Former star tells Saints to hit transfer trail

Ralph Krueger

Ralph Krueger

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

SAINTS must be “aggressive” in this summer’s transfer market rather than “laying over and having their belly tickled.”

That’s the verdict delivered by ex-Dell striker Gordon Watson ahead of a summer which he describes “as the biggest the club have had for five or six years – and that is saying something.”

Watson insists Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Ralph Krueger need to have brought in new signings prior to the World Cup starting in early June.

It is crucial for the morale of the squad that new players are brought in before any prize assets are sold, rather than the other way around.

“Saints have to be aggressive in the transfer market,” Watson declared.

“I would like to see new signings in place before the World Cup starts.

“You cannot dilly dally this summer, you cannot be seen to be laying over and having your belly tickled.

“Saints’ stock is high, their manager’s stock is high, and the players’ stock is high.

“Some of the players will be on the wish-lists of other managers.

“Saints therefore need to get new players in as early as they can, make a statement of intent to the players they have got and the manager.

“I am sure the manager would have a list of targets in his mind already.

“There are players out there.”

The horror knee injury suffered by Jay Rodriguez at Manchester City earlier this month means Pochettino, should he stay, will almost certainly look to strengthen his attack this summer.

Saints have only scored one penalty in two and a half games since Rodriguez suffered his anterior cruciate ligament injury at The Etihad, with even Rickie Lambert last week telling the Daily Echo that he wants to see a new forward brought in this summer.

“The lad Vydra (at West Brom) works well in a pair, while Watford’s Troy Deeney could be a Premier League player, he has power and pace – things we don’t have.”

Watson believes it’s important Saints strike early in the transfer market, in order to keep their players who might star in the World Cup and whose market value could rocket as a result.

“Every player outside the top six in the Premier League should want to play for Southampton,” Watson said.

“And if you are a Southampton player, you would only want to leave this club to sign for a handful of others.”

Asked about the constant speculation linking Pochettino with Tottenham, Watson remarked: “I hadn’t given it too much thought to be honest.

“I’m just enjoying the fact we’re going to finish in the top eight.

“If he did go, though, I know we would not struggle to bring in a good replacement.

“As I said, Southampton’s stock is high.”

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7:08am Thu 24 Apr 14

Mush On The Beach says...

I smiled the other day when someone posted what does Flash make of it all?
We have our answer …. Be aggressive in the market rather than laying over and having our belly tickled.
Now that is what I call profound no nonsense words of wisdom, nice one Flash.
I smiled the other day when someone posted what does Flash make of it all? We have our answer …. Be aggressive in the market rather than laying over and having our belly tickled. Now that is what I call profound no nonsense words of wisdom, nice one Flash. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 49

7:29am Thu 24 Apr 14

Malcombe says...

Good on you Gordon seems you have Southampton right through you body and your sentiments are those of everyone who love The Saints and Southampton Football Club.

Mauricio Potchettino must surely feel he hasn't reach the summit of his mission he's only moved up from Base Camp and wants to continue this wonderful transformation that not only excites everyone who works and supports The Saints but millions all over the world in the Bars and Pubs all over the world this season who not only watch the top 6 they drop a little further to 8th in the League and watch more exciting Football and watch The Saints.

Everyone wants him to stay and he must be very proud of this because if he didn't admit it himself many will have told him how good he is and if he's true to his culture of the Latin or better still Argentina / Spanish way he will want to continue the mission.
I think because of this successful season the franchise of all the products of SFC will triple or even quadruple and that I believe is Ralphs baby, Man U for example sell millions of pounds worth of there products every year that at one time was paying the Players wages so there are never ending targets that SFC can reach in the future, I never thought I would love an Argentinian so much and I bet thousands of Supporters feel the same.
Good on you Gordon seems you have Southampton right through you body and your sentiments are those of everyone who love The Saints and Southampton Football Club. Mauricio Potchettino must surely feel he hasn't reach the summit of his mission he's only moved up from Base Camp and wants to continue this wonderful transformation that not only excites everyone who works and supports The Saints but millions all over the world in the Bars and Pubs all over the world this season who not only watch the top 6 they drop a little further to 8th in the League and watch more exciting Football and watch The Saints. Everyone wants him to stay and he must be very proud of this because if he didn't admit it himself many will have told him how good he is and if he's true to his culture of the Latin or better still Argentina / Spanish way he will want to continue the mission. I think because of this successful season the franchise of all the products of SFC will triple or even quadruple and that I believe is Ralphs baby, Man U for example sell millions of pounds worth of there products every year that at one time was paying the Players wages so there are never ending targets that SFC can reach in the future, I never thought I would love an Argentinian so much and I bet thousands of Supporters feel the same. Malcombe
  • Score: 26

7:35am Thu 24 Apr 14

Malcombe says...

Blimey Mush your up early like me, got a Hospital Appointment have you the same as me if yes I'll see you there, nice comments, never a dull moment keep them coming, here's one for you Mush, will we have him the Very Very Special one and all the wonderful Players next season?
Blimey Mush your up early like me, got a Hospital Appointment have you the same as me if yes I'll see you there, nice comments, never a dull moment keep them coming, here's one for you Mush, will we have him the Very Very Special one and all the wonderful Players next season? Malcombe
  • Score: 5

7:56am Thu 24 Apr 14

StElsass says...

Get Hernandez as part payment for Shaw, use the money to get a CB and a replacement LB, and then splash a bit more for a GK (try Marshall if Cardiff go down) and try and keep everybody else. Simple :0)
Get Hernandez as part payment for Shaw, use the money to get a CB and a replacement LB, and then splash a bit more for a GK (try Marshall if Cardiff go down) and try and keep everybody else. Simple :0) StElsass
  • Score: 9

8:12am Thu 24 Apr 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Malcombe wrote:
Blimey Mush your up early like me, got a Hospital Appointment have you the same as me if yes I'll see you there, nice comments, never a dull moment keep them coming, here's one for you Mush, will we have him the Very Very Special one and all the wonderful Players next season?
Not early for me Malcombe, in the timeless words of Men at Work, I Come From a Land Down Under. Good luck with the hospital visit.
Who will be here next season, I don’t have the answers to that one but I know it will be special because that’s who we are.
[quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: Blimey Mush your up early like me, got a Hospital Appointment have you the same as me if yes I'll see you there, nice comments, never a dull moment keep them coming, here's one for you Mush, will we have him the Very Very Special one and all the wonderful Players next season?[/p][/quote]Not early for me Malcombe, in the timeless words of Men at Work, I Come From a Land Down Under. Good luck with the hospital visit. Who will be here next season, I don’t have the answers to that one but I know it will be special because that’s who we are. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 5

8:15am Thu 24 Apr 14

only1chopper says...

Every time I check newsnow, it has utd saying they are that they have virtually signed Shaw. His valuation is at 30 million, 100k a week. Crazy money. So yes Ralph, our stock is definitely high.
Mr Watson, you are right, we need players but of the right calibre for sfc. We cannot afford another osvaldo situation. Players in lovren mode for defence, a goal poacher, and a decent no.2 keeper. Our scouts must be doing triple time to find these players. But we need them before the World Cup, their valuations just seem to rocket after.
But most important of all is to keep what we have already, manager and players. That it seems is the hardest task right now. Cos how are we going to attract the top players if we start selling our current best players. Yes these new players will get a game, but progression up the table will not happen.
The next few months are going to be interesting, nail bitingly interesting.
Every time I check newsnow, it has utd saying they are that they have virtually signed Shaw. His valuation is at 30 million, 100k a week. Crazy money. So yes Ralph, our stock is definitely high. Mr Watson, you are right, we need players but of the right calibre for sfc. We cannot afford another osvaldo situation. Players in lovren mode for defence, a goal poacher, and a decent no.2 keeper. Our scouts must be doing triple time to find these players. But we need them before the World Cup, their valuations just seem to rocket after. But most important of all is to keep what we have already, manager and players. That it seems is the hardest task right now. Cos how are we going to attract the top players if we start selling our current best players. Yes these new players will get a game, but progression up the table will not happen. The next few months are going to be interesting, nail bitingly interesting. only1chopper
  • Score: 11

8:16am Thu 24 Apr 14

stmartin65 says...

Sorry as much as I love flash as the hardworking never say die attitude he was hardly a star although I guess 48 apps and 14 goals isn't that bad.We will keep our stars though why would they want to leave?Money,chance to win a league or cup?champions league football to enhance their international career.
Its going to be a long summer Im going to ignore all the speculation and enjoy some cricket.Looks like Hampshire have some exciting players this year.
Sorry as much as I love flash as the hardworking never say die attitude he was hardly a star although I guess 48 apps and 14 goals isn't that bad.We will keep our stars though why would they want to leave?Money,chance to win a league or cup?champions league football to enhance their international career. Its going to be a long summer Im going to ignore all the speculation and enjoy some cricket.Looks like Hampshire have some exciting players this year. stmartin65
  • Score: 5

8:27am Thu 24 Apr 14

Costa Baz says...

Hopefully, we have new sponsors lined up, so MP can be told how much money he has to spend, from that pool as well as what was already available.

I'm expecting around the same level of expenditure as last summer,(but hoping for slightly more,) so hoping for at least 4 players of the standard and attitude of Lovren, who we clearly got on the cheap.
Also, signing them before the WC would be good, but if they are in WC squads, that could prove difficult. Plus the player and his team would possibly delay transfers to see if the player's value increases, as a result of a good tournament.
Hopefully, we have new sponsors lined up, so MP can be told how much money he has to spend, from that pool as well as what was already available. I'm expecting around the same level of expenditure as last summer,(but hoping for slightly more,) so hoping for at least 4 players of the standard and attitude of Lovren, who we clearly got on the cheap. Also, signing them before the WC would be good, but if they are in WC squads, that could prove difficult. Plus the player and his team would possibly delay transfers to see if the player's value increases, as a result of a good tournament. Costa Baz
  • Score: 8

8:32am Thu 24 Apr 14

alanrr says...

I don't want to see shaw go but clyne can play LB with chambers on the right....and then we produce another LB from the academy we are good at finding LBs
I don't want to see shaw go but clyne can play LB with chambers on the right....and then we produce another LB from the academy we are good at finding LBs alanrr
  • Score: 6

8:36am Thu 24 Apr 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

There you have it Ralphie - even Flash has said it now!

Actually joking aside, Ralph come August you are either going to be revered with rose petals thrown at your feet or reviled and jeered everywhere you go. The future of Southampton football club is in your hands.
There you have it Ralphie - even Flash has said it now! Actually joking aside, Ralph come August you are either going to be revered with rose petals thrown at your feet or reviled and jeered everywhere you go. The future of Southampton football club is in your hands. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 11

8:41am Thu 24 Apr 14

BracknellSaint says...

Good news. The Daily Mail trying to sell Chambers to Arsenal this morning. Done deal, apparently...
Seriously, what is the agenda with some if these London papers? Hate the idea of anyone challenging the 'big boys"??
Good news. The Daily Mail trying to sell Chambers to Arsenal this morning. Done deal, apparently... Seriously, what is the agenda with some if these London papers? Hate the idea of anyone challenging the 'big boys"?? BracknellSaint
  • Score: 20

8:55am Thu 24 Apr 14

Rooflas says...

The Cardiff keeper Marshall should be a definate target if they are relegated.

The new board have only been here since January, let's give them a chance. Some on here seem to already have made their minds up on them, experts said at the start of last season we needed more defenders did we get them?
The Cardiff keeper Marshall should be a definate target if they are relegated. The new board have only been here since January, let's give them a chance. Some on here seem to already have made their minds up on them, experts said at the start of last season we needed more defenders did we get them? Rooflas
  • Score: 6

9:02am Thu 24 Apr 14

Littleton-Saint says...

StElsass wrote:
Get Hernandez as part payment for Shaw, use the money to get a CB and a replacement LB, and then splash a bit more for a GK (try Marshall if Cardiff go down) and try and keep everybody else. Simple :0)
I agree that Chicorito would be great for us, but I'd rather we kept Luke as part of our intent to win the Premiership, whic is surely our next target?
[quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: Get Hernandez as part payment for Shaw, use the money to get a CB and a replacement LB, and then splash a bit more for a GK (try Marshall if Cardiff go down) and try and keep everybody else. Simple :0)[/p][/quote]I agree that Chicorito would be great for us, but I'd rather we kept Luke as part of our intent to win the Premiership, whic is surely our next target? Littleton-Saint
  • Score: 8

9:12am Thu 24 Apr 14

Poole Tom says...

If Cardiff go down I would like to think we would also go for Caulker as well as Marshall to improve competition in the squad. Bony from Swansea would also be a great signing but I imagine the competition to get him will be very hot.
If Cardiff go down I would like to think we would also go for Caulker as well as Marshall to improve competition in the squad. Bony from Swansea would also be a great signing but I imagine the competition to get him will be very hot. Poole Tom
  • Score: 7

9:37am Thu 24 Apr 14

StElsass says...

Littleton-Saint wrote:
StElsass wrote:
Get Hernandez as part payment for Shaw, use the money to get a CB and a replacement LB, and then splash a bit more for a GK (try Marshall if Cardiff go down) and try and keep everybody else. Simple :0)
I agree that Chicorito would be great for us, but I'd rather we kept Luke as part of our intent to win the Premiership, whic is surely our next target?
I too would rather we kept the current squad and added to it, but if we managed to get a deal such as money + Hernandez for Shaw I would go for it.
We are desperately in need of a goal scorer and they don't come cheap (see Osvaldo failure) whereas defenders are much more affordable (see Lovren).

Besides, the Shaw saga is starting to get on everybody's nerves and won't go away until he's gone, be it this summer, this winter or next.
So as far as I'm concerned we might as well cash in now, spend the money wisely and get on with it.
[quote][p][bold]Littleton-Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: Get Hernandez as part payment for Shaw, use the money to get a CB and a replacement LB, and then splash a bit more for a GK (try Marshall if Cardiff go down) and try and keep everybody else. Simple :0)[/p][/quote]I agree that Chicorito would be great for us, but I'd rather we kept Luke as part of our intent to win the Premiership, whic is surely our next target?[/p][/quote]I too would rather we kept the current squad and added to it, but if we managed to get a deal such as money + Hernandez for Shaw I would go for it. We are desperately in need of a goal scorer and they don't come cheap (see Osvaldo failure) whereas defenders are much more affordable (see Lovren). Besides, the Shaw saga is starting to get on everybody's nerves and won't go away until he's gone, be it this summer, this winter or next. So as far as I'm concerned we might as well cash in now, spend the money wisely and get on with it. StElsass
  • Score: 1

9:39am Thu 24 Apr 14

st.athan saint says...

alanrr wrote:
I don't want to see shaw go but clyne can play LB with chambers on the right....and then we produce another LB from the academy we are good at finding LBs
I thought Matt Targett was the next big thing LB
[quote][p][bold]alanrr[/bold] wrote: I don't want to see shaw go but clyne can play LB with chambers on the right....and then we produce another LB from the academy we are good at finding LBs[/p][/quote]I thought Matt Targett was the next big thing LB st.athan saint
  • Score: 6

9:41am Thu 24 Apr 14

SiamSaint says...

You need to correct this. It looks like the quote about Vydra et al is being attributed to Ricky
You need to correct this. It looks like the quote about Vydra et al is being attributed to Ricky SiamSaint
  • Score: 5

9:51am Thu 24 Apr 14

invictus says...

This is classic ‘community management’ from the Club: in a time of crisis or in the face of controversy, being silent slows a negative situation from escalating.

The Guardian pieces were shrewd too, the Krueger interview seemingly saying we are not a selling club and don’t need to be, then the Shaw story about his potential transfer value. As we all know a desperate seller rarely gets a good price.

From a fan’s perspective I just want us to capitalise on being in a unique position, we have the best Saints squad we’ve had for years with the potential to move on to the next stage.

What we don’t want to become is another Villa – a stagnant entity with the resonance of a stale **** in an overcrowded travellers lodge.
This is classic ‘community management’ from the Club: in a time of crisis or in the face of controversy, being silent slows a negative situation from escalating. The Guardian pieces were shrewd too, the Krueger interview seemingly saying we are not a selling club and don’t need to be, then the Shaw story about his potential transfer value. As we all know a desperate seller rarely gets a good price. From a fan’s perspective I just want us to capitalise on being in a unique position, we have the best Saints squad we’ve had for years with the potential to move on to the next stage. What we don’t want to become is another Villa – a stagnant entity with the resonance of a stale **** in an overcrowded travellers lodge. invictus
  • Score: 7

9:54am Thu 24 Apr 14

killared says...

Poole Tom wrote:
If Cardiff go down I would like to think we would also go for Caulker as well as Marshall to improve competition in the squad. Bony from Swansea would also be a great signing but I imagine the competition to get him will be very hot.
I agree we should go for Caulker and Marshall if Cardiff go down. Bony of Swansea is too good for any mid table team like The Swan Bony is world class he'll go for a Champions league team .
[quote][p][bold]Poole Tom[/bold] wrote: If Cardiff go down I would like to think we would also go for Caulker as well as Marshall to improve competition in the squad. Bony from Swansea would also be a great signing but I imagine the competition to get him will be very hot.[/p][/quote]I agree we should go for Caulker and Marshall if Cardiff go down. Bony of Swansea is too good for any mid table team like The Swan Bony is world class he'll go for a Champions league team . killared
  • Score: -1

9:55am Thu 24 Apr 14

Poole Tom says...

st.athan saint wrote:
alanrr wrote:
I don't want to see shaw go but clyne can play LB with chambers on the right....and then we produce another LB from the academy we are good at finding LBs
I thought Matt Targett was the next big thing LB
Me too. However not all our academy players can be brilliant can they?
[quote][p][bold]st.athan saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alanrr[/bold] wrote: I don't want to see shaw go but clyne can play LB with chambers on the right....and then we produce another LB from the academy we are good at finding LBs[/p][/quote]I thought Matt Targett was the next big thing LB[/p][/quote]Me too. However not all our academy players can be brilliant can they? Poole Tom
  • Score: 2

10:04am Thu 24 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

Well said Flash. You only spent two seasons with us, but that short stay is turning out to be the gift that keeps on giving. Something tells me it won't be long till we will be reading another headline starting with the words Former Saints star says, and before we know it we'll be reading some more of your thoughts.
Well said Flash. You only spent two seasons with us, but that short stay is turning out to be the gift that keeps on giving. Something tells me it won't be long till we will be reading another headline starting with the words Former Saints star says, and before we know it we'll be reading some more of your thoughts. redandy10
  • Score: -1

10:06am Thu 24 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

redandy10 wrote:
Well said Flash. You only spent two seasons with us, but that short stay is turning out to be the gift that keeps on giving. Something tells me it won't be long till we will be reading another headline starting with the words Former Saints star says, and before we know it we'll be reading some more of your thoughts.
I would say, don't be a stranger, but it seems there is fat chance of that ever happening.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: Well said Flash. You only spent two seasons with us, but that short stay is turning out to be the gift that keeps on giving. Something tells me it won't be long till we will be reading another headline starting with the words Former Saints star says, and before we know it we'll be reading some more of your thoughts.[/p][/quote]I would say, don't be a stranger, but it seems there is fat chance of that ever happening. redandy10
  • Score: 2

10:12am Thu 24 Apr 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
There you have it Ralphie - even Flash has said it now!

Actually joking aside, Ralph come August you are either going to be revered with rose petals thrown at your feet or reviled and jeered everywhere you go. The future of Southampton football club is in your hands.
The one thing we can always be sure about in the ongoing Saints saga,is to expect the unexpected.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: There you have it Ralphie - even Flash has said it now! Actually joking aside, Ralph come August you are either going to be revered with rose petals thrown at your feet or reviled and jeered everywhere you go. The future of Southampton football club is in your hands.[/p][/quote]The one thing we can always be sure about in the ongoing Saints saga,is to expect the unexpected. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

10:14am Thu 24 Apr 14

Jesus_02 says...

Rooflas wrote:
The Cardiff keeper Marshall should be a definate target if they are relegated. The new board have only been here since January, let's give them a chance. Some on here seem to already have made their minds up on them, experts said at the start of last season we needed more defenders did we get them?
I would agree, but I if they do go down I think he will stay at least till Jan ...He has just signed a five year contact extension
[quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: The Cardiff keeper Marshall should be a definate target if they are relegated. The new board have only been here since January, let's give them a chance. Some on here seem to already have made their minds up on them, experts said at the start of last season we needed more defenders did we get them?[/p][/quote]I would agree, but I if they do go down I think he will stay at least till Jan ...He has just signed a five year contact extension Jesus_02
  • Score: 0

11:09am Thu 24 Apr 14

St Retford says...

Saints fans need to think bigger and more positively. Because of what we’re used to from years ago, most Saints fans are all “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; someone is bound to come and take them away” whereas we should be thinking “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; even better players will now want to come and play for us”. We’re in a very strong position and I don’t for a second think Ralph is going to be anyone’s fool in the transfer window.
Saints fans need to think bigger and more positively. Because of what we’re used to from years ago, most Saints fans are all “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; someone is bound to come and take them away” whereas we should be thinking “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; even better players will now want to come and play for us”. We’re in a very strong position and I don’t for a second think Ralph is going to be anyone’s fool in the transfer window. St Retford
  • Score: 8

11:35am Thu 24 Apr 14

Golden_Salamander says...

I've never trusted a word coming out of Watson's mouth since his involvement in getting AOC away from Saints.

If I remember correctly he was also trying to find a buyer for Bent a few Transfer Windows ago, and was suggesting we should buy him. (imo lucky escape).

It seems from this article he MAY be trying to encourage us to buy 2 other forwards who I have only ever seen play well in 4-4-2 systems as a SECOND STRIKER.
Now as everyone knows we ONLY PLAY 4-2-3-1 as a system so I cannot see where those 2 players would fit in our system.

Having said that I did here a rumour that certain young players who have "shown promise at a young age" BUT made the mistake of joining a "big club" for "big money" are now finding their careers are "on hold" because of not getting 1st team football, HAVE EXPRESSED AN INTEREST at joining us because they know Pochettino will get 15-20% more out of them.
So Watson is partial correct in that our stock is high for developing young talent, but I'm not sure of his choice of players.
I've never trusted a word coming out of Watson's mouth since his involvement in getting AOC away from Saints. If I remember correctly he was also trying to find a buyer for Bent a few Transfer Windows ago, and was suggesting we should buy him. (imo lucky escape). It seems from this article he MAY be trying to encourage us to buy 2 other forwards who I have only ever seen play well in 4-4-2 systems as a SECOND STRIKER. Now as everyone knows we ONLY PLAY 4-2-3-1 as a system so I cannot see where those 2 players would fit in our system. Having said that I did here a rumour that certain young players who have "shown promise at a young age" BUT made the mistake of joining a "big club" for "big money" are now finding their careers are "on hold" because of not getting 1st team football, HAVE EXPRESSED AN INTEREST at joining us because they know Pochettino will get 15-20% more out of them. So Watson is partial correct in that our stock is high for developing young talent, but I'm not sure of his choice of players. Golden_Salamander
  • Score: 2

11:48am Thu 24 Apr 14

StElsass says...

St Retford wrote:
Saints fans need to think bigger and more positively. Because of what we’re used to from years ago, most Saints fans are all “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; someone is bound to come and take them away” whereas we should be thinking “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; even better players will now want to come and play for us”. We’re in a very strong position and I don’t for a second think Ralph is going to be anyone’s fool in the transfer window.
Let's hope you're right.
However, I don't think that selling Shaw would be a negative move if we re-invest the money straight away. It may prove to be the one move that could take us to the next step.
The key would be to keep everyone else.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Saints fans need to think bigger and more positively. Because of what we’re used to from years ago, most Saints fans are all “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; someone is bound to come and take them away” whereas we should be thinking “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; even better players will now want to come and play for us”. We’re in a very strong position and I don’t for a second think Ralph is going to be anyone’s fool in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]Let's hope you're right. However, I don't think that selling Shaw would be a negative move if we re-invest the money straight away. It may prove to be the one move that could take us to the next step. The key would be to keep everyone else. StElsass
  • Score: 0

12:19pm Thu 24 Apr 14

SaintJD says...

Rooflas wrote:
The Cardiff keeper Marshall should be a definate target if they are relegated.

The new board have only been here since January, let's give them a chance. Some on here seem to already have made their minds up on them, experts said at the start of last season we needed more defenders did we get them?
Agreed. Was also surprised to see Al Habsi was still at Wigan as well - both decent keepers. It's going to be an interesting summer... could go one of two ways. What pleases me slightly is that Saints blindness still seems to be the order of the day when it comes to MP. Heard so many pundits talking Pulis and Bruce up as manager of the year, but no talk of MP - has gone under the radar a bit and, while he is going to be linked to jobs, I hope that the unimaginative big clubs still see him as a gamble and get lured by the big names as usual. I think it's testimony to his success that nobody obviously seems it as a huge achievement to get Saints to eighth position, have numerous players in the international set up and play a brand of football usually reserved for the top four
[quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: The Cardiff keeper Marshall should be a definate target if they are relegated. The new board have only been here since January, let's give them a chance. Some on here seem to already have made their minds up on them, experts said at the start of last season we needed more defenders did we get them?[/p][/quote]Agreed. Was also surprised to see Al Habsi was still at Wigan as well - both decent keepers. It's going to be an interesting summer... could go one of two ways. What pleases me slightly is that Saints blindness still seems to be the order of the day when it comes to MP. Heard so many pundits talking Pulis and Bruce up as manager of the year, but no talk of MP - has gone under the radar a bit and, while he is going to be linked to jobs, I hope that the unimaginative big clubs still see him as a gamble and get lured by the big names as usual. I think it's testimony to his success that nobody obviously seems it as a huge achievement to get Saints to eighth position, have numerous players in the international set up and play a brand of football usually reserved for the top four SaintJD
  • Score: 7

12:32pm Thu 24 Apr 14

alanrr says...

Poole Tom wrote:
st.athan saint wrote:
alanrr wrote:
I don't want to see shaw go but clyne can play LB with chambers on the right....and then we produce another LB from the academy we are good at finding LBs
I thought Matt Targett was the next big thing LB
Me too. However not all our academy players can be brilliant can they?
didn't say matt wasn't the next LB got to see him play in the first team though and all our academy players are brilliant just some more brilliant than others
[quote][p][bold]Poole Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st.athan saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alanrr[/bold] wrote: I don't want to see shaw go but clyne can play LB with chambers on the right....and then we produce another LB from the academy we are good at finding LBs[/p][/quote]I thought Matt Targett was the next big thing LB[/p][/quote]Me too. However not all our academy players can be brilliant can they?[/p][/quote]didn't say matt wasn't the next LB got to see him play in the first team though and all our academy players are brilliant just some more brilliant than others alanrr
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1:03pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Golden_Salamander says...

IMO it is very unlikely we will be making any purchase EARLY in the transfer window.

As I understand it the large increase in money this year (Saints are in line for £80m+) is not paid in one lump sum but in blocks STARTING IN AUGUST.
Therefore most deals involving PL club will be after the world cup, when they have the money in the bank..

In the past Nicola made purchased early in the TR like Dejan, Victor, however these deals were on a "50% now and the REST in 12 months" TYPE of deal. Which has left Ralph & Co with a problem of finding the second payments, hence the Season Tickets were brought forward this year ( 21k @ £500 (avg) = £10m in bank by end of May).

Therefore I do NOT expect any early deals by Saints, so why the article from Watson (saying spend ) ??.
IMO it is very unlikely we will be making any purchase EARLY in the transfer window. As I understand it the large increase in money this year (Saints are in line for £80m+) is not paid in one lump sum but in blocks STARTING IN AUGUST. Therefore most deals involving PL club will be after the world cup, when they have the money in the bank.. In the past Nicola made purchased early in the TR like Dejan, Victor, however these deals were on a "50% now and the REST in 12 months" TYPE of deal. Which has left Ralph & Co with a problem of finding the second payments, hence the Season Tickets were brought forward this year ( 21k @ £500 (avg) = £10m in bank by end of May). Therefore I do NOT expect any early deals by Saints, so why the article from Watson (saying spend ) ??. Golden_Salamander
  • Score: 0

1:59pm Thu 24 Apr 14

St Retford says...

StElsass wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Saints fans need to think bigger and more positively. Because of what we’re used to from years ago, most Saints fans are all “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; someone is bound to come and take them away” whereas we should be thinking “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; even better players will now want to come and play for us”. We’re in a very strong position and I don’t for a second think Ralph is going to be anyone’s fool in the transfer window.
Let's hope you're right.
However, I don't think that selling Shaw would be a negative move if we re-invest the money straight away. It may prove to be the one move that could take us to the next step.
The key would be to keep everyone else.
I dunno. You know how new owners/chairman like to make a "marquee signing", whereby they bring in a big name to act as a statement of intent that they mean business? Well, keeping Luke would make a bigger statement than signing pretty much any new player in world football. It would let everyone know in no uncertain terms that we intend to grow that we'd be insane to chuck it away for a mere £30m.
[quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Saints fans need to think bigger and more positively. Because of what we’re used to from years ago, most Saints fans are all “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; someone is bound to come and take them away” whereas we should be thinking “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; even better players will now want to come and play for us”. We’re in a very strong position and I don’t for a second think Ralph is going to be anyone’s fool in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]Let's hope you're right. However, I don't think that selling Shaw would be a negative move if we re-invest the money straight away. It may prove to be the one move that could take us to the next step. The key would be to keep everyone else.[/p][/quote]I dunno. You know how new owners/chairman like to make a "marquee signing", whereby they bring in a big name to act as a statement of intent that they mean business? Well, keeping Luke would make a bigger statement than signing pretty much any new player in world football. It would let everyone know in no uncertain terms that we intend to grow that we'd be insane to chuck it away for a mere £30m. St Retford
  • Score: 4

2:15pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Costa Baz says...

Serious question.

Would the club show more ambition by giving MP £30m for transfers, and by selling no players, or would it show more ambition by selling Shaw, for the alleged £30m, keeping all the other key players and giving MP £60m for transfers?

As I asked on another thread. How often do title winning clubs put their win down to having a very good left back?

Personally, I think the second option shows more b@lls and ambition than option one, as it would allow for the squad growth MP wants.
Serious question. Would the club show more ambition by giving MP £30m for transfers, and by selling no players, or would it show more ambition by selling Shaw, for the alleged £30m, keeping all the other key players and giving MP £60m for transfers? As I asked on another thread. How often do title winning clubs put their win down to having a very good left back? Personally, I think the second option shows more b@lls and ambition than option one, as it would allow for the squad growth MP wants. Costa Baz
  • Score: 3

2:28pm Thu 24 Apr 14

right back in the bar says...

There are some players we are looking to offload and one or two who you would think might chose to go. Until that side of the equation is solved I'm not sure how aggressive we can be. But no question a centre back and striker needed at the very least and (my own preference) a wide attacking player who could get to the byeline. Don't like these rumours circulating about JC, great player in my opinion and should be one of the first names on the sheet - not sure he believes that the management of SFC see it that way.
There are some players we are looking to offload and one or two who you would think might chose to go. Until that side of the equation is solved I'm not sure how aggressive we can be. But no question a centre back and striker needed at the very least and (my own preference) a wide attacking player who could get to the byeline. Don't like these rumours circulating about JC, great player in my opinion and should be one of the first names on the sheet - not sure he believes that the management of SFC see it that way. right back in the bar
  • Score: 1

2:52pm Thu 24 Apr 14

george chivers says...

St Retford wrote:
StElsass wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Saints fans need to think bigger and more positively. Because of what we’re used to from years ago, most Saints fans are all “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; someone is bound to come and take them away” whereas we should be thinking “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; even better players will now want to come and play for us”. We’re in a very strong position and I don’t for a second think Ralph is going to be anyone’s fool in the transfer window.
Let's hope you're right.
However, I don't think that selling Shaw would be a negative move if we re-invest the money straight away. It may prove to be the one move that could take us to the next step.
The key would be to keep everyone else.
I dunno. You know how new owners/chairman like to make a "marquee signing", whereby they bring in a big name to act as a statement of intent that they mean business? Well, keeping Luke would make a bigger statement than signing pretty much any new player in world football. It would let everyone know in no uncertain terms that we intend to grow that we'd be insane to chuck it away for a mere £30m.
But say he wants to go. Would you try to keep a player who doesn't want to play for you?
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Saints fans need to think bigger and more positively. Because of what we’re used to from years ago, most Saints fans are all “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; someone is bound to come and take them away” whereas we should be thinking “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; even better players will now want to come and play for us”. We’re in a very strong position and I don’t for a second think Ralph is going to be anyone’s fool in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]Let's hope you're right. However, I don't think that selling Shaw would be a negative move if we re-invest the money straight away. It may prove to be the one move that could take us to the next step. The key would be to keep everyone else.[/p][/quote]I dunno. You know how new owners/chairman like to make a "marquee signing", whereby they bring in a big name to act as a statement of intent that they mean business? Well, keeping Luke would make a bigger statement than signing pretty much any new player in world football. It would let everyone know in no uncertain terms that we intend to grow that we'd be insane to chuck it away for a mere £30m.[/p][/quote]But say he wants to go. Would you try to keep a player who doesn't want to play for you? george chivers
  • Score: 1

2:55pm Thu 24 Apr 14

george chivers says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Serious question.

Would the club show more ambition by giving MP £30m for transfers, and by selling no players, or would it show more ambition by selling Shaw, for the alleged £30m, keeping all the other key players and giving MP £60m for transfers?

As I asked on another thread. How often do title winning clubs put their win down to having a very good left back?

Personally, I think the second option shows more b@lls and ambition than option one, as it would allow for the squad growth MP wants.
I think in United's case they would. Their current left back is their captain.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Serious question. Would the club show more ambition by giving MP £30m for transfers, and by selling no players, or would it show more ambition by selling Shaw, for the alleged £30m, keeping all the other key players and giving MP £60m for transfers? As I asked on another thread. How often do title winning clubs put their win down to having a very good left back? Personally, I think the second option shows more b@lls and ambition than option one, as it would allow for the squad growth MP wants.[/p][/quote]I think in United's case they would. Their current left back is their captain. george chivers
  • Score: 0

3:00pm Thu 24 Apr 14

StElsass says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Serious question.

Would the club show more ambition by giving MP £30m for transfers, and by selling no players, or would it show more ambition by selling Shaw, for the alleged £30m, keeping all the other key players and giving MP £60m for transfers?

As I asked on another thread. How often do title winning clubs put their win down to having a very good left back?

Personally, I think the second option shows more b@lls and ambition than option one, as it would allow for the squad growth MP wants.
I'd go for option 2 any time, although I'm not convinced they're prepared to give him another £30m to spend.
I guess he will be given some money, but not that much.
Hope I'm wrong!
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Serious question. Would the club show more ambition by giving MP £30m for transfers, and by selling no players, or would it show more ambition by selling Shaw, for the alleged £30m, keeping all the other key players and giving MP £60m for transfers? As I asked on another thread. How often do title winning clubs put their win down to having a very good left back? Personally, I think the second option shows more b@lls and ambition than option one, as it would allow for the squad growth MP wants.[/p][/quote]I'd go for option 2 any time, although I'm not convinced they're prepared to give him another £30m to spend. I guess he will be given some money, but not that much. Hope I'm wrong! StElsass
  • Score: -1

3:03pm Thu 24 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Serious question.

Would the club show more ambition by giving MP £30m for transfers, and by selling no players, or would it show more ambition by selling Shaw, for the alleged £30m, keeping all the other key players and giving MP £60m for transfers?

As I asked on another thread. How often do title winning clubs put their win down to having a very good left back?

Personally, I think the second option shows more b@lls and ambition than option one, as it would allow for the squad growth MP wants.
chelski went through a lot to sign ash cole, they got done for taping up if I remember correctly. I`m not saying they would claim cole was a big reason why they won things but I don't think they would have gone through all the trouble if they didn't think it was worth it. Roberto Carlos was also a big transfer target in the past.
a decent left back might not win you the title but as a general rule in football its easier to find better right sided players than left, simply because the majority of people are right handed.70-90% I believe, and so most teams have better right sided attackers, a very good left back then is worth more than their right sided counterparts.

I think that standing up to the `big clubs` shows our intent more than giving in to them. spuds cashed in on bale, brought all the replacements before they sold him and yet there was no team spirit in the club so I think flash is wrong there. everton stood up to manure over baines and look where they are now and how well they are doing and then compare that to spuds! if we were to give in to manures pressure over luke the other `big clubs` might think they have a better chance with the rest of the players we want to keep.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Serious question. Would the club show more ambition by giving MP £30m for transfers, and by selling no players, or would it show more ambition by selling Shaw, for the alleged £30m, keeping all the other key players and giving MP £60m for transfers? As I asked on another thread. How often do title winning clubs put their win down to having a very good left back? Personally, I think the second option shows more b@lls and ambition than option one, as it would allow for the squad growth MP wants.[/p][/quote]chelski went through a lot to sign ash cole, they got done for taping up if I remember correctly. I`m not saying they would claim cole was a big reason why they won things but I don't think they would have gone through all the trouble if they didn't think it was worth it. Roberto Carlos was also a big transfer target in the past. a decent left back might not win you the title but as a general rule in football its easier to find better right sided players than left, simply because the majority of people are right handed.70-90% I believe, and so most teams have better right sided attackers, a very good left back then is worth more than their right sided counterparts. I think that standing up to the `big clubs` shows our intent more than giving in to them. spuds cashed in on bale, brought all the replacements before they sold him and yet there was no team spirit in the club so I think flash is wrong there. everton stood up to manure over baines and look where they are now and how well they are doing and then compare that to spuds! if we were to give in to manures pressure over luke the other `big clubs` might think they have a better chance with the rest of the players we want to keep. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 5

3:56pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Gary Clark says...

I firstly have to say that Saint's have had a fantastic season in what is only there 2nd season back in the top flight of English football, I do think people have very short memories of where this club was just a few years ago and how far the club has progressed in a short time! also taking into considering the fact some of the current team were playing in league 1 and the championship? not so long ago. There is no doubt that Saints have progressed quickly recently, they do need to buy some more quality to add to what is already there in the summer, but the biggest signing has to be the manager first and foremost, then we can build and progress further. This is a massive summer for Southampton Football Club and in particular our new board will have all eyes on them to see what the future holds and if the new board can continue the legacy left by Nicola Cortese's brilliant, dedicated hard work and success in turning our clubs fortunes for the better, and continue to push the club forward and on to great things.
I firstly have to say that Saint's have had a fantastic season in what is only there 2nd season back in the top flight of English football, I do think people have very short memories of where this club was just a few years ago and how far the club has progressed in a short time! also taking into considering the fact some of the current team were playing in league 1 and the championship? not so long ago. There is no doubt that Saints have progressed quickly recently, they do need to buy some more quality to add to what is already there in the summer, but the biggest signing has to be the manager first and foremost, then we can build and progress further. This is a massive summer for Southampton Football Club and in particular our new board will have all eyes on them to see what the future holds and if the new board can continue the legacy left by Nicola Cortese's brilliant, dedicated hard work and success in turning our clubs fortunes for the better, and continue to push the club forward and on to great things. Gary Clark
  • Score: 4

4:15pm Thu 24 Apr 14

george chivers says...

george chivers wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Serious question.

Would the club show more ambition by giving MP £30m for transfers, and by selling no players, or would it show more ambition by selling Shaw, for the alleged £30m, keeping all the other key players and giving MP £60m for transfers?

As I asked on another thread. How often do title winning clubs put their win down to having a very good left back?

Personally, I think the second option shows more b@lls and ambition than option one, as it would allow for the squad growth MP wants.
I think in United's case they would. Their current left back is their captain.
Isn't it amazing how you can get a minus score on here for stating the truth. Happens all the time.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Serious question. Would the club show more ambition by giving MP £30m for transfers, and by selling no players, or would it show more ambition by selling Shaw, for the alleged £30m, keeping all the other key players and giving MP £60m for transfers? As I asked on another thread. How often do title winning clubs put their win down to having a very good left back? Personally, I think the second option shows more b@lls and ambition than option one, as it would allow for the squad growth MP wants.[/p][/quote]I think in United's case they would. Their current left back is their captain.[/p][/quote]Isn't it amazing how you can get a minus score on here for stating the truth. Happens all the time. george chivers
  • Score: 1

4:37pm Thu 24 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

george chivers wrote:
St Retford wrote:
StElsass wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Saints fans need to think bigger and more positively. Because of what we’re used to from years ago, most Saints fans are all “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; someone is bound to come and take them away” whereas we should be thinking “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; even better players will now want to come and play for us”. We’re in a very strong position and I don’t for a second think Ralph is going to be anyone’s fool in the transfer window.
Let's hope you're right.
However, I don't think that selling Shaw would be a negative move if we re-invest the money straight away. It may prove to be the one move that could take us to the next step.
The key would be to keep everyone else.
I dunno. You know how new owners/chairman like to make a "marquee signing", whereby they bring in a big name to act as a statement of intent that they mean business? Well, keeping Luke would make a bigger statement than signing pretty much any new player in world football. It would let everyone know in no uncertain terms that we intend to grow that we'd be insane to chuck it away for a mere £30m.
But say he wants to go. Would you try to keep a player who doesn't want to play for you?
No we couldn't keep hold of JP could we?
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Saints fans need to think bigger and more positively. Because of what we’re used to from years ago, most Saints fans are all “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; someone is bound to come and take them away” whereas we should be thinking “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; even better players will now want to come and play for us”. We’re in a very strong position and I don’t for a second think Ralph is going to be anyone’s fool in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]Let's hope you're right. However, I don't think that selling Shaw would be a negative move if we re-invest the money straight away. It may prove to be the one move that could take us to the next step. The key would be to keep everyone else.[/p][/quote]I dunno. You know how new owners/chairman like to make a "marquee signing", whereby they bring in a big name to act as a statement of intent that they mean business? Well, keeping Luke would make a bigger statement than signing pretty much any new player in world football. It would let everyone know in no uncertain terms that we intend to grow that we'd be insane to chuck it away for a mere £30m.[/p][/quote]But say he wants to go. Would you try to keep a player who doesn't want to play for you?[/p][/quote]No we couldn't keep hold of JP could we? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

5:12pm Thu 24 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

george chivers wrote:
St Retford wrote:
StElsass wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Saints fans need to think bigger and more positively. Because of what we’re used to from years ago, most Saints fans are all “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; someone is bound to come and take them away” whereas we should be thinking “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; even better players will now want to come and play for us”. We’re in a very strong position and I don’t for a second think Ralph is going to be anyone’s fool in the transfer window.
Let's hope you're right.
However, I don't think that selling Shaw would be a negative move if we re-invest the money straight away. It may prove to be the one move that could take us to the next step.
The key would be to keep everyone else.
I dunno. You know how new owners/chairman like to make a "marquee signing", whereby they bring in a big name to act as a statement of intent that they mean business? Well, keeping Luke would make a bigger statement than signing pretty much any new player in world football. It would let everyone know in no uncertain terms that we intend to grow that we'd be insane to chuck it away for a mere £30m.
But say he wants to go. Would you try to keep a player who doesn't want to play for you?
letting players go who didn't want to play for us was the attitude of the dark lord, and look where that got us. any player can go to the chairman and say "i don't want to play here anymore, even if not true, just to try and get a move elsewhere. players have ups and downs all the time, just like normal working people, in fact I know lots of people who don't like working where they are but most don't have the option of going to their boss to ask for a move to a rival firm.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StElsass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Saints fans need to think bigger and more positively. Because of what we’re used to from years ago, most Saints fans are all “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; someone is bound to come and take them away” whereas we should be thinking “We’ve got decent players and a good manager; even better players will now want to come and play for us”. We’re in a very strong position and I don’t for a second think Ralph is going to be anyone’s fool in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]Let's hope you're right. However, I don't think that selling Shaw would be a negative move if we re-invest the money straight away. It may prove to be the one move that could take us to the next step. The key would be to keep everyone else.[/p][/quote]I dunno. You know how new owners/chairman like to make a "marquee signing", whereby they bring in a big name to act as a statement of intent that they mean business? Well, keeping Luke would make a bigger statement than signing pretty much any new player in world football. It would let everyone know in no uncertain terms that we intend to grow that we'd be insane to chuck it away for a mere £30m.[/p][/quote]But say he wants to go. Would you try to keep a player who doesn't want to play for you?[/p][/quote]letting players go who didn't want to play for us was the attitude of the dark lord, and look where that got us. any player can go to the chairman and say "i don't want to play here anymore, even if not true, just to try and get a move elsewhere. players have ups and downs all the time, just like normal working people, in fact I know lots of people who don't like working where they are but most don't have the option of going to their boss to ask for a move to a rival firm. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 1

5:42pm Thu 24 Apr 14

The Inbetweener says...

right back in the bar wrote:
There are some players we are looking to offload and one or two who you would think might chose to go. Until that side of the equation is solved I'm not sure how aggressive we can be. But no question a centre back and striker needed at the very least and (my own preference) a wide attacking player who could get to the byeline. Don't like these rumours circulating about JC, great player in my opinion and should be one of the first names on the sheet - not sure he believes that the management of SFC see it that way.
Can you tell me what rumours are circulating about JC? Unfortunately, I don't read other threads or twitter etc. - I think he has been brilliant since he was restored to the team, which was enhanced by the fact that the fans let MP know exactly what they think of JC when he replaced Victor Wanyama at the Fulham game.
I thought he was unfairly dropped again last Saturday at Villa, but I think MP wanted to give Victor some game time to get his fitness levels back up to speed.
As regards the Luke debate, other than money why would he want to go to Man Utd - they are not playing in the Champions League next season and at least he is playing in a team which is progressing and includes alot of his mates - seems like quite a 'home bird' to me. Chelski that's a different kettle of fish and they could well turn his head.
[quote][p][bold]right back in the bar[/bold] wrote: There are some players we are looking to offload and one or two who you would think might chose to go. Until that side of the equation is solved I'm not sure how aggressive we can be. But no question a centre back and striker needed at the very least and (my own preference) a wide attacking player who could get to the byeline. Don't like these rumours circulating about JC, great player in my opinion and should be one of the first names on the sheet - not sure he believes that the management of SFC see it that way.[/p][/quote]Can you tell me what rumours are circulating about JC? Unfortunately, I don't read other threads or twitter etc. - I think he has been brilliant since he was restored to the team, which was enhanced by the fact that the fans let MP know exactly what they think of JC when he replaced Victor Wanyama at the Fulham game. I thought he was unfairly dropped again last Saturday at Villa, but I think MP wanted to give Victor some game time to get his fitness levels back up to speed. As regards the Luke debate, other than money why would he want to go to Man Utd - they are not playing in the Champions League next season and at least he is playing in a team which is progressing and includes alot of his mates - seems like quite a 'home bird' to me. Chelski that's a different kettle of fish and they could well turn his head. The Inbetweener
  • Score: -1

5:56pm Thu 24 Apr 14

peregrine73 says...

The club is still in a transitional period ,there will be a time when we can keep players of shaw calibre and what's more afford to pay them,but not yet.Use the money from the sell to strengthen the squad in the key departments where we are thin on the ground i .e Goalkeeper,Centre back and a finisher for all our procession!!.
The club is still in a transitional period ,there will be a time when we can keep players of shaw calibre and what's more afford to pay them,but not yet.Use the money from the sell to strengthen the squad in the key departments where we are thin on the ground i .e Goalkeeper,Centre back and a finisher for all our procession!!. peregrine73
  • Score: 0

6:08pm Thu 24 Apr 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Spot On Flash
Just as I have been saying, we need to have some big signings asap before the World Cup.
So come on Ralph and the new board we need a statement of intent from you asap. I am sure that Katharina has not appointed you all on the board just to keep our current status, so please issue a 'No star players are being sold but new ones to come' statement is needed to end the current media speculation and settle everyone down.
Time for action is now so new signings can be announced as soon as the window opens.
Apart from a top striker I would work hard on getting Steven Caulker from Cardif (best 22 year old centreback in the premier)
Spot On Flash Just as I have been saying, we need to have some big signings asap before the World Cup. So come on Ralph and the new board we need a statement of intent from you asap. I am sure that Katharina has not appointed you all on the board just to keep our current status, so please issue a 'No star players are being sold but new ones to come' statement is needed to end the current media speculation and settle everyone down. Time for action is now so new signings can be announced as soon as the window opens. Apart from a top striker I would work hard on getting Steven Caulker from Cardif (best 22 year old centreback in the premier) NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 2

6:25pm Thu 24 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand.

As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!!

With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!!
It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand. As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!! With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!! redandy10
  • Score: -3

7:03pm Thu 24 Apr 14

slugger says...

redandy10 wrote:
It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand.

As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!!

With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!!
Hello caughtredhandedandy ....... I have a long memory you know so kindly do us a favour and stop posting blue tinted views , there's a good chap .
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand. As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!! With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!![/p][/quote]Hello caughtredhandedandy ....... I have a long memory you know so kindly do us a favour and stop posting blue tinted views , there's a good chap . slugger
  • Score: 5

7:07pm Thu 24 Apr 14

slugger says...

Where's the aptly named "notaclue" when your'e in the mood ?
Where's the aptly named "notaclue" when your'e in the mood ? slugger
  • Score: 2

7:07pm Thu 24 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

redandy10 wrote:
It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand.

As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!!

With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!!
problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP.
you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand. As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!! With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!![/p][/quote]problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP. you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts? el caballo santos101
  • Score: 2

7:09pm Thu 24 Apr 14

slugger says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand.

As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!!

With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!!
problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP.
you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?
Don't waste time on "caughtredhandedandy
" , ..... Multiple log-in merchant , FACT .
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand. As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!! With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!![/p][/quote]problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP. you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?[/p][/quote]Don't waste time on "caughtredhandedandy " , ..... Multiple log-in merchant , FACT . slugger
  • Score: 3

7:24pm Thu 24 Apr 14

angus mc coatup says...

slugger wrote:
Where's the aptly named "notaclue" when your'e in the mood ?
He's off down the nearest pub with "Bring back branfoot" probably.
Or are they all one an the same.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Where's the aptly named "notaclue" when your'e in the mood ?[/p][/quote]He's off down the nearest pub with "Bring back branfoot" probably. Or are they all one an the same. angus mc coatup
  • Score: 4

7:36pm Thu 24 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand.

As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!!

With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!!
problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP.
you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?
As I've told you before no player is going to come out while the season is still going on and say I'm off this summer. It wouldn't be good for anyone, not even him.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand. As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!! With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!![/p][/quote]problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP. you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?[/p][/quote]As I've told you before no player is going to come out while the season is still going on and say I'm off this summer. It wouldn't be good for anyone, not even him. redandy10
  • Score: -4

7:36pm Thu 24 Apr 14

slugger says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
slugger wrote:
Where's the aptly named "notaclue" when your'e in the mood ?
He's off down the nearest pub with "Bring back branfoot" probably.
Or are they all one an the same.
Probably ................ When anyone slags someone off for being a "glass half full person" I think that they cannot possibly be a proper fan .
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: Where's the aptly named "notaclue" when your'e in the mood ?[/p][/quote]He's off down the nearest pub with "Bring back branfoot" probably. Or are they all one an the same.[/p][/quote]Probably ................ When anyone slags someone off for being a "glass half full person" I think that they cannot possibly be a proper fan . slugger
  • Score: 4

7:38pm Thu 24 Apr 14

slugger says...

redandy10 wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand.

As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!!

With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!!
problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP.
you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?
As I've told you before no player is going to come out while the season is still going on and say I'm off this summer. It wouldn't be good for anyone, not even him.
Hello again ....... You ignoring me ?
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand. As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!! With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!![/p][/quote]problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP. you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?[/p][/quote]As I've told you before no player is going to come out while the season is still going on and say I'm off this summer. It wouldn't be good for anyone, not even him.[/p][/quote]Hello again ....... You ignoring me ? slugger
  • Score: 4

7:39pm Thu 24 Apr 14

redandy10 says...

slugger wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand.

As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!!

With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!!
problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP.
you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?
Don't waste time on "caughtredhande
dandy
" , ..... Multiple log-in merchant , FACT .
Multiple log in merchant, what a turnip you are. Get yourself a personality and a life why don't you.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand. As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!! With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!![/p][/quote]problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP. you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?[/p][/quote]Don't waste time on "caughtredhande dandy " , ..... Multiple log-in merchant , FACT .[/p][/quote]Multiple log in merchant, what a turnip you are. Get yourself a personality and a life why don't you. redandy10
  • Score: -7

7:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

slugger says...

redandy10 wrote:
slugger wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand.

As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!!

With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!!
problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP.
you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?
Don't waste time on "caughtredhande

dandy
" , ..... Multiple log-in merchant , FACT .
Multiple log in merchant, what a turnip you are. Get yourself a personality and a life why don't you.
You know I'm right mush .
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand. As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!! With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!![/p][/quote]problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP. you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?[/p][/quote]Don't waste time on "caughtredhande dandy " , ..... Multiple log-in merchant , FACT .[/p][/quote]Multiple log in merchant, what a turnip you are. Get yourself a personality and a life why don't you.[/p][/quote]You know I'm right mush . slugger
  • Score: 7

7:51pm Thu 24 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

redandy10 wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand.

As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!!

With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!!
problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP.
you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?
As I've told you before no player is going to come out while the season is still going on and say I'm off this summer. It wouldn't be good for anyone, not even him.
but as ive told you, but you always choose to ignore, both shrek and suarez both said they wanted out before the end of last season, fergie even talked about it in a pre/post match press conference. so players do let it known that they want to leave while the season is still on going. oh and where did shrek and suarez end up?
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand. As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!! With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!![/p][/quote]problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP. you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?[/p][/quote]As I've told you before no player is going to come out while the season is still going on and say I'm off this summer. It wouldn't be good for anyone, not even him.[/p][/quote]but as ive told you, but you always choose to ignore, both shrek and suarez both said they wanted out before the end of last season, fergie even talked about it in a pre/post match press conference. so players do let it known that they want to leave while the season is still on going. oh and where did shrek and suarez end up? el caballo santos101
  • Score: 7

8:24pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Poole Tom says...

The key to everything being talked about above is whether or not we can grow the club and thereby increase our revenue streams in order to keep up with the opposition who are themselves growing their clubs (Liverpool, Man City, Spurs and West Ham to name but four). That probably means increasing the capacity of St Mary`s to at least 40,000 in the very near future, but only if the board are satisfied that we would be able to fill a larger stadium on a regular basis. If they don`t believe that we could, or if they simply are`nt prepared to spend the £25 million plus that such a development would probably cost then unfortunately I think it will be difficult for us to compete at the top end of the league in the longer term, because increasing the commercial revenue alone is not going to be enough to enable us to pay the players what they could earn at the clubs above us in the league or one or two who are currently below us.
The key to everything being talked about above is whether or not we can grow the club and thereby increase our revenue streams in order to keep up with the opposition who are themselves growing their clubs (Liverpool, Man City, Spurs and West Ham to name but four). That probably means increasing the capacity of St Mary`s to at least 40,000 in the very near future, but only if the board are satisfied that we would be able to fill a larger stadium on a regular basis. If they don`t believe that we could, or if they simply are`nt prepared to spend the £25 million plus that such a development would probably cost then unfortunately I think it will be difficult for us to compete at the top end of the league in the longer term, because increasing the commercial revenue alone is not going to be enough to enable us to pay the players what they could earn at the clubs above us in the league or one or two who are currently below us. Poole Tom
  • Score: 2

8:37pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Rooflas says...

slugger wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
slugger wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand.

As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!!

With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!!
problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP.
you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?
Don't waste time on "caughtredhande


dandy
" , ..... Multiple log-in merchant , FACT .
Multiple log in merchant, what a turnip you are. Get yourself a personality and a life why don't you.
You know I'm right mush .
When slugger says mush' he's serious! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand. As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!! With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!![/p][/quote]problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP. you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?[/p][/quote]Don't waste time on "caughtredhande dandy " , ..... Multiple log-in merchant , FACT .[/p][/quote]Multiple log in merchant, what a turnip you are. Get yourself a personality and a life why don't you.[/p][/quote]You know I'm right mush .[/p][/quote]When slugger says mush' he's serious! ;-) Rooflas
  • Score: 4

9:04pm Thu 24 Apr 14

slugger says...

Rooflas wrote:
slugger wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
slugger wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand.

As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!!

With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!!
problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP.
you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?
Don't waste time on "caughtredhande



dandy
" , ..... Multiple log-in merchant , FACT .
Multiple log in merchant, what a turnip you are. Get yourself a personality and a life why don't you.
You know I'm right mush .
When slugger says mush' he's serious! ;-)
You bet .............. Gets right on my nerves when I see people getting slagged off for supporting their team .......... slugger is back .
[quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand. As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!! With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!![/p][/quote]problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP. you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?[/p][/quote]Don't waste time on "caughtredhande dandy " , ..... Multiple log-in merchant , FACT .[/p][/quote]Multiple log in merchant, what a turnip you are. Get yourself a personality and a life why don't you.[/p][/quote]You know I'm right mush .[/p][/quote]When slugger says mush' he's serious! ;-)[/p][/quote]You bet .............. Gets right on my nerves when I see people getting slagged off for supporting their team .......... slugger is back . slugger
  • Score: 4

9:21pm Thu 24 Apr 14

angus mc coatup says...

slugger wrote:
Rooflas wrote:
slugger wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
slugger wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand.

As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!!

With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!!
problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP.
you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?
Don't waste time on "caughtredhande




dandy
" , ..... Multiple log-in merchant , FACT .
Multiple log in merchant, what a turnip you are. Get yourself a personality and a life why don't you.
You know I'm right mush .
When slugger says mush' he's serious! ;-)
You bet .............. Gets right on my nerves when I see people getting slagged off for supporting their team .......... slugger is back .
Gonna get you a shirt with a big S on the front.


Who ya gonna call...... Skunt Busters...
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand. As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!! With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!![/p][/quote]problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP. you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?[/p][/quote]Don't waste time on "caughtredhande dandy " , ..... Multiple log-in merchant , FACT .[/p][/quote]Multiple log in merchant, what a turnip you are. Get yourself a personality and a life why don't you.[/p][/quote]You know I'm right mush .[/p][/quote]When slugger says mush' he's serious! ;-)[/p][/quote]You bet .............. Gets right on my nerves when I see people getting slagged off for supporting their team .......... slugger is back .[/p][/quote]Gonna get you a shirt with a big S on the front. Who ya gonna call...... Skunt Busters... angus mc coatup
  • Score: 2

9:23pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Rooflas says...

On a serious note, I don't see this board getting the backing that cortèse got. I didn't like cortèse much, but would give him some credit for our past season successes. IMO we are trying to further the club beyond where it has ever been before and that is going to take a huge effort, cortèse would struggle.
On a serious note, I don't see this board getting the backing that cortèse got. I didn't like cortèse much, but would give him some credit for our past season successes. IMO we are trying to further the club beyond where it has ever been before and that is going to take a huge effort, cortèse would struggle. Rooflas
  • Score: -1

9:37pm Thu 24 Apr 14

slugger says...

Rooflas wrote:
On a serious note, I don't see this board getting the backing that cortèse got. I didn't like cortèse much, but would give him some credit for our past season successes. IMO we are trying to further the club beyond where it has ever been before and that is going to take a huge effort, cortèse would struggle.
That is the truth , I think we're all awaiting the closed season with bated breath ...........The true ambition will be shown then .
[quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: On a serious note, I don't see this board getting the backing that cortèse got. I didn't like cortèse much, but would give him some credit for our past season successes. IMO we are trying to further the club beyond where it has ever been before and that is going to take a huge effort, cortèse would struggle.[/p][/quote]That is the truth , I think we're all awaiting the closed season with bated breath ...........The true ambition will be shown then . slugger
  • Score: 1

9:45pm Thu 24 Apr 14

slugger says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
slugger wrote:
Rooflas wrote:
slugger wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
slugger wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand.

As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!!

With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!!
problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP.
you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?
Don't waste time on "caughtredhande





dandy
" , ..... Multiple log-in merchant , FACT .
Multiple log in merchant, what a turnip you are. Get yourself a personality and a life why don't you.
You know I'm right mush .
When slugger says mush' he's serious! ;-)
You bet .............. Gets right on my nerves when I see people getting slagged off for supporting their team .......... slugger is back .
Gonna get you a shirt with a big S on the front.


Who ya gonna call...... Skunt Busters...
Easy peasy ....... My shirt size is average btw .
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: It's incredible that some fans still can't wrap their heads around the idea that if a player wants to go, we can't keep him. I notice that even the most ardent of glass half full merchants are picking their words carefully, as they understand the realities of the situation. But there are still some fans persisting in sticking their heads in the sand. As to whether they stay or go, a lot will depend on what happens with MoPo and maybe vice versa. The reality is, if Poch goes these players will start to question the future of the club and probably seriously contemplate leaving. And if it has been a life's ambition of any of them to play for one of the perceived big clubs, then they're gone. End of story!!! With any luck the players being chased by the big clubs will see that they could be part of something really special and stick around. But anyone with a functioning brain would accept that the odds of keeping these great players are stacked against us. And no matter how many lame delusional scenarios some fans pluck out of the air, they won't change this fact. In any case if Poch leaves the dream won't materialise, and you can quote me on that!!![/p][/quote]problem is that not one player has said he wants to go, in fact its been the complete opposite with players saying they love playing at Southampton and under MP. you still though wont accept that some clubs have kept players that have said they want to go and even put in transfer requests. again I know we are not Liverpool but this time last season they weren't that far away from where we are now and they kept suarez despite him asking to leave and arsenil triggering his buy-out clause. Liverpool just said no. why cant we? we don't need the money and the player has said he is happy here. the only people talking about a deal nearly being done are the media and they are getting info from manure who are trying to tempt luke to put in a transfer request, taping up by the back door, why else are we hearing about wages and length of contracts?[/p][/quote]Don't waste time on "caughtredhande dandy " , ..... Multiple log-in merchant , FACT .[/p][/quote]Multiple log in merchant, what a turnip you are. Get yourself a personality and a life why don't you.[/p][/quote]You know I'm right mush .[/p][/quote]When slugger says mush' he's serious! ;-)[/p][/quote]You bet .............. Gets right on my nerves when I see people getting slagged off for supporting their team .......... slugger is back .[/p][/quote]Gonna get you a shirt with a big S on the front. Who ya gonna call...... Skunt Busters...[/p][/quote]Easy peasy ....... My shirt size is average btw . slugger
  • Score: 1

9:53pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Rooflas says...

slugger wrote:
Rooflas wrote:
On a serious note, I don't see this board getting the backing that cortèse got. I didn't like cortèse much, but would give him some credit for our past season successes. IMO we are trying to further the club beyond where it has ever been before and that is going to take a huge effort, cortèse would struggle.
That is the truth , I think we're all awaiting the closed season with bated breath ...........The true ambition will be shown then .
Do you not think we could push ourselves too far and put ourselves at risk with inflated wages and transfer fees? I'm not sure if we are structured to sustain it, not hitting the chicken switch!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: On a serious note, I don't see this board getting the backing that cortèse got. I didn't like cortèse much, but would give him some credit for our past season successes. IMO we are trying to further the club beyond where it has ever been before and that is going to take a huge effort, cortèse would struggle.[/p][/quote]That is the truth , I think we're all awaiting the closed season with bated breath ...........The true ambition will be shown then .[/p][/quote]Do you not think we could push ourselves too far and put ourselves at risk with inflated wages and transfer fees? I'm not sure if we are structured to sustain it, not hitting the chicken switch! Rooflas
  • Score: 0

9:58pm Thu 24 Apr 14

slugger says...

Rooflas wrote:
slugger wrote:
Rooflas wrote:
On a serious note, I don't see this board getting the backing that cortèse got. I didn't like cortèse much, but would give him some credit for our past season successes. IMO we are trying to further the club beyond where it has ever been before and that is going to take a huge effort, cortèse would struggle.
That is the truth , I think we're all awaiting the closed season with bated breath ...........The true ambition will be shown then .
Do you not think we could push ourselves too far and put ourselves at risk with inflated wages and transfer fees? I'm not sure if we are structured to sustain it, not hitting the chicken switch!
No chance imo (perhaps that's why Nicola is no more)......... Quietly confident is me .
[quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: On a serious note, I don't see this board getting the backing that cortèse got. I didn't like cortèse much, but would give him some credit for our past season successes. IMO we are trying to further the club beyond where it has ever been before and that is going to take a huge effort, cortèse would struggle.[/p][/quote]That is the truth , I think we're all awaiting the closed season with bated breath ...........The true ambition will be shown then .[/p][/quote]Do you not think we could push ourselves too far and put ourselves at risk with inflated wages and transfer fees? I'm not sure if we are structured to sustain it, not hitting the chicken switch![/p][/quote]No chance imo (perhaps that's why Nicola is no more)......... Quietly confident is me . slugger
  • Score: 0

10:25pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Rooflas says...

slugger wrote:
Rooflas wrote:
slugger wrote:
Rooflas wrote:
On a serious note, I don't see this board getting the backing that cortèse got. I didn't like cortèse much, but would give him some credit for our past season successes. IMO we are trying to further the club beyond where it has ever been before and that is going to take a huge effort, cortèse would struggle.
That is the truth , I think we're all awaiting the closed season with bated breath ...........The true ambition will be shown then .
Do you not think we could push ourselves too far and put ourselves at risk with inflated wages and transfer fees? I'm not sure if we are structured to sustain it, not hitting the chicken switch!
No chance imo (perhaps that's why Nicola is no more)......... Quietly confident is me .
If katharina doesn't want to invest we are better off sold to some one who does. However once we go for it there's no turning back, we will become a whore to the champions league, watch utd struggle!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: On a serious note, I don't see this board getting the backing that cortèse got. I didn't like cortèse much, but would give him some credit for our past season successes. IMO we are trying to further the club beyond where it has ever been before and that is going to take a huge effort, cortèse would struggle.[/p][/quote]That is the truth , I think we're all awaiting the closed season with bated breath ...........The true ambition will be shown then .[/p][/quote]Do you not think we could push ourselves too far and put ourselves at risk with inflated wages and transfer fees? I'm not sure if we are structured to sustain it, not hitting the chicken switch![/p][/quote]No chance imo (perhaps that's why Nicola is no more)......... Quietly confident is me .[/p][/quote]If katharina doesn't want to invest we are better off sold to some one who does. However once we go for it there's no turning back, we will become a whore to the champions league, watch utd struggle! Rooflas
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11:26pm Thu 24 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Rooflas wrote:
slugger wrote:
Rooflas wrote:
slugger wrote:
Rooflas wrote:
On a serious note, I don't see this board getting the backing that cortèse got. I didn't like cortèse much, but would give him some credit for our past season successes. IMO we are trying to further the club beyond where it has ever been before and that is going to take a huge effort, cortèse would struggle.
That is the truth , I think we're all awaiting the closed season with bated breath ...........The true ambition will be shown then .
Do you not think we could push ourselves too far and put ourselves at risk with inflated wages and transfer fees? I'm not sure if we are structured to sustain it, not hitting the chicken switch!
No chance imo (perhaps that's why Nicola is no more)......... Quietly confident is me .
If katharina doesn't want to invest we are better off sold to some one who does. However once we go for it there's no turning back, we will become a whore to the champions league, watch utd struggle!
If?
[quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rooflas[/bold] wrote: On a serious note, I don't see this board getting the backing that cortèse got. I didn't like cortèse much, but would give him some credit for our past season successes. IMO we are trying to further the club beyond where it has ever been before and that is going to take a huge effort, cortèse would struggle.[/p][/quote]That is the truth , I think we're all awaiting the closed season with bated breath ...........The true ambition will be shown then .[/p][/quote]Do you not think we could push ourselves too far and put ourselves at risk with inflated wages and transfer fees? I'm not sure if we are structured to sustain it, not hitting the chicken switch![/p][/quote]No chance imo (perhaps that's why Nicola is no more)......... Quietly confident is me .[/p][/quote]If katharina doesn't want to invest we are better off sold to some one who does. However once we go for it there's no turning back, we will become a whore to the champions league, watch utd struggle![/p][/quote]If? OSPREYSAINT
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8:37am Mon 12 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

I reckon we should go on the press offensive and spread rumours that Saints are on the verge of signing Gerard, Rooney, Van Persie and Jo Hart. That will shut them up.
Anyone got good contacts with the media?
I reckon we should go on the press offensive and spread rumours that Saints are on the verge of signing Gerard, Rooney, Van Persie and Jo Hart. That will shut them up. Anyone got good contacts with the media? Saint Jinx
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