Koeman still the favourite for Saints job

Basingstoke Gazette: Ronald Koeman Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman remains the odds-on favourite for the vacant Saints manager’s job, with the club saying they are “deep” into the process of finding Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement.

Pochettino walked out of St Mary’s a week ago to join Tottenham, leaving the St Mary’s board to search for a new man, writes GORDON SIMPSON.

Dutch legend Koeman, pictured below, remains the name most strongly linked with the job, with his agent revealing to the Daily Echo last week that the 51-year-old, who is leaving Feyenoord this summer, would be interested in the position.

While Koeman is one candidate on the radar, it looks as though former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes is not in the running at the moment, with no contact having been made with him yet.

Saints would like to have a new manager in place reasonably swiftly, although there is no firm indication yet as to when an appointment could be.

However, a statement from the club yesterday said: “We are deep in the process of appointing a new manager who will continue to move our club forward.”

Former Barcelona star Koeman, who won 78 caps for the Netherlands during a glittering playing career, took the helm at Feyenoord in 2011. His arrival resulted in an upturn in fortunes for the club, which he also played for.

Having finished tenth in the Eredivisie the season before he arrived, Koeman led Feyenoord to second place in his first campaign – their best result in 11 years.

They then came third in 2012/13, before finishing as runners-up to Ajax last term.

Among others, Koeman has also had spells managing Ajax and PSV – two clubs he played for during his career – while he has also taken charge at Benfica and Valencia.

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6:17am Tue 3 Jun 14

angiemill says...

This would be a good appointment. Maybe he could get Osvaldo to put in a shift....because if he goes and losing SRL I'd have to change passwords on a couple of my online accounts!
This would be a good appointment. Maybe he could get Osvaldo to put in a shift....because if he goes and losing SRL I'd have to change passwords on a couple of my online accounts! angiemill
  • Score: 7

6:46am Tue 3 Jun 14

Mush On The Beach says...

There is always inherent risk in bringing in any new manager. Judging by the last 3 appointments who have each taken us on a level I’d say we have chosen well on our climb to the top.

Ronald Koeman seems to fit the criteria for me. He has played at the highest level internationally and domestically. He has managed across Europe gaining a wealth of experience yet is still young enough to have the drive and desire to enhance his reputation further in the prem. His contact list would also be useful, so I think Saint Ron fits the bill and the name has a synergy with our wonderful past.
There is always inherent risk in bringing in any new manager. Judging by the last 3 appointments who have each taken us on a level I’d say we have chosen well on our climb to the top. Ronald Koeman seems to fit the criteria for me. He has played at the highest level internationally and domestically. He has managed across Europe gaining a wealth of experience yet is still young enough to have the drive and desire to enhance his reputation further in the prem. His contact list would also be useful, so I think Saint Ron fits the bill and the name has a synergy with our wonderful past. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 39

7:00am Tue 3 Jun 14

SodburySaint93 says...

Okay, here's a curveball...

What if Tom Ince doesn't sign for Inter Milan. We need a striker and could that mean we get his dad as manager....
Okay, here's a curveball... What if Tom Ince doesn't sign for Inter Milan. We need a striker and could that mean we get his dad as manager.... SodburySaint93
  • Score: -105

7:34am Tue 3 Jun 14

rambo5 says...

get him in today or we will have problems we need a manager to steady the ship
get him in today or we will have problems we need a manager to steady the ship rambo5
  • Score: 20

7:55am Tue 3 Jun 14

Costa Baz says...

I understand he is a disciplinarian, which is probably what we need, after Adkins and MP, especially with the players seemingly acting like cry babies and bullies in the crèche, because they aren't getting their own way.

Hope he makes Lallana and Shaw, if they still want to leave after the WC, wait until the last minute, of the last day of the transfer window, after making them join in a few training sessions with the academy boys, just to remind them of their roots.
I understand he is a disciplinarian, which is probably what we need, after Adkins and MP, especially with the players seemingly acting like cry babies and bullies in the crèche, because they aren't getting their own way. Hope he makes Lallana and Shaw, if they still want to leave after the WC, wait until the last minute, of the last day of the transfer window, after making them join in a few training sessions with the academy boys, just to remind them of their roots. Costa Baz
  • Score: 29

8:55am Tue 3 Jun 14

pitbull says...

There were some reports that Koeman was begging to become the boss at Wet Spam or West Brom.
Perhaps this guy has the confidence in himself that he can take a middle of the road team and push them to the top, just like he did at Feyenoord.

I don't think Benitez will come to Saints as we wouldn't be able to bring in the expensive players that he likes to use.

I don't think we'll ever get a manager as loyal as Adkins was but someone who's in charge for the long term would be good.

I'm hoping for an announcement this week.
There were some reports that Koeman was begging to become the boss at Wet Spam or West Brom. Perhaps this guy has the confidence in himself that he can take a middle of the road team and push them to the top, just like he did at Feyenoord. I don't think Benitez will come to Saints as we wouldn't be able to bring in the expensive players that he likes to use. I don't think we'll ever get a manager as loyal as Adkins was but someone who's in charge for the long term would be good. I'm hoping for an announcement this week. pitbull
  • Score: 7

9:21am Tue 3 Jun 14

Clever Dick says...

I don't think he is the type of manager who would beg to go anywhere. Especially WBA or hoof.
I don't think he is the type of manager who would beg to go anywhere. Especially WBA or hoof. Clever Dick
  • Score: 15

9:24am Tue 3 Jun 14

rambo5 says...

pitbull wrote:
There were some reports that Koeman was begging to become the boss at Wet Spam or West Brom.
Perhaps this guy has the confidence in himself that he can take a middle of the road team and push them to the top, just like he did at Feyenoord.

I don't think Benitez will come to Saints as we wouldn't be able to bring in the expensive players that he likes to use.

I don't think we'll ever get a manager as loyal as Adkins was but someone who's in charge for the long term would be good.

I'm hoping for an announcement this week.
im hoping for an announcment TODAY we got to start calming things down at st marys and get rid of these bully boy clubs we are southampton not poopey
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: There were some reports that Koeman was begging to become the boss at Wet Spam or West Brom. Perhaps this guy has the confidence in himself that he can take a middle of the road team and push them to the top, just like he did at Feyenoord. I don't think Benitez will come to Saints as we wouldn't be able to bring in the expensive players that he likes to use. I don't think we'll ever get a manager as loyal as Adkins was but someone who's in charge for the long term would be good. I'm hoping for an announcement this week.[/p][/quote]im hoping for an announcment TODAY we got to start calming things down at st marys and get rid of these bully boy clubs we are southampton not poopey rambo5
  • Score: 7

9:26am Tue 3 Jun 14

miltonarcher says...

Slight downside, hes ginger.
Slight downside, hes ginger. miltonarcher
  • Score: -5

9:36am Tue 3 Jun 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Slight downside, hes ginger.
Gingers do great at Southampton!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Slight downside, hes ginger.[/p][/quote]Gingers do great at Southampton! SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 25

9:40am Tue 3 Jun 14

pitbull says...

Clever Dick wrote:
I don't think he is the type of manager who would beg to go anywhere. Especially WBA or hoof.
My mistake, it was Swansea and Wet Spam he was linked to, not WBA. It was his agent that contacted both clubs showing his interest.

Plenty of reports found on Google about it.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: I don't think he is the type of manager who would beg to go anywhere. Especially WBA or hoof.[/p][/quote]My mistake, it was Swansea and Wet Spam he was linked to, not WBA. It was his agent that contacted both clubs showing his interest. Plenty of reports found on Google about it. pitbull
  • Score: 0

9:52am Tue 3 Jun 14

Southampton boy says...

Just get someone in soner hen later otherwise we will not have the time to build a new team??
Just get someone in soner hen later otherwise we will not have the time to build a new team?? Southampton boy
  • Score: 4

10:00am Tue 3 Jun 14

Wembley76 says...

He would be a great appointment....bags of pan Euro experience and a commendable track record...he has the stature to retain and attract quality players...and has the same principles of 'attacking' / 'total' football that we like to see...as well as a good record of bringing on 'youth'.... good step forward from MP. Let's appoint him, and give him the money to re-build. Frankly if Adam and Luke have had their 'heads turned' there is no point in trying to keep them...it never works and it didn't work with Beattie....let them go and build around the core players....Boruc,Lov
ren, Cork, Spider, J Rod...
btw he is 'dutch blonde' not 'celtic ginger'!! :)
He would be a great appointment....bags of pan Euro experience and a commendable track record...he has the stature to retain and attract quality players...and has the same principles of 'attacking' / 'total' football that we like to see...as well as a good record of bringing on 'youth'.... good step forward from MP. Let's appoint him, and give him the money to re-build. Frankly if Adam and Luke have had their 'heads turned' there is no point in trying to keep them...it never works and it didn't work with Beattie....let them go and build around the core players....Boruc,Lov ren, Cork, Spider, J Rod... btw he is 'dutch blonde' not 'celtic ginger'!! :) Wembley76
  • Score: 5

10:03am Tue 3 Jun 14

Wembley76 says...

Great article about Koeman
http://www.benefoot.
net/koeman-gave-feye
noord-its-pride-back
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Great article about Koeman http://www.benefoot. net/koeman-gave-feye noord-its-pride-back / Wembley76
  • Score: 5

10:04am Tue 3 Jun 14

deepheat says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Slight downside, hes ginger.
I said to my son, "Where you going?"
He said, "I'm off to meet a girl."
I said, "Don't forget to wear a... you know."
He said, "What?"
I said, "You know."
He said, "Do you mean a condom?"
I said,"No, a fecking hat you ginger c@*t."
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Slight downside, hes ginger.[/p][/quote]I said to my son, "Where you going?" He said, "I'm off to meet a girl." I said, "Don't forget to wear a... you know." He said, "What?" I said, "You know." He said, "Do you mean a condom?" I said,"No, a fecking hat you ginger c@*t." deepheat
  • Score: 4

10:11am Tue 3 Jun 14

Bwana23 says...

Big difference between the way Spurs appoint their Managers and how we do. Our way is to say very little until done and dusted while Spurs blabbered all over the press for weeks about their choices. While I know it frustrates some of our fans, I much prefer this way!! Would still like an announcement soon though, preferably to say the man has signed!! COYR
Big difference between the way Spurs appoint their Managers and how we do. Our way is to say very little until done and dusted while Spurs blabbered all over the press for weeks about their choices. While I know it frustrates some of our fans, I much prefer this way!! Would still like an announcement soon though, preferably to say the man has signed!! COYR Bwana23
  • Score: 10

10:26am Tue 3 Jun 14

deepheat says...

Wembley76 wrote:
Great article about Koeman
http://www.benefoot.

net/koeman-gave-feye

noord-its-pride-back

/
Thanks for that link. '76. Very interesting. Here is a little bit of copy and paste.

"Managers usually don’t get tears of love and rounds of applause when they leave a club. But when Ronald Koeman left Feyenoord and its stadium, De Kuip, at the end of April, he got exactly that.

When Koeman was brought in during the summer of 2011, the club was in ruins. His arrival at Feyenoord was surrounded by scepticism. In the background, fans fought a prolonged, hard battle with the board about the financial position of the club, and why bring in a former coach of rivals Ajax and PSV? Yes – Koeman had played for Feyenoord for two years during the ’90s, but was perceived more as an Ajacied rather than a Feyenoorder.

But three years later, Koeman is seen as a phenomenal manager, stating at his farewell that “once a Feyenoorder, you’ll always be a Feyenoorder”. He got his applause, he got his farewell, and he even got a guard of honour. And yes, he definitely deserved it. With the fourth highest budget in Dutch football yet no money to spend in the transfer market, the club finished second twice in three years under Koeman, only to be beaten on goal difference for second place in the other season. That is a huge achievement, especially if you consider the lack of investment in the squad and that most of the starting XI are home grown players from the club’s successful academy Varkenoord, which has won the award for best youth academy five seasons in a row.

I must say, he sounds like our kind of manager.
[quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: Great article about Koeman http://www.benefoot. net/koeman-gave-feye noord-its-pride-back /[/p][/quote]Thanks for that link. '76. Very interesting. Here is a little bit of copy and paste. "Managers usually don’t get tears of love and rounds of applause when they leave a club. But when Ronald Koeman left Feyenoord and its stadium, De Kuip, at the end of April, he got exactly that. When Koeman was brought in during the summer of 2011, the club was in ruins. His arrival at Feyenoord was surrounded by scepticism. In the background, fans fought a prolonged, hard battle with the board about the financial position of the club, and why bring in a former coach of rivals Ajax and PSV? Yes – Koeman had played for Feyenoord for two years during the ’90s, but was perceived more as an Ajacied rather than a Feyenoorder. But three years later, Koeman is seen as a phenomenal manager, stating at his farewell that “once a Feyenoorder, you’ll always be a Feyenoorder”. He got his applause, he got his farewell, and he even got a guard of honour. And yes, he definitely deserved it. With the fourth highest budget in Dutch football yet no money to spend in the transfer market, the club finished second twice in three years under Koeman, only to be beaten on goal difference for second place in the other season. That is a huge achievement, especially if you consider the lack of investment in the squad and that most of the starting XI are home grown players from the club’s successful academy Varkenoord, which has won the award for best youth academy five seasons in a row. I must say, he sounds like our kind of manager. deepheat
  • Score: 31

10:57am Tue 3 Jun 14

saintmicky says...

deepheat wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
Great article about Koeman
http://www.benefoot.


net/koeman-gave-feye


noord-its-pride-back


/
Thanks for that link. '76. Very interesting. Here is a little bit of copy and paste.

"Managers usually don’t get tears of love and rounds of applause when they leave a club. But when Ronald Koeman left Feyenoord and its stadium, De Kuip, at the end of April, he got exactly that.

When Koeman was brought in during the summer of 2011, the club was in ruins. His arrival at Feyenoord was surrounded by scepticism. In the background, fans fought a prolonged, hard battle with the board about the financial position of the club, and why bring in a former coach of rivals Ajax and PSV? Yes – Koeman had played for Feyenoord for two years during the ’90s, but was perceived more as an Ajacied rather than a Feyenoorder.

But three years later, Koeman is seen as a phenomenal manager, stating at his farewell that “once a Feyenoorder, you’ll always be a Feyenoorder”. He got his applause, he got his farewell, and he even got a guard of honour. And yes, he definitely deserved it. With the fourth highest budget in Dutch football yet no money to spend in the transfer market, the club finished second twice in three years under Koeman, only to be beaten on goal difference for second place in the other season. That is a huge achievement, especially if you consider the lack of investment in the squad and that most of the starting XI are home grown players from the club’s successful academy Varkenoord, which has won the award for best youth academy five seasons in a row.

I must say, he sounds like our kind of manager.
Yeah, thanks for the link, for a moment reading that I found myself having positive thoughts, then I remembered it hasn't happened yet!
[quote][p][bold]deepheat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: Great article about Koeman http://www.benefoot. net/koeman-gave-feye noord-its-pride-back /[/p][/quote]Thanks for that link. '76. Very interesting. Here is a little bit of copy and paste. "Managers usually don’t get tears of love and rounds of applause when they leave a club. But when Ronald Koeman left Feyenoord and its stadium, De Kuip, at the end of April, he got exactly that. When Koeman was brought in during the summer of 2011, the club was in ruins. His arrival at Feyenoord was surrounded by scepticism. In the background, fans fought a prolonged, hard battle with the board about the financial position of the club, and why bring in a former coach of rivals Ajax and PSV? Yes – Koeman had played for Feyenoord for two years during the ’90s, but was perceived more as an Ajacied rather than a Feyenoorder. But three years later, Koeman is seen as a phenomenal manager, stating at his farewell that “once a Feyenoorder, you’ll always be a Feyenoorder”. He got his applause, he got his farewell, and he even got a guard of honour. And yes, he definitely deserved it. With the fourth highest budget in Dutch football yet no money to spend in the transfer market, the club finished second twice in three years under Koeman, only to be beaten on goal difference for second place in the other season. That is a huge achievement, especially if you consider the lack of investment in the squad and that most of the starting XI are home grown players from the club’s successful academy Varkenoord, which has won the award for best youth academy five seasons in a row. I must say, he sounds like our kind of manager.[/p][/quote]Yeah, thanks for the link, for a moment reading that I found myself having positive thoughts, then I remembered it hasn't happened yet! saintmicky
  • Score: 8

10:58am Tue 3 Jun 14

durhamsaint87 says...

Having read the post about Ronald Koeman I am very impressed with his CV.
So, lets hope the board have the vision for such a manger. You never know, it might make curtain players sit up and see the forward movement and realize they are at a club that will move up the table and win things like the FA cup. We don't stop being a great club just because MOPO left.
Having read the post about Ronald Koeman I am very impressed with his CV. So, lets hope the board have the vision for such a manger. You never know, it might make curtain players sit up and see the forward movement and realize they are at a club that will move up the table and win things like the FA cup. We don't stop being a great club just because MOPO left. durhamsaint87
  • Score: 9

11:15am Tue 3 Jun 14

Jonny7oma says...

I'm homing in on this article as I'm absolutely sick to death of seeing the names Shaw, Lallana and Lambert everywhere followed by or connected to, the expression ' want to leave', 'is leaving', 'or has left'. In many respects, I hope they do clear off sooner rather than later so we can concentrate on positive things regarding Saints. And landing Koeman would be a very nice boost... if for no other reason other than it's not the unknown numpty we usually end up with. For 'unknown numpty', you can also read: 'promising promoted person from within numpty', 'numpty not proven at this level and liable to fail', 'Good god! not that numpty' and 'FFS I thought he was dead numpty'. I hope Chelsea/Man U/Liverpool/City appreciate his good managerial skills whilst at Saints, as the inevitable steal happens two years down the line, just as we get Champs league football. I need to see a shrink, I'm getting too cynical.
I'm homing in on this article as I'm absolutely sick to death of seeing the names Shaw, Lallana and Lambert everywhere followed by or connected to, the expression ' want to leave', 'is leaving', 'or has left'. In many respects, I hope they do clear off sooner rather than later so we can concentrate on positive things regarding Saints. And landing Koeman would be a very nice boost... if for no other reason other than it's not the unknown numpty we usually end up with. For 'unknown numpty', you can also read: 'promising promoted person from within numpty', 'numpty not proven at this level and liable to fail', 'Good god! not that numpty' and 'FFS I thought he was dead numpty'. I hope Chelsea/Man U/Liverpool/City appreciate his good managerial skills whilst at Saints, as the inevitable steal happens two years down the line, just as we get Champs league football. I need to see a shrink, I'm getting too cynical. Jonny7oma
  • Score: 3

11:16am Tue 3 Jun 14

Costa Baz says...

Ronko was part of the Dutch football team that introduced "goal football" to the world.
He was also at Barcelona, under Johan Cruyff, so has learnt from the master.

His ability to bring through youngsters should also move him to the head of the queue, simply because it is the club's continued aim to fully utilise the academy.
Ronko was part of the Dutch football team that introduced "goal football" to the world. He was also at Barcelona, under Johan Cruyff, so has learnt from the master. His ability to bring through youngsters should also move him to the head of the queue, simply because it is the club's continued aim to fully utilise the academy. Costa Baz
  • Score: 4

11:31am Tue 3 Jun 14

Poole Tom says...

By appointing Koeman we would certainly send out a message that we still have ambitions to improve on last season`s 8th place finish in the short term. However if we seriously want to challenge at a higher level in the longer term, much as Everton have over the last ten years or so, we need to grow the fan base and increase the capacity of the stadium in order to increase our turnover and hopefully profits as well. Only when we can realistically challenge for Champions League football will we be able to keep hold of the likes of Lallana and Shaw.
By appointing Koeman we would certainly send out a message that we still have ambitions to improve on last season`s 8th place finish in the short term. However if we seriously want to challenge at a higher level in the longer term, much as Everton have over the last ten years or so, we need to grow the fan base and increase the capacity of the stadium in order to increase our turnover and hopefully profits as well. Only when we can realistically challenge for Champions League football will we be able to keep hold of the likes of Lallana and Shaw. Poole Tom
  • Score: 9

11:39am Tue 3 Jun 14

noodlesnewman says...

Costa Baz wrote:
I understand he is a disciplinarian, which is probably what we need, after Adkins and MP, especially with the players seemingly acting like cry babies and bullies in the crèche, because they aren't getting their own way.

Hope he makes Lallana and Shaw, if they still want to leave after the WC, wait until the last minute, of the last day of the transfer window, after making them join in a few training sessions with the academy boys, just to remind them of their roots.
HERE HERE !
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: I understand he is a disciplinarian, which is probably what we need, after Adkins and MP, especially with the players seemingly acting like cry babies and bullies in the crèche, because they aren't getting their own way. Hope he makes Lallana and Shaw, if they still want to leave after the WC, wait until the last minute, of the last day of the transfer window, after making them join in a few training sessions with the academy boys, just to remind them of their roots.[/p][/quote]HERE HERE ! noodlesnewman
  • Score: 5

11:51am Tue 3 Jun 14

Crodney says...

Ronald Koeman's agent contacted Swansea in March - not recently. According to Sky Sports, Van Gaal was close to signing for Spurs before he signed for Man U - does that mean MoPo is second choice?!! Hoping for an announcement soon and would be happy with RK.
Ronald Koeman's agent contacted Swansea in March - not recently. According to Sky Sports, Van Gaal was close to signing for Spurs before he signed for Man U - does that mean MoPo is second choice?!! Hoping for an announcement soon and would be happy with RK. Crodney
  • Score: 3

12:13pm Tue 3 Jun 14

SaintJD says...

Warming to the idea I have to say - he seems to have done well at Feynoord and got a great send off. It's going to be a challenge though, let's face it.

He can start by giving Lovren, Cork or Spider the captain's armband.
Warming to the idea I have to say - he seems to have done well at Feynoord and got a great send off. It's going to be a challenge though, let's face it. He can start by giving Lovren, Cork or Spider the captain's armband. SaintJD
  • Score: 3

12:17pm Tue 3 Jun 14

SaintJD says...

Poole Tom wrote:
By appointing Koeman we would certainly send out a message that we still have ambitions to improve on last season`s 8th place finish in the short term. However if we seriously want to challenge at a higher level in the longer term, much as Everton have over the last ten years or so, we need to grow the fan base and increase the capacity of the stadium in order to increase our turnover and hopefully profits as well. Only when we can realistically challenge for Champions League football will we be able to keep hold of the likes of Lallana and Shaw.
Good point, but how do you increase attendances by selling all your best players? Last season it was an easy sell for new and young fans and I think that would have drifted through to attendances in time.

It's a bit of a chicken and egg thing I guess.
[quote][p][bold]Poole Tom[/bold] wrote: By appointing Koeman we would certainly send out a message that we still have ambitions to improve on last season`s 8th place finish in the short term. However if we seriously want to challenge at a higher level in the longer term, much as Everton have over the last ten years or so, we need to grow the fan base and increase the capacity of the stadium in order to increase our turnover and hopefully profits as well. Only when we can realistically challenge for Champions League football will we be able to keep hold of the likes of Lallana and Shaw.[/p][/quote]Good point, but how do you increase attendances by selling all your best players? Last season it was an easy sell for new and young fans and I think that would have drifted through to attendances in time. It's a bit of a chicken and egg thing I guess. SaintJD
  • Score: 2

12:32pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Southampton boy says...

Who is he? Will that's what we said with MP so looking at his CV he looks good so come on board sign him up, and if Adam and Luke go then add this money to the £50m to find and bring in replacements as now Adam has asked to go Luke will follow.
Who is he? Will that's what we said with MP so looking at his CV he looks good so come on board sign him up, and if Adam and Luke go then add this money to the £50m to find and bring in replacements as now Adam has asked to go Luke will follow. Southampton boy
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Tue 3 Jun 14

batesieboy says...

Saints will be asked inflated prices for intended targets, as other Clubs will want some of this money gained from any sales.
Saints will be asked inflated prices for intended targets, as other Clubs will want some of this money gained from any sales. batesieboy
  • Score: 1

12:58pm Tue 3 Jun 14

WinchesterBond says...

SaintJD wrote:
Warming to the idea I have to say - he seems to have done well at Feynoord and got a great send off. It's going to be a challenge though, let's face it. He can start by giving Lovren, Cork or Spider the captain's armband.
Koeman would be a terrific signing as he is more than a capable manager that can take Saints to the next level. For young players of potential such as JC, JWP, Nate and Calum learning from him will help progress them into England's Euro 2016 squad. Koeman will also spend any summer gained financial resources extremely wisely so the exciting football will continue and surpass last season's excellent efforts. On the basis Koeman becomes our next manager ....the future is bright the future is red and white.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Warming to the idea I have to say - he seems to have done well at Feynoord and got a great send off. It's going to be a challenge though, let's face it. He can start by giving Lovren, Cork or Spider the captain's armband.[/p][/quote]Koeman would be a terrific signing as he is more than a capable manager that can take Saints to the next level. For young players of potential such as JC, JWP, Nate and Calum learning from him will help progress them into England's Euro 2016 squad. Koeman will also spend any summer gained financial resources extremely wisely so the exciting football will continue and surpass last season's excellent efforts. On the basis Koeman becomes our next manager ....the future is bright the future is red and white. WinchesterBond
  • Score: 5

1:19pm Tue 3 Jun 14

jls217 says...

deepheat wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
Great article about Koeman
http://www.benefoot.


net/koeman-gave-feye


noord-its-pride-back


/
Thanks for that link. '76. Very interesting. Here is a little bit of copy and paste.

"Managers usually don’t get tears of love and rounds of applause when they leave a club. But when Ronald Koeman left Feyenoord and its stadium, De Kuip, at the end of April, he got exactly that.

When Koeman was brought in during the summer of 2011, the club was in ruins. His arrival at Feyenoord was surrounded by scepticism. In the background, fans fought a prolonged, hard battle with the board about the financial position of the club, and why bring in a former coach of rivals Ajax and PSV? Yes – Koeman had played for Feyenoord for two years during the ’90s, but was perceived more as an Ajacied rather than a Feyenoorder.

But three years later, Koeman is seen as a phenomenal manager, stating at his farewell that “once a Feyenoorder, you’ll always be a Feyenoorder”. He got his applause, he got his farewell, and he even got a guard of honour. And yes, he definitely deserved it. With the fourth highest budget in Dutch football yet no money to spend in the transfer market, the club finished second twice in three years under Koeman, only to be beaten on goal difference for second place in the other season. That is a huge achievement, especially if you consider the lack of investment in the squad and that most of the starting XI are home grown players from the club’s successful academy Varkenoord, which has won the award for best youth academy five seasons in a row.

I must say, he sounds like our kind of manager.
Convinced me he's worthy.

Maybe there's a diamond or two lower down their pecking order he can bring with him. A couple in their first team who could do a job for us and maybe be stars of the future (highly thought of in Holland) and maybe Hoiveld could go to them as leverage. Take a look below. Both be young and hungry for success

Stefan de Vrij
Centre Back
DOB - Feb 5, 1992 (22)
Netherlands £5, Mill.

Bruno Martins Indi
Left-Back
DOB - Feb 8, 1992 (22)
Netherlands/Portugal £5 Mill
[quote][p][bold]deepheat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: Great article about Koeman http://www.benefoot. net/koeman-gave-feye noord-its-pride-back /[/p][/quote]Thanks for that link. '76. Very interesting. Here is a little bit of copy and paste. "Managers usually don’t get tears of love and rounds of applause when they leave a club. But when Ronald Koeman left Feyenoord and its stadium, De Kuip, at the end of April, he got exactly that. When Koeman was brought in during the summer of 2011, the club was in ruins. His arrival at Feyenoord was surrounded by scepticism. In the background, fans fought a prolonged, hard battle with the board about the financial position of the club, and why bring in a former coach of rivals Ajax and PSV? Yes – Koeman had played for Feyenoord for two years during the ’90s, but was perceived more as an Ajacied rather than a Feyenoorder. But three years later, Koeman is seen as a phenomenal manager, stating at his farewell that “once a Feyenoorder, you’ll always be a Feyenoorder”. He got his applause, he got his farewell, and he even got a guard of honour. And yes, he definitely deserved it. With the fourth highest budget in Dutch football yet no money to spend in the transfer market, the club finished second twice in three years under Koeman, only to be beaten on goal difference for second place in the other season. That is a huge achievement, especially if you consider the lack of investment in the squad and that most of the starting XI are home grown players from the club’s successful academy Varkenoord, which has won the award for best youth academy five seasons in a row. I must say, he sounds like our kind of manager.[/p][/quote]Convinced me he's worthy. Maybe there's a diamond or two lower down their pecking order he can bring with him. A couple in their first team who could do a job for us and maybe be stars of the future (highly thought of in Holland) and maybe Hoiveld could go to them as leverage. Take a look below. Both be young and hungry for success Stefan de Vrij Centre Back DOB - Feb 5, 1992 (22) Netherlands £5, Mill. Bruno Martins Indi Left-Back DOB - Feb 8, 1992 (22) Netherlands/Portugal £5 Mill jls217
  • Score: 2

1:53pm Tue 3 Jun 14

brighton saint says...

Looks like Koeman will be the next Saints manager...awesome if true...be well stoked with that...finally some good news...here I be hoping.COYS
Looks like Koeman will be the next Saints manager...awesome if true...be well stoked with that...finally some good news...here I be hoping.COYS brighton saint
  • Score: 2

2:20pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Saint Surrey says...

My only problem with Koeman as manager is how do we tell the difference with the chairman. They are both RK. Perhaps Koeman should be RK and the chairman RFK (not Robert Kennedy, but Ralph Freddy Kreuger.
My only problem with Koeman as manager is how do we tell the difference with the chairman. They are both RK. Perhaps Koeman should be RK and the chairman RFK (not Robert Kennedy, but Ralph Freddy Kreuger. Saint Surrey
  • Score: 1

2:26pm Tue 3 Jun 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

He could become the most popular Ronnie at Saints since Ronnie Ekelund!
He could become the most popular Ronnie at Saints since Ronnie Ekelund! allsaintsnocurves
  • Score: 1

2:55pm Tue 3 Jun 14

deepheat says...

Saint Surrey wrote:
My only problem with Koeman as manager is how do we tell the difference with the chairman. They are both RK. Perhaps Koeman should be RK and the chairman RFK (not Robert Kennedy, but Ralph Freddy Kreuger.
What about Ronnie and Ralphie.
[quote][p][bold]Saint Surrey[/bold] wrote: My only problem with Koeman as manager is how do we tell the difference with the chairman. They are both RK. Perhaps Koeman should be RK and the chairman RFK (not Robert Kennedy, but Ralph Freddy Kreuger.[/p][/quote]What about Ronnie and Ralphie. deepheat
  • Score: 1

2:58pm Tue 3 Jun 14

pitbull says...

I've just read that Koeman has been spotted in London, on his way to Southampton.

Time to get excited fellas.

http://www.football-
oranje.com/koeman-in
-england-to-complete
-southampton-deal/?
I've just read that Koeman has been spotted in London, on his way to Southampton. Time to get excited fellas. http://www.football- oranje.com/koeman-in -england-to-complete -southampton-deal/? pitbull
  • Score: 1

3:05pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Rising_Son says...

pitbull wrote:
I've just read that Koeman has been spotted in London, on his way to Southampton.

Time to get excited fellas.

http://www.football-

oranje.com/koeman-in

-england-to-complete

-southampton-deal/?
I hope you're right, but, yesterday, it seems he was seen at Heathrow going the other way.
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: I've just read that Koeman has been spotted in London, on his way to Southampton. Time to get excited fellas. http://www.football- oranje.com/koeman-in -england-to-complete -southampton-deal/?[/p][/quote]I hope you're right, but, yesterday, it seems he was seen at Heathrow going the other way. Rising_Son
  • Score: 2

3:07pm Tue 3 Jun 14

pitbull says...

It also says in the above article he might bring a striker with him called Graziano Pelle.

13 goals in 16 games, including two hat-tricks

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=XyU4XGwx
5NY
It also says in the above article he might bring a striker with him called Graziano Pelle. 13 goals in 16 games, including two hat-tricks https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=XyU4XGwx 5NY pitbull
  • Score: 1

3:24pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Well he stayed at Feyenoord for three years,before leaving to "pursue other ambitions". That's a bit longer than MoPo gave us.
Well he stayed at Feyenoord for three years,before leaving to "pursue other ambitions". That's a bit longer than MoPo gave us. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

3:52pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Galapagos Saint says...

Please not Koeman...Ive never forgiven him for cheating us out of USA 94 with that ridiculous foul on Platty. Did I not like that. I had a cheeky idea...maybe Sir Alex could be tempted into a part time job. I bet he's missing the game and itching for something to do on Saturdays (anything except going to the Theatre of Broken Dreams to watch his lifes work being flushed down the crapper). Lets say he comes down for Fridays training and match day. 2 or 3 days a week. One of his trusted lieutenants could do the rest of the week...Kidd, McClaren, Phelan, Meulensteen etc. The impact would be huge. The respect he commands. Imagine the players he could bring in!
Please not Koeman...Ive never forgiven him for cheating us out of USA 94 with that ridiculous foul on Platty. Did I not like that. I had a cheeky idea...maybe Sir Alex could be tempted into a part time job. I bet he's missing the game and itching for something to do on Saturdays (anything except going to the Theatre of Broken Dreams to watch his lifes work being flushed down the crapper). Lets say he comes down for Fridays training and match day. 2 or 3 days a week. One of his trusted lieutenants could do the rest of the week...Kidd, McClaren, Phelan, Meulensteen etc. The impact would be huge. The respect he commands. Imagine the players he could bring in! Galapagos Saint
  • Score: -9

4:10pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Saint. says...

There is a photo of Koeman at Heathrow yesterday.

If he becomes the next Southampton manager, then Shaw would be foolish not to think twice!!
There is a photo of Koeman at Heathrow yesterday. If he becomes the next Southampton manager, then Shaw would be foolish not to think twice!! Saint.
  • Score: 10

4:18pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Saint. wrote:
There is a photo of Koeman at Heathrow yesterday.

If he becomes the next Southampton manager, then Shaw would be foolish not to think twice!!
Where is the photo?
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: There is a photo of Koeman at Heathrow yesterday. If he becomes the next Southampton manager, then Shaw would be foolish not to think twice!![/p][/quote]Where is the photo? Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

4:25pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Saint. says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Saint. wrote:
There is a photo of Koeman at Heathrow yesterday.

If he becomes the next Southampton manager, then Shaw would be foolish not to think twice!!
Where is the photo?
This is a picture of Ronald Koeman apparently taken at Heathrow yesterday. (via @ABlackman_ ) pic.twitter.com/3ieb
3WyAim
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: There is a photo of Koeman at Heathrow yesterday. If he becomes the next Southampton manager, then Shaw would be foolish not to think twice!![/p][/quote]Where is the photo?[/p][/quote]This is a picture of Ronald Koeman apparently taken at Heathrow yesterday. (via @ABlackman_ ) pic.twitter.com/3ieb 3WyAim Saint.
  • Score: 0

4:33pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Saint. wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Saint. wrote:
There is a photo of Koeman at Heathrow yesterday.

If he becomes the next Southampton manager, then Shaw would be foolish not to think twice!!
Where is the photo?
This is a picture of Ronald Koeman apparently taken at Heathrow yesterday. (via @ABlackman_ ) pic.twitter.com/3ieb

3WyAim
Cheers Saint! :0)
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: There is a photo of Koeman at Heathrow yesterday. If he becomes the next Southampton manager, then Shaw would be foolish not to think twice!![/p][/quote]Where is the photo?[/p][/quote]This is a picture of Ronald Koeman apparently taken at Heathrow yesterday. (via @ABlackman_ ) pic.twitter.com/3ieb 3WyAim[/p][/quote]Cheers Saint! :0) Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

4:43pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Koeman looks OK - a bit restless as a manager perhaps, a season here, a season there, but that's obviously because none of the clubs he worked at before were as good as this one - heh heh... He will drop anchor here for decades and stick two fingers up the noses of the clubs above us....
Koeman looks OK - a bit restless as a manager perhaps, a season here, a season there, but that's obviously because none of the clubs he worked at before were as good as this one - heh heh... He will drop anchor here for decades and stick two fingers up the noses of the clubs above us.... Jan28th1984
  • Score: 0

4:45pm Tue 3 Jun 14

spratt says...

Wembley76 wrote:
Great article about Koeman
http://www.benefoot.

net/koeman-gave-feye

noord-its-pride-back

/
Anyone want cheering up read this article. Thanks for posting this. Mentions a 50m fund available for new players as part a proposed deal. Koeman apparently in London and on the way to Southampton. So Alan and Luke can go now as funds will there as mentioned in my previous post.. We could get better replacements anyway for this fund. Hurry and cut and paste this ECHO oh sorry, this is good news not really your speciality.
[quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: Great article about Koeman http://www.benefoot. net/koeman-gave-feye noord-its-pride-back /[/p][/quote]Anyone want cheering up read this article. Thanks for posting this. Mentions a 50m fund available for new players as part a proposed deal. Koeman apparently in London and on the way to Southampton. So Alan and Luke can go now as funds will there as mentioned in my previous post.. We could get better replacements anyway for this fund. Hurry and cut and paste this ECHO oh sorry, this is good news not really your speciality. spratt
  • Score: 2

4:58pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Saint. says...

spratt wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
Great article about Koeman
http://www.benefoot.


net/koeman-gave-feye


noord-its-pride-back


/
Anyone want cheering up read this article. Thanks for posting this. Mentions a 50m fund available for new players as part a proposed deal. Koeman apparently in London and on the way to Southampton. So Alan and Luke can go now as funds will there as mentioned in my previous post.. We could get better replacements anyway for this fund. Hurry and cut and paste this ECHO oh sorry, this is good news not really your speciality.
As mentioned earlier, if Koeman is appointed, then Shaw would be foolish to leave and would learn so much from Koeman than he would from anyone else. Shaw would become even better player!!

Lets hope Koeman tells Van Gaal where to go in Dutch and English!!!
[quote][p][bold]spratt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: Great article about Koeman http://www.benefoot. net/koeman-gave-feye noord-its-pride-back /[/p][/quote]Anyone want cheering up read this article. Thanks for posting this. Mentions a 50m fund available for new players as part a proposed deal. Koeman apparently in London and on the way to Southampton. So Alan and Luke can go now as funds will there as mentioned in my previous post.. We could get better replacements anyway for this fund. Hurry and cut and paste this ECHO oh sorry, this is good news not really your speciality.[/p][/quote]As mentioned earlier, if Koeman is appointed, then Shaw would be foolish to leave and would learn so much from Koeman than he would from anyone else. Shaw would become even better player!! Lets hope Koeman tells Van Gaal where to go in Dutch and English!!! Saint.
  • Score: 5

5:13pm Tue 3 Jun 14

westdraytonsaint says...

We had two managers in 30 years in Bates and McMenemy.our next manager with be the 24th since Big Lawrie left.Let's hope for a bit of stability.Koeman would be a great choice.After all this upheaval we could end up with a better manager.Fingers crossed!
We had two managers in 30 years in Bates and McMenemy.our next manager with be the 24th since Big Lawrie left.Let's hope for a bit of stability.Koeman would be a great choice.After all this upheaval we could end up with a better manager.Fingers crossed! westdraytonsaint
  • Score: 3

6:08pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Clever Dick says...

Saint. wrote:
spratt wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
Great article about Koeman
http://www.benefoot.



net/koeman-gave-feye



noord-its-pride-back



/
Anyone want cheering up read this article. Thanks for posting this. Mentions a 50m fund available for new players as part a proposed deal. Koeman apparently in London and on the way to Southampton. So Alan and Luke can go now as funds will there as mentioned in my previous post.. We could get better replacements anyway for this fund. Hurry and cut and paste this ECHO oh sorry, this is good news not really your speciality.
As mentioned earlier, if Koeman is appointed, then Shaw would be foolish to leave and would learn so much from Koeman than he would from anyone else. Shaw would become even better player!!

Lets hope Koeman tells Van Gaal where to go in Dutch and English!!!
Actually if he comes it would be a very useful ploy to pretend he can't speak English, thereby making it difficult for the press to ask awkward questions. I think this tactic has been used before somewhere before but I just can't seem to remember where.
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spratt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: Great article about Koeman http://www.benefoot. net/koeman-gave-feye noord-its-pride-back /[/p][/quote]Anyone want cheering up read this article. Thanks for posting this. Mentions a 50m fund available for new players as part a proposed deal. Koeman apparently in London and on the way to Southampton. So Alan and Luke can go now as funds will there as mentioned in my previous post.. We could get better replacements anyway for this fund. Hurry and cut and paste this ECHO oh sorry, this is good news not really your speciality.[/p][/quote]As mentioned earlier, if Koeman is appointed, then Shaw would be foolish to leave and would learn so much from Koeman than he would from anyone else. Shaw would become even better player!! Lets hope Koeman tells Van Gaal where to go in Dutch and English!!![/p][/quote]Actually if he comes it would be a very useful ploy to pretend he can't speak English, thereby making it difficult for the press to ask awkward questions. I think this tactic has been used before somewhere before but I just can't seem to remember where. Clever Dick
  • Score: 1

7:35pm Tue 3 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Saint. wrote:
spratt wrote:
Wembley76 wrote:
Great article about Koeman
http://www.benefoot.




net/koeman-gave-feye




noord-its-pride-back




/
Anyone want cheering up read this article. Thanks for posting this. Mentions a 50m fund available for new players as part a proposed deal. Koeman apparently in London and on the way to Southampton. So Alan and Luke can go now as funds will there as mentioned in my previous post.. We could get better replacements anyway for this fund. Hurry and cut and paste this ECHO oh sorry, this is good news not really your speciality.
As mentioned earlier, if Koeman is appointed, then Shaw would be foolish to leave and would learn so much from Koeman than he would from anyone else. Shaw would become even better player!!

Lets hope Koeman tells Van Gaal where to go in Dutch and English!!!
Actually if he comes it would be a very useful ploy to pretend he can't speak English, thereby making it difficult for the press to ask awkward questions. I think this tactic has been used before somewhere before but I just can't seem to remember where.
David doesn't speak Dutch which is a pity.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spratt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley76[/bold] wrote: Great article about Koeman http://www.benefoot. net/koeman-gave-feye noord-its-pride-back /[/p][/quote]Anyone want cheering up read this article. Thanks for posting this. Mentions a 50m fund available for new players as part a proposed deal. Koeman apparently in London and on the way to Southampton. So Alan and Luke can go now as funds will there as mentioned in my previous post.. We could get better replacements anyway for this fund. Hurry and cut and paste this ECHO oh sorry, this is good news not really your speciality.[/p][/quote]As mentioned earlier, if Koeman is appointed, then Shaw would be foolish to leave and would learn so much from Koeman than he would from anyone else. Shaw would become even better player!! Lets hope Koeman tells Van Gaal where to go in Dutch and English!!![/p][/quote]Actually if he comes it would be a very useful ploy to pretend he can't speak English, thereby making it difficult for the press to ask awkward questions. I think this tactic has been used before somewhere before but I just can't seem to remember where.[/p][/quote]David doesn't speak Dutch which is a pity. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

7:42pm Tue 3 Jun 14

montecristosaint says...

11 players being linked with moves away the administration of this club leaves a lot to be desired. What have you done Katarina Liebherr, by getting rid of Cortese you have sunk the entire ship well done.

You cant even appoint a manager the last one to leave St Mays please turn off the lights. Incompetent is how you appear in the press.

We are not even linked with any incoming transfers. thats how bad things have got. No wonde most fans have lost all belief in the direction of this club. Its criminal.
11 players being linked with moves away the administration of this club leaves a lot to be desired. What have you done Katarina Liebherr, by getting rid of Cortese you have sunk the entire ship well done. You cant even appoint a manager the last one to leave St Mays please turn off the lights. Incompetent is how you appear in the press. We are not even linked with any incoming transfers. thats how bad things have got. No wonde most fans have lost all belief in the direction of this club. Its criminal. montecristosaint
  • Score: -13

7:58pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Jonny Maths says...

montecristosaint wrote:
11 players being linked with moves away the administration of this club leaves a lot to be desired. What have you done Katarina Liebherr, by getting rid of Cortese you have sunk the entire ship well done.

You cant even appoint a manager the last one to leave St Mays please turn off the lights. Incompetent is how you appear in the press.

We are not even linked with any incoming transfers. thats how bad things have got. No wonde most fans have lost all belief in the direction of this club. Its criminal.
total and utter bollux.... you really know bu99er all about football.....
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: 11 players being linked with moves away the administration of this club leaves a lot to be desired. What have you done Katarina Liebherr, by getting rid of Cortese you have sunk the entire ship well done. You cant even appoint a manager the last one to leave St Mays please turn off the lights. Incompetent is how you appear in the press. We are not even linked with any incoming transfers. thats how bad things have got. No wonde most fans have lost all belief in the direction of this club. Its criminal.[/p][/quote]total and utter bollux.... you really know bu99er all about football..... Jonny Maths
  • Score: 6

8:00pm Tue 3 Jun 14

InCortesewetrust says...

2+2 = 5, Roy Keane could be our new manager? He has quite as ITV world cup pundit!
2+2 = 5, Roy Keane could be our new manager? He has quite as ITV world cup pundit! InCortesewetrust
  • Score: 0

8:12pm Tue 3 Jun 14

InCortesewetrust says...

Aston villa number 2, :-D!
Aston villa number 2, :-D! InCortesewetrust
  • Score: 0

8:15pm Tue 3 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

InCortesewetrust wrote:
2+2 = 5, Roy Keane could be our new manager? He has quite as ITV world cup pundit!
Also turned down Celtic, make of that what you will and all and all.
[quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: 2+2 = 5, Roy Keane could be our new manager? He has quite as ITV world cup pundit![/p][/quote]Also turned down Celtic, make of that what you will and all and all. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

8:32pm Tue 3 Jun 14

InCortesewetrust says...

Disrespectful little Cnunt http://hereisthecity
.com/en-gb/2014/06/0
3/photo-adam-lallana
-signs-liverpool-shi
rt/
Disrespectful little Cnunt http://hereisthecity .com/en-gb/2014/06/0 3/photo-adam-lallana -signs-liverpool-shi rt/ InCortesewetrust
  • Score: 1

9:10pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Clever Dick says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
InCortesewetrust wrote:
2+2 = 5, Roy Keane could be our new manager? He has quite as ITV world cup pundit!
Also turned down Celtic, make of that what you will and all and all.
It's pretty straight forward really. Even Andy Awful could get them to win that league. So I e-mailed them and said I'd do it on a part time basis, working from home for the bargain price of £250k a year. I'm still waiting on their reply. They are probably taking a while as they are so overwhelmed with the generosity of my offer.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: 2+2 = 5, Roy Keane could be our new manager? He has quite as ITV world cup pundit![/p][/quote]Also turned down Celtic, make of that what you will and all and all.[/p][/quote]It's pretty straight forward really. Even Andy Awful could get them to win that league. So I e-mailed them and said I'd do it on a part time basis, working from home for the bargain price of £250k a year. I'm still waiting on their reply. They are probably taking a while as they are so overwhelmed with the generosity of my offer. Clever Dick
  • Score: 0

9:41pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Galapagos Saint wrote:
Please not Koeman...Ive never forgiven him for cheating us out of USA 94 with that ridiculous foul on Platty. Did I not like that. I had a cheeky idea...maybe Sir Alex could be tempted into a part time job. I bet he's missing the game and itching for something to do on Saturdays (anything except going to the Theatre of Broken Dreams to watch his lifes work being flushed down the crapper). Lets say he comes down for Fridays training and match day. 2 or 3 days a week. One of his trusted lieutenants could do the rest of the week...Kidd, McClaren, Phelan, Meulensteen etc. The impact would be huge. The respect he commands. Imagine the players he could bring in!
That's precisely why I want him! He sparked that Graham Taylor meltdown which was TV gold. "LINESMAN! THAT REFEREE HAS JUST COST ME MY JOB. I KNOW YOU KNOW. I KNOW YOU KNOW ETC."

Get him on the bus.

(Have we still got a bus?)
[quote][p][bold]Galapagos Saint[/bold] wrote: Please not Koeman...Ive never forgiven him for cheating us out of USA 94 with that ridiculous foul on Platty. Did I not like that. I had a cheeky idea...maybe Sir Alex could be tempted into a part time job. I bet he's missing the game and itching for something to do on Saturdays (anything except going to the Theatre of Broken Dreams to watch his lifes work being flushed down the crapper). Lets say he comes down for Fridays training and match day. 2 or 3 days a week. One of his trusted lieutenants could do the rest of the week...Kidd, McClaren, Phelan, Meulensteen etc. The impact would be huge. The respect he commands. Imagine the players he could bring in![/p][/quote]That's precisely why I want him! He sparked that Graham Taylor meltdown which was TV gold. "LINESMAN! THAT REFEREE HAS JUST COST ME MY JOB. I KNOW YOU KNOW. I KNOW YOU KNOW ETC." Get him on the bus. (Have we still got a bus?) Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 0

9:52pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Galapagos Saint wrote:
Please not Koeman...Ive never forgiven him for cheating us out of USA 94 with that ridiculous foul on Platty. Did I not like that. I had a cheeky idea...maybe Sir Alex could be tempted into a part time job. I bet he's missing the game and itching for something to do on Saturdays (anything except going to the Theatre of Broken Dreams to watch his lifes work being flushed down the crapper). Lets say he comes down for Fridays training and match day. 2 or 3 days a week. One of his trusted lieutenants could do the rest of the week...Kidd, McClaren, Phelan, Meulensteen etc. The impact would be huge. The respect he commands. Imagine the players he could bring in!
That's precisely why I want him! He sparked that Graham Taylor meltdown which was TV gold. "LINESMAN! THAT REFEREE HAS JUST COST ME MY JOB. I KNOW YOU KNOW. I KNOW YOU KNOW ETC."

Get him on the bus.

(Have we still got a bus?)
We need a coach.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Galapagos Saint[/bold] wrote: Please not Koeman...Ive never forgiven him for cheating us out of USA 94 with that ridiculous foul on Platty. Did I not like that. I had a cheeky idea...maybe Sir Alex could be tempted into a part time job. I bet he's missing the game and itching for something to do on Saturdays (anything except going to the Theatre of Broken Dreams to watch his lifes work being flushed down the crapper). Lets say he comes down for Fridays training and match day. 2 or 3 days a week. One of his trusted lieutenants could do the rest of the week...Kidd, McClaren, Phelan, Meulensteen etc. The impact would be huge. The respect he commands. Imagine the players he could bring in![/p][/quote]That's precisely why I want him! He sparked that Graham Taylor meltdown which was TV gold. "LINESMAN! THAT REFEREE HAS JUST COST ME MY JOB. I KNOW YOU KNOW. I KNOW YOU KNOW ETC." Get him on the bus. (Have we still got a bus?)[/p][/quote]We need a coach. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

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