RUMOUR MILL, June 25 - Saints boss Koeman linked with fourth top scorer in Dutch League last season

Ronald Koeman - on the receiving end of three Dusan Tadic goals during the last two seasons

Ronald Koeman - on the receiving end of three Dusan Tadic goals during the last two seasons

First published in Sport

NEW Saints boss Ronald Koeman has been linked with the player who was the fourth top scorer in the Dutch top flight last season.

Serbian international midfielder Dusan Tadic struck 16 goals as FC Twente finished third in the Eredivisie in 2013/14.

Two of those goals were on the opening day of the season in a 4-1 away thrashing of Koeman’s Feyenoord.

The only three players who scored more Dutch League goals than Tadic were Herenveen’s Icelandic striker Alfred Finnbogason (29), Feyenoord’s Italian Graziano Pelle (23) and Alkmaar’s Aron Johannsson (17).

The 25-year-old scored 13 goals for the club in his first season with them in 2012/13 after arriving from Groningen, the club where Koeman started his career in the early 1980s.

He celebrated his Twente league debut by scoring twice against Groningen.

Tadic was also on target when Twente beat Koeman’s Feyenoord 3-0 in November 2012.

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12:52pm Wed 25 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

Looks like a good sign.... goal scoring midfielders being targeted rather than out-and-out strikers to fill Sir Rickie's boots....
Looks like a good sign.... goal scoring midfielders being targeted rather than out-and-out strikers to fill Sir Rickie's boots.... steekeemcglue
  • Score: 7

1:24pm Wed 25 Jun 14

saints fan #1 says...

What do you call a Diverpool player with half a brain?
Gifted!
What do you call a Diverpool player with half a brain? Gifted! saints fan #1
  • Score: 7

1:28pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

About time we were linked with someone.
About time we were linked with someone. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 8

1:30pm Wed 25 Jun 14

saints fan #1 says...

Who let the teeth out
Suarez Suarez

What do you get when you put the girlfriends of a dozen Diverpool fans in one room?
A full set of teeth!

What did one tooth say to the other? Get your cap on, the dentist is taking us out tonight.

What happened to the man who put his false teeth in backwards? He ate himself!

Why is 4,840 square yards like a bad tooth ? Because it is an acre

Why is a toothless dog like a tree? It has more bark than bite.

What sort of an act do you do? I bend over backwards and pick up a handkerchief with my teeth. Anything else? Then I bend over backwards and pick up my teeth.
Who let the teeth out Suarez Suarez What do you get when you put the girlfriends of a dozen Diverpool fans in one room? A full set of teeth! What did one tooth say to the other? Get your cap on, the dentist is taking us out tonight. What happened to the man who put his false teeth in backwards? He ate himself! Why is 4,840 square yards like a bad tooth ? Because it is an acre Why is a toothless dog like a tree? It has more bark than bite. What sort of an act do you do? I bend over backwards and pick up a handkerchief with my teeth. Anything else? Then I bend over backwards and pick up my teeth. saints fan #1
  • Score: -6

1:37pm Wed 25 Jun 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Be Amazing to get a TOP STRIKER at SFC.

LONG LIVE KING RON KOEMAN.
Be Amazing to get a TOP STRIKER at SFC. LONG LIVE KING RON KOEMAN. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 16

1:43pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Dan Howard says...

saints fan #1 wrote:
What do you call a Diverpool player with half a brain?
Gifted!
Badly Bitten?
[quote][p][bold]saints fan #1[/bold] wrote: What do you call a Diverpool player with half a brain? Gifted![/p][/quote]Badly Bitten? Dan Howard
  • Score: 5

1:46pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Dan Howard says...

Dan Howard wrote:
saints fan #1 wrote:
What do you call a Diverpool player with half a brain?
Gifted!
Badly Bitten?
Luis' roommate?

or

Lunch?
[quote][p][bold]Dan Howard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints fan #1[/bold] wrote: What do you call a Diverpool player with half a brain? Gifted![/p][/quote]Badly Bitten?[/p][/quote]Luis' roommate? or Lunch? Dan Howard
  • Score: 3

1:51pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Saint Jinx says...

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READ THIS: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/worldcu p2014/article-266535 7/ENGLAND-SPECIAL-RE PORT-Lifting-lid-Wor ld-Cup-failure-Roy-H odgsons-bloated-FA-p arty-Brazil.html Saint Jinx
  • Score: -3

2:52pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Alicesdad says...

Fourth top scorer in the Dutch league?
Er.. is that actually quite as praiseworthy as it first sounds?
Why arent we bidding for one of the top three?

.. and Im not that pleased that Koemans previous side was thrashed ...

Only joking !!

Get in there Ron .. plunder the foreign leagues and take their best ...
Fourth top scorer in the Dutch league? Er.. is that actually quite as praiseworthy as it first sounds? Why arent we bidding for one of the top three? .. and Im not that pleased that Koemans previous side was thrashed ... Only joking !! Get in there Ron .. plunder the foreign leagues and take their best ... Alicesdad
  • Score: 9

3:27pm Wed 25 Jun 14

NC Fan4Life says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Be Amazing to get a TOP STRIKER at SFC.

LONG LIVE KING RON KOEMAN.
He is not a Striker, he is an attacking midfielder & good dribbler who scores goals but would be a good signing, hopefully not to replace Adam but in addition to him & Gaston.
Added creatively and goals from midfielders at 25 & nearly 6ft would be a good signing.

New arrivals hopefully in soon ! Ronko is starting the recuitments so here we go ! Will know shortly if any one is leaving, hopefully only Osvaldo.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Be Amazing to get a TOP STRIKER at SFC. LONG LIVE KING RON KOEMAN.[/p][/quote]He is not a Striker, he is an attacking midfielder & good dribbler who scores goals but would be a good signing, hopefully not to replace Adam but in addition to him & Gaston. Added creatively and goals from midfielders at 25 & nearly 6ft would be a good signing. New arrivals hopefully in soon ! Ronko is starting the recuitments so here we go ! Will know shortly if any one is leaving, hopefully only Osvaldo. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 7

3:34pm Wed 25 Jun 14

willygetaway says...

i think Victor Moses would be a good punt guys COYR
i think Victor Moses would be a good punt guys COYR willygetaway
  • Score: -1

3:38pm Wed 25 Jun 14

george chivers says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
About time we were linked with someone.
You got a lotta nerve
To say you got a helping hand to lend
You just want to be on
The side that's winning
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: About time we were linked with someone.[/p][/quote]You got a lotta nerve To say you got a helping hand to lend You just want to be on The side that's winning george chivers
  • Score: 0

3:46pm Wed 25 Jun 14

NC Fan4Life says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Be Amazing to get a TOP STRIKER at SFC.

LONG LIVE KING RON KOEMAN.
He is not a Striker, he is an attacking midfielder & good dribbler who scores goals but would be a good signing, hopefully not to replace Adam but in addition to him & Gaston.
Added creatively and goals from midfielders at 25 & nearly 6ft would be a good signing.

New arrivals hopefully in soon ! Ronko is starting the recuitments so here we go ! Will know shortly if any one is leaving, hopefully only Osvaldo.
Just seen he was in Serbia team that only lost 1-0 to Brazil before the World Cup so must be a reasonable quality.

Two Strikers are required.
What about Bony now his World Cup is over, proven premiership scorer !
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Be Amazing to get a TOP STRIKER at SFC. LONG LIVE KING RON KOEMAN.[/p][/quote]He is not a Striker, he is an attacking midfielder & good dribbler who scores goals but would be a good signing, hopefully not to replace Adam but in addition to him & Gaston. Added creatively and goals from midfielders at 25 & nearly 6ft would be a good signing. New arrivals hopefully in soon ! Ronko is starting the recuitments so here we go ! Will know shortly if any one is leaving, hopefully only Osvaldo.[/p][/quote]Just seen he was in Serbia team that only lost 1-0 to Brazil before the World Cup so must be a reasonable quality. Two Strikers are required. What about Bony now his World Cup is over, proven premiership scorer ! NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 3

3:49pm Wed 25 Jun 14

killared says...

Morgan might start today for France as they already qualify !
Morgan might start today for France as they already qualify ! killared
  • Score: 5

4:16pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Buddy SFC says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Fourth top scorer in the Dutch league?
Er.. is that actually quite as praiseworthy as it first sounds?
Why arent we bidding for one of the top three?

.. and Im not that pleased that Koemans previous side was thrashed ...

Only joking !!

Get in there Ron .. plunder the foreign leagues and take their best ...
Errrrrrrrrr we are, Pele !
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Fourth top scorer in the Dutch league? Er.. is that actually quite as praiseworthy as it first sounds? Why arent we bidding for one of the top three? .. and Im not that pleased that Koemans previous side was thrashed ... Only joking !! Get in there Ron .. plunder the foreign leagues and take their best ...[/p][/quote]Errrrrrrrrr we are, Pele ! Buddy SFC
  • Score: 1

4:19pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

george chivers wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
About time we were linked with someone.
You got a lotta nerve
To say you got a helping hand to lend
You just want to be on
The side that's winning
I do George...I do! ;0)
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: About time we were linked with someone.[/p][/quote]You got a lotta nerve To say you got a helping hand to lend You just want to be on The side that's winning[/p][/quote]I do George...I do! ;0) Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

4:46pm Wed 25 Jun 14

SFCOLDBOY says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Be Amazing to get a TOP STRIKER at SFC.

LONG LIVE KING RON KOEMAN.
Lovely to see your commitment too ,REDARMY.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Be Amazing to get a TOP STRIKER at SFC. LONG LIVE KING RON KOEMAN.[/p][/quote]Lovely to see your commitment too ,REDARMY. SFCOLDBOY
  • Score: 1

4:46pm Wed 25 Jun 14

SFCOLDBOY says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Be Amazing to get a TOP STRIKER at SFC.

LONG LIVE KING RON KOEMAN.
Lovely to see your commitment too ,REDARMY.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: Be Amazing to get a TOP STRIKER at SFC. LONG LIVE KING RON KOEMAN.[/p][/quote]Lovely to see your commitment too ,REDARMY. SFCOLDBOY
  • Score: 2

4:55pm Wed 25 Jun 14

isolated saint says...

saints fan #1 wrote:
Who let the teeth out
Suarez Suarez

What do you get when you put the girlfriends of a dozen Diverpool fans in one room?
A full set of teeth!

What did one tooth say to the other? Get your cap on, the dentist is taking us out tonight.

What happened to the man who put his false teeth in backwards? He ate himself!

Why is 4,840 square yards like a bad tooth ? Because it is an acre

Why is a toothless dog like a tree? It has more bark than bite.

What sort of an act do you do? I bend over backwards and pick up a handkerchief with my teeth. Anything else? Then I bend over backwards and pick up my teeth.
You been reading John Bishops joke book?
[quote][p][bold]saints fan #1[/bold] wrote: Who let the teeth out Suarez Suarez What do you get when you put the girlfriends of a dozen Diverpool fans in one room? A full set of teeth! What did one tooth say to the other? Get your cap on, the dentist is taking us out tonight. What happened to the man who put his false teeth in backwards? He ate himself! Why is 4,840 square yards like a bad tooth ? Because it is an acre Why is a toothless dog like a tree? It has more bark than bite. What sort of an act do you do? I bend over backwards and pick up a handkerchief with my teeth. Anything else? Then I bend over backwards and pick up my teeth.[/p][/quote]You been reading John Bishops joke book? isolated saint
  • Score: 3

5:28pm Wed 25 Jun 14

halibutjackson says...

Saint Jinx wrote:
READ THIS: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/worldcu p2014/article-266535 7/ENGLAND-SPECIAL-RE PORT-Lifting-lid-Wor ld-Cup-failure-Roy-H odgsons-bloated-FA-p arty-Brazil.html
I wont ever read anything from the daily mail, just clicking that link gives them extra advertising revenue.
[quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: READ THIS: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/worldcu p2014/article-266535 7/ENGLAND-SPECIAL-RE PORT-Lifting-lid-Wor ld-Cup-failure-Roy-H odgsons-bloated-FA-p arty-Brazil.html[/p][/quote]I wont ever read anything from the daily mail, just clicking that link gives them extra advertising revenue. halibutjackson
  • Score: 5

5:57pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Those two Argentina goals were a bit messy.
Those two Argentina goals were a bit messy. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

6:07pm Wed 25 Jun 14

SouthamptonBoy65 says...

'fourth top scorer'

Come on DE, stop with the snide remarks, trying to dress a positive up with a backhanded dig.

He's not a striker, he is a midfielder so that is an excellent strike rate and opportunity for us.

In fact, if you recycle some more stories from elsewhere, as is your want, you will see many suggestions that we are also in for the second best scorer in the Erevidse who is actually a striker.

The future is bright, the future is....errrr......RED AND WHITE!!!!
'fourth top scorer' Come on DE, stop with the snide remarks, trying to dress a positive up with a backhanded dig. He's not a striker, he is a midfielder so that is an excellent strike rate and opportunity for us. In fact, if you recycle some more stories from elsewhere, as is your want, you will see many suggestions that we are also in for the second best scorer in the Erevidse who is actually a striker. The future is bright, the future is....errrr......RED AND WHITE!!!! SouthamptonBoy65
  • Score: 1

8:21pm Wed 25 Jun 14

killared says...

As predicted earlier in the day MORGAN START FOR FRANCE tonight
As predicted earlier in the day MORGAN START FOR FRANCE tonight killared
  • Score: 5

8:55pm Wed 25 Jun 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

killared wrote:
Morgan might start today for France as they already qualify !
Come on SPIDER , fill your boots and come home stronger & better . GOOD LUCK
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: Morgan might start today for France as they already qualify ![/p][/quote]Come on SPIDER , fill your boots and come home stronger & better . GOOD LUCK SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 2

9:36pm Wed 25 Jun 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

Spider is playing too well, get him off!
Spider is playing too well, get him off! worried of n e hampshire
  • Score: 4

10:54pm Wed 25 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Just a stroll in the park for Spider, did make one mistake near the end but got away with it.
Just a stroll in the park for Spider, did make one mistake near the end but got away with it. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

11:01pm Wed 25 Jun 14

killared says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Just a stroll in the park for Spider, did make one mistake near the end but got away with it.
Very true ! he's done very well !
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Just a stroll in the park for Spider, did make one mistake near the end but got away with it.[/p][/quote]Very true ! he's done very well ! killared
  • Score: 0

11:05pm Wed 25 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

killared wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Just a stroll in the park for Spider, did make one mistake near the end but got away with it.
Very true ! he's done very well !
65 out of 70 passes completed. Odd that our Crime Reporter didn't create a thread about Spiders involvement?
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Just a stroll in the park for Spider, did make one mistake near the end but got away with it.[/p][/quote]Very true ! he's done very well ![/p][/quote]65 out of 70 passes completed. Odd that our Crime Reporter didn't create a thread about Spiders involvement? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 4

5:52am Thu 26 Jun 14

Woolston ollie says...

Where your ambition only the 4th best striker whats wrong with the 3 before him.
Where your ambition only the 4th best striker whats wrong with the 3 before him. Woolston ollie
  • Score: 0

9:06pm Thu 26 Jun 14

southamptonadi says...

Woolston ollie wrote:
Where your ambition only the 4th best striker whats wrong with the 3 before him.
Because he is a midfielder not a striker.
Would be like signing lampard in his heyday.
[quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: Where your ambition only the 4th best striker whats wrong with the 3 before him.[/p][/quote]Because he is a midfielder not a striker. Would be like signing lampard in his heyday. southamptonadi
  • Score: 1

7:51am Tue 1 Jul 14

Tirau Dan says...

Tongue firmly in cheek but all those Dutch goals are of course because their defenders are poor... at least so the story goes.
Not a lot of Netherlanders in the champions league last 16 this year.
But I think Mr Koeman has been there a few times.

Exciting times as the team assemble and expectantly await additions.
Tongue firmly in cheek but all those Dutch goals are of course because their defenders are poor... at least so the story goes. Not a lot of Netherlanders in the champions league last 16 this year. But I think Mr Koeman has been there a few times. Exciting times as the team assemble and expectantly await additions. Tirau Dan
  • Score: 0

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