Saints will decide Shaw future

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw

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

Mauricio Pochettino insists the Saints board would be the ones to make the decision if Luke Shaw were to be sold.

The teenage left back has been linked with a host of big name clubs, with speculation intensifying this week that Manchester United was a likely destination before the World Cup.

Pochettino was adamant it was mere speculation and said it was the Saints hierarchy who will decide on the youngster’s future, if such a time comes.

“That’s the first time I hear about that, it’s news to me,” he said.

“At the end of the day Luke Shaw is a player that belongs to Southampton and it will be the club, Southampton, that makes the decision as to what happens to his future.

“Of course there will be interest in him but right now he is a player at Southampton Football Club and it looks like it will be continuing that way.”

When asked what he would do if Shaw were to request to go to United, Pochettino replied: “That he needs to speak with the club. He needs to speak with his owner.”

He added: “He’s very happy at Southampton and all the players I’ve spoke to are very happy at Southampton. They are professional players and most of them have professional long term contracts and that’s a very good thing for the club.

“They are very happy here.

“They are professional footballers and understand what it is to be a professional footballer at a club such as Southampton.

“There’s nothing that we have to speak about or make them understand.”

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3:57pm Thu 17 Apr 14

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

Good, glad thats that then...
Good, glad thats that then... RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE
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3:58pm Thu 17 Apr 14

bigfella777 says...

Nice words but I think 100k a week might sway him
Nice words but I think 100k a week might sway him bigfella777
  • Score: -26

3:59pm Thu 17 Apr 14

angus mc coatup says...

From the horses mouth.....now, can all those journalists fitting the most tenuous of links with Luke shaw and any big club with a few quid just shut the feck up. Ralph Kreuger said yesterday " we are doing everything in our power to keep this group together " well that's good enough for me. COYR'S
From the horses mouth.....now, can all those journalists fitting the most tenuous of links with Luke shaw and any big club with a few quid just shut the feck up. Ralph Kreuger said yesterday " we are doing everything in our power to keep this group together " well that's good enough for me. COYR'S angus mc coatup
  • Score: 37

4:23pm Thu 17 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF bullsbags
  • Score: -43

4:37pm Thu 17 Apr 14

loosehead says...

Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?
Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical? loosehead
  • Score: -42

4:41pm Thu 17 Apr 14

andysaint says...

bullsbags wrote:
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF[/p][/quote]No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion. andysaint
  • Score: -13

4:45pm Thu 17 Apr 14

angus mc coatup says...

loosehead wrote:
Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?
Why would Chelsea fan need a medical ....
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?[/p][/quote]Why would Chelsea fan need a medical .... angus mc coatup
  • Score: 71

4:51pm Thu 17 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

andysaint wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.
Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave?
I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up
Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money
It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear
What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent
[quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF[/p][/quote]No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave? I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent bullsbags
  • Score: 16

4:53pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Redforlife says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?
Why would Chelsea fan need a medical ....
if you met any you would know why
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?[/p][/quote]Why would Chelsea fan need a medical ....[/p][/quote]if you met any you would know why Redforlife
  • Score: 21

4:55pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

bullsbags wrote:
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
Are you jrod11 in disguise?
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF[/p][/quote]Are you jrod11 in disguise? OSPREYSAINT
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4:59pm Thu 17 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
Are you jrod11 in disguise?
No mate
Read my post 4-51
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF[/p][/quote]Are you jrod11 in disguise?[/p][/quote]No mate Read my post 4-51 bullsbags
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5:04pm Thu 17 Apr 14

angus mc coatup says...

bullsbags wrote:
andysaint wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.
Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave?
I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up
Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money
It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear
What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent
Did you not read the article, Poch said " he's very happy at Southampton"
and he would know a bit more about Luke Shaw's attitude to money and what motivates him than you. You may find this hard to believe but not everybody is motivated purely by money, sometime it's happiness and contentment that are the over riding points in life. He may leave in the future, who knows, but it sounds like for the moment he is happy here.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF[/p][/quote]No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave? I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent[/p][/quote]Did you not read the article, Poch said " he's very happy at Southampton" and he would know a bit more about Luke Shaw's attitude to money and what motivates him than you. You may find this hard to believe but not everybody is motivated purely by money, sometime it's happiness and contentment that are the over riding points in life. He may leave in the future, who knows, but it sounds like for the moment he is happy here. angus mc coatup
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5:05pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

bullsbags wrote:
andysaint wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.
Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave?
I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up
Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money
It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear
What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent
Wayne Rooney?
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF[/p][/quote]No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave? I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent[/p][/quote]Wayne Rooney? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 4

5:10pm Thu 17 Apr 14

angus mc coatup says...

Redforlife wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?
Why would Chelsea fan need a medical ....
if you met any you would know why
I could understand a medical if it was one of those unmentionables from down the road.
[quote][p][bold]Redforlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?[/p][/quote]Why would Chelsea fan need a medical ....[/p][/quote]if you met any you would know why[/p][/quote]I could understand a medical if it was one of those unmentionables from down the road. angus mc coatup
  • Score: 1

5:10pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
Are you jrod11 in disguise?
No mate
Read my post 4-51
The one about players who want to leave us will never be stopped from going? Well if they are prepared to lose money on their existing contract they of course might leave, would you want a mercenary type to sign for us, make loads of money, do nothing on the pitch and scrap with other team players, ending up elsewhere?
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF[/p][/quote]Are you jrod11 in disguise?[/p][/quote]No mate Read my post 4-51[/p][/quote]The one about players who want to leave us will never be stopped from going? Well if they are prepared to lose money on their existing contract they of course might leave, would you want a mercenary type to sign for us, make loads of money, do nothing on the pitch and scrap with other team players, ending up elsewhere? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

5:12pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
Redforlife wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?
Why would Chelsea fan need a medical ....
if you met any you would know why
I could understand a medical if it was one of those unmentionables from down the road.
Do they employ fish veterinarians?
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redforlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?[/p][/quote]Why would Chelsea fan need a medical ....[/p][/quote]if you met any you would know why[/p][/quote]I could understand a medical if it was one of those unmentionables from down the road.[/p][/quote]Do they employ fish veterinarians? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

5:27pm Thu 17 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
andysaint wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.
Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave?
I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up
Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money
It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear
What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent
Wayne Rooney?
300k a week might have something to do with shrek staying at Man U
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF[/p][/quote]No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave? I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent[/p][/quote]Wayne Rooney?[/p][/quote]300k a week might have something to do with shrek staying at Man U bullsbags
  • Score: -4

5:29pm Thu 17 Apr 14

warrens 76 says...

loosehead wrote:
Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?
Moron posts, no need for medical.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?[/p][/quote]Moron posts, no need for medical. warrens 76
  • Score: 3

5:37pm Thu 17 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
Are you jrod11 in disguise?
No mate
Read my post 4-51
The one about players who want to leave us will never be stopped from going? Well if they are prepared to lose money on their existing contract they of course might leave, would you want a mercenary type to sign for us, make loads of money, do nothing on the pitch and scrap with other team players, ending up elsewhere?
Wherever Luke plays next year and I hope it's for us,I'm sure he will give 100%
As far as loosing money is concerned,I don't think he will be signing a 6 month contract on a fiver a week!
I think he would be well advised to stay with Saints and develop as he has done over the last 12 months but I fear others will tell him different
As far as being happy at saints,what else is mo po going to say,the question ithat need answering is mo po happy at Southampton? If so sign a new contract!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF[/p][/quote]Are you jrod11 in disguise?[/p][/quote]No mate Read my post 4-51[/p][/quote]The one about players who want to leave us will never be stopped from going? Well if they are prepared to lose money on their existing contract they of course might leave, would you want a mercenary type to sign for us, make loads of money, do nothing on the pitch and scrap with other team players, ending up elsewhere?[/p][/quote]Wherever Luke plays next year and I hope it's for us,I'm sure he will give 100% As far as loosing money is concerned,I don't think he will be signing a 6 month contract on a fiver a week! I think he would be well advised to stay with Saints and develop as he has done over the last 12 months but I fear others will tell him different As far as being happy at saints,what else is mo po going to say,the question ithat need answering is mo po happy at Southampton? If so sign a new contract! bullsbags
  • Score: 0

5:38pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Golden_Salamander says...

In the last 2 days we have heard from both Ralph and now Mauricio that they both expect Luke to be a Saints player next season.
.
However as a Saints fan I am becoming increasing concerned about the communications between Mauricio and Ralph (remember MP said he used to talk a couple of times a day to Nicola about football issues), but now the new board seem to be keeping MP "out of the loop".
Two weeks ago MP (pre match to Man City) said he would sit down with board at a "moments notice" to discuss a new contract, but nothing seems to happen. why ?
Today he just said things "about referring that question to the board".
.
I wonder if this job just is "too big" for Ralph to handle and he hopes by doing nothing that the decision is taken out of his hands by events (i.e. MP leaves followed by certain players) .
It reminds me of when Alan Ball was manager and City started showing interest and the Board at the time did NOTHING and eventually Bally left and later in his book said something about "the board doing nothing to stop him"
In the last 2 days we have heard from both Ralph and now Mauricio that they both expect Luke to be a Saints player next season. . However as a Saints fan I am becoming increasing concerned about the communications between Mauricio and Ralph (remember MP said he used to talk a couple of times a day to Nicola about football issues), but now the new board seem to be keeping MP "out of the loop". Two weeks ago MP (pre match to Man City) said he would sit down with board at a "moments notice" to discuss a new contract, but nothing seems to happen. why ? Today he just said things "about referring that question to the board". . I wonder if this job just is "too big" for Ralph to handle and he hopes by doing nothing that the decision is taken out of his hands by events (i.e. MP leaves followed by certain players) . It reminds me of when Alan Ball was manager and City started showing interest and the Board at the time did NOTHING and eventually Bally left and later in his book said something about "the board doing nothing to stop him" Golden_Salamander
  • Score: 4

5:39pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Thelma _wheeler41 says...

saints manager stays so will the players end of.
saints manager stays so will the players end of. Thelma _wheeler41
  • Score: 4

5:52pm Thu 17 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
It would certainly help
[quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]It would certainly help bullsbags
  • Score: 1

5:58pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
[quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -1

6:01pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Golden_Salamander wrote:
In the last 2 days we have heard from both Ralph and now Mauricio that they both expect Luke to be a Saints player next season.
.
However as a Saints fan I am becoming increasing concerned about the communications between Mauricio and Ralph (remember MP said he used to talk a couple of times a day to Nicola about football issues), but now the new board seem to be keeping MP "out of the loop".
Two weeks ago MP (pre match to Man City) said he would sit down with board at a "moments notice" to discuss a new contract, but nothing seems to happen. why ?
Today he just said things "about referring that question to the board".
.
I wonder if this job just is "too big" for Ralph to handle and he hopes by doing nothing that the decision is taken out of his hands by events (i.e. MP leaves followed by certain players) .
It reminds me of when Alan Ball was manager and City started showing interest and the Board at the time did NOTHING and eventually Bally left and later in his book said something about "the board doing nothing to stop him"
I don't know anything, but I think you are again making a mountain out of a dimple, Ralph has said that it would be MPs job to deal with the football matters, so there would be little point in him talking shop at the moment, however MP has to make it known what is needed to proceed with us for further success, it is up to the Clubs Directors to decide, if and when to fund it. Whether they will is a matter of pure conjecture at this stage, we all know what the fans want, it has been repeated ad nauseum, just wants someone up top to put their money where their mouth is.
[quote][p][bold]Golden_Salamander[/bold] wrote: In the last 2 days we have heard from both Ralph and now Mauricio that they both expect Luke to be a Saints player next season. . However as a Saints fan I am becoming increasing concerned about the communications between Mauricio and Ralph (remember MP said he used to talk a couple of times a day to Nicola about football issues), but now the new board seem to be keeping MP "out of the loop". Two weeks ago MP (pre match to Man City) said he would sit down with board at a "moments notice" to discuss a new contract, but nothing seems to happen. why ? Today he just said things "about referring that question to the board". . I wonder if this job just is "too big" for Ralph to handle and he hopes by doing nothing that the decision is taken out of his hands by events (i.e. MP leaves followed by certain players) . It reminds me of when Alan Ball was manager and City started showing interest and the Board at the time did NOTHING and eventually Bally left and later in his book said something about "the board doing nothing to stop him"[/p][/quote]I don't know anything, but I think you are again making a mountain out of a dimple, Ralph has said that it would be MPs job to deal with the football matters, so there would be little point in him talking shop at the moment, however MP has to make it known what is needed to proceed with us for further success, it is up to the Clubs Directors to decide, if and when to fund it. Whether they will is a matter of pure conjecture at this stage, we all know what the fans want, it has been repeated ad nauseum, just wants someone up top to put their money where their mouth is. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

6:02pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
andysaint wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.
Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave?
I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up
Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money
It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear
What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent
Wayne Rooney?
300k a week might have something to do with shrek staying at Man U
Is he really worth that much?
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF[/p][/quote]No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave? I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent[/p][/quote]Wayne Rooney?[/p][/quote]300k a week might have something to do with shrek staying at Man U[/p][/quote]Is he really worth that much? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

6:03pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Mick1101 says...

If he wants to go and Saints get 35 million then I reckon that's good business for an 18 year-old....I can't remember any club winning anything because they had a great left-back.....he's a fantastic player no doubt but saints need a top-class striker,two centre-backs and a winger ...Chambers and Clyne can play full back next season...
If he wants to go and Saints get 35 million then I reckon that's good business for an 18 year-old....I can't remember any club winning anything because they had a great left-back.....he's a fantastic player no doubt but saints need a top-class striker,two centre-backs and a winger ...Chambers and Clyne can play full back next season... Mick1101
  • Score: 2

6:09pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

There appears to be three types of poster on here at the moment, the ones that predict the worst, but know nothing, the ones that are convinced everything will be OK and know nothing, and those that wish us no good at all who know even less than the other two types.
There appears to be three types of poster on here at the moment, the ones that predict the worst, but know nothing, the ones that are convinced everything will be OK and know nothing, and those that wish us no good at all who know even less than the other two types. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 8

6:10pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Mick1101 wrote:
If he wants to go and Saints get 35 million then I reckon that's good business for an 18 year-old....I can't remember any club winning anything because they had a great left-back.....he's a fantastic player no doubt but saints need a top-class striker,two centre-backs and a winger ...Chambers and Clyne can play full back next season...
You win things because you have a squad with quality throughout and sufficient depth. This season we have seen what happens when key players get injured and the cover isn't up to scratch. Really you want cover for both full backs but we could probably get away with just the three of them particularly as Clyne can play on both sides.
[quote][p][bold]Mick1101[/bold] wrote: If he wants to go and Saints get 35 million then I reckon that's good business for an 18 year-old....I can't remember any club winning anything because they had a great left-back.....he's a fantastic player no doubt but saints need a top-class striker,two centre-backs and a winger ...Chambers and Clyne can play full back next season...[/p][/quote]You win things because you have a squad with quality throughout and sufficient depth. This season we have seen what happens when key players get injured and the cover isn't up to scratch. Really you want cover for both full backs but we could probably get away with just the three of them particularly as Clyne can play on both sides. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 2

6:10pm Thu 17 Apr 14

george chivers says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget. george chivers
  • Score: -4

6:15pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 4

6:45pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Maybe Christmas will be on 25th December this year, maybe I will win the Euromillions and will be able to buy the Club. I know which maybe more likely to happen.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Maybe Christmas will be on 25th December this year, maybe I will win the Euromillions and will be able to buy the Club. I know which maybe more likely to happen. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

6:49pm Thu 17 Apr 14

loosehead says...

I only posted what according to a Chelsea fan was common knowledge amongst chelsea fans & also he said Shaw was a Chelsea fan is that wrong?
Teletext said Man U were close to signing him ?
I'm not a Pompey fan & if I went to any footie games it would be to watch the Saints but I can't understand why these young players think they'd be better off at other clubs as they reached the England team here so they can get to the top by staying so is it just a case of MONEY?
I only posted what according to a Chelsea fan was common knowledge amongst chelsea fans & also he said Shaw was a Chelsea fan is that wrong? Teletext said Man U were close to signing him ? I'm not a Pompey fan & if I went to any footie games it would be to watch the Saints but I can't understand why these young players think they'd be better off at other clubs as they reached the England team here so they can get to the top by staying so is it just a case of MONEY? loosehead
  • Score: -1

6:51pm Thu 17 Apr 14

loosehead says...

In Sports Direct a lady asked if they sold Saints shirts she was told try the Saints Shop she replied I have they haven't got any more shirts?
Are Saints already getting next years kit sold?
In Sports Direct a lady asked if they sold Saints shirts she was told try the Saints Shop she replied I have they haven't got any more shirts? Are Saints already getting next years kit sold? loosehead
  • Score: 0

6:53pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

loosehead wrote:
I only posted what according to a Chelsea fan was common knowledge amongst chelsea fans & also he said Shaw was a Chelsea fan is that wrong?
Teletext said Man U were close to signing him ?
I'm not a Pompey fan & if I went to any footie games it would be to watch the Saints but I can't understand why these young players think they'd be better off at other clubs as they reached the England team here so they can get to the top by staying so is it just a case of MONEY?
As Sir Patrick Moore often said "What it really is, we just don't know".
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: I only posted what according to a Chelsea fan was common knowledge amongst chelsea fans & also he said Shaw was a Chelsea fan is that wrong? Teletext said Man U were close to signing him ? I'm not a Pompey fan & if I went to any footie games it would be to watch the Saints but I can't understand why these young players think they'd be better off at other clubs as they reached the England team here so they can get to the top by staying so is it just a case of MONEY?[/p][/quote]As Sir Patrick Moore often said "What it really is, we just don't know". OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

6:53pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Shrewdsaint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
There appears to be three types of poster on here at the moment, the ones that predict the worst, but know nothing, the ones that are convinced everything will be OK and know nothing, and those that wish us no good at all who know even less than the other two types.
May be because until Mauricio signs or doesn't sign no other decisions will be made. Papers make a story from a rumour or putting 2 and 2 together and coming up with a new number 3. WE all do it though, I bet Burnley want to keep Ings but how many of us have said we can have him if we want?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: There appears to be three types of poster on here at the moment, the ones that predict the worst, but know nothing, the ones that are convinced everything will be OK and know nothing, and those that wish us no good at all who know even less than the other two types.[/p][/quote]May be because until Mauricio signs or doesn't sign no other decisions will be made. Papers make a story from a rumour or putting 2 and 2 together and coming up with a new number 3. WE all do it though, I bet Burnley want to keep Ings but how many of us have said we can have him if we want? Shrewdsaint
  • Score: -1

6:56pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

loosehead wrote:
In Sports Direct a lady asked if they sold Saints shirts she was told try the Saints Shop she replied I have they haven't got any more shirts?
Are Saints already getting next years kit sold?
http://store.saintsf
c.co.uk/products/217
00

There is a sale on go get 'em.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: In Sports Direct a lady asked if they sold Saints shirts she was told try the Saints Shop she replied I have they haven't got any more shirts? Are Saints already getting next years kit sold?[/p][/quote]http://store.saintsf c.co.uk/products/217 00 There is a sale on go get 'em. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

6:57pm Thu 17 Apr 14

bigfella777 says...

The team needs some new fans not new players. Too many naysayers.
The team needs some new fans not new players. Too many naysayers. bigfella777
  • Score: 1

6:57pm Thu 17 Apr 14

saintbobby says...

andysaint wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.
You might be right because all of this is a lot of money. But we shall see and if the club is serious about progress then I am sure everyone in contract WILL stay!

Now then, if Luke Shaw is so good (and, of course he is) then £30 million is NOT enough. We sold Bale for about £10 million and Spurs ell him for £87 million.

Also, I absolutely hate the so-called big clubs' attitude - we want him and will buy him - and I hate Manure especially.
[quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF[/p][/quote]No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.[/p][/quote]You might be right because all of this is a lot of money. But we shall see and if the club is serious about progress then I am sure everyone in contract WILL stay! Now then, if Luke Shaw is so good (and, of course he is) then £30 million is NOT enough. We sold Bale for about £10 million and Spurs ell him for £87 million. Also, I absolutely hate the so-called big clubs' attitude - we want him and will buy him - and I hate Manure especially. saintbobby
  • Score: 3

7:01pm Thu 17 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
andysaint wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.
Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave?
I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up
Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money
It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear
What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent
Wayne Rooney?
300k a week might have something to do with shrek staying at Man U
Is he really worth that much?
No prob worth nearer 100 mill plus whatever her indoors brings to the family coffers! I wonder what he would be doing if he couldn't play football?brain surgeon at a guess!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF[/p][/quote]No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave? I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent[/p][/quote]Wayne Rooney?[/p][/quote]300k a week might have something to do with shrek staying at Man U[/p][/quote]Is he really worth that much?[/p][/quote]No prob worth nearer 100 mill plus whatever her indoors brings to the family coffers! I wonder what he would be doing if he couldn't play football?brain surgeon at a guess! bullsbags
  • Score: 0

7:02pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Shrewdsaint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
loosehead wrote:
In Sports Direct a lady asked if they sold Saints shirts she was told try the Saints Shop she replied I have they haven't got any more shirts?
Are Saints already getting next years kit sold?
http://store.saintsf

c.co.uk/products/217

00

There is a sale on go get 'em.
Only XXL or kids sizes left. Is the aap deal up?

I see there were Vill tickets left yesterday, not sure if you can still get them now, come on it'll be fun, you know you want to go really!!!!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: In Sports Direct a lady asked if they sold Saints shirts she was told try the Saints Shop she replied I have they haven't got any more shirts? Are Saints already getting next years kit sold?[/p][/quote]http://store.saintsf c.co.uk/products/217 00 There is a sale on go get 'em.[/p][/quote]Only XXL or kids sizes left. Is the aap deal up? I see there were Vill tickets left yesterday, not sure if you can still get them now, come on it'll be fun, you know you want to go really!!!! Shrewdsaint
  • Score: -1

7:04pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Southseachris says...

This will test the club's statements about being ambitious. It will also send a message to current and potential players at the club.A very important summer ahead I believe.
This will test the club's statements about being ambitious. It will also send a message to current and potential players at the club.A very important summer ahead I believe. Southseachris
  • Score: 0

7:09pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Shrewdsaint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
loosehead wrote:
In Sports Direct a lady asked if they sold Saints shirts she was told try the Saints Shop she replied I have they haven't got any more shirts?
Are Saints already getting next years kit sold?
http://store.saintsf


c.co.uk/products/217


00

There is a sale on go get 'em.
Only XXL or kids sizes left. Is the aap deal up?

I see there were Vill tickets left yesterday, not sure if you can still get them now, come on it'll be fun, you know you want to go really!!!!
I am guessing they are gearing up for a new sponsor and and a new strip, hopefully a decent logo of a big Company and with luck deckchair stripes, I miss those old jokes.
[quote][p][bold]Shrewdsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: In Sports Direct a lady asked if they sold Saints shirts she was told try the Saints Shop she replied I have they haven't got any more shirts? Are Saints already getting next years kit sold?[/p][/quote]http://store.saintsf c.co.uk/products/217 00 There is a sale on go get 'em.[/p][/quote]Only XXL or kids sizes left. Is the aap deal up? I see there were Vill tickets left yesterday, not sure if you can still get them now, come on it'll be fun, you know you want to go really!!!![/p][/quote]I am guessing they are gearing up for a new sponsor and and a new strip, hopefully a decent logo of a big Company and with luck deckchair stripes, I miss those old jokes. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

7:11pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

bigfella777 wrote:
The team needs some new fans not new players. Too many naysayers.
Wisest thing you ever said!
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: The team needs some new fans not new players. Too many naysayers.[/p][/quote]Wisest thing you ever said! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

7:18pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?
Why would Chelsea fan need a medical ....
As a medical guy myself, the doctors cant change the mind of a Chelsea fan. If they were to chop his head off this would render him brainless and a Man Utd fan.
A Saints fan is far more sophisticated,
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?[/p][/quote]Why would Chelsea fan need a medical ....[/p][/quote]As a medical guy myself, the doctors cant change the mind of a Chelsea fan. If they were to chop his head off this would render him brainless and a Man Utd fan. A Saints fan is far more sophisticated, Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: 2

7:19pm Thu 17 Apr 14

saintbobby says...

Southseachris wrote:
This will test the club's statements about being ambitious. It will also send a message to current and potential players at the club.A very important summer ahead I believe.
I agree totally.
[quote][p][bold]Southseachris[/bold] wrote: This will test the club's statements about being ambitious. It will also send a message to current and potential players at the club.A very important summer ahead I believe.[/p][/quote]I agree totally. saintbobby
  • Score: 1

7:22pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Clever Dick says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
andysaint wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.
Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave?
I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up
Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money
It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear
What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent
Wayne Rooney?
Leighton Baines
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF[/p][/quote]No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave? I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent[/p][/quote]Wayne Rooney?[/p][/quote]Leighton Baines Clever Dick
  • Score: 0

7:22pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Clever Dick says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
andysaint wrote:
bullsbags wrote:
Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF
No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.
Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave?
I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up
Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money
It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear
What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent
Wayne Rooney?
Leighton Baines
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Luke Shaw will decide his future,not Saints END OF[/p][/quote]No he won't - Shaw has 4 years left on contract and will do as he's told - 100k - 200k - or as much as that useless nobody Rooney - Shaw will be sold if they offer enough money - 30 mill should do it in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Other than Suarez who was the last player to stay at a club when he wanted to leave? I hope ,like all Saints fans that he stays but as far as clubs are concerned, contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on.All it will do is push the price up Both Man Utd and Chelsea can well afford 30 million and 100k a week and I think the board would find it very hard to turn down that sort of money It won't help if he goes to the World Cup on that front as he will have half the squad bending his ear What I would like to see is mo po sign a new contract as that would send out a signal of intent[/p][/quote]Wayne Rooney?[/p][/quote]Leighton Baines Clever Dick
  • Score: -1

7:23pm Thu 17 Apr 14

DisplacedFan says...

Redforlife wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?
Why would Chelsea fan need a medical ....
if you met any you would know why
I think that's a lobotomy.
[quote][p][bold]Redforlife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?[/p][/quote]Why would Chelsea fan need a medical ....[/p][/quote]if you met any you would know why[/p][/quote]I think that's a lobotomy. DisplacedFan
  • Score: -1

8:04pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

I love how everyone ignores the interviews where Shaw keeps on saying he is quite happy where he is, is ignoring the speculation and just wants to get on with playing football.

these are not the comments of someone imminently signing for Man U (if you want to believe the bullsh*t being touted about on twitter)

Look its simple - Shaw WILL go one day. None of us want him to go, but he will. That's the way football is. I personally would love for him to stay for a couple of seasons but I do think it's inevitable that he will move on.

but you never know - if we keep on improving like this we'll be pushing for Europe and he could end up with us for quite a long time. A big If I think - this season has clearly shown that we need much more strength in depth in the squad so that we can cope with injuries and cup competitions. Nothing wrong with having great ambition though.

I think we should just appreciate wonderful players like Luke for as long as we have them and trust in the Club to see through the plans they say they are making.

Great time to be a Saints fan, still has its ups and downs. Love it.
I love how everyone ignores the interviews where Shaw keeps on saying he is quite happy where he is, is ignoring the speculation and just wants to get on with playing football. these are not the comments of someone imminently signing for Man U (if you want to believe the bullsh*t being touted about on twitter) Look its simple - Shaw WILL go one day. None of us want him to go, but he will. That's the way football is. I personally would love for him to stay for a couple of seasons but I do think it's inevitable that he will move on. but you never know - if we keep on improving like this we'll be pushing for Europe and he could end up with us for quite a long time. A big If I think - this season has clearly shown that we need much more strength in depth in the squad so that we can cope with injuries and cup competitions. Nothing wrong with having great ambition though. I think we should just appreciate wonderful players like Luke for as long as we have them and trust in the Club to see through the plans they say they are making. Great time to be a Saints fan, still has its ups and downs. Love it. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 4

8:06pm Thu 17 Apr 14

FaceonaBus says...

Apparently luke shaw has just purchased one of the new flats being built in ocean village. So it may mean he is planning on staying a saint for a while longer yet. Heres hoping. But as a few have said if he is the type to let his head turn by the big money, then he may well go. From what other players have said about him. He is a very grounded and sensible young man. Hopefully he will make a choice to stay with us for another year or two. COYR COYR COYR
Apparently luke shaw has just purchased one of the new flats being built in ocean village. So it may mean he is planning on staying a saint for a while longer yet. Heres hoping. But as a few have said if he is the type to let his head turn by the big money, then he may well go. From what other players have said about him. He is a very grounded and sensible young man. Hopefully he will make a choice to stay with us for another year or two. COYR COYR COYR FaceonaBus
  • Score: 0

8:07pm Thu 17 Apr 14

george chivers says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go. george chivers
  • Score: -3

8:12pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Southseachris says...

I stated above that this is a test of the club's ambitions, inferring that ambitious clubs do not sell their best players.
HOWEVER, every player has his price and if someone comes along and offers seriously silly money then.......
I stated above that this is a test of the club's ambitions, inferring that ambitious clubs do not sell their best players. HOWEVER, every player has his price and if someone comes along and offers seriously silly money then....... Southseachris
  • Score: -1

8:17pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Saintly Sam says...

Face it folks, he's as good as gone, the sooner it's a done deal the sooner we can spend the money on a replacement and at least one other player.

Now, do what you're all best at, and vote this post down, as you have all of the others that dare speak the truth.
Face it folks, he's as good as gone, the sooner it's a done deal the sooner we can spend the money on a replacement and at least one other player. Now, do what you're all best at, and vote this post down, as you have all of the others that dare speak the truth. Saintly Sam
  • Score: -18

8:27pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.[/p][/quote]Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 7

8:27pm Thu 17 Apr 14

angus mc coatup says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
I love how everyone ignores the interviews where Shaw keeps on saying he is quite happy where he is, is ignoring the speculation and just wants to get on with playing football.

these are not the comments of someone imminently signing for Man U (if you want to believe the bullsh*t being touted about on twitter)

Look its simple - Shaw WILL go one day. None of us want him to go, but he will. That's the way football is. I personally would love for him to stay for a couple of seasons but I do think it's inevitable that he will move on.

but you never know - if we keep on improving like this we'll be pushing for Europe and he could end up with us for quite a long time. A big If I think - this season has clearly shown that we need much more strength in depth in the squad so that we can cope with injuries and cup competitions. Nothing wrong with having great ambition though.

I think we should just appreciate wonderful players like Luke for as long as we have them and trust in the Club to see through the plans they say they are making.

Great time to be a Saints fan, still has its ups and downs. Love it.
I think that sums it up S-G, but there's always the situation where we can try to match whatever his ambitions are. So if he ( and the other players) can see that we are striving to get better, and the board are willing to back the manager in the transfer market, it will have a major effect on whether they stay or go. Leighton Baines at everton, is a good example of a player who can earn good money, play for his country, and achieve champions league football
(pending ) with the club that gave him his first chance. We just have to improve year on year to keep those players...... not easy... but not impossible
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: I love how everyone ignores the interviews where Shaw keeps on saying he is quite happy where he is, is ignoring the speculation and just wants to get on with playing football. these are not the comments of someone imminently signing for Man U (if you want to believe the bullsh*t being touted about on twitter) Look its simple - Shaw WILL go one day. None of us want him to go, but he will. That's the way football is. I personally would love for him to stay for a couple of seasons but I do think it's inevitable that he will move on. but you never know - if we keep on improving like this we'll be pushing for Europe and he could end up with us for quite a long time. A big If I think - this season has clearly shown that we need much more strength in depth in the squad so that we can cope with injuries and cup competitions. Nothing wrong with having great ambition though. I think we should just appreciate wonderful players like Luke for as long as we have them and trust in the Club to see through the plans they say they are making. Great time to be a Saints fan, still has its ups and downs. Love it.[/p][/quote]I think that sums it up S-G, but there's always the situation where we can try to match whatever his ambitions are. So if he ( and the other players) can see that we are striving to get better, and the board are willing to back the manager in the transfer market, it will have a major effect on whether they stay or go. Leighton Baines at everton, is a good example of a player who can earn good money, play for his country, and achieve champions league football (pending ) with the club that gave him his first chance. We just have to improve year on year to keep those players...... not easy... but not impossible angus mc coatup
  • Score: 1

8:50pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Saintly Sam wrote:
Face it folks, he's as good as gone, the sooner it's a done deal the sooner we can spend the money on a replacement and at least one other player.

Now, do what you're all best at, and vote this post down, as you have all of the others that dare speak the truth.
There you go UnSaintly Sam a thumbs own, happy now?
[quote][p][bold]Saintly Sam[/bold] wrote: Face it folks, he's as good as gone, the sooner it's a done deal the sooner we can spend the money on a replacement and at least one other player. Now, do what you're all best at, and vote this post down, as you have all of the others that dare speak the truth.[/p][/quote]There you go UnSaintly Sam a thumbs own, happy now? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

9:09pm Thu 17 Apr 14

george chivers says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?
More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.[/p][/quote]Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?[/p][/quote]More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required. george chivers
  • Score: 0

9:33pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Dave Juson says...

george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?
More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.
George, you aren't after a football manager, you are after a god, with the financial muscle of the Vatican State.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.[/p][/quote]Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?[/p][/quote]More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.[/p][/quote]George, you aren't after a football manager, you are after a god, with the financial muscle of the Vatican State. Dave Juson
  • Score: 2

9:47pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Baddesley Bill says...

george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?
More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.
Sorry mate...we beat Liverpool at theirs. Being that they are currently top of the league, that sort of belittles your last post a little bit.

Luck has nothing to do with a whole PL season. We are where we are because we have earned it.

All being well, we will go one better next season.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.[/p][/quote]Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?[/p][/quote]More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.[/p][/quote]Sorry mate...we beat Liverpool at theirs. Being that they are currently top of the league, that sort of belittles your last post a little bit. Luck has nothing to do with a whole PL season. We are where we are because we have earned it. All being well, we will go one better next season. Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 4

10:35pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Rank Xerox says...

I just hope that whoever we get in from selling Shaw the back room staff do there homework this time as some of the recent purchases have been a bit suspect!
I just hope that whoever we get in from selling Shaw the back room staff do there homework this time as some of the recent purchases have been a bit suspect! Rank Xerox
  • Score: -4

10:48pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Rank Xerox wrote:
I just hope that whoever we get in from selling Shaw the back room staff do there homework this time as some of the recent purchases have been a bit suspect!
We are selling Shaw? Gosh I hadn't heard that it had been confirmed. How much will we get for him?
[quote][p][bold]Rank Xerox[/bold] wrote: I just hope that whoever we get in from selling Shaw the back room staff do there homework this time as some of the recent purchases have been a bit suspect![/p][/quote]We are selling Shaw? Gosh I hadn't heard that it had been confirmed. How much will we get for him? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

10:50pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Littleton-Saint says...

I think that Shaw and our other top players will stay - The Board will also strengthen the squad. Saints are improving year on year, exponentially.
I think that Shaw and our other top players will stay - The Board will also strengthen the squad. Saints are improving year on year, exponentially. Littleton-Saint
  • Score: 3

10:52pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

I guess the new flat that Luke has just bought in Ocean Village will be his 2nd home?
I guess the new flat that Luke has just bought in Ocean Village will be his 2nd home? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

11:07pm Thu 17 Apr 14

george chivers says...

Dave Juson wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?
More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.
George, you aren't after a football manager, you are after a god, with the financial muscle of the Vatican State.
Look how well Pullis has done with Palace. No I'm not suggesting we get Pullis but his achievement is better than Mopo's this season. I thought he was only capable of managing a team of Giants who played basket ball. But he's gone to south London and done brilliantly with a team of average players who play the ball along the ground from the back through midfield and have less possession than we do.

All I am saying is don't get carried away with our manager's achievements, circumstances have helped him this season. Next season will be different. Can he improve on this season. If he can great, that makes him a very good manager, but I have my doubts he can. If he stays.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.[/p][/quote]Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?[/p][/quote]More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.[/p][/quote]George, you aren't after a football manager, you are after a god, with the financial muscle of the Vatican State.[/p][/quote]Look how well Pullis has done with Palace. No I'm not suggesting we get Pullis but his achievement is better than Mopo's this season. I thought he was only capable of managing a team of Giants who played basket ball. But he's gone to south London and done brilliantly with a team of average players who play the ball along the ground from the back through midfield and have less possession than we do. All I am saying is don't get carried away with our manager's achievements, circumstances have helped him this season. Next season will be different. Can he improve on this season. If he can great, that makes him a very good manager, but I have my doubts he can. If he stays. george chivers
  • Score: 1

11:14pm Thu 17 Apr 14

george chivers says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?
More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.
Sorry mate...we beat Liverpool at theirs. Being that they are currently top of the league, that sort of belittles your last post a little bit.

Luck has nothing to do with a whole PL season. We are where we are because we have earned it.

All being well, we will go one better next season.
Not really, Liverpool were a long way off their peak when we beat them. We lost to them at St Mary's by a country mile and we lost to Sunderland and Cardiff at home. We are ok but we aint that good. We flatter to deceive and don't pick up enough points for the effort we put in, especially at home.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.[/p][/quote]Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?[/p][/quote]More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.[/p][/quote]Sorry mate...we beat Liverpool at theirs. Being that they are currently top of the league, that sort of belittles your last post a little bit. Luck has nothing to do with a whole PL season. We are where we are because we have earned it. All being well, we will go one better next season.[/p][/quote]Not really, Liverpool were a long way off their peak when we beat them. We lost to them at St Mary's by a country mile and we lost to Sunderland and Cardiff at home. We are ok but we aint that good. We flatter to deceive and don't pick up enough points for the effort we put in, especially at home. george chivers
  • Score: 3

11:25pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

george chivers wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?
More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.
Sorry mate...we beat Liverpool at theirs. Being that they are currently top of the league, that sort of belittles your last post a little bit.

Luck has nothing to do with a whole PL season. We are where we are because we have earned it.

All being well, we will go one better next season.
Not really, Liverpool were a long way off their peak when we beat them. We lost to them at St Mary's by a country mile and we lost to Sunderland and Cardiff at home. We are ok but we aint that good. We flatter to deceive and don't pick up enough points for the effort we put in, especially at home.
Double edged sword for MP, if he isn't that good he won't be poached by a "bigger team", so we should be able to keep him then. If he excels with us someone will snatch him away for sure, seems we can't win either way.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.[/p][/quote]Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?[/p][/quote]More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.[/p][/quote]Sorry mate...we beat Liverpool at theirs. Being that they are currently top of the league, that sort of belittles your last post a little bit. Luck has nothing to do with a whole PL season. We are where we are because we have earned it. All being well, we will go one better next season.[/p][/quote]Not really, Liverpool were a long way off their peak when we beat them. We lost to them at St Mary's by a country mile and we lost to Sunderland and Cardiff at home. We are ok but we aint that good. We flatter to deceive and don't pick up enough points for the effort we put in, especially at home.[/p][/quote]Double edged sword for MP, if he isn't that good he won't be poached by a "bigger team", so we should be able to keep him then. If he excels with us someone will snatch him away for sure, seems we can't win either way. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

11:28pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Quote: Look how well Pullis has done with Palace. No I'm not suggesting we get Pullis but his achievement is better than Mopo's this season.
Cardiff think that Pulis is a cheat!
Quote: Look how well Pullis has done with Palace. No I'm not suggesting we get Pullis but his achievement is better than Mopo's this season. Cardiff think that Pulis is a cheat! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

11:36pm Thu 17 Apr 14

angus mc coatup says...

Has not occurred to you that this team is nowhere the finished article, Mopo has had to work a squad, that is probably three or four, good players short of being a very good prem side. Get those players in and then judge the manager. We have consistently outplayed nearly every team in this division, and when this squad is strengthened we can maybe challenge the top six.

We just need to turn dominance into goals.... keep the faith......
Has not occurred to you that this team is nowhere the finished article, Mopo has had to work a squad, that is probably three or four, good players short of being a very good prem side. Get those players in and then judge the manager. We have consistently outplayed nearly every team in this division, and when this squad is strengthened we can maybe challenge the top six. We just need to turn dominance into goals.... keep the faith...... angus mc coatup
  • Score: 3

11:36pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

george chivers wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?
More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.
Sorry mate...we beat Liverpool at theirs. Being that they are currently top of the league, that sort of belittles your last post a little bit.

Luck has nothing to do with a whole PL season. We are where we are because we have earned it.

All being well, we will go one better next season.
Not really, Liverpool were a long way off their peak when we beat them. We lost to them at St Mary's by a country mile and we lost to Sunderland and Cardiff at home. We are ok but we aint that good. We flatter to deceive and don't pick up enough points for the effort we put in, especially at home.
That is because we lack a finisher which is why we bought one - who sadly turned out to be a knob. Hopefully we will buy better this time. It cannot be a bad thing that we dominate teams but obviously we need to win the game. Although we are the seventh highest scoring team. We will finish eighth or at worst ninth. At the beginning of the season I said my hope was top ten but minimum 13th being one better than last season. I'm very happy. Each place now means reeling in a top seven side and will be a massive task.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.[/p][/quote]Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?[/p][/quote]More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.[/p][/quote]Sorry mate...we beat Liverpool at theirs. Being that they are currently top of the league, that sort of belittles your last post a little bit. Luck has nothing to do with a whole PL season. We are where we are because we have earned it. All being well, we will go one better next season.[/p][/quote]Not really, Liverpool were a long way off their peak when we beat them. We lost to them at St Mary's by a country mile and we lost to Sunderland and Cardiff at home. We are ok but we aint that good. We flatter to deceive and don't pick up enough points for the effort we put in, especially at home.[/p][/quote]That is because we lack a finisher which is why we bought one - who sadly turned out to be a knob. Hopefully we will buy better this time. It cannot be a bad thing that we dominate teams but obviously we need to win the game. Although we are the seventh highest scoring team. We will finish eighth or at worst ninth. At the beginning of the season I said my hope was top ten but minimum 13th being one better than last season. I'm very happy. Each place now means reeling in a top seven side and will be a massive task. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 5

11:44pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

george chivers wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?
More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.
Sorry mate...we beat Liverpool at theirs. Being that they are currently top of the league, that sort of belittles your last post a little bit.

Luck has nothing to do with a whole PL season. We are where we are because we have earned it.

All being well, we will go one better next season.
Not really, Liverpool were a long way off their peak when we beat them. We lost to them at St Mary's by a country mile and we lost to Sunderland and Cardiff at home. We are ok but we aint that good. We flatter to deceive and don't pick up enough points for the effort we put in, especially at home.
And by the way it was Liverpool's first defeat of the season and they would have gone top if they'd won. Their previous defeat was at SMS. You do Saints a massive disservice for what was a major triumph. I was lucky enough to be there to witness it. I've also been there in the past and remember losing 7-1 in particular.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.[/p][/quote]Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?[/p][/quote]More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.[/p][/quote]Sorry mate...we beat Liverpool at theirs. Being that they are currently top of the league, that sort of belittles your last post a little bit. Luck has nothing to do with a whole PL season. We are where we are because we have earned it. All being well, we will go one better next season.[/p][/quote]Not really, Liverpool were a long way off their peak when we beat them. We lost to them at St Mary's by a country mile and we lost to Sunderland and Cardiff at home. We are ok but we aint that good. We flatter to deceive and don't pick up enough points for the effort we put in, especially at home.[/p][/quote]And by the way it was Liverpool's first defeat of the season and they would have gone top if they'd won. Their previous defeat was at SMS. You do Saints a massive disservice for what was a major triumph. I was lucky enough to be there to witness it. I've also been there in the past and remember losing 7-1 in particular. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 0

11:48pm Thu 17 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
Has not occurred to you that this team is nowhere the finished article, Mopo has had to work a squad, that is probably three or four, good players short of being a very good prem side. Get those players in and then judge the manager. We have consistently outplayed nearly every team in this division, and when this squad is strengthened we can maybe challenge the top six.

We just need to turn dominance into goals.... keep the faith......
I think the original plan was to get promoted twice, survive, consolidate, then progress, the latter is the next stage, might be difficult without the drive of NC though, time will tell.
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: Has not occurred to you that this team is nowhere the finished article, Mopo has had to work a squad, that is probably three or four, good players short of being a very good prem side. Get those players in and then judge the manager. We have consistently outplayed nearly every team in this division, and when this squad is strengthened we can maybe challenge the top six. We just need to turn dominance into goals.... keep the faith......[/p][/quote]I think the original plan was to get promoted twice, survive, consolidate, then progress, the latter is the next stage, might be difficult without the drive of NC though, time will tell. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

11:59pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Baddesley Bill says...

george chivers wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?
More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.
Sorry mate...we beat Liverpool at theirs. Being that they are currently top of the league, that sort of belittles your last post a little bit.

Luck has nothing to do with a whole PL season. We are where we are because we have earned it.

All being well, we will go one better next season.
Not really, Liverpool were a long way off their peak when we beat them. We lost to them at St Mary's by a country mile and we lost to Sunderland and Cardiff at home. We are ok but we aint that good. We flatter to deceive and don't pick up enough points for the effort we put in, especially at home.
I beg to disagree..Liverpool have been there and there abouts all season long. We beat them fair and square at Anfield. Who else has?

Our only problem has been has a lack of strength in depth when tiredness and injuries kicked in....and the occasional c0ck up.

If we improve again next season, it will be beyond the expectation of any club outside of the usual suspects for the last decade or so.

That is not under achievement imo.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.[/p][/quote]Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?[/p][/quote]More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.[/p][/quote]Sorry mate...we beat Liverpool at theirs. Being that they are currently top of the league, that sort of belittles your last post a little bit. Luck has nothing to do with a whole PL season. We are where we are because we have earned it. All being well, we will go one better next season.[/p][/quote]Not really, Liverpool were a long way off their peak when we beat them. We lost to them at St Mary's by a country mile and we lost to Sunderland and Cardiff at home. We are ok but we aint that good. We flatter to deceive and don't pick up enough points for the effort we put in, especially at home.[/p][/quote]I beg to disagree..Liverpool have been there and there abouts all season long. We beat them fair and square at Anfield. Who else has? Our only problem has been has a lack of strength in depth when tiredness and injuries kicked in....and the occasional c0ck up. If we improve again next season, it will be beyond the expectation of any club outside of the usual suspects for the last decade or so. That is not under achievement imo. Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 1

12:13am Fri 18 Apr 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

Mick1101 wrote:
If he wants to go and Saints get 35 million then I reckon that's good business for an 18 year-old....I can't remember any club winning anything because they had a great left-back.....he's a fantastic player no doubt but saints need a top-class striker,two centre-backs and a winger ...Chambers and Clyne can play full back next season...
Not sure if you know but, our ex left back scored the winner in the Spanish cup for Real Madrid....
[quote][p][bold]Mick1101[/bold] wrote: If he wants to go and Saints get 35 million then I reckon that's good business for an 18 year-old....I can't remember any club winning anything because they had a great left-back.....he's a fantastic player no doubt but saints need a top-class striker,two centre-backs and a winger ...Chambers and Clyne can play full back next season...[/p][/quote]Not sure if you know but, our ex left back scored the winner in the Spanish cup for Real Madrid.... SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 2

1:45am Fri 18 Apr 14

hedge end bob says...

I have read all the above posts, some good some not so good . So for a bit of fun lets have a poll on who is the biggest knobhead poster on this site.
Don't get excited Osprey , you don't get my vote.!!
NO my vote goes to the man who's photo you have to hold up to the light see it and that man is.............. NEGATIVE GEORGE CHIVERS.
I have read all the above posts, some good some not so good . So for a bit of fun lets have a poll on who is the biggest knobhead poster on this site. Don't get excited Osprey , you don't get my vote.!! NO my vote goes to the man who's photo you have to hold up to the light see it and that man is.............. NEGATIVE GEORGE CHIVERS. hedge end bob
  • Score: 0

2:18am Fri 18 Apr 14

sasmike says...

let him go cash him in replace the squad with 3 new faces
let him go cash him in replace the squad with 3 new faces sasmike
  • Score: -4

3:34am Fri 18 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Saintly Sam wrote:
Face it folks, he's as good as gone, the sooner it's a done deal the sooner we can spend the money on a replacement and at least one other player.

Now, do what you're all best at, and vote this post down, as you have all of the others that dare speak the truth.
Posters who "dare speak the truth". Thats an opinion not the truth, and we all have our own opinions. Posts like this get thumbs down because the vast majority of posters on here can distinguish between the truth and opinion.
In your, and a few others, opinions Luke will be sold. In my, and a lot of others, opinions he might be sold but probably wont. Importantly though our opinions count for nothing, the only opinions that count are the managers and the boards/owners, their current opinion is that none of our top players are for sale and none will be sold, thats the only 'truth' here.
Your quite welcome to think Luke will be sold but others, a lot of others, don't think he will, so don't have a go at others for thinking that the manager and board might just keep the players to the contracts they were happy to sign!
[quote][p][bold]Saintly Sam[/bold] wrote: Face it folks, he's as good as gone, the sooner it's a done deal the sooner we can spend the money on a replacement and at least one other player. Now, do what you're all best at, and vote this post down, as you have all of the others that dare speak the truth.[/p][/quote]Posters who "dare speak the truth". Thats an opinion not the truth, and we all have our own opinions. Posts like this get thumbs down because the vast majority of posters on here can distinguish between the truth and opinion. In your, and a few others, opinions Luke will be sold. In my, and a lot of others, opinions he might be sold but probably wont. Importantly though our opinions count for nothing, the only opinions that count are the managers and the boards/owners, their current opinion is that none of our top players are for sale and none will be sold, thats the only 'truth' here. Your quite welcome to think Luke will be sold but others, a lot of others, don't think he will, so don't have a go at others for thinking that the manager and board might just keep the players to the contracts they were happy to sign! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 3

5:27am Fri 18 Apr 14

nannupsaint says...

Dave Juson wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?
More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.
George, you aren't after a football manager, you are after a god, with the financial muscle of the Vatican State.
Well both MoPo and the Pope are Argentinian - perhaps they could join forces?
[quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.[/p][/quote]Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?[/p][/quote]More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.[/p][/quote]George, you aren't after a football manager, you are after a god, with the financial muscle of the Vatican State.[/p][/quote]Well both MoPo and the Pope are Argentinian - perhaps they could join forces? nannupsaint
  • Score: 1

6:24am Fri 18 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
I love how everyone ignores the interviews where Shaw keeps on saying he is quite happy where he is, is ignoring the speculation and just wants to get on with playing football.

these are not the comments of someone imminently signing for Man U (if you want to believe the bullsh*t being touted about on twitter)

Look its simple - Shaw WILL go one day. None of us want him to go, but he will. That's the way football is. I personally would love for him to stay for a couple of seasons but I do think it's inevitable that he will move on.

but you never know - if we keep on improving like this we'll be pushing for Europe and he could end up with us for quite a long time. A big If I think - this season has clearly shown that we need much more strength in depth in the squad so that we can cope with injuries and cup competitions. Nothing wrong with having great ambition though.

I think we should just appreciate wonderful players like Luke for as long as we have them and trust in the Club to see through the plans they say they are making.

Great time to be a Saints fan, still has its ups and downs. Love it.
How many players of Luke's quality have resisted moving to a bigger club that can offer Champions league football and huge wages? Luke's still a Saint, he's not going to come out now before the season's finished and say I'm off this summer.

It'll be interesting to see how many of those posters having a go at other posters for saying he'll go, will come out and say they were completely wrong. They'll go quiet for a few days, It's always the same group.It will be fun quoting them back some of their bold posts!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: I love how everyone ignores the interviews where Shaw keeps on saying he is quite happy where he is, is ignoring the speculation and just wants to get on with playing football. these are not the comments of someone imminently signing for Man U (if you want to believe the bullsh*t being touted about on twitter) Look its simple - Shaw WILL go one day. None of us want him to go, but he will. That's the way football is. I personally would love for him to stay for a couple of seasons but I do think it's inevitable that he will move on. but you never know - if we keep on improving like this we'll be pushing for Europe and he could end up with us for quite a long time. A big If I think - this season has clearly shown that we need much more strength in depth in the squad so that we can cope with injuries and cup competitions. Nothing wrong with having great ambition though. I think we should just appreciate wonderful players like Luke for as long as we have them and trust in the Club to see through the plans they say they are making. Great time to be a Saints fan, still has its ups and downs. Love it.[/p][/quote]How many players of Luke's quality have resisted moving to a bigger club that can offer Champions league football and huge wages? Luke's still a Saint, he's not going to come out now before the season's finished and say I'm off this summer. It'll be interesting to see how many of those posters having a go at other posters for saying he'll go, will come out and say they were completely wrong. They'll go quiet for a few days, It's always the same group.It will be fun quoting them back some of their bold posts!!!! redandy10
  • Score: -3

7:09am Fri 18 Apr 14

Rising_Son says...

redandy10 wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
I love how everyone ignores the interviews where Shaw keeps on saying he is quite happy where he is, is ignoring the speculation and just wants to get on with playing football.

these are not the comments of someone imminently signing for Man U (if you want to believe the bullsh*t being touted about on twitter)

Look its simple - Shaw WILL go one day. None of us want him to go, but he will. That's the way football is. I personally would love for him to stay for a couple of seasons but I do think it's inevitable that he will move on.

but you never know - if we keep on improving like this we'll be pushing for Europe and he could end up with us for quite a long time. A big If I think - this season has clearly shown that we need much more strength in depth in the squad so that we can cope with injuries and cup competitions. Nothing wrong with having great ambition though.

I think we should just appreciate wonderful players like Luke for as long as we have them and trust in the Club to see through the plans they say they are making.

Great time to be a Saints fan, still has its ups and downs. Love it.
How many players of Luke's quality have resisted moving to a bigger club that can offer Champions league football and huge wages? Luke's still a Saint, he's not going to come out now before the season's finished and say I'm off this summer.

It'll be interesting to see how many of those posters having a go at other posters for saying he'll go, will come out and say they were completely wrong. They'll go quiet for a few days, It's always the same group.It will be fun quoting them back some of their bold posts!!!!
You seem to think that a person who has guessed correctly has the right to gloat about it to someone who has guessed incorrectly.

This time I hope you manage to read what I wrote without getting stuck between the lines.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: I love how everyone ignores the interviews where Shaw keeps on saying he is quite happy where he is, is ignoring the speculation and just wants to get on with playing football. these are not the comments of someone imminently signing for Man U (if you want to believe the bullsh*t being touted about on twitter) Look its simple - Shaw WILL go one day. None of us want him to go, but he will. That's the way football is. I personally would love for him to stay for a couple of seasons but I do think it's inevitable that he will move on. but you never know - if we keep on improving like this we'll be pushing for Europe and he could end up with us for quite a long time. A big If I think - this season has clearly shown that we need much more strength in depth in the squad so that we can cope with injuries and cup competitions. Nothing wrong with having great ambition though. I think we should just appreciate wonderful players like Luke for as long as we have them and trust in the Club to see through the plans they say they are making. Great time to be a Saints fan, still has its ups and downs. Love it.[/p][/quote]How many players of Luke's quality have resisted moving to a bigger club that can offer Champions league football and huge wages? Luke's still a Saint, he's not going to come out now before the season's finished and say I'm off this summer. It'll be interesting to see how many of those posters having a go at other posters for saying he'll go, will come out and say they were completely wrong. They'll go quiet for a few days, It's always the same group.It will be fun quoting them back some of their bold posts!!!![/p][/quote]You seem to think that a person who has guessed correctly has the right to gloat about it to someone who has guessed incorrectly. This time I hope you manage to read what I wrote without getting stuck between the lines. Rising_Son
  • Score: 2

7:47am Fri 18 Apr 14

Rooflas says...

The most important issue is that we don't have to sell shaw! Assurances have been given (great interview by Krueger in the guardian) that the club want to keep this group together, would be nice to tie up mopo to a deal now but waiting til the summer seems a good idea.

Football is fickle, any of our players could have a storming World Cup (those that are going) and any of our players could return injured! I agree every player has a price unless you are Real Madrid,players will want to improve themselves but it's a big step and risk as the manager who signs you may not be there long!

We are not a massive club and I would expect to lose a player here or there, I thought the plan was to become almost self reliant and profit from the accademy, we've spent enough money on it. Importantly we shouldn't see a repeat bale/Walcott situation where we got completely mugged.
The most important issue is that we don't have to sell shaw! Assurances have been given (great interview by Krueger in the guardian) that the club want to keep this group together, would be nice to tie up mopo to a deal now but waiting til the summer seems a good idea. Football is fickle, any of our players could have a storming World Cup (those that are going) and any of our players could return injured! I agree every player has a price unless you are Real Madrid,players will want to improve themselves but it's a big step and risk as the manager who signs you may not be there long! We are not a massive club and I would expect to lose a player here or there, I thought the plan was to become almost self reliant and profit from the accademy, we've spent enough money on it. Importantly we shouldn't see a repeat bale/Walcott situation where we got completely mugged. Rooflas
  • Score: 5

9:59am Fri 18 Apr 14

george chivers says...

nannupsaint wrote:
Dave Juson wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?
More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.
George, you aren't after a football manager, you are after a god, with the financial muscle of the Vatican State.
Well both MoPo and the Pope are Argentinian - perhaps they could join forces?
Very funny!
[quote][p][bold]nannupsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.[/p][/quote]Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?[/p][/quote]More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.[/p][/quote]George, you aren't after a football manager, you are after a god, with the financial muscle of the Vatican State.[/p][/quote]Well both MoPo and the Pope are Argentinian - perhaps they could join forces?[/p][/quote]Very funny! george chivers
  • Score: 0

11:06am Fri 18 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

I know some struggle to distinguish between the saints pre st Markus and the post st Markus saints. We used to be a club owned by the dark Lord who went on record as saying he wouldn't try to keep a player who wanted out. We are now owned and run by people who are saying we will do all we can to keep the players. Thats a huge shift in attitudes and one that I am willing to believe.
There also seems to be a 'you wait until he sold so that I can say told you so' feeling from some. Well you wont be saying 'told you so' to many, most people are willing to accept the board/chairman at their word and believe that they will keep the players, but know that there is always a chance of selling some.
I know some struggle to distinguish between the saints pre st Markus and the post st Markus saints. We used to be a club owned by the dark Lord who went on record as saying he wouldn't try to keep a player who wanted out. We are now owned and run by people who are saying we will do all we can to keep the players. Thats a huge shift in attitudes and one that I am willing to believe. There also seems to be a 'you wait until he sold so that I can say told you so' feeling from some. Well you wont be saying 'told you so' to many, most people are willing to accept the board/chairman at their word and believe that they will keep the players, but know that there is always a chance of selling some. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 1

2:23pm Fri 18 Apr 14

St.Ray says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?
Why would Chelsea fan need a medical ....
All Chelsea fans need a medical, it's compulsory. If it isn't compulsory it should be!
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Chelsea fan reckons he's been up there for a medical?[/p][/quote]Why would Chelsea fan need a medical ....[/p][/quote]All Chelsea fans need a medical, it's compulsory. If it isn't compulsory it should be! St.Ray
  • Score: 0

6:01pm Fri 18 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

nannupsaint wrote:
Dave Juson wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?
More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.
George, you aren't after a football manager, you are after a god, with the financial muscle of the Vatican State.
Well both MoPo and the Pope are Argentinian - perhaps they could join forces?
What are the chances of either of them being Catholic? About the same oods that a lot of the Neggies could be wrong with their guesswork I would imagine.
[quote][p][bold]nannupsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.[/p][/quote]Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?[/p][/quote]More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.[/p][/quote]George, you aren't after a football manager, you are after a god, with the financial muscle of the Vatican State.[/p][/quote]Well both MoPo and the Pope are Argentinian - perhaps they could join forces?[/p][/quote]What are the chances of either of them being Catholic? About the same oods that a lot of the Neggies could be wrong with their guesswork I would imagine. OSPREYSAINT
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6:15pm Fri 18 Apr 14

north wales saint 2 says...

After such a promising start to the season it seems that we are going to end up in the top 10 which is a big improvement on last year.Like all the other posters I hate the uncertainty of the next few weeks and hope we can keep the present squad together with a few useful additions.Our ability of late to hang onto a lead has been woeful but i take heart from the fact that our defenders in particular seem to be coveted by at the moment bigger clubs.So not knocking M P but something is not quite right somewhere in that department.3 points please tomorrow to avenge that awful 2-3 at our place.
After such a promising start to the season it seems that we are going to end up in the top 10 which is a big improvement on last year.Like all the other posters I hate the uncertainty of the next few weeks and hope we can keep the present squad together with a few useful additions.Our ability of late to hang onto a lead has been woeful but i take heart from the fact that our defenders in particular seem to be coveted by at the moment bigger clubs.So not knocking M P but something is not quite right somewhere in that department.3 points please tomorrow to avenge that awful 2-3 at our place. north wales saint 2
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9:28pm Fri 18 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
nannupsaint wrote:
Dave Juson wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Thelma _wheeler41 wrote:
saints manager stays so will the players end of.
I think you are probably right.

It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.
Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.
Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that!

I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.
He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.
Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?
More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.
George, you aren't after a football manager, you are after a god, with the financial muscle of the Vatican State.
Well both MoPo and the Pope are Argentinian - perhaps they could join forces?
What are the chances of either of them being Catholic? About the same oods that a lot of the Neggies could be wrong with their guesswork I would imagine.
oods? Thats's odd!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nannupsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Juson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thelma _wheeler41[/bold] wrote: saints manager stays so will the players end of.[/p][/quote]I think you are probably right. It would be nice to see the board act on this to stop some of the uncertainty. I really don't know why they haven't. Unless they are not prepared to give him some transfer funds and therefore he won't commit.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they have someone else in mind. Maybe they want their own man in and not Cortese's man. Maybe they want the team to play a different style of football on a lower budget.[/p][/quote]Our starting 11 cost less than £20m I don't think you can get much cheaper than that! I think if they chose to change him they'd have a riot on their hands.[/p][/quote]He's not that good. Our home record isn't wonderful. Yes he's done well in general terms but don't forget we had a very accommodating fixture list at the start of the season and got off to a flyer. There's no guarantee that will happen again next season. And we could be vulnerable at the start of the season depending on who we sign, if we lose some and injuries. Unless we spend a lot I think we will do well to repeat what we have achieved this season. Especially if we continue to use predictable repetitive patterns of play without some kind of variation. I'm still not totally convinced by him. Next season will be the watershed, if he can get us into the top six then he will have proved his worth. But if we come in around 12th to 14th for me he would have to go.[/p][/quote]Jeez man, if we end up eighth we will have equalled our highest ever Prem finish and that's in his first full season. What the hell do you want!?[/p][/quote]More than that next year. I think we have been fortunate this year and we haven't beaten any of the top teams. For me he still has lot to prove especially the way he plays we don't get a proportional number of points for the amount of possession we have. Continuous improvement is required.[/p][/quote]George, you aren't after a football manager, you are after a god, with the financial muscle of the Vatican State.[/p][/quote]Well both MoPo and the Pope are Argentinian - perhaps they could join forces?[/p][/quote]What are the chances of either of them being Catholic? About the same oods that a lot of the Neggies could be wrong with their guesswork I would imagine.[/p][/quote]oods? Thats's odd! OSPREYSAINT
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1:56pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Why should we sell are best assets unless a really stupid comes in say £50 Million just look at that snip Gareth Bale!
Why should we sell are best assets unless a really stupid comes in say £50 Million just look at that snip Gareth Bale! Fatty x Ford Worker
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