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Mauricio Pochettino to stay at Southampton FC

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    Mauricio Pochettino confirms he is staying at Saints
  • He met with Katharina Liebherr before press conference
  • No players for sale, says Poch
  • The manager says he does not know why Cortese left
  • Poch not aware of any bids for Luke Shaw

Comments


St. Teach 12:33pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Best news you could hope for - if true. Pochetino is key to our success.

I can't help the niggling feeling that none of this makes sense UNLESS Cortese really is planning on finding new buyers and coming back. It seems as though he sees this club as his baby now and leaving simply because Liebherr intends to sell doesn't make sense.

Not sure it's worth anything, but this is my feeling: Cortese (as reported) wanted Liebherr to hold off on a sale for "2-3 years". Why? Perhaps because he wanted the big money investment he felt he could attract with Champion's League football. Perhaps Liebherr couldn't see us ever achieving this and that was where the split came. Realising a sale would happen with or without his say so, Cortese decided to leave and try to bring in his own group now.

Why now? Why not in June? Cortese realises the club are pretty much where they will end up. 9th looks nailed on. Maybe 8th. 10th unlikely. He can spend the next five months looking for a buyer without worrying about the club.

This is, of course, nothing more than the ramblings of a fan on his lunchbreak. However, should Poch say he will stay until May and then review his options, I think that may substantiate my wild and hopeful fantasies. Is he going to hold on to see if Cortese comes back or simply bog off now?

Only time will tell.

Score: 20
Sally Hamilton Original 12:35pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Mo Po, even in one year you have proved what a great manager you are, all saints fan love you and the quality football you have made us play. I hope beyond all hope you stay with us! Now, I am off to take 2 weeks annual leave so I can sleep and wake up when this nightmare is finally over!

Score: 8
adamello 12:37pm Thu 16 Jan 14

off subject

"12:31pm

There's not too much going on at St Mary's right now. Daily Echo reporter Simon Walter is down there with photographer Chris Moorhouse."

Where as the worlds media is at Staplewood where everyone is..

Score: 11
SPIKEISLANDTRADER 12:46pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
eeeeeeah
Thank you M.P.
Game on again for S.F.C. COYR
Well chuffed ....................
.....

Score: 6
willygetaway 12:49pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Mo Po you just became a SAINT COYR HAPPY, HAPPY,

Score: 7
Norwegian Saint 1:01pm Thu 16 Jan 14

The votes are in from the Norwegian contingent.... VERY HAPPY!
Now let's get back and give all other team one hellllll of a beating!!!

Score: 7
georgetheseventh 1:18pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Manchester Evening News (online) QUOTE..' United are chasing five Southampton players now Saints are on the slide. This is the best time for bargains' UNQUOTE.

Score: -28
Confucious 1:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

If MoPo stays there'll be one hell of a cheer for him at the next home match.

Score: 17
georgetheseventh 1:24pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Sorry but when MU come calling at your door, things usually go downhill pretty quick. They are having no luck at Aldi, Tesco or Asda.

Score: -15
Chipster 1:24pm Thu 16 Jan 14

MoPo staying tells me NC will be back with a Chinese takeaway!

As for all the Skate Wums, looks like you were all somewhat premature with your gloating but I expect that's probably not the only thing your premature with!

COYR's! PFOAD!

Score: 11
The stripes 1:26pm Thu 16 Jan 14

If Poch really does confirm he’s staying on then it will not only be great for us and the club, but will go a long way to build on his character as a truly decent and loyal guy. His reputation and the respect he will gain as a manager will rise by sticking with us during this turbulent time. This will rub off on the players and the fans too. For him to walk out of a club after what’s happened would make him a pretty ruthless kind of bloke and he wouldn’t want that hanging over him as he’s paving his way in the best league in the World.

I know it’s not confirmed yet but I’m staying positive.

UTS!

Score: 9
warrens 76 1:27pm Thu 16 Jan 14

The games afoot Watson..
I fancy NC will be back…he pulled one way and the Liebherr's pulled another..

.. plus a SERIOUS conflict of interest if as Chairman he plays both sides against the middle…

When the family realise the best bid is from him or his consortium they will take it but not until they find it out for themselves…

..at the moment it is a business far away for which as NC has made it look relatively easy they probably think they or someone else can do better/earn them more..

Unfortunately football is not like that!

Score: 1
Chipster 1:31pm Thu 16 Jan 14

georgetheseventh wrote…


Sorry but when MU come calling at your door, things usually go downhill pretty quick. They are having no luck at Aldi, Tesco or Asda.

And your pub side wouldn't even qualify for Poundland you Skunt!

Suggest you scuttle off back under your rock as I do believe the tide is on it's way back in!

Score: 7
summercat 1:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

I don't want to be a worryguts, but is this actual fact? The Echo headline seems confident enough. Given his brilliant interview with Saintsfc recently about how settled he was, his lads going to school here, and buying a house, it looks like it should be.

Score: 5
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 1:35pm Thu 16 Jan 14

warrens 76 wrote…


The games afoot Watson..
I fancy NC will be back…he pulled one way and the Liebherr's pulled another..

.. plus a SERIOUS conflict of interest if as Chairman he plays both sides against the middle…

When the family realise the best bid is from him or his consortium they will take it but not until they find it out for themselves…

..at the moment it is a business far away for which as NC has made it look relatively easy they probably think they or someone else can do better/earn them more..

Unfortunately football is not like that!

If he wanted to mount a takeover surely he would have been better off before now? His successes of the last four years have put the price up!

Score: 4
Golden_Salamander 1:38pm Thu 16 Jan 14

A few questions come to mind :-
1/ If KL knew he had handed in his notice in Oct, she doesn't seem to have been prepared and have sounded out any ceo's yet, why ?
2/ If NC had handed in his notice in Oct WHY all the fuss with the FA last week about Clattenburg ? why make a complaint if you have handed in your notice.
3/ A report yesterday said that KL had turned down 2 offers for the Club, surely the Echo could now find out more about those offers and why she turned them down ?

Score: 6
St Retford 1:38pm Thu 16 Jan 14

I know this sounds harsh (and I never expected to be saying it, if I'm honest) but if MoPo stays and if the Liebherrs continue to back us financially then what, exactly, have we lost? Nicola's hard work came in taking us back to the Prem - that was the part that needed real strategy and direction - but now we're here we're floating in an orbit and it's merely a question of backing a very good manager to ensure we stay here and become increasingly competitive.

Score: 8
THE12THMAN 1:41pm Thu 16 Jan 14

georgetheseventh wrote…


Manchester Evening News (online) QUOTE..' United are chasing five Southampton players now Saints are on the slide. This is the best time for bargains' UNQUOTE.

That's what happens when you have a team full of quality players, but you wouldn't know anything about that would you because the word quality is not used at your so called football club is it.COYR.

Score: 8
insane saint 1:49pm Thu 16 Jan 14

all if any is speculation lets see what is said or not said if the case should be but what ever happens we are the saints the mighty saints.

we stand together and together we stand strong

Score: 5
georgetheseventh 1:50pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Chipster wrote…


georgetheseventh wrote…


Sorry but when MU come calling at your door, things usually go downhill pretty quick. They are having no luck at Aldi, Tesco or Asda.
And your pub side wouldn't even qualify for Poundland you Skunt!

Suggest you scuttle off back under your rock as I do believe the tide is on it's way back in!

Manchester Evening News Mr Ostrich.......wakey wakey..checky checky.

Score: -2
up saints 1:51pm Thu 16 Jan 14

not jumping the gun wait to here it from the horses mouth.but you can bet your life if true katharina will be at sunderland

Score: 3
OSPREYSAINT 1:52pm Thu 16 Jan 14

georgetheseventh wrote…


Sorry but when MU come calling at your door, things usually go downhill pretty quick. They are having no luck at Aldi, Tesco or Asda.

They still have Waitrose and Wilkinsons to go yet and e-Bay is still going strong, so don't worry.

Score: 3
georgetheseventh 1:54pm Thu 16 Jan 14

THE12THMAN wrote…


georgetheseventh wrote…


Manchester Evening News (online) QUOTE..' United are chasing five Southampton players now Saints are on the slide. This is the best time for bargains' UNQUOTE.
That's what happens when you have a team full of quality players, but you wouldn't know anything about that would you because the word quality is not used at your so called football club is it.COYR.

Head out of the sand Mr Ostrich....check it out.

Score: -3
OSPREYSAINT 1:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

georgetheseventh wrote…


THE12THMAN wrote…


georgetheseventh wrote…


Manchester Evening News (online) QUOTE..' United are chasing five Southampton players now Saints are on the slide. This is the best time for bargains' UNQUOTE.
That's what happens when you have a team full of quality players, but you wouldn't know anything about that would you because the word quality is not used at your so called football club is it.COYR.
Head out of the sand Mr Ostrich....check it out.

Well we could take Butner, Smalling and Cleverley off you, we are going to be short of a few programme sellers with the new management in place.

Score: 5
St Retford 2:01pm Thu 16 Jan 14

georgetheseventh wrote…


Chipster wrote…


georgetheseventh wrote…


Sorry but when MU come calling at your door, things usually go downhill pretty quick. They are having no luck at Aldi, Tesco or Asda.
And your pub side wouldn't even qualify for Poundland you Skunt!

Suggest you scuttle off back under your rock as I do believe the tide is on it's way back in!
Manchester Evening News Mr Ostrich.......wakey wakey..checky checky.

I live in Manchester and can tell you the one thing fans of both City and United agree on is that the MEN has never been known to be right about any football story, ever.

Our players aren't going anywhere.

Oh, and did I mention Victor's back?

Score: 5
SPIKEISLANDTRADER 2:14pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Chipster wrote…


MoPo staying tells me NC will be back with a Chinese takeaway!

As for all the Skate Wums, looks like you were all somewhat premature with your gloating but I expect that's probably not the only thing your premature with!

COYR's! PFOAD!

Skate s always suffer premature **** , NO lead in their pencil s or is it BACKBONE ???

Score: -1
Chriops 2:21pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Echo Latest: Fans desperate for answers...

Really? What ever gave you that idea.

Score: 2
warrens 76 2:32pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


warrens 76 wrote…


The games afoot Watson..
I fancy NC will be back…he pulled one way and the Liebherr's pulled another..

.. plus a SERIOUS conflict of interest if as Chairman he plays both sides against the middle…

When the family realise the best bid is from him or his consortium they will take it but not until they find it out for themselves…

..at the moment it is a business far away for which as NC has made it look relatively easy they probably think they or someone else can do better/earn them more..

Unfortunately football is not like that!
If he wanted to mount a takeover surely he would have been better off before now? His successes of the last four years have put the price up!

No Seed because proof os success is everything….we almost went out of business before Leibherr's because of endemic failure.

Score: 2
kinkyboots09 2:33pm Thu 16 Jan 14

up saints wrote…


not jumping the gun wait to here it from the horses mouth.but you can bet your life if true katharina will be at sunderland

She is and i will be with her

Score: 6
OSPREYSAINT 2:43pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Chriops wrote…


Echo Latest: Fans desperate for answers...

Really? What ever gave you that idea.

Anxious methinks not actually desperate.

Score: 3
mbetts 2:44pm Thu 16 Jan 14

The Moose on Talksport will be gutted! He was gleefully reporting every 5 minutes this morning that we're in turmoil going to lose our manager and all decent players, typical bitter spammer!

For the definition of turmoil he should look at his own p*ss poor excuse for a club!

Rickie, do yourself a favour and stay at Saints!

Score: 12
St Retford 2:46pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Those training pictures are encouraging, aren't they? To quote Danny Whitten (who was later quoted at length by Rod Stewart) you can tell by their eyes that they've hardly been crying forever...

Score: 7
Zootopian 2:49pm Thu 16 Jan 14

The players don't look too heartbroken that Cortese has gone, do they?

Score: 6
Strasbourg Saint 2:55pm Thu 16 Jan 14

St Retford wrote…


Those training pictures are encouraging, aren't they? To quote Danny Whitten (who was later quoted at length by Rod Stewart) you can tell by their eyes that they've hardly been crying forever...

.... and the stars at Staplewood mean a whole lot to me, they're our future ....

Score: 6
insane saint 2:55pm Thu 16 Jan 14

http://www.youtube.c
om/SouthamptonFC


press conference on soon

Score: 3
St Retford 3:00pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


St Retford wrote…


Those training pictures are encouraging, aren't they? To quote Danny Whitten (who was later quoted at length by Rod Stewart) you can tell by their eyes that they've hardly been crying forever...
.... and the stars at Staplewood mean a whole lot to me, they're our future ....

Nice!

(But I don't want to talk about it...)

Score: 6
Strasbourg Saint 3:06pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Well, one bit of good news, Gaston's sorted his hair out .....



.............. it bodes well.

Score: 7
Rising_Son 3:13pm Thu 16 Jan 14

I wish they'd get this press conference started. It's past my bedtime.

Score: 4
insane saint 3:16pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Rising_Son wrote…


I wish they'd get this press conference started. It's past my bedtime.

and nearly 3000 watching MoPo's face at the moment....

Score: 5
Strasbourg Saint 3:18pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Rising_Son wrote…


I wish they'd get this press conference started. It's past my bedtime.

............. and I've got a student coming here at half past. You may need to stay awake and text me, RS.

Score: 4
Mush On The Beach 3:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Well, one bit of good news, Gaston's sorted his hair out .....



.............. it bodes well.

Nothing wrong with the Braids ..... and Bingtang when in Bali, for us trailor trash Aussies.
But please, I expect more style from rich EPL footballers ..... cue Robbie Savage!

I’m expecting good news.

Score: 4
OSPREYSAINT 3:23pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Seed is going to have his work cut out on The News site explaining all of this!

Score: 5
REDARMYRULETHESOUTH 3:26pm Thu 16 Jan 14

HAPPY THAT MAURICIO IS TO STAY AS MANAGER OF THE MIGHTY SAINTS.

WE HAVE HAD ALL THE VULTURES AND IDIOTS ON THESE FORUMS.

WE KEEP ALL OUR PLAYERS.

WE GO TO SUNDERLAND FOR A RESULT AND A WIN.

WE FIGHT IN THE LEAGUE AND THE FA CUP.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

Score: 18
REDARMYRULETHESOUTH 3:29pm Thu 16 Jan 14

insane saint wrote…


all if any is speculation lets see what is said or not said if the case should be but what ever happens we are the saints the mighty saints.

we stand together and together we stand strong

WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARMY. 2014. WE FIGHT WE WIN.

COYR

Score: 9
whufan 3:31pm Thu 16 Jan 14

His nose is getting longer.

Score: -24
ghk230473 3:36pm Thu 16 Jan 14

whufan wrote…


His nose is getting longer.

So will yours me ol fruit.

Score: 13
warrens 76 3:39pm Thu 16 Jan 14

whufan wrote…


His nose is getting longer.

as is your bitterness...

Score: 18
Buddy SFC 3:42pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Just heard the news .... If MP is staying 'The Don' is buying Saints FC ..............

I WONDER !!!????

Score: 10
Tony in Liberia 3:47pm Thu 16 Jan 14

whufan wrote…


His nose is getting longer.

As are the chances of you're pathetic excuse for a club staying in the Premier League this year ...

Score: 8
ghk230473 3:49pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Buddy SFC wrote…


Just heard the news .... If MP is staying 'The Don' is buying Saints FC ..............

I WONDER !!!????

Apparently sunseeker are buying us with the wee man

Score: 8
Strasbourg Saint 3:49pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Rising_Son wrote…


I wish they'd get this press conference started. It's past my bedtime.
............. and I've got a student coming here at half past. You may need to stay awake and text me, RS.

I love the French - even this near to the German border they turn up late.

So, let's recap.

MP stays
All the players (that he wants) stay
We're all still here
3 pts Saturday and (almost) everything will be as normal.

The London-based press must be sobbing in their Fuller's Bests, bless 'em.

Score: 11
up saints 3:52pm Thu 16 Jan 14

suprised but happy mp did not follow nc out the door.now all we need to do is get through the transfere window with the fist team still intact and 3 points tomorrow.

Score: 6
mbetts 3:56pm Thu 16 Jan 14

That awkward moment when the interpreter "accidentally" says new owners instead of new chairman, i'm sure there's more to come and a Cortese based club takeover doesn't seem as far fetched as it did this morning, this is all based on absolutely no inside knowledge at all, just a hunch, maybe I should get myself a job as a journalist?

Score: 12
Brock_and_Roll 3:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

I think it would be a decent bet that Cortese had to resign....becauase he is involved in some way with a proposed purchase of the club.

Obvviously if this was the case, he would have aconflict of interest had he stayed in his role.

Score: 6
Alicesdad 3:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

So far the MoPo confrence has only confirmed he is staying, There are no other answers that we didnt already know... Still it forced some of the press big boys out of the pub ...

I was concerned when I read that "The chairman has given me her full support." .... I would however like to think that her word is her bond. Her father would have made this club a Chamipions League fortress.. she can uphold that legacy and become a legend in her own right. In Cortese's absence she will stand or fall by the actions we see in the near future.
While she treads with loyalty and commitment to this club she will command my undying support.

KM and MoPo I salute you

Score: 10
warrens 76 3:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

I always wanted us to be aside from Newcastle the biggest provincial club in the land…

To do this the project has to continue Katherine I hope buys into this or NC buys the club, I for one care not which as long as it happens…

I would hate to see us be behind Brighton in the South and looking at their gates and further stadium expansion which will exceed ours next year this is an unpleasent but painful possibility…

..PFC being the fourth best supported southern club could not make amends for that being allowed to happen.

Score: 2
Rising_Son 3:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Rising_Son wrote…


I wish they'd get this press conference started. It's past my bedtime.
............. and I've got a student coming here at half past. You may need to stay awake and text me, RS.
I love the French - even this near to the German border they turn up late.

So, let's recap.

MP stays
All the players (that he wants) stay
We're all still here
3 pts Saturday and (almost) everything will be as normal.

The London-based press must be sobbing in their Fuller's Bests, bless 'em.

I should have checked earlier, but your sms is on its way.

Score: 3
saintmoz 4:02pm Thu 16 Jan 14

mbetts wrote…


That awkward moment when the interpreter "accidentally" says new owners instead of new chairman, i'm sure there's more to come and a Cortese based club takeover doesn't seem as far fetched as it did this morning, this is all based on absolutely no inside knowledge at all, just a hunch, maybe I should get myself a job as a journalist?

Good shout that's what I picked up on. Lets face it if there was no bid waiting in the wings and a player sale then MP would be off. Why would he stick around?

Score: 5
whufan 4:02pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Tony in Liberia wrote…


whufan wrote…


His nose is getting longer.
As are the chances of you're pathetic excuse for a club staying in the Premier League this year ...

Ignorance is bliss, apparently.
The only "club" we have at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, is the one we hit presumptuous idiots with. Get a job, get a life, check "you're" grammar, and stay in Liberia. Love you.

Score: -12
ghk230473 4:03pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Let's all get behind Kat and show her true southampton support. This is a good time to unite exiled players and others and become 1.... 1 love (southampton fc).
Even cortèse lovers cannot deny he had a skill of rubbing others up the wrong way. Hope Kat re-creates the happy family atmosphere of old, that would cement mopo to us. New chapter, wipe the slate clean. Cortèse has made his choice, mopo his, I know travelling fans will show him the loudest support, 3 points against the makems! Coyr's

Score: 6
Alicesdad 4:04pm Thu 16 Jan 14

KL and MoPo I salute you (blame the interpreter)

Score: 7
Velleity 4:07pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Best comment for me: "I want to make something clear; no one is for sale at Southampton."

Score: 20
Clever Dick 4:11pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Rising_Son wrote…


I wish they'd get this press conference started. It's past my bedtime.
............. and I've got a student coming here at half past. You may need to stay awake and text me, RS.
I love the French - even this near to the German border they turn up late.

So, let's recap.

MP stays
All the players (that he wants) stay
We're all still here
3 pts Saturday and (almost) everything will be as normal.

The London-based press must be sobbing in their Fuller's Bests, bless 'em.

Yeah. Along with the skunt muppets who have come out of hibernation. Perhaps now they are awake they might take a look at where there own club is currently. If they want a clue:- Start at the bottom and work upwards. You'll get there quicker.

Score: 7
ghk230473 4:11pm Thu 16 Jan 14

If cortèse handed notice in 3 months ago surely mopo new something?
Little white lie maybe?

Score: 2
StJohn 4:15pm Thu 16 Jan 14

georgetheseventh wrote…


Manchester Evening News (online) QUOTE..' United are chasing five Southampton players now Saints are on the slide. This is the best time for bargains' UNQUOTE.

Saints are chasing 5 real Madrid players. Doesn't mean there going to get them.

Score: 8
Fatty x Ford Worker 4:16pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Do a chairman run a Social Club you have seen them !

Score: -12
St Retford 4:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

So Saints still have the best manager in the land in charge and are either going to be owned by Swiss billionaires under Katharina or Chinese billionaires under the (perhaps more-in-hope-than-ex
pectation-of-it-actu
ally-happening) bid from Nicola.

We've been in worse situations, to be honest.

Score: 11
Fatty x Ford Worker 4:21pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Wise up the Don gone but we surely have a great team!

Score: 1
OSPREYSAINT 4:37pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


If cortèse handed notice in 3 months ago surely mopo new something?
Little white lie maybe?

I don't think Poch was in the loop at all, his loyalty to Cortese may have taken a bit of a kicking and may have influenced his decision to stay on, just saying.

Score: 3
Mush On The Beach 4:49pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


whufan wrote…


His nose is getting longer.
So will yours me ol fruit.

I’m forever blowing bubbles into my soon to be East end Championship Kleenex tissue. Why would SRL want to become a rusting Iron?

Score: 3
JohnItaly 4:52pm Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


If cortèse handed notice in 3 months ago surely mopo new something?
Little white lie maybe?
I don't think Poch was in the loop at all, his loyalty to Cortese may have taken a bit of a kicking and may have influenced his decision to stay on, just saying.

My thoughts exactly. If KL continues to invest in Southampton then NC's departure could amount to no more than a serve case of a personality clash and in that situation there was only going to be one winner.

Score: 4
Beer Monster 4:54pm Thu 16 Jan 14

StJohn wrote…


georgetheseventh wrote…


Manchester Evening News (online) QUOTE..' United are chasing five Southampton players now Saints are on the slide. This is the best time for bargains' UNQUOTE.
Saints are chasing 5 real Madrid players. Doesn't mean there going to get them.

Would this be the same United who managed to sign one player over the summer, and at an overflated price, I might add?

Mwahahahahahaha WTFILN?

Score: 5
Saint TGB 4:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

I like the bit when Poch said we are only half way through the project.

Score: 10
mack chinnon 4:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

whufan wrote…


His nose is getting longer.

I was thinking that.

Score: 0
el caballo santos101 5:03pm Thu 16 Jan 14

whufan wrote…


Tony in Liberia wrote…


whufan wrote…


His nose is getting longer.
As are the chances of you're pathetic excuse for a club staying in the Premier League this year ...
Ignorance is bliss, apparently.
The only "club" we have at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, is the one we hit presumptuous idiots with. Get a job, get a life, check "you're" grammar, and stay in Liberia. Love you.

time will tell, as it will at the bottom of the prem. are you enjoying having fat face sam in charge of your team whilst the pornographers have to throw their own money into the club because you are so much in debt? talking of debt are you happy your club wasted £15mill on donkey carroll? then add that to his 6year 100k a week deal! imagine if you get relegated this season, and you might, could you survive in the championship with players on wages like that? your struggling in the prem so I doubt it. no one will want to buy him because of his wages, so your stuck with him. oh well at least you've got your brand new 2nd hand stadium to move into soon for free to console yourself.

Score: 3
deepheat 5:03pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Dani Osvaldo looks like he has lost weight he is looking really trim and Victor Wanyama looking good too can't wait for VW to come back in the team.

Score: 6
jasons odd 5:04pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Whew...that's a relief .

I would just like some clarity from Katharina Liebherr now , as to her intentions and ambitions for our club

Score: 4
SaintJD 5:08pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Brock_and_Roll wrote…


I think it would be a decent bet that Cortese had to resign....becauase he is involved in some way with a proposed purchase of the club.

Obvviously if this was the case, he would have aconflict of interest had he stayed in his role.

I'd say it's more because the owners of the football club were fed up of being dictated to by their employee to be honest.

I think they were remarkably patient with him demanding full control of their property, but mainly because they rightly realised that he was doing a brilliant job and increasing it's value, plus they were reluctant to do anything Markus wouldn't have wanted.

If Nicola had plans to buy the club I would have thought he'd have done it when the price was lower - driving up the price so you can buy it doesn't make brilliant business sense, although if he really sees us as a Champions League club who knows..

Score: 3
ghk230473 5:10pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo

Score: -25
SaintJD 5:15pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Beer Monster wrote…


StJohn wrote…


georgetheseventh wrote…


Manchester Evening News (online) QUOTE..' United are chasing five Southampton players now Saints are on the slide. This is the best time for bargains' UNQUOTE.
Saints are chasing 5 real Madrid players. Doesn't mean there going to get them.
Would this be the same United who managed to sign one player over the summer, and at an overflated price, I might add?

Mwahahahahahaha WTFILN?

... and offered a derisory offer to Everton for another. It looks like the quote comes from a forum rather than an article though and how we are on the slide I don't really know, last time I looked we were comfortably top 10, in the cup and with a great team and manager. If anything I'd say it's United who need to worry about being on the slide and, when Rooney and Van Persie up and leave they will be in a spot of bother.

Score: 3
warrens 76 5:16pm Thu 16 Jan 14

mbetts wrote…


That awkward moment when the interpreter "accidentally" says new owners instead of new chairman, i'm sure there's more to come and a Cortese based club takeover doesn't seem as far fetched as it did this morning, this is all based on absolutely no inside knowledge at all, just a hunch, maybe I should get myself a job as a journalist?

No you cannot qualify as a journalist as you may be stating the truth..

Score: 3
mack chinnon 5:24pm Thu 16 Jan 14

SaintJD wrote…


Brock_and_Roll wrote…


I think it would be a decent bet that Cortese had to resign....becauase he is involved in some way with a proposed purchase of the club.

Obvviously if this was the case, he would have aconflict of interest had he stayed in his role.
I'd say it's more because the owners of the football club were fed up of being dictated to by their employee to be honest.

I think they were remarkably patient with him demanding full control of their property, but mainly because they rightly realised that he was doing a brilliant job and increasing it's value, plus they were reluctant to do anything Markus wouldn't have wanted.

If Nicola had plans to buy the club I would have thought he'd have done it when the price was lower - driving up the price so you can buy it doesn't make brilliant business sense, although if he really sees us as a Champions League club who knows..

Perhaps N.C. couldn't pass the fit and proper person test. Who knows.

Score: -1
SaintJD 5:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

By the way, with all the speculation we've neglected one thing a tiny bit.

Thank you Nicola Cortese for doing an incredible job for the Saints, backing your judgement and taking us from oblivion to the top half of the Premier League.

I'd like to think you'll be back to finish your dream, but for the time being thank you for everything - you are an unlikely Saints legend - quiet, tough and not always universally popular, but a saviour for us and someone who has given us a legacy to be proud of and a stability that I hope means we will never fall into the same hole as we did a few years ago and that our Blue friends are still busy digging.

I hope your brilliant work is continued.

Score: 10
bigfella777 5:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

jasons odd wrote…


Whew...that's a relief .

I would just like some clarity from Katharina Liebherr now , as to her intentions and ambitions for our club

The clubs being sold, that's why NC has gone

Score: -7
ghk230473 6:00pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo

I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!

Score: -17
SnapperSaint 6:24pm Thu 16 Jan 14

SaintJD wrote…


By the way, with all the speculation we've neglected one thing a tiny bit.

Thank you Nicola Cortese for doing an incredible job for the Saints, backing your judgement and taking us from oblivion to the top half of the Premier League.

I'd like to think you'll be back to finish your dream, but for the time being thank you for everything - you are an unlikely Saints legend - quiet, tough and not always universally popular, but a saviour for us and someone who has given us a legacy to be proud of and a stability that I hope means we will never fall into the same hole as we did a few years ago and that our Blue friends are still busy digging.

I hope your brilliant work is continued.

Agree with all that, but I still think we need someone like him (ideally he himself) to continue to implement the strategy he set out. And then, before we fully achieve that strategy, to have the next 5 year strategic plan already in place to get us to the next level again.
I could be wildly wrong, but I just don't think Kat is that person so she is either going to need to bring in another chairman/woman or sell the club to someone else who will.

Score: 3
gman209 6:30pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote…


Do a chairman run a Social Club you have seen them !

could someone translate for me please !!!!!!!!!

Score: 3
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 6:37pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Good effort by MoPo. I think the fact he's only met KL once before today tells us a lot about her interest in Saints.

Score: 0
OSPREYSAINT 6:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo

If this the start of a series of sexist and disrespectable posts about our new non-executive Chairman I think you will become even more unpopular than you already are on here.

Score: 9
OSPREYSAINT 6:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
If this the start of a series of sexist and disrespectable posts about our new non-executive Chairman I think you will become even more unpopular than you already are on here.

Or do should I have said disrespectful, that doesn't look right, my bad.

Score: -1
ghk230473 7:03pm Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
If this the start of a series of sexist and disrespectable posts about our new non-executive Chairman I think you will become even more unpopular than you already are on here.
Or do should I have said disrespectful, that doesn't look right, my bad.

Popular is boring... And no chants about whose had all the pies around itchen central!
Na I like her, she's stood up to cortèse, whose to say Marcus wouldn't have had enough of him too.

Score: 2
Thornhill Saint 7:04pm Thu 16 Jan 14

BBC reports the row was over selling the club. Kathaina wated now, Cortese wantred delay the sale ortwoor three an the forwards.

Thank you Nicola Cortese for what you hve done for Saints.

I woner if there is anymore to come?

"3:46pm

That's the end of the broadcast section. The written section has an embargo which means it cannot be reported until tomorrow"

Score: 0
highanxiety 7:15pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Larry Ellison to buy Saints???

Score: 0
Thornhill Saint 7:16pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Thornhill Saint wrote…


BBC reports the row was over selling the club. Kathaina wated now, Cortese wantred delay the sale ortwoor three an the forwards.

Thank you Nicola Cortese for what you hve done for Saints.

I woner if there is anymore to come?

"3:46pm

That's the end of the broadcast section. The written section has an embargo which means it cannot be reported until tomorrow"

wanted to delay the sale for two or three years (Sorry abot that)

Score: 0
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 7:16pm Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
If this the start of a series of sexist and disrespectable posts about our new non-executive Chairman I think you will become even more unpopular than you already are on here.

To be fair she has put on a couple of pounds since the last photo I saw.....

It's quite straightforward. We will either love her or hate her in a few months time. I do hope it's the former.

Score: 1
Stroppy_gramps 7:19pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Thank you for staying Poch.

that is all.

Score: 2
Velleity 7:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

bigfella777 wrote…


jasons odd wrote…


Whew...that's a relief .

I would just like some clarity from Katharina Liebherr now , as to her intentions and ambitions for our club
The clubs being sold, that's why NC has gone

What? Brighton's being sold?

Score: 3
DisplacedFan 7:28pm Thu 16 Jan 14

St Retford wrote…


I know this sounds harsh (and I never expected to be saying it, if I'm honest) but if MoPo stays and if the Liebherrs continue to back us financially then what, exactly, have we lost? Nicola's hard work came in taking us back to the Prem - that was the part that needed real strategy and direction - but now we're here we're floating in an orbit and it's merely a question of backing a very good manager to ensure we stay here and become increasingly competitive.

We may miss his vision of what a top club looks like and how to get there. Say what you want about NC, but his vision has us where we are. MoPo is part of the vision, not the vision.

Score: 1
ghk230473 7:32pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
If this the start of a series of sexist and disrespectable posts about our new non-executive Chairman I think you will become even more unpopular than you already are on here.
To be fair she has put on a couple of pounds since the last photo I saw.....

It's quite straightforward. We will either love her or hate her in a few months time. I do hope it's the former.

No one likes unrest but for the liebherrs now is the best time to sell to gain maximum profit from the deal... That's a fact and is business.

Another fact is as a club we have great assets, who ever buys us will want to carry that on and try to continue to grow us, but our growth herein will be slower and without such financial gain.

The liebherrs may decide they want to keep hold of us. We may look good in their business portfolio?
Only sure thing is I'll always be red n white!

Score: 1
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 7:32pm Thu 16 Jan 14

DisplacedFan wrote…


St Retford wrote…


I know this sounds harsh (and I never expected to be saying it, if I'm honest) but if MoPo stays and if the Liebherrs continue to back us financially then what, exactly, have we lost? Nicola's hard work came in taking us back to the Prem - that was the part that needed real strategy and direction - but now we're here we're floating in an orbit and it's merely a question of backing a very good manager to ensure we stay here and become increasingly competitive.
We may miss his vision of what a top club looks like and how to get there. Say what you want about NC, but his vision has us where we are. MoPo is part of the vision, not the vision.

Perfectly put. I would guess the effort required to make us top four would at least match if not exceed the effort it took to get us from Div1 to where we are today.

Score: 1
OSPREYSAINT 7:33pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
If this the start of a series of sexist and disrespectable posts about our new non-executive Chairman I think you will become even more unpopular than you already are on here.
Or do should I have said disrespectful, that doesn't look right, my bad.
Popular is boring... And no chants about whose had all the pies around itchen central!
Na I like her, she's stood up to cortèse, whose to say Marcus wouldn't have had enough of him too.

We have something in common then.

Score: -4
ghk230473 7:35pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!

She's a fat cat!..... Come on people get a sense of humour. If this was up t north they'd see funny side pet

Score: -15
Puddletown Saint 7:38pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Fellow Saints supporters:

I may be in the minority here but I am not sorry to see NC go.

He is an arrogant, rude and autocratic person who craved power and loved massaging his own ego. His ostracised ex players, upset the media and sacked programme sellers and kit men - because he could.

Sacked two managers because they could not get along and then threw his teddy out of the pram when he was stood up to.

Lets face facts:

1. Markus' money (RIP)
2. Excellent managers
3. Fantastic players
4. Wonderful facilities
5. Amazing supporters

What has he actually done apart from employ MoPo which was a massive gamble which thankfully paid off. They pray to only one GOD, the one that needs to be the new chairman.

3 points on Saturday which is what it is all about. COYR.

Score: -7
ghk230473 7:39pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!
She's a fat cat!..... Come on people get a sense of humour. If this was up t north they'd see funny side pet

Kat even!
I'm going to carry on til I get thumbs up!

Score: -15
ghk230473 7:42pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Puddletown Saint wrote…


Fellow Saints supporters:

I may be in the minority here but I am not sorry to see NC go.

He is an arrogant, rude and autocratic person who craved power and loved massaging his own ego. His ostracised ex players, upset the media and sacked programme sellers and kit men - because he could.

Sacked two managers because they could not get along and then threw his teddy out of the pram when he was stood up to.

Lets face facts:

1. Markus' money (RIP)
2. Excellent managers
3. Fantastic players
4. Wonderful facilities
5. Amazing supporters

What has he actually done apart from employ MoPo which was a massive gamble which thankfully paid off. They pray to only one GOD, the one that needs to be the new chairman.

3 points on Saturday which is what it is all about. COYR.

You've forgotten that other word used a lot in 'Sherlock
I agree... Thumbs up from me son

Score: -8
saintbobby 7:42pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!

Not funny, not in the slightest. Actually, very rude.

So far as I and, I hope, all Saints supporters, Katherina will become the best lady in Hampshire. She has made a start keeping Poch but if plans to sell the club are ongoing we are not likely to get too much hot news just now.

But I feel a little easier. After this perhaps we will get 3 points at Sunderland so long as the team has settled after a nasty 24 hours.

Score: 6
Thornhill Saint 7:46pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Puddletown Saint wrote…


Fellow Saints supporters:

I may be in the minority here but I am not sorry to see NC go.

He is an arrogant, rude and autocratic person who craved power and loved massaging his own ego. His ostracised ex players, upset the media and sacked programme sellers and kit men - because he could.

Sacked two managers because they could not get along and then threw his teddy out of the pram when he was stood up to.

Lets face facts:

1. Markus' money (RIP)
2. Excellent managers
3. Fantastic players
4. Wonderful facilities
5. Amazing supporters

What has he actually done apart from employ MoPo which was a massive gamble which thankfully paid off. They pray to only one GOD, the one that needs to be the new chairman.

3 points on Saturday which is what it is all about. COYR.

I think you may be in a very small minority.

Most admit he had faults. Most at the same time actually acknowledge what he did for the club. To say all he did was hire MOPO is a bit silly unless you want to give credit for everything else to Les Reed.

Score: 2
OSPREYSAINT 7:51pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!
She's a fat cat!..... Come on people get a sense of humour. If this was up t north they'd see funny side pet
Kat even!
I'm going to carry on til I get thumbs up!

You won't get a thumbs down on here it doesn't work, oddly enough I have been observing on the #saints twitter site and just 2 posters have been trolling abusive messages about KL for hours and some of them very similar to your messages, do you really want to be compared to these sad saps who are seriously in need of counselling, needless to say they are both skates.

Score: 1
ghk230473 7:51pm Thu 16 Jan 14

saintbobby wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!
Not funny, not in the slightest. Actually, very rude.

So far as I and, I hope, all Saints supporters, Katherina will become the best lady in Hampshire. She has made a start keeping Poch but if plans to sell the club are ongoing we are not likely to get too much hot news just now.

But I feel a little easier. After this perhaps we will get 3 points at Sunderland so long as the team has settled after a nasty 24 hours.

I suggest you get a sense of humour bypass fella. Look at top of the thread, I support her

Score: -14
OSPREYSAINT 7:52pm Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!
She's a fat cat!..... Come on people get a sense of humour. If this was up t north they'd see funny side pet
Kat even!
I'm going to carry on til I get thumbs up!
You won't get a thumbs down on here it doesn't work, oddly enough I have been observing on the #saints twitter site and just 2 posters have been trolling abusive messages about KL for hours and some of them very similar to your messages, do you really want to be compared to these sad saps who are seriously in need of counselling, needless to say they are both skates.

Sorry it does work, wouldn't for me earlier so here you go a good old td

Score: -1
ghk230473 7:53pm Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!
She's a fat cat!..... Come on people get a sense of humour. If this was up t north they'd see funny side pet
Kat even!
I'm going to carry on til I get thumbs up!
You won't get a thumbs down on here it doesn't work, oddly enough I have been observing on the #saints twitter site and just 2 posters have been trolling abusive messages about KL for hours and some of them very similar to your messages, do you really want to be compared to these sad saps who are seriously in need of counselling, needless to say they are both skates.

You really are boring aren't you... For real! ;-)

Score: -4
warrens 76 7:53pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!
She's a fat cat!..... Come on people get a sense of humour. If this was up t north they'd see funny side pet
Kat even!
I'm going to carry on til I get thumbs up!

it's not your thumbs, just your extra fingers causing problems…pop.

Score: 7
OSPREYSAINT 7:54pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


saintbobby wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!
Not funny, not in the slightest. Actually, very rude.

So far as I and, I hope, all Saints supporters, Katherina will become the best lady in Hampshire. She has made a start keeping Poch but if plans to sell the club are ongoing we are not likely to get too much hot news just now.

But I feel a little easier. After this perhaps we will get 3 points at Sunderland so long as the team has settled after a nasty 24 hours.
I suggest you get a sense of humour bypass fella. Look at top of the thread, I support her

You know me of old I am teasing but trying to get a message across at the same time.

Score: -3
OSPREYSAINT 7:55pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!
She's a fat cat!..... Come on people get a sense of humour. If this was up t north they'd see funny side pet
Kat even!
I'm going to carry on til I get thumbs up!
You won't get a thumbs down on here it doesn't work, oddly enough I have been observing on the #saints twitter site and just 2 posters have been trolling abusive messages about KL for hours and some of them very similar to your messages, do you really want to be compared to these sad saps who are seriously in need of counselling, needless to say they are both skates.
You really are boring aren't you... For real! ;-)

Yup!

Score: 4
ghk230473 7:56pm Thu 16 Jan 14

warrens 76 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!
She's a fat cat!..... Come on people get a sense of humour. If this was up t north they'd see funny side pet
Kat even!
I'm going to carry on til I get thumbs up!
it's not your thumbs, just your extra fingers causing problems…pop.

Wtf... Again in english

Score: -1
OSPREYSAINT 8:04pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Will The Borer return now his Nemesis has departed? Did saintly soul make any contribution? It's been difficult to keep up.

Score: -3
OSPREYSAINT 8:05pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


warrens 76 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!
She's a fat cat!..... Come on people get a sense of humour. If this was up t north they'd see funny side pet
Kat even!
I'm going to carry on til I get thumbs up!
it's not your thumbs, just your extra fingers causing problems…pop.
Wtf... Again in english

He is insinuating you have six digits on your hands as found on those of the blue persuasion, a miskate I think.

Score: 0
SnapperSaint 8:07pm Thu 16 Jan 14

So one of the things about the timing of this is that we are very unlikely to be bringing any players in during this transfer window, but I guess if we just held onto all the ones we have it will great!

Score: 4
Thornhill Saint 8:10pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Twittr seems to be saying thereis mr o cme Jm Lucas "Long day, but there’s still content to come." Looklike it will be 11PM

Could be the embargoed bit.

Score: 0
OSPREYSAINT 8:19pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Thornhill Saint wrote…


Twittr seems to be saying thereis mr o cme Jm Lucas "Long day, but there’s still content to come." Looklike it will be 11PM

Could be the embargoed bit.

Correct the printed release is embargoed until 23:00 hrs.

Score: -1
Baddesley Bill 8:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Phew....cheers Poch. Perhaps we can all get a little bit of Kip tonight now COYR

Score: 2
ghk230473 8:26pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!
She's a fat cat!..... Come on people get a sense of humour. If this was up t north they'd see funny side pet
Kat even!
I'm going to carry on til I get thumbs up!

She's worth a few pounds (lbs) .......isn't she just! ;-)

Score: -10
BigBugBuzzz 8:31pm Thu 16 Jan 14

georgetheseventh wrote…


Manchester Evening News (online) QUOTE..' United are chasing five Southampton players now Saints are on the slide. This is the best time for bargains' UNQUOTE.

Hahahahahahaha! Hahahahahahaha! Hahahahaha! Slide? What slide? Hahaha! Puck every one! We rule!

Score: 0
St.Yorkie 8:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Be great to see Nicola queuing for tickets and a pint at games. Just like ex-Managers & players he is heart and soul a Saints fan.
See you at the Stadium of Light on Saturday then Nicola - not too many pubs near by so try the concourse pre-match?
Really a great time to be a Saints fan - can you get me Kat's autograph?

Score: 4
OSPREYSAINT 8:35pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!
She's a fat cat!..... Come on people get a sense of humour. If this was up t north they'd see funny side pet
Kat even!
I'm going to carry on til I get thumbs up!
She's worth a few pounds (lbs) .......isn't she just! ;-)

The problem here is that to engage our senses of humour and amuse us, you need to find something original and funny, keep trying you may hit the spot in time. Fat chance of that I am thinking.

Score: 7
OSPREYSAINT 8:38pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Baddesley Bill wrote…


Phew....cheers Poch. Perhaps we can all get a little bit of Kip tonight now COYR

I slept like a log, bit of a surprise finding myself in the fireplace but I thought it was grate.

Score: 3
ghk230473 8:38pm Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


ghk230473 wrote…


Where's cortèse? I think katharina has eaten him! Sorry Kat but that is not a flattering photo
I know why the 2 fell out.... He accused her of eating the profits!
She's a fat cat!..... Come on people get a sense of humour. If this was up t north they'd see funny side pet
Kat even!
I'm going to carry on til I get thumbs up!
She's worth a few pounds (lbs) .......isn't she just! ;-)
The problem here is that to engage our senses of humour and amuse us, you need to find something original and funny, keep trying you may hit the spot in time. Fat chance of that I am thinking.

Like the cut of your jib ossy... It was a little long winded, nearly got boring but a t.u.;-)

Score: -2
up saints 8:44pm Thu 16 Jan 14

just a normal day at southampton football then time to get off this bloddy comp

Score: 2
Strasbourg Saint 8:53pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Rising_Son wrote…


Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Rising_Son wrote…


I wish they'd get this press conference started. It's past my bedtime.
............. and I've got a student coming here at half past. You may need to stay awake and text me, RS.
I love the French - even this near to the German border they turn up late.

So, let's recap.

MP stays
All the players (that he wants) stay
We're all still here
3 pts Saturday and (almost) everything will be as normal.

The London-based press must be sobbing in their Fuller's Bests, bless 'em.
I should have checked earlier, but your sms is on its way.

Good, about bl00dy time, RS. :)

Send your son's number, too and I'll buy him a beer in the Station pre-match verses Liverpool.

Score: 0
andygoater1957 8:54pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Now we all need to turn up at next home game,and say thanks to MoPo for staying with use.As well to NC.

Score: 1
St.David 8:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Q?? Is Katharina married??? If not. . Obvious answer is she HAS to marry a Saints fan. . Unfortunately I'm already signed up but after following your posts week after week I'm sure one of you guys will step up to the mark? . . For the good of the club and the rest of us. . COYRs!!!

Score: 4
Seedhouse the Unrepentant 9:11pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Kenwyne Jones refused to play for Stoke as he wants away. Ring a bell anyone? Time he was thrown out of football.

Score: 3
OSPREYSAINT 9:13pm Thu 16 Jan 14

I can get even more boring, the aircraft currently scheduled to fly the team up to Newcastle tomorrow, subject to change, is an Embraer 170 of Estonian Airlines ES-AEA, now I can only recall one aircraft of this airline visiting Eastleigh in the past and that was a Boeing 737. The aircraft is currently on a flight over the north of Denmark. Presumably as a charter it will position here tomorrow sometime.

Score: -1
Strasbourg Saint 9:14pm Thu 16 Jan 14

St.David wrote…


Q?? Is Katharina married??? If not. . Obvious answer is she HAS to marry a Saints fan. . Unfortunately I'm already signed up but after following your posts week after week I'm sure one of you guys will step up to the mark? . . For the good of the club and the rest of us. . COYRs!!!

I'm sure there are plenty of single fellas on here, St D. :)

So, if the next news is 11pm (that's midnight in Euros!), I won't be waiting up.

Quite a normal day in Saintsland; what's planned for tomorrow? Is one of the first team coming out? Will Mrs Wilson finally hit on Confucious? Will we discover that Retford is standing for UKIP in Stretford South? Will we find out that Osprey is having an affair with a French actress in Paris? Will Clever Dick turn out to be not clever at all? Will Velleity dig up some past post proving that Tebourba was all along NC just having a laugh? Will Terrence (where has he been through all this - bl00dy French, never there during a crisis!!!) and StElsass discover that they are, after all, English?

Or, will tomorrow be, once more, just another normal day in Saintsland?

Night all, don't have nightmares!

Score: 7
Clever Dick 9:48pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Puddletown Saint wrote…


Fellow Saints supporters:

I may be in the minority here but I am not sorry to see NC go.

He is an arrogant, rude and autocratic person who craved power and loved massaging his own ego. His ostracised ex players, upset the media and sacked programme sellers and kit men - because he could.

Sacked two managers because they could not get along and then threw his teddy out of the pram when he was stood up to.

Lets face facts:

1. Markus' money (RIP)
2. Excellent managers
3. Fantastic players
4. Wonderful facilities
5. Amazing supporters

What has he actually done apart from employ MoPo which was a massive gamble which thankfully paid off. They pray to only one GOD, the one that needs to be the new chairman.

3 points on Saturday which is what it is all about. COYR.

Let me see now. What has he actually done.
1. Yes it was Marcus's money but without his vision Marcus would never haveeven heard of the Saints.
2. He brought all of our last three managers in and that is why we have MoPo now.
3. Yes the players are fantastic. Some brought in and some progressing through the Academy. (Which he has spent more money on improving) How many of our young stars would be in the first team squad without his and MoPo's desire to bring on young players.
4.wonderful facilities which have been improved since his arrival.
5.can't beat the best.
Not a lot really then.

Score: 7
Clever Dick 9:48pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Puddletown Saint wrote…


Fellow Saints supporters:

I may be in the minority here but I am not sorry to see NC go.

He is an arrogant, rude and autocratic person who craved power and loved massaging his own ego. His ostracised ex players, upset the media and sacked programme sellers and kit men - because he could.

Sacked two managers because they could not get along and then threw his teddy out of the pram when he was stood up to.

Lets face facts:

1. Markus' money (RIP)
2. Excellent managers
3. Fantastic players
4. Wonderful facilities
5. Amazing supporters

What has he actually done apart from employ MoPo which was a massive gamble which thankfully paid off. They pray to only one GOD, the one that needs to be the new chairman.

3 points on Saturday which is what it is all about. COYR.

Let me see now. What has he actually done.
1. Yes it was Marcus's money but without his vision Marcus would never haveeven heard of the Saints.
2. He brought all of our last three managers in and that is why we have MoPo now.
3. Yes the players are fantastic. Some brought in and some progressing through the Academy. (Which he has spent more money on improving) How many of our young stars would be in the first team squad without his and MoPo's desire to bring on young players.
4.wonderful facilities which have been improved since his arrival.
5.can't beat the best.
Not a lot really then.

Score: 4
Thornhill Saint 9:50pm Thu 16 Jan 14

From Matty's blog @ goalden oals

There will probably be a lot of fans, who are only concerned about what happens on the pitch, who will think this is bad thing for the club, which is quite understandable.
But I think anybody who’s had any dealings with the man will think completely differently.
A lot of them will think “Good riddance” to be honest because he upset quite a lot of people with the way he conducted his business."

Blah, blah, blah. Le Tiss will alwys be Le God, but he does not do himself any favours sometimes. The truce where they both kept it out of he media was quite nice!

He can't not think much of the rumours of the Don's return!

Score: 4
Positively4thStreet 10:05pm Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


I can get even more boring, the aircraft currently scheduled to fly the team up to Newcastle tomorrow, subject to change, is an Embraer 170 of Estonian Airlines ES-AEA, now I can only recall one aircraft of this airline visiting Eastleigh in the past and that was a Boeing 737. The aircraft is currently on a flight over the north of Denmark. Presumably as a charter it will position here tomorrow sometime.

Bet you remember the Silver City Bristol Freighters Osp ? ;0)

Score: 2
Santa Retfordia 10:20pm Thu 16 Jan 14

St.David wrote…


Q?? Is Katharina married??? If not. . Obvious answer is she HAS to marry a Saints fan. . Unfortunately I'm already signed up but after following your posts week after week I'm sure one of you guys will step up to the mark? . . For the good of the club and the rest of us. . COYRs!!!

She's worth THREE BILLION QUID and could probably sort me and all my mates out with tickets to games. I'd marry her tomorrow.

(Unlike the rest of you I'm aware that true beauty comes from within.)

Score: 5
DisplacedFan 10:23pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…


Kenwyne Jones refused to play for Stoke as he wants away. Ring a bell anyone? Time he was thrown out of football.

I remember when he refused to continue to play for us. I for one am sorry to see that he has lasted this long in the Premier League. If he were good enough we might call him a primadonna.

Score: 1
gristle 10:23pm Thu 16 Jan 14

The show ain't over till the fat lady sings.

Score: -3
Santa Retfordia 10:33pm Thu 16 Jan 14

gristle wrote…


The show ain't over till the fat lady sings.

You take that back you little shitstain - that's the woman I love you're talking about.

Score: 2
angus mc coatup 10:38pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Santa Retfordia wrote…


gristle wrote…


The show ain't over till the fat lady sings.
You take that back you little shitstain - that's the woman I love you're talking about.

I saw her first !

Score: 1
Santa Retfordia 10:42pm Thu 16 Jan 14

angus mc coatup wrote…


Santa Retfordia wrote…


gristle wrote…


The show ain't over till the fat lady sings.
You take that back you little shitstain - that's the woman I love you're talking about.
I saw her first !

I'll fight you for her!

Score: 1
OSPREYSAINT 10:45pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Positively4thStreet wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


I can get even more boring, the aircraft currently scheduled to fly the team up to Newcastle tomorrow, subject to change, is an Embraer 170 of Estonian Airlines ES-AEA, now I can only recall one aircraft of this airline visiting Eastleigh in the past and that was a Boeing 737. The aircraft is currently on a flight over the north of Denmark. Presumably as a charter it will position here tomorrow sometime.
Bet you remember the Silver City Bristol Freighters Osp ? ;0)

I am afraid to say that I certainly do. Flight No. tomorrow is ELL9707 due in from Birmingham 16:15 departing around 17:10 if you want to wave them off. Usual disclaimers apply.

Score: 1
angus mc coatup 10:49pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Santa Retfordia wrote…


angus mc coatup wrote…


Santa Retfordia wrote…


gristle wrote…


The show ain't over till the fat lady sings.
You take that back you little shitstain - that's the woman I love you're talking about.
I saw her first !
I'll fight you for her!

put em up... put em up !
I must warn you, I've been on the Guinness.

Score: 0
Positively4thStreet 10:52pm Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Positively4thStreet wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


I can get even more boring, the aircraft currently scheduled to fly the team up to Newcastle tomorrow, subject to change, is an Embraer 170 of Estonian Airlines ES-AEA, now I can only recall one aircraft of this airline visiting Eastleigh in the past and that was a Boeing 737. The aircraft is currently on a flight over the north of Denmark. Presumably as a charter it will position here tomorrow sometime.
Bet you remember the Silver City Bristol Freighters Osp ? ;0)
I am afraid to say that I certainly do. Flight No. tomorrow is ELL9707 due in from Birmingham 16:15 departing around 17:10 if you want to wave them off. Usual disclaimers apply.

I'll look out for it...remember G-AIDN,the blue Spitfire;I wonder where that is now?

Score: 0
Santa Retfordia 11:02pm Thu 16 Jan 14

angus mc coatup wrote…


Santa Retfordia wrote…


angus mc coatup wrote…


Santa Retfordia wrote…


gristle wrote…


The show ain't over till the fat lady sings.
You take that back you little shitstain - that's the woman I love you're talking about.
I saw her first !
I'll fight you for her!
put em up... put em up !
I must warn you, I've been on the Guinness.

I've had a bag of nuts and some fizzy water. I'm PUMPED.

Score: 0
gristle 11:15pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Susan Boyle should buy Saints.

Score: -1
OSPREYSAINT 11:16pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Santa Retfordia wrote…


angus mc coatup wrote…


Santa Retfordia wrote…


angus mc coatup wrote…


Santa Retfordia wrote…


gristle wrote…


The show ain't over till the fat lady sings.
You take that back you little shitstain - that's the woman I love you're talking about.
I saw her first !
I'll fight you for her!
put em up... put em up !
I must warn you, I've been on the Guinness.
I've had a bag of nuts and some fizzy water. I'm PUMPED.

Eat some chocolate they will come out a Treat. That is another joke that goes down the pan after they changed the name.

A bit more info on the OS from Poch. but nothing that we didn't already know.

Score: 0
OSPREYSAINT 11:22pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Positively4thStreet wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Positively4thStreet wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


I can get even more boring, the aircraft currently scheduled to fly the team up to Newcastle tomorrow, subject to change, is an Embraer 170 of Estonian Airlines ES-AEA, now I can only recall one aircraft of this airline visiting Eastleigh in the past and that was a Boeing 737. The aircraft is currently on a flight over the north of Denmark. Presumably as a charter it will position here tomorrow sometime.
Bet you remember the Silver City Bristol Freighters Osp ? ;0)
I am afraid to say that I certainly do. Flight No. tomorrow is ELL9707 due in from Birmingham 16:15 departing around 17:10 if you want to wave them off. Usual disclaimers apply.
I'll look out for it...remember G-AIDN,the blue Spitfire;I wonder where that is now?

I sat in the cockpit once, it went to the States but I believe it is back in the UK on rebuild possibly at Booker as MT818.

Score: 0
Thornhill Saint 11:30pm Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Santa Retfordia wrote…


angus mc coatup wrote…


Santa Retfordia wrote…


angus mc coatup wrote…


Santa Retfordia wrote…


gristle wrote…


The show ain't over till the fat lady sings.
You take that back you little shitstain - that's the woman I love you're talking about.
I saw her first !
I'll fight you for her!
put em up... put em up !
I must warn you, I've been on the Guinness.
I've had a bag of nuts and some fizzy water. I'm PUMPED.
Eat some chocolate they will come out a Treat. That is another joke that goes down the pan after they changed the name.

A bit more info on the OS from Poch. but nothing that we didn't already know.

Pocheittino is going to both honour his 17 month contract and also make a decision about staying for next season in the summer.

Phew! Glad that is all cleared up!

Score: 0
Positively4thStreet 11:31pm Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Positively4thStreet wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


Positively4thStreet wrote…


OSPREYSAINT wrote…


I can get even more boring, the aircraft currently scheduled to fly the team up to Newcastle tomorrow, subject to change, is an Embraer 170 of Estonian Airlines ES-AEA, now I can only recall one aircraft of this airline visiting Eastleigh in the past and that was a Boeing 737. The aircraft is currently on a flight over the north of Denmark. Presumably as a charter it will position here tomorrow sometime.
Bet you remember the Silver City Bristol Freighters Osp ? ;0)
I am afraid to say that I certainly do. Flight No. tomorrow is ELL9707 due in from Birmingham 16:15 departing around 17:10 if you want to wave them off. Usual disclaimers apply.
I'll look out for it...remember G-AIDN,the blue Spitfire;I wonder where that is now?
I sat in the cockpit once, it went to the States but I believe it is back in the UK on rebuild possibly at Booker as MT818.

Didn't know that,last time I saw it was the Tiger club airshow in 1962,when there was still a grass runway,and then had a 10 minute joyride in a De Havilland Rapids over Bishy.. Happy days!

Score: 0
OSPREYSAINT 11:35pm Thu 16 Jan 14

gristle wrote…


Susan Boyle should buy Saints.

SuBoMoPo alliance? No it wouldn't work.

Score: 0
BeyondImagination 11:45pm Thu 16 Jan 14

It's only a game. Who cares?

Score: -2
Santa Retfordia 11:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

BeyondImagination wrote…


It's only a game. Who cares?

*Looks up*

Apparently quite a lot of people do.

Score: 3
Positively4thStreet 12:00am Fri 17 Jan 14

BeyondImagination wrote…


It's only a game. Who cares?

That's all folks!

Score: 0
SaintinCanada 12:05am Fri 17 Jan 14

I just heard that Solent Interiors dropped off a business card to Mrs Wilson. What do you know about this Confucious?

Score: -1
FindAndDestroy 1:37am Fri 17 Jan 14

deepheat wrote…


Dani Osvaldo looks like he has lost weight he is looking really trim and Victor Wanyama looking good too can't wait for VW to come back in the team.

Good news....The team will look just like the way we started the season....I am really hoping the new chairman will hold on to MoPo and not to upset him.....

Score: 0
Rising_Son 3:08am Fri 17 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Rising_Son wrote…


Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Strasbourg Saint wrote…


Rising_Son wrote…


I wish they'd get this press conference started. It's past my bedtime.
............. and I've got a student coming here at half past. You may need to stay awake and text me, RS.
I love the French - even this near to the German border they turn up late.

So, let's recap.

MP stays
All the players (that he wants) stay
We're all still here
3 pts Saturday and (almost) everything will be as normal.

The London-based press must be sobbing in their Fuller's Bests, bless 'em.
I should have checked earlier, but your sms is on its way.
Good, about bl00dy time, RS. :)

Send your son's number, too and I'll buy him a beer in the Station pre-match verses Liverpool.

I'll send him you number, but he usually spends the time on Saturdays before going to St Marys working on some internet project he's doing with his mates. Still, he might be interested in free pint and meeting you again.

Score: 0

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