Chambers seals Arsenal move

Calum Chambers

Calum Chambers

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Saints have confirmed that Calum Chambers has completed his move to Arsenal.

The 19-year-old right back is believed to have moved for a fee of around £12m up front, rising to £16m.

He is now the fifth first team player to be sold by Saints this summer, following Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren out of the exit door.

Petersfield-born Chambers, who has been with the club since the age of seven, was under contract at St Mary’s until 2017, having signed a new four-year deal last summer.

The teenager made his Premier League debut on the opening day of last season, helping Saints to a 1-0 win at West Brom.

England under-19 international Chambers went on to make 18 starts in the competition and four substitute appearances.

Saints will rely on Nathaniel Clyne to assume right back duties.

Speaking about the deal before confirmation Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said: "He can play at centre-back, right-back and central midfield. I hope he will give us competition for the players in these three positions.

"He hasn't played many games, no, but the English players on the market in England are very expensive and, at the end of the day, I was ready to take a gamble because he is a player for the future."

He later added: "We are very pleased that Calum has agreed to join us. The way he adapted to the Premier League last season with Southampton at a young age shows that he has tremendous quality. He has a lot of the attributes that we look for in a young player and I am sure that he will do well with us."

Chambers gave an interview to the official Arsenal website after penning his new deal and said: "I am so happy to be signing for Arsenal. They are a team I have much admired for their playing style, and a team who have been one of the top sides in Europe for many years. I'm looking forward to joining up with my new team-mates today and beginning preparation for the season ahead.

"I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone at Southampton FC for everything they have done for me and for making this move possible."

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3:26pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Reality-man says...

Hope you enjoyed all that first team football. Maybe you can think about that when you are sat on that bench for most of next season
Hope you enjoyed all that first team football. Maybe you can think about that when you are sat on that bench for most of next season Reality-man
  • Score: 35

3:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

one in the crowd says...

Since nobody seems to be coming in to fill the ever increasing vacancies, will the last person to leave, turn off the light please ?
Since nobody seems to be coming in to fill the ever increasing vacancies, will the last person to leave, turn off the light please ? one in the crowd
  • Score: 2

3:28pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Barcelona Saint says...

WTF???!
Are we in serious debt or what??
WTF???! Are we in serious debt or what?? Barcelona Saint
  • Score: 9

3:28pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Stnana says...

"thank you to everyone at Southampton FC .................for making this move possible". I honestly did not believe the talk of asset stripping but now I think I've changed my mind .
"thank you to everyone at Southampton FC .................for making this move possible". I honestly did not believe the talk of asset stripping but now I think I've changed my mind . Stnana
  • Score: 17

3:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

saintbobby says...

Daily Mail has a sad headline "The Saints Go Marching OUT" and this FINAL (we hope) transfer, is what caused this article. Actually, it is a fairly reasoned piece listing all the facts we know about - and is upsetting.

We must be honest, we fans are not the only people who are downright puzzled at the moment. The problem is it affects us a lot more than it does journalists.

My heartfelt sympathies to US all. Dammit!
Daily Mail has a sad headline "The Saints Go Marching OUT" and this FINAL (we hope) transfer, is what caused this article. Actually, it is a fairly reasoned piece listing all the facts we know about - and is upsetting. We must be honest, we fans are not the only people who are downright puzzled at the moment. The problem is it affects us a lot more than it does journalists. My heartfelt sympathies to US all. Dammit! saintbobby
  • Score: 8

3:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Numpty Girl says...

If I were a happy-clapper, I'd be wishing Chambers well and putting my faith in the Board!

"Oh, all praise the Board, Hallejuah!"
If I were a happy-clapper, I'd be wishing Chambers well and putting my faith in the Board! "Oh, all praise the Board, Hallejuah!" Numpty Girl
  • Score: -1

3:31pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

Numpty Girl wrote:
If I were a happy-clapper, I'd be wishing Chambers well and putting my faith in the Board!

"Oh, all praise the Board, Hallejuah!"
Why would a happy clapper do that?
[quote][p][bold]Numpty Girl[/bold] wrote: If I were a happy-clapper, I'd be wishing Chambers well and putting my faith in the Board! "Oh, all praise the Board, Hallejuah!"[/p][/quote]Why would a happy clapper do that? Rising_Son
  • Score: 5

3:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BracknellSaint says...

And still the silence from the board persists.
That's more worrying to me than the actual transfers. How long will this continue? How many more to go? What do the board want to do?
And still the silence from the board persists. That's more worrying to me than the actual transfers. How long will this continue? How many more to go? What do the board want to do? BracknellSaint
  • Score: -1

3:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Les Reed
“We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons.

“It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.”

Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.
Les Reed “We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons. “It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.” Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 6

3:36pm Mon 28 Jul 14

fraquar says...

Saints may bag 140 million in the transfer window before it's all said and done. They are already at 100 million.
Saints may bag 140 million in the transfer window before it's all said and done. They are already at 100 million. fraquar
  • Score: 2

3:36pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
And still the silence from the board persists.
That's more worrying to me than the actual transfers. How long will this continue? How many more to go? What do the board want to do?
What do expect them to say?
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: And still the silence from the board persists. That's more worrying to me than the actual transfers. How long will this continue? How many more to go? What do the board want to do?[/p][/quote]What do expect them to say? Rising_Son
  • Score: 1

3:37pm Mon 28 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

This is the only player sale that does not make much sense..... At £12M we should have just said "no". The only was this will make sense is if we are about to sign 4 new players in the next 14 days , one of whom is an international utility player in his mid 20s.... The other 4 sales make perfect sense and hopefully that pile of overrated cack Osvaldo will be out of the door very soon..... but I am just totally baffled by this sale. I can only assume that Koeman has some serious signings on the horizon.... because 5 out ( soon to be 7 out ) and 2 in does not seem like perfect timing....
This is the only player sale that does not make much sense..... At £12M we should have just said "no". The only was this will make sense is if we are about to sign 4 new players in the next 14 days , one of whom is an international utility player in his mid 20s.... The other 4 sales make perfect sense and hopefully that pile of overrated cack Osvaldo will be out of the door very soon..... but I am just totally baffled by this sale. I can only assume that Koeman has some serious signings on the horizon.... because 5 out ( soon to be 7 out ) and 2 in does not seem like perfect timing.... steekeemcglue
  • Score: 12

3:38pm Mon 28 Jul 14

windygale says...

Notice Les Reed has issued bull on #saintsfc if anyone interested
Notice Les Reed has issued bull on #saintsfc if anyone interested windygale
  • Score: -2

3:39pm Mon 28 Jul 14

costa gaz says...

Happy Clappers 3 - 6 Merchants of Doom
Two quick fire goals puts the MoD in a commanding lead.
This is now looking so one sided, if it was a boxing match the ref would have stopped the contest.
Happy Clappers 3 - 6 Merchants of Doom Two quick fire goals puts the MoD in a commanding lead. This is now looking so one sided, if it was a boxing match the ref would have stopped the contest. costa gaz
  • Score: 6

3:40pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Dooorrrset saint says...

Numpty Girl wrote:
If I were a happy-clapper, I'd be wishing Chambers well and putting my faith in the Board!

"Oh, all praise the Board, Hallejuah!"
Don't think there is many of them left!
[quote][p][bold]Numpty Girl[/bold] wrote: If I were a happy-clapper, I'd be wishing Chambers well and putting my faith in the Board! "Oh, all praise the Board, Hallejuah!"[/p][/quote]Don't think there is many of them left! Dooorrrset saint
  • Score: 2

3:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saintinwatford says...

You'd think we were relegated last season. 5 gone and probably another 3 still to go. I want to be positive but in all honesty I can't see us surviving next season no matter who comes in
You'd think we were relegated last season. 5 gone and probably another 3 still to go. I want to be positive but in all honesty I can't see us surviving next season no matter who comes in Saintinwatford
  • Score: 0

3:42pm Mon 28 Jul 14

the cowman says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Les Reed
“We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons.

“It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.”

Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.
Osprey
I am out on the same limb, and hope it is strong enough to support us both . I cannot see what possible motive there can be for trying to get the club relegated, which is what will happen unless we get in some quality replacements. I do not believe the asset stripping theory as surely the club is worth less now even allowing for the cash that has been generated by the sale of the players that have gone. I am just clinging to the hope that we will see a flurry of activity of players arriving this week.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Les Reed “We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons. “It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.” Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.[/p][/quote]Osprey I am out on the same limb, and hope it is strong enough to support us both . I cannot see what possible motive there can be for trying to get the club relegated, which is what will happen unless we get in some quality replacements. I do not believe the asset stripping theory as surely the club is worth less now even allowing for the cash that has been generated by the sale of the players that have gone. I am just clinging to the hope that we will see a flurry of activity of players arriving this week. the cowman
  • Score: -1

3:42pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Les Reed
“We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons.

“It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.”

Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.
Everyone says they want the board to say something, and, when they do, so many on here will criticise them, just the same as if they don't.

I've read the statement on the official site. I think it's says what I would have expected it to say.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Les Reed “We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons. “It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.” Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.[/p][/quote]Everyone says they want the board to say something, and, when they do, so many on here will criticise them, just the same as if they don't. I've read the statement on the official site. I think it's says what I would have expected it to say. Rising_Son
  • Score: 2

3:42pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Columbo's Glass Eye says...

Thanks Callum. Hope you enjoy the pressure the price tag brings and remember that you could have been a giant here. So, just spider to go and we'll be lining up our prepubescent team for the opener against l,pool. I'm sure they're quaking in it!
Thanks Callum. Hope you enjoy the pressure the price tag brings and remember that you could have been a giant here. So, just spider to go and we'll be lining up our prepubescent team for the opener against l,pool. I'm sure they're quaking in it! Columbo's Glass Eye
  • Score: 3

3:43pm Mon 28 Jul 14

03alpe01 says...

There you go. Unkie Les has spoken out. Please be happy that you now have the statement that most of you so desperately craved. But please be aware, it was all a complete load of lies. Roll on the next departure!
There you go. Unkie Les has spoken out. Please be happy that you now have the statement that most of you so desperately craved. But please be aware, it was all a complete load of lies. Roll on the next departure! 03alpe01
  • Score: 4

3:44pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

Rising_Son wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Les Reed
“We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons.

“It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.”

Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.
Everyone says they want the board to say something, and, when they do, so many on here will criticise them, just the same as if they don't.

I've read the statement on the official site. I think it's says what I would have expected it to say.
Strange. I didn't intend to quote anyone.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Les Reed “We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons. “It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.” Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.[/p][/quote]Everyone says they want the board to say something, and, when they do, so many on here will criticise them, just the same as if they don't. I've read the statement on the official site. I think it's says what I would have expected it to say.[/p][/quote]Strange. I didn't intend to quote anyone. Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

3:46pm Mon 28 Jul 14

saintbobby says...

Elsewhere it is suggested that there was not a lot the Board could do when faced with these transfer demands.

Eureka! I have just thought of a suitable answer and it goes like this:-

"You signed a contract for ,,,, years. So our answer to your request is NO".

Sorry, it's a bit late to help but I have been very, very upset and my usual clear, logical thinking had deserted me. Sorry, again.

Bl..dy hell!!
Elsewhere it is suggested that there was not a lot the Board could do when faced with these transfer demands. Eureka! I have just thought of a suitable answer and it goes like this:- "You signed a contract for ,,,, years. So our answer to your request is NO". Sorry, it's a bit late to help but I have been very, very upset and my usual clear, logical thinking had deserted me. Sorry, again. Bl..dy hell!! saintbobby
  • Score: 1

3:47pm Mon 28 Jul 14

COYRlukeCOYR says...

It is sad times. Even if we have a spending spree, we've lost the heart and core of the time. Gutted. Not fearing relegation though.. people who say that are just seriously deluded.. Comfortable mid table finish.... I hope...

COYR

UTS
It is sad times. Even if we have a spending spree, we've lost the heart and core of the time. Gutted. Not fearing relegation though.. people who say that are just seriously deluded.. Comfortable mid table finish.... I hope... COYR UTS COYRlukeCOYR
  • Score: 4

3:47pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Dooorrrset saint says...

saintbobby wrote:
Daily Mail has a sad headline "The Saints Go Marching OUT" and this FINAL (we hope) transfer, is what caused this article. Actually, it is a fairly reasoned piece listing all the facts we know about - and is upsetting.

We must be honest, we fans are not the only people who are downright puzzled at the moment. The problem is it affects us a lot more than it does journalists.

My heartfelt sympathies to US all. Dammit!
It won't be the last player to leave, spider will be next wanting out.......and who could blame him.
[quote][p][bold]saintbobby[/bold] wrote: Daily Mail has a sad headline "The Saints Go Marching OUT" and this FINAL (we hope) transfer, is what caused this article. Actually, it is a fairly reasoned piece listing all the facts we know about - and is upsetting. We must be honest, we fans are not the only people who are downright puzzled at the moment. The problem is it affects us a lot more than it does journalists. My heartfelt sympathies to US all. Dammit![/p][/quote]It won't be the last player to leave, spider will be next wanting out.......and who could blame him. Dooorrrset saint
  • Score: 4

3:48pm Mon 28 Jul 14

surferjj says...

Such dishonesty. read the Bournemouth friendly match report - 'Lovren and Chambers out due to illness'.
What a joke.
Such dishonesty. read the Bournemouth friendly match report - 'Lovren and Chambers out due to illness'. What a joke. surferjj
  • Score: 7

3:49pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Spanish Santo says...

Who is the PR man at St Marys??? Before announcing anymore departures, I think that we need to at least have a statement from the board or some positive news on the transfer front. I have been holding vigil all day waiting for the opposite news to what has transpired. I have been trying to keep the faith boys...but it is becoming increasingly difficult to do so...when will Katarina put the for sale sign up? It's looking ever closer to this becoming an eventuality. I have no nails left already and the season hasn't even begun.
Who is the PR man at St Marys??? Before announcing anymore departures, I think that we need to at least have a statement from the board or some positive news on the transfer front. I have been holding vigil all day waiting for the opposite news to what has transpired. I have been trying to keep the faith boys...but it is becoming increasingly difficult to do so...when will Katarina put the for sale sign up? It's looking ever closer to this becoming an eventuality. I have no nails left already and the season hasn't even begun. Spanish Santo
  • Score: 4

3:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

spratt says...

In the light of the perilous state this great football club, which appears to be sinking to oblivion, be bothered with the transfer of a relatively unimportant youngster. Surely all the talk should be who is coming IN.
SPEAK UP SOMEONE AT CLUB - FANS DESERVE IT.
In the light of the perilous state this great football club, which appears to be sinking to oblivion, be bothered with the transfer of a relatively unimportant youngster. Surely all the talk should be who is coming IN. SPEAK UP SOMEONE AT CLUB - FANS DESERVE IT. spratt
  • Score: -2

3:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Invidia says...

Simon Carter stated this exodus has generated 800 posts which is a record, what he did not say was that approximately 80% of the comments were name calling and tit for tat rubbish like you will find in a school playground it's about time fans take stock and realise that the damage has been done and we or anyone else cannot change what's done. As I have said many, many times on here we just cannot compete with the top six earners, we have to face the fact that mid table is all we should strive for, we may well beat a top six team in a future game but we are not allowed to pay the wages demanded by top six players unless we have the guts and stick two fingers up to the ruling bodies and pay the fines and the bans imposed or be like honest Harry and deny it all in court, that of course would not happen we are too honest a club, it's the top six who can afford to pay the fines and exclusions and get away with it.
Simon Carter stated this exodus has generated 800 posts which is a record, what he did not say was that approximately 80% of the comments were name calling and tit for tat rubbish like you will find in a school playground it's about time fans take stock and realise that the damage has been done and we or anyone else cannot change what's done. As I have said many, many times on here we just cannot compete with the top six earners, we have to face the fact that mid table is all we should strive for, we may well beat a top six team in a future game but we are not allowed to pay the wages demanded by top six players unless we have the guts and stick two fingers up to the ruling bodies and pay the fines and the bans imposed or be like honest Harry and deny it all in court, that of course would not happen we are too honest a club, it's the top six who can afford to pay the fines and exclusions and get away with it. Invidia
  • Score: 3

3:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saintcosser says...

I'm normally quite an optimistic Saints fan but not now. I'd take 4th bottom now.

Complete and utter joke.
I'm normally quite an optimistic Saints fan but not now. I'd take 4th bottom now. Complete and utter joke. Saintcosser
  • Score: 1

3:51pm Mon 28 Jul 14

bullsbags says...

one in the crowd wrote:
Since nobody seems to be coming in to fill the ever increasing vacancies, will the last person to leave, turn off the light please ?
How original that must be the 10th time I've seen that on various posts this weekend !
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: Since nobody seems to be coming in to fill the ever increasing vacancies, will the last person to leave, turn off the light please ?[/p][/quote]How original that must be the 10th time I've seen that on various posts this weekend ! bullsbags
  • Score: 5

3:51pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BracknellSaint says...

Rising_Son wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
And still the silence from the board persists.
That's more worrying to me than the actual transfers. How long will this continue? How many more to go? What do the board want to do?
What do expect them to say?
Explain why we feel it is inevitable that not 2-3, but more like 5-6 players, from the team which finished 8th, are all (a) wanting to, and (b) being allowed, to leave in one go.
Also, to explain why so many of their comments thus far have been made to look so utterly false?
And, to actually do something to give some hope that this really isn't just a sell off, and the board in fact has a master plan to reinvest this cash in this, and future transfer windows to in fact GROW and IMPROVE.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: And still the silence from the board persists. That's more worrying to me than the actual transfers. How long will this continue? How many more to go? What do the board want to do?[/p][/quote]What do expect them to say?[/p][/quote]Explain why we feel it is inevitable that not 2-3, but more like 5-6 players, from the team which finished 8th, are all (a) wanting to, and (b) being allowed, to leave in one go. Also, to explain why so many of their comments thus far have been made to look so utterly false? And, to actually do something to give some hope that this really isn't just a sell off, and the board in fact has a master plan to reinvest this cash in this, and future transfer windows to in fact GROW and IMPROVE. BracknellSaint
  • Score: 2

3:52pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saints n Winners says...

fraquar wrote:
Saints may bag 140 million in the transfer window before it's all said and done. They are already at 100 million.
So how much is the club now worth- and how much was it worth 3 weeks ago? KL can now rest assured that providing the club doesn't' fall out of the league, and Ron brings a few more gems through - she is quids in. Great business mind, great season ticket strategy, just needs a good start to the season from Ron.

I wonder how many of these sales Les & co actually knew about?
[quote][p][bold]fraquar[/bold] wrote: Saints may bag 140 million in the transfer window before it's all said and done. They are already at 100 million.[/p][/quote]So how much is the club now worth- and how much was it worth 3 weeks ago? KL can now rest assured that providing the club doesn't' fall out of the league, and Ron brings a few more gems through - she is quids in. Great business mind, great season ticket strategy, just needs a good start to the season from Ron. I wonder how many of these sales Les & co actually knew about? Saints n Winners
  • Score: 2

3:52pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Stnana says...

the cowman wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Les Reed
“We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons.

“It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.”

Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.
Osprey
I am out on the same limb, and hope it is strong enough to support us both . I cannot see what possible motive there can be for trying to get the club relegated, which is what will happen unless we get in some quality replacements. I do not believe the asset stripping theory as surely the club is worth less now even allowing for the cash that has been generated by the sale of the players that have gone. I am just clinging to the hope that we will see a flurry of activity of players arriving this week.
Room for three ? Osprey did you see saintly souls post ,at the weekend, stating that Cork is not being offered a new contract and Fonte is refusing to sign his ? What do you think ? His inside information has been very accurate in the past.
[quote][p][bold]the cowman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Les Reed “We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons. “It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.” Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.[/p][/quote]Osprey I am out on the same limb, and hope it is strong enough to support us both . I cannot see what possible motive there can be for trying to get the club relegated, which is what will happen unless we get in some quality replacements. I do not believe the asset stripping theory as surely the club is worth less now even allowing for the cash that has been generated by the sale of the players that have gone. I am just clinging to the hope that we will see a flurry of activity of players arriving this week.[/p][/quote]Room for three ? Osprey did you see saintly souls post ,at the weekend, stating that Cork is not being offered a new contract and Fonte is refusing to sign his ? What do you think ? His inside information has been very accurate in the past. Stnana
  • Score: 1

3:52pm Mon 28 Jul 14

fraquar says...

I can't remember a team that wasn't relegated having this kind of mass exodus - and there are at least 4-5 more players potentially leaving before it's all said and done.

Koeman pretty much has no choice but to bring in what he knows - i.e. a ton of Dutch players.
I can't remember a team that wasn't relegated having this kind of mass exodus - and there are at least 4-5 more players potentially leaving before it's all said and done. Koeman pretty much has no choice but to bring in what he knows - i.e. a ton of Dutch players. fraquar
  • Score: -1

3:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

TGodSFC says...

I’ve lost all faith if I’m honest, we the rumours are true and we do sign Vlaar and Rojo this week, then that’s a start to make it up to us.
I’ve lost all faith if I’m honest, we the rumours are true and we do sign Vlaar and Rojo this week, then that’s a start to make it up to us. TGodSFC
  • Score: 1

3:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saintcosser says...

The Koeman brothers to start away to Liverpool prehaps? Try Gazza up top and Kelvin as a holding midfielder.
The Koeman brothers to start away to Liverpool prehaps? Try Gazza up top and Kelvin as a holding midfielder. Saintcosser
  • Score: 2

3:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

lowemustgo says...

it IS very disappointing to see our team from last season being scattered to the the 'Big Six' but if they want to keep splashing their cash, there is not much we can do to resist. To be honest, if we believe in the Academy (enough to spend £30m on it) then there must be plenty more where this one came from. Sorry to see Chambers go, but after one season this has to be the sensible decision at this price and good business. If I were an Arsenal fan I would seriously be asking Wenger why they can't produce more decent players out of their own academy? We now need to spend £30m on enlarging St Mary's to be able to accommodate the sort of crowd that would enable us to pay the wages required to keep our starlets at the club. That is the only way to compete with the big boys and play them at their own game.
it IS very disappointing to see our team from last season being scattered to the the 'Big Six' but if they want to keep splashing their cash, there is not much we can do to resist. To be honest, if we believe in the Academy (enough to spend £30m on it) then there must be plenty more where this one came from. Sorry to see Chambers go, but after one season this has to be the sensible decision at this price and good business. If I were an Arsenal fan I would seriously be asking Wenger why they can't produce more decent players out of their own academy? We now need to spend £30m on enlarging St Mary's to be able to accommodate the sort of crowd that would enable us to pay the wages required to keep our starlets at the club. That is the only way to compete with the big boys and play them at their own game. lowemustgo
  • Score: 0

3:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Another 1 bites the DUST , and ANOTHER 1 2 3 4 5 .. And HOW MANY new signing s have we MADE !! We cant give OZ away and Gaston looks set to STAY , think we will even miss GULLY now . THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD ! Just awaiting J rod and Spiders FAREWELL , it will not be a LONG WAIT .
Another 1 bites the DUST , and ANOTHER 1 2 3 4 5 .. And HOW MANY new signing s have we MADE !! We cant give OZ away and Gaston looks set to STAY , think we will even miss GULLY now . THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD ! Just awaiting J rod and Spiders FAREWELL , it will not be a LONG WAIT . SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: -3

3:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

NikkkoNik says...

Unbelievable
This is the worst board in planet earth football. Key Directors without any football knowledge and Mr Read needs to get back to the shallow end and hold on to his rubber ring. There seems no urgency to bring in key players, only to sell. Some of these former players will not make it, we have now become the laughing stock, the only thing that make any sense is we are about t sell the club, once Jay Rod, Ossie and anyone else we can sell for cash. I have never seen anything like it in the history of football.

I also feel sorry for the two new players that have come in and the new management team. I said in October Poch would go to Spurs and in Feb this would be the biggest test for our board this summer. The board have been shown up badly, as inadequate and out of their depth.

We need action and determination to deliver a vision and back the new management team NOW! Everyday that goes by before the season starts is continued failure to deliver. As a season ticket holder over the last 8 years my decision not to renewal so far has been a sad but good one.

Come on you board, get out of this coma, take a stiff drink and get on with professionally managing this club. Bring back Cortese, spend the money on quality and regain some pride. Earn your strips!
Unbelievable This is the worst board in planet earth football. Key Directors without any football knowledge and Mr Read needs to get back to the shallow end and hold on to his rubber ring. There seems no urgency to bring in key players, only to sell. Some of these former players will not make it, we have now become the laughing stock, the only thing that make any sense is we are about t sell the club, once Jay Rod, Ossie and anyone else we can sell for cash. I have never seen anything like it in the history of football. I also feel sorry for the two new players that have come in and the new management team. I said in October Poch would go to Spurs and in Feb this would be the biggest test for our board this summer. The board have been shown up badly, as inadequate and out of their depth. We need action and determination to deliver a vision and back the new management team NOW! Everyday that goes by before the season starts is continued failure to deliver. As a season ticket holder over the last 8 years my decision not to renewal so far has been a sad but good one. Come on you board, get out of this coma, take a stiff drink and get on with professionally managing this club. Bring back Cortese, spend the money on quality and regain some pride. Earn your strips! NikkkoNik
  • Score: -1

3:57pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

windygale wrote:
Notice Les Reed has issued bull on #saintsfc if anyone interested
Well it is no wonder the Club don't say anything if this response is anything to go by.
[quote][p][bold]windygale[/bold] wrote: Notice Les Reed has issued bull on #saintsfc if anyone interested[/p][/quote]Well it is no wonder the Club don't say anything if this response is anything to go by. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

3:57pm Mon 28 Jul 14

ItalianSaint says...

It is very difficult to believe any statement that comes out of the club in light of previous statements stating "we are not a selling club" and "we have no need to sell our stars". Just a thought but has anyone seen Rupert Lowe & Ralph Kruger together!
It is very difficult to believe any statement that comes out of the club in light of previous statements stating "we are not a selling club" and "we have no need to sell our stars". Just a thought but has anyone seen Rupert Lowe & Ralph Kruger together! ItalianSaint
  • Score: 1

3:58pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

NikkkoNik wrote:
Unbelievable
This is the worst board in planet earth football. Key Directors without any football knowledge and Mr Read needs to get back to the shallow end and hold on to his rubber ring. There seems no urgency to bring in key players, only to sell. Some of these former players will not make it, we have now become the laughing stock, the only thing that make any sense is we are about t sell the club, once Jay Rod, Ossie and anyone else we can sell for cash. I have never seen anything like it in the history of football.

I also feel sorry for the two new players that have come in and the new management team. I said in October Poch would go to Spurs and in Feb this would be the biggest test for our board this summer. The board have been shown up badly, as inadequate and out of their depth.

We need action and determination to deliver a vision and back the new management team NOW! Everyday that goes by before the season starts is continued failure to deliver. As a season ticket holder over the last 8 years my decision not to renewal so far has been a sad but good one.

Come on you board, get out of this coma, take a stiff drink and get on with professionally managing this club. Bring back Cortese, spend the money on quality and regain some pride. Earn your strips!
I think the BOARD originate from SKATELAND . spineless every last 1
[quote][p][bold]NikkkoNik[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable This is the worst board in planet earth football. Key Directors without any football knowledge and Mr Read needs to get back to the shallow end and hold on to his rubber ring. There seems no urgency to bring in key players, only to sell. Some of these former players will not make it, we have now become the laughing stock, the only thing that make any sense is we are about t sell the club, once Jay Rod, Ossie and anyone else we can sell for cash. I have never seen anything like it in the history of football. I also feel sorry for the two new players that have come in and the new management team. I said in October Poch would go to Spurs and in Feb this would be the biggest test for our board this summer. The board have been shown up badly, as inadequate and out of their depth. We need action and determination to deliver a vision and back the new management team NOW! Everyday that goes by before the season starts is continued failure to deliver. As a season ticket holder over the last 8 years my decision not to renewal so far has been a sad but good one. Come on you board, get out of this coma, take a stiff drink and get on with professionally managing this club. Bring back Cortese, spend the money on quality and regain some pride. Earn your strips![/p][/quote]I think the BOARD originate from SKATELAND . spineless every last 1 SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: -2

3:59pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BathSaint says...

Les Reed Statement:
“Our position remains unchanged in that we are determined to keep our best young players at the club, as is evidenced by the decision to award Harrison Reed a new long-term contract last week"

I honestly don't know how he managed to get those words out, he should be embarrassed. Giving Harrison Reed a new contract proves we are keeping all our best young players? We have just sold 4 youngsters who were playing regular first team football for us!

Every player who has been bid has been sold (apart from Fonte), so its time for the board to stop pretending that the club will stand firm and just apologise and explain what has happened in the past few weeks.
Les Reed Statement: “Our position remains unchanged in that we are determined to keep our best young players at the club, as is evidenced by the decision to award Harrison Reed a new long-term contract last week" I honestly don't know how he managed to get those words out, he should be embarrassed. Giving Harrison Reed a new contract proves we are keeping all our best young players? We have just sold 4 youngsters who were playing regular first team football for us! Every player who has been bid has been sold (apart from Fonte), so its time for the board to stop pretending that the club will stand firm and just apologise and explain what has happened in the past few weeks. BathSaint
  • Score: 3

4:01pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Stnana wrote:
the cowman wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Les Reed
“We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons.

“It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.”

Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.
Osprey
I am out on the same limb, and hope it is strong enough to support us both . I cannot see what possible motive there can be for trying to get the club relegated, which is what will happen unless we get in some quality replacements. I do not believe the asset stripping theory as surely the club is worth less now even allowing for the cash that has been generated by the sale of the players that have gone. I am just clinging to the hope that we will see a flurry of activity of players arriving this week.
Room for three ? Osprey did you see saintly souls post ,at the weekend, stating that Cork is not being offered a new contract and Fonte is refusing to sign his ? What do you think ? His inside information has been very accurate in the past.
It would not surprise me to see a clean sweep, including Spider, it isn't what I want mind, but we could just as well start from scratch, did you see what ex Saint striker Kevin Davis said about a new Manager wanting to bring in his own picks and that would mean getting rid of the established clique?
[quote][p][bold]Stnana[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the cowman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Les Reed “We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons. “It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.” Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.[/p][/quote]Osprey I am out on the same limb, and hope it is strong enough to support us both . I cannot see what possible motive there can be for trying to get the club relegated, which is what will happen unless we get in some quality replacements. I do not believe the asset stripping theory as surely the club is worth less now even allowing for the cash that has been generated by the sale of the players that have gone. I am just clinging to the hope that we will see a flurry of activity of players arriving this week.[/p][/quote]Room for three ? Osprey did you see saintly souls post ,at the weekend, stating that Cork is not being offered a new contract and Fonte is refusing to sign his ? What do you think ? His inside information has been very accurate in the past.[/p][/quote]It would not surprise me to see a clean sweep, including Spider, it isn't what I want mind, but we could just as well start from scratch, did you see what ex Saint striker Kevin Davis said about a new Manager wanting to bring in his own picks and that would mean getting rid of the established clique? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

4:01pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saints n Winners says...

Saints n Winners wrote:
fraquar wrote:
Saints may bag 140 million in the transfer window before it's all said and done. They are already at 100 million.
So how much is the club now worth- and how much was it worth 3 weeks ago? KL can now rest assured that providing the club doesn't' fall out of the league, and Ron brings a few more gems through - she is quids in. Great business mind, great season ticket strategy, just needs a good start to the season from Ron.

I wonder how many of these sales Les & co actually knew about?
So why didn't Les get a replacement CB lined up before letting Lovren go; as now everyone knows we need a CB. This isn't rocket science, unless they are aren't buying a CB which would be NUTS
[quote][p][bold]Saints n Winners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraquar[/bold] wrote: Saints may bag 140 million in the transfer window before it's all said and done. They are already at 100 million.[/p][/quote]So how much is the club now worth- and how much was it worth 3 weeks ago? KL can now rest assured that providing the club doesn't' fall out of the league, and Ron brings a few more gems through - she is quids in. Great business mind, great season ticket strategy, just needs a good start to the season from Ron. I wonder how many of these sales Les & co actually knew about?[/p][/quote]So why didn't Les get a replacement CB lined up before letting Lovren go; as now everyone knows we need a CB. This isn't rocket science, unless they are aren't buying a CB which would be NUTS Saints n Winners
  • Score: 0

4:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
And still the silence from the board persists.
That's more worrying to me than the actual transfers. How long will this continue? How many more to go? What do the board want to do?
What do expect them to say?
Explain why we feel it is inevitable that not 2-3, but more like 5-6 players, from the team which finished 8th, are all (a) wanting to, and (b) being allowed, to leave in one go.
Also, to explain why so many of their comments thus far have been made to look so utterly false?
And, to actually do something to give some hope that this really isn't just a sell off, and the board in fact has a master plan to reinvest this cash in this, and future transfer windows to in fact GROW and IMPROVE.
I think with every sale, they say the player wanted to go, so they sold them. They also say they are working to replace them with equally good or better players. I think (hope) that is the truth.

Why have "so many of their comments thus far been made to look so utterly false?" I hope it's because they don't want to negotiate with other teams in public, but...
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: And still the silence from the board persists. That's more worrying to me than the actual transfers. How long will this continue? How many more to go? What do the board want to do?[/p][/quote]What do expect them to say?[/p][/quote]Explain why we feel it is inevitable that not 2-3, but more like 5-6 players, from the team which finished 8th, are all (a) wanting to, and (b) being allowed, to leave in one go. Also, to explain why so many of their comments thus far have been made to look so utterly false? And, to actually do something to give some hope that this really isn't just a sell off, and the board in fact has a master plan to reinvest this cash in this, and future transfer windows to in fact GROW and IMPROVE.[/p][/quote]I think with every sale, they say the player wanted to go, so they sold them. They also say they are working to replace them with equally good or better players. I think (hope) that is the truth. Why have "so many of their comments thus far been made to look so utterly false?" I hope it's because they don't want to negotiate with other teams in public, but... Rising_Son
  • Score: 2

4:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

fraquar says...

I'll say this, if Koeman gets anything out of this season it's got to be one of the best coaching jobs I've ever seen. The guy doesn't even have a squad yet and the season opens in a couple weeks.
I'll say this, if Koeman gets anything out of this season it's got to be one of the best coaching jobs I've ever seen. The guy doesn't even have a squad yet and the season opens in a couple weeks. fraquar
  • Score: 1

4:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saints n Winners says...

costa gaz wrote:
Happy Clappers 3 - 6 Merchants of Doom
Two quick fire goals puts the MoD in a commanding lead.
This is now looking so one sided, if it was a boxing match the ref would have stopped the contest.
I thought it was 2-5 with Spider just about to nod one in. Amazing score - not even the bookies saw it coming
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Happy Clappers 3 - 6 Merchants of Doom Two quick fire goals puts the MoD in a commanding lead. This is now looking so one sided, if it was a boxing match the ref would have stopped the contest.[/p][/quote]I thought it was 2-5 with Spider just about to nod one in. Amazing score - not even the bookies saw it coming Saints n Winners
  • Score: 1

4:06pm Mon 28 Jul 14

no left foot says...

5 down 2 plus to go ! we have no real idea what is going on, but we are not alone in this, Les and the rest of the so called board don't either
If I read another comment about being a victim of or success and this is just the reality of the premier league I will scream, I don't see Everton for example selling anyone
5 down 2 plus to go ! we have no real idea what is going on, but we are not alone in this, Les and the rest of the so called board don't either If I read another comment about being a victim of or success and this is just the reality of the premier league I will scream, I don't see Everton for example selling anyone no left foot
  • Score: 0

4:08pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Alicesdad says...

Offshore the ocean swell lapped against the billionaires yacht... the blonde lady who tended to his afternoon needs was dismissed and a tray of earl grey was left by the bedside....... "Good afternon Nicola" he spoke into the mobile phone tersely " who is this man Clyne" .. "He is appaently replacing Chambers .. I didnt know about him.. whats going on .?? ........ "
There was a pause, his frown eased as the reply rattled acros the mobile ......" ah I see ... so this other club is also a big team yes? Aha Good... and you think they should clear at least tweve million for him... I see .. and when? later this week ... aha.. Good, That is reassuring.... thank you for your clarification.... now dont forget - ring me tomorrow at the agreed time .. I want updates on Wanyama, Boruc and Cork .. keep me posted ... "
The click of the door signalled the blondes return ... the billionaire put his notepad back in the drawer .... "Time for some mid afternoon dictation my dear Inge .. "

Far away Nicola's Mont Blanc rolled idly across his desk coming to rest against the miniature replica of the Johnson Paint trophy ... "Soon we can buy back the club at a fifth of last seasons value .. once the core assets are stripped we will be paying for the reserve squad, the academy and the ground... just two or three more player disposals and it would all be in place ... " He smiled at his own strategic brilliance, he would have dealt with Ms Liebherr, got her all her money back and wwith her paid off would be back where he belongs" ....... He called out to the secretary " Miss Wilson !! Get your Mother on the phone I want to know how she's getting on with Mr Reed... has he lined up the next disposal? Quickly now ! I can't keep my client waiting !!!

... to be continued
Offshore the ocean swell lapped against the billionaires yacht... the blonde lady who tended to his afternoon needs was dismissed and a tray of earl grey was left by the bedside....... "Good afternon Nicola" he spoke into the mobile phone tersely " who is this man Clyne" .. "He is appaently replacing Chambers .. I didnt know about him.. whats going on .?? ........ " There was a pause, his frown eased as the reply rattled acros the mobile ......" ah I see ... so this other club is also a big team yes? Aha Good... and you think they should clear at least tweve million for him... I see .. and when? later this week ... aha.. Good, That is reassuring.... thank you for your clarification.... now dont forget - ring me tomorrow at the agreed time .. I want updates on Wanyama, Boruc and Cork .. keep me posted ... " The click of the door signalled the blondes return ... the billionaire put his notepad back in the drawer .... "Time for some mid afternoon dictation my dear Inge .. " Far away Nicola's Mont Blanc rolled idly across his desk coming to rest against the miniature replica of the Johnson Paint trophy ... "Soon we can buy back the club at a fifth of last seasons value .. once the core assets are stripped we will be paying for the reserve squad, the academy and the ground... just two or three more player disposals and it would all be in place ... " He smiled at his own strategic brilliance, he would have dealt with Ms Liebherr, got her all her money back and wwith her paid off would be back where he belongs" ....... He called out to the secretary " Miss Wilson !! Get your Mother on the phone I want to know how she's getting on with Mr Reed... has he lined up the next disposal? Quickly now ! I can't keep my client waiting !!! ... to be continued Alicesdad
  • Score: 1

4:08pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

Saints n Winners wrote:
Saints n Winners wrote:
fraquar wrote:
Saints may bag 140 million in the transfer window before it's all said and done. They are already at 100 million.
So how much is the club now worth- and how much was it worth 3 weeks ago? KL can now rest assured that providing the club doesn't' fall out of the league, and Ron brings a few more gems through - she is quids in. Great business mind, great season ticket strategy, just needs a good start to the season from Ron.

I wonder how many of these sales Les & co actually knew about?
So why didn't Les get a replacement CB lined up before letting Lovren go; as now everyone knows we need a CB. This isn't rocket science, unless they are aren't buying a CB which would be NUTS
Why the fuss about the order? Everyone knew Lovren was on his way several weeks ago, so why does it matter when we get his replacement?
[quote][p][bold]Saints n Winners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saints n Winners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraquar[/bold] wrote: Saints may bag 140 million in the transfer window before it's all said and done. They are already at 100 million.[/p][/quote]So how much is the club now worth- and how much was it worth 3 weeks ago? KL can now rest assured that providing the club doesn't' fall out of the league, and Ron brings a few more gems through - she is quids in. Great business mind, great season ticket strategy, just needs a good start to the season from Ron. I wonder how many of these sales Les & co actually knew about?[/p][/quote]So why didn't Les get a replacement CB lined up before letting Lovren go; as now everyone knows we need a CB. This isn't rocket science, unless they are aren't buying a CB which would be NUTS[/p][/quote]Why the fuss about the order? Everyone knew Lovren was on his way several weeks ago, so why does it matter when we get his replacement? Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

4:09pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Confucious says...

Mrs Wilson has turned down Chelsea's offer of £12 an hour to take over their switchboard. The tide has turned!
Mrs Wilson has turned down Chelsea's offer of £12 an hour to take over their switchboard. The tide has turned! Confucious
  • Score: 5

4:13pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

We are finally accepting 25% in add ons. We are getting desperate. Time is running out and we still have so many players to shift
We are finally accepting 25% in add ons. We are getting desperate. Time is running out and we still have so many players to shift Jesus_02
  • Score: -1

4:17pm Mon 28 Jul 14

fraquar says...

If I were a fan of Feyenoord, I might be a little concerned right about now......
If I were a fan of Feyenoord, I might be a little concerned right about now...... fraquar
  • Score: -1

4:19pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BracknellSaint says...

Rising_Son wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
And still the silence from the board persists.
That's more worrying to me than the actual transfers. How long will this continue? How many more to go? What do the board want to do?
What do expect them to say?
Explain why we feel it is inevitable that not 2-3, but more like 5-6 players, from the team which finished 8th, are all (a) wanting to, and (b) being allowed, to leave in one go.
Also, to explain why so many of their comments thus far have been made to look so utterly false?
And, to actually do something to give some hope that this really isn't just a sell off, and the board in fact has a master plan to reinvest this cash in this, and future transfer windows to in fact GROW and IMPROVE.
I think with every sale, they say the player wanted to go, so they sold them. They also say they are working to replace them with equally good or better players. I think (hope) that is the truth.

Why have "so many of their comments thus far been made to look so utterly false?" I hope it's because they don't want to negotiate with other teams in public, but...
I agree with you generally, but the ' no firesale' and 'no need to sell' and 'nobody going we don't want to' have all been seen to be laughable.
Also, by allowing these deals to all go through so fast, means that EVERYONE knows we've got a huge hoard of cash-so our buys will suddenly be 30-40% more expensive, because the sellers know that (a)we're loaded, and (b) desperate.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: And still the silence from the board persists. That's more worrying to me than the actual transfers. How long will this continue? How many more to go? What do the board want to do?[/p][/quote]What do expect them to say?[/p][/quote]Explain why we feel it is inevitable that not 2-3, but more like 5-6 players, from the team which finished 8th, are all (a) wanting to, and (b) being allowed, to leave in one go. Also, to explain why so many of their comments thus far have been made to look so utterly false? And, to actually do something to give some hope that this really isn't just a sell off, and the board in fact has a master plan to reinvest this cash in this, and future transfer windows to in fact GROW and IMPROVE.[/p][/quote]I think with every sale, they say the player wanted to go, so they sold them. They also say they are working to replace them with equally good or better players. I think (hope) that is the truth. Why have "so many of their comments thus far been made to look so utterly false?" I hope it's because they don't want to negotiate with other teams in public, but...[/p][/quote]I agree with you generally, but the ' no firesale' and 'no need to sell' and 'nobody going we don't want to' have all been seen to be laughable. Also, by allowing these deals to all go through so fast, means that EVERYONE knows we've got a huge hoard of cash-so our buys will suddenly be 30-40% more expensive, because the sellers know that (a)we're loaded, and (b) desperate. BracknellSaint
  • Score: 0

4:22pm Mon 28 Jul 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

saintbobby wrote:
Elsewhere it is suggested that there was not a lot the Board could do when faced with these transfer demands.

Eureka! I have just thought of a suitable answer and it goes like this:-

"You signed a contract for ,,,, years. So our answer to your request is NO".

Sorry, it's a bit late to help but I have been very, very upset and my usual clear, logical thinking had deserted me. Sorry, again.

Bl..dy hell!!
and the players sulk and refuse to play, so we have millions of pounds worth of talent not playing, being fined but losing all their value, what good is that to the club?
look at what dejerk did at lyon! big offer came in he wanted out but they said NO so he sulked and gave really poor performances until we picked him p for a cut price £8,5mill. lyon missed out on millions and had a player in the team who wasn't trying. why wouldn't he do the same here? why wouldn't the others?
luke was told he could go this summer so they couldn't say no to him. Dejerk told he could go for a £20mill offer again cant say no. whos to say lielanna wasn't given the same deal as luke when he signed his new deal last summer?
I would love the club to have said no and made a stand, looks like with the deals the players arranged they just couldn't so they got the best fee for them they could.
chambers has played 22 times for us and we got £16mill for him, he may have lots of potential but not every player with potential goes on to fulfil it. he may go on to great things but equally he may just become another expensive flop, and football is full of them.
not that I want him to flop.
[quote][p][bold]saintbobby[/bold] wrote: Elsewhere it is suggested that there was not a lot the Board could do when faced with these transfer demands. Eureka! I have just thought of a suitable answer and it goes like this:- "You signed a contract for ,,,, years. So our answer to your request is NO". Sorry, it's a bit late to help but I have been very, very upset and my usual clear, logical thinking had deserted me. Sorry, again. Bl..dy hell!![/p][/quote]and the players sulk and refuse to play, so we have millions of pounds worth of talent not playing, being fined but losing all their value, what good is that to the club? look at what dejerk did at lyon! big offer came in he wanted out but they said NO so he sulked and gave really poor performances until we picked him p for a cut price £8,5mill. lyon missed out on millions and had a player in the team who wasn't trying. why wouldn't he do the same here? why wouldn't the others? luke was told he could go this summer so they couldn't say no to him. Dejerk told he could go for a £20mill offer again cant say no. whos to say lielanna wasn't given the same deal as luke when he signed his new deal last summer? I would love the club to have said no and made a stand, looks like with the deals the players arranged they just couldn't so they got the best fee for them they could. chambers has played 22 times for us and we got £16mill for him, he may have lots of potential but not every player with potential goes on to fulfil it. he may go on to great things but equally he may just become another expensive flop, and football is full of them. not that I want him to flop. de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 4

4:22pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BracknellSaint says...

fraquar wrote:
If I were a fan of Feyenoord, I might be a little concerned right about now......
How come? Who will we get ? Clasie? Can't see it... De Vrij? He's off to Roma... What other quality can they sell us?
[quote][p][bold]fraquar[/bold] wrote: If I were a fan of Feyenoord, I might be a little concerned right about now......[/p][/quote]How come? Who will we get ? Clasie? Can't see it... De Vrij? He's off to Roma... What other quality can they sell us? BracknellSaint
  • Score: -2

4:22pm Mon 28 Jul 14

NikkkoNik says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Saints n Winners wrote:
Saints n Winners wrote:
fraquar wrote:
Saints may bag 140 million in the transfer window before it's all said and done. They are already at 100 million.
So how much is the club now worth- and how much was it worth 3 weeks ago? KL can now rest assured that providing the club doesn't' fall out of the league, and Ron brings a few more gems through - she is quids in. Great business mind, great season ticket strategy, just needs a good start to the season from Ron.

I wonder how many of these sales Les & co actually knew about?
So why didn't Les get a replacement CB lined up before letting Lovren go; as now everyone knows we need a CB. This isn't rocket science, unless they are aren't buying a CB which would be NUTS
Why the fuss about the order? Everyone knew Lovren was on his way several weeks ago, so why does it matter when we get his replacement?
The point is no one believes this board, yes we have seen all the press speculation over the last 8 months saying this player or that player is going and we are looking at this player and that player. Many sites out there will tell you this.
A club is measured by action, so far mostly selling. Anyone can sell a player for a price, bringing in a replacement in far harder. Our board looks spineless right now, no one believes them. There is no strategy, where the heck is Krugger, he is hiding saying nothing, just collecting the monthly package, " well Mr Read post something general on the website".
I know players come and go, although disappointed at the big sell off, I can believe in a future if we get a wiggle on and take action, complete some of these deals inward rather that outward. Simpills.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saints n Winners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saints n Winners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraquar[/bold] wrote: Saints may bag 140 million in the transfer window before it's all said and done. They are already at 100 million.[/p][/quote]So how much is the club now worth- and how much was it worth 3 weeks ago? KL can now rest assured that providing the club doesn't' fall out of the league, and Ron brings a few more gems through - she is quids in. Great business mind, great season ticket strategy, just needs a good start to the season from Ron. I wonder how many of these sales Les & co actually knew about?[/p][/quote]So why didn't Les get a replacement CB lined up before letting Lovren go; as now everyone knows we need a CB. This isn't rocket science, unless they are aren't buying a CB which would be NUTS[/p][/quote]Why the fuss about the order? Everyone knew Lovren was on his way several weeks ago, so why does it matter when we get his replacement?[/p][/quote]The point is no one believes this board, yes we have seen all the press speculation over the last 8 months saying this player or that player is going and we are looking at this player and that player. Many sites out there will tell you this. A club is measured by action, so far mostly selling. Anyone can sell a player for a price, bringing in a replacement in far harder. Our board looks spineless right now, no one believes them. There is no strategy, where the heck is Krugger, he is hiding saying nothing, just collecting the monthly package, " well Mr Read post something general on the website". I know players come and go, although disappointed at the big sell off, I can believe in a future if we get a wiggle on and take action, complete some of these deals inward rather that outward. Simpills. NikkkoNik
  • Score: 0

4:24pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saints n Winners says...

She met him on a Monday and her heart stood still
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron
By Friday night they'd made 100 mill
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron


Yeah, her heart stood still
Yes, she made 100 mill
And when she walked it home
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron


She knew what she was doing when he caught her eye
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron
He looked so quiet but my oh my
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron

(she said)
Yeah, he caught my eye
Yes, oh my, oh my
And when she walked the cash home
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron


She picked him up from Feyenoord and he looked so fine
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron
The Season Ticket sale went sky high
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron


(she said)
Yeah, he looked so Feyne,
Yes, I'll make him mine
And when she walked the cash home
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron


She met him on a Monday and her heart stood still Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron By Friday night they'd made 100 mill Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron Yeah, her heart stood still Yes, she made 100 mill And when she walked it home Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron She knew what she was doing when he caught her eye Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron He looked so quiet but my oh my Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron (she said) Yeah, he caught my eye Yes, oh my, oh my And when she walked the cash home Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron She picked him up from Feyenoord and he looked so fine Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron The Season Ticket sale went sky high Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron (she said) Yeah, he looked so Feyne, Yes, I'll make him mine And when she walked the cash home Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron [Fade on: Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah. ..] Saints n Winners
  • Score: -1

4:28pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
And still the silence from the board persists.
That's more worrying to me than the actual transfers. How long will this continue? How many more to go? What do the board want to do?
What do expect them to say?
Explain why we feel it is inevitable that not 2-3, but more like 5-6 players, from the team which finished 8th, are all (a) wanting to, and (b) being allowed, to leave in one go.
Also, to explain why so many of their comments thus far have been made to look so utterly false?
And, to actually do something to give some hope that this really isn't just a sell off, and the board in fact has a master plan to reinvest this cash in this, and future transfer windows to in fact GROW and IMPROVE.
I think with every sale, they say the player wanted to go, so they sold them. They also say they are working to replace them with equally good or better players. I think (hope) that is the truth.

Why have "so many of their comments thus far been made to look so utterly false?" I hope it's because they don't want to negotiate with other teams in public, but...
I agree with you generally, but the ' no firesale' and 'no need to sell' and 'nobody going we don't want to' have all been seen to be laughable.
Also, by allowing these deals to all go through so fast, means that EVERYONE knows we've got a huge hoard of cash-so our buys will suddenly be 30-40% more expensive, because the sellers know that (a)we're loaded, and (b) desperate.
What was the alternative? I don't think they're going to say, "We're having a fire sale, so come and take whoever you want." That would probably have kept prices lower. Also buying replacements before selling would have sent a signal that we wanted to offload certain players, again probably reducing the price. The way we did it seems to have kept our selling prices high, which, with luck, will make even the 'inflated' prices we will have to pay a bit more affordable. (All pure speculation of course.)
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: And still the silence from the board persists. That's more worrying to me than the actual transfers. How long will this continue? How many more to go? What do the board want to do?[/p][/quote]What do expect them to say?[/p][/quote]Explain why we feel it is inevitable that not 2-3, but more like 5-6 players, from the team which finished 8th, are all (a) wanting to, and (b) being allowed, to leave in one go. Also, to explain why so many of their comments thus far have been made to look so utterly false? And, to actually do something to give some hope that this really isn't just a sell off, and the board in fact has a master plan to reinvest this cash in this, and future transfer windows to in fact GROW and IMPROVE.[/p][/quote]I think with every sale, they say the player wanted to go, so they sold them. They also say they are working to replace them with equally good or better players. I think (hope) that is the truth. Why have "so many of their comments thus far been made to look so utterly false?" I hope it's because they don't want to negotiate with other teams in public, but...[/p][/quote]I agree with you generally, but the ' no firesale' and 'no need to sell' and 'nobody going we don't want to' have all been seen to be laughable. Also, by allowing these deals to all go through so fast, means that EVERYONE knows we've got a huge hoard of cash-so our buys will suddenly be 30-40% more expensive, because the sellers know that (a)we're loaded, and (b) desperate.[/p][/quote]What was the alternative? I don't think they're going to say, "We're having a fire sale, so come and take whoever you want." That would probably have kept prices lower. Also buying replacements before selling would have sent a signal that we wanted to offload certain players, again probably reducing the price. The way we did it seems to have kept our selling prices high, which, with luck, will make even the 'inflated' prices we will have to pay a bit more affordable. (All pure speculation of course.) Rising_Son
  • Score: 1

4:35pm Mon 28 Jul 14

fraquar says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
fraquar wrote:
If I were a fan of Feyenoord, I might be a little concerned right about now......
How come? Who will we get ? Clasie? Can't see it... De Vrij? He's off to Roma... What other quality can they sell us?
I'm talking about Koeman coming in to poach their talented youngsters, much the same way teams have poached Saints', but without the "English premium".
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraquar[/bold] wrote: If I were a fan of Feyenoord, I might be a little concerned right about now......[/p][/quote]How come? Who will we get ? Clasie? Can't see it... De Vrij? He's off to Roma... What other quality can they sell us?[/p][/quote]I'm talking about Koeman coming in to poach their talented youngsters, much the same way teams have poached Saints', but without the "English premium". fraquar
  • Score: 1

4:37pm Mon 28 Jul 14

jls217 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Les Reed
“We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons.

“It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.”

Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.
A great many of us are hanging off that limb and praying it doesn't snap OSPREY.
Seems the kid was determined to go, so here we go again, seems we have to let him go.
JWP or Spyder next wonder which. I'm shell shocked. I know I'll pick up again the first signing we make but right now saddened as most of us had great hopes for Callum.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Les Reed “We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons. “It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.” Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.[/p][/quote]A great many of us are hanging off that limb and praying it doesn't snap OSPREY. Seems the kid was determined to go, so here we go again, seems we have to let him go. JWP or Spyder next wonder which. I'm shell shocked. I know I'll pick up again the first signing we make but right now saddened as most of us had great hopes for Callum. jls217
  • Score: 0

4:43pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saints n Winners says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Saints n Winners wrote:
Saints n Winners wrote:
fraquar wrote:
Saints may bag 140 million in the transfer window before it's all said and done. They are already at 100 million.
So how much is the club now worth- and how much was it worth 3 weeks ago? KL can now rest assured that providing the club doesn't' fall out of the league, and Ron brings a few more gems through - she is quids in. Great business mind, great season ticket strategy, just needs a good start to the season from Ron.

I wonder how many of these sales Les & co actually knew about?
So why didn't Les get a replacement CB lined up before letting Lovren go; as now everyone knows we need a CB. This isn't rocket science, unless they are aren't buying a CB which would be NUTS
Why the fuss about the order? Everyone knew Lovren was on his way several weeks ago, so why does it matter when we get his replacement?
Because it doesn't shriek of desperation; and helps keep the price down. People assumed he was going. It was never a definite until he went. Players don't always leave; (except in this window)
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saints n Winners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saints n Winners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraquar[/bold] wrote: Saints may bag 140 million in the transfer window before it's all said and done. They are already at 100 million.[/p][/quote]So how much is the club now worth- and how much was it worth 3 weeks ago? KL can now rest assured that providing the club doesn't' fall out of the league, and Ron brings a few more gems through - she is quids in. Great business mind, great season ticket strategy, just needs a good start to the season from Ron. I wonder how many of these sales Les & co actually knew about?[/p][/quote]So why didn't Les get a replacement CB lined up before letting Lovren go; as now everyone knows we need a CB. This isn't rocket science, unless they are aren't buying a CB which would be NUTS[/p][/quote]Why the fuss about the order? Everyone knew Lovren was on his way several weeks ago, so why does it matter when we get his replacement?[/p][/quote]Because it doesn't shriek of desperation; and helps keep the price down. People assumed he was going. It was never a definite until he went. Players don't always leave; (except in this window) Saints n Winners
  • Score: 1

4:47pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BracknellSaint says...

Rising_Son wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
And still the silence from the board persists.
That's more worrying to me than the actual transfers. How long will this continue? How many more to go? What do the board want to do?
What do expect them to say?
Explain why we feel it is inevitable that not 2-3, but more like 5-6 players, from the team which finished 8th, are all (a) wanting to, and (b) being allowed, to leave in one go.
Also, to explain why so many of their comments thus far have been made to look so utterly false?
And, to actually do something to give some hope that this really isn't just a sell off, and the board in fact has a master plan to reinvest this cash in this, and future transfer windows to in fact GROW and IMPROVE.
I think with every sale, they say the player wanted to go, so they sold them. They also say they are working to replace them with equally good or better players. I think (hope) that is the truth.

Why have "so many of their comments thus far been made to look so utterly false?" I hope it's because they don't want to negotiate with other teams in public, but...
I agree with you generally, but the ' no firesale' and 'no need to sell' and 'nobody going we don't want to' have all been seen to be laughable.
Also, by allowing these deals to all go through so fast, means that EVERYONE knows we've got a huge hoard of cash-so our buys will suddenly be 30-40% more expensive, because the sellers know that (a)we're loaded, and (b) desperate.
What was the alternative? I don't think they're going to say, "We're having a fire sale, so come and take whoever you want." That would probably have kept prices lower. Also buying replacements before selling would have sent a signal that we wanted to offload certain players, again probably reducing the price. The way we did it seems to have kept our selling prices high, which, with luck, will make even the 'inflated' prices we will have to pay a bit more affordable. (All pure speculation of course.)
Well, selling Morgan and Jay-Rod to Spurs now, so how wonderful the board is doing eh?
Perhaps we've over-achieved, and they're desperate to get back to the Championship??
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: And still the silence from the board persists. That's more worrying to me than the actual transfers. How long will this continue? How many more to go? What do the board want to do?[/p][/quote]What do expect them to say?[/p][/quote]Explain why we feel it is inevitable that not 2-3, but more like 5-6 players, from the team which finished 8th, are all (a) wanting to, and (b) being allowed, to leave in one go. Also, to explain why so many of their comments thus far have been made to look so utterly false? And, to actually do something to give some hope that this really isn't just a sell off, and the board in fact has a master plan to reinvest this cash in this, and future transfer windows to in fact GROW and IMPROVE.[/p][/quote]I think with every sale, they say the player wanted to go, so they sold them. They also say they are working to replace them with equally good or better players. I think (hope) that is the truth. Why have "so many of their comments thus far been made to look so utterly false?" I hope it's because they don't want to negotiate with other teams in public, but...[/p][/quote]I agree with you generally, but the ' no firesale' and 'no need to sell' and 'nobody going we don't want to' have all been seen to be laughable. Also, by allowing these deals to all go through so fast, means that EVERYONE knows we've got a huge hoard of cash-so our buys will suddenly be 30-40% more expensive, because the sellers know that (a)we're loaded, and (b) desperate.[/p][/quote]What was the alternative? I don't think they're going to say, "We're having a fire sale, so come and take whoever you want." That would probably have kept prices lower. Also buying replacements before selling would have sent a signal that we wanted to offload certain players, again probably reducing the price. The way we did it seems to have kept our selling prices high, which, with luck, will make even the 'inflated' prices we will have to pay a bit more affordable. (All pure speculation of course.)[/p][/quote]Well, selling Morgan and Jay-Rod to Spurs now, so how wonderful the board is doing eh? Perhaps we've over-achieved, and they're desperate to get back to the Championship?? BracknellSaint
  • Score: 0

4:48pm Mon 28 Jul 14

fraquar says...

At this point in the transfer window, there is no such thing as keeping the price down. Even if you buy abroad you are going to pay a premium, albeit far less than the English premium.

With teams knowing Saints are flush with cash, they have no reason NOT to inflate any asking price when they come calling.
At this point in the transfer window, there is no such thing as keeping the price down. Even if you buy abroad you are going to pay a premium, albeit far less than the English premium. With teams knowing Saints are flush with cash, they have no reason NOT to inflate any asking price when they come calling. fraquar
  • Score: 0

4:49pm Mon 28 Jul 14

03alpe01 says...

Didn't have to wait long for the next departures! Morgan and Jay are off to Tottenham!
Didn't have to wait long for the next departures! Morgan and Jay are off to Tottenham! 03alpe01
  • Score: -2

4:51pm Mon 28 Jul 14

fraquar says...

If Schneiderlin goes, I fully expect Wanyama's agent to market him to any interested team. The snowball has grown substantially in size as gravity sends it plummeting to the valley below.
If Schneiderlin goes, I fully expect Wanyama's agent to market him to any interested team. The snowball has grown substantially in size as gravity sends it plummeting to the valley below. fraquar
  • Score: 0

4:52pm Mon 28 Jul 14

LightwaterSaint says...

Les Reed says
"We are determined to keep our young players at the club"
But we've lost 2 of the best ones already. What determination is that ?
The minute other young players hear that a big club is interested they are going to do exactly the same as Chambers and say they don't see their futures at SFC. What effort did the club really make to keep any of the players that have departed? Other than negotiating a larger transfer fee the answer is probably very little or nothing. If Harrison Reed or Matt Targett break into the team this season are we really expecting the Board to put up a real fight to keep them if Brenda or Wenger come calling again? I don't think so somehow as I'm sure they suddenly won't see their future here either.

Be patient says Reed.
I don't think the long suffering Saints fans have been anything but patient whilst we've watched the team being dismantled bit by bit with more surely to come.

We're working very hard he says.
Well work a bit harder and more importantly - quicker!
The season is almost on us and even if we buy some absolute stars they are going to need time to integrate into the team.

By the way where is Freddie Kruger? All that initial pink and fluffy PR that uplifted us seems as shallow as Les Reed's BS.
Les Reed says "We are determined to keep our young players at the club" But we've lost 2 of the best ones already. What determination is that ? The minute other young players hear that a big club is interested they are going to do exactly the same as Chambers and say they don't see their futures at SFC. What effort did the club really make to keep any of the players that have departed? Other than negotiating a larger transfer fee the answer is probably very little or nothing. If Harrison Reed or Matt Targett break into the team this season are we really expecting the Board to put up a real fight to keep them if Brenda or Wenger come calling again? I don't think so somehow as I'm sure they suddenly won't see their future here either. Be patient says Reed. I don't think the long suffering Saints fans have been anything but patient whilst we've watched the team being dismantled bit by bit with more surely to come. We're working very hard he says. Well work a bit harder and more importantly - quicker! The season is almost on us and even if we buy some absolute stars they are going to need time to integrate into the team. By the way where is Freddie Kruger? All that initial pink and fluffy PR that uplifted us seems as shallow as Les Reed's BS. LightwaterSaint
  • Score: 2

5:16pm Mon 28 Jul 14

saintbobby says...

surferjj wrote:
Such dishonesty. read the Bournemouth friendly match report - 'Lovren and Chambers out due to illness'.
What a joke.
I have not seen that. It's a bit like the Cold War if you remember. The old USSR never reported a tragedy like an air crash.

They would say the plane did not take off because the pilot was ill.

When it was announced that Chambers did not play because he was ill, then it was just obvious to any goon that he was off, just like the others.
[quote][p][bold]surferjj[/bold] wrote: Such dishonesty. read the Bournemouth friendly match report - 'Lovren and Chambers out due to illness'. What a joke.[/p][/quote]I have not seen that. It's a bit like the Cold War if you remember. The old USSR never reported a tragedy like an air crash. They would say the plane did not take off because the pilot was ill. When it was announced that Chambers did not play because he was ill, then it was just obvious to any goon that he was off, just like the others. saintbobby
  • Score: -1

5:19pm Mon 28 Jul 14

saintbobby says...

de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
saintbobby wrote:
Elsewhere it is suggested that there was not a lot the Board could do when faced with these transfer demands.

Eureka! I have just thought of a suitable answer and it goes like this:-

"You signed a contract for ,,,, years. So our answer to your request is NO".

Sorry, it's a bit late to help but I have been very, very upset and my usual clear, logical thinking had deserted me. Sorry, again.

Bl..dy hell!!
and the players sulk and refuse to play, so we have millions of pounds worth of talent not playing, being fined but losing all their value, what good is that to the club?
look at what dejerk did at lyon! big offer came in he wanted out but they said NO so he sulked and gave really poor performances until we picked him p for a cut price £8,5mill. lyon missed out on millions and had a player in the team who wasn't trying. why wouldn't he do the same here? why wouldn't the others?
luke was told he could go this summer so they couldn't say no to him. Dejerk told he could go for a £20mill offer again cant say no. whos to say lielanna wasn't given the same deal as luke when he signed his new deal last summer?
I would love the club to have said no and made a stand, looks like with the deals the players arranged they just couldn't so they got the best fee for them they could.
chambers has played 22 times for us and we got £16mill for him, he may have lots of potential but not every player with potential goes on to fulfil it. he may go on to great things but equally he may just become another expensive flop, and football is full of them.
not that I want him to flop.
Fair point and I accept that. But can anyone explain why we ponce about with contracts. Just farcical.
[quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintbobby[/bold] wrote: Elsewhere it is suggested that there was not a lot the Board could do when faced with these transfer demands. Eureka! I have just thought of a suitable answer and it goes like this:- "You signed a contract for ,,,, years. So our answer to your request is NO". Sorry, it's a bit late to help but I have been very, very upset and my usual clear, logical thinking had deserted me. Sorry, again. Bl..dy hell!![/p][/quote]and the players sulk and refuse to play, so we have millions of pounds worth of talent not playing, being fined but losing all their value, what good is that to the club? look at what dejerk did at lyon! big offer came in he wanted out but they said NO so he sulked and gave really poor performances until we picked him p for a cut price £8,5mill. lyon missed out on millions and had a player in the team who wasn't trying. why wouldn't he do the same here? why wouldn't the others? luke was told he could go this summer so they couldn't say no to him. Dejerk told he could go for a £20mill offer again cant say no. whos to say lielanna wasn't given the same deal as luke when he signed his new deal last summer? I would love the club to have said no and made a stand, looks like with the deals the players arranged they just couldn't so they got the best fee for them they could. chambers has played 22 times for us and we got £16mill for him, he may have lots of potential but not every player with potential goes on to fulfil it. he may go on to great things but equally he may just become another expensive flop, and football is full of them. not that I want him to flop.[/p][/quote]Fair point and I accept that. But can anyone explain why we ponce about with contracts. Just farcical. saintbobby
  • Score: 0

5:23pm Mon 28 Jul 14

cpnhadock says...

LightwaterSaint wrote:
Les Reed says
"We are determined to keep our young players at the club"
But we've lost 2 of the best ones already. What determination is that ?
The minute other young players hear that a big club is interested they are going to do exactly the same as Chambers and say they don't see their futures at SFC. What effort did the club really make to keep any of the players that have departed? Other than negotiating a larger transfer fee the answer is probably very little or nothing. If Harrison Reed or Matt Targett break into the team this season are we really expecting the Board to put up a real fight to keep them if Brenda or Wenger come calling again? I don't think so somehow as I'm sure they suddenly won't see their future here either.

Be patient says Reed.
I don't think the long suffering Saints fans have been anything but patient whilst we've watched the team being dismantled bit by bit with more surely to come.

We're working very hard he says.
Well work a bit harder and more importantly - quicker!
The season is almost on us and even if we buy some absolute stars they are going to need time to integrate into the team.

By the way where is Freddie Kruger? All that initial pink and fluffy PR that uplifted us seems as shallow as Les Reed's BS.
Les has told us...... Why do you doubt him???

He has explained to us all that 'they remain committed to keeping the very best young talent at the club'....

Little do you foolish 'no nothing fans' know - Harrison Reed is actually a cross between Croatians ronaldo, messi and maradona!!!... Les has signed him up for 38 years on a contract that is water tight and no way... Not ever..... Definitely could not be broken or sold.



The board is communicating clearly to us all - first they gave the one fingered salute (you all must have missed that one) and then they gave us the two fingered salute.... (Which I thought was pretty clear - you all must be stupid to have missed it)...



We are only fans - what do we know about football that les doesn't???? Stop criticising him!!
He is confident that boric, Davis and clyne will be good enough to beat any team - no way could a full strength city, utd, Chelsea, accrington beat those three - we don't even need eleven players those three are so good!


It would make no sense whatsoever to go and buy a player before their parent club can see just how much money we have managed to con Liverpool, utd etc out of.... That would be crazy - we may even have to pay normal market prices if we did that!!!
Suffice to say - the new 15 year old goal keeper that we have just bought will be a big enough draw for the really big names in the game to come to us!!!...., I've heard that bendtner has now said he would consider joining 'barca, Madrid or saints!' - no that is big time.


The club really do need to start communicating clearly and concisely about what is happening and why - otherwise the above might not seem so far from ridiculous!

Don't hammer me for being negative - I'm just royally fkd off that this is all happening without explanation!

Coyr&ws!!!
[quote][p][bold]LightwaterSaint[/bold] wrote: Les Reed says "We are determined to keep our young players at the club" But we've lost 2 of the best ones already. What determination is that ? The minute other young players hear that a big club is interested they are going to do exactly the same as Chambers and say they don't see their futures at SFC. What effort did the club really make to keep any of the players that have departed? Other than negotiating a larger transfer fee the answer is probably very little or nothing. If Harrison Reed or Matt Targett break into the team this season are we really expecting the Board to put up a real fight to keep them if Brenda or Wenger come calling again? I don't think so somehow as I'm sure they suddenly won't see their future here either. Be patient says Reed. I don't think the long suffering Saints fans have been anything but patient whilst we've watched the team being dismantled bit by bit with more surely to come. We're working very hard he says. Well work a bit harder and more importantly - quicker! The season is almost on us and even if we buy some absolute stars they are going to need time to integrate into the team. By the way where is Freddie Kruger? All that initial pink and fluffy PR that uplifted us seems as shallow as Les Reed's BS.[/p][/quote]Les has told us...... Why do you doubt him??? He has explained to us all that 'they remain committed to keeping the very best young talent at the club'.... Little do you foolish 'no nothing fans' know - Harrison Reed is actually a cross between Croatians ronaldo, messi and maradona!!!... Les has signed him up for 38 years on a contract that is water tight and no way... Not ever..... Definitely could not be broken or sold. The board is communicating clearly to us all - first they gave the one fingered salute (you all must have missed that one) and then they gave us the two fingered salute.... (Which I thought was pretty clear - you all must be stupid to have missed it)... We are only fans - what do we know about football that les doesn't???? Stop criticising him!! He is confident that boric, Davis and clyne will be good enough to beat any team - no way could a full strength city, utd, Chelsea, accrington beat those three - we don't even need eleven players those three are so good! It would make no sense whatsoever to go and buy a player before their parent club can see just how much money we have managed to con Liverpool, utd etc out of.... That would be crazy - we may even have to pay normal market prices if we did that!!! Suffice to say - the new 15 year old goal keeper that we have just bought will be a big enough draw for the really big names in the game to come to us!!!...., I've heard that bendtner has now said he would consider joining 'barca, Madrid or saints!' - no that is big time. The club really do need to start communicating clearly and concisely about what is happening and why - otherwise the above might not seem so far from ridiculous! Don't hammer me for being negative - I'm just royally fkd off that this is all happening without explanation! Coyr&ws!!! cpnhadock
  • Score: 0

5:25pm Mon 28 Jul 14

timboland says...

I'm sorry but what on earth is going on at Saints? I have never known a close season like this. In fact, I would suggest that for a club finishing in the top half of the table (i.e. not facing relegation) to sell 5 key players in any one transfer window is unprecedented. And by all accounts there could be more to follow. Quite simply its outrageous; an insult to the people who have invested significant sums of hard earned money to buy their season tickets.

I'm driven the inescapable conclusion that every single player is available at the right price, if they choose to leave. It must mean that Katherina wants to get as much money back on her father's investment before selling to the highest bidder. There is no other explanation here I'm afraid and we are not getting the truth in any statement released by the club. The impression being given that the club is powerless to stop these sales because the players want to leave is utterly disingenuous. It neatly side-steps the real issue (which is WHY are our players heading for the exit?). Sooner or later, even the most optimistic fans must ask themselves "why are so many players who signed up to long contracts now expressing the desire to leave?". There are good players at virtually every club in the league (apparently we have been linked with a few!) but I have not heard any other Premier League player openly say they want to leave their club this summer. It just doesn't happen... unless they know something the fans don't. Enough.
I'm sorry but what on earth is going on at Saints? I have never known a close season like this. In fact, I would suggest that for a club finishing in the top half of the table (i.e. not facing relegation) to sell 5 key players in any one transfer window is unprecedented. And by all accounts there could be more to follow. Quite simply its outrageous; an insult to the people who have invested significant sums of hard earned money to buy their season tickets. I'm driven the inescapable conclusion that every single player is available at the right price, if they choose to leave. It must mean that Katherina wants to get as much money back on her father's investment before selling to the highest bidder. There is no other explanation here I'm afraid and we are not getting the truth in any statement released by the club. The impression being given that the club is powerless to stop these sales because the players want to leave is utterly disingenuous. It neatly side-steps the real issue (which is WHY are our players heading for the exit?). Sooner or later, even the most optimistic fans must ask themselves "why are so many players who signed up to long contracts now expressing the desire to leave?". There are good players at virtually every club in the league (apparently we have been linked with a few!) but I have not heard any other Premier League player openly say they want to leave their club this summer. It just doesn't happen... unless they know something the fans don't. Enough. timboland
  • Score: 1

5:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

michael67 says...

enjoy your massive pay rise, and i hope your happy to sit on the bench or play in the reserves. You have moved out of greed a couple of seasons early. Mind you you are a football player so greed is the norm.
enjoy your massive pay rise, and i hope your happy to sit on the bench or play in the reserves. You have moved out of greed a couple of seasons early. Mind you you are a football player so greed is the norm. michael67
  • Score: 1

5:31pm Mon 28 Jul 14

cpnhadock says...

saintbobby wrote:
surferjj wrote:
Such dishonesty. read the Bournemouth friendly match report - 'Lovren and Chambers out due to illness'.
What a joke.
I have not seen that. It's a bit like the Cold War if you remember. The old USSR never reported a tragedy like an air crash.

They would say the plane did not take off because the pilot was ill.

When it was announced that Chambers did not play because he was ill, then it was just obvious to any goon that he was off, just like the others.
Transparency at its best!!!

We must have been really cloak & dagger under Cortese if this is supposedly an improvement on the clear communication & transparency front!!
[quote][p][bold]saintbobby[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]surferjj[/bold] wrote: Such dishonesty. read the Bournemouth friendly match report - 'Lovren and Chambers out due to illness'. What a joke.[/p][/quote]I have not seen that. It's a bit like the Cold War if you remember. The old USSR never reported a tragedy like an air crash. They would say the plane did not take off because the pilot was ill. When it was announced that Chambers did not play because he was ill, then it was just obvious to any goon that he was off, just like the others.[/p][/quote]Transparency at its best!!! We must have been really cloak & dagger under Cortese if this is supposedly an improvement on the clear communication & transparency front!! cpnhadock
  • Score: -1

5:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

cpnhadock says...

If sfc are relying on the academy - it is a massive gamble!!! Inexperience will take a long time to learn, settle & deliver) which you don't get in a 38 game season)
If we go down then the big six will own football in the uk - with the ruling on 'elite academies' we won't even see good youngsters coming to us and the big boys won't have to pay for them either!!!

We have destroyed the momentum and prospect of our great club!!!!


Reed/Krueger/Lieber you need to begin talking to your support!!!!
If sfc are relying on the academy - it is a massive gamble!!! Inexperience will take a long time to learn, settle & deliver) which you don't get in a 38 game season) If we go down then the big six will own football in the uk - with the ruling on 'elite academies' we won't even see good youngsters coming to us and the big boys won't have to pay for them either!!! We have destroyed the momentum and prospect of our great club!!!! Reed/Krueger/Lieber you need to begin talking to your support!!!! cpnhadock
  • Score: 0

6:06pm Mon 28 Jul 14

NewForestStu says...

Barcelona Saint wrote:
WTF???! Are we in serious debt or what??
If that is the reason i think the fans would understand however, i am sure if that were the case the board would have said so in this period of transparency and openess. No one in their right mind would sign for us at the minute and that simply exacerbates the problems.

As soon as we succumbed to Lalla we have no power to stop anyone going. Player power all the way i'm afraid.
[quote][p][bold]Barcelona Saint[/bold] wrote: WTF???! Are we in serious debt or what??[/p][/quote]If that is the reason i think the fans would understand however, i am sure if that were the case the board would have said so in this period of transparency and openess. No one in their right mind would sign for us at the minute and that simply exacerbates the problems. As soon as we succumbed to Lalla we have no power to stop anyone going. Player power all the way i'm afraid. NewForestStu
  • Score: -1

6:16pm Mon 28 Jul 14

echo1948 says...

Les Reed reminds me of Sadam Hussein,s press officer. He went on Baghdad TVand said that there was no US invasion, but you could see the American tanks driving up the road behind him.
Les Reed reminds me of Sadam Hussein,s press officer. He went on Baghdad TVand said that there was no US invasion, but you could see the American tanks driving up the road behind him. echo1948
  • Score: -1

6:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

echo1948 wrote:
Les Reed reminds me of Sadam Hussein,s press officer. He went on Baghdad TVand said that there was no US invasion, but you could see the American tanks driving up the road behind him.
Comical Ali, we have already done that one.
[quote][p][bold]echo1948[/bold] wrote: Les Reed reminds me of Sadam Hussein,s press officer. He went on Baghdad TVand said that there was no US invasion, but you could see the American tanks driving up the road behind him.[/p][/quote]Comical Ali, we have already done that one. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

6:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

echo1948 wrote:
Les Reed reminds me of Sadam Hussein,s press officer. He went on Baghdad TVand said that there was no US invasion, but you could see the American tanks driving up the road behind him.
Comical Ali, we have already done that one.
[quote][p][bold]echo1948[/bold] wrote: Les Reed reminds me of Sadam Hussein,s press officer. He went on Baghdad TVand said that there was no US invasion, but you could see the American tanks driving up the road behind him.[/p][/quote]Comical Ali, we have already done that one. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 4

7:21pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Heard from within the ruins:

Now place the 100 million on our relegation, and we will be billionaires. Les, you are a genius!
Heard from within the ruins: Now place the 100 million on our relegation, and we will be billionaires. Les, you are a genius! BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 0

7:31pm Mon 28 Jul 14

neverhasbeen says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
echo1948 wrote:
Les Reed reminds me of Sadam Hussein,s press officer. He went on Baghdad TVand said that there was no US invasion, but you could see the American tanks driving up the road behind him.
Comical Ali, we have already done that one.
We tried to rely on youngsters under Jan Poortvliet and Mark Wotte and it got us nowhere.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echo1948[/bold] wrote: Les Reed reminds me of Sadam Hussein,s press officer. He went on Baghdad TVand said that there was no US invasion, but you could see the American tanks driving up the road behind him.[/p][/quote]Comical Ali, we have already done that one.[/p][/quote]We tried to rely on youngsters under Jan Poortvliet and Mark Wotte and it got us nowhere. neverhasbeen
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Heard from within the ruins:

Les: "No, ma'am. No, you see, we don't actually own Matt Le Tissier... What's that ma'am? Yes, ma'am, I will do my best. What's that ma'am? Oh, I should think maybe enough for a nice new yacht... What's that ma'am? Oh yes, of course ma'am, a new pair of shoes, splendid ma'am."
Heard from within the ruins: Les: "No, ma'am. No, you see, we don't actually own Matt Le Tissier... What's that ma'am? Yes, ma'am, I will do my best. What's that ma'am? Oh, I should think maybe enough for a nice new yacht... What's that ma'am? Oh yes, of course ma'am, a new pair of shoes, splendid ma'am." BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: -1

7:45pm Mon 28 Jul 14

echo1948 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
echo1948 wrote:
Les Reed reminds me of Sadam Hussein,s press officer. He went on Baghdad TVand said that there was no US invasion, but you could see the American tanks driving up the road behind him.
Comical Ali, we have already done that one.
Sorry! I,m depressed.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echo1948[/bold] wrote: Les Reed reminds me of Sadam Hussein,s press officer. He went on Baghdad TVand said that there was no US invasion, but you could see the American tanks driving up the road behind him.[/p][/quote]Comical Ali, we have already done that one.[/p][/quote]Sorry! I,m depressed. echo1948
  • Score: -1

7:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Heard from within the ruins:

Click, dividend transferred. Click, bonus transferred. Click, bloody mouse!
Heard from within the ruins: Click, dividend transferred. Click, bonus transferred. Click, bloody mouse! BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 0

9:06pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Harold K Steptoe says...

The best piece of business Saints have done so far.......they're fiancé company refusing credit for 3 season tickets.
The best piece of business Saints have done so far.......they're fiancé company refusing credit for 3 season tickets. Harold K Steptoe
  • Score: 1

9:14pm Mon 28 Jul 14

fraquar says...

cpnhadock wrote:
If sfc are relying on the academy - it is a massive gamble!!! Inexperience will take a long time to learn, settle & deliver) which you don't get in a 38 game season)
If we go down then the big six will own football in the uk - with the ruling on 'elite academies' we won't even see good youngsters coming to us and the big boys won't have to pay for them either!!!

We have destroyed the momentum and prospect of our great club!!!!


Reed/Krueger/Lieber you need to begin talking to your support!!!!
The big 6 already own football in England, and the rules are set to make sure nobody else is invited to the party. End of story.
[quote][p][bold]cpnhadock[/bold] wrote: If sfc are relying on the academy - it is a massive gamble!!! Inexperience will take a long time to learn, settle & deliver) which you don't get in a 38 game season) If we go down then the big six will own football in the uk - with the ruling on 'elite academies' we won't even see good youngsters coming to us and the big boys won't have to pay for them either!!! We have destroyed the momentum and prospect of our great club!!!! Reed/Krueger/Lieber you need to begin talking to your support!!!![/p][/quote]The big 6 already own football in England, and the rules are set to make sure nobody else is invited to the party. End of story. fraquar
  • Score: 0

10:21pm Mon 28 Jul 14

FindAndDestroy says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Les Reed
“We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons.

“It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.”

Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.
Hey OSPREYSAINT are you working for Les Reed?
which side are you on?

Chambers still very young, we havent seen him develop properly yet, if he continues to develop..... in a couple of years he would be worth a lot more than that.... why selling him now? we don't seem to be in debt are we?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Les Reed “We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons. “It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.” Did you notice his nose grew by another two inches as he said, that or was he being truthful for once?" I remain to be convinced but am willing to be patient, but it is a bit lonely out here on my limb.[/p][/quote]Hey OSPREYSAINT are you working for Les Reed? which side are you on? Chambers still very young, we havent seen him develop properly yet, if he continues to develop..... in a couple of years he would be worth a lot more than that.... why selling him now? we don't seem to be in debt are we? FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 0

12:30am Tue 29 Jul 14

costa gaz says...

Saints n Winners wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Happy Clappers 3 - 6 Merchants of Doom
Two quick fire goals puts the MoD in a commanding lead.
This is now looking so one sided, if it was a boxing match the ref would have stopped the contest.
I thought it was 2-5 with Spider just about to nod one in. Amazing score - not even the bookies saw it coming
This includes Pochettino and Koeman
[quote][p][bold]Saints n Winners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Happy Clappers 3 - 6 Merchants of Doom Two quick fire goals puts the MoD in a commanding lead. This is now looking so one sided, if it was a boxing match the ref would have stopped the contest.[/p][/quote]I thought it was 2-5 with Spider just about to nod one in. Amazing score - not even the bookies saw it coming[/p][/quote]This includes Pochettino and Koeman costa gaz
  • Score: 0

8:53am Tue 29 Jul 14

killared says...

Saints n Winners wrote:
She met him on a Monday and her heart stood still
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron
By Friday night they'd made 100 mill
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron


Yeah, her heart stood still
Yes, she made 100 mill
And when she walked it home
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron


She knew what she was doing when he caught her eye
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron
He looked so quiet but my oh my
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron

(she said)
Yeah, he caught my eye
Yes, oh my, oh my
And when she walked the cash home
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron


She picked him up from Feyenoord and he looked so fine
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron
The Season Ticket sale went sky high
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron


(she said)
Yeah, he looked so Feyne,
Yes, I'll make him mine
And when she walked the cash home
Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron


I agree with what you said but what is the point of having that money if we don't have any quality players ?
[quote][p][bold]Saints n Winners[/bold] wrote: She met him on a Monday and her heart stood still Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron By Friday night they'd made 100 mill Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron Yeah, her heart stood still Yes, she made 100 mill And when she walked it home Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron She knew what she was doing when he caught her eye Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron He looked so quiet but my oh my Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron (she said) Yeah, he caught my eye Yes, oh my, oh my And when she walked the cash home Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron She picked him up from Feyenoord and he looked so fine Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron The Season Ticket sale went sky high Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron (she said) Yeah, he looked so Feyne, Yes, I'll make him mine And when she walked the cash home Da doo ron-ron-ron, Da doo ron-ron [Fade on: Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah. ..][/p][/quote]I agree with what you said but what is the point of having that money if we don't have any quality players ? killared
  • Score: 0

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