Club or Country, it has to be the same.[/p][/quote]Ospers, I’m not really into the thumbs up / down option. What I will say to you is this is a football fans forum not a spelling contest and perhaps you would do well to remember that.[/p][/quote]deeer mOosh onn der beech, itt iz okkay oi rote ann annser too HossPrayy beecuzz oi fink hee iz wunnderrfull wiv all hizz grammmer annd spellling tipps! oi amm goinng two bee hizs newe nexx dooor nayyber beecuzz oi fink her iz luvverlee! oi gayve himm alll fummbs upp tooo!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 5

6:26pm Fri 28 Feb 14

andygoater1957 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
saint phil wrote:
Players should think more about there club ,than playing for England.
I gave you a thumbs down because you spelt 'their' wrong and I also disagree, a Player should give equal performance whoever he is playing for, Club or Country, it has to be the same.
You are back then,after you said you leaving this paper.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint phil[/bold] wrote: Players should think more about there club ,than playing for England.[/p][/quote]I gave you a thumbs down because you spelt 'their' wrong and I also disagree, a Player should give equal performance whoever he is playing for, Club or Country, it has to be the same.[/p][/quote]You are back then,after you said you leaving this paper. andygoater1957
  • Score: 13

11:19pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Churchill Saint wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Confucious wrote:
I have e mailed Luke to congratulate him on his hard work and tremendous achievements, but also to warn him that he is now facing severe danger.

If Luke was an accountant or a train driver he might be considered a '7 out of 10' looking bloke - not bad but hardly likely to be besieged by girls. But now he's a Prem Div and an England footballer and well on his way to a sure fortune, he's a prime15 out of 10 catch and they will chasing him night and day with a view to trapping him for life.

Luke may be all gooey eyed at first and marvel at the way his woman always seem to be able to find lost socks - but later he'll discover they never put the toilet seat back up after using it and will then nag him to death for splashing it.

In particular I've told Luke not to fall for the old PMT routine. Some girl will be right ratty with him and then just say "Oh it's okay Lukey, it's just PMT." No doubt Luke will be very sympathetic and give her a cuddle. But instead he should have her checked out by a doctor.

I once had a very narrow escape in this situation and was saved by my doctor, who's a top Harley Street man. After thorough tests, he said this girl didn't have PMT at all - she was just a right cow.
I was thinking about this the other day: he really does need to stop fannying about and bag himself a popstar girlfriend.

The question is which one? Obviously, the Girls Aloud ship has long since sailed and I think The Saturdays are marrying the likes of Wayne Bridge (no, really) and one of JLS they're off the list too. I'd say his best bet is either one of Little Mix or else break the mould and grab himself a solo artist who is as amazing at pop music as he is at football: I'd go for either Lorde or Charli XCX. Or both of Icona Pop.

Seriously, Luke, if you need any consultancy advice on who you should hook up with, just call me. Cheers.
I think Luke should be more ambitious. Since he is going to replace Ashley Cole on the pitch, why not in the bedroom as well? I am sure Cheryl is not averse to a bit of cradle snatching.
I'd jump at the chance for a crack at Cheryl but she's old enough to be Luke's mother or, at the very least, his trendy auntie (either way it's incest) so I'm not sure it's a goer.

Maybe the Echo needs to do a poll on it. Which lucky, lucky cow should Luke go out with?

Lorde
Charli XCX
Katy B
Ellie Goulding
Rihanna (seriously, Luke's EXACTLY what she needs in her life)
Cherly Cole
There's very few blokes who wouldn't jump at the chance of Cheryl's crack.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Churchill Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I have e mailed Luke to congratulate him on his hard work and tremendous achievements, but also to warn him that he is now facing severe danger. If Luke was an accountant or a train driver he might be considered a '7 out of 10' looking bloke - not bad but hardly likely to be besieged by girls. But now he's a Prem Div and an England footballer and well on his way to a sure fortune, he's a prime15 out of 10 catch and they will chasing him night and day with a view to trapping him for life. Luke may be all gooey eyed at first and marvel at the way his woman always seem to be able to find lost socks - but later he'll discover they never put the toilet seat back up after using it and will then nag him to death for splashing it. In particular I've told Luke not to fall for the old PMT routine. Some girl will be right ratty with him and then just say "Oh it's okay Lukey, it's just PMT." No doubt Luke will be very sympathetic and give her a cuddle. But instead he should have her checked out by a doctor. I once had a very narrow escape in this situation and was saved by my doctor, who's a top Harley Street man. After thorough tests, he said this girl didn't have PMT at all - she was just a right cow.[/p][/quote]I was thinking about this the other day: he really does need to stop fannying about and bag himself a popstar girlfriend. The question is which one? Obviously, the Girls Aloud ship has long since sailed and I think The Saturdays are marrying the likes of Wayne Bridge (no, really) and one of JLS they're off the list too. I'd say his best bet is either one of Little Mix or else break the mould and grab himself a solo artist who is as amazing at pop music as he is at football: I'd go for either Lorde or Charli XCX. Or both of Icona Pop. Seriously, Luke, if you need any consultancy advice on who you should hook up with, just call me. Cheers.[/p][/quote]I think Luke should be more ambitious. Since he is going to replace Ashley Cole on the pitch, why not in the bedroom as well? I am sure Cheryl is not averse to a bit of cradle snatching.[/p][/quote]I'd jump at the chance for a crack at Cheryl but she's old enough to be Luke's mother or, at the very least, his trendy auntie (either way it's incest) so I'm not sure it's a goer. Maybe the Echo needs to do a poll on it. Which lucky, lucky cow should Luke go out with? Lorde Charli XCX Katy B Ellie Goulding Rihanna (seriously, Luke's EXACTLY what she needs in her life) Cherly Cole[/p][/quote]There's very few blokes who wouldn't jump at the chance of Cheryl's crack. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

7:11am Sat 1 Mar 14

Blackknight says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Blackknight wrote:
The more publicity Shaw gets, the greater his value, when he plays for England up goes his price, if he makes it on the plan to Brazil his value rises further. Saints could be looking at £30,000000 plus come the summer transfer window. Manage to hang onto him until he's 21 then who knows what he'll be worth. Develop young talent, sell at the height of the market, or try and keep them, either way Saints have a great long term business model.
You're looking at this the wrong way. Imagine having a player worth £30m and then NOT selling him. How great an advert would that be to players across the world that we mean business and that they should come and join us?

It would be the sort of advert you couldn't buy for £30m, that's for sure.

Chelsea have already let him go and Arsenal have let him go. I'm sure that if he wants to make it anywhere then it's with us.
I did say 'either way' (sell or keep) Saints have a great log term business model.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blackknight[/bold] wrote: The more publicity Shaw gets, the greater his value, when he plays for England up goes his price, if he makes it on the plan to Brazil his value rises further. Saints could be looking at £30,000000 plus come the summer transfer window. Manage to hang onto him until he's 21 then who knows what he'll be worth. Develop young talent, sell at the height of the market, or try and keep them, either way Saints have a great long term business model.[/p][/quote]You're looking at this the wrong way. Imagine having a player worth £30m and then NOT selling him. How great an advert would that be to players across the world that we mean business and that they should come and join us? It would be the sort of advert you couldn't buy for £30m, that's for sure. Chelsea have already let him go and Arsenal have let him go. I'm sure that if he wants to make it anywhere then it's with us.[/p][/quote]I did say 'either way' (sell or keep) Saints have a great log term business model. Blackknight
  • Score: 1

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