Rickie gone but not forgotten

Basingstoke Gazette: Rickie Lambert Rickie Lambert

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger says Rickie Lambert will “forever remain an icon in the history of the club”.

The striker completed his dream transfer to Liverpool yesterday, signing a two-year contract at Anfield, and ending a glittering five-year stay at St Mary’s.

Saints will receive a fee approaching £5m for the England international, plus add-ons, although some of that will go to his former club, Bristol Rovers, who possess a 20 per cent sell-on clause.

Krueger, pictured below, paid tribute to the 32-year-old, who scored 117 goals in 235 appearances for Saints after his £1m arrival in 2009.

“On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Rickie,” he said.

“He served with distinction and helped to take Saints from League One 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.”

Lambert’s departure was a reluctant one for Saints, who felt they could not stand in the way of him completing a fairytale move to the team he has supported since he was a boy.

A statement from the club added: “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.”

The player himself issued an open letter to everyone at Saints, thanking them for all their help and support and wishing them great success in the future.

A range of people were mentioned, including Markus Liebherr, Alan Pardew, Nigel Adkins and Mauricio Pochettino, although former chairman Nicola Cortese did not make the cut.

After completing his move to Liverpool, Lambert said: “I can't believe it. I’ve loved this club all my life. I left here 17 years ago and I haven’t stopped loving it since.

“I have always dreamt of playing for Liverpool, but I did kind of think the chance of playing for them had gone. I didn’t think the chance would come.

“I know how big Liverpool are, and it means everything to me, but I know what is important; I know it’s what I do on the pitch and the minutes I play.

“I know that’s what matters, and that’s what I'll be focused on.”

Lambert will link up with Liverpool after returning from the World Cup with England.

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6:33am Tue 3 Jun 14

IOAD says...

Ted Bates is an icon; Matt Le Tissier is an icon; Francis Benali is an icon; Nick Holmes is an icon; Bobby Stokes is an icon. Let's not be too hasty to band that term about. Not everyone gets to be a Saints icon, but thanks and respect go to all ex-players.
Ted Bates is an icon; Matt Le Tissier is an icon; Francis Benali is an icon; Nick Holmes is an icon; Bobby Stokes is an icon. Let's not be too hasty to band that term about. Not everyone gets to be a Saints icon, but thanks and respect go to all ex-players. IOAD
  • Score: -23

6:51am Tue 3 Jun 14

andoru says...

Not forgotten by us, but already Saints have been largely written out of the story in the media. It's all about how great it is for him to be at Liverpool (and of course it is), and how he will fit into Liverpool's plans, but very little about the five years he spent at Southampton.

Looking forward to the World Cup when "Liverpool striker Ricky Lambert" scores for England. Not.
Not forgotten by us, but already Saints have been largely written out of the story in the media. It's all about how great it is for him to be at Liverpool (and of course it is), and how he will fit into Liverpool's plans, but very little about the five years he spent at Southampton. Looking forward to the World Cup when "Liverpool striker Ricky Lambert" scores for England. Not. andoru
  • Score: 9

8:01am Tue 3 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

andoru wrote:
Not forgotten by us, but already Saints have been largely written out of the story in the media. It's all about how great it is for him to be at Liverpool (and of course it is), and how he will fit into Liverpool's plans, but very little about the five years he spent at Southampton.

Looking forward to the World Cup when "Liverpool striker Ricky Lambert" scores for England. Not.
Yeah agree,there's something that the media hate about Saints being successful for some reason,and only grudgingly give us praise if they absolutely have to.
For some reason,the"usual suspects" are the only ones considered by the media,to have the right to achieve or win anything,and anyone looking like they might be breaking that monopoly,are to be conveniently ignored.
Let's hope can continue the upward path,and stuff it right up the biased pundits.
[quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: Not forgotten by us, but already Saints have been largely written out of the story in the media. It's all about how great it is for him to be at Liverpool (and of course it is), and how he will fit into Liverpool's plans, but very little about the five years he spent at Southampton. Looking forward to the World Cup when "Liverpool striker Ricky Lambert" scores for England. Not.[/p][/quote]Yeah agree,there's something that the media hate about Saints being successful for some reason,and only grudgingly give us praise if they absolutely have to. For some reason,the"usual suspects" are the only ones considered by the media,to have the right to achieve or win anything,and anyone looking like they might be breaking that monopoly,are to be conveniently ignored. Let's hope can continue the upward path,and stuff it right up the biased pundits. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 8

8:01am Tue 3 Jun 14

arm chair fan says...

IOAD wrote:
Ted Bates is an icon; Matt Le Tissier is an icon; Francis Benali is an icon; Nick Holmes is an icon; Bobby Stokes is an icon. Let's not be too hasty to band that term about. Not everyone gets to be a Saints icon, but thanks and respect go to all ex-players.
Its all a matter of opinion!! You include bennali but not big Ron or Mick Channon
[quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: Ted Bates is an icon; Matt Le Tissier is an icon; Francis Benali is an icon; Nick Holmes is an icon; Bobby Stokes is an icon. Let's not be too hasty to band that term about. Not everyone gets to be a Saints icon, but thanks and respect go to all ex-players.[/p][/quote]Its all a matter of opinion!! You include bennali but not big Ron or Mick Channon arm chair fan
  • Score: 9

8:05am Tue 3 Jun 14

GX Saint says...

arm chair fan wrote:
IOAD wrote:
Ted Bates is an icon; Matt Le Tissier is an icon; Francis Benali is an icon; Nick Holmes is an icon; Bobby Stokes is an icon. Let's not be too hasty to band that term about. Not everyone gets to be a Saints icon, but thanks and respect go to all ex-players.
Its all a matter of opinion!! You include bennali but not big Ron or Mick Channon
Terry Hurlock, Mark Dennis, Jim Steele ...
[quote][p][bold]arm chair fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: Ted Bates is an icon; Matt Le Tissier is an icon; Francis Benali is an icon; Nick Holmes is an icon; Bobby Stokes is an icon. Let's not be too hasty to band that term about. Not everyone gets to be a Saints icon, but thanks and respect go to all ex-players.[/p][/quote]Its all a matter of opinion!! You include bennali but not big Ron or Mick Channon[/p][/quote]Terry Hurlock, Mark Dennis, Jim Steele ... GX Saint
  • Score: 0

8:15am Tue 3 Jun 14

Little Hitler says...

Sad day yesterday as I put my 3 Lambert shirts in the loft (also annoying as I now have no clothes LOL).

Upon retirement, I'll wear them again and I've only previously done that with MLT.

Good luck Rickie and thanks for the memories xx
Sad day yesterday as I put my 3 Lambert shirts in the loft (also annoying as I now have no clothes LOL). Upon retirement, I'll wear them again and I've only previously done that with MLT. Good luck Rickie and thanks for the memories xx Little Hitler
  • Score: 12

8:25am Tue 3 Jun 14

tinas says...

For me,he's definitely up there with our very best - Ron Davies, Terry Paine, Mick Channon, Alan Ball and Matt le Tissier.
I bet we'll still be talking about Rickie in 30 years' time.
For me,he's definitely up there with our very best - Ron Davies, Terry Paine, Mick Channon, Alan Ball and Matt le Tissier. I bet we'll still be talking about Rickie in 30 years' time. tinas
  • Score: 15

8:40am Tue 3 Jun 14

saintsfan76 says...

Rickie helped Saints get back to the big time again and was a gentleman and a role model throughout. That to me is enough to make him a Saints Icon.
Rickie helped Saints get back to the big time again and was a gentleman and a role model throughout. That to me is enough to make him a Saints Icon. saintsfan76
  • Score: 24

9:48am Tue 3 Jun 14

JohnItaly says...

GX Saint wrote:
arm chair fan wrote:
IOAD wrote:
Ted Bates is an icon; Matt Le Tissier is an icon; Francis Benali is an icon; Nick Holmes is an icon; Bobby Stokes is an icon. Let's not be too hasty to band that term about. Not everyone gets to be a Saints icon, but thanks and respect go to all ex-players.
Its all a matter of opinion!! You include bennali but not big Ron or Mick Channon
Terry Hurlock, Mark Dennis, Jim Steele ...
Terry Paine!
[quote][p][bold]GX Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arm chair fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: Ted Bates is an icon; Matt Le Tissier is an icon; Francis Benali is an icon; Nick Holmes is an icon; Bobby Stokes is an icon. Let's not be too hasty to band that term about. Not everyone gets to be a Saints icon, but thanks and respect go to all ex-players.[/p][/quote]Its all a matter of opinion!! You include bennali but not big Ron or Mick Channon[/p][/quote]Terry Hurlock, Mark Dennis, Jim Steele ...[/p][/quote]Terry Paine! JohnItaly
  • Score: 2

9:53am Tue 3 Jun 14

Malcombe says...

Blimey have we all had to eat humble Pie, we continued to disbelieve all the rumours and every one has come to fruition it's horrible. I do not doubt that Saints will continue in the upward direction but it will seem strange that when Saints play wherever any of the Players go they will be the Opposition and goodness knows what we will all feel is Luke scores his first Goal against Saints especially if it's at St Marys I will want to walk out.

I've posted on here many times that I too think that there seems to be a conspiracy to stop Southampton FC being successful, the reason is obvious, the ( I hate putting this) Top Clubs do not want to be below Saints in the League, imagine being a Fly on the wall in the Manchester United dressing room at the end of last season, What I we doing here in this position Southampton are up our backsides and that's not right, we say WHY NOT?

The Premiership is changing, better Players are in the League many are World Class, many play for there Country and are a pleasure to watch even if they are the Opposition, as a nutural I can watch Man City, Chelsea and most Players in the world want to play in the Premiership and money plays a very big part in attracting good Players.
We have to accept Players will want to leave Southampton but it would be nice if we had more Adam's and Rickie's who spent several years in the first Team and help the Club to get where it is now, Luke is disappointing because he's been nurtured for several years at Southampton's expense so in real terms hasn't shown his gratitude as he's only Played for the first Team 2 season.
Like thousands of others I'm a born optimist and think nobody is indispensable, who knows how many from the Academy are close to Playing in the first Team and new faces will also want to play for Southampton who will continue the direction on onwards and upwards to get up the noses of those who resent Southampton joining the title of ONE OF THE TOP TEAMS IN THE PREMIERSHIP and when they get there next season will not want to drop there standards
Blimey have we all had to eat humble Pie, we continued to disbelieve all the rumours and every one has come to fruition it's horrible. I do not doubt that Saints will continue in the upward direction but it will seem strange that when Saints play wherever any of the Players go they will be the Opposition and goodness knows what we will all feel is Luke scores his first Goal against Saints especially if it's at St Marys I will want to walk out. I've posted on here many times that I too think that there seems to be a conspiracy to stop Southampton FC being successful, the reason is obvious, the ( I hate putting this) Top Clubs do not want to be below Saints in the League, imagine being a Fly on the wall in the Manchester United dressing room at the end of last season, What I we doing here in this position Southampton are up our backsides and that's not right, we say WHY NOT? The Premiership is changing, better Players are in the League many are World Class, many play for there Country and are a pleasure to watch even if they are the Opposition, as a nutural I can watch Man City, Chelsea and most Players in the world want to play in the Premiership and money plays a very big part in attracting good Players. We have to accept Players will want to leave Southampton but it would be nice if we had more Adam's and Rickie's who spent several years in the first Team and help the Club to get where it is now, Luke is disappointing because he's been nurtured for several years at Southampton's expense so in real terms hasn't shown his gratitude as he's only Played for the first Team 2 season. Like thousands of others I'm a born optimist and think nobody is indispensable, who knows how many from the Academy are close to Playing in the first Team and new faces will also want to play for Southampton who will continue the direction on onwards and upwards to get up the noses of those who resent Southampton joining the title of ONE OF THE TOP TEAMS IN THE PREMIERSHIP and when they get there next season will not want to drop there standards Malcombe
  • Score: 2

10:23am Tue 3 Jun 14

Saddogitte says...

Terry Hurlock an icon??? Rickie is up there with the other greats - Big Ron, Terry Paine, Mick Channon etc. He helped us to get where we are, is a humble and modest man and was one of the best signings for this club ever. Good luck to him at Liverpool and in the World Cup. He deserves it.
Terry Hurlock an icon??? Rickie is up there with the other greats - Big Ron, Terry Paine, Mick Channon etc. He helped us to get where we are, is a humble and modest man and was one of the best signings for this club ever. Good luck to him at Liverpool and in the World Cup. He deserves it. Saddogitte
  • Score: 3

10:26am Tue 3 Jun 14

search for the truth says...

From Liverpool Echo......

"I told no-one about Reds move - except Stevie"

• Jun 03, 2014 07:29

Rickie Lambert has revealed how he tried to keep his move to Liverpool FC quiet – but says he couldn’t keep it from Reds skipper Steven Gerrard.
The football world was caught unawares when news of the striker’s switch to Anfield became public late last week. Lambert has since penned a two-year contract, with Liverpool paying Southampton an initial £4m fee for the 32-year-old.
Lambert was away with England’s World Cup squad when the Reds’ interest was confirmed, and says he immediately sought out Gerrard to ask for some advice.
I'm here to win the league, says Reds new signing
He said: “I pulled him to one side before it was announced publicly and told him what was going on in my life! I thought he might want to know. He was brilliant, he was made up for me and knows what it means to me. He said that I am going to love it here.
“I’ve spoken to the players quite a bit about Liverpool, although I’ve tried not to batter them too much! They’ve got nothing but good things to say about the club and especially Brendan Rodgers.
“I think I know everything about the club, but I wanted to know about Brendan. That was even before the interest from Liverpool – I wanted to know how he was. As I said, they’ve all had nothing but good words to say about him.”
On the move, he added: “I’ve been trying to keep it as quiet as possible and tell only my close family. My mum and dad shed a few tears when I told them, especially my mum.
“It’s not just playing for Liverpool, it’s the fact I’m coming home. I’ve been away for eight years. The fact they’ve got their son home, and the fact he’s playing for Liverpool, is unbelievable.”
From Liverpool Echo...... "I told no-one about Reds move - except Stevie" • Jun 03, 2014 07:29 Rickie Lambert has revealed how he tried to keep his move to Liverpool FC quiet – but says he couldn’t keep it from Reds skipper Steven Gerrard. The football world was caught unawares when news of the striker’s switch to Anfield became public late last week. Lambert has since penned a two-year contract, with Liverpool paying Southampton an initial £4m fee for the 32-year-old. Lambert was away with England’s World Cup squad when the Reds’ interest was confirmed, and says he immediately sought out Gerrard to ask for some advice. I'm here to win the league, says Reds new signing He said: “I pulled him to one side before it was announced publicly and told him what was going on in my life! I thought he might want to know. He was brilliant, he was made up for me and knows what it means to me. He said that I am going to love it here. “I’ve spoken to the players quite a bit about Liverpool, although I’ve tried not to batter them too much! They’ve got nothing but good things to say about the club and especially Brendan Rodgers. “I think I know everything about the club, but I wanted to know about Brendan. That was even before the interest from Liverpool – I wanted to know how he was. As I said, they’ve all had nothing but good words to say about him.” On the move, he added: “I’ve been trying to keep it as quiet as possible and tell only my close family. My mum and dad shed a few tears when I told them, especially my mum. “It’s not just playing for Liverpool, it’s the fact I’m coming home. I’ve been away for eight years. The fact they’ve got their son home, and the fact he’s playing for Liverpool, is unbelievable.” search for the truth
  • Score: 9

10:42am Tue 3 Jun 14

durhamsaint87 says...

I wish the rest of the lads that want away had the same class as Rickie. Now Gaston has been quoted as wanting to get away, like I've said in a post before we have enough talent to build another great team while still competing in the prem.
I wish the rest of the lads that want away had the same class as Rickie. Now Gaston has been quoted as wanting to get away, like I've said in a post before we have enough talent to build another great team while still competing in the prem. durhamsaint87
  • Score: 3

10:48am Tue 3 Jun 14

IOAD says...

Fine! Okay! Let me rephrase...

The list of Saints icons includes but is by no means limited to...
Ted Bates, Matt Le Tissier, Francis Benali, Nick Holmes, Bobby Stokes, Mark Dennis, Dennis Rofe, Ron Davies, Glenn Cockerill, Gerry Forrest, Peter Rodrigues, Ali Dia, Charlie Wayman, C.B. Fry, Eamonn Collins, Perry Groves, Jimmy Case, Fred Titmus, Marian Pahars...

Not Terry Hurlock, not Alan Shearer, not Steve Williams and not Rickie Lambert.

Are you all happy now?
Fine! Okay! Let me rephrase... The list of Saints icons includes but is by no means limited to... Ted Bates, Matt Le Tissier, Francis Benali, Nick Holmes, Bobby Stokes, Mark Dennis, Dennis Rofe, Ron Davies, Glenn Cockerill, Gerry Forrest, Peter Rodrigues, Ali Dia, Charlie Wayman, C.B. Fry, Eamonn Collins, Perry Groves, Jimmy Case, Fred Titmus, Marian Pahars... Not Terry Hurlock, not Alan Shearer, not Steve Williams and not Rickie Lambert. Are you all happy now? IOAD
  • Score: -9

10:53am Tue 3 Jun 14

HeartlessArmorAngel says...

It's quiet sad for hearing the news that rickie's is leaving.. But wish him the best in the new club..
It's quiet sad for hearing the news that rickie's is leaving.. But wish him the best in the new club.. HeartlessArmorAngel
  • Score: 0

1:38pm Tue 3 Jun 14

andoru says...

IOAD wrote:
Fine! Okay! Let me rephrase...

The list of Saints icons includes but is by no means limited to...
Ted Bates, Matt Le Tissier, Francis Benali, Nick Holmes, Bobby Stokes, Mark Dennis, Dennis Rofe, Ron Davies, Glenn Cockerill, Gerry Forrest, Peter Rodrigues, Ali Dia, Charlie Wayman, C.B. Fry, Eamonn Collins, Perry Groves, Jimmy Case, Fred Titmus, Marian Pahars...

Not Terry Hurlock, not Alan Shearer, not Steve Williams and not Rickie Lambert.

Are you all happy now?
I think you'll need to actually make an argument why Rickie Lambert is not a Saints legend, since you haven't done so far.
[quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: Fine! Okay! Let me rephrase... The list of Saints icons includes but is by no means limited to... Ted Bates, Matt Le Tissier, Francis Benali, Nick Holmes, Bobby Stokes, Mark Dennis, Dennis Rofe, Ron Davies, Glenn Cockerill, Gerry Forrest, Peter Rodrigues, Ali Dia, Charlie Wayman, C.B. Fry, Eamonn Collins, Perry Groves, Jimmy Case, Fred Titmus, Marian Pahars... Not Terry Hurlock, not Alan Shearer, not Steve Williams and not Rickie Lambert. Are you all happy now?[/p][/quote]I think you'll need to actually make an argument why Rickie Lambert is not a Saints legend, since you haven't done so far. andoru
  • Score: 2

1:55pm Tue 3 Jun 14

IOAD says...

And Alan Shearer, Steve Williams, Mark Wright and Colin Clarke? They're all in the same bracket.
And Alan Shearer, Steve Williams, Mark Wright and Colin Clarke? They're all in the same bracket. IOAD
  • Score: 0

3:01pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

John McGrath,Brian O'Neil,Eric Martin,Peter Osgood,Dennis Hollywood,Frank Worthington,the list is endless.
John McGrath,Brian O'Neil,Eric Martin,Peter Osgood,Dennis Hollywood,Frank Worthington,the list is endless. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

3:47pm Tue 3 Jun 14

IOAD says...

They're all icons, really. Danny Wallace, Rod Wallace, Ray Wallace, Graham Baker, Steve Baker, David Armstrong, Ken Armstrong, Jack Cork, Andy Cook... I rest my Jimmy Case.
They're all icons, really. Danny Wallace, Rod Wallace, Ray Wallace, Graham Baker, Steve Baker, David Armstrong, Ken Armstrong, Jack Cork, Andy Cook... I rest my Jimmy Case. IOAD
  • Score: 3

5:09pm Tue 3 Jun 14

upwherewebelong says...

I think Krueger needs to firstly focus on the important matter of getting us a manager and getting some leadership shown at the club. Although is comment about RL is appropriate and merited it isn't as important as getting a manager. We need a manager so our pre-season schedule can be sorted and signings to replace all the players we are going to lose. I stand by my opinion that Krueger and this board are the most inept since Rupert Lowes board. A week now since MP left and still not even a shortlist. I hope the next news I will hear after a manager is eventually appointed is the resignation of the board. I worry this board are too inexperienced and thick to make a quick appointment. Worrying times
I think Krueger needs to firstly focus on the important matter of getting us a manager and getting some leadership shown at the club. Although is comment about RL is appropriate and merited it isn't as important as getting a manager. We need a manager so our pre-season schedule can be sorted and signings to replace all the players we are going to lose. I stand by my opinion that Krueger and this board are the most inept since Rupert Lowes board. A week now since MP left and still not even a shortlist. I hope the next news I will hear after a manager is eventually appointed is the resignation of the board. I worry this board are too inexperienced and thick to make a quick appointment. Worrying times upwherewebelong
  • Score: -3

5:25pm Tue 3 Jun 14

jezza says...

GX Saint wrote:
arm chair fan wrote:
IOAD wrote: Ted Bates is an icon; Matt Le Tissier is an icon; Francis Benali is an icon; Nick Holmes is an icon; Bobby Stokes is an icon. Let's not be too hasty to band that term about. Not everyone gets to be a Saints icon, but thanks and respect go to all ex-players.
Its all a matter of opinion!! You include bennali but not big Ron or Mick Channon
Terry Hurlock, Mark Dennis, Jim Steele ...
Jim Steele definitely . . . . if only because he kicked Joe Jordan up into the air. . . . twice in the same season ( either side of his red card)!!
[quote][p][bold]GX Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arm chair fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: Ted Bates is an icon; Matt Le Tissier is an icon; Francis Benali is an icon; Nick Holmes is an icon; Bobby Stokes is an icon. Let's not be too hasty to band that term about. Not everyone gets to be a Saints icon, but thanks and respect go to all ex-players.[/p][/quote]Its all a matter of opinion!! You include bennali but not big Ron or Mick Channon[/p][/quote]Terry Hurlock, Mark Dennis, Jim Steele ...[/p][/quote]Jim Steele definitely . . . . if only because he kicked Joe Jordan up into the air. . . . twice in the same season ( either side of his red card)!! jezza
  • Score: 0

5:40pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

IOAD wrote:
They're all icons, really. Danny Wallace, Rod Wallace, Ray Wallace, Graham Baker, Steve Baker, David Armstrong, Ken Armstrong, Jack Cork, Andy Cook... I rest my Jimmy Case.
That's all Wright then!
[quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: They're all icons, really. Danny Wallace, Rod Wallace, Ray Wallace, Graham Baker, Steve Baker, David Armstrong, Ken Armstrong, Jack Cork, Andy Cook... I rest my Jimmy Case.[/p][/quote]That's all Wright then! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

5:42pm Tue 3 Jun 14

historyless scum says...

Left in the lurch but we still love Ricky, 2 Bob fans, show some guts for a change 😠
Left in the lurch but we still love Ricky, 2 Bob fans, show some guts for a change 😠 historyless scum
  • Score: 0

5:44pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

jezza wrote:
GX Saint wrote:
arm chair fan wrote:
IOAD wrote: Ted Bates is an icon; Matt Le Tissier is an icon; Francis Benali is an icon; Nick Holmes is an icon; Bobby Stokes is an icon. Let's not be too hasty to band that term about. Not everyone gets to be a Saints icon, but thanks and respect go to all ex-players.
Its all a matter of opinion!! You include bennali but not big Ron or Mick Channon
Terry Hurlock, Mark Dennis, Jim Steele ...
Jim Steele definitely . . . . if only because he kicked Joe Jordan up into the air. . . . twice in the same season ( either side of his red card)!!
And about the only player still fighting for the ball,when they were 7-0 down at Elland Road!
[quote][p][bold]jezza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GX Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arm chair fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: Ted Bates is an icon; Matt Le Tissier is an icon; Francis Benali is an icon; Nick Holmes is an icon; Bobby Stokes is an icon. Let's not be too hasty to band that term about. Not everyone gets to be a Saints icon, but thanks and respect go to all ex-players.[/p][/quote]Its all a matter of opinion!! You include bennali but not big Ron or Mick Channon[/p][/quote]Terry Hurlock, Mark Dennis, Jim Steele ...[/p][/quote]Jim Steele definitely . . . . if only because he kicked Joe Jordan up into the air. . . . twice in the same season ( either side of his red card)!![/p][/quote]And about the only player still fighting for the ball,when they were 7-0 down at Elland Road! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

7:19pm Tue 3 Jun 14

dadofmy3sons says...

when we have the players on our side , then I laud them.
If they leave, then it is their choice and while they play for another team, they are just somebody who used to play for my club.
When the dust has settled and they have hung their boots up, then we can talk about their previous stature.
My recognition of legend for any club is that they have played for 5 years or amassed 200 appearances.
It is becoming few and far between.
At Saints we had a few, now we have one less.
when we have the players on our side , then I laud them. If they leave, then it is their choice and while they play for another team, they are just somebody who used to play for my club. When the dust has settled and they have hung their boots up, then we can talk about their previous stature. My recognition of legend for any club is that they have played for 5 years or amassed 200 appearances. It is becoming few and far between. At Saints we had a few, now we have one less. dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 0

8:11pm Tue 3 Jun 14

thinklikealocal says...

Recycled story! Again! Dear oh dear Echo....
Recycled story! Again! Dear oh dear Echo.... thinklikealocal
  • Score: -1

8:34pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Manny Andruzewski.
Manny Andruzewski. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

8:46pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Manny Andruzewski.
Think I may have spelled that slightly wrong actually...know any Polish Ospers?
And don't say Mr Sheen!
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Manny Andruzewski.[/p][/quote]Think I may have spelled that slightly wrong actually...know any Polish Ospers? And don't say Mr Sheen! Positively4thStreet
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9:11pm Tue 3 Jun 14

SodburySaint93 says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Manny Andruzewski.
Think I may have spelled that slightly wrong actually...know any Polish Ospers?
And don't say Mr Sheen!
Just to add.....

Steve Moran and Ivan Golac - (iffy spelling but you get who I mean)
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Manny Andruzewski.[/p][/quote]Think I may have spelled that slightly wrong actually...know any Polish Ospers? And don't say Mr Sheen![/p][/quote]Just to add..... Steve Moran and Ivan Golac - (iffy spelling but you get who I mean) SodburySaint93
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10:19pm Tue 3 Jun 14

F Fan says...

upwherewebelong wrote:
I think Krueger needs to firstly focus on the important matter of getting us a manager and getting some leadership shown at the club. Although is comment about RL is appropriate and merited it isn't as important as getting a manager. We need a manager so our pre-season schedule can be sorted and signings to replace all the players we are going to lose. I stand by my opinion that Krueger and this board are the most inept since Rupert Lowes board. A week now since MP left and still not even a shortlist. I hope the next news I will hear after a manager is eventually appointed is the resignation of the board. I worry this board are too inexperienced and thick to make a quick appointment. Worrying times
There is someone thick around but it ain't the Board. Why on earth do you think a club would announce a shortlist?
[quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: I think Krueger needs to firstly focus on the important matter of getting us a manager and getting some leadership shown at the club. Although is comment about RL is appropriate and merited it isn't as important as getting a manager. We need a manager so our pre-season schedule can be sorted and signings to replace all the players we are going to lose. I stand by my opinion that Krueger and this board are the most inept since Rupert Lowes board. A week now since MP left and still not even a shortlist. I hope the next news I will hear after a manager is eventually appointed is the resignation of the board. I worry this board are too inexperienced and thick to make a quick appointment. Worrying times[/p][/quote]There is someone thick around but it ain't the Board. Why on earth do you think a club would announce a shortlist? F Fan
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