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    J7junctionseven wrote:
    OSPREYSAINT wrote:
    J7junctionseven wrote:
    iswhite10 wrote:
    J7junctionseven wrote:
    Oh sh!t.....Statemant from Krueger! That means Lallana will be sold in the next couple of days..;0(
    Will you please stop this ridiculous knee jerk cynicism, what else would you hope our club would day on Rickies departure?
    We can't offer Rickie what Liverpool offers him, he HAS given us 5 fabulous years, and it's sad he's going, but new opportunities will be offered.
    Plus if Adam and Luke get the same opportunity how can we say no?
    I believe we will still grow and develop as a club but right now I think we're being told the truth so let's judge the board and Kath by their and her actions shall we?
    Judge at the end of this transfer window.
    You're entitled to your opinion and assumptions but anyone could quite easily accuse you of building your assumptions on footings of sand. We were told by Krueger a few days ago that no transfers were going to be sanctioned until a new manager was in place and then two days later RL was virtually already an Diverpool player. He's come out and made the same noises and states that "It remains our preference not to partake in any transfers until the manager is in place"?? That to me sounds a bit open to scrutiny and is hardly an assertive comment. If he had said something along the lines of " There will DEFINATELY NOT be any transfers" or "We can ASSURE the fans NO players will be sold" then maybe we could all be as positive as you.
    Sounds to me that he's not divulging all the information and we could be reading another statement in a few days ala RL's transfer saying how they couldn't stand in the players way etc etc etc.
    I suppose we'll just have to wait and see but in the mean time I'm not getting lured into any false sense of security and that is my prerogative.
    Yes my comment may sound a tad sarcastic and down beat but I bet there are others feeling the same right now.
    Many thanks for allowing us the right to have our own opinion and assumptions, very magnanimous of you, I don't think it was said that there would be no transfers, what was said was that we didn't have to sell anyone if we didn't want to. RL was an exceptional case, it was a move that benefits all concerned in the long run.

    How about a categorical statement, hand on heart from you, saying that you are a genuine Saints supporter and really do have concerns for our future and that is why you feel the need to express these constant negative doubts. You and a few others are going to worry yourselves into an early grave at this rate, ulcers the least likely scenario methinks. You need to take a step back and realise what affect it is having on you, please take care, we are going to need to keep the numbers up, if we are to survive this current rocky passage.
    Oh look Mr Nitpicker's trying to get some attention as usual....zzzzzzz
    I'm sure I'm not the only one getting a bit bored of your defensiveness - can't you just chill out a bit and have a civil conversation without resorting to playground stuff as soon as someone questions you?

    Everything's getting a bit fractious on here and I think people need to take a step back and realise we all (for the most part) want the best for the club, so let's not get all uppety as soon as someone has a different opinion."
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Southampton say they have no need to accept offers for their players

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger

First published in Football

Saints have issued a statement following the departure of Rickie Lambert to Liverpool, addressing the issue of transfers and the search for a new manager.

Here it is in full...

"Southampton Football Club can confirm that we have received multiple offers for some of our players in the past weeks. This is a confirmation of the depth of the development that is ongoing in our academy and of the present standing of our first team within the Premier League.

"We are staying true to our plan and vision and, as a result, we have no need to accept any offers.

"We are deep in the process of appointing a new manager who will continue to move our club forward.

"It remains our preference not to partake in any transfers until the new manager is in place.

"Our scouting & recruitment department continues to monitor targets we have identified to improve our squad, and the new manager will have final input into our recruitment process.

"However, Southampton Football Club can confirm that it has reached agreement with Liverpool for the transfer of Rickie Lambert.

"There may be circumstances under which the club will feel it is right for a player to move on. Those circumstances have to be right for the club and the player. This is the case with Rickie’s move to Liverpool.

"When Rickie Lambert requested to leave for Liverpool, the club felt it could not stand in the way of having him fulfil his boyhood dream of playing at home.

"It will be a big challenge to replace him and our intention is to source a quality replacement who will fill his shoes now but also for many years to come.

"Chairman Ralph Krueger commented: “On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Rickie. He served with distinction and helped to take Saints from League 1 to the Premier League.

“Rickie has been a shining light in Saints’ growth and will forever remain an icon in the history of the club. He leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Southampton and will always be welcome back at St Mary’s.”

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