Southampton standing firm for now in the face of Liverpool's £25m bid for their captain Adam Lallana

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Saints are holding off Liverpool's £25m bid for Adam Lallana, as they look to avoid losing their captain before the World Cup.

The Reds launched an improved offer for the midfielder last night, in an attempt to force a move through quickly.

Liverpool had initially offered £20m for the 26-year-old, but were unable to convince Saints to sell for that amount.

They are understood to have said that their latest approach is a final one, and have threatened to move onto other targets if the transfer is not concluded before the World Cup.

That is the same tactic they used to help push through a deal for Lallana's club and international teammate, Rickie Lambert, who is expected to complete his switch to Anfield on Monday.

However, Saints feel they are in a stronger position when it comes to Lallana, and also Luke Shaw, with Manchester United making their own final push to sign the left-back before England depart for Brazil.

United have already offered £27m for the 18-year-old and are keen to wrap up a deal before anyone else can swoop in and hijack it, approaching Saints again yesterday to try and move things forward.

The club want to put transfer dealings on hold until a new manager is in place and the World Cup is over.

That stance was undermined somewhat by the agreement to sell Lambert, and it would be completely blown apart if they let either Lallana or Shaw go in the coming days.

It is increasingly unlikely that either player will remain at the club this summer, but Saints feel under less pressure to deal with those matters quickly than they did with Lambert.

Even if they do feel a sale is inevitable, the club know that interest will not disappear and their values may even rise in Brazil.

Roy Hodgson's squad fly to Miami tomorrow for a pre-World Cup training camp, before jetting off to South America next Sunday.

Hodgson has said he will allow clubs to send out staff to Florida to conduct medicals in the players' free time if absolutely necessary, but nothing will be allowed once England head to Brazil.

That leaves just a week for any transfers to be completed, although even once the squad depart tomorrow it will become increasingly difficult.

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5:57pm Sat 31 May 14

7saint7 says...

He's worth a hell of a lot more than 25mill & After the world cup . The world will know that too.
He's worth a hell of a lot more than 25mill & After the world cup . The world will know that too. 7saint7
  • Score: 17

5:58pm Sat 31 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

Good news we seem to be saying no, but time will tell. Sad to see SRL leave. The reasons given don't make any sense in the world of compete or lose. This is a business. I would bet money on the fact that if Saints had said no, SRL would have still given his all as he always has - a true professional. So that being said, I question the reason given for him leaving. Nonetheless, I wish him well.
Good news we seem to be saying no, but time will tell. Sad to see SRL leave. The reasons given don't make any sense in the world of compete or lose. This is a business. I would bet money on the fact that if Saints had said no, SRL would have still given his all as he always has - a true professional. So that being said, I question the reason given for him leaving. Nonetheless, I wish him well. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 29

5:59pm Sat 31 May 14

tennisaint says...

Thanks Adam but you will not be the last . We will rebuild but I'm not sure which league we will be in 2016. It's a shame to see the team broken up like this could be 10 or even 12 before the Board is done. The Fans will have a say . They are lucky that many have got their season tickets already but how long will it be when we have had enough
Thanks Adam but you will not be the last . We will rebuild but I'm not sure which league we will be in 2016. It's a shame to see the team broken up like this could be 10 or even 12 before the Board is done. The Fans will have a say . They are lucky that many have got their season tickets already but how long will it be when we have had enough tennisaint
  • Score: -14

6:03pm Sat 31 May 14

DisplacedFan says...

Great story in the Daily Mail on why SRL is better than Andy Carroll and why he is better for Liverpool.
Great story in the Daily Mail on why SRL is better than Andy Carroll and why he is better for Liverpool. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 14

6:24pm Sat 31 May 14

THE12THMAN says...

Fair play to Saints for not being held to ransom by the scousers.
Fair play to Saints for not being held to ransom by the scousers. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 20

6:35pm Sat 31 May 14

The stripes says...

They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker.

I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it.

Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy!
They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker. I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it. Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy! The stripes
  • Score: 17

6:36pm Sat 31 May 14

FleetSaint says...

THE12THMAN wrote:
Fair play to Saints for not being held to ransom by the scousers.
twice lol. Think we were already. Scousers came to town and the club is now on bricks.
[quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: Fair play to Saints for not being held to ransom by the scousers.[/p][/quote]twice lol. Think we were already. Scousers came to town and the club is now on bricks. FleetSaint
  • Score: -11

6:39pm Sat 31 May 14

rossofficial10 says...

ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky.

Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table.

Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing!

We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player.

The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted
ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky. Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table. Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing! We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player. The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted rossofficial10
  • Score: -23

6:50pm Sat 31 May 14

F Fan says...

The stripes wrote:
They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker.

I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it.

Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy!
Look at their ages.
[quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker. I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it. Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy![/p][/quote]Look at their ages. F Fan
  • Score: 12

6:51pm Sat 31 May 14

Matty Le toss says...

7saint7 wrote:
He's worth a hell of a lot more than 25mill & After the world cup . The world will know that too.
He worth nowhere near 25 mil. One good season in the prem doesn't mean your worth the same value a fabregas or Alex sanchez does it? A good player but not worth that much son!
[quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: He's worth a hell of a lot more than 25mill & After the world cup . The world will know that too.[/p][/quote]He worth nowhere near 25 mil. One good season in the prem doesn't mean your worth the same value a fabregas or Alex sanchez does it? A good player but not worth that much son! Matty Le toss
  • Score: -31

6:52pm Sat 31 May 14

Matty Le toss says...

Worth a bag of revels and 5 quid
Worth a bag of revels and 5 quid Matty Le toss
  • Score: -22

6:54pm Sat 31 May 14

The stripes says...

rossofficial10 wrote:
ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky.

Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table.

Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing!

We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player.

The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted
I'm with you on this.

When I think our club saw the right price of 12M for Victor Wanyama (who I do rate), and a similar price for Gaston Ramirez (correct me if I'm wrong) 4M for Rickie just seems a joke. I rate Rickie well above those two and I don't think I'm alone on that thought.

Am I missing something or is it the board that's missing something?
[quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky. Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table. Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing! We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player. The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted[/p][/quote]I'm with you on this. When I think our club saw the right price of 12M for Victor Wanyama (who I do rate), and a similar price for Gaston Ramirez (correct me if I'm wrong) 4M for Rickie just seems a joke. I rate Rickie well above those two and I don't think I'm alone on that thought. Am I missing something or is it the board that's missing something? The stripes
  • Score: -10

6:59pm Sat 31 May 14

The stripes says...

F Fan wrote:
The stripes wrote:
They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker.

I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it.

Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy!
Look at their ages.
If Rickie's contribution to LFC gets them the title his age will not even come into it. Rickie may have plenty more years left in him.

I'll be interested to see what money Fabregas goes for if he does move. How old is he?
[quote][p][bold]F Fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker. I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it. Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy![/p][/quote]Look at their ages.[/p][/quote]If Rickie's contribution to LFC gets them the title his age will not even come into it. Rickie may have plenty more years left in him. I'll be interested to see what money Fabregas goes for if he does move. How old is he? The stripes
  • Score: 10

6:59pm Sat 31 May 14

Saint Chris says...

Many people on here have lost all faith in our board and from what the media are publishing, who can blame them. However, what I look at are the facts. Yes RK said in his interview that there will be no transfer dealings until a new manager is appointed, however maybe they recognise that SRL is passing his peak and a £4-5m offer is a good deal for a 32 year old and it can be put towards a transfer kitty for a new striker. Who can begrudge him of a move to his boyhood club anyway? The fact is the board have not accepted a bid for our prized assets (Lallana, Shaw, Lovren etc) and may not plan to. Let's not start attacking our board until we realise their intentions. We know what NC would have done with these offers and maybe the current board have the same view. Let's keep faith that we continue our growth, onwards and upwards from here on out, until we hear otherwise. COYR.
Many people on here have lost all faith in our board and from what the media are publishing, who can blame them. However, what I look at are the facts. Yes RK said in his interview that there will be no transfer dealings until a new manager is appointed, however maybe they recognise that SRL is passing his peak and a £4-5m offer is a good deal for a 32 year old and it can be put towards a transfer kitty for a new striker. Who can begrudge him of a move to his boyhood club anyway? The fact is the board have not accepted a bid for our prized assets (Lallana, Shaw, Lovren etc) and may not plan to. Let's not start attacking our board until we realise their intentions. We know what NC would have done with these offers and maybe the current board have the same view. Let's keep faith that we continue our growth, onwards and upwards from here on out, until we hear otherwise. COYR. Saint Chris
  • Score: 49

7:01pm Sat 31 May 14

rossofficial10 says...

The stripes wrote:
rossofficial10 wrote:
ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky.

Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table.

Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing!

We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player.

The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted
I'm with you on this.

When I think our club saw the right price of 12M for Victor Wanyama (who I do rate), and a similar price for Gaston Ramirez (correct me if I'm wrong) 4M for Rickie just seems a joke. I rate Rickie well above those two and I don't think I'm alone on that thought.

Am I missing something or is it the board that's missing something?
Lets hope its not Rupert Lowe all over again!
[quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky. Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table. Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing! We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player. The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted[/p][/quote]I'm with you on this. When I think our club saw the right price of 12M for Victor Wanyama (who I do rate), and a similar price for Gaston Ramirez (correct me if I'm wrong) 4M for Rickie just seems a joke. I rate Rickie well above those two and I don't think I'm alone on that thought. Am I missing something or is it the board that's missing something?[/p][/quote]Lets hope its not Rupert Lowe all over again! rossofficial10
  • Score: -10

7:06pm Sat 31 May 14

Dooorrrset saint says...

Matty Le toss wrote:
Worth a bag of revels and 5 quid
Tit
[quote][p][bold]Matty Le toss[/bold] wrote: Worth a bag of revels and 5 quid[/p][/quote]Tit Dooorrrset saint
  • Score: 20

7:08pm Sat 31 May 14

rossofficial10 says...

Saint Chris wrote:
Many people on here have lost all faith in our board and from what the media are publishing, who can blame them. However, what I look at are the facts. Yes RK said in his interview that there will be no transfer dealings until a new manager is appointed, however maybe they recognise that SRL is passing his peak and a £4-5m offer is a good deal for a 32 year old and it can be put towards a transfer kitty for a new striker. Who can begrudge him of a move to his boyhood club anyway? The fact is the board have not accepted a bid for our prized assets (Lallana, Shaw, Lovren etc) and may not plan to. Let's not start attacking our board until we realise their intentions. We know what NC would have done with these offers and maybe the current board have the same view. Let's keep faith that we continue our growth, onwards and upwards from here on out, until we hear otherwise. COYR.
Your in a positive mood, just think we were 2 -3 players away from a top 4 finsh next season. these moments come around once in a blue moon.

If we sold Lallana for 30 mil it would mean we would need a similar creative player and we would have to pay 60 mil for that type of player.

keep lallana is the key to this and sign a quality striker, goalkeeper and left back and a centre back, and possilby a jason puncheon type winger
[quote][p][bold]Saint Chris[/bold] wrote: Many people on here have lost all faith in our board and from what the media are publishing, who can blame them. However, what I look at are the facts. Yes RK said in his interview that there will be no transfer dealings until a new manager is appointed, however maybe they recognise that SRL is passing his peak and a £4-5m offer is a good deal for a 32 year old and it can be put towards a transfer kitty for a new striker. Who can begrudge him of a move to his boyhood club anyway? The fact is the board have not accepted a bid for our prized assets (Lallana, Shaw, Lovren etc) and may not plan to. Let's not start attacking our board until we realise their intentions. We know what NC would have done with these offers and maybe the current board have the same view. Let's keep faith that we continue our growth, onwards and upwards from here on out, until we hear otherwise. COYR.[/p][/quote]Your in a positive mood, just think we were 2 -3 players away from a top 4 finsh next season. these moments come around once in a blue moon. If we sold Lallana for 30 mil it would mean we would need a similar creative player and we would have to pay 60 mil for that type of player. keep lallana is the key to this and sign a quality striker, goalkeeper and left back and a centre back, and possilby a jason puncheon type winger rossofficial10
  • Score: 6

7:08pm Sat 31 May 14

peregrine73 says...

tennisaint wrote:
Thanks Adam but you will not be the last . We will rebuild but I'm not sure which league we will be in 2016. It's a shame to see the team broken up like this could be 10 or even 12 before the Board is done. The Fans will have a say . They are lucky that many have got their season tickets already but how long will it be when we have had enough
Its true the team will be dismantled and money made to the investors.
We must be realistic and expect that we will have to re build over the next few years to challange for the premiership, because at this time next year we be looking at the championship league.
[quote][p][bold]tennisaint[/bold] wrote: Thanks Adam but you will not be the last . We will rebuild but I'm not sure which league we will be in 2016. It's a shame to see the team broken up like this could be 10 or even 12 before the Board is done. The Fans will have a say . They are lucky that many have got their season tickets already but how long will it be when we have had enough[/p][/quote]Its true the team will be dismantled and money made to the investors. We must be realistic and expect that we will have to re build over the next few years to challange for the premiership, because at this time next year we be looking at the championship league. peregrine73
  • Score: -15

7:13pm Sat 31 May 14

The stripes says...

Saint Chris wrote:
Many people on here have lost all faith in our board and from what the media are publishing, who can blame them. However, what I look at are the facts. Yes RK said in his interview that there will be no transfer dealings until a new manager is appointed, however maybe they recognise that SRL is passing his peak and a £4-5m offer is a good deal for a 32 year old and it can be put towards a transfer kitty for a new striker. Who can begrudge him of a move to his boyhood club anyway? The fact is the board have not accepted a bid for our prized assets (Lallana, Shaw, Lovren etc) and may not plan to. Let's not start attacking our board until we realise their intentions. We know what NC would have done with these offers and maybe the current board have the same view. Let's keep faith that we continue our growth, onwards and upwards from here on out, until we hear otherwise. COYR.
4m for a 32 year old striker would normally be a good deal but this is Rickie. He could help any club near the top win a title with his contribution and that would cover his 4m deal and some. I hear everyone saying we got a good deal for a 32 year old but the fact is he's still firing on all cylinders and he still seems to be improving with age. He's not the average 32 year old footballer.

Do you really think he's passing his peak? I think there's still a bit more left in him.
[quote][p][bold]Saint Chris[/bold] wrote: Many people on here have lost all faith in our board and from what the media are publishing, who can blame them. However, what I look at are the facts. Yes RK said in his interview that there will be no transfer dealings until a new manager is appointed, however maybe they recognise that SRL is passing his peak and a £4-5m offer is a good deal for a 32 year old and it can be put towards a transfer kitty for a new striker. Who can begrudge him of a move to his boyhood club anyway? The fact is the board have not accepted a bid for our prized assets (Lallana, Shaw, Lovren etc) and may not plan to. Let's not start attacking our board until we realise their intentions. We know what NC would have done with these offers and maybe the current board have the same view. Let's keep faith that we continue our growth, onwards and upwards from here on out, until we hear otherwise. COYR.[/p][/quote]4m for a 32 year old striker would normally be a good deal but this is Rickie. He could help any club near the top win a title with his contribution and that would cover his 4m deal and some. I hear everyone saying we got a good deal for a 32 year old but the fact is he's still firing on all cylinders and he still seems to be improving with age. He's not the average 32 year old footballer. Do you really think he's passing his peak? I think there's still a bit more left in him. The stripes
  • Score: 10

7:17pm Sat 31 May 14

jls217 says...

peregrine73 wrote:
tennisaint wrote:
Thanks Adam but you will not be the last . We will rebuild but I'm not sure which league we will be in 2016. It's a shame to see the team broken up like this could be 10 or even 12 before the Board is done. The Fans will have a say . They are lucky that many have got their season tickets already but how long will it be when we have had enough
Its true the team will be dismantled and money made to the investors.
We must be realistic and expect that we will have to re build over the next few years to challange for the premiership, because at this time next year we be looking at the championship league.
Unfortunately the agents are picking over the carcass already.

With luck Saints can head them off and keep a couple of the squad together but for some of these players it's already close to done and dusted.

I fear the worst and for the first time am on the side of the doom merchants - this is not based on my feelings but what I've been told, before you ask it's nobody in the club (I don't know anyone connected to the club) but know someone with connections into the shady world of the agents. Hope it all pans out okay but I am not optimistic at this point.
[quote][p][bold]peregrine73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tennisaint[/bold] wrote: Thanks Adam but you will not be the last . We will rebuild but I'm not sure which league we will be in 2016. It's a shame to see the team broken up like this could be 10 or even 12 before the Board is done. The Fans will have a say . They are lucky that many have got their season tickets already but how long will it be when we have had enough[/p][/quote]Its true the team will be dismantled and money made to the investors. We must be realistic and expect that we will have to re build over the next few years to challange for the premiership, because at this time next year we be looking at the championship league.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately the agents are picking over the carcass already. With luck Saints can head them off and keep a couple of the squad together but for some of these players it's already close to done and dusted. I fear the worst and for the first time am on the side of the doom merchants - this is not based on my feelings but what I've been told, before you ask it's nobody in the club (I don't know anyone connected to the club) but know someone with connections into the shady world of the agents. Hope it all pans out okay but I am not optimistic at this point. jls217
  • Score: -9

7:19pm Sat 31 May 14

Clever Dick says...

The stripes wrote:
rossofficial10 wrote:
ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky.

Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table.

Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing!

We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player.

The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted
I'm with you on this.

When I think our club saw the right price of 12M for Victor Wanyama (who I do rate), and a similar price for Gaston Ramirez (correct me if I'm wrong) 4M for Rickie just seems a joke. I rate Rickie well above those two and I don't think I'm alone on that thought.

Am I missing something or is it the board that's missing something?
You are missing the fact that he is 32 years old and has 2 years left on his contract. I don't think many prem clubs will be interested in signing him after that. Quite simply his path from this point onwards is downwards. Gaston and Victor are on the up in the same way that Luke is. All three are raw talents and still have plenty to learn and all 3 could go on to big things. It's not really possible to compare players who play in completely different positions. I would imagine the board took the view that if we kept SRL for another year his value would be next to nothing. The board have obviously shown a bit of compassion in his case because of his roots, what he has done for the club, and because he is near the end of his career. With regard to the players on long term contracts we should be keeping them all. No sales at all, with the possible exception of Luke, and a club announcement that no further players will be sold regardless of the offered price and regardless of the requesting club. I see Luke as the exception because we could use the funds to strengthen in other areas.
[quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky. Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table. Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing! We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player. The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted[/p][/quote]I'm with you on this. When I think our club saw the right price of 12M for Victor Wanyama (who I do rate), and a similar price for Gaston Ramirez (correct me if I'm wrong) 4M for Rickie just seems a joke. I rate Rickie well above those two and I don't think I'm alone on that thought. Am I missing something or is it the board that's missing something?[/p][/quote]You are missing the fact that he is 32 years old and has 2 years left on his contract. I don't think many prem clubs will be interested in signing him after that. Quite simply his path from this point onwards is downwards. Gaston and Victor are on the up in the same way that Luke is. All three are raw talents and still have plenty to learn and all 3 could go on to big things. It's not really possible to compare players who play in completely different positions. I would imagine the board took the view that if we kept SRL for another year his value would be next to nothing. The board have obviously shown a bit of compassion in his case because of his roots, what he has done for the club, and because he is near the end of his career. With regard to the players on long term contracts we should be keeping them all. No sales at all, with the possible exception of Luke, and a club announcement that no further players will be sold regardless of the offered price and regardless of the requesting club. I see Luke as the exception because we could use the funds to strengthen in other areas. Clever Dick
  • Score: 12

7:19pm Sat 31 May 14

mike saint says...

How could we give Rickie away at 4M as an England striker.
He must be worth that just for his penalties.
What did LFC paid for Andy Carroll(donkey) £35 million the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price should be more than that. So Saints should hold out for much after the world cup.
How could we give Rickie away at 4M as an England striker. He must be worth that just for his penalties. What did LFC paid for Andy Carroll(donkey) £35 million the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price should be more than that. So Saints should hold out for much after the world cup. mike saint
  • Score: 3

7:20pm Sat 31 May 14

THE12THMAN says...

The stripes wrote:
They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker.

I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it.

Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy!
Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.
[quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker. I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it. Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy![/p][/quote]Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 9

7:23pm Sat 31 May 14

Harold K Steptoe says...

Transfer request 20 mins after he gets back from the World Cup.
Transfer request 20 mins after he gets back from the World Cup. Harold K Steptoe
  • Score: -8

7:25pm Sat 31 May 14

el caballo santos101 says...

so the club say no and people still moan, I really don't get it!
lets say that the club said no to the rickie deal and a new manager came in and then he was sold, everyone would be having a right go at him. or lets say that the cub said no to the rickie deal and a new manager comes in and buys a forward or two, which is what everyone is saying we needed, then doesn't play rickie as much and we do well, would people then say we should have sold him?
as much as I love what rickie has done for this club and boy its a lot, I think he started to struggle in the second half of last season.
in the same way that gaston cant get into the team because of lalla, Osvaldo couldn't because of rickie, which might be part of the reason he threw his toys out of the pram.
Rickie has been an absolute legend for us, and I really don't think he would have gone to any other club, and after all he`s done for us we really should respect his decision.
selling one player and losing a manager, who was always going to go, isn't a meltdown and doesn't mean that KL is asset stripping, why invest heavily in the training ground to the tune of £30mill if shes trying to take as much as she can from the club? why appoint a full board? why bring in new board members? if she wanted to asset strip she could have just appointed a chairman like NC to do the work and not bother with the rest of the board. if she was just after the money she could have accepted the first offers for lalla and luke, adding an extra £5-6mill here or there isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to a woman who is worth £4bill+. maybe, just maybe the club decided that once they received an offer for rickie it was the best thing for the club to sell.
so the club say no and people still moan, I really don't get it! lets say that the club said no to the rickie deal and a new manager came in and then he was sold, everyone would be having a right go at him. or lets say that the cub said no to the rickie deal and a new manager comes in and buys a forward or two, which is what everyone is saying we needed, then doesn't play rickie as much and we do well, would people then say we should have sold him? as much as I love what rickie has done for this club and boy its a lot, I think he started to struggle in the second half of last season. in the same way that gaston cant get into the team because of lalla, Osvaldo couldn't because of rickie, which might be part of the reason he threw his toys out of the pram. Rickie has been an absolute legend for us, and I really don't think he would have gone to any other club, and after all he`s done for us we really should respect his decision. selling one player and losing a manager, who was always going to go, isn't a meltdown and doesn't mean that KL is asset stripping, why invest heavily in the training ground to the tune of £30mill if shes trying to take as much as she can from the club? why appoint a full board? why bring in new board members? if she wanted to asset strip she could have just appointed a chairman like NC to do the work and not bother with the rest of the board. if she was just after the money she could have accepted the first offers for lalla and luke, adding an extra £5-6mill here or there isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to a woman who is worth £4bill+. maybe, just maybe the club decided that once they received an offer for rickie it was the best thing for the club to sell. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 32

7:39pm Sat 31 May 14

smuggins says...

I have said this before.Last year Suarez was kicking up a fuss because he wanted to leave.Liverpool dug their heals in and made him honour his contract.We should do the same and tell them we are following their example.That is of course if there has been a bid.Lets face it our board has been criticised for lack of communication.Liverp
ool or any other club do the same thing.The press and greedy agents have a lot to answer for by not only unsettling players but supporters with their fabricated nonsense.
I have said this before.Last year Suarez was kicking up a fuss because he wanted to leave.Liverpool dug their heals in and made him honour his contract.We should do the same and tell them we are following their example.That is of course if there has been a bid.Lets face it our board has been criticised for lack of communication.Liverp ool or any other club do the same thing.The press and greedy agents have a lot to answer for by not only unsettling players but supporters with their fabricated nonsense. smuggins
  • Score: 4

7:39pm Sat 31 May 14

smuggins says...

I have said this before.Last year Suarez was kicking up a fuss because he wanted to leave.Liverpool dug their heals in and made him honour his contract.We should do the same and tell them we are following their example.That is of course if there has been a bid.Lets face it our board has been criticised for lack of communication.Liverp
ool or any other club do the same thing.The press and greedy agents have a lot to answer for by not only unsettling players but supporters with their fabricated nonsense.
I have said this before.Last year Suarez was kicking up a fuss because he wanted to leave.Liverpool dug their heals in and made him honour his contract.We should do the same and tell them we are following their example.That is of course if there has been a bid.Lets face it our board has been criticised for lack of communication.Liverp ool or any other club do the same thing.The press and greedy agents have a lot to answer for by not only unsettling players but supporters with their fabricated nonsense. smuggins
  • Score: 7

7:46pm Sat 31 May 14

The stripes says...

THE12THMAN wrote:
The stripes wrote:
They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker.

I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it.

Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy!
Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.
Blimey. I think I could count the amount of posts I have added in the last 6 months on one hand and you're accusing me of 'still moaning'

I didn't even realise I was moaning in the first place.

My apologies ref.
[quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker. I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it. Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy![/p][/quote]Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.[/p][/quote]Blimey. I think I could count the amount of posts I have added in the last 6 months on one hand and you're accusing me of 'still moaning' I didn't even realise I was moaning in the first place. My apologies ref. The stripes
  • Score: -6

7:52pm Sat 31 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

The stripes wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
The stripes wrote:
They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker.

I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it.

Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy!
Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.
Blimey. I think I could count the amount of posts I have added in the last 6 months on one hand and you're accusing me of 'still moaning'

I didn't even realise I was moaning in the first place.

My apologies ref.
Now you are moaning about someone who is moaning about your moaning, you would never get me moaning about someone moaning about someone who is moaning about his moaning, oh wait........
[quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker. I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it. Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy![/p][/quote]Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.[/p][/quote]Blimey. I think I could count the amount of posts I have added in the last 6 months on one hand and you're accusing me of 'still moaning' I didn't even realise I was moaning in the first place. My apologies ref.[/p][/quote]Now you are moaning about someone who is moaning about your moaning, you would never get me moaning about someone moaning about someone who is moaning about his moaning, oh wait........ OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

7:53pm Sat 31 May 14

THE12THMAN says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The stripes wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
The stripes wrote:
They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker.

I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it.

Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy!
Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.
Blimey. I think I could count the amount of posts I have added in the last 6 months on one hand and you're accusing me of 'still moaning'

I didn't even realise I was moaning in the first place.

My apologies ref.
Now you are moaning about someone who is moaning about your moaning, you would never get me moaning about someone moaning about someone who is moaning about his moaning, oh wait........
drivel
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker. I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it. Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy![/p][/quote]Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.[/p][/quote]Blimey. I think I could count the amount of posts I have added in the last 6 months on one hand and you're accusing me of 'still moaning' I didn't even realise I was moaning in the first place. My apologies ref.[/p][/quote]Now you are moaning about someone who is moaning about your moaning, you would never get me moaning about someone moaning about someone who is moaning about his moaning, oh wait........[/p][/quote]drivel THE12THMAN
  • Score: 4

7:59pm Sat 31 May 14

THE12THMAN says...

The stripes wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
The stripes wrote:
They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker.

I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it.

Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy!
Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.
Blimey. I think I could count the amount of posts I have added in the last 6 months on one hand and you're accusing me of 'still moaning'

I didn't even realise I was moaning in the first place.

My apologies ref.
So what are you doing then !
[quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker. I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it. Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy![/p][/quote]Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.[/p][/quote]Blimey. I think I could count the amount of posts I have added in the last 6 months on one hand and you're accusing me of 'still moaning' I didn't even realise I was moaning in the first place. My apologies ref.[/p][/quote]So what are you doing then ! THE12THMAN
  • Score: -1

8:01pm Sat 31 May 14

The stripes says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The stripes wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
The stripes wrote:
They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker.

I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it.

Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy!
Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.
Blimey. I think I could count the amount of posts I have added in the last 6 months on one hand and you're accusing me of 'still moaning'

I didn't even realise I was moaning in the first place.

My apologies ref.
Now you are moaning about someone who is moaning about your moaning, you would never get me moaning about someone moaning about someone who is moaning about his moaning, oh wait........
Actually Osprey, this moaning malarkey is fun! Maybe they should change the thumbs up and down score to moaning or happy clapping. Not sure though what should be up or down at this present time.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker. I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it. Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy![/p][/quote]Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.[/p][/quote]Blimey. I think I could count the amount of posts I have added in the last 6 months on one hand and you're accusing me of 'still moaning' I didn't even realise I was moaning in the first place. My apologies ref.[/p][/quote]Now you are moaning about someone who is moaning about your moaning, you would never get me moaning about someone moaning about someone who is moaning about his moaning, oh wait........[/p][/quote]Actually Osprey, this moaning malarkey is fun! Maybe they should change the thumbs up and down score to moaning or happy clapping. Not sure though what should be up or down at this present time. The stripes
  • Score: 4

8:06pm Sat 31 May 14

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
The stripes wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
The stripes wrote:
They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker.

I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it.

Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy!
Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.
Blimey. I think I could count the amount of posts I have added in the last 6 months on one hand and you're accusing me of 'still moaning'

I didn't even realise I was moaning in the first place.

My apologies ref.
Now you are moaning about someone who is moaning about your moaning, you would never get me moaning about someone moaning about someone who is moaning about his moaning, oh wait........
WUM
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker. I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it. Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy![/p][/quote]Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.[/p][/quote]Blimey. I think I could count the amount of posts I have added in the last 6 months on one hand and you're accusing me of 'still moaning' I didn't even realise I was moaning in the first place. My apologies ref.[/p][/quote]Now you are moaning about someone who is moaning about your moaning, you would never get me moaning about someone moaning about someone who is moaning about his moaning, oh wait........[/p][/quote]WUM SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH
  • Score: 1

8:07pm Sat 31 May 14

deepheat says...

Christian Gross is now second favourite to be our next manager. - Laugh Out Feckin Loud - . Manager of Swiss side Young Boys and was sacked at the end of April 2012 after a run of poor results. He hasn't worked since. Please RK just tell us it's not him. I accept we are not going to be playing pretty football next season so do the decent thing and get David Moyes in now to steady the ship.
Christian Gross is now second favourite to be our next manager. - Laugh Out Feckin Loud - . Manager of Swiss side Young Boys and was sacked at the end of April 2012 after a run of poor results. He hasn't worked since. Please RK just tell us it's not him. I accept we are not going to be playing pretty football next season so do the decent thing and get David Moyes in now to steady the ship. deepheat
  • Score: 3

8:08pm Sat 31 May 14

saintand266 says...

Matty Le toss wrote:
Worth a bag of revels and 5 quid
That's 5 quid and half a bag of revels more than your fishy clubs worth
[quote][p][bold]Matty Le toss[/bold] wrote: Worth a bag of revels and 5 quid[/p][/quote]That's 5 quid and half a bag of revels more than your fishy clubs worth saintand266
  • Score: 7

8:09pm Sat 31 May 14

The stripes says...

THE12THMAN wrote:
The stripes wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
The stripes wrote:
They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker.

I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it.

Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy!
Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.
Blimey. I think I could count the amount of posts I have added in the last 6 months on one hand and you're accusing me of 'still moaning'

I didn't even realise I was moaning in the first place.

My apologies ref.
So what are you doing then !
Not moaning. Moaning implies I have been going on about it for ages which I haven't. I'm just a bit frustrated at the price we sold Rickie for and on that basis I think we should hold out for a good price for Lallana if he is to be sold.
[quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: They got SRL at a bargain price if you ask me so if Lallana would also go to them it would be at the premium rate. I am very happy for Rickie but I just think we gave him away at 4M as an England striker. I read someone else's post before what LFC paid for Andy Carroll and the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price rage should reflect it. Come to think of it... Rickie is also more than twice the player Andy Carroll is and how much did Wet Spam pay for him? Rickie is going to Brazil ahead of AC. 4M? Crazy![/p][/quote]Not still moaning about Rickie Lambert are you he has gone so get over it, life goes on.[/p][/quote]Blimey. I think I could count the amount of posts I have added in the last 6 months on one hand and you're accusing me of 'still moaning' I didn't even realise I was moaning in the first place. My apologies ref.[/p][/quote]So what are you doing then ![/p][/quote]Not moaning. Moaning implies I have been going on about it for ages which I haven't. I'm just a bit frustrated at the price we sold Rickie for and on that basis I think we should hold out for a good price for Lallana if he is to be sold. The stripes
  • Score: 2

8:30pm Sat 31 May 14

Saint in Pennsylvania says...

It looks as though Adam will be starting for England in WC. If he performs as I think he can, he will attract attention from Europe. This could add another 10m on his value c 35-40m. If AC Milan bought him for that it would make me feel a lot better than him going to Liverpool. Best case scenario we hang onto him. Next best, sell him to European club.
It looks as though Adam will be starting for England in WC. If he performs as I think he can, he will attract attention from Europe. This could add another 10m on his value c 35-40m. If AC Milan bought him for that it would make me feel a lot better than him going to Liverpool. Best case scenario we hang onto him. Next best, sell him to European club. Saint in Pennsylvania
  • Score: 11

8:41pm Sat 31 May 14

peregrine73 says...

Lallana and shaw are already sold,it's just timings with the World Cup when this will be announced. we must face up to the reality,Our best players will be sold for the right price!
Lallana and shaw are already sold,it's just timings with the World Cup when this will be announced. we must face up to the reality,Our best players will be sold for the right price! peregrine73
  • Score: -12

8:48pm Sat 31 May 14

saintofatheism says...

There are a lot of skates on this DE board tonight so don't bite to there stupid posts about how doomed saints are etc. there lucky to still be in the football league. COYRs
There are a lot of skates on this DE board tonight so don't bite to there stupid posts about how doomed saints are etc. there lucky to still be in the football league. COYRs saintofatheism
  • Score: 7

9:07pm Sat 31 May 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Rickie's sale was a special case. If I was Ralph I'd have let him go because it completes the fairytale career of a top, top bloke.

We should judge the board by how well they do at holding on to Adam and Luke because they should be the future of this club. And it's so far so good on that front. Long may it last.
Rickie's sale was a special case. If I was Ralph I'd have let him go because it completes the fairytale career of a top, top bloke. We should judge the board by how well they do at holding on to Adam and Luke because they should be the future of this club. And it's so far so good on that front. Long may it last. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 11

9:08pm Sat 31 May 14

saintofatheism says...

The stripes wrote:
rossofficial10 wrote:
ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky.

Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table.

Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing!

We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player.

The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted
I'm with you on this.

When I think our club saw the right price of 12M for Victor Wanyama (who I do rate), and a similar price for Gaston Ramirez (correct me if I'm wrong) 4M for Rickie just seems a joke. I rate Rickie well above those two and I don't think I'm alone on that thought.

Am I missing something or is it the board that's missing something?
His age. Get with the program
[quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky. Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table. Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing! We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player. The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted[/p][/quote]I'm with you on this. When I think our club saw the right price of 12M for Victor Wanyama (who I do rate), and a similar price for Gaston Ramirez (correct me if I'm wrong) 4M for Rickie just seems a joke. I rate Rickie well above those two and I don't think I'm alone on that thought. Am I missing something or is it the board that's missing something?[/p][/quote]His age. Get with the program saintofatheism
  • Score: 3

9:17pm Sat 31 May 14

Costa Baz says...

This is exactly what Saints need to do. Reject offer after offer, so that they can attract a strong minded manager that will tell players to honour their contracts.
And to tell other clubs to do one.

With the media constantly reporting "done deals" they are forgetting one thing.
No deal is done until ALL parties have agreed it.

Yes, as far as Lallana and Liverpool agreeing terms, it may well be a done deal, but until Saints say it is a done deal, then it hasn't/won't happen.
I think some people are incorrectly assuming that an offer from a club automatically means Saints are negotiating with the club making the offer.
That is not necessarily the case, although there are those that will believe a rejection is designed to increase the offer, rather than being a refusal to sell.
This is exactly what Saints need to do. Reject offer after offer, so that they can attract a strong minded manager that will tell players to honour their contracts. And to tell other clubs to do one. With the media constantly reporting "done deals" they are forgetting one thing. No deal is done until ALL parties have agreed it. Yes, as far as Lallana and Liverpool agreeing terms, it may well be a done deal, but until Saints say it is a done deal, then it hasn't/won't happen. I think some people are incorrectly assuming that an offer from a club automatically means Saints are negotiating with the club making the offer. That is not necessarily the case, although there are those that will believe a rejection is designed to increase the offer, rather than being a refusal to sell. Costa Baz
  • Score: 15

9:20pm Sat 31 May 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

7saint7 wrote:
He's worth a hell of a lot more than 25mill & After the world cup . The world will know that too.
I doubt it..
[quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: He's worth a hell of a lot more than 25mill & After the world cup . The world will know that too.[/p][/quote]I doubt it.. SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: -4

9:49pm Sat 31 May 14

el caballo santos101 says...

strange that the 2 `good news` stories on here only get around 50 posts, yer including this one about the board rejecting diverpools bid, yet the `bad news` stories, which are basically just rumours about bids, get over 200 more. its almost as if the moaners and neg heads don't want to see good news or think that those rumours are false yet the rumours of a mass sale are right, either that or the news of a rejected bid doesn't fit in with their opinions and views!
strange that the 2 `good news` stories on here only get around 50 posts, yer including this one about the board rejecting diverpools bid, yet the `bad news` stories, which are basically just rumours about bids, get over 200 more. its almost as if the moaners and neg heads don't want to see good news or think that those rumours are false yet the rumours of a mass sale are right, either that or the news of a rejected bid doesn't fit in with their opinions and views! el caballo santos101
  • Score: -1

9:56pm Sat 31 May 14

Santa Retfordia says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
strange that the 2 `good news` stories on here only get around 50 posts, yer including this one about the board rejecting diverpools bid, yet the `bad news` stories, which are basically just rumours about bids, get over 200 more. its almost as if the moaners and neg heads don't want to see good news or think that those rumours are false yet the rumours of a mass sale are right, either that or the news of a rejected bid doesn't fit in with their opinions and views!
You're right, as always. I don't know how these people get through life always seeing the worst in everything and lashing out at merely the rumour of the drop of a hat. Must be awful, actually.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: strange that the 2 `good news` stories on here only get around 50 posts, yer including this one about the board rejecting diverpools bid, yet the `bad news` stories, which are basically just rumours about bids, get over 200 more. its almost as if the moaners and neg heads don't want to see good news or think that those rumours are false yet the rumours of a mass sale are right, either that or the news of a rejected bid doesn't fit in with their opinions and views![/p][/quote]You're right, as always. I don't know how these people get through life always seeing the worst in everything and lashing out at merely the rumour of the drop of a hat. Must be awful, actually. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 2

10:00pm Sat 31 May 14

TGodSFC says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
so the club say no and people still moan, I really don't get it!
lets say that the club said no to the rickie deal and a new manager came in and then he was sold, everyone would be having a right go at him. or lets say that the cub said no to the rickie deal and a new manager comes in and buys a forward or two, which is what everyone is saying we needed, then doesn't play rickie as much and we do well, would people then say we should have sold him?
as much as I love what rickie has done for this club and boy its a lot, I think he started to struggle in the second half of last season.
in the same way that gaston cant get into the team because of lalla, Osvaldo couldn't because of rickie, which might be part of the reason he threw his toys out of the pram.
Rickie has been an absolute legend for us, and I really don't think he would have gone to any other club, and after all he`s done for us we really should respect his decision.
selling one player and losing a manager, who was always going to go, isn't a meltdown and doesn't mean that KL is asset stripping, why invest heavily in the training ground to the tune of £30mill if shes trying to take as much as she can from the club? why appoint a full board? why bring in new board members? if she wanted to asset strip she could have just appointed a chairman like NC to do the work and not bother with the rest of the board. if she was just after the money she could have accepted the first offers for lalla and luke, adding an extra £5-6mill here or there isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to a woman who is worth £4bill+. maybe, just maybe the club decided that once they received an offer for rickie it was the best thing for the club to sell.
I agree with you, though did you hear James beattie on sky sports today. He seems to think there are money issues within St Marys.... Not sure what this sources are at the club, doesn't make sense to me, didn't we just get £79M in TV money????
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: so the club say no and people still moan, I really don't get it! lets say that the club said no to the rickie deal and a new manager came in and then he was sold, everyone would be having a right go at him. or lets say that the cub said no to the rickie deal and a new manager comes in and buys a forward or two, which is what everyone is saying we needed, then doesn't play rickie as much and we do well, would people then say we should have sold him? as much as I love what rickie has done for this club and boy its a lot, I think he started to struggle in the second half of last season. in the same way that gaston cant get into the team because of lalla, Osvaldo couldn't because of rickie, which might be part of the reason he threw his toys out of the pram. Rickie has been an absolute legend for us, and I really don't think he would have gone to any other club, and after all he`s done for us we really should respect his decision. selling one player and losing a manager, who was always going to go, isn't a meltdown and doesn't mean that KL is asset stripping, why invest heavily in the training ground to the tune of £30mill if shes trying to take as much as she can from the club? why appoint a full board? why bring in new board members? if she wanted to asset strip she could have just appointed a chairman like NC to do the work and not bother with the rest of the board. if she was just after the money she could have accepted the first offers for lalla and luke, adding an extra £5-6mill here or there isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to a woman who is worth £4bill+. maybe, just maybe the club decided that once they received an offer for rickie it was the best thing for the club to sell.[/p][/quote]I agree with you, though did you hear James beattie on sky sports today. He seems to think there are money issues within St Marys.... Not sure what this sources are at the club, doesn't make sense to me, didn't we just get £79M in TV money???? TGodSFC
  • Score: -1

10:02pm Sat 31 May 14

7saint7 says...

Matty Le toss wrote:
7saint7 wrote:
He's worth a hell of a lot more than 25mill & After the world cup . The world will know that too.
He worth nowhere near 25 mil. One good season in the prem doesn't mean your worth the same value a fabregas or Alex sanchez does it? A good player but not worth that much son!
Last 6 years he been showing us saints fans his skill ..I can tell your a Fish fiddle. so do one skate
[quote][p][bold]Matty Le toss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: He's worth a hell of a lot more than 25mill & After the world cup . The world will know that too.[/p][/quote]He worth nowhere near 25 mil. One good season in the prem doesn't mean your worth the same value a fabregas or Alex sanchez does it? A good player but not worth that much son![/p][/quote]Last 6 years he been showing us saints fans his skill ..I can tell your a Fish fiddle. so do one skate 7saint7
  • Score: 0

10:21pm Sat 31 May 14

el caballo santos101 says...

TGodSFC wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
so the club say no and people still moan, I really don't get it!
lets say that the club said no to the rickie deal and a new manager came in and then he was sold, everyone would be having a right go at him. or lets say that the cub said no to the rickie deal and a new manager comes in and buys a forward or two, which is what everyone is saying we needed, then doesn't play rickie as much and we do well, would people then say we should have sold him?
as much as I love what rickie has done for this club and boy its a lot, I think he started to struggle in the second half of last season.
in the same way that gaston cant get into the team because of lalla, Osvaldo couldn't because of rickie, which might be part of the reason he threw his toys out of the pram.
Rickie has been an absolute legend for us, and I really don't think he would have gone to any other club, and after all he`s done for us we really should respect his decision.
selling one player and losing a manager, who was always going to go, isn't a meltdown and doesn't mean that KL is asset stripping, why invest heavily in the training ground to the tune of £30mill if shes trying to take as much as she can from the club? why appoint a full board? why bring in new board members? if she wanted to asset strip she could have just appointed a chairman like NC to do the work and not bother with the rest of the board. if she was just after the money she could have accepted the first offers for lalla and luke, adding an extra £5-6mill here or there isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to a woman who is worth £4bill+. maybe, just maybe the club decided that once they received an offer for rickie it was the best thing for the club to sell.
I agree with you, though did you hear James beattie on sky sports today. He seems to think there are money issues within St Marys.... Not sure what this sources are at the club, doesn't make sense to me, didn't we just get £79M in TV money????
the only money issues beattie knows about at saints is how he managed to blow most of his wages on flash cars and (ahem) other things!
[quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: so the club say no and people still moan, I really don't get it! lets say that the club said no to the rickie deal and a new manager came in and then he was sold, everyone would be having a right go at him. or lets say that the cub said no to the rickie deal and a new manager comes in and buys a forward or two, which is what everyone is saying we needed, then doesn't play rickie as much and we do well, would people then say we should have sold him? as much as I love what rickie has done for this club and boy its a lot, I think he started to struggle in the second half of last season. in the same way that gaston cant get into the team because of lalla, Osvaldo couldn't because of rickie, which might be part of the reason he threw his toys out of the pram. Rickie has been an absolute legend for us, and I really don't think he would have gone to any other club, and after all he`s done for us we really should respect his decision. selling one player and losing a manager, who was always going to go, isn't a meltdown and doesn't mean that KL is asset stripping, why invest heavily in the training ground to the tune of £30mill if shes trying to take as much as she can from the club? why appoint a full board? why bring in new board members? if she wanted to asset strip she could have just appointed a chairman like NC to do the work and not bother with the rest of the board. if she was just after the money she could have accepted the first offers for lalla and luke, adding an extra £5-6mill here or there isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to a woman who is worth £4bill+. maybe, just maybe the club decided that once they received an offer for rickie it was the best thing for the club to sell.[/p][/quote]I agree with you, though did you hear James beattie on sky sports today. He seems to think there are money issues within St Marys.... Not sure what this sources are at the club, doesn't make sense to me, didn't we just get £79M in TV money????[/p][/quote]the only money issues beattie knows about at saints is how he managed to blow most of his wages on flash cars and (ahem) other things! el caballo santos101
  • Score: -4

10:46pm Sat 31 May 14

Thankyounicola says...

Not for sale. Period!!! Build the team around him. He still has 5-6 yrs of high quality football left in him. He has come of age. 30-40 million is nothing. He is priceless!! DE can you passage this message to the board please. Thank you!
Not for sale. Period!!! Build the team around him. He still has 5-6 yrs of high quality football left in him. He has come of age. 30-40 million is nothing. He is priceless!! DE can you passage this message to the board please. Thank you! Thankyounicola
  • Score: 6

10:48pm Sat 31 May 14

Rocket 1 says...

Matty Le toss wrote:
7saint7 wrote:
He's worth a hell of a lot more than 25mill & After the world cup . The world will know that too.
He worth nowhere near 25 mil. One good season in the prem doesn't mean your worth the same value a fabregas or Alex sanchez does it? A good player but not worth that much son!
Kn&b Head
[quote][p][bold]Matty Le toss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: He's worth a hell of a lot more than 25mill & After the world cup . The world will know that too.[/p][/quote]He worth nowhere near 25 mil. One good season in the prem doesn't mean your worth the same value a fabregas or Alex sanchez does it? A good player but not worth that much son![/p][/quote]Kn&b Head Rocket 1
  • Score: 2

10:55pm Sat 31 May 14

Rocket 1 says...

7saint7 wrote:
Matty Le toss wrote:
7saint7 wrote:
He's worth a hell of a lot more than 25mill & After the world cup . The world will know that too.
He worth nowhere near 25 mil. One good season in the prem doesn't mean your worth the same value a fabregas or Alex sanchez does it? A good player but not worth that much son!
Last 6 years he been showing us saints fans his skill ..I can tell your a Fish fiddle. so do one skate
Just realized, if you rearranged the Letters of Matty Le Toss, it spells Fu%kin Stupid Fu*kin Pompey Kid*y Fiddler, how weird is that..........
[quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Matty Le toss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: He's worth a hell of a lot more than 25mill & After the world cup . The world will know that too.[/p][/quote]He worth nowhere near 25 mil. One good season in the prem doesn't mean your worth the same value a fabregas or Alex sanchez does it? A good player but not worth that much son![/p][/quote]Last 6 years he been showing us saints fans his skill ..I can tell your a Fish fiddle. so do one skate[/p][/quote]Just realized, if you rearranged the Letters of Matty Le Toss, it spells Fu%kin Stupid Fu*kin Pompey Kid*y Fiddler, how weird is that.......... Rocket 1
  • Score: 4

11:12pm Sat 31 May 14

F Fan says...

The stripes wrote:
Fabregas is 27. How many years you expect to get out of a player (and sell on value too) is a fundamental factor in player valuation
[quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fabregas is 27. How many years you expect to get out of a player (and sell on value too) is a fundamental factor in player valuation F Fan
  • Score: 0

11:13pm Sat 31 May 14

F Fan says...

The stripes wrote:
rossofficial10 wrote:
ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky.

Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table.

Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing!

We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player.

The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted
I'm with you on this.

When I think our club saw the right price of 12M for Victor Wanyama (who I do rate), and a similar price for Gaston Ramirez (correct me if I'm wrong) 4M for Rickie just seems a joke. I rate Rickie well above those two and I don't think I'm alone on that thought.

Am I missing something or is it the board that's missing something?
Yep - you are missing his age
[quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky. Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table. Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing! We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player. The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted[/p][/quote]I'm with you on this. When I think our club saw the right price of 12M for Victor Wanyama (who I do rate), and a similar price for Gaston Ramirez (correct me if I'm wrong) 4M for Rickie just seems a joke. I rate Rickie well above those two and I don't think I'm alone on that thought. Am I missing something or is it the board that's missing something?[/p][/quote]Yep - you are missing his age F Fan
  • Score: 1

11:15pm Sat 31 May 14

swesaint says...

TGodSFC wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
so the club say no and people still moan, I really don't get it!
lets say that the club said no to the rickie deal and a new manager came in and then he was sold, everyone would be having a right go at him. or lets say that the cub said no to the rickie deal and a new manager comes in and buys a forward or two, which is what everyone is saying we needed, then doesn't play rickie as much and we do well, would people then say we should have sold him?
as much as I love what rickie has done for this club and boy its a lot, I think he started to struggle in the second half of last season.
in the same way that gaston cant get into the team because of lalla, Osvaldo couldn't because of rickie, which might be part of the reason he threw his toys out of the pram.
Rickie has been an absolute legend for us, and I really don't think he would have gone to any other club, and after all he`s done for us we really should respect his decision.
selling one player and losing a manager, who was always going to go, isn't a meltdown and doesn't mean that KL is asset stripping, why invest heavily in the training ground to the tune of £30mill if shes trying to take as much as she can from the club? why appoint a full board? why bring in new board members? if she wanted to asset strip she could have just appointed a chairman like NC to do the work and not bother with the rest of the board. if she was just after the money she could have accepted the first offers for lalla and luke, adding an extra £5-6mill here or there isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to a woman who is worth £4bill+. maybe, just maybe the club decided that once they received an offer for rickie it was the best thing for the club to sell.
I agree with you, though did you hear James beattie on sky sports today. He seems to think there are money issues within St Marys.... Not sure what this sources are at the club, doesn't make sense to me, didn't we just get £79M in TV money????
The tv money is not a lump sum but paid throughout the year with an adjusted last payment dependent on apperences.
[quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: so the club say no and people still moan, I really don't get it! lets say that the club said no to the rickie deal and a new manager came in and then he was sold, everyone would be having a right go at him. or lets say that the cub said no to the rickie deal and a new manager comes in and buys a forward or two, which is what everyone is saying we needed, then doesn't play rickie as much and we do well, would people then say we should have sold him? as much as I love what rickie has done for this club and boy its a lot, I think he started to struggle in the second half of last season. in the same way that gaston cant get into the team because of lalla, Osvaldo couldn't because of rickie, which might be part of the reason he threw his toys out of the pram. Rickie has been an absolute legend for us, and I really don't think he would have gone to any other club, and after all he`s done for us we really should respect his decision. selling one player and losing a manager, who was always going to go, isn't a meltdown and doesn't mean that KL is asset stripping, why invest heavily in the training ground to the tune of £30mill if shes trying to take as much as she can from the club? why appoint a full board? why bring in new board members? if she wanted to asset strip she could have just appointed a chairman like NC to do the work and not bother with the rest of the board. if she was just after the money she could have accepted the first offers for lalla and luke, adding an extra £5-6mill here or there isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to a woman who is worth £4bill+. maybe, just maybe the club decided that once they received an offer for rickie it was the best thing for the club to sell.[/p][/quote]I agree with you, though did you hear James beattie on sky sports today. He seems to think there are money issues within St Marys.... Not sure what this sources are at the club, doesn't make sense to me, didn't we just get £79M in TV money????[/p][/quote]The tv money is not a lump sum but paid throughout the year with an adjusted last payment dependent on apperences. swesaint
  • Score: 0

11:20pm Sat 31 May 14

F Fan says...

mike saint wrote:
How could we give Rickie away at 4M as an England striker.
He must be worth that just for his penalties.
What did LFC paid for Andy Carroll(donkey) £35 million the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price should be more than that. So Saints should hold out for much after the world cup.
Carroll was ridiculously over priced when Dalgleish's Liverpool we're paying stupid money for all and sundry with the proceeds from Torres - also stupid money from Chelsea.
[quote][p][bold]mike saint[/bold] wrote: How could we give Rickie away at 4M as an England striker. He must be worth that just for his penalties. What did LFC paid for Andy Carroll(donkey) £35 million the price they have offered for Lallana is well below that. Lallana is more than twice the quality of Andy Carroll so the price should be more than that. So Saints should hold out for much after the world cup.[/p][/quote]Carroll was ridiculously over priced when Dalgleish's Liverpool we're paying stupid money for all and sundry with the proceeds from Torres - also stupid money from Chelsea. F Fan
  • Score: 0

11:25pm Sat 31 May 14

TGodSFC says...

swesaint wrote:
TGodSFC wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
so the club say no and people still moan, I really don't get it!
lets say that the club said no to the rickie deal and a new manager came in and then he was sold, everyone would be having a right go at him. or lets say that the cub said no to the rickie deal and a new manager comes in and buys a forward or two, which is what everyone is saying we needed, then doesn't play rickie as much and we do well, would people then say we should have sold him?
as much as I love what rickie has done for this club and boy its a lot, I think he started to struggle in the second half of last season.
in the same way that gaston cant get into the team because of lalla, Osvaldo couldn't because of rickie, which might be part of the reason he threw his toys out of the pram.
Rickie has been an absolute legend for us, and I really don't think he would have gone to any other club, and after all he`s done for us we really should respect his decision.
selling one player and losing a manager, who was always going to go, isn't a meltdown and doesn't mean that KL is asset stripping, why invest heavily in the training ground to the tune of £30mill if shes trying to take as much as she can from the club? why appoint a full board? why bring in new board members? if she wanted to asset strip she could have just appointed a chairman like NC to do the work and not bother with the rest of the board. if she was just after the money she could have accepted the first offers for lalla and luke, adding an extra £5-6mill here or there isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to a woman who is worth £4bill+. maybe, just maybe the club decided that once they received an offer for rickie it was the best thing for the club to sell.
I agree with you, though did you hear James beattie on sky sports today. He seems to think there are money issues within St Marys.... Not sure what this sources are at the club, doesn't make sense to me, didn't we just get £79M in TV money????
The tv money is not a lump sum but paid throughout the year with an adjusted last payment dependent on apperences.
Makes sense, it's continuing for at least another 4 seasons right due to the amount sky and BT paid for coverage.
[quote][p][bold]swesaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: so the club say no and people still moan, I really don't get it! lets say that the club said no to the rickie deal and a new manager came in and then he was sold, everyone would be having a right go at him. or lets say that the cub said no to the rickie deal and a new manager comes in and buys a forward or two, which is what everyone is saying we needed, then doesn't play rickie as much and we do well, would people then say we should have sold him? as much as I love what rickie has done for this club and boy its a lot, I think he started to struggle in the second half of last season. in the same way that gaston cant get into the team because of lalla, Osvaldo couldn't because of rickie, which might be part of the reason he threw his toys out of the pram. Rickie has been an absolute legend for us, and I really don't think he would have gone to any other club, and after all he`s done for us we really should respect his decision. selling one player and losing a manager, who was always going to go, isn't a meltdown and doesn't mean that KL is asset stripping, why invest heavily in the training ground to the tune of £30mill if shes trying to take as much as she can from the club? why appoint a full board? why bring in new board members? if she wanted to asset strip she could have just appointed a chairman like NC to do the work and not bother with the rest of the board. if she was just after the money she could have accepted the first offers for lalla and luke, adding an extra £5-6mill here or there isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to a woman who is worth £4bill+. maybe, just maybe the club decided that once they received an offer for rickie it was the best thing for the club to sell.[/p][/quote]I agree with you, though did you hear James beattie on sky sports today. He seems to think there are money issues within St Marys.... Not sure what this sources are at the club, doesn't make sense to me, didn't we just get £79M in TV money????[/p][/quote]The tv money is not a lump sum but paid throughout the year with an adjusted last payment dependent on apperences.[/p][/quote]Makes sense, it's continuing for at least another 4 seasons right due to the amount sky and BT paid for coverage. TGodSFC
  • Score: 0

11:55pm Sat 31 May 14

St_Ron says...

The stripes wrote:
rossofficial10 wrote:
ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky.

Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table.

Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing!

We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player.

The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted
I'm with you on this.

When I think our club saw the right price of 12M for Victor Wanyama (who I do rate), and a similar price for Gaston Ramirez (correct me if I'm wrong) 4M for Rickie just seems a joke. I rate Rickie well above those two and I don't think I'm alone on that thought.

Am I missing something or is it the board that's missing something?
Yes you are missing 'something' SRL is 32 and wont get younger.
bought for 1mill 5 years ago and sold for 4mil , that's good financial business surely
[quote][p][bold]The stripes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky. Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table. Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing! We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player. The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted[/p][/quote]I'm with you on this. When I think our club saw the right price of 12M for Victor Wanyama (who I do rate), and a similar price for Gaston Ramirez (correct me if I'm wrong) 4M for Rickie just seems a joke. I rate Rickie well above those two and I don't think I'm alone on that thought. Am I missing something or is it the board that's missing something?[/p][/quote]Yes you are missing 'something' SRL is 32 and wont get younger. bought for 1mill 5 years ago and sold for 4mil , that's good financial business surely St_Ron
  • Score: 3

12:27am Sun 1 Jun 14

03alpe01 says...

The key words here are BEFORE THE WORLD CUP. Meaning that after the World Cup, both will be off faster than you can say Jack Robinson.
The key words here are BEFORE THE WORLD CUP. Meaning that after the World Cup, both will be off faster than you can say Jack Robinson. 03alpe01
  • Score: 1

1:11am Sun 1 Jun 14

BehindEnemyLines says...

I have read some absolute tosh on here over the last few days from fans who you would think have no recollection of where we have been in the last few years and how football works. People looking for a villain to blame trying to throw mud at the board to vent frustration, but finally we are maybe seeing a bit of realism now and reading a few comments that perhaps the board are not out to destroy our club.
The selling of Rickie is sad, he has been fantastic for us and led the line on an amazing journey, maybe if it was any other club and the board would have played it differently, we will probably never know, but Adam, Luke and anyone else will be different. Personally i will hold judgement until next season starts,i see no benefit in trying to find a villain until the full plot is clear and then I will pass my judgement.
Let's remember it is the shirt and the badge that unites us not the geezers lucky enough to be wearing it.
I have read some absolute tosh on here over the last few days from fans who you would think have no recollection of where we have been in the last few years and how football works. People looking for a villain to blame trying to throw mud at the board to vent frustration, but finally we are maybe seeing a bit of realism now and reading a few comments that perhaps the board are not out to destroy our club. The selling of Rickie is sad, he has been fantastic for us and led the line on an amazing journey, maybe if it was any other club and the board would have played it differently, we will probably never know, but Adam, Luke and anyone else will be different. Personally i will hold judgement until next season starts,i see no benefit in trying to find a villain until the full plot is clear and then I will pass my judgement. Let's remember it is the shirt and the badge that unites us not the geezers lucky enough to be wearing it. BehindEnemyLines
  • Score: 9

1:32am Sun 1 Jun 14

hdfw09 says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
so the club say no and people still moan, I really don't get it!
lets say that the club said no to the rickie deal and a new manager came in and then he was sold, everyone would be having a right go at him. or lets say that the cub said no to the rickie deal and a new manager comes in and buys a forward or two, which is what everyone is saying we needed, then doesn't play rickie as much and we do well, would people then say we should have sold him?
as much as I love what rickie has done for this club and boy its a lot, I think he started to struggle in the second half of last season.
in the same way that gaston cant get into the team because of lalla, Osvaldo couldn't because of rickie, which might be part of the reason he threw his toys out of the pram.
Rickie has been an absolute legend for us, and I really don't think he would have gone to any other club, and after all he`s done for us we really should respect his decision.
selling one player and losing a manager, who was always going to go, isn't a meltdown and doesn't mean that KL is asset stripping, why invest heavily in the training ground to the tune of £30mill if shes trying to take as much as she can from the club? why appoint a full board? why bring in new board members? if she wanted to asset strip she could have just appointed a chairman like NC to do the work and not bother with the rest of the board. if she was just after the money she could have accepted the first offers for lalla and luke, adding an extra £5-6mill here or there isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to a woman who is worth £4bill+. maybe, just maybe the club decided that once they received an offer for rickie it was the best thing for the club to sell.
Most logical comment on this thread. Bravo! Too much speculation.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: so the club say no and people still moan, I really don't get it! lets say that the club said no to the rickie deal and a new manager came in and then he was sold, everyone would be having a right go at him. or lets say that the cub said no to the rickie deal and a new manager comes in and buys a forward or two, which is what everyone is saying we needed, then doesn't play rickie as much and we do well, would people then say we should have sold him? as much as I love what rickie has done for this club and boy its a lot, I think he started to struggle in the second half of last season. in the same way that gaston cant get into the team because of lalla, Osvaldo couldn't because of rickie, which might be part of the reason he threw his toys out of the pram. Rickie has been an absolute legend for us, and I really don't think he would have gone to any other club, and after all he`s done for us we really should respect his decision. selling one player and losing a manager, who was always going to go, isn't a meltdown and doesn't mean that KL is asset stripping, why invest heavily in the training ground to the tune of £30mill if shes trying to take as much as she can from the club? why appoint a full board? why bring in new board members? if she wanted to asset strip she could have just appointed a chairman like NC to do the work and not bother with the rest of the board. if she was just after the money she could have accepted the first offers for lalla and luke, adding an extra £5-6mill here or there isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to a woman who is worth £4bill+. maybe, just maybe the club decided that once they received an offer for rickie it was the best thing for the club to sell.[/p][/quote]Most logical comment on this thread. Bravo! Too much speculation. hdfw09
  • Score: 2

1:55am Sun 1 Jun 14

saintjon127 says...

FleetSaint wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
Fair play to Saints for not being held to ransom by the scousers.
twice lol. Think we were already. Scousers came to town and the club is now on bricks.
what are you on??? ****
[quote][p][bold]FleetSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: Fair play to Saints for not being held to ransom by the scousers.[/p][/quote]twice lol. Think we were already. Scousers came to town and the club is now on bricks.[/p][/quote]what are you on??? **** saintjon127
  • Score: 0

2:20am Sun 1 Jun 14

saintjon127 says...

Matty Le toss wrote:
7saint7 wrote:
He's worth a hell of a lot more than 25mill & After the world cup . The world will know that too.
He worth nowhere near 25 mil. One good season in the prem doesn't mean your worth the same value a fabregas or Alex sanchez does it? A good player but not worth that much son!
Lallana is worth 50 million in todays valuation of players!,He was probably the best player on the pitch for England for effort, commitment and sheer work ethic, if you can't see that you obviously don't know much about football. He's gonna be the best player in the Premier League in his position by a mile!! I'll be gutted to see him go, (if he goes) Saints need to keep their best players, not sell them to our rivals! The board need to wise up and stop all the speculation about players leaving the club by making a public statement that NOBODY is going anywhere! We need these players to still be here next season!!! ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!!!! COYR STID
[quote][p][bold]Matty Le toss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: He's worth a hell of a lot more than 25mill & After the world cup . The world will know that too.[/p][/quote]He worth nowhere near 25 mil. One good season in the prem doesn't mean your worth the same value a fabregas or Alex sanchez does it? A good player but not worth that much son![/p][/quote]Lallana is worth 50 million in todays valuation of players!,He was probably the best player on the pitch for England for effort, commitment and sheer work ethic, if you can't see that you obviously don't know much about football. He's gonna be the best player in the Premier League in his position by a mile!! I'll be gutted to see him go, (if he goes) Saints need to keep their best players, not sell them to our rivals! The board need to wise up and stop all the speculation about players leaving the club by making a public statement that NOBODY is going anywhere! We need these players to still be here next season!!! ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!!!! COYR STID saintjon127
  • Score: 2

2:38am Sun 1 Jun 14

Bwana23 says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
so the club say no and people still moan, I really don't get it!
lets say that the club said no to the rickie deal and a new manager came in and then he was sold, everyone would be having a right go at him. or lets say that the cub said no to the rickie deal and a new manager comes in and buys a forward or two, which is what everyone is saying we needed, then doesn't play rickie as much and we do well, would people then say we should have sold him?
as much as I love what rickie has done for this club and boy its a lot, I think he started to struggle in the second half of last season.
in the same way that gaston cant get into the team because of lalla, Osvaldo couldn't because of rickie, which might be part of the reason he threw his toys out of the pram.
Rickie has been an absolute legend for us, and I really don't think he would have gone to any other club, and after all he`s done for us we really should respect his decision.
selling one player and losing a manager, who was always going to go, isn't a meltdown and doesn't mean that KL is asset stripping, why invest heavily in the training ground to the tune of £30mill if shes trying to take as much as she can from the club? why appoint a full board? why bring in new board members? if she wanted to asset strip she could have just appointed a chairman like NC to do the work and not bother with the rest of the board. if she was just after the money she could have accepted the first offers for lalla and luke, adding an extra £5-6mill here or there isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to a woman who is worth £4bill+. maybe, just maybe the club decided that once they received an offer for rickie it was the best thing for the club to sell.
Great post, my sentiments entirely. It seems so many supporters believe totally what the Media, especially the Daily Mail, feed them. So far the Board have rejected the advances for Adam and Luke and they are still being criticised. Yet others are saying sell, if the price is right!!
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: so the club say no and people still moan, I really don't get it! lets say that the club said no to the rickie deal and a new manager came in and then he was sold, everyone would be having a right go at him. or lets say that the cub said no to the rickie deal and a new manager comes in and buys a forward or two, which is what everyone is saying we needed, then doesn't play rickie as much and we do well, would people then say we should have sold him? as much as I love what rickie has done for this club and boy its a lot, I think he started to struggle in the second half of last season. in the same way that gaston cant get into the team because of lalla, Osvaldo couldn't because of rickie, which might be part of the reason he threw his toys out of the pram. Rickie has been an absolute legend for us, and I really don't think he would have gone to any other club, and after all he`s done for us we really should respect his decision. selling one player and losing a manager, who was always going to go, isn't a meltdown and doesn't mean that KL is asset stripping, why invest heavily in the training ground to the tune of £30mill if shes trying to take as much as she can from the club? why appoint a full board? why bring in new board members? if she wanted to asset strip she could have just appointed a chairman like NC to do the work and not bother with the rest of the board. if she was just after the money she could have accepted the first offers for lalla and luke, adding an extra £5-6mill here or there isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference to a woman who is worth £4bill+. maybe, just maybe the club decided that once they received an offer for rickie it was the best thing for the club to sell.[/p][/quote]Great post, my sentiments entirely. It seems so many supporters believe totally what the Media, especially the Daily Mail, feed them. So far the Board have rejected the advances for Adam and Luke and they are still being criticised. Yet others are saying sell, if the price is right!! Bwana23
  • Score: 1

7:21am Sun 1 Jun 14

Littleton-Saint says...

rossofficial10 wrote:
ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky.

Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table.

Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing!

We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player.

The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted
Totally agree - Rickie can't be replaced for what our dumb Board received for him.
[quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: ok, We need to keep rejected all these bids, Lambert Bid should of been rejected also. 4mil seems ridiculous for an England Player. Id rather be in the top 8 next 2 seasons having Ricky. Having no Ricky means scrapping at the wrong end of table. Ricky basically kept us in the prem. so that 4 mil seems nothing! We really need Lallana to stay as hes our captain and our key player. The board need to get this new manager in asap. and Ralph and Kat, you aint got a clue what your doing! but we hope u wake up and get it sorted[/p][/quote]Totally agree - Rickie can't be replaced for what our dumb Board received for him. Littleton-Saint
  • Score: 1

8:33am Sun 1 Jun 14

costa gaz says...

To replace a player like Lalanna would cost £30m and we'd have to pay wages of around £80k-£100k per week.
Why not just up his wages and save £30m....
If Southampton cannot compete with wages, we will revert back to our old nickname Struggling Southampton.
Twist or stick Ralph?
To replace a player like Lalanna would cost £30m and we'd have to pay wages of around £80k-£100k per week. Why not just up his wages and save £30m.... If Southampton cannot compete with wages, we will revert back to our old nickname Struggling Southampton. Twist or stick Ralph? costa gaz
  • Score: 3

9:28am Sun 1 Jun 14

Bobs Your Uncle ? says...

Off to Spurs with Townsend as a makeweight.
Off to Spurs with Townsend as a makeweight. Bobs Your Uncle ?
  • Score: -2

10:49am Sun 1 Jun 14

NC Fan4Life says...

The top clubs consider Saints a threat and treat us as a second class club they can dictate too.
They new board need to show their ambition, we really need that lift at the moment.
SIGN UP RAFA BENITEZ, that will make everyone sit up and take us seriously. It would do for Saints what signing Kevin Keegan did at the time.
He is proven, high profile and would pay back his high salary in no time.
All the players would want to stay and he would attract the top strikers we now need.

Come on Katharina, Ralph, Les GET RAFA NOW !!
The top clubs consider Saints a threat and treat us as a second class club they can dictate too. They new board need to show their ambition, we really need that lift at the moment. SIGN UP RAFA BENITEZ, that will make everyone sit up and take us seriously. It would do for Saints what signing Kevin Keegan did at the time. He is proven, high profile and would pay back his high salary in no time. All the players would want to stay and he would attract the top strikers we now need. Come on Katharina, Ralph, Les GET RAFA NOW !! NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 2

11:45am Sun 1 Jun 14

InCortesewetrust says...

saintjon127 wrote:
FleetSaint wrote:
THE12THMAN wrote:
Fair play to Saints for not being held to ransom by the scousers.
twice lol. Think we were already. Scousers came to town and the club is now on bricks.
what are you on??? ****
means they robbed / robbing us,
[quote][p][bold]saintjon127[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FleetSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: Fair play to Saints for not being held to ransom by the scousers.[/p][/quote]twice lol. Think we were already. Scousers came to town and the club is now on bricks.[/p][/quote]what are you on??? ****[/p][/quote]means they robbed / robbing us, InCortesewetrust
  • Score: 0

11:59am Sun 1 Jun 14

scorpioeyes says...

the point about selling RL for $m being good business is irrelevant IF we dont need the money! Krueger said no one would be sold without the new managers agreement,so he's lied on that one. and on the point about investing in a trauining ground,it hasnt been paid for!.
i wouldnt trust krueger as far as i could throw him-and that goes for KL too.Why did she get rid of NC? we were never told. So much for 'being open'.
the point about selling RL for $m being good business is irrelevant IF we dont need the money! Krueger said no one would be sold without the new managers agreement,so he's lied on that one. and on the point about investing in a trauining ground,it hasnt been paid for!. i wouldnt trust krueger as far as i could throw him-and that goes for KL too.Why did she get rid of NC? we were never told. So much for 'being open'. scorpioeyes
  • Score: -1

1:30pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Rising_Son says...

scorpioeyes wrote:
the point about selling RL for $m being good business is irrelevant IF we dont need the money! Krueger said no one would be sold without the new managers agreement,so he's lied on that one. and on the point about investing in a trauining ground,it hasnt been paid for!.
i wouldnt trust krueger as far as i could throw him-and that goes for KL too.Why did she get rid of NC? we were never told. So much for 'being open'.
A very large number of people live in houses or flats they have bought but not paid for. Do you think that is a problem too?
[quote][p][bold]scorpioeyes[/bold] wrote: the point about selling RL for $m being good business is irrelevant IF we dont need the money! Krueger said no one would be sold without the new managers agreement,so he's lied on that one. and on the point about investing in a trauining ground,it hasnt been paid for!. i wouldnt trust krueger as far as i could throw him-and that goes for KL too.Why did she get rid of NC? we were never told. So much for 'being open'.[/p][/quote]A very large number of people live in houses or flats they have bought but not paid for. Do you think that is a problem too? Rising_Son
  • Score: -1

3:43pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Ha Ha tell the Scouse aving another bargain tell them to watch our Cruisers coming out are home Port!
Ha Ha tell the Scouse aving another bargain tell them to watch our Cruisers coming out are home Port! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 1

3:47pm Sun 1 Jun 14

InCortesewetrust says...

scorpioeyes wrote:
the point about selling RL for $m being good business is irrelevant IF we dont need the money! Krueger said no one would be sold without the new managers agreement,so he's lied on that one. and on the point about investing in a trauining ground,it hasnt been paid for!.
i wouldnt trust krueger as far as i could throw him-and that goes for KL too.Why did she get rid of NC? we were never told. So much for 'being open'.
I do concur with you, but Cortese left by choice she didn't get rid of him, probably due do lack of ambition on her part,
[quote][p][bold]scorpioeyes[/bold] wrote: the point about selling RL for $m being good business is irrelevant IF we dont need the money! Krueger said no one would be sold without the new managers agreement,so he's lied on that one. and on the point about investing in a trauining ground,it hasnt been paid for!. i wouldnt trust krueger as far as i could throw him-and that goes for KL too.Why did she get rid of NC? we were never told. So much for 'being open'.[/p][/quote]I do concur with you, but Cortese left by choice she didn't get rid of him, probably due do lack of ambition on her part, InCortesewetrust
  • Score: 0

8:22am Sat 7 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

deepheat wrote:
Christian Gross is now second favourite to be our next manager. - Laugh Out Feckin Loud - . Manager of Swiss side Young Boys and was sacked at the end of April 2012 after a run of poor results. He hasn't worked since. Please RK just tell us it's not him. I accept we are not going to be playing pretty football next season so do the decent thing and get David Moyes in now to steady the ship.
Yeah get moyes as he will improve your side with his pet player Fellini lol onwards and upwards for the saints not!!!! lolololololol
[quote][p][bold]deepheat[/bold] wrote: Christian Gross is now second favourite to be our next manager. - Laugh Out Feckin Loud - . Manager of Swiss side Young Boys and was sacked at the end of April 2012 after a run of poor results. He hasn't worked since. Please RK just tell us it's not him. I accept we are not going to be playing pretty football next season so do the decent thing and get David Moyes in now to steady the ship.[/p][/quote]Yeah get moyes as he will improve your side with his pet player Fellini lol onwards and upwards for the saints not!!!! lolololololol LFCalways
  • Score: 0

8:29am Sat 7 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

Saint in Pennsylvania wrote:
It looks as though Adam will be starting for England in WC. If he performs as I think he can, he will attract attention from Europe. This could add another 10m on his value c 35-40m. If AC Milan bought him for that it would make me feel a lot better than him going to Liverpool. Best case scenario we hang onto him. Next best, sell him to European club.
You forget the player decides we're he goes not the club you fool, and if you say he will just sit in reserves or on the bench then your just a fool as the rest, why pay his wages just to sit on the bench as it will affect the rest of the team knowing he wants to go to a CL side, saints can never offer him that
[quote][p][bold]Saint in Pennsylvania[/bold] wrote: It looks as though Adam will be starting for England in WC. If he performs as I think he can, he will attract attention from Europe. This could add another 10m on his value c 35-40m. If AC Milan bought him for that it would make me feel a lot better than him going to Liverpool. Best case scenario we hang onto him. Next best, sell him to European club.[/p][/quote]You forget the player decides we're he goes not the club you fool, and if you say he will just sit in reserves or on the bench then your just a fool as the rest, why pay his wages just to sit on the bench as it will affect the rest of the team knowing he wants to go to a CL side, saints can never offer him that LFCalways
  • Score: 0

9:03am Sat 7 Jun 14

LFCalways says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
The top clubs consider Saints a threat and treat us as a second class club they can dictate too.
They new board need to show their ambition, we really need that lift at the moment.
SIGN UP RAFA BENITEZ, that will make everyone sit up and take us seriously. It would do for Saints what signing Kevin Keegan did at the time.
He is proven, high profile and would pay back his high salary in no time.
All the players would want to stay and he would attract the top strikers we now need.

Come on Katharina, Ralph, Les GET RAFA NOW !!
lololol a threat, you are a fool and stupid if you believe that!!!! the premiership table and previous 10 yrs speaks for it self you fool and you never be able to spend anywhere near what City, Chelsea, United , arsenal, and us every year and that is a worldwide fact....Rafa will only go to a CL team and spends money on high quality players, saints are nowhere near that lvl and even your old players have said that.
And I know what you say "we have a billionaire owner" and has she/he spent 50mill+ every year? have you brought world class players and not very good players as there is a difference massively?
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: The top clubs consider Saints a threat and treat us as a second class club they can dictate too. They new board need to show their ambition, we really need that lift at the moment. SIGN UP RAFA BENITEZ, that will make everyone sit up and take us seriously. It would do for Saints what signing Kevin Keegan did at the time. He is proven, high profile and would pay back his high salary in no time. All the players would want to stay and he would attract the top strikers we now need. Come on Katharina, Ralph, Les GET RAFA NOW !![/p][/quote]lololol a threat, you are a fool and stupid if you believe that!!!! the premiership table and previous 10 yrs speaks for it self you fool and you never be able to spend anywhere near what City, Chelsea, United , arsenal, and us every year and that is a worldwide fact....Rafa will only go to a CL team and spends money on high quality players, saints are nowhere near that lvl and even your old players have said that. And I know what you say "we have a billionaire owner" and has she/he spent 50mill+ every year? have you brought world class players and not very good players as there is a difference massively? LFCalways
  • Score: 0

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