Tadic signing to start wave of transfer activity

Basingstoke Gazette: Dusan Tadic Dusan Tadic

Dusan Tadic has become the first signing in Ronald Koeman’s Saints revolution.

The 25-year-old Serbian international has penned a four-year deal at Saints to complete his move from FC Twente for a fee of around £11m.

After a summer that has seen the departures of star names such as Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw, the long anticipated signing is a timely boost for Saints fans and, according to Koeman, the first of many.

“It was very important to get this signing done – not only for me, but for the rest of the squad and for our fans. It’s fantastic news,” said Koeman.

“We’ve lost some good players but we want to continue the ambition and philosophy of the club, so it’s a great signal to have brought in our first player.

“He’s a great player. I know him very well from Holland, where he had a great season last year.

Basingstoke Gazette:

“We now look forward to bringing in more players because we want to continue and maybe even better what Southampton did last season.”

Tadic is seen as the ideal replacement for Lallana and comes with an outstanding reputation.

Having initially moved from his homeland to FC Groningen – the former club of Ronald and Erwin Koeman - he enjoyed an outstanding season with Twente last term, scoring 16 goals from midfield and helping the team to a third-place finish.

He also provided 14 assists and created an eye-catching total of 133 chances – in both categories, he led the way by some considerable distance in the Eredivise.

Tadic, who made his international debut at 19, has been capped 25 times by his country.

He has also attracted interest from both Schalke and Sevilla this summer, but Saints won the race for his signature.

Tadic added: "It is a really nice feeling, this is a really nice club of which I have heard a lot of good things about. I have already seen the beautiful training centre and there are lots of nice people that work here including the coaches so I am really happy to be here.

"I watched a lot of the games last season and saw that the Club plays really nice football which will suit me because I like to play in the same way. The manager obviously knows me from the Dutch league so when he called me and told me his plan it was an easy decision to make.

"I know the manager well because he is one of the biggest Dutch legends in football, everyone knows him. He is a really good coach and you can always expect his teams to play well because he is leading them and because he is so good tactically. I am really excited to start playing for the club."

Saints continue to try and seal the signing of another Dutch top flight star in the shape of Graziano Pelle, with the dominating striker seen as the perfect fit for the void left by Lambert’s departure.

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7:20am Wed 9 Jul 14

Oohlaadazza says...

Quality signing keep them coming Ronald
Quality signing keep them coming Ronald Oohlaadazza
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7:25am Wed 9 Jul 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .
We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team . SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 26

7:31am Wed 9 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .
I was going to post that :(
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .[/p][/quote]I was going to post that :( Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 13

7:32am Wed 9 Jul 14

John Smith34 says...

You know what makes me laugh. NC, MP, Lallana, Lambert, Shaw and Knobhead Lovren all leaving. Club is in meltdown, double page spreads on club in crisis, constant day to day media speculation, relentless news that we are victims of our own success, relegation material next season. Endless!!!!.........
...............we sign a player for £10 million.............
...NOT A SINGLE BEAN.......
You know what makes me laugh. NC, MP, Lallana, Lambert, Shaw and Knobhead Lovren all leaving. Club is in meltdown, double page spreads on club in crisis, constant day to day media speculation, relentless news that we are victims of our own success, relegation material next season. Endless!!!!......... ...............we sign a player for £10 million............. ...NOT A SINGLE BEAN....... John Smith34
  • Score: 133

7:33am Wed 9 Jul 14

likewatchingbrazil says...

easy to replace liellana after all
coyr
easy to replace liellana after all coyr likewatchingbrazil
  • Score: 68

7:36am Wed 9 Jul 14

IOAD says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .
I was going to post that :(
You still can!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .[/p][/quote]I was going to post that :([/p][/quote]You still can! IOAD
  • Score: 12

7:36am Wed 9 Jul 14

Chapperall says...

Very positive statements from RK and even referring to improving in last season. Great to get this signing done and good to hear we may be able to offload Osvaldo. This makes the next 2-3 signings look really interesting!
We desperately need a proven striker, goalkeeper, centre back and left back.
Exciting times ahead hopefully. It will be like watching a new team when the season starts but key we keep spider. I note the Lovren saga has gone quiet !
Very positive statements from RK and even referring to improving in last season. Great to get this signing done and good to hear we may be able to offload Osvaldo. This makes the next 2-3 signings look really interesting! We desperately need a proven striker, goalkeeper, centre back and left back. Exciting times ahead hopefully. It will be like watching a new team when the season starts but key we keep spider. I note the Lovren saga has gone quiet ! Chapperall
  • Score: 48

7:53am Wed 9 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

IOAD wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .
I was going to post that :(
You still can!
We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?
[quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .[/p][/quote]I was going to post that :([/p][/quote]You still can![/p][/quote]We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 24

7:53am Wed 9 Jul 14

StJimmer says...

Please support this campaign for the commemorative renaming of a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR
1S
Please support this campaign for the commemorative renaming of a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR 1S StJimmer
  • Score: 62

7:54am Wed 9 Jul 14

saint christopher says...

Great news and certainly the prelude to a number of new signings, although a tidal wave is (a) not needed and (b) would actually be destabilising (think Newcastle).

A handful of quality replacements in the key areas and build from there. Next season is going to be a case of reestablishing ourselves I think - new manager, new ideas, and effectively a new team. Anything top half will be fine by me and would I think represent a fantastic achievement given the meltdown, fire-sale and disintegration so many have described the last couple of months.
Great news and certainly the prelude to a number of new signings, although a tidal wave is (a) not needed and (b) would actually be destabilising (think Newcastle). A handful of quality replacements in the key areas and build from there. Next season is going to be a case of reestablishing ourselves I think - new manager, new ideas, and effectively a new team. Anything top half will be fine by me and would I think represent a fantastic achievement given the meltdown, fire-sale and disintegration so many have described the last couple of months. saint christopher
  • Score: 27

7:56am Wed 9 Jul 14

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

So who is going to be next in then?
So who is going to be next in then? Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
  • Score: 3

7:56am Wed 9 Jul 14

StJimmer says...

please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR
1S
please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR 1S StJimmer
  • Score: 26

7:58am Wed 9 Jul 14

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

Lalla who? Forgotten already.
Lalla who? Forgotten already. Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
  • Score: 14

8:00am Wed 9 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

StJimmer wrote:
please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR

1S
As Warrens says the name St Mary's Stadium isn't great so why not rename the stadium as opposed to a stand? Much more fitting for the big mans role in saving our club.
[quote][p][bold]StJimmer[/bold] wrote: please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR 1S[/p][/quote]As Warrens says the name St Mary's Stadium isn't great so why not rename the stadium as opposed to a stand? Much more fitting for the big mans role in saving our club. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 23

8:01am Wed 9 Jul 14

StJimmer says...

Link doesn't work. Find campaign details on change .org search Markus Liebherr. Only takes a second to sign and show support for commemorative stand renaming.
Link doesn't work. Find campaign details on change .org search Markus Liebherr. Only takes a second to sign and show support for commemorative stand renaming. StJimmer
  • Score: -8

8:02am Wed 9 Jul 14

hulla baloo says...

Apparently Liverpool are already showing an interest in this player. ;)
Apparently Liverpool are already showing an interest in this player. ;) hulla baloo
  • Score: 26

8:04am Wed 9 Jul 14

StJimmer says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
StJimmer wrote:
please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR


1S
As Warrens says the name St Mary's Stadium isn't great so why not rename the stadium as opposed to a stand? Much more fitting for the big mans role in saving our club.
Link doesn't work. Find campaign details on change .org search Markus Liebherr. Only takes a second to sign and show support for commemorative stand renaming.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StJimmer[/bold] wrote: please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR 1S[/p][/quote]As Warrens says the name St Mary's Stadium isn't great so why not rename the stadium as opposed to a stand? Much more fitting for the big mans role in saving our club.[/p][/quote]Link doesn't work. Find campaign details on change .org search Markus Liebherr. Only takes a second to sign and show support for commemorative stand renaming. StJimmer
  • Score: -8

8:10am Wed 9 Jul 14

Ozmosis says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .
I was going to post that :(
You must be CREST fallen...

OK, I'll get my coat
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .[/p][/quote]I was going to post that :([/p][/quote]You must be CREST fallen... OK, I'll get my coat Ozmosis
  • Score: 9

8:11am Wed 9 Jul 14

Southampton boy says...

Let hope he can play in the prem as we have seen in the past some players are able to do it in other legues but not able to do it in prem! but his CV looks good, so that Ada is forgotten and replaced, now Luke Shew needs to be replace and Ricky.

But he question s listening o our new lad is the plan put to him of the im of the club to push forward with the plan for CL football?
But good signing
Let hope he can play in the prem as we have seen in the past some players are able to do it in other legues but not able to do it in prem! but his CV looks good, so that Ada is forgotten and replaced, now Luke Shew needs to be replace and Ricky. But he question s listening o our new lad is the plan put to him of the im of the club to push forward with the plan for CL football? But good signing Southampton boy
  • Score: 4

8:15am Wed 9 Jul 14

damoose says...

Q: Describe what kind of player you are?

A: I don`t talk about that,I like to do my talking on the pitch...

Love it
Q: Describe what kind of player you are? A: I don`t talk about that,I like to do my talking on the pitch... Love it damoose
  • Score: 52

8:16am Wed 9 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

This is a genuine goalscoring midfielder and if his form continues will be better for us Than La la…Pelle is more mobile and faster than SRL…

It is on the basis of one signing not an earth shattering expression of intent however if we replace ALL those who have gone with players who iron out the departed's deficiencies we will actually be a better team….

I can think of 8 games last saeson there for the taking….mmmm!
This is a genuine goalscoring midfielder and if his form continues will be better for us Than La la…Pelle is more mobile and faster than SRL… It is on the basis of one signing not an earth shattering expression of intent however if we replace ALL those who have gone with players who iron out the departed's deficiencies we will actually be a better team…. I can think of 8 games last saeson there for the taking….mmmm! warrens 76
  • Score: 30

8:25am Wed 9 Jul 14

SwedeSaint says...

A centre half now, experienced left back, a centre forward and the captaincy for Schneiderlin and I would say pre-season is done! Koeman instills his ethos, methods and discipline, we have a good start to the season and everything is rosy!
I'll be happy to see the back of this close season, it has not been enjoyable. Now I am really looking forward to seeing the mighty red and white stripes stride out for their first game under Koeman's direction.
A centre half now, experienced left back, a centre forward and the captaincy for Schneiderlin and I would say pre-season is done! Koeman instills his ethos, methods and discipline, we have a good start to the season and everything is rosy! I'll be happy to see the back of this close season, it has not been enjoyable. Now I am really looking forward to seeing the mighty red and white stripes stride out for their first game under Koeman's direction. SwedeSaint
  • Score: 30

8:29am Wed 9 Jul 14

Chipmonk1 says...

If JRod has been checking out Dusan on you tube his mouth must be watering. From the look of it his tally of assists was only ruined by the class of the attempted finish. I was hoping to wake up to news of a signing today hopefully more tomorrow. coyr&ws
If JRod has been checking out Dusan on you tube his mouth must be watering. From the look of it his tally of assists was only ruined by the class of the attempted finish. I was hoping to wake up to news of a signing today hopefully more tomorrow. coyr&ws Chipmonk1
  • Score: 8

8:30am Wed 9 Jul 14

Graham, North of Watford says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
StJimmer wrote:
please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR


1S
As Warrens says the name St Mary's Stadium isn't great so why not rename the stadium as opposed to a stand? Much more fitting for the big mans role in saving our club.
Can I be the second or third to support this plan.

Rename the whole Stadium after the man who saved the Saints. A fitting tribute to Markus who is a wonderful sample of a man who joined in the great Southampton story purely, I suspect, for the love of the Club.

Brothers and sisters, please show your support
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StJimmer[/bold] wrote: please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR 1S[/p][/quote]As Warrens says the name St Mary's Stadium isn't great so why not rename the stadium as opposed to a stand? Much more fitting for the big mans role in saving our club.[/p][/quote]Can I be the second or third to support this plan. Rename the whole Stadium after the man who saved the Saints. A fitting tribute to Markus who is a wonderful sample of a man who joined in the great Southampton story purely, I suspect, for the love of the Club. Brothers and sisters, please show your support Graham, North of Watford
  • Score: 13

8:34am Wed 9 Jul 14

saintmac says...

Osprey said yesterday that Pelle was playing in a friendly. This surprised me if he is meant to be coming to us?
Osprey said yesterday that Pelle was playing in a friendly. This surprised me if he is meant to be coming to us? saintmac
  • Score: 2

8:38am Wed 9 Jul 14

milton road says...

Yes seems the Pelle deal has stalled a bit, but let's hope, Everton were interested in him as well. Saints were quibbling over price last I heard. Let's hope that it does not get messed up and if he is as good as Koeman thinks he comes
Yes seems the Pelle deal has stalled a bit, but let's hope, Everton were interested in him as well. Saints were quibbling over price last I heard. Let's hope that it does not get messed up and if he is as good as Koeman thinks he comes milton road
  • Score: 9

8:39am Wed 9 Jul 14

St Mark says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .
I was going to post that :(
you just did!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .[/p][/quote]I was going to post that :([/p][/quote]you just did! St Mark
  • Score: -1

8:42am Wed 9 Jul 14

boilerman says...

Off topic , did you see that interview with Beattie on Sky sports ?
Another person sticking the knife in, why didn't he come out and give names and specifics ?
Off topic , did you see that interview with Beattie on Sky sports ? Another person sticking the knife in, why didn't he come out and give names and specifics ? boilerman
  • Score: 6

8:45am Wed 9 Jul 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
IOAD wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .
I was going to post that :(
You still can!
We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?
There is always a lull before the storm.
The wind is now starting to pipe up and I don’t just mean Lovren bleating to his agent.
More class signings soon to follow from Ron using his contact book to our advantage. I think he’s got a bigger one than Pochettino and he knows what to do with it.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .[/p][/quote]I was going to post that :([/p][/quote]You still can![/p][/quote]We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?[/p][/quote]There is always a lull before the storm. The wind is now starting to pipe up and I don’t just mean Lovren bleating to his agent. More class signings soon to follow from Ron using his contact book to our advantage. I think he’s got a bigger one than Pochettino and he knows what to do with it. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 18

8:54am Wed 9 Jul 14

jls217 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
StJimmer wrote:
please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR


1S
As Warrens says the name St Mary's Stadium isn't great so why not rename the stadium as opposed to a stand? Much more fitting for the big mans role in saving our club.
Leibherr stadium, Leibherr park - Has a nice ring to it Seed - you might be on to something. Gets my vote.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StJimmer[/bold] wrote: please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR 1S[/p][/quote]As Warrens says the name St Mary's Stadium isn't great so why not rename the stadium as opposed to a stand? Much more fitting for the big mans role in saving our club.[/p][/quote]Leibherr stadium, Leibherr park - Has a nice ring to it Seed - you might be on to something. Gets my vote. jls217
  • Score: 3

8:59am Wed 9 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
Lalla who? Forgotten already.
No you haven't you have just reminded us, stop it at once.
[quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: Lalla who? Forgotten already.[/p][/quote]No you haven't you have just reminded us, stop it at once. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 4

9:04am Wed 9 Jul 14

george chivers says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
IOAD wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .
I was going to post that :(
You still can!
We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?
There is always a lull before the storm.
The wind is now starting to pipe up and I don’t just mean Lovren bleating to his agent.
More class signings soon to follow from Ron using his contact book to our advantage. I think he’s got a bigger one than Pochettino and he knows what to do with it.
But what about his contact book?

Keep those signings coming In.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .[/p][/quote]I was going to post that :([/p][/quote]You still can![/p][/quote]We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?[/p][/quote]There is always a lull before the storm. The wind is now starting to pipe up and I don’t just mean Lovren bleating to his agent. More class signings soon to follow from Ron using his contact book to our advantage. I think he’s got a bigger one than Pochettino and he knows what to do with it.[/p][/quote]But what about his contact book? Keep those signings coming In. george chivers
  • Score: 3

9:05am Wed 9 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

I have been scouring the Daily Mirror for news of our new signing, considering how much they printed about our meltdown, you would think that good news would be worth a mention, nope not a jot.
I have been scouring the Daily Mirror for news of our new signing, considering how much they printed about our meltdown, you would think that good news would be worth a mention, nope not a jot. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 24

9:09am Wed 9 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

JUDAS(MP) with his communication and body language sold SFC short by bale-ing in the FA CUP and not investing into another Number 1 Keeper and Striker engineering the Points to finish below Spuds.

THERE WERE SERIOUS GAPING HOLES IN THE SQUAD.

Match Fixing is a serious offence - but you gotta wonder how SFC were 2-0 up at their place while there was no passion on the touchline on our side and the final result vs Spuds at the lane - where SAINTS FANS dominated.

KING RON KOEMAN - TOP EUROPEAN MANAGER will plug these gaps and get the Players in.

SHOPPING LIST : Additional Number 1 Keeper - Top Striker - Cover for Top Striker (may be ex-Championside but capable of making an impact and different Option for the Gaffer) CB Cover - like Caulker LB (hole left by Shaw)
Pacy Winger like Nani to give Gaffer Options.

NOT ALL Players deliver in PREM - so money left for JANUARY Window.
COYR+WS
JUDAS(MP) with his communication and body language sold SFC short by bale-ing in the FA CUP and not investing into another Number 1 Keeper and Striker engineering the Points to finish below Spuds. THERE WERE SERIOUS GAPING HOLES IN THE SQUAD. Match Fixing is a serious offence - but you gotta wonder how SFC were 2-0 up at their place while there was no passion on the touchline on our side and the final result vs Spuds at the lane - where SAINTS FANS dominated. KING RON KOEMAN - TOP EUROPEAN MANAGER will plug these gaps and get the Players in. SHOPPING LIST : Additional Number 1 Keeper - Top Striker - Cover for Top Striker (may be ex-Championside but capable of making an impact and different Option for the Gaffer) CB Cover - like Caulker LB (hole left by Shaw) Pacy Winger like Nani to give Gaffer Options. NOT ALL Players deliver in PREM - so money left for JANUARY Window. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 1

9:13am Wed 9 Jul 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Mauricio Pochettino's record on bringing new players to Saints was dire, so with his first new player signing, Ronald Koeman is probably already doing way better than Mauricio ever did.

I congratulate Katharina, Ralph, Les and the other members of the Saints board of directors for bringing Ronald Koeman to the club and for starting to turn the tide of departures with his first new signing, Dusan Tadic. We are seeing that the club's ambition has not been diminished. Southampton FC obviously still has a plan to improve and grow the club.

Ron and Tadic are only the beginning of plenty of good news. Several more quality players will soon be arriving and this is an exciting time for all true Saints fans.

Most of the media must be so disappointed that Saints now have Ronald Koeman as manager, as they are much quieter about the club than during recent months. I hope all the new players who are surely on their way to Southampton FC will make them completely eat their own negative words.

As for all those neggie veggies who reckon they are Saints fans, I hope they will very soon begin to realise that Southampton FC is still an ambitious club, which is still in safe hands. The club still has direction and good leadership, which I have not doubted for one moment. I have hated reading all the disrespectful words about Katharina and the board members. The difference now is that we are seeing some new arrivals at the club instead of so many bad media rumours and a few multi million pound departures. I remain very proud to be a Saints fan and so look forward to many more good seasons even better than the last five.

Latest score:

Saints 2 (Koeman, Tadic) : Neggie Veggies 4 (Pochettino, Lambert, Shaw, Lallana)

. . . . . . . And we're not yet even half way through the close season. Watch out Neggie Veggies, as Saints have plenty more scoring moves in the pipeline!!!

Now the news is onward and upward the Southampton Way!!!
Mauricio Pochettino's record on bringing new players to Saints was dire, so with his first new player signing, Ronald Koeman is probably already doing way better than Mauricio ever did. I congratulate Katharina, Ralph, Les and the other members of the Saints board of directors for bringing Ronald Koeman to the club and for starting to turn the tide of departures with his first new signing, Dusan Tadic. We are seeing that the club's ambition has not been diminished. Southampton FC obviously still has a plan to improve and grow the club. Ron and Tadic are only the beginning of plenty of good news. Several more quality players will soon be arriving and this is an exciting time for all true Saints fans. Most of the media must be so disappointed that Saints now have Ronald Koeman as manager, as they are much quieter about the club than during recent months. I hope all the new players who are surely on their way to Southampton FC will make them completely eat their own negative words. As for all those neggie veggies who reckon they are Saints fans, I hope they will very soon begin to realise that Southampton FC is still an ambitious club, which is still in safe hands. The club still has direction and good leadership, which I have not doubted for one moment. I have hated reading all the disrespectful words about Katharina and the board members. The difference now is that we are seeing some new arrivals at the club instead of so many bad media rumours and a few multi million pound departures. I remain very proud to be a Saints fan and so look forward to many more good seasons even better than the last five. Latest score: Saints 2 (Koeman, Tadic) : Neggie Veggies 4 (Pochettino, Lambert, Shaw, Lallana) . . . . . . . And we're not yet even half way through the close season. Watch out Neggie Veggies, as Saints have plenty more scoring moves in the pipeline!!! Now the news is onward and upward the Southampton Way!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 53

9:15am Wed 9 Jul 14

Malcombe says...

Saw Tadic's interview at the Training ground, he's excited to be in the Country and especially Southampton FC, he loves everything he's seen so let's hope he turns it on for the Team and the Supporters because with the departure the Supporters are pining for someone to love now Rickie has gone, also Ronald gave a good account of things including Tadic and said there's more to come which was of course is an open secret.

I am being honest when I admit I had a dream last night and Potchettino was in it I was not impressed and was avoiding him, there were several people in the room but can you believe it he wouldn't speak English he was only muttering trying to speak and looked very miserable, someone next to him did the talking for him but it wasn't David it was a female very uncanny.
Saw Tadic's interview at the Training ground, he's excited to be in the Country and especially Southampton FC, he loves everything he's seen so let's hope he turns it on for the Team and the Supporters because with the departure the Supporters are pining for someone to love now Rickie has gone, also Ronald gave a good account of things including Tadic and said there's more to come which was of course is an open secret. I am being honest when I admit I had a dream last night and Potchettino was in it I was not impressed and was avoiding him, there were several people in the room but can you believe it he wouldn't speak English he was only muttering trying to speak and looked very miserable, someone next to him did the talking for him but it wasn't David it was a female very uncanny. Malcombe
  • Score: 1

9:18am Wed 9 Jul 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Noah s ARK , is open for business . Line up the STRIKERS / MIDFIELD and DEFENDERS , 2 BY 2 C O Y R . climb aboard THE SOUTH COAST DREAM
Noah s ARK , is open for business . Line up the STRIKERS / MIDFIELD and DEFENDERS , 2 BY 2 C O Y R . climb aboard THE SOUTH COAST DREAM SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 4

9:25am Wed 9 Jul 14

miltonarcher says...

Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name. miltonarcher
  • Score: 46

9:26am Wed 9 Jul 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
IOAD wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .
I was going to post that :(
You still can!
We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?
Could be a few CHEAP Brazilian s , seeking refuge on the SOUTH COAST ?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .[/p][/quote]I was going to post that :([/p][/quote]You still can![/p][/quote]We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?[/p][/quote]Could be a few CHEAP Brazilian s , seeking refuge on the SOUTH COAST ? SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 11

9:32am Wed 9 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I have been scouring the Daily Mirror for news of our new signing, considering how much they printed about our meltdown, you would think that good news would be worth a mention, nope not a jot.
i noticed that too!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I have been scouring the Daily Mirror for news of our new signing, considering how much they printed about our meltdown, you would think that good news would be worth a mention, nope not a jot.[/p][/quote]i noticed that too! warrens 76
  • Score: 8

9:32am Wed 9 Jul 14

Clever Dick says...

jls217 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
StJimmer wrote:
please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR



1S
As Warrens says the name St Mary's Stadium isn't great so why not rename the stadium as opposed to a stand? Much more fitting for the big mans role in saving our club.
Leibherr stadium, Leibherr park - Has a nice ring to it Seed - you might be on to something. Gets my vote.
Well we could keep the first bit of the name just for old times sake. How about the St Markus stadium.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StJimmer[/bold] wrote: please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR 1S[/p][/quote]As Warrens says the name St Mary's Stadium isn't great so why not rename the stadium as opposed to a stand? Much more fitting for the big mans role in saving our club.[/p][/quote]Leibherr stadium, Leibherr park - Has a nice ring to it Seed - you might be on to something. Gets my vote.[/p][/quote]Well we could keep the first bit of the name just for old times sake. How about the St Markus stadium. Clever Dick
  • Score: -20

9:35am Wed 9 Jul 14

vidman says...

Check out who Spuds are looking at, a couple of 30yo,a south American 2nd division forward and all for £10m. Well done Levy.
Check out who Spuds are looking at, a couple of 30yo,a south American 2nd division forward and all for £10m. Well done Levy. vidman
  • Score: 16

9:35am Wed 9 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
St Mary's is so weak..The Coliseum sponsered by XXXXX
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.[/p][/quote]St Mary's is so weak..The Coliseum sponsered by XXXXX warrens 76
  • Score: -17

9:39am Wed 9 Jul 14

Malcombe says...

justaSaintsfan

BRILLIANT POST much of which has been my sentiments, I'm one of the Supporter who's never slagged off the Board because I have full trust, in the past few weeks I posted Katharina would not employ Muppets, she wanted a Team of intelligent people who she could trust and IMO she's happy who she now employs and the Icing on the cake is to have Ronald Koeman as the new Manager with credentials the length of my arm has almost completed the Team, there are still some post to fill one is who will Manage the under 18 now Jason & Paul have gone, so many things to get excited about to assist in burying the the misery we have endured and hopefully soon to be forgotten.
justaSaintsfan BRILLIANT POST much of which has been my sentiments, I'm one of the Supporter who's never slagged off the Board because I have full trust, in the past few weeks I posted Katharina would not employ Muppets, she wanted a Team of intelligent people who she could trust and IMO she's happy who she now employs and the Icing on the cake is to have Ronald Koeman as the new Manager with credentials the length of my arm has almost completed the Team, there are still some post to fill one is who will Manage the under 18 now Jason & Paul have gone, so many things to get excited about to assist in burying the the misery we have endured and hopefully soon to be forgotten. Malcombe
  • Score: 12

9:39am Wed 9 Jul 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

boilerman wrote:
Off topic , did you see that interview with Beattie on Sky sports ?
Another person sticking the knife in, why didn't he come out and give names and specifics ?
missed it completely, anyone got a link?

if its anything like he said after rickie left he should listen to Le God and keep his trap shut! he said then that he spoke to people inside the club and they said that whilst the club looks financially stable from the outside its a lot different on the inside and the owner isn't committed to the future.
anyone think that the camera shy beattie might just be repeating what he`s read in the press. its been a long time since he was last here and couldn't wait to move to `further his england career`, is anyone he would know still at the club?
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: Off topic , did you see that interview with Beattie on Sky sports ? Another person sticking the knife in, why didn't he come out and give names and specifics ?[/p][/quote]missed it completely, anyone got a link? if its anything like he said after rickie left he should listen to Le God and keep his trap shut! he said then that he spoke to people inside the club and they said that whilst the club looks financially stable from the outside its a lot different on the inside and the owner isn't committed to the future. anyone think that the camera shy beattie might just be repeating what he`s read in the press. its been a long time since he was last here and couldn't wait to move to `further his england career`, is anyone he would know still at the club? de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 9

9:42am Wed 9 Jul 14

ToastyTea says...

SwedeSaint wrote:
A centre half now, experienced left back, a centre forward and the captaincy for Schneiderlin and I would say pre-season is done! Koeman instills his ethos, methods and discipline, we have a good start to the season and everything is rosy!
I'll be happy to see the back of this close season, it has not been enjoyable. Now I am really looking forward to seeing the mighty red and white stripes stride out for their first game under Koeman's direction.
Not quite, you have forgotten a goalie aswell which is a position we desperately need for backup for Boruc as Gazzanigga is never gona been good enough and Kelvin is on his last legs.
[quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: A centre half now, experienced left back, a centre forward and the captaincy for Schneiderlin and I would say pre-season is done! Koeman instills his ethos, methods and discipline, we have a good start to the season and everything is rosy! I'll be happy to see the back of this close season, it has not been enjoyable. Now I am really looking forward to seeing the mighty red and white stripes stride out for their first game under Koeman's direction.[/p][/quote]Not quite, you have forgotten a goalie aswell which is a position we desperately need for backup for Boruc as Gazzanigga is never gona been good enough and Kelvin is on his last legs. ToastyTea
  • Score: 2

9:55am Wed 9 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Ozmosis wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .
I was going to post that :(
You must be CREST fallen...

OK, I'll get my coat
Don't forget to wave goodbye.
[quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .[/p][/quote]I was going to post that :([/p][/quote]You must be CREST fallen... OK, I'll get my coat[/p][/quote]Don't forget to wave goodbye. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

10:03am Wed 9 Jul 14

Malcombe says...

Me and boilerman would appreciate the link concerning Kevin Beattie and the Sky interview can anyone help?
Me and boilerman would appreciate the link concerning Kevin Beattie and the Sky interview can anyone help? Malcombe
  • Score: 2

10:18am Wed 9 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

SEED ...

If the SAINTS FANS want a NEW KATHERINA LIEBHERR STAND as a lasting legacy as a tribute to one of Europe most respected and succesful business dynasties ....and to the Great Lady herself ..... for her contribution to SFC ....

THEN THE FANS WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN.

RK is a listening CHAIRMAN and has many good ideas - hence the return to Red and White Stripes and the gesture to the AWAY FANS at end of last season with the Red and White Scarves.

COYR+WS
SEED ... If the SAINTS FANS want a NEW KATHERINA LIEBHERR STAND as a lasting legacy as a tribute to one of Europe most respected and succesful business dynasties ....and to the Great Lady herself ..... for her contribution to SFC .... THEN THE FANS WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN. RK is a listening CHAIRMAN and has many good ideas - hence the return to Red and White Stripes and the gesture to the AWAY FANS at end of last season with the Red and White Scarves. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: -9

10:22am Wed 9 Jul 14

SaintJD says...

ToastyTea wrote:
SwedeSaint wrote:
A centre half now, experienced left back, a centre forward and the captaincy for Schneiderlin and I would say pre-season is done! Koeman instills his ethos, methods and discipline, we have a good start to the season and everything is rosy!
I'll be happy to see the back of this close season, it has not been enjoyable. Now I am really looking forward to seeing the mighty red and white stripes stride out for their first game under Koeman's direction.
Not quite, you have forgotten a goalie aswell which is a position we desperately need for backup for Boruc as Gazzanigga is never gona been good enough and Kelvin is on his last legs.
Two centre forwards, at least, probably three.

Osvaldo will hopefully be gone and I see Pelle as his replacement. We then need a nailed on 16 goals a season guy to fill Rickie's boots and that, in my opinion, will require a £25 million or similar outlay on someone like Lukaku, Benteke or Bony, Ba (I won't say Wellbeck for fear of stonings)- proven in Premier League football is the key to the Rickie replacement for me. Or we can gamble and see what happens.

I know Guly wasn't awesome, but his place needs filling as well, Billy Sharp - we have vacancies on the bench.

Sam will hopefully come through this season, but we do need at least two strikers and one of them needs to be, in my opinion, a Premier League player who will make everyone suddenly reconsider our ambitions. The money is there and I think if we paid a head turning fee (similar to the amount we've asked for our players) we could get any of the above players, but we'd need not to get held to ransom on wages, which could be an issue with all of them.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: A centre half now, experienced left back, a centre forward and the captaincy for Schneiderlin and I would say pre-season is done! Koeman instills his ethos, methods and discipline, we have a good start to the season and everything is rosy! I'll be happy to see the back of this close season, it has not been enjoyable. Now I am really looking forward to seeing the mighty red and white stripes stride out for their first game under Koeman's direction.[/p][/quote]Not quite, you have forgotten a goalie aswell which is a position we desperately need for backup for Boruc as Gazzanigga is never gona been good enough and Kelvin is on his last legs.[/p][/quote]Two centre forwards, at least, probably three. Osvaldo will hopefully be gone and I see Pelle as his replacement. We then need a nailed on 16 goals a season guy to fill Rickie's boots and that, in my opinion, will require a £25 million or similar outlay on someone like Lukaku, Benteke or Bony, Ba (I won't say Wellbeck for fear of stonings)- proven in Premier League football is the key to the Rickie replacement for me. Or we can gamble and see what happens. I know Guly wasn't awesome, but his place needs filling as well, Billy Sharp - we have vacancies on the bench. Sam will hopefully come through this season, but we do need at least two strikers and one of them needs to be, in my opinion, a Premier League player who will make everyone suddenly reconsider our ambitions. The money is there and I think if we paid a head turning fee (similar to the amount we've asked for our players) we could get any of the above players, but we'd need not to get held to ransom on wages, which could be an issue with all of them. SaintJD
  • Score: 8

10:24am Wed 9 Jul 14

IOAD says...

This is all getting exciting. Pelle, Delort... we could be building a squad here, not just a team. We had a team last year, and it creaked at times. But a squad? Have we ever had one of those? Just think what we could achieve with contingency coupled with a dynamic coach... makes class of 2014 look a bit 2D, doesn't it? That Spurs manager (not Redknapp, the other one) couldn't sub to any effect, couldn't switch his game when change was crying out and played the team ragged. Now, we've got experienced coaching, and exciting new talent coming in and money to burn.

The time of the happy clappers is upon us! COYS!
This is all getting exciting. Pelle, Delort... we could be building a squad here, not just a team. We had a team last year, and it creaked at times. But a squad? Have we ever had one of those? Just think what we could achieve with contingency coupled with a dynamic coach... makes class of 2014 look a bit 2D, doesn't it? That Spurs manager (not Redknapp, the other one) couldn't sub to any effect, couldn't switch his game when change was crying out and played the team ragged. Now, we've got experienced coaching, and exciting new talent coming in and money to burn. The time of the happy clappers is upon us! COYS! IOAD
  • Score: 24

10:25am Wed 9 Jul 14

batesieboy says...

Kevin Beattie??!! oops
Kevin Beattie??!! oops batesieboy
  • Score: 9

10:25am Wed 9 Jul 14

SaintJD says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
SEED ...

If the SAINTS FANS want a NEW KATHERINA LIEBHERR STAND as a lasting legacy as a tribute to one of Europe most respected and succesful business dynasties ....and to the Great Lady herself ..... for her contribution to SFC ....

THEN THE FANS WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN.

RK is a listening CHAIRMAN and has many good ideas - hence the return to Red and White Stripes and the gesture to the AWAY FANS at end of last season with the Red and White Scarves.

COYR+WS
A red and white Markus mural on one of the end walls or in the seats at one end would be my choice... and no statues please because they always look rubbish. Unless they can finally find someone to make a good one.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: SEED ... If the SAINTS FANS want a NEW KATHERINA LIEBHERR STAND as a lasting legacy as a tribute to one of Europe most respected and succesful business dynasties ....and to the Great Lady herself ..... for her contribution to SFC .... THEN THE FANS WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN. RK is a listening CHAIRMAN and has many good ideas - hence the return to Red and White Stripes and the gesture to the AWAY FANS at end of last season with the Red and White Scarves. COYR+WS[/p][/quote]A red and white Markus mural on one of the end walls or in the seats at one end would be my choice... and no statues please because they always look rubbish. Unless they can finally find someone to make a good one. SaintJD
  • Score: 17

10:28am Wed 9 Jul 14

fritzer says...

Malcombe wrote:
Saw Tadic's interview at the Training ground, he's excited to be in the Country and especially Southampton FC, he loves everything he's seen so let's hope he turns it on for the Team and the Supporters because with the departure the Supporters are pining for someone to love now Rickie has gone, also Ronald gave a good account of things including Tadic and said there's more to come which was of course is an open secret.

I am being honest when I admit I had a dream last night and Potchettino was in it I was not impressed and was avoiding him, there were several people in the room but can you believe it he wouldn't speak English he was only muttering trying to speak and looked very miserable, someone next to him did the talking for him but it wasn't David it was a female very uncanny.
If MOPO was in that dream could be classed as a nightmare!
[quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: Saw Tadic's interview at the Training ground, he's excited to be in the Country and especially Southampton FC, he loves everything he's seen so let's hope he turns it on for the Team and the Supporters because with the departure the Supporters are pining for someone to love now Rickie has gone, also Ronald gave a good account of things including Tadic and said there's more to come which was of course is an open secret. I am being honest when I admit I had a dream last night and Potchettino was in it I was not impressed and was avoiding him, there were several people in the room but can you believe it he wouldn't speak English he was only muttering trying to speak and looked very miserable, someone next to him did the talking for him but it wasn't David it was a female very uncanny.[/p][/quote]If MOPO was in that dream could be classed as a nightmare! fritzer
  • Score: 3

10:35am Wed 9 Jul 14

deepheat says...

Southampton eyeing Lorient centre-back Bruno Ecuele Manga.

" Saints are preparing to lose outspoken centre-half Dejan Lovren to Liverpool in the coming days.

L'Equipe says Manga has been identified as a possible target for Saints.

However, the 25-year-old, who has one year remaining on his contract, has also been linked with Lazio, Roma and Borussia Monchengladbach."
Southampton eyeing Lorient centre-back Bruno Ecuele Manga. " Saints are preparing to lose outspoken centre-half Dejan Lovren to Liverpool in the coming days. L'Equipe says Manga has been identified as a possible target for Saints. However, the 25-year-old, who has one year remaining on his contract, has also been linked with Lazio, Roma and Borussia Monchengladbach." deepheat
  • Score: 4

10:35am Wed 9 Jul 14

Egomaniac says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history! Egomaniac
  • Score: 15

10:39am Wed 9 Jul 14

IOAD says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
Mauricio Pochettino's record on bringing new players to Saints was dire, so with his first new player signing, Ronald Koeman is probably already doing way better than Mauricio ever did.

I congratulate Katharina, Ralph, Les and the other members of the Saints board of directors for bringing Ronald Koeman to the club and for starting to turn the tide of departures with his first new signing, Dusan Tadic. We are seeing that the club's ambition has not been diminished. Southampton FC obviously still has a plan to improve and grow the club.

Ron and Tadic are only the beginning of plenty of good news. Several more quality players will soon be arriving and this is an exciting time for all true Saints fans.

Most of the media must be so disappointed that Saints now have Ronald Koeman as manager, as they are much quieter about the club than during recent months. I hope all the new players who are surely on their way to Southampton FC will make them completely eat their own negative words.

As for all those neggie veggies who reckon they are Saints fans, I hope they will very soon begin to realise that Southampton FC is still an ambitious club, which is still in safe hands. The club still has direction and good leadership, which I have not doubted for one moment. I have hated reading all the disrespectful words about Katharina and the board members. The difference now is that we are seeing some new arrivals at the club instead of so many bad media rumours and a few multi million pound departures. I remain very proud to be a Saints fan and so look forward to many more good seasons even better than the last five.

Latest score:

Saints 2 (Koeman, Tadic) : Neggie Veggies 4 (Pochettino, Lambert, Shaw, Lallana)

. . . . . . . And we're not yet even half way through the close season. Watch out Neggie Veggies, as Saints have plenty more scoring moves in the pipeline!!!

Now the news is onward and upward the Southampton Way!!!
justaSaintsfan, I always look out for your posts. They make me happy, and they are always cheerful. Are you Canadian, by any chance? I have Canadian friends, and their positivity is astounding. Of course, they all like ice-hockey. Do you like ice-hockey?
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Mauricio Pochettino's record on bringing new players to Saints was dire, so with his first new player signing, Ronald Koeman is probably already doing way better than Mauricio ever did. I congratulate Katharina, Ralph, Les and the other members of the Saints board of directors for bringing Ronald Koeman to the club and for starting to turn the tide of departures with his first new signing, Dusan Tadic. We are seeing that the club's ambition has not been diminished. Southampton FC obviously still has a plan to improve and grow the club. Ron and Tadic are only the beginning of plenty of good news. Several more quality players will soon be arriving and this is an exciting time for all true Saints fans. Most of the media must be so disappointed that Saints now have Ronald Koeman as manager, as they are much quieter about the club than during recent months. I hope all the new players who are surely on their way to Southampton FC will make them completely eat their own negative words. As for all those neggie veggies who reckon they are Saints fans, I hope they will very soon begin to realise that Southampton FC is still an ambitious club, which is still in safe hands. The club still has direction and good leadership, which I have not doubted for one moment. I have hated reading all the disrespectful words about Katharina and the board members. The difference now is that we are seeing some new arrivals at the club instead of so many bad media rumours and a few multi million pound departures. I remain very proud to be a Saints fan and so look forward to many more good seasons even better than the last five. Latest score: Saints 2 (Koeman, Tadic) : Neggie Veggies 4 (Pochettino, Lambert, Shaw, Lallana) . . . . . . . And we're not yet even half way through the close season. Watch out Neggie Veggies, as Saints have plenty more scoring moves in the pipeline!!! Now the news is onward and upward the Southampton Way!!![/p][/quote]justaSaintsfan, I always look out for your posts. They make me happy, and they are always cheerful. Are you Canadian, by any chance? I have Canadian friends, and their positivity is astounding. Of course, they all like ice-hockey. Do you like ice-hockey? IOAD
  • Score: 4

10:47am Wed 9 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Quote Saint JD ..

A red and white Markus mural on one of the end walls or in the seats at one end would be my choice... and no statues please because they always look rubbish. Unless they can finally find someone to make a good one.

AGREE with the TRIBUTE.

THE BIG ISSUE IS THE INCREASE OF CAPACITY AT ST MARY'S - the Current Team (KL+RK etc) have the power and influence to make that happen.

IF SAINTS FANS STAND TOGETHER we can have a MARKUS LIEBHERR STAND to start with ...... COYR+WS
Quote Saint JD .. A red and white Markus mural on one of the end walls or in the seats at one end would be my choice... and no statues please because they always look rubbish. Unless they can finally find someone to make a good one. AGREE with the TRIBUTE. THE BIG ISSUE IS THE INCREASE OF CAPACITY AT ST MARY'S - the Current Team (KL+RK etc) have the power and influence to make that happen. IF SAINTS FANS STAND TOGETHER we can have a MARKUS LIEBHERR STAND to start with ...... COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 2

10:49am Wed 9 Jul 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

Clever Dick wrote:
jls217 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
StJimmer wrote:
please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR




1S
As Warrens says the name St Mary's Stadium isn't great so why not rename the stadium as opposed to a stand? Much more fitting for the big mans role in saving our club.
Leibherr stadium, Leibherr park - Has a nice ring to it Seed - you might be on to something. Gets my vote.
Well we could keep the first bit of the name just for old times sake. How about the St Markus stadium.
I was always under the impression that St Markus, being a very humble and private man, would have hated the idea of having a statue or stand named after him so I`m sure he wouldn't have wanted the St marys named after him.
if the club were able to buy the gravel works and industrial park they could redevelop the entire area around the ground with some shore side cafes etc. then they could name the whole area the liebherr park. you could even have ferries dock right near the stadium bringing fans from hythe, woolston and up river straight to the ground. surely that would help with some traffic. oh and build a train station ffs!

or we could push the council to rename Britannia road to Markus liebherr way.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StJimmer[/bold] wrote: please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR 1S[/p][/quote]As Warrens says the name St Mary's Stadium isn't great so why not rename the stadium as opposed to a stand? Much more fitting for the big mans role in saving our club.[/p][/quote]Leibherr stadium, Leibherr park - Has a nice ring to it Seed - you might be on to something. Gets my vote.[/p][/quote]Well we could keep the first bit of the name just for old times sake. How about the St Markus stadium.[/p][/quote]I was always under the impression that St Markus, being a very humble and private man, would have hated the idea of having a statue or stand named after him so I`m sure he wouldn't have wanted the St marys named after him. if the club were able to buy the gravel works and industrial park they could redevelop the entire area around the ground with some shore side cafes etc. then they could name the whole area the liebherr park. you could even have ferries dock right near the stadium bringing fans from hythe, woolston and up river straight to the ground. surely that would help with some traffic. oh and build a train station ffs! or we could push the council to rename Britannia road to Markus liebherr way. de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 17

10:57am Wed 9 Jul 14

St Van Roetford says...

Whilst I’m pleased to see the overall mood on here improve, I have to warn you that it’s not all good news: someone in my office has called a lunchtime meeting and just announced they’re not providing sandwiches. People that do that should be sent to Guantanamo Bay.
Whilst I’m pleased to see the overall mood on here improve, I have to warn you that it’s not all good news: someone in my office has called a lunchtime meeting and just announced they’re not providing sandwiches. People that do that should be sent to Guantanamo Bay. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 11

11:03am Wed 9 Jul 14

george chivers says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Whilst I’m pleased to see the overall mood on here improve, I have to warn you that it’s not all good news: someone in my office has called a lunchtime meeting and just announced they’re not providing sandwiches. People that do that should be sent to Guantanamo Bay.
Do they provide sandwiches at Guantanamo Bay?
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: Whilst I’m pleased to see the overall mood on here improve, I have to warn you that it’s not all good news: someone in my office has called a lunchtime meeting and just announced they’re not providing sandwiches. People that do that should be sent to Guantanamo Bay.[/p][/quote]Do they provide sandwiches at Guantanamo Bay? george chivers
  • Score: 3

11:15am Wed 9 Jul 14

St Van Roetford says...

george chivers wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Whilst I’m pleased to see the overall mood on here improve, I have to warn you that it’s not all good news: someone in my office has called a lunchtime meeting and just announced they’re not providing sandwiches. People that do that should be sent to Guantanamo Bay.
Do they provide sandwiches at Guantanamo Bay?
I hope not. It would be too good for them.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: Whilst I’m pleased to see the overall mood on here improve, I have to warn you that it’s not all good news: someone in my office has called a lunchtime meeting and just announced they’re not providing sandwiches. People that do that should be sent to Guantanamo Bay.[/p][/quote]Do they provide sandwiches at Guantanamo Bay?[/p][/quote]I hope not. It would be too good for them. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 0

11:16am Wed 9 Jul 14

fred the red says...

Chapperall wrote:
Very positive statements from RK and even referring to improving in last season. Great to get this signing done and good to hear we may be able to offload Osvaldo. This makes the next 2-3 signings look really interesting!
We desperately need a proven striker, goalkeeper, centre back and left back.
Exciting times ahead hopefully. It will be like watching a new team when the season starts but key we keep spider. I note the Lovren saga has gone quiet !
I hear Skiverpool are looking elsewhere now. Makes Mr Lovren look a bit silly and maybe ready for a portion of humble pie!
[quote][p][bold]Chapperall[/bold] wrote: Very positive statements from RK and even referring to improving in last season. Great to get this signing done and good to hear we may be able to offload Osvaldo. This makes the next 2-3 signings look really interesting! We desperately need a proven striker, goalkeeper, centre back and left back. Exciting times ahead hopefully. It will be like watching a new team when the season starts but key we keep spider. I note the Lovren saga has gone quiet ![/p][/quote]I hear Skiverpool are looking elsewhere now. Makes Mr Lovren look a bit silly and maybe ready for a portion of humble pie! fred the red
  • Score: 14

11:18am Wed 9 Jul 14

DisplacedFan says...

george chivers wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Whilst I’m pleased to see the overall mood on here improve, I have to warn you that it’s not all good news: someone in my office has called a lunchtime meeting and just announced they’re not providing sandwiches. People that do that should be sent to Guantanamo Bay.
Do they provide sandwiches at Guantanamo Bay?
Yes they are called very small rooms.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: Whilst I’m pleased to see the overall mood on here improve, I have to warn you that it’s not all good news: someone in my office has called a lunchtime meeting and just announced they’re not providing sandwiches. People that do that should be sent to Guantanamo Bay.[/p][/quote]Do they provide sandwiches at Guantanamo Bay?[/p][/quote]Yes they are called very small rooms. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 1

11:20am Wed 9 Jul 14

ItchenBridger says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
JUDAS(MP) with his communication and body language sold SFC short by bale-ing in the FA CUP and not investing into another Number 1 Keeper and Striker engineering the Points to finish below Spuds.

THERE WERE SERIOUS GAPING HOLES IN THE SQUAD.

Match Fixing is a serious offence - but you gotta wonder how SFC were 2-0 up at their place while there was no passion on the touchline on our side and the final result vs Spuds at the lane - where SAINTS FANS dominated.

KING RON KOEMAN - TOP EUROPEAN MANAGER will plug these gaps and get the Players in.

SHOPPING LIST : Additional Number 1 Keeper - Top Striker - Cover for Top Striker (may be ex-Championside but capable of making an impact and different Option for the Gaffer) CB Cover - like Caulker LB (hole left by Shaw)
Pacy Winger like Nani to give Gaffer Options.

NOT ALL Players deliver in PREM - so money left for JANUARY Window.
COYR+WS
Don't look in the Mirror!
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: JUDAS(MP) with his communication and body language sold SFC short by bale-ing in the FA CUP and not investing into another Number 1 Keeper and Striker engineering the Points to finish below Spuds. THERE WERE SERIOUS GAPING HOLES IN THE SQUAD. Match Fixing is a serious offence - but you gotta wonder how SFC were 2-0 up at their place while there was no passion on the touchline on our side and the final result vs Spuds at the lane - where SAINTS FANS dominated. KING RON KOEMAN - TOP EUROPEAN MANAGER will plug these gaps and get the Players in. SHOPPING LIST : Additional Number 1 Keeper - Top Striker - Cover for Top Striker (may be ex-Championside but capable of making an impact and different Option for the Gaffer) CB Cover - like Caulker LB (hole left by Shaw) Pacy Winger like Nani to give Gaffer Options. NOT ALL Players deliver in PREM - so money left for JANUARY Window. COYR+WS[/p][/quote]Don't look in the Mirror! ItchenBridger
  • Score: 2

11:20am Wed 9 Jul 14

fred the red says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
IOAD wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .
I was going to post that :(
You still can!
We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?
Could be a few CHEAP Brazilian s , seeking refuge on the SOUTH COAST ?
Brazil concede 7! And no-one yet blaming Guly?!?
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .[/p][/quote]I was going to post that :([/p][/quote]You still can![/p][/quote]We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?[/p][/quote]Could be a few CHEAP Brazilian s , seeking refuge on the SOUTH COAST ?[/p][/quote]Brazil concede 7! And no-one yet blaming Guly?!? fred the red
  • Score: 6

11:23am Wed 9 Jul 14

DisplacedFan says...

warrens 76 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I have been scouring the Daily Mirror for news of our new signing, considering how much they printed about our meltdown, you would think that good news would be worth a mention, nope not a jot.
i noticed that too!
If good news doesn't sell, we will not be in the news much next year! COYR.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I have been scouring the Daily Mirror for news of our new signing, considering how much they printed about our meltdown, you would think that good news would be worth a mention, nope not a jot.[/p][/quote]i noticed that too![/p][/quote]If good news doesn't sell, we will not be in the news much next year! COYR. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 4

11:31am Wed 9 Jul 14

Mosin85 says...

fred the red wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
IOAD wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .
I was going to post that :(
You still can!
We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?
Could be a few CHEAP Brazilian s , seeking refuge on the SOUTH COAST ?
Brazil concede 7! And no-one yet blaming Guly?!?
i Blame that Luiz that 50 million price tag has gone to his head................
. and to think Lovren thinks we are asking to much at 25 million hahahaha Lovrens price should be more like 80 million if Luiz is rated at 50..................
................
[quote][p][bold]fred the red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .[/p][/quote]I was going to post that :([/p][/quote]You still can![/p][/quote]We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?[/p][/quote]Could be a few CHEAP Brazilian s , seeking refuge on the SOUTH COAST ?[/p][/quote]Brazil concede 7! And no-one yet blaming Guly?!?[/p][/quote]i Blame that Luiz that 50 million price tag has gone to his head................ . and to think Lovren thinks we are asking to much at 25 million hahahaha Lovrens price should be more like 80 million if Luiz is rated at 50.................. ................ Mosin85
  • Score: 7

11:34am Wed 9 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Quote Itchen Bridger ... LOL

Lyrics to 'Don't Look In The Mirror' by Benediction. There's an animal inside of you

Red and White Army .. We Hate Pompey. COYR+WS
Quote Itchen Bridger ... LOL Lyrics to 'Don't Look In The Mirror' by Benediction. There's an animal inside of you Red and White Army .. We Hate Pompey. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 1

11:37am Wed 9 Jul 14

miltonarcher says...

On the subject of St Mary's, surely time to reorganise the away section. Give over the whole of the Northam end to us and reallocate a corner for the away fans. Might need a bit of minor construction work to ensure segregation but this would be more than justified by the benefits.
On the subject of St Mary's, surely time to reorganise the away section. Give over the whole of the Northam end to us and reallocate a corner for the away fans. Might need a bit of minor construction work to ensure segregation but this would be more than justified by the benefits. miltonarcher
  • Score: 12

11:43am Wed 9 Jul 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Egomaniac wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history!
St Mary’s is part of our DNA of being The Saints, it is who we are and where we are from. Names like St Mary’s, St James’ Park, Anfield and Old Trafford say football tradition, whereas grounds with names like Emirates, DW, Reebok, Britannia, KC do not.
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history![/p][/quote]St Mary’s is part of our DNA of being The Saints, it is who we are and where we are from. Names like St Mary’s, St James’ Park, Anfield and Old Trafford say football tradition, whereas grounds with names like Emirates, DW, Reebok, Britannia, KC do not. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 21

11:53am Wed 9 Jul 14

Sainty saint saint says...

warrens 76 wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
St Mary's is so weak..The Coliseum sponsered by XXXXX
Yeah, and 'Old Trafford', 'The Emirates Stadium' and 'Etihad Stadium' are truly fear-inducing names...
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.[/p][/quote]St Mary's is so weak..The Coliseum sponsered by XXXXX[/p][/quote]Yeah, and 'Old Trafford', 'The Emirates Stadium' and 'Etihad Stadium' are truly fear-inducing names... Sainty saint saint
  • Score: 9

11:57am Wed 9 Jul 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

The Pelle deal has stalled because Ron wants Benteke to be our main striker!! Reports will come out today of a possible deal of around £20+million!

Now THAT would show the doubters we mean business!!
The Pelle deal has stalled because Ron wants Benteke to be our main striker!! Reports will come out today of a possible deal of around £20+million! Now THAT would show the doubters we mean business!! SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 7

11:59am Wed 9 Jul 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

miltonarcher wrote:
On the subject of St Mary's, surely time to reorganise the away section. Give over the whole of the Northam end to us and reallocate a corner for the away fans. Might need a bit of minor construction work to ensure segregation but this would be more than justified by the benefits.
Or move the season ticket holders in the Northam to the Chapel...?? #Sorted
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: On the subject of St Mary's, surely time to reorganise the away section. Give over the whole of the Northam end to us and reallocate a corner for the away fans. Might need a bit of minor construction work to ensure segregation but this would be more than justified by the benefits.[/p][/quote]Or move the season ticket holders in the Northam to the Chapel...?? #Sorted SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: -3

12:00pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Malcombe says...

batesieboy

Sorry I stand corrected, me and boilerman would like the link of JAMES BEATTIE I've searched without success, incidentally batesieboy can you help?
batesieboy Sorry I stand corrected, me and boilerman would like the link of JAMES BEATTIE I've searched without success, incidentally batesieboy can you help? Malcombe
  • Score: 2

12:05pm Wed 9 Jul 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Malcombe wrote:
justaSaintsfan

BRILLIANT POST much of which has been my sentiments, I'm one of the Supporter who's never slagged off the Board because I have full trust, in the past few weeks I posted Katharina would not employ Muppets, she wanted a Team of intelligent people who she could trust and IMO she's happy who she now employs and the Icing on the cake is to have Ronald Koeman as the new Manager with credentials the length of my arm has almost completed the Team, there are still some post to fill one is who will Manage the under 18 now Jason & Paul have gone, so many things to get excited about to assist in burying the the misery we have endured and hopefully soon to be forgotten.
Malcombe, I enjoyed reading your GREAT post, too. Similar to your good self, I have trust in Katharina and the board. Katharina has already shown us for years that, like Saint Markus before her, she has only the best interests of Southampton FC at heart. So many people have been insulting Katharina and the board in this forum, without giving them sufficient chance to further prove that the club neither lacks ambition nor direction. Two things that have been in way too short supply have been positivity and patience from oh so many people who as fans should have been showing the club support through this forum when recent negative events for Saints have been dictated by the departing Pochettino and three players. I wish Rickie Lambert well because he went back home.

If only more Saints fans were as positive as you!
[quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: justaSaintsfan BRILLIANT POST much of which has been my sentiments, I'm one of the Supporter who's never slagged off the Board because I have full trust, in the past few weeks I posted Katharina would not employ Muppets, she wanted a Team of intelligent people who she could trust and IMO she's happy who she now employs and the Icing on the cake is to have Ronald Koeman as the new Manager with credentials the length of my arm has almost completed the Team, there are still some post to fill one is who will Manage the under 18 now Jason & Paul have gone, so many things to get excited about to assist in burying the the misery we have endured and hopefully soon to be forgotten.[/p][/quote]Malcombe, I enjoyed reading your GREAT post, too. Similar to your good self, I have trust in Katharina and the board. Katharina has already shown us for years that, like Saint Markus before her, she has only the best interests of Southampton FC at heart. So many people have been insulting Katharina and the board in this forum, without giving them sufficient chance to further prove that the club neither lacks ambition nor direction. Two things that have been in way too short supply have been positivity and patience from oh so many people who as fans should have been showing the club support through this forum when recent negative events for Saints have been dictated by the departing Pochettino and three players. I wish Rickie Lambert well because he went back home. If only more Saints fans were as positive as you! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 11

12:08pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Egomaniac wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history!
Although if it were to incorporate the Liebherr name in the title,it would be about the only time in history that fans would be happy to see a corporate brand name in the title of a stadium.
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history![/p][/quote]Although if it were to incorporate the Liebherr name in the title,it would be about the only time in history that fans would be happy to see a corporate brand name in the title of a stadium. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

12:12pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
The Pelle deal has stalled because Ron wants Benteke to be our main striker!! Reports will come out today of a possible deal of around £20+million!

Now THAT would show the doubters we mean business!!
That would be a massive statement of intent. Benteke or Lukaku would show we mean business. Is this a rumour you've heard or is it stronger than that?
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: The Pelle deal has stalled because Ron wants Benteke to be our main striker!! Reports will come out today of a possible deal of around £20+million! Now THAT would show the doubters we mean business!![/p][/quote]That would be a massive statement of intent. Benteke or Lukaku would show we mean business. Is this a rumour you've heard or is it stronger than that? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 2

12:17pm Wed 9 Jul 14

justaSaintsfan says...

IOAD wrote:
This is all getting exciting. Pelle, Delort... we could be building a squad here, not just a team. We had a team last year, and it creaked at times. But a squad? Have we ever had one of those? Just think what we could achieve with contingency coupled with a dynamic coach... makes class of 2014 look a bit 2D, doesn't it? That Spurs manager (not Redknapp, the other one) couldn't sub to any effect, couldn't switch his game when change was crying out and played the team ragged. Now, we've got experienced coaching, and exciting new talent coming in and money to burn.

The time of the happy clappers is upon us! COYS!
IOAD,

You are so right with your words about 2D. Mauricio also failed this time last year to make our Saints squad sufficiently large or of enough quality to withstand the inevitable player injuries or suspensions. Mauricio is definitely a talented coach, but coaching ability is only one element of being a good manager. I think we now have a better all round manager in Ronald Koeman.

Yes, the time of the happy clappers is definitely upon us. I am one of their biggest fans, as well as being a lifelong Saints supporter, through the good times and the bad times.
[quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: This is all getting exciting. Pelle, Delort... we could be building a squad here, not just a team. We had a team last year, and it creaked at times. But a squad? Have we ever had one of those? Just think what we could achieve with contingency coupled with a dynamic coach... makes class of 2014 look a bit 2D, doesn't it? That Spurs manager (not Redknapp, the other one) couldn't sub to any effect, couldn't switch his game when change was crying out and played the team ragged. Now, we've got experienced coaching, and exciting new talent coming in and money to burn. The time of the happy clappers is upon us! COYS![/p][/quote]IOAD, You are so right with your words about 2D. Mauricio also failed this time last year to make our Saints squad sufficiently large or of enough quality to withstand the inevitable player injuries or suspensions. Mauricio is definitely a talented coach, but coaching ability is only one element of being a good manager. I think we now have a better all round manager in Ronald Koeman. Yes, the time of the happy clappers is definitely upon us. I am one of their biggest fans, as well as being a lifelong Saints supporter, through the good times and the bad times. justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 6

12:35pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Jan28th1984 says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
The Pelle deal has stalled because Ron wants Benteke to be our main striker!! Reports will come out today of a possible deal of around £20+million! Now THAT would show the doubters we mean business!!
Unlikely - Benteke is out till October with an achilles injury.
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: The Pelle deal has stalled because Ron wants Benteke to be our main striker!! Reports will come out today of a possible deal of around £20+million! Now THAT would show the doubters we mean business!![/p][/quote]Unlikely - Benteke is out till October with an achilles injury. Jan28th1984
  • Score: 1

12:35pm Wed 9 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

miltonarcher wrote:
On the subject of St Mary's, surely time to reorganise the away section. Give over the whole of the Northam end to us and reallocate a corner for the away fans. Might need a bit of minor construction work to ensure segregation but this would be more than justified by the benefits.
AGREED - WE MUST DO THIS !!

FACEBOOK - PETITION - Email and Write to the Club - through ECHO - SAINTS FORUM - UGLY Inside - On Twitter - Matt le Tiss - get him involved - etc.

SICK OF AWAY FANS - dominating at FA Cup etc and Home Game in Prem having an undue influence.

Like our Famous Away Fans - OUR HOME FANS SHOULD RULE IN ONE STAND.. COYR+WS
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: On the subject of St Mary's, surely time to reorganise the away section. Give over the whole of the Northam end to us and reallocate a corner for the away fans. Might need a bit of minor construction work to ensure segregation but this would be more than justified by the benefits.[/p][/quote]AGREED - WE MUST DO THIS !! FACEBOOK - PETITION - Email and Write to the Club - through ECHO - SAINTS FORUM - UGLY Inside - On Twitter - Matt le Tiss - get him involved - etc. SICK OF AWAY FANS - dominating at FA Cup etc and Home Game in Prem having an undue influence. Like our Famous Away Fans - OUR HOME FANS SHOULD RULE IN ONE STAND.. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 1

12:36pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Egomaniac says...

I love being a Saints' supporter. I've had a 65 year emotional roller coaster ride with them, and hopefully a lot more to come!

Yessir!!!
I love being a Saints' supporter. I've had a 65 year emotional roller coaster ride with them, and hopefully a lot more to come! Yessir!!! Egomaniac
  • Score: 7

12:42pm Wed 9 Jul 14

justaSaintsfan says...

IOAD wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
Mauricio Pochettino's record on bringing new players to Saints was dire, so with his first new player signing, Ronald Koeman is probably already doing way better than Mauricio ever did.

I congratulate Katharina, Ralph, Les and the other members of the Saints board of directors for bringing Ronald Koeman to the club and for starting to turn the tide of departures with his first new signing, Dusan Tadic. We are seeing that the club's ambition has not been diminished. Southampton FC obviously still has a plan to improve and grow the club.

Ron and Tadic are only the beginning of plenty of good news. Several more quality players will soon be arriving and this is an exciting time for all true Saints fans.

Most of the media must be so disappointed that Saints now have Ronald Koeman as manager, as they are much quieter about the club than during recent months. I hope all the new players who are surely on their way to Southampton FC will make them completely eat their own negative words.

As for all those neggie veggies who reckon they are Saints fans, I hope they will very soon begin to realise that Southampton FC is still an ambitious club, which is still in safe hands. The club still has direction and good leadership, which I have not doubted for one moment. I have hated reading all the disrespectful words about Katharina and the board members. The difference now is that we are seeing some new arrivals at the club instead of so many bad media rumours and a few multi million pound departures. I remain very proud to be a Saints fan and so look forward to many more good seasons even better than the last five.

Latest score:

Saints 2 (Koeman, Tadic) : Neggie Veggies 4 (Pochettino, Lambert, Shaw, Lallana)

. . . . . . . And we're not yet even half way through the close season. Watch out Neggie Veggies, as Saints have plenty more scoring moves in the pipeline!!!

Now the news is onward and upward the Southampton Way!!!
justaSaintsfan, I always look out for your posts. They make me happy, and they are always cheerful. Are you Canadian, by any chance? I have Canadian friends, and their positivity is astounding. Of course, they all like ice-hockey. Do you like ice-hockey?
IOAD,

Thank you for your very positive words.

Thanks to Saint Markus and Katharina, we Saints fans have been fortunate for the last five years plus to support a very well run, debt free, ever improving Southampton FC. I have always been optimistic about Saints, even during the dark years before Nicola Cortese and Saint Markus took charge. There is always hope and the will to improve in the business of football and elsewhere in life. I have learned in life that success never comes from a negative attitude.

No, I am not Canadian, but I have many relatives in Canada and have visited several times. I am Southampton born, Southampton raised and Southampton resident, so Saints are pretty much in my genes! There are many true Saints fans in many countries and each and every one of them is as much a true Saints fan as I am. Hockey is great to watch and I wish Southampton could soon have a new ice rink and a hockey team to make me as proud as I am of Southampton FC.
[quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Mauricio Pochettino's record on bringing new players to Saints was dire, so with his first new player signing, Ronald Koeman is probably already doing way better than Mauricio ever did. I congratulate Katharina, Ralph, Les and the other members of the Saints board of directors for bringing Ronald Koeman to the club and for starting to turn the tide of departures with his first new signing, Dusan Tadic. We are seeing that the club's ambition has not been diminished. Southampton FC obviously still has a plan to improve and grow the club. Ron and Tadic are only the beginning of plenty of good news. Several more quality players will soon be arriving and this is an exciting time for all true Saints fans. Most of the media must be so disappointed that Saints now have Ronald Koeman as manager, as they are much quieter about the club than during recent months. I hope all the new players who are surely on their way to Southampton FC will make them completely eat their own negative words. As for all those neggie veggies who reckon they are Saints fans, I hope they will very soon begin to realise that Southampton FC is still an ambitious club, which is still in safe hands. The club still has direction and good leadership, which I have not doubted for one moment. I have hated reading all the disrespectful words about Katharina and the board members. The difference now is that we are seeing some new arrivals at the club instead of so many bad media rumours and a few multi million pound departures. I remain very proud to be a Saints fan and so look forward to many more good seasons even better than the last five. Latest score: Saints 2 (Koeman, Tadic) : Neggie Veggies 4 (Pochettino, Lambert, Shaw, Lallana) . . . . . . . And we're not yet even half way through the close season. Watch out Neggie Veggies, as Saints have plenty more scoring moves in the pipeline!!! Now the news is onward and upward the Southampton Way!!![/p][/quote]justaSaintsfan, I always look out for your posts. They make me happy, and they are always cheerful. Are you Canadian, by any chance? I have Canadian friends, and their positivity is astounding. Of course, they all like ice-hockey. Do you like ice-hockey?[/p][/quote]IOAD, Thank you for your very positive words. Thanks to Saint Markus and Katharina, we Saints fans have been fortunate for the last five years plus to support a very well run, debt free, ever improving Southampton FC. I have always been optimistic about Saints, even during the dark years before Nicola Cortese and Saint Markus took charge. There is always hope and the will to improve in the business of football and elsewhere in life. I have learned in life that success never comes from a negative attitude. No, I am not Canadian, but I have many relatives in Canada and have visited several times. I am Southampton born, Southampton raised and Southampton resident, so Saints are pretty much in my genes! There are many true Saints fans in many countries and each and every one of them is as much a true Saints fan as I am. Hockey is great to watch and I wish Southampton could soon have a new ice rink and a hockey team to make me as proud as I am of Southampton FC. justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 9

12:47pm Wed 9 Jul 14

SaintJD says...

fred the red wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
IOAD wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .
I was going to post that :(
You still can!
We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?
Could be a few CHEAP Brazilian s , seeking refuge on the SOUTH COAST ?
Brazil concede 7! And no-one yet blaming Guly?!?
Good point. Let's buy Fred! Perfect like-for-like replacement.
[quote][p][bold]fred the red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .[/p][/quote]I was going to post that :([/p][/quote]You still can![/p][/quote]We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?[/p][/quote]Could be a few CHEAP Brazilian s , seeking refuge on the SOUTH COAST ?[/p][/quote]Brazil concede 7! And no-one yet blaming Guly?!?[/p][/quote]Good point. Let's buy Fred! Perfect like-for-like replacement. SaintJD
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Wed 9 Jul 14

SaintJD says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
On the subject of St Mary's, surely time to reorganise the away section. Give over the whole of the Northam end to us and reallocate a corner for the away fans. Might need a bit of minor construction work to ensure segregation but this would be more than justified by the benefits.
AGREED - WE MUST DO THIS !!

FACEBOOK - PETITION - Email and Write to the Club - through ECHO - SAINTS FORUM - UGLY Inside - On Twitter - Matt le Tiss - get him involved - etc.

SICK OF AWAY FANS - dominating at FA Cup etc and Home Game in Prem having an undue influence.

Like our Famous Away Fans - OUR HOME FANS SHOULD RULE IN ONE STAND.. COYR+WS
Correct. When you look at the game last night Brazil happily took the vast majority of the stadium and, in Spain, the away allocation and placement of away fans is hilarious - 90,000 at the Nou Camp and about 90 Madrid fans at the very back of the highest tier. Same at Newcastle - hidden away.

I'm not saying I want that because I think the banter is important to the atmosphere of the game, but they should be in a corner of a side stand like it used to be at the Dell - was great for atmosphere as well, but I believe they switched it to minimise any baiting from the hardcore support behind the goal.... which is a shame because it was probably the best part of being at the old stadium and was mostly good natured, kind of.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: On the subject of St Mary's, surely time to reorganise the away section. Give over the whole of the Northam end to us and reallocate a corner for the away fans. Might need a bit of minor construction work to ensure segregation but this would be more than justified by the benefits.[/p][/quote]AGREED - WE MUST DO THIS !! FACEBOOK - PETITION - Email and Write to the Club - through ECHO - SAINTS FORUM - UGLY Inside - On Twitter - Matt le Tiss - get him involved - etc. SICK OF AWAY FANS - dominating at FA Cup etc and Home Game in Prem having an undue influence. Like our Famous Away Fans - OUR HOME FANS SHOULD RULE IN ONE STAND.. COYR+WS[/p][/quote]Correct. When you look at the game last night Brazil happily took the vast majority of the stadium and, in Spain, the away allocation and placement of away fans is hilarious - 90,000 at the Nou Camp and about 90 Madrid fans at the very back of the highest tier. Same at Newcastle - hidden away. I'm not saying I want that because I think the banter is important to the atmosphere of the game, but they should be in a corner of a side stand like it used to be at the Dell - was great for atmosphere as well, but I believe they switched it to minimise any baiting from the hardcore support behind the goal.... which is a shame because it was probably the best part of being at the old stadium and was mostly good natured, kind of. SaintJD
  • Score: 3

12:52pm Wed 9 Jul 14

miltonarcher says...

Re the Benteke rumour. Missed this first time around, cut and paste from a Martin Samuel rant.
Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana have departed from Southampton FC
And the arch-realists will say that is the way it has always been. Southampton are a selling club. They produce elite standard players and sell them on. Theo Walcott, Gareth Bale and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the modern era; Alan Shearer, Steve Williams, Martin Chivers in times past. Nothing has changed, really.

But it has. Southampton always sold because they produced gems in single batches. In Shearer’s last game for Southampton, a 5-1 defeat at Arsenal, he was not part of a thriving young squad with potential. Shearer was two weeks older than full back Jeff Kenna and two years older than central defender Richard Hall, but neither of his contemporaries were destined for international stardom.

Selling their young striker to Blackburn Rovers made financial sense and wasn’t going to affect Southampton’s prospects greatly.

The circumstances are very different now, yet Southampton still have no choice but to cash their chips. Why? Financial Fair Play. The very idea that was supposed to liberate the small, well-run clubs is now chained to them like a lead weight. Even if Southampton wanted to make the most of their brilliant academy, they could not.
Michel Platini and his surrounding cabal of established, powerful clubs have seen to that.

Calum Chambers is among the latest of Southampton’s tyros, an impressive 19-year-old right back who has featured in 23 matches this season.

Growing up with Shaw, James Ward-Prowse, Sam Gallagher and Harrison Reed — and with others like Lallana in the generation just ahead — he feels an affinity with Manchester United’s famous class of 1992.

Yet, sadly, teenage dreams are exactly where this fantasy ends.

Manchester United played up their fortune in producing David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt by recruiting some outstanding senior players to complement them.

During the 1995-96 season, when United won the league, Peter Schmeichel, Andy Cole, Steve Bruce, Gary Pallister, Denis Irwin, Roy Keane and Eric Cantona all made 38 appearances or more.

The myth is United won it with kids. Alan Hansen was right: nobody wins anything with kids.

Yet suppose Southampton wanted to take advantage of this ‘Class of 92’ windfall? Suppose owner Katharina Liebherr was minded, or persuaded, that her football club were on the cusp of something unique. That, by keeping the young players, keeping the good older players and adding a layer of expensively acquired talent on top, Southampton could have a proper tilt at muscling their way into the top four.


Then a man in a suit from UEFA would say no. Southampton would be spending beyond their given para-meters and that isn’t financially fair, apparently.


UEFA have no problem with Southampton being plundered by the elite. Yet if a very rich woman wanted to use her money to further her club, and make the most of their resources, that would not be allowed.

Shaw left for Manchester United this summer. Yet imagine a role reversal. Instead of being the team that get raided, what if Southampton gathered their youthful nucleus and told them this would be the summer of change?


They had a list of targets, significant names who might be available, and were looking to add three or four and have a real go next season.

Who might be on such a list? Choose from Romelu Lukaku, Danny Welbeck, Loic Remy, Christian Benteke, John Terry, Micah Richards, Jack Rodwell, Andros Townsend, Adam Johnson, Thomas Vermaelen, Michu — maybe even Robin van Persie.


It would cost, but the time was right. This was their moment.

And that is what Financial Fair Play has killed. Moments. Jack Walker marching into Blackburn Rovers with the proceeds of his life’s work and a dream; Southampton using the fruits of their academy to do something more than pick Manchester United off the floor.


It is sad to hear a player such as Chambers talk so proudly of growing up with Shaw and then reaching the first team together, knowing that their partnership will barely blossom before the inevitable takes place.

There is too much inevitability in modern football as it is. Too many foregone conclusions. Not in individual matches, such as Sunderland’s win at Chelsea, but the general narrative of the season.
Liverpool’s emergence as potential champions is so captivating simply because we thought such a rise, from seventh to first, was no longer possible.


UEFA have a duty to keep the sport fluid and engaging, to maintain an element of surprise. Instead, they are cementing clubs in place, leaving Southampton without a business plan beyond upmarket feeder club.

According to Arsene Wenger, the only other club that could have gone the route of Manchester United in recent years were West Ham United. Wenger says the West Ham team that included Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick, Glen Johnson and Jermain Defoe had ‘Class of 92’ potential, if handled correctly.


Had West Ham invested significantly and astutely in building the squad, as Manchester United did, Wenger believes West Ham could have broken into the elite group.

Yet Southampton now are considerably more efficient than West Ham then.

They are established financially, have a productive, successful infrastructure and a wealthier owner. They are exactly the sort of club that should benefit from well thought out Financial Fair Play rules, which these are not. They are a travesty, a bastardisation of the original principles, created by frightened men whose only consideration was self-interest.


In a true meritocracy, Southampton should be in a position to challenge Manchester United next season. Instead, all they will be able to do is restore the hierarchy, sell the family silver and bank the cheque
Re the Benteke rumour. Missed this first time around, cut and paste from a Martin Samuel rant. Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana have departed from Southampton FC And the arch-realists will say that is the way it has always been. Southampton are a selling club. They produce elite standard players and sell them on. Theo Walcott, Gareth Bale and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the modern era; Alan Shearer, Steve Williams, Martin Chivers in times past. Nothing has changed, really. But it has. Southampton always sold because they produced gems in single batches. In Shearer’s last game for Southampton, a 5-1 defeat at Arsenal, he was not part of a thriving young squad with potential. Shearer was two weeks older than full back Jeff Kenna and two years older than central defender Richard Hall, but neither of his contemporaries were destined for international stardom. Selling their young striker to Blackburn Rovers made financial sense and wasn’t going to affect Southampton’s prospects greatly. The circumstances are very different now, yet Southampton still have no choice but to cash their chips. Why? Financial Fair Play. The very idea that was supposed to liberate the small, well-run clubs is now chained to them like a lead weight. Even if Southampton wanted to make the most of their brilliant academy, they could not. Michel Platini and his surrounding cabal of established, powerful clubs have seen to that. Calum Chambers is among the latest of Southampton’s tyros, an impressive 19-year-old right back who has featured in 23 matches this season. Growing up with Shaw, James Ward-Prowse, Sam Gallagher and Harrison Reed — and with others like Lallana in the generation just ahead — he feels an affinity with Manchester United’s famous class of 1992. Yet, sadly, teenage dreams are exactly where this fantasy ends. Manchester United played up their fortune in producing David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt by recruiting some outstanding senior players to complement them. During the 1995-96 season, when United won the league, Peter Schmeichel, Andy Cole, Steve Bruce, Gary Pallister, Denis Irwin, Roy Keane and Eric Cantona all made 38 appearances or more. The myth is United won it with kids. Alan Hansen was right: nobody wins anything with kids. Yet suppose Southampton wanted to take advantage of this ‘Class of 92’ windfall? Suppose owner Katharina Liebherr was minded, or persuaded, that her football club were on the cusp of something unique. That, by keeping the young players, keeping the good older players and adding a layer of expensively acquired talent on top, Southampton could have a proper tilt at muscling their way into the top four. Then a man in a suit from UEFA would say no. Southampton would be spending beyond their given para-meters and that isn’t financially fair, apparently. UEFA have no problem with Southampton being plundered by the elite. Yet if a very rich woman wanted to use her money to further her club, and make the most of their resources, that would not be allowed. Shaw left for Manchester United this summer. Yet imagine a role reversal. Instead of being the team that get raided, what if Southampton gathered their youthful nucleus and told them this would be the summer of change? They had a list of targets, significant names who might be available, and were looking to add three or four and have a real go next season. Who might be on such a list? Choose from Romelu Lukaku, Danny Welbeck, Loic Remy, Christian Benteke, John Terry, Micah Richards, Jack Rodwell, Andros Townsend, Adam Johnson, Thomas Vermaelen, Michu — maybe even Robin van Persie. It would cost, but the time was right. This was their moment. And that is what Financial Fair Play has killed. Moments. Jack Walker marching into Blackburn Rovers with the proceeds of his life’s work and a dream; Southampton using the fruits of their academy to do something more than pick Manchester United off the floor. It is sad to hear a player such as Chambers talk so proudly of growing up with Shaw and then reaching the first team together, knowing that their partnership will barely blossom before the inevitable takes place. There is too much inevitability in modern football as it is. Too many foregone conclusions. Not in individual matches, such as Sunderland’s win at Chelsea, but the general narrative of the season. Liverpool’s emergence as potential champions is so captivating simply because we thought such a rise, from seventh to first, was no longer possible. UEFA have a duty to keep the sport fluid and engaging, to maintain an element of surprise. Instead, they are cementing clubs in place, leaving Southampton without a business plan beyond upmarket feeder club. According to Arsene Wenger, the only other club that could have gone the route of Manchester United in recent years were West Ham United. Wenger says the West Ham team that included Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick, Glen Johnson and Jermain Defoe had ‘Class of 92’ potential, if handled correctly. Had West Ham invested significantly and astutely in building the squad, as Manchester United did, Wenger believes West Ham could have broken into the elite group. Yet Southampton now are considerably more efficient than West Ham then. They are established financially, have a productive, successful infrastructure and a wealthier owner. They are exactly the sort of club that should benefit from well thought out Financial Fair Play rules, which these are not. They are a travesty, a bastardisation of the original principles, created by frightened men whose only consideration was self-interest. In a true meritocracy, Southampton should be in a position to challenge Manchester United next season. Instead, all they will be able to do is restore the hierarchy, sell the family silver and bank the cheque miltonarcher
  • Score: 17

12:58pm Wed 9 Jul 14

MiltonRoad says...

Like many others on here, I have also supported the Club and Board over the last few weeks as I believe we are wtinessing player power and greed, not Board incompetence. However, whilst the signing of Tadic is great news, he is clearly a 'RK signing'. The Club have known about the likelihood of departures since the end of last season and if the statement by Ralph K about our brilliant recruitment department is true, then we should have had identified target replacements in place but not one signing of that type has been made. RK would, of course, have to ratify any previous target but the lack of activity is still surprising. I hope the club are doing business quietly and we will all be pleasantly surprised. I still believe in the Board to get this right, but I am getting a little worried.
Like many others on here, I have also supported the Club and Board over the last few weeks as I believe we are wtinessing player power and greed, not Board incompetence. However, whilst the signing of Tadic is great news, he is clearly a 'RK signing'. The Club have known about the likelihood of departures since the end of last season and if the statement by Ralph K about our brilliant recruitment department is true, then we should have had identified target replacements in place but not one signing of that type has been made. RK would, of course, have to ratify any previous target but the lack of activity is still surprising. I hope the club are doing business quietly and we will all be pleasantly surprised. I still believe in the Board to get this right, but I am getting a little worried. MiltonRoad
  • Score: 3

1:07pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

I really don't want to get picky or bring the mood down but, out of respect, please, please, please can we all learn to spell the big man's name correctly? It's like this:
Markus Liebherr and our owner, his daughter, is called Katharina.

Personally, I'd be happy to sign anything that said something like, 'we, the undersigned, would like the club and owner to consider an appropriate way to remember Markus Liebherr. Consideration could be given to renaming a stand.' However, I'm not so keen to sign anything which feels like a demand; especially as it may well be something Markus himself insisted against.

That said, the petition is courteous and well thought out.

If you can't find it, try: http://www.change.or
g

Then search on the page under LIEBHERR.

Meanwhile, Retford, in Manchester, they have lunchtime meetings with no sandwiches? B4st4rds! Does Luke know what he's let himself in for?
I really don't want to get picky or bring the mood down but, out of respect, please, please, please can we all learn to spell the big man's name correctly? It's like this: Markus Liebherr and our owner, his daughter, is called Katharina. Personally, I'd be happy to sign anything that said something like, 'we, the undersigned, would like the club and owner to consider an appropriate way to remember Markus Liebherr. Consideration could be given to renaming a stand.' However, I'm not so keen to sign anything which feels like a demand; especially as it may well be something Markus himself insisted against. That said, the petition is courteous and well thought out. If you can't find it, try: http://www.change.or g Then search on the page under LIEBHERR. Meanwhile, Retford, in Manchester, they have lunchtime meetings with no sandwiches? B4st4rds! Does Luke know what he's let himself in for? Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 4

1:24pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Saintsayer II says...

I would have preferred Tadic to be an addition to last years squad rather than a replacement
Guess we have to get used to being a c;lub that buys a side rather than one that builds a side
Remember all the scousers that moaned about Citeh and Chelski just using their financial clout and not developing any young players of their own Ah well if you can't best them join them
I would have preferred Tadic to be an addition to last years squad rather than a replacement Guess we have to get used to being a c;lub that buys a side rather than one that builds a side Remember all the scousers that moaned about Citeh and Chelski just using their financial clout and not developing any young players of their own Ah well if you can't best them join them Saintsayer II
  • Score: -7

1:25pm Wed 9 Jul 14

milton road says...

Th original name of Saints ground was The Antelope, then they moved to the Dell. I did think of the New Dell but someone would mistake it for the New Deli and come for a takeaway and we have had enough takeaways with Shaw and co going.

You want to read about Tadic then take this in.
http://eplindex.com/
55823/player-analysi
s-dusan-tadic-bring-
southampton.html

Also read the the article on NewNews about building a war chest by getting rid of the money grabbers. It really sums the situation up very well on how badly Saints fans have been treated.

There are a lot of Liverpool fans who are uneasy about Rodgers obsession with Saints, feeling if you buy too many players from an 8th positioned club you end up with an 8th position club. Some are uneasy about L:ovren not impressed by his outburst and remarking they already have 3 centre backs as good who cost nowhere near 25 mil and he seems to be generally seen as a mercenary, with no loyalty.

Anyway have a read of the articles they are interesting
Th original name of Saints ground was The Antelope, then they moved to the Dell. I did think of the New Dell but someone would mistake it for the New Deli and come for a takeaway and we have had enough takeaways with Shaw and co going. You want to read about Tadic then take this in. http://eplindex.com/ 55823/player-analysi s-dusan-tadic-bring- southampton.html Also read the the article on NewNews about building a war chest by getting rid of the money grabbers. It really sums the situation up very well on how badly Saints fans have been treated. There are a lot of Liverpool fans who are uneasy about Rodgers obsession with Saints, feeling if you buy too many players from an 8th positioned club you end up with an 8th position club. Some are uneasy about L:ovren not impressed by his outburst and remarking they already have 3 centre backs as good who cost nowhere near 25 mil and he seems to be generally seen as a mercenary, with no loyalty. Anyway have a read of the articles they are interesting milton road
  • Score: 2

1:26pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Confucious says...

Site adjudicator says Happy Hour has been extended until further notice.
Site adjudicator says Happy Hour has been extended until further notice. Confucious
  • Score: 3

1:27pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Re the Benteke rumour. Missed this first time around, cut and paste from a Martin Samuel rant.
Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana have departed from Southampton FC
And the arch-realists will say that is the way it has always been. Southampton are a selling club. They produce elite standard players and sell them on. Theo Walcott, Gareth Bale and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the modern era; Alan Shearer, Steve Williams, Martin Chivers in times past. Nothing has changed, really.

But it has. Southampton always sold because they produced gems in single batches. In Shearer’s last game for Southampton, a 5-1 defeat at Arsenal, he was not part of a thriving young squad with potential. Shearer was two weeks older than full back Jeff Kenna and two years older than central defender Richard Hall, but neither of his contemporaries were destined for international stardom.

Selling their young striker to Blackburn Rovers made financial sense and wasn’t going to affect Southampton’s prospects greatly.

The circumstances are very different now, yet Southampton still have no choice but to cash their chips. Why? Financial Fair Play. The very idea that was supposed to liberate the small, well-run clubs is now chained to them like a lead weight. Even if Southampton wanted to make the most of their brilliant academy, they could not.
Michel Platini and his surrounding cabal of established, powerful clubs have seen to that.

Calum Chambers is among the latest of Southampton’s tyros, an impressive 19-year-old right back who has featured in 23 matches this season.

Growing up with Shaw, James Ward-Prowse, Sam Gallagher and Harrison Reed — and with others like Lallana in the generation just ahead — he feels an affinity with Manchester United’s famous class of 1992.

Yet, sadly, teenage dreams are exactly where this fantasy ends.

Manchester United played up their fortune in producing David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt by recruiting some outstanding senior players to complement them.

During the 1995-96 season, when United won the league, Peter Schmeichel, Andy Cole, Steve Bruce, Gary Pallister, Denis Irwin, Roy Keane and Eric Cantona all made 38 appearances or more.

The myth is United won it with kids. Alan Hansen was right: nobody wins anything with kids.

Yet suppose Southampton wanted to take advantage of this ‘Class of 92’ windfall? Suppose owner Katharina Liebherr was minded, or persuaded, that her football club were on the cusp of something unique. That, by keeping the young players, keeping the good older players and adding a layer of expensively acquired talent on top, Southampton could have a proper tilt at muscling their way into the top four.


Then a man in a suit from UEFA would say no. Southampton would be spending beyond their given para-meters and that isn’t financially fair, apparently.


UEFA have no problem with Southampton being plundered by the elite. Yet if a very rich woman wanted to use her money to further her club, and make the most of their resources, that would not be allowed.

Shaw left for Manchester United this summer. Yet imagine a role reversal. Instead of being the team that get raided, what if Southampton gathered their youthful nucleus and told them this would be the summer of change?


They had a list of targets, significant names who might be available, and were looking to add three or four and have a real go next season.

Who might be on such a list? Choose from Romelu Lukaku, Danny Welbeck, Loic Remy, Christian Benteke, John Terry, Micah Richards, Jack Rodwell, Andros Townsend, Adam Johnson, Thomas Vermaelen, Michu — maybe even Robin van Persie.


It would cost, but the time was right. This was their moment.

And that is what Financial Fair Play has killed. Moments. Jack Walker marching into Blackburn Rovers with the proceeds of his life’s work and a dream; Southampton using the fruits of their academy to do something more than pick Manchester United off the floor.


It is sad to hear a player such as Chambers talk so proudly of growing up with Shaw and then reaching the first team together, knowing that their partnership will barely blossom before the inevitable takes place.

There is too much inevitability in modern football as it is. Too many foregone conclusions. Not in individual matches, such as Sunderland’s win at Chelsea, but the general narrative of the season.
Liverpool’s emergence as potential champions is so captivating simply because we thought such a rise, from seventh to first, was no longer possible.


UEFA have a duty to keep the sport fluid and engaging, to maintain an element of surprise. Instead, they are cementing clubs in place, leaving Southampton without a business plan beyond upmarket feeder club.

According to Arsene Wenger, the only other club that could have gone the route of Manchester United in recent years were West Ham United. Wenger says the West Ham team that included Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick, Glen Johnson and Jermain Defoe had ‘Class of 92’ potential, if handled correctly.


Had West Ham invested significantly and astutely in building the squad, as Manchester United did, Wenger believes West Ham could have broken into the elite group.

Yet Southampton now are considerably more efficient than West Ham then.

They are established financially, have a productive, successful infrastructure and a wealthier owner. They are exactly the sort of club that should benefit from well thought out Financial Fair Play rules, which these are not. They are a travesty, a bastardisation of the original principles, created by frightened men whose only consideration was self-interest.


In a true meritocracy, Southampton should be in a position to challenge Manchester United next season. Instead, all they will be able to do is restore the hierarchy, sell the family silver and bank the cheque
I'm depressed again. :0(
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Re the Benteke rumour. Missed this first time around, cut and paste from a Martin Samuel rant. Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana have departed from Southampton FC And the arch-realists will say that is the way it has always been. Southampton are a selling club. They produce elite standard players and sell them on. Theo Walcott, Gareth Bale and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the modern era; Alan Shearer, Steve Williams, Martin Chivers in times past. Nothing has changed, really. But it has. Southampton always sold because they produced gems in single batches. In Shearer’s last game for Southampton, a 5-1 defeat at Arsenal, he was not part of a thriving young squad with potential. Shearer was two weeks older than full back Jeff Kenna and two years older than central defender Richard Hall, but neither of his contemporaries were destined for international stardom. Selling their young striker to Blackburn Rovers made financial sense and wasn’t going to affect Southampton’s prospects greatly. The circumstances are very different now, yet Southampton still have no choice but to cash their chips. Why? Financial Fair Play. The very idea that was supposed to liberate the small, well-run clubs is now chained to them like a lead weight. Even if Southampton wanted to make the most of their brilliant academy, they could not. Michel Platini and his surrounding cabal of established, powerful clubs have seen to that. Calum Chambers is among the latest of Southampton’s tyros, an impressive 19-year-old right back who has featured in 23 matches this season. Growing up with Shaw, James Ward-Prowse, Sam Gallagher and Harrison Reed — and with others like Lallana in the generation just ahead — he feels an affinity with Manchester United’s famous class of 1992. Yet, sadly, teenage dreams are exactly where this fantasy ends. Manchester United played up their fortune in producing David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt by recruiting some outstanding senior players to complement them. During the 1995-96 season, when United won the league, Peter Schmeichel, Andy Cole, Steve Bruce, Gary Pallister, Denis Irwin, Roy Keane and Eric Cantona all made 38 appearances or more. The myth is United won it with kids. Alan Hansen was right: nobody wins anything with kids. Yet suppose Southampton wanted to take advantage of this ‘Class of 92’ windfall? Suppose owner Katharina Liebherr was minded, or persuaded, that her football club were on the cusp of something unique. That, by keeping the young players, keeping the good older players and adding a layer of expensively acquired talent on top, Southampton could have a proper tilt at muscling their way into the top four. Then a man in a suit from UEFA would say no. Southampton would be spending beyond their given para-meters and that isn’t financially fair, apparently. UEFA have no problem with Southampton being plundered by the elite. Yet if a very rich woman wanted to use her money to further her club, and make the most of their resources, that would not be allowed. Shaw left for Manchester United this summer. Yet imagine a role reversal. Instead of being the team that get raided, what if Southampton gathered their youthful nucleus and told them this would be the summer of change? They had a list of targets, significant names who might be available, and were looking to add three or four and have a real go next season. Who might be on such a list? Choose from Romelu Lukaku, Danny Welbeck, Loic Remy, Christian Benteke, John Terry, Micah Richards, Jack Rodwell, Andros Townsend, Adam Johnson, Thomas Vermaelen, Michu — maybe even Robin van Persie. It would cost, but the time was right. This was their moment. And that is what Financial Fair Play has killed. Moments. Jack Walker marching into Blackburn Rovers with the proceeds of his life’s work and a dream; Southampton using the fruits of their academy to do something more than pick Manchester United off the floor. It is sad to hear a player such as Chambers talk so proudly of growing up with Shaw and then reaching the first team together, knowing that their partnership will barely blossom before the inevitable takes place. There is too much inevitability in modern football as it is. Too many foregone conclusions. Not in individual matches, such as Sunderland’s win at Chelsea, but the general narrative of the season. Liverpool’s emergence as potential champions is so captivating simply because we thought such a rise, from seventh to first, was no longer possible. UEFA have a duty to keep the sport fluid and engaging, to maintain an element of surprise. Instead, they are cementing clubs in place, leaving Southampton without a business plan beyond upmarket feeder club. According to Arsene Wenger, the only other club that could have gone the route of Manchester United in recent years were West Ham United. Wenger says the West Ham team that included Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick, Glen Johnson and Jermain Defoe had ‘Class of 92’ potential, if handled correctly. Had West Ham invested significantly and astutely in building the squad, as Manchester United did, Wenger believes West Ham could have broken into the elite group. Yet Southampton now are considerably more efficient than West Ham then. They are established financially, have a productive, successful infrastructure and a wealthier owner. They are exactly the sort of club that should benefit from well thought out Financial Fair Play rules, which these are not. They are a travesty, a bastardisation of the original principles, created by frightened men whose only consideration was self-interest. In a true meritocracy, Southampton should be in a position to challenge Manchester United next season. Instead, all they will be able to do is restore the hierarchy, sell the family silver and bank the cheque[/p][/quote]I'm depressed again. :0( Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

1:34pm Wed 9 Jul 14

the cowman says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I really don't want to get picky or bring the mood down but, out of respect, please, please, please can we all learn to spell the big man's name correctly? It's like this:
Markus Liebherr and our owner, his daughter, is called Katharina.

Personally, I'd be happy to sign anything that said something like, 'we, the undersigned, would like the club and owner to consider an appropriate way to remember Markus Liebherr. Consideration could be given to renaming a stand.' However, I'm not so keen to sign anything which feels like a demand; especially as it may well be something Markus himself insisted against.

That said, the petition is courteous and well thought out.

If you can't find it, try: http://www.change.or

g

Then search on the page under LIEBHERR.

Meanwhile, Retford, in Manchester, they have lunchtime meetings with no sandwiches? B4st4rds! Does Luke know what he's let himself in for?
Plenty of sandwiches at Old Trafford, but poor choice of fillings. Prawn, prawn or prawn.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I really don't want to get picky or bring the mood down but, out of respect, please, please, please can we all learn to spell the big man's name correctly? It's like this: Markus Liebherr and our owner, his daughter, is called Katharina. Personally, I'd be happy to sign anything that said something like, 'we, the undersigned, would like the club and owner to consider an appropriate way to remember Markus Liebherr. Consideration could be given to renaming a stand.' However, I'm not so keen to sign anything which feels like a demand; especially as it may well be something Markus himself insisted against. That said, the petition is courteous and well thought out. If you can't find it, try: http://www.change.or g Then search on the page under LIEBHERR. Meanwhile, Retford, in Manchester, they have lunchtime meetings with no sandwiches? B4st4rds! Does Luke know what he's let himself in for?[/p][/quote]Plenty of sandwiches at Old Trafford, but poor choice of fillings. Prawn, prawn or prawn. the cowman
  • Score: 3

1:37pm Wed 9 Jul 14

jls217 says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Whilst I’m pleased to see the overall mood on here improve, I have to warn you that it’s not all good news: someone in my office has called a lunchtime meeting and just announced they’re not providing sandwiches. People that do that should be sent to Guantanamo Bay.
Rotten bastards - off with their heads!
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: Whilst I’m pleased to see the overall mood on here improve, I have to warn you that it’s not all good news: someone in my office has called a lunchtime meeting and just announced they’re not providing sandwiches. People that do that should be sent to Guantanamo Bay.[/p][/quote]Rotten bastards - off with their heads! jls217
  • Score: 1

1:43pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Chipster says...

How long before Liverpool put in an offer?..............
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How long before Liverpool put in an offer?.............. .................... . Chipster
  • Score: 1

1:43pm Wed 9 Jul 14

GHamilton says...

To be honest I 've never realy liked St Marys, built in the wrong place, cheap and too small. When Marcus bought this club; I was hoping that his plans after taking us back to the Premiership was to knock it down and build a bigger stadium..... say 46 000 with room for exspansion somewhere else like maybe at Stoneham, right next to the airport and the Parkway train station. Alas that was not to be, as it is, I think the re-naming of the Itchen stand to The Marcus Liebherr Stand would be a fitting tribute to him

In order to grow the club, the fan base needs to rise. If the board were to offer free entry to say home league cup games to youngters (assuming we get home ties) would this be a good idea.? How about having school tournamnts held at the ground for 13 to 16 year olds, maybe 15 mins each way, again with fee admission; though granted pitch size might be a problem.

We need to get the people who had tickets to the JPT Final at Wembley and those that could n't get them, to come to league games as well, not just to have a one-off day out experience.
To be honest I 've never realy liked St Marys, built in the wrong place, cheap and too small. When Marcus bought this club; I was hoping that his plans after taking us back to the Premiership was to knock it down and build a bigger stadium..... say 46 000 with room for exspansion somewhere else like maybe at Stoneham, right next to the airport and the Parkway train station. Alas that was not to be, as it is, I think the re-naming of the Itchen stand to The Marcus Liebherr Stand would be a fitting tribute to him In order to grow the club, the fan base needs to rise. If the board were to offer free entry to say home league cup games to youngters (assuming we get home ties) would this be a good idea.? How about having school tournamnts held at the ground for 13 to 16 year olds, maybe 15 mins each way, again with fee admission; though granted pitch size might be a problem. We need to get the people who had tickets to the JPT Final at Wembley and those that could n't get them, to come to league games as well, not just to have a one-off day out experience. GHamilton
  • Score: 3

1:58pm Wed 9 Jul 14

milton road says...

miltonarcher
whilst I do get your point, I do not agree about Shearer being the single gem in a side that I think I am correct in saying contained Mat Le Tiss, the three Wallace brothers, Townsend and Madison. Both Le Tiss and Ray Wallace went on to play for England and Ray Wallace won a league championship medal with Leeds. Townsend played for ireland.
Still remember the 3-1 FA cup win at Spurs great day out.

The problem is now we do not need to cash in on good players but football has changed from the days with sixteen man squads and young players heads get turned by CL teams who need to build big squads with a good English contingent.
You know the more you think of it that we sold a player for 25 mil who could not even get a regular game in the worst England side in World Cup history. Who spent a third of most games on the bench at Saints. Who whilst he did have a few exceptional games he also had some duff ones and in a top team he would struggle to get a regular game. Who was that good that Poch did not even want him at Spurs.
miltonarcher whilst I do get your point, I do not agree about Shearer being the single gem in a side that I think I am correct in saying contained Mat Le Tiss, the three Wallace brothers, Townsend and Madison. Both Le Tiss and Ray Wallace went on to play for England and Ray Wallace won a league championship medal with Leeds. Townsend played for ireland. Still remember the 3-1 FA cup win at Spurs great day out. The problem is now we do not need to cash in on good players but football has changed from the days with sixteen man squads and young players heads get turned by CL teams who need to build big squads with a good English contingent. You know the more you think of it that we sold a player for 25 mil who could not even get a regular game in the worst England side in World Cup history. Who spent a third of most games on the bench at Saints. Who whilst he did have a few exceptional games he also had some duff ones and in a top team he would struggle to get a regular game. Who was that good that Poch did not even want him at Spurs. milton road
  • Score: 1

2:29pm Wed 9 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

Egomaniac wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history!
100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history![/p][/quote]100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you. warrens 76
  • Score: -2

3:08pm Wed 9 Jul 14

St Van Roetford says...

the cowman wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I really don't want to get picky or bring the mood down but, out of respect, please, please, please can we all learn to spell the big man's name correctly? It's like this:
Markus Liebherr and our owner, his daughter, is called Katharina.

Personally, I'd be happy to sign anything that said something like, 'we, the undersigned, would like the club and owner to consider an appropriate way to remember Markus Liebherr. Consideration could be given to renaming a stand.' However, I'm not so keen to sign anything which feels like a demand; especially as it may well be something Markus himself insisted against.

That said, the petition is courteous and well thought out.

If you can't find it, try: http://www.change.or


g

Then search on the page under LIEBHERR.

Meanwhile, Retford, in Manchester, they have lunchtime meetings with no sandwiches? B4st4rds! Does Luke know what he's let himself in for?
Plenty of sandwiches at Old Trafford, but poor choice of fillings. Prawn, prawn or prawn.
I'm going to Old Trafford on Friday to give blood in one of the 'suites'. I'm genuinely not making this up but the only flavour crisp they ever have as a reward for your donation is prawn cocktail. What an absolute disgrace of a club.

(I'm going to wear a Saints top, obv.)
[quote][p][bold]the cowman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I really don't want to get picky or bring the mood down but, out of respect, please, please, please can we all learn to spell the big man's name correctly? It's like this: Markus Liebherr and our owner, his daughter, is called Katharina. Personally, I'd be happy to sign anything that said something like, 'we, the undersigned, would like the club and owner to consider an appropriate way to remember Markus Liebherr. Consideration could be given to renaming a stand.' However, I'm not so keen to sign anything which feels like a demand; especially as it may well be something Markus himself insisted against. That said, the petition is courteous and well thought out. If you can't find it, try: http://www.change.or g Then search on the page under LIEBHERR. Meanwhile, Retford, in Manchester, they have lunchtime meetings with no sandwiches? B4st4rds! Does Luke know what he's let himself in for?[/p][/quote]Plenty of sandwiches at Old Trafford, but poor choice of fillings. Prawn, prawn or prawn.[/p][/quote]I'm going to Old Trafford on Friday to give blood in one of the 'suites'. I'm genuinely not making this up but the only flavour crisp they ever have as a reward for your donation is prawn cocktail. What an absolute disgrace of a club. (I'm going to wear a Saints top, obv.) St Van Roetford
  • Score: 5

3:16pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Confucious says...

If possible I would like the stadium to be called Keith.
If possible I would like the stadium to be called Keith. Confucious
  • Score: 8

3:32pm Wed 9 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

Confucious wrote:
If possible I would like the stadium to be called Keith.
Then it would be a complete lemon.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: If possible I would like the stadium to be called Keith.[/p][/quote]Then it would be a complete lemon. warrens 76
  • Score: 5

3:35pm Wed 9 Jul 14

saintbobby says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
StJimmer wrote:
please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR


1S
As Warrens says the name St Mary's Stadium isn't great so why not rename the stadium as opposed to a stand? Much more fitting for the big mans role in saving our club.
That is a thoughtful idea, but remember St . Mary's is how the Saints started and the nearby church is St. Mary's so I'm not convinced about this.

I do appreciate the thinking, though and how much we all owe to this great man. Thanks you, Markus, for at least the 100th time.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StJimmer[/bold] wrote: please support this campaign to rename a stand at St. Mary's. Thank you #saintsfc #ThankYouMarkus http://t.co/EUhKv0nR 1S[/p][/quote]As Warrens says the name St Mary's Stadium isn't great so why not rename the stadium as opposed to a stand? Much more fitting for the big mans role in saving our club.[/p][/quote]That is a thoughtful idea, but remember St . Mary's is how the Saints started and the nearby church is St. Mary's so I'm not convinced about this. I do appreciate the thinking, though and how much we all owe to this great man. Thanks you, Markus, for at least the 100th time. saintbobby
  • Score: 1

3:48pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
the cowman wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I really don't want to get picky or bring the mood down but, out of respect, please, please, please can we all learn to spell the big man's name correctly? It's like this:
Markus Liebherr and our owner, his daughter, is called Katharina.

Personally, I'd be happy to sign anything that said something like, 'we, the undersigned, would like the club and owner to consider an appropriate way to remember Markus Liebherr. Consideration could be given to renaming a stand.' However, I'm not so keen to sign anything which feels like a demand; especially as it may well be something Markus himself insisted against.

That said, the petition is courteous and well thought out.

If you can't find it, try: http://www.change.or



g

Then search on the page under LIEBHERR.

Meanwhile, Retford, in Manchester, they have lunchtime meetings with no sandwiches? B4st4rds! Does Luke know what he's let himself in for?
Plenty of sandwiches at Old Trafford, but poor choice of fillings. Prawn, prawn or prawn.
I'm going to Old Trafford on Friday to give blood in one of the 'suites'. I'm genuinely not making this up but the only flavour crisp they ever have as a reward for your donation is prawn cocktail. What an absolute disgrace of a club.

(I'm going to wear a Saints top, obv.)
In a Saints top? I have visions of the famous Tony Hancock sketch. You're going to give an armful and, once the Manure loons get to you, you're going to need an armful.

Bon courage!
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the cowman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I really don't want to get picky or bring the mood down but, out of respect, please, please, please can we all learn to spell the big man's name correctly? It's like this: Markus Liebherr and our owner, his daughter, is called Katharina. Personally, I'd be happy to sign anything that said something like, 'we, the undersigned, would like the club and owner to consider an appropriate way to remember Markus Liebherr. Consideration could be given to renaming a stand.' However, I'm not so keen to sign anything which feels like a demand; especially as it may well be something Markus himself insisted against. That said, the petition is courteous and well thought out. If you can't find it, try: http://www.change.or g Then search on the page under LIEBHERR. Meanwhile, Retford, in Manchester, they have lunchtime meetings with no sandwiches? B4st4rds! Does Luke know what he's let himself in for?[/p][/quote]Plenty of sandwiches at Old Trafford, but poor choice of fillings. Prawn, prawn or prawn.[/p][/quote]I'm going to Old Trafford on Friday to give blood in one of the 'suites'. I'm genuinely not making this up but the only flavour crisp they ever have as a reward for your donation is prawn cocktail. What an absolute disgrace of a club. (I'm going to wear a Saints top, obv.)[/p][/quote]In a Saints top? I have visions of the famous Tony Hancock sketch. You're going to give an armful and, once the Manure loons get to you, you're going to need an armful. Bon courage! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 4

3:55pm Wed 9 Jul 14

saintbobby says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
the cowman wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I really don't want to get picky or bring the mood down but, out of respect, please, please, please can we all learn to spell the big man's name correctly? It's like this:
Markus Liebherr and our owner, his daughter, is called Katharina.

Personally, I'd be happy to sign anything that said something like, 'we, the undersigned, would like the club and owner to consider an appropriate way to remember Markus Liebherr. Consideration could be given to renaming a stand.' However, I'm not so keen to sign anything which feels like a demand; especially as it may well be something Markus himself insisted against.

That said, the petition is courteous and well thought out.

If you can't find it, try: http://www.change.or



g

Then search on the page under LIEBHERR.

Meanwhile, Retford, in Manchester, they have lunchtime meetings with no sandwiches? B4st4rds! Does Luke know what he's let himself in for?
Plenty of sandwiches at Old Trafford, but poor choice of fillings. Prawn, prawn or prawn.
I'm going to Old Trafford on Friday to give blood in one of the 'suites'. I'm genuinely not making this up but the only flavour crisp they ever have as a reward for your donation is prawn cocktail. What an absolute disgrace of a club.

(I'm going to wear a Saints top, obv.)
Good on you, but hope you are up to date with red and white stripes. You might see Luke and this will make him realise he got out too soon! Surely!
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the cowman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I really don't want to get picky or bring the mood down but, out of respect, please, please, please can we all learn to spell the big man's name correctly? It's like this: Markus Liebherr and our owner, his daughter, is called Katharina. Personally, I'd be happy to sign anything that said something like, 'we, the undersigned, would like the club and owner to consider an appropriate way to remember Markus Liebherr. Consideration could be given to renaming a stand.' However, I'm not so keen to sign anything which feels like a demand; especially as it may well be something Markus himself insisted against. That said, the petition is courteous and well thought out. If you can't find it, try: http://www.change.or g Then search on the page under LIEBHERR. Meanwhile, Retford, in Manchester, they have lunchtime meetings with no sandwiches? B4st4rds! Does Luke know what he's let himself in for?[/p][/quote]Plenty of sandwiches at Old Trafford, but poor choice of fillings. Prawn, prawn or prawn.[/p][/quote]I'm going to Old Trafford on Friday to give blood in one of the 'suites'. I'm genuinely not making this up but the only flavour crisp they ever have as a reward for your donation is prawn cocktail. What an absolute disgrace of a club. (I'm going to wear a Saints top, obv.)[/p][/quote]Good on you, but hope you are up to date with red and white stripes. You might see Luke and this will make him realise he got out too soon! Surely! saintbobby
  • Score: 1

4:17pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Costa Baz says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SouthamptonLegend wrote: The Pelle deal has stalled because Ron wants Benteke to be our main striker!! Reports will come out today of a possible deal of around £20+million! Now THAT would show the doubters we mean business!!
That would be a massive statement of intent. Benteke or Lukaku would show we mean business. Is this a rumour you've heard or is it stronger than that?
Pretty sure this won't happen, in the near future.

I believe Benteke ruptured an Achilles tendon, just before the season ended, hence his missing the World Cup.
Out until October, unless I'm mistaken.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: The Pelle deal has stalled because Ron wants Benteke to be our main striker!! Reports will come out today of a possible deal of around £20+million! Now THAT would show the doubters we mean business!![/p][/quote]That would be a massive statement of intent. Benteke or Lukaku would show we mean business. Is this a rumour you've heard or is it stronger than that?[/p][/quote]Pretty sure this won't happen, in the near future. I believe Benteke ruptured an Achilles tendon, just before the season ended, hence his missing the World Cup. Out until October, unless I'm mistaken. Costa Baz
  • Score: 2

4:31pm Wed 9 Jul 14

St Van Roetford says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
the cowman wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I really don't want to get picky or bring the mood down but, out of respect, please, please, please can we all learn to spell the big man's name correctly? It's like this:
Markus Liebherr and our owner, his daughter, is called Katharina.

Personally, I'd be happy to sign anything that said something like, 'we, the undersigned, would like the club and owner to consider an appropriate way to remember Markus Liebherr. Consideration could be given to renaming a stand.' However, I'm not so keen to sign anything which feels like a demand; especially as it may well be something Markus himself insisted against.

That said, the petition is courteous and well thought out.

If you can't find it, try: http://www.change.or




g

Then search on the page under LIEBHERR.

Meanwhile, Retford, in Manchester, they have lunchtime meetings with no sandwiches? B4st4rds! Does Luke know what he's let himself in for?
Plenty of sandwiches at Old Trafford, but poor choice of fillings. Prawn, prawn or prawn.
I'm going to Old Trafford on Friday to give blood in one of the 'suites'. I'm genuinely not making this up but the only flavour crisp they ever have as a reward for your donation is prawn cocktail. What an absolute disgrace of a club.

(I'm going to wear a Saints top, obv.)
In a Saints top? I have visions of the famous Tony Hancock sketch. You're going to give an armful and, once the Manure loons get to you, you're going to need an armful.

Bon courage!
Ah, no one needs to worry about United fans. They're the least intimidating people on earth.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the cowman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I really don't want to get picky or bring the mood down but, out of respect, please, please, please can we all learn to spell the big man's name correctly? It's like this: Markus Liebherr and our owner, his daughter, is called Katharina. Personally, I'd be happy to sign anything that said something like, 'we, the undersigned, would like the club and owner to consider an appropriate way to remember Markus Liebherr. Consideration could be given to renaming a stand.' However, I'm not so keen to sign anything which feels like a demand; especially as it may well be something Markus himself insisted against. That said, the petition is courteous and well thought out. If you can't find it, try: http://www.change.or g Then search on the page under LIEBHERR. Meanwhile, Retford, in Manchester, they have lunchtime meetings with no sandwiches? B4st4rds! Does Luke know what he's let himself in for?[/p][/quote]Plenty of sandwiches at Old Trafford, but poor choice of fillings. Prawn, prawn or prawn.[/p][/quote]I'm going to Old Trafford on Friday to give blood in one of the 'suites'. I'm genuinely not making this up but the only flavour crisp they ever have as a reward for your donation is prawn cocktail. What an absolute disgrace of a club. (I'm going to wear a Saints top, obv.)[/p][/quote]In a Saints top? I have visions of the famous Tony Hancock sketch. You're going to give an armful and, once the Manure loons get to you, you're going to need an armful. Bon courage![/p][/quote]Ah, no one needs to worry about United fans. They're the least intimidating people on earth. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 0

5:00pm Wed 9 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history!
100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.
For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history![/p][/quote]100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.[/p][/quote]For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

5:04pm Wed 9 Jul 14

neverhasbeen says...

fred the red wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
IOAD wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .
I was going to post that :(
You still can!
We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?
Could be a few CHEAP Brazilian s , seeking refuge on the SOUTH COAST ?
Brazil concede 7! And no-one yet blaming Guly?!?
Brazil needed Guly!
[quote][p][bold]fred the red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IOAD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: We want a TSUNAMI of new signings . CO Y R , Great start to the new look team .[/p][/quote]I was going to post that :([/p][/quote]You still can![/p][/quote]We want a TSUNAMI ! Come on Ron it's nearly 8am who's it going to be today?[/p][/quote]Could be a few CHEAP Brazilian s , seeking refuge on the SOUTH COAST ?[/p][/quote]Brazil concede 7! And no-one yet blaming Guly?!?[/p][/quote]Brazil needed Guly! neverhasbeen
  • Score: 1

5:11pm Wed 9 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

george chivers wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Whilst I’m pleased to see the overall mood on here improve, I have to warn you that it’s not all good news: someone in my office has called a lunchtime meeting and just announced they’re not providing sandwiches. People that do that should be sent to Guantanamo Bay.
Do they provide sandwiches at Guantanamo Bay?
I believe they might use Club Sandwiches.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: Whilst I’m pleased to see the overall mood on here improve, I have to warn you that it’s not all good news: someone in my office has called a lunchtime meeting and just announced they’re not providing sandwiches. People that do that should be sent to Guantanamo Bay.[/p][/quote]Do they provide sandwiches at Guantanamo Bay?[/p][/quote]I believe they might use Club Sandwiches. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

5:12pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Malcombe says...

Confucious

Please please show some mercy no no never cannot rename St Marys Keith I detest him, I'd never go there again because to me he's the most irritating idiot on TV, if I see a 2 second clip of him or Jeremy Clarkson on TV I want to pick the TV up and throw it out the door how about Marcus The Great?
Confucious Please please show some mercy no no never cannot rename St Marys Keith I detest him, I'd never go there again because to me he's the most irritating idiot on TV, if I see a 2 second clip of him or Jeremy Clarkson on TV I want to pick the TV up and throw it out the door how about Marcus The Great? Malcombe
  • Score: -1

5:17pm Wed 9 Jul 14

deepheat says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Confucious wrote:
If possible I would like the stadium to be called Keith.
Then it would be a complete lemon.
There was a little mouse called Keith,
who circumcised men with his teeth.
It wasn't for leisure,
or sexual pleasure,
it was just for the cheese underneath
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: If possible I would like the stadium to be called Keith.[/p][/quote]Then it would be a complete lemon.[/p][/quote]There was a little mouse called Keith, who circumcised men with his teeth. It wasn't for leisure, or sexual pleasure, it was just for the cheese underneath deepheat
  • Score: 10

5:38pm Wed 9 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
the cowman wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
I really don't want to get picky or bring the mood down but, out of respect, please, please, please can we all learn to spell the big man's name correctly? It's like this:
Markus Liebherr and our owner, his daughter, is called Katharina.

Personally, I'd be happy to sign anything that said something like, 'we, the undersigned, would like the club and owner to consider an appropriate way to remember Markus Liebherr. Consideration could be given to renaming a stand.' However, I'm not so keen to sign anything which feels like a demand; especially as it may well be something Markus himself insisted against.

That said, the petition is courteous and well thought out.

If you can't find it, try: http://www.change.or





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Then search on the page under LIEBHERR.

Meanwhile, Retford, in Manchester, they have lunchtime meetings with no sandwiches? B4st4rds! Does Luke know what he's let himself in for?
Plenty of sandwiches at Old Trafford, but poor choice of fillings. Prawn, prawn or prawn.
I'm going to Old Trafford on Friday to give blood in one of the 'suites'. I'm genuinely not making this up but the only flavour crisp they ever have as a reward for your donation is prawn cocktail. What an absolute disgrace of a club.

(I'm going to wear a Saints top, obv.)
In a Saints top? I have visions of the famous Tony Hancock sketch. You're going to give an armful and, once the Manure loons get to you, you're going to need an armful.

Bon courage!
Ah, no one needs to worry about United fans. They're the least intimidating people on earth.
.. most of them live in Surrey, East Sussex and Hertfordshire anyway.........
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the cowman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: I really don't want to get picky or bring the mood down but, out of respect, please, please, please can we all learn to spell the big man's name correctly? It's like this: Markus Liebherr and our owner, his daughter, is called Katharina. Personally, I'd be happy to sign anything that said something like, 'we, the undersigned, would like the club and owner to consider an appropriate way to remember Markus Liebherr. Consideration could be given to renaming a stand.' However, I'm not so keen to sign anything which feels like a demand; especially as it may well be something Markus himself insisted against. That said, the petition is courteous and well thought out. If you can't find it, try: http://www.change.or g Then search on the page under LIEBHERR. Meanwhile, Retford, in Manchester, they have lunchtime meetings with no sandwiches? B4st4rds! Does Luke know what he's let himself in for?[/p][/quote]Plenty of sandwiches at Old Trafford, but poor choice of fillings. Prawn, prawn or prawn.[/p][/quote]I'm going to Old Trafford on Friday to give blood in one of the 'suites'. I'm genuinely not making this up but the only flavour crisp they ever have as a reward for your donation is prawn cocktail. What an absolute disgrace of a club. (I'm going to wear a Saints top, obv.)[/p][/quote]In a Saints top? I have visions of the famous Tony Hancock sketch. You're going to give an armful and, once the Manure loons get to you, you're going to need an armful. Bon courage![/p][/quote]Ah, no one needs to worry about United fans. They're the least intimidating people on earth.[/p][/quote].. most of them live in Surrey, East Sussex and Hertfordshire anyway......... OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

6:33pm Wed 9 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history!
100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.
For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.
Saints you fool !! were did they all die, were did they all gain beatification..in the Coliseum..come on it implies strength, power and general ruthlessness ..excellent in my libre, howevers omething that reeks of the weekly meeting of the WI seems to impress you more..

.. firm up man..
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history![/p][/quote]100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.[/p][/quote]For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.[/p][/quote]Saints you fool !! were did they all die, were did they all gain beatification..in the Coliseum..come on it implies strength, power and general ruthlessness ..excellent in my libre, howevers omething that reeks of the weekly meeting of the WI seems to impress you more.. .. firm up man.. warrens 76
  • Score: -4

6:37pm Wed 9 Jul 14

ItchenBridger says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Confucious wrote:
If possible I would like the stadium to be called Keith.
Then it would be a complete lemon.
Did anybody notice that melon is an anagram on lemon. Pretty sharp eh!
Hello. here come true whitecoats, Good Evening.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: If possible I would like the stadium to be called Keith.[/p][/quote]Then it would be a complete lemon.[/p][/quote]Did anybody notice that melon is an anagram on lemon. Pretty sharp eh! Hello. here come true whitecoats, Good Evening. ItchenBridger
  • Score: 0

6:38pm Wed 9 Jul 14

fritzer says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history!
100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.
For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.
I would go along with Mick Channon and rename the stadium " THE NEW DELLI" it would most certainly compliment the area.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history![/p][/quote]100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.[/p][/quote]For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.[/p][/quote]I would go along with Mick Channon and rename the stadium " THE NEW DELLI" it would most certainly compliment the area. fritzer
  • Score: 3

6:49pm Wed 9 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

fritzer wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history!
100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.
For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.
I would go along with Mick Channon and rename the stadium " THE NEW DELLI" it would most certainly compliment the area.
Stop currying favor.
[quote][p][bold]fritzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history![/p][/quote]100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.[/p][/quote]For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.[/p][/quote]I would go along with Mick Channon and rename the stadium " THE NEW DELLI" it would most certainly compliment the area.[/p][/quote]Stop currying favor. warrens 76
  • Score: 0

7:07pm Wed 9 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

warrens 76 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history!
100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.
For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.
Saints you fool !! were did they all die, were did they all gain beatification..in the Coliseum..come on it implies strength, power and general ruthlessness ..excellent in my libre, howevers omething that reeks of the weekly meeting of the WI seems to impress you more..

.. firm up man..
I just get visions of Christians being scoffed by lions, and Gladiators beating the stuffing out of each other and a computer with only a thumbs down icon. Nothing to do with Saints.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history![/p][/quote]100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.[/p][/quote]For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.[/p][/quote]Saints you fool !! were did they all die, were did they all gain beatification..in the Coliseum..come on it implies strength, power and general ruthlessness ..excellent in my libre, howevers omething that reeks of the weekly meeting of the WI seems to impress you more.. .. firm up man..[/p][/quote]I just get visions of Christians being scoffed by lions, and Gladiators beating the stuffing out of each other and a computer with only a thumbs down icon. Nothing to do with Saints. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

7:08pm Wed 9 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

warrens 76 wrote:
fritzer wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history!
100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.
For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.
I would go along with Mick Channon and rename the stadium " THE NEW DELLI" it would most certainly compliment the area.
Stop currying favor.
Too much Agra vation.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fritzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history![/p][/quote]100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.[/p][/quote]For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.[/p][/quote]I would go along with Mick Channon and rename the stadium " THE NEW DELLI" it would most certainly compliment the area.[/p][/quote]Stop currying favor.[/p][/quote]Too much Agra vation. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

7:15pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
Lalla who? Forgotten already.
No you haven't you have just reminded us, stop it at once.
No idea what you are talking about. Must be sudden on set dementia..
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: Lalla who? Forgotten already.[/p][/quote]No you haven't you have just reminded us, stop it at once.[/p][/quote]No idea what you are talking about. Must be sudden on set dementia.. Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
  • Score: 0

7:42pm Wed 9 Jul 14

one in the crowd says...

fritzer wrote:

I would go along with Mick Channon and rename the stadium " THE NEW DELLI" it would most certainly compliment the area.

======

Sounds like an Indian takeaway ?
fritzer wrote: I would go along with Mick Channon and rename the stadium " THE NEW DELLI" it would most certainly compliment the area. ====== Sounds like an Indian takeaway ? one in the crowd
  • Score: -2

7:45pm Wed 9 Jul 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

milton road wrote:
miltonarcher
whilst I do get your point, I do not agree about Shearer being the single gem in a side that I think I am correct in saying contained Mat Le Tiss, the three Wallace brothers, Townsend and Madison. Both Le Tiss and Ray Wallace went on to play for England and Ray Wallace won a league championship medal with Leeds. Townsend played for ireland.
Still remember the 3-1 FA cup win at Spurs great day out.

The problem is now we do not need to cash in on good players but football has changed from the days with sixteen man squads and young players heads get turned by CL teams who need to build big squads with a good English contingent.
You know the more you think of it that we sold a player for 25 mil who could not even get a regular game in the worst England side in World Cup history. Who spent a third of most games on the bench at Saints. Who whilst he did have a few exceptional games he also had some duff ones and in a top team he would struggle to get a regular game. Who was that good that Poch did not even want him at Spurs.
Milton road, it wasn't miltonarchers point. he copied a martin Samuel piece from his rag.
also it was rod and ray Wallace who went to leeds rod was a success whilst ray was quite poor.

as for the martin Samuel piece, I find it sad that a professional football reporter hasn't a clue what he is going on about.
UEFA's FFP rules only apply to clubs who wish to compete in the Champions League or the Europa League. Clubs have to apply to UEFA to take part and will only get a license if they meet the FFP rules.

Clubs need to apply well in advance and due to the timing of the application process, all Premier League teams will routinely apply midway through the season (for entry into the competitions that start in August/September in the next season). So, in practice, all clubs will strive to comply with UEFA's rules and will usually all apply for a licence.
having said that uefa do give a years grace in their rules so a club like saints could spend big and not worry about the rules for a season or two. even if we qualified for the Europa league and uefa decided to punish us for breaking the rules why should that bother us? look at the punishment uefa have just handed out to mancy for consistently breaking the rules.
Manchester City have reluctantly accepted a conditional £49m fine and restrictions on their European squad and incoming transfers under Uefa's new financial fair play regime.

But the club said their summer transfer plans would be unaffected by restrictions they said would limit them to a maximum £49m net outlay in the upcoming transfer window.

The Premier League champions joined Paris St-Germain, who were given a similar penalty, and seven other clubs in accepting the first wave of FFP sanctions.

Under the complex ruling the club must also agree to a string of other conditions: maximum losses of €20m in 2014 and €10m in 2015, to cap their wage bill at current levels for the next two seasons and to "significantly limit" spending in the transfer market for the same period.

The sanctions will limit Manuel Pellegrini's options when it comes to naming his 21-man European squad, cut from the usual 25, of which eight must qualify as "homegrown". City pointed out, however, that last season they registered 23 players and used only 21.
If they comply with those conditions, they will get back €40m of the €60m fine, which will be deducted from their Uefa prize money over the next three years.
so they hit a club who have massively overspent and broken the rules with, what is for their owners, a small fine. the player restrictions don't bother them as they are already meeting them and £49mill spend in this window (net) isn't too bad is it?
saints don't have to worry about the eufa ffp rules for now, I just wish that a sports journalist would understand that before publishing an article like that. however I seriously question the motives of the piece anyway as we know that the London based journalists don't like clubs from outside London, and the NW journalists do the same up their!
we didn't and don't have to spend our best players to comply with the rules, we could still have brought in a couple of good quality players and still comply. now however we could spend really big if we wanted to.
[quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: miltonarcher whilst I do get your point, I do not agree about Shearer being the single gem in a side that I think I am correct in saying contained Mat Le Tiss, the three Wallace brothers, Townsend and Madison. Both Le Tiss and Ray Wallace went on to play for England and Ray Wallace won a league championship medal with Leeds. Townsend played for ireland. Still remember the 3-1 FA cup win at Spurs great day out. The problem is now we do not need to cash in on good players but football has changed from the days with sixteen man squads and young players heads get turned by CL teams who need to build big squads with a good English contingent. You know the more you think of it that we sold a player for 25 mil who could not even get a regular game in the worst England side in World Cup history. Who spent a third of most games on the bench at Saints. Who whilst he did have a few exceptional games he also had some duff ones and in a top team he would struggle to get a regular game. Who was that good that Poch did not even want him at Spurs.[/p][/quote]Milton road, it wasn't miltonarchers point. he copied a martin Samuel piece from his rag. also it was rod and ray Wallace who went to leeds rod was a success whilst ray was quite poor. as for the martin Samuel piece, I find it sad that a professional football reporter hasn't a clue what he is going on about. UEFA's FFP rules only apply to clubs who wish to compete in the Champions League or the Europa League. Clubs have to apply to UEFA to take part and will only get a license if they meet the FFP rules. Clubs need to apply well in advance and due to the timing of the application process, all Premier League teams will routinely apply midway through the season (for entry into the competitions that start in August/September in the next season). So, in practice, all clubs will strive to comply with UEFA's rules and will usually all apply for a licence. having said that uefa do give a years grace in their rules so a club like saints could spend big and not worry about the rules for a season or two. even if we qualified for the Europa league and uefa decided to punish us for breaking the rules why should that bother us? look at the punishment uefa have just handed out to mancy for consistently breaking the rules. Manchester City have reluctantly accepted a conditional £49m fine and restrictions on their European squad and incoming transfers under Uefa's new financial fair play regime. But the club said their summer transfer plans would be unaffected by restrictions they said would limit them to a maximum £49m net outlay in the upcoming transfer window. The Premier League champions joined Paris St-Germain, who were given a similar penalty, and seven other clubs in accepting the first wave of FFP sanctions. Under the complex ruling the club must also agree to a string of other conditions: maximum losses of €20m in 2014 and €10m in 2015, to cap their wage bill at current levels for the next two seasons and to "significantly limit" spending in the transfer market for the same period. The sanctions will limit Manuel Pellegrini's options when it comes to naming his 21-man European squad, cut from the usual 25, of which eight must qualify as "homegrown". City pointed out, however, that last season they registered 23 players and used only 21. If they comply with those conditions, they will get back €40m of the €60m fine, which will be deducted from their Uefa prize money over the next three years. so they hit a club who have massively overspent and broken the rules with, what is for their owners, a small fine. the player restrictions don't bother them as they are already meeting them and £49mill spend in this window (net) isn't too bad is it? saints don't have to worry about the eufa ffp rules for now, I just wish that a sports journalist would understand that before publishing an article like that. however I seriously question the motives of the piece anyway as we know that the London based journalists don't like clubs from outside London, and the NW journalists do the same up their! we didn't and don't have to spend our best players to comply with the rules, we could still have brought in a couple of good quality players and still comply. now however we could spend really big if we wanted to. de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 0

7:48pm Wed 9 Jul 14

J7junctionseven says...

Massive banner with Makus's beaming face at the JPT final and " Forever in our hearts" Forever a Saint"
Statue of Markus outside the ground.
Stadium renamed " Liebhurr Arena"
Another banner for a cheeky swipe at the wantawayc@nts with MLT's face and "True Southampton Legend" on it
COYR FOADP
Can't wait for the new season to start, friendlies and new signings etc etc
Massive banner with Makus's beaming face at the JPT final and " Forever in our hearts" Forever a Saint" Statue of Markus outside the ground. Stadium renamed " Liebhurr Arena" Another banner for a cheeky swipe at the wantawayc@nts with MLT's face and "True Southampton Legend" on it COYR FOADP Can't wait for the new season to start, friendlies and new signings etc etc J7junctionseven
  • Score: 2

7:58pm Wed 9 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

J7 SPOT ON ....

Postively 4th Street - no need to be depressed - we have not sold the Family silver - WE HAVE BOOTED OUT 3 WANTAWAYC@NTS - and better off rid of them as England slip down the FIFA Ratings and are you suprised withthe likes of lampard and gerrard etc in the line up. What other World Cup side would have them .... ANSWER - NO ONE.

MLT - TRUE LEGEND COYR+WS.
J7 SPOT ON .... Postively 4th Street - no need to be depressed - we have not sold the Family silver - WE HAVE BOOTED OUT 3 WANTAWAYC@NTS - and better off rid of them as England slip down the FIFA Ratings and are you suprised withthe likes of lampard and gerrard etc in the line up. What other World Cup side would have them .... ANSWER - NO ONE. MLT - TRUE LEGEND COYR+WS. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 1

8:35pm Wed 9 Jul 14

gman209 says...

This may have been mentioned before but , why is it that when a player leaves saints its all over the press , but when we sign a player there is nowt in the national press .
IMHO the press cause all the problems within british football .
This may have been mentioned before but , why is it that when a player leaves saints its all over the press , but when we sign a player there is nowt in the national press . IMHO the press cause all the problems within british football . gman209
  • Score: 5

8:54pm Wed 9 Jul 14

gman209 says...

warrens 76 wrote:
fritzer wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history!
100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.
For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.
I would go along with Mick Channon and rename the stadium " THE NEW DELLI" it would most certainly compliment the area.
Stop currying favor.
**** grow up
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fritzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history![/p][/quote]100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.[/p][/quote]For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.[/p][/quote]I would go along with Mick Channon and rename the stadium " THE NEW DELLI" it would most certainly compliment the area.[/p][/quote]Stop currying favor.[/p][/quote]**** grow up gman209
  • Score: -3

8:58pm Wed 9 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
Lalla who? Forgotten already.
No you haven't you have just reminded us, stop it at once.
No idea what you are talking about. Must be sudden on set dementia..
What were you talking about? I wish I could find that cure for memory loss, I put it somewhere but can't remember where it is.
[quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: Lalla who? Forgotten already.[/p][/quote]No you haven't you have just reminded us, stop it at once.[/p][/quote]No idea what you are talking about. Must be sudden on set dementia..[/p][/quote]What were you talking about? I wish I could find that cure for memory loss, I put it somewhere but can't remember where it is. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

8:59pm Wed 9 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

gman209 wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
fritzer wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.
Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history!
100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.
For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.
I would go along with Mick Channon and rename the stadium " THE NEW DELLI" it would most certainly compliment the area.
Stop currying favor.
**** grow up
No rush, young is good, I'm old, too late to grow up.
[quote][p][bold]gman209[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fritzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Can’t agree with the renaming of St Mary's. Fully appreciate what Markus did for the club so name a stand in recognition of the great man. NC was responsible for discarding much of our history, including taking down pictures of players along the concourses and replacing with pictures of us, the fans, why? He also had no respect for ex-players (and Lawrie), ignoring what they had achieved for the club. St Mary's is an integral part of the clubs history, keep the name.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. I would hate to see 'St Mary's' dropped from the title - as you say milton - a big part of our glorious history![/p][/quote]100 years ago St mary's was a big part of our name, so were horses, dysentary, rickets etc..time to move on The Coliseum I tell you.[/p][/quote]For me if it cannot be the The New Dell, then St. Marys Stadium it has to be. The Coliseum is for coaches and Romans, has nothing in common with us.[/p][/quote]I would go along with Mick Channon and rename the stadium " THE NEW DELLI" it would most certainly compliment the area.[/p][/quote]Stop currying favor.[/p][/quote]**** grow up[/p][/quote]No rush, young is good, I'm old, too late to grow up. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

9:05pm Wed 9 Jul 14

dadofmy3sons says...

boilerman wrote:
Off topic , did you see that interview with Beattie on Sky sports ?
Another person sticking the knife in, why didn't he come out and give names and specifics ?
is this available anywhere?
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: Off topic , did you see that interview with Beattie on Sky sports ? Another person sticking the knife in, why didn't he come out and give names and specifics ?[/p][/quote]is this available anywhere? dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 0

9:09pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Hup Holland Hup!
Hup Holland Hup! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 2

9:50pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Another evenly matched,and delicately poised semifinal then.
Another evenly matched,and delicately poised semifinal then. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

8:48am Thu 10 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Neither side had any bite last night, looked as if the Dutch had peaked too soon.
Neither side had any bite last night, looked as if the Dutch had peaked too soon. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

6:42am Thu 24 Jul 14

Rupert Lowe's Backside says...

I hope I dont miss this 'wave of transfer activity'...
I hope I dont miss this 'wave of transfer activity'... Rupert Lowe's Backside
  • Score: 0
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