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    StElsass wrote:
    Golden_Salamander wrote:
    upwherewebelong wrote:
    stfrancisofbenali wrote:
    It appears that the board have sensibly drawn a line in the sand and said no more transfer dealings until the new manager is in place. If we look at the facts, Rickie has gone in a move that none of us would have begrudged him and now the board have said nothing will be decided until the new man is appointed. Well done board and stop panicking everyone.
    I still don't understand why people are saying chill out and relax and being so calm over the dismantling of our club. Krueger is IN MY OPINION in this to destroy the club he's not actually saying he and the board won't sell anyone else he's just realised if they sell anyone else so close to losing MP and RL there would justifiably be uproar. My issue is he feels NOTHING for the club or it's heritage. Yes he can spout rhetoric and is reasonably adept at propaganda but when it comes to PROOVING he actually cares about the fans our SFC where is the evidence that backs it. I never really believed i'd say this but I am beginning to ACTUALLY believe the time has come for new owners. Cortese please, please please come back you may have had faults and got some things wrong but this situation would never have happened under your watch. Bring on the thumbs down but please note I and my views are not validated over whether the other fans that care about the club support my thoughts. We all want whats best for SFC we just have very different views over how that is obtained. My view is the removal of the current board your's maybe we trust the board and well done for keeping the faith but all I ask is respect each others opinions.
    Don't worry abut your views.
    It has been rumoured to me that there are a number of PR agents on the various Saints web sites at the moment who are JUMPING on anybody who makes any criticism of Ralph or the board.

    You will probably notice there are some new people on here recently using the "same words"," same phrases" e.g.. "give the board time". etc.. (Not all are PR agents some are from the "Anybody but Cortese" Mob )

    It take me back to the Lowe v Crouch days when somebody traced the ip addresses back if I remember correctly.
    Ok, I think I got this right: you don't like the new board and things would be much better if Cortese was still here.
    So, what do you suggest should be done about it?
    Because I don't think that making comments on here will make much difference, to be honest.
    lol nicely put, good point, well made."
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Southampton say they have no need to accept offers for their players

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger

First published in Sport

Saints have issued a statement following the departure of Rickie Lambert to Liverpool, addressing the issue of transfers and the search for a new manager.

Here it is in full...

"Southampton Football Club can confirm that we have received multiple offers for some of our players in the past weeks. This is a confirmation of the depth of the development that is ongoing in our academy and of the present standing of our first team within the Premier League.

"We are staying true to our plan and vision and, as a result, we have no need to accept any offers.

"We are deep in the process of appointing a new manager who will continue to move our club forward.

"It remains our preference not to partake in any transfers until the new manager is in place.

"Our scouting & recruitment department continues to monitor targets we have identified to improve our squad, and the new manager will have final input into our recruitment process.

"However, Southampton Football Club can confirm that it has reached agreement with Liverpool for the transfer of Rickie Lambert.

"There may be circumstances under which the club will feel it is right for a player to move on. Those circumstances have to be right for the club and the player. This is the case with Rickie’s move to Liverpool.

"When Rickie Lambert requested to leave for Liverpool, the club felt it could not stand in the way of having him fulfil his boyhood dream of playing at home.

"It will be a big challenge to replace him and our intention is to source a quality replacement who will fill his shoes now but also for many years to come.

"Chairman Ralph Krueger commented: “On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Rickie. He served with distinction and helped to take Saints from League 1 to the Premier League.

“Rickie has been a shining light in Saints’ growth and will forever remain an icon in the history of the club. He leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Southampton and will always be welcome back at St Mary’s.”

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