Southampton have unveiled their new kit - and the club has returned to its traditional red and white stripes

Basingstoke Gazette: Saints go back to red and white stripes Saints go back to red and white stripes

Saints have returned to their traditional red and white stripes, after the club unveiled their new kit.

The past two seasons have seen the team play in what were effectively all-red shirts.

However, Saints' new board have decided to revert back to the more traditional look - something that many supporters had hoped for.

The club said: "The new strip celebrates Saints’ long and rich heritage with a design that is bespoke and unique to the club."

Saints are producing the kit in-house this season, after their previous deal with adidas came to an early end.

The strip, as pictured, will go on sale on Saturday, July 19, priced at £50 for adults (£55 for a long-sleeved version).

Children's shirts will cost £40, with infants' mini-kits on sale for £35.

The strip will be available at the club's megastore, its WestQuay branch or via its website.

The new away kit will be revealed in the near future, according to Saints.

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9:08am Fri 4 Jul 14

george chivers says...

Perfect.
Perfect. george chivers
  • Score: 52

9:08am Fri 4 Jul 14

chapelsaint says...

Apart from the price, this is the first bit of good news in weeks!
Apart from the price, this is the first bit of good news in weeks! chapelsaint
  • Score: 78

9:11am Fri 4 Jul 14

SaintAsh1964 says...

Thank FCUK for that!
Thank FCUK for that! SaintAsh1964
  • Score: 27

9:13am Fri 4 Jul 14

insane saint says...

The price a bit steep but good to have the stripes back
The price a bit steep but good to have the stripes back insane saint
  • Score: 41

9:16am Fri 4 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?' Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -149

9:17am Fri 4 Jul 14

Poole Tom says...

Finally some good news!
Finally some good news! Poole Tom
  • Score: 29

9:19am Fri 4 Jul 14

Poole Tom says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
Let me think. I know we`ll buy some replacements with the money we receive for the outgoing players
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]Let me think. I know we`ll buy some replacements with the money we receive for the outgoing players Poole Tom
  • Score: 81

9:21am Fri 4 Jul 14

Buddy SFC says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................
....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ! Buddy SFC
  • Score: 82

9:22am Fri 4 Jul 14

St. Teach says...

Is it really necessary to squeeze doom and gloom into every Saints related news article?

#tedious
#revellinginfailure

Even if I believed things were as bas as some do, I wouldn't want to spend every day wallowing in it.
Is it really necessary to squeeze doom and gloom into every Saints related news article? #tedious #revellinginfailure Even if I believed things were as bas as some do, I wouldn't want to spend every day wallowing in it. St. Teach
  • Score: 50

9:26am Fri 4 Jul 14

saint usa says...

Have been telling you all for weeks we would be back in stripes cant tell you who showed me me the kit but he was very upbeat about it.Also a big announcement is on its way.
Have been telling you all for weeks we would be back in stripes cant tell you who showed me me the kit but he was very upbeat about it.Also a big announcement is on its way. saint usa
  • Score: 40

9:27am Fri 4 Jul 14

damoose says...

Finally now maybe our players will stop dreaming their playing for liverpooh
Finally now maybe our players will stop dreaming their playing for liverpooh damoose
  • Score: 55

9:29am Fri 4 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................

....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
[quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -107

9:30am Fri 4 Jul 14

andoru says...

Like it. Will definitely get one, but might hold off on getting a name printed!
Like it. Will definitely get one, but might hold off on getting a name printed! andoru
  • Score: 47

9:35am Fri 4 Jul 14

Sammy2sheds says...

Right at this moment les should be doing everything he can to get caulker.exactly the type of player we need.if we fail to get him and he goes to qpr that will speak volumes.
Nice work on the new shirt tho
Right at this moment les should be doing everything he can to get caulker.exactly the type of player we need.if we fail to get him and he goes to qpr that will speak volumes. Nice work on the new shirt tho Sammy2sheds
  • Score: 15

9:35am Fri 4 Jul 14

TGodSFC says...

It's ok, I still think our best kits were 94/95 kit and our 2011 Championship kit.
It's ok, I still think our best kits were 94/95 kit and our 2011 Championship kit. TGodSFC
  • Score: 11

9:35am Fri 4 Jul 14

chapelsaint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
RK "What about better service in the food/drink areas at half time"?
KL " Why? My drink and prawn sarnie are always ready when I am. Bu$$er them-they have their stripes - can't waste too much of the Shaw money"
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]RK "What about better service in the food/drink areas at half time"? KL " Why? My drink and prawn sarnie are always ready when I am. Bu$$er them-they have their stripes - can't waste too much of the Shaw money" chapelsaint
  • Score: -57

9:37am Fri 4 Jul 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Very nice.... hope they drop the delivery prices worldwide so we can all wear it with pride.
Very nice.... hope they drop the delivery prices worldwide so we can all wear it with pride. Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 27

9:39am Fri 4 Jul 14

Confucious says...

I just hope they've gone back to the traditional white stripes on red and not that awful red stripes on white.
I just hope they've gone back to the traditional white stripes on red and not that awful red stripes on white. Confucious
  • Score: 38

9:41am Fri 4 Jul 14

Confucious says...

I think this may be down to Lovren who said he refused to be spotted at St Marys again.
I think this may be down to Lovren who said he refused to be spotted at St Marys again. Confucious
  • Score: 40

9:44am Fri 4 Jul 14

adams74 says...

brilliant news on our fabled red and white stripes.....cant wait to see our new away kit but would love the yellow blue white brazil one from a few years back again...COYR
brilliant news on our fabled red and white stripes.....cant wait to see our new away kit but would love the yellow blue white brazil one from a few years back again...COYR adams74
  • Score: 17

9:47am Fri 4 Jul 14

Harold K Steptoe says...

Adidas would never of given us a basic red n white shirt like that and at that price as well........
Adidas would never of given us a basic red n white shirt like that and at that price as well........ Harold K Steptoe
  • Score: 21

9:47am Fri 4 Jul 14

redandy10 says...

Great news!

Let's hope we can keep it going with positive news on the signings front.
Great news! Let's hope we can keep it going with positive news on the signings front. redandy10
  • Score: 18

9:48am Fri 4 Jul 14

Confucious says...

Why oh why can't we have ginger and white stripes?
Why oh why can't we have ginger and white stripes? Confucious
  • Score: -11

9:48am Fri 4 Jul 14

Chipmonk1 says...

I will be ordering mine ASAP
I will be ordering mine ASAP Chipmonk1
  • Score: 10

9:48am Fri 4 Jul 14

IOAD says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
Works for me!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]Works for me! IOAD
  • Score: -18

9:51am Fri 4 Jul 14

Malcombe says...

Confucious

You are a great laugh, I swear you have a Bible of funnies you are brilliant, keep em coming brother, I have an idea for you, let all the poster post the serious stuff and you post your Gems
Confucious You are a great laugh, I swear you have a Bible of funnies you are brilliant, keep em coming brother, I have an idea for you, let all the poster post the serious stuff and you post your Gems Malcombe
  • Score: 16

9:56am Fri 4 Jul 14

deadly666 says...

great news, all we need now are new signings.......
great news, all we need now are new signings....... deadly666
  • Score: 4

9:56am Fri 4 Jul 14

Confucious says...

The club shop should also bring back the traditional red & white striped condoms. My missus says those red ones were tasteless.
The club shop should also bring back the traditional red & white striped condoms. My missus says those red ones were tasteless. Confucious
  • Score: 35

9:57am Fri 4 Jul 14

massimoosti says...

Great for the kids.

But grown men wearing replica Football shirts ???????
Great for the kids. But grown men wearing replica Football shirts ??????? massimoosti
  • Score: -22

9:59am Fri 4 Jul 14

u bunch of mugs says...

Great we now look like Sunderland. Stripes look cr@p.
don't understand the hype with strips if you know your history we never started out as stripes.
Great we now look like Sunderland. Stripes look cr@p. don't understand the hype with strips if you know your history we never started out as stripes. u bunch of mugs
  • Score: -52

10:01am Fri 4 Jul 14

saintsfan76 says...

Good news but £50 seems a bit steep and even worse if you have a family and want to kit them all out in the new shirts.

Am sure there will be good news on the transfer front soon.
Good news but £50 seems a bit steep and even worse if you have a family and want to kit them all out in the new shirts. Am sure there will be good news on the transfer front soon. saintsfan76
  • Score: 21

10:02am Fri 4 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................


....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
But, Seed, what exactly did NC do to promote Saints in the far east? Do you really think that simply wearing a red shirt instead of a red white one will east Asians fighting to get into St Mary's and support the Saints? The truth is he did nothing, at least not in my part of Asia, where we are largely unknown to most of the population in spite of having a Japanese player.

Do you also think that that we rejected major global brand sponsors for Veho? Perhaps we got Veho because none of these major global brands rated our chances of getting into Europe and becoming famous around the world and therefore useful for advertising them.

By the way, I'm happy with the stripes.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.[/p][/quote]But, Seed, what exactly did NC do to promote Saints in the far east? Do you really think that simply wearing a red shirt instead of a red white one will east Asians fighting to get into St Mary's and support the Saints? The truth is he did nothing, at least not in my part of Asia, where we are largely unknown to most of the population in spite of having a Japanese player. Do you also think that that we rejected major global brand sponsors for Veho? Perhaps we got Veho because none of these major global brands rated our chances of getting into Europe and becoming famous around the world and therefore useful for advertising them. By the way, I'm happy with the stripes. Rising_Son
  • Score: 57

10:04am Fri 4 Jul 14

J7junctionseven says...

massimoosti wrote:
Great for the kids.

But grown men wearing replica Football shirts ???????
Or women ....Stan
[quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: Great for the kids. But grown men wearing replica Football shirts ???????[/p][/quote]Or women ....Stan J7junctionseven
  • Score: 4

10:07am Fri 4 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

u bunch of mugs wrote:
Great we now look like Sunderland. Stripes look cr@p.
don't understand the hype with strips if you know your history we never started out as stripes.
i do not think stripes look good either, too much going on on the plate as masterchef would say.
[quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: Great we now look like Sunderland. Stripes look cr@p. don't understand the hype with strips if you know your history we never started out as stripes.[/p][/quote]i do not think stripes look good either, too much going on on the plate as masterchef would say. warrens 76
  • Score: -43

10:08am Fri 4 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
RK: 'Ah, fear not honeybunch, even as we speak Les Reed is negotiating to bring back the PROGRAMME SELLERS! Oh yes, we are going to wipe away the stain that was Cortese and return this club to where it was before he got hold of it!'

KL: 'Oh Ralph, you're so masterful, pass me another packet of biscuits'
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]RK: 'Ah, fear not honeybunch, even as we speak Les Reed is negotiating to bring back the PROGRAMME SELLERS! Oh yes, we are going to wipe away the stain that was Cortese and return this club to where it was before he got hold of it!' KL: 'Oh Ralph, you're so masterful, pass me another packet of biscuits' Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -82

10:12am Fri 4 Jul 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
have eleven players who want to play for the club !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]have eleven players who want to play for the club !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 29

10:13am Fri 4 Jul 14

Woolston ollie says...

It will look good even with the championship badge on it next season.
It will look good even with the championship badge on it next season. Woolston ollie
  • Score: 13

10:20am Fri 4 Jul 14

costa gaz says...

After allowing the heart and soul get ripped from our club the board give us back our stripes and everyone is over the moon.

Personally I care to much for what the shirt looks like, it's the quality of those who wear it every Saturday that really counts.

Now pay the asking price for Pelle, like you expect other clubs to pay full ask for our players, and get a move on before someone else steps in.
GGGRRRRRRRRRRRR.....
...............
After allowing the heart and soul get ripped from our club the board give us back our stripes and everyone is over the moon. Personally I care to much for what the shirt looks like, it's the quality of those who wear it every Saturday that really counts. Now pay the asking price for Pelle, like you expect other clubs to pay full ask for our players, and get a move on before someone else steps in. GGGRRRRRRRRRRRR..... ............... costa gaz
  • Score: 16

10:22am Fri 4 Jul 14

knuckle dragger says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
How is having a £100 million transfer kitty a lack of ambition?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]How is having a £100 million transfer kitty a lack of ambition? knuckle dragger
  • Score: 11

10:25am Fri 4 Jul 14

St Van Roetford says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
RK: 'Ah, fear not honeybunch, even as we speak Les Reed is negotiating to bring back the PROGRAMME SELLERS! Oh yes, we are going to wipe away the stain that was Cortese and return this club to where it was before he got hold of it!'

KL: 'Oh Ralph, you're so masterful, pass me another packet of biscuits'
Oi! That's the woman I love you're talking about.

*issues yellow card*
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]RK: 'Ah, fear not honeybunch, even as we speak Les Reed is negotiating to bring back the PROGRAMME SELLERS! Oh yes, we are going to wipe away the stain that was Cortese and return this club to where it was before he got hold of it!' KL: 'Oh Ralph, you're so masterful, pass me another packet of biscuits'[/p][/quote]Oi! That's the woman I love you're talking about. *issues yellow card* St Van Roetford
  • Score: 25

10:25am Fri 4 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

knuckle dragger wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
How is having a £100 million transfer kitty a lack of ambition?
Depends what they do with it.
[quote][p][bold]knuckle dragger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]How is having a £100 million transfer kitty a lack of ambition?[/p][/quote]Depends what they do with it. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 5

10:28am Fri 4 Jul 14

bathsaints says...

Stripes are good but having a good team who want to play for us even better...there are lots of other premier teams doing good business, lets not get left behind....caulker, richards, ince, cresswell...all good young english players who would do a good job at the club...what do qpr, west ham, hull etc have that we don't...I'm remaining optimistic but lets not miss the boat on tying up good deals early so that there is time to build towards the start of the season...
Stripes are good but having a good team who want to play for us even better...there are lots of other premier teams doing good business, lets not get left behind....caulker, richards, ince, cresswell...all good young english players who would do a good job at the club...what do qpr, west ham, hull etc have that we don't...I'm remaining optimistic but lets not miss the boat on tying up good deals early so that there is time to build towards the start of the season... bathsaints
  • Score: 14

10:28am Fri 4 Jul 14

ecuk268 says...

Confucious wrote:
The club shop should also bring back the traditional red & white striped condoms. My missus says those red ones were tasteless.
Did she find them a bit of a mouthful?
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: The club shop should also bring back the traditional red & white striped condoms. My missus says those red ones were tasteless.[/p][/quote]Did she find them a bit of a mouthful? ecuk268
  • Score: 8

10:29am Fri 4 Jul 14

long memory says...

saint usa wrote:
Have been telling you all for weeks we would be back in stripes cant tell you who showed me me the kit but he was very upbeat about it.Also a big announcement is on its way.
Saint USA,please don't play games,either tell us what you know,or keep it to yourself,thank you.
[quote][p][bold]saint usa[/bold] wrote: Have been telling you all for weeks we would be back in stripes cant tell you who showed me me the kit but he was very upbeat about it.Also a big announcement is on its way.[/p][/quote]Saint USA,please don't play games,either tell us what you know,or keep it to yourself,thank you. long memory
  • Score: 14

10:33am Fri 4 Jul 14

THE12THMAN says...

Love the new Kit back to red and white stripes, no doubt the doom merchants on here will still find something to moan about COYR+WS.
Love the new Kit back to red and white stripes, no doubt the doom merchants on here will still find something to moan about COYR+WS. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 11

10:34am Fri 4 Jul 14

NC Fan4Life says...

warrens 76 wrote:
u bunch of mugs wrote:
Great we now look like Sunderland. Stripes look cr@p.
don't understand the hype with strips if you know your history we never started out as stripes.
i do not think stripes look good either, too much going on on the plate as masterchef would say.
I agree, I thought we were told that the new stripped shirts were supposed to be unique. These are not, too similar to Stoke & Sunderland, so I am a bit disappointed.

However I hope I am not disappointed with the new arrivals.
We need to hurry up, we will miss out on some good quality players that are on the move, Caulker for example.

Also hope we keep Morgan and make him captain.
Others must be told to stay but Lovren (like Osvaldo) seem to have forced their moves, hope we don't sell any more players to our Premiership rivals, especially Spurs or Liverpool.

Isn't it time for RonKo to speak to us ?
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: Great we now look like Sunderland. Stripes look cr@p. don't understand the hype with strips if you know your history we never started out as stripes.[/p][/quote]i do not think stripes look good either, too much going on on the plate as masterchef would say.[/p][/quote]I agree, I thought we were told that the new stripped shirts were supposed to be unique. These are not, too similar to Stoke & Sunderland, so I am a bit disappointed. However I hope I am not disappointed with the new arrivals. We need to hurry up, we will miss out on some good quality players that are on the move, Caulker for example. Also hope we keep Morgan and make him captain. Others must be told to stay but Lovren (like Osvaldo) seem to have forced their moves, hope we don't sell any more players to our Premiership rivals, especially Spurs or Liverpool. Isn't it time for RonKo to speak to us ? NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 0

10:34am Fri 4 Jul 14

cotswoldsaint says...

Welcome back stripes. At least we'll know which team to support when we play Liverhampton!!
Welcome back stripes. At least we'll know which team to support when we play Liverhampton!! cotswoldsaint
  • Score: 14

10:34am Fri 4 Jul 14

andysaints007 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
PRATT
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]PRATT andysaints007
  • Score: 20

10:36am Fri 4 Jul 14

search for truth says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................


....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
Who the hell are Vewho, are they a local firm in Southampton ?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.[/p][/quote]Who the hell are Vewho, are they a local firm in Southampton ? search for truth
  • Score: -7

10:37am Fri 4 Jul 14

THE12THMAN says...

Woolston ollie wrote:
It will look good even with the championship badge on it next season.
Trouble is it is the kit is for one season only.
[quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: It will look good even with the championship badge on it next season.[/p][/quote]Trouble is it is the kit is for one season only. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 6

10:37am Fri 4 Jul 14

THE12THMAN says...

Woolston ollie wrote:
It will look good even with the championship badge on it next season.
Trouble is it is the kit is for one season only.
[quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: It will look good even with the championship badge on it next season.[/p][/quote]Trouble is it is the kit is for one season only. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 0

10:37am Fri 4 Jul 14

NC Fan4Life says...

ecuk268 wrote:
Confucious wrote:
The club shop should also bring back the traditional red & white striped condoms. My missus says those red ones were tasteless.
Did she find them a bit of a mouthful?
Do the white stripes glow in the dark ?
[quote][p][bold]ecuk268[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: The club shop should also bring back the traditional red & white striped condoms. My missus says those red ones were tasteless.[/p][/quote]Did she find them a bit of a mouthful?[/p][/quote]Do the white stripes glow in the dark ? NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 2

10:38am Fri 4 Jul 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 24

10:40am Fri 4 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................



....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
But, Seed, what exactly did NC do to promote Saints in the far east? Do you really think that simply wearing a red shirt instead of a red white one will east Asians fighting to get into St Mary's and support the Saints? The truth is he did nothing, at least not in my part of Asia, where we are largely unknown to most of the population in spite of having a Japanese player.

Do you also think that that we rejected major global brand sponsors for Veho? Perhaps we got Veho because none of these major global brands rated our chances of getting into Europe and becoming famous around the world and therefore useful for advertising them.

By the way, I'm happy with the stripes.
Dunno, I guess the Far East was a longer term project, you'll certainly know more about that market.

The Premier League is watched all over the world, you don't need to qualify for Europe to make the front of a Prem shirt worth a fortune. Many clubs that aren't in the top few do deals with major companies that are based local to them ie Reading and Waitrose, us and Draper Tools years back. I would have thought the obvious one for us is B&Q whose CEO will earn more than Vewho turn over.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.[/p][/quote]But, Seed, what exactly did NC do to promote Saints in the far east? Do you really think that simply wearing a red shirt instead of a red white one will east Asians fighting to get into St Mary's and support the Saints? The truth is he did nothing, at least not in my part of Asia, where we are largely unknown to most of the population in spite of having a Japanese player. Do you also think that that we rejected major global brand sponsors for Veho? Perhaps we got Veho because none of these major global brands rated our chances of getting into Europe and becoming famous around the world and therefore useful for advertising them. By the way, I'm happy with the stripes.[/p][/quote]Dunno, I guess the Far East was a longer term project, you'll certainly know more about that market. The Premier League is watched all over the world, you don't need to qualify for Europe to make the front of a Prem shirt worth a fortune. Many clubs that aren't in the top few do deals with major companies that are based local to them ie Reading and Waitrose, us and Draper Tools years back. I would have thought the obvious one for us is B&Q whose CEO will earn more than Vewho turn over. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -9

10:42am Fri 4 Jul 14

miltonarcher says...

At last! Now we can bin the memory of last seasons rubbish kit. Anyone who continues to wear it will look very silly indeed.
At last! Now we can bin the memory of last seasons rubbish kit. Anyone who continues to wear it will look very silly indeed. miltonarcher
  • Score: -11

10:45am Fri 4 Jul 14

St Van Roetford says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 27

10:48am Fri 4 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Last year Cortese went to see aap3 at the last minute to ask them to run as sponsor for another year. His deal fell through with Redbull because they were insisting on changing the name of the club and he felt that was a step too far. CEO of aap3 told me this himself.

I will look further into Vewho and get back to you, I'm not basing my comments on tax returns but all of their filings with Companies House. Having offices in those countries can be as simple as sharing an agent with other companies and using that for marketing purposes. I do have offices in Peterborough, Telford, Oxford, Newcastle and a lock up in Brighton if that helps? :)
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Last year Cortese went to see aap3 at the last minute to ask them to run as sponsor for another year. His deal fell through with Redbull because they were insisting on changing the name of the club and he felt that was a step too far. CEO of aap3 told me this himself. I will look further into Vewho and get back to you, I'm not basing my comments on tax returns but all of their filings with Companies House. Having offices in those countries can be as simple as sharing an agent with other companies and using that for marketing purposes. I do have offices in Peterborough, Telford, Oxford, Newcastle and a lock up in Brighton if that helps? :) Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -19

10:51am Fri 4 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: -15

10:52am Fri 4 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
Yeah,imagine if they were all running around with a picture of Ray Winstone's head on the front.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]Yeah,imagine if they were all running around with a picture of Ray Winstone's head on the front. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

10:54am Fri 4 Jul 14

Mister E says...

Glad we have stripes back!
That said, can't help feeling a tad dissapointed the kit isn't a little more adventurous. At least if we had red shorts instead of black it would differentiate us from the likes of Sunderland.
Now for some quality signings!
Glad we have stripes back! That said, can't help feeling a tad dissapointed the kit isn't a little more adventurous. At least if we had red shorts instead of black it would differentiate us from the likes of Sunderland. Now for some quality signings! Mister E
  • Score: 3

10:59am Fri 4 Jul 14

St Van Roetford says...

search for truth wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................



....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
Who the hell are Vewho, are they a local firm in Southampton ?
Yes. They make high-end consumer electronics. You'll never be able to afford it so don't worry about it.
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.[/p][/quote]Who the hell are Vewho, are they a local firm in Southampton ?[/p][/quote]Yes. They make high-end consumer electronics. You'll never be able to afford it so don't worry about it. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 6

11:02am Fri 4 Jul 14

Muttdogg says...

Like the look of the new kit, but not sure I want to spend 50 quid on a relegation season souvenir...
Like the look of the new kit, but not sure I want to spend 50 quid on a relegation season souvenir... Muttdogg
  • Score: -33

11:02am Fri 4 Jul 14

St Van Roetford says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.
It's only the top six clubs that actually make any significant money from shirt sponsors. If we're only going to make a couple of million tops then we might as well have a 'nice' company as some utter shitsacks.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.[/p][/quote]It's only the top six clubs that actually make any significant money from shirt sponsors. If we're only going to make a couple of million tops then we might as well have a 'nice' company as some utter shitsacks. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 9

11:02am Fri 4 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................




....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
But, Seed, what exactly did NC do to promote Saints in the far east? Do you really think that simply wearing a red shirt instead of a red white one will east Asians fighting to get into St Mary's and support the Saints? The truth is he did nothing, at least not in my part of Asia, where we are largely unknown to most of the population in spite of having a Japanese player.

Do you also think that that we rejected major global brand sponsors for Veho? Perhaps we got Veho because none of these major global brands rated our chances of getting into Europe and becoming famous around the world and therefore useful for advertising them.

By the way, I'm happy with the stripes.
Dunno, I guess the Far East was a longer term project, you'll certainly know more about that market.

The Premier League is watched all over the world, you don't need to qualify for Europe to make the front of a Prem shirt worth a fortune. Many clubs that aren't in the top few do deals with major companies that are based local to them ie Reading and Waitrose, us and Draper Tools years back. I would have thought the obvious one for us is B&Q whose CEO will earn more than Vewho turn over.
I don't think the Asian market was a target at all. We get on pay satellite TV when Yoshida gets a run of matches, and occasionally on free TV, or when we play the "big four" but at around midnight. The commentators have been extremely positive, and the football geeks certainly know about us, but Wolfsberg are on TV more than us. I shouldn't think it's very different in China or south east Asia.

The value of sponsorship to most teams is probably not as great as we imagine: http://www.sportingi
ntelligence.com/2012
/07/24/premier-leagu
e-shirt-deals-hit-14
7m-record-high-thank
s-to-north-east-boom
-240702/
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.[/p][/quote]But, Seed, what exactly did NC do to promote Saints in the far east? Do you really think that simply wearing a red shirt instead of a red white one will east Asians fighting to get into St Mary's and support the Saints? The truth is he did nothing, at least not in my part of Asia, where we are largely unknown to most of the population in spite of having a Japanese player. Do you also think that that we rejected major global brand sponsors for Veho? Perhaps we got Veho because none of these major global brands rated our chances of getting into Europe and becoming famous around the world and therefore useful for advertising them. By the way, I'm happy with the stripes.[/p][/quote]Dunno, I guess the Far East was a longer term project, you'll certainly know more about that market. The Premier League is watched all over the world, you don't need to qualify for Europe to make the front of a Prem shirt worth a fortune. Many clubs that aren't in the top few do deals with major companies that are based local to them ie Reading and Waitrose, us and Draper Tools years back. I would have thought the obvious one for us is B&Q whose CEO will earn more than Vewho turn over.[/p][/quote]I don't think the Asian market was a target at all. We get on pay satellite TV when Yoshida gets a run of matches, and occasionally on free TV, or when we play the "big four" but at around midnight. The commentators have been extremely positive, and the football geeks certainly know about us, but Wolfsberg are on TV more than us. I shouldn't think it's very different in China or south east Asia. The value of sponsorship to most teams is probably not as great as we imagine: http://www.sportingi ntelligence.com/2012 /07/24/premier-leagu e-shirt-deals-hit-14 7m-record-high-thank s-to-north-east-boom -240702/ Rising_Son
  • Score: 6

11:02am Fri 4 Jul 14

Sainty saint saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................


....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
God, you truly are a d**k Seedhouse.

If the mighty Seedhouse hasn't heard of Veho then it must be a tiny company. Ever thought that maybe, just maybe, you're out of touch because you're middle-aged and past it?

I've heard of Veho, they're growing fast (did you know all companies start quite small?) and they were started locally. Just the sort of forward-thinking company we should be associated with.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.[/p][/quote]God, you truly are a d**k Seedhouse. If the mighty Seedhouse hasn't heard of Veho then it must be a tiny company. Ever thought that maybe, just maybe, you're out of touch because you're middle-aged and past it? I've heard of Veho, they're growing fast (did you know all companies start quite small?) and they were started locally. Just the sort of forward-thinking company we should be associated with. Sainty saint saint
  • Score: 33

11:09am Fri 4 Jul 14

search for truth says...

How many £ Million are Saint's getting from their sponsors Yeho ?

Or are Saint's paying Yeho to be named as their sponsors ?
How many £ Million are Saint's getting from their sponsors Yeho ? Or are Saint's paying Yeho to be named as their sponsors ? search for truth
  • Score: -18

11:15am Fri 4 Jul 14

dockboy says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
RK: 'Ah, fear not honeybunch, even as we speak Les Reed is negotiating to bring back the PROGRAMME SELLERS! Oh yes, we are going to wipe away the stain that was Cortese and return this club to where it was before he got hold of it!'

KL: 'Oh Ralph, you're so masterful, pass me another packet of biscuits'
The only thing I would like to see is an end to your incessant whinging.
As said before, everyone is entitled to a moan, but day after day after day is just plain boring..
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]RK: 'Ah, fear not honeybunch, even as we speak Les Reed is negotiating to bring back the PROGRAMME SELLERS! Oh yes, we are going to wipe away the stain that was Cortese and return this club to where it was before he got hold of it!' KL: 'Oh Ralph, you're so masterful, pass me another packet of biscuits'[/p][/quote]The only thing I would like to see is an end to your incessant whinging. As said before, everyone is entitled to a moan, but day after day after day is just plain boring.. dockboy
  • Score: 34

11:22am Fri 4 Jul 14

Shareholder says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.
And of course nobody at St Mary's ever thought of that. Frankly I don't share others' fondness for your posts. You usually quote the players or Saints staff you know, now you're moving on to past sponsors. Now you want us to be impressed by your chain of offices. Goodness, with such impressive connections, knowledgeand wealth I can't understand why your company isn't gracing the front of our shirts. My God, I bet you talk loudly in restaurants! Still, if I've had a day with too much fun in it or I've be listening to too many intelligent, rational and logical conversations or heard too many good humourists I can always read your posts to get things back into balance.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.[/p][/quote]And of course nobody at St Mary's ever thought of that. Frankly I don't share others' fondness for your posts. You usually quote the players or Saints staff you know, now you're moving on to past sponsors. Now you want us to be impressed by your chain of offices. Goodness, with such impressive connections, knowledgeand wealth I can't understand why your company isn't gracing the front of our shirts. My God, I bet you talk loudly in restaurants! Still, if I've had a day with too much fun in it or I've be listening to too many intelligent, rational and logical conversations or heard too many good humourists I can always read your posts to get things back into balance. Shareholder
  • Score: 48

11:26am Fri 4 Jul 14

Sainty saint saint says...

Shareholder wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.
And of course nobody at St Mary's ever thought of that. Frankly I don't share others' fondness for your posts. You usually quote the players or Saints staff you know, now you're moving on to past sponsors. Now you want us to be impressed by your chain of offices. Goodness, with such impressive connections, knowledgeand wealth I can't understand why your company isn't gracing the front of our shirts. My God, I bet you talk loudly in restaurants! Still, if I've had a day with too much fun in it or I've be listening to too many intelligent, rational and logical conversations or heard too many good humourists I can always read your posts to get things back into balance.
Double-like!
[quote][p][bold]Shareholder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.[/p][/quote]And of course nobody at St Mary's ever thought of that. Frankly I don't share others' fondness for your posts. You usually quote the players or Saints staff you know, now you're moving on to past sponsors. Now you want us to be impressed by your chain of offices. Goodness, with such impressive connections, knowledgeand wealth I can't understand why your company isn't gracing the front of our shirts. My God, I bet you talk loudly in restaurants! Still, if I've had a day with too much fun in it or I've be listening to too many intelligent, rational and logical conversations or heard too many good humourists I can always read your posts to get things back into balance.[/p][/quote]Double-like! Sainty saint saint
  • Score: 45

11:27am Fri 4 Jul 14

cebu blue says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
What about the restless italian stallion likes to swing the odd punch or two.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]What about the restless italian stallion likes to swing the odd punch or two. cebu blue
  • Score: -1

11:28am Fri 4 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

GOOD NEWS Red and Whie Stripes and a Top European Manager in place.

NOW FOR SIGNING UP THOSE PLAYERS and GETTING LOVREN INTO LINE. COYR
GOOD NEWS Red and Whie Stripes and a Top European Manager in place. NOW FOR SIGNING UP THOSE PLAYERS and GETTING LOVREN INTO LINE. COYR The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 4

11:30am Fri 4 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys. Rising_Son
  • Score: -20

11:30am Fri 4 Jul 14

saintbobby says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................


....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
Seedhouse, you've gone bonkers this morning and all these thumbs down prove my point. Get on board!

If any here have a memory, then I am one of those who have yearned for the stripes to return. Red and White stripes IS SOUTHAMPTON, always was and now, hopefully, always will be. Made my day - just great. Wait till you see them run out for the first home match and just LISTEN!!!!

Proves we wanted the Shaw and Lallana money, because this news might have made them want to stay. Oh, happy day!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.[/p][/quote]Seedhouse, you've gone bonkers this morning and all these thumbs down prove my point. Get on board! If any here have a memory, then I am one of those who have yearned for the stripes to return. Red and White stripes IS SOUTHAMPTON, always was and now, hopefully, always will be. Made my day - just great. Wait till you see them run out for the first home match and just LISTEN!!!! Proves we wanted the Shaw and Lallana money, because this news might have made them want to stay. Oh, happy day! saintbobby
  • Score: 7

11:30am Fri 4 Jul 14

InsideOutCat says...

costa gaz wrote:
After allowing the heart and soul get ripped from our club the board give us back our stripes and everyone is over the moon.

Personally I care to much for what the shirt looks like, it's the quality of those who wear it every Saturday that really counts.

Now pay the asking price for Pelle, like you expect other clubs to pay full ask for our players, and get a move on before someone else steps in.
GGGRRRRRRRRRRRR.....

...............
When you don' t know what the kit looks like you moan. When you do know what the kit looks like you moan.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: After allowing the heart and soul get ripped from our club the board give us back our stripes and everyone is over the moon. Personally I care to much for what the shirt looks like, it's the quality of those who wear it every Saturday that really counts. Now pay the asking price for Pelle, like you expect other clubs to pay full ask for our players, and get a move on before someone else steps in. GGGRRRRRRRRRRRR..... ...............[/p][/quote]When you don' t know what the kit looks like you moan. When you do know what the kit looks like you moan. InsideOutCat
  • Score: 13

11:31am Fri 4 Jul 14

Mush On The Beach says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.
It's only the top six clubs that actually make any significant money from shirt sponsors. If we're only going to make a couple of million tops then we might as well have a 'nice' company as some utter shitsacks.
There will never be a funnier sponsor on a shirt than the skunts heading to oblivion with Jobsite across their blue rag. That said, LastMinute.com may be appropriate for us this season with the signings required pronto.

Welcome back to the stripes.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.[/p][/quote]It's only the top six clubs that actually make any significant money from shirt sponsors. If we're only going to make a couple of million tops then we might as well have a 'nice' company as some utter shitsacks.[/p][/quote]There will never be a funnier sponsor on a shirt than the skunts heading to oblivion with Jobsite across their blue rag. That said, LastMinute.com may be appropriate for us this season with the signings required pronto. Welcome back to the stripes. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 1

11:31am Fri 4 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

Okay, Osprey. I spelt site sight.
Okay, Osprey. I spelt site sight. Rising_Son
  • Score: 3

11:32am Fri 4 Jul 14

george chivers says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
Yeah,imagine if they were all running around with a picture of Ray Winstone's head on the front.
Something has wrong here, you've got a positive score.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]Yeah,imagine if they were all running around with a picture of Ray Winstone's head on the front.[/p][/quote]Something has wrong here, you've got a positive score. george chivers
  • Score: 1

11:34am Fri 4 Jul 14

george chivers says...

george chivers wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
Yeah,imagine if they were all running around with a picture of Ray Winstone's head on the front.
Something has wrong here, you've got a positive score.
Sorry my mistake! Mistook you for Seed.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]Yeah,imagine if they were all running around with a picture of Ray Winstone's head on the front.[/p][/quote]Something has wrong here, you've got a positive score.[/p][/quote]Sorry my mistake! Mistook you for Seed. george chivers
  • Score: 5

11:34am Fri 4 Jul 14

InsideOutCat says...

search for truth wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................



....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
Who the hell are Vewho, are they a local firm in Southampton ?
Ah yes, the concept of an organisation providing employment to the local populace must be a hard one to comprehend in Skuntville
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.[/p][/quote]Who the hell are Vewho, are they a local firm in Southampton ?[/p][/quote]Ah yes, the concept of an organisation providing employment to the local populace must be a hard one to comprehend in Skuntville InsideOutCat
  • Score: 1

11:35am Fri 4 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

insane saint wrote:
The price a bit steep but good to have the stripes back
GOOD to be in Red and White - Home and Away - We are Number One in the South. COYR
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: The price a bit steep but good to have the stripes back[/p][/quote]GOOD to be in Red and White - Home and Away - We are Number One in the South. COYR The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 0

11:36am Fri 4 Jul 14

SwedeSaint says...

Putting aside appeasement, any other shortfalls, any transfer activity or unrest, I like having the stripes back.
Putting aside appeasement, any other shortfalls, any transfer activity or unrest, I like having the stripes back. SwedeSaint
  • Score: 3

11:36am Fri 4 Jul 14

MiltonRoad says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Last year Cortese went to see aap3 at the last minute to ask them to run as sponsor for another year. His deal fell through with Redbull because they were insisting on changing the name of the club and he felt that was a step too far. CEO of aap3 told me this himself.

I will look further into Vewho and get back to you, I'm not basing my comments on tax returns but all of their filings with Companies House. Having offices in those countries can be as simple as sharing an agent with other companies and using that for marketing purposes. I do have offices in Peterborough, Telford, Oxford, Newcastle and a lock up in Brighton if that helps? :)
Did he also tell you aap3 paid about half the amount they had paid in the previous season bcause Cortese thought hehad a better deal and had told them to bu**er off, then went back cap in hand when the other deal fell through. Brilliant business negotiation.........
......I am sre we are desparately missing that now!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Last year Cortese went to see aap3 at the last minute to ask them to run as sponsor for another year. His deal fell through with Redbull because they were insisting on changing the name of the club and he felt that was a step too far. CEO of aap3 told me this himself. I will look further into Vewho and get back to you, I'm not basing my comments on tax returns but all of their filings with Companies House. Having offices in those countries can be as simple as sharing an agent with other companies and using that for marketing purposes. I do have offices in Peterborough, Telford, Oxford, Newcastle and a lock up in Brighton if that helps? :)[/p][/quote]Did he also tell you aap3 paid about half the amount they had paid in the previous season bcause Cortese thought hehad a better deal and had told them to bu**er off, then went back cap in hand when the other deal fell through. Brilliant business negotiation......... ......I am sre we are desparately missing that now! MiltonRoad
  • Score: 10

11:36am Fri 4 Jul 14

azzurro1 says...

Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. For me Saints will always be red & white stripes for the simple reason that when I first started going to The Dell (early 70's) that's what they wore. If I had my way that's the shirt we'd be wearing today; with no bells and whistles. Why limit the stripes to the torso? Why the red sleeves?
I'm not sure if it's already been pointed out but the new shirt is virtually identical to the shirt worn in relegation year. Thst said it's not the kit that brings failure, or success.
As for people saying it looks like Stoke and Sunderland, why was it ok to look like Liverpool, Nottingham Forest or Bristol City?
As for the far east, I couldn't give two hoots.
If you sign a Chinese player you could wear a rainbow coloured shirt and you'd get all the financial interest, plus a billion new fans, if money is the objective!
Like I said at the start, everyone is entitled to their opinion and I've just shared mine.
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. For me Saints will always be red & white stripes for the simple reason that when I first started going to The Dell (early 70's) that's what they wore. If I had my way that's the shirt we'd be wearing today; with no bells and whistles. Why limit the stripes to the torso? Why the red sleeves? I'm not sure if it's already been pointed out but the new shirt is virtually identical to the shirt worn in relegation year. Thst said it's not the kit that brings failure, or success. As for people saying it looks like Stoke and Sunderland, why was it ok to look like Liverpool, Nottingham Forest or Bristol City? As for the far east, I couldn't give two hoots. If you sign a Chinese player you could wear a rainbow coloured shirt and you'd get all the financial interest, plus a billion new fans, if money is the objective! Like I said at the start, everyone is entitled to their opinion and I've just shared mine. azzurro1
  • Score: 9

11:38am Fri 4 Jul 14

WTFisgoingon says...

Seed. Without using a time machine, what do you want the club to do to make you happy?

Please assume in your answer that you can't change anything that has already happened. Write on one side of the paper only.
Seed. Without using a time machine, what do you want the club to do to make you happy? Please assume in your answer that you can't change anything that has already happened. Write on one side of the paper only. WTFisgoingon
  • Score: 11

11:39am Fri 4 Jul 14

george chivers says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.
Careful you are getting close to a positive score. This is not the time to crack under pressure.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.[/p][/quote]Careful you are getting close to a positive score. This is not the time to crack under pressure. george chivers
  • Score: 5

11:43am Fri 4 Jul 14

dockboy says...

Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Maybe its time he took a break.
KL didn't offer him the job of being in charge of everything, so I suspect thats the reason for him becoming so bitter and twisted about Saints.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Maybe its time he took a break. KL didn't offer him the job of being in charge of everything, so I suspect thats the reason for him becoming so bitter and twisted about Saints. dockboy
  • Score: 17

11:44am Fri 4 Jul 14

THE12THMAN says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
insane saint wrote:
The price a bit steep but good to have the stripes back
GOOD to be in Red and White - Home and Away - We are Number One in the South. COYR
COYR+WS the south coasts premier league team.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: The price a bit steep but good to have the stripes back[/p][/quote]GOOD to be in Red and White - Home and Away - We are Number One in the South. COYR[/p][/quote]COYR+WS the south coasts premier league team. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 1

11:48am Fri 4 Jul 14

jls217 says...

ecuk268 wrote:
Confucious wrote:
The club shop should also bring back the traditional red & white striped condoms. My missus says those red ones were tasteless.
Did she find them a bit of a mouthful?
Too many own goals scored in 'em!
[quote][p][bold]ecuk268[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: The club shop should also bring back the traditional red & white striped condoms. My missus says those red ones were tasteless.[/p][/quote]Did she find them a bit of a mouthful?[/p][/quote]Too many own goals scored in 'em! jls217
  • Score: 1

11:49am Fri 4 Jul 14

IOAD says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................



....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
God, you truly are a d**k Seedhouse.

If the mighty Seedhouse hasn't heard of Veho then it must be a tiny company. Ever thought that maybe, just maybe, you're out of touch because you're middle-aged and past it?

I've heard of Veho, they're growing fast (did you know all companies start quite small?) and they were started locally. Just the sort of forward-thinking company we should be associated with.
"...middle-aged and past it?"
That's such a sweeping generalisation. I'm forty-three and I totally got some yesterday. That's right! I did it!
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.[/p][/quote]God, you truly are a d**k Seedhouse. If the mighty Seedhouse hasn't heard of Veho then it must be a tiny company. Ever thought that maybe, just maybe, you're out of touch because you're middle-aged and past it? I've heard of Veho, they're growing fast (did you know all companies start quite small?) and they were started locally. Just the sort of forward-thinking company we should be associated with.[/p][/quote]"...middle-aged and past it?" That's such a sweeping generalisation. I'm forty-three and I totally got some yesterday. That's right! I did it! IOAD
  • Score: 4

11:54am Fri 4 Jul 14

jls217 says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
RK: 'Ah, fear not honeybunch, even as we speak Les Reed is negotiating to bring back the PROGRAMME SELLERS! Oh yes, we are going to wipe away the stain that was Cortese and return this club to where it was before he got hold of it!'

KL: 'Oh Ralph, you're so masterful, pass me another packet of biscuits'
Oi! That's the woman I love you're talking about.

*issues yellow card*
YOOOO! She mah beeeeitch, dude.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]RK: 'Ah, fear not honeybunch, even as we speak Les Reed is negotiating to bring back the PROGRAMME SELLERS! Oh yes, we are going to wipe away the stain that was Cortese and return this club to where it was before he got hold of it!' KL: 'Oh Ralph, you're so masterful, pass me another packet of biscuits'[/p][/quote]Oi! That's the woman I love you're talking about. *issues yellow card*[/p][/quote]YOOOO! She mah beeeeitch, dude. jls217
  • Score: 1

11:56am Fri 4 Jul 14

boilerman says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................


....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
Crikey Seed are you being a bit grumpy.
Let's just give the owners and manager a chance.
As for the kit it looks a lot better than the last two seasons kit.
After finally getting an Adidas kit we ended up with rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.[/p][/quote]Crikey Seed are you being a bit grumpy. Let's just give the owners and manager a chance. As for the kit it looks a lot better than the last two seasons kit. After finally getting an Adidas kit we ended up with rubbish. boilerman
  • Score: 8

11:58am Fri 4 Jul 14

saintbobby says...

IOAD wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................




....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
God, you truly are a d**k Seedhouse.

If the mighty Seedhouse hasn't heard of Veho then it must be a tiny company. Ever thought that maybe, just maybe, you're out of touch because you're middle-aged and past it?

I've heard of Veho, they're growing fast (did you know all companies start quite small?) and they were started locally. Just the sort of forward-thinking company we should be associated with.
"...middle-aged and past it?"
That's such a sweeping generalisation. I'm forty-three and I totally got some yesterday. That's right! I did it!
You are both right.

At 43 it is good to be middle-aged as, with luck, you could make 86! Saints might even be European Champions by then.
[quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.[/p][/quote]God, you truly are a d**k Seedhouse. If the mighty Seedhouse hasn't heard of Veho then it must be a tiny company. Ever thought that maybe, just maybe, you're out of touch because you're middle-aged and past it? I've heard of Veho, they're growing fast (did you know all companies start quite small?) and they were started locally. Just the sort of forward-thinking company we should be associated with.[/p][/quote]"...middle-aged and past it?" That's such a sweeping generalisation. I'm forty-three and I totally got some yesterday. That's right! I did it![/p][/quote]You are both right. At 43 it is good to be middle-aged as, with luck, you could make 86! Saints might even be European Champions by then. saintbobby
  • Score: 4

12:06pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Confucious says...

george chivers wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.
Careful you are getting close to a positive score. This is not the time to crack under pressure.
I think Seed is clinically p!ssed off.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.[/p][/quote]Careful you are getting close to a positive score. This is not the time to crack under pressure.[/p][/quote]I think Seed is clinically p!ssed off. Confucious
  • Score: 7

12:12pm Fri 4 Jul 14

SaintLee says...

Loving the new kit!!!!!!!! Addidas go *#$@ yourself!! COYR
Loving the new kit!!!!!!!! Addidas go *#$@ yourself!! COYR SaintLee
  • Score: 5

12:20pm Fri 4 Jul 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
#****
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]#**** SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 2

12:20pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Tirau Dan says...

I love it.. Always love the stripes.. a good Saints Shirt.
I have utter faith in the board and management
Have been mightily **** off with the ranting childish fans slating The Board, Adam and Luke.. now lovren and stripes Some ppl just love to moan.
I love it.. Always love the stripes.. a good Saints Shirt. I have utter faith in the board and management Have been mightily **** off with the ranting childish fans slating The Board, Adam and Luke.. now lovren and stripes Some ppl just love to moan. Tirau Dan
  • Score: 11

12:24pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Shareholder says...

dockboy wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Maybe its time he took a break.
KL didn't offer him the job of being in charge of everything, so I suspect thats the reason for him becoming so bitter and twisted about Saints.
Sorry but my reason to have a dig is that I'm tired of him name dropping all the people who have told him bad things about the club, mostly people who themselves have an axe to grind. I've been posting here for years too as the named suggests but I don't feel the need to do it quite so regularly. I once played and I too have very good connections at the club. If I posted every story I'm ever told by them I'd be a fool - they differ wildly and change on a almost daily basis. As in any organisation it's all about opinions. My main objection here though is this guy's never ending negativity. Yes we've been having a hard time, it happens,ask any United fan. What's important is the response. We've landed a great manager and have given him loads to spend and we're back to our traditional kit. I can't see too much that's wrong with the club's response to a bunch of greedy players. So I'm positive and expectant about the new season. And finally I expect it's going to take a while for this rebuilt team to click. I also expect Mr Seedy to go off on one if results aren't great while that takes its course. Meanwhile I'm going back to my more happy life!
[quote][p][bold]dockboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Maybe its time he took a break. KL didn't offer him the job of being in charge of everything, so I suspect thats the reason for him becoming so bitter and twisted about Saints.[/p][/quote]Sorry but my reason to have a dig is that I'm tired of him name dropping all the people who have told him bad things about the club, mostly people who themselves have an axe to grind. I've been posting here for years too as the named suggests but I don't feel the need to do it quite so regularly. I once played and I too have very good connections at the club. If I posted every story I'm ever told by them I'd be a fool - they differ wildly and change on a almost daily basis. As in any organisation it's all about opinions. My main objection here though is this guy's never ending negativity. Yes we've been having a hard time, it happens,ask any United fan. What's important is the response. We've landed a great manager and have given him loads to spend and we're back to our traditional kit. I can't see too much that's wrong with the club's response to a bunch of greedy players. So I'm positive and expectant about the new season. And finally I expect it's going to take a while for this rebuilt team to click. I also expect Mr Seedy to go off on one if results aren't great while that takes its course. Meanwhile I'm going back to my more happy life! Shareholder
  • Score: 27

12:24pm Fri 4 Jul 14

InsideOutCat says...

Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
He's got enough to say for himself any other time without the need for anyone to rush to his defence
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]He's got enough to say for himself any other time without the need for anyone to rush to his defence InsideOutCat
  • Score: 13

12:25pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Chipmonk1 says...

Seed is right we should be showing ambition and having all red shirts to appeal to Asia. I mean ask any Cardiff supporter and they will tell you it worked wonders for them. That was sarcasm btw . Also could someone explain to me why red is so appealing to Asians? All of the Asian federation teams were knocked out in the group stages so it must be because none of them have a red kit. Finally at the risk of completely identifying myself a happy clapper didn't a team in red and white stripes just win la liga and make the CL final? Just saying.
Seed is right we should be showing ambition and having all red shirts to appeal to Asia. I mean ask any Cardiff supporter and they will tell you it worked wonders for them. That was sarcasm btw . Also could someone explain to me why red is so appealing to Asians? All of the Asian federation teams were knocked out in the group stages so it must be because none of them have a red kit. Finally at the risk of completely identifying myself a happy clapper didn't a team in red and white stripes just win la liga and make the CL final? Just saying. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 7

12:26pm Fri 4 Jul 14

randre says...

Firstly I love the new kit.

However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)!

However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision.

Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now.

So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner.

From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now.

So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.
Firstly I love the new kit. However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)! However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision. Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now. So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner. From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now. So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where. randre
  • Score: 59

12:33pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Beer Monster says...

miltonarcher wrote:
At last! Now we can bin the memory of last seasons rubbish kit. Anyone who continues to wear it will look very silly indeed.
My missus bought it for me birthday - you can argue with her if you want, but personally I want to keep hold of my anatomy, so I'll keep wearing it if that's alright.

Bizarrely enough, we both wear the striped shirts from the 95-96 season, I wear the red and white, she dons the yellow and blue. Just need to get the lad to disown Scottish football and get him wearing Saints paraphernalia.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: At last! Now we can bin the memory of last seasons rubbish kit. Anyone who continues to wear it will look very silly indeed.[/p][/quote]My missus bought it for me birthday - you can argue with her if you want, but personally I want to keep hold of my anatomy, so I'll keep wearing it if that's alright. Bizarrely enough, we both wear the striped shirts from the 95-96 season, I wear the red and white, she dons the yellow and blue. Just need to get the lad to disown Scottish football and get him wearing Saints paraphernalia. Beer Monster
  • Score: 3

12:33pm Fri 4 Jul 14

TGodSFC says...

miltonarcher wrote:
At last! Now we can bin the memory of last seasons rubbish kit. Anyone who continues to wear it will look very silly indeed.
What was so bad with last years kit, I'll still wear it, why is that a problem? I till wear my 94 away season kit in blue.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: At last! Now we can bin the memory of last seasons rubbish kit. Anyone who continues to wear it will look very silly indeed.[/p][/quote]What was so bad with last years kit, I'll still wear it, why is that a problem? I till wear my 94 away season kit in blue. TGodSFC
  • Score: 4

12:44pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Chipmonk1 says...

randre wrote:
Firstly I love the new kit.

However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)!

However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision.

Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now.

So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner.

From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now.

So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.
With posts like that randre don't stay away for a period of time again. Perfect sense and well put.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: Firstly I love the new kit. However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)! However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision. Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now. So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner. From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now. So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.[/p][/quote]With posts like that randre don't stay away for a period of time again. Perfect sense and well put. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 24

12:50pm Fri 4 Jul 14

stfrancisofbenali says...

As much as I love willing work-horse and sometimes hapless defender Jose Fonte, it is slightly concerning that he is our new 'poster boy'. Not exactly Neymar is he.
As much as I love willing work-horse and sometimes hapless defender Jose Fonte, it is slightly concerning that he is our new 'poster boy'. Not exactly Neymar is he. stfrancisofbenali
  • Score: -9

12:54pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Costa Baz says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.
Seed, I regularly disagree with what you post, but have always enjoyed reading your comments.

Clearly you are not happy with the new set up, at SMS.
Just my opinion, but had other posters continuously posted negative comments, about all things Saints FC, 12 months ago, as you are now doing, you would have ripped them a new @rsehole.

In the words of Clattenburg, "You've changed".
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.[/p][/quote]Seed, I regularly disagree with what you post, but have always enjoyed reading your comments. Clearly you are not happy with the new set up, at SMS. Just my opinion, but had other posters continuously posted negative comments, about all things Saints FC, 12 months ago, as you are now doing, you would have ripped them a new @rsehole. In the words of Clattenburg, "You've changed". Costa Baz
  • Score: 21

12:56pm Fri 4 Jul 14

mickey01 says...

its surprising we had 3 players left to model the kit
its surprising we had 3 players left to model the kit mickey01
  • Score: -4

12:57pm Fri 4 Jul 14

kingsaint76 says...

Great new kit! I just hope we tie up some some great new faces to wear it! Pleased to see JRod in the promo, although I'm not reading too much into it! Pelle looks good on YouTube and remember Lambert was not actually too hot before he signed for Bristol Rovers, I think a great replacement. Tadic looks good also but I think Ramirez might be the man to step up, and I think if Koeman pulls the shirt on we've got the perfect replacement for Shaw!!!
Great new kit! I just hope we tie up some some great new faces to wear it! Pleased to see JRod in the promo, although I'm not reading too much into it! Pelle looks good on YouTube and remember Lambert was not actually too hot before he signed for Bristol Rovers, I think a great replacement. Tadic looks good also but I think Ramirez might be the man to step up, and I think if Koeman pulls the shirt on we've got the perfect replacement for Shaw!!! kingsaint76
  • Score: 1

12:58pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Blackknight says...

We are red and white (stripes).

We are the Saints.
We are red and white (stripes). We are the Saints. Blackknight
  • Score: 2

1:03pm Fri 4 Jul 14

abbiscuits says...

I'm happy : )
I'm happy : ) abbiscuits
  • Score: 2

1:04pm Fri 4 Jul 14

forest hump says...

What is the reason (excepting greed) for this continual practice of changing shirt design?
What is the reason (excepting greed) for this continual practice of changing shirt design? forest hump
  • Score: 3

1:08pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

Relieved to see that the club are confident that Jose Fonte, JWP and J-Rod will be at the club come the start of the season
Relieved to see that the club are confident that Jose Fonte, JWP and J-Rod will be at the club come the start of the season Jesus_02
  • Score: 4

1:11pm Fri 4 Jul 14

TGodSFC says...

randre wrote:
Firstly I love the new kit.

However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)!

However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision.

Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now.

So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner.

From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now.

So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.
Totally agree with you and have been saying it all year. TBH I think the reason people are quick to judge without thinking is probably due to them jumping on the BPL bandwagon and not supporting the club through times of hardship. I personally think things are great and think the board have made every move this the long term in mind. I remember the days when I used to go to the dell praying for a win to get out of the bottom 3 every weekend. I don’t think those days are on the horizon anymore.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: Firstly I love the new kit. However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)! However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision. Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now. So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner. From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now. So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you and have been saying it all year. TBH I think the reason people are quick to judge without thinking is probably due to them jumping on the BPL bandwagon and not supporting the club through times of hardship. I personally think things are great and think the board have made every move this the long term in mind. I remember the days when I used to go to the dell praying for a win to get out of the bottom 3 every weekend. I don’t think those days are on the horizon anymore. TGodSFC
  • Score: 39

1:12pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Red&WhiteStripes says...

I can reinvigorate my old User Name at last! Hurrah! And the badge is back in all its glory too! All we need now is for the Away kit to be yellow and blue and my season is capped already!!
I can reinvigorate my old User Name at last! Hurrah! And the badge is back in all its glory too! All we need now is for the Away kit to be yellow and blue and my season is capped already!! Red&WhiteStripes
  • Score: 1

1:14pm Fri 4 Jul 14

john lad says...

Especially given the glaring impact of the sponsor's name design, the shirt has a slightly gaudy, 'home-made' look and the 'models' look a little uncomfortable, rather like the second string choices who have stepped up to replace the more suitable (perhaps gone... or departing soon...?) first choice options (Morgan, Lovren, Chambers for example?).
Especially given the glaring impact of the sponsor's name design, the shirt has a slightly gaudy, 'home-made' look and the 'models' look a little uncomfortable, rather like the second string choices who have stepped up to replace the more suitable (perhaps gone... or departing soon...?) first choice options (Morgan, Lovren, Chambers for example?). john lad
  • Score: -8

1:14pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Mush On The Beach says...

randre wrote:
Firstly I love the new kit.

However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)!

However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision.

Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now.

So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner.

From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now.

So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.
Welcome back randre, some good points made there.
I think of this forum as like a local pub with a good cross section of people in to wet their whistles. Some I’d like to buy a beer, some I‘d choose to ignore and I’m sure some would choose to ignore me. What we all have in common is SFC tattooed across our forehead .... that is apart from a few under-age delinquent WUMs begging for attention and a packet of pork scratchings in the beer garden as they are not allowed entry.

I’ve said it before, clubs with a bigger fan base like Villa and Newcastle would kill to be in our position. Ask them about the true meaning of dissatisfaction over a long term.

I believe it’s time for Seedhouse to buy a round, that should cheer him up.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: Firstly I love the new kit. However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)! However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision. Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now. So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner. From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now. So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.[/p][/quote]Welcome back randre, some good points made there. I think of this forum as like a local pub with a good cross section of people in to wet their whistles. Some I’d like to buy a beer, some I‘d choose to ignore and I’m sure some would choose to ignore me. What we all have in common is SFC tattooed across our forehead .... that is apart from a few under-age delinquent WUMs begging for attention and a packet of pork scratchings in the beer garden as they are not allowed entry. I’ve said it before, clubs with a bigger fan base like Villa and Newcastle would kill to be in our position. Ask them about the true meaning of dissatisfaction over a long term. I believe it’s time for Seedhouse to buy a round, that should cheer him up. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 14

1:15pm Fri 4 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

long memory wrote:
saint usa wrote:
Have been telling you all for weeks we would be back in stripes cant tell you who showed me me the kit but he was very upbeat about it.Also a big announcement is on its way.
Saint USA,please don't play games,either tell us what you know,or keep it to yourself,thank you.
or ,,, carry on playing games and keep us in suspense... you choose .... LOL !!
[quote][p][bold]long memory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint usa[/bold] wrote: Have been telling you all for weeks we would be back in stripes cant tell you who showed me me the kit but he was very upbeat about it.Also a big announcement is on its way.[/p][/quote]Saint USA,please don't play games,either tell us what you know,or keep it to yourself,thank you.[/p][/quote]or ,,, carry on playing games and keep us in suspense... you choose .... LOL !! steekeemcglue
  • Score: -4

1:20pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Northam Block 40 says...

omg what a shocker!!! Seems like everyone is having a good tug over the new shirt personally id rather have the red shirts and ambition!! This shirt just screams Rupert Lowe at me!!! Thumbs down all you want i really dont give a flying ****!! Seed and Warren have their heads screwed on anyone who thinks this new regime is going places are seriously deluded!! 50 quid for a non brand itchy as hell shirt no thanks!!! Most of the mugs will pay it tho cos we have our stripes back yippee!!! MUGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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omg what a shocker!!! Seems like everyone is having a good tug over the new shirt personally id rather have the red shirts and ambition!! This shirt just screams Rupert Lowe at me!!! Thumbs down all you want i really dont give a flying ****!! Seed and Warren have their heads screwed on anyone who thinks this new regime is going places are seriously deluded!! 50 quid for a non brand itchy as hell shirt no thanks!!! Most of the mugs will pay it tho cos we have our stripes back yippee!!! MUGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! Northam Block 40
  • Score: -14

1:20pm Fri 4 Jul 14

KSO16R says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................




....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
But, Seed, what exactly did NC do to promote Saints in the far east? Do you really think that simply wearing a red shirt instead of a red white one will east Asians fighting to get into St Mary's and support the Saints? The truth is he did nothing, at least not in my part of Asia, where we are largely unknown to most of the population in spite of having a Japanese player.

Do you also think that that we rejected major global brand sponsors for Veho? Perhaps we got Veho because none of these major global brands rated our chances of getting into Europe and becoming famous around the world and therefore useful for advertising them.

By the way, I'm happy with the stripes.
Dunno, I guess the Far East was a longer term project, you'll certainly know more about that market.

The Premier League is watched all over the world, you don't need to qualify for Europe to make the front of a Prem shirt worth a fortune. Many clubs that aren't in the top few do deals with major companies that are based local to them ie Reading and Waitrose, us and Draper Tools years back. I would have thought the obvious one for us is B&Q whose CEO will earn more than Vewho turn over.
Why don't you request a transfer to a 'bigger' club seedy houses
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.[/p][/quote]But, Seed, what exactly did NC do to promote Saints in the far east? Do you really think that simply wearing a red shirt instead of a red white one will east Asians fighting to get into St Mary's and support the Saints? The truth is he did nothing, at least not in my part of Asia, where we are largely unknown to most of the population in spite of having a Japanese player. Do you also think that that we rejected major global brand sponsors for Veho? Perhaps we got Veho because none of these major global brands rated our chances of getting into Europe and becoming famous around the world and therefore useful for advertising them. By the way, I'm happy with the stripes.[/p][/quote]Dunno, I guess the Far East was a longer term project, you'll certainly know more about that market. The Premier League is watched all over the world, you don't need to qualify for Europe to make the front of a Prem shirt worth a fortune. Many clubs that aren't in the top few do deals with major companies that are based local to them ie Reading and Waitrose, us and Draper Tools years back. I would have thought the obvious one for us is B&Q whose CEO will earn more than Vewho turn over.[/p][/quote]Why don't you request a transfer to a 'bigger' club seedy houses KSO16R
  • Score: 8

1:21pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

InsideOutCat wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
He's got enough to say for himself any other time without the need for anyone to rush to his defence
I have no doubt that he doesn't need anyone else to defend him. I was giving my opinion, just like you are.
[quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]He's got enough to say for himself any other time without the need for anyone to rush to his defence[/p][/quote]I have no doubt that he doesn't need anyone else to defend him. I was giving my opinion, just like you are. Rising_Son
  • Score: -1

1:21pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Sainty saint saint says...

Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference).

Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference). Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'? Sainty saint saint
  • Score: 23

1:25pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.
Seed, I regularly disagree with what you post, but have always enjoyed reading your comments.

Clearly you are not happy with the new set up, at SMS.
Just my opinion, but had other posters continuously posted negative comments, about all things Saints FC, 12 months ago, as you are now doing, you would have ripped them a new @rsehole.

In the words of Clattenburg, "You've changed".
I don't think he's getting any.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.[/p][/quote]Seed, I regularly disagree with what you post, but have always enjoyed reading your comments. Clearly you are not happy with the new set up, at SMS. Just my opinion, but had other posters continuously posted negative comments, about all things Saints FC, 12 months ago, as you are now doing, you would have ripped them a new @rsehole. In the words of Clattenburg, "You've changed".[/p][/quote]I don't think he's getting any. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 7

1:26pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Dan Howard says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
randre wrote:
Firstly I love the new kit.

However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)!

However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision.

Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now.

So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner.

From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now.

So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.
Welcome back randre, some good points made there.
I think of this forum as like a local pub with a good cross section of people in to wet their whistles. Some I’d like to buy a beer, some I‘d choose to ignore and I’m sure some would choose to ignore me. What we all have in common is SFC tattooed across our forehead .... that is apart from a few under-age delinquent WUMs begging for attention and a packet of pork scratchings in the beer garden as they are not allowed entry.

I’ve said it before, clubs with a bigger fan base like Villa and Newcastle would kill to be in our position. Ask them about the true meaning of dissatisfaction over a long term.

I believe it’s time for Seedhouse to buy a round, that should cheer him up.
I like the new kit as well.......its like coming home after a few years.

On another topic, picked up the following from the news feed:

“Italian striker Graziano Pelle’s move from Feyenoord to Premier League side Southampton has edged closer to completion as the player skipped the Rotterdam club’s annual charity event at De Kuip. Pelle’s absence from the annual charity event was confirmed on Twitter by Total Dutch Football”

Maybe he just couldn't face pickled herring again......or maybe he on his way here.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: Firstly I love the new kit. However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)! However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision. Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now. So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner. From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now. So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.[/p][/quote]Welcome back randre, some good points made there. I think of this forum as like a local pub with a good cross section of people in to wet their whistles. Some I’d like to buy a beer, some I‘d choose to ignore and I’m sure some would choose to ignore me. What we all have in common is SFC tattooed across our forehead .... that is apart from a few under-age delinquent WUMs begging for attention and a packet of pork scratchings in the beer garden as they are not allowed entry. I’ve said it before, clubs with a bigger fan base like Villa and Newcastle would kill to be in our position. Ask them about the true meaning of dissatisfaction over a long term. I believe it’s time for Seedhouse to buy a round, that should cheer him up.[/p][/quote]I like the new kit as well.......its like coming home after a few years. On another topic, picked up the following from the news feed: “Italian striker Graziano Pelle’s move from Feyenoord to Premier League side Southampton has edged closer to completion as the player skipped the Rotterdam club’s annual charity event at De Kuip. Pelle’s absence from the annual charity event was confirmed on Twitter by Total Dutch Football” Maybe he just couldn't face pickled herring again......or maybe he on his way here. Dan Howard
  • Score: 6

1:26pm Fri 4 Jul 14

legod7 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................


....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
http://www.veho-uk.c
om/main/shop.aspx?ca
tegory=wireless
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.[/p][/quote]http://www.veho-uk.c om/main/shop.aspx?ca tegory=wireless legod7
  • Score: 0

1:30pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

randre wrote:
Firstly I love the new kit. However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)! However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision. Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now. So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner. From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now. So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.
I agree with the sentiment, although I dont think anyone REALLY "blames" KL.

I don’t "blame" Ralf Kruger" or the current set up. But either we have ambition and he isn’t doing a great job at communicating that to players or we don’t have ambition and he is lying to the people buying season tickets and shirts (who would most likely buy season tickets and shirts anyway!). We just don’t get told enough.

For instance Liverpool have been reported as having "productive" talks with Barca about Bela Lugosi

We are told we will not sell players, then, the next day we sell Rickie. Now I don’t think ANY of the individual bits of business are bad, but together (and especially if they continue) they could have serious implications. The thing is, we (and the players to that matter) will take some convincing now.

Roll on the start of the season!
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: Firstly I love the new kit. However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)! However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision. Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now. So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner. From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now. So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.[/p][/quote]I agree with the sentiment, although I dont think anyone REALLY "blames" KL. I don’t "blame" Ralf Kruger" or the current set up. But either we have ambition and he isn’t doing a great job at communicating that to players or we don’t have ambition and he is lying to the people buying season tickets and shirts (who would most likely buy season tickets and shirts anyway!). We just don’t get told enough. For instance Liverpool have been reported as having "productive" talks with Barca about Bela Lugosi We are told we will not sell players, then, the next day we sell Rickie. Now I don’t think ANY of the individual bits of business are bad, but together (and especially if they continue) they could have serious implications. The thing is, we (and the players to that matter) will take some convincing now. Roll on the start of the season! Jesus_02
  • Score: 2

1:32pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference).

Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?
Good question.
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference). Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?[/p][/quote]Good question. Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

1:35pm Fri 4 Jul 14

cotswoldsaint says...

Woolston ollie wrote:
It will look good even with the championship badge on it next season.
Why are people giving this comment the thumbs up? Surely, he's suggesting we'll be relegated??!
[quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: It will look good even with the championship badge on it next season.[/p][/quote]Why are people giving this comment the thumbs up? Surely, he's suggesting we'll be relegated??! cotswoldsaint
  • Score: 1

1:42pm Fri 4 Jul 14

knuckle dragger says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
knuckle dragger wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
How is having a £100 million transfer kitty a lack of ambition?
Depends what they do with it.
Judging by the reports we are hearing it's being used to sign new players.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]knuckle dragger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]How is having a £100 million transfer kitty a lack of ambition?[/p][/quote]Depends what they do with it.[/p][/quote]Judging by the reports we are hearing it's being used to sign new players. knuckle dragger
  • Score: 2

1:42pm Fri 4 Jul 14

jezza says...

According to the poll, the majority of fans have welcomed back the stripes.

If the Board have listened to those fans' opinions and returned to the stripes on that basis then that is very democratic, which must surely be a good thing?

Alternatively, if the Board chose to return to stripes purely because they wanted to, then it shows they are in tune with the majority of the fans, which must surely be a good thing?

So, a win/win situation, but despite this, it seems that some people on here want to find a negative just so that they can criticise our club. That may be fair enough, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but becoming totally pessimistic about everything just because things are becoming a little bit difficult with a small minority of players does seem to be taking things a bit too far.

As General George Patton famously said “It’s not how far you fall that counts. It’s how high you bounce!” We are currently bouncing back from losing a few key personnel - let's see how high we can get.

COYR STID
According to the poll, the majority of fans have welcomed back the stripes. If the Board have listened to those fans' opinions and returned to the stripes on that basis then that is very democratic, which must surely be a good thing? Alternatively, if the Board chose to return to stripes purely because they wanted to, then it shows they are in tune with the majority of the fans, which must surely be a good thing? So, a win/win situation, but despite this, it seems that some people on here want to find a negative just so that they can criticise our club. That may be fair enough, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but becoming totally pessimistic about everything just because things are becoming a little bit difficult with a small minority of players does seem to be taking things a bit too far. As General George Patton famously said “It’s not how far you fall that counts. It’s how high you bounce!” We are currently bouncing back from losing a few key personnel - let's see how high we can get. COYR STID jezza
  • Score: 9

1:48pm Fri 4 Jul 14

el caballo santos101 says...

search for truth wrote:
Latest news on Lovren from Liverpool Echo.

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Liverpool FC offer £20m for Lovren but Saints refuse to do business

• Jul 03, 2014 22:09
• By James Pearce

Croatia international is Brendan Rodgers' No 1 defensive target

Liverpool FC have offered Southampton £20million for Dejan Lovren – but are being frustrated in their attempts to wrap up a deal for the centre-back.
The Croatia international is Brendan Rodgers’ No 1 defensive target and he is desperate to join former Saints clubmates Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana at Anfield.
Lovren, who has handed in a transfer request, believes he had a gentleman’s agreement with the South Coast outfit that he could leave this summer if a club paid £20million for his services.
However, despite Liverpool matching that amount, Southampton are refusing to do business and are holding out for a higher fee.
Lovren has been left fuming by what he sees as Saints reneging on a promise and is ready to go on strike in order to force through his dream move.
The 24-year-old is currently on holiday following Croatia’s elimination from the World Cup in Brazil.
He is due back for pre-season training on July 21 but is prepared to stay away in protest – despite being warned by Southampton that he faces being heavily fined.
Lovren wants to play Champions League football for Liverpool next season and Rodgers is a big admirer of his talents.
The Reds boss believes his leadership qualities would help to shore up a backline which leaked 50 Premier League goals last term.
Lovren is just 13 months into the four-year deal he signed when he joined Southampton for £8.5million from Lyon last June.
He enjoyed an outstanding campaign for Saints and scored the winner when he faced the Reds at Anfield.
If Liverpool land Lovren it would heavily increase the chances of vice-captain Daniel Agger being sold this summer.
The Danish centre-back will report to Melwood for the start of pre-season training next Monday but his future is uncertain.
Agger found his opportunities limited last term – making just 18 starts and being relegated to bench duty at times as Rodgers favoured the defensive combination of Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho.
The 29-year-old doesn’t want to be regarded as a squad player and is understood to be open to the idea of moving on if Liverpool receive a satisfactory offer. Agger would command a fee of around £12million.
The Reds have so far spent around £37million on deals for Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Emre Can but that spree is set to continue.
Rodgers is waiting on Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez, who could be a makeweight in the ongoing negotiations over a deal for Luis Suarez. The Chile international is currently considering his options.
The manager is also hoping to wrap up a £25million swoop for Benfica winger Lazar Markovic and a £6million deal for young Belgian striker Divock Origi, who would be loaned back to Lille for next season.
As well as Lovren, Rodgers still wants to reinforce his defensive options with a top class left-back.
Sevilla have claimed that Alberto Moreno is staying put after Liverpool refused to meet their £20million valuation.
However, the Reds haven’t given up on their pursuit of the Spain international and could yet restart negotiations over the coming weeks in the hope an agreement can be reached.
Search for a brain,
If we wanted to read the scouse rag we would! Your constant copying and pasting of articles we have no interest in are not only boring but you may also find that you might be in breach of copyright!
So do us all a favour and don't bother, if you want to read about a club you don't support thats fine but we don't!

If you are a diverpooh fan, and lets be honest here your not%2
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: Latest news on Lovren from Liverpool Echo. ------ Liverpool FC offer £20m for Lovren but Saints refuse to do business • Jul 03, 2014 22:09 • By James Pearce Croatia international is Brendan Rodgers' No 1 defensive target Liverpool FC have offered Southampton £20million for Dejan Lovren – but are being frustrated in their attempts to wrap up a deal for the centre-back. The Croatia international is Brendan Rodgers’ No 1 defensive target and he is desperate to join former Saints clubmates Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana at Anfield. Lovren, who has handed in a transfer request, believes he had a gentleman’s agreement with the South Coast outfit that he could leave this summer if a club paid £20million for his services. However, despite Liverpool matching that amount, Southampton are refusing to do business and are holding out for a higher fee. Lovren has been left fuming by what he sees as Saints reneging on a promise and is ready to go on strike in order to force through his dream move. The 24-year-old is currently on holiday following Croatia’s elimination from the World Cup in Brazil. He is due back for pre-season training on July 21 but is prepared to stay away in protest – despite being warned by Southampton that he faces being heavily fined. Lovren wants to play Champions League football for Liverpool next season and Rodgers is a big admirer of his talents. The Reds boss believes his leadership qualities would help to shore up a backline which leaked 50 Premier League goals last term. Lovren is just 13 months into the four-year deal he signed when he joined Southampton for £8.5million from Lyon last June. He enjoyed an outstanding campaign for Saints and scored the winner when he faced the Reds at Anfield. If Liverpool land Lovren it would heavily increase the chances of vice-captain Daniel Agger being sold this summer. The Danish centre-back will report to Melwood for the start of pre-season training next Monday but his future is uncertain. Agger found his opportunities limited last term – making just 18 starts and being relegated to bench duty at times as Rodgers favoured the defensive combination of Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho. The 29-year-old doesn’t want to be regarded as a squad player and is understood to be open to the idea of moving on if Liverpool receive a satisfactory offer. Agger would command a fee of around £12million. The Reds have so far spent around £37million on deals for Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Emre Can but that spree is set to continue. Rodgers is waiting on Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez, who could be a makeweight in the ongoing negotiations over a deal for Luis Suarez. The Chile international is currently considering his options. The manager is also hoping to wrap up a £25million swoop for Benfica winger Lazar Markovic and a £6million deal for young Belgian striker Divock Origi, who would be loaned back to Lille for next season. As well as Lovren, Rodgers still wants to reinforce his defensive options with a top class left-back. Sevilla have claimed that Alberto Moreno is staying put after Liverpool refused to meet their £20million valuation. However, the Reds haven’t given up on their pursuit of the Spain international and could yet restart negotiations over the coming weeks in the hope an agreement can be reached.[/p][/quote]Search for a brain, If we wanted to read the scouse rag we would! Your constant copying and pasting of articles we have no interest in are not only boring but you may also find that you might be in breach of copyright! So do us all a favour and don't bother, if you want to read about a club you don't support thats fine but we don't! If you are a diverpooh fan, and lets be honest here your not%2 el caballo santos101
  • Score: 7

1:50pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

WTFisgoingon wrote:
Seed. Without using a time machine, what do you want the club to do to make you happy?

Please assume in your answer that you can't change anything that has already happened. Write on one side of the paper only.
Ok fair enough, I have been grumpy because I think we've lost a once in a life time opportunity but we are where we are.

I would like the club to now announce unequivocally that no more players will be sold this summer as that would be too many changes in one go - Osvaldo and a couple of fringes excepted of course.

Obviously starting to bring new ones in will give us all a lift.

A clear and unambiguous statement of what their new vision is with time scales and a bit of detail.

I think the latter is the most important to me. Not as a stick to beat them with if they don't achieve it, afterall we will never know if Cortese would have succeeded in his stated aims, but we did know what we were trying to achieve.
[quote][p][bold]WTFisgoingon[/bold] wrote: Seed. Without using a time machine, what do you want the club to do to make you happy? Please assume in your answer that you can't change anything that has already happened. Write on one side of the paper only.[/p][/quote]Ok fair enough, I have been grumpy because I think we've lost a once in a life time opportunity but we are where we are. I would like the club to now announce unequivocally that no more players will be sold this summer as that would be too many changes in one go - Osvaldo and a couple of fringes excepted of course. Obviously starting to bring new ones in will give us all a lift. A clear and unambiguous statement of what their new vision is with time scales and a bit of detail. I think the latter is the most important to me. Not as a stick to beat them with if they don't achieve it, afterall we will never know if Cortese would have succeeded in his stated aims, but we did know what we were trying to achieve. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 10

1:52pm Fri 4 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

cotswoldsaint wrote:
Woolston ollie wrote: It will look good even with the championship badge on it next season.
Why are people giving this comment the thumbs up? Surely, he's suggesting we'll be relegated??!
We AIM for a TOP HALF - TOP GROUP FINISH IN THE PREM

like everton - WE FIGHT FOR A EUROPEAN SPOT

home and away - COYR+WS
[quote][p][bold]cotswoldsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: It will look good even with the championship badge on it next season.[/p][/quote]Why are people giving this comment the thumbs up? Surely, he's suggesting we'll be relegated??![/p][/quote]We AIM for a TOP HALF - TOP GROUP FINISH IN THE PREM like everton - WE FIGHT FOR A EUROPEAN SPOT home and away - COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: -2

1:58pm Fri 4 Jul 14

killared says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
cotswoldsaint wrote:
Woolston ollie wrote: It will look good even with the championship badge on it next season.
Why are people giving this comment the thumbs up? Surely, he's suggesting we'll be relegated??!
We AIM for a TOP HALF - TOP GROUP FINISH IN THE PREM

like everton - WE FIGHT FOR A EUROPEAN SPOT

home and away - COYR+WS
With our current squad no chance I'm afraid . Our squad is too light at the moment and we have not replace our playmaker Lallana.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cotswoldsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: It will look good even with the championship badge on it next season.[/p][/quote]Why are people giving this comment the thumbs up? Surely, he's suggesting we'll be relegated??![/p][/quote]We AIM for a TOP HALF - TOP GROUP FINISH IN THE PREM like everton - WE FIGHT FOR A EUROPEAN SPOT home and away - COYR+WS[/p][/quote]With our current squad no chance I'm afraid . Our squad is too light at the moment and we have not replace our playmaker Lallana. killared
  • Score: -3

2:03pm Fri 4 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

killared wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
cotswoldsaint wrote:
Woolston ollie wrote: It will look good even with the championship badge on it next season.
Why are people giving this comment the thumbs up? Surely, he's suggesting we'll be relegated??!
We AIM for a TOP HALF - TOP GROUP FINISH IN THE PREM like everton - WE FIGHT FOR A EUROPEAN SPOT home and away - COYR+WS
With our current squad no chance I'm afraid . Our squad is too light at the moment and we have not replace our playmaker Lallana.
AGREE - Squad is LIGHT ..... We must BEEF it up and secure the services of a FREE SCORING MIDFIELDER with plenty of assists for OUR TOP STRIKER with TOP STRIKER COVER on the Bench ready to add impact and Options for the Gaffer with the PACY WINGER.

IN GOAL - will be Our Number 1 Keeper OR Our Additional Number 1 Keeper if Artur has a back problem again ... useful in the CUP Competitions too. COYR+WS
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cotswoldsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: It will look good even with the championship badge on it next season.[/p][/quote]Why are people giving this comment the thumbs up? Surely, he's suggesting we'll be relegated??![/p][/quote]We AIM for a TOP HALF - TOP GROUP FINISH IN THE PREM like everton - WE FIGHT FOR A EUROPEAN SPOT home and away - COYR+WS[/p][/quote]With our current squad no chance I'm afraid . Our squad is too light at the moment and we have not replace our playmaker Lallana.[/p][/quote]AGREE - Squad is LIGHT ..... We must BEEF it up and secure the services of a FREE SCORING MIDFIELDER with plenty of assists for OUR TOP STRIKER with TOP STRIKER COVER on the Bench ready to add impact and Options for the Gaffer with the PACY WINGER. IN GOAL - will be Our Number 1 Keeper OR Our Additional Number 1 Keeper if Artur has a back problem again ... useful in the CUP Competitions too. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 0

2:07pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Stnana says...

Anyone else read Jack Corks views on RK and his staff ? Extend that players contract ASAP !!
Anyone else read Jack Corks views on RK and his staff ? Extend that players contract ASAP !! Stnana
  • Score: 10

2:12pm Fri 4 Jul 14

mack chinnon says...

Lets hope the sponsors logo doesn't turn pink after the first wash.
Lets hope the sponsors logo doesn't turn pink after the first wash. mack chinnon
  • Score: 4

2:12pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Winsaint says...

randre wrote:
Firstly I love the new kit.

However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)!

However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision.

Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now.

So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner.

From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now.

So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.
Fantastic post we must always remember where we were and if not managed correctly we could go the other way just as quick! I am also excited by the new team on and off the field and can't wait until the 16th August. I have supported Saints for 30 years and hopefully the next 30 years and for me it is not who is in charge or who plays it is about the badge and the place I grew up in.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: Firstly I love the new kit. However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)! However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision. Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now. So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner. From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now. So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.[/p][/quote]Fantastic post we must always remember where we were and if not managed correctly we could go the other way just as quick! I am also excited by the new team on and off the field and can't wait until the 16th August. I have supported Saints for 30 years and hopefully the next 30 years and for me it is not who is in charge or who plays it is about the badge and the place I grew up in. Winsaint
  • Score: 8

2:18pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Ozmosis says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.
But it's catch 22 - without the big sponsor paying the money you won't get the major players in. And without the major players you won't get the big sponsors. I am surprised that Liebherr didn't do a deal, but maybe the board felt that would be a conflict of interest.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]It's about the amount of money, get a big sponsor paying big bucks and you can then pay your players the going rate and avoid them all leaving for clubs that do.[/p][/quote]But it's catch 22 - without the big sponsor paying the money you won't get the major players in. And without the major players you won't get the big sponsors. I am surprised that Liebherr didn't do a deal, but maybe the board felt that would be a conflict of interest. Ozmosis
  • Score: 3

2:19pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference).

Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?
There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable.

My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel.

Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference). Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?[/p][/quote]There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable. My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel. Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 3

2:30pm Fri 4 Jul 14

US Saint1 says...

Umh great we got the stripes back... But shirts look a little tight fitting... Great for athletic saints players . not sure how the average saints fan will look .. especially the ones who like a lager or 3 first... Shouts of who ate all the pies..and the socks ..darling their a disaster.
Umh great we got the stripes back... But shirts look a little tight fitting... Great for athletic saints players . not sure how the average saints fan will look .. especially the ones who like a lager or 3 first... Shouts of who ate all the pies..and the socks ..darling their a disaster. US Saint1
  • Score: 3

2:32pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Stnana says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference).

Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?
There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable.

My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel.

Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.
And read what Jack Cork says for what appears to be a very different view on MP !
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference). Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?[/p][/quote]There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable. My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel. Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.[/p][/quote]And read what Jack Cork says for what appears to be a very different view on MP ! Stnana
  • Score: 5

2:33pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Chipmonk1 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference).

Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?
There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable.

My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel.

Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.
The last part of your post seed is why so many if us respect your opinions. No one doubts your passion, we all want a strong and viable team.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference). Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?[/p][/quote]There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable. My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel. Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.[/p][/quote]The last part of your post seed is why so many if us respect your opinions. No one doubts your passion, we all want a strong and viable team. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 4

2:46pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Buddy SFC says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.'

RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.'

KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes ....................


....

Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day !
I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.
Hmmmmmm what I heard and from the sponsors I've talked to , NC screwed over the kit sponsorship so the 'Board' had to put together a shorterm option , well for me it's a very Mavis & Ehel have done a great job !!

As for corporate sponsorship one of the few things NC failed at miserably, did you see how many empty box's their were during our most successful EPL season ???
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]I wonder how you would have responded if 'The Board' hadn't bought back your 'Red & White' stripes .................... .... Bless, it's easy to run a Football Club from the Echo 'Blog' every day ![/p][/quote]I don't give a stuff about the stripes. I guess Cortese moved away from them because red is such a popular colour in the mass markets of the Far East and also sponsors logos don't work well on stripes. But since we've given the kit contract to Mavis and Ethel the Far East market won't be a problem as they don't have any distribution capability. I guess Vewho won't mind either as no one has ever heard of them, good job it wasn't Honda or Redbull eh? Still you enjoy going back to no ambition and being with the also rans.[/p][/quote]Hmmmmmm what I heard and from the sponsors I've talked to , NC screwed over the kit sponsorship so the 'Board' had to put together a shorterm option , well for me it's a very Mavis & Ehel have done a great job !! As for corporate sponsorship one of the few things NC failed at miserably, did you see how many empty box's their were during our most successful EPL season ??? Buddy SFC
  • Score: 6

2:58pm Fri 4 Jul 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
search for truth wrote:
Latest news on Lovren from Liverpool Echo.

------

Liverpool FC offer £20m for Lovren but Saints refuse to do business

• Jul 03, 2014 22:09
• By James Pearce

Croatia international is Brendan Rodgers' No 1 defensive target

Liverpool FC have offered Southampton £20million for Dejan Lovren – but are being frustrated in their attempts to wrap up a deal for the centre-back.
The Croatia international is Brendan Rodgers’ No 1 defensive target and he is desperate to join former Saints clubmates Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana at Anfield.
Lovren, who has handed in a transfer request, believes he had a gentleman’s agreement with the South Coast outfit that he could leave this summer if a club paid £20million for his services.
However, despite Liverpool matching that amount, Southampton are refusing to do business and are holding out for a higher fee.
Lovren has been left fuming by what he sees as Saints reneging on a promise and is ready to go on strike in order to force through his dream move.
The 24-year-old is currently on holiday following Croatia’s elimination from the World Cup in Brazil.
He is due back for pre-season training on July 21 but is prepared to stay away in protest – despite being warned by Southampton that he faces being heavily fined.
Lovren wants to play Champions League football for Liverpool next season and Rodgers is a big admirer of his talents.
The Reds boss believes his leadership qualities would help to shore up a backline which leaked 50 Premier League goals last term.
Lovren is just 13 months into the four-year deal he signed when he joined Southampton for £8.5million from Lyon last June.
He enjoyed an outstanding campaign for Saints and scored the winner when he faced the Reds at Anfield.
If Liverpool land Lovren it would heavily increase the chances of vice-captain Daniel Agger being sold this summer.
The Danish centre-back will report to Melwood for the start of pre-season training next Monday but his future is uncertain.
Agger found his opportunities limited last term – making just 18 starts and being relegated to bench duty at times as Rodgers favoured the defensive combination of Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho.
The 29-year-old doesn’t want to be regarded as a squad player and is understood to be open to the idea of moving on if Liverpool receive a satisfactory offer. Agger would command a fee of around £12million.
The Reds have so far spent around £37million on deals for Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Emre Can but that spree is set to continue.
Rodgers is waiting on Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez, who could be a makeweight in the ongoing negotiations over a deal for Luis Suarez. The Chile international is currently considering his options.
The manager is also hoping to wrap up a £25million swoop for Benfica winger Lazar Markovic and a £6million deal for young Belgian striker Divock Origi, who would be loaned back to Lille for next season.
As well as Lovren, Rodgers still wants to reinforce his defensive options with a top class left-back.
Sevilla have claimed that Alberto Moreno is staying put after Liverpool refused to meet their £20million valuation.
However, the Reds haven’t given up on their pursuit of the Spain international and could yet restart negotiations over the coming weeks in the hope an agreement can be reached.
Search for a brain,
If we wanted to read the scouse rag we would! Your constant copying and pasting of articles we have no interest in are not only boring but you may also find that you might be in breach of copyright!
So do us all a favour and don't bother, if you want to read about a club you don't support thats fine but we don't!

If you are a diverpooh fan, and lets be honest here your not%2
wow it didn't post the end of that. that will teach me to use ASDA`s free wifi to post!
so;
if you are a diverpooh fan, and lets be honest here your not, why don't you go and read some interesting articles on how diverpooh blew the title at the end of the season, you will also find some very informative articles on how your one real world class player cant stop biting other players and is desperate to leave for a `big` club! theres lots of them out there so go knock yourself out! in fact just knock yourself out!
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: Latest news on Lovren from Liverpool Echo. ------ Liverpool FC offer £20m for Lovren but Saints refuse to do business • Jul 03, 2014 22:09 • By James Pearce Croatia international is Brendan Rodgers' No 1 defensive target Liverpool FC have offered Southampton £20million for Dejan Lovren – but are being frustrated in their attempts to wrap up a deal for the centre-back. The Croatia international is Brendan Rodgers’ No 1 defensive target and he is desperate to join former Saints clubmates Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana at Anfield. Lovren, who has handed in a transfer request, believes he had a gentleman’s agreement with the South Coast outfit that he could leave this summer if a club paid £20million for his services. However, despite Liverpool matching that amount, Southampton are refusing to do business and are holding out for a higher fee. Lovren has been left fuming by what he sees as Saints reneging on a promise and is ready to go on strike in order to force through his dream move. The 24-year-old is currently on holiday following Croatia’s elimination from the World Cup in Brazil. He is due back for pre-season training on July 21 but is prepared to stay away in protest – despite being warned by Southampton that he faces being heavily fined. Lovren wants to play Champions League football for Liverpool next season and Rodgers is a big admirer of his talents. The Reds boss believes his leadership qualities would help to shore up a backline which leaked 50 Premier League goals last term. Lovren is just 13 months into the four-year deal he signed when he joined Southampton for £8.5million from Lyon last June. He enjoyed an outstanding campaign for Saints and scored the winner when he faced the Reds at Anfield. If Liverpool land Lovren it would heavily increase the chances of vice-captain Daniel Agger being sold this summer. The Danish centre-back will report to Melwood for the start of pre-season training next Monday but his future is uncertain. Agger found his opportunities limited last term – making just 18 starts and being relegated to bench duty at times as Rodgers favoured the defensive combination of Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho. The 29-year-old doesn’t want to be regarded as a squad player and is understood to be open to the idea of moving on if Liverpool receive a satisfactory offer. Agger would command a fee of around £12million. The Reds have so far spent around £37million on deals for Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Emre Can but that spree is set to continue. Rodgers is waiting on Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez, who could be a makeweight in the ongoing negotiations over a deal for Luis Suarez. The Chile international is currently considering his options. The manager is also hoping to wrap up a £25million swoop for Benfica winger Lazar Markovic and a £6million deal for young Belgian striker Divock Origi, who would be loaned back to Lille for next season. As well as Lovren, Rodgers still wants to reinforce his defensive options with a top class left-back. Sevilla have claimed that Alberto Moreno is staying put after Liverpool refused to meet their £20million valuation. However, the Reds haven’t given up on their pursuit of the Spain international and could yet restart negotiations over the coming weeks in the hope an agreement can be reached.[/p][/quote]Search for a brain, If we wanted to read the scouse rag we would! Your constant copying and pasting of articles we have no interest in are not only boring but you may also find that you might be in breach of copyright! So do us all a favour and don't bother, if you want to read about a club you don't support thats fine but we don't! If you are a diverpooh fan, and lets be honest here your not%2[/p][/quote]wow it didn't post the end of that. that will teach me to use ASDA`s free wifi to post! so; if you are a diverpooh fan, and lets be honest here your not, why don't you go and read some interesting articles on how diverpooh blew the title at the end of the season, you will also find some very informative articles on how your one real world class player cant stop biting other players and is desperate to leave for a `big` club! theres lots of them out there so go knock yourself out! in fact just knock yourself out! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 3

3:04pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

Stnana wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference).

Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?
There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable.

My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel.

Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.
And read what Jack Cork says for what appears to be a very different view on MP !
And where can I find it?
[quote][p][bold]Stnana[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference). Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?[/p][/quote]There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable. My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel. Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.[/p][/quote]And read what Jack Cork says for what appears to be a very different view on MP ![/p][/quote]And where can I find it? Rising_Son
  • Score: 1

3:09pm Fri 4 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

randre wrote:
Firstly I love the new kit.

However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)!

However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision.

Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now.

So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner.

From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now.

So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.
I think you are missing the bigger picture here…sure if we were a nowhere club in a nowhere position and needed 100's of millions to make it to the elite, i would agree.

If ML and KL had injected millions and millions and made a loss as virtually every other owner does, I would agree.

If KL was not already sat on a 200 + million return against a 13 million initial outlay, I work this out from players sold, to be sold , ground and staple wood plus prem income…I would agree.

Yet For the want of 50 million against the 200+million profit the board would not make the next step, we would have finished higher, player value would have been higher and European football of some description would be here, so would fan demand (JPT remember) in effect we would have put ourselves on the map good and proper, we were already Africa's second most popular team last season!

So I do not agree and fans do not go elsewhere, the fact you consider this an option shows how passionless you are…

..we missed a fantastic once in a century opportunity, so no sir, against premiership history our provincial clubs position was quite unique and will never be repeated.
[quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: Firstly I love the new kit. However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)! However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision. Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now. So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner. From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now. So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.[/p][/quote]I think you are missing the bigger picture here…sure if we were a nowhere club in a nowhere position and needed 100's of millions to make it to the elite, i would agree. If ML and KL had injected millions and millions and made a loss as virtually every other owner does, I would agree. If KL was not already sat on a 200 + million return against a 13 million initial outlay, I work this out from players sold, to be sold , ground and staple wood plus prem income…I would agree. Yet For the want of 50 million against the 200+million profit the board would not make the next step, we would have finished higher, player value would have been higher and European football of some description would be here, so would fan demand (JPT remember) in effect we would have put ourselves on the map good and proper, we were already Africa's second most popular team last season! So I do not agree and fans do not go elsewhere, the fact you consider this an option shows how passionless you are… ..we missed a fantastic once in a century opportunity, so no sir, against premiership history our provincial clubs position was quite unique and will never be repeated. warrens 76
  • Score: 4

3:17pm Fri 4 Jul 14

massimoosti says...

miltonarcher wrote:
At last! Now we can bin the memory of last seasons rubbish kit. Anyone who continues to wear it will look very silly indeed.
To be fair anyone over the age of 15 wearing a replica shirt from an season looks wrong in so many ways
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: At last! Now we can bin the memory of last seasons rubbish kit. Anyone who continues to wear it will look very silly indeed.[/p][/quote]To be fair anyone over the age of 15 wearing a replica shirt from an season looks wrong in so many ways massimoosti
  • Score: 0

3:25pm Fri 4 Jul 14

massimoosti says...

It really doesn't matter what the kit is like its the performance of the players that matters.

No player is not going to sign for the club nor give his all based on the shirt design, kids will wear it regardless so that concludes it only really matters to a load of old men who wear them with jeans which in itself speaks volumes and doesn't qualify them to be dishing any opinion on style or design.
It really doesn't matter what the kit is like its the performance of the players that matters. No player is not going to sign for the club nor give his all based on the shirt design, kids will wear it regardless so that concludes it only really matters to a load of old men who wear them with jeans which in itself speaks volumes and doesn't qualify them to be dishing any opinion on style or design. massimoosti
  • Score: 4

3:27pm Fri 4 Jul 14

jls217 says...

Stnana wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference).

Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?
There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable.

My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel.

Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.
And read what Jack Cork says for what appears to be a very different view on MP !
Interested to read what Corky has to say about Pinchatinny - where can it be found please.
[quote][p][bold]Stnana[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference). Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?[/p][/quote]There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable. My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel. Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.[/p][/quote]And read what Jack Cork says for what appears to be a very different view on MP ![/p][/quote]Interested to read what Corky has to say about Pinchatinny - where can it be found please. jls217
  • Score: 3

3:34pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Sainty saint saint says...

Northam Block 40 wrote:
omg what a shocker!!! Seems like everyone is having a good tug over the new shirt personally id rather have the red shirts and ambition!! This shirt just screams Rupert Lowe at me!!! Thumbs down all you want i really dont give a flying ****!! Seed and Warren have their heads screwed on anyone who thinks this new regime is going places are seriously deluded!! 50 quid for a non brand itchy as hell shirt no thanks!!! Most of the mugs will pay it tho cos we have our stripes back yippee!!! MUGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!
Can you tell me what the fit's like please? You've obviously been in the lucky position to have got your hands on one already (otherwise how could you say it's "itchy as hell") so I look forward to your review...
[quote][p][bold]Northam Block 40[/bold] wrote: omg what a shocker!!! Seems like everyone is having a good tug over the new shirt personally id rather have the red shirts and ambition!! This shirt just screams Rupert Lowe at me!!! Thumbs down all you want i really dont give a flying ****!! Seed and Warren have their heads screwed on anyone who thinks this new regime is going places are seriously deluded!! 50 quid for a non brand itchy as hell shirt no thanks!!! Most of the mugs will pay it tho cos we have our stripes back yippee!!! MUGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ![/p][/quote]Can you tell me what the fit's like please? You've obviously been in the lucky position to have got your hands on one already (otherwise how could you say it's "itchy as hell") so I look forward to your review... Sainty saint saint
  • Score: 2

3:35pm Fri 4 Jul 14

jls217 says...

Several have asked for this so here it is.

http://www.saintsfc.
co.uk/news/article/0
4072014-jack-cork-st
even-davis-kelvin-da
vis-praise-koeman-17
16637.aspx#46DH9eFJR
cop7vt8.99
Several have asked for this so here it is. http://www.saintsfc. co.uk/news/article/0 4072014-jack-cork-st even-davis-kelvin-da vis-praise-koeman-17 16637.aspx#46DH9eFJR cop7vt8.99 jls217
  • Score: 1

3:56pm Fri 4 Jul 14

randre says...

warrens 76 wrote:
randre wrote:
Firstly I love the new kit.

However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)!

However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision.

Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now.

So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner.

From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now.

So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.
I think you are missing the bigger picture here…sure if we were a nowhere club in a nowhere position and needed 100's of millions to make it to the elite, i would agree.

If ML and KL had injected millions and millions and made a loss as virtually every other owner does, I would agree.

If KL was not already sat on a 200 + million return against a 13 million initial outlay, I work this out from players sold, to be sold , ground and staple wood plus prem income…I would agree.

Yet For the want of 50 million against the 200+million profit the board would not make the next step, we would have finished higher, player value would have been higher and European football of some description would be here, so would fan demand (JPT remember) in effect we would have put ourselves on the map good and proper, we were already Africa's second most popular team last season!

So I do not agree and fans do not go elsewhere, the fact you consider this an option shows how passionless you are…

..we missed a fantastic once in a century opportunity, so no sir, against premiership history our provincial clubs position was quite unique and will never be repeated.
First of all, DO NOT call me passionless.. You know nothing about me.

OK, I have seen the bigger picture, at what point did I say I was not at all disappointed that recent events have happened?

I am, I do see where we could have gone, my point is NONE of us know the real truth of what has happened behind the scenes.

I am sorry, but if players decide they want to go and they have had their heads turned then there is little that can be done. Regardless of what people say about the Suarez situation last year.

We have been dealt a bad hand, the first in some time. It is incredibly frustrating that the players didn't stay to see if we could achieve something amazing, the fact is they didn't.

As a supporter for more than 30 years I care deeply about the club.

Your statement about pushing on to Europe is correct and with players standing with us we could have realistically done that, we possibly still can, neither you or I know how things will look come August.

But also I remember Leeds and many other clubs believing that Europe would be the making of them... It is not always so.

I dearly hope we can push on. My point is the manager from last season and some key players have left. They have left for their own reasons.

Ultimately I support the club, not individual players.

You are right that we were (still could be) in an ideal position to really push on. However you must remember the reason we are in that good position in the first place is down to our owner.

I am sure many clubs would love to swap places with us now.

I support the club, not players who want away at a whim.

For you to call me passionless, fine, but you are so wrong. I just don't believe in throwing my toys out of the pram for somethings that maybe just out of our control.

Until the coming weeks unfold we will not know how things will shape up.

But with a high profile manager in place, I dare to dream that our board are still ambitious and want to succeed. The same as what every real supporter wants.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: Firstly I love the new kit. However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)! However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision. Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now. So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner. From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now. So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.[/p][/quote]I think you are missing the bigger picture here…sure if we were a nowhere club in a nowhere position and needed 100's of millions to make it to the elite, i would agree. If ML and KL had injected millions and millions and made a loss as virtually every other owner does, I would agree. If KL was not already sat on a 200 + million return against a 13 million initial outlay, I work this out from players sold, to be sold , ground and staple wood plus prem income…I would agree. Yet For the want of 50 million against the 200+million profit the board would not make the next step, we would have finished higher, player value would have been higher and European football of some description would be here, so would fan demand (JPT remember) in effect we would have put ourselves on the map good and proper, we were already Africa's second most popular team last season! So I do not agree and fans do not go elsewhere, the fact you consider this an option shows how passionless you are… ..we missed a fantastic once in a century opportunity, so no sir, against premiership history our provincial clubs position was quite unique and will never be repeated.[/p][/quote]First of all, DO NOT call me passionless.. You know nothing about me. OK, I have seen the bigger picture, at what point did I say I was not at all disappointed that recent events have happened? I am, I do see where we could have gone, my point is NONE of us know the real truth of what has happened behind the scenes. I am sorry, but if players decide they want to go and they have had their heads turned then there is little that can be done. Regardless of what people say about the Suarez situation last year. We have been dealt a bad hand, the first in some time. It is incredibly frustrating that the players didn't stay to see if we could achieve something amazing, the fact is they didn't. As a supporter for more than 30 years I care deeply about the club. Your statement about pushing on to Europe is correct and with players standing with us we could have realistically done that, we possibly still can, neither you or I know how things will look come August. But also I remember Leeds and many other clubs believing that Europe would be the making of them... It is not always so. I dearly hope we can push on. My point is the manager from last season and some key players have left. They have left for their own reasons. Ultimately I support the club, not individual players. You are right that we were (still could be) in an ideal position to really push on. However you must remember the reason we are in that good position in the first place is down to our owner. I am sure many clubs would love to swap places with us now. I support the club, not players who want away at a whim. For you to call me passionless, fine, but you are so wrong. I just don't believe in throwing my toys out of the pram for somethings that maybe just out of our control. Until the coming weeks unfold we will not know how things will shape up. But with a high profile manager in place, I dare to dream that our board are still ambitious and want to succeed. The same as what every real supporter wants. randre
  • Score: 9

3:59pm Fri 4 Jul 14

chapellady says...

I think the kit looks fab on the players with their 6 packs. No matter what company makes the shirts they never look good on men with their 5 bellies or women squeezed into size 12 when they are really a 16. But at least we have our identity back and hopefully whatever shape the fans are they will wear the shirts with pride as they support the Saints!
I think the kit looks fab on the players with their 6 packs. No matter what company makes the shirts they never look good on men with their 5 bellies or women squeezed into size 12 when they are really a 16. But at least we have our identity back and hopefully whatever shape the fans are they will wear the shirts with pride as they support the Saints! chapellady
  • Score: 4

4:02pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

george chivers wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
Yeah,imagine if they were all running around with a picture of Ray Winstone's head on the front.
Something has wrong here, you've got a positive score.
You gotta lotta nerve. ;0)
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]Yeah,imagine if they were all running around with a picture of Ray Winstone's head on the front.[/p][/quote]Something has wrong here, you've got a positive score.[/p][/quote]You gotta lotta nerve. ;0) Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

4:08pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

george chivers wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.
Yeah,imagine if they were all running around with a picture of Ray Winstone's head on the front.
Something has wrong here, you've got a positive score.
Sorry my mistake! Mistook you for Seed.
I bet you're just standing there grinning George.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Agreed - I'd be gutted if we had a gambling website or a loan company as a sponsor. Veho may not be the biggest brand in the world but they're a Hampshire company and don't actively go around doing harm, so I'm pretty happy with them.[/p][/quote]Yeah,imagine if they were all running around with a picture of Ray Winstone's head on the front.[/p][/quote]Something has wrong here, you've got a positive score.[/p][/quote]Sorry my mistake! Mistook you for Seed.[/p][/quote]I bet you're just standing there grinning George. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

4:13pm Fri 4 Jul 14

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH says...

Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap. SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH
  • Score: -18

4:14pm Fri 4 Jul 14

The Inbetweener says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
WTFisgoingon wrote:
Seed. Without using a time machine, what do you want the club to do to make you happy?

Please assume in your answer that you can't change anything that has already happened. Write on one side of the paper only.
Ok fair enough, I have been grumpy because I think we've lost a once in a life time opportunity but we are where we are.

I would like the club to now announce unequivocally that no more players will be sold this summer as that would be too many changes in one go - Osvaldo and a couple of fringes excepted of course.

Obviously starting to bring new ones in will give us all a lift.

A clear and unambiguous statement of what their new vision is with time scales and a bit of detail.

I think the latter is the most important to me. Not as a stick to beat them with if they don't achieve it, afterall we will never know if Cortese would have succeeded in his stated aims, but we did know what we were trying to achieve.
That's more like it Seed. We are all disappointed about what has happened and in hindsight MoPo should have walked out when Cortese left in January instead of stringing everyone along. Didn't put the strongest side out the in FA Cup at Sunderland as it would have been harder to shaft us if the Club had won a trophy.
I don't think any of the fans would have expected Shaw and Lallana to behave the way they have and I am particularly disappointed in Adam's behaviour bearing in mind he was our Captain. The fans have never given less than 100% in the support of our team and when reality bites they didn't give a fig and that is like a dagger to the heart. Shame Lallana didn't use SRL as his PR and maybe he could have walked away from our Club with his head held high and with our best wishes like Rickie - nobody begrudes him his move to his boyhood and Club. Unlike Lallana's advert in the Echo, his letter to the Saints fans was a genuine and written with true emotion and from the heart and we will always love him.
Moving onto Lovren, again another player although very good who has
had one good season in the Premiership and all of a sudden Saints aren't good enough and the standard 'I want Champions League football' is spouted. I'm sure I'm not mistaken, but didn't he issue a statement at the end of the season saying how happy he was at Southampton?
If he doesn't show for pre-season, fine him and make him rot in the reserves.

Seed, exactly how can you blame the Club for the disgraceful behaviour of players. They didn't even have the decency to speak with RoKo and personally I don't think Brenda Rogers is in his league.

Let's wait and see the new signings we bring him and get behind our new look team - you never know it could be better.

I'm glad the Red n White stripes are back and it is time to move on together with our undyeing love for our team.

Nice to see Reandre posting again. What has happened to Baddesley Bill and his brother?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WTFisgoingon[/bold] wrote: Seed. Without using a time machine, what do you want the club to do to make you happy? Please assume in your answer that you can't change anything that has already happened. Write on one side of the paper only.[/p][/quote]Ok fair enough, I have been grumpy because I think we've lost a once in a life time opportunity but we are where we are. I would like the club to now announce unequivocally that no more players will be sold this summer as that would be too many changes in one go - Osvaldo and a couple of fringes excepted of course. Obviously starting to bring new ones in will give us all a lift. A clear and unambiguous statement of what their new vision is with time scales and a bit of detail. I think the latter is the most important to me. Not as a stick to beat them with if they don't achieve it, afterall we will never know if Cortese would have succeeded in his stated aims, but we did know what we were trying to achieve.[/p][/quote]That's more like it Seed. We are all disappointed about what has happened and in hindsight MoPo should have walked out when Cortese left in January instead of stringing everyone along. Didn't put the strongest side out the in FA Cup at Sunderland as it would have been harder to shaft us if the Club had won a trophy. I don't think any of the fans would have expected Shaw and Lallana to behave the way they have and I am particularly disappointed in Adam's behaviour bearing in mind he was our Captain. The fans have never given less than 100% in the support of our team and when reality bites they didn't give a fig and that is like a dagger to the heart. Shame Lallana didn't use SRL as his PR and maybe he could have walked away from our Club with his head held high and with our best wishes like Rickie - nobody begrudes him his move to his boyhood and Club. Unlike Lallana's advert in the Echo, his letter to the Saints fans was a genuine and written with true emotion and from the heart and we will always love him. Moving onto Lovren, again another player although very good who has had one good season in the Premiership and all of a sudden Saints aren't good enough and the standard 'I want Champions League football' is spouted. I'm sure I'm not mistaken, but didn't he issue a statement at the end of the season saying how happy he was at Southampton? If he doesn't show for pre-season, fine him and make him rot in the reserves. Seed, exactly how can you blame the Club for the disgraceful behaviour of players. They didn't even have the decency to speak with RoKo and personally I don't think Brenda Rogers is in his league. Let's wait and see the new signings we bring him and get behind our new look team - you never know it could be better. I'm glad the Red n White stripes are back and it is time to move on together with our undyeing love for our team. Nice to see Reandre posting again. What has happened to Baddesley Bill and his brother? The Inbetweener
  • Score: 2

4:21pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference).

Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?
There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable.

My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel.

Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.
Well said Seedhouse.Stick your head above the parapet,and you're bound to get it shot off,but a hundred thumbs downs still doesn't make you wrong.Better to come on here and say what you believe,than say nothing,and just click the thumbs up/down button,anyone can do that,and it means nothing.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference). Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?[/p][/quote]There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable. My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel. Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.[/p][/quote]Well said Seedhouse.Stick your head above the parapet,and you're bound to get it shot off,but a hundred thumbs downs still doesn't make you wrong.Better to come on here and say what you believe,than say nothing,and just click the thumbs up/down button,anyone can do that,and it means nothing. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

4:26pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Harold K Steptoe says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
Nice shirt will be proud to wear that!

Seed will nothing the club do please you?
You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in?
Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small.
Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right!
Last year Cortese went to see aap3 at the last minute to ask them to run as sponsor for another year. His deal fell through with Redbull because they were insisting on changing the name of the club and he felt that was a step too far. CEO of aap3 told me this himself.

I will look further into Vewho and get back to you, I'm not basing my comments on tax returns but all of their filings with Companies House. Having offices in those countries can be as simple as sharing an agent with other companies and using that for marketing purposes. I do have offices in Peterborough, Telford, Oxford, Newcastle and a lock up in Brighton if that helps? :)
Sorry, I nodded off there....
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: Nice shirt will be proud to wear that! Seed will nothing the club do please you? You keep claiming the no ones heard of veho, well as a bit of a gadget freak I had heard of them before, although I cant remember where. Think it might have been either on the gadget show or at the gadget show live. You say your company is as big if not bigger, so do you have offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai? Do you run a R&D/Logistics office in Hong Kong? I don't think they could have all those bases if they were as small as you suggest! Oh and as for the financial side, could it be possible that they put the main company finances through a different country, or pay the relevant taxes in each of the countries they work in? Starbucks and Amazon earn fortunes in this country yet if you just looked at their tax returns you would think they were relatively small. Do you think that Rk allowed them to put their name on the shirt for £2.50? We will know how much they paid when the financial report is issued for this year. I'm actually quite happy that we have a local firm, with bosses who are fans of the club, able to put their brand on the shirt! I really don't think that red bull etc would sponsor us and I would much rather have veho than wonga etc, as long as the price is right![/p][/quote]Last year Cortese went to see aap3 at the last minute to ask them to run as sponsor for another year. His deal fell through with Redbull because they were insisting on changing the name of the club and he felt that was a step too far. CEO of aap3 told me this himself. I will look further into Vewho and get back to you, I'm not basing my comments on tax returns but all of their filings with Companies House. Having offices in those countries can be as simple as sharing an agent with other companies and using that for marketing purposes. I do have offices in Peterborough, Telford, Oxford, Newcastle and a lock up in Brighton if that helps? :)[/p][/quote]Sorry, I nodded off there.... Harold K Steptoe
  • Score: -1

4:30pm Fri 4 Jul 14

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH says...

Veho? That will be what the opposition fans will be asking. Right after they finish squinting at the top, trying to make out who it's manufactured by. The cherry on the cake this summer would be us signing Andy Carroll.
Veho? That will be what the opposition fans will be asking. Right after they finish squinting at the top, trying to make out who it's manufactured by. The cherry on the cake this summer would be us signing Andy Carroll. SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH
  • Score: -5

4:33pm Fri 4 Jul 14

right back in the bar says...

I'm effing delighted with this and have never understood the need to screw around with the colours other than the merchandising. I don't see many clubs in Europe changing their strips especially those for whom a strong identity is all - like Bilbao in the Basque country; it would anathema to for them to play at home in anything other than the red and white stripes. Well we are the team from the south and we play in red and white stripes. That's the way it should always be; screw the merchandising.
I'm effing delighted with this and have never understood the need to screw around with the colours other than the merchandising. I don't see many clubs in Europe changing their strips especially those for whom a strong identity is all - like Bilbao in the Basque country; it would anathema to for them to play at home in anything other than the red and white stripes. Well we are the team from the south and we play in red and white stripes. That's the way it should always be; screw the merchandising. right back in the bar
  • Score: 4

4:38pm Fri 4 Jul 14

StPerryGroves says...

Why didn't anyone tell Lallana, Shaw and Lambert that stripes were coming back!?.
Why didn't anyone tell Lallana, Shaw and Lambert that stripes were coming back!?. StPerryGroves
  • Score: 1

4:45pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Betty s Hot Pot them Scousers they will nick it all !
Betty s Hot Pot them Scousers they will nick it all ! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 0

4:47pm Fri 4 Jul 14

St Van Roetford says...

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Veho? That will be what the opposition fans will be asking. Right after they finish squinting at the top, trying to make out who it's manufactured by. The cherry on the cake this summer would be us signing Andy Carroll.
*blinks*
[quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Veho? That will be what the opposition fans will be asking. Right after they finish squinting at the top, trying to make out who it's manufactured by. The cherry on the cake this summer would be us signing Andy Carroll.[/p][/quote]*blinks* St Van Roetford
  • Score: 0

4:49pm Fri 4 Jul 14

St Van Roetford says...

Oh, and since no one's asked I'll tell you anyway: bean salad with chili haloumi. It was the absolute tits.
Oh, and since no one's asked I'll tell you anyway: bean salad with chili haloumi. It was the absolute tits. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 0

4:51pm Fri 4 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

DOUBLE BID : SIGN CAULKER + CARDIFF KEEPER THIS WEEK
RED AND WHITE ARMY - WE HATE POMPEY.
DOUBLE BID : SIGN CAULKER + CARDIFF KEEPER THIS WEEK RED AND WHITE ARMY - WE HATE POMPEY. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 2

5:04pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Muttdogg says...

Just put in a pre-order for one of the new shirts with Lovren printed on the back...
Just put in a pre-order for one of the new shirts with Lovren printed on the back... Muttdogg
  • Score: 0

5:10pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Oh, and since no one's asked I'll tell you anyway: bean salad with chili haloumi. It was the absolute tits.
Today,I have been mainly eating.. Mars bars.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: Oh, and since no one's asked I'll tell you anyway: bean salad with chili haloumi. It was the absolute tits.[/p][/quote]Today,I have been mainly eating.. Mars bars. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

5:11pm Fri 4 Jul 14

InsideOutCat says...

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
[quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference InsideOutCat
  • Score: -2

5:16pm Fri 4 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

right back in the bar wrote:
I'm effing delighted with this and have never understood the need to screw around with the colours other than the merchandising. I don't see many clubs in Europe changing their strips especially those for whom a strong identity is all - like Bilbao in the Basque country; it would anathema to for them to play at home in anything other than the red and white stripes. Well we are the team from the south and we play in red and white stripes. That's the way it should always be; screw the merchandising.
yep and if you are happy to pay £50 for a shirt where the club is making £40 profit as opposed to shirt from the last 6 seasons where the club was making £25 profit per shirt then what a splendid Saints fan you are... lets hope there are more like it !
[quote][p][bold]right back in the bar[/bold] wrote: I'm effing delighted with this and have never understood the need to screw around with the colours other than the merchandising. I don't see many clubs in Europe changing their strips especially those for whom a strong identity is all - like Bilbao in the Basque country; it would anathema to for them to play at home in anything other than the red and white stripes. Well we are the team from the south and we play in red and white stripes. That's the way it should always be; screw the merchandising.[/p][/quote]yep and if you are happy to pay £50 for a shirt where the club is making £40 profit as opposed to shirt from the last 6 seasons where the club was making £25 profit per shirt then what a splendid Saints fan you are... lets hope there are more like it ! steekeemcglue
  • Score: 0

5:17pm Fri 4 Jul 14

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH says...

InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
[quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids. SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH
  • Score: 5

5:17pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Oh, and since no one's asked I'll tell you anyway: bean salad with chili haloumi. It was the absolute tits.
You are milking that one.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: Oh, and since no one's asked I'll tell you anyway: bean salad with chili haloumi. It was the absolute tits.[/p][/quote]You are milking that one. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

5:19pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
Because we are going in for World domination on the sales of sports kits, Liverpool have already bid for the spoof one.
[quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]Because we are going in for World domination on the sales of sports kits, Liverpool have already bid for the spoof one. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

5:20pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
Just think how proud you will be when they parade them in Leigh Park.
[quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]Just think how proud you will be when they parade them in Leigh Park. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -7

5:25pm Fri 4 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic. steekeemcglue
  • Score: 3

5:30pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Veho? That will be what the opposition fans will be asking. Right after they finish squinting at the top, trying to make out who it's manufactured by. The cherry on the cake this summer would be us signing Andy Carroll.
The point of Veho sponsoring our shirts is the fact not many people know what they do, this will be counteracted by seeing the name every week on MoD e.t.c. As you say the next thing people will want to know is who made these cracking designed shirts, with any luck they will go viral, you never know. Are you serious about the pony? Our reputation for resurrecting players careers is fairly well known, the impossible we do at once, but miracles can take a lot longer.
[quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Veho? That will be what the opposition fans will be asking. Right after they finish squinting at the top, trying to make out who it's manufactured by. The cherry on the cake this summer would be us signing Andy Carroll.[/p][/quote]The point of Veho sponsoring our shirts is the fact not many people know what they do, this will be counteracted by seeing the name every week on MoD e.t.c. As you say the next thing people will want to know is who made these cracking designed shirts, with any luck they will go viral, you never know. Are you serious about the pony? Our reputation for resurrecting players careers is fairly well known, the impossible we do at once, but miracles can take a lot longer. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

5:34pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.
NC was far from perfect but even you have to admit, he did a bit more good for us than bad, pity it was such a sad ending, it has soured things a lot. Best forgotten for now, we have a lot more to worry about than the past events which we cannot change.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.[/p][/quote]NC was far from perfect but even you have to admit, he did a bit more good for us than bad, pity it was such a sad ending, it has soured things a lot. Best forgotten for now, we have a lot more to worry about than the past events which we cannot change. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

5:36pm Fri 4 Jul 14

jls217 says...

Why does it have to have a big name label on it?

The colours are right the stripes are right, the socks could've been better.
All in all it's great.

So there are those on here who would've accepted it if it had adidas, puma etc on it but because it's been handled maybe by some small local company who appreciates the contract and would've probably made sure it was done to the best possible standard in the hope of getting future contracts - you are negative about it.

So adidas get the contract - they hand the shorts to their slave labour factory in Indonesia, the socks are contracted out to Flung in bin engineering in China and the shirts made in a sweat shop in India. It then has the transfers put on it which make it Adidas put into their wrapping in contracted packing company in Thailand and you are happy at the result.

There are some strange people on this planet.
Why does it have to have a big name label on it? The colours are right the stripes are right, the socks could've been better. All in all it's great. So there are those on here who would've accepted it if it had adidas, puma etc on it but because it's been handled maybe by some small local company who appreciates the contract and would've probably made sure it was done to the best possible standard in the hope of getting future contracts - you are negative about it. So adidas get the contract - they hand the shorts to their slave labour factory in Indonesia, the socks are contracted out to Flung in bin engineering in China and the shirts made in a sweat shop in India. It then has the transfers put on it which make it Adidas put into their wrapping in contracted packing company in Thailand and you are happy at the result. There are some strange people on this planet. jls217
  • Score: 5

5:36pm Fri 4 Jul 14

NC Fan4Life says...

warrens 76 wrote:
randre wrote:
Firstly I love the new kit.

However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)!

However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision.

Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now.

So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner.

From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now.

So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.
I think you are missing the bigger picture here…sure if we were a nowhere club in a nowhere position and needed 100's of millions to make it to the elite, i would agree.

If ML and KL had injected millions and millions and made a loss as virtually every other owner does, I would agree.

If KL was not already sat on a 200 + million return against a 13 million initial outlay, I work this out from players sold, to be sold , ground and staple wood plus prem income…I would agree.

Yet For the want of 50 million against the 200+million profit the board would not make the next step, we would have finished higher, player value would have been higher and European football of some description would be here, so would fan demand (JPT remember) in effect we would have put ourselves on the map good and proper, we were already Africa's second most popular team last season!

So I do not agree and fans do not go elsewhere, the fact you consider this an option shows how passionless you are…

..we missed a fantastic once in a century opportunity, so no sir, against premiership history our provincial clubs position was quite unique and will never be repeated.
Whilst I accept your points randre and do thank Marcus and now Katarina for their support, we are lucky to have them I know.

However I do agree with warrens in that we have just missed a big opportunity to make the next step up.

We had built a really good young squad over the last 4 years that only needed three or four top quality players added to it to have made that step up to Champions League qualification. Nicola knew it and signed them all on long contracts on the promise of it.

Lovren and dare I say it Morgan know that they will have to leave to ensure they play at that level. Whilst money is a factor I do believe that it is ambition that is their motive to moving on. Why would they stay at a club selling its best players. When did we last have 3 England players then sell not one but all three, they should have kept 2 especially Adam captain the heart of the side.

randre - the reason so many are critical of the board is that they could have said no to any players leaving, after all they were under contract. Had they done that and signed 3 top quality players it would have shown real ambition that Saints are moving upwards. The want-away's would have seen that the club intends to match their ambitions, unfortunately new board did not convince the players so they all want to leave as they have proved that they are capable of playing CL level.

On the positive side the board have however shown the ambition that they intend to maintain our top have position with the appointment of the Koeman Bros.

So lets now forget about the CL and settle for a safe mid table position and hope the the new players settle quickly so we can avoid a relegation battle. Should we ever get back to last season's position in the foreseeable future then we must not go selling the best players again, but we will have to if we do not match their ambitions.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]randre[/bold] wrote: Firstly I love the new kit. However, I used to regularly post on here back in League 1 and Championship days. I still read most comments with amusement and it is nice to see many of the same posters on here, some of whom make you laugh, some make you nod in agreement and others have you turning green with Anger (like the Hulk)! However I do get rather fed up with some posters who seem to can't wait to post negative things about our club and the board. I agree times are difficult for us at the moment, but we have had 5 years of amazing progression. I loved the ethos of Cortese and what he wanted to shape the club as. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if I was spending sombody else's money I would also have grand plans and a great vision. Some "supporters" need to remember that all along it was ML and KL that funded all of what is going good here. Katharina has continued to put money in over the last 4 years and I find out despicable that some fans are happy to conveniently brush aside that and blame her and the new board for the current problems. We would not be where we are if it was not for the continued financial support that she has given and it is very easy to point fingers. However, what we have to remember is that Cortese was not spending or risking his own money and was paid a very good wage for guiding the Saints to where we are now. So, if the spending needs to be reigned in a little in order to make our club sustainable then so be it. If Pocchettino doubted his own ability to be able to push the club on to a new level without spending a load of money then it says more about his limitations as a manager as opposed to the limitations of our owner. From the moment Markus Liebherr bought the club we have been so lucky with our owner. We have had investment in key areas. We could so easily be in the same position as Leeds or Coventry right now. So maybe in future just think, remember how far we have come. This never would have been possible without the continued investment of Katharina. If some players, managers and some fans not like it, then they are welcome to go else where.[/p][/quote]I think you are missing the bigger picture here…sure if we were a nowhere club in a nowhere position and needed 100's of millions to make it to the elite, i would agree. If ML and KL had injected millions and millions and made a loss as virtually every other owner does, I would agree. If KL was not already sat on a 200 + million return against a 13 million initial outlay, I work this out from players sold, to be sold , ground and staple wood plus prem income…I would agree. Yet For the want of 50 million against the 200+million profit the board would not make the next step, we would have finished higher, player value would have been higher and European football of some description would be here, so would fan demand (JPT remember) in effect we would have put ourselves on the map good and proper, we were already Africa's second most popular team last season! So I do not agree and fans do not go elsewhere, the fact you consider this an option shows how passionless you are… ..we missed a fantastic once in a century opportunity, so no sir, against premiership history our provincial clubs position was quite unique and will never be repeated.[/p][/quote]Whilst I accept your points randre and do thank Marcus and now Katarina for their support, we are lucky to have them I know. However I do agree with warrens in that we have just missed a big opportunity to make the next step up. We had built a really good young squad over the last 4 years that only needed three or four top quality players added to it to have made that step up to Champions League qualification. Nicola knew it and signed them all on long contracts on the promise of it. Lovren and dare I say it Morgan know that they will have to leave to ensure they play at that level. Whilst money is a factor I do believe that it is ambition that is their motive to moving on. Why would they stay at a club selling its best players. When did we last have 3 England players then sell not one but all three, they should have kept 2 especially Adam captain the heart of the side. randre - the reason so many are critical of the board is that they could have said no to any players leaving, after all they were under contract. Had they done that and signed 3 top quality players it would have shown real ambition that Saints are moving upwards. The want-away's would have seen that the club intends to match their ambitions, unfortunately new board did not convince the players so they all want to leave as they have proved that they are capable of playing CL level. On the positive side the board have however shown the ambition that they intend to maintain our top have position with the appointment of the Koeman Bros. So lets now forget about the CL and settle for a safe mid table position and hope the the new players settle quickly so we can avoid a relegation battle. Should we ever get back to last season's position in the foreseeable future then we must not go selling the best players again, but we will have to if we do not match their ambitions. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 0

5:38pm Fri 4 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.
NC was far from perfect but even you have to admit, he did a bit more good for us than bad, pity it was such a sad ending, it has soured things a lot. Best forgotten for now, we have a lot more to worry about than the past events which we cannot change.
oh I was always Neutral on NC.... indeed for every boon there was a huge gaff... but leaving us with this mess is pathetic and shows that he was not the "businessman" people kept saying... The Maths on why a proper kit contract is financially better for the club are very very simple.... any "businessman" could grasp it. But we can't lay every gaff at his feet. Veho are no doubt a splendid company but if we had any sense whatsoever we would have a global brand on the shirts...
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.[/p][/quote]NC was far from perfect but even you have to admit, he did a bit more good for us than bad, pity it was such a sad ending, it has soured things a lot. Best forgotten for now, we have a lot more to worry about than the past events which we cannot change.[/p][/quote]oh I was always Neutral on NC.... indeed for every boon there was a huge gaff... but leaving us with this mess is pathetic and shows that he was not the "businessman" people kept saying... The Maths on why a proper kit contract is financially better for the club are very very simple.... any "businessman" could grasp it. But we can't lay every gaff at his feet. Veho are no doubt a splendid company but if we had any sense whatsoever we would have a global brand on the shirts... steekeemcglue
  • Score: 0

5:41pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Confucious wrote:
I just hope they've gone back to the traditional white stripes on red and not that awful red stripes on white.
It was what I asked for in a previous post, the white stripes starting at the bottom and going up, the red stripes starting at the top and going down, I am now convinced that the board are reading our wishes and slowly starting to respond.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I just hope they've gone back to the traditional white stripes on red and not that awful red stripes on white.[/p][/quote]It was what I asked for in a previous post, the white stripes starting at the bottom and going up, the red stripes starting at the top and going down, I am now convinced that the board are reading our wishes and slowly starting to respond. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

5:44pm Fri 4 Jul 14

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.
My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves. SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH
  • Score: 1

5:46pm Fri 4 Jul 14

localnews says...

Expecting Liverpool to announce they are changing to red and white stripes,they want everything we have
Expecting Liverpool to announce they are changing to red and white stripes,they want everything we have localnews
  • Score: 8

5:46pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.
NC was far from perfect but even you have to admit, he did a bit more good for us than bad, pity it was such a sad ending, it has soured things a lot. Best forgotten for now, we have a lot more to worry about than the past events which we cannot change.
oh I was always Neutral on NC.... indeed for every boon there was a huge gaff... but leaving us with this mess is pathetic and shows that he was not the "businessman" people kept saying... The Maths on why a proper kit contract is financially better for the club are very very simple.... any "businessman" could grasp it. But we can't lay every gaff at his feet. Veho are no doubt a splendid company but if we had any sense whatsoever we would have a global brand on the shirts...
I would like to see a pie chart showing the good, the bad and the downright ugly decisions, there have been plenty of each. At least we survived the multi-meltdowns so far, lots of grief and cheer to come, hang on in there it's the ride of a lifetime, never a dull moment, (unless you stop to read some of my posts!).
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.[/p][/quote]NC was far from perfect but even you have to admit, he did a bit more good for us than bad, pity it was such a sad ending, it has soured things a lot. Best forgotten for now, we have a lot more to worry about than the past events which we cannot change.[/p][/quote]oh I was always Neutral on NC.... indeed for every boon there was a huge gaff... but leaving us with this mess is pathetic and shows that he was not the "businessman" people kept saying... The Maths on why a proper kit contract is financially better for the club are very very simple.... any "businessman" could grasp it. But we can't lay every gaff at his feet. Veho are no doubt a splendid company but if we had any sense whatsoever we would have a global brand on the shirts...[/p][/quote]I would like to see a pie chart showing the good, the bad and the downright ugly decisions, there have been plenty of each. At least we survived the multi-meltdowns so far, lots of grief and cheer to come, hang on in there it's the ride of a lifetime, never a dull moment, (unless you stop to read some of my posts!). OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

5:48pm Fri 4 Jul 14

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
Just think how proud you will be when they parade them in Leigh Park.
This comment of yours is why most posters don't take you seriously anymore. You only have yourself to blame.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]Just think how proud you will be when they parade them in Leigh Park.[/p][/quote]This comment of yours is why most posters don't take you seriously anymore. You only have yourself to blame. SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH
  • Score: 3

6:05pm Fri 4 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.
My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.
to be fair to NC he did have a point with the delivery of the contract,,, Adidas totally ****ed it up and this was because they were not interested in us.... We should never have signed with Adidas. There are better suppliers who look after their contracts better. They gave us a shambles of a kit and training kit in short supply and some without correct colours and badges etc etc but the answer was to just change supplier for this season in good time.... not the idiotic decision to not appoint a technical kit company.
[quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.[/p][/quote]to be fair to NC he did have a point with the delivery of the contract,,, Adidas totally ****ed it up and this was because they were not interested in us.... We should never have signed with Adidas. There are better suppliers who look after their contracts better. They gave us a shambles of a kit and training kit in short supply and some without correct colours and badges etc etc but the answer was to just change supplier for this season in good time.... not the idiotic decision to not appoint a technical kit company. steekeemcglue
  • Score: -1

6:12pm Fri 4 Jul 14

loosehead says...

al I can say is MAGIC about time!
al I can say is MAGIC about time! loosehead
  • Score: 0

6:16pm Fri 4 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

also if you look at the back of the shirts near the neck on the video , it looks like the material is a different weave than the body of the shirt... if this is so then it will be a disaster because although poly-weave does not shrink fibre-wise , the weave can loosen or tighten. If the whole shirt is the same weave then this does not matter but if not then the shirts could pretty soon start to look badly fitting long the seams.... hopefully those were just mock-ups and not production shirts and the £50 shirts from the shop will not be patch-work.
also if you look at the back of the shirts near the neck on the video , it looks like the material is a different weave than the body of the shirt... if this is so then it will be a disaster because although poly-weave does not shrink fibre-wise , the weave can loosen or tighten. If the whole shirt is the same weave then this does not matter but if not then the shirts could pretty soon start to look badly fitting long the seams.... hopefully those were just mock-ups and not production shirts and the £50 shirts from the shop will not be patch-work. steekeemcglue
  • Score: -3

6:23pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Chapperall says...

I like it, best news us Saints fans have heard for weeks. Let's hope the good news keeps coming!
I like it, best news us Saints fans have heard for weeks. Let's hope the good news keeps coming! Chapperall
  • Score: 4

6:35pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
also if you look at the back of the shirts near the neck on the video , it looks like the material is a different weave than the body of the shirt... if this is so then it will be a disaster because although poly-weave does not shrink fibre-wise , the weave can loosen or tighten. If the whole shirt is the same weave then this does not matter but if not then the shirts could pretty soon start to look badly fitting long the seams.... hopefully those were just mock-ups and not production shirts and the £50 shirts from the shop will not be patch-work.
If you look carefully, there is a big hole at the top, two holes either side of the shoulders and a big hole at the bottom, someone has worked very hard to get that right.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: also if you look at the back of the shirts near the neck on the video , it looks like the material is a different weave than the body of the shirt... if this is so then it will be a disaster because although poly-weave does not shrink fibre-wise , the weave can loosen or tighten. If the whole shirt is the same weave then this does not matter but if not then the shirts could pretty soon start to look badly fitting long the seams.... hopefully those were just mock-ups and not production shirts and the £50 shirts from the shop will not be patch-work.[/p][/quote]If you look carefully, there is a big hole at the top, two holes either side of the shoulders and a big hole at the bottom, someone has worked very hard to get that right. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

6:39pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
Just think how proud you will be when they parade them in Leigh Park.
This comment of yours is why most posters don't take you seriously anymore. You only have yourself to blame.
If you weren't so negative people would take your posts more seriously, I have always told people NOT to take me seriously, if you do the humour is totally wasted, I assumed for some reason (probably wrong) that you were an Eastleigh resident, and maybe I was referring to to the Park in Romsey Road?
[quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]Just think how proud you will be when they parade them in Leigh Park.[/p][/quote]This comment of yours is why most posters don't take you seriously anymore. You only have yourself to blame.[/p][/quote]If you weren't so negative people would take your posts more seriously, I have always told people NOT to take me seriously, if you do the humour is totally wasted, I assumed for some reason (probably wrong) that you were an Eastleigh resident, and maybe I was referring to to the Park in Romsey Road? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -6

6:49pm Fri 4 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

Chapperall wrote:
I like it, best news us Saints fans have heard for weeks. Let's hope the good news keeps coming!
like those were indeed mock-ups and the weave is consistent....
[quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: I like it, best news us Saints fans have heard for weeks. Let's hope the good news keeps coming![/p][/quote]like those were indeed mock-ups and the weave is consistent.... steekeemcglue
  • Score: 0

6:50pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
Just think how proud you will be when they parade them in Leigh Park.
This comment of yours is why most posters don't take you seriously anymore. You only have yourself to blame.
If you weren't so negative people would take your posts more seriously, I have always told people NOT to take me seriously, if you do the humour is totally wasted, I assumed for some reason (probably wrong) that you were an Eastleigh resident, and maybe I was referring to to the Park in Romsey Road?
That's called the Recreation ground Ospers..as well you know!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]Just think how proud you will be when they parade them in Leigh Park.[/p][/quote]This comment of yours is why most posters don't take you seriously anymore. You only have yourself to blame.[/p][/quote]If you weren't so negative people would take your posts more seriously, I have always told people NOT to take me seriously, if you do the humour is totally wasted, I assumed for some reason (probably wrong) that you were an Eastleigh resident, and maybe I was referring to to the Park in Romsey Road?[/p][/quote]That's called the Recreation ground Ospers..as well you know! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

6:54pm Fri 4 Jul 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.
My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.
they have gone down the route of having a own brand shirt for 1 season, and one season only, because by the time the new board was in place it was too late to do anything else! what do you want the board to do, be appointed 5 months earlier so they can sort it out? they had to do it as the `big` brands said they didn't have enough time. again what were they supposed to do?
you are not entitled to have the product manufactured by a well known firm at all, what a strange statement to make! you are entitled to get what you pay for!
with that attitude I could go into currys and by a cheap brand tv and tell them that I am entitled to have it made by a well known firm!
you don't even have to buy the shirt at all, you could tell your kids that you don't approve of the shirt because its not made by people working in a Bangladesh sweatshop, who earn £5 a week and sow a name brand badge on it!
its a bit pointless slating the type of material used before you even know what it is, I`m sure your kids wont worry if its not breathable or `high tech`. I doubt the players will notice the difference either. its not as if its made out of nylon and polyester is it.
[quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.[/p][/quote]they have gone down the route of having a own brand shirt for 1 season, and one season only, because by the time the new board was in place it was too late to do anything else! what do you want the board to do, be appointed 5 months earlier so they can sort it out? they had to do it as the `big` brands said they didn't have enough time. again what were they supposed to do? you are not entitled to have the product manufactured by a well known firm at all, what a strange statement to make! you are entitled to get what you pay for! with that attitude I could go into currys and by a cheap brand tv and tell them that I am entitled to have it made by a well known firm! you don't even have to buy the shirt at all, you could tell your kids that you don't approve of the shirt because its not made by people working in a Bangladesh sweatshop, who earn £5 a week and sow a name brand badge on it! its a bit pointless slating the type of material used before you even know what it is, I`m sure your kids wont worry if its not breathable or `high tech`. I doubt the players will notice the difference either. its not as if its made out of nylon and polyester is it. de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 0

6:55pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

So Spider is on the plane home, but will he stay or will he go?
So Spider is on the plane home, but will he stay or will he go? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

7:01pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
Just think how proud you will be when they parade them in Leigh Park.
This comment of yours is why most posters don't take you seriously anymore. You only have yourself to blame.
If you weren't so negative people would take your posts more seriously, I have always told people NOT to take me seriously, if you do the humour is totally wasted, I assumed for some reason (probably wrong) that you were an Eastleigh resident, and maybe I was referring to to the Park in Romsey Road?
That's called the Recreation ground Ospers..as well you know!
It is called Eastleigh Park on maps, I always shortened it to Leigh Park, myself.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]Just think how proud you will be when they parade them in Leigh Park.[/p][/quote]This comment of yours is why most posters don't take you seriously anymore. You only have yourself to blame.[/p][/quote]If you weren't so negative people would take your posts more seriously, I have always told people NOT to take me seriously, if you do the humour is totally wasted, I assumed for some reason (probably wrong) that you were an Eastleigh resident, and maybe I was referring to to the Park in Romsey Road?[/p][/quote]That's called the Recreation ground Ospers..as well you know![/p][/quote]It is called Eastleigh Park on maps, I always shortened it to Leigh Park, myself. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

7:03pm Fri 4 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
So Spider is on the plane home, but will he stay or will he go?
If he stays he will be thine, if he goes he is a swine…lovren you've got to let us know.
will you stay or will you go!

The Clas..or Saints backlash

ps board this backlash is coming to you if you do not pull yer finger aaaahht.

time to bet in play naaahhh..Lovren not to go 1-10 ..make it happen.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: So Spider is on the plane home, but will he stay or will he go?[/p][/quote]If he stays he will be thine, if he goes he is a swine…lovren you've got to let us know. will you stay or will you go! The Clas..or Saints backlash ps board this backlash is coming to you if you do not pull yer finger aaaahht. time to bet in play naaahhh..Lovren not to go 1-10 ..make it happen. warrens 76
  • Score: 1

7:06pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
Just think how proud you will be when they parade them in Leigh Park.
This comment of yours is why most posters don't take you seriously anymore. You only have yourself to blame.
If you weren't so negative people would take your posts more seriously, I have always told people NOT to take me seriously, if you do the humour is totally wasted, I assumed for some reason (probably wrong) that you were an Eastleigh resident, and maybe I was referring to to the Park in Romsey Road?
That's called the Recreation ground Ospers..as well you know!
It is called Eastleigh Park on maps, I always shortened it to Leigh Park, myself.
My Grandad called it the "Rec" as did most other Eastleigh residents,and he should know,he lived in Chamberlayne Road for 70 years.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]Just think how proud you will be when they parade them in Leigh Park.[/p][/quote]This comment of yours is why most posters don't take you seriously anymore. You only have yourself to blame.[/p][/quote]If you weren't so negative people would take your posts more seriously, I have always told people NOT to take me seriously, if you do the humour is totally wasted, I assumed for some reason (probably wrong) that you were an Eastleigh resident, and maybe I was referring to to the Park in Romsey Road?[/p][/quote]That's called the Recreation ground Ospers..as well you know![/p][/quote]It is called Eastleigh Park on maps, I always shortened it to Leigh Park, myself.[/p][/quote]My Grandad called it the "Rec" as did most other Eastleigh residents,and he should know,he lived in Chamberlayne Road for 70 years. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

7:07pm Fri 4 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.
My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.
they have gone down the route of having a own brand shirt for 1 season, and one season only, because by the time the new board was in place it was too late to do anything else! what do you want the board to do, be appointed 5 months earlier so they can sort it out? they had to do it as the `big` brands said they didn't have enough time. again what were they supposed to do?
you are not entitled to have the product manufactured by a well known firm at all, what a strange statement to make! you are entitled to get what you pay for!
with that attitude I could go into currys and by a cheap brand tv and tell them that I am entitled to have it made by a well known firm!
you don't even have to buy the shirt at all, you could tell your kids that you don't approve of the shirt because its not made by people working in a Bangladesh sweatshop, who earn £5 a week and sow a name brand badge on it!
its a bit pointless slating the type of material used before you even know what it is, I`m sure your kids wont worry if its not breathable or `high tech`. I doubt the players will notice the difference either. its not as if its made out of nylon and polyester is it.
I do know what it is ,,, its a poly weave.... like all other footy shirts. The dry fit technology of Nike etc etc is all about the weave not the material. Our shirts will be made in the same place probably as other branded ones.... just not with the same Q.C. and finer designs. You are correct of course on the time scales..... its not the current board's fault they were lumbered with this shambles and indeed it will be for just this one season. I am just relieved that it looks ok to satisfy those who desperately wanted a nice looking kit. But anyone who is stating that this brand less kit season is a coup for the club is an idiot.
[quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.[/p][/quote]they have gone down the route of having a own brand shirt for 1 season, and one season only, because by the time the new board was in place it was too late to do anything else! what do you want the board to do, be appointed 5 months earlier so they can sort it out? they had to do it as the `big` brands said they didn't have enough time. again what were they supposed to do? you are not entitled to have the product manufactured by a well known firm at all, what a strange statement to make! you are entitled to get what you pay for! with that attitude I could go into currys and by a cheap brand tv and tell them that I am entitled to have it made by a well known firm! you don't even have to buy the shirt at all, you could tell your kids that you don't approve of the shirt because its not made by people working in a Bangladesh sweatshop, who earn £5 a week and sow a name brand badge on it! its a bit pointless slating the type of material used before you even know what it is, I`m sure your kids wont worry if its not breathable or `high tech`. I doubt the players will notice the difference either. its not as if its made out of nylon and polyester is it.[/p][/quote]I do know what it is ,,, its a poly weave.... like all other footy shirts. The dry fit technology of Nike etc etc is all about the weave not the material. Our shirts will be made in the same place probably as other branded ones.... just not with the same Q.C. and finer designs. You are correct of course on the time scales..... its not the current board's fault they were lumbered with this shambles and indeed it will be for just this one season. I am just relieved that it looks ok to satisfy those who desperately wanted a nice looking kit. But anyone who is stating that this brand less kit season is a coup for the club is an idiot. steekeemcglue
  • Score: 1

7:10pm Fri 4 Jul 14

circa 66 saint says...

To all you doubters out there. The seed is entitled to his opinion and doesn't deserve to be questioned about his loyalty to the SAINTS.
That is of course until he stops hating the skunts then he is fair game ( that of course will be when hell freezes over).
To all you doubters out there. The seed is entitled to his opinion and doesn't deserve to be questioned about his loyalty to the SAINTS. That is of course until he stops hating the skunts then he is fair game ( that of course will be when hell freezes over). circa 66 saint
  • Score: 4

7:13pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
Just think how proud you will be when they parade them in Leigh Park.
This comment of yours is why most posters don't take you seriously anymore. You only have yourself to blame.
If you weren't so negative people would take your posts more seriously, I have always told people NOT to take me seriously, if you do the humour is totally wasted, I assumed for some reason (probably wrong) that you were an Eastleigh resident, and maybe I was referring to to the Park in Romsey Road?
That's called the Recreation ground Ospers..as well you know!
It is called Eastleigh Park on maps, I always shortened it to Leigh Park, myself.
My Grandad called it the "Rec" as did most other Eastleigh residents,and he should know,he lived in Chamberlayne Road for 70 years.
Good point well made, I am a 66 year old Sotonian myself, what would I know? I think it was people calling it the Leigh Park Bandstand which confused the issue, it borders Leigh Road too, so easy to get it wrong. It would still look great with a bunch of kids parading in the new gear in my opinion. plus of course some older "kids" doing the same! My nephews are both Eastleigh lads and I will no doubt have to shell out for both home and away kits when they are available. They probably won't be too bothered about what they are made of to be honest.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]Just think how proud you will be when they parade them in Leigh Park.[/p][/quote]This comment of yours is why most posters don't take you seriously anymore. You only have yourself to blame.[/p][/quote]If you weren't so negative people would take your posts more seriously, I have always told people NOT to take me seriously, if you do the humour is totally wasted, I assumed for some reason (probably wrong) that you were an Eastleigh resident, and maybe I was referring to to the Park in Romsey Road?[/p][/quote]That's called the Recreation ground Ospers..as well you know![/p][/quote]It is called Eastleigh Park on maps, I always shortened it to Leigh Park, myself.[/p][/quote]My Grandad called it the "Rec" as did most other Eastleigh residents,and he should know,he lived in Chamberlayne Road for 70 years.[/p][/quote]Good point well made, I am a 66 year old Sotonian myself, what would I know? I think it was people calling it the Leigh Park Bandstand which confused the issue, it borders Leigh Road too, so easy to get it wrong. It would still look great with a bunch of kids parading in the new gear in my opinion. plus of course some older "kids" doing the same! My nephews are both Eastleigh lads and I will no doubt have to shell out for both home and away kits when they are available. They probably won't be too bothered about what they are made of to be honest. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

7:14pm Fri 4 Jul 14

saints fan #1 says...

Veho is a UK based manufacturer of lifestyle consumer electronics and has received global recognition for its fresh and energetic approach to product design and strong brand identity. With 5 global offices and sales distribution in over 100 countries Veho has fast become a household name for lifestyle gadgets and new technology worldwide. Veho has both consumer and commercial divisions the later focused on security and education sectors.
Veho is a UK based manufacturer of lifestyle consumer electronics and has received global recognition for its fresh and energetic approach to product design and strong brand identity. With 5 global offices and sales distribution in over 100 countries Veho has fast become a household name for lifestyle gadgets and new technology worldwide. Veho has both consumer and commercial divisions the later focused on security and education sectors. saints fan #1
  • Score: 6

7:16pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

circa 66 saint wrote:
To all you doubters out there. The seed is entitled to his opinion and doesn't deserve to be questioned about his loyalty to the SAINTS.
That is of course until he stops hating the skunts then he is fair game ( that of course will be when hell freezes over).
Absolutely right, but he does appear to be in need of a bit of counselling, he like the rest of us has taken a hell of a beating.
[quote][p][bold]circa 66 saint[/bold] wrote: To all you doubters out there. The seed is entitled to his opinion and doesn't deserve to be questioned about his loyalty to the SAINTS. That is of course until he stops hating the skunts then he is fair game ( that of course will be when hell freezes over).[/p][/quote]Absolutely right, but he does appear to be in need of a bit of counselling, he like the rest of us has taken a hell of a beating. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

7:18pm Fri 4 Jul 14

saints fan #1 says...

Technology is our passion and pioneering exciting new lifestyle products is our goal. We believe it is of equal importance to make our products look as good as they perform. Veho's partner 'Turin Design Studio' endorses all our beliefs and captures the heart of what is visually and tactually empowering...... design.
Technology is our passion and pioneering exciting new lifestyle products is our goal. We believe it is of equal importance to make our products look as good as they perform. Veho's partner 'Turin Design Studio' endorses all our beliefs and captures the heart of what is visually and tactually empowering...... design. saints fan #1
  • Score: 2

7:21pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

saints fan #1 wrote:
Veho is a UK based manufacturer of lifestyle consumer electronics and has received global recognition for its fresh and energetic approach to product design and strong brand identity. With 5 global offices and sales distribution in over 100 countries Veho has fast become a household name for lifestyle gadgets and new technology worldwide. Veho has both consumer and commercial divisions the later focused on security and education sectors.
I was using their stuff before they were announced, I have a photo slide converter and very good it is too.
[quote][p][bold]saints fan #1[/bold] wrote: Veho is a UK based manufacturer of lifestyle consumer electronics and has received global recognition for its fresh and energetic approach to product design and strong brand identity. With 5 global offices and sales distribution in over 100 countries Veho has fast become a household name for lifestyle gadgets and new technology worldwide. Veho has both consumer and commercial divisions the later focused on security and education sectors.[/p][/quote]I was using their stuff before they were announced, I have a photo slide converter and very good it is too. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Fri 4 Jul 14

InsideOutCat says...

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Veho? That will be what the opposition fans will be asking. Right after they finish squinting at the top, trying to make out who it's manufactured by. The cherry on the cake this summer would be us signing Andy Carroll.
Really? I wouldn't imagine they'll give a toss
[quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Veho? That will be what the opposition fans will be asking. Right after they finish squinting at the top, trying to make out who it's manufactured by. The cherry on the cake this summer would be us signing Andy Carroll.[/p][/quote]Really? I wouldn't imagine they'll give a toss InsideOutCat
  • Score: -1

7:33pm Fri 4 Jul 14

dadofmy3sons says...

Back to stripes
Back to reality
Back to stripes
Back to the here and now.

Changed the lyrics to suit me, don't care what anyone else thinks.
I am glad to have my stripes back.

Support the Saints.
Back to stripes Back to reality Back to stripes Back to the here and now. Changed the lyrics to suit me, don't care what anyone else thinks. I am glad to have my stripes back. Support the Saints. dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 0

7:37pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.
My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.
they have gone down the route of having a own brand shirt for 1 season, and one season only, because by the time the new board was in place it was too late to do anything else! what do you want the board to do, be appointed 5 months earlier so they can sort it out? they had to do it as the `big` brands said they didn't have enough time. again what were they supposed to do?
you are not entitled to have the product manufactured by a well known firm at all, what a strange statement to make! you are entitled to get what you pay for!
with that attitude I could go into currys and by a cheap brand tv and tell them that I am entitled to have it made by a well known firm!
you don't even have to buy the shirt at all, you could tell your kids that you don't approve of the shirt because its not made by people working in a Bangladesh sweatshop, who earn £5 a week and sow a name brand badge on it!
its a bit pointless slating the type of material used before you even know what it is, I`m sure your kids wont worry if its not breathable or `high tech`. I doubt the players will notice the difference either. its not as if its made out of nylon and polyester is it.
I do know what it is ,,, its a poly weave.... like all other footy shirts. The dry fit technology of Nike etc etc is all about the weave not the material. Our shirts will be made in the same place probably as other branded ones.... just not with the same Q.C. and finer designs. You are correct of course on the time scales..... its not the current board's fault they were lumbered with this shambles and indeed it will be for just this one season. I am just relieved that it looks ok to satisfy those who desperately wanted a nice looking kit. But anyone who is stating that this brand less kit season is a coup for the club is an idiot.
That is was I disliked about your posts in the past, you make statements as if they are facts, when in fact they are only your (often valid) opinion, when someone challenges it you call them idiots. That's not the way to make friends.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.[/p][/quote]they have gone down the route of having a own brand shirt for 1 season, and one season only, because by the time the new board was in place it was too late to do anything else! what do you want the board to do, be appointed 5 months earlier so they can sort it out? they had to do it as the `big` brands said they didn't have enough time. again what were they supposed to do? you are not entitled to have the product manufactured by a well known firm at all, what a strange statement to make! you are entitled to get what you pay for! with that attitude I could go into currys and by a cheap brand tv and tell them that I am entitled to have it made by a well known firm! you don't even have to buy the shirt at all, you could tell your kids that you don't approve of the shirt because its not made by people working in a Bangladesh sweatshop, who earn £5 a week and sow a name brand badge on it! its a bit pointless slating the type of material used before you even know what it is, I`m sure your kids wont worry if its not breathable or `high tech`. I doubt the players will notice the difference either. its not as if its made out of nylon and polyester is it.[/p][/quote]I do know what it is ,,, its a poly weave.... like all other footy shirts. The dry fit technology of Nike etc etc is all about the weave not the material. Our shirts will be made in the same place probably as other branded ones.... just not with the same Q.C. and finer designs. You are correct of course on the time scales..... its not the current board's fault they were lumbered with this shambles and indeed it will be for just this one season. I am just relieved that it looks ok to satisfy those who desperately wanted a nice looking kit. But anyone who is stating that this brand less kit season is a coup for the club is an idiot.[/p][/quote]That is was I disliked about your posts in the past, you make statements as if they are facts, when in fact they are only your (often valid) opinion, when someone challenges it you call them idiots. That's not the way to make friends. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

7:40pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

warrens 76 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
So Spider is on the plane home, but will he stay or will he go?
If he stays he will be thine, if he goes he is a swine…lovren you've got to let us know.
will you stay or will you go!

The Clas..or Saints backlash

ps board this backlash is coming to you if you do not pull yer finger aaaahht.

time to bet in play naaahhh..Lovren not to go 1-10 ..make it happen.
I predict more meltdown, a riot or big cheesy grins, depending on which way the wind of change blows.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: So Spider is on the plane home, but will he stay or will he go?[/p][/quote]If he stays he will be thine, if he goes he is a swine…lovren you've got to let us know. will you stay or will you go! The Clas..or Saints backlash ps board this backlash is coming to you if you do not pull yer finger aaaahht. time to bet in play naaahhh..Lovren not to go 1-10 ..make it happen.[/p][/quote]I predict more meltdown, a riot or big cheesy grins, depending on which way the wind of change blows. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

7:45pm Fri 4 Jul 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.
My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.
they have gone down the route of having a own brand shirt for 1 season, and one season only, because by the time the new board was in place it was too late to do anything else! what do you want the board to do, be appointed 5 months earlier so they can sort it out? they had to do it as the `big` brands said they didn't have enough time. again what were they supposed to do?
you are not entitled to have the product manufactured by a well known firm at all, what a strange statement to make! you are entitled to get what you pay for!
with that attitude I could go into currys and by a cheap brand tv and tell them that I am entitled to have it made by a well known firm!
you don't even have to buy the shirt at all, you could tell your kids that you don't approve of the shirt because its not made by people working in a Bangladesh sweatshop, who earn £5 a week and sow a name brand badge on it!
its a bit pointless slating the type of material used before you even know what it is, I`m sure your kids wont worry if its not breathable or `high tech`. I doubt the players will notice the difference either. its not as if its made out of nylon and polyester is it.
I do know what it is ,,, its a poly weave.... like all other footy shirts. The dry fit technology of Nike etc etc is all about the weave not the material. Our shirts will be made in the same place probably as other branded ones.... just not with the same Q.C. and finer designs. You are correct of course on the time scales..... its not the current board's fault they were lumbered with this shambles and indeed it will be for just this one season. I am just relieved that it looks ok to satisfy those who desperately wanted a nice looking kit. But anyone who is stating that this brand less kit season is a coup for the club is an idiot.
how much difference do you think it would make if we used 2-3yr old tech in the shirt? what percentage extra do you think it gives the player?
I was in town today and proudly walking around in the white away kit with red pinstripes of 2 seasons ago, and let me tell you that despite all the wonderful technology I was still sweating because of the heat, and it was pretty much the same as the red sash shirt or last years red kit, they all behave the same to me.
oh and the white pinstripe away shirt was made by umbro in Thailand and last years generic red shirt was made by adidas in china. not Bangladesh as I said before.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.[/p][/quote]they have gone down the route of having a own brand shirt for 1 season, and one season only, because by the time the new board was in place it was too late to do anything else! what do you want the board to do, be appointed 5 months earlier so they can sort it out? they had to do it as the `big` brands said they didn't have enough time. again what were they supposed to do? you are not entitled to have the product manufactured by a well known firm at all, what a strange statement to make! you are entitled to get what you pay for! with that attitude I could go into currys and by a cheap brand tv and tell them that I am entitled to have it made by a well known firm! you don't even have to buy the shirt at all, you could tell your kids that you don't approve of the shirt because its not made by people working in a Bangladesh sweatshop, who earn £5 a week and sow a name brand badge on it! its a bit pointless slating the type of material used before you even know what it is, I`m sure your kids wont worry if its not breathable or `high tech`. I doubt the players will notice the difference either. its not as if its made out of nylon and polyester is it.[/p][/quote]I do know what it is ,,, its a poly weave.... like all other footy shirts. The dry fit technology of Nike etc etc is all about the weave not the material. Our shirts will be made in the same place probably as other branded ones.... just not with the same Q.C. and finer designs. You are correct of course on the time scales..... its not the current board's fault they were lumbered with this shambles and indeed it will be for just this one season. I am just relieved that it looks ok to satisfy those who desperately wanted a nice looking kit. But anyone who is stating that this brand less kit season is a coup for the club is an idiot.[/p][/quote]how much difference do you think it would make if we used 2-3yr old tech in the shirt? what percentage extra do you think it gives the player? I was in town today and proudly walking around in the white away kit with red pinstripes of 2 seasons ago, and let me tell you that despite all the wonderful technology I was still sweating because of the heat, and it was pretty much the same as the red sash shirt or last years red kit, they all behave the same to me. oh and the white pinstripe away shirt was made by umbro in Thailand and last years generic red shirt was made by adidas in china. not Bangladesh as I said before. de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 1

7:46pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Plus Old Gold 2nd Strip Please!
Plus Old Gold 2nd Strip Please! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 1

7:53pm Fri 4 Jul 14

The saints 74 says...

george chivers wrote:
Perfect.
Nice to be back in red and white stripes but £50 is a rip off. I won't be buying one.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: Perfect.[/p][/quote]Nice to be back in red and white stripes but £50 is a rip off. I won't be buying one. The saints 74
  • Score: 0

7:57pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Tony Robertson says...

saints fan #1 wrote:
Technology is our passion and pioneering exciting new lifestyle products is our goal. We believe it is of equal importance to make our products look as good as they perform. Veho's partner 'Turin Design Studio' endorses all our beliefs and captures the heart of what is visually and tactually empowering...... design.
Utter ******* yawn.

Tony Robertson, Stranraer
[quote][p][bold]saints fan #1[/bold] wrote: Technology is our passion and pioneering exciting new lifestyle products is our goal. We believe it is of equal importance to make our products look as good as they perform. Veho's partner 'Turin Design Studio' endorses all our beliefs and captures the heart of what is visually and tactually empowering...... design.[/p][/quote]Utter ******* yawn. Tony Robertson, Stranraer Tony Robertson
  • Score: -2

8:08pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Tony Robertson says...

Stripes are fine, except for old eyes like mine (even with prescription glasses) : with a significant crowd background with a lot of white, it will be more difficult to follow the ball. It has, in fact, been easier to follow the ball against a predominantly red background such as we have had in the last couple of seasons.

Incidentally, I sit next to Saints Number One fan - he's 86 - and first watched at the Dell in 1937.

Seed is right - vewho?


Tony Robertson, Stranraer
Stripes are fine, except for old eyes like mine (even with prescription glasses) : with a significant crowd background with a lot of white, it will be more difficult to follow the ball. It has, in fact, been easier to follow the ball against a predominantly red background such as we have had in the last couple of seasons. Incidentally, I sit next to Saints Number One fan - he's 86 - and first watched at the Dell in 1937. Seed is right - vewho? Tony Robertson, Stranraer Tony Robertson
  • Score: 3

8:15pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Thankyounicola says...

I hope there are players left to wear it come start of the season
I hope there are players left to wear it come start of the season Thankyounicola
  • Score: -3

8:22pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Kings Lynn Saint says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
u bunch of mugs wrote:
Great we now look like Sunderland. Stripes look cr@p.
don't understand the hype with strips if you know your history we never started out as stripes.
i do not think stripes look good either, too much going on on the plate as masterchef would say.
I agree, I thought we were told that the new stripped shirts were supposed to be unique. These are not, too similar to Stoke & Sunderland, so I am a bit disappointed.

However I hope I am not disappointed with the new arrivals.
We need to hurry up, we will miss out on some good quality players that are on the move, Caulker for example.

Also hope we keep Morgan and make him captain.
Others must be told to stay but Lovren (like Osvaldo) seem to have forced their moves, hope we don't sell any more players to our Premiership rivals, especially Spurs or Liverpool.

Isn't it time for RonKo to speak to us ?
How can you moan when we go back to red and white stripes that the kit is too similar to Stoke and Sunderland, who wear red and white stripes? FFS!!

If we "changed" the stripes slightly, you'd probably moan that the kit was too similar to Sheffield Utd, or Exeter, or Lincoln City, or Atletico Madrid etc etc
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: Great we now look like Sunderland. Stripes look cr@p. don't understand the hype with strips if you know your history we never started out as stripes.[/p][/quote]i do not think stripes look good either, too much going on on the plate as masterchef would say.[/p][/quote]I agree, I thought we were told that the new stripped shirts were supposed to be unique. These are not, too similar to Stoke & Sunderland, so I am a bit disappointed. However I hope I am not disappointed with the new arrivals. We need to hurry up, we will miss out on some good quality players that are on the move, Caulker for example. Also hope we keep Morgan and make him captain. Others must be told to stay but Lovren (like Osvaldo) seem to have forced their moves, hope we don't sell any more players to our Premiership rivals, especially Spurs or Liverpool. Isn't it time for RonKo to speak to us ?[/p][/quote]How can you moan when we go back to red and white stripes that the kit is too similar to Stoke and Sunderland, who wear red and white stripes? FFS!! If we "changed" the stripes slightly, you'd probably moan that the kit was too similar to Sheffield Utd, or Exeter, or Lincoln City, or Atletico Madrid etc etc Kings Lynn Saint
  • Score: 1

8:47pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

The saints 74 wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Perfect.
Nice to be back in red and white stripes but £50 is a rip off. I won't be buying one.
Two weeks beer money and it will last longer.
[quote][p][bold]The saints 74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: Perfect.[/p][/quote]Nice to be back in red and white stripes but £50 is a rip off. I won't be buying one.[/p][/quote]Two weeks beer money and it will last longer. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

8:58pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Tony Robertson wrote:
saints fan #1 wrote:
Technology is our passion and pioneering exciting new lifestyle products is our goal. We believe it is of equal importance to make our products look as good as they perform. Veho's partner 'Turin Design Studio' endorses all our beliefs and captures the heart of what is visually and tactually empowering...... design.
Utter ******* yawn.

Tony Robertson, Stranraer
The reply was in response to an earlier troll, it would have made sense if the quote had been including, but it wasn't worth reading anyway so best omitted anyway. The whole point is, that the fact that someone is asking who Veho are means that the publicity is doing it's job already. If you don't know who they are Google the name Veho and all will be revealed, if you don't actually care, then don't bother.
[quote][p][bold]Tony Robertson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints fan #1[/bold] wrote: Technology is our passion and pioneering exciting new lifestyle products is our goal. We believe it is of equal importance to make our products look as good as they perform. Veho's partner 'Turin Design Studio' endorses all our beliefs and captures the heart of what is visually and tactually empowering...... design.[/p][/quote]Utter ******* yawn. Tony Robertson, Stranraer[/p][/quote]The reply was in response to an earlier troll, it would have made sense if the quote had been including, but it wasn't worth reading anyway so best omitted anyway. The whole point is, that the fact that someone is asking who Veho are means that the publicity is doing it's job already. If you don't know who they are Google the name Veho and all will be revealed, if you don't actually care, then don't bother. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:17pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Tony Robertson says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Tony Robertson wrote:
saints fan #1 wrote:
Technology is our passion and pioneering exciting new lifestyle products is our goal. We believe it is of equal importance to make our products look as good as they perform. Veho's partner 'Turin Design Studio' endorses all our beliefs and captures the heart of what is visually and tactually empowering...... design.
Utter ******* yawn.

Tony Robertson, Stranraer
The reply was in response to an earlier troll, it would have made sense if the quote had been including, but it wasn't worth reading anyway so best omitted anyway. The whole point is, that the fact that someone is asking who Veho are means that the publicity is doing it's job already. If you don't know who they are Google the name Veho and all will be revealed, if you don't actually care, then don't bother.
Checked this outfit out weeks ago when first on SFC website. Also paid my obligatory pound for a report from Companies House. Don't you recognise sarcasm when you see it? Get real, sonny. UFY.

Tony Robertson, Stranraer
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tony Robertson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints fan #1[/bold] wrote: Technology is our passion and pioneering exciting new lifestyle products is our goal. We believe it is of equal importance to make our products look as good as they perform. Veho's partner 'Turin Design Studio' endorses all our beliefs and captures the heart of what is visually and tactually empowering...... design.[/p][/quote]Utter ******* yawn. Tony Robertson, Stranraer[/p][/quote]The reply was in response to an earlier troll, it would have made sense if the quote had been including, but it wasn't worth reading anyway so best omitted anyway. The whole point is, that the fact that someone is asking who Veho are means that the publicity is doing it's job already. If you don't know who they are Google the name Veho and all will be revealed, if you don't actually care, then don't bother.[/p][/quote]Checked this outfit out weeks ago when first on SFC website. Also paid my obligatory pound for a report from Companies House. Don't you recognise sarcasm when you see it? Get real, sonny. UFY. Tony Robertson, Stranraer Tony Robertson
  • Score: 1

9:30pm Fri 4 Jul 14

hedge end bob says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'
Seed sounds like you might like to support another club. Everybody don't like to see the players leaving but, lets be frank. As much as i would love to see CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL at St Mary's there is not enough bums on seats to finance it. Would you rather the club lived beyond our means in trying for this or run the club so that we do not step back 5 years??. We need a 45,000 seater stadium at least just to pay C L wages. Those that cant wait can leave, lets increase the gate money with more seats or a new stadium that will bring C L football to our club.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: KL: 'Ralph, the fans seem restless following the departure of Cortese, Pochettino, Perez, Dodd, Williams, Lambert, Shaw and Lallana.' RK: 'Don't worry my petal, we're bringing back their stripes to compensate for our lack of Champions League ambition, that'll settle them down.' KL: 'Excellent. What will we do when Lovren, Wanyama and Clyne go?'[/p][/quote]Seed sounds like you might like to support another club. Everybody don't like to see the players leaving but, lets be frank. As much as i would love to see CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL at St Mary's there is not enough bums on seats to finance it. Would you rather the club lived beyond our means in trying for this or run the club so that we do not step back 5 years??. We need a 45,000 seater stadium at least just to pay C L wages. Those that cant wait can leave, lets increase the gate money with more seats or a new stadium that will bring C L football to our club. hedge end bob
  • Score: 1

10:10pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Tony Robertson wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Tony Robertson wrote:
saints fan #1 wrote:
Technology is our passion and pioneering exciting new lifestyle products is our goal. We believe it is of equal importance to make our products look as good as they perform. Veho's partner 'Turin Design Studio' endorses all our beliefs and captures the heart of what is visually and tactually empowering...... design.
Utter ******* yawn.

Tony Robertson, Stranraer
The reply was in response to an earlier troll, it would have made sense if the quote had been including, but it wasn't worth reading anyway so best omitted anyway. The whole point is, that the fact that someone is asking who Veho are means that the publicity is doing it's job already. If you don't know who they are Google the name Veho and all will be revealed, if you don't actually care, then don't bother.
Checked this outfit out weeks ago when first on SFC website. Also paid my obligatory pound for a report from Companies House. Don't you recognise sarcasm when you see it? Get real, sonny. UFY.

Tony Robertson, Stranraer
Recognise your style don't recognise the sign on name, only know one poster that bothers with Companies House, are you related to Skating? Anyway are they a solvent Company? I am too tight to subscibe to busines sites. I recognise sarcasm but rarely see a genuine need to use it, but any weapon will do.
[quote][p][bold]Tony Robertson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tony Robertson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints fan #1[/bold] wrote: Technology is our passion and pioneering exciting new lifestyle products is our goal. We believe it is of equal importance to make our products look as good as they perform. Veho's partner 'Turin Design Studio' endorses all our beliefs and captures the heart of what is visually and tactually empowering...... design.[/p][/quote]Utter ******* yawn. Tony Robertson, Stranraer[/p][/quote]The reply was in response to an earlier troll, it would have made sense if the quote had been including, but it wasn't worth reading anyway so best omitted anyway. The whole point is, that the fact that someone is asking who Veho are means that the publicity is doing it's job already. If you don't know who they are Google the name Veho and all will be revealed, if you don't actually care, then don't bother.[/p][/quote]Checked this outfit out weeks ago when first on SFC website. Also paid my obligatory pound for a report from Companies House. Don't you recognise sarcasm when you see it? Get real, sonny. UFY. Tony Robertson, Stranraer[/p][/quote]Recognise your style don't recognise the sign on name, only know one poster that bothers with Companies House, are you related to Skating? Anyway are they a solvent Company? I am too tight to subscibe to busines sites. I recognise sarcasm but rarely see a genuine need to use it, but any weapon will do. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

10:14pm Fri 4 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.
My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.
they have gone down the route of having a own brand shirt for 1 season, and one season only, because by the time the new board was in place it was too late to do anything else! what do you want the board to do, be appointed 5 months earlier so they can sort it out? they had to do it as the `big` brands said they didn't have enough time. again what were they supposed to do?
you are not entitled to have the product manufactured by a well known firm at all, what a strange statement to make! you are entitled to get what you pay for!
with that attitude I could go into currys and by a cheap brand tv and tell them that I am entitled to have it made by a well known firm!
you don't even have to buy the shirt at all, you could tell your kids that you don't approve of the shirt because its not made by people working in a Bangladesh sweatshop, who earn £5 a week and sow a name brand badge on it!
its a bit pointless slating the type of material used before you even know what it is, I`m sure your kids wont worry if its not breathable or `high tech`. I doubt the players will notice the difference either. its not as if its made out of nylon and polyester is it.
I do know what it is ,,, its a poly weave.... like all other footy shirts. The dry fit technology of Nike etc etc is all about the weave not the material. Our shirts will be made in the same place probably as other branded ones.... just not with the same Q.C. and finer designs. You are correct of course on the time scales..... its not the current board's fault they were lumbered with this shambles and indeed it will be for just this one season. I am just relieved that it looks ok to satisfy those who desperately wanted a nice looking kit. But anyone who is stating that this brand less kit season is a coup for the club is an idiot.
how much difference do you think it would make if we used 2-3yr old tech in the shirt? what percentage extra do you think it gives the player?
I was in town today and proudly walking around in the white away kit with red pinstripes of 2 seasons ago, and let me tell you that despite all the wonderful technology I was still sweating because of the heat, and it was pretty much the same as the red sash shirt or last years red kit, they all behave the same to me.
oh and the white pinstripe away shirt was made by umbro in Thailand and last years generic red shirt was made by adidas in china. not Bangladesh as I said before.
you were not playing football.... so you were not sweating enough.... you need to research the tech on this.... ;-)
[quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.[/p][/quote]they have gone down the route of having a own brand shirt for 1 season, and one season only, because by the time the new board was in place it was too late to do anything else! what do you want the board to do, be appointed 5 months earlier so they can sort it out? they had to do it as the `big` brands said they didn't have enough time. again what were they supposed to do? you are not entitled to have the product manufactured by a well known firm at all, what a strange statement to make! you are entitled to get what you pay for! with that attitude I could go into currys and by a cheap brand tv and tell them that I am entitled to have it made by a well known firm! you don't even have to buy the shirt at all, you could tell your kids that you don't approve of the shirt because its not made by people working in a Bangladesh sweatshop, who earn £5 a week and sow a name brand badge on it! its a bit pointless slating the type of material used before you even know what it is, I`m sure your kids wont worry if its not breathable or `high tech`. I doubt the players will notice the difference either. its not as if its made out of nylon and polyester is it.[/p][/quote]I do know what it is ,,, its a poly weave.... like all other footy shirts. The dry fit technology of Nike etc etc is all about the weave not the material. Our shirts will be made in the same place probably as other branded ones.... just not with the same Q.C. and finer designs. You are correct of course on the time scales..... its not the current board's fault they were lumbered with this shambles and indeed it will be for just this one season. I am just relieved that it looks ok to satisfy those who desperately wanted a nice looking kit. But anyone who is stating that this brand less kit season is a coup for the club is an idiot.[/p][/quote]how much difference do you think it would make if we used 2-3yr old tech in the shirt? what percentage extra do you think it gives the player? I was in town today and proudly walking around in the white away kit with red pinstripes of 2 seasons ago, and let me tell you that despite all the wonderful technology I was still sweating because of the heat, and it was pretty much the same as the red sash shirt or last years red kit, they all behave the same to me. oh and the white pinstripe away shirt was made by umbro in Thailand and last years generic red shirt was made by adidas in china. not Bangladesh as I said before.[/p][/quote]you were not playing football.... so you were not sweating enough.... you need to research the tech on this.... ;-) steekeemcglue
  • Score: -2

10:21pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.
My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.
they have gone down the route of having a own brand shirt for 1 season, and one season only, because by the time the new board was in place it was too late to do anything else! what do you want the board to do, be appointed 5 months earlier so they can sort it out? they had to do it as the `big` brands said they didn't have enough time. again what were they supposed to do?
you are not entitled to have the product manufactured by a well known firm at all, what a strange statement to make! you are entitled to get what you pay for!
with that attitude I could go into currys and by a cheap brand tv and tell them that I am entitled to have it made by a well known firm!
you don't even have to buy the shirt at all, you could tell your kids that you don't approve of the shirt because its not made by people working in a Bangladesh sweatshop, who earn £5 a week and sow a name brand badge on it!
its a bit pointless slating the type of material used before you even know what it is, I`m sure your kids wont worry if its not breathable or `high tech`. I doubt the players will notice the difference either. its not as if its made out of nylon and polyester is it.
I do know what it is ,,, its a poly weave.... like all other footy shirts. The dry fit technology of Nike etc etc is all about the weave not the material. Our shirts will be made in the same place probably as other branded ones.... just not with the same Q.C. and finer designs. You are correct of course on the time scales..... its not the current board's fault they were lumbered with this shambles and indeed it will be for just this one season. I am just relieved that it looks ok to satisfy those who desperately wanted a nice looking kit. But anyone who is stating that this brand less kit season is a coup for the club is an idiot.
how much difference do you think it would make if we used 2-3yr old tech in the shirt? what percentage extra do you think it gives the player?
I was in town today and proudly walking around in the white away kit with red pinstripes of 2 seasons ago, and let me tell you that despite all the wonderful technology I was still sweating because of the heat, and it was pretty much the same as the red sash shirt or last years red kit, they all behave the same to me.
oh and the white pinstripe away shirt was made by umbro in Thailand and last years generic red shirt was made by adidas in china. not Bangladesh as I said before.
you were not playing football.... so you were not sweating enough.... you need to research the tech on this.... ;-)
Rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.[/p][/quote]they have gone down the route of having a own brand shirt for 1 season, and one season only, because by the time the new board was in place it was too late to do anything else! what do you want the board to do, be appointed 5 months earlier so they can sort it out? they had to do it as the `big` brands said they didn't have enough time. again what were they supposed to do? you are not entitled to have the product manufactured by a well known firm at all, what a strange statement to make! you are entitled to get what you pay for! with that attitude I could go into currys and by a cheap brand tv and tell them that I am entitled to have it made by a well known firm! you don't even have to buy the shirt at all, you could tell your kids that you don't approve of the shirt because its not made by people working in a Bangladesh sweatshop, who earn £5 a week and sow a name brand badge on it! its a bit pointless slating the type of material used before you even know what it is, I`m sure your kids wont worry if its not breathable or `high tech`. I doubt the players will notice the difference either. its not as if its made out of nylon and polyester is it.[/p][/quote]I do know what it is ,,, its a poly weave.... like all other footy shirts. The dry fit technology of Nike etc etc is all about the weave not the material. Our shirts will be made in the same place probably as other branded ones.... just not with the same Q.C. and finer designs. You are correct of course on the time scales..... its not the current board's fault they were lumbered with this shambles and indeed it will be for just this one season. I am just relieved that it looks ok to satisfy those who desperately wanted a nice looking kit. But anyone who is stating that this brand less kit season is a coup for the club is an idiot.[/p][/quote]how much difference do you think it would make if we used 2-3yr old tech in the shirt? what percentage extra do you think it gives the player? I was in town today and proudly walking around in the white away kit with red pinstripes of 2 seasons ago, and let me tell you that despite all the wonderful technology I was still sweating because of the heat, and it was pretty much the same as the red sash shirt or last years red kit, they all behave the same to me. oh and the white pinstripe away shirt was made by umbro in Thailand and last years generic red shirt was made by adidas in china. not Bangladesh as I said before.[/p][/quote]you were not playing football.... so you were not sweating enough.... you need to research the tech on this.... ;-)[/p][/quote]Rubbish. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

10:27pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed.

I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us.

Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed. I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us. Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 5

10:34pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed.

I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us.

Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.
Agree with you 100%, we just need some new names on the backs, plus a few originals hanging around too.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed. I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us. Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.[/p][/quote]Agree with you 100%, we just need some new names on the backs, plus a few originals hanging around too. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

10:40pm Fri 4 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

JRod scores again for Columbia, pity Brasil already have 2
JRod scores again for Columbia, pity Brasil already have 2 OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

10:56pm Fri 4 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.
My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.
they have gone down the route of having a own brand shirt for 1 season, and one season only, because by the time the new board was in place it was too late to do anything else! what do you want the board to do, be appointed 5 months earlier so they can sort it out? they had to do it as the `big` brands said they didn't have enough time. again what were they supposed to do?
you are not entitled to have the product manufactured by a well known firm at all, what a strange statement to make! you are entitled to get what you pay for!
with that attitude I could go into currys and by a cheap brand tv and tell them that I am entitled to have it made by a well known firm!
you don't even have to buy the shirt at all, you could tell your kids that you don't approve of the shirt because its not made by people working in a Bangladesh sweatshop, who earn £5 a week and sow a name brand badge on it!
its a bit pointless slating the type of material used before you even know what it is, I`m sure your kids wont worry if its not breathable or `high tech`. I doubt the players will notice the difference either. its not as if its made out of nylon and polyester is it.
I do know what it is ,,, its a poly weave.... like all other footy shirts. The dry fit technology of Nike etc etc is all about the weave not the material. Our shirts will be made in the same place probably as other branded ones.... just not with the same Q.C. and finer designs. You are correct of course on the time scales..... its not the current board's fault they were lumbered with this shambles and indeed it will be for just this one season. I am just relieved that it looks ok to satisfy those who desperately wanted a nice looking kit. But anyone who is stating that this brand less kit season is a coup for the club is an idiot.
how much difference do you think it would make if we used 2-3yr old tech in the shirt? what percentage extra do you think it gives the player?
I was in town today and proudly walking around in the white away kit with red pinstripes of 2 seasons ago, and let me tell you that despite all the wonderful technology I was still sweating because of the heat, and it was pretty much the same as the red sash shirt or last years red kit, they all behave the same to me.
oh and the white pinstripe away shirt was made by umbro in Thailand and last years generic red shirt was made by adidas in china. not Bangladesh as I said before.
you were not playing football.... so you were not sweating enough.... you need to research the tech on this.... ;-)
Rubbish.
correct... it is .... and £50 a shout.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]because Cortese did not know how to run a football club properly... thats why we have a rubbish kit and thats why the club will make massive margins on the cheap kit but make terrible sales on the training wear ( because it too will be cheap tat ) and we will just right this coming off as Cortese's parting gift to the fans.... its just a one season embarrassment and loss of income and 15/16 should see us back with the big boys playing in a proper kit. It is also perfectly acceptable to change kit during a season so we could bring a proper supplier on board at any time... It is staggering that some people think NC was some sort of hero who could do no wrong... a team that finished in the top half of the Premier League having to play in a home-brew kit without a major supplier contract is pathetic.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. How many other Premier league sides have gone down this road? Why did we have Adidas only for a year? Other fans I have spoken to say that was Cortese's doing. When I shell out £120 for three tops, I'm entitled to want the product to be manufactured by a well-known firm. The club could have at least shaved a little bit off the price as they are making more doing it themselves.[/p][/quote]they have gone down the route of having a own brand shirt for 1 season, and one season only, because by the time the new board was in place it was too late to do anything else! what do you want the board to do, be appointed 5 months earlier so they can sort it out? they had to do it as the `big` brands said they didn't have enough time. again what were they supposed to do? you are not entitled to have the product manufactured by a well known firm at all, what a strange statement to make! you are entitled to get what you pay for! with that attitude I could go into currys and by a cheap brand tv and tell them that I am entitled to have it made by a well known firm! you don't even have to buy the shirt at all, you could tell your kids that you don't approve of the shirt because its not made by people working in a Bangladesh sweatshop, who earn £5 a week and sow a name brand badge on it! its a bit pointless slating the type of material used before you even know what it is, I`m sure your kids wont worry if its not breathable or `high tech`. I doubt the players will notice the difference either. its not as if its made out of nylon and polyester is it.[/p][/quote]I do know what it is ,,, its a poly weave.... like all other footy shirts. The dry fit technology of Nike etc etc is all about the weave not the material. Our shirts will be made in the same place probably as other branded ones.... just not with the same Q.C. and finer designs. You are correct of course on the time scales..... its not the current board's fault they were lumbered with this shambles and indeed it will be for just this one season. I am just relieved that it looks ok to satisfy those who desperately wanted a nice looking kit. But anyone who is stating that this brand less kit season is a coup for the club is an idiot.[/p][/quote]how much difference do you think it would make if we used 2-3yr old tech in the shirt? what percentage extra do you think it gives the player? I was in town today and proudly walking around in the white away kit with red pinstripes of 2 seasons ago, and let me tell you that despite all the wonderful technology I was still sweating because of the heat, and it was pretty much the same as the red sash shirt or last years red kit, they all behave the same to me. oh and the white pinstripe away shirt was made by umbro in Thailand and last years generic red shirt was made by adidas in china. not Bangladesh as I said before.[/p][/quote]you were not playing football.... so you were not sweating enough.... you need to research the tech on this.... ;-)[/p][/quote]Rubbish.[/p][/quote]correct... it is .... and £50 a shout. steekeemcglue
  • Score: -1

10:59pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
JRod scores again for Columbia, pity Brasil already have 2
Watching one team in an all red Adidas kit against another in what looked a wee bit like a Brazil kit did make me think it's a Saints training session. At least it would have done, if it wasn't for the fact that both teams seemed more intent on kicking each other and falling over dramatically than playing footy.

It's been a bad night here in Strasbourg. I started early outside an Irish pub and got drenched before the first match kicked off. Then Germany won, and now this excuse for a football match between two teams who should know better has really peed me off.

Come on Costa Rica, turn the weekend around before I turn into a miserable Seedhouse.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: JRod scores again for Columbia, pity Brasil already have 2[/p][/quote]Watching one team in an all red Adidas kit against another in what looked a wee bit like a Brazil kit did make me think it's a Saints training session. At least it would have done, if it wasn't for the fact that both teams seemed more intent on kicking each other and falling over dramatically than playing footy. It's been a bad night here in Strasbourg. I started early outside an Irish pub and got drenched before the first match kicked off. Then Germany won, and now this excuse for a football match between two teams who should know better has really peed me off. Come on Costa Rica, turn the weekend around before I turn into a miserable Seedhouse. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

11:15pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
JRod scores again for Columbia, pity Brasil already have 2
Watching one team in an all red Adidas kit against another in what looked a wee bit like a Brazil kit did make me think it's a Saints training session. At least it would have done, if it wasn't for the fact that both teams seemed more intent on kicking each other and falling over dramatically than playing footy.

It's been a bad night here in Strasbourg. I started early outside an Irish pub and got drenched before the first match kicked off. Then Germany won, and now this excuse for a football match between two teams who should know better has really peed me off.

Come on Costa Rica, turn the weekend around before I turn into a miserable Seedhouse.
Oi! There hasn't been a lot to shout about has there? Ronny K is a bit plus but there's been several minuses. We need to announce a couple of signings asap so let's hope Holland get knocked out soon as nothing will happen there until they're back home.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: JRod scores again for Columbia, pity Brasil already have 2[/p][/quote]Watching one team in an all red Adidas kit against another in what looked a wee bit like a Brazil kit did make me think it's a Saints training session. At least it would have done, if it wasn't for the fact that both teams seemed more intent on kicking each other and falling over dramatically than playing footy. It's been a bad night here in Strasbourg. I started early outside an Irish pub and got drenched before the first match kicked off. Then Germany won, and now this excuse for a football match between two teams who should know better has really peed me off. Come on Costa Rica, turn the weekend around before I turn into a miserable Seedhouse.[/p][/quote]Oi! There hasn't been a lot to shout about has there? Ronny K is a bit plus but there's been several minuses. We need to announce a couple of signings asap so let's hope Holland get knocked out soon as nothing will happen there until they're back home. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 4

11:22pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Typo. Not bit plus BIG plus.
Typo. Not bit plus BIG plus. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 3

11:24pm Fri 4 Jul 14

angus mc coatup says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed.

I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us.

Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.
Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed. I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us. Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.[/p][/quote]Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it angus mc coatup
  • Score: 1

11:35pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed.

I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us.

Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.
Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it
But why kill it,when it was just about to pay dividends?
Someone just seems to have got cold feet,and prematurely ended a dream,which was about to be fulfilled.
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed. I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us. Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.[/p][/quote]Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it[/p][/quote]But why kill it,when it was just about to pay dividends? Someone just seems to have got cold feet,and prematurely ended a dream,which was about to be fulfilled. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

11:54pm Fri 4 Jul 14

angus mc coatup says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed.

I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us.

Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.
Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it
But why kill it,when it was just about to pay dividends?
Someone just seems to have got cold feet,and prematurely ended a dream,which was about to be fulfilled.
Don't think anyone but Katherina can answer that question properly. I'm as piissed off as anybody with the whole situation. But It's Katherina who calls the shots and It's her money that is keeping us ticking over, so we have to wait and see what the future vision is.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed. I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us. Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.[/p][/quote]Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it[/p][/quote]But why kill it,when it was just about to pay dividends? Someone just seems to have got cold feet,and prematurely ended a dream,which was about to be fulfilled.[/p][/quote]Don't think anyone but Katherina can answer that question properly. I'm as piissed off as anybody with the whole situation. But It's Katherina who calls the shots and It's her money that is keeping us ticking over, so we have to wait and see what the future vision is. angus mc coatup
  • Score: 2

12:03am Sat 5 Jul 14

SnapperSaint says...

search for truth wrote:
How many £ Million are Saint's getting from their sponsors Yeho ?

Or are Saint's paying Yeho to be named as their sponsors ?
Don't talk carp now run along you idiot keep up the search for a brain cell.
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: How many £ Million are Saint's getting from their sponsors Yeho ? Or are Saint's paying Yeho to be named as their sponsors ?[/p][/quote]Don't talk carp now run along you idiot keep up the search for a brain cell. SnapperSaint
  • Score: 5

12:06am Sat 5 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed.

I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us.

Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.
Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it
But why kill it,when it was just about to pay dividends?
Someone just seems to have got cold feet,and prematurely ended a dream,which was about to be fulfilled.
Don't think anyone but Katherina can answer that question properly. I'm as piissed off as anybody with the whole situation. But It's Katherina who calls the shots and It's her money that is keeping us ticking over, so we have to wait and see what the future vision is.
Got it in one Angus I would say.And despite what has happened,I'm still fairly confident in my own mind,that we can look forward to another successful season,and good things under Koeman.
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed. I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us. Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.[/p][/quote]Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it[/p][/quote]But why kill it,when it was just about to pay dividends? Someone just seems to have got cold feet,and prematurely ended a dream,which was about to be fulfilled.[/p][/quote]Don't think anyone but Katherina can answer that question properly. I'm as piissed off as anybody with the whole situation. But It's Katherina who calls the shots and It's her money that is keeping us ticking over, so we have to wait and see what the future vision is.[/p][/quote]Got it in one Angus I would say.And despite what has happened,I'm still fairly confident in my own mind,that we can look forward to another successful season,and good things under Koeman. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

12:26am Sat 5 Jul 14

angus mc coatup says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed.

I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us.

Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.
Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it
But why kill it,when it was just about to pay dividends?
Someone just seems to have got cold feet,and prematurely ended a dream,which was about to be fulfilled.
Don't think anyone but Katherina can answer that question properly. I'm as piissed off as anybody with the whole situation. But It's Katherina who calls the shots and It's her money that is keeping us ticking over, so we have to wait and see what the future vision is.
Got it in one Angus I would say.And despite what has happened,I'm still fairly confident in my own mind,that we can look forward to another successful season,and good things under Koeman.
Yeah, It all depends on Mr Koeman, we , as fans need to be patient. He has a very difficult situation to navigate and I wish him well. But getting good players in is difficult without the added problem of the players we are trying to recruit, seeing the best players here doing a runner
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed. I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us. Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.[/p][/quote]Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it[/p][/quote]But why kill it,when it was just about to pay dividends? Someone just seems to have got cold feet,and prematurely ended a dream,which was about to be fulfilled.[/p][/quote]Don't think anyone but Katherina can answer that question properly. I'm as piissed off as anybody with the whole situation. But It's Katherina who calls the shots and It's her money that is keeping us ticking over, so we have to wait and see what the future vision is.[/p][/quote]Got it in one Angus I would say.And despite what has happened,I'm still fairly confident in my own mind,that we can look forward to another successful season,and good things under Koeman.[/p][/quote]Yeah, It all depends on Mr Koeman, we , as fans need to be patient. He has a very difficult situation to navigate and I wish him well. But getting good players in is difficult without the added problem of the players we are trying to recruit, seeing the best players here doing a runner angus mc coatup
  • Score: 1

4:38am Sat 5 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH wrote:
Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.
And that makes SUCH a difference
Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.
How is he not allowing you opinion?
[quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFC PRIDE OF THE SOUTH[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't we have a proper sportswear manufacturer do the kit? If it's not bad enough losing all our best players, now we are making our own kit. It hasn't even got a brand logo on it. We look like we are trying to do everything on the cheap.[/p][/quote]And that makes SUCH a difference[/p][/quote]Jeez sorry, I thought i was allowed an opinion. I am after all a Saints fan who is going to have to buy three kits for my kids.[/p][/quote]How is he not allowing you opinion? Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

4:42am Sat 5 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed.

I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us.

Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.
Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it
Just for the record, Tadanari Lee didn't cost us anything. I know facts can get in the way of a good opinion, but ...
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed. I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us. Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.[/p][/quote]Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it[/p][/quote]Just for the record, Tadanari Lee didn't cost us anything. I know facts can get in the way of a good opinion, but ... Rising_Son
  • Score: 1

6:16am Sat 5 Jul 14

massimoosti says...

All so very important - I'm shocked that Reuters and the BBC aren't on the topic.
All so very important - I'm shocked that Reuters and the BBC aren't on the topic. massimoosti
  • Score: 1

7:45am Sat 5 Jul 14

Saintsayer II says...

Rising_Son wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed.

I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us.

Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.
Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it
Just for the record, Tadanari Lee didn't cost us anything. I know facts can get in the way of a good opinion, but ...
I am entirely with Seed on this The best we can now look forward to is mid table obsurity
As for the stripe shirts we should have had white sleeves not red Sunderland and Stoke have both been relegated with red sleeves
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed. I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us. Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.[/p][/quote]Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it[/p][/quote]Just for the record, Tadanari Lee didn't cost us anything. I know facts can get in the way of a good opinion, but ...[/p][/quote]I am entirely with Seed on this The best we can now look forward to is mid table obsurity As for the stripe shirts we should have had white sleeves not red Sunderland and Stoke have both been relegated with red sleeves Saintsayer II
  • Score: -2

7:49am Sat 5 Jul 14

TPFKARTSNINZ says...

I like the new kit - it's pretty much what I hope we would come up with. It's a huge improvement on the last two seasons' efforts, so a big thumbs up from me to whoever designed it.

COYR&W!
I like the new kit - it's pretty much what I hope we would come up with. It's a huge improvement on the last two seasons' efforts, so a big thumbs up from me to whoever designed it. COYR&W! TPFKARTSNINZ
  • Score: 0

10:21am Sat 5 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed.

I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us.

Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.
Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it
Just for the record, Tadanari Lee didn't cost us anything. I know facts can get in the way of a good opinion, but ...
I am entirely with Seed on this The best we can now look forward to is mid table obsurity
As for the stripe shirts we should have had white sleeves not red Sunderland and Stoke have both been relegated with red sleeves
That's a slight improvement on previous, "we are doomed to be relegated" has been the Neggies message up to now, Wind of Change?
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Can I just echo that and stand up for Seed. I might not agree with much that he's saying right now and his totally negative stance on absolutely everything connected with the new board is getting tiresome, but deep down he's one of us. Stripes? Happy they're back. Sponsor's name? Glad it's not a multi-national. However, on both issues, I don't really care one way or the other, The badge on the front was, is and always will be more important to me.[/p][/quote]Pretty much how I see it Stras, especially the badge bit. The previous strategy was by and large, unsustainable. We've had nothing but success since the Liebherr's rocked up, but the whole NC dream and vision was built on shifting sands. Huge amounts of dosh has been wasted on some dodgy transfers like Osvaldo, Mayuka, Tadanari Lee, ect. So can you really blame Katherina for being more pragmatic, and setting the whole club up to be more self supporting. One good season and some of the players start believing the hype and b0ll0x about themselves. They are good, but not Carling good in my opinion. Hopefully we will find our natural level within the new financial restraints is upper premier league, but changing half a team looks like we may have a season of struggle. Either way, I will continue to support my club and whoever pulls on the shirt, and all the best to Ronald Koeman and his staff..... so, Good luck Ron.... think you might need it[/p][/quote]Just for the record, Tadanari Lee didn't cost us anything. I know facts can get in the way of a good opinion, but ...[/p][/quote]I am entirely with Seed on this The best we can now look forward to is mid table obsurity As for the stripe shirts we should have had white sleeves not red Sunderland and Stoke have both been relegated with red sleeves[/p][/quote]That's a slight improvement on previous, "we are doomed to be relegated" has been the Neggies message up to now, Wind of Change? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

10:47am Sat 5 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Okay, Osprey. I spelt site sight.
I don't normally correct the good guys, I wish people wouldn't keep spelling definitely as defiantly, that's my latest grump.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: Okay, Osprey. I spelt site sight.[/p][/quote]I don't normally correct the good guys, I wish people wouldn't keep spelling definitely as defiantly, that's my latest grump. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

11:18am Sat 5 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Rising_Son wrote:
InsideOutCat wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
He's got enough to say for himself any other time without the need for anyone to rush to his defence
I have no doubt that he doesn't need anyone else to defend him. I was giving my opinion, just like you are.
I think we all have our views about how to solve the problem of Seed, some will try to bully him, some will try to cajole, Confuscious will try simple logic, me I think leave him alone to work it out for himself, if actual results are favourable it won't take much to tip the see-saw.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]He's got enough to say for himself any other time without the need for anyone to rush to his defence[/p][/quote]I have no doubt that he doesn't need anyone else to defend him. I was giving my opinion, just like you are.[/p][/quote]I think we all have our views about how to solve the problem of Seed, some will try to bully him, some will try to cajole, Confuscious will try simple logic, me I think leave him alone to work it out for himself, if actual results are favourable it won't take much to tip the see-saw. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

11:34am Sat 5 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference).

Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?
There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable.

My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel.

Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.
Good, but not quite Carling! I have been struggling to plough through this thread and am gradually catching up with the comments, I solidly agree with your last statement, the jury is definitely still out about the board and its aspirations, but as I keep harping on about it, I sense the Wind of Change, things in my honest, but uninformed opinion will get better. It's the best I can offer at the moment, otherwise I sentence you to hang by the neck until you cheer up...............
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference). Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?[/p][/quote]There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable. My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel. Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.[/p][/quote]Good, but not quite Carling! I have been struggling to plough through this thread and am gradually catching up with the comments, I solidly agree with your last statement, the jury is definitely still out about the board and its aspirations, but as I keep harping on about it, I sense the Wind of Change, things in my honest, but uninformed opinion will get better. It's the best I can offer at the moment, otherwise I sentence you to hang by the neck until you cheer up............... OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

6:27pm Sun 6 Jul 14

lowe esteem says...

SAINTS SHIRTS. Look like Saints shirts. I look forward to seeing Stripes when I next go to town on the next HOME game, or seeing swarms of these when we continue our invasions AWAY. A proper striped Saints shirt that stirs the Red and White bloodcells.
It's got SAINTS written on it too, another distinctive marker alongside our lovely fan-inspired badge and enterprising sponsor.

Only sticking point, the price, somebody seems to have made the decision that things lose credibility if you maintain or reduce the price for a product, so put it up! This sends out the wrong messages. Lawrence Llewellyn Mcglue has filled you all in on all the fabric details, but I just think it's a price too far when you want the Mush family to rally together. So hopefully we'll see some good old retro kits back in the shops soon?
SAINTS SHIRTS. Look like Saints shirts. I look forward to seeing Stripes when I next go to town on the next HOME game, or seeing swarms of these when we continue our invasions AWAY. A proper striped Saints shirt that stirs the Red and White bloodcells. It's got SAINTS written on it too, another distinctive marker alongside our lovely fan-inspired badge and enterprising sponsor. Only sticking point, the price, somebody seems to have made the decision that things lose credibility if you maintain or reduce the price for a product, so put it up! This sends out the wrong messages. Lawrence Llewellyn Mcglue has filled you all in on all the fabric details, but I just think it's a price too far when you want the Mush family to rally together. So hopefully we'll see some good old retro kits back in the shops soon? lowe esteem
  • Score: 1

11:18am Mon 7 Jul 14

lowe esteem says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Sainty saint saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.
Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference).

Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?
There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable.

My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel.

Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.
Good, but not quite Carling! I have been struggling to plough through this thread and am gradually catching up with the comments, I solidly agree with your last statement, the jury is definitely still out about the board and its aspirations, but as I keep harping on about it, I sense the Wind of Change, things in my honest, but uninformed opinion will get better. It's the best I can offer at the moment, otherwise I sentence you to hang by the neck until you cheer up...............
I trust things are somewhat better than Carling, or we're all in the your rhiannans hit aren't we?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: dockboy and shareholder, Seed has been contributing to this sight for a long time. For most of that time he has been positive. Recent events have turned him very sour but you can still reason with him, unlike so many of the perennial I-told-you-so knowitall negheads that infest this site. Ease of please. He's one of the good guys.[/p][/quote]Just because his posts made sense in the past doesn't mean they're valuable now. Giovanni Gentile was a decent philosopher until he went all fascist-poster-boy (that one's for St Retford, he likes a nice philosophy reference). Seed was perfectly willing to shout people down that didn't agree with him when things were hunky-dory, now he's getting a taste of his own medicine because he's speaking absolute drivel, coupled with some childish digs at our owner - how does that make him 'one of the good guys'?[/p][/quote]There in lies the difference. The only people I argued with when things were hunky dory were those demanding unrealistic things, the club was progressing at a fantastic pace and trying to accelerate that was in my view unreasonable. My posts have changed because I believe that the domino effect we are now witnessing was based on a single decision a few months ago, in other words I think all this was very avoidable. That's my honest opinion, I also posted my fears at that time and sadly they've come to pass, now you may disagree with that (although the proof is right in front of your eyes) but that doesn't make it absolute drivel. Having said that, I take a number of the comments on board and agree it is now time to sit back and see what this board can do.[/p][/quote]Good, but not quite Carling! I have been struggling to plough through this thread and am gradually catching up with the comments, I solidly agree with your last statement, the jury is definitely still out about the board and its aspirations, but as I keep harping on about it, I sense the Wind of Change, things in my honest, but uninformed opinion will get better. It's the best I can offer at the moment, otherwise I sentence you to hang by the neck until you cheer up...............[/p][/quote]I trust things are somewhat better than Carling, or we're all in the your rhiannans hit aren't we? lowe esteem
  • Score: 0

8:33am Thu 10 Jul 14

miltonarcher says...

miltonarcher wrote:
At last! Now we can bin the memory of last seasons rubbish kit. Anyone who continues to wear it will look very silly indeed.
Thumbs down from the Baaa. Baaaa. Baaaaaa baaaa baaaaaa
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: At last! Now we can bin the memory of last seasons rubbish kit. Anyone who continues to wear it will look very silly indeed.[/p][/quote]Thumbs down from the Baaa. Baaaa. Baaaaaa baaaa baaaaaa miltonarcher
  • Score: 0

6:01pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Alicesdad says...

I like it, even before I saw it I liked it, you hate it compared to how much I like it.
I like it, even before I saw it I liked it, you hate it compared to how much I like it. Alicesdad
  • Score: 0
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