Fans split over Saints season ticket price rise

Fans will have to pay more to watch Saints next season

Fans will have to pay more to watch Saints next season

First published in Sport Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Reporter

Saints supporters have seen the cost of season tickets rise by four per cent – but fans appear split over whether the increase is fair.

A poll on dailyecho.co.uk revealed that a slight majority thought the price hike for the 2014/15 campaign was reasonable.

Hundreds of votes were cast, with 57 per cent leaning that way, and 43 per cent the other.

The cheapest adult season ticket available at St Mary’s now costs £541, while the most expensive on offer is £853.

The latter of those prices is for a new ticket, with the dearest renewal coming in at £759.

Across the board, in every category, the cost has risen by approximately four per cent.

Nick Illingsworth, who runs supporters’ website theuglyinside.net, believes the increase isn’t too prohibitive in essence, but thinks a price freeze would have been a better move on the club’s behalf.

“I think it’s reasonable in the fact that it’s only an increase of roughly a pound a game,” he said.

“But, given the current financial climate, I think most supporters would have hoped the prices would not have risen.

“I think it’s a little bit of a missed opportunity to give something back to the supporters.”

Steve Grant, who runs the saintsweb.co.uk fans’ site believes the amount of extra cash the club generate from the increase will amount to nothing more than a “drop in the ocean”.

“The club will probably break the £100m turnover barrier this season as a result of the new TV deal, and yet the fans are being asked to stretch themselves again, which seems a strange call,” he said.

The news will, obviously, come as a blow to some supporters, who will again find themselves having to decide whether to shell out additional cash to watch their team, or give up their seat.

Others, however, will no doubt view the increase as still offering good value and as an inevitable side-effect of success.

When compared to other clubs in the Premier League, the prices do roughly reflect Saints’ position in the league table now.

While they are some way short of the most expensive, they cost more to watch than many sides in the division.

Their top-priced adult ticket is dearer than 12 other clubs, while 14 sides offer a better price on the cheapest renewal.

There is good news for young Saints fans, though, with the club offering a free under-11 season ticket in the family stand when purchased with two adult season tickets.

Current season ticket holders can renew their seats at any time from Tuesday, April 29, until Friday, May 30.

New season tickets can also be bought from Tuesday, April 29. However, people purchasing one of those will, obviously, not be able to choose a seat that is already taken by an existing season ticket holder.

After the Friday, May 30, deadline, sales will pause until Monday, June 9, from which point they will be on general sale.

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6:54am Wed 16 Apr 14

Mj-trucker says...

Most fans want the next step up in the league,unfortunately next step up in the cost of season tickets, and I'm guessing match tickets, will have to take next step up too.
Most fans want the next step up in the league,unfortunately next step up in the cost of season tickets, and I'm guessing match tickets, will have to take next step up too. Mj-trucker
  • Score: 22

7:41am Wed 16 Apr 14

Golden_Salamander says...

imo there is no issue with the prices. Mine has risen by something like 4% since last year and 32% over the last 10 years which I believe is LESS than inflation. (£473 in 2004/5 to £628 in 2014/15).

I bet most of the votes against have come from (1) Skates; (2) Supporters who NEVER buy one; (3) The usual Moaners who want a Fan on board. etc.
Saints had something 21,000 Season Ticket holder last year and they will get around the same number this year.,
imo there is no issue with the prices. Mine has risen by something like 4% since last year and 32% over the last 10 years which I believe is LESS than inflation. (£473 in 2004/5 to £628 in 2014/15). I bet most of the votes against have come from (1) Skates; (2) Supporters who NEVER buy one; (3) The usual Moaners who want a Fan on board. etc. Saints had something 21,000 Season Ticket holder last year and they will get around the same number this year., Golden_Salamander
  • Score: 25

7:43am Wed 16 Apr 14

JimmyLondon says...

I think the price increase is quite reasonable and reflects our ambitions. keep up the good work saints
I think the price increase is quite reasonable and reflects our ambitions. keep up the good work saints JimmyLondon
  • Score: 26

8:39am Wed 16 Apr 14

Burt HInkler says...

There are less fans going to watch Saints this season than last. On that fact its clear there should be no price rises.
There are less fans going to watch Saints this season than last. On that fact its clear there should be no price rises. Burt HInkler
  • Score: -21

8:48am Wed 16 Apr 14

Peoples Choice says...

Bet these people who are strecthed to find an extra £1 or so a game are moaning whilst toofting on a Benson and Hedges ciggie that come in at over £8 a pack now! Weve gone from scraping PL Status to Cementing a top 10 finish!
Bet these people who are strecthed to find an extra £1 or so a game are moaning whilst toofting on a Benson and Hedges ciggie that come in at over £8 a pack now! Weve gone from scraping PL Status to Cementing a top 10 finish! Peoples Choice
  • Score: 22

9:06am Wed 16 Apr 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Trust is a small word with a big meaning.

I trust that the true value of our season tickets will be reflected in the great football we shall see from Saints next season.

I trust that Katharina, Ralph and their fellow board members will get Mauricio to sign a new contract and that together with him they will buy the necessary new players for Saints this summer. I trust that Saints will keep all our best players at the club for next season and beyond.

Katharina and her dad, Saint Markus, have never yet let us down and have already proved that our Ultimate Shareholder continues to back Southampton FC, both financially and as a Saints fan. All we have seen for more than five years is ongoing commitment to the improvement of the whole club on and off the pitch.

Trust is a two way street. We fans are backing our beloved Southampton FC by buying our season tickets for next season and we are being charged the going rate for it. This is as expected and as usual.

I expect to get value for money as is usual from Saint Markus, Katharina and all our ever improving Saints.

Onward and upward, the Southampton Way!!!
Trust is a small word with a big meaning. I trust that the true value of our season tickets will be reflected in the great football we shall see from Saints next season. I trust that Katharina, Ralph and their fellow board members will get Mauricio to sign a new contract and that together with him they will buy the necessary new players for Saints this summer. I trust that Saints will keep all our best players at the club for next season and beyond. Katharina and her dad, Saint Markus, have never yet let us down and have already proved that our Ultimate Shareholder continues to back Southampton FC, both financially and as a Saints fan. All we have seen for more than five years is ongoing commitment to the improvement of the whole club on and off the pitch. Trust is a two way street. We fans are backing our beloved Southampton FC by buying our season tickets for next season and we are being charged the going rate for it. This is as expected and as usual. I expect to get value for money as is usual from Saint Markus, Katharina and all our ever improving Saints. Onward and upward, the Southampton Way!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 32

9:11am Wed 16 Apr 14

St Retford says...

Blah blah… set against the backdrop of marginal improvement in the economy… blah blah… people finally seeing small wage increases… blah blah… inflation expected to increase… blah blah… 4 % is fair enough… Here’s Christina with the weather.

However, what I WOULD like to see some action on (and I realise this is more an Adidas issue than a Saints one but still…) is the price of kids’ replica kits. I paid £40 for a top for a three-year-old last year, and that is a ‘bit much’ in anyone's book. As a wise woman once said, I believe that children are the future so lure them in with cheap merchandise before cynically exploiting them for all they’re worth in later life.
Blah blah… set against the backdrop of marginal improvement in the economy… blah blah… people finally seeing small wage increases… blah blah… inflation expected to increase… blah blah… 4 % is fair enough… Here’s Christina with the weather. However, what I WOULD like to see some action on (and I realise this is more an Adidas issue than a Saints one but still…) is the price of kids’ replica kits. I paid £40 for a top for a three-year-old last year, and that is a ‘bit much’ in anyone's book. As a wise woman once said, I believe that children are the future so lure them in with cheap merchandise before cynically exploiting them for all they’re worth in later life. St Retford
  • Score: 20

9:15am Wed 16 Apr 14

TPFKARTSNINZ says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
Trust is a small word with a big meaning.

I trust that the true value of our season tickets will be reflected in the great football we shall see from Saints next season.

I trust that Katharina, Ralph and their fellow board members will get Mauricio to sign a new contract and that together with him they will buy the necessary new players for Saints this summer. I trust that Saints will keep all our best players at the club for next season and beyond.

Katharina and her dad, Saint Markus, have never yet let us down and have already proved that our Ultimate Shareholder continues to back Southampton FC, both financially and as a Saints fan. All we have seen for more than five years is ongoing commitment to the improvement of the whole club on and off the pitch.

Trust is a two way street. We fans are backing our beloved Southampton FC by buying our season tickets for next season and we are being charged the going rate for it. This is as expected and as usual.

I expect to get value for money as is usual from Saint Markus, Katharina and all our ever improving Saints.

Onward and upward, the Southampton Way!!!
Says it all really.
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Trust is a small word with a big meaning. I trust that the true value of our season tickets will be reflected in the great football we shall see from Saints next season. I trust that Katharina, Ralph and their fellow board members will get Mauricio to sign a new contract and that together with him they will buy the necessary new players for Saints this summer. I trust that Saints will keep all our best players at the club for next season and beyond. Katharina and her dad, Saint Markus, have never yet let us down and have already proved that our Ultimate Shareholder continues to back Southampton FC, both financially and as a Saints fan. All we have seen for more than five years is ongoing commitment to the improvement of the whole club on and off the pitch. Trust is a two way street. We fans are backing our beloved Southampton FC by buying our season tickets for next season and we are being charged the going rate for it. This is as expected and as usual. I expect to get value for money as is usual from Saint Markus, Katharina and all our ever improving Saints. Onward and upward, the Southampton Way!!![/p][/quote]Says it all really. TPFKARTSNINZ
  • Score: 9

9:28am Wed 16 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

TPFKARTSNINZ wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
Trust is a small word with a big meaning.

I trust that the true value of our season tickets will be reflected in the great football we shall see from Saints next season.

I trust that Katharina, Ralph and their fellow board members will get Mauricio to sign a new contract and that together with him they will buy the necessary new players for Saints this summer. I trust that Saints will keep all our best players at the club for next season and beyond.

Katharina and her dad, Saint Markus, have never yet let us down and have already proved that our Ultimate Shareholder continues to back Southampton FC, both financially and as a Saints fan. All we have seen for more than five years is ongoing commitment to the improvement of the whole club on and off the pitch.

Trust is a two way street. We fans are backing our beloved Southampton FC by buying our season tickets for next season and we are being charged the going rate for it. This is as expected and as usual.

I expect to get value for money as is usual from Saint Markus, Katharina and all our ever improving Saints.

Onward and upward, the Southampton Way!!!
Says it all really.
That's the point
IFLuke,Adam and Morgan are still here next season then no one is really going to quibble about a pound a game increase
IF MOPO signs a new contract I can only see Saints moving forward
IF we add a couple of new signings all is rosy in the garden
As we all know life is about IFS
[quote][p][bold]TPFKARTSNINZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Trust is a small word with a big meaning. I trust that the true value of our season tickets will be reflected in the great football we shall see from Saints next season. I trust that Katharina, Ralph and their fellow board members will get Mauricio to sign a new contract and that together with him they will buy the necessary new players for Saints this summer. I trust that Saints will keep all our best players at the club for next season and beyond. Katharina and her dad, Saint Markus, have never yet let us down and have already proved that our Ultimate Shareholder continues to back Southampton FC, both financially and as a Saints fan. All we have seen for more than five years is ongoing commitment to the improvement of the whole club on and off the pitch. Trust is a two way street. We fans are backing our beloved Southampton FC by buying our season tickets for next season and we are being charged the going rate for it. This is as expected and as usual. I expect to get value for money as is usual from Saint Markus, Katharina and all our ever improving Saints. Onward and upward, the Southampton Way!!![/p][/quote]Says it all really.[/p][/quote]That's the point IFLuke,Adam and Morgan are still here next season then no one is really going to quibble about a pound a game increase IF MOPO signs a new contract I can only see Saints moving forward IF we add a couple of new signings all is rosy in the garden As we all know life is about IFS bullsbags
  • Score: 16

10:03am Wed 16 Apr 14

Confucious says...

Every season since Markus arrived things have got a whole lot better - in fact by my reckoning 839.2% better. By comparison, during this period, the rise in the cost of tickets has been remarkably modest.
Every season since Markus arrived things have got a whole lot better - in fact by my reckoning 839.2% better. By comparison, during this period, the rise in the cost of tickets has been remarkably modest. Confucious
  • Score: 17

10:19am Wed 16 Apr 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off! worried of n e hampshire
  • Score: -6

10:40am Wed 16 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
What happens is we continue to support the Saints because that's what we as fans do whether in Div1 or the Champions League.

If the directors pulled a fast one it would blow up in their faces at a later date. They are not just looking at revenues for 2014/15 but for the years to follow as well.
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off![/p][/quote]What happens is we continue to support the Saints because that's what we as fans do whether in Div1 or the Champions League. If the directors pulled a fast one it would blow up in their faces at a later date. They are not just looking at revenues for 2014/15 but for the years to follow as well. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 22

10:55am Wed 16 Apr 14

Costa Baz says...

I don't think the price rise is too bad, but I do understand why some are upset.

Not everyone has a lot of disposable income,these days and some will have to sacrifice something else in order to meet the extra cost.
For some, every penny of their income, is already accounted for in meeting living costs, so try not to be so judgemental.
I don't think the price rise is too bad, but I do understand why some are upset. Not everyone has a lot of disposable income,these days and some will have to sacrifice something else in order to meet the extra cost. For some, every penny of their income, is already accounted for in meeting living costs, so try not to be so judgemental. Costa Baz
  • Score: 17

11:03am Wed 16 Apr 14

Marchwood Malcom says...

Liverpool are desperate to land Dejan according to reports. With Manchester United being named as his other suitor. If we can keep him, Adam and Luke, the season ticket increases will be worth it.
Liverpool are desperate to land Dejan according to reports. With Manchester United being named as his other suitor. If we can keep him, Adam and Luke, the season ticket increases will be worth it. Marchwood Malcom
  • Score: 8

11:04am Wed 16 Apr 14

Outside of the Box says...

TBH I dread to think how much old Nicola would have increased the season ticket prices had he still been in charge.

£28 extra isn't extortionate in my opinion, yes its hard for some but personally I'm happy, they have dropped the price of the admin fee by a £5 for paying monthly as well.

If the extra revenue is spent on players and or increased salaries so our top players remain at the club then so be it, we as fans can't have it always, if want to keep our best players so we have to pay the wages, if some of that money comes from increased season ticket prices/revenue then so be it, afterall we have a choice whether to buy or not.
TBH I dread to think how much old Nicola would have increased the season ticket prices had he still been in charge. £28 extra isn't extortionate in my opinion, yes its hard for some but personally I'm happy, they have dropped the price of the admin fee by a £5 for paying monthly as well. If the extra revenue is spent on players and or increased salaries so our top players remain at the club then so be it, we as fans can't have it always, if want to keep our best players so we have to pay the wages, if some of that money comes from increased season ticket prices/revenue then so be it, afterall we have a choice whether to buy or not. Outside of the Box
  • Score: 1

11:06am Wed 16 Apr 14

Outside of the Box says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
1st little nibble,,,,,,,Persona
lly I support the players who pull on the Red and White shirt, it about the crest on the front and not the name on the back.
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off![/p][/quote]1st little nibble,,,,,,,Persona lly I support the players who pull on the Red and White shirt, it about the crest on the front and not the name on the back. Outside of the Box
  • Score: 10

11:09am Wed 16 Apr 14

justaSaintsfan says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
I'm not even going to vote!!!

Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave.

In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement.

Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints.

How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC?

You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!!

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off![/p][/quote]I'm not even going to vote!!! Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave. In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement. Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints. How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC? You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!! IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 8

11:42am Wed 16 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
I'm not even going to vote!!!

Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave.

In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement.

Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints.

How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC?

You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!!

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off![/p][/quote]I'm not even going to vote!!! Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave. In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement. Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints. How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC? You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!! IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!![/p][/quote]Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so. redandy10
  • Score: 8

11:51am Wed 16 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

Costa Baz wrote:
I don't think the price rise is too bad, but I do understand why some are upset.

Not everyone has a lot of disposable income,these days and some will have to sacrifice something else in order to meet the extra cost.
For some, every penny of their income, is already accounted for in meeting living costs, so try not to be so judgemental.
Really good post. Following a team has become so expensive that a lot of fans struggle to go to just a few games a year. So a 4% rise might sound like chicken feed to some, but to others it's too much. I remember paying a couple of quid to get in the Milton when I was a nipper, and 8 for east stand standing. The prices are getting silly.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: I don't think the price rise is too bad, but I do understand why some are upset. Not everyone has a lot of disposable income,these days and some will have to sacrifice something else in order to meet the extra cost. For some, every penny of their income, is already accounted for in meeting living costs, so try not to be so judgemental.[/p][/quote]Really good post. Following a team has become so expensive that a lot of fans struggle to go to just a few games a year. So a 4% rise might sound like chicken feed to some, but to others it's too much. I remember paying a couple of quid to get in the Milton when I was a nipper, and 8 for east stand standing. The prices are getting silly. redandy10
  • Score: 4

12:21pm Wed 16 Apr 14

justaSaintsfan says...

redandy10 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
I'm not even going to vote!!!

Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave.

In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement.

Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints.

How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC?

You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!!

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.
The fact is that our Luke does not want out. It's not me saying it, he is saying it himself!!!

So I don't need to comfort myself at all!!!

Saints have a squad of players who want Mauricio to stay at the club and the players also want to stay at Southampton FC. Dani Osvaldo is the only player at the club known to want a transfer and nobody at Saints wants him at the club next season anyway. Mauricio will sign his new contract in due course and he will also want to keep our best players. Something very special is happening to Saints and that will continue next season.

Thanks to the Liebherr family, Saints are no longer a club that must sell its best players to survive. Of course there will be some departures, just like from any football club. But our best players are going nowhere. The progress of Southampton FC will continue next season.

So stop worrying and enjoy your summer!!!
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off![/p][/quote]I'm not even going to vote!!! Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave. In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement. Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints. How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC? You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!! IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!![/p][/quote]Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.[/p][/quote]The fact is that our Luke does not want out. It's not me saying it, he is saying it himself!!! So I don't need to comfort myself at all!!! Saints have a squad of players who want Mauricio to stay at the club and the players also want to stay at Southampton FC. Dani Osvaldo is the only player at the club known to want a transfer and nobody at Saints wants him at the club next season anyway. Mauricio will sign his new contract in due course and he will also want to keep our best players. Something very special is happening to Saints and that will continue next season. Thanks to the Liebherr family, Saints are no longer a club that must sell its best players to survive. Of course there will be some departures, just like from any football club. But our best players are going nowhere. The progress of Southampton FC will continue next season. So stop worrying and enjoy your summer!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 4

12:40pm Wed 16 Apr 14

ToastyTea says...

Oh for gods sake it's £24 rise for me in Northam not a huge deal, not even a story here. There are more important things going on the world like the crisis in Ukraine at the moment to worry over such small things as this.
Oh for gods sake it's £24 rise for me in Northam not a huge deal, not even a story here. There are more important things going on the world like the crisis in Ukraine at the moment to worry over such small things as this. ToastyTea
  • Score: 1

12:57pm Wed 16 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
I'm not even going to vote!!!

Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave.

In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement.

Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints.

How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC?

You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!!

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.
The fact is that our Luke does not want out. It's not me saying it, he is saying it himself!!!

So I don't need to comfort myself at all!!!

Saints have a squad of players who want Mauricio to stay at the club and the players also want to stay at Southampton FC. Dani Osvaldo is the only player at the club known to want a transfer and nobody at Saints wants him at the club next season anyway. Mauricio will sign his new contract in due course and he will also want to keep our best players. Something very special is happening to Saints and that will continue next season.

Thanks to the Liebherr family, Saints are no longer a club that must sell its best players to survive. Of course there will be some departures, just like from any football club. But our best players are going nowhere. The progress of Southampton FC will continue next season.

So stop worrying and enjoy your summer!!!
I agree that we're no longer a selling club and we can turn offers down, but do you remember Oxo and his shenanigans when we try to put the kibosh on Arsenals overtures? He sulked a bit and then got his move. It's impossible in the modern game to make a player stick to his contract if he wants out. Dani is living proof of that. "Me not a happy at the Saints, me butt the Portuguese lad, me and wife go back to Italy". The saucy git got just what he wanted. And that whole Juve deal isn't done and dusted yet, once he starts acting the prat again we'll be in choppy waters on that one. He better start scoring for all our sakes!

Anyway well done on the optimism, I hope you're right and the lads stay and we march into the European qualification places next year.
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off![/p][/quote]I'm not even going to vote!!! Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave. In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement. Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints. How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC? You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!! IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!![/p][/quote]Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.[/p][/quote]The fact is that our Luke does not want out. It's not me saying it, he is saying it himself!!! So I don't need to comfort myself at all!!! Saints have a squad of players who want Mauricio to stay at the club and the players also want to stay at Southampton FC. Dani Osvaldo is the only player at the club known to want a transfer and nobody at Saints wants him at the club next season anyway. Mauricio will sign his new contract in due course and he will also want to keep our best players. Something very special is happening to Saints and that will continue next season. Thanks to the Liebherr family, Saints are no longer a club that must sell its best players to survive. Of course there will be some departures, just like from any football club. But our best players are going nowhere. The progress of Southampton FC will continue next season. So stop worrying and enjoy your summer!!![/p][/quote]I agree that we're no longer a selling club and we can turn offers down, but do you remember Oxo and his shenanigans when we try to put the kibosh on Arsenals overtures? He sulked a bit and then got his move. It's impossible in the modern game to make a player stick to his contract if he wants out. Dani is living proof of that. "Me not a happy at the Saints, me butt the Portuguese lad, me and wife go back to Italy". The saucy git got just what he wanted. And that whole Juve deal isn't done and dusted yet, once he starts acting the prat again we'll be in choppy waters on that one. He better start scoring for all our sakes! Anyway well done on the optimism, I hope you're right and the lads stay and we march into the European qualification places next year. redandy10
  • Score: 8

1:03pm Wed 16 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

redandy10 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
I'm not even going to vote!!!

Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave.

In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement.

Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints.

How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC?

You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!!

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.
so explain what Liverpool did with suarez then.
he wanted out and said so, arsenil triggered his £40mill+ release clause and yet Liverpool stayed firm and said no.
so clubs can hold players to contracts, even if release clauses are triggered.
if Liverpool can hold one of the best players in the world to a contract why cant we? you might say that Liverpool are likely to win the league this year, however they and suarez didn't know they would be in that position in the summer. they didn't qualify for the champs league last season so their climb to the top is an example for us to follow, keep your better players and you will become more successful.
luke has 4yrs left on his deal, he seems happy and has said so, other players have been saying it would be better for him if he stayed. saints should stand firm and keep the players we want, they were happy to sign their deals lets hold them to the or offer a better deal.

as for season tickets as a non-season ticket holder who probably could afford one but am unable to go to most games, my only comment would be that I think a 4% rise is quite reasonable. I know some don't like the rise but as a club we need to progress and whilst season tickets sales aren't a huge amount but apparently around 21kwere sold last season, if you have an average price of £650 (and that's a low average) £13.6mill or one Osvaldo!
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off![/p][/quote]I'm not even going to vote!!! Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave. In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement. Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints. How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC? You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!! IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!![/p][/quote]Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.[/p][/quote]so explain what Liverpool did with suarez then. he wanted out and said so, arsenil triggered his £40mill+ release clause and yet Liverpool stayed firm and said no. so clubs can hold players to contracts, even if release clauses are triggered. if Liverpool can hold one of the best players in the world to a contract why cant we? you might say that Liverpool are likely to win the league this year, however they and suarez didn't know they would be in that position in the summer. they didn't qualify for the champs league last season so their climb to the top is an example for us to follow, keep your better players and you will become more successful. luke has 4yrs left on his deal, he seems happy and has said so, other players have been saying it would be better for him if he stayed. saints should stand firm and keep the players we want, they were happy to sign their deals lets hold them to the or offer a better deal. as for season tickets as a non-season ticket holder who probably could afford one but am unable to go to most games, my only comment would be that I think a 4% rise is quite reasonable. I know some don't like the rise but as a club we need to progress and whilst season tickets sales aren't a huge amount but apparently around 21kwere sold last season, if you have an average price of £650 (and that's a low average) £13.6mill or one Osvaldo! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 3

1:36pm Wed 16 Apr 14

justaSaintsfan says...

redandy10 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
I'm not even going to vote!!!

Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave.

In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement.

Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints.

How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC?

You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!!

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.
The fact is that our Luke does not want out. It's not me saying it, he is saying it himself!!!

So I don't need to comfort myself at all!!!

Saints have a squad of players who want Mauricio to stay at the club and the players also want to stay at Southampton FC. Dani Osvaldo is the only player at the club known to want a transfer and nobody at Saints wants him at the club next season anyway. Mauricio will sign his new contract in due course and he will also want to keep our best players. Something very special is happening to Saints and that will continue next season.

Thanks to the Liebherr family, Saints are no longer a club that must sell its best players to survive. Of course there will be some departures, just like from any football club. But our best players are going nowhere. The progress of Southampton FC will continue next season.

So stop worrying and enjoy your summer!!!
I agree that we're no longer a selling club and we can turn offers down, but do you remember Oxo and his shenanigans when we try to put the kibosh on Arsenals overtures? He sulked a bit and then got his move. It's impossible in the modern game to make a player stick to his contract if he wants out. Dani is living proof of that. "Me not a happy at the Saints, me butt the Portuguese lad, me and wife go back to Italy". The saucy git got just what he wanted. And that whole Juve deal isn't done and dusted yet, once he starts acting the prat again we'll be in choppy waters on that one. He better start scoring for all our sakes!

Anyway well done on the optimism, I hope you're right and the lads stay and we march into the European qualification places next year.
Oxo was a complete one off. I think his dad, Mark Chamberlain, had a lot to do with him wanting away and probably was just using our great academy to teach his son well, before an inevitable big money contract for his son at Arsenal.

Osvaldo is also a one off and I believe he is more selfish than anything else and did not relish the prospect of staying at Saints, so decided to force a move elsewhere. That seems to have well and truly backfired on him so far, but I would prefer him to start scoring goals in Italy to ensure his loan move is made permanent.

Oxo and Osvaldo have two things in common. Not wanting to stay with Saints and having surnames that begin with "O."

But they have nothing in common with Saints' best players, who all want to stay at the club.

This is a time for optimism for Saints fans. We have never had it so good. Our club is going from strength to strength.

The football world is taking big notice of our academy, our ever improving football and our ever improving squad of players.

It is therefore more likely that good players will want to sign for Southampton FC than depart.

It's a complete "no brainer," so worry not!!!
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off![/p][/quote]I'm not even going to vote!!! Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave. In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement. Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints. How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC? You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!! IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!![/p][/quote]Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.[/p][/quote]The fact is that our Luke does not want out. It's not me saying it, he is saying it himself!!! So I don't need to comfort myself at all!!! Saints have a squad of players who want Mauricio to stay at the club and the players also want to stay at Southampton FC. Dani Osvaldo is the only player at the club known to want a transfer and nobody at Saints wants him at the club next season anyway. Mauricio will sign his new contract in due course and he will also want to keep our best players. Something very special is happening to Saints and that will continue next season. Thanks to the Liebherr family, Saints are no longer a club that must sell its best players to survive. Of course there will be some departures, just like from any football club. But our best players are going nowhere. The progress of Southampton FC will continue next season. So stop worrying and enjoy your summer!!![/p][/quote]I agree that we're no longer a selling club and we can turn offers down, but do you remember Oxo and his shenanigans when we try to put the kibosh on Arsenals overtures? He sulked a bit and then got his move. It's impossible in the modern game to make a player stick to his contract if he wants out. Dani is living proof of that. "Me not a happy at the Saints, me butt the Portuguese lad, me and wife go back to Italy". The saucy git got just what he wanted. And that whole Juve deal isn't done and dusted yet, once he starts acting the prat again we'll be in choppy waters on that one. He better start scoring for all our sakes! Anyway well done on the optimism, I hope you're right and the lads stay and we march into the European qualification places next year.[/p][/quote]Oxo was a complete one off. I think his dad, Mark Chamberlain, had a lot to do with him wanting away and probably was just using our great academy to teach his son well, before an inevitable big money contract for his son at Arsenal. Osvaldo is also a one off and I believe he is more selfish than anything else and did not relish the prospect of staying at Saints, so decided to force a move elsewhere. That seems to have well and truly backfired on him so far, but I would prefer him to start scoring goals in Italy to ensure his loan move is made permanent. Oxo and Osvaldo have two things in common. Not wanting to stay with Saints and having surnames that begin with "O." But they have nothing in common with Saints' best players, who all want to stay at the club. This is a time for optimism for Saints fans. We have never had it so good. Our club is going from strength to strength. The football world is taking big notice of our academy, our ever improving football and our ever improving squad of players. It is therefore more likely that good players will want to sign for Southampton FC than depart. It's a complete "no brainer," so worry not!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 3

1:42pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Totally Oblivious says...

I was a little surprised to get the season ticket renewal date brought forward a month this year, good business management or is it more cynical? June-July, world cup done and dusted, national newspapers spinning their often biased opinions on desired transfer dealings etc. If Saints haven't agreed a new contract with MoPo before then, and heaven forbid, leaves us, then I feel this could be the deciding factor as to whether one or two Saints quality players leave us. What effect would that then have on season ticket renewals? I would renew, not sure if a lot of others would.
Sorry to sound so cynical, but it could happen. There is obviously a strong bond between MoPo and the players, and you get the impression from his interviews that he is planning for the future WITH Saints. If you scan the national newspapers, Shaw has virtually signed for Man U, (maybe Lallana too), MoPo's off to Spurs, and Dan Petrescu is being sought out as the potential new manager if MoPo leaves-heaven help us! I believe MoPo will stay and be our anchorman-hope I'm correct!
That's it then-MoPo's new contract could and probably would have a significant impact on new season ticket sales. Just my opinion!
I was a little surprised to get the season ticket renewal date brought forward a month this year, good business management or is it more cynical? June-July, world cup done and dusted, national newspapers spinning their often biased opinions on desired transfer dealings etc. If Saints haven't agreed a new contract with MoPo before then, and heaven forbid, leaves us, then I feel this could be the deciding factor as to whether one or two Saints quality players leave us. What effect would that then have on season ticket renewals? I would renew, not sure if a lot of others would. Sorry to sound so cynical, but it could happen. There is obviously a strong bond between MoPo and the players, and you get the impression from his interviews that he is planning for the future WITH Saints. If you scan the national newspapers, Shaw has virtually signed for Man U, (maybe Lallana too), MoPo's off to Spurs, and Dan Petrescu is being sought out as the potential new manager if MoPo leaves-heaven help us! I believe MoPo will stay and be our anchorman-hope I'm correct! That's it then-MoPo's new contract could and probably would have a significant impact on new season ticket sales. Just my opinion! Totally Oblivious
  • Score: 7

1:57pm Wed 16 Apr 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Totally Oblivious wrote:
I was a little surprised to get the season ticket renewal date brought forward a month this year, good business management or is it more cynical? June-July, world cup done and dusted, national newspapers spinning their often biased opinions on desired transfer dealings etc. If Saints haven't agreed a new contract with MoPo before then, and heaven forbid, leaves us, then I feel this could be the deciding factor as to whether one or two Saints quality players leave us. What effect would that then have on season ticket renewals? I would renew, not sure if a lot of others would.
Sorry to sound so cynical, but it could happen. There is obviously a strong bond between MoPo and the players, and you get the impression from his interviews that he is planning for the future WITH Saints. If you scan the national newspapers, Shaw has virtually signed for Man U, (maybe Lallana too), MoPo's off to Spurs, and Dan Petrescu is being sought out as the potential new manager if MoPo leaves-heaven help us! I believe MoPo will stay and be our anchorman-hope I'm correct!
That's it then-MoPo's new contract could and probably would have a significant impact on new season ticket sales. Just my opinion!
Just supposing Saints want our season ticket renewal money in the coffers slightly earlier this year because they have already targeted one or two potential new players and want to move to sign them a bit quicker than they might have done for new players last summer.

It's just a thought.

I prefer to look at life through optimistic eyes, rather than being pessimistic. My glass is always at least half full, usually more, and I continue to raise it to Saints during this wonderful Saint Markus and Katharina era!!!
[quote][p][bold]Totally Oblivious[/bold] wrote: I was a little surprised to get the season ticket renewal date brought forward a month this year, good business management or is it more cynical? June-July, world cup done and dusted, national newspapers spinning their often biased opinions on desired transfer dealings etc. If Saints haven't agreed a new contract with MoPo before then, and heaven forbid, leaves us, then I feel this could be the deciding factor as to whether one or two Saints quality players leave us. What effect would that then have on season ticket renewals? I would renew, not sure if a lot of others would. Sorry to sound so cynical, but it could happen. There is obviously a strong bond between MoPo and the players, and you get the impression from his interviews that he is planning for the future WITH Saints. If you scan the national newspapers, Shaw has virtually signed for Man U, (maybe Lallana too), MoPo's off to Spurs, and Dan Petrescu is being sought out as the potential new manager if MoPo leaves-heaven help us! I believe MoPo will stay and be our anchorman-hope I'm correct! That's it then-MoPo's new contract could and probably would have a significant impact on new season ticket sales. Just my opinion![/p][/quote]Just supposing Saints want our season ticket renewal money in the coffers slightly earlier this year because they have already targeted one or two potential new players and want to move to sign them a bit quicker than they might have done for new players last summer. It's just a thought. I prefer to look at life through optimistic eyes, rather than being pessimistic. My glass is always at least half full, usually more, and I continue to raise it to Saints during this wonderful Saint Markus and Katharina era!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 3

1:58pm Wed 16 Apr 14

singapore saint84 says...

My mate is a liverpool fan in singapore....hes gonna fly to liverpool to watch the last game of the season..liverpool vs newcastle..£1500 for the ticket..thats a whole months pay here in singapore..maybe that a reasonable price to see your team lift the cup..
My mate is a liverpool fan in singapore....hes gonna fly to liverpool to watch the last game of the season..liverpool vs newcastle..£1500 for the ticket..thats a whole months pay here in singapore..maybe that a reasonable price to see your team lift the cup.. singapore saint84
  • Score: 0

2:14pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Totally Oblivious says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
Totally Oblivious wrote:
I was a little surprised to get the season ticket renewal date brought forward a month this year, good business management or is it more cynical? June-July, world cup done and dusted, national newspapers spinning their often biased opinions on desired transfer dealings etc. If Saints haven't agreed a new contract with MoPo before then, and heaven forbid, leaves us, then I feel this could be the deciding factor as to whether one or two Saints quality players leave us. What effect would that then have on season ticket renewals? I would renew, not sure if a lot of others would.
Sorry to sound so cynical, but it could happen. There is obviously a strong bond between MoPo and the players, and you get the impression from his interviews that he is planning for the future WITH Saints. If you scan the national newspapers, Shaw has virtually signed for Man U, (maybe Lallana too), MoPo's off to Spurs, and Dan Petrescu is being sought out as the potential new manager if MoPo leaves-heaven help us! I believe MoPo will stay and be our anchorman-hope I'm correct!
That's it then-MoPo's new contract could and probably would have a significant impact on new season ticket sales. Just my opinion!
Just supposing Saints want our season ticket renewal money in the coffers slightly earlier this year because they have already targeted one or two potential new players and want to move to sign them a bit quicker than they might have done for new players last summer.

It's just a thought.

I prefer to look at life through optimistic eyes, rather than being pessimistic. My glass is always at least half full, usually more, and I continue to raise it to Saints during this wonderful Saint Markus and Katharina era!!!
Agree with your sentiments. Life's much more pleasant your way and I'm renewing my season ticket in any case. This season Saints have been a real pleasure to watch, for us Saints supporters and those who watch the Premier League week in, week out. The price rise is reasonable.
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Totally Oblivious[/bold] wrote: I was a little surprised to get the season ticket renewal date brought forward a month this year, good business management or is it more cynical? June-July, world cup done and dusted, national newspapers spinning their often biased opinions on desired transfer dealings etc. If Saints haven't agreed a new contract with MoPo before then, and heaven forbid, leaves us, then I feel this could be the deciding factor as to whether one or two Saints quality players leave us. What effect would that then have on season ticket renewals? I would renew, not sure if a lot of others would. Sorry to sound so cynical, but it could happen. There is obviously a strong bond between MoPo and the players, and you get the impression from his interviews that he is planning for the future WITH Saints. If you scan the national newspapers, Shaw has virtually signed for Man U, (maybe Lallana too), MoPo's off to Spurs, and Dan Petrescu is being sought out as the potential new manager if MoPo leaves-heaven help us! I believe MoPo will stay and be our anchorman-hope I'm correct! That's it then-MoPo's new contract could and probably would have a significant impact on new season ticket sales. Just my opinion![/p][/quote]Just supposing Saints want our season ticket renewal money in the coffers slightly earlier this year because they have already targeted one or two potential new players and want to move to sign them a bit quicker than they might have done for new players last summer. It's just a thought. I prefer to look at life through optimistic eyes, rather than being pessimistic. My glass is always at least half full, usually more, and I continue to raise it to Saints during this wonderful Saint Markus and Katharina era!!![/p][/quote]Agree with your sentiments. Life's much more pleasant your way and I'm renewing my season ticket in any case. This season Saints have been a real pleasure to watch, for us Saints supporters and those who watch the Premier League week in, week out. The price rise is reasonable. Totally Oblivious
  • Score: 3

3:54pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Jan28th1984 says...

The price rise seems fair to me - if the fans want the club to kick on and get serious with the big boys that means we have to contribute as well.
The price rise seems fair to me - if the fans want the club to kick on and get serious with the big boys that means we have to contribute as well. Jan28th1984
  • Score: 2

5:19pm Wed 16 Apr 14

saintbobby says...

To be expected, I suppose since not much comes down besides umbrellas, chimney sweeps' brushes and the you know whats!

But a bit of panic here also since today's Daily Mail has a story that Luke Shaw is the first Manure target at £30 million and will be paid £80,000 a week. Hopefully, just another story, but with recent news of the Saints' deficit and increased season tickets, it is decidedly uncomfortable.

My point is that a 4% increase may be accepted if the team and manager are intact by the August kick-off. The silence about the club's plans may be expected for commercial reasons, but some confirmations of MP's position and a firm intention to retain our stars would offset this increase - perhaps!
To be expected, I suppose since not much comes down besides umbrellas, chimney sweeps' brushes and the you know whats! But a bit of panic here also since today's Daily Mail has a story that Luke Shaw is the first Manure target at £30 million and will be paid £80,000 a week. Hopefully, just another story, but with recent news of the Saints' deficit and increased season tickets, it is decidedly uncomfortable. My point is that a 4% increase may be accepted if the team and manager are intact by the August kick-off. The silence about the club's plans may be expected for commercial reasons, but some confirmations of MP's position and a firm intention to retain our stars would offset this increase - perhaps! saintbobby
  • Score: 4

5:46pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Freddie Flowerpot says...

I stopped being a season ticket holder when we were relegated from the PL in 2005, now that we are back and doing well, I'm happy to pay for one again, a 4% increase is reasonable enough for me to get behind my team.COYS.
I stopped being a season ticket holder when we were relegated from the PL in 2005, now that we are back and doing well, I'm happy to pay for one again, a 4% increase is reasonable enough for me to get behind my team.COYS. Freddie Flowerpot
  • Score: -3

6:01pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Clever Dick says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
I'm not even going to vote!!!

Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave.

In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement.

Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints.

How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC?

You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!!

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.
so explain what Liverpool did with suarez then.
he wanted out and said so, arsenil triggered his £40mill+ release clause and yet Liverpool stayed firm and said no.
so clubs can hold players to contracts, even if release clauses are triggered.
if Liverpool can hold one of the best players in the world to a contract why cant we? you might say that Liverpool are likely to win the league this year, however they and suarez didn't know they would be in that position in the summer. they didn't qualify for the champs league last season so their climb to the top is an example for us to follow, keep your better players and you will become more successful.
luke has 4yrs left on his deal, he seems happy and has said so, other players have been saying it would be better for him if he stayed. saints should stand firm and keep the players we want, they were happy to sign their deals lets hold them to the or offer a better deal.

as for season tickets as a non-season ticket holder who probably could afford one but am unable to go to most games, my only comment would be that I think a 4% rise is quite reasonable. I know some don't like the rise but as a club we need to progress and whilst season tickets sales aren't a huge amount but apparently around 21kwere sold last season, if you have an average price of £650 (and that's a low average) £13.6mill or one Osvaldo!
That is spot on. A contract is exactly that. Any club which wants to hold on to a player can do so. It might mean a few tantrums and a few disciplinary measures but keeping a big name player out of the limelight and not playing him would soon have an effect. If they don't want the security of a five year contract then don't sign one. If they do sign it expect the club to hold them to it. Suarez is a great example. Osvaldo didn't manoeuvre his way out, he was clutching at straws. It's pretty obvious he wasn't wanted by the squad and he took a big pay cut rather than being made to look even more stupid by staying at Saints and being frozen out.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off![/p][/quote]I'm not even going to vote!!! Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave. In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement. Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints. How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC? You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!! IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!![/p][/quote]Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.[/p][/quote]so explain what Liverpool did with suarez then. he wanted out and said so, arsenil triggered his £40mill+ release clause and yet Liverpool stayed firm and said no. so clubs can hold players to contracts, even if release clauses are triggered. if Liverpool can hold one of the best players in the world to a contract why cant we? you might say that Liverpool are likely to win the league this year, however they and suarez didn't know they would be in that position in the summer. they didn't qualify for the champs league last season so their climb to the top is an example for us to follow, keep your better players and you will become more successful. luke has 4yrs left on his deal, he seems happy and has said so, other players have been saying it would be better for him if he stayed. saints should stand firm and keep the players we want, they were happy to sign their deals lets hold them to the or offer a better deal. as for season tickets as a non-season ticket holder who probably could afford one but am unable to go to most games, my only comment would be that I think a 4% rise is quite reasonable. I know some don't like the rise but as a club we need to progress and whilst season tickets sales aren't a huge amount but apparently around 21kwere sold last season, if you have an average price of £650 (and that's a low average) £13.6mill or one Osvaldo![/p][/quote]That is spot on. A contract is exactly that. Any club which wants to hold on to a player can do so. It might mean a few tantrums and a few disciplinary measures but keeping a big name player out of the limelight and not playing him would soon have an effect. If they don't want the security of a five year contract then don't sign one. If they do sign it expect the club to hold them to it. Suarez is a great example. Osvaldo didn't manoeuvre his way out, he was clutching at straws. It's pretty obvious he wasn't wanted by the squad and he took a big pay cut rather than being made to look even more stupid by staying at Saints and being frozen out. Clever Dick
  • Score: 1

6:17pm Wed 16 Apr 14

andylymington says...

I know that friends of mine who live in London are paying more than double what we are being asked fo
I know that friends of mine who live in London are paying more than double what we are being asked fo andylymington
  • Score: 0

6:23pm Wed 16 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
I'm not even going to vote!!!

Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave.

In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement.

Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints.

How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC?

You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!!

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.
The fact is that our Luke does not want out. It's not me saying it, he is saying it himself!!!

So I don't need to comfort myself at all!!!

Saints have a squad of players who want Mauricio to stay at the club and the players also want to stay at Southampton FC. Dani Osvaldo is the only player at the club known to want a transfer and nobody at Saints wants him at the club next season anyway. Mauricio will sign his new contract in due course and he will also want to keep our best players. Something very special is happening to Saints and that will continue next season.

Thanks to the Liebherr family, Saints are no longer a club that must sell its best players to survive. Of course there will be some departures, just like from any football club. But our best players are going nowhere. The progress of Southampton FC will continue next season.

So stop worrying and enjoy your summer!!!
I agree that we're no longer a selling club and we can turn offers down, but do you remember Oxo and his shenanigans when we try to put the kibosh on Arsenals overtures? He sulked a bit and then got his move. It's impossible in the modern game to make a player stick to his contract if he wants out. Dani is living proof of that. "Me not a happy at the Saints, me butt the Portuguese lad, me and wife go back to Italy". The saucy git got just what he wanted. And that whole Juve deal isn't done and dusted yet, once he starts acting the prat again we'll be in choppy waters on that one. He better start scoring for all our sakes!

Anyway well done on the optimism, I hope you're right and the lads stay and we march into the European qualification places next year.
Oxo was a complete one off. I think his dad, Mark Chamberlain, had a lot to do with him wanting away and probably was just using our great academy to teach his son well, before an inevitable big money contract for his son at Arsenal.

Osvaldo is also a one off and I believe he is more selfish than anything else and did not relish the prospect of staying at Saints, so decided to force a move elsewhere. That seems to have well and truly backfired on him so far, but I would prefer him to start scoring goals in Italy to ensure his loan move is made permanent.

Oxo and Osvaldo have two things in common. Not wanting to stay with Saints and having surnames that begin with "O."

But they have nothing in common with Saints' best players, who all want to stay at the club.

This is a time for optimism for Saints fans. We have never had it so good. Our club is going from strength to strength.

The football world is taking big notice of our academy, our ever improving football and our ever improving squad of players.

It is therefore more likely that good players will want to sign for Southampton FC than depart.

It's a complete "no brainer," so worry not!!!
These are without doubt great times, but if a bigger club offers wages that we can't match and the chance for a player to play Champions League football, the chances are they are out of here. If Luke stays it will show incredible loyalty.
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off![/p][/quote]I'm not even going to vote!!! Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave. In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement. Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints. How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC? You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!! IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!![/p][/quote]Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.[/p][/quote]The fact is that our Luke does not want out. It's not me saying it, he is saying it himself!!! So I don't need to comfort myself at all!!! Saints have a squad of players who want Mauricio to stay at the club and the players also want to stay at Southampton FC. Dani Osvaldo is the only player at the club known to want a transfer and nobody at Saints wants him at the club next season anyway. Mauricio will sign his new contract in due course and he will also want to keep our best players. Something very special is happening to Saints and that will continue next season. Thanks to the Liebherr family, Saints are no longer a club that must sell its best players to survive. Of course there will be some departures, just like from any football club. But our best players are going nowhere. The progress of Southampton FC will continue next season. So stop worrying and enjoy your summer!!![/p][/quote]I agree that we're no longer a selling club and we can turn offers down, but do you remember Oxo and his shenanigans when we try to put the kibosh on Arsenals overtures? He sulked a bit and then got his move. It's impossible in the modern game to make a player stick to his contract if he wants out. Dani is living proof of that. "Me not a happy at the Saints, me butt the Portuguese lad, me and wife go back to Italy". The saucy git got just what he wanted. And that whole Juve deal isn't done and dusted yet, once he starts acting the prat again we'll be in choppy waters on that one. He better start scoring for all our sakes! Anyway well done on the optimism, I hope you're right and the lads stay and we march into the European qualification places next year.[/p][/quote]Oxo was a complete one off. I think his dad, Mark Chamberlain, had a lot to do with him wanting away and probably was just using our great academy to teach his son well, before an inevitable big money contract for his son at Arsenal. Osvaldo is also a one off and I believe he is more selfish than anything else and did not relish the prospect of staying at Saints, so decided to force a move elsewhere. That seems to have well and truly backfired on him so far, but I would prefer him to start scoring goals in Italy to ensure his loan move is made permanent. Oxo and Osvaldo have two things in common. Not wanting to stay with Saints and having surnames that begin with "O." But they have nothing in common with Saints' best players, who all want to stay at the club. This is a time for optimism for Saints fans. We have never had it so good. Our club is going from strength to strength. The football world is taking big notice of our academy, our ever improving football and our ever improving squad of players. It is therefore more likely that good players will want to sign for Southampton FC than depart. It's a complete "no brainer," so worry not!!![/p][/quote]These are without doubt great times, but if a bigger club offers wages that we can't match and the chance for a player to play Champions League football, the chances are they are out of here. If Luke stays it will show incredible loyalty. redandy10
  • Score: 3

6:24pm Wed 16 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
I stopped being a season ticket holder when we were relegated from the PL in 2005, now that we are back and doing well, I'm happy to pay for one again, a 4% increase is reasonable enough for me to get behind my team.COYS.
I bet you did
Obviously not a true Saints fan,just a glory hunter
Do you know what mate,you missed 3 of the best years of the history of this great club!
[quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: I stopped being a season ticket holder when we were relegated from the PL in 2005, now that we are back and doing well, I'm happy to pay for one again, a 4% increase is reasonable enough for me to get behind my team.COYS.[/p][/quote]I bet you did Obviously not a true Saints fan,just a glory hunter Do you know what mate,you missed 3 of the best years of the history of this great club! bullsbags
  • Score: 11

6:27pm Wed 16 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
I'm not even going to vote!!!

Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave.

In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement.

Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints.

How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC?

You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!!

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.
so explain what Liverpool did with suarez then.
he wanted out and said so, arsenil triggered his £40mill+ release clause and yet Liverpool stayed firm and said no.
so clubs can hold players to contracts, even if release clauses are triggered.
if Liverpool can hold one of the best players in the world to a contract why cant we? you might say that Liverpool are likely to win the league this year, however they and suarez didn't know they would be in that position in the summer. they didn't qualify for the champs league last season so their climb to the top is an example for us to follow, keep your better players and you will become more successful.
luke has 4yrs left on his deal, he seems happy and has said so, other players have been saying it would be better for him if he stayed. saints should stand firm and keep the players we want, they were happy to sign their deals lets hold them to the or offer a better deal.

as for season tickets as a non-season ticket holder who probably could afford one but am unable to go to most games, my only comment would be that I think a 4% rise is quite reasonable. I know some don't like the rise but as a club we need to progress and whilst season tickets sales aren't a huge amount but apparently around 21kwere sold last season, if you have an average price of £650 (and that's a low average) £13.6mill or one Osvaldo!
I'll tell you one thing, I'm sure not going to get involved in a pointless long winded exchange with you. The fact is that if a Man Utd or Chelsea come in for Luke, the majority of football fans would expect him to leave. Don't bother with the waffle........I don't read it.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off![/p][/quote]I'm not even going to vote!!! Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave. In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement. Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints. How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC? You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!! IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!![/p][/quote]Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.[/p][/quote]so explain what Liverpool did with suarez then. he wanted out and said so, arsenil triggered his £40mill+ release clause and yet Liverpool stayed firm and said no. so clubs can hold players to contracts, even if release clauses are triggered. if Liverpool can hold one of the best players in the world to a contract why cant we? you might say that Liverpool are likely to win the league this year, however they and suarez didn't know they would be in that position in the summer. they didn't qualify for the champs league last season so their climb to the top is an example for us to follow, keep your better players and you will become more successful. luke has 4yrs left on his deal, he seems happy and has said so, other players have been saying it would be better for him if he stayed. saints should stand firm and keep the players we want, they were happy to sign their deals lets hold them to the or offer a better deal. as for season tickets as a non-season ticket holder who probably could afford one but am unable to go to most games, my only comment would be that I think a 4% rise is quite reasonable. I know some don't like the rise but as a club we need to progress and whilst season tickets sales aren't a huge amount but apparently around 21kwere sold last season, if you have an average price of £650 (and that's a low average) £13.6mill or one Osvaldo![/p][/quote]I'll tell you one thing, I'm sure not going to get involved in a pointless long winded exchange with you. The fact is that if a Man Utd or Chelsea come in for Luke, the majority of football fans would expect him to leave. Don't bother with the waffle........I don't read it. redandy10
  • Score: 1

6:36pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Happy Juggler says...

I can stomach the price rise but I am hopping mad that our age old right to buy an additional ticket (per season ticket held) for specific games has been removed.

I have 2 season tickets and have managed to afford a couple of tickets for the Liverpool game for my boys to watch Saints with me. However, I could not do the same for the Man U game unless I have bought 4 additional tickets on top of the 40 I have already paid for!!

The crazy situation is that a part time fan or a Man U/Liverpool/Chelsea plastic follower fan who cherry picks his games is higher up the list than a season ticket holder for premier games if he/she has only attended 2 games all season!

We need the right to first pick of additional tickets for any home game - after all I have invested in 40 games this season!!!!! Do I really have to buy another 6 tickets to be treated as well as a plastic?
I can stomach the price rise but I am hopping mad that our age old right to buy an additional ticket (per season ticket held) for specific games has been removed. I have 2 season tickets and have managed to afford a couple of tickets for the Liverpool game for my boys to watch Saints with me. However, I could not do the same for the Man U game unless I have bought 4 additional tickets on top of the 40 I have already paid for!! The crazy situation is that a part time fan or a Man U/Liverpool/Chelsea plastic follower fan who cherry picks his games is higher up the list than a season ticket holder for premier games if he/she has only attended 2 games all season! We need the right to first pick of additional tickets for any home game - after all I have invested in 40 games this season!!!!! Do I really have to buy another 6 tickets to be treated as well as a plastic? Happy Juggler
  • Score: 7

6:44pm Wed 16 Apr 14

angus mc coatup says...

If anyone is interested in the mind set of Ralph Krueger, he' done an interview in The Guardian today. It's an interesting piece on his and the cubs ethos, and explains a little bit on Katherina's attachment to the club
If anyone is interested in the mind set of Ralph Krueger, he' done an interview in The Guardian today. It's an interesting piece on his and the cubs ethos, and explains a little bit on Katherina's attachment to the club angus mc coatup
  • Score: 0

6:47pm Wed 16 Apr 14

angus mc coatup says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
If anyone is interested in the mind set of Ralph Krueger, he' done an interview in The Guardian today. It's an interesting piece on his and the cubs ethos, and explains a little bit on Katherina's attachment to the club
" clubs " not cubs.
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: If anyone is interested in the mind set of Ralph Krueger, he' done an interview in The Guardian today. It's an interesting piece on his and the cubs ethos, and explains a little bit on Katherina's attachment to the club[/p][/quote]" clubs " not cubs. angus mc coatup
  • Score: 0

7:35pm Wed 16 Apr 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

Totally Oblivious wrote:
I was a little surprised to get the season ticket renewal date brought forward a month this year, good business management or is it more cynical? June-July, world cup done and dusted, national newspapers spinning their often biased opinions on desired transfer dealings etc. If Saints haven't agreed a new contract with MoPo before then, and heaven forbid, leaves us, then I feel this could be the deciding factor as to whether one or two Saints quality players leave us. What effect would that then have on season ticket renewals? I would renew, not sure if a lot of others would.
Sorry to sound so cynical, but it could happen. There is obviously a strong bond between MoPo and the players, and you get the impression from his interviews that he is planning for the future WITH Saints. If you scan the national newspapers, Shaw has virtually signed for Man U, (maybe Lallana too), MoPo's off to Spurs, and Dan Petrescu is being sought out as the potential new manager if MoPo leaves-heaven help us! I believe MoPo will stay and be our anchorman-hope I'm correct!
That's it then-MoPo's new contract could and probably would have a significant impact on new season ticket sales. Just my opinion!
I tried to say that this morning but you said it much better, good post
[quote][p][bold]Totally Oblivious[/bold] wrote: I was a little surprised to get the season ticket renewal date brought forward a month this year, good business management or is it more cynical? June-July, world cup done and dusted, national newspapers spinning their often biased opinions on desired transfer dealings etc. If Saints haven't agreed a new contract with MoPo before then, and heaven forbid, leaves us, then I feel this could be the deciding factor as to whether one or two Saints quality players leave us. What effect would that then have on season ticket renewals? I would renew, not sure if a lot of others would. Sorry to sound so cynical, but it could happen. There is obviously a strong bond between MoPo and the players, and you get the impression from his interviews that he is planning for the future WITH Saints. If you scan the national newspapers, Shaw has virtually signed for Man U, (maybe Lallana too), MoPo's off to Spurs, and Dan Petrescu is being sought out as the potential new manager if MoPo leaves-heaven help us! I believe MoPo will stay and be our anchorman-hope I'm correct! That's it then-MoPo's new contract could and probably would have a significant impact on new season ticket sales. Just my opinion![/p][/quote]I tried to say that this morning but you said it much better, good post worried of n e hampshire
  • Score: 5

7:55pm Wed 16 Apr 14

andysaint says...

No problem whatsoever - 4% perfectly reasonable.
Oh and if we get 30 million for our luke i will drive him to Manchester myself - no footy club needs 30 mill left back
No problem whatsoever - 4% perfectly reasonable. Oh and if we get 30 million for our luke i will drive him to Manchester myself - no footy club needs 30 mill left back andysaint
  • Score: 0

7:58pm Wed 16 Apr 14

angus mc coatup says...

andysaint wrote:
No problem whatsoever - 4% perfectly reasonable.
Oh and if we get 30 million for our luke i will drive him to Manchester myself - no footy club needs 30 mill left back
Especially if you've already got one.
[quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: No problem whatsoever - 4% perfectly reasonable. Oh and if we get 30 million for our luke i will drive him to Manchester myself - no footy club needs 30 mill left back[/p][/quote]Especially if you've already got one. angus mc coatup
  • Score: 0

8:03pm Wed 16 Apr 14

saintmac says...

Yes,Angus, a very interesting article and shows I believe that the Club is in very good hands.
Yes,Angus, a very interesting article and shows I believe that the Club is in very good hands. saintmac
  • Score: 2

8:18pm Wed 16 Apr 14

up saints says...

andysaint wrote:
No problem whatsoever - 4% perfectly reasonable.
Oh and if we get 30 million for our luke i will drive him to Manchester myself - no footy club needs 30 mill left back
if we get 30mil for shaw man u will get a bargain only 18 year old he will end up better than bale.
[quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: No problem whatsoever - 4% perfectly reasonable. Oh and if we get 30 million for our luke i will drive him to Manchester myself - no footy club needs 30 mill left back[/p][/quote]if we get 30mil for shaw man u will get a bargain only 18 year old he will end up better than bale. up saints
  • Score: -1

8:44pm Wed 16 Apr 14

redsnapper says...

So where is the Split?- another typical crap headline from the Echo scribblers who are always found wanting when it comes to promoting this superb club. Are they all skates by any chance?
So where is the Split?- another typical crap headline from the Echo scribblers who are always found wanting when it comes to promoting this superb club. Are they all skates by any chance? redsnapper
  • Score: -1

9:00pm Wed 16 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Palace 2 up at Everton Punch and Dann, I know just how the Toffee fans are feeling at the moment!
Palace 2 up at Everton Punch and Dann, I know just how the Toffee fans are feeling at the moment! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:05pm Wed 16 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

2 1 now Naismith got 1 back.
2 1 now Naismith got 1 back. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:15pm Wed 16 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Palace 3 1 up
Palace 3 1 up OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:26pm Wed 16 Apr 14

saintmac says...

Osprey - with a Puncheon assist!
Osprey - with a Puncheon assist! saintmac
  • Score: 1

9:28pm Wed 16 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Sunderland 2 1 up at Manc C! Wickham 2.
Sunderland 2 1 up at Manc C! Wickham 2. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:30pm Wed 16 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Everton 2 3 now, have 68% possession!
Everton 2 3 now, have 68% possession! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:33pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Santa Retfordia says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
If anyone is interested in the mind set of Ralph Krueger, he' done an interview in The Guardian today. It's an interesting piece on his and the cubs ethos, and explains a little bit on Katherina's attachment to the club
This is indeed a seriously good read. The long and short is that he's hard as nails so don't mess. Oh, and that we're about 'values' rather than the bottom line, which is all good.

Also nice to see us giving exclusives to the Guardian rather than any of Murdoch's rags.
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: If anyone is interested in the mind set of Ralph Krueger, he' done an interview in The Guardian today. It's an interesting piece on his and the cubs ethos, and explains a little bit on Katherina's attachment to the club[/p][/quote]This is indeed a seriously good read. The long and short is that he's hard as nails so don't mess. Oh, and that we're about 'values' rather than the bottom line, which is all good. Also nice to see us giving exclusives to the Guardian rather than any of Murdoch's rags. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 2

9:34pm Wed 16 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Man City 2 2 now
Man City 2 2 now OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

9:35pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Shrewdsaint says...

No need to sell:

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/27
058403
No need to sell: http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/27 058403 Shrewdsaint
  • Score: 1

9:37pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Shrewdsaint says...

Sorry the above is a rehash of Angus' Guardian article.
Sorry the above is a rehash of Angus' Guardian article. Shrewdsaint
  • Score: 0

9:39pm Wed 16 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
If anyone is interested in the mind set of Ralph Krueger, he' done an interview in The Guardian today. It's an interesting piece on his and the cubs ethos, and explains a little bit on Katherina's attachment to the club
This is indeed a seriously good read. The long and short is that he's hard as nails so don't mess. Oh, and that we're about 'values' rather than the bottom line, which is all good.

Also nice to see us giving exclusives to the Guardian rather than any of Murdoch's rags.
It's a pity that we have to put up with the neggies who believe everything they read in the gutter press, was it true that yesterday, the rumours started because Luke "followed" a message on a Man United web site?
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: If anyone is interested in the mind set of Ralph Krueger, he' done an interview in The Guardian today. It's an interesting piece on his and the cubs ethos, and explains a little bit on Katherina's attachment to the club[/p][/quote]This is indeed a seriously good read. The long and short is that he's hard as nails so don't mess. Oh, and that we're about 'values' rather than the bottom line, which is all good. Also nice to see us giving exclusives to the Guardian rather than any of Murdoch's rags.[/p][/quote]It's a pity that we have to put up with the neggies who believe everything they read in the gutter press, was it true that yesterday, the rumours started because Luke "followed" a message on a Man United web site? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

9:41pm Wed 16 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.
Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:55pm Wed 16 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.
Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints
Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.[/p][/quote]Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc! bullsbags
  • Score: -1

10:09pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Clever Dick says...

bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.
Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints
Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc!
It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.[/p][/quote]Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc![/p][/quote]It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well. Clever Dick
  • Score: 3

10:09pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Clever Dick says...

bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.
Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints
Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc!
It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.[/p][/quote]Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc![/p][/quote]It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well. Clever Dick
  • Score: 0

10:27pm Wed 16 Apr 14

miltonarcher says...

I really hope the rumour I heard tonight from a reliable source ain't true. Luke wants to leave for Man U . Gutted if it happens.
I really hope the rumour I heard tonight from a reliable source ain't true. Luke wants to leave for Man U . Gutted if it happens. miltonarcher
  • Score: 0

10:27pm Wed 16 Apr 14

The Inbetweener says...

Whatever the Club does there are always fans who moan - I will support Saints whatever league we play in and whoever is playing the team. Saints fans have had such a fantastic roller coaster ride over the last 5 years and although I enjoy watching the best players in the Premier League, our away days out at Brentford, Leyton Orient, Plymouth, Brighton etc. on the journey back up the leagues were great.
The increase is less than £1 a game, which isn't even the cost of a pint before the game - so lets put things in perspective.
It would be nice if the DE printed the a good news article - how about the fact that the Club are subsidizing the fans tickets and coach travel for the away trip to Swansea.
Whatever the Club does there are always fans who moan - I will support Saints whatever league we play in and whoever is playing the team. Saints fans have had such a fantastic roller coaster ride over the last 5 years and although I enjoy watching the best players in the Premier League, our away days out at Brentford, Leyton Orient, Plymouth, Brighton etc. on the journey back up the leagues were great. The increase is less than £1 a game, which isn't even the cost of a pint before the game - so lets put things in perspective. It would be nice if the DE printed the a good news article - how about the fact that the Club are subsidizing the fans tickets and coach travel for the away trip to Swansea. The Inbetweener
  • Score: 2

10:34pm Wed 16 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

Clever Dick wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.
Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints
Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc!
It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well.
Yes it does
I have to travel to games,the difference is I would watch saints in whatever league they were playing in
I presume you didn't go to the jpt trophy final as we were only playing Carlisle
So in my opinion that DOES MAKE ME A BETTER FAN THAN YOU
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.[/p][/quote]Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc![/p][/quote]It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well.[/p][/quote]Yes it does I have to travel to games,the difference is I would watch saints in whatever league they were playing in I presume you didn't go to the jpt trophy final as we were only playing Carlisle So in my opinion that DOES MAKE ME A BETTER FAN THAN YOU bullsbags
  • Score: -6

10:47pm Wed 16 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.
Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints
Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc!
Not everyone has access to the results, I post them because in fact, other results do affect us, we need to keep picking up points, as looking over our shoulders some team are making inroads on our total. I also take an interest in our ex players performances too, look at Bale tonight, sheer genius, if only we could have kept him. I cannot see why it bothers you but sorry I am not going to stop yet. You don't appear to have posted much, perhaps some of your incisive knowledge could help us all.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.[/p][/quote]Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc![/p][/quote]Not everyone has access to the results, I post them because in fact, other results do affect us, we need to keep picking up points, as looking over our shoulders some team are making inroads on our total. I also take an interest in our ex players performances too, look at Bale tonight, sheer genius, if only we could have kept him. I cannot see why it bothers you but sorry I am not going to stop yet. You don't appear to have posted much, perhaps some of your incisive knowledge could help us all. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

10:51pm Wed 16 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

miltonarcher wrote:
I really hope the rumour I heard tonight from a reliable source ain't true. Luke wants to leave for Man U . Gutted if it happens.
Give it a rest please, unless you can quote this "reliable source", of course, we are all ears, tell us exactly who it is, otherwise I have to remain sceptical. If it was The Star and their exclusive, that already seems to have been discredited.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I really hope the rumour I heard tonight from a reliable source ain't true. Luke wants to leave for Man U . Gutted if it happens.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest please, unless you can quote this "reliable source", of course, we are all ears, tell us exactly who it is, otherwise I have to remain sceptical. If it was The Star and their exclusive, that already seems to have been discredited. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

11:04pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Clever Dick says...

bullsbags wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.
Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints
Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc!
It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well.
Yes it does
I have to travel to games,the difference is I would watch saints in whatever league they were playing in
I presume you didn't go to the jpt trophy final as we were only playing Carlisle
So in my opinion that DOES MAKE ME A BETTER FAN THAN YOU
Well you presume incorrectly, so by your own logic you are therefore NOT a better fan than me. Good name though you certainly talk a lot of bulls bags.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.[/p][/quote]Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc![/p][/quote]It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well.[/p][/quote]Yes it does I have to travel to games,the difference is I would watch saints in whatever league they were playing in I presume you didn't go to the jpt trophy final as we were only playing Carlisle So in my opinion that DOES MAKE ME A BETTER FAN THAN YOU[/p][/quote]Well you presume incorrectly, so by your own logic you are therefore NOT a better fan than me. Good name though you certainly talk a lot of bulls bags. Clever Dick
  • Score: 0

11:13pm Wed 16 Apr 14

bigfella777 says...

It just means they will have to drink a pint less before the game or maybe some real fans who get to the stadium an hour before the match will buy them instead of a load of drunks.
It just means they will have to drink a pint less before the game or maybe some real fans who get to the stadium an hour before the match will buy them instead of a load of drunks. bigfella777
  • Score: 0

11:42pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

The Inbetweener wrote:
Whatever the Club does there are always fans who moan - I will support Saints whatever league we play in and whoever is playing the team. Saints fans have had such a fantastic roller coaster ride over the last 5 years and although I enjoy watching the best players in the Premier League, our away days out at Brentford, Leyton Orient, Plymouth, Brighton etc. on the journey back up the leagues were great.
The increase is less than £1 a game, which isn't even the cost of a pint before the game - so lets put things in perspective.
It would be nice if the DE printed the a good news article - how about the fact that the Club are subsidizing the fans tickets and coach travel for the away trip to Swansea.
I went to all four of those away games. Great days out.
[quote][p][bold]The Inbetweener[/bold] wrote: Whatever the Club does there are always fans who moan - I will support Saints whatever league we play in and whoever is playing the team. Saints fans have had such a fantastic roller coaster ride over the last 5 years and although I enjoy watching the best players in the Premier League, our away days out at Brentford, Leyton Orient, Plymouth, Brighton etc. on the journey back up the leagues were great. The increase is less than £1 a game, which isn't even the cost of a pint before the game - so lets put things in perspective. It would be nice if the DE printed the a good news article - how about the fact that the Club are subsidizing the fans tickets and coach travel for the away trip to Swansea.[/p][/quote]I went to all four of those away games. Great days out. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -2

11:42pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

The Inbetweener wrote:
Whatever the Club does there are always fans who moan - I will support Saints whatever league we play in and whoever is playing the team. Saints fans have had such a fantastic roller coaster ride over the last 5 years and although I enjoy watching the best players in the Premier League, our away days out at Brentford, Leyton Orient, Plymouth, Brighton etc. on the journey back up the leagues were great.
The increase is less than £1 a game, which isn't even the cost of a pint before the game - so lets put things in perspective.
It would be nice if the DE printed the a good news article - how about the fact that the Club are subsidizing the fans tickets and coach travel for the away trip to Swansea.
I went to all four of those away games. Great days out.
[quote][p][bold]The Inbetweener[/bold] wrote: Whatever the Club does there are always fans who moan - I will support Saints whatever league we play in and whoever is playing the team. Saints fans have had such a fantastic roller coaster ride over the last 5 years and although I enjoy watching the best players in the Premier League, our away days out at Brentford, Leyton Orient, Plymouth, Brighton etc. on the journey back up the leagues were great. The increase is less than £1 a game, which isn't even the cost of a pint before the game - so lets put things in perspective. It would be nice if the DE printed the a good news article - how about the fact that the Club are subsidizing the fans tickets and coach travel for the away trip to Swansea.[/p][/quote]I went to all four of those away games. Great days out. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -1

3:38am Thu 17 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

redandy10 wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
I'm not even going to vote!!!

Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave.

In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement.

Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints.

How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC?

You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!!

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.
so explain what Liverpool did with suarez then.
he wanted out and said so, arsenil triggered his £40mill+ release clause and yet Liverpool stayed firm and said no.
so clubs can hold players to contracts, even if release clauses are triggered.
if Liverpool can hold one of the best players in the world to a contract why cant we? you might say that Liverpool are likely to win the league this year, however they and suarez didn't know they would be in that position in the summer. they didn't qualify for the champs league last season so their climb to the top is an example for us to follow, keep your better players and you will become more successful.
luke has 4yrs left on his deal, he seems happy and has said so, other players have been saying it would be better for him if he stayed. saints should stand firm and keep the players we want, they were happy to sign their deals lets hold them to the or offer a better deal.

as for season tickets as a non-season ticket holder who probably could afford one but am unable to go to most games, my only comment would be that I think a 4% rise is quite reasonable. I know some don't like the rise but as a club we need to progress and whilst season tickets sales aren't a huge amount but apparently around 21kwere sold last season, if you have an average price of £650 (and that's a low average) £13.6mill or one Osvaldo!
I'll tell you one thing, I'm sure not going to get involved in a pointless long winded exchange with you. The fact is that if a Man Utd or Chelsea come in for Luke, the majority of football fans would expect him to leave. Don't bother with the waffle........I don't read it.
You don't read it? Then you cant argue your point and look stupid.

So to make it simple I will ask again,

Explain Suarez! In the summer he said he wanted to leave, a 'bigger' club triggered his release clause yet Liverpool didnt sell, why?

Explain shriek, he put in a transfer request and made it known he wanted out, manure didn't sell, why?

By the way half of my previous post was about the season ticket prices and was a general remark that had nothing to do with your point!

Hope thats not too much waffle for you.

Oh and you can bother with the same old, we have to sell if a big club comes in , waffle I will read it, you don't because you don't like other opinions that show you might be wrong and cant argue the points given.

You should do more reading though, its good for you and you might learn a thing or two!
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off![/p][/quote]I'm not even going to vote!!! Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave. In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement. Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints. How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC? You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!! IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!![/p][/quote]Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.[/p][/quote]so explain what Liverpool did with suarez then. he wanted out and said so, arsenil triggered his £40mill+ release clause and yet Liverpool stayed firm and said no. so clubs can hold players to contracts, even if release clauses are triggered. if Liverpool can hold one of the best players in the world to a contract why cant we? you might say that Liverpool are likely to win the league this year, however they and suarez didn't know they would be in that position in the summer. they didn't qualify for the champs league last season so their climb to the top is an example for us to follow, keep your better players and you will become more successful. luke has 4yrs left on his deal, he seems happy and has said so, other players have been saying it would be better for him if he stayed. saints should stand firm and keep the players we want, they were happy to sign their deals lets hold them to the or offer a better deal. as for season tickets as a non-season ticket holder who probably could afford one but am unable to go to most games, my only comment would be that I think a 4% rise is quite reasonable. I know some don't like the rise but as a club we need to progress and whilst season tickets sales aren't a huge amount but apparently around 21kwere sold last season, if you have an average price of £650 (and that's a low average) £13.6mill or one Osvaldo![/p][/quote]I'll tell you one thing, I'm sure not going to get involved in a pointless long winded exchange with you. The fact is that if a Man Utd or Chelsea come in for Luke, the majority of football fans would expect him to leave. Don't bother with the waffle........I don't read it.[/p][/quote]You don't read it? Then you cant argue your point and look stupid. So to make it simple I will ask again, Explain Suarez! In the summer he said he wanted to leave, a 'bigger' club triggered his release clause yet Liverpool didnt sell, why? Explain shriek, he put in a transfer request and made it known he wanted out, manure didn't sell, why? By the way half of my previous post was about the season ticket prices and was a general remark that had nothing to do with your point! Hope thats not too much waffle for you. Oh and you can bother with the same old, we have to sell if a big club comes in , waffle I will read it, you don't because you don't like other opinions that show you might be wrong and cant argue the points given. You should do more reading though, its good for you and you might learn a thing or two! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 1

5:59am Thu 17 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
I'm not even going to vote!!!

Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave.

In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement.

Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints.

How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC?

You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!!

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.
so explain what Liverpool did with suarez then.
he wanted out and said so, arsenil triggered his £40mill+ release clause and yet Liverpool stayed firm and said no.
so clubs can hold players to contracts, even if release clauses are triggered.
if Liverpool can hold one of the best players in the world to a contract why cant we? you might say that Liverpool are likely to win the league this year, however they and suarez didn't know they would be in that position in the summer. they didn't qualify for the champs league last season so their climb to the top is an example for us to follow, keep your better players and you will become more successful.
luke has 4yrs left on his deal, he seems happy and has said so, other players have been saying it would be better for him if he stayed. saints should stand firm and keep the players we want, they were happy to sign their deals lets hold them to the or offer a better deal.

as for season tickets as a non-season ticket holder who probably could afford one but am unable to go to most games, my only comment would be that I think a 4% rise is quite reasonable. I know some don't like the rise but as a club we need to progress and whilst season tickets sales aren't a huge amount but apparently around 21kwere sold last season, if you have an average price of £650 (and that's a low average) £13.6mill or one Osvaldo!
I'll tell you one thing, I'm sure not going to get involved in a pointless long winded exchange with you. The fact is that if a Man Utd or Chelsea come in for Luke, the majority of football fans would expect him to leave. Don't bother with the waffle........I don't read it.
You don't read it? Then you cant argue your point and look stupid.

So to make it simple I will ask again,

Explain Suarez! In the summer he said he wanted to leave, a 'bigger' club triggered his release clause yet Liverpool didnt sell, why?

Explain shriek, he put in a transfer request and made it known he wanted out, manure didn't sell, why?

By the way half of my previous post was about the season ticket prices and was a general remark that had nothing to do with your point!

Hope thats not too much waffle for you.

Oh and you can bother with the same old, we have to sell if a big club comes in , waffle I will read it, you don't because you don't like other opinions that show you might be wrong and cant argue the points given.

You should do more reading though, its good for you and you might learn a thing or two!
You started your post by using Liverpool and Suarez as a comparison to our situation, NEWSFLASH, we ain't Liverpool!

Now I don't want to get involved in one of your daily spats, so let's leave it at this, if you are right and Luke stays I will eat humble pie. If he does leave, you have to promise to limit your posts to under 5000 characters. At least if he does slope off I'll shave a good 30 minutes off scanning the thread everyday.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off![/p][/quote]I'm not even going to vote!!! Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave. In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement. Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints. How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC? You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!! IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!![/p][/quote]Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.[/p][/quote]so explain what Liverpool did with suarez then. he wanted out and said so, arsenil triggered his £40mill+ release clause and yet Liverpool stayed firm and said no. so clubs can hold players to contracts, even if release clauses are triggered. if Liverpool can hold one of the best players in the world to a contract why cant we? you might say that Liverpool are likely to win the league this year, however they and suarez didn't know they would be in that position in the summer. they didn't qualify for the champs league last season so their climb to the top is an example for us to follow, keep your better players and you will become more successful. luke has 4yrs left on his deal, he seems happy and has said so, other players have been saying it would be better for him if he stayed. saints should stand firm and keep the players we want, they were happy to sign their deals lets hold them to the or offer a better deal. as for season tickets as a non-season ticket holder who probably could afford one but am unable to go to most games, my only comment would be that I think a 4% rise is quite reasonable. I know some don't like the rise but as a club we need to progress and whilst season tickets sales aren't a huge amount but apparently around 21kwere sold last season, if you have an average price of £650 (and that's a low average) £13.6mill or one Osvaldo![/p][/quote]I'll tell you one thing, I'm sure not going to get involved in a pointless long winded exchange with you. The fact is that if a Man Utd or Chelsea come in for Luke, the majority of football fans would expect him to leave. Don't bother with the waffle........I don't read it.[/p][/quote]You don't read it? Then you cant argue your point and look stupid. So to make it simple I will ask again, Explain Suarez! In the summer he said he wanted to leave, a 'bigger' club triggered his release clause yet Liverpool didnt sell, why? Explain shriek, he put in a transfer request and made it known he wanted out, manure didn't sell, why? By the way half of my previous post was about the season ticket prices and was a general remark that had nothing to do with your point! Hope thats not too much waffle for you. Oh and you can bother with the same old, we have to sell if a big club comes in , waffle I will read it, you don't because you don't like other opinions that show you might be wrong and cant argue the points given. You should do more reading though, its good for you and you might learn a thing or two![/p][/quote]You started your post by using Liverpool and Suarez as a comparison to our situation, NEWSFLASH, we ain't Liverpool! Now I don't want to get involved in one of your daily spats, so let's leave it at this, if you are right and Luke stays I will eat humble pie. If he does leave, you have to promise to limit your posts to under 5000 characters. At least if he does slope off I'll shave a good 30 minutes off scanning the thread everyday. redandy10
  • Score: 1

8:36am Thu 17 Apr 14

miltonarcher says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I really hope the rumour I heard tonight from a reliable source ain't true. Luke wants to leave for Man U . Gutted if it happens.
Give it a rest please, unless you can quote this "reliable source", of course, we are all ears, tell us exactly who it is, otherwise I have to remain sceptical. If it was The Star and their exclusive, that already seems to have been discredited.
I see you are still policing the posts, spotted any grammatical errors recently? For your information I don't buy newspapers. I am not prepared to name the source, but I can say it is an ex Saints player. As mentioned, I hope it proves to be wrong. Oh by the way, we have free speech in this country so I won't be giving it a rest. If you don't like what people post on here simply go away.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I really hope the rumour I heard tonight from a reliable source ain't true. Luke wants to leave for Man U . Gutted if it happens.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest please, unless you can quote this "reliable source", of course, we are all ears, tell us exactly who it is, otherwise I have to remain sceptical. If it was The Star and their exclusive, that already seems to have been discredited.[/p][/quote]I see you are still policing the posts, spotted any grammatical errors recently? For your information I don't buy newspapers. I am not prepared to name the source, but I can say it is an ex Saints player. As mentioned, I hope it proves to be wrong. Oh by the way, we have free speech in this country so I won't be giving it a rest. If you don't like what people post on here simply go away. miltonarcher
  • Score: 6

9:20am Thu 17 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

If Luke has agreed terms with Man Utd there must have been an official approach made and permission to speak granted. I would have thought the club would want to agree the transfer fee first. It seems unlikely to me at this stage of the season but anything's possible I suppose!
If Luke has agreed terms with Man Utd there must have been an official approach made and permission to speak granted. I would have thought the club would want to agree the transfer fee first. It seems unlikely to me at this stage of the season but anything's possible I suppose! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 1

9:35am Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I really hope the rumour I heard tonight from a reliable source ain't true. Luke wants to leave for Man U . Gutted if it happens.
Give it a rest please, unless you can quote this "reliable source", of course, we are all ears, tell us exactly who it is, otherwise I have to remain sceptical. If it was The Star and their exclusive, that already seems to have been discredited.
I see you are still policing the posts, spotted any grammatical errors recently? For your information I don't buy newspapers. I am not prepared to name the source, but I can say it is an ex Saints player. As mentioned, I hope it proves to be wrong. Oh by the way, we have free speech in this country so I won't be giving it a rest. If you don't like what people post on here simply go away.
Fair enough move on.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I really hope the rumour I heard tonight from a reliable source ain't true. Luke wants to leave for Man U . Gutted if it happens.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest please, unless you can quote this "reliable source", of course, we are all ears, tell us exactly who it is, otherwise I have to remain sceptical. If it was The Star and their exclusive, that already seems to have been discredited.[/p][/quote]I see you are still policing the posts, spotted any grammatical errors recently? For your information I don't buy newspapers. I am not prepared to name the source, but I can say it is an ex Saints player. As mentioned, I hope it proves to be wrong. Oh by the way, we have free speech in this country so I won't be giving it a rest. If you don't like what people post on here simply go away.[/p][/quote]Fair enough move on. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

9:50am Thu 17 Apr 14

Rising_Son says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
The Inbetweener wrote:
Whatever the Club does there are always fans who moan - I will support Saints whatever league we play in and whoever is playing the team. Saints fans have had such a fantastic roller coaster ride over the last 5 years and although I enjoy watching the best players in the Premier League, our away days out at Brentford, Leyton Orient, Plymouth, Brighton etc. on the journey back up the leagues were great.
The increase is less than £1 a game, which isn't even the cost of a pint before the game - so lets put things in perspective.
It would be nice if the DE printed the a good news article - how about the fact that the Club are subsidizing the fans tickets and coach travel for the away trip to Swansea.
I went to all four of those away games. Great days out.
I went to Plymouth and Orient during our final push for promotion in 66. They were great days out too.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Inbetweener[/bold] wrote: Whatever the Club does there are always fans who moan - I will support Saints whatever league we play in and whoever is playing the team. Saints fans have had such a fantastic roller coaster ride over the last 5 years and although I enjoy watching the best players in the Premier League, our away days out at Brentford, Leyton Orient, Plymouth, Brighton etc. on the journey back up the leagues were great. The increase is less than £1 a game, which isn't even the cost of a pint before the game - so lets put things in perspective. It would be nice if the DE printed the a good news article - how about the fact that the Club are subsidizing the fans tickets and coach travel for the away trip to Swansea.[/p][/quote]I went to all four of those away games. Great days out.[/p][/quote]I went to Plymouth and Orient during our final push for promotion in 66. They were great days out too. Rising_Son
  • Score: 2

9:54am Thu 17 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
The Inbetweener wrote:
Whatever the Club does there are always fans who moan - I will support Saints whatever league we play in and whoever is playing the team. Saints fans have had such a fantastic roller coaster ride over the last 5 years and although I enjoy watching the best players in the Premier League, our away days out at Brentford, Leyton Orient, Plymouth, Brighton etc. on the journey back up the leagues were great.
The increase is less than £1 a game, which isn't even the cost of a pint before the game - so lets put things in perspective.
It would be nice if the DE printed the a good news article - how about the fact that the Club are subsidizing the fans tickets and coach travel for the away trip to Swansea.
I went to all four of those away games. Great days out.
I went to Plymouth and Orient during our final push for promotion in 66. They were great days out too.
Awesome. I would have gone but I was only four!
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Inbetweener[/bold] wrote: Whatever the Club does there are always fans who moan - I will support Saints whatever league we play in and whoever is playing the team. Saints fans have had such a fantastic roller coaster ride over the last 5 years and although I enjoy watching the best players in the Premier League, our away days out at Brentford, Leyton Orient, Plymouth, Brighton etc. on the journey back up the leagues were great. The increase is less than £1 a game, which isn't even the cost of a pint before the game - so lets put things in perspective. It would be nice if the DE printed the a good news article - how about the fact that the Club are subsidizing the fans tickets and coach travel for the away trip to Swansea.[/p][/quote]I went to all four of those away games. Great days out.[/p][/quote]I went to Plymouth and Orient during our final push for promotion in 66. They were great days out too.[/p][/quote]Awesome. I would have gone but I was only four! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 3

10:22am Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I really hope the rumour I heard tonight from a reliable source ain't true. Luke wants to leave for Man U . Gutted if it happens.
Give it a rest please, unless you can quote this "reliable source", of course, we are all ears, tell us exactly who it is, otherwise I have to remain sceptical. If it was The Star and their exclusive, that already seems to have been discredited.
I see you are still policing the posts, spotted any grammatical errors recently? For your information I don't buy newspapers. I am not prepared to name the source, but I can say it is an ex Saints player. As mentioned, I hope it proves to be wrong. Oh by the way, we have free speech in this country so I won't be giving it a rest. If you don't like what people post on here simply go away.
If I can defend my actions a little bit, it is difficult enough being a Saints supporter as it is, each one of these negative "I know someone, who knows something that may be true" posts have a real downer on the fans that are looking for good news, it seems for every bit of positive outlook, someone feels the need to bring us back to reality with a rumour about our best Players leaving, our Manager quitting, or that we are financialy impecunious and so forth, and so many of these rumours have in past been spurious, no source quoted, and just mischief making, it is little wonder that we are suspicious of an unquoted 'reliable source'. As you said, its a free World, and I don't Police posts, I haven't any authority whatsoever, post whatever you like, but if it doesn't appear to be correct, people have a right to question it and I won't be the only one.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I really hope the rumour I heard tonight from a reliable source ain't true. Luke wants to leave for Man U . Gutted if it happens.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest please, unless you can quote this "reliable source", of course, we are all ears, tell us exactly who it is, otherwise I have to remain sceptical. If it was The Star and their exclusive, that already seems to have been discredited.[/p][/quote]I see you are still policing the posts, spotted any grammatical errors recently? For your information I don't buy newspapers. I am not prepared to name the source, but I can say it is an ex Saints player. As mentioned, I hope it proves to be wrong. Oh by the way, we have free speech in this country so I won't be giving it a rest. If you don't like what people post on here simply go away.[/p][/quote]If I can defend my actions a little bit, it is difficult enough being a Saints supporter as it is, each one of these negative "I know someone, who knows something that may be true" posts have a real downer on the fans that are looking for good news, it seems for every bit of positive outlook, someone feels the need to bring us back to reality with a rumour about our best Players leaving, our Manager quitting, or that we are financialy impecunious and so forth, and so many of these rumours have in past been spurious, no source quoted, and just mischief making, it is little wonder that we are suspicious of an unquoted 'reliable source'. As you said, its a free World, and I don't Police posts, I haven't any authority whatsoever, post whatever you like, but if it doesn't appear to be correct, people have a right to question it and I won't be the only one. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 4

10:25am Thu 17 Apr 14

swesaint says...

Costa Baz wrote:
I don't think the price rise is too bad, but I do understand why some are upset.

Not everyone has a lot of disposable income,these days and some will have to sacrifice something else in order to meet the extra cost.
For some, every penny of their income, is already accounted for in meeting living costs, so try not to be so judgemental.
To be honest, if you are that stretched, a football season ticket should not even be on the agenda.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: I don't think the price rise is too bad, but I do understand why some are upset. Not everyone has a lot of disposable income,these days and some will have to sacrifice something else in order to meet the extra cost. For some, every penny of their income, is already accounted for in meeting living costs, so try not to be so judgemental.[/p][/quote]To be honest, if you are that stretched, a football season ticket should not even be on the agenda. swesaint
  • Score: 2

10:29am Thu 17 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I really hope the rumour I heard tonight from a reliable source ain't true. Luke wants to leave for Man U . Gutted if it happens.
Give it a rest please, unless you can quote this "reliable source", of course, we are all ears, tell us exactly who it is, otherwise I have to remain sceptical. If it was The Star and their exclusive, that already seems to have been discredited.
I see you are still policing the posts, spotted any grammatical errors recently? For your information I don't buy newspapers. I am not prepared to name the source, but I can say it is an ex Saints player. As mentioned, I hope it proves to be wrong. Oh by the way, we have free speech in this country so I won't be giving it a rest. If you don't like what people post on here simply go away.
If I can defend my actions a little bit, it is difficult enough being a Saints supporter as it is, each one of these negative "I know someone, who knows something that may be true" posts have a real downer on the fans that are looking for good news, it seems for every bit of positive outlook, someone feels the need to bring us back to reality with a rumour about our best Players leaving, our Manager quitting, or that we are financialy impecunious and so forth, and so many of these rumours have in past been spurious, no source quoted, and just mischief making, it is little wonder that we are suspicious of an unquoted 'reliable source'. As you said, its a free World, and I don't Police posts, I haven't any authority whatsoever, post whatever you like, but if it doesn't appear to be correct, people have a right to question it and I won't be the only one.
The trouble is Ospers you can't always quote your source as it would be unfair on that person, particularly if they work for the club.

The 'financially impecunious' remarks (you missed a letter out!) came from the bloody directors. That shows a massive naivety on their behalf as it's bound to encourage those clubs that covet our prized assets to make an approach assuming we need the cash. Approaches can be unsettling and very distracting for everyone. They need to learn and learn fast.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I really hope the rumour I heard tonight from a reliable source ain't true. Luke wants to leave for Man U . Gutted if it happens.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest please, unless you can quote this "reliable source", of course, we are all ears, tell us exactly who it is, otherwise I have to remain sceptical. If it was The Star and their exclusive, that already seems to have been discredited.[/p][/quote]I see you are still policing the posts, spotted any grammatical errors recently? For your information I don't buy newspapers. I am not prepared to name the source, but I can say it is an ex Saints player. As mentioned, I hope it proves to be wrong. Oh by the way, we have free speech in this country so I won't be giving it a rest. If you don't like what people post on here simply go away.[/p][/quote]If I can defend my actions a little bit, it is difficult enough being a Saints supporter as it is, each one of these negative "I know someone, who knows something that may be true" posts have a real downer on the fans that are looking for good news, it seems for every bit of positive outlook, someone feels the need to bring us back to reality with a rumour about our best Players leaving, our Manager quitting, or that we are financialy impecunious and so forth, and so many of these rumours have in past been spurious, no source quoted, and just mischief making, it is little wonder that we are suspicious of an unquoted 'reliable source'. As you said, its a free World, and I don't Police posts, I haven't any authority whatsoever, post whatever you like, but if it doesn't appear to be correct, people have a right to question it and I won't be the only one.[/p][/quote]The trouble is Ospers you can't always quote your source as it would be unfair on that person, particularly if they work for the club. The 'financially impecunious' remarks (you missed a letter out!) came from the bloody directors. That shows a massive naivety on their behalf as it's bound to encourage those clubs that covet our prized assets to make an approach assuming we need the cash. Approaches can be unsettling and very distracting for everyone. They need to learn and learn fast. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 0

10:30am Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
The Inbetweener wrote:
Whatever the Club does there are always fans who moan - I will support Saints whatever league we play in and whoever is playing the team. Saints fans have had such a fantastic roller coaster ride over the last 5 years and although I enjoy watching the best players in the Premier League, our away days out at Brentford, Leyton Orient, Plymouth, Brighton etc. on the journey back up the leagues were great.
The increase is less than £1 a game, which isn't even the cost of a pint before the game - so lets put things in perspective.
It would be nice if the DE printed the a good news article - how about the fact that the Club are subsidizing the fans tickets and coach travel for the away trip to Swansea.
I went to all four of those away games. Great days out.
I went to Plymouth and Orient during our final push for promotion in 66. They were great days out too.
28th January 1967, we went to Barrow for a Cup Match, the coach dropped us off at the wrong Stadium and we had to walk across the town to the right one, en route, with all our red and white gear on, we were photographed and ended up splashed across the Press in full and vivid colour, we drew 2 2 with goals by Ron Davies and Martin Chivers and won the home replay. I was a lot more dedicated to the away games in those days.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Inbetweener[/bold] wrote: Whatever the Club does there are always fans who moan - I will support Saints whatever league we play in and whoever is playing the team. Saints fans have had such a fantastic roller coaster ride over the last 5 years and although I enjoy watching the best players in the Premier League, our away days out at Brentford, Leyton Orient, Plymouth, Brighton etc. on the journey back up the leagues were great. The increase is less than £1 a game, which isn't even the cost of a pint before the game - so lets put things in perspective. It would be nice if the DE printed the a good news article - how about the fact that the Club are subsidizing the fans tickets and coach travel for the away trip to Swansea.[/p][/quote]I went to all four of those away games. Great days out.[/p][/quote]I went to Plymouth and Orient during our final push for promotion in 66. They were great days out too.[/p][/quote]28th January 1967, we went to Barrow for a Cup Match, the coach dropped us off at the wrong Stadium and we had to walk across the town to the right one, en route, with all our red and white gear on, we were photographed and ended up splashed across the Press in full and vivid colour, we drew 2 2 with goals by Ron Davies and Martin Chivers and won the home replay. I was a lot more dedicated to the away games in those days. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

10:37am Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I really hope the rumour I heard tonight from a reliable source ain't true. Luke wants to leave for Man U . Gutted if it happens.
Give it a rest please, unless you can quote this "reliable source", of course, we are all ears, tell us exactly who it is, otherwise I have to remain sceptical. If it was The Star and their exclusive, that already seems to have been discredited.
I see you are still policing the posts, spotted any grammatical errors recently? For your information I don't buy newspapers. I am not prepared to name the source, but I can say it is an ex Saints player. As mentioned, I hope it proves to be wrong. Oh by the way, we have free speech in this country so I won't be giving it a rest. If you don't like what people post on here simply go away.
If I can defend my actions a little bit, it is difficult enough being a Saints supporter as it is, each one of these negative "I know someone, who knows something that may be true" posts have a real downer on the fans that are looking for good news, it seems for every bit of positive outlook, someone feels the need to bring us back to reality with a rumour about our best Players leaving, our Manager quitting, or that we are financialy impecunious and so forth, and so many of these rumours have in past been spurious, no source quoted, and just mischief making, it is little wonder that we are suspicious of an unquoted 'reliable source'. As you said, its a free World, and I don't Police posts, I haven't any authority whatsoever, post whatever you like, but if it doesn't appear to be correct, people have a right to question it and I won't be the only one.
The trouble is Ospers you can't always quote your source as it would be unfair on that person, particularly if they work for the club.

The 'financially impecunious' remarks (you missed a letter out!) came from the bloody directors. That shows a massive naivety on their behalf as it's bound to encourage those clubs that covet our prized assets to make an approach assuming we need the cash. Approaches can be unsettling and very distracting for everyone. They need to learn and learn fast.
If they work for the Club, they shouldn't be saying anything anyway, we don't want the Cardiff/Crystal Palace syndrome, or the Villa mess up here! We have enough problems of our own. The trouble is that if anyone says anything these days it gets corrupted into something entirely different, it makes you appreciate NCs attitude and MPs refusal to speak English, they were fearful of anything said being taken out of context and used against them. I may seem a bit paranoic, but I am convinced that there are many out there that are jealous of our progress and will stop at nothing to interfere with the progress. Scandal sells papers, good news apparently does not.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I really hope the rumour I heard tonight from a reliable source ain't true. Luke wants to leave for Man U . Gutted if it happens.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest please, unless you can quote this "reliable source", of course, we are all ears, tell us exactly who it is, otherwise I have to remain sceptical. If it was The Star and their exclusive, that already seems to have been discredited.[/p][/quote]I see you are still policing the posts, spotted any grammatical errors recently? For your information I don't buy newspapers. I am not prepared to name the source, but I can say it is an ex Saints player. As mentioned, I hope it proves to be wrong. Oh by the way, we have free speech in this country so I won't be giving it a rest. If you don't like what people post on here simply go away.[/p][/quote]If I can defend my actions a little bit, it is difficult enough being a Saints supporter as it is, each one of these negative "I know someone, who knows something that may be true" posts have a real downer on the fans that are looking for good news, it seems for every bit of positive outlook, someone feels the need to bring us back to reality with a rumour about our best Players leaving, our Manager quitting, or that we are financialy impecunious and so forth, and so many of these rumours have in past been spurious, no source quoted, and just mischief making, it is little wonder that we are suspicious of an unquoted 'reliable source'. As you said, its a free World, and I don't Police posts, I haven't any authority whatsoever, post whatever you like, but if it doesn't appear to be correct, people have a right to question it and I won't be the only one.[/p][/quote]The trouble is Ospers you can't always quote your source as it would be unfair on that person, particularly if they work for the club. The 'financially impecunious' remarks (you missed a letter out!) came from the bloody directors. That shows a massive naivety on their behalf as it's bound to encourage those clubs that covet our prized assets to make an approach assuming we need the cash. Approaches can be unsettling and very distracting for everyone. They need to learn and learn fast.[/p][/quote]If they work for the Club, they shouldn't be saying anything anyway, we don't want the Cardiff/Crystal Palace syndrome, or the Villa mess up here! We have enough problems of our own. The trouble is that if anyone says anything these days it gets corrupted into something entirely different, it makes you appreciate NCs attitude and MPs refusal to speak English, they were fearful of anything said being taken out of context and used against them. I may seem a bit paranoic, but I am convinced that there are many out there that are jealous of our progress and will stop at nothing to interfere with the progress. Scandal sells papers, good news apparently does not. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

11:07am Thu 17 Apr 14

warrens 76 says...

Chicken and egg situation…if we want to progress we need higher revenues from the Stadium capacity, global merchandising and finishing higher…

To continually fill an increased stadium requires a waiting list for season tickets, Arsenal are so inundated that they still achieved 60.000 for an early doors league cup tie..

The 'new' fans I would be season ticket holders instead of occassionals will probably hold off until they can see what we have is what we have still got come summer time..

A statement of clear cut intent is needed from the board about our future plans.
Chicken and egg situation…if we want to progress we need higher revenues from the Stadium capacity, global merchandising and finishing higher… To continually fill an increased stadium requires a waiting list for season tickets, Arsenal are so inundated that they still achieved 60.000 for an early doors league cup tie.. The 'new' fans I would be season ticket holders instead of occassionals will probably hold off until they can see what we have is what we have still got come summer time.. A statement of clear cut intent is needed from the board about our future plans. warrens 76
  • Score: 3

11:57am Thu 17 Apr 14

DisplacedFan says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
If Luke has agreed terms with Man Utd there must have been an official approach made and permission to speak granted. I would have thought the club would want to agree the transfer fee first. It seems unlikely to me at this stage of the season but anything's possible I suppose!
Excellent point!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: If Luke has agreed terms with Man Utd there must have been an official approach made and permission to speak granted. I would have thought the club would want to agree the transfer fee first. It seems unlikely to me at this stage of the season but anything's possible I suppose![/p][/quote]Excellent point! DisplacedFan
  • Score: 1

12:10pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Respect to all that buy a season ticket if you can afford it, more respect if you do and you struggle to afford it. Respect to those who can only afford to pick individual games. Respect to the global Saints fans that pay for satellite coverage and those who pay for OS coverage. Respect to the fans that watch our games for free on-line (you tight ar$es). It’s all about respect.

Respect to our old boy Bale who scored the winner in the Copa del Ray.
Respect to all that buy a season ticket if you can afford it, more respect if you do and you struggle to afford it. Respect to those who can only afford to pick individual games. Respect to the global Saints fans that pay for satellite coverage and those who pay for OS coverage. Respect to the fans that watch our games for free on-line (you tight ar$es). It’s all about respect. Respect to our old boy Bale who scored the winner in the Copa del Ray. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 5

12:29pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Chicken and egg situation…if we want to progress we need higher revenues from the Stadium capacity, global merchandising and finishing higher…

To continually fill an increased stadium requires a waiting list for season tickets, Arsenal are so inundated that they still achieved 60.000 for an early doors league cup tie..

The 'new' fans I would be season ticket holders instead of occassionals will probably hold off until they can see what we have is what we have still got come summer time..

A statement of clear cut intent is needed from the board about our future plans.
The sooner the better, but in what format? Through the OS or via the Sports Press? Will it be before the end of the Current Season? I just don't know. We need a big hug from KL and Co. we have been through the mill this Season.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Chicken and egg situation…if we want to progress we need higher revenues from the Stadium capacity, global merchandising and finishing higher… To continually fill an increased stadium requires a waiting list for season tickets, Arsenal are so inundated that they still achieved 60.000 for an early doors league cup tie.. The 'new' fans I would be season ticket holders instead of occassionals will probably hold off until they can see what we have is what we have still got come summer time.. A statement of clear cut intent is needed from the board about our future plans.[/p][/quote]The sooner the better, but in what format? Through the OS or via the Sports Press? Will it be before the end of the Current Season? I just don't know. We need a big hug from KL and Co. we have been through the mill this Season. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

12:34pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
Respect to all that buy a season ticket if you can afford it, more respect if you do and you struggle to afford it. Respect to those who can only afford to pick individual games. Respect to the global Saints fans that pay for satellite coverage and those who pay for OS coverage. Respect to the fans that watch our games for free on-line (you tight ar$es). It’s all about respect.

Respect to our old boy Bale who scored the winner in the Copa del Ray.
Imagine this team with Bale, Walcott and Oxo added back in!
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: Respect to all that buy a season ticket if you can afford it, more respect if you do and you struggle to afford it. Respect to those who can only afford to pick individual games. Respect to the global Saints fans that pay for satellite coverage and those who pay for OS coverage. Respect to the fans that watch our games for free on-line (you tight ar$es). It’s all about respect. Respect to our old boy Bale who scored the winner in the Copa del Ray.[/p][/quote]Imagine this team with Bale, Walcott and Oxo added back in! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 2

1:12pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
Respect to all that buy a season ticket if you can afford it, more respect if you do and you struggle to afford it. Respect to those who can only afford to pick individual games. Respect to the global Saints fans that pay for satellite coverage and those who pay for OS coverage. Respect to the fans that watch our games for free on-line (you tight ar$es). It’s all about respect.

Respect to our old boy Bale who scored the winner in the Copa del Ray.
Imagine this team with Bale, Walcott and Oxo added back in!
Yes indeed, but sadly that horse has bolted.
The dream for Saints fans is that we keep this team of young guns together with a few new academy additions stepping up next season into immediate stars and we sign a few quality older heads to steady the ship. We go on to win the title just like Man United did with the class of 92.
If only Carlsberg did South Coast football dreams, they would make a Hollywood film out of it called Pochettino’s Fledglings.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: Respect to all that buy a season ticket if you can afford it, more respect if you do and you struggle to afford it. Respect to those who can only afford to pick individual games. Respect to the global Saints fans that pay for satellite coverage and those who pay for OS coverage. Respect to the fans that watch our games for free on-line (you tight ar$es). It’s all about respect. Respect to our old boy Bale who scored the winner in the Copa del Ray.[/p][/quote]Imagine this team with Bale, Walcott and Oxo added back in![/p][/quote]Yes indeed, but sadly that horse has bolted. The dream for Saints fans is that we keep this team of young guns together with a few new academy additions stepping up next season into immediate stars and we sign a few quality older heads to steady the ship. We go on to win the title just like Man United did with the class of 92. If only Carlsberg did South Coast football dreams, they would make a Hollywood film out of it called Pochettino’s Fledglings. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 3

1:44pm Thu 17 Apr 14

hedge end bob says...

Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
I stopped being a season ticket holder when we were relegated from the PL in 2005, now that we are back and doing well, I'm happy to pay for one again, a 4% increase is reasonable enough for me to get behind my team.COYS.
My team as you put it???. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN SINCE 2005????

We are SAINTS FOOTBALL LEAGUE , not just SAINTS PREMIER LEAGUE.
Shame on you , take the good with the bad to be real supporter.
[quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: I stopped being a season ticket holder when we were relegated from the PL in 2005, now that we are back and doing well, I'm happy to pay for one again, a 4% increase is reasonable enough for me to get behind my team.COYS.[/p][/quote]My team as you put it???. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN SINCE 2005???? We are SAINTS FOOTBALL LEAGUE , not just SAINTS PREMIER LEAGUE. Shame on you , take the good with the bad to be real supporter. hedge end bob
  • Score: 6

2:23pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Mister E says...

bullsbags wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.
Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints
Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc!
It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well.
Yes it does
I have to travel to games,the difference is I would watch saints in whatever league they were playing in
I presume you didn't go to the jpt trophy final as we were only playing Carlisle
So in my opinion that DOES MAKE ME A BETTER FAN THAN YOU
Grow up!
There are all sorts of reasons some people don't and some can't buy season ticket.
I had been going to every game since my teens, eventually when I could afford it I became a season ticket holder.
However, a few years ago I had to give up my season ticket as by now I had a wife and 3 step children to support and a new job involving shifts meant I would have spent a lot of money (relative to our finances) but could get to less than half of the matches because of those shifts!
When I was going to every home game, and very many away games too, I never, ever, considered myself better than anyone else. I just thought I was very lucky! Especially as it was Saints!
If it really were the case you're a "better" fan (as childish as such a notion is), you wouldn't have needed to say it!
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.[/p][/quote]Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc![/p][/quote]It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well.[/p][/quote]Yes it does I have to travel to games,the difference is I would watch saints in whatever league they were playing in I presume you didn't go to the jpt trophy final as we were only playing Carlisle So in my opinion that DOES MAKE ME A BETTER FAN THAN YOU[/p][/quote]Grow up! There are all sorts of reasons some people don't and some can't buy season ticket. I had been going to every game since my teens, eventually when I could afford it I became a season ticket holder. However, a few years ago I had to give up my season ticket as by now I had a wife and 3 step children to support and a new job involving shifts meant I would have spent a lot of money (relative to our finances) but could get to less than half of the matches because of those shifts! When I was going to every home game, and very many away games too, I never, ever, considered myself better than anyone else. I just thought I was very lucky! Especially as it was Saints! If it really were the case you're a "better" fan (as childish as such a notion is), you wouldn't have needed to say it! Mister E
  • Score: 7

2:41pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Mauricio says that if Luke Shaw came to him to say he wanted to leave, MP would say "Talk to the club, talk to your owner."

The important word here is "if", not that he has?

Will he be here next season? MP "Yes, he has a contract".
Mauricio says that if Luke Shaw came to him to say he wanted to leave, MP would say "Talk to the club, talk to your owner." The important word here is "if", not that he has? Will he be here next season? MP "Yes, he has a contract". OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

2:42pm Thu 17 Apr 14

warrens 76 says...

Mister E wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.
Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints
Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc!
It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well.
Yes it does
I have to travel to games,the difference is I would watch saints in whatever league they were playing in
I presume you didn't go to the jpt trophy final as we were only playing Carlisle
So in my opinion that DOES MAKE ME A BETTER FAN THAN YOU
Grow up!
There are all sorts of reasons some people don't and some can't buy season ticket.
I had been going to every game since my teens, eventually when I could afford it I became a season ticket holder.
However, a few years ago I had to give up my season ticket as by now I had a wife and 3 step children to support and a new job involving shifts meant I would have spent a lot of money (relative to our finances) but could get to less than half of the matches because of those shifts!
When I was going to every home game, and very many away games too, I never, ever, considered myself better than anyone else. I just thought I was very lucky! Especially as it was Saints!
If it really were the case you're a "better" fan (as childish as such a notion is), you wouldn't have needed to say it!
Fair point E..I have been going since 67…terraces and all that went with them home and away…as i earned a few bob I was able to take an executive box for 5 years..then moved abroad..still come back and watch Saints more home than away and i still do not nor ever have had a season ticket..
[quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.[/p][/quote]Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc![/p][/quote]It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well.[/p][/quote]Yes it does I have to travel to games,the difference is I would watch saints in whatever league they were playing in I presume you didn't go to the jpt trophy final as we were only playing Carlisle So in my opinion that DOES MAKE ME A BETTER FAN THAN YOU[/p][/quote]Grow up! There are all sorts of reasons some people don't and some can't buy season ticket. I had been going to every game since my teens, eventually when I could afford it I became a season ticket holder. However, a few years ago I had to give up my season ticket as by now I had a wife and 3 step children to support and a new job involving shifts meant I would have spent a lot of money (relative to our finances) but could get to less than half of the matches because of those shifts! When I was going to every home game, and very many away games too, I never, ever, considered myself better than anyone else. I just thought I was very lucky! Especially as it was Saints! If it really were the case you're a "better" fan (as childish as such a notion is), you wouldn't have needed to say it![/p][/quote]Fair point E..I have been going since 67…terraces and all that went with them home and away…as i earned a few bob I was able to take an executive box for 5 years..then moved abroad..still come back and watch Saints more home than away and i still do not nor ever have had a season ticket.. warrens 76
  • Score: 2

2:42pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Mister E says...

Mister E wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.
Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints
Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc!
It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well.
Yes it does
I have to travel to games,the difference is I would watch saints in whatever league they were playing in
I presume you didn't go to the jpt trophy final as we were only playing Carlisle
So in my opinion that DOES MAKE ME A BETTER FAN THAN YOU
Grow up!
There are all sorts of reasons some people don't and some can't buy season ticket.
I had been going to every game since my teens, eventually when I could afford it I became a season ticket holder.
However, a few years ago I had to give up my season ticket as by now I had a wife and 3 step children to support and a new job involving shifts meant I would have spent a lot of money (relative to our finances) but could get to less than half of the matches because of those shifts!
When I was going to every home game, and very many away games too, I never, ever, considered myself better than anyone else. I just thought I was very lucky! Especially as it was Saints!
If it really were the case you're a "better" fan (as childish as such a notion is), you wouldn't have needed to say it!
So there!

.......I can be childish too!
[quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.[/p][/quote]Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc![/p][/quote]It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well.[/p][/quote]Yes it does I have to travel to games,the difference is I would watch saints in whatever league they were playing in I presume you didn't go to the jpt trophy final as we were only playing Carlisle So in my opinion that DOES MAKE ME A BETTER FAN THAN YOU[/p][/quote]Grow up! There are all sorts of reasons some people don't and some can't buy season ticket. I had been going to every game since my teens, eventually when I could afford it I became a season ticket holder. However, a few years ago I had to give up my season ticket as by now I had a wife and 3 step children to support and a new job involving shifts meant I would have spent a lot of money (relative to our finances) but could get to less than half of the matches because of those shifts! When I was going to every home game, and very many away games too, I never, ever, considered myself better than anyone else. I just thought I was very lucky! Especially as it was Saints! If it really were the case you're a "better" fan (as childish as such a notion is), you wouldn't have needed to say it![/p][/quote]So there! .......I can be childish too! Mister E
  • Score: 1

2:50pm Thu 17 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mauricio says that if Luke Shaw came to him to say he wanted to leave, MP would say "Talk to the club, talk to your owner."

The important word here is "if", not that he has?

Will he be here next season? MP "Yes, he has a contract".
The standard answer of a manager in this situation. MoPo has given a good honest answer and put the ball firmly in the board's court. Now they have to prepare to fight to keep Luke and should do what a few posters on here have said, publicly state their intentions and follow through on them!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mauricio says that if Luke Shaw came to him to say he wanted to leave, MP would say "Talk to the club, talk to your owner." The important word here is "if", not that he has? Will he be here next season? MP "Yes, he has a contract".[/p][/quote]The standard answer of a manager in this situation. MoPo has given a good honest answer and put the ball firmly in the board's court. Now they have to prepare to fight to keep Luke and should do what a few posters on here have said, publicly state their intentions and follow through on them! redandy10
  • Score: 0

3:49pm Thu 17 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

redandy10 wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward???

I marked myself down to start you all off!
I'm not even going to vote!!!

Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave.

In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement.

Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints.

How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC?

You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!!

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.
so explain what Liverpool did with suarez then.
he wanted out and said so, arsenil triggered his £40mill+ release clause and yet Liverpool stayed firm and said no.
so clubs can hold players to contracts, even if release clauses are triggered.
if Liverpool can hold one of the best players in the world to a contract why cant we? you might say that Liverpool are likely to win the league this year, however they and suarez didn't know they would be in that position in the summer. they didn't qualify for the champs league last season so their climb to the top is an example for us to follow, keep your better players and you will become more successful.
luke has 4yrs left on his deal, he seems happy and has said so, other players have been saying it would be better for him if he stayed. saints should stand firm and keep the players we want, they were happy to sign their deals lets hold them to the or offer a better deal.

as for season tickets as a non-season ticket holder who probably could afford one but am unable to go to most games, my only comment would be that I think a 4% rise is quite reasonable. I know some don't like the rise but as a club we need to progress and whilst season tickets sales aren't a huge amount but apparently around 21kwere sold last season, if you have an average price of £650 (and that's a low average) £13.6mill or one Osvaldo!
I'll tell you one thing, I'm sure not going to get involved in a pointless long winded exchange with you. The fact is that if a Man Utd or Chelsea come in for Luke, the majority of football fans would expect him to leave. Don't bother with the waffle........I don't read it.
You don't read it? Then you cant argue your point and look stupid.

So to make it simple I will ask again,

Explain Suarez! In the summer he said he wanted to leave, a 'bigger' club triggered his release clause yet Liverpool didnt sell, why?

Explain shriek, he put in a transfer request and made it known he wanted out, manure didn't sell, why?

By the way half of my previous post was about the season ticket prices and was a general remark that had nothing to do with your point!

Hope thats not too much waffle for you.

Oh and you can bother with the same old, we have to sell if a big club comes in , waffle I will read it, you don't because you don't like other opinions that show you might be wrong and cant argue the points given.

You should do more reading though, its good for you and you might learn a thing or two!
You started your post by using Liverpool and Suarez as a comparison to our situation, NEWSFLASH, we ain't Liverpool!

Now I don't want to get involved in one of your daily spats, so let's leave it at this, if you are right and Luke stays I will eat humble pie. If he does leave, you have to promise to limit your posts to under 5000 characters. At least if he does slope off I'll shave a good 30 minutes off scanning the thread everyday.
well aren't you a little ray of sunshine!
well done you've worked out that we aren't Liverpool, but a bigger news flash for you, we have a wealthier owner than Liverpool, and we aren't tat far away from where they finished last season.
I have never said that luke will stay, I have only said that just because a `big` club comes in for him it doesn't mean we have to sell. you on the other hand are saying that if manure make a bid the club have to sell.
and I will post as much and how often I like. people like you complain about the regulars on here and say we are the `forum police`, well ive never told anyone how much and how often they can post!
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: what happens if MoPo, Adam, Luke& Morgan leave in the summer and everyone has already bought their season tickets because the renewals cut-off date has been brought forward??? I marked myself down to start you all off![/p][/quote]I'm not even going to vote!!! Commitment to Saints is what continues to be given by Katharina, just like Saint Markus gave. In five years they have taken the club from being a lowly, broke, in debt, Division One outfit, eyeing the prospect of future Division Two football and perhaps even lower, to a solid, debt free, Premier League club, looking forward to its continuing improvement. Saint Markus and Katharina have given Southampton FC more than five years of ongoing proof of their commitment to Saints. How many more years of such proof will you want before you realise Katharina is still the real deal and wants only the best for Southampton FC? You can obviously imagine Mauricio, Adam, Morgan and Luke all leaving the club some time soon. I bet you dream of it every night!!! IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!![/p][/quote]Since when does Katharina decide what club a player might want to move to. As you say she might very well be "The Real Deal", and? I believe her intentions are to keep those players, but her good intentions are only important up to a point. At the end of the day if Luke Shaw wants out, he's gone. You can tell yourself otherwise to comfort yourself, but it just ain't so.[/p][/quote]so explain what Liverpool did with suarez then. he wanted out and said so, arsenil triggered his £40mill+ release clause and yet Liverpool stayed firm and said no. so clubs can hold players to contracts, even if release clauses are triggered. if Liverpool can hold one of the best players in the world to a contract why cant we? you might say that Liverpool are likely to win the league this year, however they and suarez didn't know they would be in that position in the summer. they didn't qualify for the champs league last season so their climb to the top is an example for us to follow, keep your better players and you will become more successful. luke has 4yrs left on his deal, he seems happy and has said so, other players have been saying it would be better for him if he stayed. saints should stand firm and keep the players we want, they were happy to sign their deals lets hold them to the or offer a better deal. as for season tickets as a non-season ticket holder who probably could afford one but am unable to go to most games, my only comment would be that I think a 4% rise is quite reasonable. I know some don't like the rise but as a club we need to progress and whilst season tickets sales aren't a huge amount but apparently around 21kwere sold last season, if you have an average price of £650 (and that's a low average) £13.6mill or one Osvaldo![/p][/quote]I'll tell you one thing, I'm sure not going to get involved in a pointless long winded exchange with you. The fact is that if a Man Utd or Chelsea come in for Luke, the majority of football fans would expect him to leave. Don't bother with the waffle........I don't read it.[/p][/quote]You don't read it? Then you cant argue your point and look stupid. So to make it simple I will ask again, Explain Suarez! In the summer he said he wanted to leave, a 'bigger' club triggered his release clause yet Liverpool didnt sell, why? Explain shriek, he put in a transfer request and made it known he wanted out, manure didn't sell, why? By the way half of my previous post was about the season ticket prices and was a general remark that had nothing to do with your point! Hope thats not too much waffle for you. Oh and you can bother with the same old, we have to sell if a big club comes in , waffle I will read it, you don't because you don't like other opinions that show you might be wrong and cant argue the points given. You should do more reading though, its good for you and you might learn a thing or two![/p][/quote]You started your post by using Liverpool and Suarez as a comparison to our situation, NEWSFLASH, we ain't Liverpool! Now I don't want to get involved in one of your daily spats, so let's leave it at this, if you are right and Luke stays I will eat humble pie. If he does leave, you have to promise to limit your posts to under 5000 characters. At least if he does slope off I'll shave a good 30 minutes off scanning the thread everyday.[/p][/quote]well aren't you a little ray of sunshine! well done you've worked out that we aren't Liverpool, but a bigger news flash for you, we have a wealthier owner than Liverpool, and we aren't tat far away from where they finished last season. I have never said that luke will stay, I have only said that just because a `big` club comes in for him it doesn't mean we have to sell. you on the other hand are saying that if manure make a bid the club have to sell. and I will post as much and how often I like. people like you complain about the regulars on here and say we are the `forum police`, well ive never told anyone how much and how often they can post! el caballo santos101
  • Score: -1

4:20pm Thu 17 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

Mister E wrote:
Mister E wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.
Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints
Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc!
It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well.
Yes it does
I have to travel to games,the difference is I would watch saints in whatever league they were playing in
I presume you didn't go to the jpt trophy final as we were only playing Carlisle
So in my opinion that DOES MAKE ME A BETTER FAN THAN YOU
Grow up!
There are all sorts of reasons some people don't and some can't buy season ticket.
I had been going to every game since my teens, eventually when I could afford it I became a season ticket holder.
However, a few years ago I had to give up my season ticket as by now I had a wife and 3 step children to support and a new job involving shifts meant I would have spent a lot of money (relative to our finances) but could get to less than half of the matches because of those shifts!
When I was going to every home game, and very many away games too, I never, ever, considered myself better than anyone else. I just thought I was very lucky! Especially as it was Saints!
If it really were the case you're a "better" fan (as childish as such a notion is), you wouldn't have needed to say it!
So there!

.......I can be childish too!
The point I was trying to make had nothing to do with circumstances or finance
I was making a comment due to not renewing a season tkt due to relegation and not wanting to watch Saints playing against a bunch of nobody's and the fact the person concerned missed 3 of the best years this club has seen
If everybody took that attitude we would probably not have a team to watch today,let alone one in the top half of the prem
[quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.[/p][/quote]Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc![/p][/quote]It might have something to do with the fact that he is a footie fan and has an interest in what happens in the league that we play in. It doesn't particularly interest me either but it's completely harmless. If you don't like it ignore it. By the way I am one of the happy clappers you seem to have an aversion to. I have to travel to every game and I can't justify spending a fortune to watch a bunch of nobody's in league 1. That doesn't make me any less of a fan than you. Without the likes of me and many others filling the ground every week Saints would be going nowhere. And yes I do have a season ticket and will be doing so next season as well.[/p][/quote]Yes it does I have to travel to games,the difference is I would watch saints in whatever league they were playing in I presume you didn't go to the jpt trophy final as we were only playing Carlisle So in my opinion that DOES MAKE ME A BETTER FAN THAN YOU[/p][/quote]Grow up! There are all sorts of reasons some people don't and some can't buy season ticket. I had been going to every game since my teens, eventually when I could afford it I became a season ticket holder. However, a few years ago I had to give up my season ticket as by now I had a wife and 3 step children to support and a new job involving shifts meant I would have spent a lot of money (relative to our finances) but could get to less than half of the matches because of those shifts! When I was going to every home game, and very many away games too, I never, ever, considered myself better than anyone else. I just thought I was very lucky! Especially as it was Saints! If it really were the case you're a "better" fan (as childish as such a notion is), you wouldn't have needed to say it![/p][/quote]So there! .......I can be childish too![/p][/quote]The point I was trying to make had nothing to do with circumstances or finance I was making a comment due to not renewing a season tkt due to relegation and not wanting to watch Saints playing against a bunch of nobody's and the fact the person concerned missed 3 of the best years this club has seen If everybody took that attitude we would probably not have a team to watch today,let alone one in the top half of the prem bullsbags
  • Score: 0

4:24pm Thu 17 Apr 14

miltonarcher says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mauricio says that if Luke Shaw came to him to say he wanted to leave, MP would say "Talk to the club, talk to your owner."

The important word here is "if", not that he has?

Will he be here next season? MP "Yes, he has a contract".
He has a contract ha ha ha ha ha ha
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mauricio says that if Luke Shaw came to him to say he wanted to leave, MP would say "Talk to the club, talk to your owner." The important word here is "if", not that he has? Will he be here next season? MP "Yes, he has a contract".[/p][/quote]He has a contract ha ha ha ha ha ha miltonarcher
  • Score: -1

4:28pm Thu 17 Apr 14

miltonarcher says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
If Luke has agreed terms with Man Utd there must have been an official approach made and permission to speak granted. I would have thought the club would want to agree the transfer fee first. It seems unlikely to me at this stage of the season but anything's possible I suppose!
From what I was told he wants to leave for Man U. I doubt any fee or terms have been discussed yet.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: If Luke has agreed terms with Man Utd there must have been an official approach made and permission to speak granted. I would have thought the club would want to agree the transfer fee first. It seems unlikely to me at this stage of the season but anything's possible I suppose![/p][/quote]From what I was told he wants to leave for Man U. I doubt any fee or terms have been discussed yet. miltonarcher
  • Score: -3

5:27pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Beer Monster says...

bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.
Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints
Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc!
Blimey. Dunno where to start with this.

Last night I was watching the Coppa del Rey final in a pub in Glasgow, checking my phone for the aforementioned scores every so often. Why? Because I'm a football fan. Yes, I am primarily a Saint, but there's a lot more to football than just the club I love.

Sunderland nearly did to Citeh what Cardiff done to us - go back a few years and we were in exactly the same position; pulling off some incomprehensible results because they're fighting for their Premier League status.

And look at what a transformation has taken place at Palace since Pulis took over. Not many teams can go to Goodison Park and win, especially this season under Bob. Nice to see Punch has found his true home.

Personally, I like the fact that Osprey gives us a running commentary, it gives us something else to discuss on here.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.[/p][/quote]Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc![/p][/quote]Blimey. Dunno where to start with this. Last night I was watching the Coppa del Rey final in a pub in Glasgow, checking my phone for the aforementioned scores every so often. Why? Because I'm a football fan. Yes, I am primarily a Saint, but there's a lot more to football than just the club I love. Sunderland nearly did to Citeh what Cardiff done to us - go back a few years and we were in exactly the same position; pulling off some incomprehensible results because they're fighting for their Premier League status. And look at what a transformation has taken place at Palace since Pulis took over. Not many teams can go to Goodison Park and win, especially this season under Bob. Nice to see Punch has found his true home. Personally, I like the fact that Osprey gives us a running commentary, it gives us something else to discuss on here. Beer Monster
  • Score: 0

5:58pm Thu 17 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

Beer Monster wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.
Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints
Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc!
Blimey. Dunno where to start with this.

Last night I was watching the Coppa del Rey final in a pub in Glasgow, checking my phone for the aforementioned scores every so often. Why? Because I'm a football fan. Yes, I am primarily a Saint, but there's a lot more to football than just the club I love.

Sunderland nearly did to Citeh what Cardiff done to us - go back a few years and we were in exactly the same position; pulling off some incomprehensible results because they're fighting for their Premier League status.

And look at what a transformation has taken place at Palace since Pulis took over. Not many teams can go to Goodison Park and win, especially this season under Bob. Nice to see Punch has found his true home.

Personally, I like the fact that Osprey gives us a running commentary, it gives us something else to discuss on here.
That's a fair point
All I was trying to point out was that there is no need to keep posting scores as anyone who has access to the echo forum must be on the internet so they can go to different apps or websites to keep up to date with what's going on,that's all
On another note,what a goal from Bale. If only!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.[/p][/quote]Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc![/p][/quote]Blimey. Dunno where to start with this. Last night I was watching the Coppa del Rey final in a pub in Glasgow, checking my phone for the aforementioned scores every so often. Why? Because I'm a football fan. Yes, I am primarily a Saint, but there's a lot more to football than just the club I love. Sunderland nearly did to Citeh what Cardiff done to us - go back a few years and we were in exactly the same position; pulling off some incomprehensible results because they're fighting for their Premier League status. And look at what a transformation has taken place at Palace since Pulis took over. Not many teams can go to Goodison Park and win, especially this season under Bob. Nice to see Punch has found his true home. Personally, I like the fact that Osprey gives us a running commentary, it gives us something else to discuss on here.[/p][/quote]That's a fair point All I was trying to point out was that there is no need to keep posting scores as anyone who has access to the echo forum must be on the internet so they can go to different apps or websites to keep up to date with what's going on,that's all On another note,what a goal from Bale. If only!!!!! bullsbags
  • Score: 1

10:59pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mauricio says that if Luke Shaw came to him to say he wanted to leave, MP would say "Talk to the club, talk to your owner."

The important word here is "if", not that he has?

Will he be here next season? MP "Yes, he has a contract".
He has a contract ha ha ha ha ha ha
Please enlighten us with your knowledge of the intricacies of a Players Contract then, it's not like a verbal contract which isn't worth the paper it is printed on, is it?
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mauricio says that if Luke Shaw came to him to say he wanted to leave, MP would say "Talk to the club, talk to your owner." The important word here is "if", not that he has? Will he be here next season? MP "Yes, he has a contract".[/p][/quote]He has a contract ha ha ha ha ha ha[/p][/quote]Please enlighten us with your knowledge of the intricacies of a Players Contract then, it's not like a verbal contract which isn't worth the paper it is printed on, is it? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

11:09pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

bullsbags wrote:
Beer Monster wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.
Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints
Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc!
Blimey. Dunno where to start with this.

Last night I was watching the Coppa del Rey final in a pub in Glasgow, checking my phone for the aforementioned scores every so often. Why? Because I'm a football fan. Yes, I am primarily a Saint, but there's a lot more to football than just the club I love.

Sunderland nearly did to Citeh what Cardiff done to us - go back a few years and we were in exactly the same position; pulling off some incomprehensible results because they're fighting for their Premier League status.

And look at what a transformation has taken place at Palace since Pulis took over. Not many teams can go to Goodison Park and win, especially this season under Bob. Nice to see Punch has found his true home.

Personally, I like the fact that Osprey gives us a running commentary, it gives us something else to discuss on here.
That's a fair point
All I was trying to point out was that there is no need to keep posting scores as anyone who has access to the echo forum must be on the internet so they can go to different apps or websites to keep up to date with what's going on,that's all
On another note,what a goal from Bale. If only!!!!!
Not everyone that reads this site has the luxury of multi tabs etc. I save them the bother of multi tasking as I am running two computers and watching Sky sports at the same time. As you say many can do that too, but not all want too! I would appreciate any one else providing the same service if I was not at home, but using a tablet or smart phone.
Yes that Bale goal was a bit special, proud that he learnt his trade with us. I can remember when the Spurs fans were villyfying him early doors when they lost a few games when he played, they didn't know what a gem they had then, by the time they found out he was gone!
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mac 2 Sunderland 2. Everton 2 CP 3. Premier gone silly again.[/p][/quote]Why are you obsessed with other results that don't affect saints Believe it or not if we are the slightest bit interested in tonight's scores there are ways ie radio ss news etc![/p][/quote]Blimey. Dunno where to start with this. Last night I was watching the Coppa del Rey final in a pub in Glasgow, checking my phone for the aforementioned scores every so often. Why? Because I'm a football fan. Yes, I am primarily a Saint, but there's a lot more to football than just the club I love. Sunderland nearly did to Citeh what Cardiff done to us - go back a few years and we were in exactly the same position; pulling off some incomprehensible results because they're fighting for their Premier League status. And look at what a transformation has taken place at Palace since Pulis took over. Not many teams can go to Goodison Park and win, especially this season under Bob. Nice to see Punch has found his true home. Personally, I like the fact that Osprey gives us a running commentary, it gives us something else to discuss on here.[/p][/quote]That's a fair point All I was trying to point out was that there is no need to keep posting scores as anyone who has access to the echo forum must be on the internet so they can go to different apps or websites to keep up to date with what's going on,that's all On another note,what a goal from Bale. If only!!!!![/p][/quote]Not everyone that reads this site has the luxury of multi tabs etc. I save them the bother of multi tasking as I am running two computers and watching Sky sports at the same time. As you say many can do that too, but not all want too! I would appreciate any one else providing the same service if I was not at home, but using a tablet or smart phone. Yes that Bale goal was a bit special, proud that he learnt his trade with us. I can remember when the Spurs fans were villyfying him early doors when they lost a few games when he played, they didn't know what a gem they had then, by the time they found out he was gone! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

11:16pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

redandy10 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mauricio says that if Luke Shaw came to him to say he wanted to leave, MP would say "Talk to the club, talk to your owner."

The important word here is "if", not that he has?

Will he be here next season? MP "Yes, he has a contract".
The standard answer of a manager in this situation. MoPo has given a good honest answer and put the ball firmly in the board's court. Now they have to prepare to fight to keep Luke and should do what a few posters on here have said, publicly state their intentions and follow through on them!
When the Board speaks at least we will know it comes with a modicum of Authority from someone that will know what they are talking about.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Mauricio says that if Luke Shaw came to him to say he wanted to leave, MP would say "Talk to the club, talk to your owner." The important word here is "if", not that he has? Will he be here next season? MP "Yes, he has a contract".[/p][/quote]The standard answer of a manager in this situation. MoPo has given a good honest answer and put the ball firmly in the board's court. Now they have to prepare to fight to keep Luke and should do what a few posters on here have said, publicly state their intentions and follow through on them![/p][/quote]When the Board speaks at least we will know it comes with a modicum of Authority from someone that will know what they are talking about. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

11:19pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
If Luke has agreed terms with Man Utd there must have been an official approach made and permission to speak granted. I would have thought the club would want to agree the transfer fee first. It seems unlikely to me at this stage of the season but anything's possible I suppose!
From what I was told he wants to leave for Man U. I doubt any fee or terms have been discussed yet.
When you were told, was it done in private, not to be relayed on? If so you are being disloyal to your informant are you not?
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: If Luke has agreed terms with Man Utd there must have been an official approach made and permission to speak granted. I would have thought the club would want to agree the transfer fee first. It seems unlikely to me at this stage of the season but anything's possible I suppose![/p][/quote]From what I was told he wants to leave for Man U. I doubt any fee or terms have been discussed yet.[/p][/quote]When you were told, was it done in private, not to be relayed on? If so you are being disloyal to your informant are you not? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

11:35pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Freddie Flowerpot says...

bullsbags wrote:
Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
I stopped being a season ticket holder when we were relegated from the PL in 2005, now that we are back and doing well, I'm happy to pay for one again, a 4% increase is reasonable enough for me to get behind my team.COYS.
I bet you did
Obviously not a true Saints fan,just a glory hunter
Do you know what mate,you missed 3 of the best years of the history of this great club!
Well considering our home attendances dropped from an average of 31000 in 2005 to 17000 in 2009, there must be a large number of 'glory hunters' as you put it cheering our team at St Mary's every other week.

I expect that includes a fair number who post on here and didn't bother going during those times, at least I'm honest and don't pretend to have supported them in the lean times, there's clearly thousands of others (around 14K) who didn't bother either. Without us 'glory hunters' / plastics etc buying our season tickets the club would struggle to exist.

We are all equally supporters of the Club
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: I stopped being a season ticket holder when we were relegated from the PL in 2005, now that we are back and doing well, I'm happy to pay for one again, a 4% increase is reasonable enough for me to get behind my team.COYS.[/p][/quote]I bet you did Obviously not a true Saints fan,just a glory hunter Do you know what mate,you missed 3 of the best years of the history of this great club![/p][/quote]Well considering our home attendances dropped from an average of 31000 in 2005 to 17000 in 2009, there must be a large number of 'glory hunters' as you put it cheering our team at St Mary's every other week. I expect that includes a fair number who post on here and didn't bother going during those times, at least I'm honest and don't pretend to have supported them in the lean times, there's clearly thousands of others (around 14K) who didn't bother either. Without us 'glory hunters' / plastics etc buying our season tickets the club would struggle to exist. We are all equally supporters of the Club Freddie Flowerpot
  • Score: 1

6:19am Fri 18 Apr 14

Rising_Son says...

Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
I stopped being a season ticket holder when we were relegated from the PL in 2005, now that we are back and doing well, I'm happy to pay for one again, a 4% increase is reasonable enough for me to get behind my team.COYS.
I bet you did
Obviously not a true Saints fan,just a glory hunter
Do you know what mate,you missed 3 of the best years of the history of this great club!
Well considering our home attendances dropped from an average of 31000 in 2005 to 17000 in 2009, there must be a large number of 'glory hunters' as you put it cheering our team at St Mary's every other week.

I expect that includes a fair number who post on here and didn't bother going during those times, at least I'm honest and don't pretend to have supported them in the lean times, there's clearly thousands of others (around 14K) who didn't bother either. Without us 'glory hunters' / plastics etc buying our season tickets the club would struggle to exist.

We are all equally supporters of the Club
You're right, There must be a large number of glory hunters. There is also a large number of more loyal supporters, including quite a few who live too far away to contribute to attendances.

You're also right that we are all equally supporters of the club, but you should acknowledge that supporters are not equal.
[quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: I stopped being a season ticket holder when we were relegated from the PL in 2005, now that we are back and doing well, I'm happy to pay for one again, a 4% increase is reasonable enough for me to get behind my team.COYS.[/p][/quote]I bet you did Obviously not a true Saints fan,just a glory hunter Do you know what mate,you missed 3 of the best years of the history of this great club![/p][/quote]Well considering our home attendances dropped from an average of 31000 in 2005 to 17000 in 2009, there must be a large number of 'glory hunters' as you put it cheering our team at St Mary's every other week. I expect that includes a fair number who post on here and didn't bother going during those times, at least I'm honest and don't pretend to have supported them in the lean times, there's clearly thousands of others (around 14K) who didn't bother either. Without us 'glory hunters' / plastics etc buying our season tickets the club would struggle to exist. We are all equally supporters of the Club[/p][/quote]You're right, There must be a large number of glory hunters. There is also a large number of more loyal supporters, including quite a few who live too far away to contribute to attendances. You're also right that we are all equally supporters of the club, but you should acknowledge that supporters are not equal. Rising_Son
  • Score: -2

8:27am Fri 18 Apr 14

hedge end bob says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Freddie Flowerpot wrote: I stopped being a season ticket holder when we were relegated from the PL in 2005, now that we are back and doing well, I'm happy to pay for one again, a 4% increase is reasonable enough for me to get behind my team.COYS.
I bet you did Obviously not a true Saints fan,just a glory hunter Do you know what mate,you missed 3 of the best years of the history of this great club!
Well considering our home attendances dropped from an average of 31000 in 2005 to 17000 in 2009, there must be a large number of 'glory hunters' as you put it cheering our team at St Mary's every other week. I expect that includes a fair number who post on here and didn't bother going during those times, at least I'm honest and don't pretend to have supported them in the lean times, there's clearly thousands of others (around 14K) who didn't bother either. Without us 'glory hunters' / plastics etc buying our season tickets the club would struggle to exist. We are all equally supporters of the Club
You're right, There must be a large number of glory hunters. There is also a large number of more loyal supporters, including quite a few who live too far away to contribute to attendances. You're also right that we are all equally supporters of the club, but you should acknowledge that supporters are not equal.
Fredie flowerpot i can just picture you stood between BILL and BEN .
My idea of a football club supporter is someone who buy a match ticket to watch his or her chosen team play a game in whatever league they are in. They may also buy a shirt or other goods that contribute toards the upkeep of that said club.
We then have what i call a follower of a football club . By this i mean they never go to watch a game unless it's on the telly. They never buy any of the clubs sport wear ,in simple terms, they never spend a penny that goes towards the upkeep of the club. How can they call themselves supporters ?? WHAT HAVE I MISSED ???
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: I stopped being a season ticket holder when we were relegated from the PL in 2005, now that we are back and doing well, I'm happy to pay for one again, a 4% increase is reasonable enough for me to get behind my team.COYS.[/p][/quote]I bet you did Obviously not a true Saints fan,just a glory hunter Do you know what mate,you missed 3 of the best years of the history of this great club![/p][/quote]Well considering our home attendances dropped from an average of 31000 in 2005 to 17000 in 2009, there must be a large number of 'glory hunters' as you put it cheering our team at St Mary's every other week. I expect that includes a fair number who post on here and didn't bother going during those times, at least I'm honest and don't pretend to have supported them in the lean times, there's clearly thousands of others (around 14K) who didn't bother either. Without us 'glory hunters' / plastics etc buying our season tickets the club would struggle to exist. We are all equally supporters of the Club[/p][/quote]You're right, There must be a large number of glory hunters. There is also a large number of more loyal supporters, including quite a few who live too far away to contribute to attendances. You're also right that we are all equally supporters of the club, but you should acknowledge that supporters are not equal.[/p][/quote]Fredie flowerpot i can just picture you stood between BILL and BEN . My idea of a football club supporter is someone who buy a match ticket to watch his or her chosen team play a game in whatever league they are in. They may also buy a shirt or other goods that contribute toards the upkeep of that said club. We then have what i call a follower of a football club . By this i mean they never go to watch a game unless it's on the telly. They never buy any of the clubs sport wear ,in simple terms, they never spend a penny that goes towards the upkeep of the club. How can they call themselves supporters ?? WHAT HAVE I MISSED ??? hedge end bob
  • Score: -1

9:56am Fri 18 Apr 14

miltonarcher says...

Have watched Saints through thick and thin. My purchase history stretched back years. I was there in 76. I was gutted when I discovered that on our promotion back to the Prem all that history was deleted by the club. So my purchase history is now no better than the plastics who only follow the club in the Prem ! I can't quite get my head round why you would only support the club when it's in the top flight. Ok, perhaps for some it's financial, but those years in div 1 and the Championship were a blast. Plastics, you missed out big time!
Have watched Saints through thick and thin. My purchase history stretched back years. I was there in 76. I was gutted when I discovered that on our promotion back to the Prem all that history was deleted by the club. So my purchase history is now no better than the plastics who only follow the club in the Prem ! I can't quite get my head round why you would only support the club when it's in the top flight. Ok, perhaps for some it's financial, but those years in div 1 and the Championship were a blast. Plastics, you missed out big time! miltonarcher
  • Score: 0

10:02am Fri 18 Apr 14

miltonarcher says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
If Luke has agreed terms with Man Utd there must have been an official approach made and permission to speak granted. I would have thought the club would want to agree the transfer fee first. It seems unlikely to me at this stage of the season but anything's possible I suppose!
From what I was told he wants to leave for Man U. I doubt any fee or terms have been discussed yet.
When you were told, was it done in private, not to be relayed on? If so you are being disloyal to your informant are you not?
It wasn't in private, it wasn't in confidence. I don't know where he got the info, hopefully it's not going to happen. I note you seem to think that players contracts are binding, what planet do you live on?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: If Luke has agreed terms with Man Utd there must have been an official approach made and permission to speak granted. I would have thought the club would want to agree the transfer fee first. It seems unlikely to me at this stage of the season but anything's possible I suppose![/p][/quote]From what I was told he wants to leave for Man U. I doubt any fee or terms have been discussed yet.[/p][/quote]When you were told, was it done in private, not to be relayed on? If so you are being disloyal to your informant are you not?[/p][/quote]It wasn't in private, it wasn't in confidence. I don't know where he got the info, hopefully it's not going to happen. I note you seem to think that players contracts are binding, what planet do you live on? miltonarcher
  • Score: 0

10:49am Fri 18 Apr 14

Rising_Son says...

miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
If Luke has agreed terms with Man Utd there must have been an official approach made and permission to speak granted. I would have thought the club would want to agree the transfer fee first. It seems unlikely to me at this stage of the season but anything's possible I suppose!
From what I was told he wants to leave for Man U. I doubt any fee or terms have been discussed yet.
When you were told, was it done in private, not to be relayed on? If so you are being disloyal to your informant are you not?
It wasn't in private, it wasn't in confidence. I don't know where he got the info, hopefully it's not going to happen. I note you seem to think that players contracts are binding, what planet do you live on?
Actually, here on Earth, they are binding. He will need Saints' permission to leave, which is part of the contract. Out of interest, what planet are you on?
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: If Luke has agreed terms with Man Utd there must have been an official approach made and permission to speak granted. I would have thought the club would want to agree the transfer fee first. It seems unlikely to me at this stage of the season but anything's possible I suppose![/p][/quote]From what I was told he wants to leave for Man U. I doubt any fee or terms have been discussed yet.[/p][/quote]When you were told, was it done in private, not to be relayed on? If so you are being disloyal to your informant are you not?[/p][/quote]It wasn't in private, it wasn't in confidence. I don't know where he got the info, hopefully it's not going to happen. I note you seem to think that players contracts are binding, what planet do you live on?[/p][/quote]Actually, here on Earth, they are binding. He will need Saints' permission to leave, which is part of the contract. Out of interest, what planet are you on? Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

11:00pm Fri 18 Apr 14

miltonarcher says...

Rising_Son wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
If Luke has agreed terms with Man Utd there must have been an official approach made and permission to speak granted. I would have thought the club would want to agree the transfer fee first. It seems unlikely to me at this stage of the season but anything's possible I suppose!
From what I was told he wants to leave for Man U. I doubt any fee or terms have been discussed yet.
When you were told, was it done in private, not to be relayed on? If so you are being disloyal to your informant are you not?
It wasn't in private, it wasn't in confidence. I don't know where he got the info, hopefully it's not going to happen. I note you seem to think that players contracts are binding, what planet do you live on?
Actually, here on Earth, they are binding. He will need Saints' permission to leave, which is part of the contract. Out of interest, what planet are you on?
The planet where if players want to leave contracts are not worth the paper they are written on. Check out the history old son .
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: If Luke has agreed terms with Man Utd there must have been an official approach made and permission to speak granted. I would have thought the club would want to agree the transfer fee first. It seems unlikely to me at this stage of the season but anything's possible I suppose![/p][/quote]From what I was told he wants to leave for Man U. I doubt any fee or terms have been discussed yet.[/p][/quote]When you were told, was it done in private, not to be relayed on? If so you are being disloyal to your informant are you not?[/p][/quote]It wasn't in private, it wasn't in confidence. I don't know where he got the info, hopefully it's not going to happen. I note you seem to think that players contracts are binding, what planet do you live on?[/p][/quote]Actually, here on Earth, they are binding. He will need Saints' permission to leave, which is part of the contract. Out of interest, what planet are you on?[/p][/quote]The planet where if players want to leave contracts are not worth the paper they are written on. Check out the history old son . miltonarcher
  • Score: 0

4:07pm Tue 27 May 14

warrenelarge says...

Whilst I agree that it's a difficult financial climate right now for a lot of people/families. Would any Saints fan disagree that watching Saints this season hasn't been 4% better than they were last season at St Mary's. We've already won more games at home this season than we did last season with 2 games to left to play at St Mary's.

This argument only stands up with continued growth and progression which is why its critical that we tie down the manager and show the existing team that we mean business.

If we do this then these ticket prices will be a steal based on the potential for next season.
Whilst I agree that it's a difficult financial climate right now for a lot of people/families. Would any Saints fan disagree that watching Saints this season hasn't been 4% better than they were last season at St Mary's. We've already won more games at home this season than we did last season with 2 games to left to play at St Mary's. This argument only stands up with continued growth and progression which is why its critical that we tie down the manager and show the existing team that we mean business. If we do this then these ticket prices will be a steal based on the potential for next season. warrenelarge
  • Score: 0

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