Poch lining up Saints raid

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

First published in Sport Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to raid his former club for Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez.

Tottenham are reportedly confident of tying up deals for the French midfielder and last season’s top scorer.

Discussions are believed to have taken place between the clubs.

Saints are understood to want well in excess of £20m for Schneiderlin while Rodriguez, despite being sidelined for the start of the season with an ACL injury, will also command a handsome fee.

Schneiderlin joined the club from Strasbourg in 2008 and played a key role in their rise from League One to the top-flight.

The 24-year-old represented France at this summer's World Cup and has attracted interest from Arsenal, although he is understood to favour a move to Spurs so he can work with Pochettino again.

The former Argentina international is also in for Rodriguez.

The 24-year-old has been at St Mary's since joining from hometown club Burnley two years ago and made his Three Lions debut in November's friendly against Chile.

Their exits would be another hammer blow to recently-appointed manager Ronald Koeman, who is also expected to sell disruptive club-record signing Dani Osvaldo in the coming weeks.

Work is afoot to bring in replacements but so far only two have arrived, with Dusan Tadic joining from FC Twente before Graziano Pelle arrived from Koeman's former club Feyenoord.

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5:57pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

To quote Victor Meldrew "I DONT BELIEVE IT!!!".
To quote Victor Meldrew "I DONT BELIEVE IT!!!". Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 31

5:59pm Mon 28 Jul 14

DoronRon says...

There seems little point in saying anything.
There seems little point in saying anything. DoronRon
  • Score: 68

6:00pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SwissToni says...

Just say no Les. It is time to make a stand and prove your words, that we are not a selling club.

Tell these jumped up players and the top 6 teams that nobody is going anywhere.
Just say no Les. It is time to make a stand and prove your words, that we are not a selling club. Tell these jumped up players and the top 6 teams that nobody is going anywhere. SwissToni
  • Score: 23

6:00pm Mon 28 Jul 14

shirley-bill says...

Go for it the rest of the EPL are..... Well done Les you know what your doing....NOT.
Go for it the rest of the EPL are..... Well done Les you know what your doing....NOT. shirley-bill
  • Score: 10

6:01pm Mon 28 Jul 14

THE12THMAN says...

This has gone beyond a joke now, I can't believe that the club are even thinking of doing business with that judas piece of s***.
This has gone beyond a joke now, I can't believe that the club are even thinking of doing business with that judas piece of s***. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 55

6:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Just seen Cortese and Wang coming out of St Mary's make of it what you will all makes sense now the club is going to be sold :)
Just seen Cortese and Wang coming out of St Mary's make of it what you will all makes sense now the club is going to be sold :) Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: -27

6:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Slim pickings NOW M.P. but help yourself to what s LEFT . The board will do you a discount or BOGOFF
Slim pickings NOW M.P. but help yourself to what s LEFT . The board will do you a discount or BOGOFF SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 25

6:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

skiptonsaint says...

Turning into a big big gamble this...we have not bought well in last few seasons and could easily waste half the money even if we spend it all
Turning into a big big gamble this...we have not bought well in last few seasons and could easily waste half the money even if we spend it all skiptonsaint
  • Score: 15

6:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

the communication should go along the lines of..... ' we as a club are busy at present signing several new players.... we will get back to you in a fortnight '
the communication should go along the lines of..... ' we as a club are busy at present signing several new players.... we will get back to you in a fortnight ' steekeemcglue
  • Score: 15

6:06pm Mon 28 Jul 14

skiptonsaint says...

Or maybe i missed the memo about mid table being boring and relegation battles are what we want
Or maybe i missed the memo about mid table being boring and relegation battles are what we want skiptonsaint
  • Score: 15

6:11pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saint in Pennsylvania says...

I can't think why it is taking so long to buy new players? Perhaps it is because nobody want to join a sinking ship. Seriously, if Morgan and Jay go before we have bought anybody else, then I will be calling for the Board's resignation. They have failed to create a VISION. What is worse, I am not sure they have one.
I can't think why it is taking so long to buy new players? Perhaps it is because nobody want to join a sinking ship. Seriously, if Morgan and Jay go before we have bought anybody else, then I will be calling for the Board's resignation. They have failed to create a VISION. What is worse, I am not sure they have one. Saint in Pennsylvania
  • Score: 27

6:16pm Mon 28 Jul 14

loosehead says...

Surely after the way he got up & left the club Saints shouldn't even be in talks with MOPO or Tottenham?
Anyway teletext says Liverpool are lining up a move for JRod?
I remember a commentator an ex Arsenal player saying it would be bad for English football if more than one Saints player left at the end of the season so exactly what did he know was going on?
Surely after the way he got up & left the club Saints shouldn't even be in talks with MOPO or Tottenham? Anyway teletext says Liverpool are lining up a move for JRod? I remember a commentator an ex Arsenal player saying it would be bad for English football if more than one Saints player left at the end of the season so exactly what did he know was going on? loosehead
  • Score: 15

6:20pm Mon 28 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

FIGHT AND WIN

Tell JUDAS to do one.

FAT KAT - SPINLESS RALPH - USELESS LES .... FOR F*** SAKE STOP SELLING ALL OUR TALENTED PLAYERS !!!

COYR+WS
FIGHT AND WIN Tell JUDAS to do one. FAT KAT - SPINLESS RALPH - USELESS LES .... FOR F*** SAKE STOP SELLING ALL OUR TALENTED PLAYERS !!! COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: -1

6:22pm Mon 28 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

TAKE LEGAL ACTION and DEMAND A REFUND ON YOUR SEASON TICKET.
COYR+WS
TAKE LEGAL ACTION and DEMAND A REFUND ON YOUR SEASON TICKET. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 36

6:23pm Mon 28 Jul 14

03alpe01 says...

Don't worry, we won't sell or best players. We never do
Don't worry, we won't sell or best players. We never do 03alpe01
  • Score: 11

6:24pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Official statement from within the ruins:

Is anybody there?
Official statement from within the ruins: Is anybody there? BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 14

6:26pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

BBC sport saying personal terms agreed JRod to spurs ! I can't believe this is happening what the Fcuk are the board doing to our club
BBC sport saying personal terms agreed JRod to spurs ! I can't believe this is happening what the Fcuk are the board doing to our club Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: 19

6:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

cbuk says...

MP must be coming back for his comfy office chair cos there sure aint many players left to buy.

What a f***ing joke.
MP must be coming back for his comfy office chair cos there sure aint many players left to buy. What a f***ing joke. cbuk
  • Score: 10

6:28pm Mon 28 Jul 14

redandy10 says...

This is a nightmare!

A statement from Les telling us why we sold Chambers (for peanuts), followed by news that two more might be out of the door. How about a few more statements announcing new signings, or are we just a selling club?
This is a nightmare! A statement from Les telling us why we sold Chambers (for peanuts), followed by news that two more might be out of the door. How about a few more statements announcing new signings, or are we just a selling club? redandy10
  • Score: 11

6:28pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Official statement from within the ruins:

.... One million and one, one million and two, one million and three, one mill.....
Official statement from within the ruins: .... One million and one, one million and two, one million and three, one mill..... BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 7

6:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

u bunch of mugs says...

Time to take action after the Byern game and show Les Reed he's not welcome at Southamoton.
Time to take action after the Byern game and show Les Reed he's not welcome at Southamoton. u bunch of mugs
  • Score: 10

6:30pm Mon 28 Jul 14

COYRlukeCOYR says...

Any businessmen who understands football will be cringing at this. With investment before this exodious we could be challenging top 6 this season which if your a businessmen would bring more revenue, tv rights for Europe and high finishes and what not. But kathrina seems to think selling our assets and replacing them with no one or someone standard is a good long term investment for the club? She will be in theory loosing money soon as the season gets go.. To be honest i hope she is planning to sale because what shes basically done is rip the heart and spine from the team and to me there is no logic.. Remember les reed does not own this club.. It ALL comes from the top.. Her. If she is planning to sale then shes doing it smartly by taking as much as she can. If that's the case shes a disgrace to this club. Try stay positive my friends!! COYR
Any businessmen who understands football will be cringing at this. With investment before this exodious we could be challenging top 6 this season which if your a businessmen would bring more revenue, tv rights for Europe and high finishes and what not. But kathrina seems to think selling our assets and replacing them with no one or someone standard is a good long term investment for the club? She will be in theory loosing money soon as the season gets go.. To be honest i hope she is planning to sale because what shes basically done is rip the heart and spine from the team and to me there is no logic.. Remember les reed does not own this club.. It ALL comes from the top.. Her. If she is planning to sale then shes doing it smartly by taking as much as she can. If that's the case shes a disgrace to this club. Try stay positive my friends!! COYR COYRlukeCOYR
  • Score: 4

6:31pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Official statement from within the ruins:

Yes.
Official statement from within the ruins: Yes. BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 1

6:32pm Mon 28 Jul 14

NewForest Saint says...

I hear the owners of DFS have been on the blower to Les for tips on selling stock - this truly is depressing - I did not see anything in my season ticket renewal form that said we would be watching a completely different team this season - it's a bit like putting your car in for a service and having it returned with no wheels and no engine! I really hope for all Saints fans this nightmare ends soon - apparently we have shorter odds now than West Ham to go down
I hear the owners of DFS have been on the blower to Les for tips on selling stock - this truly is depressing - I did not see anything in my season ticket renewal form that said we would be watching a completely different team this season - it's a bit like putting your car in for a service and having it returned with no wheels and no engine! I really hope for all Saints fans this nightmare ends soon - apparently we have shorter odds now than West Ham to go down NewForest Saint
  • Score: 15

6:35pm Mon 28 Jul 14

zurichboy says...

Baldrick's quote of..... "I have a cunning plan"....comes to mind.
Baldrick's quote of..... "I have a cunning plan"....comes to mind. zurichboy
  • Score: 8

6:38pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Official statement from within the ruins:

We think selling footballers is the quickest way to become an ice hockey club.
Official statement from within the ruins: We think selling footballers is the quickest way to become an ice hockey club. BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 7

6:40pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

DoronRon wrote:
There seems little point in saying anything.
Out of about two thousand quotes I've read in the last three days...this is by far the best!
[quote][p][bold]DoronRon[/bold] wrote: There seems little point in saying anything.[/p][/quote]Out of about two thousand quotes I've read in the last three days...this is by far the best! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 19

6:43pm Mon 28 Jul 14

cbuk says...

On the positive side Billy Sharp is finally gonna get the run out he deserves. Lets hope he's u to getting 50 goals this season. Ring Ring, Ring Ring, oh sh*t Brendan's on the phone, Should have kept my mouth shut.
On the positive side Billy Sharp is finally gonna get the run out he deserves. Lets hope he's u to getting 50 goals this season. Ring Ring, Ring Ring, oh sh*t Brendan's on the phone, Should have kept my mouth shut. cbuk
  • Score: 36

6:43pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Heard from within the ruins:

What do you mean he doesn't want to be sold?
Heard from within the ruins: What do you mean he doesn't want to be sold? BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 6

6:44pm Mon 28 Jul 14

timboland says...

Please... when and where is this going to end? We have had to endure a tortuous summer witnessing the slow and painful destruction of a football team before our eyes. I don't think more than a few days have passed without another news story breaking. Those who believed that the rot stopped when Koeman was appointed were massively mistaken.
Please... when and where is this going to end? We have had to endure a tortuous summer witnessing the slow and painful destruction of a football team before our eyes. I don't think more than a few days have passed without another news story breaking. Those who believed that the rot stopped when Koeman was appointed were massively mistaken. timboland
  • Score: 13

6:45pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

will the last player to leave ,please turn off the lights.
will the last player to leave ,please turn off the lights. SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 15

6:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Heard from within the ruins:

Going once, going twice, sold to the man in the back row.... We can confirm that .....
Heard from within the ruins: Going once, going twice, sold to the man in the back row.... We can confirm that ..... BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 3

6:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

cbuk says...

What about signing Loic Remy? At least the dodgy medical shows he's got some heart. More than the rest of the players.
What about signing Loic Remy? At least the dodgy medical shows he's got some heart. More than the rest of the players. cbuk
  • Score: 6

6:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

bloke from bitterene park says...

sammy saint is next i tell you ! :(
sammy saint is next i tell you ! :( bloke from bitterene park
  • Score: 19

6:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Heard from within the ruins:

Secretary: Les, what do you think of the following wording? "We can confirm, blah, blah, blah..." Or just "Sold!".

Les: "Number option two. KISS".

Secretary: "hi hi, not now Les"
Heard from within the ruins: Secretary: Les, what do you think of the following wording? "We can confirm, blah, blah, blah..." Or just "Sold!". Les: "Number option two. KISS". Secretary: "hi hi, not now Les" BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: -6

7:02pm Mon 28 Jul 14

andysaint says...

Do we really think its all Les Reeds fault?
He's obviously being told what to do - 'excuse me Miss but spurs want...Liverpool want....' Sell em Les get what u can !!!

Its so obvious - the club is being asset stripped - theres a buyer waiting and Koeman knows it too.
There is no other logical explanation - and for those who say selling the players reduces the value of the club - well it doesn't reduce it by as much as the player sales.
Im hoping the sale goes through pdq and we can save our season.
Do we really think its all Les Reeds fault? He's obviously being told what to do - 'excuse me Miss but spurs want...Liverpool want....' Sell em Les get what u can !!! Its so obvious - the club is being asset stripped - theres a buyer waiting and Koeman knows it too. There is no other logical explanation - and for those who say selling the players reduces the value of the club - well it doesn't reduce it by as much as the player sales. Im hoping the sale goes through pdq and we can save our season. andysaint
  • Score: 6

7:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Heard from within the ruins:

Les is more
Heard from within the ruins: Les is more BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 2

7:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Dorssaints says...

How r we going to attract players if we keep getting our assets stripped?
Les time to say enough is enough or supporters may well being saying the same about the club!
How r we going to attract players if we keep getting our assets stripped? Les time to say enough is enough or supporters may well being saying the same about the club! Dorssaints
  • Score: 0

7:08pm Mon 28 Jul 14

timboland says...

Oh and don't please tell me that we failed to insert a 'non-poaching' clause when we agreed to release Pochettino from his contract so he join Spurs. The commercial ineptitude here is astonishing.
Oh and don't please tell me that we failed to insert a 'non-poaching' clause when we agreed to release Pochettino from his contract so he join Spurs. The commercial ineptitude here is astonishing. timboland
  • Score: 6

7:18pm Mon 28 Jul 14

mickey01 says...

This is what you get for having a non football board its bad bad bad despite the so called fan from overseas trying to put it on the bright side it aint looking good and i would be surprised if we stay up next season
This is what you get for having a non football board its bad bad bad despite the so called fan from overseas trying to put it on the bright side it aint looking good and i would be surprised if we stay up next season mickey01
  • Score: 8

7:30pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Lone Ranger. says...

mickey01 wrote:
This is what you get for having a non football board its bad bad bad despite the so called fan from overseas trying to put it on the bright side it aint looking good and i would be surprised if we stay up next season
We had a non-footballing board prior to this one
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: This is what you get for having a non football board its bad bad bad despite the so called fan from overseas trying to put it on the bright side it aint looking good and i would be surprised if we stay up next season[/p][/quote]We had a non-footballing board prior to this one Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 7

7:31pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Scored raw says...

5 years to build a good team, 1 month to destroy it. We'll done les bloody reed. Les, is that an anagram of s e l.
5 years to build a good team, 1 month to destroy it. We'll done les bloody reed. Les, is that an anagram of s e l. Scored raw
  • Score: 21

7:32pm Mon 28 Jul 14

iswhite10 says...

Ok, so now with tonight's rumours about Jay and Morgan and Spurs, FINALLY I'm really worried.
Please guys at St Mary's what's going on?
What's the strategy?
What's the Plan, five year or otherwise.
I know what Les R has said, I know what our exec has said, I know what Ronald has said but we Saints fans are out here and we just do not know what to make of it all.
No club has done what we are now doing and survived in the premiership.
I deliberately fought to get a ticket for the last game of last season as, like so many of us, I felt it all might change, that this might really be goodbye for this team, manager and plan.
When Luke and Adam were subbed and waved and the team did a wonderful thankyou (farewell?) lap afterwards we knew, didn't we, that it was probably going to happen.
But I do not think any of us thought it could be quite like is.
The spectacular end of the Cortese project but the beginning of what?
I know the club can't show it's transfer hand but, given the very open and hopefully honest stuff from Ralph K earlier in the summer, I'm now begging you in the New Project to come clean and tell us exactly where we are.
How it doesn't matter that a whole team has been sold, that we have cover in every position or plans to buy it with the vast sums we now have to spend.
That this is the exciting beginning of a new five year plan.
Please, please talk to us, we are ALL very, very worried and we need and deserve and explanation, and we need it now.
Ok, so now with tonight's rumours about Jay and Morgan and Spurs, FINALLY I'm really worried. Please guys at St Mary's what's going on? What's the strategy? What's the Plan, five year or otherwise. I know what Les R has said, I know what our exec has said, I know what Ronald has said but we Saints fans are out here and we just do not know what to make of it all. No club has done what we are now doing and survived in the premiership. I deliberately fought to get a ticket for the last game of last season as, like so many of us, I felt it all might change, that this might really be goodbye for this team, manager and plan. When Luke and Adam were subbed and waved and the team did a wonderful thankyou (farewell?) lap afterwards we knew, didn't we, that it was probably going to happen. But I do not think any of us thought it could be quite like is. The spectacular end of the Cortese project but the beginning of what? I know the club can't show it's transfer hand but, given the very open and hopefully honest stuff from Ralph K earlier in the summer, I'm now begging you in the New Project to come clean and tell us exactly where we are. How it doesn't matter that a whole team has been sold, that we have cover in every position or plans to buy it with the vast sums we now have to spend. That this is the exciting beginning of a new five year plan. Please, please talk to us, we are ALL very, very worried and we need and deserve and explanation, and we need it now. iswhite10
  • Score: 37

7:36pm Mon 28 Jul 14

footballfan123 says...

Selling our best 7 players is a recipe for disaster. We now need to replace all of these players, just to be able to put a team on the pitch let alone be good enough to survive! The trouble is: What half decent player is going to join us?????? No player will want to join what looks like a very unambitious club that sells all its players. The unsettled nature of what is happening at the club will always put players off. The only players we could get in would be players from league one and the championship wanting premier league football. 7 of those will be huge risks. Seriously, Vlarr at Villa won't join a sinking ship will he? To sell ALL our young players is a disgrace! To those few who say that we should be grateful etc and we can spend the money, well it is unheard of that a club sells 7 top players unless they are in debt. Players will not come to us for the reasons mentioned above and new players will also need time to gel. Point taken that we lose a few to top clubs. BUT not 7 players!! They could talk them round, say that they will be let go in a year or two. This is awful and we need to get some players in quickly otherwise we are going down!! Is Katherina about to sell the club? You wouldn't sell all your best players unless you are stupid!
Selling our best 7 players is a recipe for disaster. We now need to replace all of these players, just to be able to put a team on the pitch let alone be good enough to survive! The trouble is: What half decent player is going to join us?????? No player will want to join what looks like a very unambitious club that sells all its players. The unsettled nature of what is happening at the club will always put players off. The only players we could get in would be players from league one and the championship wanting premier league football. 7 of those will be huge risks. Seriously, Vlarr at Villa won't join a sinking ship will he? To sell ALL our young players is a disgrace! To those few who say that we should be grateful etc and we can spend the money, well it is unheard of that a club sells 7 top players unless they are in debt. Players will not come to us for the reasons mentioned above and new players will also need time to gel. Point taken that we lose a few to top clubs. BUT not 7 players!! They could talk them round, say that they will be let go in a year or two. This is awful and we need to get some players in quickly otherwise we are going down!! Is Katherina about to sell the club? You wouldn't sell all your best players unless you are stupid! footballfan123
  • Score: 17

7:39pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Jonny7oma says...

I have never known this mass exodus even when clubs get relegated and this is now a flood of players leaving of epic proportions. Even other clubs fans at work are genuinely worried about what is happening to us. Is this someone hell bent on destroying the club? We'll never know unless some cnut tells us from the club (I say club, thats stretching things far enough). And what about 8-9-10 year old kids that have badgered their parents to buy new shirts with Rodriquez on the back or any other fcukin players name come to that. Will the club refund their money? I'm going to stop now because I feel sick to my stomach.
I have never known this mass exodus even when clubs get relegated and this is now a flood of players leaving of epic proportions. Even other clubs fans at work are genuinely worried about what is happening to us. Is this someone hell bent on destroying the club? We'll never know unless some cnut tells us from the club (I say club, thats stretching things far enough). And what about 8-9-10 year old kids that have badgered their parents to buy new shirts with Rodriquez on the back or any other fcukin players name come to that. Will the club refund their money? I'm going to stop now because I feel sick to my stomach. Jonny7oma
  • Score: 38

7:40pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Dorssaints says...

Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?
Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name? Dorssaints
  • Score: 16

7:42pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Golden_Salamander says...

Ben Smith (BBC) on twitter said that
"My understanding is that Jay Rodriguez has already agreed terms with Spurs after the clubs met in Toronto last week".

"...AFTER THE CLUBS MET IN TORONTO LAST WEEK..."!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!

Now we know why Clueless Ralph really went to the States last week.

Words escape me now on how inept the board are, selling our players in Toronto .....

This is a FIRESALE, there will be no one left after these two I wonder whether Kat will have got all the money she wants and will sell the Club after this.
Ben Smith (BBC) on twitter said that "My understanding is that Jay Rodriguez has already agreed terms with Spurs after the clubs met in Toronto last week". "...AFTER THE CLUBS MET IN TORONTO LAST WEEK..."!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! Now we know why Clueless Ralph really went to the States last week. Words escape me now on how inept the board are, selling our players in Toronto ..... This is a FIRESALE, there will be no one left after these two I wonder whether Kat will have got all the money she wants and will sell the Club after this. Golden_Salamander
  • Score: 18

7:43pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SussexSaint55 says...

Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.
Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed. SussexSaint55
  • Score: 9

7:46pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

You can have them for 50 Million get wise Mush!
You can have them for 50 Million get wise Mush! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 0

7:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Dorssaints wrote:
Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?
Hooivelt
[quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?[/p][/quote]Hooivelt OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 21

7:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Graham, North of Watford says...

SussexSaint55 wrote:
Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.
Very logical, I agree with you.

I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books.

If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??
[quote][p][bold]SussexSaint55[/bold] wrote: Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.[/p][/quote]Very logical, I agree with you. I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books. If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now?? Graham, North of Watford
  • Score: 6

7:58pm Mon 28 Jul 14

george chivers says...

Dorssaints wrote:
Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?
The Unknown Player.
[quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?[/p][/quote]The Unknown Player. george chivers
  • Score: 3

7:58pm Mon 28 Jul 14

up saints says...

mr pochettino you know all the players are for sale if the price is right just ask mr reed
mr pochettino you know all the players are for sale if the price is right just ask mr reed up saints
  • Score: 7

8:00pm Mon 28 Jul 14

harry hater says...

One thing is for sure. .. We are going to have a new look team for the new season. .. do you think that when we said we wanted a new look for shirt they thought we meant team
One thing is for sure. .. We are going to have a new look team for the new season. .. do you think that when we said we wanted a new look for shirt they thought we meant team harry hater
  • Score: 3

8:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Numpty Girl says...

Check out the BBC website. Spuds and Lies have had advanced talks about Spider and J-Rod. They're going, going, gone.

When will our fans stop berating Lies Reed and start turning the heat on Liebherr - she, alone is responsible for the asset-strip.

I just hope she sells the whole of SFC to someone who actually cares about us. Her father must be turning over in his grave. He would never have allowed this.
Check out the BBC website. Spuds and Lies have had advanced talks about Spider and J-Rod. They're going, going, gone. When will our fans stop berating Lies Reed and start turning the heat on Liebherr - she, alone is responsible for the asset-strip. I just hope she sells the whole of SFC to someone who actually cares about us. Her father must be turning over in his grave. He would never have allowed this. Numpty Girl
  • Score: 7

8:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

george chivers says...

Graham, North of Watford wrote:
SussexSaint55 wrote:
Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.
Very logical, I agree with you.

I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books.

If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??
Build it up again this season with cheap European, players sell it next May. If It works you make more money that way if, it doesn't she's got her money back anyway, if all the incoming transfer fees are not re-invested. Leaves her with a shell and good academy that can still be sold for a decent profit.

The divided assets are worth more the club as single entity.
[quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SussexSaint55[/bold] wrote: Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.[/p][/quote]Very logical, I agree with you. I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books. If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??[/p][/quote]Build it up again this season with cheap European, players sell it next May. If It works you make more money that way if, it doesn't she's got her money back anyway, if all the incoming transfer fees are not re-invested. Leaves her with a shell and good academy that can still be sold for a decent profit. The divided assets are worth more the club as single entity. george chivers
  • Score: 3

8:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

footballfan123 says...

Graham, North of Watford wrote:
SussexSaint55 wrote:
Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.
Very logical, I agree with you.

I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books.

If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??
She can take the money from the player sales with her. It's her money as she owns the club. She can sell the club for say 60 million and take the 100 million pound player sales money with her too. She might as well before she sells
[quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SussexSaint55[/bold] wrote: Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.[/p][/quote]Very logical, I agree with you. I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books. If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??[/p][/quote]She can take the money from the player sales with her. It's her money as she owns the club. She can sell the club for say 60 million and take the 100 million pound player sales money with her too. She might as well before she sells footballfan123
  • Score: 4

8:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

DansAFCB says...

redandy10 wrote:
This is a nightmare!

A statement from Les telling us why we sold Chambers (for peanuts), followed by news that two more might be out of the door. How about a few more statements announcing new signings, or are we just a selling club?
Yep a selling club! Just sitting back laughing at you Saints, like you lot have done to us over the years..... The funny thing is next season we can truly sing "The south coast is ours, the south coast is ours f*** off SCUMHAMPTON the south coast is ours!
Perhaps we could be nice neighbours and LOAN you some development squad players??? What ya all reckon?
See the truth is you all think you are a bigger club than you actually are, well you're not and the proof is in the pudding. You are and will always be a selling club, and that starts with your owner.

FOR SALE: PALMER SNELL
FOOTBALL CLUB IN SOUTHAMPTON
£POA (Peanuts on application)
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: This is a nightmare! A statement from Les telling us why we sold Chambers (for peanuts), followed by news that two more might be out of the door. How about a few more statements announcing new signings, or are we just a selling club?[/p][/quote]Yep a selling club! Just sitting back laughing at you Saints, like you lot have done to us over the years..... The funny thing is next season we can truly sing "The south coast is ours, the south coast is ours f*** off SCUMHAMPTON the south coast is ours! Perhaps we could be nice neighbours and LOAN you some development squad players??? What ya all reckon? See the truth is you all think you are a bigger club than you actually are, well you're not and the proof is in the pudding. You are and will always be a selling club, and that starts with your owner. FOR SALE: PALMER SNELL FOOTBALL CLUB IN SOUTHAMPTON £POA (Peanuts on application) DansAFCB
  • Score: -12

8:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in. steekeemcglue
  • Score: 24

8:06pm Mon 28 Jul 14

george chivers says...

Numpty Girl wrote:
Check out the BBC website. Spuds and Lies have had advanced talks about Spider and J-Rod. They're going, going, gone.

When will our fans stop berating Lies Reed and start turning the heat on Liebherr - she, alone is responsible for the asset-strip.

I just hope she sells the whole of SFC to someone who actually cares about us. Her father must be turning over in his grave. He would never have allowed this.
I have been saying she is to blame for weeks.
[quote][p][bold]Numpty Girl[/bold] wrote: Check out the BBC website. Spuds and Lies have had advanced talks about Spider and J-Rod. They're going, going, gone. When will our fans stop berating Lies Reed and start turning the heat on Liebherr - she, alone is responsible for the asset-strip. I just hope she sells the whole of SFC to someone who actually cares about us. Her father must be turning over in his grave. He would never have allowed this.[/p][/quote]I have been saying she is to blame for weeks. george chivers
  • Score: -4

8:06pm Mon 28 Jul 14

will2ksaints says...

Dorssaints wrote:
Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?
Le Tissier
[quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?[/p][/quote]Le Tissier will2ksaints
  • Score: 23

8:06pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

footballfan123 wrote:
Graham, North of Watford wrote:
SussexSaint55 wrote:
Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.
Very logical, I agree with you.

I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books.

If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??
She can take the money from the player sales with her. It's her money as she owns the club. She can sell the club for say 60 million and take the 100 million pound player sales money with her too. She might as well before she sells
Keep a sharp eye on e-Bay there could be a bargain on their soon.
[quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SussexSaint55[/bold] wrote: Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.[/p][/quote]Very logical, I agree with you. I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books. If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??[/p][/quote]She can take the money from the player sales with her. It's her money as she owns the club. She can sell the club for say 60 million and take the 100 million pound player sales money with her too. She might as well before she sells[/p][/quote]Keep a sharp eye on e-Bay there could be a bargain on their soon. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 5

8:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Freddie Flowerpot says...

Just about to renew my Passport, inside the document pack is a survey.

Question 4 "How many visits to Europe do you expect to make in the next 5 years ?"

Even HM Government are taking the p*** now.
Just about to renew my Passport, inside the document pack is a survey. Question 4 "How many visits to Europe do you expect to make in the next 5 years ?" Even HM Government are taking the p*** now. Freddie Flowerpot
  • Score: 11

8:08pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saints n Winners says...

SwissToni wrote:
Just say no Les. It is time to make a stand and prove your words, that we are not a selling club.

Tell these jumped up players and the top 6 teams that nobody is going anywhere.
If you think about his most recent words - he aid something like - "holding onto our talented youngsters".

I believe he is being honest here - and doesn't view these two 24 yr olds who didn't come through our academy as "our youngsters"
[quote][p][bold]SwissToni[/bold] wrote: Just say no Les. It is time to make a stand and prove your words, that we are not a selling club. Tell these jumped up players and the top 6 teams that nobody is going anywhere.[/p][/quote]If you think about his most recent words - he aid something like - "holding onto our talented youngsters". I believe he is being honest here - and doesn't view these two 24 yr olds who didn't come through our academy as "our youngsters" Saints n Winners
  • Score: 5

8:08pm Mon 28 Jul 14

lymicherry says...

Bournemouth are my team, but I have huge admiration and respect for what Southampton achieved last season and I find this player exodus quite bewildering. Saints fans are among the best in the country and you deserve better than this farce.
Bournemouth are my team, but I have huge admiration and respect for what Southampton achieved last season and I find this player exodus quite bewildering. Saints fans are among the best in the country and you deserve better than this farce. lymicherry
  • Score: 50

8:09pm Mon 28 Jul 14

saintand266 says...

Our club is being turned into a laughing stock , I can't see anything positive coming out of sms in the next couple of weeks.

My beloved club is being systematically raped and pillaged
Our club is being turned into a laughing stock , I can't see anything positive coming out of sms in the next couple of weeks. My beloved club is being systematically raped and pillaged saintand266
  • Score: 13

8:09pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saintade says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
TAKE LEGAL ACTION and DEMAND A REFUND ON YOUR SEASON TICKET.
COYR+WS
Anyone can get a refund until a ball is kicked, no need to take legal action...go on then - bet you don't.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: TAKE LEGAL ACTION and DEMAND A REFUND ON YOUR SEASON TICKET. COYR+WS[/p][/quote]Anyone can get a refund until a ball is kicked, no need to take legal action...go on then - bet you don't. Saintade
  • Score: 8

8:11pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Pookotron says...

How dare Tottenham go after our players. Have they no respect for Liverpool?
How dare Tottenham go after our players. Have they no respect for Liverpool? Pookotron
  • Score: 40

8:12pm Mon 28 Jul 14

footballfan123 says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.[/p][/quote]Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%. footballfan123
  • Score: 8

8:12pm Mon 28 Jul 14

redandy10 says...

DansAFCB wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
This is a nightmare!

A statement from Les telling us why we sold Chambers (for peanuts), followed by news that two more might be out of the door. How about a few more statements announcing new signings, or are we just a selling club?
Yep a selling club! Just sitting back laughing at you Saints, like you lot have done to us over the years..... The funny thing is next season we can truly sing "The south coast is ours, the south coast is ours f*** off SCUMHAMPTON the south coast is ours!
Perhaps we could be nice neighbours and LOAN you some development squad players??? What ya all reckon?
See the truth is you all think you are a bigger club than you actually are, well you're not and the proof is in the pudding. You are and will always be a selling club, and that starts with your owner.

FOR SALE: PALMER SNELL
FOOTBALL CLUB IN SOUTHAMPTON
£POA (Peanuts on application)
Lol. You're a Mickey Mouse club that is inconsequential, know your place! Not even the skates take you seriously. Of course we're a bigger club than you, which lower league club isn't?

We're Scooby and you're Scrappy, now go away!
[quote][p][bold]DansAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: This is a nightmare! A statement from Les telling us why we sold Chambers (for peanuts), followed by news that two more might be out of the door. How about a few more statements announcing new signings, or are we just a selling club?[/p][/quote]Yep a selling club! Just sitting back laughing at you Saints, like you lot have done to us over the years..... The funny thing is next season we can truly sing "The south coast is ours, the south coast is ours f*** off SCUMHAMPTON the south coast is ours! Perhaps we could be nice neighbours and LOAN you some development squad players??? What ya all reckon? See the truth is you all think you are a bigger club than you actually are, well you're not and the proof is in the pudding. You are and will always be a selling club, and that starts with your owner. FOR SALE: PALMER SNELL FOOTBALL CLUB IN SOUTHAMPTON £POA (Peanuts on application)[/p][/quote]Lol. You're a Mickey Mouse club that is inconsequential, know your place! Not even the skates take you seriously. Of course we're a bigger club than you, which lower league club isn't? We're Scooby and you're Scrappy, now go away! redandy10
  • Score: 7

8:14pm Mon 28 Jul 14

sparky130a says...

I can't even be bothered to comment at the moment. What's the bl00dy point..
I can't even be bothered to comment at the moment. What's the bl00dy point.. sparky130a
  • Score: 10

8:16pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saintade says...

u bunch of mugs wrote:
Time to take action after the Byern game and show Les Reed he's not welcome at Southamoton.
Don't go to the game...everyone protest outside...they clearly don't need the money.....
[quote][p][bold]u bunch of mugs[/bold] wrote: Time to take action after the Byern game and show Les Reed he's not welcome at Southamoton.[/p][/quote]Don't go to the game...everyone protest outside...they clearly don't need the money..... Saintade
  • Score: 9

8:16pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Bazultra says...

SwissToni wrote:
Just say no Les. It is time to make a stand and prove your words, that we are not a selling club.

Tell these jumped up players and the top 6 teams that nobody is going anywhere.
Too late mate they are as good as gone. REED OUT
[quote][p][bold]SwissToni[/bold] wrote: Just say no Les. It is time to make a stand and prove your words, that we are not a selling club. Tell these jumped up players and the top 6 teams that nobody is going anywhere.[/p][/quote]Too late mate they are as good as gone. REED OUT Bazultra
  • Score: 7

8:18pm Mon 28 Jul 14

TGodSFC says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Just seen Cortese and Wang coming out of St Mary's make of it what you will all makes sense now the club is going to be sold :)
Find this hard to believe
[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Just seen Cortese and Wang coming out of St Mary's make of it what you will all makes sense now the club is going to be sold :)[/p][/quote]Find this hard to believe TGodSFC
  • Score: 3

8:18pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saints n Winners says...

My bet is on JR going to Liverpool. Back near his roots and a lot of recent team mates. He will certainly fit in with the English youngsters at that club
My bet is on JR going to Liverpool. Back near his roots and a lot of recent team mates. He will certainly fit in with the English youngsters at that club Saints n Winners
  • Score: 3

8:18pm Mon 28 Jul 14

midsomernortonsaint says...

I cannot believe that these people have been so disrespectful of one mans dream .one word Markus
I cannot believe that these people have been so disrespectful of one mans dream .one word Markus midsomernortonsaint
  • Score: 7

8:19pm Mon 28 Jul 14

jls217 says...

http://www.espnfc.co
.uk/club/southampton
/376/blog/post/19638
62/who-is-to-blame-f
or-saints-situation?


Interesting article and film attached to the above.
http://www.espnfc.co .uk/club/southampton /376/blog/post/19638 62/who-is-to-blame-f or-saints-situation? Interesting article and film attached to the above. jls217
  • Score: 4

8:20pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Golden_Salamander says...

Graham, North of Watford wrote:
SussexSaint55 wrote:
Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.
Very logical, I agree with you.

I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books.

If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??
It could be that because Nicola bought the Club for £15m five years ago, if she sold with all the players at the end of last season for say £150m then there would be a lot of Capital Gains Tax (18%- 28%) to pay.

However if she sells all the players first for £100m and takes the money and then sells the rest of the Club for say £50m there is less Tax to pay on the sale.
[quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SussexSaint55[/bold] wrote: Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.[/p][/quote]Very logical, I agree with you. I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books. If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??[/p][/quote]It could be that because Nicola bought the Club for £15m five years ago, if she sold with all the players at the end of last season for say £150m then there would be a lot of Capital Gains Tax (18%- 28%) to pay. However if she sells all the players first for £100m and takes the money and then sells the rest of the Club for say £50m there is less Tax to pay on the sale. Golden_Salamander
  • Score: 5

8:22pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saints n Winners says...

TGodSFC wrote:
Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Just seen Cortese and Wang coming out of St Mary's make of it what you will all makes sense now the club is going to be sold :)
Find this hard to believe
Does that mean that Cortese may have got up a consortium up for 80-100millin or so???? Why would he be here otherwise
[quote][p][bold]TGodSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Just seen Cortese and Wang coming out of St Mary's make of it what you will all makes sense now the club is going to be sold :)[/p][/quote]Find this hard to believe[/p][/quote]Does that mean that Cortese may have got up a consortium up for 80-100millin or so???? Why would he be here otherwise Saints n Winners
  • Score: 3

8:26pm Mon 28 Jul 14

A36saint says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Just seen Cortese and Wang coming out of St Mary's make of it what you will all makes sense now the club is going to be sold :)
If only. That will at least put a end to all this sh:t...
[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Just seen Cortese and Wang coming out of St Mary's make of it what you will all makes sense now the club is going to be sold :)[/p][/quote]If only. That will at least put a end to all this sh:t... A36saint
  • Score: 3

8:26pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Confucious says...

The good thing is that at last we're running out of shelf stock. J Rod is in the damaged goods warehouse, but from the sound of it the club will still get an "as new" price.

We can breathe easy once the "Everything must go - last two days" banner goes up.
The good thing is that at last we're running out of shelf stock. J Rod is in the damaged goods warehouse, but from the sound of it the club will still get an "as new" price. We can breathe easy once the "Everything must go - last two days" banner goes up. Confucious
  • Score: 10

8:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

footballfan123 wrote:
Graham, North of Watford wrote:
SussexSaint55 wrote:
Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.
Very logical, I agree with you.

I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books.

If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??
She can take the money from the player sales with her. It's her money as she owns the club. She can sell the club for say 60 million and take the 100 million pound player sales money with her too. She might as well before she sells
she will hang on for the sky dosh ,then sell .
[quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SussexSaint55[/bold] wrote: Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.[/p][/quote]Very logical, I agree with you. I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books. If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??[/p][/quote]She can take the money from the player sales with her. It's her money as she owns the club. She can sell the club for say 60 million and take the 100 million pound player sales money with her too. She might as well before she sells[/p][/quote]she will hang on for the sky dosh ,then sell . SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 2

8:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Confucious says...

Confucious wrote:
The good thing is that at last we're running out of shelf stock. J Rod is in the damaged goods warehouse, but from the sound of it the club will still get an "as new" price.

We can breathe easy once the "Everything must go - last two days" banner goes up.
Disgracefully cynical comment. You should be ashamed of yourself.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: The good thing is that at last we're running out of shelf stock. J Rod is in the damaged goods warehouse, but from the sound of it the club will still get an "as new" price. We can breathe easy once the "Everything must go - last two days" banner goes up.[/p][/quote]Disgracefully cynical comment. You should be ashamed of yourself. Confucious
  • Score: 1

8:28pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Confucious says...

Confucious wrote:
Confucious wrote:
The good thing is that at last we're running out of shelf stock. J Rod is in the damaged goods warehouse, but from the sound of it the club will still get an "as new" price.

We can breathe easy once the "Everything must go - last two days" banner goes up.
Disgracefully cynical comment. You should be ashamed of yourself.
He was spot on if you ask me mate.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: The good thing is that at last we're running out of shelf stock. J Rod is in the damaged goods warehouse, but from the sound of it the club will still get an "as new" price. We can breathe easy once the "Everything must go - last two days" banner goes up.[/p][/quote]Disgracefully cynical comment. You should be ashamed of yourself.[/p][/quote]He was spot on if you ask me mate. Confucious
  • Score: 18

8:28pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Folkestone Saint says...

I do think that NO Saints fan should buy an away ticket for divingpool, the way they unrested OUR players before even putting a bid in is so underhand, I am disgusted by the whole affair, I do not have a season ticket to return, but the only premier league matches I will attend unless the lies stop is at Dover, in the confrence premier league.
I do think that NO Saints fan should buy an away ticket for divingpool, the way they unrested OUR players before even putting a bid in is so underhand, I am disgusted by the whole affair, I do not have a season ticket to return, but the only premier league matches I will attend unless the lies stop is at Dover, in the confrence premier league. Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 6

8:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Confucious says...

Confucious wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Confucious wrote:
The good thing is that at last we're running out of shelf stock. J Rod is in the damaged goods warehouse, but from the sound of it the club will still get an "as new" price.

We can breathe easy once the "Everything must go - last two days" banner goes up.
Disgracefully cynical comment. You should be ashamed of yourself.
He was spot on if you ask me mate.
You three are driving me nuts - belt up!
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: The good thing is that at last we're running out of shelf stock. J Rod is in the damaged goods warehouse, but from the sound of it the club will still get an "as new" price. We can breathe easy once the "Everything must go - last two days" banner goes up.[/p][/quote]Disgracefully cynical comment. You should be ashamed of yourself.[/p][/quote]He was spot on if you ask me mate.[/p][/quote]You three are driving me nuts - belt up! Confucious
  • Score: 10

8:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Glenn Cockerill says...

I give up! The boards a fcuking joke! Fcuk off Les!
I give up! The boards a fcuking joke! Fcuk off Les! Glenn Cockerill
  • Score: 7

8:30pm Mon 28 Jul 14

joetheman says...

new saints anthem, youll never walk alone we will all go together ,, i believe you can be fined and points deducted if you field a weaken team. whats the punishment for not being able to field a full side, oh when the saints go marching out oh when the saints go marching out
new saints anthem, youll never walk alone we will all go together ,, i believe you can be fined and points deducted if you field a weaken team. whats the punishment for not being able to field a full side, oh when the saints go marching out oh when the saints go marching out joetheman
  • Score: 6

8:30pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Bazultra says...

andysaint wrote:
Do we really think its all Les Reeds fault?
He's obviously being told what to do - 'excuse me Miss but spurs want...Liverpool want....' Sell em Les get what u can !!!

Its so obvious - the club is being asset stripped - theres a buyer waiting and Koeman knows it too.
There is no other logical explanation - and for those who say selling the players reduces the value of the club - well it doesn't reduce it by as much as the player sales.
Im hoping the sale goes through pdq and we can save our season.
At last your seeing sense Andy
[quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: Do we really think its all Les Reeds fault? He's obviously being told what to do - 'excuse me Miss but spurs want...Liverpool want....' Sell em Les get what u can !!! Its so obvious - the club is being asset stripped - theres a buyer waiting and Koeman knows it too. There is no other logical explanation - and for those who say selling the players reduces the value of the club - well it doesn't reduce it by as much as the player sales. Im hoping the sale goes through pdq and we can save our season.[/p][/quote]At last your seeing sense Andy Bazultra
  • Score: 5

8:31pm Mon 28 Jul 14

JamesSS7 says...

With BetVictor Ronald Koeman is now second favourite after Sam Allardyce to be the first manager to leave or be sacked this season. You could not blame him if walked away after all this.

In the relegation odds we are now expected to finish 15th. This may get worse if this story proves to be true.
With BetVictor Ronald Koeman is now second favourite after Sam Allardyce to be the first manager to leave or be sacked this season. You could not blame him if walked away after all this. In the relegation odds we are now expected to finish 15th. This may get worse if this story proves to be true. JamesSS7
  • Score: 6

8:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Saintade wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
TAKE LEGAL ACTION and DEMAND A REFUND ON YOUR SEASON TICKET.
COYR+WS
Anyone can get a refund until a ball is kicked, no need to take legal action...go on then - bet you don't.
I will be in contact with the Ticket Office tomorrow - you may have underestimated how ANGRY Saints Fans have become with the blatant Fire Sale of Players. COYR+WS
[quote][p][bold]Saintade[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: TAKE LEGAL ACTION and DEMAND A REFUND ON YOUR SEASON TICKET. COYR+WS[/p][/quote]Anyone can get a refund until a ball is kicked, no need to take legal action...go on then - bet you don't.[/p][/quote]I will be in contact with the Ticket Office tomorrow - you may have underestimated how ANGRY Saints Fans have become with the blatant Fire Sale of Players. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 6

8:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Red White and Orange says...

Loyalty, togetherness and continuity were the foundations of Saints rise through and up the leagues. One decent season and some staggering boardroom mismanagement and it's all gone at a stroke. However much is spent now, the driving force behind this team is history and we are in deep deep sh1t. Expect two months of the team struggling to play together, confidence reduced to zero (the first sign of relegation candidacy) panic setting in, Koeman jumping ship, Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal again, Chelsea again, Man Utd again late Nov to Mid Jan, any player with any remaining self respect sold and relegation with a record points tally. And I'm an optimist by nature. Roll on 2015/6.
Loyalty, togetherness and continuity were the foundations of Saints rise through and up the leagues. One decent season and some staggering boardroom mismanagement and it's all gone at a stroke. However much is spent now, the driving force behind this team is history and we are in deep deep sh1t. Expect two months of the team struggling to play together, confidence reduced to zero (the first sign of relegation candidacy) panic setting in, Koeman jumping ship, Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal again, Chelsea again, Man Utd again late Nov to Mid Jan, any player with any remaining self respect sold and relegation with a record points tally. And I'm an optimist by nature. Roll on 2015/6. Red White and Orange
  • Score: 3

8:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

NAS123 says...

When I buy a ticket for a show or performance I expect to see the stars I was wanting to see. I bought a season ticket on this pretext . Looks like I will only be seeing them once playing against us! thoroughly diallusioned.
When I buy a ticket for a show or performance I expect to see the stars I was wanting to see. I bought a season ticket on this pretext . Looks like I will only be seeing them once playing against us! thoroughly diallusioned. NAS123
  • Score: 2

8:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Frankie Bennett says...

Do we think RK will resign? This is getting a little beyond a joke. I have watched from afar but finally feel the need to post - You cannot replace 11 players in two weeks. Look what happened to QPR when they did this. Help, somebody help!
Do we think RK will resign? This is getting a little beyond a joke. I have watched from afar but finally feel the need to post - You cannot replace 11 players in two weeks. Look what happened to QPR when they did this. Help, somebody help! Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 11

8:35pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Bazultra says...

Bazultra wrote:
andysaint wrote:
Do we really think its all Les Reeds fault?
He's obviously being told what to do - 'excuse me Miss but spurs want...Liverpool want....' Sell em Les get what u can !!!

Its so obvious - the club is being asset stripped - theres a buyer waiting and Koeman knows it too.
There is no other logical explanation - and for those who say selling the players reduces the value of the club - well it doesn't reduce it by as much as the player sales.
Im hoping the sale goes through pdq and we can save our season.
At last your seeing sense Andy
Ive made up my mind already. I think I will be having a nice holiday next year in the Carribean. I certainly wont be wasting anymore money on this shower of sh##%. Shame on you Katherina go back to Switzland and take your dirty money with you. Biatch
[quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: Do we really think its all Les Reeds fault? He's obviously being told what to do - 'excuse me Miss but spurs want...Liverpool want....' Sell em Les get what u can !!! Its so obvious - the club is being asset stripped - theres a buyer waiting and Koeman knows it too. There is no other logical explanation - and for those who say selling the players reduces the value of the club - well it doesn't reduce it by as much as the player sales. Im hoping the sale goes through pdq and we can save our season.[/p][/quote]At last your seeing sense Andy[/p][/quote]Ive made up my mind already. I think I will be having a nice holiday next year in the Carribean. I certainly wont be wasting anymore money on this shower of sh##%. Shame on you Katherina go back to Switzland and take your dirty money with you. Biatch Bazultra
  • Score: 5

8:36pm Mon 28 Jul 14

milton road says...

Van Dijk unlikely to be allowed to leave for Saints as Burnley move to buy the other centre back Ambrose, Celtic are unlikely to let both centre backs go, Glasgow times latest.
So much for No Fire sale.
So much for keeping the squad together.
Nothing but mis information all the way down the line.
Van Dijk unlikely to be allowed to leave for Saints as Burnley move to buy the other centre back Ambrose, Celtic are unlikely to let both centre backs go, Glasgow times latest. So much for No Fire sale. So much for keeping the squad together. Nothing but mis information all the way down the line. milton road
  • Score: 4

8:36pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Folkestone Saint says...

I'm already expecting bids for Pelle and Tadic to come in from brenda, or anybody for that matter
I'm already expecting bids for Pelle and Tadic to come in from brenda, or anybody for that matter Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 7

8:38pm Mon 28 Jul 14

NAS123 says...

When I buy a ticket for a show or performance I expect to see the stars I wanted to see. I bought my season ticket on this pretext and now it looks as if I will only see them once, AGAINST US. Been through thick and thin with Saints, I will always support them but I feel totally disillusioned now. Very sad.
When I buy a ticket for a show or performance I expect to see the stars I wanted to see. I bought my season ticket on this pretext and now it looks as if I will only see them once, AGAINST US. Been through thick and thin with Saints, I will always support them but I feel totally disillusioned now. Very sad. NAS123
  • Score: 8

8:39pm Mon 28 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

footballfan123 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.
so why did fans renew ?
[quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.[/p][/quote]Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.[/p][/quote]so why did fans renew ? steekeemcglue
  • Score: 3

8:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

A36saint says...

DansAFCB wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
This is a nightmare!

A statement from Les telling us why we sold Chambers (for peanuts), followed by news that two more might be out of the door. How about a few more statements announcing new signings, or are we just a selling club?
Yep a selling club! Just sitting back laughing at you Saints, like you lot have done to us over the years..... The funny thing is next season we can truly sing "The south coast is ours, the south coast is ours f*** off SCUMHAMPTON the south coast is ours!
Perhaps we could be nice neighbours and LOAN you some development squad players??? What ya all reckon?
See the truth is you all think you are a bigger club than you actually are, well you're not and the proof is in the pudding. You are and will always be a selling club, and that starts with your owner.

FOR SALE: PALMER SNELL
FOOTBALL CLUB IN SOUTHAMPTON
£POA (Peanuts on application)
I reckon your a complete tw@t mate and the funniest thing is you will never ever be watching your team in the prem. your always be the little brother down the road so off you toddle back to your lovely little club. Lol.
[quote][p][bold]DansAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: This is a nightmare! A statement from Les telling us why we sold Chambers (for peanuts), followed by news that two more might be out of the door. How about a few more statements announcing new signings, or are we just a selling club?[/p][/quote]Yep a selling club! Just sitting back laughing at you Saints, like you lot have done to us over the years..... The funny thing is next season we can truly sing "The south coast is ours, the south coast is ours f*** off SCUMHAMPTON the south coast is ours! Perhaps we could be nice neighbours and LOAN you some development squad players??? What ya all reckon? See the truth is you all think you are a bigger club than you actually are, well you're not and the proof is in the pudding. You are and will always be a selling club, and that starts with your owner. FOR SALE: PALMER SNELL FOOTBALL CLUB IN SOUTHAMPTON £POA (Peanuts on application)[/p][/quote]I reckon your a complete tw@t mate and the funniest thing is you will never ever be watching your team in the prem. your always be the little brother down the road so off you toddle back to your lovely little club. Lol. A36saint
  • Score: 4

8:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Saintade wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
TAKE LEGAL ACTION and DEMAND A REFUND ON YOUR SEASON TICKET.
COYR+WS
Anyone can get a refund until a ball is kicked, no need to take legal action...go on then - bet you don't.
You cannot just get a Refund - without a very good reason and there are conditions .... leaving the country - medical - or person is deceased.

LEGAL ADVICE REQUIRED as the Club are very keen to keep your money.

As previously posted by another Poster - THAT IS WHY Season Tickets were up for sale so early - to secure numbers before the EXODUS of all our FAVOURITES AND TOP PLAYERS.

Put KELVIN HOOVER or GAZZA on the back of your shirts to guarantee a Player that will be here at least until the next transfer window in the Relegation and we have no Manager. COYR+WS
[quote][p][bold]Saintade[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: TAKE LEGAL ACTION and DEMAND A REFUND ON YOUR SEASON TICKET. COYR+WS[/p][/quote]Anyone can get a refund until a ball is kicked, no need to take legal action...go on then - bet you don't.[/p][/quote]You cannot just get a Refund - without a very good reason and there are conditions .... leaving the country - medical - or person is deceased. LEGAL ADVICE REQUIRED as the Club are very keen to keep your money. As previously posted by another Poster - THAT IS WHY Season Tickets were up for sale so early - to secure numbers before the EXODUS of all our FAVOURITES AND TOP PLAYERS. Put KELVIN HOOVER or GAZZA on the back of your shirts to guarantee a Player that will be here at least until the next transfer window in the Relegation and we have no Manager. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 0

8:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

Les Reed already said anybody who wants to leave will, he said it a few hours ago when he sold Chambers, he wanted to leave so we sold him. I'm pretty sure Schneiderlin and J Rod must have told the club they want to leave by now, why would 2 great players accept what has happened. They both have the potential to play at the top so why stay with us now, you can't blame them for wanting to go. Might as well give up telling Les 'no more' he said, if they show a desire to leave then they're off, Clyne will probably want a move too afterwards. Pessimistic I know, but it's the truth and even if we do buy 5 more players, how well do you expect those players to play together in the first season. Our squad was too small last season so realistically we need 8 players (I'm sure 4 or 5 will be from the under 21's and 18's, players that weren't good enough last year, thus the reason for needing to improve the squad. I mean you all slag off Guly, he definitely wasn't good enough but he did always tend to get a start over all these young attackers being talked about bar Gallagher.
Les Reed already said anybody who wants to leave will, he said it a few hours ago when he sold Chambers, he wanted to leave so we sold him. I'm pretty sure Schneiderlin and J Rod must have told the club they want to leave by now, why would 2 great players accept what has happened. They both have the potential to play at the top so why stay with us now, you can't blame them for wanting to go. Might as well give up telling Les 'no more' he said, if they show a desire to leave then they're off, Clyne will probably want a move too afterwards. Pessimistic I know, but it's the truth and even if we do buy 5 more players, how well do you expect those players to play together in the first season. Our squad was too small last season so realistically we need 8 players (I'm sure 4 or 5 will be from the under 21's and 18's, players that weren't good enough last year, thus the reason for needing to improve the squad. I mean you all slag off Guly, he definitely wasn't good enough but he did always tend to get a start over all these young attackers being talked about bar Gallagher. Gormzzz
  • Score: 5

8:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

footballfan123 says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.
so why did fans renew ?
because they had to renew before they knew that players would be sold. No one thought that 7 top players would be sold when they renewed especially as season ticket prices went up!
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.[/p][/quote]Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.[/p][/quote]so why did fans renew ?[/p][/quote]because they had to renew before they knew that players would be sold. No one thought that 7 top players would be sold when they renewed especially as season ticket prices went up! footballfan123
  • Score: 4

8:43pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saints n Winners says...

SNUGGLES 78 wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
Graham, North of Watford wrote:
SussexSaint55 wrote:
Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.
Very logical, I agree with you.

I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books.

If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??
She can take the money from the player sales with her. It's her money as she owns the club. She can sell the club for say 60 million and take the 100 million pound player sales money with her too. She might as well before she sells
she will hang on for the sky dosh ,then sell .
When Is that paid out?
[quote][p][bold]SNUGGLES 78[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SussexSaint55[/bold] wrote: Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.[/p][/quote]Very logical, I agree with you. I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books. If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??[/p][/quote]She can take the money from the player sales with her. It's her money as she owns the club. She can sell the club for say 60 million and take the 100 million pound player sales money with her too. She might as well before she sells[/p][/quote]she will hang on for the sky dosh ,then sell .[/p][/quote]When Is that paid out? Saints n Winners
  • Score: 1

8:43pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Soulrebel One says...

I'll give it to the end of this week, If we haven't made 4 quality signing by Sunday then I think we all know which direction Saints will be heading.
I'll give it to the end of this week, If we haven't made 4 quality signing by Sunday then I think we all know which direction Saints will be heading. Soulrebel One
  • Score: 4

8:47pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.
so why did fans renew ?
I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.[/p][/quote]Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.[/p][/quote]so why did fans renew ?[/p][/quote]I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 17

8:47pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saints n Winners says...

Dorssaints wrote:
Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?
Quality. Koeman should be here or at least a year
[quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?[/p][/quote]Quality. Koeman should be here or at least a year Saints n Winners
  • Score: 3

8:47pm Mon 28 Jul 14

TEqH 83 says...

Only hope they put some of the dosh into expanding the stadium as long term that's how we can grow as a club. It's been a horrific reality check since Xmas, sickening to see our heros running away to make a pretty penny. Us fans are bruised but we will celebrate goals, clearances off the line and finger tip saves while we find new heroes next season. F**k the powers that be and every last departing player, they are not deserving of our time and energy. Koeman and the boys on the field need our support. And lastly, raise a glass to every player who started and ended their careers at Southampton. Le Tiss, Benali, Doddsy you are the true Saints. A class apart.
Only hope they put some of the dosh into expanding the stadium as long term that's how we can grow as a club. It's been a horrific reality check since Xmas, sickening to see our heros running away to make a pretty penny. Us fans are bruised but we will celebrate goals, clearances off the line and finger tip saves while we find new heroes next season. F**k the powers that be and every last departing player, they are not deserving of our time and energy. Koeman and the boys on the field need our support. And lastly, raise a glass to every player who started and ended their careers at Southampton. Le Tiss, Benali, Doddsy you are the true Saints. A class apart. TEqH 83
  • Score: 9

8:48pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Jimmy Squall says...

Southampton Football Club slowly reveal their new kit for the coming season. It's an asset strip of red and white
Southampton Football Club slowly reveal their new kit for the coming season. It's an asset strip of red and white Jimmy Squall
  • Score: 3

8:49pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Frankie Bennett says...

Gormzzz wrote:
Les Reed already said anybody who wants to leave will, he said it a few hours ago when he sold Chambers, he wanted to leave so we sold him. I'm pretty sure Schneiderlin and J Rod must have told the club they want to leave by now, why would 2 great players accept what has happened. They both have the potential to play at the top so why stay with us now, you can't blame them for wanting to go. Might as well give up telling Les 'no more' he said, if they show a desire to leave then they're off, Clyne will probably want a move too afterwards. Pessimistic I know, but it's the truth and even if we do buy 5 more players, how well do you expect those players to play together in the first season. Our squad was too small last season so realistically we need 8 players (I'm sure 4 or 5 will be from the under 21's and 18's, players that weren't good enough last year, thus the reason for needing to improve the squad. I mean you all slag off Guly, he definitely wasn't good enough but he did always tend to get a start over all these young attackers being talked about bar Gallagher.
I am looking forward to the next DE headline:

'Katharina to sell club blaming lack of ambition'

;o)
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: Les Reed already said anybody who wants to leave will, he said it a few hours ago when he sold Chambers, he wanted to leave so we sold him. I'm pretty sure Schneiderlin and J Rod must have told the club they want to leave by now, why would 2 great players accept what has happened. They both have the potential to play at the top so why stay with us now, you can't blame them for wanting to go. Might as well give up telling Les 'no more' he said, if they show a desire to leave then they're off, Clyne will probably want a move too afterwards. Pessimistic I know, but it's the truth and even if we do buy 5 more players, how well do you expect those players to play together in the first season. Our squad was too small last season so realistically we need 8 players (I'm sure 4 or 5 will be from the under 21's and 18's, players that weren't good enough last year, thus the reason for needing to improve the squad. I mean you all slag off Guly, he definitely wasn't good enough but he did always tend to get a start over all these young attackers being talked about bar Gallagher.[/p][/quote]I am looking forward to the next DE headline: 'Katharina to sell club blaming lack of ambition' ;o) Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 3

8:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

vidman says...

The new five year plan is to in the Conference league playing nobody over18.
The new five year plan is to in the Conference league playing nobody over18. vidman
  • Score: -2

8:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.
so why did fans renew ?
I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.
Being a "saints" fan then... is that a fan of the team, the club, the stadium ? what is it you are a fan of ? I am a fan of Ford Mustangs ... I know what they look like.....
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.[/p][/quote]Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.[/p][/quote]so why did fans renew ?[/p][/quote]I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.[/p][/quote]Being a "saints" fan then... is that a fan of the team, the club, the stadium ? what is it you are a fan of ? I am a fan of Ford Mustangs ... I know what they look like..... steekeemcglue
  • Score: -4

8:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Jimmy Squall wrote:
Southampton Football Club slowly reveal their new kit for the coming season. It's an asset strip of red and white
Very droll, can hardly hold my water.
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy Squall[/bold] wrote: Southampton Football Club slowly reveal their new kit for the coming season. It's an asset strip of red and white[/p][/quote]Very droll, can hardly hold my water. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

8:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Frankie Bennett says...

I am looking forward to the next DE headline:

'Katharina to sell club blaming lack of ambition'

;o)
I am looking forward to the next DE headline: 'Katharina to sell club blaming lack of ambition' ;o) Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 1

8:51pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.
so why did fans renew ?
I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.
I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.[/p][/quote]Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.[/p][/quote]so why did fans renew ?[/p][/quote]I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.[/p][/quote]I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price. Gormzzz
  • Score: 4

8:52pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Bazultra says...

I said it before and I will say it again. Cortese was the one who had the drive, vision and ambition that took our beloved club to new heights and he would of taken us further had KL didnt sell any players. The first thing Cortese said when he resigned was no player would be sold if he was still chairman. He basically told us exactly what was about to happen. Dont be naive fellow Saints. Some of you have short memories if you dont remember Corteses half hour interview on the BBC. He said we was going to be like the next Barca with a good number of home grown players in the team. He was on a mission. Then Katherina turned up and said she wanted more control. Bang shows over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!@
I said it before and I will say it again. Cortese was the one who had the drive, vision and ambition that took our beloved club to new heights and he would of taken us further had KL didnt sell any players. The first thing Cortese said when he resigned was no player would be sold if he was still chairman. He basically told us exactly what was about to happen. Dont be naive fellow Saints. Some of you have short memories if you dont remember Corteses half hour interview on the BBC. He said we was going to be like the next Barca with a good number of home grown players in the team. He was on a mission. Then Katherina turned up and said she wanted more control. Bang shows over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!@ Bazultra
  • Score: 12

8:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

up saints says...

Soulrebel One wrote:
I'll give it to the end of this week, If we haven't made 4 quality signing by Sunday then I think we all know which direction Saints will be heading.
more chance of 4 more out the door
[quote][p][bold]Soulrebel One[/bold] wrote: I'll give it to the end of this week, If we haven't made 4 quality signing by Sunday then I think we all know which direction Saints will be heading.[/p][/quote]more chance of 4 more out the door up saints
  • Score: 6

8:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

saintlysoul says...

Just heard Harry Read is off to Doncaster Belles and James Ward-Prowse is off to Grimsby Ladies!
Just heard Harry Read is off to Doncaster Belles and James Ward-Prowse is off to Grimsby Ladies! saintlysoul
  • Score: 5

8:55pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Frankie Bennett says...

Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.
so why did fans renew ?
I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.
I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.
I think she might be selling to ensure she gets the cash first. It is a bit of a gamble to sell with a prospective buyers view of what your squad 'might' be worth. If they sell the players she can accept or deny bids and then sell off the infrastructure at say, 100 million. A potential buyer might not have valued Luke Shaw at 27 million within the squad if you see what I mean?
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.[/p][/quote]Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.[/p][/quote]so why did fans renew ?[/p][/quote]I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.[/p][/quote]I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.[/p][/quote]I think she might be selling to ensure she gets the cash first. It is a bit of a gamble to sell with a prospective buyers view of what your squad 'might' be worth. If they sell the players she can accept or deny bids and then sell off the infrastructure at say, 100 million. A potential buyer might not have valued Luke Shaw at 27 million within the squad if you see what I mean? Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 3

8:55pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.
I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win. Gormzzz
  • Score: -2

8:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Invidia says...

So what's the odds of the other 6 first team players going to let our Les complete his master plan.
So what's the odds of the other 6 first team players going to let our Les complete his master plan. Invidia
  • Score: 3

8:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Agent Arry says...

Lmao....gonna be a fun season for you..on another note..

BREAKING NEWS : Southampton announce they will face Blackpool in a 5-a-side friendly this weekend.
Lmao....gonna be a fun season for you..on another note.. BREAKING NEWS : Southampton announce they will face Blackpool in a 5-a-side friendly this weekend. Agent Arry
  • Score: 5

8:57pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

Frankie Bennett wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.
so why did fans renew ?
I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.
I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.
I think she might be selling to ensure she gets the cash first. It is a bit of a gamble to sell with a prospective buyers view of what your squad 'might' be worth. If they sell the players she can accept or deny bids and then sell off the infrastructure at say, 100 million. A potential buyer might not have valued Luke Shaw at 27 million within the squad if you see what I mean?
Ah I understand, I hadn't seen it from that perspective. If she actually did that then she really would have ruined everything her dad has done. I understand she wants to re-couperate some costs but she really has ripped the clubs heart out.
[quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.[/p][/quote]Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.[/p][/quote]so why did fans renew ?[/p][/quote]I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.[/p][/quote]I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.[/p][/quote]I think she might be selling to ensure she gets the cash first. It is a bit of a gamble to sell with a prospective buyers view of what your squad 'might' be worth. If they sell the players she can accept or deny bids and then sell off the infrastructure at say, 100 million. A potential buyer might not have valued Luke Shaw at 27 million within the squad if you see what I mean?[/p][/quote]Ah I understand, I hadn't seen it from that perspective. If she actually did that then she really would have ruined everything her dad has done. I understand she wants to re-couperate some costs but she really has ripped the clubs heart out. Gormzzz
  • Score: 2

8:57pm Mon 28 Jul 14

olddellsaint says...

"CAN SOMRBODY AT ST MARYS PLEASE TELL US WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON"

We have been told lie after lie about sales of our best players, we only have 2 unproven (IMO) prem players to replace the whole of the first team players from last season, and tobe told that we will buy better players that has been sold; all we get is rumors about buys.

I am totally F****** P***** off with the board.

Rant over.
"CAN SOMRBODY AT ST MARYS PLEASE TELL US WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON" We have been told lie after lie about sales of our best players, we only have 2 unproven (IMO) prem players to replace the whole of the first team players from last season, and tobe told that we will buy better players that has been sold; all we get is rumors about buys. I am totally F****** P***** off with the board. Rant over. olddellsaint
  • Score: 3

8:58pm Mon 28 Jul 14

up saints says...

Bazultra wrote:
I said it before and I will say it again. Cortese was the one who had the drive, vision and ambition that took our beloved club to new heights and he would of taken us further had KL didnt sell any players. The first thing Cortese said when he resigned was no player would be sold if he was still chairman. He basically told us exactly what was about to happen. Dont be naive fellow Saints. Some of you have short memories if you dont remember Corteses half hour interview on the BBC. He said we was going to be like the next Barca with a good number of home grown players in the team. He was on a mission. Then Katherina turned up and said she wanted more control. Bang shows over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!@
yep i remember that well we could of been a top 3 club with 7 home grown players that dream is now over.
[quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I said it before and I will say it again. Cortese was the one who had the drive, vision and ambition that took our beloved club to new heights and he would of taken us further had KL didnt sell any players. The first thing Cortese said when he resigned was no player would be sold if he was still chairman. He basically told us exactly what was about to happen. Dont be naive fellow Saints. Some of you have short memories if you dont remember Corteses half hour interview on the BBC. He said we was going to be like the next Barca with a good number of home grown players in the team. He was on a mission. Then Katherina turned up and said she wanted more control. Bang shows over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!@[/p][/quote]yep i remember that well we could of been a top 3 club with 7 home grown players that dream is now over. up saints
  • Score: 3

8:59pm Mon 28 Jul 14

A36saint says...

Bazultra wrote:
I said it before and I will say it again. Cortese was the one who had the drive, vision and ambition that took our beloved club to new heights and he would of taken us further had KL didnt sell any players. The first thing Cortese said when he resigned was no player would be sold if he was still chairman. He basically told us exactly what was about to happen. Dont be naive fellow Saints. Some of you have short memories if you dont remember Corteses half hour interview on the BBC. He said we was going to be like the next Barca with a good number of home grown players in the team. He was on a mission. Then Katherina turned up and said she wanted more control. Bang shows over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!@
I really want to disagree with you and defend our owner but things don't look good. I just hope if she is going to sell its quick so we can start the rebuild. So gutted.
[quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: I said it before and I will say it again. Cortese was the one who had the drive, vision and ambition that took our beloved club to new heights and he would of taken us further had KL didnt sell any players. The first thing Cortese said when he resigned was no player would be sold if he was still chairman. He basically told us exactly what was about to happen. Dont be naive fellow Saints. Some of you have short memories if you dont remember Corteses half hour interview on the BBC. He said we was going to be like the next Barca with a good number of home grown players in the team. He was on a mission. Then Katherina turned up and said she wanted more control. Bang shows over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!@[/p][/quote]I really want to disagree with you and defend our owner but things don't look good. I just hope if she is going to sell its quick so we can start the rebuild. So gutted. A36saint
  • Score: 7

8:59pm Mon 28 Jul 14

This is Southampton and we are the Saints says...

Dorssaints wrote:
Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?
they print this on the shirt ? Or maybe £
[quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?[/p][/quote]they print this on the shirt ? Or maybe £ This is Southampton and we are the Saints
  • Score: -5

9:00pm Mon 28 Jul 14

echo1948 says...

mickey01 wrote:
This is what you get for having a non football board its bad bad bad despite the so called fan from overseas trying to put it on the bright side it aint looking good and i would be surprised if we stay up next season
We only need Clive Woodward back for a complete set of " I don,t know anything about football" brigade.
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: This is what you get for having a non football board its bad bad bad despite the so called fan from overseas trying to put it on the bright side it aint looking good and i would be surprised if we stay up next season[/p][/quote]We only need Clive Woodward back for a complete set of " I don,t know anything about football" brigade. echo1948
  • Score: 2

9:01pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.
so why did fans renew ?
I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.
Being a "saints" fan then... is that a fan of the team, the club, the stadium ? what is it you are a fan of ? I am a fan of Ford Mustangs ... I know what they look like.....
No, you know the Southampton Football Club (The Saints) established in 1885, won the FA Cup in 1976, nearly destroyed in July 2009 and struggling to live in 2014, you know the one, used to be at The Dell, now at St. Marys but you can't be a fan of a Stadium as such, just what goes on inside.
I prefer Gordon Keeble cars and David Brown tractors, what has that got to do with anything?

If you look around, you will find there are a lot of others like me, I am not unique.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.[/p][/quote]Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.[/p][/quote]so why did fans renew ?[/p][/quote]I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.[/p][/quote]Being a "saints" fan then... is that a fan of the team, the club, the stadium ? what is it you are a fan of ? I am a fan of Ford Mustangs ... I know what they look like.....[/p][/quote]No, you know the Southampton Football Club (The Saints) established in 1885, won the FA Cup in 1976, nearly destroyed in July 2009 and struggling to live in 2014, you know the one, used to be at The Dell, now at St. Marys but you can't be a fan of a Stadium as such, just what goes on inside. I prefer Gordon Keeble cars and David Brown tractors, what has that got to do with anything? If you look around, you will find there are a lot of others like me, I am not unique. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

9:02pm Mon 28 Jul 14

up saints says...

iam right **** off i need a beer
iam right **** off i need a beer up saints
  • Score: 3

9:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Gormzzz wrote:
I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.
After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.[/p][/quote]After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

9:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

echo1948 says...

Saints n Winners wrote:
Dorssaints wrote:
Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?
Quality. Koeman should be here or at least a year
Go for "Sheba" the office cat.................
.......Too late she,s been sold to Skiverpool!
[quote][p][bold]Saints n Winners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?[/p][/quote]Quality. Koeman should be here or at least a year[/p][/quote]Go for "Sheba" the office cat................. .......Too late she,s been sold to Skiverpool! echo1948
  • Score: 0

9:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

Saints n Winners wrote:
SNUGGLES 78 wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
Graham, North of Watford wrote:
SussexSaint55 wrote:
Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.
Very logical, I agree with you.

I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books.

If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??
She can take the money from the player sales with her. It's her money as she owns the club. She can sell the club for say 60 million and take the 100 million pound player sales money with her too. She might as well before she sells
she will hang on for the sky dosh ,then sell .
When Is that paid out?
January ,far as i know .
[quote][p][bold]Saints n Winners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SNUGGLES 78[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SussexSaint55[/bold] wrote: Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.[/p][/quote]Very logical, I agree with you. I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books. If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??[/p][/quote]She can take the money from the player sales with her. It's her money as she owns the club. She can sell the club for say 60 million and take the 100 million pound player sales money with her too. She might as well before she sells[/p][/quote]she will hang on for the sky dosh ,then sell .[/p][/quote]When Is that paid out?[/p][/quote]January ,far as i know . SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 5

9:06pm Mon 28 Jul 14

seany1966 says...

Any chance of some positive news....
Any chance of some positive news.... seany1966
  • Score: 4

9:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.
After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.
I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.[/p][/quote]After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.[/p][/quote]I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell? Gormzzz
  • Score: 5

9:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

up saints wrote:
iam right **** off i need a beer
Short term solution but cheers, enjoy it while you can.
[quote][p][bold]up saints[/bold] wrote: iam right **** off i need a beer[/p][/quote]Short term solution but cheers, enjoy it while you can. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

9:08pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SaintJD says...

Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.
Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go. SaintJD
  • Score: 3

9:09pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

echo1948 wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
This is what you get for having a non football board its bad bad bad despite the so called fan from overseas trying to put it on the bright side it aint looking good and i would be surprised if we stay up next season
We only need Clive Woodward back for a complete set of " I don,t know anything about football" brigade.
Branfoot and Lowe will complete the FULL SUIT
[quote][p][bold]echo1948[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: This is what you get for having a non football board its bad bad bad despite the so called fan from overseas trying to put it on the bright side it aint looking good and i would be surprised if we stay up next season[/p][/quote]We only need Clive Woodward back for a complete set of " I don,t know anything about football" brigade.[/p][/quote]Branfoot and Lowe will complete the FULL SUIT SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 1

9:10pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

SaintJD wrote:
Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.
They hate it when 'the neggies' are right. There all a bunch of idiots who know nothing about football, they support Southampton but though Cortese was a centre back.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.[/p][/quote]They hate it when 'the neggies' are right. There all a bunch of idiots who know nothing about football, they support Southampton but though Cortese was a centre back. Gormzzz
  • Score: -5

9:10pm Mon 28 Jul 14

echo1948 says...

Red White and Orange wrote:
Loyalty, togetherness and continuity were the foundations of Saints rise through and up the leagues. One decent season and some staggering boardroom mismanagement and it's all gone at a stroke. However much is spent now, the driving force behind this team is history and we are in deep deep sh1t. Expect two months of the team struggling to play together, confidence reduced to zero (the first sign of relegation candidacy) panic setting in, Koeman jumping ship, Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal again, Chelsea again, Man Utd again late Nov to Mid Jan, any player with any remaining self respect sold and relegation with a record points tally. And I'm an optimist by nature. Roll on 2015/6.
Never mind the "Thumbs down" brigade, this article is the most sensible I have read for days.
[quote][p][bold]Red White and Orange[/bold] wrote: Loyalty, togetherness and continuity were the foundations of Saints rise through and up the leagues. One decent season and some staggering boardroom mismanagement and it's all gone at a stroke. However much is spent now, the driving force behind this team is history and we are in deep deep sh1t. Expect two months of the team struggling to play together, confidence reduced to zero (the first sign of relegation candidacy) panic setting in, Koeman jumping ship, Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal again, Chelsea again, Man Utd again late Nov to Mid Jan, any player with any remaining self respect sold and relegation with a record points tally. And I'm an optimist by nature. Roll on 2015/6.[/p][/quote]Never mind the "Thumbs down" brigade, this article is the most sensible I have read for days. echo1948
  • Score: 2

9:10pm Mon 28 Jul 14

A36saint says...

seany1966 wrote:
Any chance of some positive news....
The hope cortese will buy the club on the cheap and sort this sh:t out...
[quote][p][bold]seany1966[/bold] wrote: Any chance of some positive news....[/p][/quote]The hope cortese will buy the club on the cheap and sort this sh:t out... A36saint
  • Score: 8

9:12pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

echo1948 wrote:
Red White and Orange wrote:
Loyalty, togetherness and continuity were the foundations of Saints rise through and up the leagues. One decent season and some staggering boardroom mismanagement and it's all gone at a stroke. However much is spent now, the driving force behind this team is history and we are in deep deep sh1t. Expect two months of the team struggling to play together, confidence reduced to zero (the first sign of relegation candidacy) panic setting in, Koeman jumping ship, Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal again, Chelsea again, Man Utd again late Nov to Mid Jan, any player with any remaining self respect sold and relegation with a record points tally. And I'm an optimist by nature. Roll on 2015/6.
Never mind the "Thumbs down" brigade, this article is the most sensible I have read for days.
You know what they're like, they don't like the truth. That's why we receive so much abuse, well we did up until the last few days.
[quote][p][bold]echo1948[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red White and Orange[/bold] wrote: Loyalty, togetherness and continuity were the foundations of Saints rise through and up the leagues. One decent season and some staggering boardroom mismanagement and it's all gone at a stroke. However much is spent now, the driving force behind this team is history and we are in deep deep sh1t. Expect two months of the team struggling to play together, confidence reduced to zero (the first sign of relegation candidacy) panic setting in, Koeman jumping ship, Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal again, Chelsea again, Man Utd again late Nov to Mid Jan, any player with any remaining self respect sold and relegation with a record points tally. And I'm an optimist by nature. Roll on 2015/6.[/p][/quote]Never mind the "Thumbs down" brigade, this article is the most sensible I have read for days.[/p][/quote]You know what they're like, they don't like the truth. That's why we receive so much abuse, well we did up until the last few days. Gormzzz
  • Score: 2

9:15pm Mon 28 Jul 14

A36saint says...

Gormzzz wrote:
echo1948 wrote:
Red White and Orange wrote:
Loyalty, togetherness and continuity were the foundations of Saints rise through and up the leagues. One decent season and some staggering boardroom mismanagement and it's all gone at a stroke. However much is spent now, the driving force behind this team is history and we are in deep deep sh1t. Expect two months of the team struggling to play together, confidence reduced to zero (the first sign of relegation candidacy) panic setting in, Koeman jumping ship, Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal again, Chelsea again, Man Utd again late Nov to Mid Jan, any player with any remaining self respect sold and relegation with a record points tally. And I'm an optimist by nature. Roll on 2015/6.
Never mind the "Thumbs down" brigade, this article is the most sensible I have read for days.
You know what they're like, they don't like the truth. That's why we receive so much abuse, well we did up until the last few days.
Totally agree, it's about time people stood up and asked wtf are you doing to our club. So pis?ed off.
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echo1948[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red White and Orange[/bold] wrote: Loyalty, togetherness and continuity were the foundations of Saints rise through and up the leagues. One decent season and some staggering boardroom mismanagement and it's all gone at a stroke. However much is spent now, the driving force behind this team is history and we are in deep deep sh1t. Expect two months of the team struggling to play together, confidence reduced to zero (the first sign of relegation candidacy) panic setting in, Koeman jumping ship, Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal again, Chelsea again, Man Utd again late Nov to Mid Jan, any player with any remaining self respect sold and relegation with a record points tally. And I'm an optimist by nature. Roll on 2015/6.[/p][/quote]Never mind the "Thumbs down" brigade, this article is the most sensible I have read for days.[/p][/quote]You know what they're like, they don't like the truth. That's why we receive so much abuse, well we did up until the last few days.[/p][/quote]Totally agree, it's about time people stood up and asked wtf are you doing to our club. So pis?ed off. A36saint
  • Score: 6

9:15pm Mon 28 Jul 14

JamesSS7 says...

I am now reading in the sports news that Fonte has rejected a new 2 year contract extension.
I am now reading in the sports news that Fonte has rejected a new 2 year contract extension. JamesSS7
  • Score: 9

9:16pm Mon 28 Jul 14

loosehead says...

I thought the manager had to agree to let any players go? didn't they just offer JRod new terms & conditions?
I thought the manager had to agree to let any players go? didn't they just offer JRod new terms & conditions? loosehead
  • Score: 4

9:17pm Mon 28 Jul 14

cotswoldsaint says...

Next thing you know the board wll be selling us down the river. Oh, they already have. Anything for a few more quid, I s'pose.
If it wasn't so sad I'd be royally p***ed off about the decimation of our team. I only hope Ronko and his team have a cunning plan.
Next thing you know the board wll be selling us down the river. Oh, they already have. Anything for a few more quid, I s'pose. If it wasn't so sad I'd be royally p***ed off about the decimation of our team. I only hope Ronko and his team have a cunning plan. cotswoldsaint
  • Score: 2

9:18pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Clever Dick says...

DansAFCB wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
This is a nightmare!

A statement from Les telling us why we sold Chambers (for peanuts), followed by news that two more might be out of the door. How about a few more statements announcing new signings, or are we just a selling club?
Yep a selling club! Just sitting back laughing at you Saints, like you lot have done to us over the years..... The funny thing is next season we can truly sing "The south coast is ours, the south coast is ours f*** off SCUMHAMPTON the south coast is ours!
Perhaps we could be nice neighbours and LOAN you some development squad players??? What ya all reckon?
See the truth is you all think you are a bigger club than you actually are, well you're not and the proof is in the pudding. You are and will always be a selling club, and that starts with your owner.

FOR SALE: PALMER SNELL
FOOTBALL CLUB IN SOUTHAMPTON
£POA (Peanuts on application)
So you missed the fact that our academy side beat you 1-0 down at your place did you?
[quote][p][bold]DansAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: This is a nightmare! A statement from Les telling us why we sold Chambers (for peanuts), followed by news that two more might be out of the door. How about a few more statements announcing new signings, or are we just a selling club?[/p][/quote]Yep a selling club! Just sitting back laughing at you Saints, like you lot have done to us over the years..... The funny thing is next season we can truly sing "The south coast is ours, the south coast is ours f*** off SCUMHAMPTON the south coast is ours! Perhaps we could be nice neighbours and LOAN you some development squad players??? What ya all reckon? See the truth is you all think you are a bigger club than you actually are, well you're not and the proof is in the pudding. You are and will always be a selling club, and that starts with your owner. FOR SALE: PALMER SNELL FOOTBALL CLUB IN SOUTHAMPTON £POA (Peanuts on application)[/p][/quote]So you missed the fact that our academy side beat you 1-0 down at your place did you? Clever Dick
  • Score: 0

9:18pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Enrico Palazzo says...

Gormzzz wrote:
Frankie Bennett wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.
so why did fans renew ?
I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.
I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.
I think she might be selling to ensure she gets the cash first. It is a bit of a gamble to sell with a prospective buyers view of what your squad 'might' be worth. If they sell the players she can accept or deny bids and then sell off the infrastructure at say, 100 million. A potential buyer might not have valued Luke Shaw at 27 million within the squad if you see what I mean?
Ah I understand, I hadn't seen it from that perspective. If she actually did that then she really would have ruined everything her dad has done. I understand she wants to re-couperate some costs but she really has ripped the clubs heart out.
I really hope I'm wrong.

I have been following the debate on here with the so-called 'neggies' v 'HCs' for a while and I really wanted the HCs to win in the end but I think, alas, they may be doomed!
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.[/p][/quote]Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.[/p][/quote]so why did fans renew ?[/p][/quote]I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.[/p][/quote]I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.[/p][/quote]I think she might be selling to ensure she gets the cash first. It is a bit of a gamble to sell with a prospective buyers view of what your squad 'might' be worth. If they sell the players she can accept or deny bids and then sell off the infrastructure at say, 100 million. A potential buyer might not have valued Luke Shaw at 27 million within the squad if you see what I mean?[/p][/quote]Ah I understand, I hadn't seen it from that perspective. If she actually did that then she really would have ruined everything her dad has done. I understand she wants to re-couperate some costs but she really has ripped the clubs heart out.[/p][/quote]I really hope I'm wrong. I have been following the debate on here with the so-called 'neggies' v 'HCs' for a while and I really wanted the HCs to win in the end but I think, alas, they may be doomed! Enrico Palazzo
  • Score: 4

9:19pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.
After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.
I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?
I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.[/p][/quote]After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.[/p][/quote]I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?[/p][/quote]I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

9:19pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Enrico Palazzo says...

Enrico Palazzo wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
Frankie Bennett wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.
so why did fans renew ?
I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.
I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.
I think she might be selling to ensure she gets the cash first. It is a bit of a gamble to sell with a prospective buyers view of what your squad 'might' be worth. If they sell the players she can accept or deny bids and then sell off the infrastructure at say, 100 million. A potential buyer might not have valued Luke Shaw at 27 million within the squad if you see what I mean?
Ah I understand, I hadn't seen it from that perspective. If she actually did that then she really would have ruined everything her dad has done. I understand she wants to re-couperate some costs but she really has ripped the clubs heart out.
I really hope I'm wrong.

I have been following the debate on here with the so-called 'neggies' v 'HCs' for a while and I really wanted the HCs to win in the end but I think, alas, they may be doomed!
Sorry, really hope I'm wrong but *but this makes sense*
[quote][p][bold]Enrico Palazzo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.[/p][/quote]Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.[/p][/quote]so why did fans renew ?[/p][/quote]I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.[/p][/quote]I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.[/p][/quote]I think she might be selling to ensure she gets the cash first. It is a bit of a gamble to sell with a prospective buyers view of what your squad 'might' be worth. If they sell the players she can accept or deny bids and then sell off the infrastructure at say, 100 million. A potential buyer might not have valued Luke Shaw at 27 million within the squad if you see what I mean?[/p][/quote]Ah I understand, I hadn't seen it from that perspective. If she actually did that then she really would have ruined everything her dad has done. I understand she wants to re-couperate some costs but she really has ripped the clubs heart out.[/p][/quote]I really hope I'm wrong. I have been following the debate on here with the so-called 'neggies' v 'HCs' for a while and I really wanted the HCs to win in the end but I think, alas, they may be doomed![/p][/quote]Sorry, really hope I'm wrong but *but this makes sense* Enrico Palazzo
  • Score: 3

9:20pm Mon 28 Jul 14

north wales saint 2 says...

It,s monday have already had to suffer 2 episodes of Corrie and Eastenders but the biggest soap opera at the moment seems to be St Marys.When a nineteen year old wants away to know he is going to be on the bench at another club for the foreseeable future?.I think there are more problems in our club than we feared.Mr Koeman I hope you have a magic wand.
It,s monday have already had to suffer 2 episodes of Corrie and Eastenders but the biggest soap opera at the moment seems to be St Marys.When a nineteen year old wants away to know he is going to be on the bench at another club for the foreseeable future?.I think there are more problems in our club than we feared.Mr Koeman I hope you have a magic wand. north wales saint 2
  • Score: 5

9:21pm Mon 28 Jul 14

A36saint says...

cotswoldsaint wrote:
Next thing you know the board wll be selling us down the river. Oh, they already have. Anything for a few more quid, I s'pose.
If it wasn't so sad I'd be royally p***ed off about the decimation of our team. I only hope Ronko and his team have a cunning plan.
Even if he did there is not enough time. I get the feeling his hands are tied. He must be more pi$$ed off than we are.
[quote][p][bold]cotswoldsaint[/bold] wrote: Next thing you know the board wll be selling us down the river. Oh, they already have. Anything for a few more quid, I s'pose. If it wasn't so sad I'd be royally p***ed off about the decimation of our team. I only hope Ronko and his team have a cunning plan.[/p][/quote]Even if he did there is not enough time. I get the feeling his hands are tied. He must be more pi$$ed off than we are. A36saint
  • Score: 4

9:22pm Mon 28 Jul 14

echo1948 says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
echo1948 wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
This is what you get for having a non football board its bad bad bad despite the so called fan from overseas trying to put it on the bright side it aint looking good and i would be surprised if we stay up next season
We only need Clive Woodward back for a complete set of " I don,t know anything about football" brigade.
Branfoot and Lowe will complete the FULL SUIT
I never thought of them.
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echo1948[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: This is what you get for having a non football board its bad bad bad despite the so called fan from overseas trying to put it on the bright side it aint looking good and i would be surprised if we stay up next season[/p][/quote]We only need Clive Woodward back for a complete set of " I don,t know anything about football" brigade.[/p][/quote]Branfoot and Lowe will complete the FULL SUIT[/p][/quote]I never thought of them. echo1948
  • Score: 2

9:23pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

Enrico Palazzo wrote:
Enrico Palazzo wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
Frankie Bennett wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.
so why did fans renew ?
I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.
I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.
I think she might be selling to ensure she gets the cash first. It is a bit of a gamble to sell with a prospective buyers view of what your squad 'might' be worth. If they sell the players she can accept or deny bids and then sell off the infrastructure at say, 100 million. A potential buyer might not have valued Luke Shaw at 27 million within the squad if you see what I mean?
Ah I understand, I hadn't seen it from that perspective. If she actually did that then she really would have ruined everything her dad has done. I understand she wants to re-couperate some costs but she really has ripped the clubs heart out.
I really hope I'm wrong.

I have been following the debate on here with the so-called 'neggies' v 'HCs' for a while and I really wanted the HCs to win in the end but I think, alas, they may be doomed!
Sorry, really hope I'm wrong but *but this makes sense*
Lol I know, I don't even want to be negative either but what choice do I have. I'd rather have lost and seen the club do the right thing. I don't really understand how the others could be so positive at the moment, I mean not being negative is one thing but where has there been one piece of positivity? 'Harrison Reed signed a new deal' only because nobody wants him yet. This will happen to every good young player we have, every season with Katharina Liebherr in charge.
[quote][p][bold]Enrico Palazzo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Enrico Palazzo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.[/p][/quote]Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.[/p][/quote]so why did fans renew ?[/p][/quote]I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.[/p][/quote]I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.[/p][/quote]I think she might be selling to ensure she gets the cash first. It is a bit of a gamble to sell with a prospective buyers view of what your squad 'might' be worth. If they sell the players she can accept or deny bids and then sell off the infrastructure at say, 100 million. A potential buyer might not have valued Luke Shaw at 27 million within the squad if you see what I mean?[/p][/quote]Ah I understand, I hadn't seen it from that perspective. If she actually did that then she really would have ruined everything her dad has done. I understand she wants to re-couperate some costs but she really has ripped the clubs heart out.[/p][/quote]I really hope I'm wrong. I have been following the debate on here with the so-called 'neggies' v 'HCs' for a while and I really wanted the HCs to win in the end but I think, alas, they may be doomed![/p][/quote]Sorry, really hope I'm wrong but *but this makes sense*[/p][/quote]Lol I know, I don't even want to be negative either but what choice do I have. I'd rather have lost and seen the club do the right thing. I don't really understand how the others could be so positive at the moment, I mean not being negative is one thing but where has there been one piece of positivity? 'Harrison Reed signed a new deal' only because nobody wants him yet. This will happen to every good young player we have, every season with Katharina Liebherr in charge. Gormzzz
  • Score: -1

9:24pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SaintJD says...

At risk of being a neggie - what price koeman resigning? He is entitled to.
At risk of being a neggie - what price koeman resigning? He is entitled to. SaintJD
  • Score: 9

9:24pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Jimmy Squall says...

Worth a read folks
http://www.mirror.co
.uk/sport/football/n
ews/southampton-boar
d-cannot-blamed-exod
us-3926519
Worth a read folks http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/n ews/southampton-boar d-cannot-blamed-exod us-3926519 Jimmy Squall
  • Score: 4

9:24pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Frankie Bennett says...

Gormzzz wrote:
Frankie Bennett wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.
so why did fans renew ?
I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.
I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.
I think she might be selling to ensure she gets the cash first. It is a bit of a gamble to sell with a prospective buyers view of what your squad 'might' be worth. If they sell the players she can accept or deny bids and then sell off the infrastructure at say, 100 million. A potential buyer might not have valued Luke Shaw at 27 million within the squad if you see what I mean?
Ah I understand, I hadn't seen it from that perspective. If she actually did that then she really would have ruined everything her dad has done. I understand she wants to re-couperate some costs but she really has ripped the clubs heart out.
Yes it would. It would be a total tragedy in every sense of the word.
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.[/p][/quote]Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.[/p][/quote]so why did fans renew ?[/p][/quote]I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.[/p][/quote]I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.[/p][/quote]I think she might be selling to ensure she gets the cash first. It is a bit of a gamble to sell with a prospective buyers view of what your squad 'might' be worth. If they sell the players she can accept or deny bids and then sell off the infrastructure at say, 100 million. A potential buyer might not have valued Luke Shaw at 27 million within the squad if you see what I mean?[/p][/quote]Ah I understand, I hadn't seen it from that perspective. If she actually did that then she really would have ruined everything her dad has done. I understand she wants to re-couperate some costs but she really has ripped the clubs heart out.[/p][/quote]Yes it would. It would be a total tragedy in every sense of the word. Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 3

9:24pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Jon haswollop says...

andysaint wrote:
Do we really think its all Les Reeds fault?
He's obviously being told what to do - 'excuse me Miss but spurs want...Liverpool want....' Sell em Les get what u can !!!

Its so obvious - the club is being asset stripped - theres a buyer waiting and Koeman knows it too.
There is no other logical explanation - and for those who say selling the players reduces the value of the club - well it doesn't reduce it by as much as the player sales.
Im hoping the sale goes through pdq and we can save our season.
Please come and buy us wang jianlin!
[quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: Do we really think its all Les Reeds fault? He's obviously being told what to do - 'excuse me Miss but spurs want...Liverpool want....' Sell em Les get what u can !!! Its so obvious - the club is being asset stripped - theres a buyer waiting and Koeman knows it too. There is no other logical explanation - and for those who say selling the players reduces the value of the club - well it doesn't reduce it by as much as the player sales. Im hoping the sale goes through pdq and we can save our season.[/p][/quote]Please come and buy us wang jianlin! Jon haswollop
  • Score: 2

9:26pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Invidia says...

As much as I liked NC's vision and his drive and business acumen, one thing bothers me and that is why such a clever man ever employed our Les
As much as I liked NC's vision and his drive and business acumen, one thing bothers me and that is why such a clever man ever employed our Les Invidia
  • Score: 6

9:26pm Mon 28 Jul 14

north wales saint 2 says...

Somebody posted earlier about how things were under the dark lord but at the moment compared to what is going on now Mr Lowe seems like the angel Gabrielle.
Somebody posted earlier about how things were under the dark lord but at the moment compared to what is going on now Mr Lowe seems like the angel Gabrielle. north wales saint 2
  • Score: 1

9:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Jimmy Squall says...

Worth a read folks
http://www.mirror.co
.uk/sport/football/n
ews/southampton-boar
d-cannot-blamed-exod
us-3926519
Worth a read folks http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/n ews/southampton-boar d-cannot-blamed-exod us-3926519 Jimmy Squall
  • Score: 4

9:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

N Ireland Saint says...

NAS123 wrote:
When I buy a ticket for a show or performance I expect to see the stars I wanted to see. I bought my season ticket on this pretext and now it looks as if I will only see them once, AGAINST US. Been through thick and thin with Saints, I will always support them but I feel totally disillusioned now. Very sad.
Ditto. When will we get some good news ?
[quote][p][bold]NAS123[/bold] wrote: When I buy a ticket for a show or performance I expect to see the stars I wanted to see. I bought my season ticket on this pretext and now it looks as if I will only see them once, AGAINST US. Been through thick and thin with Saints, I will always support them but I feel totally disillusioned now. Very sad.[/p][/quote]Ditto. When will we get some good news ? N Ireland Saint
  • Score: 4

9:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.
After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.
I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?
I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.
It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.[/p][/quote]After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.[/p][/quote]I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?[/p][/quote]I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.[/p][/quote]It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around. Gormzzz
  • Score: -2

9:31pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

Imagine when the internet realises a guy called Krueger has been employed to do this to us. The jokes have been bad enough already. Even the Pompey fans seem to feel sorry for us, they'd usually have littered us with comment by now.
Imagine when the internet realises a guy called Krueger has been employed to do this to us. The jokes have been bad enough already. Even the Pompey fans seem to feel sorry for us, they'd usually have littered us with comment by now. Gormzzz
  • Score: 0

9:32pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.
After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.
I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?
I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.
It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.
I know how you feel, we HC's aren't any different, we may seem a bit naive but we aren't that daft that we don't know that there has been some serious mischief afoot, just don't quite know what has hit us or why. I did break a mirror recently but didn't realise it was that powerful in the bad luck department.
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.[/p][/quote]After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.[/p][/quote]I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?[/p][/quote]I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.[/p][/quote]It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.[/p][/quote]I know how you feel, we HC's aren't any different, we may seem a bit naive but we aren't that daft that we don't know that there has been some serious mischief afoot, just don't quite know what has hit us or why. I did break a mirror recently but didn't realise it was that powerful in the bad luck department. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

9:32pm Mon 28 Jul 14

apm1954 says...

perhaps we should have a 5 a side team , thought rupert lowe was bad this takes some beating. feeling sick.
perhaps we should have a 5 a side team , thought rupert lowe was bad this takes some beating. feeling sick. apm1954
  • Score: 3

9:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

north wales saint 2 wrote:
Somebody posted earlier about how things were under the dark lord but at the moment compared to what is going on now Mr Lowe seems like the angel Gabrielle.
That's what is so sad about it all,up until the end of last season,nobody would have ever believed that it would be possible to see such times again,and yet,here we are,the circle complete.
If anything its worse this time,because at least everything that Lowe did,he thought he was doing in the best interests of the club.I'm not sure whose interests they are being done in,this time round.
[quote][p][bold]north wales saint 2[/bold] wrote: Somebody posted earlier about how things were under the dark lord but at the moment compared to what is going on now Mr Lowe seems like the angel Gabrielle.[/p][/quote]That's what is so sad about it all,up until the end of last season,nobody would have ever believed that it would be possible to see such times again,and yet,here we are,the circle complete. If anything its worse this time,because at least everything that Lowe did,he thought he was doing in the best interests of the club.I'm not sure whose interests they are being done in,this time round. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

9:37pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Far gull says...

Feel for you fellow fans along the coast, we did get a new keeper today so we can at least have a 5-a-side !
Feel for you fellow fans along the coast, we did get a new keeper today so we can at least have a 5-a-side ! Far gull
  • Score: 7

9:38pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.
After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.
I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?
I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.
It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.
I know how you feel, we HC's aren't any different, we may seem a bit naive but we aren't that daft that we don't know that there has been some serious mischief afoot, just don't quite know what has hit us or why. I did break a mirror recently but didn't realise it was that powerful in the bad luck department.
It feels a bit like some Saints fan somewhere must have killed a unicorn.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.[/p][/quote]After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.[/p][/quote]I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?[/p][/quote]I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.[/p][/quote]It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.[/p][/quote]I know how you feel, we HC's aren't any different, we may seem a bit naive but we aren't that daft that we don't know that there has been some serious mischief afoot, just don't quite know what has hit us or why. I did break a mirror recently but didn't realise it was that powerful in the bad luck department.[/p][/quote]It feels a bit like some Saints fan somewhere must have killed a unicorn. Gormzzz
  • Score: 4

9:38pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Enrico Palazzo says...

Gormzzz wrote:
Enrico Palazzo wrote:
Enrico Palazzo wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
Frankie Bennett wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
footballfan123 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.
Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.
so why did fans renew ?
I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.
I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.
I think she might be selling to ensure she gets the cash first. It is a bit of a gamble to sell with a prospective buyers view of what your squad 'might' be worth. If they sell the players she can accept or deny bids and then sell off the infrastructure at say, 100 million. A potential buyer might not have valued Luke Shaw at 27 million within the squad if you see what I mean?
Ah I understand, I hadn't seen it from that perspective. If she actually did that then she really would have ruined everything her dad has done. I understand she wants to re-couperate some costs but she really has ripped the clubs heart out.
I really hope I'm wrong.

I have been following the debate on here with the so-called 'neggies' v 'HCs' for a while and I really wanted the HCs to win in the end but I think, alas, they may be doomed!
Sorry, really hope I'm wrong but *but this makes sense*
Lol I know, I don't even want to be negative either but what choice do I have. I'd rather have lost and seen the club do the right thing. I don't really understand how the others could be so positive at the moment, I mean not being negative is one thing but where has there been one piece of positivity? 'Harrison Reed signed a new deal' only because nobody wants him yet. This will happen to every good young player we have, every season with Katharina Liebherr in charge.
Yes, and the deal will be worthless because he will probably say he wants to leave and it's bye-bye!
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Enrico Palazzo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Enrico Palazzo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]footballfan123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: people are just too thick to see what Cortese had built... by accident it will net Saints over £100M and any idiot could build a team with two transfer windows to stay in the Prem with £100M..... so at the VERY least we will stay in the league and at the very best we will rebuild... can so-called football-savvy people PLEASE get real.... yes its a shambles , yes we have not kit , yes players realise to progress to their potential they have to leave but so what.... where do we actually belong with a 32K stadium and such ignorant fans that are now calling the owner "fat" . Its just a pathetic pantomime... and another thing.... Lovren IS a a55hole BUT GUESS WHAT he WAS an a55hole at Lyon as well.... why is it a surprise that he is still a sh1t ?? if there is one thing that depresses me more than seeing a great team with potential dismantled... its the shocking fantasy land that so-called football lovers live in.[/p][/quote]Shaw going I understand. Lallana going I understand. Lambert yes. Lovren yes. But enough is enough. Chambers at 19 they could have talked round. J Rod and Morgan they could have talked round with the promise of ambition and money to be spent on players. Teams want Vlarr at Villa. Aston Villa have said NO. It is not right that 7 top players leave. So yes fans do have a right to complain. ESPECIALLY when seasons tickets WENT UP 4%.[/p][/quote]so why did fans renew ?[/p][/quote]I renewed because I am a Saints fan, whatever the weather, political environment, state of the nation, makes no difference. Still watching developments with interest, just hope I still have an XI man team to watch at the next home Premier game and a Club that is intact. Not expecting an easy ride though, it doesn't look too bright at the moment, but once it is over and the dust is settled, I'll get over it.[/p][/quote]I genuinely hoped you we're right and I was wrong the whole time, now I definitely can't bare it. Do you think theres actually a take over waiting to happen like others? I don't reckon so, don't think selling the best assets makes sense unless she's selling at a rock bottom price.[/p][/quote]I think she might be selling to ensure she gets the cash first. It is a bit of a gamble to sell with a prospective buyers view of what your squad 'might' be worth. If they sell the players she can accept or deny bids and then sell off the infrastructure at say, 100 million. A potential buyer might not have valued Luke Shaw at 27 million within the squad if you see what I mean?[/p][/quote]Ah I understand, I hadn't seen it from that perspective. If she actually did that then she really would have ruined everything her dad has done. I understand she wants to re-couperate some costs but she really has ripped the clubs heart out.[/p][/quote]I really hope I'm wrong. I have been following the debate on here with the so-called 'neggies' v 'HCs' for a while and I really wanted the HCs to win in the end but I think, alas, they may be doomed![/p][/quote]Sorry, really hope I'm wrong but *but this makes sense*[/p][/quote]Lol I know, I don't even want to be negative either but what choice do I have. I'd rather have lost and seen the club do the right thing. I don't really understand how the others could be so positive at the moment, I mean not being negative is one thing but where has there been one piece of positivity? 'Harrison Reed signed a new deal' only because nobody wants him yet. This will happen to every good young player we have, every season with Katharina Liebherr in charge.[/p][/quote]Yes, and the deal will be worthless because he will probably say he wants to leave and it's bye-bye! Enrico Palazzo
  • Score: 2

9:38pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Gormzzz wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.
They hate it when 'the neggies' are right. There all a bunch of idiots who know nothing about football, they support Southampton but though Cortese was a centre back.
Too right we hate it when the neggies are right, does it give you any pleasure then?
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.[/p][/quote]They hate it when 'the neggies' are right. There all a bunch of idiots who know nothing about football, they support Southampton but though Cortese was a centre back.[/p][/quote]Too right we hate it when the neggies are right, does it give you any pleasure then? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

9:39pm Mon 28 Jul 14

north wales saint 2 says...

Really feel in the mood now.What is the point of spending millions on training facilities academy,developing promising young players etc etc if they are not going to benefit our team in the long run.Unless it is just a money making scheme.Saints supporters have stuck by the club through thick and thin,season tickets etc and are entitled to have some hope for the future but when the moment we have a sniff of success to see our hopes dashed like this?It really beggars belief.I feel some sort of explanation from the board would not be unapropriate
Really feel in the mood now.What is the point of spending millions on training facilities academy,developing promising young players etc etc if they are not going to benefit our team in the long run.Unless it is just a money making scheme.Saints supporters have stuck by the club through thick and thin,season tickets etc and are entitled to have some hope for the future but when the moment we have a sniff of success to see our hopes dashed like this?It really beggars belief.I feel some sort of explanation from the board would not be unapropriate north wales saint 2
  • Score: 3

9:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.
After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.
I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?
I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.
It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.
look at the stats... the Leibherr empire is doing just fine... and you my fine man are supporting a Premier League team with 2 new signings and £100M in the bank to allow for more signings, and a household name as a manager as opposed to some Argentinian sh1t that the whole world except many saints fans knew was an ar5ehole... If you don't like Katharina's club ( and it is HERS , her family bought it ) , then go and support a club who needs you... like the muppets down the fishy end of Hampshire....
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.[/p][/quote]After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.[/p][/quote]I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?[/p][/quote]I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.[/p][/quote]It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.[/p][/quote]look at the stats... the Leibherr empire is doing just fine... and you my fine man are supporting a Premier League team with 2 new signings and £100M in the bank to allow for more signings, and a household name as a manager as opposed to some Argentinian sh1t that the whole world except many saints fans knew was an ar5ehole... If you don't like Katharina's club ( and it is HERS , her family bought it ) , then go and support a club who needs you... like the muppets down the fishy end of Hampshire.... steekeemcglue
  • Score: 4

9:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

torquetwister says...

This is clearly a case of asset stripping IMHO. K. Leibr couldn't sell the club so she's selling the assets instead. £100M already (or very soon will be). What's the ground worth? What's the new chairman's expertise? Was it marketing? What is Koeman's contract worth? £5M? Small change if it had to be paid off in say a year? If, say, the club is now sold for £50M, this in total would be a great return on the family investment, wouldn't it? K. Leibr has made it clear she wants shot of the club.This is of course speculation but as a business man this is how it all looks to me. Even makes sound business sense. Just wish it wasn't happening to my beloved Saints.
This is clearly a case of asset stripping IMHO. K. Leibr couldn't sell the club so she's selling the assets instead. £100M already (or very soon will be). What's the ground worth? What's the new chairman's expertise? Was it marketing? What is Koeman's contract worth? £5M? Small change if it had to be paid off in say a year? If, say, the club is now sold for £50M, this in total would be a great return on the family investment, wouldn't it? K. Leibr has made it clear she wants shot of the club.This is of course speculation but as a business man this is how it all looks to me. Even makes sound business sense. Just wish it wasn't happening to my beloved Saints. torquetwister
  • Score: 6

9:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.
They hate it when 'the neggies' are right. There all a bunch of idiots who know nothing about football, they support Southampton but though Cortese was a centre back.
Too right we hate it when the neggies are right, does it give you any pleasure then?
Yeah didn't make sense that. Of course we wish we we're wrong. At least when your a neggie the impact isn't so harsh, we're already too tired from being angry all the time.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.[/p][/quote]They hate it when 'the neggies' are right. There all a bunch of idiots who know nothing about football, they support Southampton but though Cortese was a centre back.[/p][/quote]Too right we hate it when the neggies are right, does it give you any pleasure then?[/p][/quote]Yeah didn't make sense that. Of course we wish we we're wrong. At least when your a neggie the impact isn't so harsh, we're already too tired from being angry all the time. Gormzzz
  • Score: 0

9:43pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Frankie Bennett says...

Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.
After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.
I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?
I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.
It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.
I know how you feel, we HC's aren't any different, we may seem a bit naive but we aren't that daft that we don't know that there has been some serious mischief afoot, just don't quite know what has hit us or why. I did break a mirror recently but didn't realise it was that powerful in the bad luck department.
It feels a bit like some Saints fan somewhere must have killed a unicorn.
LOL! Actually, to me it feels like I just bought a season ticket at Blackpool.
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.[/p][/quote]After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.[/p][/quote]I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?[/p][/quote]I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.[/p][/quote]It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.[/p][/quote]I know how you feel, we HC's aren't any different, we may seem a bit naive but we aren't that daft that we don't know that there has been some serious mischief afoot, just don't quite know what has hit us or why. I did break a mirror recently but didn't realise it was that powerful in the bad luck department.[/p][/quote]It feels a bit like some Saints fan somewhere must have killed a unicorn.[/p][/quote]LOL! Actually, to me it feels like I just bought a season ticket at Blackpool. Frankie Bennett
  • Score: 1

9:44pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Wigwam8 says...

Get real promoting kids and buying nobody's equals certain relegation
Get real promoting kids and buying nobody's equals certain relegation Wigwam8
  • Score: 3

9:44pm Mon 28 Jul 14

vidman says...

There are murmers that Koeman is agreeing to the sales. He wants a complete new team that will play his way. 3-4 more to go then a big influx of 'his type' of player. This from a backroom staff. The players have been told that KL has a buyer lined up but nobody knows who, Koeman does. It could be soon is al they know
There are murmers that Koeman is agreeing to the sales. He wants a complete new team that will play his way. 3-4 more to go then a big influx of 'his type' of player. This from a backroom staff. The players have been told that KL has a buyer lined up but nobody knows who, Koeman does. It could be soon is al they know vidman
  • Score: 0

9:45pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

http://www.mirror.co
.uk/sport/footba...e
xodus-3926519

A Mirror story that isn't slagging us off, perhaps the wind is changing after all.
http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/footba...e xodus-3926519 A Mirror story that isn't slagging us off, perhaps the wind is changing after all. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

9:45pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.
After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.
I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?
I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.
It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.
look at the stats... the Leibherr empire is doing just fine... and you my fine man are supporting a Premier League team with 2 new signings and £100M in the bank to allow for more signings, and a household name as a manager as opposed to some Argentinian sh1t that the whole world except many saints fans knew was an ar5ehole... If you don't like Katharina's club ( and it is HERS , her family bought it ) , then go and support a club who needs you... like the muppets down the fishy end of Hampshire....
I bet everybody would support Portsmouth if you had it your way you mug! Who actually wants to see the fans leave too?? you by the sounds of things. Shows how much you know, buy 10 £10 million players and see how well your team plays, you can't just sell the majority of your first team and expect to do well. She's obviously weak if she's willing to sell just because somebody says he wants to leave. Or maybe she is just to used to a corporate world and doesn't understand that a football club is a little different, maybe she thinks it's a resignation that she has to abide by, like she does with the guys who build her cranes.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.[/p][/quote]After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.[/p][/quote]I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?[/p][/quote]I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.[/p][/quote]It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.[/p][/quote]look at the stats... the Leibherr empire is doing just fine... and you my fine man are supporting a Premier League team with 2 new signings and £100M in the bank to allow for more signings, and a household name as a manager as opposed to some Argentinian sh1t that the whole world except many saints fans knew was an ar5ehole... If you don't like Katharina's club ( and it is HERS , her family bought it ) , then go and support a club who needs you... like the muppets down the fishy end of Hampshire....[/p][/quote]I bet everybody would support Portsmouth if you had it your way you mug! Who actually wants to see the fans leave too?? you by the sounds of things. Shows how much you know, buy 10 £10 million players and see how well your team plays, you can't just sell the majority of your first team and expect to do well. She's obviously weak if she's willing to sell just because somebody says he wants to leave. Or maybe she is just to used to a corporate world and doesn't understand that a football club is a little different, maybe she thinks it's a resignation that she has to abide by, like she does with the guys who build her cranes. Gormzzz
  • Score: -1

9:46pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Zippo1 says...

I can't believe this. It's getting beyond a joke!! I am lost for words!
You know when your so **** off,and it makes you kind of laugh to yourself uncontrollably, that's where I am. It's got to the stage where I think " what the *uck? Who next ? ( we probably know who?)
Let's just hope and prey we can get some half decent quality in and have a half decent season ,,, never thought I would say it, after last season but I would more than happily take 12th at the moment!!!
It's ok having all this money but even if Roko has 50 mil to spend , who the hell wants to sign. It will take an over inflated fee and wage demand!!
I can't believe this. It's getting beyond a joke!! I am lost for words! You know when your so **** off,and it makes you kind of laugh to yourself uncontrollably, that's where I am. It's got to the stage where I think " what the *uck? Who next ? ( we probably know who?) Let's just hope and prey we can get some half decent quality in and have a half decent season ,,, never thought I would say it, after last season but I would more than happily take 12th at the moment!!! It's ok having all this money but even if Roko has 50 mil to spend , who the hell wants to sign. It will take an over inflated fee and wage demand!! Zippo1
  • Score: 1

9:48pm Mon 28 Jul 14

A36saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.
They hate it when 'the neggies' are right. There all a bunch of idiots who know nothing about football, they support Southampton but though Cortese was a centre back.
Too right we hate it when the neggies are right, does it give you any pleasure then?
No pleasure at all and not usually negative but wtf is going on. Even the most positive of fans will struggle to see the bright side.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.[/p][/quote]They hate it when 'the neggies' are right. There all a bunch of idiots who know nothing about football, they support Southampton but though Cortese was a centre back.[/p][/quote]Too right we hate it when the neggies are right, does it give you any pleasure then?[/p][/quote]No pleasure at all and not usually negative but wtf is going on. Even the most positive of fans will struggle to see the bright side. A36saint
  • Score: -1

9:48pm Mon 28 Jul 14

fred the red says...

This has got to the point of being ridiculous./ It is time for the writers of these Saints columns to get away from their desks and do some proper investigative journalism. All I read seems to be cut and paste from sports websites or the back pages of the nationals.

For the sake of the faithful who pay their money, go and ask some questions. It should be clear who needs to be asked, or should i say interrogated. There is absolutely no logic to what has been said and what is happening.

It is clear that certain people from the club who have been on local radio and have provided quotes for this newspaper have either told blatant lies or else have been hoodwinked themselves. Either way, the fans deserve the truth, not some sham set of words that mean nothing now or in the near future.

We were assured that the stars of the team were tied down to long term contracts. With what? Cotton? The way they have been broken suggests there was no serious attempt to do so at all.

The way things are going I would not be surprised if the management team were to walk away. We are told there are signings in the pipeline, but does Mr Reed seriously expect fans to believe that?

The club is trading on tricking the faithful who have renewed their Season Tickets and bought their shirts that the quality of performance, spoken about by RK on appointment, would be entertaining and high quality. There seems little time to do much about securing that from Day One of the new season.

We are going to develop our exciting youth talent by all accounts. Great news, but you do that by bringing them into successful sides with experienced players around them. does Reed seriously think our Under 19s can compete in the EPL? If so, there is really nothing more that can be added.

Is the owner about to sell? At least Senior Sports Reporters, do something to find out. We have had enough smokescreen, statements from some of the board which have proven to be a little off the truth, so please, get in there, find out the facts and give them to us. The truth cannot hurt any more than the subterfuge.
This has got to the point of being ridiculous./ It is time for the writers of these Saints columns to get away from their desks and do some proper investigative journalism. All I read seems to be cut and paste from sports websites or the back pages of the nationals. For the sake of the faithful who pay their money, go and ask some questions. It should be clear who needs to be asked, or should i say interrogated. There is absolutely no logic to what has been said and what is happening. It is clear that certain people from the club who have been on local radio and have provided quotes for this newspaper have either told blatant lies or else have been hoodwinked themselves. Either way, the fans deserve the truth, not some sham set of words that mean nothing now or in the near future. We were assured that the stars of the team were tied down to long term contracts. With what? Cotton? The way they have been broken suggests there was no serious attempt to do so at all. The way things are going I would not be surprised if the management team were to walk away. We are told there are signings in the pipeline, but does Mr Reed seriously expect fans to believe that? The club is trading on tricking the faithful who have renewed their Season Tickets and bought their shirts that the quality of performance, spoken about by RK on appointment, would be entertaining and high quality. There seems little time to do much about securing that from Day One of the new season. We are going to develop our exciting youth talent by all accounts. Great news, but you do that by bringing them into successful sides with experienced players around them. does Reed seriously think our Under 19s can compete in the EPL? If so, there is really nothing more that can be added. Is the owner about to sell? At least Senior Sports Reporters, do something to find out. We have had enough smokescreen, statements from some of the board which have proven to be a little off the truth, so please, get in there, find out the facts and give them to us. The truth cannot hurt any more than the subterfuge. fred the red
  • Score: 6

9:48pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Invidia wrote:
As much as I liked NC's vision and his drive and business acumen, one thing bothers me and that is why such a clever man ever employed our Les
If you employ a yes man,nobody argues with you,so you always get your own way.The only thing that went wrong with Cortese's "plan", was the one thing he could never have forseen,the untimely death of Marcus Liebherr.
This whole sorry episode can really be traced back to that sad event,and was probably when the wheel started to wobble,until it finally fell off,towards the end of last season.
[quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: As much as I liked NC's vision and his drive and business acumen, one thing bothers me and that is why such a clever man ever employed our Les[/p][/quote]If you employ a yes man,nobody argues with you,so you always get your own way.The only thing that went wrong with Cortese's "plan", was the one thing he could never have forseen,the untimely death of Marcus Liebherr. This whole sorry episode can really be traced back to that sad event,and was probably when the wheel started to wobble,until it finally fell off,towards the end of last season. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 3

9:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

A assett strip is preferable to the other sort ,word on the street is big vic is getting itchy feet , Koeeeyman must be checking his passport.
A assett strip is preferable to the other sort ,word on the street is big vic is getting itchy feet , Koeeeyman must be checking his passport. SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 2

9:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

Frankie Bennett wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.
After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.
I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?
I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.
It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.
I know how you feel, we HC's aren't any different, we may seem a bit naive but we aren't that daft that we don't know that there has been some serious mischief afoot, just don't quite know what has hit us or why. I did break a mirror recently but didn't realise it was that powerful in the bad luck department.
It feels a bit like some Saints fan somewhere must have killed a unicorn.
LOL! Actually, to me it feels like I just bought a season ticket at Blackpool.
Lol you might as well have. I hope I'm wrong and our next 5 or 6 17-18 year olds are literally a bunch of Lionel Messi's which reminds me that we should sell Patrick Roberts, if we did that I'd literally forget Lallana ever existed.
[quote][p][bold]Frankie Bennett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.[/p][/quote]After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.[/p][/quote]I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?[/p][/quote]I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.[/p][/quote]It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.[/p][/quote]I know how you feel, we HC's aren't any different, we may seem a bit naive but we aren't that daft that we don't know that there has been some serious mischief afoot, just don't quite know what has hit us or why. I did break a mirror recently but didn't realise it was that powerful in the bad luck department.[/p][/quote]It feels a bit like some Saints fan somewhere must have killed a unicorn.[/p][/quote]LOL! Actually, to me it feels like I just bought a season ticket at Blackpool.[/p][/quote]Lol you might as well have. I hope I'm wrong and our next 5 or 6 17-18 year olds are literally a bunch of Lionel Messi's which reminds me that we should sell Patrick Roberts, if we did that I'd literally forget Lallana ever existed. Gormzzz
  • Score: 3

9:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Mosschops says...

Spurs? It's one thing selling players to big clubs but feck in Spurs? You better not let this happen Les or even I will be sharpening the pitchfork.
Spurs? It's one thing selling players to big clubs but feck in Spurs? You better not let this happen Les or even I will be sharpening the pitchfork. Mosschops
  • Score: 3

9:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

A36saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.
They hate it when 'the neggies' are right. There all a bunch of idiots who know nothing about football, they support Southampton but though Cortese was a centre back.
Too right we hate it when the neggies are right, does it give you any pleasure then?
No pleasure at all and not usually negative but wtf is going on. Even the most positive of fans will struggle to see the bright side.
I want to bag up all of my possessions and offer them to Jay Rod as part of his contract extension, I'll even Caddy for him and Schneiderlin throughout the week.
[quote][p][bold]A36saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.[/p][/quote]They hate it when 'the neggies' are right. There all a bunch of idiots who know nothing about football, they support Southampton but though Cortese was a centre back.[/p][/quote]Too right we hate it when the neggies are right, does it give you any pleasure then?[/p][/quote]No pleasure at all and not usually negative but wtf is going on. Even the most positive of fans will struggle to see the bright side.[/p][/quote]I want to bag up all of my possessions and offer them to Jay Rod as part of his contract extension, I'll even Caddy for him and Schneiderlin throughout the week. Gormzzz
  • Score: 2

9:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

miltonnroad76 says...

Dorssaints wrote:
Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?
hooveldt
[quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?[/p][/quote]hooveldt miltonnroad76
  • Score: 5

9:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ...

PROTEST 1 HOUR BEFORE BAYER LEVERKUSEN GAME (See Previous Thread)

ALSO BRIGHTON AWAY (Concourse Area Bar) and Terraces.

COYR+WS
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ... PROTEST 1 HOUR BEFORE BAYER LEVERKUSEN GAME (See Previous Thread) ALSO BRIGHTON AWAY (Concourse Area Bar) and Terraces. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 5

9:55pm Mon 28 Jul 14

cotswoldsaint says...

This is all very shocking but looks like it will happen. Can't Les say no, enough is enough ffs? Of course not, KL is asset stripping before selling.
There is a good article posted on the Mirror website a short while ago explaining why the UEFA Financial Fair Play rules are deliberately designed to keep clubs like ours out of the big time. Worth reading.
This is all very shocking but looks like it will happen. Can't Les say no, enough is enough ffs? Of course not, KL is asset stripping before selling. There is a good article posted on the Mirror website a short while ago explaining why the UEFA Financial Fair Play rules are deliberately designed to keep clubs like ours out of the big time. Worth reading. cotswoldsaint
  • Score: 3

9:55pm Mon 28 Jul 14

petethephantom says...

It all happened after guly left
It all happened after guly left petethephantom
  • Score: 6

9:57pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

Somebody should barricade the stadium entrance overnight like that gypsy camp in Essex, Dale Farm. Put up a few banners saying that nobody is allowed to enter, stop the board getting to work and selling any more players.
Somebody should barricade the stadium entrance overnight like that gypsy camp in Essex, Dale Farm. Put up a few banners saying that nobody is allowed to enter, stop the board getting to work and selling any more players. Gormzzz
  • Score: 2

9:58pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Brusher Mills says...

BigBugBuzzz wrote:
Official statement from within the ruins:

We think selling footballers is the quickest way to become an ice hockey club.
That makes sense, St Mary's is going to converted in to the long awaited ice rink.
[quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: Official statement from within the ruins: We think selling footballers is the quickest way to become an ice hockey club.[/p][/quote]That makes sense, St Mary's is going to converted in to the long awaited ice rink. Brusher Mills
  • Score: 4

9:58pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

A36saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.
They hate it when 'the neggies' are right. There all a bunch of idiots who know nothing about football, they support Southampton but though Cortese was a centre back.
Too right we hate it when the neggies are right, does it give you any pleasure then?
No pleasure at all and not usually negative but wtf is going on. Even the most positive of fans will struggle to see the bright side.
You are right on the button there.
[quote][p][bold]A36saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.[/p][/quote]They hate it when 'the neggies' are right. There all a bunch of idiots who know nothing about football, they support Southampton but though Cortese was a centre back.[/p][/quote]Too right we hate it when the neggies are right, does it give you any pleasure then?[/p][/quote]No pleasure at all and not usually negative but wtf is going on. Even the most positive of fans will struggle to see the bright side.[/p][/quote]You are right on the button there. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:59pm Mon 28 Jul 14

bbb001 says...

Lets get rid of all the scum money grabbing players as quickly as possible because I believe they are not as good as they think they are. The team of last season worked so well because they played and worked as a team. They will be found out at the so called bigger clubs and I am confident that their lack of first team opportunities will result in the loss of the international football they all achieved while being Saints players.

Mick Channon summed it up on Talksport today when he said " I dont understand why any footballer would move to another club just to sit on the bench". I am afraid agents and greed have corrupted the young players of today. Rest assured they will all regret the rashness of their actions. Liverhampton and Spurs have no chance of champions league football for the forseeable future ( Liverhampton for this one season apart)

Chlelsea Man city, Man Utd and Arsenal will contend these places, Chambers will spend the next four seasons as a benchwarmer.

Dont blame the board blame the overpriced overpald players and their parasite agents, ok you can blame Les Reed aswell
Lets get rid of all the scum money grabbing players as quickly as possible because I believe they are not as good as they think they are. The team of last season worked so well because they played and worked as a team. They will be found out at the so called bigger clubs and I am confident that their lack of first team opportunities will result in the loss of the international football they all achieved while being Saints players. Mick Channon summed it up on Talksport today when he said " I dont understand why any footballer would move to another club just to sit on the bench". I am afraid agents and greed have corrupted the young players of today. Rest assured they will all regret the rashness of their actions. Liverhampton and Spurs have no chance of champions league football for the forseeable future ( Liverhampton for this one season apart) Chlelsea Man city, Man Utd and Arsenal will contend these places, Chambers will spend the next four seasons as a benchwarmer. Dont blame the board blame the overpriced overpald players and their parasite agents, ok you can blame Les Reed aswell bbb001
  • Score: 4

10:00pm Mon 28 Jul 14

HAZZAAR says...

A slow, unpleasant,lingering death. . . . . . . . . ..................__
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A slow, unpleasant,lingering death. . . . . . . . . ..................__ ______________ HAZZAAR
  • Score: 1

10:01pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

Les Reed doesn't even look trustworthy. He looks like he extorts old ladies for mattress money.
Les Reed doesn't even look trustworthy. He looks like he extorts old ladies for mattress money. Gormzzz
  • Score: 0

10:01pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

cotswoldsaint wrote:
This is all very shocking but looks like it will happen. Can't Les say no, enough is enough ffs? Of course not, KL is asset stripping before selling.
There is a good article posted on the Mirror website a short while ago explaining why the UEFA Financial Fair Play rules are deliberately designed to keep clubs like ours out of the big time. Worth reading.
Link in my 09:45 pm post
[quote][p][bold]cotswoldsaint[/bold] wrote: This is all very shocking but looks like it will happen. Can't Les say no, enough is enough ffs? Of course not, KL is asset stripping before selling. There is a good article posted on the Mirror website a short while ago explaining why the UEFA Financial Fair Play rules are deliberately designed to keep clubs like ours out of the big time. Worth reading.[/p][/quote]Link in my 09:45 pm post OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

10:02pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Gormzzz wrote:
Les Reed doesn't even look trustworthy. He looks like he extorts old ladies for mattress money.
I think we should sleep on that thought.
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: Les Reed doesn't even look trustworthy. He looks like he extorts old ladies for mattress money.[/p][/quote]I think we should sleep on that thought. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

10:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Frankie Bennett says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
A36saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
SaintJD wrote:
Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.
They hate it when 'the neggies' are right. There all a bunch of idiots who know nothing about football, they support Southampton but though Cortese was a centre back.
Too right we hate it when the neggies are right, does it give you any pleasure then?
No pleasure at all and not usually negative but wtf is going on. Even the most positive of fans will struggle to see the bright side.
You are right on the button there.
Sorry to hijack threads - not quite sure what the etiquette is on here yet! But Osprey, I have seen you shot down a lot for your comments on here for a while now, but you have remained steadfastly positive - are you now losing total faith?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A36saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: Back in May I remember having a heated debate with Winchester Saint regarding the line we should take on Adam and lovren. My argument was that we held the cards and that being held to ransom would mean disaster. But no, I was an idiot, we would get good money, it was good business, we would just let them shaft us and we would be laughing. This is a disgrace. If they base it on players who want to leave I honestly believe JWP (spurs), cork (palace) and clyne (Liverpool again) are gone too. And let's not forget boruc and fonte. Unbelievably, it is looking like they are adopting a poortaloo concept of blooding a whole new team in one go.[/p][/quote]They hate it when 'the neggies' are right. There all a bunch of idiots who know nothing about football, they support Southampton but though Cortese was a centre back.[/p][/quote]Too right we hate it when the neggies are right, does it give you any pleasure then?[/p][/quote]No pleasure at all and not usually negative but wtf is going on. Even the most positive of fans will struggle to see the bright side.[/p][/quote]You are right on the button there.[/p][/quote]Sorry to hijack threads - not quite sure what the etiquette is on here yet! But Osprey, I have seen you shot down a lot for your comments on here for a while now, but you have remained steadfastly positive - are you now losing total faith? Frankie Bennett
  • Score: -1

10:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Brusher Mills wrote:
BigBugBuzzz wrote:
Official statement from within the ruins:

We think selling footballers is the quickest way to become an ice hockey club.
That makes sense, St Mary's is going to converted in to the long awaited ice rink.
No way we always have drawn a line, no skates allowed.
[quote][p][bold]Brusher Mills[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: Official statement from within the ruins: We think selling footballers is the quickest way to become an ice hockey club.[/p][/quote]That makes sense, St Mary's is going to converted in to the long awaited ice rink.[/p][/quote]No way we always have drawn a line, no skates allowed. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 4

10:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Invidia says...

Ok lets see if we can field a team. to keep us in the PL.

Boruc

Clyne Fonte Yoshida Targett

Cork JWP Wanyama Davies

Ramirez Tadic

Pelle

I think those player could just about keep us up. The bench is a bit light but one or even two injuries could be covered, I think our back 4 and strikers, plus goalkeeper positions could do with some backup.
Ok lets see if we can field a team. to keep us in the PL. Boruc Clyne Fonte Yoshida Targett Cork JWP Wanyama Davies Ramirez Tadic Pelle I think those player could just about keep us up. The bench is a bit light but one or even two injuries could be covered, I think our back 4 and strikers, plus goalkeeper positions could do with some backup. Invidia
  • Score: 5

10:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

andy newbury says...

its not gust selling players and destroying the supporters morale that is happening now, the players left to wear the saints shirts must themselves be wondering what is going on. Have no idea what to say, what is happening is beyond belief and to even think of allowing any of our players to go to spurs along with MP is a total disgrace after the way he has treated southampton FC. Never mind saving the saints, it has been a two way thing because i as have, many more saints supporters have put a great deal of our hard earned monies into supporting and following our team. Perhaps we will end up a bit like pompey with proper saints fans doing our best once again to try to save it. It,s mushroom management, keep us in the dark and feed us on b*ll*h*t. Please, please do not do any deals with spurs it is just a massive kick in the teeth to all us supporters if you do, and it will just go to prove to me what you think of your supports and to what esteem you hold us in. Totally dismayed with les reed and the whole management. Wish I had never renewed my season ticket at present and feel sorry for any saints fan that has bought a saints shirt with any of the names on them that have departed, they should be allowed a refund or be allowed to change the shirt free of charge if they so wish. I am still proud to be a saints fan and always will be but ,you, the management are putting a great strain on my beliefs at present. We need and deserve better communication from within the club and honest communication at that. Not enough time left to gel with any new players now even if we get any before the start of the season.
its not gust selling players and destroying the supporters morale that is happening now, the players left to wear the saints shirts must themselves be wondering what is going on. Have no idea what to say, what is happening is beyond belief and to even think of allowing any of our players to go to spurs along with MP is a total disgrace after the way he has treated southampton FC. Never mind saving the saints, it has been a two way thing because i as have, many more saints supporters have put a great deal of our hard earned monies into supporting and following our team. Perhaps we will end up a bit like pompey with proper saints fans doing our best once again to try to save it. It,s mushroom management, keep us in the dark and feed us on b*ll*h*t. Please, please do not do any deals with spurs it is just a massive kick in the teeth to all us supporters if you do, and it will just go to prove to me what you think of your supports and to what esteem you hold us in. Totally dismayed with les reed and the whole management. Wish I had never renewed my season ticket at present and feel sorry for any saints fan that has bought a saints shirt with any of the names on them that have departed, they should be allowed a refund or be allowed to change the shirt free of charge if they so wish. I am still proud to be a saints fan and always will be but ,you, the management are putting a great strain on my beliefs at present. We need and deserve better communication from within the club and honest communication at that. Not enough time left to gel with any new players now even if we get any before the start of the season. andy newbury
  • Score: 5

10:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

deepheat says...

No matter how optimistic or positive us Saints fans are, the big question is will we/have we got a good enough team to keep us in the English Premier League for the 2014-2015 season?
No matter how optimistic or positive us Saints fans are, the big question is will we/have we got a good enough team to keep us in the English Premier League for the 2014-2015 season? deepheat
  • Score: 3

10:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

fred the red wrote:
This has got to the point of being ridiculous./ It is time for the writers of these Saints columns to get away from their desks and do some proper investigative journalism. All I read seems to be cut and paste from sports websites or the back pages of the nationals.

For the sake of the faithful who pay their money, go and ask some questions. It should be clear who needs to be asked, or should i say interrogated. There is absolutely no logic to what has been said and what is happening.

It is clear that certain people from the club who have been on local radio and have provided quotes for this newspaper have either told blatant lies or else have been hoodwinked themselves. Either way, the fans deserve the truth, not some sham set of words that mean nothing now or in the near future.

We were assured that the stars of the team were tied down to long term contracts. With what? Cotton? The way they have been broken suggests there was no serious attempt to do so at all.

The way things are going I would not be surprised if the management team were to walk away. We are told there are signings in the pipeline, but does Mr Reed seriously expect fans to believe that?

The club is trading on tricking the faithful who have renewed their Season Tickets and bought their shirts that the quality of performance, spoken about by RK on appointment, would be entertaining and high quality. There seems little time to do much about securing that from Day One of the new season.

We are going to develop our exciting youth talent by all accounts. Great news, but you do that by bringing them into successful sides with experienced players around them. does Reed seriously think our Under 19s can compete in the EPL? If so, there is really nothing more that can be added.

Is the owner about to sell? At least Senior Sports Reporters, do something to find out. We have had enough smokescreen, statements from some of the board which have proven to be a little off the truth, so please, get in there, find out the facts and give them to us. The truth cannot hurt any more than the subterfuge.
Excellent post! The Daily Echo finds itself near the centre of developments, but appears not to have thought about investigating. And if they have, but have been shown the door, then that is newsworthy in itself.

So, c'mon Daily Echo, do your work!
[quote][p][bold]fred the red[/bold] wrote: This has got to the point of being ridiculous./ It is time for the writers of these Saints columns to get away from their desks and do some proper investigative journalism. All I read seems to be cut and paste from sports websites or the back pages of the nationals. For the sake of the faithful who pay their money, go and ask some questions. It should be clear who needs to be asked, or should i say interrogated. There is absolutely no logic to what has been said and what is happening. It is clear that certain people from the club who have been on local radio and have provided quotes for this newspaper have either told blatant lies or else have been hoodwinked themselves. Either way, the fans deserve the truth, not some sham set of words that mean nothing now or in the near future. We were assured that the stars of the team were tied down to long term contracts. With what? Cotton? The way they have been broken suggests there was no serious attempt to do so at all. The way things are going I would not be surprised if the management team were to walk away. We are told there are signings in the pipeline, but does Mr Reed seriously expect fans to believe that? The club is trading on tricking the faithful who have renewed their Season Tickets and bought their shirts that the quality of performance, spoken about by RK on appointment, would be entertaining and high quality. There seems little time to do much about securing that from Day One of the new season. We are going to develop our exciting youth talent by all accounts. Great news, but you do that by bringing them into successful sides with experienced players around them. does Reed seriously think our Under 19s can compete in the EPL? If so, there is really nothing more that can be added. Is the owner about to sell? At least Senior Sports Reporters, do something to find out. We have had enough smokescreen, statements from some of the board which have proven to be a little off the truth, so please, get in there, find out the facts and give them to us. The truth cannot hurt any more than the subterfuge.[/p][/quote]Excellent post! The Daily Echo finds itself near the centre of developments, but appears not to have thought about investigating. And if they have, but have been shown the door, then that is newsworthy in itself. So, c'mon Daily Echo, do your work! BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: -1

10:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

saint bartley says...

Memo leaked from the office of the CEO of VEHO (our new sponsors, remember)......"What the hell have we signed up to Carruthers??!!!" I'd give more than a penny for their thoughts right now...
Memo leaked from the office of the CEO of VEHO (our new sponsors, remember)......"What the hell have we signed up to Carruthers??!!!" I'd give more than a penny for their thoughts right now... saint bartley
  • Score: 0

10:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

bullsbags says...

echo1948 wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
This is what you get for having a non football board its bad bad bad despite the so called fan from overseas trying to put it on the bright side it aint looking good and i would be surprised if we stay up next season
We only need Clive Woodward back for a complete set of " I don,t know anything about football" brigade.
Show some respect it's SIR Clive Woodward coach of England's rugby World Cup winners a game played by honest professionals not spoilt overpaid prima donnas whom some of you seem to revolve your lives around
[quote][p][bold]echo1948[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: This is what you get for having a non football board its bad bad bad despite the so called fan from overseas trying to put it on the bright side it aint looking good and i would be surprised if we stay up next season[/p][/quote]We only need Clive Woodward back for a complete set of " I don,t know anything about football" brigade.[/p][/quote]Show some respect it's SIR Clive Woodward coach of England's rugby World Cup winners a game played by honest professionals not spoilt overpaid prima donnas whom some of you seem to revolve your lives around bullsbags
  • Score: -2

10:06pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Saint Chufty says...

I don't want to appear as a happy clapper in a legion of doom here but let's have a look at what's left
Boruc
Clyne hoover yoshida fonte targett
Wanyama davis tadic ramires cork ward-prowse
Pelle gallagher sharp
Plus reed isgrove etc
For me the defence is admittedly shaky but what we had in our first season inthe premier league (all more experienced now though)
For me it's a good nucleus to the team. A gk rb lb and cb and new striker are required for sure but I think we have enough to stay up plus buying power. As we have seen with osvaldo, a bad apple ruins the morale in the team so all those who wanted to go needed to go. Lambert is gettingbon and spent a lot of time on the bench last season, rodriguez is broken and might not come back the same player. Chambers wasn't yet a regular (and clyne is better imo) shaw and lovren are the biggest losses but as defenders probably the easiest to replace and our midfield is still strong (for me ramires is as good as lallana)
If koeman gets his menthen it won't seem so bleak at the start of the season
....................
....it's still shocking though that the board have rolled over and had it's tummy tickled though!!!!!
I don't want to appear as a happy clapper in a legion of doom here but let's have a look at what's left Boruc Clyne hoover yoshida fonte targett Wanyama davis tadic ramires cork ward-prowse Pelle gallagher sharp Plus reed isgrove etc For me the defence is admittedly shaky but what we had in our first season inthe premier league (all more experienced now though) For me it's a good nucleus to the team. A gk rb lb and cb and new striker are required for sure but I think we have enough to stay up plus buying power. As we have seen with osvaldo, a bad apple ruins the morale in the team so all those who wanted to go needed to go. Lambert is gettingbon and spent a lot of time on the bench last season, rodriguez is broken and might not come back the same player. Chambers wasn't yet a regular (and clyne is better imo) shaw and lovren are the biggest losses but as defenders probably the easiest to replace and our midfield is still strong (for me ramires is as good as lallana) If koeman gets his menthen it won't seem so bleak at the start of the season .................... ....it's still shocking though that the board have rolled over and had it's tummy tickled though!!!!! Saint Chufty
  • Score: 3

10:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Oh dear Lionel Messi is in a right mess, being done for tax evasion, whatever next?
Oh dear Lionel Messi is in a right mess, being done for tax evasion, whatever next? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -3

10:09pm Mon 28 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

Gormzzz wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.
After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.
I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?
I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.
It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.
look at the stats... the Leibherr empire is doing just fine... and you my fine man are supporting a Premier League team with 2 new signings and £100M in the bank to allow for more signings, and a household name as a manager as opposed to some Argentinian sh1t that the whole world except many saints fans knew was an ar5ehole... If you don't like Katharina's club ( and it is HERS , her family bought it ) , then go and support a club who needs you... like the muppets down the fishy end of Hampshire....
I bet everybody would support Portsmouth if you had it your way you mug! Who actually wants to see the fans leave too?? you by the sounds of things. Shows how much you know, buy 10 £10 million players and see how well your team plays, you can't just sell the majority of your first team and expect to do well. She's obviously weak if she's willing to sell just because somebody says he wants to leave. Or maybe she is just to used to a corporate world and doesn't understand that a football club is a little different, maybe she thinks it's a resignation that she has to abide by, like she does with the guys who build her cranes.
she is not weak.... she is a billionaire. YOU are weak for being to lazy to do your research properly.
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.[/p][/quote]After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.[/p][/quote]I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?[/p][/quote]I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.[/p][/quote]It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.[/p][/quote]look at the stats... the Leibherr empire is doing just fine... and you my fine man are supporting a Premier League team with 2 new signings and £100M in the bank to allow for more signings, and a household name as a manager as opposed to some Argentinian sh1t that the whole world except many saints fans knew was an ar5ehole... If you don't like Katharina's club ( and it is HERS , her family bought it ) , then go and support a club who needs you... like the muppets down the fishy end of Hampshire....[/p][/quote]I bet everybody would support Portsmouth if you had it your way you mug! Who actually wants to see the fans leave too?? you by the sounds of things. Shows how much you know, buy 10 £10 million players and see how well your team plays, you can't just sell the majority of your first team and expect to do well. She's obviously weak if she's willing to sell just because somebody says he wants to leave. Or maybe she is just to used to a corporate world and doesn't understand that a football club is a little different, maybe she thinks it's a resignation that she has to abide by, like she does with the guys who build her cranes.[/p][/quote]she is not weak.... she is a billionaire. YOU are weak for being to lazy to do your research properly. steekeemcglue
  • Score: 3

10:09pm Mon 28 Jul 14

bullsbags says...

JamesSS7 wrote:
I am now reading in the sports news that Fonte has rejected a new 2 year contract extension.
Good he can p!ss off too
Only any good with the Croat beside him
Useless with anyone else take the money kat needs it to by food for her trough
[quote][p][bold]JamesSS7[/bold] wrote: I am now reading in the sports news that Fonte has rejected a new 2 year contract extension.[/p][/quote]Good he can p!ss off too Only any good with the Croat beside him Useless with anyone else take the money kat needs it to by food for her trough bullsbags
  • Score: -2

10:10pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Lehman Bros Banker says...

So the Magnificent 7 are off filling their boots by doubling, tripling, quadrupling or greater their wages all under the feeble guise of wanting European football. Meanwhile the Directors will have bagged a small fortune at the expense of stability, trust and continuity.

I now seriously doubt the mind set of the senior professionals whose heads are as yet unturned. Maybe they are looking to punk rockers The Clash for advice with their Should I Stay or Should I Go?

It's more clear cut for the youngsters. Grab a first team place, give Roy Hodgson the reason to renew his Season Ticket at St Mary's and when on England duty you realise what you could be earning then follow the lead of Shaw and Chambers. Les Reed won't stand in your way.

I'm not sure how to take RK's tweet with a picture of the empty Training Ground. I just hope it's his sense of humour.

Sound advice to anyone wanting a Saints replica shirt, don't waste money on printing some mercenary's name on the back, as you will regret it when he's transferred.

Finally, if it all goes tits up, some enterprising individual will be selling face masks of the Directors to dress the guy for Bonfire Night.
So the Magnificent 7 are off filling their boots by doubling, tripling, quadrupling or greater their wages all under the feeble guise of wanting European football. Meanwhile the Directors will have bagged a small fortune at the expense of stability, trust and continuity. I now seriously doubt the mind set of the senior professionals whose heads are as yet unturned. Maybe they are looking to punk rockers The Clash for advice with their Should I Stay or Should I Go? It's more clear cut for the youngsters. Grab a first team place, give Roy Hodgson the reason to renew his Season Ticket at St Mary's and when on England duty you realise what you could be earning then follow the lead of Shaw and Chambers. Les Reed won't stand in your way. I'm not sure how to take RK's tweet with a picture of the empty Training Ground. I just hope it's his sense of humour. Sound advice to anyone wanting a Saints replica shirt, don't waste money on printing some mercenary's name on the back, as you will regret it when he's transferred. Finally, if it all goes tits up, some enterprising individual will be selling face masks of the Directors to dress the guy for Bonfire Night. Lehman Bros Banker
  • Score: 1

10:10pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

bbb001 wrote:
Lets get rid of all the scum money grabbing players as quickly as possible because I believe they are not as good as they think they are. The team of last season worked so well because they played and worked as a team. They will be found out at the so called bigger clubs and I am confident that their lack of first team opportunities will result in the loss of the international football they all achieved while being Saints players.

Mick Channon summed it up on Talksport today when he said " I dont understand why any footballer would move to another club just to sit on the bench". I am afraid agents and greed have corrupted the young players of today. Rest assured they will all regret the rashness of their actions. Liverhampton and Spurs have no chance of champions league football for the forseeable future ( Liverhampton for this one season apart)

Chlelsea Man city, Man Utd and Arsenal will contend these places, Chambers will spend the next four seasons as a benchwarmer.

Dont blame the board blame the overpriced overpald players and their parasite agents, ok you can blame Les Reed aswell
Call me crazy but I think every player that has left, along with Clyne, Schneiderlin and J Rod will all be challenging for first team football at any club other than Man City and Chelsea, they are great players, that's why this has happened. Liverpool didn't sell Suraez when he wanted to leave for £40,000001 but they did sell him when they felt it was right for the club, not when he wanted to leave, a few should have been forced to stay until January at the very least. How do you expect to convince J Rod, Schneiderlin, Clyne maybe even JWP that this club is worth staying at, they want top 6 football, they're not getting that here now are they, with or without 10 signings.
[quote][p][bold]bbb001[/bold] wrote: Lets get rid of all the scum money grabbing players as quickly as possible because I believe they are not as good as they think they are. The team of last season worked so well because they played and worked as a team. They will be found out at the so called bigger clubs and I am confident that their lack of first team opportunities will result in the loss of the international football they all achieved while being Saints players. Mick Channon summed it up on Talksport today when he said " I dont understand why any footballer would move to another club just to sit on the bench". I am afraid agents and greed have corrupted the young players of today. Rest assured they will all regret the rashness of their actions. Liverhampton and Spurs have no chance of champions league football for the forseeable future ( Liverhampton for this one season apart) Chlelsea Man city, Man Utd and Arsenal will contend these places, Chambers will spend the next four seasons as a benchwarmer. Dont blame the board blame the overpriced overpald players and their parasite agents, ok you can blame Les Reed aswell[/p][/quote]Call me crazy but I think every player that has left, along with Clyne, Schneiderlin and J Rod will all be challenging for first team football at any club other than Man City and Chelsea, they are great players, that's why this has happened. Liverpool didn't sell Suraez when he wanted to leave for £40,000001 but they did sell him when they felt it was right for the club, not when he wanted to leave, a few should have been forced to stay until January at the very least. How do you expect to convince J Rod, Schneiderlin, Clyne maybe even JWP that this club is worth staying at, they want top 6 football, they're not getting that here now are they, with or without 10 signings. Gormzzz
  • Score: 4

10:11pm Mon 28 Jul 14

westfordUSAsaints says...

Gutted at what's happening, clearly she is asset stripping ready for a sale.

It's simple, she wants out of SFC and is cashing in on her prized assets. With these next two and Dani, she will clear off over 130M pounds... She is getting ready to walk away.

Apparently, SFC is up for sale, being reported in France check Twitter. Adam Blackmore just retweeted... Trying to translate

http://t.co/uhOlBcqk
Jc
Gutted at what's happening, clearly she is asset stripping ready for a sale. It's simple, she wants out of SFC and is cashing in on her prized assets. With these next two and Dani, she will clear off over 130M pounds... She is getting ready to walk away. Apparently, SFC is up for sale, being reported in France check Twitter. Adam Blackmore just retweeted... Trying to translate http://t.co/uhOlBcqk Jc westfordUSAsaints
  • Score: -2

10:11pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

saint bartley wrote:
Memo leaked from the office of the CEO of VEHO (our new sponsors, remember)......&quot
;What the hell have we signed up to Carruthers??!!!" I'd give more than a penny for their thoughts right now...
They won't be too bothered with all of the publicity, it won't matter to them whether it is good or bad, just having the name plastered over every newspaper is enough to get people Googling to find out who they are, and bingo they become well known.
[quote][p][bold]saint bartley[/bold] wrote: Memo leaked from the office of the CEO of VEHO (our new sponsors, remember)......" ;What the hell have we signed up to Carruthers??!!!" I'd give more than a penny for their thoughts right now...[/p][/quote]They won't be too bothered with all of the publicity, it won't matter to them whether it is good or bad, just having the name plastered over every newspaper is enough to get people Googling to find out who they are, and bingo they become well known. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

10:12pm Mon 28 Jul 14

thesaint88 says...

Saintade wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
TAKE LEGAL ACTION and DEMAND A REFUND ON YOUR SEASON TICKET.
COYR+WS
Anyone can get a refund until a ball is kicked, no need to take legal action...go on then - bet you don't.
I asked today for my money back and was told by polite dikc in ticket office only if your dead ha ha ha, maybe I heard him wrong and he meant the club
[quote][p][bold]Saintade[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: TAKE LEGAL ACTION and DEMAND A REFUND ON YOUR SEASON TICKET. COYR+WS[/p][/quote]Anyone can get a refund until a ball is kicked, no need to take legal action...go on then - bet you don't.[/p][/quote]I asked today for my money back and was told by polite dikc in ticket office only if your dead ha ha ha, maybe I heard him wrong and he meant the club thesaint88
  • Score: 2

10:13pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.
After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.
I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?
I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.
It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.
look at the stats... the Leibherr empire is doing just fine... and you my fine man are supporting a Premier League team with 2 new signings and £100M in the bank to allow for more signings, and a household name as a manager as opposed to some Argentinian sh1t that the whole world except many saints fans knew was an ar5ehole... If you don't like Katharina's club ( and it is HERS , her family bought it ) , then go and support a club who needs you... like the muppets down the fishy end of Hampshire....
I bet everybody would support Portsmouth if you had it your way you mug! Who actually wants to see the fans leave too?? you by the sounds of things. Shows how much you know, buy 10 £10 million players and see how well your team plays, you can't just sell the majority of your first team and expect to do well. She's obviously weak if she's willing to sell just because somebody says he wants to leave. Or maybe she is just to used to a corporate world and doesn't understand that a football club is a little different, maybe she thinks it's a resignation that she has to abide by, like she does with the guys who build her cranes.
she is not weak.... she is a billionaire. YOU are weak for being to lazy to do your research properly.
Does being a billionaire make you really strong? even if you just inherit it. I'll do some research when you don't be so stupid. I don't need to do any research anyway, you'll have a hard time finding anybody who follows the prem not knowing she'd a billionaire.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.[/p][/quote]After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.[/p][/quote]I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?[/p][/quote]I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.[/p][/quote]It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.[/p][/quote]look at the stats... the Leibherr empire is doing just fine... and you my fine man are supporting a Premier League team with 2 new signings and £100M in the bank to allow for more signings, and a household name as a manager as opposed to some Argentinian sh1t that the whole world except many saints fans knew was an ar5ehole... If you don't like Katharina's club ( and it is HERS , her family bought it ) , then go and support a club who needs you... like the muppets down the fishy end of Hampshire....[/p][/quote]I bet everybody would support Portsmouth if you had it your way you mug! Who actually wants to see the fans leave too?? you by the sounds of things. Shows how much you know, buy 10 £10 million players and see how well your team plays, you can't just sell the majority of your first team and expect to do well. She's obviously weak if she's willing to sell just because somebody says he wants to leave. Or maybe she is just to used to a corporate world and doesn't understand that a football club is a little different, maybe she thinks it's a resignation that she has to abide by, like she does with the guys who build her cranes.[/p][/quote]she is not weak.... she is a billionaire. YOU are weak for being to lazy to do your research properly.[/p][/quote]Does being a billionaire make you really strong? even if you just inherit it. I'll do some research when you don't be so stupid. I don't need to do any research anyway, you'll have a hard time finding anybody who follows the prem not knowing she'd a billionaire. Gormzzz
  • Score: 1

10:15pm Mon 28 Jul 14

sparky130a says...

Never has a board been so complicit in the downfall of a club, and bl00dy hell there's been some contenders.

It's gone beyond chaos,it's shambolic.

I'm angry,embarrassed,sa
d and ashamed at the same time.

The landscape has changed so much it's not real. I just hope we haven't fallen off the cliff..
Never has a board been so complicit in the downfall of a club, and bl00dy hell there's been some contenders. It's gone beyond chaos,it's shambolic. I'm angry,embarrassed,sa d and ashamed at the same time. The landscape has changed so much it's not real. I just hope we haven't fallen off the cliff.. sparky130a
  • Score: 1

10:16pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
Gutted at what's happening, clearly she is asset stripping ready for a sale.

It's simple, she wants out of SFC and is cashing in on her prized assets. With these next two and Dani, she will clear off over 130M pounds... She is getting ready to walk away.

Apparently, SFC is up for sale, being reported in France check Twitter. Adam Blackmore just retweeted... Trying to translate

http://t.co/uhOlBcqk

Jc
Well,if what you say is true,that would certainly explain a lot,but it would be a very cynical and exploitative way of going about it,but what do I know?
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: Gutted at what's happening, clearly she is asset stripping ready for a sale. It's simple, she wants out of SFC and is cashing in on her prized assets. With these next two and Dani, she will clear off over 130M pounds... She is getting ready to walk away. Apparently, SFC is up for sale, being reported in France check Twitter. Adam Blackmore just retweeted... Trying to translate http://t.co/uhOlBcqk Jc[/p][/quote]Well,if what you say is true,that would certainly explain a lot,but it would be a very cynical and exploitative way of going about it,but what do I know? Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

10:16pm Mon 28 Jul 14

vidman says...

Invidia wrote:
Ok lets see if we can field a team. to keep us in the PL.

Boruc

Clyne Fonte Yoshida Targett

Cork JWP Wanyama Davies

Ramirez Tadic

Pelle

I think those player could just about keep us up. The bench is a bit light but one or even two injuries could be covered, I think our back 4 and strikers, plus goalkeeper positions could do with some backup.
Stick the fat Kat in goal, that should make it harder to score.
[quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: Ok lets see if we can field a team. to keep us in the PL. Boruc Clyne Fonte Yoshida Targett Cork JWP Wanyama Davies Ramirez Tadic Pelle I think those player could just about keep us up. The bench is a bit light but one or even two injuries could be covered, I think our back 4 and strikers, plus goalkeeper positions could do with some backup.[/p][/quote]Stick the fat Kat in goal, that should make it harder to score. vidman
  • Score: -5

10:17pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Crispinmumbles says...

Reed, Kruegar - LEAVE THE COUNTRY! Liebherr You've got your Dad's money back, though you defile his memory so feck off.
Reed, Kruegar - LEAVE THE COUNTRY! Liebherr You've got your Dad's money back, though you defile his memory so feck off. Crispinmumbles
  • Score: 1

10:19pm Mon 28 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
Gutted at what's happening, clearly she is asset stripping ready for a sale.

It's simple, she wants out of SFC and is cashing in on her prized assets. With these next two and Dani, she will clear off over 130M pounds... She is getting ready to walk away.

Apparently, SFC is up for sale, being reported in France check Twitter. Adam Blackmore just retweeted... Trying to translate

http://t.co/uhOlBcqk

Jc
It actually isn't that clear as we don't know any of the facts, there are various avenues of thought, that could either be good or bad in the long run, it could be just an attempt to ensure a stable business before leaving it to new owners, there are still so many unanswered questions, it is best to hold your thoughts until it becomes clear. There isn't much that we can do about it apart from expressing our chagrin at the mess that we find ourselves. We demand and need clarification, please.
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: Gutted at what's happening, clearly she is asset stripping ready for a sale. It's simple, she wants out of SFC and is cashing in on her prized assets. With these next two and Dani, she will clear off over 130M pounds... She is getting ready to walk away. Apparently, SFC is up for sale, being reported in France check Twitter. Adam Blackmore just retweeted... Trying to translate http://t.co/uhOlBcqk Jc[/p][/quote]It actually isn't that clear as we don't know any of the facts, there are various avenues of thought, that could either be good or bad in the long run, it could be just an attempt to ensure a stable business before leaving it to new owners, there are still so many unanswered questions, it is best to hold your thoughts until it becomes clear. There isn't much that we can do about it apart from expressing our chagrin at the mess that we find ourselves. We demand and need clarification, please. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

10:20pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

Crispinmumbles wrote:
Reed, Kruegar - LEAVE THE COUNTRY! Liebherr You've got your Dad's money back, though you defile his memory so feck off.
She might spend a few million on his memorial before she leaves, the club did say she was planning something. Craig David must be distraught.
[quote][p][bold]Crispinmumbles[/bold] wrote: Reed, Kruegar - LEAVE THE COUNTRY! Liebherr You've got your Dad's money back, though you defile his memory so feck off.[/p][/quote]She might spend a few million on his memorial before she leaves, the club did say she was planning something. Craig David must be distraught. Gormzzz
  • Score: 0

10:20pm Mon 28 Jul 14

JamesSS7 says...

A attempted translation of the French article about the club being up for sale.

Southampton is for sale


The next few departures from Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez will allow Katharina Liebherr, the owner of the Saints, to rake in a sum exceeding cheerfully EUR 150 million. Not surprising given its lack of Southampton and led his entourage, Ralph Kreuger in mind, discussions to find a wealthy buyer.



In 2011, World Economic Forum, non-for-profit foundation bringing together many influential people in various areas (industry, finance, intellectual, etc), formalized the arrival of a new Member: Ralph Krueger. Former German international hockey, it is presented on the official website as a 'leader '. It is in this area that it has been introduced.

Author of a career to success, even in the edition with his book "Teamlife - Beyond Setbacks to Success" which has been a bestseller, he joined Southampton in early March as president, replacing Nicola Cortese, the man of trust of the deceased owner, Markus Liebherr, and central character rise from League One (D3) to Premier League. Considered omnipotent - it is not the local press who will say the opposite - and very ambitious, he had major differences of opinion with Katharina, daughter of Markus and current owner.


Party in January, this Italian banker was reputed to be tough in business. Proof of this is with the study published by the BBC on data amounts to agents between October 2012 and September 2013: nearly £2.2 million has been paid by Southampton, this class that the Saints at the 17th place, far behind the £13.7 million Chelsea (first) or £7.2 million Newcastle (fifth). Cortese leader with an iron hand and wanted to continue the progression of the club retaining Mauricio Pochettino and a large part of its managers. Not the goal of Katharina.


Nicola Cortese was dictator, it was perfectly turn Southampton



Christian Purslow, former director general of Liverpool, was mandated to probe the market. Recognized businessman, he is the co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. A firm that weighs more than $ 3 billion


Although he vaguely and unsuccessfully attempted to buy back the club shortly after his departure according to the Express, the boss did not give him the club, preferring to appoint the former director general of Liverpool, Christian Purslow, discreetly probing a resale market. Purslow is a businessman, co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. The firm weighs more than 3 billion dollars and has investments everywhere. It was not surprising that Purslow, deals "to idiot not there knowing nothing" by Gary Neville, has managed to get a £80 million contract over four years with Standard Chartered Bank to sponsor the shirts of the Reds...


However, Purslow searches have not been especially fruitful here there. "In the Middle, everyone knows that Southampton is for sale. "The strategy is simple: have a solid cash because there were not bad debts and loans, strengthen the team at lower costs compared to sales to keep a certain competitiveness and attract buyers", said a person involved in takeovers of English clubs.

"Mandaric did same with Sheffield Wednesday. It is not officially for sale, but unofficially, Yes. Aston Villa did the opposite and viewing: is nobody is interested. In business, it must be discreet and do not show that you are low. If you say publicly that you want to sell or that it's not too much going, either you're gonna have scammers, or guys who will seek to bring down the price, as in Reading. Southampton has understood it. And, recently, there were some foreign investors information outlets. Sales have put the chip to the ear.



"Kreuger very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. This is perfect.


It is a strategy of enrichment, obviously, but also to lure the egocentric buyer. A friend has already negotiated with Krueger. This guy is a shark! It does not give an inch of ground. It has incredible nerves. He very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. Here, it is perfect. »


Tottenham has made an offer for current for some time


Indeed, Southampton continues its strategy with its (former) executives. Nothing is said and we negotiate hard, especially with Tottenham. Following the departure of Pochettino at White Hart Lane, it was agreed not to sell a joueu
A attempted translation of the French article about the club being up for sale. Southampton is for sale The next few departures from Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez will allow Katharina Liebherr, the owner of the Saints, to rake in a sum exceeding cheerfully EUR 150 million. Not surprising given its lack of Southampton and led his entourage, Ralph Kreuger in mind, discussions to find a wealthy buyer. In 2011, World Economic Forum, non-for-profit foundation bringing together many influential people in various areas (industry, finance, intellectual, etc), formalized the arrival of a new Member: Ralph Krueger. Former German international hockey, it is presented on the official website as a 'leader '. It is in this area that it has been introduced. Author of a career to success, even in the edition with his book "Teamlife - Beyond Setbacks to Success" which has been a bestseller, he joined Southampton in early March as president, replacing Nicola Cortese, the man of trust of the deceased owner, Markus Liebherr, and central character rise from League One (D3) to Premier League. Considered omnipotent - it is not the local press who will say the opposite - and very ambitious, he had major differences of opinion with Katharina, daughter of Markus and current owner. Party in January, this Italian banker was reputed to be tough in business. Proof of this is with the study published by the BBC on data amounts to agents between October 2012 and September 2013: nearly £2.2 million has been paid by Southampton, this class that the Saints at the 17th place, far behind the £13.7 million Chelsea (first) or £7.2 million Newcastle (fifth). Cortese leader with an iron hand and wanted to continue the progression of the club retaining Mauricio Pochettino and a large part of its managers. Not the goal of Katharina. Nicola Cortese was dictator, it was perfectly turn Southampton Christian Purslow, former director general of Liverpool, was mandated to probe the market. Recognized businessman, he is the co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. A firm that weighs more than $ 3 billion Although he vaguely and unsuccessfully attempted to buy back the club shortly after his departure according to the Express, the boss did not give him the club, preferring to appoint the former director general of Liverpool, Christian Purslow, discreetly probing a resale market. Purslow is a businessman, co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. The firm weighs more than 3 billion dollars and has investments everywhere. It was not surprising that Purslow, deals "to idiot not there knowing nothing" by Gary Neville, has managed to get a £80 million contract over four years with Standard Chartered Bank to sponsor the shirts of the Reds... However, Purslow searches have not been especially fruitful here there. "In the Middle, everyone knows that Southampton is for sale. "The strategy is simple: have a solid cash because there were not bad debts and loans, strengthen the team at lower costs compared to sales to keep a certain competitiveness and attract buyers", said a person involved in takeovers of English clubs. "Mandaric did same with Sheffield Wednesday. It is not officially for sale, but unofficially, Yes. Aston Villa did the opposite and viewing: is nobody is interested. In business, it must be discreet and do not show that you are low. If you say publicly that you want to sell or that it's not too much going, either you're gonna have scammers, or guys who will seek to bring down the price, as in Reading. Southampton has understood it. And, recently, there were some foreign investors information outlets. Sales have put the chip to the ear. "Kreuger very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. This is perfect. It is a strategy of enrichment, obviously, but also to lure the egocentric buyer. A friend has already negotiated with Krueger. This guy is a shark! It does not give an inch of ground. It has incredible nerves. He very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. Here, it is perfect. » Tottenham has made an offer for current for some time Indeed, Southampton continues its strategy with its (former) executives. Nothing is said and we negotiate hard, especially with Tottenham. Following the departure of Pochettino at White Hart Lane, it was agreed not to sell a joueu JamesSS7
  • Score: 2

10:21pm Mon 28 Jul 14

westfordUSAsaints says...

sparky130a wrote:
Never has a board been so complicit in the downfall of a club, and bl00dy hell there's been some contenders.

It's gone beyond chaos,it's shambolic.

I'm angry,embarrassed,sa

d and ashamed at the same time.

The landscape has changed so much it's not real. I just hope we haven't fallen off the cliff..
It's clear, she is selling the club's best assets, cashing in now, knowing the top 6 will pay the silly fees and she is banking the cash.

I fear we are now in free fall unless we start seeing big names players through the door.

I'm curious if these players know what is going on, which is why they are all leaving as soon as they return? Do their agents know?
[quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: Never has a board been so complicit in the downfall of a club, and bl00dy hell there's been some contenders. It's gone beyond chaos,it's shambolic. I'm angry,embarrassed,sa d and ashamed at the same time. The landscape has changed so much it's not real. I just hope we haven't fallen off the cliff..[/p][/quote]It's clear, she is selling the club's best assets, cashing in now, knowing the top 6 will pay the silly fees and she is banking the cash. I fear we are now in free fall unless we start seeing big names players through the door. I'm curious if these players know what is going on, which is why they are all leaving as soon as they return? Do their agents know? westfordUSAsaints
  • Score: 2

10:24pm Mon 28 Jul 14

truelysaints says...

THE CLUB, THE BOARD, AND MANAGER IN TOTAL MELTDOWN
THE CLUB, THE BOARD, AND MANAGER IN TOTAL MELTDOWN truelysaints
  • Score: 3

10:25pm Mon 28 Jul 14

footballfan123 says...

Just read the French report. It says that Southampton football club is up for sale and that they are trying to find a rich owner
Just read the French report. It says that Southampton football club is up for sale and that they are trying to find a rich owner footballfan123
  • Score: 2

10:25pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

JamesSS7 wrote:
A attempted translation of the French article about the club being up for sale.

Southampton is for sale


The next few departures from Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez will allow Katharina Liebherr, the owner of the Saints, to rake in a sum exceeding cheerfully EUR 150 million. Not surprising given its lack of Southampton and led his entourage, Ralph Kreuger in mind, discussions to find a wealthy buyer.



In 2011, World Economic Forum, non-for-profit foundation bringing together many influential people in various areas (industry, finance, intellectual, etc), formalized the arrival of a new Member: Ralph Krueger. Former German international hockey, it is presented on the official website as a 'leader '. It is in this area that it has been introduced.

Author of a career to success, even in the edition with his book "Teamlife - Beyond Setbacks to Success" which has been a bestseller, he joined Southampton in early March as president, replacing Nicola Cortese, the man of trust of the deceased owner, Markus Liebherr, and central character rise from League One (D3) to Premier League. Considered omnipotent - it is not the local press who will say the opposite - and very ambitious, he had major differences of opinion with Katharina, daughter of Markus and current owner.


Party in January, this Italian banker was reputed to be tough in business. Proof of this is with the study published by the BBC on data amounts to agents between October 2012 and September 2013: nearly £2.2 million has been paid by Southampton, this class that the Saints at the 17th place, far behind the £13.7 million Chelsea (first) or £7.2 million Newcastle (fifth). Cortese leader with an iron hand and wanted to continue the progression of the club retaining Mauricio Pochettino and a large part of its managers. Not the goal of Katharina.


Nicola Cortese was dictator, it was perfectly turn Southampton



Christian Purslow, former director general of Liverpool, was mandated to probe the market. Recognized businessman, he is the co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. A firm that weighs more than $ 3 billion


Although he vaguely and unsuccessfully attempted to buy back the club shortly after his departure according to the Express, the boss did not give him the club, preferring to appoint the former director general of Liverpool, Christian Purslow, discreetly probing a resale market. Purslow is a businessman, co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. The firm weighs more than 3 billion dollars and has investments everywhere. It was not surprising that Purslow, deals "to idiot not there knowing nothing" by Gary Neville, has managed to get a £80 million contract over four years with Standard Chartered Bank to sponsor the shirts of the Reds...


However, Purslow searches have not been especially fruitful here there. "In the Middle, everyone knows that Southampton is for sale. "The strategy is simple: have a solid cash because there were not bad debts and loans, strengthen the team at lower costs compared to sales to keep a certain competitiveness and attract buyers", said a person involved in takeovers of English clubs.

"Mandaric did same with Sheffield Wednesday. It is not officially for sale, but unofficially, Yes. Aston Villa did the opposite and viewing: is nobody is interested. In business, it must be discreet and do not show that you are low. If you say publicly that you want to sell or that it's not too much going, either you're gonna have scammers, or guys who will seek to bring down the price, as in Reading. Southampton has understood it. And, recently, there were some foreign investors information outlets. Sales have put the chip to the ear.



"Kreuger very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. This is perfect.


It is a strategy of enrichment, obviously, but also to lure the egocentric buyer. A friend has already negotiated with Krueger. This guy is a shark! It does not give an inch of ground. It has incredible nerves. He very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. Here, it is perfect. »


Tottenham has made an offer for current for some time


Indeed, Southampton continues its strategy with its (former) executives. Nothing is said and we negotiate hard, especially with Tottenham. Following the departure of Pochettino at White Hart Lane, it was agreed not to sell a joueu
Nicola Cortese where are you? We need you..NOW !!
[quote][p][bold]JamesSS7[/bold] wrote: A attempted translation of the French article about the club being up for sale. Southampton is for sale The next few departures from Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez will allow Katharina Liebherr, the owner of the Saints, to rake in a sum exceeding cheerfully EUR 150 million. Not surprising given its lack of Southampton and led his entourage, Ralph Kreuger in mind, discussions to find a wealthy buyer. In 2011, World Economic Forum, non-for-profit foundation bringing together many influential people in various areas (industry, finance, intellectual, etc), formalized the arrival of a new Member: Ralph Krueger. Former German international hockey, it is presented on the official website as a 'leader '. It is in this area that it has been introduced. Author of a career to success, even in the edition with his book "Teamlife - Beyond Setbacks to Success" which has been a bestseller, he joined Southampton in early March as president, replacing Nicola Cortese, the man of trust of the deceased owner, Markus Liebherr, and central character rise from League One (D3) to Premier League. Considered omnipotent - it is not the local press who will say the opposite - and very ambitious, he had major differences of opinion with Katharina, daughter of Markus and current owner. Party in January, this Italian banker was reputed to be tough in business. Proof of this is with the study published by the BBC on data amounts to agents between October 2012 and September 2013: nearly £2.2 million has been paid by Southampton, this class that the Saints at the 17th place, far behind the £13.7 million Chelsea (first) or £7.2 million Newcastle (fifth). Cortese leader with an iron hand and wanted to continue the progression of the club retaining Mauricio Pochettino and a large part of its managers. Not the goal of Katharina. Nicola Cortese was dictator, it was perfectly turn Southampton Christian Purslow, former director general of Liverpool, was mandated to probe the market. Recognized businessman, he is the co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. A firm that weighs more than $ 3 billion Although he vaguely and unsuccessfully attempted to buy back the club shortly after his departure according to the Express, the boss did not give him the club, preferring to appoint the former director general of Liverpool, Christian Purslow, discreetly probing a resale market. Purslow is a businessman, co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. The firm weighs more than 3 billion dollars and has investments everywhere. It was not surprising that Purslow, deals "to idiot not there knowing nothing" by Gary Neville, has managed to get a £80 million contract over four years with Standard Chartered Bank to sponsor the shirts of the Reds... However, Purslow searches have not been especially fruitful here there. "In the Middle, everyone knows that Southampton is for sale. "The strategy is simple: have a solid cash because there were not bad debts and loans, strengthen the team at lower costs compared to sales to keep a certain competitiveness and attract buyers", said a person involved in takeovers of English clubs. "Mandaric did same with Sheffield Wednesday. It is not officially for sale, but unofficially, Yes. Aston Villa did the opposite and viewing: is nobody is interested. In business, it must be discreet and do not show that you are low. If you say publicly that you want to sell or that it's not too much going, either you're gonna have scammers, or guys who will seek to bring down the price, as in Reading. Southampton has understood it. And, recently, there were some foreign investors information outlets. Sales have put the chip to the ear. "Kreuger very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. This is perfect. It is a strategy of enrichment, obviously, but also to lure the egocentric buyer. A friend has already negotiated with Krueger. This guy is a shark! It does not give an inch of ground. It has incredible nerves. He very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. Here, it is perfect. » Tottenham has made an offer for current for some time Indeed, Southampton continues its strategy with its (former) executives. Nothing is said and we negotiate hard, especially with Tottenham. Following the departure of Pochettino at White Hart Lane, it was agreed not to sell a joueu[/p][/quote]Nicola Cortese where are you? We need you..NOW !! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

10:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Invidia says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
westfordUSAsaints wrote:
Gutted at what's happening, clearly she is asset stripping ready for a sale.

It's simple, she wants out of SFC and is cashing in on her prized assets. With these next two and Dani, she will clear off over 130M pounds... She is getting ready to walk away.

Apparently, SFC is up for sale, being reported in France check Twitter. Adam Blackmore just retweeted... Trying to translate

http://t.co/uhOlBcqk


Jc
Well,if what you say is true,that would certainly explain a lot,but it would be a very cynical and exploitative way of going about it,but what do I know?
It would be lot easier finding a buyer with £50 million to spend than a buyer with £200 million to spend.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: Gutted at what's happening, clearly she is asset stripping ready for a sale. It's simple, she wants out of SFC and is cashing in on her prized assets. With these next two and Dani, she will clear off over 130M pounds... She is getting ready to walk away. Apparently, SFC is up for sale, being reported in France check Twitter. Adam Blackmore just retweeted... Trying to translate http://t.co/uhOlBcqk Jc[/p][/quote]Well,if what you say is true,that would certainly explain a lot,but it would be a very cynical and exploitative way of going about it,but what do I know?[/p][/quote]It would be lot easier finding a buyer with £50 million to spend than a buyer with £200 million to spend. Invidia
  • Score: 1

10:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

andy newbury says...

I feel we could hold our own against with the squad we have at present, but not all season, as injuries and suspensions would tell on us. the players that are there at present all did well for us last season and I would like to say thank you,I did appreciate the efforts you made for us last season,you are not forgotten, the ranting and raving is because of what is happening as we (the supporters) see it. THANK YOU and please bear with us
I feel we could hold our own against with the squad we have at present, but not all season, as injuries and suspensions would tell on us. the players that are there at present all did well for us last season and I would like to say thank you,I did appreciate the efforts you made for us last season,you are not forgotten, the ranting and raving is because of what is happening as we (the supporters) see it. THANK YOU and please bear with us andy newbury
  • Score: 2

10:28pm Mon 28 Jul 14

truelysaints says...

THE CLUB, THE BOARD, AND MANAGER IN TOTAL MELTDOWN. CAN NO ONE SEE WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? A SELL OFF OF THE JEWELS FOLLOWED BY A SELL OFF OF THE CLUB. OWNERS ARE CASHING IN THEIR CHIPS, AND MAKING FOR THEMSELVES A FAT PROFIT AT THE EXPENSE OF THE SUPPORTERS. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE.
THE CLUB, THE BOARD, AND MANAGER IN TOTAL MELTDOWN. CAN NO ONE SEE WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? A SELL OFF OF THE JEWELS FOLLOWED BY A SELL OFF OF THE CLUB. OWNERS ARE CASHING IN THEIR CHIPS, AND MAKING FOR THEMSELVES A FAT PROFIT AT THE EXPENSE OF THE SUPPORTERS. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE. truelysaints
  • Score: 5

10:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

lowe esteem says...

george chivers wrote:
Graham, North of Watford wrote:
SussexSaint55 wrote:
Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.
Very logical, I agree with you.

I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books.

If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??
Build it up again this season with cheap European, players sell it next May. If It works you make more money that way if, it doesn't she's got her money back anyway, if all the incoming transfer fees are not re-invested. Leaves her with a shell and good academy that can still be sold for a decent profit.

The divided assets are worth more the club as single entity.
Sorry, that money they've just got in will go quicker than if they gave it to you and me, we've already seen what can happen to many a club in freefall, including ours.
Hmmm... fit and proper?
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SussexSaint55[/bold] wrote: Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.[/p][/quote]Very logical, I agree with you. I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books. If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??[/p][/quote]Build it up again this season with cheap European, players sell it next May. If It works you make more money that way if, it doesn't she's got her money back anyway, if all the incoming transfer fees are not re-invested. Leaves her with a shell and good academy that can still be sold for a decent profit. The divided assets are worth more the club as single entity.[/p][/quote]Sorry, that money they've just got in will go quicker than if they gave it to you and me, we've already seen what can happen to many a club in freefall, including ours. Hmmm... fit and proper? lowe esteem
  • Score: 0

10:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

sparky130a says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
Never has a board been so complicit in the downfall of a club, and bl00dy hell there's been some contenders.

It's gone beyond chaos,it's shambolic.

I'm angry,embarrassed,sa


d and ashamed at the same time.

The landscape has changed so much it's not real. I just hope we haven't fallen off the cliff..
It's clear, she is selling the club's best assets, cashing in now, knowing the top 6 will pay the silly fees and she is banking the cash.

I fear we are now in free fall unless we start seeing big names players through the door.

I'm curious if these players know what is going on, which is why they are all leaving as soon as they return? Do their agents know?
Well someone f@cking knows. But it ain't the fans that's for sure.

And no media outlet seems to want to make any effort finding out.

I seriously considered a season ticket for me and my daughter this coming season. Thank christ i didn't. And i feel far worse for those that did sign up.

Absolute disgrace.
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: Never has a board been so complicit in the downfall of a club, and bl00dy hell there's been some contenders. It's gone beyond chaos,it's shambolic. I'm angry,embarrassed,sa d and ashamed at the same time. The landscape has changed so much it's not real. I just hope we haven't fallen off the cliff..[/p][/quote]It's clear, she is selling the club's best assets, cashing in now, knowing the top 6 will pay the silly fees and she is banking the cash. I fear we are now in free fall unless we start seeing big names players through the door. I'm curious if these players know what is going on, which is why they are all leaving as soon as they return? Do their agents know?[/p][/quote]Well someone f@cking knows. But it ain't the fans that's for sure. And no media outlet seems to want to make any effort finding out. I seriously considered a season ticket for me and my daughter this coming season. Thank christ i didn't. And i feel far worse for those that did sign up. Absolute disgrace. sparky130a
  • Score: 3

10:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

St Albans Cherry says...

Yes I know that I might be seen as a bad smell posting on here...

You have always been the big neighbours and your football last season was awesome. (Lawrie McMenemy tried to run me over once but there are no hard feelings!) What would he think, Alan ball too about the Saints selling their stars?

There is no loyalty to the fan base and frankly this attitude is so deep it runs all the way to the FA (who treat the travelling English fan like trailer trash!) Arrogant and maybe we will all turn to Rugby 7s...?

We have ourselves seen a hike in prices at Dean Court and we have been told to shut up and to just accept it as inevitable, ( we were told that by our man Mr Jeff Mostyn (The Millionaire)).

Years ago we were stripped out by Norwich (in the 70s) and that team went on to win the League Cup!

These days, within the modern age, of football the fan is not even considered worthy of an explanation, so good luck I feel that your golden players have gone for far too little btw... Spurs showed that you can waste all the cash, so there may be no legacy after this sorry episode of Premiership football history.

Typical behaviour is displayed at so many clubs. The footballers agent's just get fatter - whilst the honest decent fans don't get a say and are simply dismissed as fodder. How do we stop it? NO ONE KNOWS! We all love the game and love our clubs so I am gutted for you...as it will be our turn next.

Good luck I hope that you beat the Liverpool and Spurs all stars this season!
Yes I know that I might be seen as a bad smell posting on here... You have always been the big neighbours and your football last season was awesome. (Lawrie McMenemy tried to run me over once but there are no hard feelings!) What would he think, Alan ball too about the Saints selling their stars? There is no loyalty to the fan base and frankly this attitude is so deep it runs all the way to the FA (who treat the travelling English fan like trailer trash!) Arrogant and maybe we will all turn to Rugby 7s...? We have ourselves seen a hike in prices at Dean Court and we have been told to shut up and to just accept it as inevitable, ( we were told that by our man Mr Jeff Mostyn (The Millionaire)). Years ago we were stripped out by Norwich (in the 70s) and that team went on to win the League Cup! These days, within the modern age, of football the fan is not even considered worthy of an explanation, so good luck I feel that your golden players have gone for far too little btw... Spurs showed that you can waste all the cash, so there may be no legacy after this sorry episode of Premiership football history. Typical behaviour is displayed at so many clubs. The footballers agent's just get fatter - whilst the honest decent fans don't get a say and are simply dismissed as fodder. How do we stop it? NO ONE KNOWS! We all love the game and love our clubs so I am gutted for you...as it will be our turn next. Good luck I hope that you beat the Liverpool and Spurs all stars this season! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 9

10:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

GHamilton says...

Despite how a lot of Saint fans feel, it could be a lot worse. Blackpool only have a squad of 8 players and the season is 2 weeks away for them. Their wealthy owner has said he's not goin to spend big money buying players, and is capping all wages at the club at £10k/week.

As long as we have Ronald Koeman as our manager I will remain positve. I cant see them apointing RK and then deliberately running the club down. Reading some of the papers you would think we were already relegated, but think about this. As of 8.30 this evening Bet Fred, WH, and Corals are offering meagre odds on us finishing in the top 6, with Bet Fred offering 9-1 to finnish in the top 6,.......5-4 to finnish in the top 10, and 1-9 for us to aviod relgation. Maybe they know something we dont. With regards to buying new players and the expectations of the fans to spend the cash; I am minded of the private who under heavy fire asked his CO when they could shoot back, he was told....''when you see something to shoot at laddie''. Buying quality players when your not seen as a ''big club'' is not easy. Some of our previous signings have not been as good as we thought or were led to believe. I would rather the board took their time and bought well, than to squander the money from our sales....any idiot can do that.
Despite how a lot of Saint fans feel, it could be a lot worse. Blackpool only have a squad of 8 players and the season is 2 weeks away for them. Their wealthy owner has said he's not goin to spend big money buying players, and is capping all wages at the club at £10k/week. As long as we have Ronald Koeman as our manager I will remain positve. I cant see them apointing RK and then deliberately running the club down. Reading some of the papers you would think we were already relegated, but think about this. As of 8.30 this evening Bet Fred, WH, and Corals are offering meagre odds on us finishing in the top 6, with Bet Fred offering 9-1 to finnish in the top 6,.......5-4 to finnish in the top 10, and 1-9 for us to aviod relgation. Maybe they know something we dont. With regards to buying new players and the expectations of the fans to spend the cash; I am minded of the private who under heavy fire asked his CO when they could shoot back, he was told....''when you see something to shoot at laddie''. Buying quality players when your not seen as a ''big club'' is not easy. Some of our previous signings have not been as good as we thought or were led to believe. I would rather the board took their time and bought well, than to squander the money from our sales....any idiot can do that. GHamilton
  • Score: 4

10:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Mosschops says...

Graham, North of Watford wrote:
SussexSaint55 wrote:
Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.
Very logical, I agree with you.

I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books.

If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??
I am with you. If you value the club at say £250m 3 months ago and convert £100m of assets to cash you still have a business worth £250m. Or if you pocket the cash you have a business to sell worth only £150m. I'm not in finance so What am I missing? Someone who knows their stuff please explain. And I don't want an answer from the numpties that normally make this claim of asset stripping, who generally give themselves away because they spell OUR as ARE.
[quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SussexSaint55[/bold] wrote: Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.[/p][/quote]Very logical, I agree with you. I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books. If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??[/p][/quote]I am with you. If you value the club at say £250m 3 months ago and convert £100m of assets to cash you still have a business worth £250m. Or if you pocket the cash you have a business to sell worth only £150m. I'm not in finance so What am I missing? Someone who knows their stuff please explain. And I don't want an answer from the numpties that normally make this claim of asset stripping, who generally give themselves away because they spell OUR as ARE. Mosschops
  • Score: 0

10:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

bstokesaint says...

Golden_Salamander wrote:
Graham, North of Watford wrote:
SussexSaint55 wrote:
Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.
Very logical, I agree with you.

I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books.

If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??
It could be that because Nicola bought the Club for £15m five years ago, if she sold with all the players at the end of last season for say £150m then there would be a lot of Capital Gains Tax (18%- 28%) to pay.

However if she sells all the players first for £100m and takes the money and then sells the rest of the Club for say £50m there is less Tax to pay on the sale.
Surely there is an assumption here that someone would want to buy us.. A team stripped of quality first teamers, relying on youth. The buyers would be queuing up..
[quote][p][bold]Golden_Salamander[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SussexSaint55[/bold] wrote: Cant really believe this is happening ! Surely Koeman can say no more leaving. It is going to be a huge challenge to get new players in & settled within next couple of weeks & will they come if they don't know who else will be there? If RK hasn't bought into this then I can't see him hanging around for long. The youngsters have no real experience & its too much for them to deliver each week - they need some stability & experience which is getting less each week as another player leaves. Its action not words thats needed.[/p][/quote]Very logical, I agree with you. I am a bit slow on the uptake but surely if Katherine wanted to sell the Club she would have done it at the end of last season with all the Players superficiaaly, at least, still on the books. If you sell off all your players first then the Club is worth just a fraction of what it was a few short weeks ago. Somebody help me on this one, it just doesn't make sense for the Club to be sold now??[/p][/quote]It could be that because Nicola bought the Club for £15m five years ago, if she sold with all the players at the end of last season for say £150m then there would be a lot of Capital Gains Tax (18%- 28%) to pay. However if she sells all the players first for £100m and takes the money and then sells the rest of the Club for say £50m there is less Tax to pay on the sale.[/p][/quote]Surely there is an assumption here that someone would want to buy us.. A team stripped of quality first teamers, relying on youth. The buyers would be queuing up.. bstokesaint
  • Score: 1

10:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

Would have been back in the big time if it was,nt for that pesky Kat.
Would have been back in the big time if it was,nt for that pesky Kat. SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 1

10:35pm Mon 28 Jul 14

footballfan123 says...

The French article says that SFC are up for sale unofficially. To be officially up for sale would attract all sorts and time wasters. SFC want the best deal and buyer and to say that we are up for sale might bring the price down. I wonder if this news will reach British shores! Is it true?????
The French article says that SFC are up for sale unofficially. To be officially up for sale would attract all sorts and time wasters. SFC want the best deal and buyer and to say that we are up for sale might bring the price down. I wonder if this news will reach British shores! Is it true????? footballfan123
  • Score: 1

10:36pm Mon 28 Jul 14

FindAndDestroy says...

She is not a Football person, why are we so blind to see, the club is going to be sold.....she wants to cash in first....

I have never seen in my entire a club selling more than half of his first team players....
Before you know it, the new owner will be announced.....

Please KAT, just leave us something that will keep us up..... don't leave the club where you Father found it...He loved this club, he wanted us to do well.... your are destroying his dream...

There is no point saying anything anymore.. otherwise many of us will end up with heart conditions...even medias are upset....

That is not nice to see... i am going to bed...
She is not a Football person, why are we so blind to see, the club is going to be sold.....she wants to cash in first.... I have never seen in my entire a club selling more than half of his first team players.... Before you know it, the new owner will be announced..... Please KAT, just leave us something that will keep us up..... don't leave the club where you Father found it...He loved this club, he wanted us to do well.... your are destroying his dream... There is no point saying anything anymore.. otherwise many of us will end up with heart conditions...even medias are upset.... That is not nice to see... i am going to bed... FindAndDestroy
  • Score: -1

10:40pm Mon 28 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

On SOUTH TODAY - they said that MS and JROD are close to a deal and repeated for SAINTS FANS to be patient and CALM.

WHU SHOULD WE ? - ALL OUR PLAYERS HAVE GONE and Les Reed has got 2 in and put in pathetically low bids for others.

NICK ILLINGWORTH IS RIGHT - FIGHT HARD TO KEEP PLAYERS.

PROTEST 1 HOUR BEFORE BAYER LEVERKUSEN GAME and make our feelings known at BRIGHTON AWAY (Concourse Bar Area) and Terraces.
COYR+WS
On SOUTH TODAY - they said that MS and JROD are close to a deal and repeated for SAINTS FANS to be patient and CALM. WHU SHOULD WE ? - ALL OUR PLAYERS HAVE GONE and Les Reed has got 2 in and put in pathetically low bids for others. NICK ILLINGWORTH IS RIGHT - FIGHT HARD TO KEEP PLAYERS. PROTEST 1 HOUR BEFORE BAYER LEVERKUSEN GAME and make our feelings known at BRIGHTON AWAY (Concourse Bar Area) and Terraces. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 5

10:40pm Mon 28 Jul 14

billycake says...

andysaint wrote:
Do we really think its all Les Reeds fault?
He's obviously being told what to do - 'excuse me Miss but spurs want...Liverpool want....' Sell em Les get what u can !!!

Its so obvious - the club is being asset stripped - theres a buyer waiting and Koeman knows it too.
There is no other logical explanation - and for those who say selling the players reduces the value of the club - well it doesn't reduce it by as much as the player sales.
Im hoping the sale goes through pdq and we can save our season.
Why then has RK been given all transfer money to spend on new players ?
[quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: Do we really think its all Les Reeds fault? He's obviously being told what to do - 'excuse me Miss but spurs want...Liverpool want....' Sell em Les get what u can !!! Its so obvious - the club is being asset stripped - theres a buyer waiting and Koeman knows it too. There is no other logical explanation - and for those who say selling the players reduces the value of the club - well it doesn't reduce it by as much as the player sales. Im hoping the sale goes through pdq and we can save our season.[/p][/quote]Why then has RK been given all transfer money to spend on new players ? billycake
  • Score: 0

10:44pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

billycake wrote:
andysaint wrote:
Do we really think its all Les Reeds fault?
He's obviously being told what to do - 'excuse me Miss but spurs want...Liverpool want....' Sell em Les get what u can !!!

Its so obvious - the club is being asset stripped - theres a buyer waiting and Koeman knows it too.
There is no other logical explanation - and for those who say selling the players reduces the value of the club - well it doesn't reduce it by as much as the player sales.
Im hoping the sale goes through pdq and we can save our season.
Why then has RK been given all transfer money to spend on new players ?
They've only said he has,thats enough to fill anyone with confidence,I don't think.
[quote][p][bold]billycake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaint[/bold] wrote: Do we really think its all Les Reeds fault? He's obviously being told what to do - 'excuse me Miss but spurs want...Liverpool want....' Sell em Les get what u can !!! Its so obvious - the club is being asset stripped - theres a buyer waiting and Koeman knows it too. There is no other logical explanation - and for those who say selling the players reduces the value of the club - well it doesn't reduce it by as much as the player sales. Im hoping the sale goes through pdq and we can save our season.[/p][/quote]Why then has RK been given all transfer money to spend on new players ?[/p][/quote]They've only said he has,thats enough to fill anyone with confidence,I don't think. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

10:44pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Steve in Swindon says...

So 5 key players already gone and Spider & JRod to go by the end of the week no doubt. That's 7 in total.

Anybody really expect Wanyama and Clyne to be here by the start of the season? Boruc will also want out as he knows we are looking to replace him.

Fonte & Cork appear not to want to sign new contracts. Where is this going to end?

Is there anybody left who actually wants to be at Saints next year - it doesn't look like it does - and why not?

More importantly, how on earth do you entice new players to sign for a club that appears to have zero ambition and has now become a total laughing stock (mind you some of the jokes on the internet tonight about Saints are extremely funny - but hurtful and truthful!)

Couple of questions about our 'leaders' (I use that word very loosely):

When Kreuger came in, all he talked about was openness, communication and his ability to market the club. Nobody has heard a bloody peep from him since the firesale started (Great communication skills Ralphie boy). Has he already done a runner? And his wonderful marketing skills - a shirt sponsorship deal with a company that nobody has ever heard of!

And then there is Reed who wasn't going to sell anybody (unless the price was right) and is certainly doing a great job! He keeps telling us that he's working on lots of deals (Les, the season starts in a couple of weeks by the way) but who the hell will want to get on board the bus now that all of the wheels have fallen off? Maybe a mercenary or two?

Don't understand how other clubs can get deals done in days but it seems to take Saints forever?

Also don't understand how we approach clubs like Villa, Norwich and Celtic and they tell us to 'get lost' so we slink away with our tail between our legs - but if anybody comes in for any of our lot we tell the world that they're not for sale and then immediately roll over, get our belly tickled and hand the the keys to the crown jewels .

Another question (still unanswered) - why was the season ticket renewal
date pulled forward to the end of May this year? And by coincidence the 'firesale' started as soon as we'd committed to another season and they had their greedy hands on our dosh!!

A couple of certain things though - I doubt if anybody will believe any more of the lies and bulls**t being dished out through the official propaganda channels, and how long before the bookies start taking bets on when RK will walk away (surely he didn't know he was coming into this farce?).

Curious to know how much of the transfer incomes will actually get released to spend on incoming players - does anybody really think that the manager will get the lot (Les says they will so there you have it - shame he doesn't ever tell the truth isn't it).

I expect the usual abuse from all the 'Happy Clappers' who are probably still singing 'For he's a jolly good fellow' to Reed and Kreuger et al.

Still it was good while it lasted wasn't it?

Rant over - I might feel better in the morning (or the next lot of headlines in the national papers might make me feel even more depressed).
So 5 key players already gone and Spider & JRod to go by the end of the week no doubt. That's 7 in total. Anybody really expect Wanyama and Clyne to be here by the start of the season? Boruc will also want out as he knows we are looking to replace him. Fonte & Cork appear not to want to sign new contracts. Where is this going to end? Is there anybody left who actually wants to be at Saints next year - it doesn't look like it does - and why not? More importantly, how on earth do you entice new players to sign for a club that appears to have zero ambition and has now become a total laughing stock (mind you some of the jokes on the internet tonight about Saints are extremely funny - but hurtful and truthful!) Couple of questions about our 'leaders' (I use that word very loosely): When Kreuger came in, all he talked about was openness, communication and his ability to market the club. Nobody has heard a bloody peep from him since the firesale started (Great communication skills Ralphie boy). Has he already done a runner? And his wonderful marketing skills - a shirt sponsorship deal with a company that nobody has ever heard of! And then there is Reed who wasn't going to sell anybody (unless the price was right) and is certainly doing a great job! He keeps telling us that he's working on lots of deals (Les, the season starts in a couple of weeks by the way) but who the hell will want to get on board the bus now that all of the wheels have fallen off? Maybe a mercenary or two? Don't understand how other clubs can get deals done in days but it seems to take Saints forever? Also don't understand how we approach clubs like Villa, Norwich and Celtic and they tell us to 'get lost' so we slink away with our tail between our legs - but if anybody comes in for any of our lot we tell the world that they're not for sale and then immediately roll over, get our belly tickled and hand the the keys to the crown jewels . Another question (still unanswered) - why was the season ticket renewal date pulled forward to the end of May this year? And by coincidence the 'firesale' started as soon as we'd committed to another season and they had their greedy hands on our dosh!! A couple of certain things though - I doubt if anybody will believe any more of the lies and bulls**t being dished out through the official propaganda channels, and how long before the bookies start taking bets on when RK will walk away (surely he didn't know he was coming into this farce?). Curious to know how much of the transfer incomes will actually get released to spend on incoming players - does anybody really think that the manager will get the lot (Les says they will so there you have it - shame he doesn't ever tell the truth isn't it). I expect the usual abuse from all the 'Happy Clappers' who are probably still singing 'For he's a jolly good fellow' to Reed and Kreuger et al. Still it was good while it lasted wasn't it? Rant over - I might feel better in the morning (or the next lot of headlines in the national papers might make me feel even more depressed). Steve in Swindon
  • Score: 3

10:44pm Mon 28 Jul 14

one in the crowd says...

If they have made over £ 100 million from the sale of the players and they haven't replaced those that have left, could they pack in football altogether and sell the stadium and training ground for housing / building etc.

In the current crazy situation anything could and might happen.
If they have made over £ 100 million from the sale of the players and they haven't replaced those that have left, could they pack in football altogether and sell the stadium and training ground for housing / building etc. In the current crazy situation anything could and might happen. one in the crowd
  • Score: 0

10:48pm Mon 28 Jul 14

one in the crowd says...

Saint in Pennsylvania wrote:
I can't think why it is taking so long to buy new players? Perhaps it is because nobody want to join a sinking ship. Seriously, if Morgan and Jay go before we have bought anybody else, then I will be calling for the Board's resignation. They have failed to create a VISION. What is worse, I am not sure they have one.
If they have made over £ 100 million from the sale of the players and they haven't replaced those that have left, could they pack in football altogether and sell the stadium and training ground for housing / building etc.

In the current crazy situation anything could and might happen.
[quote][p][bold]Saint in Pennsylvania[/bold] wrote: I can't think why it is taking so long to buy new players? Perhaps it is because nobody want to join a sinking ship. Seriously, if Morgan and Jay go before we have bought anybody else, then I will be calling for the Board's resignation. They have failed to create a VISION. What is worse, I am not sure they have one.[/p][/quote]If they have made over £ 100 million from the sale of the players and they haven't replaced those that have left, could they pack in football altogether and sell the stadium and training ground for housing / building etc. In the current crazy situation anything could and might happen. one in the crowd
  • Score: -1

10:49pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

one in the crowd wrote:
If they have made over £ 100 million from the sale of the players and they haven't replaced those that have left, could they pack in football altogether and sell the stadium and training ground for housing / building etc.

In the current crazy situation anything could and might happen.
That's disingenuous rubbish Search.
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: If they have made over £ 100 million from the sale of the players and they haven't replaced those that have left, could they pack in football altogether and sell the stadium and training ground for housing / building etc. In the current crazy situation anything could and might happen.[/p][/quote]That's disingenuous rubbish Search. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: -2

10:49pm Mon 28 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

Gormzzz wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gormzzz wrote:
I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.
After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.
I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?
I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.
It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.
look at the stats... the Leibherr empire is doing just fine... and you my fine man are supporting a Premier League team with 2 new signings and £100M in the bank to allow for more signings, and a household name as a manager as opposed to some Argentinian sh1t that the whole world except many saints fans knew was an ar5ehole... If you don't like Katharina's club ( and it is HERS , her family bought it ) , then go and support a club who needs you... like the muppets down the fishy end of Hampshire....
I bet everybody would support Portsmouth if you had it your way you mug! Who actually wants to see the fans leave too?? you by the sounds of things. Shows how much you know, buy 10 £10 million players and see how well your team plays, you can't just sell the majority of your first team and expect to do well. She's obviously weak if she's willing to sell just because somebody says he wants to leave. Or maybe she is just to used to a corporate world and doesn't understand that a football club is a little different, maybe she thinks it's a resignation that she has to abide by, like she does with the guys who build her cranes.
she is not weak.... she is a billionaire. YOU are weak for being to lazy to do your research properly.
Does being a billionaire make you really strong? even if you just inherit it. I'll do some research when you don't be so stupid. I don't need to do any research anyway, you'll have a hard time finding anybody who follows the prem not knowing she'd a billionaire.
you understand nothing.... which makes you perfect to turn up at the stadium and copy everyone around you... its why players like Luke Shaw are now on £100,000 a week and you are scratching your head wondering why someone whose father bought the club as an investment, now wants to make sure the investment is either realised or stabilised.
[quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gormzzz[/bold] wrote: I'm gonna write to Les Reed anyway and ask him if it's possible for me to have a trial with the club, it's an extra name on the team sheet and I only want a yearly salary of £30,000. Win/Win.[/p][/quote]After some of your criminal postings, I had a different trial in mind.[/p][/quote]I actually tried to ask you a legitimate question. Your still just an optimistic mug!! Your postings are definitely the most criminal on here, you agree with what the clubs doing and think it somehow benefits us. Nice statement earlier Les Reed, was about time. Who else do you hope we sell?[/p][/quote]I was joking too, lighten up! As I said earlier 4 more out, two have been mentioned tonight but it might be five now. I don't actually hope we would sell anyone but it looks inevitable that we are going for some sort ethnic cleansing and going for a reboot. Mixed metaphors don't you love 'em.[/p][/quote]It's like my worst nightmare, even though I had the strong feeling it would happen. Cortese had sold me the dream. I had forgot what times like these actually felt like. The reason i've been so **** off is because I didn't think we needed to do this, I knew we'd lose Shaw but I thought we'd keep the rest of the squad and spend the £30 million. Our board just get bullied too, makes you wonder how the whole Liebherr empire must be doing with her at the helm, she's clearly weak and quite easy to push around.[/p][/quote]look at the stats... the Leibherr empire is doing just fine... and you my fine man are supporting a Premier League team with 2 new signings and £100M in the bank to allow for more signings, and a household name as a manager as opposed to some Argentinian sh1t that the whole world except many saints fans knew was an ar5ehole... If you don't like Katharina's club ( and it is HERS , her family bought it ) , then go and support a club who needs you... like the muppets down the fishy end of Hampshire....[/p][/quote]I bet everybody would support Portsmouth if you had it your way you mug! Who actually wants to see the fans leave too?? you by the sounds of things. Shows how much you know, buy 10 £10 million players and see how well your team plays, you can't just sell the majority of your first team and expect to do well. She's obviously weak if she's willing to sell just because somebody says he wants to leave. Or maybe she is just to used to a corporate world and doesn't understand that a football club is a little different, maybe she thinks it's a resignation that she has to abide by, like she does with the guys who build her cranes.[/p][/quote]she is not weak.... she is a billionaire. YOU are weak for being to lazy to do your research properly.[/p][/quote]Does being a billionaire make you really strong? even if you just inherit it. I'll do some research when you don't be so stupid. I don't need to do any research anyway, you'll have a hard time finding anybody who follows the prem not knowing she'd a billionaire.[/p][/quote]you understand nothing.... which makes you perfect to turn up at the stadium and copy everyone around you... its why players like Luke Shaw are now on £100,000 a week and you are scratching your head wondering why someone whose father bought the club as an investment, now wants to make sure the investment is either realised or stabilised. steekeemcglue
  • Score: 0

10:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

deepheat says...

Here is what our rivals have to say about Southampton FC fire sale.

"Including future add-ons, Southampton in one transfer window look to have made around £92m for:

- a 32 year old
- a teenage defender
- their club captain
- a defender they just paid £8.5m for
- a teenage defender".

"if they can stay in the league this year (i think they will) then it could look like pretty good business "

"This sets Southampton up for decades!

They could still buy a decent, mid table Swansea/Newcastle quality squad and have money in the bank for when it's needed. They have played this superbly "

"£92m is insane money, and combine it with the massive bump in TV rights and they could be golden for the next 5-10 years if they don't blow it".

"I have to say, I don't understand this Saintsomania. They have some good players, but are Lambert, Lallana, Lovren, Shaw, Rodriguez, Chambers ALL quality?You'd expect them to finish a bit higher than they did then, right? ".

"I like Tadic a lot more, seen a fair bit of him. Think he's going to do well. "

"As we saw with michu one summer you are valued at 20million the next you are off the radar and loaned out ..."

"Southampton have an excellent youth set up.. Up there with the best if not the best.. "

Just a snip-it of how our rivals see us.

http://forums.liverp
oolfc.com/threads/36
1546-Southampton-Fir
e-Sale
Here is what our rivals have to say about Southampton FC fire sale. "Including future add-ons, Southampton in one transfer window look to have made around £92m for: - a 32 year old - a teenage defender - their club captain - a defender they just paid £8.5m for - a teenage defender". "if they can stay in the league this year (i think they will) then it could look like pretty good business " "This sets Southampton up for decades! They could still buy a decent, mid table Swansea/Newcastle quality squad and have money in the bank for when it's needed. They have played this superbly " "£92m is insane money, and combine it with the massive bump in TV rights and they could be golden for the next 5-10 years if they don't blow it". "I have to say, I don't understand this Saintsomania. They have some good players, but are Lambert, Lallana, Lovren, Shaw, Rodriguez, Chambers ALL quality?You'd expect them to finish a bit higher than they did then, right? ". "I like Tadic a lot more, seen a fair bit of him. Think he's going to do well. " "As we saw with michu one summer you are valued at 20million the next you are off the radar and loaned out ..." "Southampton have an excellent youth set up.. Up there with the best if not the best.. " Just a snip-it of how our rivals see us. http://forums.liverp oolfc.com/threads/36 1546-Southampton-Fir e-Sale deepheat
  • Score: 5

10:51pm Mon 28 Jul 14

footballfan123 says...

Steve in Swindon wrote:
So 5 key players already gone and Spider & JRod to go by the end of the week no doubt. That's 7 in total.

Anybody really expect Wanyama and Clyne to be here by the start of the season? Boruc will also want out as he knows we are looking to replace him.

Fonte & Cork appear not to want to sign new contracts. Where is this going to end?

Is there anybody left who actually wants to be at Saints next year - it doesn't look like it does - and why not?

More importantly, how on earth do you entice new players to sign for a club that appears to have zero ambition and has now become a total laughing stock (mind you some of the jokes on the internet tonight about Saints are extremely funny - but hurtful and truthful!)

Couple of questions about our 'leaders' (I use that word very loosely):

When Kreuger came in, all he talked about was openness, communication and his ability to market the club. Nobody has heard a bloody peep from him since the firesale started (Great communication skills Ralphie boy). Has he already done a runner? And his wonderful marketing skills - a shirt sponsorship deal with a company that nobody has ever heard of!

And then there is Reed who wasn't going to sell anybody (unless the price was right) and is certainly doing a great job! He keeps telling us that he's working on lots of deals (Les, the season starts in a couple of weeks by the way) but who the hell will want to get on board the bus now that all of the wheels have fallen off? Maybe a mercenary or two?

Don't understand how other clubs can get deals done in days but it seems to take Saints forever?

Also don't understand how we approach clubs like Villa, Norwich and Celtic and they tell us to 'get lost' so we slink away with our tail between our legs - but if anybody comes in for any of our lot we tell the world that they're not for sale and then immediately roll over, get our belly tickled and hand the the keys to the crown jewels .

Another question (still unanswered) - why was the season ticket renewal
date pulled forward to the end of May this year? And by coincidence the 'firesale' started as soon as we'd committed to another season and they had their greedy hands on our dosh!!

A couple of certain things though - I doubt if anybody will believe any more of the lies and bulls**t being dished out through the official propaganda channels, and how long before the bookies start taking bets on when RK will walk away (surely he didn't know he was coming into this farce?).

Curious to know how much of the transfer incomes will actually get released to spend on incoming players - does anybody really think that the manager will get the lot (Les says they will so there you have it - shame he doesn't ever tell the truth isn't it).

I expect the usual abuse from all the 'Happy Clappers' who are probably still singing 'For he's a jolly good fellow' to Reed and Kreuger et al.

Still it was good while it lasted wasn't it?

Rant over - I might feel better in the morning (or the next lot of headlines in the national papers might make me feel even more depressed).
Your right. Relegation beckons I think
[quote][p][bold]Steve in Swindon[/bold] wrote: So 5 key players already gone and Spider & JRod to go by the end of the week no doubt. That's 7 in total. Anybody really expect Wanyama and Clyne to be here by the start of the season? Boruc will also want out as he knows we are looking to replace him. Fonte & Cork appear not to want to sign new contracts. Where is this going to end? Is there anybody left who actually wants to be at Saints next year - it doesn't look like it does - and why not? More importantly, how on earth do you entice new players to sign for a club that appears to have zero ambition and has now become a total laughing stock (mind you some of the jokes on the internet tonight about Saints are extremely funny - but hurtful and truthful!) Couple of questions about our 'leaders' (I use that word very loosely): When Kreuger came in, all he talked about was openness, communication and his ability to market the club. Nobody has heard a bloody peep from him since the firesale started (Great communication skills Ralphie boy). Has he already done a runner? And his wonderful marketing skills - a shirt sponsorship deal with a company that nobody has ever heard of! And then there is Reed who wasn't going to sell anybody (unless the price was right) and is certainly doing a great job! He keeps telling us that he's working on lots of deals (Les, the season starts in a couple of weeks by the way) but who the hell will want to get on board the bus now that all of the wheels have fallen off? Maybe a mercenary or two? Don't understand how other clubs can get deals done in days but it seems to take Saints forever? Also don't understand how we approach clubs like Villa, Norwich and Celtic and they tell us to 'get lost' so we slink away with our tail between our legs - but if anybody comes in for any of our lot we tell the world that they're not for sale and then immediately roll over, get our belly tickled and hand the the keys to the crown jewels . Another question (still unanswered) - why was the season ticket renewal date pulled forward to the end of May this year? And by coincidence the 'firesale' started as soon as we'd committed to another season and they had their greedy hands on our dosh!! A couple of certain things though - I doubt if anybody will believe any more of the lies and bulls**t being dished out through the official propaganda channels, and how long before the bookies start taking bets on when RK will walk away (surely he didn't know he was coming into this farce?). Curious to know how much of the transfer incomes will actually get released to spend on incoming players - does anybody really think that the manager will get the lot (Les says they will so there you have it - shame he doesn't ever tell the truth isn't it). I expect the usual abuse from all the 'Happy Clappers' who are probably still singing 'For he's a jolly good fellow' to Reed and Kreuger et al. Still it was good while it lasted wasn't it? Rant over - I might feel better in the morning (or the next lot of headlines in the national papers might make me feel even more depressed).[/p][/quote]Your right. Relegation beckons I think footballfan123
  • Score: 3

10:52pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

I hope Les is charging an agency fee to the vultures.
I hope Les is charging an agency fee to the vultures. Gormzzz
  • Score: 0

10:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Alicesdad says...

Anyone fancy a riot?
Anyone fancy a riot? Alicesdad
  • Score: 0

10:55pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Invidia says...

Some time ago someone on here may have been Strassie or someone else who lives in Switzerland, told the story how KL shut down a company in a small town whereby the people almost totally relied on this company, the town just died, a bit like Margret Thatcher did to the UK's heavy industry.
Some time ago someone on here may have been Strassie or someone else who lives in Switzerland, told the story how KL shut down a company in a small town whereby the people almost totally relied on this company, the town just died, a bit like Margret Thatcher did to the UK's heavy industry. Invidia
  • Score: 0

10:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Anyone fancy a riot?
That's what she wants. She needs somebody to burn the stadium down, that way she'll pocket the insurance money and sell of the land.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Anyone fancy a riot?[/p][/quote]That's what she wants. She needs somebody to burn the stadium down, that way she'll pocket the insurance money and sell of the land. Gormzzz
  • Score: 1

10:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

westfordUSAsaints says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
JamesSS7 wrote:
A attempted translation of the French article about the club being up for sale.

Southampton is for sale


The next few departures from Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez will allow Katharina Liebherr, the owner of the Saints, to rake in a sum exceeding cheerfully EUR 150 million. Not surprising given its lack of Southampton and led his entourage, Ralph Kreuger in mind, discussions to find a wealthy buyer.



In 2011, World Economic Forum, non-for-profit foundation bringing together many influential people in various areas (industry, finance, intellectual, etc), formalized the arrival of a new Member: Ralph Krueger. Former German international hockey, it is presented on the official website as a 'leader '. It is in this area that it has been introduced.

Author of a career to success, even in the edition with his book "Teamlife - Beyond Setbacks to Success" which has been a bestseller, he joined Southampton in early March as president, replacing Nicola Cortese, the man of trust of the deceased owner, Markus Liebherr, and central character rise from League One (D3) to Premier League. Considered omnipotent - it is not the local press who will say the opposite - and very ambitious, he had major differences of opinion with Katharina, daughter of Markus and current owner.


Party in January, this Italian banker was reputed to be tough in business. Proof of this is with the study published by the BBC on data amounts to agents between October 2012 and September 2013: nearly £2.2 million has been paid by Southampton, this class that the Saints at the 17th place, far behind the £13.7 million Chelsea (first) or £7.2 million Newcastle (fifth). Cortese leader with an iron hand and wanted to continue the progression of the club retaining Mauricio Pochettino and a large part of its managers. Not the goal of Katharina.


Nicola Cortese was dictator, it was perfectly turn Southampton



Christian Purslow, former director general of Liverpool, was mandated to probe the market. Recognized businessman, he is the co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. A firm that weighs more than $ 3 billion


Although he vaguely and unsuccessfully attempted to buy back the club shortly after his departure according to the Express, the boss did not give him the club, preferring to appoint the former director general of Liverpool, Christian Purslow, discreetly probing a resale market. Purslow is a businessman, co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. The firm weighs more than 3 billion dollars and has investments everywhere. It was not surprising that Purslow, deals "to idiot not there knowing nothing" by Gary Neville, has managed to get a £80 million contract over four years with Standard Chartered Bank to sponsor the shirts of the Reds...


However, Purslow searches have not been especially fruitful here there. "In the Middle, everyone knows that Southampton is for sale. "The strategy is simple: have a solid cash because there were not bad debts and loans, strengthen the team at lower costs compared to sales to keep a certain competitiveness and attract buyers", said a person involved in takeovers of English clubs.

"Mandaric did same with Sheffield Wednesday. It is not officially for sale, but unofficially, Yes. Aston Villa did the opposite and viewing: is nobody is interested. In business, it must be discreet and do not show that you are low. If you say publicly that you want to sell or that it's not too much going, either you're gonna have scammers, or guys who will seek to bring down the price, as in Reading. Southampton has understood it. And, recently, there were some foreign investors information outlets. Sales have put the chip to the ear.



"Kreuger very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. This is perfect.


It is a strategy of enrichment, obviously, but also to lure the egocentric buyer. A friend has already negotiated with Krueger. This guy is a shark! It does not give an inch of ground. It has incredible nerves. He very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. Here, it is perfect. »


Tottenham has made an offer for current for some time


Indeed, Southampton continues its strategy with its (former) executives. Nothing is said and we negotiate hard, especially with Tottenham. Following the departure of Pochettino at White Hart Lane, it was agreed not to sell a joueu
Nicola Cortese where are you? We need you..NOW !!
Maybe, just maybe Cortese is running around Zurich with his banking buddies trying to find another Marcus to buy her out.

Of course, I suspect she'd not go near anything to do with NC.

The sad thing, it's even on ESPN here in the US!

It's depressing to see what is going on, it now seems not a day goes by when we haven't sold someone, 2 gone already, and three apparently to go this week, J-Rod, Morgan and Dani.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesSS7[/bold] wrote: A attempted translation of the French article about the club being up for sale. Southampton is for sale The next few departures from Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez will allow Katharina Liebherr, the owner of the Saints, to rake in a sum exceeding cheerfully EUR 150 million. Not surprising given its lack of Southampton and led his entourage, Ralph Kreuger in mind, discussions to find a wealthy buyer. In 2011, World Economic Forum, non-for-profit foundation bringing together many influential people in various areas (industry, finance, intellectual, etc), formalized the arrival of a new Member: Ralph Krueger. Former German international hockey, it is presented on the official website as a 'leader '. It is in this area that it has been introduced. Author of a career to success, even in the edition with his book "Teamlife - Beyond Setbacks to Success" which has been a bestseller, he joined Southampton in early March as president, replacing Nicola Cortese, the man of trust of the deceased owner, Markus Liebherr, and central character rise from League One (D3) to Premier League. Considered omnipotent - it is not the local press who will say the opposite - and very ambitious, he had major differences of opinion with Katharina, daughter of Markus and current owner. Party in January, this Italian banker was reputed to be tough in business. Proof of this is with the study published by the BBC on data amounts to agents between October 2012 and September 2013: nearly £2.2 million has been paid by Southampton, this class that the Saints at the 17th place, far behind the £13.7 million Chelsea (first) or £7.2 million Newcastle (fifth). Cortese leader with an iron hand and wanted to continue the progression of the club retaining Mauricio Pochettino and a large part of its managers. Not the goal of Katharina. Nicola Cortese was dictator, it was perfectly turn Southampton Christian Purslow, former director general of Liverpool, was mandated to probe the market. Recognized businessman, he is the co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. A firm that weighs more than $ 3 billion Although he vaguely and unsuccessfully attempted to buy back the club shortly after his departure according to the Express, the boss did not give him the club, preferring to appoint the former director general of Liverpool, Christian Purslow, discreetly probing a resale market. Purslow is a businessman, co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. The firm weighs more than 3 billion dollars and has investments everywhere. It was not surprising that Purslow, deals "to idiot not there knowing nothing" by Gary Neville, has managed to get a £80 million contract over four years with Standard Chartered Bank to sponsor the shirts of the Reds... However, Purslow searches have not been especially fruitful here there. "In the Middle, everyone knows that Southampton is for sale. "The strategy is simple: have a solid cash because there were not bad debts and loans, strengthen the team at lower costs compared to sales to keep a certain competitiveness and attract buyers", said a person involved in takeovers of English clubs. "Mandaric did same with Sheffield Wednesday. It is not officially for sale, but unofficially, Yes. Aston Villa did the opposite and viewing: is nobody is interested. In business, it must be discreet and do not show that you are low. If you say publicly that you want to sell or that it's not too much going, either you're gonna have scammers, or guys who will seek to bring down the price, as in Reading. Southampton has understood it. And, recently, there were some foreign investors information outlets. Sales have put the chip to the ear. "Kreuger very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. This is perfect. It is a strategy of enrichment, obviously, but also to lure the egocentric buyer. A friend has already negotiated with Krueger. This guy is a shark! It does not give an inch of ground. It has incredible nerves. He very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. Here, it is perfect. » Tottenham has made an offer for current for some time Indeed, Southampton continues its strategy with its (former) executives. Nothing is said and we negotiate hard, especially with Tottenham. Following the departure of Pochettino at White Hart Lane, it was agreed not to sell a joueu[/p][/quote]Nicola Cortese where are you? We need you..NOW !![/p][/quote]Maybe, just maybe Cortese is running around Zurich with his banking buddies trying to find another Marcus to buy her out. Of course, I suspect she'd not go near anything to do with NC. The sad thing, it's even on ESPN here in the US! It's depressing to see what is going on, it now seems not a day goes by when we haven't sold someone, 2 gone already, and three apparently to go this week, J-Rod, Morgan and Dani. westfordUSAsaints
  • Score: 1

10:57pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

deepheat wrote:
Here is what our rivals have to say about Southampton FC fire sale.

"Including future add-ons, Southampton in one transfer window look to have made around £92m for:

- a 32 year old
- a teenage defender
- their club captain
- a defender they just paid £8.5m for
- a teenage defender".

"if they can stay in the league this year (i think they will) then it could look like pretty good business "

"This sets Southampton up for decades!

They could still buy a decent, mid table Swansea/Newcastle quality squad and have money in the bank for when it's needed. They have played this superbly "

"£92m is insane money, and combine it with the massive bump in TV rights and they could be golden for the next 5-10 years if they don't blow it".

"I have to say, I don't understand this Saintsomania. They have some good players, but are Lambert, Lallana, Lovren, Shaw, Rodriguez, Chambers ALL quality?You'd expect them to finish a bit higher than they did then, right? ".

"I like Tadic a lot more, seen a fair bit of him. Think he's going to do well. "

"As we saw with michu one summer you are valued at 20million the next you are off the radar and loaned out ..."

"Southampton have an excellent youth set up.. Up there with the best if not the best.. "

Just a snip-it of how our rivals see us.

http://forums.liverp

oolfc.com/threads/36

1546-Southampton-Fir

e-Sale
Let's hope for everybody's sake,that will be how it turns out then.Certainly a lot more positive than the other plan that was mooted earlier.
[quote][p][bold]deepheat[/bold] wrote: Here is what our rivals have to say about Southampton FC fire sale. "Including future add-ons, Southampton in one transfer window look to have made around £92m for: - a 32 year old - a teenage defender - their club captain - a defender they just paid £8.5m for - a teenage defender". "if they can stay in the league this year (i think they will) then it could look like pretty good business " "This sets Southampton up for decades! They could still buy a decent, mid table Swansea/Newcastle quality squad and have money in the bank for when it's needed. They have played this superbly " "£92m is insane money, and combine it with the massive bump in TV rights and they could be golden for the next 5-10 years if they don't blow it". "I have to say, I don't understand this Saintsomania. They have some good players, but are Lambert, Lallana, Lovren, Shaw, Rodriguez, Chambers ALL quality?You'd expect them to finish a bit higher than they did then, right? ". "I like Tadic a lot more, seen a fair bit of him. Think he's going to do well. " "As we saw with michu one summer you are valued at 20million the next you are off the radar and loaned out ..." "Southampton have an excellent youth set up.. Up there with the best if not the best.. " Just a snip-it of how our rivals see us. http://forums.liverp oolfc.com/threads/36 1546-Southampton-Fir e-Sale[/p][/quote]Let's hope for everybody's sake,that will be how it turns out then.Certainly a lot more positive than the other plan that was mooted earlier. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

10:57pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Alicesdad says...

I like all our new players, even before i meet them i like them, you hate them compared to how much i like them.
I like all our new players, even before i meet them i like them, you hate them compared to how much i like them. Alicesdad
  • Score: 2

11:00pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I like all our new players, even before i meet them i like them, you hate them compared to how much i like them.
We still don't know what's going on though! ;0)
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I like all our new players, even before i meet them i like them, you hate them compared to how much i like them.[/p][/quote]We still don't know what's going on though! ;0) Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

11:00pm Mon 28 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

SHOW THE BOARD WHAT THE CLUB MEANS TO US - ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

PROTEST : 31 August Brighton Away - Concourse Bar Area and Terraces.

PROTEST : 1 Hour before Bayer Leverkusen Game.

Bring your Banners and voices - COYR+WS
SHOW THE BOARD WHAT THE CLUB MEANS TO US - ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. PROTEST : 31 August Brighton Away - Concourse Bar Area and Terraces. PROTEST : 1 Hour before Bayer Leverkusen Game. Bring your Banners and voices - COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 0

11:00pm Mon 28 Jul 14

DorsetSaint says...

Dorssaints wrote:
Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?
Forsale
[quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?[/p][/quote]Forsale DorsetSaint
  • Score: 5

11:02pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Alicesdad says...

I dont know whats going on. Whats happening?


PS
I have just had a call from Les asking if i can write his next bulletin.
I dont know whats going on. Whats happening? PS I have just had a call from Les asking if i can write his next bulletin. Alicesdad
  • Score: 3

11:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Alicesdad says...

A £17million bid has been received for Alicescat from Brendan Rogers.. Apparently their ground is full of rats.
A £17million bid has been received for Alicescat from Brendan Rogers.. Apparently their ground is full of rats. Alicesdad
  • Score: 2

11:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Alicesdad wrote:
I dont know whats going on. Whats happening?


PS
I have just had a call from Les asking if i can write his next bulletin.
How can you do that..you know you can never tell a lie!
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: I dont know whats going on. Whats happening? PS I have just had a call from Les asking if i can write his next bulletin.[/p][/quote]How can you do that..you know you can never tell a lie! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

11:06pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Invidia says...

Just had a thought, If Saints were up for sale Liverpool should have bought them and made Rodgers the manager, it would have been cheaper than buying Saints fc piece meal Lol
Just had a thought, If Saints were up for sale Liverpool should have bought them and made Rodgers the manager, it would have been cheaper than buying Saints fc piece meal Lol Invidia
  • Score: 2

11:09pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Oh well, I'm sure we'll all feel better once the season kicks off and we can show case our new team live on Sky. Can't wait....
Oh well, I'm sure we'll all feel better once the season kicks off and we can show case our new team live on Sky. Can't wait.... Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 7

11:10pm Mon 28 Jul 14

GHamilton says...

You remind me of a film I watched years go...ZULU, you must be a distant relative to the preacher payed by Jack Hawkins, ''your all going to die!!!'' he yelled as he was towed out in the wagon. Suprisingly, they didnt all die, had quite a succesfull day by all accounts.....
You remind me of a film I watched years go...ZULU, you must be a distant relative to the preacher payed by Jack Hawkins, ''your all going to die!!!'' he yelled as he was towed out in the wagon. Suprisingly, they didnt all die, had quite a succesfull day by all accounts..... GHamilton
  • Score: 3

11:14pm Mon 28 Jul 14

hedge end bob says...

The dressing room will not be cramped for room!!!!!!
The dressing room will not be cramped for room!!!!!! hedge end bob
  • Score: 3

11:14pm Mon 28 Jul 14

saintmac says...

Who will KL sell to? It does not have to be to somebody who is interested in soccer. Once all the players have gone the value of the club will have
fallen but the ground it stands on must be worth a mint. KL will have had the money from the players and what is left of the Club so a nice profit for her. So,just assuming
it is sold to a non footballing person/organisation, what happens then?
The site could be re-developed?
Who will KL sell to? It does not have to be to somebody who is interested in soccer. Once all the players have gone the value of the club will have fallen but the ground it stands on must be worth a mint. KL will have had the money from the players and what is left of the Club so a nice profit for her. So,just assuming it is sold to a non footballing person/organisation, what happens then? The site could be re-developed? saintmac
  • Score: 1

11:17pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Alicesdad says...

Offshore .. The billionaires party is in full swing... The night tides are still, all is quiet, a small raft pulls up alongside, unnoticed by the crew... A large red headed man dives into the sea with what look like limpet mines..Moments later he reappears. And the raft quietly chugs away

In the night sea air lnly the sleeping gulls hear a dutch voice "you sink my boat, i'll sink yours" .....

. on board the bilionaire is chatting to Nicola who arrived by helicopter an hour earlier "I think she'll accept our offer now" they chuckle and glow inwardly at their cleverness...

There is a muffled bang in the darkness... And the upper deck tilts and shudders.......

To be continued.....
Offshore .. The billionaires party is in full swing... The night tides are still, all is quiet, a small raft pulls up alongside, unnoticed by the crew... A large red headed man dives into the sea with what look like limpet mines..Moments later he reappears. And the raft quietly chugs away In the night sea air lnly the sleeping gulls hear a dutch voice "you sink my boat, i'll sink yours" ..... . on board the bilionaire is chatting to Nicola who arrived by helicopter an hour earlier "I think she'll accept our offer now" they chuckle and glow inwardly at their cleverness... There is a muffled bang in the darkness... And the upper deck tilts and shudders....... To be continued..... Alicesdad
  • Score: 1

11:23pm Mon 28 Jul 14

TGodSFC says...

Invidia wrote:
Some time ago someone on here may have been Strassie or someone else who lives in Switzerland, told the story how KL shut down a company in a small town whereby the people almost totally relied on this company, the town just died, a bit like Margret Thatcher did to the UK's heavy industry.
I remember a guy from Switzerland posting on here months ago that rumours coming out of their was KL was looking to sell up, starting to think they might of be right.
[quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: Some time ago someone on here may have been Strassie or someone else who lives in Switzerland, told the story how KL shut down a company in a small town whereby the people almost totally relied on this company, the town just died, a bit like Margret Thatcher did to the UK's heavy industry.[/p][/quote]I remember a guy from Switzerland posting on here months ago that rumours coming out of their was KL was looking to sell up, starting to think they might of be right. TGodSFC
  • Score: 2

11:24pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Oh well, I'm sure we'll all feel better once the season kicks off and we can show case our new team live on Sky. Can't wait....
I think we have got a little closer to understanding what may be going on tonight though,and some of the theories certainly lends weight to the suggestion that your ex neighbour made to you,about the mass exodus that could be(and subsequently has) taken place.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Oh well, I'm sure we'll all feel better once the season kicks off and we can show case our new team live on Sky. Can't wait....[/p][/quote]I think we have got a little closer to understanding what may be going on tonight though,and some of the theories certainly lends weight to the suggestion that your ex neighbour made to you,about the mass exodus that could be(and subsequently has) taken place. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

11:26pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gormzzz says...

http://www.squawka.c
om/news/reports-sout
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lyne-being-tracked-b
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http://www.squawka.c om/news/reports-sout hamptons-nathaniel-c lyne-being-tracked-b y-premier-league-clu b/149358 Gormzzz
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11:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Yeah f'sure says...

Is it me or do saints fans have short memories? Remember when we had no cash and were relegated to div 4? You would've all been over joyed if we had sold the likes of Jason Euell, Paul Wotton and Anthony Pullis and pulled in £100m to rebuild. Not only that but a Wembley final and winning the league! I'd rather spend my Saturdays listening to Solent commentating on proper football rather than over-rated/over paid kids who haven't won anything.
Is it me or do saints fans have short memories? Remember when we had no cash and were relegated to div 4? You would've all been over joyed if we had sold the likes of Jason Euell, Paul Wotton and Anthony Pullis and pulled in £100m to rebuild. Not only that but a Wembley final and winning the league! I'd rather spend my Saturdays listening to Solent commentating on proper football rather than over-rated/over paid kids who haven't won anything. Yeah f'sure
  • Score: -6

11:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Sirbaz says...

Living in Portsmouth, and having been a Saints fan for well over 40 years, it is really sad to see what has happened at St Mary's. I understand Rickie moving to Liverpool, no-one could begrudge him that move, but to see so many players leave in mass exodus is beyond belief. We had a superb season last year and expectations were high. Poch leaving was a massive blow but what has happened since is beyond words. It's happened now and there is nothing we can do but to get right behind Ronald now. I have the faith that he will turn the team into winners, I am confident he will get the right players in. I believe the board could be more honest with us fans, keep us informed more of what is happening, it wasn't long ago that the Chairman went live and said that the fans would be informed at all times of developments.....tha
t has not happened!! Having spent my well earnt money on a season ticket for the forthcoming season, I shall be there backing the manager and the team!! We will not be another Leeds or Portsmouth, we have the money, let's spend it quickly and wisely to get players in ready for the new season. Come on fans, stick together as one and I'm confident the Saints will be Marching on again this season. COYR
Living in Portsmouth, and having been a Saints fan for well over 40 years, it is really sad to see what has happened at St Mary's. I understand Rickie moving to Liverpool, no-one could begrudge him that move, but to see so many players leave in mass exodus is beyond belief. We had a superb season last year and expectations were high. Poch leaving was a massive blow but what has happened since is beyond words. It's happened now and there is nothing we can do but to get right behind Ronald now. I have the faith that he will turn the team into winners, I am confident he will get the right players in. I believe the board could be more honest with us fans, keep us informed more of what is happening, it wasn't long ago that the Chairman went live and said that the fans would be informed at all times of developments.....tha t has not happened!! Having spent my well earnt money on a season ticket for the forthcoming season, I shall be there backing the manager and the team!! We will not be another Leeds or Portsmouth, we have the money, let's spend it quickly and wisely to get players in ready for the new season. Come on fans, stick together as one and I'm confident the Saints will be Marching on again this season. COYR Sirbaz
  • Score: 3

11:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

southwest saint says...

I have supported Southampton for forty plus years and I am really thinking 'What is the point of supporting a club like Southampton?
What is the point of bringing young players on only for them to be sold off almost the minute they break through into the first team?
Is it really true that the best a club like Southampton can hope to achieve is a top ten place?
Surely Ronald koeman is making just this point and frankly I applaud him for it.
Our academy has to be one of the best in the country. Some of the players here have been with the club since they were eight years old, so how galling it must be for those who have got them to this level.
Why should Southampton FC continually bring on players for other clubs?

The fans who pay a fortune to support the club deserve better than this. We do not care how much Southampton FC have in the bank we want a great team on the pitch.

Something surely has to be done to control the greed that some players have. There seems to be very little loyalty today. Is football really just about money?
Is it good for football in this country to have only four or five teams who have any realistic chance of winning anything?

To be honest the premier league is dominated by money and is becoming boring and predictable.
I have supported Southampton for forty plus years and I am really thinking 'What is the point of supporting a club like Southampton? What is the point of bringing young players on only for them to be sold off almost the minute they break through into the first team? Is it really true that the best a club like Southampton can hope to achieve is a top ten place? Surely Ronald koeman is making just this point and frankly I applaud him for it. Our academy has to be one of the best in the country. Some of the players here have been with the club since they were eight years old, so how galling it must be for those who have got them to this level. Why should Southampton FC continually bring on players for other clubs? The fans who pay a fortune to support the club deserve better than this. We do not care how much Southampton FC have in the bank we want a great team on the pitch. Something surely has to be done to control the greed that some players have. There seems to be very little loyalty today. Is football really just about money? Is it good for football in this country to have only four or five teams who have any realistic chance of winning anything? To be honest the premier league is dominated by money and is becoming boring and predictable. southwest saint
  • Score: 3

11:35pm Mon 28 Jul 14

fritzer says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
TAKE LEGAL ACTION and DEMAND A REFUND ON YOUR SEASON TICKET.
COYR+WS
After 66 years a true supporter, I agree with "Foot Soldier" and yes it's time to demand a S.T.refund, but we will need to organise a "Class Action" against the club, but firstly we need to see what suitable replacements are purchased ( if any) We have an excellent case, if players are able to break their contract because the club is no longer going in the direction as was promised to them we as supporters have ben let down in the same big way also.
Could be a first, but hey things have changed and is changing every day.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: TAKE LEGAL ACTION and DEMAND A REFUND ON YOUR SEASON TICKET. COYR+WS[/p][/quote]After 66 years a true supporter, I agree with "Foot Soldier" and yes it's time to demand a S.T.refund, but we will need to organise a "Class Action" against the club, but firstly we need to see what suitable replacements are purchased ( if any) We have an excellent case, if players are able to break their contract because the club is no longer going in the direction as was promised to them we as supporters have ben let down in the same big way also. Could be a first, but hey things have changed and is changing every day. fritzer
  • Score: 3

11:37pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Invidia says...

If Adam Blackmore is on twitter trying to find out what on earth is going on it would suggest that even he with his contacts at St Mary's know nothing, I believe that our Les even knows less and that would account for the supercilious smile on his face
If Adam Blackmore is on twitter trying to find out what on earth is going on it would suggest that even he with his contacts at St Mary's know nothing, I believe that our Les even knows less and that would account for the supercilious smile on his face Invidia
  • Score: 0

11:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

southwest saint wrote:
I have supported Southampton for forty plus years and I am really thinking 'What is the point of supporting a club like Southampton?
What is the point of bringing young players on only for them to be sold off almost the minute they break through into the first team?
Is it really true that the best a club like Southampton can hope to achieve is a top ten place?
Surely Ronald koeman is making just this point and frankly I applaud him for it.
Our academy has to be one of the best in the country. Some of the players here have been with the club since they were eight years old, so how galling it must be for those who have got them to this level.
Why should Southampton FC continually bring on players for other clubs?

The fans who pay a fortune to support the club deserve better than this. We do not care how much Southampton FC have in the bank we want a great team on the pitch.

Something surely has to be done to control the greed that some players have. There seems to be very little loyalty today. Is football really just about money?
Is it good for football in this country to have only four or five teams who have any realistic chance of winning anything?

To be honest the premier league is dominated by money and is becoming boring and predictable.
If we are to believe what we have read on this thread tonight,then this whole debacle is certainly about money,but in this instance,not necessarily Premier League money, or greedy player's money.
[quote][p][bold]southwest saint[/bold] wrote: I have supported Southampton for forty plus years and I am really thinking 'What is the point of supporting a club like Southampton? What is the point of bringing young players on only for them to be sold off almost the minute they break through into the first team? Is it really true that the best a club like Southampton can hope to achieve is a top ten place? Surely Ronald koeman is making just this point and frankly I applaud him for it. Our academy has to be one of the best in the country. Some of the players here have been with the club since they were eight years old, so how galling it must be for those who have got them to this level. Why should Southampton FC continually bring on players for other clubs? The fans who pay a fortune to support the club deserve better than this. We do not care how much Southampton FC have in the bank we want a great team on the pitch. Something surely has to be done to control the greed that some players have. There seems to be very little loyalty today. Is football really just about money? Is it good for football in this country to have only four or five teams who have any realistic chance of winning anything? To be honest the premier league is dominated by money and is becoming boring and predictable.[/p][/quote]If we are to believe what we have read on this thread tonight,then this whole debacle is certainly about money,but in this instance,not necessarily Premier League money, or greedy player's money. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

11:51pm Mon 28 Jul 14

southcoast62 says...

August 9th how much has been reinvested let me see then if Les and his mates have stolen my season ticket money with lies
if by then it is still the same
shame on you board shame on you for doing this
Action not words les can you really be taking our hearts August 9th
August 9th how much has been reinvested let me see then if Les and his mates have stolen my season ticket money with lies if by then it is still the same shame on you board shame on you for doing this Action not words les can you really be taking our hearts August 9th southcoast62
  • Score: 3

11:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

southwest saint says...

Sirbaz wrote:
Living in Portsmouth, and having been a Saints fan for well over 40 years, it is really sad to see what has happened at St Mary's. I understand Rickie moving to Liverpool, no-one could begrudge him that move, but to see so many players leave in mass exodus is beyond belief. We had a superb season last year and expectations were high. Poch leaving was a massive blow but what has happened since is beyond words. It's happened now and there is nothing we can do but to get right behind Ronald now. I have the faith that he will turn the team into winners, I am confident he will get the right players in. I believe the board could be more honest with us fans, keep us informed more of what is happening, it wasn't long ago that the Chairman went live and said that the fans would be informed at all times of developments.....tha

t has not happened!! Having spent my well earnt money on a season ticket for the forthcoming season, I shall be there backing the manager and the team!! We will not be another Leeds or Portsmouth, we have the money, let's spend it quickly and wisely to get players in ready for the new season. Come on fans, stick together as one and I'm confident the Saints will be Marching on again this season. COYR
I am sorry but disagree. Greedy players who already were earning a fortune want even more money. Its a disgrace and I am very sad to say that this is not the way it used to be. There is something very bad in football these days and I am fast losing interest. It is boring and predictable and costs us the supporter a vast amount of money each season.
Do you not think that the many great supporter of this club desrve so much more?
I once loved this club and the game of football generally but money now dominates everything so that only a small number of clubs have any real prospect of winning anything and our club thanks to the greed of players is nowhere near that level.
Is it enough to support a club that at best is only going to survive in the Premier league?
I really thought and hoped that we just might be able to push on again this season and stand a very good chance of getting into Europe. That sadly is now a distant dream because greedy players have allowed money to take control.
[quote][p][bold]Sirbaz[/bold] wrote: Living in Portsmouth, and having been a Saints fan for well over 40 years, it is really sad to see what has happened at St Mary's. I understand Rickie moving to Liverpool, no-one could begrudge him that move, but to see so many players leave in mass exodus is beyond belief. We had a superb season last year and expectations were high. Poch leaving was a massive blow but what has happened since is beyond words. It's happened now and there is nothing we can do but to get right behind Ronald now. I have the faith that he will turn the team into winners, I am confident he will get the right players in. I believe the board could be more honest with us fans, keep us informed more of what is happening, it wasn't long ago that the Chairman went live and said that the fans would be informed at all times of developments.....tha t has not happened!! Having spent my well earnt money on a season ticket for the forthcoming season, I shall be there backing the manager and the team!! We will not be another Leeds or Portsmouth, we have the money, let's spend it quickly and wisely to get players in ready for the new season. Come on fans, stick together as one and I'm confident the Saints will be Marching on again this season. COYR[/p][/quote]I am sorry but disagree. Greedy players who already were earning a fortune want even more money. Its a disgrace and I am very sad to say that this is not the way it used to be. There is something very bad in football these days and I am fast losing interest. It is boring and predictable and costs us the supporter a vast amount of money each season. Do you not think that the many great supporter of this club desrve so much more? I once loved this club and the game of football generally but money now dominates everything so that only a small number of clubs have any real prospect of winning anything and our club thanks to the greed of players is nowhere near that level. Is it enough to support a club that at best is only going to survive in the Premier league? I really thought and hoped that we just might be able to push on again this season and stand a very good chance of getting into Europe. That sadly is now a distant dream because greedy players have allowed money to take control. southwest saint
  • Score: 4

11:55pm Mon 28 Jul 14

southwest saint says...

fritzer wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
TAKE LEGAL ACTION and DEMAND A REFUND ON YOUR SEASON TICKET.
COYR+WS
After 66 years a true supporter, I agree with "Foot Soldier" and yes it's time to demand a S.T.refund, but we will need to organise a "Class Action" against the club, but firstly we need to see what suitable replacements are purchased ( if any) We have an excellent case, if players are able to break their contract because the club is no longer going in the direction as was promised to them we as supporters have ben let down in the same big way also.
Could be a first, but hey things have changed and is changing every day.
agree entirely.
[quote][p][bold]fritzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: TAKE LEGAL ACTION and DEMAND A REFUND ON YOUR SEASON TICKET. COYR+WS[/p][/quote]After 66 years a true supporter, I agree with "Foot Soldier" and yes it's time to demand a S.T.refund, but we will need to organise a "Class Action" against the club, but firstly we need to see what suitable replacements are purchased ( if any) We have an excellent case, if players are able to break their contract because the club is no longer going in the direction as was promised to them we as supporters have ben let down in the same big way also. Could be a first, but hey things have changed and is changing every day.[/p][/quote]agree entirely. southwest saint
  • Score: 3

11:58pm Mon 28 Jul 14

southwest saint says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
JamesSS7 wrote:
A attempted translation of the French article about the club being up for sale.

Southampton is for sale


The next few departures from Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez will allow Katharina Liebherr, the owner of the Saints, to rake in a sum exceeding cheerfully EUR 150 million. Not surprising given its lack of Southampton and led his entourage, Ralph Kreuger in mind, discussions to find a wealthy buyer.



In 2011, World Economic Forum, non-for-profit foundation bringing together many influential people in various areas (industry, finance, intellectual, etc), formalized the arrival of a new Member: Ralph Krueger. Former German international hockey, it is presented on the official website as a 'leader '. It is in this area that it has been introduced.

Author of a career to success, even in the edition with his book "Teamlife - Beyond Setbacks to Success" which has been a bestseller, he joined Southampton in early March as president, replacing Nicola Cortese, the man of trust of the deceased owner, Markus Liebherr, and central character rise from League One (D3) to Premier League. Considered omnipotent - it is not the local press who will say the opposite - and very ambitious, he had major differences of opinion with Katharina, daughter of Markus and current owner.


Party in January, this Italian banker was reputed to be tough in business. Proof of this is with the study published by the BBC on data amounts to agents between October 2012 and September 2013: nearly £2.2 million has been paid by Southampton, this class that the Saints at the 17th place, far behind the £13.7 million Chelsea (first) or £7.2 million Newcastle (fifth). Cortese leader with an iron hand and wanted to continue the progression of the club retaining Mauricio Pochettino and a large part of its managers. Not the goal of Katharina.


Nicola Cortese was dictator, it was perfectly turn Southampton



Christian Purslow, former director general of Liverpool, was mandated to probe the market. Recognized businessman, he is the co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. A firm that weighs more than $ 3 billion


Although he vaguely and unsuccessfully attempted to buy back the club shortly after his departure according to the Express, the boss did not give him the club, preferring to appoint the former director general of Liverpool, Christian Purslow, discreetly probing a resale market. Purslow is a businessman, co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. The firm weighs more than 3 billion dollars and has investments everywhere. It was not surprising that Purslow, deals "to idiot not there knowing nothing" by Gary Neville, has managed to get a £80 million contract over four years with Standard Chartered Bank to sponsor the shirts of the Reds...


However, Purslow searches have not been especially fruitful here there. "In the Middle, everyone knows that Southampton is for sale. "The strategy is simple: have a solid cash because there were not bad debts and loans, strengthen the team at lower costs compared to sales to keep a certain competitiveness and attract buyers", said a person involved in takeovers of English clubs.

"Mandaric did same with Sheffield Wednesday. It is not officially for sale, but unofficially, Yes. Aston Villa did the opposite and viewing: is nobody is interested. In business, it must be discreet and do not show that you are low. If you say publicly that you want to sell or that it's not too much going, either you're gonna have scammers, or guys who will seek to bring down the price, as in Reading. Southampton has understood it. And, recently, there were some foreign investors information outlets. Sales have put the chip to the ear.



"Kreuger very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. This is perfect.


It is a strategy of enrichment, obviously, but also to lure the egocentric buyer. A friend has already negotiated with Krueger. This guy is a shark! It does not give an inch of ground. It has incredible nerves. He very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. Here, it is perfect. »


Tottenham has made an offer for current for some time


Indeed, Southampton continues its strategy with its (former) executives. Nothing is said and we negotiate hard, especially with Tottenham. Following the departure of Pochettino at White Hart Lane, it was agreed not to sell a joueu
Nicola Cortese where are you? We need you..NOW !!
Maybe, just maybe Cortese is running around Zurich with his banking buddies trying to find another Marcus to buy her out.

Of course, I suspect she'd not go near anything to do with NC.

The sad thing, it's even on ESPN here in the US!

It's depressing to see what is going on, it now seems not a day goes by when we haven't sold someone, 2 gone already, and three apparently to go this week, J-Rod, Morgan and Dani.
Don't forget Dani is a thug not a hero and should be kicked out.
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesSS7[/bold] wrote: A attempted translation of the French article about the club being up for sale. Southampton is for sale The next few departures from Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez will allow Katharina Liebherr, the owner of the Saints, to rake in a sum exceeding cheerfully EUR 150 million. Not surprising given its lack of Southampton and led his entourage, Ralph Kreuger in mind, discussions to find a wealthy buyer. In 2011, World Economic Forum, non-for-profit foundation bringing together many influential people in various areas (industry, finance, intellectual, etc), formalized the arrival of a new Member: Ralph Krueger. Former German international hockey, it is presented on the official website as a 'leader '. It is in this area that it has been introduced. Author of a career to success, even in the edition with his book "Teamlife - Beyond Setbacks to Success" which has been a bestseller, he joined Southampton in early March as president, replacing Nicola Cortese, the man of trust of the deceased owner, Markus Liebherr, and central character rise from League One (D3) to Premier League. Considered omnipotent - it is not the local press who will say the opposite - and very ambitious, he had major differences of opinion with Katharina, daughter of Markus and current owner. Party in January, this Italian banker was reputed to be tough in business. Proof of this is with the study published by the BBC on data amounts to agents between October 2012 and September 2013: nearly £2.2 million has been paid by Southampton, this class that the Saints at the 17th place, far behind the £13.7 million Chelsea (first) or £7.2 million Newcastle (fifth). Cortese leader with an iron hand and wanted to continue the progression of the club retaining Mauricio Pochettino and a large part of its managers. Not the goal of Katharina. Nicola Cortese was dictator, it was perfectly turn Southampton Christian Purslow, former director general of Liverpool, was mandated to probe the market. Recognized businessman, he is the co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. A firm that weighs more than $ 3 billion Although he vaguely and unsuccessfully attempted to buy back the club shortly after his departure according to the Express, the boss did not give him the club, preferring to appoint the former director general of Liverpool, Christian Purslow, discreetly probing a resale market. Purslow is a businessman, co-founder of MidOcean Partners, a company American specialized in the... acquisitions, sales and capital increase. The firm weighs more than 3 billion dollars and has investments everywhere. It was not surprising that Purslow, deals "to idiot not there knowing nothing" by Gary Neville, has managed to get a £80 million contract over four years with Standard Chartered Bank to sponsor the shirts of the Reds... However, Purslow searches have not been especially fruitful here there. "In the Middle, everyone knows that Southampton is for sale. "The strategy is simple: have a solid cash because there were not bad debts and loans, strengthen the team at lower costs compared to sales to keep a certain competitiveness and attract buyers", said a person involved in takeovers of English clubs. "Mandaric did same with Sheffield Wednesday. It is not officially for sale, but unofficially, Yes. Aston Villa did the opposite and viewing: is nobody is interested. In business, it must be discreet and do not show that you are low. If you say publicly that you want to sell or that it's not too much going, either you're gonna have scammers, or guys who will seek to bring down the price, as in Reading. Southampton has understood it. And, recently, there were some foreign investors information outlets. Sales have put the chip to the ear. "Kreuger very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. This is perfect. It is a strategy of enrichment, obviously, but also to lure the egocentric buyer. A friend has already negotiated with Krueger. This guy is a shark! It does not give an inch of ground. It has incredible nerves. He very well understood how to work people who have plenty of money and ego. They love everything sweep, repeat, history to have control and be glorified if successful. Here, it is perfect. » Tottenham has made an offer for current for some time Indeed, Southampton continues its strategy with its (former) executives. Nothing is said and we negotiate hard, especially with Tottenham. Following the departure of Pochettino at White Hart Lane, it was agreed not to sell a joueu[/p][/quote]Nicola Cortese where are you? We need you..NOW !![/p][/quote]Maybe, just maybe Cortese is running around Zurich with his banking buddies trying to find another Marcus to buy her out. Of course, I suspect she'd not go near anything to do with NC. The sad thing, it's even on ESPN here in the US! It's depressing to see what is going on, it now seems not a day goes by when we haven't sold someone, 2 gone already, and three apparently to go this week, J-Rod, Morgan and Dani.[/p][/quote]Don't forget Dani is a thug not a hero and should be kicked out. southwest saint
  • Score: 1

12:13am Tue 29 Jul 14

one in the crowd says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
one in the crowd wrote:
If they have made over £ 100 million from the sale of the players and they haven't replaced those that have left, could they pack in football altogether and sell the stadium and training ground for housing / building etc.

In the current crazy situation anything could and might happen.
That's disingenuous rubbish Search.
I genuinely fear for the future of Saint's as the situation that is emerging is unique and without precedent in EPL. Anything is possible, this woman has surely demonstrated that over the last few weeks.

I said in an earlier post that she was selling all the players to make the most money, anything she makes from selling the stadium / facilities is just an added bonus for her. It has been said already that she isn't interested in football so she want's to dispose of the facilities as well.
After what she has done to the team, do you really think she cares how she disposes of the remaining assets ( she has already made millions of profit from the disposal of the team ). This woman want's out and isn't really bothered how she does it and how many people get hurt in the process.

Remember the saying .....

The value of the sum of the parts is greater than the value of the whole.

She is cunning and has truly realised the value of the club's assets and I truly feel sorry for what the Saint's fans are having to endure.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: If they have made over £ 100 million from the sale of the players and they haven't replaced those that have left, could they pack in football altogether and sell the stadium and training ground for housing / building etc. In the current crazy situation anything could and might happen.[/p][/quote]That's disingenuous rubbish Search.[/p][/quote]I genuinely fear for the future of Saint's as the situation that is emerging is unique and without precedent in EPL. Anything is possible, this woman has surely demonstrated that over the last few weeks. I said in an earlier post that she was selling all the players to make the most money, anything she makes from selling the stadium / facilities is just an added bonus for her. It has been said already that she isn't interested in football so she want's to dispose of the facilities as well. After what she has done to the team, do you really think she cares how she disposes of the remaining assets ( she has already made millions of profit from the disposal of the team ). This woman want's out and isn't really bothered how she does it and how many people get hurt in the process. Remember the saying ..... The value of the sum of the parts is greater than the value of the whole. She is cunning and has truly realised the value of the club's assets and I truly feel sorry for what the Saint's fans are having to endure. one in the crowd
  • Score: 0

12:21am Tue 29 Jul 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

Scored raw wrote:
5 years to build a good team, 1 month to destroy it. We'll done les bloody reed. Les, is that an anagram of s e l.
5 years to build a good team, 1 month to destroy it, about sums it up. Whatever the reason, that fact alone grates me. I hope that RoKo can pick up the pieces and weave some magic. And I hope to be proven wrong for this statement but a patchwork team with 3 weeks until the start of the EPL while still badly needing some quality transfers, is putting a lot of pressure on both the team and RoKo to perform. Putting it very lightly.
[quote][p][bold]Scored raw[/bold] wrote: 5 years to build a good team, 1 month to destroy it. We'll done les bloody reed. Les, is that an anagram of s e l.[/p][/quote]5 years to build a good team, 1 month to destroy it, about sums it up. Whatever the reason, that fact alone grates me. I hope that RoKo can pick up the pieces and weave some magic. And I hope to be proven wrong for this statement but a patchwork team with 3 weeks until the start of the EPL while still badly needing some quality transfers, is putting a lot of pressure on both the team and RoKo to perform. Putting it very lightly. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 3

12:35am Tue 29 Jul 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

southwest saint wrote:
Sirbaz wrote:
Living in Portsmouth, and having been a Saints fan for well over 40 years, it is really sad to see what has happened at St Mary's. I understand Rickie moving to Liverpool, no-one could begrudge him that move, but to see so many players leave in mass exodus is beyond belief. We had a superb season last year and expectations were high. Poch leaving was a massive blow but what has happened since is beyond words. It's happened now and there is nothing we can do but to get right behind Ronald now. I have the faith that he will turn the team into winners, I am confident he will get the right players in. I believe the board could be more honest with us fans, keep us informed more of what is happening, it wasn't long ago that the Chairman went live and said that the fans would be informed at all times of developments.....tha


t has not happened!! Having spent my well earnt money on a season ticket for the forthcoming season, I shall be there backing the manager and the team!! We will not be another Leeds or Portsmouth, we have the money, let's spend it quickly and wisely to get players in ready for the new season. Come on fans, stick together as one and I'm confident the Saints will be Marching on again this season. COYR
I am sorry but disagree. Greedy players who already were earning a fortune want even more money. Its a disgrace and I am very sad to say that this is not the way it used to be. There is something very bad in football these days and I am fast losing interest. It is boring and predictable and costs us the supporter a vast amount of money each season.
Do you not think that the many great supporter of this club desrve so much more?
I once loved this club and the game of football generally but money now dominates everything so that only a small number of clubs have any real prospect of winning anything and our club thanks to the greed of players is nowhere near that level.
Is it enough to support a club that at best is only going to survive in the Premier league?
I really thought and hoped that we just might be able to push on again this season and stand a very good chance of getting into Europe. That sadly is now a distant dream because greedy players have allowed money to take control.
I was so proud of the fact that Saints made it back from 3rd tier footy and were starting to get somewhere in the EPL. For which I will always be grateful, but I was under an illusion that we had a tight knit team that had a point to prove about loyalty, teamwork and being the underdog that occasionally could shove a rocket up the backside of the top 4 teams.
[quote][p][bold]southwest saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sirbaz[/bold] wrote: Living in Portsmouth, and having been a Saints fan for well over 40 years, it is really sad to see what has happened at St Mary's. I understand Rickie moving to Liverpool, no-one could begrudge him that move, but to see so many players leave in mass exodus is beyond belief. We had a superb season last year and expectations were high. Poch leaving was a massive blow but what has happened since is beyond words. It's happened now and there is nothing we can do but to get right behind Ronald now. I have the faith that he will turn the team into winners, I am confident he will get the right players in. I believe the board could be more honest with us fans, keep us informed more of what is happening, it wasn't long ago that the Chairman went live and said that the fans would be informed at all times of developments.....tha t has not happened!! Having spent my well earnt money on a season ticket for the forthcoming season, I shall be there backing the manager and the team!! We will not be another Leeds or Portsmouth, we have the money, let's spend it quickly and wisely to get players in ready for the new season. Come on fans, stick together as one and I'm confident the Saints will be Marching on again this season. COYR[/p][/quote]I am sorry but disagree. Greedy players who already were earning a fortune want even more money. Its a disgrace and I am very sad to say that this is not the way it used to be. There is something very bad in football these days and I am fast losing interest. It is boring and predictable and costs us the supporter a vast amount of money each season. Do you not think that the many great supporter of this club desrve so much more? I once loved this club and the game of football generally but money now dominates everything so that only a small number of clubs have any real prospect of winning anything and our club thanks to the greed of players is nowhere near that level. Is it enough to support a club that at best is only going to survive in the Premier league? I really thought and hoped that we just might be able to push on again this season and stand a very good chance of getting into Europe. That sadly is now a distant dream because greedy players have allowed money to take control.[/p][/quote]I was so proud of the fact that Saints made it back from 3rd tier footy and were starting to get somewhere in the EPL. For which I will always be grateful, but I was under an illusion that we had a tight knit team that had a point to prove about loyalty, teamwork and being the underdog that occasionally could shove a rocket up the backside of the top 4 teams. KiwiSaint74
  • Score: 3

12:40am Tue 29 Jul 14

vidman says...

You all keep saying reinvest the £100m.That will not happen KL is using that as her payback for he money Marcus put in. Koeman may get £25m to spend
You all keep saying reinvest the £100m.That will not happen KL is using that as her payback for he money Marcus put in. Koeman may get £25m to spend vidman
  • Score: 8

12:43am Tue 29 Jul 14

vidman says...

Where are the other directors? The person from Apple who was supposed to market the club and the other who I cannot remember what he/she was doing.
Where are the other directors? The person from Apple who was supposed to market the club and the other who I cannot remember what he/she was doing. vidman
  • Score: 2

12:48am Tue 29 Jul 14

This is Southampton and we are the Saints says...

Oh when the saints go marching out
Oh when the saints go marching out
Can someone give me les reeds number
Because are saints are marching out

Oh when the saints go marching out
Oh when the saints go marching out
Les reed gone exdirectly
Because are saints are marching out

when will your lies ever stop
When will your lies ever stop
mr reed we've got your number
Because are saints have all marched out!
Feel free to adapt to suit !!!!!!
Oh when the saints go marching out Oh when the saints go marching out Can someone give me les reeds number Because are saints are marching out Oh when the saints go marching out Oh when the saints go marching out Les reed gone exdirectly Because are saints are marching out when will your lies ever stop When will your lies ever stop mr reed we've got your number Because are saints have all marched out! Feel free to adapt to suit !!!!!! This is Southampton and we are the Saints
  • Score: 4

1:03am Tue 29 Jul 14

techsture says...

There needs to be a Protest at the Dortmund game.
There needs to be a Protest at the Dortmund game. techsture
  • Score: 1

1:17am Tue 29 Jul 14

techsture says...

Of course i mean Leverkusen :/

If anyone is going to Dortmund's next friendly feel free to protest there as well.
Of course i mean Leverkusen :/ If anyone is going to Dortmund's next friendly feel free to protest there as well. techsture
  • Score: 1

1:52am Tue 29 Jul 14

deepheat says...

Anyone seen this?
Looks like we could sell a whole team. This was a starting XI last season.

Boruc - might want to go if we sign Forster?

Shaw - Gone
Lovren - Gone
Fonte - In negotiations
Chambers - Gone

Rodriguez - In negotiations
Morgan - In negotiations
Cork - In negotiations
Lallana - Gone

Osvaldo - In negotiations
Lambert - Gone
Anyone seen this? Looks like we could sell a whole team. This was a starting XI last season. Boruc - might want to go if we sign Forster? Shaw - Gone Lovren - Gone Fonte - In negotiations Chambers - Gone Rodriguez - In negotiations Morgan - In negotiations Cork - In negotiations Lallana - Gone Osvaldo - In negotiations Lambert - Gone deepheat
  • Score: 2

1:55am Tue 29 Jul 14

Shareholder says...

There is another way of looking at this. At the end of the 12/13 season there wasn't a queue of top clubs trying to buy our players. None of the English ones had played for their country. Many doubted Rodriguez was the real deal and Lallana was injury prone, rarely completing a whole season. So basically we have a team players that have had one good season, some got into a very average national team (England and France included) and others are kids who could go off the boil as easily as improve. In return we've got over £100m in the bank and a pretty good man at the helm to spend it. We should all remember that this team we're all crying over losing failed on many occasions last season to win games where we had so much possession and created a lot of chances. So let's wait and see. We may just end up with a team that can outdo last season's. £100m+ could deliver that if spent wisely and some youngsters can step up. I certainly hope that can be achieved. And that will be the sweetest way to reply to these greedy, heartless want-aways.
There is another way of looking at this. At the end of the 12/13 season there wasn't a queue of top clubs trying to buy our players. None of the English ones had played for their country. Many doubted Rodriguez was the real deal and Lallana was injury prone, rarely completing a whole season. So basically we have a team players that have had one good season, some got into a very average national team (England and France included) and others are kids who could go off the boil as easily as improve. In return we've got over £100m in the bank and a pretty good man at the helm to spend it. We should all remember that this team we're all crying over losing failed on many occasions last season to win games where we had so much possession and created a lot of chances. So let's wait and see. We may just end up with a team that can outdo last season's. £100m+ could deliver that if spent wisely and some youngsters can step up. I certainly hope that can be achieved. And that will be the sweetest way to reply to these greedy, heartless want-aways. Shareholder
  • Score: 10

2:52am Tue 29 Jul 14

andoru says...

Just give up everyone. Seriously. Turn out and support the youth team instead, a level at which we are one of the 'big clubs'. Make Saints the best supported club in the U21 Premier League. Be part of a new movement to make youth football the new football. Forget our first team. It essentially no longer exists anyway.
Just give up everyone. Seriously. Turn out and support the youth team instead, a level at which we are one of the 'big clubs'. Make Saints the best supported club in the U21 Premier League. Be part of a new movement to make youth football the new football. Forget our first team. It essentially no longer exists anyway. andoru
  • Score: 3

2:52am Tue 29 Jul 14

NY Saint says...

Love this site for keeping me up to date from New York. Unfortunately it's now depressing me completely. The only hope I can cling to is that Koeman surely must have known what he was getting in to when he took the job which means that the board must have told him something that looks better that the grotesque horror we are watching right now.

I also have to say that this whole disgusting episode should be looked at closely by those at the top. It's this money bags farce that's killing the English national team, and yet Hodgson seemed to want it to happen. Saints are one of the few to be doing things the right way and are getting ravaged because of it. Will chambers really benefit from this? Hard to see. He could after all have been starting at rb for a top ten side every game. Rule changes needed quick!
Love this site for keeping me up to date from New York. Unfortunately it's now depressing me completely. The only hope I can cling to is that Koeman surely must have known what he was getting in to when he took the job which means that the board must have told him something that looks better that the grotesque horror we are watching right now. I also have to say that this whole disgusting episode should be looked at closely by those at the top. It's this money bags farce that's killing the English national team, and yet Hodgson seemed to want it to happen. Saints are one of the few to be doing things the right way and are getting ravaged because of it. Will chambers really benefit from this? Hard to see. He could after all have been starting at rb for a top ten side every game. Rule changes needed quick! NY Saint
  • Score: 3

5:09am Tue 29 Jul 14

AucklandSaint says...

We are not a selling club, we are selling the club.
We are not a selling club, we are selling the club. AucklandSaint
  • Score: 2

5:31am Tue 29 Jul 14

AucklandSaint says...

Shareholder wrote:
There is another way of looking at this. At the end of the 12/13 season there wasn't a queue of top clubs trying to buy our players. None of the English ones had played for their country. Many doubted Rodriguez was the real deal and Lallana was injury prone, rarely completing a whole season. So basically we have a team players that have had one good season, some got into a very average national team (England and France included) and others are kids who could go off the boil as easily as improve. In return we've got over £100m in the bank and a pretty good man at the helm to spend it. We should all remember that this team we're all crying over losing failed on many occasions last season to win games where we had so much possession and created a lot of chances. So let's wait and see. We may just end up with a team that can outdo last season's. £100m+ could deliver that if spent wisely and some youngsters can step up. I certainly hope that can be achieved. And that will be the sweetest way to reply to these greedy, heartless want-aways.
I wish I could be as positive as you. Its only a matter of weeks until the season starts, how are we supposed to put a cohesive team together by then? The team on the opening day will be made up of youngsters, leftovers nobody else wants (where is Gully when we need him?), and complete strangers who only met each other a few days earlier. RK will need to be a miracle worker.
[quote][p][bold]Shareholder[/bold] wrote: There is another way of looking at this. At the end of the 12/13 season there wasn't a queue of top clubs trying to buy our players. None of the English ones had played for their country. Many doubted Rodriguez was the real deal and Lallana was injury prone, rarely completing a whole season. So basically we have a team players that have had one good season, some got into a very average national team (England and France included) and others are kids who could go off the boil as easily as improve. In return we've got over £100m in the bank and a pretty good man at the helm to spend it. We should all remember that this team we're all crying over losing failed on many occasions last season to win games where we had so much possession and created a lot of chances. So let's wait and see. We may just end up with a team that can outdo last season's. £100m+ could deliver that if spent wisely and some youngsters can step up. I certainly hope that can be achieved. And that will be the sweetest way to reply to these greedy, heartless want-aways.[/p][/quote]I wish I could be as positive as you. Its only a matter of weeks until the season starts, how are we supposed to put a cohesive team together by then? The team on the opening day will be made up of youngsters, leftovers nobody else wants (where is Gully when we need him?), and complete strangers who only met each other a few days earlier. RK will need to be a miracle worker. AucklandSaint
  • Score: 1

5:35am Tue 29 Jul 14

cebu blue says...

Golden_Salamander wrote:
Ben Smith (BBC) on twitter said that
"My understanding is that Jay Rodriguez has already agreed terms with Spurs after the clubs met in Toronto last week".

"...AFTER THE CLUBS MET IN TORONTO LAST WEEK..."!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!

Now we know why Clueless Ralph really went to the States last week.

Words escape me now on how inept the board are, selling our players in Toronto .....

This is a FIRESALE, there will be no one left after these two I wonder whether Kat will have got all the money she wants and will sell the Club after this.
Summer sale or bargains must be all but over now. Can't wait for next one.
[quote][p][bold]Golden_Salamander[/bold] wrote: Ben Smith (BBC) on twitter said that "My understanding is that Jay Rodriguez has already agreed terms with Spurs after the clubs met in Toronto last week". "...AFTER THE CLUBS MET IN TORONTO LAST WEEK..."!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! Now we know why Clueless Ralph really went to the States last week. Words escape me now on how inept the board are, selling our players in Toronto ..... This is a FIRESALE, there will be no one left after these two I wonder whether Kat will have got all the money she wants and will sell the Club after this.[/p][/quote]Summer sale or bargains must be all but over now. Can't wait for next one. cebu blue
  • Score: -3

6:16am Tue 29 Jul 14

redandy10 says...

Well KL wanted to cut expenditure and she certainly has achieved that aim. But if Jay and Morgan leave then for me she is looking to recoup her money, and sell the club. When Nigel was managing us i did say that unless the family saw some sth tangible as a result of the money they were investing, they could sell up. How many other Premiership clubs (not in financial difficulty) have seen such an exodus of talent? It doesn't add up!!!

New players will be brought in, but unless they're like for like we could still find ourselves fighting for our lives this season. Thank God we have Ron!!!

LES REED OUT!!!
Well KL wanted to cut expenditure and she certainly has achieved that aim. But if Jay and Morgan leave then for me she is looking to recoup her money, and sell the club. When Nigel was managing us i did say that unless the family saw some sth tangible as a result of the money they were investing, they could sell up. How many other Premiership clubs (not in financial difficulty) have seen such an exodus of talent? It doesn't add up!!! New players will be brought in, but unless they're like for like we could still find ourselves fighting for our lives this season. Thank God we have Ron!!! LES REED OUT!!! redandy10
  • Score: 2

6:21am Tue 29 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

Dorssaints wrote:
Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?
Hooiveld
[quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?[/p][/quote]Hooiveld Jesus_02
  • Score: 0

6:21am Tue 29 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

Dorssaints wrote:
Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?
Hooiveld
[quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?[/p][/quote]Hooiveld Jesus_02
  • Score: 0

6:30am Tue 29 Jul 14

saintand266 says...

I'm starting to feel extremely sorry for RK no not the ice hockey tw#t.
Did he know to what extent our team was Going to be systematically ripped to shreds ?
Did he take the job on the back of empty promises by the board I.e don't worry big war chest to strengthen and any players sold the money will be reinvested ?

Thought about this a lot in the last couple of days and to be honest the poor bloke seems to have been stitched up good and proper.
If he decided he didn't fancy this job anymore and walked away today I would not feel any bad blood to the man.
I'm starting to feel extremely sorry for RK no not the ice hockey tw#t. Did he know to what extent our team was Going to be systematically ripped to shreds ? Did he take the job on the back of empty promises by the board I.e don't worry big war chest to strengthen and any players sold the money will be reinvested ? Thought about this a lot in the last couple of days and to be honest the poor bloke seems to have been stitched up good and proper. If he decided he didn't fancy this job anymore and walked away today I would not feel any bad blood to the man. saintand266
  • Score: 1

6:32am Tue 29 Jul 14

milton road says...

Unfortunately the players have shown what ambition they believe the club has with the going of NC none.
For us to have lost so many players who have shared our journey over the years of success from div 1 and who had bought into the club's dream, tells you one thing the dream in their eyes is gone. Players who were totally loyal and some of them could of gone before for good money but stayed, have all suddenly said 'On your bike we are off' I don't think for the likes of Adam, and Morgan its a decision taken lightly. The people they have trusted and believed have gone.
This is not just about selling and buying in players, this is about ripping the soul out of the club, the link between the club, the players and the fans is totally shattered.
I will be amazed if all the money gathered in transfers is given to Koeman. I reckon maybe half and the other half used to clear Family shares and debt. A team will be assembled to try and keep Saints in the PL, the odds have gone from 14/1 11/2 on that and even I am beginning to think find a buyer for around 150 million and they will have maximised what they could hope to achieve financially.

I think if there was a real intent to build a team for the future, then the club would know who it wanted and had them in place. This is so clearly not the case, the whole thing has been dreadfully mis managed, even if the above is true it could all be handled so much better. We have had since the middle of May to bring in all the people clamoring to come to the club, and buy in wonderful players to take the club forward. What have we done buy two players who Koeman picked out.

The photo of an empty training ground and Koeman's quip 'Ready for training' says it all and a manager who just maybe regretting the day he ever saw Southampton Football Club.
Unfortunately the players have shown what ambition they believe the club has with the going of NC none. For us to have lost so many players who have shared our journey over the years of success from div 1 and who had bought into the club's dream, tells you one thing the dream in their eyes is gone. Players who were totally loyal and some of them could of gone before for good money but stayed, have all suddenly said 'On your bike we are off' I don't think for the likes of Adam, and Morgan its a decision taken lightly. The people they have trusted and believed have gone. This is not just about selling and buying in players, this is about ripping the soul out of the club, the link between the club, the players and the fans is totally shattered. I will be amazed if all the money gathered in transfers is given to Koeman. I reckon maybe half and the other half used to clear Family shares and debt. A team will be assembled to try and keep Saints in the PL, the odds have gone from 14/1 11/2 on that and even I am beginning to think find a buyer for around 150 million and they will have maximised what they could hope to achieve financially. I think if there was a real intent to build a team for the future, then the club would know who it wanted and had them in place. This is so clearly not the case, the whole thing has been dreadfully mis managed, even if the above is true it could all be handled so much better. We have had since the middle of May to bring in all the people clamoring to come to the club, and buy in wonderful players to take the club forward. What have we done buy two players who Koeman picked out. The photo of an empty training ground and Koeman's quip 'Ready for training' says it all and a manager who just maybe regretting the day he ever saw Southampton Football Club. milton road
  • Score: 5

6:33am Tue 29 Jul 14

Blackknight says...

What's happened to our great club is and absolute disgrace and worse a total betrayal of all loyal Saints fans. This amounts to asset stripping on a grandiose scale.

Less charitable pens than mine may recount Churchil's quote in 1941 as akin to our current situation "A vile race of Quislings-to use a new word which will carry the scorn of mankind (Saints fans) down the centuries-is hired to fawn upon the conqueror, to collaborate in his designs and to enforce his rule upon their fellow countrymen while groveling low themselves."

Why is it Mr Reed when Saints are linked with a player nothing happens, whereas other teams are linked and deals are done in days? Y

You have stated all transfer monies will be reinvested in the squad, somehow I think thousands of Saint fans don't quite believe you.
What's happened to our great club is and absolute disgrace and worse a total betrayal of all loyal Saints fans. This amounts to asset stripping on a grandiose scale. Less charitable pens than mine may recount Churchil's quote in 1941 as akin to our current situation "A vile race of Quislings-to use a new word which will carry the scorn of mankind (Saints fans) down the centuries-is hired to fawn upon the conqueror, to collaborate in his designs and to enforce his rule upon their fellow countrymen while groveling low themselves." Why is it Mr Reed when Saints are linked with a player nothing happens, whereas other teams are linked and deals are done in days? Y You have stated all transfer monies will be reinvested in the squad, somehow I think thousands of Saint fans don't quite believe you. Blackknight
  • Score: 4

6:42am Tue 29 Jul 14

St Forlife says...

Jesus_02 wrote:
Dorssaints wrote:
Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?
Hooiveld
I'm going for 'laughing stock'
[quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorssaints[/bold] wrote: Thinking of getting a players name for the back of my shirt. Any thoughts who might b a safe name?[/p][/quote]Hooiveld[/p][/quote]I'm going for 'laughing stock' St Forlife
  • Score: 1

6:54am Tue 29 Jul 14

batesieboy says...

Everyone seems to have forgotten the 85,000,000 quid prize money for 8th place and Sky TV money. When you add that onto the transferred out 135,000,000 that is an awful lot of dosh. Not sure what the shell of this Club is worth now...but I'm sure it's up for sale, Krueger's speciality.
Everyone seems to have forgotten the 85,000,000 quid prize money for 8th place and Sky TV money. When you add that onto the transferred out 135,000,000 that is an awful lot of dosh. Not sure what the shell of this Club is worth now...but I'm sure it's up for sale, Krueger's speciality. batesieboy
  • Score: 2

7:18am Tue 29 Jul 14

sm170368 says...

Just hoping we can bring in some quality replacements before the season kicks off. All getting very worrying but will just have to wait and see.
Just hoping we can bring in some quality replacements before the season kicks off. All getting very worrying but will just have to wait and see. sm170368
  • Score: 2

7:24am Tue 29 Jul 14

Chapperall says...

Just tell them to F off. He was the start of the shambles we are now living with!
Just tell them to F off. He was the start of the shambles we are now living with! Chapperall
  • Score: 1

7:50am Tue 29 Jul 14

Ozmosis says...

one in the crowd wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
one in the crowd wrote:
If they have made over £ 100 million from the sale of the players and they haven't replaced those that have left, could they pack in football altogether and sell the stadium and training ground for housing / building etc.

In the current crazy situation anything could and might happen.
That's disingenuous rubbish Search.
I genuinely fear for the future of Saint's as the situation that is emerging is unique and without precedent in EPL. Anything is possible, this woman has surely demonstrated that over the last few weeks.

I said in an earlier post that she was selling all the players to make the most money, anything she makes from selling the stadium / facilities is just an added bonus for her. It has been said already that she isn't interested in football so she want's to dispose of the facilities as well.
After what she has done to the team, do you really think she cares how she disposes of the remaining assets ( she has already made millions of profit from the disposal of the team ). This woman want's out and isn't really bothered how she does it and how many people get hurt in the process.

Remember the saying .....

The value of the sum of the parts is greater than the value of the whole.

She is cunning and has truly realised the value of the club's assets and I truly feel sorry for what the Saint's fans are having to endure.
She's done the five years her father talked about and is looking to move on. She will sell as many players as possible while leaving the infrastructure in place for the next buyer. They will have a clean sheet to work with. But this could mean a drop in leagues while the club is rebuilt. Sad but predictable :-(
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: If they have made over £ 100 million from the sale of the players and they haven't replaced those that have left, could they pack in football altogether and sell the stadium and training ground for housing / building etc. In the current crazy situation anything could and might happen.[/p][/quote]That's disingenuous rubbish Search.[/p][/quote]I genuinely fear for the future of Saint's as the situation that is emerging is unique and without precedent in EPL. Anything is possible, this woman has surely demonstrated that over the last few weeks. I said in an earlier post that she was selling all the players to make the most money, anything she makes from selling the stadium / facilities is just an added bonus for her. It has been said already that she isn't interested in football so she want's to dispose of the facilities as well. After what she has done to the team, do you really think she cares how she disposes of the remaining assets ( she has already made millions of profit from the disposal of the team ). This woman want's out and isn't really bothered how she does it and how many people get hurt in the process. Remember the saying ..... The value of the sum of the parts is greater than the value of the whole. She is cunning and has truly realised the value of the club's assets and I truly feel sorry for what the Saint's fans are having to endure.[/p][/quote]She's done the five years her father talked about and is looking to move on. She will sell as many players as possible while leaving the infrastructure in place for the next buyer. They will have a clean sheet to work with. But this could mean a drop in leagues while the club is rebuilt. Sad but predictable :-( Ozmosis
  • Score: 0

7:55am Tue 29 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

Shareholder wrote:
There is another way of looking at this. At the end of the 12/13 season there wasn't a queue of top clubs trying to buy our players. None of the English ones had played for their country. Many doubted Rodriguez was the real deal and Lallana was injury prone, rarely completing a whole season. So basically we have a team players that have had one good season, some got into a very average national team (England and France included) and others are kids who could go off the boil as easily as improve. In return we've got over £100m in the bank and a pretty good man at the helm to spend it. We should all remember that this team we're all crying over losing failed on many occasions last season to win games where we had so much possession and created a lot of chances. So let's wait and see. We may just end up with a team that can outdo last season's. £100m+ could deliver that if spent wisely and some youngsters can step up. I certainly hope that can be achieved. And that will be the sweetest way to reply to these greedy, heartless want-aways.
The Titanic hitting an iceberg was to you just a graze…positive is one thing stupid and blind, deaf to boot another.
[quote][p][bold]Shareholder[/bold] wrote: There is another way of looking at this. At the end of the 12/13 season there wasn't a queue of top clubs trying to buy our players. None of the English ones had played for their country. Many doubted Rodriguez was the real deal and Lallana was injury prone, rarely completing a whole season. So basically we have a team players that have had one good season, some got into a very average national team (England and France included) and others are kids who could go off the boil as easily as improve. In return we've got over £100m in the bank and a pretty good man at the helm to spend it. We should all remember that this team we're all crying over losing failed on many occasions last season to win games where we had so much possession and created a lot of chances. So let's wait and see. We may just end up with a team that can outdo last season's. £100m+ could deliver that if spent wisely and some youngsters can step up. I certainly hope that can be achieved. And that will be the sweetest way to reply to these greedy, heartless want-aways.[/p][/quote]The Titanic hitting an iceberg was to you just a graze…positive is one thing stupid and blind, deaf to boot another. warrens 76
  • Score: 2

7:55am Tue 29 Jul 14

SaintJD says...

Is it true Les Reed is set to appear in the next season of Deal or no Deal? Seriously though he needs to grow some. If he still can't find a way to say a simple no, then dembelle, Rose, Kane and 10M please. This may be your opportunity to plug some gaps Les, but the deL would have to be exceptional value for us. And I hear we want Jenkinson from arsenal now? Maybe negotiate that as part of the chambers deal? Breathtakingly poor.
Is it true Les Reed is set to appear in the next season of Deal or no Deal? Seriously though he needs to grow some. If he still can't find a way to say a simple no, then dembelle, Rose, Kane and 10M please. This may be your opportunity to plug some gaps Les, but the deL would have to be exceptional value for us. And I hear we want Jenkinson from arsenal now? Maybe negotiate that as part of the chambers deal? Breathtakingly poor. SaintJD
  • Score: 1

7:57am Tue 29 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

WAKE UP and Smell the Coffee ....

SAINTS FANS DEMAND AN EXPLANATION from accidental Owner Katherina and ex Ice Hockey Chairman Ralph Krueger why OUR SQUAD and TOP PLAYERS has been dismantled and SOLD.

COYR+WS
WAKE UP and Smell the Coffee .... SAINTS FANS DEMAND AN EXPLANATION from accidental Owner Katherina and ex Ice Hockey Chairman Ralph Krueger why OUR SQUAD and TOP PLAYERS has been dismantled and SOLD. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 1

7:58am Tue 29 Jul 14

donni1437 says...

We know these are done deals, how can the board let any ambitious player stay now.

Clubs also know we're desperate to bring players in so prices and agent wage demands will be jacked up. Our board haven't got a clue what they are doing.
We know these are done deals, how can the board let any ambitious player stay now. Clubs also know we're desperate to bring players in so prices and agent wage demands will be jacked up. Our board haven't got a clue what they are doing. donni1437
  • Score: 1

8:00am Tue 29 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

Today is an all-time low for me. When I stated a few weeks ago that I thought Koeman was just a puppet in a larger game of sell, I didn't quite believe it myself. Now I do. I also hear Clyne could be sold, in addition to Morgan and Jay.

In this mess Koeman is trying to sure up the boat by bringing players in on loan from Arsenal. That is so horrible. They buy or young ones and now we must apparently train theirs within our great academy.

I fear Koeman will exit and if that happens we can't get much lower before actually finding ourselves in the Championship.

The premblem we face is that Liebherr cannot be stopped. She has almost finished taking her money off the table. Any action we take now only hurts our progress after she is gone.

The only thing I can think of is getting personal, like fans collectively buying a spread in a major national paper and portraying her and advisors as they are, the lying scum of the earth, of course with the Liebherr logo shown clearly to drag it through the dirt.

Perhaps with the slogan "Lienherr, it's German for liar"
Today is an all-time low for me. When I stated a few weeks ago that I thought Koeman was just a puppet in a larger game of sell, I didn't quite believe it myself. Now I do. I also hear Clyne could be sold, in addition to Morgan and Jay. In this mess Koeman is trying to sure up the boat by bringing players in on loan from Arsenal. That is so horrible. They buy or young ones and now we must apparently train theirs within our great academy. I fear Koeman will exit and if that happens we can't get much lower before actually finding ourselves in the Championship. The premblem we face is that Liebherr cannot be stopped. She has almost finished taking her money off the table. Any action we take now only hurts our progress after she is gone. The only thing I can think of is getting personal, like fans collectively buying a spread in a major national paper and portraying her and advisors as they are, the lying scum of the earth, of course with the Liebherr logo shown clearly to drag it through the dirt. Perhaps with the slogan "Lienherr, it's German for liar" BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: 1

8:00am Tue 29 Jul 14

ItalianSaint says...

One can only speculate what is going on behind the scenes but it beggars belief that Ronald Koeman agreed to join Southampton FC knowing the Club were going to sell off the bulk of the 1st XI. In addition to that it is becoming apparent Les Reed and his team of scouts have failed spectacularly in finding and bringing in replacements. The two that have joined were more than likely as a result of RK's connections. One possible scenario not aired is that Ronald Koeman and his brother say "enough is enough" and resign. Am afraid The Championship beckons.
One can only speculate what is going on behind the scenes but it beggars belief that Ronald Koeman agreed to join Southampton FC knowing the Club were going to sell off the bulk of the 1st XI. In addition to that it is becoming apparent Les Reed and his team of scouts have failed spectacularly in finding and bringing in replacements. The two that have joined were more than likely as a result of RK's connections. One possible scenario not aired is that Ronald Koeman and his brother say "enough is enough" and resign. Am afraid The Championship beckons. ItalianSaint
  • Score: 1

8:00am Tue 29 Jul 14

Saintade says...

one in the crowd wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
one in the crowd wrote:
If they have made over £ 100 million from the sale of the players and they haven't replaced those that have left, could they pack in football altogether and sell the stadium and training ground for housing / building etc.

In the current crazy situation anything could and might happen.
That's disingenuous rubbish Search.
I genuinely fear for the future of Saint's as the situation that is emerging is unique and without precedent in EPL. Anything is possible, this woman has surely demonstrated that over the last few weeks.

I said in an earlier post that she was selling all the players to make the most money, anything she makes from selling the stadium / facilities is just an added bonus for her. It has been said already that she isn't interested in football so she want's to dispose of the facilities as well.
After what she has done to the team, do you really think she cares how she disposes of the remaining assets ( she has already made millions of profit from the disposal of the team ). This woman want's out and isn't really bothered how she does it and how many people get hurt in the process.

Remember the saying .....

The value of the sum of the parts is greater than the value of the whole.

She is cunning and has truly realised the value of the club's assets and I truly feel sorry for what the Saint's fans are having to endure.
There's no apostrophe in Saints
[quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]one in the crowd[/bold] wrote: If they have made over £ 100 million from the sale of the players and they haven't replaced those that have left, could they pack in football altogether and sell the stadium and training ground for housing / building etc. In the current crazy situation anything could and might happen.[/p][/quote]That's disingenuous rubbish Search.[/p][/quote]I genuinely fear for the future of Saint's as the situation that is emerging is unique and without precedent in EPL. Anything is possible, this woman has surely demonstrated that over the last few weeks. I said in an earlier post that she was selling all the players to make the most money, anything she makes from selling the stadium / facilities is just an added bonus for her. It has been said already that she isn't interested in football so she want's to dispose of the facilities as well. After what she has done to the team, do you really think she cares how she disposes of the remaining assets ( she has already made millions of profit from the disposal of the team ). This woman want's out and isn't really bothered how she does it and how many people get hurt in the process. Remember the saying ..... The value of the sum of the parts is greater than the value of the whole. She is cunning and has truly realised the value of the club's assets and I truly feel sorry for what the Saint's fans are having to endure.[/p][/quote]There's no apostrophe in Saints Saintade
  • Score: -1

8:02am Tue 29 Jul 14

Saintade says...

KiwiSaint74 wrote:
Scored raw wrote:
5 years to build a good team, 1 month to destroy it. We'll done les bloody reed. Les, is that an anagram of s e l.
5 years to build a good team, 1 month to destroy it, about sums it up. Whatever the reason, that fact alone grates me. I hope that RoKo can pick up the pieces and weave some magic. And I hope to be proven wrong for this statement but a patchwork team with 3 weeks until the start of the EPL while still badly needing some quality transfers, is putting a lot of pressure on both the team and RoKo to perform. Putting it very lightly.
Anyone thought that RK's tweet yesterday of an empty training ground means he's at the end of his tether? Les has told the fans lies, so why not the manager as well? What are the odds on RK walking out before the season starts I wonder?
[quote][p][bold]KiwiSaint74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scored raw[/bold] wrote: 5 years to build a good team, 1 month to destroy it. We'll done les bloody reed. Les, is that an anagram of s e l.[/p][/quote]5 years to build a good team, 1 month to destroy it, about sums it up. Whatever the reason, that fact alone grates me. I hope that RoKo can pick up the pieces and weave some magic. And I hope to be proven wrong for this statement but a patchwork team with 3 weeks until the start of the EPL while still badly needing some quality transfers, is putting a lot of pressure on both the team and RoKo to perform. Putting it very lightly.[/p][/quote]Anyone thought that RK's tweet yesterday of an empty training ground means he's at the end of his tether? Les has told the fans lies, so why not the manager as well? What are the odds on RK walking out before the season starts I wonder? Saintade
  • Score: 1

8:04am Tue 29 Jul 14

Saintade says...

techsture wrote:
Of course i mean Leverkusen :/

If anyone is going to Dortmund's next friendly feel free to protest there as well.
If you protest, the sensible thing is to do it by standing outside and not paying to go in...ffs they don't need your money.
[quote][p][bold]techsture[/bold] wrote: Of course i mean Leverkusen :/ If anyone is going to Dortmund's next friendly feel free to protest there as well.[/p][/quote]If you protest, the sensible thing is to do it by standing outside and not paying to go in...ffs they don't need your money. Saintade
  • Score: 1

8:06am Tue 29 Jul 14

saintbobby says...

I did not sleep too well. I just cannot believe all this.

I wonder what will happen at the next home game. Could be very nasty, but do not expect many of the Board to be on show UNLESS it starts explaining what the hell is going on and what is their plan.

It is very sad.
I did not sleep too well. I just cannot believe all this. I wonder what will happen at the next home game. Could be very nasty, but do not expect many of the Board to be on show UNLESS it starts explaining what the hell is going on and what is their plan. It is very sad. saintbobby
  • Score: 1

8:07am Tue 29 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Shareholder wrote:
There is another way of looking at this. At the end of the 12/13 season there wasn't a queue of top clubs trying to buy our players. None of the English ones had played for their country. Many doubted Rodriguez was the real deal and Lallana was injury prone, rarely completing a whole season. So basically we have a team players that have had one good season, some got into a very average national team (England and France included) and others are kids who could go off the boil as easily as improve. In return we've got over £100m in the bank and a pretty good man at the helm to spend it. We should all remember that this team we're all crying over losing failed on many occasions last season to win games where we had so much possession and created a lot of chances. So let's wait and see. We may just end up with a team that can outdo last season's. £100m+ could deliver that if spent wisely and some youngsters can step up. I certainly hope that can be achieved. And that will be the sweetest way to reply to these greedy, heartless want-aways.
DELUSIONAL.

WHAT is wrong with you .. !!!

With 24 Days to go ..

Still posting for ever in DENIAL - Happy Clapping as all our Talent is sold in an extraordinary Summer as JRod and MS to join Spurs and Poch of all clubs.

Still .... you are not achieving the 150 thumbs up when Rickie Adam and Luke were sold.

Saints Fans are wising up to the reality day after day on an asset stripping scenario or incompetence on a grand scale - and as the last of our talent leaves the building - you continue to HAPPY CLAP.

More delusional posts to follow when the Club is RELEGATED - even Sky sports commentators speak some sense + fear for the Club. COYR+WS
[quote][p][bold]Shareholder[/bold] wrote: There is another way of looking at this. At the end of the 12/13 season there wasn't a queue of top clubs trying to buy our players. None of the English ones had played for their country. Many doubted Rodriguez was the real deal and Lallana was injury prone, rarely completing a whole season. So basically we have a team players that have had one good season, some got into a very average national team (England and France included) and others are kids who could go off the boil as easily as improve. In return we've got over £100m in the bank and a pretty good man at the helm to spend it. We should all remember that this team we're all crying over losing failed on many occasions last season to win games where we had so much possession and created a lot of chances. So let's wait and see. We may just end up with a team that can outdo last season's. £100m+ could deliver that if spent wisely and some youngsters can step up. I certainly hope that can be achieved. And that will be the sweetest way to reply to these greedy, heartless want-aways.[/p][/quote]DELUSIONAL. WHAT is wrong with you .. !!! With 24 Days to go .. Still posting for ever in DENIAL - Happy Clapping as all our Talent is sold in an extraordinary Summer as JRod and MS to join Spurs and Poch of all clubs. Still .... you are not achieving the 150 thumbs up when Rickie Adam and Luke were sold. Saints Fans are wising up to the reality day after day on an asset stripping scenario or incompetence on a grand scale - and as the last of our talent leaves the building - you continue to HAPPY CLAP. More delusional posts to follow when the Club is RELEGATED - even Sky sports commentators speak some sense + fear for the Club. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 2

8:18am Tue 29 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

GET on the Telephone to the Ticket Office and Daily Echo Sports Desk and Sky TV - Sports Section THIS MORNING.

MAKE IT THE PRIORITY. COYR+WS
GET on the Telephone to the Ticket Office and Daily Echo Sports Desk and Sky TV - Sports Section THIS MORNING. MAKE IT THE PRIORITY. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: -1

8:21am Tue 29 Jul 14

Saint Jinx says...

Jonny7oma wrote:
I have never known this mass exodus even when clubs get relegated and this is now a flood of players leaving of epic proportions. Even other clubs fans at work are genuinely worried about what is happening to us. Is this someone hell bent on destroying the club? We'll never know unless some cnut tells us from the club (I say club, thats stretching things far enough). And what about 8-9-10 year old kids that have badgered their parents to buy new shirts with Rodriquez on the back or any other fcukin players name come to that. Will the club refund their money? I'm going to stop now because I feel sick to my stomach.
That is exactly what I have been saying. Even Rupert would never have done this.

It just goes to show - if you lay a wad of notes on the table, how many people can resist the temptation to pick it up.

Losing Cortese was the biggest disaster in the club's history.
[quote][p][bold]Jonny7oma[/bold] wrote: I have never known this mass exodus even when clubs get relegated and this is now a flood of players leaving of epic proportions. Even other clubs fans at work are genuinely worried about what is happening to us. Is this someone hell bent on destroying the club? We'll never know unless some cnut tells us from the club (I say club, thats stretching things far enough). And what about 8-9-10 year old kids that have badgered their parents to buy new shirts with Rodriquez on the back or any other fcukin players name come to that. Will the club refund their money? I'm going to stop now because I feel sick to my stomach.[/p][/quote]That is exactly what I have been saying. Even Rupert would never have done this. It just goes to show - if you lay a wad of notes on the table, how many people can resist the temptation to pick it up. Losing Cortese was the biggest disaster in the club's history. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 1

8:22am Tue 29 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

techsture wrote:
There needs to be a Protest at the Dortmund game.
SOONER - Brighton Away is first opportunity to speak OUT publicly. COYR+WS
[quote][p][bold]techsture[/bold] wrote: There needs to be a Protest at the Dortmund game.[/p][/quote]SOONER - Brighton Away is first opportunity to speak OUT publicly. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: -1

8:33am Tue 29 Jul 14

Redslo says...

Invidia wrote:
Ok lets see if we can field a team. to keep us in the PL.

Boruc

Clyne Fonte Yoshida Targett

Cork JWP Wanyama Davies

Ramirez Tadic

Pelle

I think those player could just about keep us up. The bench is a bit light but one or even two injuries could be covered, I think our back 4 and strikers, plus goalkeeper positions could do with some backup.
Don't think they will let Islam with twelve.
[quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: Ok lets see if we can field a team. to keep us in the PL. Boruc Clyne Fonte Yoshida Targett Cork JWP Wanyama Davies Ramirez Tadic Pelle I think those player could just about keep us up. The bench is a bit light but one or even two injuries could be covered, I think our back 4 and strikers, plus goalkeeper positions could do with some backup.[/p][/quote]Don't think they will let Islam with twelve. Redslo
  • Score: -1

8:35am Tue 29 Jul 14

Redslo says...

Sorry about the spell check typo. I meant to say they would not let us play with twelve.
Sorry about the spell check typo. I meant to say they would not let us play with twelve. Redslo
  • Score: -1

8:39am Tue 29 Jul 14

malcher says...

Saint Jinx wrote:
Jonny7oma wrote: I have never known this mass exodus even when clubs get relegated and this is now a flood of players leaving of epic proportions. Even other clubs fans at work are genuinely worried about what is happening to us. Is this someone hell bent on destroying the club? We'll never know unless some cnut tells us from the club (I say club, thats stretching things far enough). And what about 8-9-10 year old kids that have badgered their parents to buy new shirts with Rodriquez on the back or any other fcukin players name come to that. Will the club refund their money? I'm going to stop now because I feel sick to my stomach.
That is exactly what I have been saying. Even Rupert would never have done this. It just goes to show - if you lay a wad of notes on the table, how many people can resist the temptation to pick it up. Losing Cortese was the biggest disaster in the club's history.
You ay well be proved correct about NC. For all fauts this would not have happened on his watch. I remeber the las time we had Dutch managers at the club. Deja Vu? hope not!
[quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonny7oma[/bold] wrote: I have never known this mass exodus even when clubs get relegated and this is now a flood of players leaving of epic proportions. Even other clubs fans at work are genuinely worried about what is happening to us. Is this someone hell bent on destroying the club? We'll never know unless some cnut tells us from the club (I say club, thats stretching things far enough). And what about 8-9-10 year old kids that have badgered their parents to buy new shirts with Rodriquez on the back or any other fcukin players name come to that. Will the club refund their money? I'm going to stop now because I feel sick to my stomach.[/p][/quote]That is exactly what I have been saying. Even Rupert would never have done this. It just goes to show - if you lay a wad of notes on the table, how many people can resist the temptation to pick it up. Losing Cortese was the biggest disaster in the club's history.[/p][/quote]You ay well be proved correct about NC. For all fauts this would not have happened on his watch. I remeber the las time we had Dutch managers at the club. Deja Vu? hope not! malcher
  • Score: 0

8:48am Tue 29 Jul 14

Muttdogg says...

Sirbaz wrote:
Living in Portsmouth, and having been a Saints fan for well over 40 years, it is really sad to see what has happened at St Mary's. I understand Rickie moving to Liverpool, no-one could begrudge him that move, but to see so many players leave in mass exodus is beyond belief. We had a superb season last year and expectations were high. Poch leaving was a massive blow but what has happened since is beyond words. It's happened now and there is nothing we can do but to get right behind Ronald now. I have the faith that he will turn the team into winners, I am confident he will get the right players in. I believe the board could be more honest with us fans, keep us informed more of what is happening, it wasn't long ago that the Chairman went live and said that the fans would be informed at all times of developments.....tha t has not happened!! Having spent my well earnt money on a season ticket for the forthcoming season, I shall be there backing the manager and the team!! We will not be another Leeds or Portsmouth, we have the money, let's spend it quickly and wisely to get players in ready for the new season. Come on fans, stick together as one and I'm confident the Saints will be Marching on again this season. COYR
I agree that I don't see us going down the Leeds or Skates route but I don't think we are going to see much of that cash spent...pretty confident that we will be sold in the next few months and relegation beckons....
[quote][p][bold]Sirbaz[/bold] wrote: Living in Portsmouth, and having been a Saints fan for well over 40 years, it is really sad to see what has happened at St Mary's. I understand Rickie moving to Liverpool, no-one could begrudge him that move, but to see so many players leave in mass exodus is beyond belief. We had a superb season last year and expectations were high. Poch leaving was a massive blow but what has happened since is beyond words. It's happened now and there is nothing we can do but to get right behind Ronald now. I have the faith that he will turn the team into winners, I am confident he will get the right players in. I believe the board could be more honest with us fans, keep us informed more of what is happening, it wasn't long ago that the Chairman went live and said that the fans would be informed at all times of developments.....tha t has not happened!! Having spent my well earnt money on a season ticket for the forthcoming season, I shall be there backing the manager and the team!! We will not be another Leeds or Portsmouth, we have the money, let's spend it quickly and wisely to get players in ready for the new season. Come on fans, stick together as one and I'm confident the Saints will be Marching on again this season. COYR[/p][/quote]I agree that I don't see us going down the Leeds or Skates route but I don't think we are going to see much of that cash spent...pretty confident that we will be sold in the next few months and relegation beckons.... Muttdogg
  • Score: -1

8:49am Tue 29 Jul 14

fritzer says...

BigBugBuzzz wrote:
Today is an all-time low for me. When I stated a few weeks ago that I thought Koeman was just a puppet in a larger game of sell, I didn't quite believe it myself. Now I do. I also hear Clyne could be sold, in addition to Morgan and Jay.

In this mess Koeman is trying to sure up the boat by bringing players in on loan from Arsenal. That is so horrible. They buy or young ones and now we must apparently train theirs within our great academy.

I fear Koeman will exit and if that happens we can't get much lower before actually finding ourselves in the Championship.

The premblem we face is that Liebherr cannot be stopped. She has almost finished taking her money off the table. Any action we take now only hurts our progress after she is gone.

The only thing I can think of is getting personal, like fans collectively buying a spread in a major national paper and portraying her and advisors as they are, the lying scum of the earth, of course with the Liebherr logo shown clearly to drag it through the dirt.

Perhaps with the slogan "Lienherr, it's German for liar"
Mate, let's do it,!! how do we go about it?, then follow up with a class action for the return of season ticket monies.
[quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: Today is an all-time low for me. When I stated a few weeks ago that I thought Koeman was just a puppet in a larger game of sell, I didn't quite believe it myself. Now I do. I also hear Clyne could be sold, in addition to Morgan and Jay. In this mess Koeman is trying to sure up the boat by bringing players in on loan from Arsenal. That is so horrible. They buy or young ones and now we must apparently train theirs within our great academy. I fear Koeman will exit and if that happens we can't get much lower before actually finding ourselves in the Championship. The premblem we face is that Liebherr cannot be stopped. She has almost finished taking her money off the table. Any action we take now only hurts our progress after she is gone. The only thing I can think of is getting personal, like fans collectively buying a spread in a major national paper and portraying her and advisors as they are, the lying scum of the earth, of course with the Liebherr logo shown clearly to drag it through the dirt. Perhaps with the slogan "Lienherr, it's German for liar"[/p][/quote]Mate, let's do it,!! how do we go about it?, then follow up with a class action for the return of season ticket monies. fritzer
  • Score: -1

8:49am Tue 29 Jul 14

fritzer says...

BigBugBuzzz wrote:
Today is an all-time low for me. When I stated a few weeks ago that I thought Koeman was just a puppet in a larger game of sell, I didn't quite believe it myself. Now I do. I also hear Clyne could be sold, in addition to Morgan and Jay.

In this mess Koeman is trying to sure up the boat by bringing players in on loan from Arsenal. That is so horrible. They buy or young ones and now we must apparently train theirs within our great academy.

I fear Koeman will exit and if that happens we can't get much lower before actually finding ourselves in the Championship.

The premblem we face is that Liebherr cannot be stopped. She has almost finished taking her money off the table. Any action we take now only hurts our progress after she is gone.

The only thing I can think of is getting personal, like fans collectively buying a spread in a major national paper and portraying her and advisors as they are, the lying scum of the earth, of course with the Liebherr logo shown clearly to drag it through the dirt.

Perhaps with the slogan "Lienherr, it's German for liar"
Mate, let's do it,!! how do we go about it?, then follow up with a class action for the return of season ticket monies.
[quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: Today is an all-time low for me. When I stated a few weeks ago that I thought Koeman was just a puppet in a larger game of sell, I didn't quite believe it myself. Now I do. I also hear Clyne could be sold, in addition to Morgan and Jay. In this mess Koeman is trying to sure up the boat by bringing players in on loan from Arsenal. That is so horrible. They buy or young ones and now we must apparently train theirs within our great academy. I fear Koeman will exit and if that happens we can't get much lower before actually finding ourselves in the Championship. The premblem we face is that Liebherr cannot be stopped. She has almost finished taking her money off the table. Any action we take now only hurts our progress after she is gone. The only thing I can think of is getting personal, like fans collectively buying a spread in a major national paper and portraying her and advisors as they are, the lying scum of the earth, of course with the Liebherr logo shown clearly to drag it through the dirt. Perhaps with the slogan "Lienherr, it's German for liar"[/p][/quote]Mate, let's do it,!! how do we go about it?, then follow up with a class action for the return of season ticket monies. fritzer
  • Score: -2

8:58am Tue 29 Jul 14

BigBugBuzzz says...

fritzer wrote:
BigBugBuzzz wrote:
Today is an all-time low for me. When I stated a few weeks ago that I thought Koeman was just a puppet in a larger game of sell, I didn't quite believe it myself. Now I do. I also hear Clyne could be sold, in addition to Morgan and Jay.

In this mess Koeman is trying to sure up the boat by bringing players in on loan from Arsenal. That is so horrible. They buy or young ones and now we must apparently train theirs within our great academy.

I fear Koeman will exit and if that happens we can't get much lower before actually finding ourselves in the Championship.

The premblem we face is that Liebherr cannot be stopped. She has almost finished taking her money off the table. Any action we take now only hurts our progress after she is gone.

The only thing I can think of is getting personal, like fans collectively buying a spread in a major national paper and portraying her and advisors as they are, the lying scum of the earth, of course with the Liebherr logo shown clearly to drag it through the dirt.

Perhaps with the slogan "Lienherr, it's German for liar"
Mate, let's do it,!! how do we go about it?, then follow up with a class action for the return of season ticket monies.
I am thinking Kickstarter.com or the English equivalent. We can set a target, get funding (I am sure we will) and hire professionals to do caricatures, writing, layout. Who knows, we may get enough to run numerous versions...
[quote][p][bold]fritzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigBugBuzzz[/bold] wrote: Today is an all-time low for me. When I stated a few weeks ago that I thought Koeman was just a puppet in a larger game of sell, I didn't quite believe it myself. Now I do. I also hear Clyne could be sold, in addition to Morgan and Jay. In this mess Koeman is trying to sure up the boat by bringing players in on loan from Arsenal. That is so horrible. They buy or young ones and now we must apparently train theirs within our great academy. I fear Koeman will exit and if that happens we can't get much lower before actually finding ourselves in the Championship. The premblem we face is that Liebherr cannot be stopped. She has almost finished taking her money off the table. Any action we take now only hurts our progress after she is gone. The only thing I can think of is getting personal, like fans collectively buying a spread in a major national paper and portraying her and advisors as they are, the lying scum of the earth, of course with the Liebherr logo shown clearly to drag it through the dirt. Perhaps with the slogan "Lienherr, it's German for liar"[/p][/quote]Mate, let's do it,!! how do we go about it?, then follow up with a class action for the return of season ticket monies.[/p][/quote]I am thinking Kickstarter.com or the English equivalent. We can set a target, get funding (I am sure we will) and hire professionals to do caricatures, writing, layout. Who knows, we may get enough to run numerous versions... BigBugBuzzz
  • Score: -1

9:26am Tue 29 Jul 14

Beer Monster says...

Oh Jesus Christ, I'm still trying to get through the comments on the Chambers thread....
Oh Jesus Christ, I'm still trying to get through the comments on the Chambers thread.... Beer Monster
  • Score: 0

10:04am Tue 29 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Beer Monster wrote:
Oh Jesus Christ, I'm still trying to get through the comments on the Chambers thread....
Don't bother it mostly repetitive nonsense from the same old bunch of whingers, spineless critics, quitters and a couple of good guys.
[quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: Oh Jesus Christ, I'm still trying to get through the comments on the Chambers thread....[/p][/quote]Don't bother it mostly repetitive nonsense from the same old bunch of whingers, spineless critics, quitters and a couple of good guys. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -3

10:05am Tue 29 Jul 14

SaintChristopher says...

Glass half empty - No-one will join us because all they will see is a mass exodus. Why would Spider and Jay want to stay if they're being given an opportunity to play European football at an ambitious club spending £millions. We are the exact opposite. What on earth must Koeman, Pelle and Tadic make of this debacle?

Glass half full - we still have a squad capable of competing and in theory have serious cash to spend, keep Spider and Jay and add the signings of Vlaar, de Vrij, Redmond, Gnabry, Forster plus a left back from abroad who I've never heard of but turns out to be better than Shaw and a striker who scores 15-20 goals a season and we're back in business and gunning for a Top 8 finish again or higher.

Head says the former, the heart pleads for the latter. COYR, STID.
Glass half empty - No-one will join us because all they will see is a mass exodus. Why would Spider and Jay want to stay if they're being given an opportunity to play European football at an ambitious club spending £millions. We are the exact opposite. What on earth must Koeman, Pelle and Tadic make of this debacle? Glass half full - we still have a squad capable of competing and in theory have serious cash to spend, keep Spider and Jay and add the signings of Vlaar, de Vrij, Redmond, Gnabry, Forster plus a left back from abroad who I've never heard of but turns out to be better than Shaw and a striker who scores 15-20 goals a season and we're back in business and gunning for a Top 8 finish again or higher. Head says the former, the heart pleads for the latter. COYR, STID. SaintChristopher
  • Score: 1

10:10am Tue 29 Jul 14

zurichboy says...

"Luke Shaw not fit enough....says Van Gaal."

£28m. not fit enough and only one foot....good bit of business on Saints part :)
"Luke Shaw not fit enough....says Van Gaal." £28m. not fit enough and only one foot....good bit of business on Saints part :) zurichboy
  • Score: 4

10:12am Tue 29 Jul 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Shareholder wrote:
There is another way of looking at this. At the end of the 12/13 season there wasn't a queue of top clubs trying to buy our players. None of the English ones had played for their country. Many doubted Rodriguez was the real deal and Lallana was injury prone, rarely completing a whole season. So basically we have a team players that have had one good season, some got into a very average national team (England and France included) and others are kids who could go off the boil as easily as improve. In return we've got over £100m in the bank and a pretty good man at the helm to spend it. We should all remember that this team we're all crying over losing failed on many occasions last season to win games where we had so much possession and created a lot of chances. So let's wait and see. We may just end up with a team that can outdo last season's. £100m+ could deliver that if spent wisely and some youngsters can step up. I certainly hope that can be achieved. And that will be the sweetest way to reply to these greedy, heartless want-aways.
DELUSIONAL.

WHAT is wrong with you .. !!!

With 24 Days to go ..

Still posting for ever in DENIAL - Happy Clapping as all our Talent is sold in an extraordinary Summer as JRod and MS to join Spurs and Poch of all clubs.

Still .... you are not achieving the 150 thumbs up when Rickie Adam and Luke were sold.

Saints Fans are wising up to the reality day after day on an asset stripping scenario or incompetence on a grand scale - and as the last of our talent leaves the building - you continue to HAPPY CLAP.

More delusional posts to follow when the Club is RELEGATED - even Sky sports commentators speak some sense + fear for the Club. COYR+WS
Shut up ffs!!!

Have you forgotten where we were 5 years ago???

The players that have left DO NOT WANT TO PLAY FOR SOUTHAMPTON. GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!

Why would you want greedy money driven players at your club sucking all the good out of it?!? I only want to pay money to see players that want to play for our club.

Our board are doing fantastically well to get such ridiculous fees for these one season wonders!! There's over 3 weeks still left until the first game so just wait and see who comes in for crying out load!

If we get Forster, van Dijk, Redmond, Fer and break our previous transfer record on another signing, will you still be protesting?? I don't think so. If our owner wanted to sell the club they wouldn't have signed RONALD KOEMAN and spent £11 million on Tadic and £9mill on a 29 year old striker!
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shareholder[/bold] wrote: There is another way of looking at this. At the end of the 12/13 season there wasn't a queue of top clubs trying to buy our players. None of the English ones had played for their country. Many doubted Rodriguez was the real deal and Lallana was injury prone, rarely completing a whole season. So basically we have a team players that have had one good season, some got into a very average national team (England and France included) and others are kids who could go off the boil as easily as improve. In return we've got over £100m in the bank and a pretty good man at the helm to spend it. We should all remember that this team we're all crying over losing failed on many occasions last season to win games where we had so much possession and created a lot of chances. So let's wait and see. We may just end up with a team that can outdo last season's. £100m+ could deliver that if spent wisely and some youngsters can step up. I certainly hope that can be achieved. And that will be the sweetest way to reply to these greedy, heartless want-aways.[/p][/quote]DELUSIONAL. WHAT is wrong with you .. !!! With 24 Days to go .. Still posting for ever in DENIAL - Happy Clapping as all our Talent is sold in an extraordinary Summer as JRod and MS to join Spurs and Poch of all clubs. Still .... you are not achieving the 150 thumbs up when Rickie Adam and Luke were sold. Saints Fans are wising up to the reality day after day on an asset stripping scenario or incompetence on a grand scale - and as the last of our talent leaves the building - you continue to HAPPY CLAP. More delusional posts to follow when the Club is RELEGATED - even Sky sports commentators speak some sense + fear for the Club. COYR+WS[/p][/quote]Shut up ffs!!! Have you forgotten where we were 5 years ago??? The players that have left DO NOT WANT TO PLAY FOR SOUTHAMPTON. GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! Why would you want greedy money driven players at your club sucking all the good out of it?!? I only want to pay money to see players that want to play for our club. Our board are doing fantastically well to get such ridiculous fees for these one season wonders!! There's over 3 weeks still left until the first game so just wait and see who comes in for crying out load! If we get Forster, van Dijk, Redmond, Fer and break our previous transfer record on another signing, will you still be protesting?? I don't think so. If our owner wanted to sell the club they wouldn't have signed RONALD KOEMAN and spent £11 million on Tadic and £9mill on a 29 year old striker! SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 1

10:14am Tue 29 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Beer Monster wrote:
Oh Jesus Christ, I'm still trying to get through the comments on the Chambers thread....
Don't bother it mostly repetitive nonsense from the same old bunch of whingers, spineless critics, quitters and a couple of good guys.
at the risk of a mini-whinge.... JayRod was my favourite player last season , I will be gutted to see him go.... that said, he may never fully be the player he was after that sort of injury.... so if we can mug spurs for a stud fee then maybe its for the best....
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: Oh Jesus Christ, I'm still trying to get through the comments on the Chambers thread....[/p][/quote]Don't bother it mostly repetitive nonsense from the same old bunch of whingers, spineless critics, quitters and a couple of good guys.[/p][/quote]at the risk of a mini-whinge.... JayRod was my favourite player last season , I will be gutted to see him go.... that said, he may never fully be the player he was after that sort of injury.... so if we can mug spurs for a stud fee then maybe its for the best.... steekeemcglue
  • Score: 1

10:33am Tue 29 Jul 14

Skating on thin ice says...

Invidia wrote:
Some time ago someone on here may have been Strassie or someone else who lives in Switzerland, told the story how KL shut down a company in a small town whereby the people almost totally relied on this company, the town just died, a bit like Margret Thatcher did to the UK's heavy industry.
MALI Wifag.
http://www.bernerzei
tung.ch/region/bern/
Jetzt-sind-die-Wifag
Stellen-endgueltig-v
erloren/story/105135
18

Just LOVE the photo....

Don't say I didn't warn you. The biggest clue was the capital restructuring of the club last summer, that enables the owner to pay herself dividends out of trading profits. The Board, of course, will all agree to this.
[quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: Some time ago someone on here may have been Strassie or someone else who lives in Switzerland, told the story how KL shut down a company in a small town whereby the people almost totally relied on this company, the town just died, a bit like Margret Thatcher did to the UK's heavy industry.[/p][/quote]MALI Wifag. http://www.bernerzei tung.ch/region/bern/ Jetzt-sind-die-Wifag Stellen-endgueltig-v erloren/story/105135 18 Just LOVE the photo.... Don't say I didn't warn you. The biggest clue was the capital restructuring of the club last summer, that enables the owner to pay herself dividends out of trading profits. The Board, of course, will all agree to this. Skating on thin ice
  • Score: 0

10:58am Tue 29 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
Invidia wrote:
Some time ago someone on here may have been Strassie or someone else who lives in Switzerland, told the story how KL shut down a company in a small town whereby the people almost totally relied on this company, the town just died, a bit like Margret Thatcher did to the UK's heavy industry.
MALI Wifag.
http://www.bernerzei

tung.ch/region/bern/

Jetzt-sind-die-Wifag

Stellen-endgueltig-v

erloren/story/105135

18

Just LOVE the photo....

Don't say I didn't warn you. The biggest clue was the capital restructuring of the club last summer, that enables the owner to pay herself dividends out of trading profits. The Board, of course, will all agree to this.
and rightly so.... the family piled money in, they have every right to take money out.
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: Some time ago someone on here may have been Strassie or someone else who lives in Switzerland, told the story how KL shut down a company in a small town whereby the people almost totally relied on this company, the town just died, a bit like Margret Thatcher did to the UK's heavy industry.[/p][/quote]MALI Wifag. http://www.bernerzei tung.ch/region/bern/ Jetzt-sind-die-Wifag Stellen-endgueltig-v erloren/story/105135 18 Just LOVE the photo.... Don't say I didn't warn you. The biggest clue was the capital restructuring of the club last summer, that enables the owner to pay herself dividends out of trading profits. The Board, of course, will all agree to this.[/p][/quote]and rightly so.... the family piled money in, they have every right to take money out. steekeemcglue
  • Score: 0

11:00am Tue 29 Jul 14

CB FRY LIVES says...

zurichboy wrote:
Baldrick's quote of..... "I have a cunning plan"....comes to mind.
Les Baldrick's cunning plan is to get rid of all the players who upset Danni Osvaldo .Once Les has done this he will get down on his bended knees along with Miss Fatso and Herr Kreuger to beg Dan the man to return to ST MARYS.
COME ON YOU SAINTS WE CAN GO BETTER.
The futures so bright I've got to wear shades.The spirit of the TIMBUK 3 lives on.
Or to quote Naploleon X1V- They are coming to take me away ha ha.
[quote][p][bold]zurichboy[/bold] wrote: Baldrick's quote of..... "I have a cunning plan"....comes to mind.[/p][/quote]Les Baldrick's cunning plan is to get rid of all the players who upset Danni Osvaldo .Once Les has done this he will get down on his bended knees along with Miss Fatso and Herr Kreuger to beg Dan the man to return to ST MARYS. COME ON YOU SAINTS WE CAN GO BETTER. The futures so bright I've got to wear shades.The spirit of the TIMBUK 3 lives on. Or to quote Naploleon X1V- They are coming to take me away ha ha. CB FRY LIVES
  • Score: 1

11:01am Tue 29 Jul 14

Shareholder says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Shareholder wrote:
There is another way of looking at this. At the end of the 12/13 season there wasn't a queue of top clubs trying to buy our players. None of the English ones had played for their country. Many doubted Rodriguez was the real deal and Lallana was injury prone, rarely completing a whole season. So basically we have a team players that have had one good season, some got into a very average national team (England and France included) and others are kids who could go off the boil as easily as improve. In return we've got over £100m in the bank and a pretty good man at the helm to spend it. We should all remember that this team we're all crying over losing failed on many occasions last season to win games where we had so much possession and created a lot of chances. So let's wait and see. We may just end up with a team that can outdo last season's. £100m+ could deliver that if spent wisely and some youngsters can step up. I certainly hope that can be achieved. And that will be the sweetest way to reply to these greedy, heartless want-aways.
DELUSIONAL.

WHAT is wrong with you .. !!!

With 24 Days to go ..

Still posting for ever in DENIAL - Happy Clapping as all our Talent is sold in an extraordinary Summer as JRod and MS to join Spurs and Poch of all clubs.

Still .... you are not achieving the 150 thumbs up when Rickie Adam and Luke were sold.

Saints Fans are wising up to the reality day after day on an asset stripping scenario or incompetence on a grand scale - and as the last of our talent leaves the building - you continue to HAPPY CLAP.

More delusional posts to follow when the Club is RELEGATED - even Sky sports commentators speak some sense + fear for the Club. COYR+WS
I'm not delusional I'm a realist. On the one side you can't stop these things happening in the vile world of professional football. Once one or two players leave to so called big clubs agents get to work on the others telling them they too can get a big money move. You're on a hiding to nothing once that starts. On the other side the club may well be up for sale. That is another fact of the professional game. Will that be a good thing? Who knows? We might get a wealthy buyer who will take us to the top a la City. Or we may get another Vincent Tan. Who knows? One thing is for certain - we fans will get dumped on time and time again unless there are some radical changes to the Premier League and it becomes a truly competitive league. The truth is that the current Premier League set up would never allow a wannabe club like ours into the cartel and our current loss of players is testament to that. I'm no happy clapper, in fact I'm miserable as sin about what's happening. But the facts remain and none of us can change them. If the current owners are honest in their statements then all the transfer money will be available to the manager. I still contend that buys you a lot of very good players. If they're being dishonest and they sell the club then we'll likely still end up having all that money to spend and possibly more. All I'm saying is that whichever scenario comes to the fore there is still light at the end of the tunnel. But then I've always been a glass half full sort of person.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shareholder[/bold] wrote: There is another way of looking at this. At the end of the 12/13 season there wasn't a queue of top clubs trying to buy our players. None of the English ones had played for their country. Many doubted Rodriguez was the real deal and Lallana was injury prone, rarely completing a whole season. So basically we have a team players that have had one good season, some got into a very average national team (England and France included) and others are kids who could go off the boil as easily as improve. In return we've got over £100m in the bank and a pretty good man at the helm to spend it. We should all remember that this team we're all crying over losing failed on many occasions last season to win games where we had so much possession and created a lot of chances. So let's wait and see. We may just end up with a team that can outdo last season's. £100m+ could deliver that if spent wisely and some youngsters can step up. I certainly hope that can be achieved. And that will be the sweetest way to reply to these greedy, heartless want-aways.[/p][/quote]DELUSIONAL. WHAT is wrong with you .. !!! With 24 Days to go .. Still posting for ever in DENIAL - Happy Clapping as all our Talent is sold in an extraordinary Summer as JRod and MS to join Spurs and Poch of all clubs. Still .... you are not achieving the 150 thumbs up when Rickie Adam and Luke were sold. Saints Fans are wising up to the reality day after day on an asset stripping scenario or incompetence on a grand scale - and as the last of our talent leaves the building - you continue to HAPPY CLAP. More delusional posts to follow when the Club is RELEGATED - even Sky sports commentators speak some sense + fear for the Club. COYR+WS[/p][/quote]I'm not delusional I'm a realist. On the one side you can't stop these things happening in the vile world of professional football. Once one or two players leave to so called big clubs agents get to work on the others telling them they too can get a big money move. You're on a hiding to nothing once that starts. On the other side the club may well be up for sale. That is another fact of the professional game. Will that be a good thing? Who knows? We might get a wealthy buyer who will take us to the top a la City. Or we may get another Vincent Tan. Who knows? One thing is for certain - we fans will get dumped on time and time again unless there are some radical changes to the Premier League and it becomes a truly competitive league. The truth is that the current Premier League set up would never allow a wannabe club like ours into the cartel and our current loss of players is testament to that. I'm no happy clapper, in fact I'm miserable as sin about what's happening. But the facts remain and none of us can change them. If the current owners are honest in their statements then all the transfer money will be available to the manager. I still contend that buys you a lot of very good players. If they're being dishonest and they sell the club then we'll likely still end up having all that money to spend and possibly more. All I'm saying is that whichever scenario comes to the fore there is still light at the end of the tunnel. But then I've always been a glass half full sort of person. Shareholder
  • Score: 1

11:04am Tue 29 Jul 14

neverhasbeen says...

Invidia wrote:
Ok lets see if we can field a team. to keep us in the PL.

Boruc

Clyne Fonte Yoshida Targett

Cork JWP Wanyama Davies

Ramirez Tadic

Pelle

I think those player could just about keep us up. The bench is a bit light but one or even two injuries could be covered, I think our back 4 and strikers, plus goalkeeper positions could do with some backup.
We should stay up fielding 12 players!
[quote][p][bold]Invidia[/bold] wrote: Ok lets see if we can field a team. to keep us in the PL. Boruc Clyne Fonte Yoshida Targett Cork JWP Wanyama Davies Ramirez Tadic Pelle I think those player could just about keep us up. The bench is a bit light but one or even two injuries could be covered, I think our back 4 and strikers, plus goalkeeper positions could do with some backup.[/p][/quote]We should stay up fielding 12 players! neverhasbeen
  • Score: 1

11:11am Tue 29 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

SouthamptonLegend wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
Shareholder wrote:
There is another way of looking at this. At the end of the 12/13 season there wasn't a queue of top clubs trying to buy our players. None of the English ones had played for their country. Many doubted Rodriguez was the real deal and Lallana was injury prone, rarely completing a whole season. So basically we have a team players that have had one good season, some got into a very average national team (England and France included) and others are kids who could go off the boil as easily as improve. In return we've got over £100m in the bank and a pretty good man at the helm to spend it. We should all remember that this team we're all crying over losing failed on many occasions last season to win games where we had so much possession and created a lot of chances. So let's wait and see. We may just end up with a team that can outdo last season's. £100m+ could deliver that if spent wisely and some youngsters can step up. I certainly hope that can be achieved. And that will be the sweetest way to reply to these greedy, heartless want-aways.
DELUSIONAL.

WHAT is wrong with you .. !!!

With 24 Days to go ..

Still posting for ever in DENIAL - Happy Clapping as all our Talent is sold in an extraordinary Summer as JRod and MS to join Spurs and Poch of all clubs.

Still .... you are not achieving the 150 thumbs up when Rickie Adam and Luke were sold.

Saints Fans are wising up to the reality day after day on an asset stripping scenario or incompetence on a grand scale - and as the last of our talent leaves the building - you continue to HAPPY CLAP.

More delusional posts to follow when the Club is RELEGATED - even Sky sports commentators speak some sense + fear for the Club. COYR+WS
Shut up ffs!!!

Have you forgotten where we were 5 years ago???

The players that have left DO NOT WANT TO PLAY FOR SOUTHAMPTON. GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!

Why would you want greedy money driven players at your club sucking all the good out of it?!? I only want to pay money to see players that want to play for our club.

Our board are doing fantastically well to get such ridiculous fees for these one season wonders!! There's over 3 weeks still left until the first game so just wait and see who comes in for crying out load!

If we get Forster, van Dijk, Redmond, Fer and break our previous transfer record on another signing, will you still be protesting?? I don't think so. If our owner wanted to sell the club they wouldn't have signed RONALD KOEMAN and spent £11 million on Tadic and £9mill on a 29 year old striker!
well done for pointing out the obvious to the less intelligent... you are of course correct. The time to sell would have been middle of last season , or , after a total asset strip. And anyway , if she wanted to sell, the easiest thing to do would have been to ask Cortese to arrange that and find the buyer... The fact she got rid of him tends to suggest the total opposite.... she wants to keep the club and want to be involved.
[quote][p][bold]SouthamptonLegend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shareholder[/bold] wrote: There is another way of looking at this. At the end of the 12/13 season there wasn't a queue of top clubs trying to buy our players. None of the English ones had played for their country. Many doubted Rodriguez was the real deal and Lallana was injury prone, rarely completing a whole season. So basically we have a team players that have had one good season, some got into a very average national team (England and France included) and others are kids who could go off the boil as easily as improve. In return we've got over £100m in the bank and a pretty good man at the helm to spend it. We should all remember that this team we're all crying over losing failed on many occasions last season to win games where we had so much possession and created a lot of chances. So let's wait and see. We may just end up with a team that can outdo last season's. £100m+ could deliver that if spent wisely and some youngsters can step up. I certainly hope that can be achieved. And that will be the sweetest way to reply to these greedy, heartless want-aways.[/p][/quote]DELUSIONAL. WHAT is wrong with you .. !!! With 24 Days to go .. Still posting for ever in DENIAL - Happy Clapping as all our Talent is sold in an extraordinary Summer as JRod and MS to join Spurs and Poch of all clubs. Still .... you are not achieving the 150 thumbs up when Rickie Adam and Luke were sold. Saints Fans are wising up to the reality day after day on an asset stripping scenario or incompetence on a grand scale - and as the last of our talent leaves the building - you continue to HAPPY CLAP. More delusional posts to follow when the Club is RELEGATED - even Sky sports commentators speak some sense + fear for the Club. COYR+WS[/p][/quote]Shut up ffs!!! Have you forgotten where we were 5 years ago??? The players that have left DO NOT WANT TO PLAY FOR SOUTHAMPTON. GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! Why would you want greedy money driven players at your club sucking all the good out of it?!? I only want to pay money to see players that want to play for our club. Our board are doing fantastically well to get such ridiculous fees for these one season wonders!! There's over 3 weeks still left until the first game so just wait and see who comes in for crying out load! If we get Forster, van Dijk, Redmond, Fer and break our previous transfer record on another signing, will you still be protesting?? I don't think so. If our owner wanted to sell the club they wouldn't have signed RONALD KOEMAN and spent £11 million on Tadic and £9mill on a 29 year old striker![/p][/quote]well done for pointing out the obvious to the less intelligent... you are of course correct. The time to sell would have been middle of last season , or , after a total asset strip. And anyway , if she wanted to sell, the easiest thing to do would have been to ask Cortese to arrange that and find the buyer... The fact she got rid of him tends to suggest the total opposite.... she wants to keep the club and want to be involved. steekeemcglue
  • Score: 1

11:49am Tue 29 Jul 14

Beer Monster says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Beer Monster wrote:
Oh Jesus Christ, I'm still trying to get through the comments on the Chambers thread....
Don't bother it mostly repetitive nonsense from the same old bunch of whingers, spineless critics, quitters and a couple of good guys.
True, but there are some interesting points made in there too. I like to try and hear things from all angles, nonsense or not.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: Oh Jesus Christ, I'm still trying to get through the comments on the Chambers thread....[/p][/quote]Don't bother it mostly repetitive nonsense from the same old bunch of whingers, spineless critics, quitters and a couple of good guys.[/p][/quote]True, but there are some interesting points made in there too. I like to try and hear things from all angles, nonsense or not. Beer Monster
  • Score: 0

2:58pm Tue 29 Jul 14

fred the red says...

Whatever we may think of individuals, from the owner to the board members, there is no need to use insulting language about a person's size, shape or integrity.

Comment by all means, but keep the "personal" out of it, as we should be above that level of response.

It is worth remembering too, that, as the owner, KL can do exactly as she wants with the Club and there is nothing the fan in the stand can do to change that. SFC is a business, pure and simple, just like any other privately owned company. Like it or lump it, that is how it is. If you don't like it, buy a share in Poopey and think you will have a say in how the club is run...which of course you won't have, as some of their fans have discovered now.
Whatever we may think of individuals, from the owner to the board members, there is no need to use insulting language about a person's size, shape or integrity. Comment by all means, but keep the "personal" out of it, as we should be above that level of response. It is worth remembering too, that, as the owner, KL can do exactly as she wants with the Club and there is nothing the fan in the stand can do to change that. SFC is a business, pure and simple, just like any other privately owned company. Like it or lump it, that is how it is. If you don't like it, buy a share in Poopey and think you will have a say in how the club is run...which of course you won't have, as some of their fans have discovered now. fred the red
  • Score: 1

3:43pm Tue 29 Jul 14

loosehead says...

According to Teletext Saints have agreed to sell both of them?
Maybe a mass of Saints fans queueing to sell their season tickets back unless they get a reason why the board have let go two thirds of last seasons team might get us an answer?
According to Teletext Saints have agreed to sell both of them? Maybe a mass of Saints fans queueing to sell their season tickets back unless they get a reason why the board have let go two thirds of last seasons team might get us an answer? loosehead
  • Score: 0

4:01pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Scallysaint says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
To quote Victor Meldrew "I DONT BELIEVE IT!!!".
I Tell u wat its beyond belief n ive ran out of things to say:/ SFC either let us know wats going on or they got a war on their blood stained hands
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: To quote Victor Meldrew "I DONT BELIEVE IT!!!".[/p][/quote]I Tell u wat its beyond belief n ive ran out of things to say:/ SFC either let us know wats going on or they got a war on their blood stained hands Scallysaint
  • Score: 0

4:31pm Tue 29 Jul 14

iswhite10 says...

iswhite10 wrote:
Ok, so now with tonight's rumours about Jay and Morgan and Spurs, FINALLY I'm really worried.
Please guys at St Mary's what's going on?
What's the strategy?
What's the Plan, five year or otherwise.
I know what Les R has said, I know what our exec has said, I know what Ronald has said but we Saints fans are out here and we just do not know what to make of it all.
No club has done what we are now doing and survived in the premiership.
I deliberately fought to get a ticket for the last game of last season as, like so many of us, I felt it all might change, that this might really be goodbye for this team, manager and plan.
When Luke and Adam were subbed and waved and the team did a wonderful thankyou (farewell?) lap afterwards we knew, didn't we, that it was probably going to happen.
But I do not think any of us thought it could be quite like is.
The spectacular end of the Cortese project but the beginning of what?
I know the club can't show it's transfer hand but, given the very open and hopefully honest stuff from Ralph K earlier in the summer, I'm now begging you in the New Project to come clean and tell us exactly where we are.
How it doesn't matter that a whole team has been sold, that we have cover in every position or plans to buy it with the vast sums we now have to spend.
That this is the exciting beginning of a new five year plan.
Please, please talk to us, we are ALL very, very worried and we need and deserve and explanation, and we need it now.
Thank you Ralph for today's statement.
To the naysayers, the club have spoken to us directly and addressed head on the questions being asked.
Thus far and no further with regard to Morgan and Jay.
Money being reinvested.
Couldn't stop those seeking/promised Champions League football from leaving.
We'll await events in the remainder of the transfer window.
Can't wait for this period to be over and the football to start again.
Tentatively hopeful....
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: Ok, so now with tonight's rumours about Jay and Morgan and Spurs, FINALLY I'm really worried. Please guys at St Mary's what's going on? What's the strategy? What's the Plan, five year or otherwise. I know what Les R has said, I know what our exec has said, I know what Ronald has said but we Saints fans are out here and we just do not know what to make of it all. No club has done what we are now doing and survived in the premiership. I deliberately fought to get a ticket for the last game of last season as, like so many of us, I felt it all might change, that this might really be goodbye for this team, manager and plan. When Luke and Adam were subbed and waved and the team did a wonderful thankyou (farewell?) lap afterwards we knew, didn't we, that it was probably going to happen. But I do not think any of us thought it could be quite like is. The spectacular end of the Cortese project but the beginning of what? I know the club can't show it's transfer hand but, given the very open and hopefully honest stuff from Ralph K earlier in the summer, I'm now begging you in the New Project to come clean and tell us exactly where we are. How it doesn't matter that a whole team has been sold, that we have cover in every position or plans to buy it with the vast sums we now have to spend. That this is the exciting beginning of a new five year plan. Please, please talk to us, we are ALL very, very worried and we need and deserve and explanation, and we need it now.[/p][/quote]Thank you Ralph for today's statement. To the naysayers, the club have spoken to us directly and addressed head on the questions being asked. Thus far and no further with regard to Morgan and Jay. Money being reinvested. Couldn't stop those seeking/promised Champions League football from leaving. We'll await events in the remainder of the transfer window. Can't wait for this period to be over and the football to start again. Tentatively hopeful.... iswhite10
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