Dani can still save Saints a headache

Dani Osvaldo

Dani Osvaldo

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

Dani Osvaldo has one last chance to convince Juventus to sign him on a permanent basis this summer and avoid Saints another headache.

The Italian striker has already bagged a Serie A winner’s medal during his loan spell at Juve, who round off their season against Cagliari tomorrow afternoon hoping to break the 100 points barrier for the season.

Osvaldo has endured a mixed season, having been bought by Saints for a club record fee of around €15m, had a stuttering start to his St Mary’s career before a training ground bust up with Jose Fonte saw him farmed out on loan.

His time at Juve has also been eventful. He has made 17 appearances and scored three goals, form which has seen him left out of the Italy squad for the World Cup, but broken the Serie A point record and picked up a medal in the process.

Juventus have a pre-agreed option they can exercise before the end of this month to buy the striker permanently from Saints for around £15.5m, but reports in Italy suggest they will not take that up.

If that is the case then Osvaldo will be back with Saints, who will try to find a buyer for their bad boy star.

However, they will surely be aware that his value is likely to have dropped from the price they paid for him.

There was a hope at the club that Osvaldo might star at the World Cup which would attract interest and mean they might recoup their layout for him.

That won’t now be the case.

Thankfully he is still well regarded enough in Europe that there is likely to be a taker out there for him, with a return to the St Mary’s dressing room remaining highly unlikely, but Saints will do well to get close to what they paid to sign him.

It is another problem the club could do without at the moment with the futures of key players and manager Mauricio Pochettino still up in the air.

For his part Osvaldo, who scored against former club Roma last weekend, feels he has matured during his spell away.

“The goal was great, particularly because it has not been an easy year for me," he said.

"It was beautiful, especially for the celebration of my team-mates, who have all come together to embrace me, the coach included, and the staff.

"I have so much respect for everyone, this is a fantastic group, sincerely. I am honoured to be a part of this group because it has helped me to grow both as a professional and as a person, whilst this is an experience that I will never forget in my life."

He added: "This Juve are now part of history. This is what we were aiming for [the points record], the most important thing.

"I believe that getting into history at a club like Juventus is not an everyday thing, perhaps it will never happen again, to anyone, or for many years.

"So we have to enjoy this moment because we have done something spectacular."

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6:57am Sat 17 May 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Saints will sort it as well for the club as possible, hopefully getting most of their money back by selling Osvaldo. End of story.
Saints will sort it as well for the club as possible, hopefully getting most of their money back by selling Osvaldo. End of story. justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 17

7:15am Sat 17 May 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

LAST CHANCE saloon for Dani boy , and if he has his brain cell working , he will play the game of his life and cement a good future in Europe . Do US and YOURSELF a favour , and leave The ATTITUDE in the dressing room
LAST CHANCE saloon for Dani boy , and if he has his brain cell working , he will play the game of his life and cement a good future in Europe . Do US and YOURSELF a favour , and leave The ATTITUDE in the dressing room SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 13

7:18am Sat 17 May 14

andoru says...

Bring him back and use him as a deterrent. When any player hints they want to leave, Dani can step up and headbutt them back into place.

In other 'news', Liverpool are said to be preparing to take Lovren now along with Lallana. Seriously, can't any of these so-called 'big' clubs just leave us alone and allow us to grow as a club? I've been wondering actually. Maybe there are some 'smaller' clubs out there who'd be interested in signing some of the players Saints are happy to sell (e.g. Jos, Guly) but who are too afraid to approach us for them in the midst of all the pressure the board are under.
Bring him back and use him as a deterrent. When any player hints they want to leave, Dani can step up and headbutt them back into place. In other 'news', Liverpool are said to be preparing to take Lovren now along with Lallana. Seriously, can't any of these so-called 'big' clubs just leave us alone and allow us to grow as a club? I've been wondering actually. Maybe there are some 'smaller' clubs out there who'd be interested in signing some of the players Saints are happy to sell (e.g. Jos, Guly) but who are too afraid to approach us for them in the midst of all the pressure the board are under. andoru
  • Score: 12

7:23am Sat 17 May 14

Rising_Son says...

Why has the article ignored a rumour than Valencia want him? Or is that going to be the topic of a follow-up article?
Why has the article ignored a rumour than Valencia want him? Or is that going to be the topic of a follow-up article? Rising_Son
  • Score: 10

7:26am Sat 17 May 14

richard903 says...

For my post today I thought I would take the DE's lead of doom and gloom . ps I can't spell either.
Is this the year that tha so called big clubs finally destroyed another club? The greed of wanting SFC's players/manager is out of control. Today Liver&onions want Dejan and Adam for £40m apparently its an offer we can't refuse? Do they know who our owner is? Luke to Munchester, Morgan & Callum to Arsole and Jay is taking Potty Chino with him to spuds. Would anyone like our goal posts, our grounds man got an award this year, you can buy him for £6m tractor included. Its beyond a joke , and to add to our pain our local DE bless runs storys each day pointing out the obvious and depressing us even more.I last slept properly on Saturday the 10th, PLEASE saints tell us something today.
ps can anyone sell me some tranqs or sleeping pills
For my post today I thought I would take the DE's lead of doom and gloom . ps I can't spell either. Is this the year that tha so called big clubs finally destroyed another club? The greed of wanting SFC's players/manager is out of control. Today Liver&onions want Dejan and Adam for £40m apparently its an offer we can't refuse? Do they know who our owner is? Luke to Munchester, Morgan & Callum to Arsole and Jay is taking Potty Chino with him to spuds. Would anyone like our goal posts, our grounds man got an award this year, you can buy him for £6m tractor included. Its beyond a joke , and to add to our pain our local DE bless runs storys each day pointing out the obvious and depressing us even more.I last slept properly on Saturday the 10th, PLEASE saints tell us something today. ps can anyone sell me some tranqs or sleeping pills richard903
  • Score: 52

7:29am Sat 17 May 14

aldermoorboy says...

get rid.
get rid. aldermoorboy
  • Score: 0

7:32am Sat 17 May 14

Rising_Son says...

aldermoorboy wrote:
get rid.
He has a contract, so we can only do that if we find a club that wants to buy him, and he wants to go to. What do you suggest?
[quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: get rid.[/p][/quote]He has a contract, so we can only do that if we find a club that wants to buy him, and he wants to go to. What do you suggest? Rising_Son
  • Score: 1

7:41am Sat 17 May 14

andoru says...

richard903 wrote:
For my post today I thought I would take the DE's lead of doom and gloom . ps I can't spell either.
Is this the year that tha so called big clubs finally destroyed another club? The greed of wanting SFC's players/manager is out of control. Today Liver&onions want Dejan and Adam for £40m apparently its an offer we can't refuse? Do they know who our owner is? Luke to Munchester, Morgan & Callum to Arsole and Jay is taking Potty Chino with him to spuds. Would anyone like our goal posts, our grounds man got an award this year, you can buy him for £6m tractor included. Its beyond a joke , and to add to our pain our local DE bless runs storys each day pointing out the obvious and depressing us even more.I last slept properly on Saturday the 10th, PLEASE saints tell us something today.
ps can anyone sell me some tranqs or sleeping pills
I'm starting to wonder if they should cap the number of players a club is allowed to buy from another to one. This would at least restrict Liverpool to either Lallana or Lovren, not both. They could even extend the cap to say a club can't sell more than three players with more than a year on their contract or something. Better still, no players with more than a year on their contract are allowed to be bought or sold.
[quote][p][bold]richard903[/bold] wrote: For my post today I thought I would take the DE's lead of doom and gloom . ps I can't spell either. Is this the year that tha so called big clubs finally destroyed another club? The greed of wanting SFC's players/manager is out of control. Today Liver&onions want Dejan and Adam for £40m apparently its an offer we can't refuse? Do they know who our owner is? Luke to Munchester, Morgan & Callum to Arsole and Jay is taking Potty Chino with him to spuds. Would anyone like our goal posts, our grounds man got an award this year, you can buy him for £6m tractor included. Its beyond a joke , and to add to our pain our local DE bless runs storys each day pointing out the obvious and depressing us even more.I last slept properly on Saturday the 10th, PLEASE saints tell us something today. ps can anyone sell me some tranqs or sleeping pills[/p][/quote]I'm starting to wonder if they should cap the number of players a club is allowed to buy from another to one. This would at least restrict Liverpool to either Lallana or Lovren, not both. They could even extend the cap to say a club can't sell more than three players with more than a year on their contract or something. Better still, no players with more than a year on their contract are allowed to be bought or sold. andoru
  • Score: 9

8:09am Sat 17 May 14

frenchvic says...

Rising_Son wrote:
aldermoorboy wrote:
get rid.
He has a contract, so we can only do that if we find a club that wants to buy him, and he wants to go to. What do you suggest?
How come his contract is watertight but all the others can walk away from theirs. It seems everything is stacked against the Saints.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: get rid.[/p][/quote]He has a contract, so we can only do that if we find a club that wants to buy him, and he wants to go to. What do you suggest?[/p][/quote]How come his contract is watertight but all the others can walk away from theirs. It seems everything is stacked against the Saints. frenchvic
  • Score: 3

8:12am Sat 17 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

richard903 wrote:
For my post today I thought I would take the DE's lead of doom and gloom . ps I can't spell either.
Is this the year that tha so called big clubs finally destroyed another club? The greed of wanting SFC's players/manager is out of control. Today Liver&onions want Dejan and Adam for £40m apparently its an offer we can't refuse? Do they know who our owner is? Luke to Munchester, Morgan & Callum to Arsole and Jay is taking Potty Chino with him to spuds. Would anyone like our goal posts, our grounds man got an award this year, you can buy him for £6m tractor included. Its beyond a joke , and to add to our pain our local DE bless runs storys each day pointing out the obvious and depressing us even more.I last slept properly on Saturday the 10th, PLEASE saints tell us something today.
ps can anyone sell me some tranqs or sleeping pills
Yes, it is getting beyond a joke. Last night the same thing happened. People ask in pubs "So you're from Dorset, who do you support then?" I say: "I have supported Southampton all my life". They used to say something about it's nice to have people loyal to the small teams, etc., etc. Now the first thing they say is: "Oh, all your players are leaving for bigger clubs, you know?"
There must be some sort of an agenda out there. They must be getting s..t scared of us. Talk about propaganda - the 'big' clubs and their press cronies have set about this "inducement" campaign in a big way.
We all know that it is tapping up players by default but how can we stop it? A petition by all of us to the PL and FA?
[quote][p][bold]richard903[/bold] wrote: For my post today I thought I would take the DE's lead of doom and gloom . ps I can't spell either. Is this the year that tha so called big clubs finally destroyed another club? The greed of wanting SFC's players/manager is out of control. Today Liver&onions want Dejan and Adam for £40m apparently its an offer we can't refuse? Do they know who our owner is? Luke to Munchester, Morgan & Callum to Arsole and Jay is taking Potty Chino with him to spuds. Would anyone like our goal posts, our grounds man got an award this year, you can buy him for £6m tractor included. Its beyond a joke , and to add to our pain our local DE bless runs storys each day pointing out the obvious and depressing us even more.I last slept properly on Saturday the 10th, PLEASE saints tell us something today. ps can anyone sell me some tranqs or sleeping pills[/p][/quote]Yes, it is getting beyond a joke. Last night the same thing happened. People ask in pubs "So you're from Dorset, who do you support then?" I say: "I have supported Southampton all my life". They used to say something about it's nice to have people loyal to the small teams, etc., etc. Now the first thing they say is: "Oh, all your players are leaving for bigger clubs, you know?" There must be some sort of an agenda out there. They must be getting s..t scared of us. Talk about propaganda - the 'big' clubs and their press cronies have set about this "inducement" campaign in a big way. We all know that it is tapping up players by default but how can we stop it? A petition by all of us to the PL and FA? Saint Jinx
  • Score: 13

8:16am Sat 17 May 14

pitbull says...

It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke.
If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m.
I'm sure we could get a few great players with that.

Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch.

The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.
It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke. If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m. I'm sure we could get a few great players with that. Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch. The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch. pitbull
  • Score: 15

8:23am Sat 17 May 14

pitbull says...

My mistake, it was the Express that ran the sorry of Mauricios new contract offer.
My mistake, it was the Express that ran the sorry of Mauricios new contract offer. pitbull
  • Score: 3

8:23am Sat 17 May 14

Sammy2sheds says...

I live here in oz and everyone is either man utd or Liverpool
They simply cannot understand why we would be upset at our players and manager leaving.for another team to challenge the top 6 is a joke to them
But I remember when Leeds were unstoppable and Chelsea and Man City were mid table nobodies.the tables always turn in football as well as life
I would love us to stick it up em
I live here in oz and everyone is either man utd or Liverpool They simply cannot understand why we would be upset at our players and manager leaving.for another team to challenge the top 6 is a joke to them But I remember when Leeds were unstoppable and Chelsea and Man City were mid table nobodies.the tables always turn in football as well as life I would love us to stick it up em Sammy2sheds
  • Score: 19

8:24am Sat 17 May 14

pitbull says...

I'm having a bad time this morning, it should say STORY not SORRY.
I'm having a bad time this morning, it should say STORY not SORRY. pitbull
  • Score: 3

8:27am Sat 17 May 14

andoru says...

pitbull wrote:
It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke.
If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m.
I'm sure we could get a few great players with that.

Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch.

The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.
The thing is, it's not just about having money to spend. It's about building on what we have, not replacing it. That just takes us back to where we are. Granted, the way things seem to be panning out that's a better result than just losing everyone, but still not exactly the dream we've all been believing in.

Moreover, who would we buy? The reason Liverpool want Lallana and Man Utd want Shaw (especially Shaw) is that there are so few other options. If there is another player of Shaw's calibre out there, Man Utd would be trying to buy them too, but they're not because there isn't. Left backs of his talent are very rare right now. We could only replace him with a poor imitation, not an equal, and what good is that? It doesn't matter how much money you have if the players we would need to buy are simply not on the market.
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke. If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m. I'm sure we could get a few great players with that. Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch. The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.[/p][/quote]The thing is, it's not just about having money to spend. It's about building on what we have, not replacing it. That just takes us back to where we are. Granted, the way things seem to be panning out that's a better result than just losing everyone, but still not exactly the dream we've all been believing in. Moreover, who would we buy? The reason Liverpool want Lallana and Man Utd want Shaw (especially Shaw) is that there are so few other options. If there is another player of Shaw's calibre out there, Man Utd would be trying to buy them too, but they're not because there isn't. Left backs of his talent are very rare right now. We could only replace him with a poor imitation, not an equal, and what good is that? It doesn't matter how much money you have if the players we would need to buy are simply not on the market. andoru
  • Score: 13

8:31am Sat 17 May 14

Clever Dick says...

Dear Mr Rogers
Thank you for your offer of £40 million pounds for Lallana and Lovren which apparently is so high we are unable to refuse.
They arn't for sale but thanks again for the enquiry.
Dear Mr Rogers Thank you for your offer of £40 million pounds for Lallana and Lovren which apparently is so high we are unable to refuse. They arn't for sale but thanks again for the enquiry. Clever Dick
  • Score: 14

8:32am Sat 17 May 14

Blackknight says...

It could be argued that most fans will be surprised if Saints get back anywhere near the alleged £15 million that was paid for him.
It could be argued that most fans will be surprised if Saints get back anywhere near the alleged £15 million that was paid for him. Blackknight
  • Score: 6

8:38am Sat 17 May 14

andoru says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Dear Mr Rogers
Thank you for your offer of £40 million pounds for Lallana and Lovren which apparently is so high we are unable to refuse.
They arn't for sale but thanks again for the enquiry.
"Oh, hi Brendan. How's it going? Glad you called actually, it'll save me a job. How much you want for Sturridge?"

"Eh? I'm calling about Lall--"

"Yeah, but we're only looking to buy I'm afraid, so ... Sturridge? We'd take Suarez but with is biting and Dani's head butting things could get a bit messy. No, Sturridge is good enough for us. How much?"

That's how the board should respond. Catch them off guard by making a counter bid.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Dear Mr Rogers Thank you for your offer of £40 million pounds for Lallana and Lovren which apparently is so high we are unable to refuse. They arn't for sale but thanks again for the enquiry.[/p][/quote]"Oh, hi Brendan. How's it going? Glad you called actually, it'll save me a job. How much you want for Sturridge?" "Eh? I'm calling about Lall--" "Yeah, but we're only looking to buy I'm afraid, so ... Sturridge? We'd take Suarez but with is biting and Dani's head butting things could get a bit messy. No, Sturridge is good enough for us. How much?" That's how the board should respond. Catch them off guard by making a counter bid. andoru
  • Score: 27

8:58am Sat 17 May 14

justaSaintsfan says...

andoru wrote:
pitbull wrote:
It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke.
If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m.
I'm sure we could get a few great players with that.

Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch.

The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.
The thing is, it's not just about having money to spend. It's about building on what we have, not replacing it. That just takes us back to where we are. Granted, the way things seem to be panning out that's a better result than just losing everyone, but still not exactly the dream we've all been believing in.

Moreover, who would we buy? The reason Liverpool want Lallana and Man Utd want Shaw (especially Shaw) is that there are so few other options. If there is another player of Shaw's calibre out there, Man Utd would be trying to buy them too, but they're not because there isn't. Left backs of his talent are very rare right now. We could only replace him with a poor imitation, not an equal, and what good is that? It doesn't matter how much money you have if the players we would need to buy are simply not on the market.
None of our best players are for sale either! What a shame it is for the media that Saints still haven't sold any of them, plus Mauricio being still at the club. I'm so enjoying reading and hearing all the media bull manure every day. I'm also becoming happier by the day that all the rubbish words spouted by all those (not) knowledgeable journalists are keeping Southampton FC in the public eye, thus helping the club by raising its profile both in this country and abroad. It is all free publicity for Saints and it is all free!
[quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke. If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m. I'm sure we could get a few great players with that. Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch. The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.[/p][/quote]The thing is, it's not just about having money to spend. It's about building on what we have, not replacing it. That just takes us back to where we are. Granted, the way things seem to be panning out that's a better result than just losing everyone, but still not exactly the dream we've all been believing in. Moreover, who would we buy? The reason Liverpool want Lallana and Man Utd want Shaw (especially Shaw) is that there are so few other options. If there is another player of Shaw's calibre out there, Man Utd would be trying to buy them too, but they're not because there isn't. Left backs of his talent are very rare right now. We could only replace him with a poor imitation, not an equal, and what good is that? It doesn't matter how much money you have if the players we would need to buy are simply not on the market.[/p][/quote]None of our best players are for sale either! What a shame it is for the media that Saints still haven't sold any of them, plus Mauricio being still at the club. I'm so enjoying reading and hearing all the media bull manure every day. I'm also becoming happier by the day that all the rubbish words spouted by all those (not) knowledgeable journalists are keeping Southampton FC in the public eye, thus helping the club by raising its profile both in this country and abroad. It is all free publicity for Saints and it is all free! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 8

9:00am Sat 17 May 14

justaSaintsfan says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
andoru wrote:
pitbull wrote:
It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke.
If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m.
I'm sure we could get a few great players with that.

Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch.

The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.
The thing is, it's not just about having money to spend. It's about building on what we have, not replacing it. That just takes us back to where we are. Granted, the way things seem to be panning out that's a better result than just losing everyone, but still not exactly the dream we've all been believing in.

Moreover, who would we buy? The reason Liverpool want Lallana and Man Utd want Shaw (especially Shaw) is that there are so few other options. If there is another player of Shaw's calibre out there, Man Utd would be trying to buy them too, but they're not because there isn't. Left backs of his talent are very rare right now. We could only replace him with a poor imitation, not an equal, and what good is that? It doesn't matter how much money you have if the players we would need to buy are simply not on the market.
None of our best players are for sale either! What a shame it is for the media that Saints still haven't sold any of them, plus Mauricio being still at the club. I'm so enjoying reading and hearing all the media bull manure every day. I'm also becoming happier by the day that all the rubbish words spouted by all those (not) knowledgeable journalists are keeping Southampton FC in the public eye, thus helping the club by raising its profile both in this country and abroad. It is all free publicity for Saints and it is all free!
It truly is all free!!!
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke. If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m. I'm sure we could get a few great players with that. Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch. The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.[/p][/quote]The thing is, it's not just about having money to spend. It's about building on what we have, not replacing it. That just takes us back to where we are. Granted, the way things seem to be panning out that's a better result than just losing everyone, but still not exactly the dream we've all been believing in. Moreover, who would we buy? The reason Liverpool want Lallana and Man Utd want Shaw (especially Shaw) is that there are so few other options. If there is another player of Shaw's calibre out there, Man Utd would be trying to buy them too, but they're not because there isn't. Left backs of his talent are very rare right now. We could only replace him with a poor imitation, not an equal, and what good is that? It doesn't matter how much money you have if the players we would need to buy are simply not on the market.[/p][/quote]None of our best players are for sale either! What a shame it is for the media that Saints still haven't sold any of them, plus Mauricio being still at the club. I'm so enjoying reading and hearing all the media bull manure every day. I'm also becoming happier by the day that all the rubbish words spouted by all those (not) knowledgeable journalists are keeping Southampton FC in the public eye, thus helping the club by raising its profile both in this country and abroad. It is all free publicity for Saints and it is all free![/p][/quote]It truly is all free!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 2

9:02am Sat 17 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

pitbull wrote:
It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke.
If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m.
I'm sure we could get a few great players with that.

Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch.

The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.
I'd take that. I wouldn't sell Luke or Adam. I would take Kasper Schmicheal on a free. I'd sell Dani and buy a CB, say £8m. And I'd spend all the £30m fund on one striker.
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke. If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m. I'm sure we could get a few great players with that. Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch. The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.[/p][/quote]I'd take that. I wouldn't sell Luke or Adam. I would take Kasper Schmicheal on a free. I'd sell Dani and buy a CB, say £8m. And I'd spend all the £30m fund on one striker. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 6

9:11am Sat 17 May 14

andy newbury says...

sturridge would complement ricky up front until jay is fit again and the three of them to pick between after christmas would be great, with adam still controlling midfield along with morgan and the rest of the current midfield staff.Just tell them all the only one for sale is luke if he wants to go. Our idea I thought was to build a team for southampton fc not other premier leauge clubs , saint markus,s dream as i understood it. perhaps reality will kick in sometime.
sturridge would complement ricky up front until jay is fit again and the three of them to pick between after christmas would be great, with adam still controlling midfield along with morgan and the rest of the current midfield staff.Just tell them all the only one for sale is luke if he wants to go. Our idea I thought was to build a team for southampton fc not other premier leauge clubs , saint markus,s dream as i understood it. perhaps reality will kick in sometime. andy newbury
  • Score: 9

9:12am Sat 17 May 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
andoru wrote:
pitbull wrote:
It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke.
If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m.
I'm sure we could get a few great players with that.

Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch.

The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.
The thing is, it's not just about having money to spend. It's about building on what we have, not replacing it. That just takes us back to where we are. Granted, the way things seem to be panning out that's a better result than just losing everyone, but still not exactly the dream we've all been believing in.

Moreover, who would we buy? The reason Liverpool want Lallana and Man Utd want Shaw (especially Shaw) is that there are so few other options. If there is another player of Shaw's calibre out there, Man Utd would be trying to buy them too, but they're not because there isn't. Left backs of his talent are very rare right now. We could only replace him with a poor imitation, not an equal, and what good is that? It doesn't matter how much money you have if the players we would need to buy are simply not on the market.
None of our best players are for sale either! What a shame it is for the media that Saints still haven't sold any of them, plus Mauricio being still at the club. I'm so enjoying reading and hearing all the media bull manure every day. I'm also becoming happier by the day that all the rubbish words spouted by all those (not) knowledgeable journalists are keeping Southampton FC in the public eye, thus helping the club by raising its profile both in this country and abroad. It is all free publicity for Saints and it is all free!
It truly is all free!!!
What free????
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke. If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m. I'm sure we could get a few great players with that. Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch. The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.[/p][/quote]The thing is, it's not just about having money to spend. It's about building on what we have, not replacing it. That just takes us back to where we are. Granted, the way things seem to be panning out that's a better result than just losing everyone, but still not exactly the dream we've all been believing in. Moreover, who would we buy? The reason Liverpool want Lallana and Man Utd want Shaw (especially Shaw) is that there are so few other options. If there is another player of Shaw's calibre out there, Man Utd would be trying to buy them too, but they're not because there isn't. Left backs of his talent are very rare right now. We could only replace him with a poor imitation, not an equal, and what good is that? It doesn't matter how much money you have if the players we would need to buy are simply not on the market.[/p][/quote]None of our best players are for sale either! What a shame it is for the media that Saints still haven't sold any of them, plus Mauricio being still at the club. I'm so enjoying reading and hearing all the media bull manure every day. I'm also becoming happier by the day that all the rubbish words spouted by all those (not) knowledgeable journalists are keeping Southampton FC in the public eye, thus helping the club by raising its profile both in this country and abroad. It is all free publicity for Saints and it is all free![/p][/quote]It truly is all free!!![/p][/quote]What free???? worried of n e hampshire
  • Score: 3

9:16am Sat 17 May 14

montecristosaint says...

Thats better guys a lot more positive thought on here this morning!! The club has told us time and again that we will not be selling our best players. 20 million for Lallana is a joke try doubling that and it still should not persuade the Board to sell. IO am convinced our players will have a great world cup, what price the likes of Shaw and Adz then? The other clubs need to go and smell the coffee if they think they can grab any of our players much less before the world cup they are dreaming. As for Pochettino, hes had a dream season, he knows the Board wont sell, and he remains under contract for another season. The club does not have to do any more than just say no. Dont torment yourselves, its that simple, just say no. Focus on getting four or five players in to beef up the squad, and guess what the worlds best will look at us after the world cup and see us as good prospects. So chin up go chill and enjoy the world cup.
Thats better guys a lot more positive thought on here this morning!! The club has told us time and again that we will not be selling our best players. 20 million for Lallana is a joke try doubling that and it still should not persuade the Board to sell. IO am convinced our players will have a great world cup, what price the likes of Shaw and Adz then? The other clubs need to go and smell the coffee if they think they can grab any of our players much less before the world cup they are dreaming. As for Pochettino, hes had a dream season, he knows the Board wont sell, and he remains under contract for another season. The club does not have to do any more than just say no. Dont torment yourselves, its that simple, just say no. Focus on getting four or five players in to beef up the squad, and guess what the worlds best will look at us after the world cup and see us as good prospects. So chin up go chill and enjoy the world cup. montecristosaint
  • Score: 13

9:31am Sat 17 May 14

Rising_Son says...

montecristosaint wrote:
Thats better guys a lot more positive thought on here this morning!! The club has told us time and again that we will not be selling our best players. 20 million for Lallana is a joke try doubling that and it still should not persuade the Board to sell. IO am convinced our players will have a great world cup, what price the likes of Shaw and Adz then? The other clubs need to go and smell the coffee if they think they can grab any of our players much less before the world cup they are dreaming. As for Pochettino, hes had a dream season, he knows the Board wont sell, and he remains under contract for another season. The club does not have to do any more than just say no. Dont torment yourselves, its that simple, just say no. Focus on getting four or five players in to beef up the squad, and guess what the worlds best will look at us after the world cup and see us as good prospects. So chin up go chill and enjoy the world cup.
I have a feeling that you don't actually mean any of that.
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: Thats better guys a lot more positive thought on here this morning!! The club has told us time and again that we will not be selling our best players. 20 million for Lallana is a joke try doubling that and it still should not persuade the Board to sell. IO am convinced our players will have a great world cup, what price the likes of Shaw and Adz then? The other clubs need to go and smell the coffee if they think they can grab any of our players much less before the world cup they are dreaming. As for Pochettino, hes had a dream season, he knows the Board wont sell, and he remains under contract for another season. The club does not have to do any more than just say no. Dont torment yourselves, its that simple, just say no. Focus on getting four or five players in to beef up the squad, and guess what the worlds best will look at us after the world cup and see us as good prospects. So chin up go chill and enjoy the world cup.[/p][/quote]I have a feeling that you don't actually mean any of that. Rising_Son
  • Score: -1

9:33am Sat 17 May 14

justaSaintsfan says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
andoru wrote:
pitbull wrote:
It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke.
If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m.
I'm sure we could get a few great players with that.

Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch.

The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.
The thing is, it's not just about having money to spend. It's about building on what we have, not replacing it. That just takes us back to where we are. Granted, the way things seem to be panning out that's a better result than just losing everyone, but still not exactly the dream we've all been believing in.

Moreover, who would we buy? The reason Liverpool want Lallana and Man Utd want Shaw (especially Shaw) is that there are so few other options. If there is another player of Shaw's calibre out there, Man Utd would be trying to buy them too, but they're not because there isn't. Left backs of his talent are very rare right now. We could only replace him with a poor imitation, not an equal, and what good is that? It doesn't matter how much money you have if the players we would need to buy are simply not on the market.
None of our best players are for sale either! What a shame it is for the media that Saints still haven't sold any of them, plus Mauricio being still at the club. I'm so enjoying reading and hearing all the media bull manure every day. I'm also becoming happier by the day that all the rubbish words spouted by all those (not) knowledgeable journalists are keeping Southampton FC in the public eye, thus helping the club by raising its profile both in this country and abroad. It is all free publicity for Saints and it is all free!
It truly is all free!!!
What free????
Ha! Ha! Ha! I like your response so much because it gives Saints even more free publicity! By the way, the publicity Saints are getting from the media these days is all free!!!
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke. If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m. I'm sure we could get a few great players with that. Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch. The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.[/p][/quote]The thing is, it's not just about having money to spend. It's about building on what we have, not replacing it. That just takes us back to where we are. Granted, the way things seem to be panning out that's a better result than just losing everyone, but still not exactly the dream we've all been believing in. Moreover, who would we buy? The reason Liverpool want Lallana and Man Utd want Shaw (especially Shaw) is that there are so few other options. If there is another player of Shaw's calibre out there, Man Utd would be trying to buy them too, but they're not because there isn't. Left backs of his talent are very rare right now. We could only replace him with a poor imitation, not an equal, and what good is that? It doesn't matter how much money you have if the players we would need to buy are simply not on the market.[/p][/quote]None of our best players are for sale either! What a shame it is for the media that Saints still haven't sold any of them, plus Mauricio being still at the club. I'm so enjoying reading and hearing all the media bull manure every day. I'm also becoming happier by the day that all the rubbish words spouted by all those (not) knowledgeable journalists are keeping Southampton FC in the public eye, thus helping the club by raising its profile both in this country and abroad. It is all free publicity for Saints and it is all free![/p][/quote]It truly is all free!!![/p][/quote]What free????[/p][/quote]Ha! Ha! Ha! I like your response so much because it gives Saints even more free publicity! By the way, the publicity Saints are getting from the media these days is all free!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 2

9:33am Sat 17 May 14

saint phil says...

Get him back and make him work for his money ,he is a very good player.
Get him back and make him work for his money ,he is a very good player. saint phil
  • Score: 5

9:34am Sat 17 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Blackknight wrote:
It could be argued that most fans will be surprised if Saints get back anywhere near the alleged £15 million that was paid for him.
It could be argued that some would have a whip round to pay him to go!
[quote][p][bold]Blackknight[/bold] wrote: It could be argued that most fans will be surprised if Saints get back anywhere near the alleged £15 million that was paid for him.[/p][/quote]It could be argued that some would have a whip round to pay him to go! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:40am Sat 17 May 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
pitbull wrote:
It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke.
If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m.
I'm sure we could get a few great players with that.

Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch.

The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.
I'd take that. I wouldn't sell Luke or Adam. I would take Kasper Schmicheal on a free. I'd sell Dani and buy a CB, say £8m. And I'd spend all the £30m fund on one striker.
Is Schmeichel going to replace Boruc then?? I thought Boruc has had a great season.....

Can't see Schmeichel being a number two when he can quite easily walk into another prem team!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke. If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m. I'm sure we could get a few great players with that. Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch. The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.[/p][/quote]I'd take that. I wouldn't sell Luke or Adam. I would take Kasper Schmicheal on a free. I'd sell Dani and buy a CB, say £8m. And I'd spend all the £30m fund on one striker.[/p][/quote]Is Schmeichel going to replace Boruc then?? I thought Boruc has had a great season..... Can't see Schmeichel being a number two when he can quite easily walk into another prem team! SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 2

9:43am Sat 17 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

saint phil wrote:
Get him back and make him work for his money ,he is a very good player.
He failed at Roma, he failed with us and now he's failed at Juve. Best go for a dead cert upfront eh?
[quote][p][bold]saint phil[/bold] wrote: Get him back and make him work for his money ,he is a very good player.[/p][/quote]He failed at Roma, he failed with us and now he's failed at Juve. Best go for a dead cert upfront eh? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 5

9:53am Sat 17 May 14

Abbey Saint says...

Daily Express has report that Saints offering to triple Poch's wages to make him 3rd biggest pay in premiership. Plus hand him 30m to spend plus 27m if sell Shaw to manure. Plus will resist any offers for Lallana. Now that's speculation I like.....
Daily Express has report that Saints offering to triple Poch's wages to make him 3rd biggest pay in premiership. Plus hand him 30m to spend plus 27m if sell Shaw to manure. Plus will resist any offers for Lallana. Now that's speculation I like..... Abbey Saint
  • Score: 12

9:57am Sat 17 May 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Rising_Son wrote:
montecristosaint wrote:
Thats better guys a lot more positive thought on here this morning!! The club has told us time and again that we will not be selling our best players. 20 million for Lallana is a joke try doubling that and it still should not persuade the Board to sell. IO am convinced our players will have a great world cup, what price the likes of Shaw and Adz then? The other clubs need to go and smell the coffee if they think they can grab any of our players much less before the world cup they are dreaming. As for Pochettino, hes had a dream season, he knows the Board wont sell, and he remains under contract for another season. The club does not have to do any more than just say no. Dont torment yourselves, its that simple, just say no. Focus on getting four or five players in to beef up the squad, and guess what the worlds best will look at us after the world cup and see us as good prospects. So chin up go chill and enjoy the world cup.
I have a feeling that you don't actually mean any of that.
Oh yes he/she does!!! Pantomime season must have been extended, judging by all the fictitious daily media bull manure about Saints. Their regular drivel is either pantomime or farce, or even farcical pantomime!
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: Thats better guys a lot more positive thought on here this morning!! The club has told us time and again that we will not be selling our best players. 20 million for Lallana is a joke try doubling that and it still should not persuade the Board to sell. IO am convinced our players will have a great world cup, what price the likes of Shaw and Adz then? The other clubs need to go and smell the coffee if they think they can grab any of our players much less before the world cup they are dreaming. As for Pochettino, hes had a dream season, he knows the Board wont sell, and he remains under contract for another season. The club does not have to do any more than just say no. Dont torment yourselves, its that simple, just say no. Focus on getting four or five players in to beef up the squad, and guess what the worlds best will look at us after the world cup and see us as good prospects. So chin up go chill and enjoy the world cup.[/p][/quote]I have a feeling that you don't actually mean any of that.[/p][/quote]Oh yes he/she does!!! Pantomime season must have been extended, judging by all the fictitious daily media bull manure about Saints. Their regular drivel is either pantomime or farce, or even farcical pantomime! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 2

9:59am Sat 17 May 14

richard903 says...

With the Liver&onions offer of £40m being an offer we cant refuse, dose this mean the saint marys cat's head will turn up in Katrinas bed? £40m is big bucks to the likes of us ordinary folks but KL loses that much down the back of her sofa!
With the Liver&onions offer of £40m being an offer we cant refuse, dose this mean the saint marys cat's head will turn up in Katrinas bed? £40m is big bucks to the likes of us ordinary folks but KL loses that much down the back of her sofa! richard903
  • Score: 3

10:00am Sat 17 May 14

saintand266 says...

If we do end up selling shaw to manure I think a fair deal would be 15 million plus Hernandez coming to us, just the sort of goalscorer that would fit into our side perfectly.
If we do end up selling shaw to manure I think a fair deal would be 15 million plus Hernandez coming to us, just the sort of goalscorer that would fit into our side perfectly. saintand266
  • Score: 3

10:00am Sat 17 May 14

dadofmy3sons says...

Calum Chambers, Matt Targett, Sam Gallager and Harrison Reed have been called up to England Under-19s’ 18-man squad for three upcoming UEFA European Under-19 Championship Elite Round qualifiers.
From the OS site.
I wonder if the Echo will feature this story as evidence of Saints Academy stars.
That;s a rb/cb, lb, st, and m.
Matt has the biggest problem, some old guy in front of him. Luke ?. .
Saints young players playing for their international teams, Lloyd Isgrove is playing for Wale against England, five Saints youth on the pitch at once.
I wonder if any other club can boast that sort of statistic.
There are rumours on quite a few sites that clubs are looking at these players at our club with a view to taking them ASAP .
This what a succesfull academy has brought us, a load of vultures.
Great to be a Saints supporter, there is always a way to interpret good news to make it seem bad.
Calum Chambers, Matt Targett, Sam Gallager and Harrison Reed have been called up to England Under-19s’ 18-man squad for three upcoming UEFA European Under-19 Championship Elite Round qualifiers. From the OS site. I wonder if the Echo will feature this story as evidence of Saints Academy stars. That;s a rb/cb, lb, st, and m. Matt has the biggest problem, some old guy in front of him. Luke ?. . Saints young players playing for their international teams, Lloyd Isgrove is playing for Wale against England, five Saints youth on the pitch at once. I wonder if any other club can boast that sort of statistic. There are rumours on quite a few sites that clubs are looking at these players at our club with a view to taking them ASAP . This what a succesfull academy has brought us, a load of vultures. Great to be a Saints supporter, there is always a way to interpret good news to make it seem bad. dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 15

10:00am Sat 17 May 14

red/whitearmy says...

Do a good job for them and stay over there. You have done nothing for us over here. Waste of a buy.
Do a good job for them and stay over there. You have done nothing for us over here. Waste of a buy. red/whitearmy
  • Score: -1

10:17am Sat 17 May 14

jls217 says...

I had a strange dream last night. Pablo could not be given away let alone sold so Poochy (Who was still Saints boss) said we have no choice but to keep him. He Started off in the reserves and stayed there for a while banging in goals from alles uber der platz and Sam got injured. Poochy had no choice but to put Pablo on the bench he came on with 20 mins to go and scored for the 3 points. He became 1st choice striker and worked well even buying a house next door to Jose (where did that come from) Ended up as player of the year and we all booed happily ever after. Funny ole device the brain eh!?
I had a strange dream last night. Pablo could not be given away let alone sold so Poochy (Who was still Saints boss) said we have no choice but to keep him. He Started off in the reserves and stayed there for a while banging in goals from alles uber der platz and Sam got injured. Poochy had no choice but to put Pablo on the bench he came on with 20 mins to go and scored for the 3 points. He became 1st choice striker and worked well even buying a house next door to Jose (where did that come from) Ended up as player of the year and we all booed happily ever after. Funny ole device the brain eh!? jls217
  • Score: 3

10:20am Sat 17 May 14

andoru says...

saintand266 wrote:
If we do end up selling shaw to manure I think a fair deal would be 15 million plus Hernandez coming to us, just the sort of goalscorer that would fit into our side perfectly.
The only way I could stomach selling Shaw to Man Utd (who I arguably hate even more than Portsmouth) is if we can take one of theirs in return.
[quote][p][bold]saintand266[/bold] wrote: If we do end up selling shaw to manure I think a fair deal would be 15 million plus Hernandez coming to us, just the sort of goalscorer that would fit into our side perfectly.[/p][/quote]The only way I could stomach selling Shaw to Man Utd (who I arguably hate even more than Portsmouth) is if we can take one of theirs in return. andoru
  • Score: 0

10:33am Sat 17 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

Sammy2sheds wrote:
I live here in oz and everyone is either man utd or Liverpool
They simply cannot understand why we would be upset at our players and manager leaving.for another team to challenge the top 6 is a joke to them
But I remember when Leeds were unstoppable and Chelsea and Man City were mid table nobodies.the tables always turn in football as well as life
I would love us to stick it up em
Yes, and Liverpool were nowhere before they came up a couple of years before us (1960s). They became a legend and their song became their trademark.

Perhaps we can have our trademark song to take us to glory: You will forever walk alone (if you leave us you b.....d).
[quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: I live here in oz and everyone is either man utd or Liverpool They simply cannot understand why we would be upset at our players and manager leaving.for another team to challenge the top 6 is a joke to them But I remember when Leeds were unstoppable and Chelsea and Man City were mid table nobodies.the tables always turn in football as well as life I would love us to stick it up em[/p][/quote]Yes, and Liverpool were nowhere before they came up a couple of years before us (1960s). They became a legend and their song became their trademark. Perhaps we can have our trademark song to take us to glory: You will forever walk alone (if you leave us you b.....d). Saint Jinx
  • Score: 1

10:44am Sat 17 May 14

pitbull says...

The media's quite slow today.

Guly has been released.
The media's quite slow today. Guly has been released. pitbull
  • Score: 1

10:58am Sat 17 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
pitbull wrote:
It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke.
If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m.
I'm sure we could get a few great players with that.

Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch.

The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.
I'd take that. I wouldn't sell Luke or Adam. I would take Kasper Schmicheal on a free. I'd sell Dani and buy a CB, say £8m. And I'd spend all the £30m fund on one striker.
Is Schmeichel going to replace Boruc then?? I thought Boruc has had a great season.....

Can't see Schmeichel being a number two when he can quite easily walk into another prem team!
Dunno. The rumour on here a couple of days back was we were getting him on a free. Seems unlikely I know but awesome if true.
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke. If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m. I'm sure we could get a few great players with that. Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch. The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.[/p][/quote]I'd take that. I wouldn't sell Luke or Adam. I would take Kasper Schmicheal on a free. I'd sell Dani and buy a CB, say £8m. And I'd spend all the £30m fund on one striker.[/p][/quote]Is Schmeichel going to replace Boruc then?? I thought Boruc has had a great season..... Can't see Schmeichel being a number two when he can quite easily walk into another prem team![/p][/quote]Dunno. The rumour on here a couple of days back was we were getting him on a free. Seems unlikely I know but awesome if true. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 3

11:23am Sat 17 May 14

redandy10 says...

Goodbye Guly Do Prado. To be fair Poch gave him plenty of opportunities but Guly just wasn't cut out for Premiership football. Although I'm sure some on here would disagree!!!
Goodbye Guly Do Prado. To be fair Poch gave him plenty of opportunities but Guly just wasn't cut out for Premiership football. Although I'm sure some on here would disagree!!! redandy10
  • Score: -1

11:26am Sat 17 May 14

redandy10 says...

redandy10 wrote:
Goodbye Guly Do Prado. To be fair Poch gave him plenty of opportunities but Guly just wasn't cut out for Premiership football. Although I'm sure some on here would disagree!!!
Sorry! That should read"cut out for football".
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: Goodbye Guly Do Prado. To be fair Poch gave him plenty of opportunities but Guly just wasn't cut out for Premiership football. Although I'm sure some on here would disagree!!![/p][/quote]Sorry! That should read"cut out for football". redandy10
  • Score: -7

11:27am Sat 17 May 14

Costa Baz says...

As Rogers seems to like our players, maybe he'd like to takeover, should MP move on?

Read on other boards that Schmeichel will sign a 4 year contract to stay at Leicester.
As Rogers seems to like our players, maybe he'd like to takeover, should MP move on? Read on other boards that Schmeichel will sign a 4 year contract to stay at Leicester. Costa Baz
  • Score: 0

12:12pm Sat 17 May 14

O_crusti says...

give 50% of Dani to Bournemouth, pay 50% of his wages for next season in exchange for Ads 25% sell on clause , adding 50% sellon clause to Dani.
He should almost get them promoted on his own and If he sorted himself out then he woudn't cost us much to get back.
give 50% of Dani to Bournemouth, pay 50% of his wages for next season in exchange for Ads 25% sell on clause , adding 50% sellon clause to Dani. He should almost get them promoted on his own and If he sorted himself out then he woudn't cost us much to get back. O_crusti
  • Score: 3

2:20pm Sat 17 May 14

Georgethepie says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
pitbull wrote:
It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke.
If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m.
I'm sure we could get a few great players with that.

Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch.

The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.
I'd take that. I wouldn't sell Luke or Adam. I would take Kasper Schmicheal on a free. I'd sell Dani and buy a CB, say £8m. And I'd spend all the £30m fund on one striker.
Might have to wait awhile Kasper has just signed a new deal according to the press and as we know they are never wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke. If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m. I'm sure we could get a few great players with that. Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch. The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.[/p][/quote]I'd take that. I wouldn't sell Luke or Adam. I would take Kasper Schmicheal on a free. I'd sell Dani and buy a CB, say £8m. And I'd spend all the £30m fund on one striker.[/p][/quote]Might have to wait awhile Kasper has just signed a new deal according to the press and as we know they are never wrong. Georgethepie
  • Score: 0

2:54pm Sat 17 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Georgethepie wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
pitbull wrote:
It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke.
If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m.
I'm sure we could get a few great players with that.

Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch.

The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.
I'd take that. I wouldn't sell Luke or Adam. I would take Kasper Schmicheal on a free. I'd sell Dani and buy a CB, say £8m. And I'd spend all the £30m fund on one striker.
Might have to wait awhile Kasper has just signed a new deal according to the press and as we know they are never wrong.
Yep seems like it, SSN tend to be more accurate than the national rags. Shame.
[quote][p][bold]Georgethepie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke. If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m. I'm sure we could get a few great players with that. Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch. The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.[/p][/quote]I'd take that. I wouldn't sell Luke or Adam. I would take Kasper Schmicheal on a free. I'd sell Dani and buy a CB, say £8m. And I'd spend all the £30m fund on one striker.[/p][/quote]Might have to wait awhile Kasper has just signed a new deal according to the press and as we know they are never wrong.[/p][/quote]Yep seems like it, SSN tend to be more accurate than the national rags. Shame. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 0

3:43pm Sat 17 May 14

redandy10 says...

Juventus are not going to buy Dani at the agreed price. They have romped home with the Serie A title without much help from his nibs, so why would they cough up silly money for the ticking time bomb that is Dani. Sorry folks, but he's coming back.

And I don't care what Les Reed says!!!
Juventus are not going to buy Dani at the agreed price. They have romped home with the Serie A title without much help from his nibs, so why would they cough up silly money for the ticking time bomb that is Dani. Sorry folks, but he's coming back. And I don't care what Les Reed says!!! redandy10
  • Score: -1

3:54pm Sat 17 May 14

Rising_Son says...

redandy10 wrote:
Juventus are not going to buy Dani at the agreed price. They have romped home with the Serie A title without much help from his nibs, so why would they cough up silly money for the ticking time bomb that is Dani. Sorry folks, but he's coming back.

And I don't care what Les Reed says!!!
I think we all realised that Juventus wouldn't take up their option to buy him, and also that you wouldn't care about what Les Reed said. Bit obvious, really, or did you think you would upset someone by saying it?
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: Juventus are not going to buy Dani at the agreed price. They have romped home with the Serie A title without much help from his nibs, so why would they cough up silly money for the ticking time bomb that is Dani. Sorry folks, but he's coming back. And I don't care what Les Reed says!!![/p][/quote]I think we all realised that Juventus wouldn't take up their option to buy him, and also that you wouldn't care about what Les Reed said. Bit obvious, really, or did you think you would upset someone by saying it? Rising_Son
  • Score: 3

4:21pm Sat 17 May 14

NC Fan4Life says...

This time last year Nichola was ensuring all the good players signed longer contracts and they were all buying into the vision for the future.
Nothing has changed on the managing or playing staff, only at board level but we have been given assurances that it we are still looking to move forward, so why do they all want to jump off the bus, it is still rolling.
We have moved forward this season and are now ready to improve the squad to push on again next season, so why give up on it now.
MoPo, Adam, Luke and the others, don't give up just yet, you should at least stay another season to see if the progression continues.

As for Osvaldo, you can 'never say never' but it doesn't look as though he wants to come back even if we did want him. Best we can do is use him as a make-weight transfer for someone we do want.
This time last year Nichola was ensuring all the good players signed longer contracts and they were all buying into the vision for the future. Nothing has changed on the managing or playing staff, only at board level but we have been given assurances that it we are still looking to move forward, so why do they all want to jump off the bus, it is still rolling. We have moved forward this season and are now ready to improve the squad to push on again next season, so why give up on it now. MoPo, Adam, Luke and the others, don't give up just yet, you should at least stay another season to see if the progression continues. As for Osvaldo, you can 'never say never' but it doesn't look as though he wants to come back even if we did want him. Best we can do is use him as a make-weight transfer for someone we do want. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 1

4:23pm Sat 17 May 14

jls217 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Georgethepie wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
pitbull wrote:
It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke.
If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m.
I'm sure we could get a few great players with that.

Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch.

The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.
I'd take that. I wouldn't sell Luke or Adam. I would take Kasper Schmicheal on a free. I'd sell Dani and buy a CB, say £8m. And I'd spend all the £30m fund on one striker.
Might have to wait awhile Kasper has just signed a new deal according to the press and as we know they are never wrong.
Yep seems like it, SSN tend to be more accurate than the national rags. Shame.
Don't need to spend on a class striker.

Meme Diouf is out of contract
Bafetimbi Gomis is out of contract

and to play behind them
Aaron Hunt is out of contract

£25M of players for next to nowt - Get em signed up now!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgethepie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: It's been reported in the Telegraph that Mauricio has been offered a huge contract by the Saints with a £30m transfer fund on top of the £30m fee for Luke. If Adam went as well for £25m, we would get £25m for Dani and Gaston, plus another £10m for some of the fringe players it would give Mauricio a transfer kitty of about £120m. I'm sure we could get a few great players with that. Or perhaps Gaston would step up to the plate and replace Adam on the pitch. The main thing is keeping Mauricio, his style of play is a joy to watch.[/p][/quote]I'd take that. I wouldn't sell Luke or Adam. I would take Kasper Schmicheal on a free. I'd sell Dani and buy a CB, say £8m. And I'd spend all the £30m fund on one striker.[/p][/quote]Might have to wait awhile Kasper has just signed a new deal according to the press and as we know they are never wrong.[/p][/quote]Yep seems like it, SSN tend to be more accurate than the national rags. Shame.[/p][/quote]Don't need to spend on a class striker. Meme Diouf is out of contract Bafetimbi Gomis is out of contract and to play behind them Aaron Hunt is out of contract £25M of players for next to nowt - Get em signed up now!!!! jls217
  • Score: 1

4:35pm Sat 17 May 14

redandy10 says...

Rising_Son wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
Juventus are not going to buy Dani at the agreed price. They have romped home with the Serie A title without much help from his nibs, so why would they cough up silly money for the ticking time bomb that is Dani. Sorry folks, but he's coming back.

And I don't care what Les Reed says!!!
I think we all realised that Juventus wouldn't take up their option to buy him, and also that you wouldn't care about what Les Reed said. Bit obvious, really, or did you think you would upset someone by saying it?
Well I never intended to, but judging by your petulant, anger filled little rant, I obviously did! Stop taking yourself and this thread soooooooo seriously!!!

I see you still are unable to construct a post that doesn't include a question. Never mind, you'll get there in the end. Baby steps!!!
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: Juventus are not going to buy Dani at the agreed price. They have romped home with the Serie A title without much help from his nibs, so why would they cough up silly money for the ticking time bomb that is Dani. Sorry folks, but he's coming back. And I don't care what Les Reed says!!![/p][/quote]I think we all realised that Juventus wouldn't take up their option to buy him, and also that you wouldn't care about what Les Reed said. Bit obvious, really, or did you think you would upset someone by saying it?[/p][/quote]Well I never intended to, but judging by your petulant, anger filled little rant, I obviously did! Stop taking yourself and this thread soooooooo seriously!!! I see you still are unable to construct a post that doesn't include a question. Never mind, you'll get there in the end. Baby steps!!! redandy10
  • Score: 1

4:45pm Sat 17 May 14

Rising_Son says...

redandy10 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
Juventus are not going to buy Dani at the agreed price. They have romped home with the Serie A title without much help from his nibs, so why would they cough up silly money for the ticking time bomb that is Dani. Sorry folks, but he's coming back.

And I don't care what Les Reed says!!!
I think we all realised that Juventus wouldn't take up their option to buy him, and also that you wouldn't care about what Les Reed said. Bit obvious, really, or did you think you would upset someone by saying it?
Well I never intended to, but judging by your petulant, anger filled little rant, I obviously did! Stop taking yourself and this thread soooooooo seriously!!!

I see you still are unable to construct a post that doesn't include a question. Never mind, you'll get there in the end. Baby steps!!!
Petulance and anger? Bemusement better describes my attitude. I think your mirror neurons could do with some work.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: Juventus are not going to buy Dani at the agreed price. They have romped home with the Serie A title without much help from his nibs, so why would they cough up silly money for the ticking time bomb that is Dani. Sorry folks, but he's coming back. And I don't care what Les Reed says!!![/p][/quote]I think we all realised that Juventus wouldn't take up their option to buy him, and also that you wouldn't care about what Les Reed said. Bit obvious, really, or did you think you would upset someone by saying it?[/p][/quote]Well I never intended to, but judging by your petulant, anger filled little rant, I obviously did! Stop taking yourself and this thread soooooooo seriously!!! I see you still are unable to construct a post that doesn't include a question. Never mind, you'll get there in the end. Baby steps!!![/p][/quote]Petulance and anger? Bemusement better describes my attitude. I think your mirror neurons could do with some work. Rising_Son
  • Score: 3

4:49pm Sat 17 May 14

redandy10 says...

Ouch Rising! You really cut to the quick. I think I'll stay on my stool, I don't want no more of what you're dishing out.
Ouch Rising! You really cut to the quick. I think I'll stay on my stool, I don't want no more of what you're dishing out. redandy10
  • Score: 0

4:56pm Sat 17 May 14

Rising_Son says...

redandy10 wrote:
Ouch Rising! You really cut to the quick. I think I'll stay on my stool, I don't want no more of what you're dishing out.
What is it that you think I'm dishing out?
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: Ouch Rising! You really cut to the quick. I think I'll stay on my stool, I don't want no more of what you're dishing out.[/p][/quote]What is it that you think I'm dishing out? Rising_Son
  • Score: 2

5:12pm Sat 17 May 14

redandy10 says...

Rising_Son wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
Ouch Rising! You really cut to the quick. I think I'll stay on my stool, I don't want no more of what you're dishing out.
What is it that you think I'm dishing out?
Another question! Brilliant!!!

Magnus, why don't you cough up an opinion on who's staying and who's going. That is of course if you actually have one.

Also IF Poch goes, who could we realistically get to replace him?
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: Ouch Rising! You really cut to the quick. I think I'll stay on my stool, I don't want no more of what you're dishing out.[/p][/quote]What is it that you think I'm dishing out?[/p][/quote]Another question! Brilliant!!! Magnus, why don't you cough up an opinion on who's staying and who's going. That is of course if you actually have one. Also IF Poch goes, who could we realistically get to replace him? redandy10
  • Score: -1

5:16pm Sat 17 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

redandy10 wrote:
Ouch Rising! You really cut to the quick. I think I'll stay on my stool, I don't want no more of what you're dishing out.
Wash your hands when you have finished.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: Ouch Rising! You really cut to the quick. I think I'll stay on my stool, I don't want no more of what you're dishing out.[/p][/quote]Wash your hands when you have finished. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -3

5:37pm Sat 17 May 14

redandy10 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
Ouch Rising! You really cut to the quick. I think I'll stay on my stool, I don't want no more of what you're dishing out.
Wash your hands when you have finished.
Hurry up Rising! ospreys arrived and he's got his joke book.

GINGE IS SUDDENLY FEELING TIRED!!!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: Ouch Rising! You really cut to the quick. I think I'll stay on my stool, I don't want no more of what you're dishing out.[/p][/quote]Wash your hands when you have finished.[/p][/quote]Hurry up Rising! ospreys arrived and he's got his joke book. GINGE IS SUDDENLY FEELING TIRED!!! redandy10
  • Score: 2

6:48pm Sat 17 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Rising_Son wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
Ouch Rising! You really cut to the quick. I think I'll stay on my stool, I don't want no more of what you're dishing out.
What is it that you think I'm dishing out?
Toilet Roll would be useful, that stool must be cold by now?
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: Ouch Rising! You really cut to the quick. I think I'll stay on my stool, I don't want no more of what you're dishing out.[/p][/quote]What is it that you think I'm dishing out?[/p][/quote]Toilet Roll would be useful, that stool must be cold by now? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -5

9:39pm Sat 17 May 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

I actually think that Osvaldo could come back and make something of himself here.
but the only way he can do it is by following Suarez's example - head down, work hard and keep banging in the goals.

problem is, it would involve a climb down for his ego and I'm not sure he can achieve that.
I actually think that Osvaldo could come back and make something of himself here. but the only way he can do it is by following Suarez's example - head down, work hard and keep banging in the goals. problem is, it would involve a climb down for his ego and I'm not sure he can achieve that. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 3

11:27pm Sat 17 May 14

fritzer says...

Sammy2sheds wrote:
I live here in oz and everyone is either man utd or Liverpool
They simply cannot understand why we would be upset at our players and manager leaving.for another team to challenge the top 6 is a joke to them
But I remember when Leeds were unstoppable and Chelsea and Man City were mid table nobodies.the tables always turn in football as well as life
I would love us to stick it up em
I fully understand how you feel Sammy, Aussies would'nt get the grips on that, like thier Rugby League and OZ Rules they play all season and win their respective leagues then have to play in the play off's and call them minor champions, not for the sort but for extra revenue.
[quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: I live here in oz and everyone is either man utd or Liverpool They simply cannot understand why we would be upset at our players and manager leaving.for another team to challenge the top 6 is a joke to them But I remember when Leeds were unstoppable and Chelsea and Man City were mid table nobodies.the tables always turn in football as well as life I would love us to stick it up em[/p][/quote]I fully understand how you feel Sammy, Aussies would'nt get the grips on that, like thier Rugby League and OZ Rules they play all season and win their respective leagues then have to play in the play off's and call them minor champions, not for the sort but for extra revenue. fritzer
  • Score: 1

12:16am Sun 18 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.
I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 1

3:49am Sun 18 May 14

Rising_Son says...

redandy10 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
Ouch Rising! You really cut to the quick. I think I'll stay on my stool, I don't want no more of what you're dishing out.
What is it that you think I'm dishing out?
Another question! Brilliant!!!

Magnus, why don't you cough up an opinion on who's staying and who's going. That is of course if you actually have one.

Also IF Poch goes, who could we realistically get to replace him?
I'm glad you're enamoured by the question. Pity you didn't answer it, though.

I don't have an opinion about who is coming or who is going, whatever that means, and I'm not going to speculate about it either. I'm more interested in facts. Why aren't you?

As for a hypothetical replacement for Pochettino, the names Martinez and Guardiola come to mind, but then I realise I don't know enough about managers and their availability to say anything sensible, so I'll refrain from doing so.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: Ouch Rising! You really cut to the quick. I think I'll stay on my stool, I don't want no more of what you're dishing out.[/p][/quote]What is it that you think I'm dishing out?[/p][/quote]Another question! Brilliant!!! Magnus, why don't you cough up an opinion on who's staying and who's going. That is of course if you actually have one. Also IF Poch goes, who could we realistically get to replace him?[/p][/quote]I'm glad you're enamoured by the question. Pity you didn't answer it, though. I don't have an opinion about who is coming or who is going, whatever that means, and I'm not going to speculate about it either. I'm more interested in facts. Why aren't you? As for a hypothetical replacement for Pochettino, the names Martinez and Guardiola come to mind, but then I realise I don't know enough about managers and their availability to say anything sensible, so I'll refrain from doing so. Rising_Son
  • Score: 1

7:14am Sun 18 May 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

Saint Jinx wrote:
I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.
Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself.

I'm sure the board will do just fine.
the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice.

So everyone is making sh*t up.
[quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.[/p][/quote]Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself. I'm sure the board will do just fine. the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice. So everyone is making sh*t up. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 1

8:12am Sun 18 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.
Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself.

I'm sure the board will do just fine.
the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice.

So everyone is making sh*t up.
I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger.
I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.[/p][/quote]Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself. I'm sure the board will do just fine. the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice. So everyone is making sh*t up.[/p][/quote]I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger. I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 3

8:50am Sun 18 May 14

SnapperSaint says...

Saint Jinx wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.
Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself.

I'm sure the board will do just fine.
the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice.

So everyone is making sh*t up.
I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger.
I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.
I share your concern Jinx, Premier League football is about as global and high profile as any business can get, but hopefully good business sense is the same whatever the business is...so let's hope the new board has enough of that to get us through.
[quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.[/p][/quote]Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself. I'm sure the board will do just fine. the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice. So everyone is making sh*t up.[/p][/quote]I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger. I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.[/p][/quote]I share your concern Jinx, Premier League football is about as global and high profile as any business can get, but hopefully good business sense is the same whatever the business is...so let's hope the new board has enough of that to get us through. SnapperSaint
  • Score: 5

9:03am Sun 18 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

SnapperSaint wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.
Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself.

I'm sure the board will do just fine.
the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice.

So everyone is making sh*t up.
I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger.
I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.
I share your concern Jinx, Premier League football is about as global and high profile as any business can get, but hopefully good business sense is the same whatever the business is...so let's hope the new board has enough of that to get us through.
Krueger was an ice hockey coach, Hofstetter a lawyer and Rogers an accountant who was previously with the now defunct Tenon. They, together with Kat, are on the board of the holding company and also on the club board where the are joined by Les Reed.
[quote][p][bold]SnapperSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.[/p][/quote]Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself. I'm sure the board will do just fine. the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice. So everyone is making sh*t up.[/p][/quote]I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger. I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.[/p][/quote]I share your concern Jinx, Premier League football is about as global and high profile as any business can get, but hopefully good business sense is the same whatever the business is...so let's hope the new board has enough of that to get us through.[/p][/quote]Krueger was an ice hockey coach, Hofstetter a lawyer and Rogers an accountant who was previously with the now defunct Tenon. They, together with Kat, are on the board of the holding company and also on the club board where the are joined by Les Reed. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 4

9:30am Sun 18 May 14

Clever Dick says...

SnapperSaint wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.
Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself.

I'm sure the board will do just fine.
the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice.

So everyone is making sh*t up.
I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger.
I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.
I share your concern Jinx, Premier League football is about as global and high profile as any business can get, but hopefully good business sense is the same whatever the business is...so let's hope the new board has enough of that to get us through.
And as such are probably more aware that a contract signed by any player/manager is binding.
[quote][p][bold]SnapperSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.[/p][/quote]Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself. I'm sure the board will do just fine. the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice. So everyone is making sh*t up.[/p][/quote]I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger. I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.[/p][/quote]I share your concern Jinx, Premier League football is about as global and high profile as any business can get, but hopefully good business sense is the same whatever the business is...so let's hope the new board has enough of that to get us through.[/p][/quote]And as such are probably more aware that a contract signed by any player/manager is binding. Clever Dick
  • Score: -1

9:34am Sun 18 May 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Good FA Cup Final it is still by far the best Domestic Cup competition in the World especially with its history.
Message to the FA, Premier & Football League governing bodies - Please return the Cup's importance to the clubs and stop it becoming an insignificant competition to our clubs. It is no good punishing them with fines etc they only way is to award the winners with an automatic Champions League place and if the winning team are in the top four qualifying place in the league then the fifth placed team should also qualify. That way all the clubs would take it seriously and stop most including Saints from fielding weaker teams.
Good FA Cup Final it is still by far the best Domestic Cup competition in the World especially with its history. Message to the FA, Premier & Football League governing bodies - Please return the Cup's importance to the clubs and stop it becoming an insignificant competition to our clubs. It is no good punishing them with fines etc they only way is to award the winners with an automatic Champions League place and if the winning team are in the top four qualifying place in the league then the fifth placed team should also qualify. That way all the clubs would take it seriously and stop most including Saints from fielding weaker teams. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 5

10:56am Sun 18 May 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Saint Jinx wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.
Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself.

I'm sure the board will do just fine.
the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice.

So everyone is making sh*t up.
I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger.
I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.
I don't think ive ever seen KL`s age in the media, but guessing from how old St Markus was hen he died I would think she is in her mid-forties, which to some isn't that young. she hasn't run her fathers businesses for long but is fair to assume that St Markus would have been teaching his only child how business works and what the business world is like, he wasn't that daft!
Ralph was recently with Canada in the winter Olympics helping them to win gold for ice hockey in Russia. seeing as ice hockey is a huge sport around the winter Olympic countries and is the one medal that Russia, USA and Canada all wanted to win, Putin claimed it was the one medal his country wanted (apart from Crimea), I don't think you can say he didn't deal with pressure there, which he also has had to do as an ice hockey player and had coach in the NHL. Ralph is also a member of the wold economic forum (which is quite different to this forum), which brings it own pressures.
Hans Hofstetter is a business lawyer, so will be used to dealing with all sorts of legal matters. Gareth Rogers has been the clubs CFO since march 2011, so will know the finances of the club inside out, before that he was a senior manager at the accounting firm Deloitte. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton. (a finer university you wont find!)
I think we have a good mixture of different business minds on the board and trust they will do the best for the club, throw in Les Reed and it gets even better, I bet the FA now wish they had stuck with him, the whole country might have a decent youth set up!

I love what NC has done for the club as much as anyone and have been one of his biggest defenders, however he had little football experience when he joined and he did ok for us. there is more and more coming out regarding his running of the club/business and its not all favourable. I know people are saying he would have the contracts for players and MP sorted out by now, but its strongly rumoured (adam blackmore, solent) that he wanted to sack MP in dec. NC knew he was going in Dec so why did he want to make that change? he was apparently persuaded from doing that by the senior players. so who knows what might have happened under NC, one things for sure is that we would know less than we do now!
[quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.[/p][/quote]Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself. I'm sure the board will do just fine. the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice. So everyone is making sh*t up.[/p][/quote]I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger. I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.[/p][/quote]I don't think ive ever seen KL`s age in the media, but guessing from how old St Markus was hen he died I would think she is in her mid-forties, which to some isn't that young. she hasn't run her fathers businesses for long but is fair to assume that St Markus would have been teaching his only child how business works and what the business world is like, he wasn't that daft! Ralph was recently with Canada in the winter Olympics helping them to win gold for ice hockey in Russia. seeing as ice hockey is a huge sport around the winter Olympic countries and is the one medal that Russia, USA and Canada all wanted to win, Putin claimed it was the one medal his country wanted (apart from Crimea), I don't think you can say he didn't deal with pressure there, which he also has had to do as an ice hockey player and had coach in the NHL. Ralph is also a member of the wold economic forum (which is quite different to this forum), which brings it own pressures. Hans Hofstetter is a business lawyer, so will be used to dealing with all sorts of legal matters. Gareth Rogers has been the clubs CFO since march 2011, so will know the finances of the club inside out, before that he was a senior manager at the accounting firm Deloitte. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton. (a finer university you wont find!) I think we have a good mixture of different business minds on the board and trust they will do the best for the club, throw in Les Reed and it gets even better, I bet the FA now wish they had stuck with him, the whole country might have a decent youth set up! I love what NC has done for the club as much as anyone and have been one of his biggest defenders, however he had little football experience when he joined and he did ok for us. there is more and more coming out regarding his running of the club/business and its not all favourable. I know people are saying he would have the contracts for players and MP sorted out by now, but its strongly rumoured (adam blackmore, solent) that he wanted to sack MP in dec. NC knew he was going in Dec so why did he want to make that change? he was apparently persuaded from doing that by the senior players. so who knows what might have happened under NC, one things for sure is that we would know less than we do now! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 2

3:31pm Sun 18 May 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed !
News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed ! Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
  • Score: 4

3:53pm Sun 18 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

Chrissymarsdenfootba
llgenius
wrote:
News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed !
Cautious optimism or do you have some inside knowledge and if so, on what basis do you put out this welcomed news?
[quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed ![/p][/quote]Cautious optimism or do you have some inside knowledge and if so, on what basis do you put out this welcomed news? DisplacedFan
  • Score: 0

3:54pm Sun 18 May 14

SaintSteve76 says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
Good FA Cup Final it is still by far the best Domestic Cup competition in the World especially with its history.
Message to the FA, Premier & Football League governing bodies - Please return the Cup's importance to the clubs and stop it becoming an insignificant competition to our clubs. It is no good punishing them with fines etc they only way is to award the winners with an automatic Champions League place and if the winning team are in the top four qualifying place in the league then the fifth placed team should also qualify. That way all the clubs would take it seriously and stop most including Saints from fielding weaker teams.
Either that or a football league style playoff between the winners of the fa cup and league cup, and 4th and 5th in the league!
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: Good FA Cup Final it is still by far the best Domestic Cup competition in the World especially with its history. Message to the FA, Premier & Football League governing bodies - Please return the Cup's importance to the clubs and stop it becoming an insignificant competition to our clubs. It is no good punishing them with fines etc they only way is to award the winners with an automatic Champions League place and if the winning team are in the top four qualifying place in the league then the fifth placed team should also qualify. That way all the clubs would take it seriously and stop most including Saints from fielding weaker teams.[/p][/quote]Either that or a football league style playoff between the winners of the fa cup and league cup, and 4th and 5th in the league! SaintSteve76
  • Score: 0

4:06pm Sun 18 May 14

Costa Baz says...

Chrissymarsdenfootba
llgenius
wrote:
News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed !
Hope you are right.
[quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed ![/p][/quote]Hope you are right. Costa Baz
  • Score: 2

4:12pm Sun 18 May 14

SaintSteve76 says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba

llgenius
wrote:
News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed !
Hope you are right.
Sounds good although I won't get excited until I hear an official announcement. Hopefully tomorrow if you're right!
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed ![/p][/quote]Hope you are right.[/p][/quote]Sounds good although I won't get excited until I hear an official announcement. Hopefully tomorrow if you're right! SaintSteve76
  • Score: 1

4:48pm Sun 18 May 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

it's all bullsh*t rumour and conjecture until its on the club website.

not before.
it's all bullsh*t rumour and conjecture until its on the club website. not before. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 0

4:50pm Sun 18 May 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

Saint Jinx wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.
Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself.

I'm sure the board will do just fine.
the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice.

So everyone is making sh*t up.
I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger.
I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.
Appreciate what you say, but management has nothing to do with being an expert in the field.

Good management is about enabling the people you manage achieve the best outcome for the company. Being an expert in the field is largely optional.
[quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.[/p][/quote]Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself. I'm sure the board will do just fine. the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice. So everyone is making sh*t up.[/p][/quote]I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger. I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.[/p][/quote]Appreciate what you say, but management has nothing to do with being an expert in the field. Good management is about enabling the people you manage achieve the best outcome for the company. Being an expert in the field is largely optional. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 2

5:26pm Sun 18 May 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba

llgenius
wrote:
News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed !
Cautious optimism or do you have some inside knowledge and if so, on what basis do you put out this welcomed news?
I know this to be true, lets just say a player that was recently released on good terms has filled me in on the goings on, apparently and these are his words not mine - there is nothing to worry about, the players are all happy and jetting off on their holidays after being enlightened as to the plan. There was never any question marks over Mauricio leaving or the mass sale of players! he's a lovely bloke and no doubt in my mind that what he was telling me over a pint was the truth. MONDAY all will be revealed !
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed ![/p][/quote]Cautious optimism or do you have some inside knowledge and if so, on what basis do you put out this welcomed news?[/p][/quote]I know this to be true, lets just say a player that was recently released on good terms has filled me in on the goings on, apparently and these are his words not mine - there is nothing to worry about, the players are all happy and jetting off on their holidays after being enlightened as to the plan. There was never any question marks over Mauricio leaving or the mass sale of players! he's a lovely bloke and no doubt in my mind that what he was telling me over a pint was the truth. MONDAY all will be revealed ! Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
  • Score: 3

5:29pm Sun 18 May 14

saintlysoul says...

Chrissymarsdenfootba
llgenius
wrote:
News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed !
I really hope you're right.
[quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed ![/p][/quote]I really hope you're right. saintlysoul
  • Score: 3

5:31pm Sun 18 May 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
it's all bullsh*t rumour and conjecture until its on the club website.

not before.
That is true so just wait for it to be on the website tomorrow!
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: it's all bullsh*t rumour and conjecture until its on the club website. not before.[/p][/quote]That is true so just wait for it to be on the website tomorrow! Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
  • Score: 4

5:32pm Sun 18 May 14

jls217 says...

Which Monday? Everything is hyped blx and bs until it's on Saints website.

Having said that I'm praying you're right and that even Luke decides the grass ain't that greener in another Stadium.
Which Monday? Everything is hyped blx and bs until it's on Saints website. Having said that I'm praying you're right and that even Luke decides the grass ain't that greener in another Stadium. jls217
  • Score: 3

5:42pm Sun 18 May 14

ItchenBridger says...

Peter Reid seen driving a taxi in Basingstoke!
Peter Reid seen driving a taxi in Basingstoke! ItchenBridger
  • Score: 1

5:46pm Sun 18 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.
Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself.

I'm sure the board will do just fine.
the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice.

So everyone is making sh*t up.
Especially redandy10 who apparently is still sitting on it.
[quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.[/p][/quote]Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself. I'm sure the board will do just fine. the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice. So everyone is making sh*t up.[/p][/quote]Especially redandy10 who apparently is still sitting on it. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

6:21pm Sun 18 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

Chrissymarsdenfootba
llgenius
wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba


llgenius
wrote:
News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed !
Cautious optimism or do you have some inside knowledge and if so, on what basis do you put out this welcomed news?
I know this to be true, lets just say a player that was recently released on good terms has filled me in on the goings on, apparently and these are his words not mine - there is nothing to worry about, the players are all happy and jetting off on their holidays after being enlightened as to the plan. There was never any question marks over Mauricio leaving or the mass sale of players! he's a lovely bloke and no doubt in my mind that what he was telling me over a pint was the truth. MONDAY all will be revealed !
That is great news. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait until tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed ![/p][/quote]Cautious optimism or do you have some inside knowledge and if so, on what basis do you put out this welcomed news?[/p][/quote]I know this to be true, lets just say a player that was recently released on good terms has filled me in on the goings on, apparently and these are his words not mine - there is nothing to worry about, the players are all happy and jetting off on their holidays after being enlightened as to the plan. There was never any question marks over Mauricio leaving or the mass sale of players! he's a lovely bloke and no doubt in my mind that what he was telling me over a pint was the truth. MONDAY all will be revealed ![/p][/quote]That is great news. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait until tomorrow. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 3

6:30pm Sun 18 May 14

jls217 says...

A player recently not released has told me that for a certainty he knows LeTiss turned down a BOGOF in Frannies gaff. Franny is saying nothing but this player spilt the beans.
Now I iknow that sounds pretty far fetched but if true it''ll be all over the Echo this week. No doubt in my mind that what he was telling me over a fried rice supper was the truth. Monday all will be revealed.
A player recently not released has told me that for a certainty he knows LeTiss turned down a BOGOF in Frannies gaff. Franny is saying nothing but this player spilt the beans. Now I iknow that sounds pretty far fetched but if true it''ll be all over the Echo this week. No doubt in my mind that what he was telling me over a fried rice supper was the truth. Monday all will be revealed. jls217
  • Score: -1

6:43pm Sun 18 May 14

redandy10 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.
Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself.

I'm sure the board will do just fine.
the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice.

So everyone is making sh*t up.
Especially redandy10 who apparently is still sitting on it.
Still no response huh Osprey. 24 hours of complete apathy and ambivalence towards your little joke. This stalking caper just isn't working out for you.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT PHESACHY!!!
OH AND SPEAK UP!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.[/p][/quote]Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself. I'm sure the board will do just fine. the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice. So everyone is making sh*t up.[/p][/quote]Especially redandy10 who apparently is still sitting on it.[/p][/quote]Still no response huh Osprey. 24 hours of complete apathy and ambivalence towards your little joke. This stalking caper just isn't working out for you. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT PHESACHY!!! OH AND SPEAK UP! redandy10
  • Score: -4

7:41pm Sun 18 May 14

Clever Dick says...

Chrissymarsdenfootba
llgenius
wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba


llgenius
wrote:
News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed !
Cautious optimism or do you have some inside knowledge and if so, on what basis do you put out this welcomed news?
I know this to be true, lets just say a player that was recently released on good terms has filled me in on the goings on, apparently and these are his words not mine - there is nothing to worry about, the players are all happy and jetting off on their holidays after being enlightened as to the plan. There was never any question marks over Mauricio leaving or the mass sale of players! he's a lovely bloke and no doubt in my mind that what he was telling me over a pint was the truth. MONDAY all will be revealed !
Really hope this is true, but it seems unlikely that a departing player would be in possession of such details. Would be really fantastic to hear the deafening silence from all the supposed big clubs though wouldn't it. They wouldn't be able to believe that "little " Southampton has told them where to go. This would be the perfect scenario and also make all the doom mongers and skunts look pretty stupid too. So assuming this is correct do we want to sell our Luke for £35million and give that to Mauricio or do we want to keep him?
[quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed ![/p][/quote]Cautious optimism or do you have some inside knowledge and if so, on what basis do you put out this welcomed news?[/p][/quote]I know this to be true, lets just say a player that was recently released on good terms has filled me in on the goings on, apparently and these are his words not mine - there is nothing to worry about, the players are all happy and jetting off on their holidays after being enlightened as to the plan. There was never any question marks over Mauricio leaving or the mass sale of players! he's a lovely bloke and no doubt in my mind that what he was telling me over a pint was the truth. MONDAY all will be revealed ![/p][/quote]Really hope this is true, but it seems unlikely that a departing player would be in possession of such details. Would be really fantastic to hear the deafening silence from all the supposed big clubs though wouldn't it. They wouldn't be able to believe that "little " Southampton has told them where to go. This would be the perfect scenario and also make all the doom mongers and skunts look pretty stupid too. So assuming this is correct do we want to sell our Luke for £35million and give that to Mauricio or do we want to keep him? Clever Dick
  • Score: 1

8:00pm Sun 18 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

redandy10 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.
Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself.

I'm sure the board will do just fine.
the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice.

So everyone is making sh*t up.
Especially redandy10 who apparently is still sitting on it.
Still no response huh Osprey. 24 hours of complete apathy and ambivalence towards your little joke. This stalking caper just isn't working out for you.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT PHESACHY!!!
OH AND SPEAK UP!
Never mind, hope you are flushed with your own success.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.[/p][/quote]Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself. I'm sure the board will do just fine. the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice. So everyone is making sh*t up.[/p][/quote]Especially redandy10 who apparently is still sitting on it.[/p][/quote]Still no response huh Osprey. 24 hours of complete apathy and ambivalence towards your little joke. This stalking caper just isn't working out for you. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT PHESACHY!!! OH AND SPEAK UP![/p][/quote]Never mind, hope you are flushed with your own success. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

8:47pm Sun 18 May 14

hedge end bob says...

frenchvic wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
aldermoorboy wrote: get rid.
He has a contract, so we can only do that if we find a club that wants to buy him, and he wants to go to. What do you suggest?
How come his contract is watertight but all the others can walk away from theirs. It seems everything is stacked against the Saints.
If the owner of our club says the player IS NOT FOR SALE AND IS GOING NOWHERE, THAT'S IT FFS. We all saw what happned at LIVERPOOL at the start of last season, and the player won all sorts of honours . IT ALL REST WITH Katherina Liebherr . Not players, agents but the owner of our club and i trust her to follow her FATHER'S DREAM.
R I P MARKUS your dream will come true.
[quote][p][bold]frenchvic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: get rid.[/p][/quote]He has a contract, so we can only do that if we find a club that wants to buy him, and he wants to go to. What do you suggest?[/p][/quote]How come his contract is watertight but all the others can walk away from theirs. It seems everything is stacked against the Saints.[/p][/quote]If the owner of our club says the player IS NOT FOR SALE AND IS GOING NOWHERE, THAT'S IT FFS. We all saw what happned at LIVERPOOL at the start of last season, and the player won all sorts of honours . IT ALL REST WITH Katherina Liebherr . Not players, agents but the owner of our club and i trust her to follow her FATHER'S DREAM. R I P MARKUS your dream will come true. hedge end bob
  • Score: 2

8:57pm Sun 18 May 14

hedge end bob says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius wrote: News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed !
Cautious optimism or do you have some inside knowledge and if so, on what basis do you put out this welcomed news?
I know this to be true, lets just say a player that was recently released on good terms has filled me in on the goings on, apparently and these are his words not mine - there is nothing to worry about, the players are all happy and jetting off on their holidays after being enlightened as to the plan. There was never any question marks over Mauricio leaving or the mass sale of players! he's a lovely bloke and no doubt in my mind that what he was telling me over a pint was the truth. MONDAY all will be revealed !
Really hope this is true, but it seems unlikely that a departing player would be in possession of such details. Would be really fantastic to hear the deafening silence from all the supposed big clubs though wouldn't it. They wouldn't be able to believe that "little " Southampton has told them where to go. This would be the perfect scenario and also make all the doom mongers and skunts look pretty stupid too. So assuming this is correct do we want to sell our Luke for £35million and give that to Mauricio or do we want to keep him?
KEEP LUKE . Talk him into staying another year and see where we are then. Anyway which part of his body would we sell for only 35 million????
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed ![/p][/quote]Cautious optimism or do you have some inside knowledge and if so, on what basis do you put out this welcomed news?[/p][/quote]I know this to be true, lets just say a player that was recently released on good terms has filled me in on the goings on, apparently and these are his words not mine - there is nothing to worry about, the players are all happy and jetting off on their holidays after being enlightened as to the plan. There was never any question marks over Mauricio leaving or the mass sale of players! he's a lovely bloke and no doubt in my mind that what he was telling me over a pint was the truth. MONDAY all will be revealed ![/p][/quote]Really hope this is true, but it seems unlikely that a departing player would be in possession of such details. Would be really fantastic to hear the deafening silence from all the supposed big clubs though wouldn't it. They wouldn't be able to believe that "little " Southampton has told them where to go. This would be the perfect scenario and also make all the doom mongers and skunts look pretty stupid too. So assuming this is correct do we want to sell our Luke for £35million and give that to Mauricio or do we want to keep him?[/p][/quote]KEEP LUKE . Talk him into staying another year and see where we are then. Anyway which part of his body would we sell for only 35 million???? hedge end bob
  • Score: 4

9:48pm Sun 18 May 14

el caballo santos101 says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius wrote: News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed !
Cautious optimism or do you have some inside knowledge and if so, on what basis do you put out this welcomed news?
I know this to be true, lets just say a player that was recently released on good terms has filled me in on the goings on, apparently and these are his words not mine - there is nothing to worry about, the players are all happy and jetting off on their holidays after being enlightened as to the plan. There was never any question marks over Mauricio leaving or the mass sale of players! he's a lovely bloke and no doubt in my mind that what he was telling me over a pint was the truth. MONDAY all will be revealed !
Really hope this is true, but it seems unlikely that a departing player would be in possession of such details. Would be really fantastic to hear the deafening silence from all the supposed big clubs though wouldn't it. They wouldn't be able to believe that "little " Southampton has told them where to go. This would be the perfect scenario and also make all the doom mongers and skunts look pretty stupid too. So assuming this is correct do we want to sell our Luke for £35million and give that to Mauricio or do we want to keep him?
KEEP LUKE . Talk him into staying another year and see where we are then. Anyway which part of his body would we sell for only 35 million????
agree keep luke!
has anyone said he is for sale?
has luke said he wants to leave?
have we received any bids for him?
I also hope that Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius is right, I suppose we will find out tomorrow.

whatever happens we will still have a club to support and players to watch in the world cup.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed ![/p][/quote]Cautious optimism or do you have some inside knowledge and if so, on what basis do you put out this welcomed news?[/p][/quote]I know this to be true, lets just say a player that was recently released on good terms has filled me in on the goings on, apparently and these are his words not mine - there is nothing to worry about, the players are all happy and jetting off on their holidays after being enlightened as to the plan. There was never any question marks over Mauricio leaving or the mass sale of players! he's a lovely bloke and no doubt in my mind that what he was telling me over a pint was the truth. MONDAY all will be revealed ![/p][/quote]Really hope this is true, but it seems unlikely that a departing player would be in possession of such details. Would be really fantastic to hear the deafening silence from all the supposed big clubs though wouldn't it. They wouldn't be able to believe that "little " Southampton has told them where to go. This would be the perfect scenario and also make all the doom mongers and skunts look pretty stupid too. So assuming this is correct do we want to sell our Luke for £35million and give that to Mauricio or do we want to keep him?[/p][/quote]KEEP LUKE . Talk him into staying another year and see where we are then. Anyway which part of his body would we sell for only 35 million????[/p][/quote]agree keep luke! has anyone said he is for sale? has luke said he wants to leave? have we received any bids for him? I also hope that Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius is right, I suppose we will find out tomorrow. whatever happens we will still have a club to support and players to watch in the world cup. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 3

10:20pm Sun 18 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba

llgenius
wrote:
DisplacedFan wrote:
Chrissymarsdenfootba



llgenius
wrote:
News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed !
Cautious optimism or do you have some inside knowledge and if so, on what basis do you put out this welcomed news?
I know this to be true, lets just say a player that was recently released on good terms has filled me in on the goings on, apparently and these are his words not mine - there is nothing to worry about, the players are all happy and jetting off on their holidays after being enlightened as to the plan. There was never any question marks over Mauricio leaving or the mass sale of players! he's a lovely bloke and no doubt in my mind that what he was telling me over a pint was the truth. MONDAY all will be revealed !
Really hope this is true, but it seems unlikely that a departing player would be in possession of such details. Would be really fantastic to hear the deafening silence from all the supposed big clubs though wouldn't it. They wouldn't be able to believe that "little " Southampton has told them where to go. This would be the perfect scenario and also make all the doom mongers and skunts look pretty stupid too. So assuming this is correct do we want to sell our Luke for £35million and give that to Mauricio or do we want to keep him?
Keep him. Transfer fees keep rising and what seems a lot today doesn't tomorrow - Shearer, Bale, Oxo etc.

Hope it's true. The players will certainly speak to each other and a lot hinged on MoPo. New poster though so who knows.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: News flash - Mauricio has agreed a new 3 year deal with an optional extension, club announcement to be made on Monday !!!! Shaw is the only player for sale as he has requested the chance to speak to clubs but will only be released if a bid above 35 million is made, the proceeds will all be made available to Mauricio to spend. A number of first team players have began renegotiation of their contracts and are happy to stay and push on next year. The air around the board room is that of defiance and pride, this football club will not be picked apart- quite the opposite; a healthy war chest for Mauricio is being made available to Mauricio with a number of players on the radar to help the club push for a champions league place! The plan was to take this club to the very top of the best game in the world and the board are set to continue the push! Stand by your radios you will not be disappointed ![/p][/quote]Cautious optimism or do you have some inside knowledge and if so, on what basis do you put out this welcomed news?[/p][/quote]I know this to be true, lets just say a player that was recently released on good terms has filled me in on the goings on, apparently and these are his words not mine - there is nothing to worry about, the players are all happy and jetting off on their holidays after being enlightened as to the plan. There was never any question marks over Mauricio leaving or the mass sale of players! he's a lovely bloke and no doubt in my mind that what he was telling me over a pint was the truth. MONDAY all will be revealed ![/p][/quote]Really hope this is true, but it seems unlikely that a departing player would be in possession of such details. Would be really fantastic to hear the deafening silence from all the supposed big clubs though wouldn't it. They wouldn't be able to believe that "little " Southampton has told them where to go. This would be the perfect scenario and also make all the doom mongers and skunts look pretty stupid too. So assuming this is correct do we want to sell our Luke for £35million and give that to Mauricio or do we want to keep him?[/p][/quote]Keep him. Transfer fees keep rising and what seems a lot today doesn't tomorrow - Shearer, Bale, Oxo etc. Hope it's true. The players will certainly speak to each other and a lot hinged on MoPo. New poster though so who knows. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 3

10:23pm Sun 18 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Saint Jinx wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.
Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself.

I'm sure the board will do just fine.
the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice.

So everyone is making sh*t up.
I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger.
I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.
I know you're not saying all of this, Jinx, but others have, and you've mentioned a part of it; I mean this thing about Katharina being a bit young and not having any experience of running a football club or any previous knowledge of the beautiful game. Well, none of that stopped 41-year-old Nicola Cortese in 2009.

Tomorrow should be quite interesting.
[quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.[/p][/quote]Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself. I'm sure the board will do just fine. the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice. So everyone is making sh*t up.[/p][/quote]I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger. I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.[/p][/quote]I know you're not saying all of this, Jinx, but others have, and you've mentioned a part of it; I mean this thing about Katharina being a bit young and not having any experience of running a football club or any previous knowledge of the beautiful game. Well, none of that stopped 41-year-old Nicola Cortese in 2009. Tomorrow should be quite interesting. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

9:20am Mon 19 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.
Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself.

I'm sure the board will do just fine.
the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice.

So everyone is making sh*t up.
I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger.
I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.
I don't think ive ever seen KL`s age in the media, but guessing from how old St Markus was hen he died I would think she is in her mid-forties, which to some isn't that young. she hasn't run her fathers businesses for long but is fair to assume that St Markus would have been teaching his only child how business works and what the business world is like, he wasn't that daft!
Ralph was recently with Canada in the winter Olympics helping them to win gold for ice hockey in Russia. seeing as ice hockey is a huge sport around the winter Olympic countries and is the one medal that Russia, USA and Canada all wanted to win, Putin claimed it was the one medal his country wanted (apart from Crimea), I don't think you can say he didn't deal with pressure there, which he also has had to do as an ice hockey player and had coach in the NHL. Ralph is also a member of the wold economic forum (which is quite different to this forum), which brings it own pressures.
Hans Hofstetter is a business lawyer, so will be used to dealing with all sorts of legal matters. Gareth Rogers has been the clubs CFO since march 2011, so will know the finances of the club inside out, before that he was a senior manager at the accounting firm Deloitte. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton. (a finer university you wont find!)
I think we have a good mixture of different business minds on the board and trust they will do the best for the club, throw in Les Reed and it gets even better, I bet the FA now wish they had stuck with him, the whole country might have a decent youth set up!

I love what NC has done for the club as much as anyone and have been one of his biggest defenders, however he had little football experience when he joined and he did ok for us. there is more and more coming out regarding his running of the club/business and its not all favourable. I know people are saying he would have the contracts for players and MP sorted out by now, but its strongly rumoured (adam blackmore, solent) that he wanted to sack MP in dec. NC knew he was going in Dec so why did he want to make that change? he was apparently persuaded from doing that by the senior players. so who knows what might have happened under NC, one things for sure is that we would know less than we do now!
Why did he want to sack NC in December? AAMOI (hands up those who know what this stands for?)
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.[/p][/quote]Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself. I'm sure the board will do just fine. the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice. So everyone is making sh*t up.[/p][/quote]I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger. I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.[/p][/quote]I don't think ive ever seen KL`s age in the media, but guessing from how old St Markus was hen he died I would think she is in her mid-forties, which to some isn't that young. she hasn't run her fathers businesses for long but is fair to assume that St Markus would have been teaching his only child how business works and what the business world is like, he wasn't that daft! Ralph was recently with Canada in the winter Olympics helping them to win gold for ice hockey in Russia. seeing as ice hockey is a huge sport around the winter Olympic countries and is the one medal that Russia, USA and Canada all wanted to win, Putin claimed it was the one medal his country wanted (apart from Crimea), I don't think you can say he didn't deal with pressure there, which he also has had to do as an ice hockey player and had coach in the NHL. Ralph is also a member of the wold economic forum (which is quite different to this forum), which brings it own pressures. Hans Hofstetter is a business lawyer, so will be used to dealing with all sorts of legal matters. Gareth Rogers has been the clubs CFO since march 2011, so will know the finances of the club inside out, before that he was a senior manager at the accounting firm Deloitte. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton. (a finer university you wont find!) I think we have a good mixture of different business minds on the board and trust they will do the best for the club, throw in Les Reed and it gets even better, I bet the FA now wish they had stuck with him, the whole country might have a decent youth set up! I love what NC has done for the club as much as anyone and have been one of his biggest defenders, however he had little football experience when he joined and he did ok for us. there is more and more coming out regarding his running of the club/business and its not all favourable. I know people are saying he would have the contracts for players and MP sorted out by now, but its strongly rumoured (adam blackmore, solent) that he wanted to sack MP in dec. NC knew he was going in Dec so why did he want to make that change? he was apparently persuaded from doing that by the senior players. so who knows what might have happened under NC, one things for sure is that we would know less than we do now![/p][/quote]Why did he want to sack NC in December? AAMOI (hands up those who know what this stands for?) Saint Jinx
  • Score: 0

11:58am Mon 19 May 14

Rising_Son says...

Jinx, If you're asking why NC wanted to sack MP in December, I don't know but I would guess that it would probably have been because our results hadn't been very good for a while.
Jinx, If you're asking why NC wanted to sack MP in December, I don't know but I would guess that it would probably have been because our results hadn't been very good for a while. Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

12:23pm Mon 19 May 14

Beer Monster says...

ItchenBridger wrote:
Peter Reid seen driving a taxi in Basingstoke!
He must be really bored - last time I went out on the lash in Basingrad was 12 years ago. The armpit of Hampshire.
[quote][p][bold]ItchenBridger[/bold] wrote: Peter Reid seen driving a taxi in Basingstoke![/p][/quote]He must be really bored - last time I went out on the lash in Basingrad was 12 years ago. The armpit of Hampshire. Beer Monster
  • Score: 0

12:08pm Tue 20 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.
Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself.

I'm sure the board will do just fine.
the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice.

So everyone is making sh*t up.
I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger.
I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.
I know you're not saying all of this, Jinx, but others have, and you've mentioned a part of it; I mean this thing about Katharina being a bit young and not having any experience of running a football club or any previous knowledge of the beautiful game. Well, none of that stopped 41-year-old Nicola Cortese in 2009.

Tomorrow should be quite interesting.
I agree to a certain extent, but what I am trying to highlight is the fact that, whereas, and no-one says it was easy, when Nicola Cortese came here he couldn't really go backwards, because we were at an all-time low. He did well but there was not a lot of pressure - after all, it was ONLY League 1.

What I am saying is that Katharina has come in to a cauldron of hype and frenzy. Pressure by anyone's yardstick, let alone someone who is new. However, I have been thinking about it and it very well may be those uncomplicated and family-oriented principles of Katharina that win the day. She and her family may turn out to be the (very successful) owners of our club for the next 50 years. Who knows!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stroppy_gramps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: I hope this board knows what it is doing (and also Katharina). This is high profile/pressure stuff (Lallana, Lovren, etc, etc.) and I can't help feeling that N Cortese would have handled this very well. I really hope I am proved to be wrong and Katharina and the board do us proud.[/p][/quote]Well, being as they have all run multi-billion pound businesses I daresay they have a little bit of experience with pressure. And Krueger himself has played and coached at the highest level himself. I'm sure the board will do just fine. the problem everyone has outside of Southampton FC is that Southampton FC aren't saying anything and we live in a world where everyone is constantly connected to the news every waking minute. Social media gives everyone who cares to have one a voice. So everyone is making sh*t up.[/p][/quote]I knew someone would say that and I was going to expand. I was well aware of their past experience, but Katharina is quite young and,, in fact, not only is she very inexperienced as far as football is concerned, but she has not had too long at the reigns of the family business. Hopefully, she will use her family values. We don't know how much real pressure Krueger has had to endure. What I am trying to say is that this is tremendous pressure for a fledgling board and a fledgling owner. In all the years I have been following Saints I have never known such frenzy, but as you say, perhaps social media make the hype more instant and bigger. I sincerely hope that the board has the acumen to deal with all this in a rational and businesslike manner, with the vision that we all have for this club.[/p][/quote]I know you're not saying all of this, Jinx, but others have, and you've mentioned a part of it; I mean this thing about Katharina being a bit young and not having any experience of running a football club or any previous knowledge of the beautiful game. Well, none of that stopped 41-year-old Nicola Cortese in 2009. Tomorrow should be quite interesting.[/p][/quote]I agree to a certain extent, but what I am trying to highlight is the fact that, whereas, and no-one says it was easy, when Nicola Cortese came here he couldn't really go backwards, because we were at an all-time low. He did well but there was not a lot of pressure - after all, it was ONLY League 1. What I am saying is that Katharina has come in to a cauldron of hype and frenzy. Pressure by anyone's yardstick, let alone someone who is new. However, I have been thinking about it and it very well may be those uncomplicated and family-oriented principles of Katharina that win the day. She and her family may turn out to be the (very successful) owners of our club for the next 50 years. Who knows! Saint Jinx
  • Score: 0

12:09pm Tue 20 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

I agree to a certain extent, but what I am trying to highlight is the fact that, whereas, and no-one says it was easy, when Nicola Cortese came here he couldn't really go backwards, because we were at an all-time low. He did well but there was not a lot of pressure - after all, it was ONLY League 1.

What I am saying is that Katharina has come in to a cauldron of hype and frenzy. Pressure by anyone's yardstick, let alone someone who is new. However, I have been thinking about it and it very well may be those uncomplicated and family-oriented values of Katharina that win the day. She and her family may turn out to be the (very successful) owners of our club for the next 50 years. Who knows!
I agree to a certain extent, but what I am trying to highlight is the fact that, whereas, and no-one says it was easy, when Nicola Cortese came here he couldn't really go backwards, because we were at an all-time low. He did well but there was not a lot of pressure - after all, it was ONLY League 1. What I am saying is that Katharina has come in to a cauldron of hype and frenzy. Pressure by anyone's yardstick, let alone someone who is new. However, I have been thinking about it and it very well may be those uncomplicated and family-oriented values of Katharina that win the day. She and her family may turn out to be the (very successful) owners of our club for the next 50 years. Who knows! Saint Jinx
  • Score: 0

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