Adam Lallana completes £25m move from Southampton to Liverpool

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Adam Lallana has completed his move to Liverpool.

The 26-year-old has signed a long term contract to join Rickie Lambert in making the move from St Mary’s to Anfield this summer.

Liverpool are understood to have paid a fee of around £23m plus add-ons.

Bournemouth are set to receive a bumper payout of about £5.75m due to the 25 per sell-on clause they insisted upon when allowing Saints to sign Lallana as a 12-year-old. Saints will pocket the remaining £17.25m.

After joining Saints from the Cherries, Lallana rose through the academy ranks to become the club’s captain and a hugely influential player for Saints.

Lallana, who informed Saints of his desire to move to Liverpool this summer, leaves St Mary’s having played more than 250 games for the club, scoring 60 goals in the process.

Lallana said: "It has not sunk in if I'm being honest.

"I'd like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they have done for me; I have been there for the best part of 14 years.

"I'm so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool. I'm quite humbled and I just can't wait to get started."

Lallana, a boyhood Everton fan, added "Watching the run-in towards the end of last season it was unbelievable.

"It got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching the style of football.

"Deep down I was thinking to myself 'One day hopefully I'll be able to play in that team'."

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers added: "We are delighted to have secured the services of one of the Premier League's top talents in signing Adam Lallana.

"What is apparent about Adam is that his character is on a par with his talent.

"He is an exceptional young man and someone who has a love for the game - and, most importantly, a desire to progress and improve.

"Adam is motivated by being the best he can be and being part of something special. We believe he fits right in with what we are trying to do at Liverpool.

"We have seen, over the past two seasons in the Barclays Premier League, he has a tactical awareness to adapt to what is required of him and to put the team above his personal ambitions.

"He has leadership skills and personal qualities that make him a special commodity and I am delighted we have acted decisively to make sure he is wearing a Liverpool shirt next season.

"Adam is aware there will be great competition for places at this club and he is hungry to improve further. We are confident he will fit perfectly with the culture we have at Liverpool.

"I'm excited about working with Adam and helping him to progress even further."

Saints released a short statement to say: "Southampton Football Club can confirm that Adam Lallana has completed his transfer to Liverpool.

"The fee received from Liverpool, although undisclosed, will allow the club to further develop the first-team squad for the 2014/2015 season."

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11:04am Tue 1 Jul 14

White and red till dead says...

He sits on the bench
He sits on the bench
Adam Lallana
He sits on the bench.
He sits on the bench He sits on the bench Adam Lallana He sits on the bench. White and red till dead
  • Score: 133

11:06am Tue 1 Jul 14

CHARLIE TAYLOR says...

17& a quarter million!! think he"s worth more !!
17& a quarter million!! think he"s worth more !! CHARLIE TAYLOR
  • Score: 16

11:08am Tue 1 Jul 14

Thomas Upton says...

He plays on the left
He plays on the right
Lional Messi makes Lallana look ****!!
He plays on the left He plays on the right Lional Messi makes Lallana look ****!! Thomas Upton
  • Score: 74

11:10am Tue 1 Jul 14

Bazultra says...

Good get stuffed your too big for your boots. COYR
Good get stuffed your too big for your boots. COYR Bazultra
  • Score: 30

11:13am Tue 1 Jul 14

Andover Saint says...

Money grabber.
Money grabber. Andover Saint
  • Score: 47

11:14am Tue 1 Jul 14

james_33 says...

"... and to put the team above his personal ambitions."

Hmmmm... Not too sure about that one.
"... and to put the team above his personal ambitions." Hmmmm... Not too sure about that one. james_33
  • Score: 54

11:15am Tue 1 Jul 14

Dickosfc says...

He also said "Last season, deep down, i was thinking: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team"

What an absolute c$%t of a thing to say!! Good riddance to the jumped up little sh1t
He also said "Last season, deep down, i was thinking: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team" What an absolute c$%t of a thing to say!! Good riddance to the jumped up little sh1t Dickosfc
  • Score: 100

11:16am Tue 1 Jul 14

insane saint says...

there seems to be a bit of negativity here. lets brighten it up with COYS WE WILL BE ABOVE LIVERPOOL BY THE END OF THE SEASON #hopeso
there seems to be a bit of negativity here. lets brighten it up with COYS WE WILL BE ABOVE LIVERPOOL BY THE END OF THE SEASON #hopeso insane saint
  • Score: 64

11:17am Tue 1 Jul 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

so laloadsamoneylana has finally got his move away.
a `loyal servant` who has tried to force a move away at leas twice before!
the only difference this time is that he has become a bit well known and can command a huge fee. although after watching ozil in the world cup I wonder if we should have got more than the £42mill arsenil paid for him!
right hes gone now so we can now move on and bring in some exciting new players. looks like we have lots of irons in the fire, although they are just rumours.
I hope we don't spend the whole game abusing him when we play diverpooh and instead really get behind our new players and team. I think he and shaw might enjoy being booed and shouted at when they come to SMS so wouldn't it be better if when the team names are called out we boo all the other players but just go silent for theirs. show them they men nothing to us now!
I expect roy will now start with both laloadsamoneylana and shaw in the euro qualifiers, they play for `big boys` now after all!
so laloadsamoneylana has finally got his move away. a `loyal servant` who has tried to force a move away at leas twice before! the only difference this time is that he has become a bit well known and can command a huge fee. although after watching ozil in the world cup I wonder if we should have got more than the £42mill arsenil paid for him! right hes gone now so we can now move on and bring in some exciting new players. looks like we have lots of irons in the fire, although they are just rumours. I hope we don't spend the whole game abusing him when we play diverpooh and instead really get behind our new players and team. I think he and shaw might enjoy being booed and shouted at when they come to SMS so wouldn't it be better if when the team names are called out we boo all the other players but just go silent for theirs. show them they men nothing to us now! I expect roy will now start with both laloadsamoneylana and shaw in the euro qualifiers, they play for `big boys` now after all! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 34

11:19am Tue 1 Jul 14

smuggins says...

After those comments please pass the sick bag.
After those comments please pass the sick bag. smuggins
  • Score: 33

11:20am Tue 1 Jul 14

jls217 says...

So Rogered Brenda this he has a great character - 1st mistake Brenda.

The second was to sign him on a long contract - Brenda let me break this to you gently - it makes no difference to him.

He has leadership skills and personal qualities that make him a special commodity - No he has not - look what he did to us whilst being the club captain.

I just wonder how long he has been a festering sore here, he never really had the guts to come out and say anything - good riddance.
So Rogered Brenda this he has a great character - 1st mistake Brenda. The second was to sign him on a long contract - Brenda let me break this to you gently - it makes no difference to him. He has leadership skills and personal qualities that make him a special commodity - No he has not - look what he did to us whilst being the club captain. I just wonder how long he has been a festering sore here, he never really had the guts to come out and say anything - good riddance. jls217
  • Score: 30

11:20am Tue 1 Jul 14

express_a_view says...

If a player wants to go then fine. I have to admit to some disappointment in the manner of his departure. To be honest he has secured the move he desired but will have lost a great deal of respect from SFC supporters for the manner in which he, or his agent, appeared, to some, to orchestrate events.
If a player wants to go then fine. I have to admit to some disappointment in the manner of his departure. To be honest he has secured the move he desired but will have lost a great deal of respect from SFC supporters for the manner in which he, or his agent, appeared, to some, to orchestrate events. express_a_view
  • Score: 60

11:22am Tue 1 Jul 14

SouthamptonLegend says...

CHARLIE TAYLOR wrote:
17& a quarter million!! think he"s worth more !!
He is! He's worth £25mil...
[quote][p][bold]CHARLIE TAYLOR[/bold] wrote: 17& a quarter million!! think he"s worth more !![/p][/quote]He is! He's worth £25mil... SouthamptonLegend
  • Score: 3

11:22am Tue 1 Jul 14

Graham, North of Watford says...

If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do?


Yes, of course you would and so would I.

Still a very, very sad day for the Saints.
Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End".

It WILL be a brighter tomorrow
If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do? Yes, of course you would and so would I. Still a very, very sad day for the Saints. Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End". It WILL be a brighter tomorrow Graham, North of Watford
  • Score: 21

11:24am Tue 1 Jul 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

apparently he has signed a `long term contract!" really he did that last season as well so we knows it means nothing to him!
lets see how diverpooh get on with him and not suarez or sterling next season, should show us how good he really is. don't expect them to get champs league again though, they will be lucky to get Europa league.
if we qualify for Europe and diverpooh don't do you think he might try to force a move back?
apparently he has signed a `long term contract!" really he did that last season as well so we knows it means nothing to him! lets see how diverpooh get on with him and not suarez or sterling next season, should show us how good he really is. don't expect them to get champs league again though, they will be lucky to get Europa league. if we qualify for Europe and diverpooh don't do you think he might try to force a move back? de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 12

11:25am Tue 1 Jul 14

Confucious says...

Very strange - apparently, when he was walking out of Anfield, Adam coughed up a bit of phlegm and sneezed at the same time - and one of the Scouse fans said "Not bad thanks mate, how are you?"
Very strange - apparently, when he was walking out of Anfield, Adam coughed up a bit of phlegm and sneezed at the same time - and one of the Scouse fans said "Not bad thanks mate, how are you?" Confucious
  • Score: 29

11:25am Tue 1 Jul 14

saintsfanalex says...

Wish it had of been you Ozzie headbutted now sell out **** congratulations on making yourself hated by the people who adored you!! You will have none of that admiration at Liversh*t.
Wish it had of been you Ozzie headbutted now sell out **** congratulations on making yourself hated by the people who adored you!! You will have none of that admiration at Liversh*t. saintsfanalex
  • Score: 22

11:26am Tue 1 Jul 14

deepheat says...

SAINTS SWIFT TO SNAP UP TADIC

Last Updated: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:31



Southampton are set to sign FC Twente star Dusan Tadic for £11million as a direct replacement for Liverpool-bound Adam Lallana.

Saints boss Ronald Koeman has wasted no time in identifying the Serbian attacking midfielder as the successor to Lallana while the England international finalises his move to Anfield.

Tadic, 25, scored 16 goals in 33 Eredivisie appearances fro Twente last season and possesses experience of the Europa League and World Cup qualifiers.

Several Premier League clubs had the ex-Vojvodina playmaker on their radar but Koeman's contacts in the Netherlands have enabled Southampton to swoop to get their man for a fee of 12million euros.

According to reports in Holland on Tuesday, the two clubs have agreed the fee and Tadic is set to travel to England to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical.

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SAINTS SWIFT TO SNAP UP TADIC Last Updated: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:31 Southampton are set to sign FC Twente star Dusan Tadic for £11million as a direct replacement for Liverpool-bound Adam Lallana. Saints boss Ronald Koeman has wasted no time in identifying the Serbian attacking midfielder as the successor to Lallana while the England international finalises his move to Anfield. Tadic, 25, scored 16 goals in 33 Eredivisie appearances fro Twente last season and possesses experience of the Europa League and World Cup qualifiers. Several Premier League clubs had the ex-Vojvodina playmaker on their radar but Koeman's contacts in the Netherlands have enabled Southampton to swoop to get their man for a fee of 12million euros. According to reports in Holland on Tuesday, the two clubs have agreed the fee and Tadic is set to travel to England to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical. http://www.eatsleeps port.com/southampton /saints-swift-to-sna p-up-tadic-1775917.h tml deepheat
  • Score: 26

11:27am Tue 1 Jul 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Alas, unlike Rickie, he'll never be a Saints legend.

I'm grateful for what he gave these past years but as for his future, I don't give a flying fig.

Goodbye!
Alas, unlike Rickie, he'll never be a Saints legend. I'm grateful for what he gave these past years but as for his future, I don't give a flying fig. Goodbye! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 52

11:27am Tue 1 Jul 14

fred the red says...

Are we sure that the money is safely in the bank, real currency and not IOUs as was previously suggested?
Are we sure that the money is safely in the bank, real currency and not IOUs as was previously suggested? fred the red
  • Score: 13

11:28am Tue 1 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Ring ring, ring ring

‘Good morning Mrs Wilson’

‘Good morning Mr Kreuger. Mavis and Ethel are in reception and would like to see you.’

‘Mavis and Ethel?’

‘Yes Mavis and Ethel, remember you gave them the contract to make the new shirts? They have knitted a range of scarfs and baby grows they would like to show you.’

‘Oh yes, unfortunately I can’t see them as I’m expecting the sales director of Veho our new club sponsors any minute now.’

‘He’s just rang Mr Kreuger, unfortunately he is running late. He says this is the first time the bus hasn’t turned up since he moved to his terrace house on Leigh Road, Eastleigh.’

‘Oh, how long will he be?’

‘I don’t know, unfortunately he ran out of credit before telling me. Shall I send Mavis and Ethel up?’

‘Can’t Les see them?’

‘No. Liverpool rang and gave him 15 minutes to complete the Lovren deal or they would withdraw their final final offer. It was a poor line with a lot of cackling. He’s even had to shelve the Morgan and Calum transfer to Arsenal to get this done.’

‘Oh, ok, send them up then and arrange for tea and biscuits please.’
Ring ring, ring ring ‘Good morning Mrs Wilson’ ‘Good morning Mr Kreuger. Mavis and Ethel are in reception and would like to see you.’ ‘Mavis and Ethel?’ ‘Yes Mavis and Ethel, remember you gave them the contract to make the new shirts? They have knitted a range of scarfs and baby grows they would like to show you.’ ‘Oh yes, unfortunately I can’t see them as I’m expecting the sales director of Veho our new club sponsors any minute now.’ ‘He’s just rang Mr Kreuger, unfortunately he is running late. He says this is the first time the bus hasn’t turned up since he moved to his terrace house on Leigh Road, Eastleigh.’ ‘Oh, how long will he be?’ ‘I don’t know, unfortunately he ran out of credit before telling me. Shall I send Mavis and Ethel up?’ ‘Can’t Les see them?’ ‘No. Liverpool rang and gave him 15 minutes to complete the Lovren deal or they would withdraw their final final offer. It was a poor line with a lot of cackling. He’s even had to shelve the Morgan and Calum transfer to Arsenal to get this done.’ ‘Oh, ok, send them up then and arrange for tea and biscuits please.’ Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 0

11:28am Tue 1 Jul 14

wrypop says...

Good luck on the next phase of your career Adam plus a huge thank you for all you have done for SFC.
Good luck on the next phase of your career Adam plus a huge thank you for all you have done for SFC. wrypop
  • Score: -47

11:31am Tue 1 Jul 14

redandy10 says...

No i don't buy this story, more annoying paper talk. You see he has a contract with the club and Les Reed said we won't be selling any players we don't want to sell. I sincerely hope none of you are calling Les a liar!!!

And the story about Luke signing is not real because he gave an interview last year where he stated he didn't want to leave. And last November is the same as this summer, isn't it.

Oh and Liverpool didn't sell Luis Suarez to Real Madrid in 2013, and we are a similar size club to them aren't we, so the same applies to us with Luke and Adam.

Any of that sound familiar lads?
No i don't buy this story, more annoying paper talk. You see he has a contract with the club and Les Reed said we won't be selling any players we don't want to sell. I sincerely hope none of you are calling Les a liar!!! And the story about Luke signing is not real because he gave an interview last year where he stated he didn't want to leave. And last November is the same as this summer, isn't it. Oh and Liverpool didn't sell Luis Suarez to Real Madrid in 2013, and we are a similar size club to them aren't we, so the same applies to us with Luke and Adam. Any of that sound familiar lads? redandy10
  • Score: 4

11:32am Tue 1 Jul 14

u bunch of mugs says...

Bye bye C@ck
Bye bye C@ck u bunch of mugs
  • Score: 25

11:34am Tue 1 Jul 14

sotonwinch09 says...

I'm guessing everyone on here would stay at their current jobs if another business wanted to employ you and double your salary?
I'm guessing everyone on here would stay at their current jobs if another business wanted to employ you and double your salary? sotonwinch09
  • Score: 4

11:34am Tue 1 Jul 14

sasmike says...

no sour grapes but Adam is far over rated
no sour grapes but Adam is far over rated sasmike
  • Score: 25

11:35am Tue 1 Jul 14

Dan Howard says...

Well I wish the boy well.

Shame for the lad to miss out on the excitement at Southampton next season.

I have to say that if we get Pelle and can get Osvaldo fired up in the right way with Jay Rod back and in form, then I would back our forward line against Liverpool's, especially as Suarez looks to sink his teeth into a new victim (sorry, challenge) in Spain.

I can't see Liverpool being the same attacking force next season as this and they did let in a good few goals then.
Well I wish the boy well. Shame for the lad to miss out on the excitement at Southampton next season. I have to say that if we get Pelle and can get Osvaldo fired up in the right way with Jay Rod back and in form, then I would back our forward line against Liverpool's, especially as Suarez looks to sink his teeth into a new victim (sorry, challenge) in Spain. I can't see Liverpool being the same attacking force next season as this and they did let in a good few goals then. Dan Howard
  • Score: 14

11:37am Tue 1 Jul 14

Chipmonk1 says...

Adam who?
Adam who? Chipmonk1
  • Score: 32

11:39am Tue 1 Jul 14

techsture says...

He could have and nearly went the summer window after promotion to the championship. I don't think he owes the club anything. It's just a shame he has chosen such a lacklustre club in Liverpool. He's the new Steve Williams he will fail and be on his way to Luton town or worse in two seasons.

Regardless I wish him and hope the knee lasts at least until September.
He could have and nearly went the summer window after promotion to the championship. I don't think he owes the club anything. It's just a shame he has chosen such a lacklustre club in Liverpool. He's the new Steve Williams he will fail and be on his way to Luton town or worse in two seasons. Regardless I wish him and hope the knee lasts at least until September. techsture
  • Score: 3

11:43am Tue 1 Jul 14

St Van Roetford says...

It's a bit like being dumped for some flashy show-off @rsehole with a bigger car than you who you know won't really love her back. Everyone's doing the internet equivalent of staggering round the house with a bottle of whisky shouting "GOOD FU... FU... FUGGIN RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH - SHE'LL BE BACK GROVELLING IN NO TIME THE HUSSY" but secretly being a bit : ( about it.

The mature thing - the thing that shows we're ready to move on with our lives - is to say thanks and wish him well. I'm already over it.
It's a bit like being dumped for some flashy show-off @rsehole with a bigger car than you who you know won't really love her back. Everyone's doing the internet equivalent of staggering round the house with a bottle of whisky shouting "GOOD FU... FU... FUGGIN RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH - SHE'LL BE BACK GROVELLING IN NO TIME THE HUSSY" but secretly being a bit : ( about it. The mature thing - the thing that shows we're ready to move on with our lives - is to say thanks and wish him well. I'm already over it. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 22

11:43am Tue 1 Jul 14

Footballfootballandmorefootball says...

Quality player, quality bloke.
Of course it hurts but he deserves to be playing CL football. We all know he is good enough.
Its a bit silly slating him. Our challenge as a club is to grow into a place where players dont have to leave to reach the top of their profession. Sometimes its 2 steps forward and 1 step back but blimey what massive strides we have made in just a few short years. We have gone from being skint, playing 3rd tier footballer and becoming almost anonymous. We now have a state of the art training facility, a world class academy responsible for both the worlds most expensive player AND the worlds most expensive teenager. More hot prospects coming through. A squad overflowing with internationals at all levels. Tens of millions available to spend in the transfer market. OH and to spend that money? only a bloomin world class, former Barcelona, European Cup winning player who is now a manager with a reputation for playing attractive football AND bringing through the youngsters. MASSIVE thank you Adam and MASSIVE welcome RK. I for one am still enjoying the ride.
Quality player, quality bloke. Of course it hurts but he deserves to be playing CL football. We all know he is good enough. Its a bit silly slating him. Our challenge as a club is to grow into a place where players dont have to leave to reach the top of their profession. Sometimes its 2 steps forward and 1 step back but blimey what massive strides we have made in just a few short years. We have gone from being skint, playing 3rd tier footballer and becoming almost anonymous. We now have a state of the art training facility, a world class academy responsible for both the worlds most expensive player AND the worlds most expensive teenager. More hot prospects coming through. A squad overflowing with internationals at all levels. Tens of millions available to spend in the transfer market. OH and to spend that money? only a bloomin world class, former Barcelona, European Cup winning player who is now a manager with a reputation for playing attractive football AND bringing through the youngsters. MASSIVE thank you Adam and MASSIVE welcome RK. I for one am still enjoying the ride. Footballfootballandmorefootball
  • Score: 59

11:47am Tue 1 Jul 14

ToastyTea says...

https://pbs.twimg.co
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and this quote:
“Last season, deep down, I was thinking: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team. That dream is reality now.”

Arrogant classless w@nker, don't expect a good reception when you come back.
https://pbs.twimg.co m/media/Brc0MQZIQAAc GoO.jpg:large and this quote: “Last season, deep down, I was thinking: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team. That dream is reality now.” Arrogant classless w@nker, don't expect a good reception when you come back. ToastyTea
  • Score: 31

11:48am Tue 1 Jul 14

Halo Saint says...

Lallana may have looked impressive last season but it wasnt down to him alone that he shone ! The players in OUR team & our work ethic as a unit is what actually made players stand out as we pushed high & played hard.This allowed Lallana freedom to do his little bit & the same old trick.
Hope you put loads of wax on the buttocks of your shorts because you will be polishing the bench an awful lot until you get on as a sub !!!
You were foolish to give up the captaincy of a growing team & you have lost the respect of many fans.

COYS
Lallana may have looked impressive last season but it wasnt down to him alone that he shone ! The players in OUR team & our work ethic as a unit is what actually made players stand out as we pushed high & played hard.This allowed Lallana freedom to do his little bit & the same old trick. Hope you put loads of wax on the buttocks of your shorts because you will be polishing the bench an awful lot until you get on as a sub !!! You were foolish to give up the captaincy of a growing team & you have lost the respect of many fans. COYS Halo Saint
  • Score: 33

11:51am Tue 1 Jul 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Ring ring, ring ring

‘Good morning Mrs Wilson’

‘Good morning Mr Kreuger. Mavis and Ethel are in reception and would like to see you.’

‘Mavis and Ethel?’

‘Yes Mavis and Ethel, remember you gave them the contract to make the new shirts? They have knitted a range of scarfs and baby grows they would like to show you.’

‘Oh yes, unfortunately I can’t see them as I’m expecting the sales director of Veho our new club sponsors any minute now.’

‘He’s just rang Mr Kreuger, unfortunately he is running late. He says this is the first time the bus hasn’t turned up since he moved to his terrace house on Leigh Road, Eastleigh.’

‘Oh, how long will he be?’

‘I don’t know, unfortunately he ran out of credit before telling me. Shall I send Mavis and Ethel up?’

‘Can’t Les see them?’

‘No. Liverpool rang and gave him 15 minutes to complete the Lovren deal or they would withdraw their final final offer. It was a poor line with a lot of cackling. He’s even had to shelve the Morgan and Calum transfer to Arsenal to get this done.’

‘Oh, ok, send them up then and arrange for tea and biscuits please.’
That's the spirit, Seed. As dark and desperate as these desperately dark desperate days are, the light approach will cheer you up.

The next part of your rehabilitation is to get yourself some knitting needles and, when your sat at The Rose Bowl watching some other county's six-hour fourth-day rearguard action against Hants, you can knit your own new Saints kit.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Ring ring, ring ring ‘Good morning Mrs Wilson’ ‘Good morning Mr Kreuger. Mavis and Ethel are in reception and would like to see you.’ ‘Mavis and Ethel?’ ‘Yes Mavis and Ethel, remember you gave them the contract to make the new shirts? They have knitted a range of scarfs and baby grows they would like to show you.’ ‘Oh yes, unfortunately I can’t see them as I’m expecting the sales director of Veho our new club sponsors any minute now.’ ‘He’s just rang Mr Kreuger, unfortunately he is running late. He says this is the first time the bus hasn’t turned up since he moved to his terrace house on Leigh Road, Eastleigh.’ ‘Oh, how long will he be?’ ‘I don’t know, unfortunately he ran out of credit before telling me. Shall I send Mavis and Ethel up?’ ‘Can’t Les see them?’ ‘No. Liverpool rang and gave him 15 minutes to complete the Lovren deal or they would withdraw their final final offer. It was a poor line with a lot of cackling. He’s even had to shelve the Morgan and Calum transfer to Arsenal to get this done.’ ‘Oh, ok, send them up then and arrange for tea and biscuits please.’[/p][/quote]That's the spirit, Seed. As dark and desperate as these desperately dark desperate days are, the light approach will cheer you up. The next part of your rehabilitation is to get yourself some knitting needles and, when your sat at The Rose Bowl watching some other county's six-hour fourth-day rearguard action against Hants, you can knit your own new Saints kit. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

11:51am Tue 1 Jul 14

ToastyTea says...

Also:
Alex Goring Crook @alex_crook · 12m
Have filed my copy now so can reveal Adam Lallana told #saintsfc he would never play for them again prior to his move to #LFC

...w@nker
Also: Alex Goring Crook @alex_crook · 12m Have filed my copy now so can reveal Adam Lallana told #saintsfc he would never play for them again prior to his move to #LFC ...w@nker ToastyTea
  • Score: 15

11:52am Tue 1 Jul 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Ring ring, ring ring

‘Good morning Mrs Wilson’

‘Good morning Mr Kreuger. Mavis and Ethel are in reception and would like to see you.’

‘Mavis and Ethel?’

‘Yes Mavis and Ethel, remember you gave them the contract to make the new shirts? They have knitted a range of scarfs and baby grows they would like to show you.’

‘Oh yes, unfortunately I can’t see them as I’m expecting the sales director of Veho our new club sponsors any minute now.’

‘He’s just rang Mr Kreuger, unfortunately he is running late. He says this is the first time the bus hasn’t turned up since he moved to his terrace house on Leigh Road, Eastleigh.’

‘Oh, how long will he be?’

‘I don’t know, unfortunately he ran out of credit before telling me. Shall I send Mavis and Ethel up?’

‘Can’t Les see them?’

‘No. Liverpool rang and gave him 15 minutes to complete the Lovren deal or they would withdraw their final final offer. It was a poor line with a lot of cackling. He’s even had to shelve the Morgan and Calum transfer to Arsenal to get this done.’

‘Oh, ok, send them up then and arrange for tea and biscuits please.’
That's the spirit, Seed. As dark and desperate as these desperately dark desperate days are, the light approach will cheer you up.

The next part of your rehabilitation is to get yourself some knitting needles and, when your sat at The Rose Bowl watching some other county's six-hour fourth-day rearguard action against Hants, you can knit your own new Saints kit.
'you're' even - useless, effin' English teachers!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Ring ring, ring ring ‘Good morning Mrs Wilson’ ‘Good morning Mr Kreuger. Mavis and Ethel are in reception and would like to see you.’ ‘Mavis and Ethel?’ ‘Yes Mavis and Ethel, remember you gave them the contract to make the new shirts? They have knitted a range of scarfs and baby grows they would like to show you.’ ‘Oh yes, unfortunately I can’t see them as I’m expecting the sales director of Veho our new club sponsors any minute now.’ ‘He’s just rang Mr Kreuger, unfortunately he is running late. He says this is the first time the bus hasn’t turned up since he moved to his terrace house on Leigh Road, Eastleigh.’ ‘Oh, how long will he be?’ ‘I don’t know, unfortunately he ran out of credit before telling me. Shall I send Mavis and Ethel up?’ ‘Can’t Les see them?’ ‘No. Liverpool rang and gave him 15 minutes to complete the Lovren deal or they would withdraw their final final offer. It was a poor line with a lot of cackling. He’s even had to shelve the Morgan and Calum transfer to Arsenal to get this done.’ ‘Oh, ok, send them up then and arrange for tea and biscuits please.’[/p][/quote]That's the spirit, Seed. As dark and desperate as these desperately dark desperate days are, the light approach will cheer you up. The next part of your rehabilitation is to get yourself some knitting needles and, when your sat at The Rose Bowl watching some other county's six-hour fourth-day rearguard action against Hants, you can knit your own new Saints kit.[/p][/quote]'you're' even - useless, effin' English teachers! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 4

11:52am Tue 1 Jul 14

killared says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Alas, unlike Rickie, he'll never be a Saints legend.

I'm grateful for what he gave these past years but as for his future, I don't give a flying fig.

Goodbye!
To be fair he's done well for us . But After one good season in the top flight he think he deserve to go hahahahah I'd say good luck to him ! He's gonna come back to us on loan at the beginning of next season you' ll see !
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Alas, unlike Rickie, he'll never be a Saints legend. I'm grateful for what he gave these past years but as for his future, I don't give a flying fig. Goodbye![/p][/quote]To be fair he's done well for us . But After one good season in the top flight he think he deserve to go hahahahah I'd say good luck to him ! He's gonna come back to us on loan at the beginning of next season you' ll see ! killared
  • Score: 5

11:56am Tue 1 Jul 14

saintsfan76 says...

Good luck Adam as you move north with your wife Emily and your young son. A nice pad in Cheshire normally suits the north-west boys. You see he is thinking of his career but also his family. He wont always have the skills and ability he has now so he wants to make the most he can whilst he can. Both in experience and financially and given the chance (as said before) to double your wages and advance your career would you not do likewise. Adam has done a lot for Southampton and stayed loyal when a lot of players of his ability and skill might not. Saints fans should be grateful that due to that loyalty SFC are now back in the Premier League. Now Adam is thinking of himself as well as his family. Can we really begrudge him that. Once part of the England squad with plaudits from everywhere a move for him was always on the cards this summer however it might hurt some fans.
Good luck Adam as you move north with your wife Emily and your young son. A nice pad in Cheshire normally suits the north-west boys. You see he is thinking of his career but also his family. He wont always have the skills and ability he has now so he wants to make the most he can whilst he can. Both in experience and financially and given the chance (as said before) to double your wages and advance your career would you not do likewise. Adam has done a lot for Southampton and stayed loyal when a lot of players of his ability and skill might not. Saints fans should be grateful that due to that loyalty SFC are now back in the Premier League. Now Adam is thinking of himself as well as his family. Can we really begrudge him that. Once part of the England squad with plaudits from everywhere a move for him was always on the cards this summer however it might hurt some fans. saintsfan76
  • Score: -2

11:56am Tue 1 Jul 14

Sainty saint saint says...

Graham, North of Watford wrote:
If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do?


Yes, of course you would and so would I.

Still a very, very sad day for the Saints.
Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End".

It WILL be a brighter tomorrow
I don't think many fans are begrudging him a move to a Champions League club and pots of cash, it's more the way classless way that he's gone about it, made even more evident by his classless quotes now that he's joined.

Completely different to Lambert who was obviously sad to leave Saints but just couldn't turn down his boyhood club.
[quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do? Yes, of course you would and so would I. Still a very, very sad day for the Saints. Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End". It WILL be a brighter tomorrow[/p][/quote]I don't think many fans are begrudging him a move to a Champions League club and pots of cash, it's more the way classless way that he's gone about it, made even more evident by his classless quotes now that he's joined. Completely different to Lambert who was obviously sad to leave Saints but just couldn't turn down his boyhood club. Sainty saint saint
  • Score: 39

11:57am Tue 1 Jul 14

marksrlcart14 says...

As its now being reported adam lallana told the club he would "never play for them again" forcing his transfer I do not believe he deserves anyone's respect or thanks! Shameful behaviour from an apparent model pro and in the words of Brendan rogers someone of great character! Ha what a load of guff!!
As its now being reported adam lallana told the club he would "never play for them again" forcing his transfer I do not believe he deserves anyone's respect or thanks! Shameful behaviour from an apparent model pro and in the words of Brendan rogers someone of great character! Ha what a load of guff!! marksrlcart14
  • Score: 33

11:58am Tue 1 Jul 14

Snooky says...

Of all that will leave this summer, this one hurts the most. If we cannot keep a local 'loyal' home grown talent then we have no chance to keep others. It leaves a sour taste that he is happy the sir RL is already there, like they do not even know the effects of what they are leaving behind.

It should be exciting that we can rebuild, but that leaves no guarantees and I liked the fact that we had so many great English talents. What I liked the most about last season was how English we were and to be achieving success with that 'Englishness', was fantastic. I often joked with glory hunter friends who support top teams, just how many English players we field compared to theirs.

I really hope that we can find the next 'J Rod' from the Championship so that we do not have a team of Foreigners players. One or two, yes, but to field 8 Foreign players this year compared to 8 English players last year would be a shame and in my mind less interesting/exciting
.
Of all that will leave this summer, this one hurts the most. If we cannot keep a local 'loyal' home grown talent then we have no chance to keep others. It leaves a sour taste that he is happy the sir RL is already there, like they do not even know the effects of what they are leaving behind. It should be exciting that we can rebuild, but that leaves no guarantees and I liked the fact that we had so many great English talents. What I liked the most about last season was how English we were and to be achieving success with that 'Englishness', was fantastic. I often joked with glory hunter friends who support top teams, just how many English players we field compared to theirs. I really hope that we can find the next 'J Rod' from the Championship so that we do not have a team of Foreigners players. One or two, yes, but to field 8 Foreign players this year compared to 8 English players last year would be a shame and in my mind less interesting/exciting . Snooky
  • Score: 14

11:59am Tue 1 Jul 14

Saintcosser says...

I'm not going to get bitter so here goes.....

For me this is a good piece of business in the respect of at 25 million I think Lallana has been overpriced. This is because I think he just lacks that little bit of pace to be a top player at a top club and would be more suited to staying at Saints or even moving to a Spurs instead.

Thanks for the memories though Adam and best of luck but us Saints fans are Southampton till we die and no player is bigger than the club.

Next......
I'm not going to get bitter so here goes..... For me this is a good piece of business in the respect of at 25 million I think Lallana has been overpriced. This is because I think he just lacks that little bit of pace to be a top player at a top club and would be more suited to staying at Saints or even moving to a Spurs instead. Thanks for the memories though Adam and best of luck but us Saints fans are Southampton till we die and no player is bigger than the club. Next...... Saintcosser
  • Score: 15

12:00pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Norwegian Saint says...

"He's not the same since he played for England" Did I hear somebody say that last season?

Loyalty... a VERY rare thing in football
"He's not the same since he played for England" Did I hear somebody say that last season? Loyalty... a VERY rare thing in football Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 27

12:02pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Andover Saint says...

killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: Alas, unlike Rickie, he'll never be a Saints legend. I'm grateful for what he gave these past years but as for his future, I don't give a flying fig. Goodbye!
To be fair he's done well for us . But After one good season in the top flight he think he deserve to go hahahahah I'd say good luck to him ! He's gonna come back to us on loan at the beginning of next season you' ll see !
he wont get in our team after the signings we are making
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Alas, unlike Rickie, he'll never be a Saints legend. I'm grateful for what he gave these past years but as for his future, I don't give a flying fig. Goodbye![/p][/quote]To be fair he's done well for us . But After one good season in the top flight he think he deserve to go hahahahah I'd say good luck to him ! He's gonna come back to us on loan at the beginning of next season you' ll see ![/p][/quote]he wont get in our team after the signings we are making Andover Saint
  • Score: 14

12:03pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Thomas Upton says...

He's only gone to keep Lambert company on the bench.
He's only gone to keep Lambert company on the bench. Thomas Upton
  • Score: 18

12:03pm Tue 1 Jul 14

saintsfan76 says...

Why do we always get "undisclosed fee" from the SFC board when most of us know how much he Ricky and Adam went for. A bit more transparency and honesty in this respect from the board would be welcome Katherina.
Why do we always get "undisclosed fee" from the SFC board when most of us know how much he Ricky and Adam went for. A bit more transparency and honesty in this respect from the board would be welcome Katherina. saintsfan76
  • Score: 4

12:05pm Tue 1 Jul 14

jls217 says...

sotonwinch09 wrote:
I'm guessing everyone on here would stay at their current jobs if another business wanted to employ you and double your salary?
No I would adhere to my contract and inform them they would have to wait until I had worked that notice - that's what contracts are for.

It's a legal way of keeping your promise - break that word and your name quite rightly should be held in low esteem and never trusted again.

I signed a contract to serve X years in the Army I saw that contract to the very date I was expected to with no qualms, tantrums etc and 99% of my comrades did likewise because they had also given their word. Those that didn't were not worthy of our thoughts and were dismissed from them.
Lallana is of that ilk - a man in a position of responsibiity who youngsters should be looking to as a beacon of how to conduct themselves. Did he adhere to that?
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: I'm guessing everyone on here would stay at their current jobs if another business wanted to employ you and double your salary?[/p][/quote]No I would adhere to my contract and inform them they would have to wait until I had worked that notice - that's what contracts are for. It's a legal way of keeping your promise - break that word and your name quite rightly should be held in low esteem and never trusted again. I signed a contract to serve X years in the Army I saw that contract to the very date I was expected to with no qualms, tantrums etc and 99% of my comrades did likewise because they had also given their word. Those that didn't were not worthy of our thoughts and were dismissed from them. Lallana is of that ilk - a man in a position of responsibiity who youngsters should be looking to as a beacon of how to conduct themselves. Did he adhere to that? jls217
  • Score: 11

12:07pm Tue 1 Jul 14

jls217 says...

Dan Howard wrote:
Well I wish the boy well.

Shame for the lad to miss out on the excitement at Southampton next season.

I have to say that if we get Pelle and can get Osvaldo fired up in the right way with Jay Rod back and in form, then I would back our forward line against Liverpool's, especially as Suarez looks to sink his teeth into a new victim (sorry, challenge) in Spain.

I can't see Liverpool being the same attacking force next season as this and they did let in a good few goals then.
Picture it. Suarez bites Pelle or Osvaldo - wakes up thinking he's in Spain!
[quote][p][bold]Dan Howard[/bold] wrote: Well I wish the boy well. Shame for the lad to miss out on the excitement at Southampton next season. I have to say that if we get Pelle and can get Osvaldo fired up in the right way with Jay Rod back and in form, then I would back our forward line against Liverpool's, especially as Suarez looks to sink his teeth into a new victim (sorry, challenge) in Spain. I can't see Liverpool being the same attacking force next season as this and they did let in a good few goals then.[/p][/quote]Picture it. Suarez bites Pelle or Osvaldo - wakes up thinking he's in Spain! jls217
  • Score: 0

12:08pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Mush On The Beach says...

Confucious wrote:
Very strange - apparently, when he was walking out of Anfield, Adam coughed up a bit of phlegm and sneezed at the same time - and one of the Scouse fans said "Not bad thanks mate, how are you?"
I thought the untrustworthy Lallana’s first name was Atom .... he does appear to make up everything.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Very strange - apparently, when he was walking out of Anfield, Adam coughed up a bit of phlegm and sneezed at the same time - and one of the Scouse fans said "Not bad thanks mate, how are you?"[/p][/quote]I thought the untrustworthy Lallana’s first name was Atom .... he does appear to make up everything. Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 3

12:11pm Tue 1 Jul 14

justaSaintsfan says...

james_33 wrote:
"... and to put the team above his personal ambitions."

Hmmmm... Not too sure about that one.
I trust you will let me clarify it for you. What the Echo article says is that he has the AWARENESS to put the team above his personal ambitions.

What he lacks is the application!

Perhaps Liverpool see him as their next captain, as Gerrard is getting older and is less effective in matches these days. Both Lallana and Gerrard were unimpressive for England in Brazil. I hope they will be as ineffective when Saints play Liverpool!
[quote][p][bold]james_33[/bold] wrote: "... and to put the team above his personal ambitions." Hmmmm... Not too sure about that one.[/p][/quote]I trust you will let me clarify it for you. What the Echo article says is that he has the AWARENESS to put the team above his personal ambitions. What he lacks is the application! Perhaps Liverpool see him as their next captain, as Gerrard is getting older and is less effective in matches these days. Both Lallana and Gerrard were unimpressive for England in Brazil. I hope they will be as ineffective when Saints play Liverpool! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 4

12:11pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Shareholder says...

Despite all the bitterness being expressed here Adam Lallana was a fine player for us and I for one loved his style of play and thank him for the 14 years he gave us. I wish him good luck for the rest of his career and at his age and with the fact he has often not lasted a winter without a nasty injury he deserves his shot at some glory. I do have a sense of disappointment about how he has left though. As he scooped all those awards at the end of season dinner he told us he was honoured and that the club meant everything to him. He continually told us of the special atmosphere in the dressing room, of a group solid and united with special bonds. Yet come the end, when he speaks to the media about signing for Liverpool he says nothing about Saints. Compared to the comments Lambert and Shaw made that is not just disappointing it's down right disrespectful. To have the adulation he received from the St Mary's faithful is special, not lightly given. To not mention them and the club which made him is hurtful and truly disrespectful. I still wish him well and hope he does well for my country but he's gone down in my estimation and doubtless those of many others. When Liverpool come to St Mary's next season I expect Rickie Lambert to get a hugely warm welcome. I suspect young Adam may not receive the same treatment.
Despite all the bitterness being expressed here Adam Lallana was a fine player for us and I for one loved his style of play and thank him for the 14 years he gave us. I wish him good luck for the rest of his career and at his age and with the fact he has often not lasted a winter without a nasty injury he deserves his shot at some glory. I do have a sense of disappointment about how he has left though. As he scooped all those awards at the end of season dinner he told us he was honoured and that the club meant everything to him. He continually told us of the special atmosphere in the dressing room, of a group solid and united with special bonds. Yet come the end, when he speaks to the media about signing for Liverpool he says nothing about Saints. Compared to the comments Lambert and Shaw made that is not just disappointing it's down right disrespectful. To have the adulation he received from the St Mary's faithful is special, not lightly given. To not mention them and the club which made him is hurtful and truly disrespectful. I still wish him well and hope he does well for my country but he's gone down in my estimation and doubtless those of many others. When Liverpool come to St Mary's next season I expect Rickie Lambert to get a hugely warm welcome. I suspect young Adam may not receive the same treatment. Shareholder
  • Score: 13

12:17pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Saint. says...

Looks like the club has really fallen out with Lala!
That's the briefest acknowledgment in history on the OS!!
Looks like the club has really fallen out with Lala! That's the briefest acknowledgment in history on the OS!! Saint.
  • Score: 18

12:19pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Sammy2sheds says...

Another player allowed to leave before his direct replacement is brought in.if Liverpool wanted him that bad and Adam wanted to get away so why didn't les just say yes,when we have signed your replacement.
Tell them to wait,that is putting our interests first.we are now in a weaker negotiating position when trying to sign players.
And don't forget Ralph's 20 million hole in the budget,that is where the Lallana money is going.there is also the new training ground blow out to pay for so before some people on here start wetting themselves with quotes like. "We have a 100 million to spend" just remember Ralph's opening statement.nothing about ambition but more about balancing the books.
Let's see how much of this money the board spends
Another player allowed to leave before his direct replacement is brought in.if Liverpool wanted him that bad and Adam wanted to get away so why didn't les just say yes,when we have signed your replacement. Tell them to wait,that is putting our interests first.we are now in a weaker negotiating position when trying to sign players. And don't forget Ralph's 20 million hole in the budget,that is where the Lallana money is going.there is also the new training ground blow out to pay for so before some people on here start wetting themselves with quotes like. "We have a 100 million to spend" just remember Ralph's opening statement.nothing about ambition but more about balancing the books. Let's see how much of this money the board spends Sammy2sheds
  • Score: -1

12:21pm Tue 1 Jul 14

BitterSaintsFansLOL says...

Southampton FC = Small Club
Southampton FC = Small Club BitterSaintsFansLOL
  • Score: -16

12:21pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Ozmosis says...

ToastyTea wrote:
Also:
Alex Goring Crook @alex_crook · 12m
Have filed my copy now so can reveal Adam Lallana told #saintsfc he would never play for them again prior to his move to #LFC

...w@nker
Quite simply, that would be a breach of contract....
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Also: Alex Goring Crook @alex_crook · 12m Have filed my copy now so can reveal Adam Lallana told #saintsfc he would never play for them again prior to his move to #LFC ...w@nker[/p][/quote]Quite simply, that would be a breach of contract.... Ozmosis
  • Score: 1

12:22pm Tue 1 Jul 14

vidman says...

According to BBC sport L'pool have bid on three other midfielders. This means they are doing a full rebuilding or AL will be a bench warmer. Still some players never learn.
According to BBC sport L'pool have bid on three other midfielders. This means they are doing a full rebuilding or AL will be a bench warmer. Still some players never learn. vidman
  • Score: 5

12:25pm Tue 1 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

When you've stopped whining and have dried your eyes can you get the cash down to BH7 ASAP please, we got debts to pay and a striker to buy!
Regards
When you've stopped whining and have dried your eyes can you get the cash down to BH7 ASAP please, we got debts to pay and a striker to buy! Regards TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: -7

12:28pm Tue 1 Jul 14

rambo5 says...

IN THE INTERVIEW HE DID NOT SAY ONCE THANKS TO SAINTS AND THE FANS SO THAT LITTLE MONEY GRABBING 5HIT CAN DO ONE COS WE WILL DO THE DOUBLE OVER THEM AND I HOPE YOUR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FAILS BIG TIME TWATANNA
IN THE INTERVIEW HE DID NOT SAY ONCE THANKS TO SAINTS AND THE FANS SO THAT LITTLE MONEY GRABBING 5HIT CAN DO ONE COS WE WILL DO THE DOUBLE OVER THEM AND I HOPE YOUR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FAILS BIG TIME TWATANNA rambo5
  • Score: 18

12:31pm Tue 1 Jul 14

SaintJD says...

Thomas Upton wrote:
He's only gone to keep Lambert company on the bench.
Disagree. People can slag him and Mo Po off for their attitudes and the way they've left, but I don't think you can question their quality in all honesty.

Personally if you could rewind a few months and get both to still be here I don't think anyone would say they wanted to see them gone - both are top quality and we know it, that's kind of why we are totally gutted at what's happened.

We may be lucky enough to replace them, but let's not deny they are class.

Adam has better stats than Sterling and Courtinho and he works a hell of a lot harder. If he doesn't start the majority of games it will be Rodger's loss. He also has an excellent work ethic.

Personally, I think he's going to do brilliantly, but I reiterate that I'm not happy with the way he's conducted himself and I'm not happy with the club for letting these departures happen, regardless of what we bring in as replacements.

After our best season in years with young players coming through and transfer funds available to fill the final gaps, this summer should have been about building with stability - not rolling the dice in the transfer casino and starting from scratch.
[quote][p][bold]Thomas Upton[/bold] wrote: He's only gone to keep Lambert company on the bench.[/p][/quote]Disagree. People can slag him and Mo Po off for their attitudes and the way they've left, but I don't think you can question their quality in all honesty. Personally if you could rewind a few months and get both to still be here I don't think anyone would say they wanted to see them gone - both are top quality and we know it, that's kind of why we are totally gutted at what's happened. We may be lucky enough to replace them, but let's not deny they are class. Adam has better stats than Sterling and Courtinho and he works a hell of a lot harder. If he doesn't start the majority of games it will be Rodger's loss. He also has an excellent work ethic. Personally, I think he's going to do brilliantly, but I reiterate that I'm not happy with the way he's conducted himself and I'm not happy with the club for letting these departures happen, regardless of what we bring in as replacements. After our best season in years with young players coming through and transfer funds available to fill the final gaps, this summer should have been about building with stability - not rolling the dice in the transfer casino and starting from scratch. SaintJD
  • Score: 13

12:32pm Tue 1 Jul 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
Graham, North of Watford wrote:
If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do?


Yes, of course you would and so would I.

Still a very, very sad day for the Saints.
Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End".

It WILL be a brighter tomorrow
I don't think many fans are begrudging him a move to a Champions League club and pots of cash, it's more the way classless way that he's gone about it, made even more evident by his classless quotes now that he's joined.

Completely different to Lambert who was obviously sad to leave Saints but just couldn't turn down his boyhood club.
I went to Taunton's School and couldn't wait to get to the end!
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do? Yes, of course you would and so would I. Still a very, very sad day for the Saints. Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End". It WILL be a brighter tomorrow[/p][/quote]I don't think many fans are begrudging him a move to a Champions League club and pots of cash, it's more the way classless way that he's gone about it, made even more evident by his classless quotes now that he's joined. Completely different to Lambert who was obviously sad to leave Saints but just couldn't turn down his boyhood club.[/p][/quote]I went to Taunton's School and couldn't wait to get to the end! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: -1

12:36pm Tue 1 Jul 14

saint61 says...

Leave the Bus your not welcome anymore!
Leave the Bus your not welcome anymore! saint61
  • Score: 0

12:38pm Tue 1 Jul 14

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire says...

I don't think he will make an inpact at Liverpool
At Saints he was given the freedom to roam and play in any position while the reast of the team worked around him
The 'superstars' in Liverpool won't allow him that luxury.

I anticipate he will play but it will end in disappoinment all round

He'll be at Burnley or suchlike in two years time
I don't think he will make an inpact at Liverpool At Saints he was given the freedom to roam and play in any position while the reast of the team worked around him The 'superstars' in Liverpool won't allow him that luxury. I anticipate he will play but it will end in disappoinment all round He'll be at Burnley or suchlike in two years time There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire
  • Score: 6

12:38pm Tue 1 Jul 14

costa gaz says...

We must also remember it was not until he'd reached the age of 24 that he earned a decent salary.
He could have left us 5 years ago, there were many offers for him, but he did stay loyal and played in a team that won us back to back promotions to get us back into the big time.. has been our best player over this 5 year period, never, ever give less than 100%.

Now at 26 years old he has the chance to secure his future with a big money move, earning x3 what he was paid at Saints and playing CL football.

The ones who are berating him on here, tell me honestly, would you not do the same?

There are some who repeated newspaper quotes about his situation, but surely papers tell lies, especially about the Saints don't they? But you all believed the daily mail stories about Lallana, very strange !!

Good luck Adam, over half your life with our club speaks volumes.
We must also remember it was not until he'd reached the age of 24 that he earned a decent salary. He could have left us 5 years ago, there were many offers for him, but he did stay loyal and played in a team that won us back to back promotions to get us back into the big time.. has been our best player over this 5 year period, never, ever give less than 100%. Now at 26 years old he has the chance to secure his future with a big money move, earning x3 what he was paid at Saints and playing CL football. The ones who are berating him on here, tell me honestly, would you not do the same? There are some who repeated newspaper quotes about his situation, but surely papers tell lies, especially about the Saints don't they? But you all believed the daily mail stories about Lallana, very strange !! Good luck Adam, over half your life with our club speaks volumes. costa gaz
  • Score: 8

12:39pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Egomaniac says...

Graham, North of Watford wrote:
If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do?


Yes, of course you would and so would I.

Still a very, very sad day for the Saints.
Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End".

It WILL be a brighter tomorrow
Hear Hear Graham! Well said.

Are you really an Old Tauntonian? I was there from 1952 to 1959 - great days!! Yep - I'm getting on a bit now of course …..!! But ever a saints supporter.
[quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do? Yes, of course you would and so would I. Still a very, very sad day for the Saints. Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End". It WILL be a brighter tomorrow[/p][/quote]Hear Hear Graham! Well said. Are you really an Old Tauntonian? I was there from 1952 to 1959 - great days!! Yep - I'm getting on a bit now of course …..!! But ever a saints supporter. Egomaniac
  • Score: 2

12:42pm Tue 1 Jul 14

adams74 says...

ADAM WHO?.......SORRY I ONLY KNOW SAINTS PLAYERS!!!
ADAM WHO?.......SORRY I ONLY KNOW SAINTS PLAYERS!!! adams74
  • Score: 4

12:43pm Tue 1 Jul 14

SaintsFan97 says...

We've banked roughly £50m for just 3 players. Yes it's sad to see them go but we can easily replace them with perhaps even better players. Take Lambert for example: Swansea bought Michu for £2m, so with the money we sold Lambert for we could potentially by two strikers as good as Michu. Plus, the one thing that cannot be taken from us is our world class academy which will continue to deliver brilliant players for the future. You only have to look at Lallana and Shaw, as well as players like Gareth Bale, to know that. So long as we're careful not to do a repeat of what happened with Osvaldo, honestly we could well be even better next season.

As for Lallana, you can point to the contract he signed last year and slate him for that but honestly I can understand why he's chosen to leave. He's 26, he's perhaps got at most 3 or 4 seasons left in his prime. Liverpool can guarantee him Champions League football and he is a player worthy of playing on that stage, so it makes sense that he wants to spend the rest of his prime playing at that level. Maybe we could've asked a bit more from Liverpool but still...

Thank you very much Lallana for all you've done for Southampton FC, especially the last 4 years. It's been a great ride.

COYS
We've banked roughly £50m for just 3 players. Yes it's sad to see them go but we can easily replace them with perhaps even better players. Take Lambert for example: Swansea bought Michu for £2m, so with the money we sold Lambert for we could potentially by two strikers as good as Michu. Plus, the one thing that cannot be taken from us is our world class academy which will continue to deliver brilliant players for the future. You only have to look at Lallana and Shaw, as well as players like Gareth Bale, to know that. So long as we're careful not to do a repeat of what happened with Osvaldo, honestly we could well be even better next season. As for Lallana, you can point to the contract he signed last year and slate him for that but honestly I can understand why he's chosen to leave. He's 26, he's perhaps got at most 3 or 4 seasons left in his prime. Liverpool can guarantee him Champions League football and he is a player worthy of playing on that stage, so it makes sense that he wants to spend the rest of his prime playing at that level. Maybe we could've asked a bit more from Liverpool but still... Thank you very much Lallana for all you've done for Southampton FC, especially the last 4 years. It's been a great ride. COYS SaintsFan97
  • Score: 7

12:43pm Tue 1 Jul 14

FindAndDestroy says...

We don't really know what to expect next season to be honest, like one said, we are no longer a top four materiel...

Ricky and Adam have been with us for a very long time, it is understandable they want to move on.

But those who just got here and want away are the mercenaries... and MOPO tops the list..it will be so sweet to see him sacked...he is responsible for the south coast exodus..

Lets stick to those want to be here....

It's official we are selling club....Cortese philosophy has died down...

Should we be fighting the relegation battle Ralph, the rookie in football and Les must resign.
We don't really know what to expect next season to be honest, like one said, we are no longer a top four materiel... Ricky and Adam have been with us for a very long time, it is understandable they want to move on. But those who just got here and want away are the mercenaries... and MOPO tops the list..it will be so sweet to see him sacked...he is responsible for the south coast exodus.. Lets stick to those want to be here.... It's official we are selling club....Cortese philosophy has died down... Should we be fighting the relegation battle Ralph, the rookie in football and Les must resign. FindAndDestroy
  • Score: -3

12:46pm Tue 1 Jul 14

saint bartley says...

As with Ricki, I personally wish the lad well at his new club. He's done his time at Saints and deserves thanks for his efforts, especially in the latter stages of his time here. Now we have move onwards and upwards. I do hope Spider and Dejan stay though otherwise the start of our new season could be difficult until the new boys settle in!
As with Ricki, I personally wish the lad well at his new club. He's done his time at Saints and deserves thanks for his efforts, especially in the latter stages of his time here. Now we have move onwards and upwards. I do hope Spider and Dejan stay though otherwise the start of our new season could be difficult until the new boys settle in! saint bartley
  • Score: 1

12:48pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Chipmonk1 says...

Just read his comments re wetting his pants over how exciting LFC finished last season and how much he wanted to be part of that. Can someone please give an extra loud boo for me from the other side of the world if he somehow makes it on to the field as a substitute at st marys. It's one thing to want away it's something else to be so disrespectful to the club that made you who you are.
Just read his comments re wetting his pants over how exciting LFC finished last season and how much he wanted to be part of that. Can someone please give an extra loud boo for me from the other side of the world if he somehow makes it on to the field as a substitute at st marys. It's one thing to want away it's something else to be so disrespectful to the club that made you who you are. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 15

12:49pm Tue 1 Jul 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Sammy2sheds wrote:
Another player allowed to leave before his direct replacement is brought in.if Liverpool wanted him that bad and Adam wanted to get away so why didn't les just say yes,when we have signed your replacement.
Tell them to wait,that is putting our interests first.we are now in a weaker negotiating position when trying to sign players.
And don't forget Ralph's 20 million hole in the budget,that is where the Lallana money is going.there is also the new training ground blow out to pay for so before some people on here start wetting themselves with quotes like. "We have a 100 million to spend" just remember Ralph's opening statement.nothing about ambition but more about balancing the books.
Let's see how much of this money the board spends
Saints will soon start spending.

It doesn't take genius to work out that money gained from player sales will be reinvested in new players. As for the money Saints will get from their share of television revenue and finishing eighth in the Premier League, perhaps they haven't yet received it. Besides, the sooner the departed players have gone, the sooner they are off the payroll.

Ralph does have ambition for the club. He wants to make Saints football's version of the NFL's Green Bay Packers. I have respect for that ambition, having been to Lambeau Field (Packers stadium). Packers are high achievers in the NFL. I therefore do not doubt Ralph's ambitions for Saints.

Are you really a Saints fan?
[quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: Another player allowed to leave before his direct replacement is brought in.if Liverpool wanted him that bad and Adam wanted to get away so why didn't les just say yes,when we have signed your replacement. Tell them to wait,that is putting our interests first.we are now in a weaker negotiating position when trying to sign players. And don't forget Ralph's 20 million hole in the budget,that is where the Lallana money is going.there is also the new training ground blow out to pay for so before some people on here start wetting themselves with quotes like. "We have a 100 million to spend" just remember Ralph's opening statement.nothing about ambition but more about balancing the books. Let's see how much of this money the board spends[/p][/quote]Saints will soon start spending. It doesn't take genius to work out that money gained from player sales will be reinvested in new players. As for the money Saints will get from their share of television revenue and finishing eighth in the Premier League, perhaps they haven't yet received it. Besides, the sooner the departed players have gone, the sooner they are off the payroll. Ralph does have ambition for the club. He wants to make Saints football's version of the NFL's Green Bay Packers. I have respect for that ambition, having been to Lambeau Field (Packers stadium). Packers are high achievers in the NFL. I therefore do not doubt Ralph's ambitions for Saints. Are you really a Saints fan? justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 4

12:50pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Malcombe says...

Confucious

You never fail brilliant comment I'm laughing as I type, I often have difficulty understanding a rich Liverpudlian accent and could not believe that Sky employ Jamie Carragher because when he's on Sky Sports they should run sub titles at the bottom of the screen that's why I find you comment hilarious, keep them coming mate
Confucious You never fail brilliant comment I'm laughing as I type, I often have difficulty understanding a rich Liverpudlian accent and could not believe that Sky employ Jamie Carragher because when he's on Sky Sports they should run sub titles at the bottom of the screen that's why I find you comment hilarious, keep them coming mate Malcombe
  • Score: 2

12:50pm Tue 1 Jul 14

espanuel says...

Managers and players NO credibility.
Managers and players NO credibility. espanuel
  • Score: 0

12:50pm Tue 1 Jul 14

bstokesaint says...

jls217 wrote:
sotonwinch09 wrote: I'm guessing everyone on here would stay at their current jobs if another business wanted to employ you and double your salary?
No I would adhere to my contract and inform them they would have to wait until I had worked that notice - that's what contracts are for. It's a legal way of keeping your promise - break that word and your name quite rightly should be held in low esteem and never trusted again. I signed a contract to serve X years in the Army I saw that contract to the very date I was expected to with no qualms, tantrums etc and 99% of my comrades did likewise because they had also given their word. Those that didn't were not worthy of our thoughts and were dismissed from them. Lallana is of that ilk - a man in a position of responsibiity who youngsters should be looking to as a beacon of how to conduct themselves. Did he adhere to that?
Couldn't agree more. In fact I know I could earn more doing my current job, but enjoy where I work and the people I work with. What's more I'd play for Saints for half of what he did. There's more to life than money and attempting to fill your trophy cabinet for a club that'll never remember you. He could have been a legend at Southampton and until his England days I remember him clearly quoting he would stay with Southampton "as long as they continued to make progress". Well, that hasn't stopped. What's more he was the captain and to try and get out like he has by engineering a move through the media is disgusting. I feel embarrassed that I used to tell Liverpool and Man U fans he'd never leave us because he's "loyal". I'd love to wish him the best of luck like Rickie, but put simply I don't care. He's not the same player I used to worship.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: I'm guessing everyone on here would stay at their current jobs if another business wanted to employ you and double your salary?[/p][/quote]No I would adhere to my contract and inform them they would have to wait until I had worked that notice - that's what contracts are for. It's a legal way of keeping your promise - break that word and your name quite rightly should be held in low esteem and never trusted again. I signed a contract to serve X years in the Army I saw that contract to the very date I was expected to with no qualms, tantrums etc and 99% of my comrades did likewise because they had also given their word. Those that didn't were not worthy of our thoughts and were dismissed from them. Lallana is of that ilk - a man in a position of responsibiity who youngsters should be looking to as a beacon of how to conduct themselves. Did he adhere to that?[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. In fact I know I could earn more doing my current job, but enjoy where I work and the people I work with. What's more I'd play for Saints for half of what he did. There's more to life than money and attempting to fill your trophy cabinet for a club that'll never remember you. He could have been a legend at Southampton and until his England days I remember him clearly quoting he would stay with Southampton "as long as they continued to make progress". Well, that hasn't stopped. What's more he was the captain and to try and get out like he has by engineering a move through the media is disgusting. I feel embarrassed that I used to tell Liverpool and Man U fans he'd never leave us because he's "loyal". I'd love to wish him the best of luck like Rickie, but put simply I don't care. He's not the same player I used to worship. bstokesaint
  • Score: 12

12:56pm Tue 1 Jul 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

JOKE ABLE fee !! We basically get what we paid for Danni boy after we pay off the Cherries . Lovren & Spider better get a better fee . Still looking BLEAK , dark dark clouds over St Mary s
JOKE ABLE fee !! We basically get what we paid for Danni boy after we pay off the Cherries . Lovren & Spider better get a better fee . Still looking BLEAK , dark dark clouds over St Mary s SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: -2

1:00pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Saint Jinx says...

Footballfootballandm
orefootball
wrote:
Quality player, quality bloke.
Of course it hurts but he deserves to be playing CL football. We all know he is good enough.
Its a bit silly slating him. Our challenge as a club is to grow into a place where players dont have to leave to reach the top of their profession. Sometimes its 2 steps forward and 1 step back but blimey what massive strides we have made in just a few short years. We have gone from being skint, playing 3rd tier footballer and becoming almost anonymous. We now have a state of the art training facility, a world class academy responsible for both the worlds most expensive player AND the worlds most expensive teenager. More hot prospects coming through. A squad overflowing with internationals at all levels. Tens of millions available to spend in the transfer market. OH and to spend that money? only a bloomin world class, former Barcelona, European Cup winning player who is now a manager with a reputation for playing attractive football AND bringing through the youngsters. MASSIVE thank you Adam and MASSIVE welcome RK. I for one am still enjoying the ride.
I don't really get that. He deserves to be playing CL football - well he could have been playing it with us pretty soon. They probably said a couple of years ago that he deserves to be playing in the PL - well he did, WITH US!!!

And he has the cheek to say that he has moved because he wants to win things!
[quote][p][bold]Footballfootballandm orefootball[/bold] wrote: Quality player, quality bloke. Of course it hurts but he deserves to be playing CL football. We all know he is good enough. Its a bit silly slating him. Our challenge as a club is to grow into a place where players dont have to leave to reach the top of their profession. Sometimes its 2 steps forward and 1 step back but blimey what massive strides we have made in just a few short years. We have gone from being skint, playing 3rd tier footballer and becoming almost anonymous. We now have a state of the art training facility, a world class academy responsible for both the worlds most expensive player AND the worlds most expensive teenager. More hot prospects coming through. A squad overflowing with internationals at all levels. Tens of millions available to spend in the transfer market. OH and to spend that money? only a bloomin world class, former Barcelona, European Cup winning player who is now a manager with a reputation for playing attractive football AND bringing through the youngsters. MASSIVE thank you Adam and MASSIVE welcome RK. I for one am still enjoying the ride.[/p][/quote]I don't really get that. He deserves to be playing CL football - well he could have been playing it with us pretty soon. They probably said a couple of years ago that he deserves to be playing in the PL - well he did, WITH US!!! And he has the cheek to say that he has moved because he wants to win things! Saint Jinx
  • Score: 5

1:05pm Tue 1 Jul 14

deepheat says...

Sevilla FC are not happy we have signed Dustin Tadic.

On their Forum they have 49 pages about Tadic. The translation is hilarious. We are called "Souptantom".

Page 1 Tadic is world class, Brilliant buy, great player and is coming to Sevilla. By page 49 and "Souptantom" are "Firecracker fat about this player. but let's bring it down to the ground, is very very good but if a player puts the Sauthanthomp Sevilla shows hunger has little"

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Sevilla FC are not happy we have signed Dustin Tadic. On their Forum they have 49 pages about Tadic. The translation is hilarious. We are called "Souptantom". Page 1 Tadic is world class, Brilliant buy, great player and is coming to Sevilla. By page 49 and "Souptantom" are "Firecracker fat about this player. but let's bring it down to the ground, is very very good but if a player puts the Sauthanthomp Sevilla shows hunger has little" Hope this link works. http://translate.goo gleusercontent.com/t ranslate_c?depth=1&h l=en&rurl=translate. google.com&tl=en&u=h ttp://www.hastalamue rte.net/foros/index. php%3FPHPSESSID%3Dd9 8341cc353d1136f2adaf 476903ad21%26topic%3 D21194.705&usg=ALkJr hiwcu4HfqwALKDRd_KXe ybQ2pkq0w deepheat
  • Score: 0

1:05pm Tue 1 Jul 14

gazw1976 says...

cheers adz for turning your back on us loyal fans , now f*** off an dont come back an leave the award from us for last season give it to jay instead
cheers adz for turning your back on us loyal fans , now f*** off an dont come back an leave the award from us for last season give it to jay instead gazw1976
  • Score: 15

1:05pm Tue 1 Jul 14

saintbobby says...

wrypop wrote:
Good luck on the next phase of your career Adam plus a huge thank you for all you have done for SFC.
To be generous you might be right, but no one is in the mood to agree with you. We do not like turncoats. Sorry!
[quote][p][bold]wrypop[/bold] wrote: Good luck on the next phase of your career Adam plus a huge thank you for all you have done for SFC.[/p][/quote]To be generous you might be right, but no one is in the mood to agree with you. We do not like turncoats. Sorry! saintbobby
  • Score: 5

1:08pm Tue 1 Jul 14

NewForestStu says...

Just Lovren, Schneiderlin and Rodrigues to go then the new five year rebuild/plan can begin.

The 'Southampton Way' *.............






* Sell....sell.....sel
l.
Just Lovren, Schneiderlin and Rodrigues to go then the new five year rebuild/plan can begin. The 'Southampton Way' *............. * Sell....sell.....sel l. NewForestStu
  • Score: -8

1:12pm Tue 1 Jul 14

bstokesaint says...

Saint Jinx wrote:
Footballfootballandm orefootball wrote: Quality player, quality bloke. Of course it hurts but he deserves to be playing CL football. We all know he is good enough. Its a bit silly slating him. Our challenge as a club is to grow into a place where players dont have to leave to reach the top of their profession. Sometimes its 2 steps forward and 1 step back but blimey what massive strides we have made in just a few short years. We have gone from being skint, playing 3rd tier footballer and becoming almost anonymous. We now have a state of the art training facility, a world class academy responsible for both the worlds most expensive player AND the worlds most expensive teenager. More hot prospects coming through. A squad overflowing with internationals at all levels. Tens of millions available to spend in the transfer market. OH and to spend that money? only a bloomin world class, former Barcelona, European Cup winning player who is now a manager with a reputation for playing attractive football AND bringing through the youngsters. MASSIVE thank you Adam and MASSIVE welcome RK. I for one am still enjoying the ride.
I don't really get that. He deserves to be playing CL football - well he could have been playing it with us pretty soon. They probably said a couple of years ago that he deserves to be playing in the PL - well he did, WITH US!!! And he has the cheek to say that he has moved because he wants to win things!
Let's be honest he made us sound a little like a clown outfit. And as for "it got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching them (Liverpool), and the style of football they were playing", what were we doing in this time? Were we practicing keep-e-uppies in the park? We were praised by the pundits for our performaces last year. The major difference between us and Liverpool in both fixtures was a certain world class player (currently banned) and across both fixtures I can honestly say I'd take no more than 3-4 Liverpool players to improve the Saints' team. Finally when Rickie says midweek games at Anfield are "a bit special", well yes they would be for Rickie, it's childhood team.
[quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Footballfootballandm orefootball[/bold] wrote: Quality player, quality bloke. Of course it hurts but he deserves to be playing CL football. We all know he is good enough. Its a bit silly slating him. Our challenge as a club is to grow into a place where players dont have to leave to reach the top of their profession. Sometimes its 2 steps forward and 1 step back but blimey what massive strides we have made in just a few short years. We have gone from being skint, playing 3rd tier footballer and becoming almost anonymous. We now have a state of the art training facility, a world class academy responsible for both the worlds most expensive player AND the worlds most expensive teenager. More hot prospects coming through. A squad overflowing with internationals at all levels. Tens of millions available to spend in the transfer market. OH and to spend that money? only a bloomin world class, former Barcelona, European Cup winning player who is now a manager with a reputation for playing attractive football AND bringing through the youngsters. MASSIVE thank you Adam and MASSIVE welcome RK. I for one am still enjoying the ride.[/p][/quote]I don't really get that. He deserves to be playing CL football - well he could have been playing it with us pretty soon. They probably said a couple of years ago that he deserves to be playing in the PL - well he did, WITH US!!! And he has the cheek to say that he has moved because he wants to win things![/p][/quote]Let's be honest he made us sound a little like a clown outfit. And as for "it got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching them (Liverpool), and the style of football they were playing", what were we doing in this time? Were we practicing keep-e-uppies in the park? We were praised by the pundits for our performaces last year. The major difference between us and Liverpool in both fixtures was a certain world class player (currently banned) and across both fixtures I can honestly say I'd take no more than 3-4 Liverpool players to improve the Saints' team. Finally when Rickie says midweek games at Anfield are "a bit special", well yes they would be for Rickie, it's childhood team. bstokesaint
  • Score: 5

1:17pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Dave Juson says...

Dry your tears. He's nothing without you lot. Nothing. And he never deserved you in the first place. Working as a waiter in a cocktail bar ... you picked him up and turned him around, turned him into something new ...
If only the Human League were Mushes, what music Lallana's departure would have inspired!
Good luck Adam, and thanks for being part of our history.
Dry your tears. He's nothing without you lot. Nothing. And he never deserved you in the first place. Working as a waiter in a cocktail bar ... you picked him up and turned him around, turned him into something new ... If only the Human League were Mushes, what music Lallana's departure would have inspired! Good luck Adam, and thanks for being part of our history. Dave Juson
  • Score: -2

1:18pm Tue 1 Jul 14

ShanoBrizzy says...

Thinking positively Saints will start next season with a better overall team.. The key is convincing Lovren and Schneiderlin to stay.. If so, and with potentially the new spoken about signings, how can they not?
Thinking positively Saints will start next season with a better overall team.. The key is convincing Lovren and Schneiderlin to stay.. If so, and with potentially the new spoken about signings, how can they not? ShanoBrizzy
  • Score: 0

1:18pm Tue 1 Jul 14

saints442 says...

Am in two minds re Lallana. He could have followed Best, Mcgoldrick and Surman out the door during the dark days, yet he stayed and did what he could to get us back to the Prem. Personally I can understand why he left the club, I just hate the way he did it. After signing a 5 year deal last season and then giving us that fantastic speech about how he was happy to finish his career here blah blah blah he then apparently told the club before the World Cup that he would never play here again.
He could have left in a dignified way like Sir Rickie and still been a Saints legend to the fans. Here's hoping we get a great replacement.
Am in two minds re Lallana. He could have followed Best, Mcgoldrick and Surman out the door during the dark days, yet he stayed and did what he could to get us back to the Prem. Personally I can understand why he left the club, I just hate the way he did it. After signing a 5 year deal last season and then giving us that fantastic speech about how he was happy to finish his career here blah blah blah he then apparently told the club before the World Cup that he would never play here again. He could have left in a dignified way like Sir Rickie and still been a Saints legend to the fans. Here's hoping we get a great replacement. saints442
  • Score: 5

1:22pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Alicesdad says...

It's all over now but the key elements were:

- Cortese left. He would never have been allowed to go otherwise.
- Pochettino left
- Once he was picked for England and then the World Cup Squad the big pound signs were ringing in front of him

In the clear blue light of day its all very clear now.

Clattenberg was right.

Anyway, you did a good job Adam - I wish you well, and we did make a truckload out of your transfer. Bournemouth can now afford their bank charges this month.

But you are going to learn what that price tag brings with it. The scousers will be on your back if you don't deliver big time up there.

Bon courage.
It's all over now but the key elements were: - Cortese left. He would never have been allowed to go otherwise. - Pochettino left - Once he was picked for England and then the World Cup Squad the big pound signs were ringing in front of him In the clear blue light of day its all very clear now. Clattenberg was right. Anyway, you did a good job Adam - I wish you well, and we did make a truckload out of your transfer. Bournemouth can now afford their bank charges this month. But you are going to learn what that price tag brings with it. The scousers will be on your back if you don't deliver big time up there. Bon courage. Alicesdad
  • Score: 3

1:22pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Chipmonk1 says...

The more I read the more angry I get. I don't normally begrudge exsaints when they kove ob to pastures new but AL and MoPo can do one as far as I am concerned. F off we r better off without you.
The more I read the more angry I get. I don't normally begrudge exsaints when they kove ob to pastures new but AL and MoPo can do one as far as I am concerned. F off we r better off without you. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 8

1:29pm Tue 1 Jul 14

SouthamptonBoy65 says...

I tell you what isn't clear, did the club force him to put in a transfer request?

I will be sore dissapointed if they didn't as this move was motivated by greed and if not, as he says, then he could have waived the contract pay outs which we could spend wisely!
I tell you what isn't clear, did the club force him to put in a transfer request? I will be sore dissapointed if they didn't as this move was motivated by greed and if not, as he says, then he could have waived the contract pay outs which we could spend wisely! SouthamptonBoy65
  • Score: 5

1:32pm Tue 1 Jul 14

markodarko29 says...

Lallana could not say thank you to the club which nurtured him from a boy to an England international and to the fans who idolised him, unbelievable ,I hope you rot on the scouse bench then the reserve team and are given loads of abuse if you ever return to St Marys,
Lallana could not say thank you to the club which nurtured him from a boy to an England international and to the fans who idolised him, unbelievable ,I hope you rot on the scouse bench then the reserve team and are given loads of abuse if you ever return to St Marys, markodarko29
  • Score: 7

1:35pm Tue 1 Jul 14

InsideOutCat says...

redandy10 wrote:
No i don't buy this story, more annoying paper talk. You see he has a contract with the club and Les Reed said we won't be selling any players we don't want to sell. I sincerely hope none of you are calling Les a liar!!!

And the story about Luke signing is not real because he gave an interview last year where he stated he didn't want to leave. And last November is the same as this summer, isn't it.

Oh and Liverpool didn't sell Luis Suarez to Real Madrid in 2013, and we are a similar size club to them aren't we, so the same applies to us with Luke and Adam.

Any of that sound familiar lads?
Nobody likes a smart@rse Andy ... but at least you're no less respected as a result.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: No i don't buy this story, more annoying paper talk. You see he has a contract with the club and Les Reed said we won't be selling any players we don't want to sell. I sincerely hope none of you are calling Les a liar!!! And the story about Luke signing is not real because he gave an interview last year where he stated he didn't want to leave. And last November is the same as this summer, isn't it. Oh and Liverpool didn't sell Luis Suarez to Real Madrid in 2013, and we are a similar size club to them aren't we, so the same applies to us with Luke and Adam. Any of that sound familiar lads?[/p][/quote]Nobody likes a smart@rse Andy ... but at least you're no less respected as a result. InsideOutCat
  • Score: -1

1:36pm Tue 1 Jul 14

SaintJD says...

Alicesdad wrote:
It's all over now but the key elements were:

- Cortese left. He would never have been allowed to go otherwise.
- Pochettino left
- Once he was picked for England and then the World Cup Squad the big pound signs were ringing in front of him

In the clear blue light of day its all very clear now.

Clattenberg was right.

Anyway, you did a good job Adam - I wish you well, and we did make a truckload out of your transfer. Bournemouth can now afford their bank charges this month.

But you are going to learn what that price tag brings with it. The scousers will be on your back if you don't deliver big time up there.

Bon courage.
Not sure he has anything to fear to be honest. Scouse fans, to give them their due, seem to have more patience than most big club fans as long as they are seeing good football and effort.

Adam seemed totally unfazed by the England experience and I see him doing extremely well.

His only slight problem is going to be joining at a time when the club has high expectations and could be likely to lose their best player.

Bar his behaviour over the past few weeks (and it is hard to even judge that without being on the inside) he seems a decent guy but, like you, just wish the club had nipped this whole thing in the bud in January.

Perhaps I'm being naive, but even after Cortese left I think the board could have turned things around if they'd shown the players and manager ambition.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: It's all over now but the key elements were: - Cortese left. He would never have been allowed to go otherwise. - Pochettino left - Once he was picked for England and then the World Cup Squad the big pound signs were ringing in front of him In the clear blue light of day its all very clear now. Clattenberg was right. Anyway, you did a good job Adam - I wish you well, and we did make a truckload out of your transfer. Bournemouth can now afford their bank charges this month. But you are going to learn what that price tag brings with it. The scousers will be on your back if you don't deliver big time up there. Bon courage.[/p][/quote]Not sure he has anything to fear to be honest. Scouse fans, to give them their due, seem to have more patience than most big club fans as long as they are seeing good football and effort. Adam seemed totally unfazed by the England experience and I see him doing extremely well. His only slight problem is going to be joining at a time when the club has high expectations and could be likely to lose their best player. Bar his behaviour over the past few weeks (and it is hard to even judge that without being on the inside) he seems a decent guy but, like you, just wish the club had nipped this whole thing in the bud in January. Perhaps I'm being naive, but even after Cortese left I think the board could have turned things around if they'd shown the players and manager ambition. SaintJD
  • Score: 6

1:37pm Tue 1 Jul 14

InsideOutCat says...

sotonwinch09 wrote:
I'm guessing everyone on here would stay at their current jobs if another business wanted to employ you and double your salary?
Assuming everyone on hede is motivated solely by money you're probably right. But if you are then God help humanity.
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: I'm guessing everyone on here would stay at their current jobs if another business wanted to employ you and double your salary?[/p][/quote]Assuming everyone on hede is motivated solely by money you're probably right. But if you are then God help humanity. InsideOutCat
  • Score: 1

1:38pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Saintade says...

Dan Howard wrote:
Well I wish the boy well.

Shame for the lad to miss out on the excitement at Southampton next season.

I have to say that if we get Pelle and can get Osvaldo fired up in the right way with Jay Rod back and in form, then I would back our forward line against Liverpool's, especially as Suarez looks to sink his teeth into a new victim (sorry, challenge) in Spain.

I can't see Liverpool being the same attacking force next season as this and they did let in a good few goals then.
Osvaldo is rubbish and so is Ramirez..they had ample opportunity to impress last season in an excellent side and showed zero promise. Not even against League 1 opposition in the League Cup. If we pin our hopes on these two next season, we've had it.
[quote][p][bold]Dan Howard[/bold] wrote: Well I wish the boy well. Shame for the lad to miss out on the excitement at Southampton next season. I have to say that if we get Pelle and can get Osvaldo fired up in the right way with Jay Rod back and in form, then I would back our forward line against Liverpool's, especially as Suarez looks to sink his teeth into a new victim (sorry, challenge) in Spain. I can't see Liverpool being the same attacking force next season as this and they did let in a good few goals then.[/p][/quote]Osvaldo is rubbish and so is Ramirez..they had ample opportunity to impress last season in an excellent side and showed zero promise. Not even against League 1 opposition in the League Cup. If we pin our hopes on these two next season, we've had it. Saintade
  • Score: 3

1:40pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Saintade says...

Saint. wrote:
Looks like the club has really fallen out with Lala!
That's the briefest acknowledgment in history on the OS!!
They've run out of lies to tell us abut not needing to sell players. I love the phrase 'to improve the squad for next season'. How can you improve a squad that has been decimated? Rebuild more like.
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Looks like the club has really fallen out with Lala! That's the briefest acknowledgment in history on the OS!![/p][/quote]They've run out of lies to tell us abut not needing to sell players. I love the phrase 'to improve the squad for next season'. How can you improve a squad that has been decimated? Rebuild more like. Saintade
  • Score: 3

1:44pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Costa Baz says...

Looking forward to him starting against us, in the first match.

Also hope someone gives him a kick, nothing too serious, just enough for him to be out for a few weeks, then they will see the Lallana we had in our first season back.
A player constantly playing catch up with his fitness, never quite reaching the heights he achieved, last season, when he was virtually injury free.
We'll see how long the scousers stick with him then.
Looking forward to him starting against us, in the first match. Also hope someone gives him a kick, nothing too serious, just enough for him to be out for a few weeks, then they will see the Lallana we had in our first season back. A player constantly playing catch up with his fitness, never quite reaching the heights he achieved, last season, when he was virtually injury free. We'll see how long the scousers stick with him then. Costa Baz
  • Score: 2

1:46pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Saintade says...

Jeez, this club needs some good news desperately. I've never known fans to be so low about our situation even when we were down and out. This somehow feels worse after all that has been achieved. We're never going to be able to piece together a side and get instant success. If we stay up next season it will be a Koeman miracle in my opinion. Having said that, if Les Reed is going to come out of this with any shred of respect, he next three signings need to be stellar, big name, exciting players or we're sunk. Any Bentners or Watford players who managed 1 goal all last season and come on a free, we're dead.
Jeez, this club needs some good news desperately. I've never known fans to be so low about our situation even when we were down and out. This somehow feels worse after all that has been achieved. We're never going to be able to piece together a side and get instant success. If we stay up next season it will be a Koeman miracle in my opinion. Having said that, if Les Reed is going to come out of this with any shred of respect, he next three signings need to be stellar, big name, exciting players or we're sunk. Any Bentners or Watford players who managed 1 goal all last season and come on a free, we're dead. Saintade
  • Score: 6

1:46pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

"I'd like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they have done for me"

I would like to say the same Adam...

Now moving into the future...I hope you break a leg in training you greedy sh!t

I hope your family are reminded of how you "begged" for more money.

I hope your disloyaty is repaid in equal measure, by a sharpe realisation that the freedom you had to express yourself at Saints has turned into a mere expectation, as the Anfield fans turn on an underperforming Everton supporter.

I wish you failure in achieving every one of the "different targets to those of a club like Southampton"
"I'd like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they have done for me" I would like to say the same Adam... Now moving into the future...I hope you break a leg in training you greedy sh!t I hope your family are reminded of how you "begged" for more money. I hope your disloyaty is repaid in equal measure, by a sharpe realisation that the freedom you had to express yourself at Saints has turned into a mere expectation, as the Anfield fans turn on an underperforming Everton supporter. I wish you failure in achieving every one of the "different targets to those of a club like Southampton" Jesus_02
  • Score: 3

1:47pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

Jesus_02 wrote:
"I'd like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they have done for me" I would like to say the same Adam... Now moving into the future...I hope you break a leg in training you greedy sh!t I hope your family are reminded of how you "begged" for more money. I hope your disloyaty is repaid in equal measure, by a sharpe realisation that the freedom you had to express yourself at Saints has turned into a mere expectation, as the Anfield fans turn on an underperforming Everton supporter. I wish you failure in achieving every one of the "different targets to those of a club like Southampton"
so angry I forgot how to spell :)
[quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: "I'd like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they have done for me" I would like to say the same Adam... Now moving into the future...I hope you break a leg in training you greedy sh!t I hope your family are reminded of how you "begged" for more money. I hope your disloyaty is repaid in equal measure, by a sharpe realisation that the freedom you had to express yourself at Saints has turned into a mere expectation, as the Anfield fans turn on an underperforming Everton supporter. I wish you failure in achieving every one of the "different targets to those of a club like Southampton"[/p][/quote]so angry I forgot how to spell :) Jesus_02
  • Score: 3

1:48pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Poole Tom says...

For those of you who had`nt previously realised it the only Southampton legend that was truly loyal to Saints since the 1960`s was Terry Paine. Southampton born Martin Chivers moved to Spuds, my all time favourite player Mick Channon went to Man City but redeemed himself somewhat by coming back, Steve Williams went to Arsenal, Matt Le Tiss would have gone to his boyhood hero`s Spuds were it not for his Mrs refusing to move to London, and our subsequent hero`s like the Wallace brothers, Shearer, Kenna, Flowers, Bridge, Walcott, Ox and now Rickie and Lallana have all chosen to move on rather than help our club grow still further. The same thing will happen again and again unless we ever become as big as Man Utd which frankly won`t happen in my lifetime, so if you can`t except the way things are you are sentencing yourself to a lifetime of moaning and whinging. That`s why I prefer to embrace our club for what it is, enjoy myself when we put it over the big boys, and yes pray for at least one other day like the 1/5/1976 when we won the FA Cup before I pop my clogs! I would strongly recommend that others do likewise.
For those of you who had`nt previously realised it the only Southampton legend that was truly loyal to Saints since the 1960`s was Terry Paine. Southampton born Martin Chivers moved to Spuds, my all time favourite player Mick Channon went to Man City but redeemed himself somewhat by coming back, Steve Williams went to Arsenal, Matt Le Tiss would have gone to his boyhood hero`s Spuds were it not for his Mrs refusing to move to London, and our subsequent hero`s like the Wallace brothers, Shearer, Kenna, Flowers, Bridge, Walcott, Ox and now Rickie and Lallana have all chosen to move on rather than help our club grow still further. The same thing will happen again and again unless we ever become as big as Man Utd which frankly won`t happen in my lifetime, so if you can`t except the way things are you are sentencing yourself to a lifetime of moaning and whinging. That`s why I prefer to embrace our club for what it is, enjoy myself when we put it over the big boys, and yes pray for at least one other day like the 1/5/1976 when we won the FA Cup before I pop my clogs! I would strongly recommend that others do likewise. Poole Tom
  • Score: 5

1:49pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Confucious says...

I must admit that until I just saw his interview on Sky Sports I only felt pretty miffed about Adam leaving. Now he's really p!ssed me off.

By clear and insulting and patronising inference, everything he says so glowingly about Liverpool doesn't apply to Saints. After he's spent 14 years with us - from a boy of 12 to an England player of 26 - I'd have thought he would have shown more respect and gratitude at least to the fans if not the club.

Perhaps we'll get a tweeted line later or a meaningless PR crafted sentence or two - but regardless, I think it's a poor show.

I'd ring the Samaritans if they weren't all tied up with Seed.
I must admit that until I just saw his interview on Sky Sports I only felt pretty miffed about Adam leaving. Now he's really p!ssed me off. By clear and insulting and patronising inference, everything he says so glowingly about Liverpool doesn't apply to Saints. After he's spent 14 years with us - from a boy of 12 to an England player of 26 - I'd have thought he would have shown more respect and gratitude at least to the fans if not the club. Perhaps we'll get a tweeted line later or a meaningless PR crafted sentence or two - but regardless, I think it's a poor show. I'd ring the Samaritans if they weren't all tied up with Seed. Confucious
  • Score: 16

1:51pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

Saintade wrote:
Saint. wrote: Looks like the club has really fallen out with Lala! That's the briefest acknowledgment in history on the OS!!
They've run out of lies to tell us abut not needing to sell players. I love the phrase 'to improve the squad for next season'. How can you improve a squad that has been decimated? Rebuild more like.
I think questions need to be asked about tapping up.

Both Adam and Ricky have both informed the club that they wanted to join Liverpool. Within guidlines how could Liverpool make them aware of their interest (agree terms ect)

There may be fallout yet. KL has lawyers
[quote][p][bold]Saintade[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Looks like the club has really fallen out with Lala! That's the briefest acknowledgment in history on the OS!![/p][/quote]They've run out of lies to tell us abut not needing to sell players. I love the phrase 'to improve the squad for next season'. How can you improve a squad that has been decimated? Rebuild more like.[/p][/quote]I think questions need to be asked about tapping up. Both Adam and Ricky have both informed the club that they wanted to join Liverpool. Within guidlines how could Liverpool make them aware of their interest (agree terms ect) There may be fallout yet. KL has lawyers Jesus_02
  • Score: 6

1:56pm Tue 1 Jul 14

cebu blue says...

search for truth wrote:
LALLANA'S FIRST INTERVIEW AS A LIVERPOOL PLAYER
Shortly after his move was completed, Lallana gave his first interview as a Liverpool player to the club's website. Here's the full transcript:
Adam, welcome to Liverpool Football Club...

Thank you very much. I'm over the moon for it to be sorted. I still can't quite believe it. I just can't wait to get started in pre-season and work with the team.

Can you describe your emotions right now?

Not really, no, it has not sunk in if I'm being honest. I'd like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they have done for me; I have been there for the best part of 14 years. I'm so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool. I'm quite humbled and I just can't wait to get started .

After spending so much of your life on the south coast, how big a step is this for you?

It's a huge step. Liverpool have got so much history and after the season they had last season, I can't wait to get started and carry on and build on that. Champions League football is back; everyone is telling me that the atmosphere on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Anfield are something special. Lambert is up here already and he has been telling me all about it. It's great that I can continue my career with him as well. That's a special moment.

How much of a help is he going to be now you're both here at Liverpool?

A massive help. I've spent the last four or five years with him. We've had great careers at Southampton and achieved something special, but we're both thoroughly looking forward to the new challenge. It's Rickie's boyhood club and a club I can't wait to be a part of.

Tell us what the thought process is when you find out that Liverpool Football Club are interested in you...

To start off with...if it's true! There had been a lot of toing and froing and it had been a little bit longer than I'd anticipated, but it's something I'm not quite used to. I'm grateful that Southampton accepted the offer in the end and granted my wish to play at such a fantastic football club, in Champions League football and competing for Premier League titles. I'll probably get back started in pre-season within three weeks. I'll have time to chill out with my family, go on holiday and take a break from it for a week or so. Then I'll come back fully focused on the job in hand.

Who was the first person you spoke to about this move?

Probably my dad, my family and my wife. A lot of my close friends are Southampton fans, but they understand. They understand this is an opportunity that you just can't turn down. At the age I'm at, 26 now, it's just the right step. I'm sure most people will understand my decision.

You've had quite a rise in quite a short space of time - you're now a Liverpool player, you're an England international. Does it seem surreal? Does it sink in, how far you've come?

It doesn't yet. To think, five or six years ago, I was playing in League One. But it's a reality that we've climbed up the leagues and done so well. I'd like to think I'm here on merit, I think I've earned it. I just can't wait to keep improving, playing with world-class players and a lot of England teammates as well, which I'm also looking forward to so much. It's going to be a great new chapter in my life.

Do your ambitions as a player change now that you're at a club like this?

They have to - it's a huge club that wants to win titles again and compete in the Champions League. There are different targets to what a club like Southampton has, but I'm just going to be pushing to do the best I can.

What has the manager , Brendan Rodgers, said to you about how he sees you fitting into his Liverpool?

I can't say I've had that chat in detail yet. But from what I have spoken to him, he seems like a top manager. Everyone compliments him massively and gives him great references. All of the lads at England said that if I did get the chance to work with him then it would help my career in huge ways. So I can't wait to get started working with him.

How do you think your style and your game will complement what he already has here at Liverpool ?

I hope it compliments and I can bring something different to the team. People have said to me that there are similarities in the way Southampton and Liverpool play their football, and I hope that enables me to settle that much easier. I just can't wait to start playing with the world-class players that are here - I'm only going to learn and get better.

Having watched Liverpool from afar and seeing the success Liverpool had last season, how much does that excite you to be part of it going forward ?

Watching the run-in towards the end of last season was unbelievable, not just for myself but everyone involved in football. It got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching them, and the style of football they were playing. Deep down, I was thinking to myself: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team. That dream has become a reality now, so I can't wait for that to get started.

You were part of one of the few sides to take points from Liverpool at Anfield. What was that experience like?

It was a great afternoon. Southampton weren't expected to get anything from the game. I remember the game quite well; we won 1-0 and a few fans clapped us off the pitch. It shows what respectful fans Liverpool are and how great the fans are. To be playing for Liverpool now, with them behind me, is another reason why I can't wait to get started.

This is a great moment for you, signing for this football club, but we know it has been a difficult few weeks with England in the World Cup. How do you overcome a disappointment like that to ensure you start your Liverpool career well?

Just keep working even harder. We did suffer disappointment; not just myself, all of the lads are disappointed, the whole country is disappointed. We need to rest now for a couple of weeks, recharge the batteries and then get back to doing what we love, that's playing football. Hopefully we'll have learned a lot from the experience and take what positives we can into the European Championship campaign.

Do you become stronger mentally from experiencing something like that?

Without a shadow of a doubt. I think you can only become stronger mentally. It's a long way from home, in different conditions and a lot of people's first major tournament. So it is good experience. We just have to learn quickly and hopefully improve and get better results next time.

You mentioned spending plenty of time with your new Liverpool teammates while you were over in Brazil. Did you ask them questions about this football club and what it's like to be here?

I did and they were on to me about when it was getting sorted. I was running out of answers in the end because I thought the more I say 'soon' the longer it would take. During the World Cup I was fully focused on just playing for England, but I was eager for it to get sorted once I knew I was coming home. Just so I can switch off and rest and recover for a couple of weeks before we start pre-season.

How much can you still learn from someone like Steven Gerrard? You've had opportunities to spend time with him at international level, but here with your football club now, how much can you still learn from someone like him?

There's no limit to what I can learn playing with him. I grew up watching him. My best mates, he's their legend. For me to be playing alongside him, not just at England but at club level, is quite surreal really. They're always asking me what he's like. He's got that aura around him. But I need to quickly get used to it because I'll be playing with him week in, week out.

You'll make him feel old saying you grew up watching him...

Well, I did, it's just the fact and reality. He's still such a good player and he can go on to play for numerous more years with the quality he possesses.

Your first official game for Liverpool could be against your former club Southampton . What do you anticipate that feeling will be like?

It would have been worse if it was at St Mary's, I'm glad it's at Anfield. But to be lining up against my teammates from last year just had to happen. It's fate. Rickie and I spoke about it, and he said he could have bet his mortgage on it, he knew it was going to happen.

You've experienced Anfield as an opposition player. What will that feeling be like to run out with the home support behind you?

I can't wait to experience it. Everyone says it has got a unique atmosphere; it's a unique ground with a lot of history. I just can't wait to get on the pitch with the fans behind me, rather than just the away fans.

Finally, what is your message to those Liverpool supporters?

Hopefully I can settle in quickly, and I will give it my best throughout the whole time I'm here. I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I'm here, because that's why I'm here - for success.
Lallana says, he's playing for a top club now full of world class players, not like Southampton liverpool have bigger expectations... so where does he fit in all of this? Over rated.
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: LALLANA'S FIRST INTERVIEW AS A LIVERPOOL PLAYER Shortly after his move was completed, Lallana gave his first interview as a Liverpool player to the club's website. Here's the full transcript: Adam, welcome to Liverpool Football Club... Thank you very much. I'm over the moon for it to be sorted. I still can't quite believe it. I just can't wait to get started in pre-season and work with the team. Can you describe your emotions right now? Not really, no, it has not sunk in if I'm being honest. I'd like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they have done for me; I have been there for the best part of 14 years. I'm so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool. I'm quite humbled and I just can't wait to get started . After spending so much of your life on the south coast, how big a step is this for you? It's a huge step. Liverpool have got so much history and after the season they had last season, I can't wait to get started and carry on and build on that. Champions League football is back; everyone is telling me that the atmosphere on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Anfield are something special. Lambert is up here already and he has been telling me all about it. It's great that I can continue my career with him as well. That's a special moment. How much of a help is he going to be now you're both here at Liverpool? A massive help. I've spent the last four or five years with him. We've had great careers at Southampton and achieved something special, but we're both thoroughly looking forward to the new challenge. It's Rickie's boyhood club and a club I can't wait to be a part of. Tell us what the thought process is when you find out that Liverpool Football Club are interested in you... To start off with...if it's true! There had been a lot of toing and froing and it had been a little bit longer than I'd anticipated, but it's something I'm not quite used to. I'm grateful that Southampton accepted the offer in the end and granted my wish to play at such a fantastic football club, in Champions League football and competing for Premier League titles. I'll probably get back started in pre-season within three weeks. I'll have time to chill out with my family, go on holiday and take a break from it for a week or so. Then I'll come back fully focused on the job in hand. Who was the first person you spoke to about this move? Probably my dad, my family and my wife. A lot of my close friends are Southampton fans, but they understand. They understand this is an opportunity that you just can't turn down. At the age I'm at, 26 now, it's just the right step. I'm sure most people will understand my decision. You've had quite a rise in quite a short space of time - you're now a Liverpool player, you're an England international. Does it seem surreal? Does it sink in, how far you've come? It doesn't yet. To think, five or six years ago, I was playing in League One. But it's a reality that we've climbed up the leagues and done so well. I'd like to think I'm here on merit, I think I've earned it. I just can't wait to keep improving, playing with world-class players and a lot of England teammates as well, which I'm also looking forward to so much. It's going to be a great new chapter in my life. Do your ambitions as a player change now that you're at a club like this? They have to - it's a huge club that wants to win titles again and compete in the Champions League. There are different targets to what a club like Southampton has, but I'm just going to be pushing to do the best I can. What has the manager , Brendan Rodgers, said to you about how he sees you fitting into his Liverpool? I can't say I've had that chat in detail yet. But from what I have spoken to him, he seems like a top manager. Everyone compliments him massively and gives him great references. All of the lads at England said that if I did get the chance to work with him then it would help my career in huge ways. So I can't wait to get started working with him. How do you think your style and your game will complement what he already has here at Liverpool ? I hope it compliments and I can bring something different to the team. People have said to me that there are similarities in the way Southampton and Liverpool play their football, and I hope that enables me to settle that much easier. I just can't wait to start playing with the world-class players that are here - I'm only going to learn and get better. Having watched Liverpool from afar and seeing the success Liverpool had last season, how much does that excite you to be part of it going forward ? Watching the run-in towards the end of last season was unbelievable, not just for myself but everyone involved in football. It got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching them, and the style of football they were playing. Deep down, I was thinking to myself: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team. That dream has become a reality now, so I can't wait for that to get started. You were part of one of the few sides to take points from Liverpool at Anfield. What was that experience like? It was a great afternoon. Southampton weren't expected to get anything from the game. I remember the game quite well; we won 1-0 and a few fans clapped us off the pitch. It shows what respectful fans Liverpool are and how great the fans are. To be playing for Liverpool now, with them behind me, is another reason why I can't wait to get started. This is a great moment for you, signing for this football club, but we know it has been a difficult few weeks with England in the World Cup. How do you overcome a disappointment like that to ensure you start your Liverpool career well? Just keep working even harder. We did suffer disappointment; not just myself, all of the lads are disappointed, the whole country is disappointed. We need to rest now for a couple of weeks, recharge the batteries and then get back to doing what we love, that's playing football. Hopefully we'll have learned a lot from the experience and take what positives we can into the European Championship campaign. Do you become stronger mentally from experiencing something like that? Without a shadow of a doubt. I think you can only become stronger mentally. It's a long way from home, in different conditions and a lot of people's first major tournament. So it is good experience. We just have to learn quickly and hopefully improve and get better results next time. You mentioned spending plenty of time with your new Liverpool teammates while you were over in Brazil. Did you ask them questions about this football club and what it's like to be here? I did and they were on to me about when it was getting sorted. I was running out of answers in the end because I thought the more I say 'soon' the longer it would take. During the World Cup I was fully focused on just playing for England, but I was eager for it to get sorted once I knew I was coming home. Just so I can switch off and rest and recover for a couple of weeks before we start pre-season. How much can you still learn from someone like Steven Gerrard? You've had opportunities to spend time with him at international level, but here with your football club now, how much can you still learn from someone like him? There's no limit to what I can learn playing with him. I grew up watching him. My best mates, he's their legend. For me to be playing alongside him, not just at England but at club level, is quite surreal really. They're always asking me what he's like. He's got that aura around him. But I need to quickly get used to it because I'll be playing with him week in, week out. You'll make him feel old saying you grew up watching him... Well, I did, it's just the fact and reality. He's still such a good player and he can go on to play for numerous more years with the quality he possesses. Your first official game for Liverpool could be against your former club Southampton . What do you anticipate that feeling will be like? It would have been worse if it was at St Mary's, I'm glad it's at Anfield. But to be lining up against my teammates from last year just had to happen. It's fate. Rickie and I spoke about it, and he said he could have bet his mortgage on it, he knew it was going to happen. You've experienced Anfield as an opposition player. What will that feeling be like to run out with the home support behind you? I can't wait to experience it. Everyone says it has got a unique atmosphere; it's a unique ground with a lot of history. I just can't wait to get on the pitch with the fans behind me, rather than just the away fans. Finally, what is your message to those Liverpool supporters? Hopefully I can settle in quickly, and I will give it my best throughout the whole time I'm here. I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I'm here, because that's why I'm here - for success.[/p][/quote]Lallana says, he's playing for a top club now full of world class players, not like Southampton liverpool have bigger expectations... so where does he fit in all of this? Over rated. cebu blue
  • Score: 3

1:56pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

InsideOutCat wrote:
sotonwinch09 wrote: I'm guessing everyone on here would stay at their current jobs if another business wanted to employ you and double your salary?
Assuming everyone on hede is motivated solely by money you're probably right. But if you are then God help humanity.
If I was on over £3m a year I wouldnt publicly beg for £2m more
[quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: I'm guessing everyone on here would stay at their current jobs if another business wanted to employ you and double your salary?[/p][/quote]Assuming everyone on hede is motivated solely by money you're probably right. But if you are then God help humanity.[/p][/quote]If I was on over £3m a year I wouldnt publicly beg for £2m more Jesus_02
  • Score: 4

1:58pm Tue 1 Jul 14

7saint7 says...

Adam Lallana is a great player and was are best .Has been sold to cheap. Can't blame him he's 26 and is thinking of him self now .Has been here and stayed loyal for years even through the dark days.
My little boy has been crying his eyes out and can't stop Lallana is his hero
says he hates saints for selling him and dont want to be a saints fan any more.
I hate Lallana for that.
Adam Lallana is a great player and was are best .Has been sold to cheap. Can't blame him he's 26 and is thinking of him self now .Has been here and stayed loyal for years even through the dark days. My little boy has been crying his eyes out and can't stop Lallana is his hero says he hates saints for selling him and dont want to be a saints fan any more. I hate Lallana for that. 7saint7
  • Score: 14

2:01pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Butt_the_nut says...

All that talk in post match interviews about having a strong will and belief that the team are capable of reaching the CL was all a load of bull. Your just a traitor and now everybody knows how much of a money grabber you are!!! Me thinks you have grown a little too big for your boots and it will be enjoyable to watch you fall flat on your face. Oh and one more thing, good luck Rickie Lambert you deserve to taste success you conducted yourself impeccably while at St Marys and I hope you do well
All that talk in post match interviews about having a strong will and belief that the team are capable of reaching the CL was all a load of bull. Your just a traitor and now everybody knows how much of a money grabber you are!!! Me thinks you have grown a little too big for your boots and it will be enjoyable to watch you fall flat on your face. Oh and one more thing, good luck Rickie Lambert you deserve to taste success you conducted yourself impeccably while at St Marys and I hope you do well Butt_the_nut
  • Score: 9

2:03pm Tue 1 Jul 14

milton road says...

In truth Adam struggled in his first season both with injury and form. Last season he had a good hour in most games and then came off. The most subbed Saints player last season.
He is a good player without ever reaching the greatness of Le Tiss. Such a stir built about him last season cos he was an Englishman who could use both feet and had a bit of flair. Look around Europe and there are a lot of midfield players like that. I think a lot of the reaction is because we thought he was going to stay for his career. In fairness he is near on 27 and time is running out for him to reach the top. I do think he will spend a lot of bench time there and may become just a bit part player who in a season or so will move on again. In truth there have been games when Saints have carried his poor form, at Liverpool that will not happen. There have been other games when he has been outstanding.
There is no doubt his head has been turned and Liverpool next season will depend more on whether Suarez is there or not than who they buy in. If we buy quality team players we can still move forward. Shaw is a great player in the making but we can still bring in a quality left back. The same as we can bring in better players in midfield than Adam. It just leaves a bit of a taste because he was one of our won and we thought he had saints written in his heart and he didn't.
He feels he has outgrown the club time could show its the other way round.
In truth Adam struggled in his first season both with injury and form. Last season he had a good hour in most games and then came off. The most subbed Saints player last season. He is a good player without ever reaching the greatness of Le Tiss. Such a stir built about him last season cos he was an Englishman who could use both feet and had a bit of flair. Look around Europe and there are a lot of midfield players like that. I think a lot of the reaction is because we thought he was going to stay for his career. In fairness he is near on 27 and time is running out for him to reach the top. I do think he will spend a lot of bench time there and may become just a bit part player who in a season or so will move on again. In truth there have been games when Saints have carried his poor form, at Liverpool that will not happen. There have been other games when he has been outstanding. There is no doubt his head has been turned and Liverpool next season will depend more on whether Suarez is there or not than who they buy in. If we buy quality team players we can still move forward. Shaw is a great player in the making but we can still bring in a quality left back. The same as we can bring in better players in midfield than Adam. It just leaves a bit of a taste because he was one of our won and we thought he had saints written in his heart and he didn't. He feels he has outgrown the club time could show its the other way round. milton road
  • Score: 1

2:04pm Tue 1 Jul 14

M Clarke says...

So, as expected Adam leaves us but I find all these transfers very strange. It is said that M P had a clique of players around him but normally when a manager and chairman move on you don't get such a reaction from so many top squad players. So I'm wondering if Cortese and Pochettino are doing some stirring in the background and encouraging our players to move on. I'm probably wrong but it all seems very strange. I think MP was always going to leave after Cortese left and it seems the players in M P s clique are all trying to get out. Very strange and a great shame but Southampton will survive the loss of all these greedy selfish disloyal people. Come on the Saints and let's show them all what we can do
So, as expected Adam leaves us but I find all these transfers very strange. It is said that M P had a clique of players around him but normally when a manager and chairman move on you don't get such a reaction from so many top squad players. So I'm wondering if Cortese and Pochettino are doing some stirring in the background and encouraging our players to move on. I'm probably wrong but it all seems very strange. I think MP was always going to leave after Cortese left and it seems the players in M P s clique are all trying to get out. Very strange and a great shame but Southampton will survive the loss of all these greedy selfish disloyal people. Come on the Saints and let's show them all what we can do M Clarke
  • Score: 7

2:08pm Tue 1 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

Its time for fans to get over this selling player thing... we hit a big DEAD END... and what you do when that happens is you reverse a bit and then take a different route. I was seeing a team that was never going to better last season in future campaigns.... MPs 2-D tactics had been sussed and the players we had were not better than the best in many departments. I could not care less what comes out of ALs mouth.... he is not a Saints player anymore.... looking forward to seeing some great new signing parading around SMS in the weeks to come in our new swanky home-brew kit.... ;-)
Its time for fans to get over this selling player thing... we hit a big DEAD END... and what you do when that happens is you reverse a bit and then take a different route. I was seeing a team that was never going to better last season in future campaigns.... MPs 2-D tactics had been sussed and the players we had were not better than the best in many departments. I could not care less what comes out of ALs mouth.... he is not a Saints player anymore.... looking forward to seeing some great new signing parading around SMS in the weeks to come in our new swanky home-brew kit.... ;-) steekeemcglue
  • Score: 4

2:08pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Kingofkings00 says...

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  • Score: 0

2:12pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Churchill Saint says...

“Last season, deep down, I was thinking: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team. That dream is reality now.”

Says it all about his attitude. A committed captain might have been thinking "Last season deep down, I was thinking that if we here at Southampton improved even more would could be beating a team like that and challenging for the Premiership"
“Last season, deep down, I was thinking: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team. That dream is reality now.” Says it all about his attitude. A committed captain might have been thinking "Last season deep down, I was thinking that if we here at Southampton improved even more would could be beating a team like that and challenging for the Premiership" Churchill Saint
  • Score: 8

2:15pm Tue 1 Jul 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

costa gaz wrote:
We must also remember it was not until he'd reached the age of 24 that he earned a decent salary.
He could have left us 5 years ago, there were many offers for him, but he did stay loyal and played in a team that won us back to back promotions to get us back into the big time.. has been our best player over this 5 year period, never, ever give less than 100%.

Now at 26 years old he has the chance to secure his future with a big money move, earning x3 what he was paid at Saints and playing CL football.

The ones who are berating him on here, tell me honestly, would you not do the same?

There are some who repeated newspaper quotes about his situation, but surely papers tell lies, especially about the Saints don't they? But you all believed the daily mail stories about Lallana, very strange !!

Good luck Adam, over half your life with our club speaks volumes.
gaz you said on the previous thread that he could have left and stayed loyal and I responded to you to show that he has been far from loyal, in case you missed it here it is again;

Gaz, this idea that laloadsamoneylana has turned down move after move is just not right. a simple google search will show you what we as saints fans seem to have forgotten, Laloadsamoneylana has asked to leave on at least one if not two different occasions. he asked to leave when Jan Poortvliet was manager, he wanted out when surman was being linked away.
from bbc 606;
"Family member of Surman has been telling people that Andrew Surman and Adam Lallana will definately be leaving Saints either in January or May. Both are fed up with the poor coaching by Jan Poortvliet. They are also confused with the role of Rupert Lowe whose interference in team affairs is causing a lot of hassle around the training ground. Backroom staff who have been at Saints for a number of years are amazed how a chairman wants to get involved when he hasnt got a clue with what he comes out with."

heres another from sky sports that I posted before;

Southampton manager Mark Wotte is determined not to let forward Adam Lallana leave on the cheap.

Wolves have already had a £500,000 bid for the 21-year-old rejected with the Saints looking for a considerably higher offer.

The youngster was linked with a move to Tottenham in the early stages of last season but in the end mustered just two goals in all competitions as the South Coast club were relegated from the Championship.

Lallana has refused to play in the club's two pre-season games to date after telling Wotte he wants to leave.

"There is some interest for him and he would like to join a club in the Championship or Premier League," Wotte told the Daily Star.

so the urban myth that he has been a `loyal servant` and has turned down move after move is just wrong. the only difference this time is that he has become very well known and can command a huge fee.
when you look back over the years and see how he has treated the club that put him on the map and stood behind him when he had health problems, its no surprise that he has tried to force a move again, looks like he has been successful this time though.

so as I said its clear he has been far from `loyal` over his time here!

also Gaz how can you say he never gave less than 100%? if reports that he told saints that he would never play for them again at the end of he season are true, he would have had a move on his mind for some time and if so there is no way he could have given 100%, he would have had J-rods injury on the back of his mind so would naturally pull back on what he was giving!
makes me laugh when people say he has a chance to `secure his future` really so a 5yr deal at say £30k a week wont secure a future? put it another way, that's £7.8million! plus all his endorsements on top of that and his previous wages which over 10 years as a pro would still be several million. he hasn't moved to `secure his future` that already secure, if he couldn't have survived getting paid a week more than some do in a year then somethings wrong with him. he has moved for more money, simple as that. diverpooh offered him more and he was quick to take it, just like he tried to get more money before.
don't get me wrong I`m not complaining that players should be `loyal` to clubs, I`m just saying that he was never loyal and should just say so and say he moved for more money!
as for some saying that he `deserves to be playing champs league`, no he doesn't in fact no player deserves to be playing in anything. they should have to earn the right to play in the big competitions, does anyone think laloadsamoneylana has earned that right yet? it is almost like saying that shrek deserves to be in the England squad!
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: We must also remember it was not until he'd reached the age of 24 that he earned a decent salary. He could have left us 5 years ago, there were many offers for him, but he did stay loyal and played in a team that won us back to back promotions to get us back into the big time.. has been our best player over this 5 year period, never, ever give less than 100%. Now at 26 years old he has the chance to secure his future with a big money move, earning x3 what he was paid at Saints and playing CL football. The ones who are berating him on here, tell me honestly, would you not do the same? There are some who repeated newspaper quotes about his situation, but surely papers tell lies, especially about the Saints don't they? But you all believed the daily mail stories about Lallana, very strange !! Good luck Adam, over half your life with our club speaks volumes.[/p][/quote]gaz you said on the previous thread that he could have left and stayed loyal and I responded to you to show that he has been far from loyal, in case you missed it here it is again; Gaz, this idea that laloadsamoneylana has turned down move after move is just not right. a simple google search will show you what we as saints fans seem to have forgotten, Laloadsamoneylana has asked to leave on at least one if not two different occasions. he asked to leave when Jan Poortvliet was manager, he wanted out when surman was being linked away. from bbc 606; "Family member of Surman has been telling people that Andrew Surman and Adam Lallana will definately be leaving Saints either in January or May. Both are fed up with the poor coaching by Jan Poortvliet. They are also confused with the role of Rupert Lowe whose interference in team affairs is causing a lot of hassle around the training ground. Backroom staff who have been at Saints for a number of years are amazed how a chairman wants to get involved when he hasnt got a clue with what he comes out with." heres another from sky sports that I posted before; Southampton manager Mark Wotte is determined not to let forward Adam Lallana leave on the cheap. Wolves have already had a £500,000 bid for the 21-year-old rejected with the Saints looking for a considerably higher offer. The youngster was linked with a move to Tottenham in the early stages of last season but in the end mustered just two goals in all competitions as the South Coast club were relegated from the Championship. Lallana has refused to play in the club's two pre-season games to date after telling Wotte he wants to leave. "There is some interest for him and he would like to join a club in the Championship or Premier League," Wotte told the Daily Star. so the urban myth that he has been a `loyal servant` and has turned down move after move is just wrong. the only difference this time is that he has become very well known and can command a huge fee. when you look back over the years and see how he has treated the club that put him on the map and stood behind him when he had health problems, its no surprise that he has tried to force a move again, looks like he has been successful this time though. so as I said its clear he has been far from `loyal` over his time here! also Gaz how can you say he never gave less than 100%? if reports that he told saints that he would never play for them again at the end of he season are true, he would have had a move on his mind for some time and if so there is no way he could have given 100%, he would have had J-rods injury on the back of his mind so would naturally pull back on what he was giving! makes me laugh when people say he has a chance to `secure his future` really so a 5yr deal at say £30k a week wont secure a future? put it another way, that's £7.8million! plus all his endorsements on top of that and his previous wages which over 10 years as a pro would still be several million. he hasn't moved to `secure his future` that already secure, if he couldn't have survived getting paid a week more than some do in a year then somethings wrong with him. he has moved for more money, simple as that. diverpooh offered him more and he was quick to take it, just like he tried to get more money before. don't get me wrong I`m not complaining that players should be `loyal` to clubs, I`m just saying that he was never loyal and should just say so and say he moved for more money! as for some saying that he `deserves to be playing champs league`, no he doesn't in fact no player deserves to be playing in anything. they should have to earn the right to play in the big competitions, does anyone think laloadsamoneylana has earned that right yet? it is almost like saying that shrek deserves to be in the England squad! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 3

2:22pm Tue 1 Jul 14

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  • Score: 1

2:24pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

cebu blue wrote:
search for truth wrote: LALLANA'S FIRST INTERVIEW AS A LIVERPOOL PLAYER Shortly after his move was completed, Lallana gave his first interview as a Liverpool player to the club's website. Here's the full transcript: Adam, welcome to Liverpool Football Club... Thank you very much. I'm over the moon for it to be sorted. I still can't quite believe it. I just can't wait to get started in pre-season and work with the team. Can you describe your emotions right now? Not really, no, it has not sunk in if I'm being honest. I'd like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they have done for me; I have been there for the best part of 14 years. I'm so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool. I'm quite humbled and I just can't wait to get started . After spending so much of your life on the south coast, how big a step is this for you? It's a huge step. Liverpool have got so much history and after the season they had last season, I can't wait to get started and carry on and build on that. Champions League football is back; everyone is telling me that the atmosphere on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Anfield are something special. Lambert is up here already and he has been telling me all about it. It's great that I can continue my career with him as well. That's a special moment. How much of a help is he going to be now you're both here at Liverpool? A massive help. I've spent the last four or five years with him. We've had great careers at Southampton and achieved something special, but we're both thoroughly looking forward to the new challenge. It's Rickie's boyhood club and a club I can't wait to be a part of. Tell us what the thought process is when you find out that Liverpool Football Club are interested in you... To start off with...if it's true! There had been a lot of toing and froing and it had been a little bit longer than I'd anticipated, but it's something I'm not quite used to. I'm grateful that Southampton accepted the offer in the end and granted my wish to play at such a fantastic football club, in Champions League football and competing for Premier League titles. I'll probably get back started in pre-season within three weeks. I'll have time to chill out with my family, go on holiday and take a break from it for a week or so. Then I'll come back fully focused on the job in hand. Who was the first person you spoke to about this move? Probably my dad, my family and my wife. A lot of my close friends are Southampton fans, but they understand. They understand this is an opportunity that you just can't turn down. At the age I'm at, 26 now, it's just the right step. I'm sure most people will understand my decision. You've had quite a rise in quite a short space of time - you're now a Liverpool player, you're an England international. Does it seem surreal? Does it sink in, how far you've come? It doesn't yet. To think, five or six years ago, I was playing in League One. But it's a reality that we've climbed up the leagues and done so well. I'd like to think I'm here on merit, I think I've earned it. I just can't wait to keep improving, playing with world-class players and a lot of England teammates as well, which I'm also looking forward to so much. It's going to be a great new chapter in my life. Do your ambitions as a player change now that you're at a club like this? They have to - it's a huge club that wants to win titles again and compete in the Champions League. There are different targets to what a club like Southampton has, but I'm just going to be pushing to do the best I can. What has the manager , Brendan Rodgers, said to you about how he sees you fitting into his Liverpool? I can't say I've had that chat in detail yet. But from what I have spoken to him, he seems like a top manager. Everyone compliments him massively and gives him great references. All of the lads at England said that if I did get the chance to work with him then it would help my career in huge ways. So I can't wait to get started working with him. How do you think your style and your game will complement what he already has here at Liverpool ? I hope it compliments and I can bring something different to the team. People have said to me that there are similarities in the way Southampton and Liverpool play their football, and I hope that enables me to settle that much easier. I just can't wait to start playing with the world-class players that are here - I'm only going to learn and get better. Having watched Liverpool from afar and seeing the success Liverpool had last season, how much does that excite you to be part of it going forward ? Watching the run-in towards the end of last season was unbelievable, not just for myself but everyone involved in football. It got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching them, and the style of football they were playing. Deep down, I was thinking to myself: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team. That dream has become a reality now, so I can't wait for that to get started. You were part of one of the few sides to take points from Liverpool at Anfield. What was that experience like? It was a great afternoon. Southampton weren't expected to get anything from the game. I remember the game quite well; we won 1-0 and a few fans clapped us off the pitch. It shows what respectful fans Liverpool are and how great the fans are. To be playing for Liverpool now, with them behind me, is another reason why I can't wait to get started. This is a great moment for you, signing for this football club, but we know it has been a difficult few weeks with England in the World Cup. How do you overcome a disappointment like that to ensure you start your Liverpool career well? Just keep working even harder. We did suffer disappointment; not just myself, all of the lads are disappointed, the whole country is disappointed. We need to rest now for a couple of weeks, recharge the batteries and then get back to doing what we love, that's playing football. Hopefully we'll have learned a lot from the experience and take what positives we can into the European Championship campaign. Do you become stronger mentally from experiencing something like that? Without a shadow of a doubt. I think you can only become stronger mentally. It's a long way from home, in different conditions and a lot of people's first major tournament. So it is good experience. We just have to learn quickly and hopefully improve and get better results next time. You mentioned spending plenty of time with your new Liverpool teammates while you were over in Brazil. Did you ask them questions about this football club and what it's like to be here? I did and they were on to me about when it was getting sorted. I was running out of answers in the end because I thought the more I say 'soon' the longer it would take. During the World Cup I was fully focused on just playing for England, but I was eager for it to get sorted once I knew I was coming home. Just so I can switch off and rest and recover for a couple of weeks before we start pre-season. How much can you still learn from someone like Steven Gerrard? You've had opportunities to spend time with him at international level, but here with your football club now, how much can you still learn from someone like him? There's no limit to what I can learn playing with him. I grew up watching him. My best mates, he's their legend. For me to be playing alongside him, not just at England but at club level, is quite surreal really. They're always asking me what he's like. He's got that aura around him. But I need to quickly get used to it because I'll be playing with him week in, week out. You'll make him feel old saying you grew up watching him... Well, I did, it's just the fact and reality. He's still such a good player and he can go on to play for numerous more years with the quality he possesses. Your first official game for Liverpool could be against your former club Southampton . What do you anticipate that feeling will be like? It would have been worse if it was at St Mary's, I'm glad it's at Anfield. But to be lining up against my teammates from last year just had to happen. It's fate. Rickie and I spoke about it, and he said he could have bet his mortgage on it, he knew it was going to happen. You've experienced Anfield as an opposition player. What will that feeling be like to run out with the home support behind you? I can't wait to experience it. Everyone says it has got a unique atmosphere; it's a unique ground with a lot of history. I just can't wait to get on the pitch with the fans behind me, rather than just the away fans. Finally, what is your message to those Liverpool supporters? Hopefully I can settle in quickly, and I will give it my best throughout the whole time I'm here. I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I'm here, because that's why I'm here - for success.
Lallana says, he's playing for a top club now full of world class players, not like Southampton liverpool have bigger expectations... so where does he fit in all of this? Over rated.
"Tell us what the thought process is when you find out that Liverpool Football Club are interested in you..."

errm..First thought was “is Steven Gerrard making this up?”..

Then do they really want to pay me THAT much?

Then the doubts set in…surely this should have come from the Saints board?

I was confused, I thought. I better report this to the FA.. so I decided to speak with Roy Hodgeson…he just congratulated me.

Then I was angry…. I told him I was still thinking about it and suddenly I went from playing both warm up games to being dropped.

I finally accepted it…I was going to be a Liverpool player. I would get a 40% pay rise and play for my childhood rivals. I would have to learn how to look after myself get in pub fights and bite people, but “There are different targets to what a club like Southampton has”
[quote][p][bold]cebu blue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: LALLANA'S FIRST INTERVIEW AS A LIVERPOOL PLAYER Shortly after his move was completed, Lallana gave his first interview as a Liverpool player to the club's website. Here's the full transcript: Adam, welcome to Liverpool Football Club... Thank you very much. I'm over the moon for it to be sorted. I still can't quite believe it. I just can't wait to get started in pre-season and work with the team. Can you describe your emotions right now? Not really, no, it has not sunk in if I'm being honest. I'd like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they have done for me; I have been there for the best part of 14 years. I'm so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool. I'm quite humbled and I just can't wait to get started . After spending so much of your life on the south coast, how big a step is this for you? It's a huge step. Liverpool have got so much history and after the season they had last season, I can't wait to get started and carry on and build on that. Champions League football is back; everyone is telling me that the atmosphere on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Anfield are something special. Lambert is up here already and he has been telling me all about it. It's great that I can continue my career with him as well. That's a special moment. How much of a help is he going to be now you're both here at Liverpool? A massive help. I've spent the last four or five years with him. We've had great careers at Southampton and achieved something special, but we're both thoroughly looking forward to the new challenge. It's Rickie's boyhood club and a club I can't wait to be a part of. Tell us what the thought process is when you find out that Liverpool Football Club are interested in you... To start off with...if it's true! There had been a lot of toing and froing and it had been a little bit longer than I'd anticipated, but it's something I'm not quite used to. I'm grateful that Southampton accepted the offer in the end and granted my wish to play at such a fantastic football club, in Champions League football and competing for Premier League titles. I'll probably get back started in pre-season within three weeks. I'll have time to chill out with my family, go on holiday and take a break from it for a week or so. Then I'll come back fully focused on the job in hand. Who was the first person you spoke to about this move? Probably my dad, my family and my wife. A lot of my close friends are Southampton fans, but they understand. They understand this is an opportunity that you just can't turn down. At the age I'm at, 26 now, it's just the right step. I'm sure most people will understand my decision. You've had quite a rise in quite a short space of time - you're now a Liverpool player, you're an England international. Does it seem surreal? Does it sink in, how far you've come? It doesn't yet. To think, five or six years ago, I was playing in League One. But it's a reality that we've climbed up the leagues and done so well. I'd like to think I'm here on merit, I think I've earned it. I just can't wait to keep improving, playing with world-class players and a lot of England teammates as well, which I'm also looking forward to so much. It's going to be a great new chapter in my life. Do your ambitions as a player change now that you're at a club like this? They have to - it's a huge club that wants to win titles again and compete in the Champions League. There are different targets to what a club like Southampton has, but I'm just going to be pushing to do the best I can. What has the manager , Brendan Rodgers, said to you about how he sees you fitting into his Liverpool? I can't say I've had that chat in detail yet. But from what I have spoken to him, he seems like a top manager. Everyone compliments him massively and gives him great references. All of the lads at England said that if I did get the chance to work with him then it would help my career in huge ways. So I can't wait to get started working with him. How do you think your style and your game will complement what he already has here at Liverpool ? I hope it compliments and I can bring something different to the team. People have said to me that there are similarities in the way Southampton and Liverpool play their football, and I hope that enables me to settle that much easier. I just can't wait to start playing with the world-class players that are here - I'm only going to learn and get better. Having watched Liverpool from afar and seeing the success Liverpool had last season, how much does that excite you to be part of it going forward ? Watching the run-in towards the end of last season was unbelievable, not just for myself but everyone involved in football. It got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching them, and the style of football they were playing. Deep down, I was thinking to myself: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team. That dream has become a reality now, so I can't wait for that to get started. You were part of one of the few sides to take points from Liverpool at Anfield. What was that experience like? It was a great afternoon. Southampton weren't expected to get anything from the game. I remember the game quite well; we won 1-0 and a few fans clapped us off the pitch. It shows what respectful fans Liverpool are and how great the fans are. To be playing for Liverpool now, with them behind me, is another reason why I can't wait to get started. This is a great moment for you, signing for this football club, but we know it has been a difficult few weeks with England in the World Cup. How do you overcome a disappointment like that to ensure you start your Liverpool career well? Just keep working even harder. We did suffer disappointment; not just myself, all of the lads are disappointed, the whole country is disappointed. We need to rest now for a couple of weeks, recharge the batteries and then get back to doing what we love, that's playing football. Hopefully we'll have learned a lot from the experience and take what positives we can into the European Championship campaign. Do you become stronger mentally from experiencing something like that? Without a shadow of a doubt. I think you can only become stronger mentally. It's a long way from home, in different conditions and a lot of people's first major tournament. So it is good experience. We just have to learn quickly and hopefully improve and get better results next time. You mentioned spending plenty of time with your new Liverpool teammates while you were over in Brazil. Did you ask them questions about this football club and what it's like to be here? I did and they were on to me about when it was getting sorted. I was running out of answers in the end because I thought the more I say 'soon' the longer it would take. During the World Cup I was fully focused on just playing for England, but I was eager for it to get sorted once I knew I was coming home. Just so I can switch off and rest and recover for a couple of weeks before we start pre-season. How much can you still learn from someone like Steven Gerrard? You've had opportunities to spend time with him at international level, but here with your football club now, how much can you still learn from someone like him? There's no limit to what I can learn playing with him. I grew up watching him. My best mates, he's their legend. For me to be playing alongside him, not just at England but at club level, is quite surreal really. They're always asking me what he's like. He's got that aura around him. But I need to quickly get used to it because I'll be playing with him week in, week out. You'll make him feel old saying you grew up watching him... Well, I did, it's just the fact and reality. He's still such a good player and he can go on to play for numerous more years with the quality he possesses. Your first official game for Liverpool could be against your former club Southampton . What do you anticipate that feeling will be like? It would have been worse if it was at St Mary's, I'm glad it's at Anfield. But to be lining up against my teammates from last year just had to happen. It's fate. Rickie and I spoke about it, and he said he could have bet his mortgage on it, he knew it was going to happen. You've experienced Anfield as an opposition player. What will that feeling be like to run out with the home support behind you? I can't wait to experience it. Everyone says it has got a unique atmosphere; it's a unique ground with a lot of history. I just can't wait to get on the pitch with the fans behind me, rather than just the away fans. Finally, what is your message to those Liverpool supporters? Hopefully I can settle in quickly, and I will give it my best throughout the whole time I'm here. I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I'm here, because that's why I'm here - for success.[/p][/quote]Lallana says, he's playing for a top club now full of world class players, not like Southampton liverpool have bigger expectations... so where does he fit in all of this? Over rated.[/p][/quote]"Tell us what the thought process is when you find out that Liverpool Football Club are interested in you..." errm..First thought was “is Steven Gerrard making this up?”.. Then do they really want to pay me THAT much? Then the doubts set in…surely this should have come from the Saints board? I was confused, I thought. I better report this to the FA.. so I decided to speak with Roy Hodgeson…he just congratulated me. Then I was angry…. I told him I was still thinking about it and suddenly I went from playing both warm up games to being dropped. I finally accepted it…I was going to be a Liverpool player. I would get a 40% pay rise and play for my childhood rivals. I would have to learn how to look after myself get in pub fights and bite people, but “There are different targets to what a club like Southampton has” Jesus_02
  • Score: 4

2:31pm Tue 1 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

I am happy he stayed with us so long and I wish him well…..

..however I think like Jermaine Pennant he will be found wanting, silky yes, nice on the eye, yep, however the end product was rarely there…

...for all our possession we did not win enough games and at times I think he felt the team where not good enough for him when in reality he failed to see how much his proflicacy and too many touches where at the heart of the problem, even more so as the captain.
I am happy he stayed with us so long and I wish him well….. ..however I think like Jermaine Pennant he will be found wanting, silky yes, nice on the eye, yep, however the end product was rarely there… ...for all our possession we did not win enough games and at times I think he felt the team where not good enough for him when in reality he failed to see how much his proflicacy and too many touches where at the heart of the problem, even more so as the captain. warrens 76
  • Score: 2

2:37pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

7saint7 wrote:
Adam Lallana is a great player and was are best .Has been sold to cheap. Can't blame him he's 26 and is thinking of him self now .Has been here and stayed loyal for years even through the dark days. My little boy has been crying his eyes out and can't stop Lallana is his hero says he hates saints for selling him and dont want to be a saints fan any more. I hate Lallana for that.
Same with my six year old... it shows how effectively we build our fanbase.

His after school football club is run by Chelsea half the kids wear Man U and Arsenal kit and you have to explain that we are selling players "because you cant keep a player that wants to go" when they dont understand why they would want to go.

When we sold Ricky he just about accepted that it was because he was from Liverpool and they where his favorite club. We watched the world cup and he litterally said to me "we still have Lallana" and i winced.

Now I have to explain that he get £3m a year but he wants £5m
[quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: Adam Lallana is a great player and was are best .Has been sold to cheap. Can't blame him he's 26 and is thinking of him self now .Has been here and stayed loyal for years even through the dark days. My little boy has been crying his eyes out and can't stop Lallana is his hero says he hates saints for selling him and dont want to be a saints fan any more. I hate Lallana for that.[/p][/quote]Same with my six year old... it shows how effectively we build our fanbase. His after school football club is run by Chelsea half the kids wear Man U and Arsenal kit and you have to explain that we are selling players "because you cant keep a player that wants to go" when they dont understand why they would want to go. When we sold Ricky he just about accepted that it was because he was from Liverpool and they where his favorite club. We watched the world cup and he litterally said to me "we still have Lallana" and i winced. Now I have to explain that he get £3m a year but he wants £5m Jesus_02
  • Score: 6

2:39pm Tue 1 Jul 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

Well I couldn't believe the stories that Lambert was going to go and he did. I didn't think that Shaw would leave and the rumours were false but he left. The rumour of Lallana leaving also happened so I am now just waiting for Lovren and Schneiderlin to be confirmed.
Well I couldn't believe the stories that Lambert was going to go and he did. I didn't think that Shaw would leave and the rumours were false but he left. The rumour of Lallana leaving also happened so I am now just waiting for Lovren and Schneiderlin to be confirmed. allsaintsnocurves
  • Score: 4

2:41pm Tue 1 Jul 14

george chivers says...

Poole Tom wrote:
For those of you who had`nt previously realised it the only Southampton legend that was truly loyal to Saints since the 1960`s was Terry Paine. Southampton born Martin Chivers moved to Spuds, my all time favourite player Mick Channon went to Man City but redeemed himself somewhat by coming back, Steve Williams went to Arsenal, Matt Le Tiss would have gone to his boyhood hero`s Spuds were it not for his Mrs refusing to move to London, and our subsequent hero`s like the Wallace brothers, Shearer, Kenna, Flowers, Bridge, Walcott, Ox and now Rickie and Lallana have all chosen to move on rather than help our club grow still further. The same thing will happen again and again unless we ever become as big as Man Utd which frankly won`t happen in my lifetime, so if you can`t except the way things are you are sentencing yourself to a lifetime of moaning and whinging. That`s why I prefer to embrace our club for what it is, enjoy myself when we put it over the big boys, and yes pray for at least one other day like the 1/5/1976 when we won the FA Cup before I pop my clogs! I would strongly recommend that others do likewise.
Terry Paine moved to Hereford Utd after a row with Lawrie Mac.
[quote][p][bold]Poole Tom[/bold] wrote: For those of you who had`nt previously realised it the only Southampton legend that was truly loyal to Saints since the 1960`s was Terry Paine. Southampton born Martin Chivers moved to Spuds, my all time favourite player Mick Channon went to Man City but redeemed himself somewhat by coming back, Steve Williams went to Arsenal, Matt Le Tiss would have gone to his boyhood hero`s Spuds were it not for his Mrs refusing to move to London, and our subsequent hero`s like the Wallace brothers, Shearer, Kenna, Flowers, Bridge, Walcott, Ox and now Rickie and Lallana have all chosen to move on rather than help our club grow still further. The same thing will happen again and again unless we ever become as big as Man Utd which frankly won`t happen in my lifetime, so if you can`t except the way things are you are sentencing yourself to a lifetime of moaning and whinging. That`s why I prefer to embrace our club for what it is, enjoy myself when we put it over the big boys, and yes pray for at least one other day like the 1/5/1976 when we won the FA Cup before I pop my clogs! I would strongly recommend that others do likewise.[/p][/quote]Terry Paine moved to Hereford Utd after a row with Lawrie Mac. george chivers
  • Score: 0

2:42pm Tue 1 Jul 14

SaintJD says...

Jesus_02 wrote:
7saint7 wrote:
Adam Lallana is a great player and was are best .Has been sold to cheap. Can't blame him he's 26 and is thinking of him self now .Has been here and stayed loyal for years even through the dark days. My little boy has been crying his eyes out and can't stop Lallana is his hero says he hates saints for selling him and dont want to be a saints fan any more. I hate Lallana for that.
Same with my six year old... it shows how effectively we build our fanbase.

His after school football club is run by Chelsea half the kids wear Man U and Arsenal kit and you have to explain that we are selling players "because you cant keep a player that wants to go" when they dont understand why they would want to go.

When we sold Ricky he just about accepted that it was because he was from Liverpool and they where his favorite club. We watched the world cup and he litterally said to me "we still have Lallana" and i winced.

Now I have to explain that he get £3m a year but he wants £5m
Don't worry, my son couldn't understand why we were selling all our England players either, but he's asked if we now have enough money to buy Messi and Neymar or maybe anyone in the Portugese team apart from Ronaldo, so things are looking up,
[quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]7saint7[/bold] wrote: Adam Lallana is a great player and was are best .Has been sold to cheap. Can't blame him he's 26 and is thinking of him self now .Has been here and stayed loyal for years even through the dark days. My little boy has been crying his eyes out and can't stop Lallana is his hero says he hates saints for selling him and dont want to be a saints fan any more. I hate Lallana for that.[/p][/quote]Same with my six year old... it shows how effectively we build our fanbase. His after school football club is run by Chelsea half the kids wear Man U and Arsenal kit and you have to explain that we are selling players "because you cant keep a player that wants to go" when they dont understand why they would want to go. When we sold Ricky he just about accepted that it was because he was from Liverpool and they where his favorite club. We watched the world cup and he litterally said to me "we still have Lallana" and i winced. Now I have to explain that he get £3m a year but he wants £5m[/p][/quote]Don't worry, my son couldn't understand why we were selling all our England players either, but he's asked if we now have enough money to buy Messi and Neymar or maybe anyone in the Portugese team apart from Ronaldo, so things are looking up, SaintJD
  • Score: 5

2:46pm Tue 1 Jul 14

SaintJD says...

"Watching the run-in towards the end of last season it was unbelievable.
It got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching the style of football. Deep down I was thinking to myself 'One day hopefully I'll be able to play in that team'."

Noooo, schoolboy error Adam - the team in blue and red was Crystal Palace, doh. Somebody better break the news.
"Watching the run-in towards the end of last season it was unbelievable. It got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching the style of football. Deep down I was thinking to myself 'One day hopefully I'll be able to play in that team'." Noooo, schoolboy error Adam - the team in blue and red was Crystal Palace, doh. Somebody better break the news. SaintJD
  • Score: 5

2:49pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

george chivers wrote:
Poole Tom wrote:
For those of you who had`nt previously realised it the only Southampton legend that was truly loyal to Saints since the 1960`s was Terry Paine. Southampton born Martin Chivers moved to Spuds, my all time favourite player Mick Channon went to Man City but redeemed himself somewhat by coming back, Steve Williams went to Arsenal, Matt Le Tiss would have gone to his boyhood hero`s Spuds were it not for his Mrs refusing to move to London, and our subsequent hero`s like the Wallace brothers, Shearer, Kenna, Flowers, Bridge, Walcott, Ox and now Rickie and Lallana have all chosen to move on rather than help our club grow still further. The same thing will happen again and again unless we ever become as big as Man Utd which frankly won`t happen in my lifetime, so if you can`t except the way things are you are sentencing yourself to a lifetime of moaning and whinging. That`s why I prefer to embrace our club for what it is, enjoy myself when we put it over the big boys, and yes pray for at least one other day like the 1/5/1976 when we won the FA Cup before I pop my clogs! I would strongly recommend that others do likewise.
Terry Paine moved to Hereford Utd after a row with Lawrie Mac.
I'm still annoyed with Johnny Walker for leaving Radio Caroline for BBC Radio 1 when he swore he would never do such a thing.
They all have their heads turned in the end.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Poole Tom[/bold] wrote: For those of you who had`nt previously realised it the only Southampton legend that was truly loyal to Saints since the 1960`s was Terry Paine. Southampton born Martin Chivers moved to Spuds, my all time favourite player Mick Channon went to Man City but redeemed himself somewhat by coming back, Steve Williams went to Arsenal, Matt Le Tiss would have gone to his boyhood hero`s Spuds were it not for his Mrs refusing to move to London, and our subsequent hero`s like the Wallace brothers, Shearer, Kenna, Flowers, Bridge, Walcott, Ox and now Rickie and Lallana have all chosen to move on rather than help our club grow still further. The same thing will happen again and again unless we ever become as big as Man Utd which frankly won`t happen in my lifetime, so if you can`t except the way things are you are sentencing yourself to a lifetime of moaning and whinging. That`s why I prefer to embrace our club for what it is, enjoy myself when we put it over the big boys, and yes pray for at least one other day like the 1/5/1976 when we won the FA Cup before I pop my clogs! I would strongly recommend that others do likewise.[/p][/quote]Terry Paine moved to Hereford Utd after a row with Lawrie Mac.[/p][/quote]I'm still annoyed with Johnny Walker for leaving Radio Caroline for BBC Radio 1 when he swore he would never do such a thing. They all have their heads turned in the end. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 3

2:54pm Tue 1 Jul 14

SaintJD says...

One other thing: is it really 'living the dream' and the 'fairy tale' is sitting on the bench in Brazil watching inferior players before getting a token game so you can say you played a role in the worst England World Cup performance in history?

Seems to me that players are more on a mission to 'tick the boxes' rather than actually win or achieve anything in their careers.

Maybe that's what the Champions League does to you - better to get fourth, take part than to actually try to win anything.

Maybe that's why we threw the League Cup this year - just doesn't motivate them because the crowd or TV audience isn't as big.

It's just odd. Strange, because clearly the Costa Rica players haven't attended to make up the numbers even though they aren't very good.

Neither did Greece, or Algeria, or Chile, but they left the pitch in tears, going home gutted rather than with big grins on their faces showing their Rio selfies on Twitter.

Don't blame Adam for wanting to better himself, but is he going there to win or to experience it? Too many football tourists these days.
One other thing: is it really 'living the dream' and the 'fairy tale' is sitting on the bench in Brazil watching inferior players before getting a token game so you can say you played a role in the worst England World Cup performance in history? Seems to me that players are more on a mission to 'tick the boxes' rather than actually win or achieve anything in their careers. Maybe that's what the Champions League does to you - better to get fourth, take part than to actually try to win anything. Maybe that's why we threw the League Cup this year - just doesn't motivate them because the crowd or TV audience isn't as big. It's just odd. Strange, because clearly the Costa Rica players haven't attended to make up the numbers even though they aren't very good. Neither did Greece, or Algeria, or Chile, but they left the pitch in tears, going home gutted rather than with big grins on their faces showing their Rio selfies on Twitter. Don't blame Adam for wanting to better himself, but is he going there to win or to experience it? Too many football tourists these days. SaintJD
  • Score: 7

2:55pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness says...

Addition by subtraction. Lallana might flourish at Liverpool, surrounded by the right talent and, especially, pace, but he might already be the best he can be. And, he was way too soft to be a difference-maker at any club where he is not surrounded by top talent and pace, pace, pace. He should be easy to replace at Saints, and it's good money in the bank. I just wonder what all the happy-clapping hero-worshipers who gave me such grief over the past two years when I spoke the truth about Lallana's limitations are going to do now that their hero is off to greener pastures? YNWA, right boys?
Addition by subtraction. Lallana might flourish at Liverpool, surrounded by the right talent and, especially, pace, but he might already be the best he can be. And, he was way too soft to be a difference-maker at any club where he is not surrounded by top talent and pace, pace, pace. He should be easy to replace at Saints, and it's good money in the bank. I just wonder what all the happy-clapping hero-worshipers who gave me such grief over the past two years when I spoke the truth about Lallana's limitations are going to do now that their hero is off to greener pastures? YNWA, right boys? Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness
  • Score: 1

2:57pm Tue 1 Jul 14

george chivers says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Ring ring, ring ring

‘Good morning Mrs Wilson’

‘Good morning Mr Kreuger. Mavis and Ethel are in reception and would like to see you.’

‘Mavis and Ethel?’

‘Yes Mavis and Ethel, remember you gave them the contract to make the new shirts? They have knitted a range of scarfs and baby grows they would like to show you.’

‘Oh yes, unfortunately I can’t see them as I’m expecting the sales director of Veho our new club sponsors any minute now.’

‘He’s just rang Mr Kreuger, unfortunately he is running late. He says this is the first time the bus hasn’t turned up since he moved to his terrace house on Leigh Road, Eastleigh.’

‘Oh, how long will he be?’

‘I don’t know, unfortunately he ran out of credit before telling me. Shall I send Mavis and Ethel up?’

‘Can’t Les see them?’

‘No. Liverpool rang and gave him 15 minutes to complete the Lovren deal or they would withdraw their final final offer. It was a poor line with a lot of cackling. He’s even had to shelve the Morgan and Calum transfer to Arsenal to get this done.’

‘Oh, ok, send them up then and arrange for tea and biscuits please.’
Get your head up son, tomorrow is another season. We can get five players for the monies received for the three we've sold. Add some value to a couple of them and move them on for a thumping profit in two years time, while at the same time building a squad that will get us into sixth place. The departure of SRL and AL will give GR and DO every chance to resurrect their careers and move us forward.

Breath in and smell the pies. Opportunities are there for the taking.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Ring ring, ring ring ‘Good morning Mrs Wilson’ ‘Good morning Mr Kreuger. Mavis and Ethel are in reception and would like to see you.’ ‘Mavis and Ethel?’ ‘Yes Mavis and Ethel, remember you gave them the contract to make the new shirts? They have knitted a range of scarfs and baby grows they would like to show you.’ ‘Oh yes, unfortunately I can’t see them as I’m expecting the sales director of Veho our new club sponsors any minute now.’ ‘He’s just rang Mr Kreuger, unfortunately he is running late. He says this is the first time the bus hasn’t turned up since he moved to his terrace house on Leigh Road, Eastleigh.’ ‘Oh, how long will he be?’ ‘I don’t know, unfortunately he ran out of credit before telling me. Shall I send Mavis and Ethel up?’ ‘Can’t Les see them?’ ‘No. Liverpool rang and gave him 15 minutes to complete the Lovren deal or they would withdraw their final final offer. It was a poor line with a lot of cackling. He’s even had to shelve the Morgan and Calum transfer to Arsenal to get this done.’ ‘Oh, ok, send them up then and arrange for tea and biscuits please.’[/p][/quote]Get your head up son, tomorrow is another season. We can get five players for the monies received for the three we've sold. Add some value to a couple of them and move them on for a thumping profit in two years time, while at the same time building a squad that will get us into sixth place. The departure of SRL and AL will give GR and DO every chance to resurrect their careers and move us forward. Breath in and smell the pies. Opportunities are there for the taking. george chivers
  • Score: 7

3:01pm Tue 1 Jul 14

jls217 says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
Graham, North of Watford wrote:
If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do?


Yes, of course you would and so would I.

Still a very, very sad day for the Saints.
Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End".

It WILL be a brighter tomorrow
I don't think many fans are begrudging him a move to a Champions League club and pots of cash, it's more the way classless way that he's gone about it, made even more evident by his classless quotes now that he's joined.

Completely different to Lambert who was obviously sad to leave Saints but just couldn't turn down his boyhood club.
Exactly!
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do? Yes, of course you would and so would I. Still a very, very sad day for the Saints. Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End". It WILL be a brighter tomorrow[/p][/quote]I don't think many fans are begrudging him a move to a Champions League club and pots of cash, it's more the way classless way that he's gone about it, made even more evident by his classless quotes now that he's joined. Completely different to Lambert who was obviously sad to leave Saints but just couldn't turn down his boyhood club.[/p][/quote]Exactly! jls217
  • Score: 1

3:03pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness says...

I wish Adam no ill-will, but he won't be hero-worshiped at Anfield, and he will come crashing back to earth without the constant unearned hero-worship from the Saints happy-clappers with the small club mentality. Get over your loss, boys. Embrace the new regime. And, get ready to support Osvaldo now. As I said last year, any striker with a bit of passion and toughness would smack Fonte in training because Fonte clogs people when he gets beat (like all committed CBs, especially second-rate ones). It was not a good sign when Osvaldo was sent packing because too many of the rest, like Adam and Ramirez didn't have the stones or stomach to be successful in the Premier League. Good squads with passionate players will have training ground bust-ups. It's a man's game. Now, if Koeman buys a couple of attacking midfielders with grit to go with skill, then Saints are well-placed for the new season (although, having had ACL surgery, I can tell you that no one should count on Jay being at his best before March or April).
I wish Adam no ill-will, but he won't be hero-worshiped at Anfield, and he will come crashing back to earth without the constant unearned hero-worship from the Saints happy-clappers with the small club mentality. Get over your loss, boys. Embrace the new regime. And, get ready to support Osvaldo now. As I said last year, any striker with a bit of passion and toughness would smack Fonte in training because Fonte clogs people when he gets beat (like all committed CBs, especially second-rate ones). It was not a good sign when Osvaldo was sent packing because too many of the rest, like Adam and Ramirez didn't have the stones or stomach to be successful in the Premier League. Good squads with passionate players will have training ground bust-ups. It's a man's game. Now, if Koeman buys a couple of attacking midfielders with grit to go with skill, then Saints are well-placed for the new season (although, having had ACL surgery, I can tell you that no one should count on Jay being at his best before March or April). Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness
  • Score: -1

3:03pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Egomaniac says...

Dear oh dear! I've just ploughed through all the posts on this topic and I cannot believe the vitriol and bile being spouted against Adam Lallana. Shame on you.

Lallana has given SFC stirling service in his 12 years on our books . Whilst we were struggling down in league 1 he stood by the Club and has now given us two seasons in the Premiership.

Why on earth should he not move on with our blessing to bigger and better things. Liverpool can provide that for him, including immediate Champions League football.

I am a Saints fan through and through, for over 60 years, and will continue to be. When are we going to be honest with ourselves? Saints reached a pinnacle of 8th in the Premiership last season. I am thankful for that - what a season! However, I genuinely believe that is about our limit. We simply do not have the resources and finances of the big four (or five!) and I do not think we will ever reach those dizzy heights. They are clubs with huge stadium capacity, huge funds and rich owners who can service huge debts (MU?). We can't, and that's about the gist of it. So lets get real folk!.

Of course players like Lallana and Shaw are going to move on to improve their prospects both professionally and financially - who, in any profession, would not do that??

Let's be thankful for the years of service Lallana has put into Saints. Let's be magnanimous and wish him all the very best for his future, and thank him for his 12 years of service.

Like the more sensible posters on here, I am exited by the prospect of a new manager with credentials, the prospects of new and exciting players coming in, and a new start. It will take time for all things to come together, but RK knew what he was taking on when he signed up. I have every faith in him and will go on being a Saints supporter for a few more years yet.

So, snap out of it you miserable s*ds! Start looking forward to the new season. Stop dwelling on the past. Onward and upwards my friends, onwards and upwards!!
Dear oh dear! I've just ploughed through all the posts on this topic and I cannot believe the vitriol and bile being spouted against Adam Lallana. Shame on you. Lallana has given SFC stirling service in his 12 years on our books . Whilst we were struggling down in league 1 he stood by the Club and has now given us two seasons in the Premiership. Why on earth should he not move on with our blessing to bigger and better things. Liverpool can provide that for him, including immediate Champions League football. I am a Saints fan through and through, for over 60 years, and will continue to be. When are we going to be honest with ourselves? Saints reached a pinnacle of 8th in the Premiership last season. I am thankful for that - what a season! However, I genuinely believe that is about our limit. We simply do not have the resources and finances of the big four (or five!) and I do not think we will ever reach those dizzy heights. They are clubs with huge stadium capacity, huge funds and rich owners who can service huge debts (MU?). We can't, and that's about the gist of it. So lets get real folk!. Of course players like Lallana and Shaw are going to move on to improve their prospects both professionally and financially - who, in any profession, would not do that?? Let's be thankful for the years of service Lallana has put into Saints. Let's be magnanimous and wish him all the very best for his future, and thank him for his 12 years of service. Like the more sensible posters on here, I am exited by the prospect of a new manager with credentials, the prospects of new and exciting players coming in, and a new start. It will take time for all things to come together, but RK knew what he was taking on when he signed up. I have every faith in him and will go on being a Saints supporter for a few more years yet. So, snap out of it you miserable s*ds! Start looking forward to the new season. Stop dwelling on the past. Onward and upwards my friends, onwards and upwards!! Egomaniac
  • Score: -2

3:06pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness says...

Egomaniac wrote:
Dear oh dear! I've just ploughed through all the posts on this topic and I cannot believe the vitriol and bile being spouted against Adam Lallana. Shame on you.

Lallana has given SFC stirling service in his 12 years on our books . Whilst we were struggling down in league 1 he stood by the Club and has now given us two seasons in the Premiership.

Why on earth should he not move on with our blessing to bigger and better things. Liverpool can provide that for him, including immediate Champions League football.

I am a Saints fan through and through, for over 60 years, and will continue to be. When are we going to be honest with ourselves? Saints reached a pinnacle of 8th in the Premiership last season. I am thankful for that - what a season! However, I genuinely believe that is about our limit. We simply do not have the resources and finances of the big four (or five!) and I do not think we will ever reach those dizzy heights. They are clubs with huge stadium capacity, huge funds and rich owners who can service huge debts (MU?). We can't, and that's about the gist of it. So lets get real folk!.

Of course players like Lallana and Shaw are going to move on to improve their prospects both professionally and financially - who, in any profession, would not do that??

Let's be thankful for the years of service Lallana has put into Saints. Let's be magnanimous and wish him all the very best for his future, and thank him for his 12 years of service.

Like the more sensible posters on here, I am exited by the prospect of a new manager with credentials, the prospects of new and exciting players coming in, and a new start. It will take time for all things to come together, but RK knew what he was taking on when he signed up. I have every faith in him and will go on being a Saints supporter for a few more years yet.

So, snap out of it you miserable s*ds! Start looking forward to the new season. Stop dwelling on the past. Onward and upwards my friends, onwards and upwards!!
Exactly.
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Dear oh dear! I've just ploughed through all the posts on this topic and I cannot believe the vitriol and bile being spouted against Adam Lallana. Shame on you. Lallana has given SFC stirling service in his 12 years on our books . Whilst we were struggling down in league 1 he stood by the Club and has now given us two seasons in the Premiership. Why on earth should he not move on with our blessing to bigger and better things. Liverpool can provide that for him, including immediate Champions League football. I am a Saints fan through and through, for over 60 years, and will continue to be. When are we going to be honest with ourselves? Saints reached a pinnacle of 8th in the Premiership last season. I am thankful for that - what a season! However, I genuinely believe that is about our limit. We simply do not have the resources and finances of the big four (or five!) and I do not think we will ever reach those dizzy heights. They are clubs with huge stadium capacity, huge funds and rich owners who can service huge debts (MU?). We can't, and that's about the gist of it. So lets get real folk!. Of course players like Lallana and Shaw are going to move on to improve their prospects both professionally and financially - who, in any profession, would not do that?? Let's be thankful for the years of service Lallana has put into Saints. Let's be magnanimous and wish him all the very best for his future, and thank him for his 12 years of service. Like the more sensible posters on here, I am exited by the prospect of a new manager with credentials, the prospects of new and exciting players coming in, and a new start. It will take time for all things to come together, but RK knew what he was taking on when he signed up. I have every faith in him and will go on being a Saints supporter for a few more years yet. So, snap out of it you miserable s*ds! Start looking forward to the new season. Stop dwelling on the past. Onward and upwards my friends, onwards and upwards!![/p][/quote]Exactly. Saints Need Physical and Mental Toughness
  • Score: -4

3:07pm Tue 1 Jul 14

jls217 says...

Ozmosis wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
Also:
Alex Goring Crook @alex_crook · 12m
Have filed my copy now so can reveal Adam Lallana told #saintsfc he would never play for them again prior to his move to #LFC

...w@nker
Quite simply, that would be a breach of contract....
Hmmmm. Breaching a contract by any means available seems to come naturally to some people it seems.
[quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Also: Alex Goring Crook @alex_crook · 12m Have filed my copy now so can reveal Adam Lallana told #saintsfc he would never play for them again prior to his move to #LFC ...w@nker[/p][/quote]Quite simply, that would be a breach of contract....[/p][/quote]Hmmmm. Breaching a contract by any means available seems to come naturally to some people it seems. jls217
  • Score: -1

3:08pm Tue 1 Jul 14

cotswoldsaint says...

He's just shown by the manner of his departure and his calculatedly disrespectful comments to Saints and their fans, what a crass individual he is. Far from praising his "character", Rodgers should be questioning it. In retrospect, wished I'd voted for J-Rod as player of the season. Still, we'll move on. He is certainly not irreplaceable.
He's just shown by the manner of his departure and his calculatedly disrespectful comments to Saints and their fans, what a crass individual he is. Far from praising his "character", Rodgers should be questioning it. In retrospect, wished I'd voted for J-Rod as player of the season. Still, we'll move on. He is certainly not irreplaceable. cotswoldsaint
  • Score: 3

3:09pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Les Miserables says...

Saint. wrote:
Looks like the club has really fallen out with Lala!
That's the briefest acknowledgment in history on the OS!!
If you have spent time and money developing a player - including supporting and remaining loyal to him through a potential medical crisis early in his career only to be be told "I'll never play for you again unless I am allowed to leave for Liverpool" then I think OUR club has every right to fall out with Billy Bigb******s.
Then of course there is the famous quote about finishing his career at Saints when he signed his last contract and of course the crass comments he has made now. To hear the guy that was the team captain say that last season he was dreaming of playing for Liverpool fills me with nothing but contempt for him.
Contrast that with the honourable way in which Rickie Lambert has behaved and it all adds up to suggest that Mark Clattenburg had it spot on!!
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Looks like the club has really fallen out with Lala! That's the briefest acknowledgment in history on the OS!![/p][/quote]If you have spent time and money developing a player - including supporting and remaining loyal to him through a potential medical crisis early in his career only to be be told "I'll never play for you again unless I am allowed to leave for Liverpool" then I think OUR club has every right to fall out with Billy Bigb******s. Then of course there is the famous quote about finishing his career at Saints when he signed his last contract and of course the crass comments he has made now. To hear the guy that was the team captain say that last season he was dreaming of playing for Liverpool fills me with nothing but contempt for him. Contrast that with the honourable way in which Rickie Lambert has behaved and it all adds up to suggest that Mark Clattenburg had it spot on!! Les Miserables
  • Score: 8

3:10pm Tue 1 Jul 14

right back in the bar says...

he's quoted as saying 'it (Liverpool v Saints) would have been worse if it was at StMs'. Well he might be spared some abuse playing at 'home' but I trust Koeman will detail 'The Beast' (assuming he's up for playing for Saints) to go out there and make it a thoroughly miserable debut.
he's quoted as saying 'it (Liverpool v Saints) would have been worse if it was at StMs'. Well he might be spared some abuse playing at 'home' but I trust Koeman will detail 'The Beast' (assuming he's up for playing for Saints) to go out there and make it a thoroughly miserable debut. right back in the bar
  • Score: 6

3:17pm Tue 1 Jul 14

promised land says...

Sky sources say: southampton agree fee with FC twente fit Tudic
Sky sources say: southampton agree fee with FC twente fit Tudic promised land
  • Score: 3

3:19pm Tue 1 Jul 14

promised land says...

promised land wrote:
Sky sources say: southampton agree fee with FC twente fit Tudic
Tadic*
[quote][p][bold]promised land[/bold] wrote: Sky sources say: southampton agree fee with FC twente fit Tudic[/p][/quote]Tadic* promised land
  • Score: 2

3:25pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Thankyounicola says...

no one has ever officially put in a bid for AL in the past.
When the club went into admin nobody came for him so he was not sold. Its all stories that he has been a loyal servant. Saints made him who he is today and he jumped at the first chance to leave. Not what a captain does.
He could have stayed this year to stabilise the club and left next year.
The club statement says it all. The board are definitely p*ssed off and so should the fans be.
no one has ever officially put in a bid for AL in the past. When the club went into admin nobody came for him so he was not sold. Its all stories that he has been a loyal servant. Saints made him who he is today and he jumped at the first chance to leave. Not what a captain does. He could have stayed this year to stabilise the club and left next year. The club statement says it all. The board are definitely p*ssed off and so should the fans be. Thankyounicola
  • Score: 7

3:27pm Tue 1 Jul 14

nuttysaint says...

FindAndDestroy wrote:
We don't really know what to expect next season to be honest, like one said, we are no longer a top four materiel...

Ricky and Adam have been with us for a very long time, it is understandable they want to move on.

But those who just got here and want away are the mercenaries... and MOPO tops the list..it will be so sweet to see him sacked...he is responsible for the south coast exodus..

Lets stick to those want to be here....

It's official we are selling club....Cortese philosophy has died down...

Should we be fighting the relegation battle Ralph, the rookie in football and Les must resign.
Maybe MoPo left as he was aware of all these mass sales? Just a thought
[quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: We don't really know what to expect next season to be honest, like one said, we are no longer a top four materiel... Ricky and Adam have been with us for a very long time, it is understandable they want to move on. But those who just got here and want away are the mercenaries... and MOPO tops the list..it will be so sweet to see him sacked...he is responsible for the south coast exodus.. Lets stick to those want to be here.... It's official we are selling club....Cortese philosophy has died down... Should we be fighting the relegation battle Ralph, the rookie in football and Les must resign.[/p][/quote]Maybe MoPo left as he was aware of all these mass sales? Just a thought nuttysaint
  • Score: 1

3:32pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Kokakole says...

A few points:
1. Lallana was probably our best player last season.
2. He's overvalued because he's English.
3. It's only normal that he wants to go to a bigger club - yes, Liverpool are a bigger club - which is more successful, has CL games coming up, and he gets to earn more cash.
4. Knowing this, the board had two options: a) make him honour his contract; b) sell him. The board chose the latter. You can bemoan his lack of loyalty all you want, but ultimately the board could have made him stay for another four years.
5. The only way this decision makes sense is if they buy a replacement - such as Tadic - for less money.
6. Unfortunately, the timing of the sale of Lallana, RL and LS means that SFC are likely to have to overpay for anyone coming in, as we look more like relegation contenders than like a potential European team. So, they'd better act fast and secure some big names.
7. Anyone who thinks all of this money (50 million) is being reinvested in the squad is deluded. I think the board has earmarked about 30 million of it for paying off debts, and would like to see as many of our 'big name' players sold off, with the belief that their scouting network will pick out like replacements for less money. Unfortunately, the scouts have been hit and miss - Osvaldo, Ramirez, Wanyama. Which means we are likely to be quite a bit worse, but our owner will be happy having balanced the books. Not a great prospect.
A few points: 1. Lallana was probably our best player last season. 2. He's overvalued because he's English. 3. It's only normal that he wants to go to a bigger club - yes, Liverpool are a bigger club - which is more successful, has CL games coming up, and he gets to earn more cash. 4. Knowing this, the board had two options: a) make him honour his contract; b) sell him. The board chose the latter. You can bemoan his lack of loyalty all you want, but ultimately the board could have made him stay for another four years. 5. The only way this decision makes sense is if they buy a replacement - such as Tadic - for less money. 6. Unfortunately, the timing of the sale of Lallana, RL and LS means that SFC are likely to have to overpay for anyone coming in, as we look more like relegation contenders than like a potential European team. So, they'd better act fast and secure some big names. 7. Anyone who thinks all of this money (50 million) is being reinvested in the squad is deluded. I think the board has earmarked about 30 million of it for paying off debts, and would like to see as many of our 'big name' players sold off, with the belief that their scouting network will pick out like replacements for less money. Unfortunately, the scouts have been hit and miss - Osvaldo, Ramirez, Wanyama. Which means we are likely to be quite a bit worse, but our owner will be happy having balanced the books. Not a great prospect. Kokakole
  • Score: -2

3:36pm Tue 1 Jul 14

durhamsaint87 says...

He say's his there for success, he said that about Southampton. He had his mind changed at the world cup by Gerrard and co. Just wait and see if you play mate, I've a feeling it will be the bench for AL and more sadly for RL. RL was a legend AL is not. RL has earned his move Adam has not. He talks of loyalty to Southampton and then jumps ship to the murky waters of the Mersey, whereas the clean waters of the Itchen & Test gives honest players the chance to shine, because they play each week and not on the bench. Would not surprise me if Rodgers does play Adam against us on the opening day then drops him to the bench. He probably thinks because he knows our club he will know how we play. He is in for a surprise we have a new coach & players who will prove what a better team we have now then last season. Drivel 0-2 Saints. COYR's.
He say's his there for success, he said that about Southampton. He had his mind changed at the world cup by Gerrard and co. Just wait and see if you play mate, I've a feeling it will be the bench for AL and more sadly for RL. RL was a legend AL is not. RL has earned his move Adam has not. He talks of loyalty to Southampton and then jumps ship to the murky waters of the Mersey, whereas the clean waters of the Itchen & Test gives honest players the chance to shine, because they play each week and not on the bench. Would not surprise me if Rodgers does play Adam against us on the opening day then drops him to the bench. He probably thinks because he knows our club he will know how we play. He is in for a surprise we have a new coach & players who will prove what a better team we have now then last season. Drivel 0-2 Saints. COYR's. durhamsaint87
  • Score: 0

3:39pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Beer Monster says...

It's going to take me the rest of the week to trawl through all the guff on here, so apologies if I'm regurgitating.

Llama has been seduced by the dark side that is Gerrard, maybe he will go on to be an equivalent midfield maestro for England. Good luck to him.

Now we move on, we are still Southampton, and we are hungry to succeed.

Keep the faith. And I'll be back when the weather isn't so nice.
It's going to take me the rest of the week to trawl through all the guff on here, so apologies if I'm regurgitating. Llama has been seduced by the dark side that is Gerrard, maybe he will go on to be an equivalent midfield maestro for England. Good luck to him. Now we move on, we are still Southampton, and we are hungry to succeed. Keep the faith. And I'll be back when the weather isn't so nice. Beer Monster
  • Score: -1

3:46pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Graham, North of Watford says...

wrypop wrote:
Good luck on the next phase of your career Adam plus a huge thank you for all you have done for SFC.
Well said, wrypop.

You are a gentleman amongst the children
[quote][p][bold]wrypop[/bold] wrote: Good luck on the next phase of your career Adam plus a huge thank you for all you have done for SFC.[/p][/quote]Well said, wrypop. You are a gentleman amongst the children Graham, North of Watford
  • Score: -2

3:52pm Tue 1 Jul 14

03alpe01 says...

Graham, North of Watford wrote:
If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do?


Yes, of course you would and so would I.

Still a very, very sad day for the Saints.
Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End".

It WILL be a brighter tomorrow
A 100% pay rise means far less to him then it does to you and me. He was already on £35,000 a week down here. A good well paid jobs wages for a year in a week. What more could he realistically do with even more money? He's a disrespectful, unloyal c*nt! Hope he fails big time at Liverpool and is glued to the bench
[quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do? Yes, of course you would and so would I. Still a very, very sad day for the Saints. Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End". It WILL be a brighter tomorrow[/p][/quote]A 100% pay rise means far less to him then it does to you and me. He was already on £35,000 a week down here. A good well paid jobs wages for a year in a week. What more could he realistically do with even more money? He's a disrespectful, unloyal c*nt! Hope he fails big time at Liverpool and is glued to the bench 03alpe01
  • Score: 4

3:52pm Tue 1 Jul 14

03alpe01 says...

Graham, North of Watford wrote:
If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do?


Yes, of course you would and so would I.

Still a very, very sad day for the Saints.
Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End".

It WILL be a brighter tomorrow
A 100% pay rise means far less to him then it does to you and me. He was already on £35,000 a week down here. A good well paid jobs wages for a year in a week. What more could he realistically do with even more money? He's a disrespectful, unloyal c*nt! Hope he fails big time at Liverpool and is glued to the bench
[quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do? Yes, of course you would and so would I. Still a very, very sad day for the Saints. Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End". It WILL be a brighter tomorrow[/p][/quote]A 100% pay rise means far less to him then it does to you and me. He was already on £35,000 a week down here. A good well paid jobs wages for a year in a week. What more could he realistically do with even more money? He's a disrespectful, unloyal c*nt! Hope he fails big time at Liverpool and is glued to the bench 03alpe01
  • Score: 1

3:58pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Graham, North of Watford says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
Graham, North of Watford wrote:
If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do?


Yes, of course you would and so would I.

Still a very, very sad day for the Saints.
Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End".

It WILL be a brighter tomorrow
I don't think many fans are begrudging him a move to a Champions League club and pots of cash, it's more the way classless way that he's gone about it, made even more evident by his classless quotes now that he's joined.

Completely different to Lambert who was obviously sad to leave Saints but just couldn't turn down his boyhood club.
You're right.

If nothing else it seems a sad, tacky way to leave. Of the 2 Liverpudlians I feel so pleased for Rickie who has now begun the final phase of his career by moving on with some grace and style.

I said before that his first game and goal for England brought tears to my eyes and I REALLY believe that Southampton's success over the last 3 or 4 seasons has been Team spirit, Players working together, superb management and absolute MAGIC from Ricky.

Adam was a vital part of the Tem but the real spirit came from Ricky
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do? Yes, of course you would and so would I. Still a very, very sad day for the Saints. Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End". It WILL be a brighter tomorrow[/p][/quote]I don't think many fans are begrudging him a move to a Champions League club and pots of cash, it's more the way classless way that he's gone about it, made even more evident by his classless quotes now that he's joined. Completely different to Lambert who was obviously sad to leave Saints but just couldn't turn down his boyhood club.[/p][/quote]You're right. If nothing else it seems a sad, tacky way to leave. Of the 2 Liverpudlians I feel so pleased for Rickie who has now begun the final phase of his career by moving on with some grace and style. I said before that his first game and goal for England brought tears to my eyes and I REALLY believe that Southampton's success over the last 3 or 4 seasons has been Team spirit, Players working together, superb management and absolute MAGIC from Ricky. Adam was a vital part of the Tem but the real spirit came from Ricky Graham, North of Watford
  • Score: 4

3:59pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Stafford Saint says...

He was a good player for us and I regret him leaving. However, people moaning about signing long contracts with Saints and about loyalty I do not undrstand. The long contracts with us contributed to the fees we commanded (particularly with Shaw, I imagine). Loyalty is a foolish thing to pin your identity and football development policy on. We didn't turn young Adam away and tell him to stay at Bournemouth did we?! And the "L" word is not mentioned to the Serb playing in Netherlands that we want to come here! We spin the same talk about a step up for a quality player to come to us that gets said to us. It just hurts a bit or becomes a debatable point when comparing with some clubs (e.g. Spurs).
He was a good player for us and I regret him leaving. However, people moaning about signing long contracts with Saints and about loyalty I do not undrstand. The long contracts with us contributed to the fees we commanded (particularly with Shaw, I imagine). Loyalty is a foolish thing to pin your identity and football development policy on. We didn't turn young Adam away and tell him to stay at Bournemouth did we?! And the "L" word is not mentioned to the Serb playing in Netherlands that we want to come here! We spin the same talk about a step up for a quality player to come to us that gets said to us. It just hurts a bit or becomes a debatable point when comparing with some clubs (e.g. Spurs). Stafford Saint
  • Score: 3

4:17pm Tue 1 Jul 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

Egomaniac wrote:
Dear oh dear! I've just ploughed through all the posts on this topic and I cannot believe the vitriol and bile being spouted against Adam Lallana. Shame on you.

Lallana has given SFC stirling service in his 12 years on our books . Whilst we were struggling down in league 1 he stood by the Club and has now given us two seasons in the Premiership.

Why on earth should he not move on with our blessing to bigger and better things. Liverpool can provide that for him, including immediate Champions League football.

I am a Saints fan through and through, for over 60 years, and will continue to be. When are we going to be honest with ourselves? Saints reached a pinnacle of 8th in the Premiership last season. I am thankful for that - what a season! However, I genuinely believe that is about our limit. We simply do not have the resources and finances of the big four (or five!) and I do not think we will ever reach those dizzy heights. They are clubs with huge stadium capacity, huge funds and rich owners who can service huge debts (MU?). We can't, and that's about the gist of it. So lets get real folk!.

Of course players like Lallana and Shaw are going to move on to improve their prospects both professionally and financially - who, in any profession, would not do that??

Let's be thankful for the years of service Lallana has put into Saints. Let's be magnanimous and wish him all the very best for his future, and thank him for his 12 years of service.

Like the more sensible posters on here, I am exited by the prospect of a new manager with credentials, the prospects of new and exciting players coming in, and a new start. It will take time for all things to come together, but RK knew what he was taking on when he signed up. I have every faith in him and will go on being a Saints supporter for a few more years yet.

So, snap out of it you miserable s*ds! Start looking forward to the new season. Stop dwelling on the past. Onward and upwards my friends, onwards and upwards!!
well if you have `ploughed` through all the posts you might have come across mine. I point out quite clearly that laloadsamoneylana didn't give us sterling service, he wasn't loyal, he didn't want to `stand by the club` when we were in L1 and actually tried to force a move on 2 if not more occasions.
I have absolutely no problem with the club selling a player, its football and I accept that. what I do have a problem with is a player who keeps trying to leave a club that stood by him when he had health issues and taught and trained him from a young age so that he has become the player he is. he has never shown loyalty to the club so lets all forget that.
he has shown his true colours by telling the club that he would never play for them again. he did that just after picking up nearly all of the clubs awards and after saying that he loves the club. he did all that a year after signing a new 5yr deal that would have made him a extremely wealthy young man. has he thanked the fans for their years of support? or the club? a club that made him the captain and main man last year. watch and read what he said about wanting to play for Liverpool during last season, are those the words of a `loyal servant`? no hes basically lied for the last year or 2. actually longer because he has helped to perpetuate the myth that he was a loyal servant. I don't care that hes gone, I do care about the manner in which he has gone though!
if I was KL and I was in charge of the club and my well paid captain, who has just been called up to the world cup squad, came up to me and said he wants to leave and would never play for the club again, then I would stick him in the reserves for a year! then sell him to the first bidder, west brom would do. how dare a team captain sya he will never play for the club again! that's whats annoyed me and others!

what do you think he has done to earn immediate champs league football? its not a right to play in it.
people blame sky and the prem for ruining football, well football was still ok until the champs league started, its that, that has ruined football. players like laloadsamoneylana think they should be in the champs league and don't want to earn that place, that's why the big 4 have all the power. our owner is richer than diverpoohs but because we aren't a champs league team players will always leave to go to those that are. you don't see big name players leave champs league teams to go to those that aren't in it! sorry rant over.
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: Dear oh dear! I've just ploughed through all the posts on this topic and I cannot believe the vitriol and bile being spouted against Adam Lallana. Shame on you. Lallana has given SFC stirling service in his 12 years on our books . Whilst we were struggling down in league 1 he stood by the Club and has now given us two seasons in the Premiership. Why on earth should he not move on with our blessing to bigger and better things. Liverpool can provide that for him, including immediate Champions League football. I am a Saints fan through and through, for over 60 years, and will continue to be. When are we going to be honest with ourselves? Saints reached a pinnacle of 8th in the Premiership last season. I am thankful for that - what a season! However, I genuinely believe that is about our limit. We simply do not have the resources and finances of the big four (or five!) and I do not think we will ever reach those dizzy heights. They are clubs with huge stadium capacity, huge funds and rich owners who can service huge debts (MU?). We can't, and that's about the gist of it. So lets get real folk!. Of course players like Lallana and Shaw are going to move on to improve their prospects both professionally and financially - who, in any profession, would not do that?? Let's be thankful for the years of service Lallana has put into Saints. Let's be magnanimous and wish him all the very best for his future, and thank him for his 12 years of service. Like the more sensible posters on here, I am exited by the prospect of a new manager with credentials, the prospects of new and exciting players coming in, and a new start. It will take time for all things to come together, but RK knew what he was taking on when he signed up. I have every faith in him and will go on being a Saints supporter for a few more years yet. So, snap out of it you miserable s*ds! Start looking forward to the new season. Stop dwelling on the past. Onward and upwards my friends, onwards and upwards!![/p][/quote]well if you have `ploughed` through all the posts you might have come across mine. I point out quite clearly that laloadsamoneylana didn't give us sterling service, he wasn't loyal, he didn't want to `stand by the club` when we were in L1 and actually tried to force a move on 2 if not more occasions. I have absolutely no problem with the club selling a player, its football and I accept that. what I do have a problem with is a player who keeps trying to leave a club that stood by him when he had health issues and taught and trained him from a young age so that he has become the player he is. he has never shown loyalty to the club so lets all forget that. he has shown his true colours by telling the club that he would never play for them again. he did that just after picking up nearly all of the clubs awards and after saying that he loves the club. he did all that a year after signing a new 5yr deal that would have made him a extremely wealthy young man. has he thanked the fans for their years of support? or the club? a club that made him the captain and main man last year. watch and read what he said about wanting to play for Liverpool during last season, are those the words of a `loyal servant`? no hes basically lied for the last year or 2. actually longer because he has helped to perpetuate the myth that he was a loyal servant. I don't care that hes gone, I do care about the manner in which he has gone though! if I was KL and I was in charge of the club and my well paid captain, who has just been called up to the world cup squad, came up to me and said he wants to leave and would never play for the club again, then I would stick him in the reserves for a year! then sell him to the first bidder, west brom would do. how dare a team captain sya he will never play for the club again! that's whats annoyed me and others! what do you think he has done to earn immediate champs league football? its not a right to play in it. people blame sky and the prem for ruining football, well football was still ok until the champs league started, its that, that has ruined football. players like laloadsamoneylana think they should be in the champs league and don't want to earn that place, that's why the big 4 have all the power. our owner is richer than diverpoohs but because we aren't a champs league team players will always leave to go to those that are. you don't see big name players leave champs league teams to go to those that aren't in it! sorry rant over. de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: -3

4:20pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Bingo from Sholing says...

Quote from Bernard Moitessier "...The higher the monkey climbs the tree the more he shows his a.s..".
Quote from Bernard Moitessier "...The higher the monkey climbs the tree the more he shows his a.s..". Bingo from Sholing
  • Score: 10

5:07pm Tue 1 Jul 14

search for truth says...

Jesus_02 wrote:
cebu blue wrote:
search for truth wrote: LALLANA'S FIRST INTERVIEW AS A LIVERPOOL PLAYER Shortly after his move was completed, Lallana gave his first interview as a Liverpool player to the club's website. Here's the full transcript: Adam, welcome to Liverpool Football Club... Thank you very much. I'm over the moon for it to be sorted. I still can't quite believe it. I just can't wait to get started in pre-season and work with the team. Can you describe your emotions right now? Not really, no, it has not sunk in if I'm being honest. I'd like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they have done for me; I have been there for the best part of 14 years. I'm so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool. I'm quite humbled and I just can't wait to get started . After spending so much of your life on the south coast, how big a step is this for you? It's a huge step. Liverpool have got so much history and after the season they had last season, I can't wait to get started and carry on and build on that. Champions League football is back; everyone is telling me that the atmosphere on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Anfield are something special. Lambert is up here already and he has been telling me all about it. It's great that I can continue my career with him as well. That's a special moment. How much of a help is he going to be now you're both here at Liverpool? A massive help. I've spent the last four or five years with him. We've had great careers at Southampton and achieved something special, but we're both thoroughly looking forward to the new challenge. It's Rickie's boyhood club and a club I can't wait to be a part of. Tell us what the thought process is when you find out that Liverpool Football Club are interested in you... To start off with...if it's true! There had been a lot of toing and froing and it had been a little bit longer than I'd anticipated, but it's something I'm not quite used to. I'm grateful that Southampton accepted the offer in the end and granted my wish to play at such a fantastic football club, in Champions League football and competing for Premier League titles. I'll probably get back started in pre-season within three weeks. I'll have time to chill out with my family, go on holiday and take a break from it for a week or so. Then I'll come back fully focused on the job in hand. Who was the first person you spoke to about this move? Probably my dad, my family and my wife. A lot of my close friends are Southampton fans, but they understand. They understand this is an opportunity that you just can't turn down. At the age I'm at, 26 now, it's just the right step. I'm sure most people will understand my decision. You've had quite a rise in quite a short space of time - you're now a Liverpool player, you're an England international. Does it seem surreal? Does it sink in, how far you've come? It doesn't yet. To think, five or six years ago, I was playing in League One. But it's a reality that we've climbed up the leagues and done so well. I'd like to think I'm here on merit, I think I've earned it. I just can't wait to keep improving, playing with world-class players and a lot of England teammates as well, which I'm also looking forward to so much. It's going to be a great new chapter in my life. Do your ambitions as a player change now that you're at a club like this? They have to - it's a huge club that wants to win titles again and compete in the Champions League. There are different targets to what a club like Southampton has, but I'm just going to be pushing to do the best I can. What has the manager , Brendan Rodgers, said to you about how he sees you fitting into his Liverpool? I can't say I've had that chat in detail yet. But from what I have spoken to him, he seems like a top manager. Everyone compliments him massively and gives him great references. All of the lads at England said that if I did get the chance to work with him then it would help my career in huge ways. So I can't wait to get started working with him. How do you think your style and your game will complement what he already has here at Liverpool ? I hope it compliments and I can bring something different to the team. People have said to me that there are similarities in the way Southampton and Liverpool play their football, and I hope that enables me to settle that much easier. I just can't wait to start playing with the world-class players that are here - I'm only going to learn and get better. Having watched Liverpool from afar and seeing the success Liverpool had last season, how much does that excite you to be part of it going forward ? Watching the run-in towards the end of last season was unbelievable, not just for myself but everyone involved in football. It got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching them, and the style of football they were playing. Deep down, I was thinking to myself: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team. That dream has become a reality now, so I can't wait for that to get started. You were part of one of the few sides to take points from Liverpool at Anfield. What was that experience like? It was a great afternoon. Southampton weren't expected to get anything from the game. I remember the game quite well; we won 1-0 and a few fans clapped us off the pitch. It shows what respectful fans Liverpool are and how great the fans are. To be playing for Liverpool now, with them behind me, is another reason why I can't wait to get started. This is a great moment for you, signing for this football club, but we know it has been a difficult few weeks with England in the World Cup. How do you overcome a disappointment like that to ensure you start your Liverpool career well? Just keep working even harder. We did suffer disappointment; not just myself, all of the lads are disappointed, the whole country is disappointed. We need to rest now for a couple of weeks, recharge the batteries and then get back to doing what we love, that's playing football. Hopefully we'll have learned a lot from the experience and take what positives we can into the European Championship campaign. Do you become stronger mentally from experiencing something like that? Without a shadow of a doubt. I think you can only become stronger mentally. It's a long way from home, in different conditions and a lot of people's first major tournament. So it is good experience. We just have to learn quickly and hopefully improve and get better results next time. You mentioned spending plenty of time with your new Liverpool teammates while you were over in Brazil. Did you ask them questions about this football club and what it's like to be here? I did and they were on to me about when it was getting sorted. I was running out of answers in the end because I thought the more I say 'soon' the longer it would take. During the World Cup I was fully focused on just playing for England, but I was eager for it to get sorted once I knew I was coming home. Just so I can switch off and rest and recover for a couple of weeks before we start pre-season. How much can you still learn from someone like Steven Gerrard? You've had opportunities to spend time with him at international level, but here with your football club now, how much can you still learn from someone like him? There's no limit to what I can learn playing with him. I grew up watching him. My best mates, he's their legend. For me to be playing alongside him, not just at England but at club level, is quite surreal really. They're always asking me what he's like. He's got that aura around him. But I need to quickly get used to it because I'll be playing with him week in, week out. You'll make him feel old saying you grew up watching him... Well, I did, it's just the fact and reality. He's still such a good player and he can go on to play for numerous more years with the quality he possesses. Your first official game for Liverpool could be against your former club Southampton . What do you anticipate that feeling will be like? It would have been worse if it was at St Mary's, I'm glad it's at Anfield. But to be lining up against my teammates from last year just had to happen. It's fate. Rickie and I spoke about it, and he said he could have bet his mortgage on it, he knew it was going to happen. You've experienced Anfield as an opposition player. What will that feeling be like to run out with the home support behind you? I can't wait to experience it. Everyone says it has got a unique atmosphere; it's a unique ground with a lot of history. I just can't wait to get on the pitch with the fans behind me, rather than just the away fans. Finally, what is your message to those Liverpool supporters? Hopefully I can settle in quickly, and I will give it my best throughout the whole time I'm here. I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I'm here, because that's why I'm here - for success.
Lallana says, he's playing for a top club now full of world class players, not like Southampton liverpool have bigger expectations... so where does he fit in all of this? Over rated.
"Tell us what the thought process is when you find out that Liverpool Football Club are interested in you..."

errm..First thought was “is Steven Gerrard making this up?”..

Then do they really want to pay me THAT much?

Then the doubts set in…surely this should have come from the Saints board?

I was confused, I thought. I better report this to the FA.. so I decided to speak with Roy Hodgeson…he just congratulated me.

Then I was angry…. I told him I was still thinking about it and suddenly I went from playing both warm up games to being dropped.

I finally accepted it…I was going to be a Liverpool player. I would get a 40% pay rise and play for my childhood rivals. I would have to learn how to look after myself get in pub fights and bite people, but “There are different targets to what a club like Southampton has”
You are talking absolute CRAP ! ! !
[quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cebu blue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: LALLANA'S FIRST INTERVIEW AS A LIVERPOOL PLAYER Shortly after his move was completed, Lallana gave his first interview as a Liverpool player to the club's website. Here's the full transcript: Adam, welcome to Liverpool Football Club... Thank you very much. I'm over the moon for it to be sorted. I still can't quite believe it. I just can't wait to get started in pre-season and work with the team. Can you describe your emotions right now? Not really, no, it has not sunk in if I'm being honest. I'd like to thank everyone at Southampton for what they have done for me; I have been there for the best part of 14 years. I'm so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool. I'm quite humbled and I just can't wait to get started . After spending so much of your life on the south coast, how big a step is this for you? It's a huge step. Liverpool have got so much history and after the season they had last season, I can't wait to get started and carry on and build on that. Champions League football is back; everyone is telling me that the atmosphere on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Anfield are something special. Lambert is up here already and he has been telling me all about it. It's great that I can continue my career with him as well. That's a special moment. How much of a help is he going to be now you're both here at Liverpool? A massive help. I've spent the last four or five years with him. We've had great careers at Southampton and achieved something special, but we're both thoroughly looking forward to the new challenge. It's Rickie's boyhood club and a club I can't wait to be a part of. Tell us what the thought process is when you find out that Liverpool Football Club are interested in you... To start off with...if it's true! There had been a lot of toing and froing and it had been a little bit longer than I'd anticipated, but it's something I'm not quite used to. I'm grateful that Southampton accepted the offer in the end and granted my wish to play at such a fantastic football club, in Champions League football and competing for Premier League titles. I'll probably get back started in pre-season within three weeks. I'll have time to chill out with my family, go on holiday and take a break from it for a week or so. Then I'll come back fully focused on the job in hand. Who was the first person you spoke to about this move? Probably my dad, my family and my wife. A lot of my close friends are Southampton fans, but they understand. They understand this is an opportunity that you just can't turn down. At the age I'm at, 26 now, it's just the right step. I'm sure most people will understand my decision. You've had quite a rise in quite a short space of time - you're now a Liverpool player, you're an England international. Does it seem surreal? Does it sink in, how far you've come? It doesn't yet. To think, five or six years ago, I was playing in League One. But it's a reality that we've climbed up the leagues and done so well. I'd like to think I'm here on merit, I think I've earned it. I just can't wait to keep improving, playing with world-class players and a lot of England teammates as well, which I'm also looking forward to so much. It's going to be a great new chapter in my life. Do your ambitions as a player change now that you're at a club like this? They have to - it's a huge club that wants to win titles again and compete in the Champions League. There are different targets to what a club like Southampton has, but I'm just going to be pushing to do the best I can. What has the manager , Brendan Rodgers, said to you about how he sees you fitting into his Liverpool? I can't say I've had that chat in detail yet. But from what I have spoken to him, he seems like a top manager. Everyone compliments him massively and gives him great references. All of the lads at England said that if I did get the chance to work with him then it would help my career in huge ways. So I can't wait to get started working with him. How do you think your style and your game will complement what he already has here at Liverpool ? I hope it compliments and I can bring something different to the team. People have said to me that there are similarities in the way Southampton and Liverpool play their football, and I hope that enables me to settle that much easier. I just can't wait to start playing with the world-class players that are here - I'm only going to learn and get better. Having watched Liverpool from afar and seeing the success Liverpool had last season, how much does that excite you to be part of it going forward ? Watching the run-in towards the end of last season was unbelievable, not just for myself but everyone involved in football. It got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching them, and the style of football they were playing. Deep down, I was thinking to myself: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team. That dream has become a reality now, so I can't wait for that to get started. You were part of one of the few sides to take points from Liverpool at Anfield. What was that experience like? It was a great afternoon. Southampton weren't expected to get anything from the game. I remember the game quite well; we won 1-0 and a few fans clapped us off the pitch. It shows what respectful fans Liverpool are and how great the fans are. To be playing for Liverpool now, with them behind me, is another reason why I can't wait to get started. This is a great moment for you, signing for this football club, but we know it has been a difficult few weeks with England in the World Cup. How do you overcome a disappointment like that to ensure you start your Liverpool career well? Just keep working even harder. We did suffer disappointment; not just myself, all of the lads are disappointed, the whole country is disappointed. We need to rest now for a couple of weeks, recharge the batteries and then get back to doing what we love, that's playing football. Hopefully we'll have learned a lot from the experience and take what positives we can into the European Championship campaign. Do you become stronger mentally from experiencing something like that? Without a shadow of a doubt. I think you can only become stronger mentally. It's a long way from home, in different conditions and a lot of people's first major tournament. So it is good experience. We just have to learn quickly and hopefully improve and get better results next time. You mentioned spending plenty of time with your new Liverpool teammates while you were over in Brazil. Did you ask them questions about this football club and what it's like to be here? I did and they were on to me about when it was getting sorted. I was running out of answers in the end because I thought the more I say 'soon' the longer it would take. During the World Cup I was fully focused on just playing for England, but I was eager for it to get sorted once I knew I was coming home. Just so I can switch off and rest and recover for a couple of weeks before we start pre-season. How much can you still learn from someone like Steven Gerrard? You've had opportunities to spend time with him at international level, but here with your football club now, how much can you still learn from someone like him? There's no limit to what I can learn playing with him. I grew up watching him. My best mates, he's their legend. For me to be playing alongside him, not just at England but at club level, is quite surreal really. They're always asking me what he's like. He's got that aura around him. But I need to quickly get used to it because I'll be playing with him week in, week out. You'll make him feel old saying you grew up watching him... Well, I did, it's just the fact and reality. He's still such a good player and he can go on to play for numerous more years with the quality he possesses. Your first official game for Liverpool could be against your former club Southampton . What do you anticipate that feeling will be like? It would have been worse if it was at St Mary's, I'm glad it's at Anfield. But to be lining up against my teammates from last year just had to happen. It's fate. Rickie and I spoke about it, and he said he could have bet his mortgage on it, he knew it was going to happen. You've experienced Anfield as an opposition player. What will that feeling be like to run out with the home support behind you? I can't wait to experience it. Everyone says it has got a unique atmosphere; it's a unique ground with a lot of history. I just can't wait to get on the pitch with the fans behind me, rather than just the away fans. Finally, what is your message to those Liverpool supporters? Hopefully I can settle in quickly, and I will give it my best throughout the whole time I'm here. I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I'm here, because that's why I'm here - for success.[/p][/quote]Lallana says, he's playing for a top club now full of world class players, not like Southampton liverpool have bigger expectations... so where does he fit in all of this? Over rated.[/p][/quote]"Tell us what the thought process is when you find out that Liverpool Football Club are interested in you..." errm..First thought was “is Steven Gerrard making this up?”.. Then do they really want to pay me THAT much? Then the doubts set in…surely this should have come from the Saints board? I was confused, I thought. I better report this to the FA.. so I decided to speak with Roy Hodgeson…he just congratulated me. Then I was angry…. I told him I was still thinking about it and suddenly I went from playing both warm up games to being dropped. I finally accepted it…I was going to be a Liverpool player. I would get a 40% pay rise and play for my childhood rivals. I would have to learn how to look after myself get in pub fights and bite people, but “There are different targets to what a club like Southampton has”[/p][/quote]You are talking absolute CRAP ! ! ! search for truth
  • Score: -2

5:23pm Tue 1 Jul 14

upwherewebelong says...

I'm sticking to my new mentality of not get annoyed with the board anymore etc but I am concerned that we still haven't strengthened the team. The clock is ticking Saints get some focus and sign the right players or at least find thhepeople that will.
I'm sticking to my new mentality of not get annoyed with the board anymore etc but I am concerned that we still haven't strengthened the team. The clock is ticking Saints get some focus and sign the right players or at least find thhepeople that will. upwherewebelong
  • Score: 0

5:35pm Tue 1 Jul 14

redandy10 says...

I have to agree with the posts saying that Adam is overrated. He's a very good player, but he's never going to be a world class talent. I said it sometime ago and caught some flak for it. The trouble is that a lot of those now saying that now would have had a go at any poster saying that before his move. All of a sudden they have changed their tune. Sour grapes! Luke, especially, owed us another couple of years, but what can you do, there seems to be no loyalty among modern day players. Rickie paid his dues and leave for Newcastle when he had the opportunity, now he is a CLASS ACT!!,

£25 million is a good price, but once the Cherries get their sticky little paws on some of it, it isn't such a great deal for us!

I hope Ronnie gets given a chance by the fans, it's not going to be easy rebuilding the first team and it might take some time for things to gel. Now the board need to back him up & give him plenty of money. Be in no doubt, the legend that he is now represents the majority of our pulling power!
I have to agree with the posts saying that Adam is overrated. He's a very good player, but he's never going to be a world class talent. I said it sometime ago and caught some flak for it. The trouble is that a lot of those now saying that now would have had a go at any poster saying that before his move. All of a sudden they have changed their tune. Sour grapes! Luke, especially, owed us another couple of years, but what can you do, there seems to be no loyalty among modern day players. Rickie paid his dues and leave for Newcastle when he had the opportunity, now he is a CLASS ACT!!, £25 million is a good price, but once the Cherries get their sticky little paws on some of it, it isn't such a great deal for us! I hope Ronnie gets given a chance by the fans, it's not going to be easy rebuilding the first team and it might take some time for things to gel. Now the board need to back him up & give him plenty of money. Be in no doubt, the legend that he is now represents the majority of our pulling power! redandy10
  • Score: 8

5:42pm Tue 1 Jul 14

redandy10 says...

InsideOutCat wrote:
redandy10 wrote:
No i don't buy this story, more annoying paper talk. You see he has a contract with the club and Les Reed said we won't be selling any players we don't want to sell. I sincerely hope none of you are calling Les a liar!!!

And the story about Luke signing is not real because he gave an interview last year where he stated he didn't want to leave. And last November is the same as this summer, isn't it.

Oh and Liverpool didn't sell Luis Suarez to Real Madrid in 2013, and we are a similar size club to them aren't we, so the same applies to us with Luke and Adam.

Any of that sound familiar lads?
Nobody likes a smart@rse Andy ... but at least you're no less respected as a result.
Says the poster that I've never heard of before. Which one of the eternally disgruntled and incorrect happy clappers are you?
[quote][p][bold]InsideOutCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: No i don't buy this story, more annoying paper talk. You see he has a contract with the club and Les Reed said we won't be selling any players we don't want to sell. I sincerely hope none of you are calling Les a liar!!! And the story about Luke signing is not real because he gave an interview last year where he stated he didn't want to leave. And last November is the same as this summer, isn't it. Oh and Liverpool didn't sell Luis Suarez to Real Madrid in 2013, and we are a similar size club to them aren't we, so the same applies to us with Luke and Adam. Any of that sound familiar lads?[/p][/quote]Nobody likes a smart@rse Andy ... but at least you're no less respected as a result.[/p][/quote]Says the poster that I've never heard of before. Which one of the eternally disgruntled and incorrect happy clappers are you? redandy10
  • Score: 2

5:53pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Saintinwatford says...

Sky reporting Tadic is on his way to St Mary's
Sky reporting Tadic is on his way to St Mary's Saintinwatford
  • Score: 1

5:55pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Harold K Steptoe says...

Sold for 23m when it was them who offered 25m. Thought we were going to sell players at our valuation. Shaw and Llallana both gone for what the buying club wanted to pay. Must say Saints like to drive a hard bargin then crumble like a Liddels digestive
Sold for 23m when it was them who offered 25m. Thought we were going to sell players at our valuation. Shaw and Llallana both gone for what the buying club wanted to pay. Must say Saints like to drive a hard bargin then crumble like a Liddels digestive Harold K Steptoe
  • Score: 0

6:42pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Dave Brown says...

How many more times are you going to re write the stories about players leaving The Saints,Daily Echo.
Surely the fans are more interested now as to who is joining the club,or is there a ban on your reporters speaking to board members etc as there are no new players signing.
Half of the DE stories are re printed from the BBC site or The Mail stir up stories.
Why do they employ any reporters?.
Personally I wish the Three players that have left every success but I do not wish to continue reading the same old same old.
Saints do not sell another player to Liverpool unless the player hands in a transfer request ,think of a figure over 20million multiply it by 2 and then tell them to pay up or get lost.
How many more times are you going to re write the stories about players leaving The Saints,Daily Echo. Surely the fans are more interested now as to who is joining the club,or is there a ban on your reporters speaking to board members etc as there are no new players signing. Half of the DE stories are re printed from the BBC site or The Mail stir up stories. Why do they employ any reporters?. Personally I wish the Three players that have left every success but I do not wish to continue reading the same old same old. Saints do not sell another player to Liverpool unless the player hands in a transfer request ,think of a figure over 20million multiply it by 2 and then tell them to pay up or get lost. Dave Brown
  • Score: 2

6:47pm Tue 1 Jul 14

THE12THMAN says...

redandy10 wrote:
I have to agree with the posts saying that Adam is overrated. He's a very good player, but he's never going to be a world class talent. I said it sometime ago and caught some flak for it. The trouble is that a lot of those now saying that now would have had a go at any poster saying that before his move. All of a sudden they have changed their tune. Sour grapes! Luke, especially, owed us another couple of years, but what can you do, there seems to be no loyalty among modern day players. Rickie paid his dues and leave for Newcastle when he had the opportunity, now he is a CLASS ACT!!,

£25 million is a good price, but once the Cherries get their sticky little paws on some of it, it isn't such a great deal for us!

I hope Ronnie gets given a chance by the fans, it's not going to be easy rebuilding the first team and it might take some time for things to gel. Now the board need to back him up & give him plenty of money. Be in no doubt, the legend that he is now represents the majority of our pulling power!
If you read the Bournemouth Echo tonight Bournemouth are saying that they will not be getting 25% of the transfer fee as quoted by the press and everybody concerned had to compromise for the deal to go through.
[quote][p][bold]redandy10[/bold] wrote: I have to agree with the posts saying that Adam is overrated. He's a very good player, but he's never going to be a world class talent. I said it sometime ago and caught some flak for it. The trouble is that a lot of those now saying that now would have had a go at any poster saying that before his move. All of a sudden they have changed their tune. Sour grapes! Luke, especially, owed us another couple of years, but what can you do, there seems to be no loyalty among modern day players. Rickie paid his dues and leave for Newcastle when he had the opportunity, now he is a CLASS ACT!!, £25 million is a good price, but once the Cherries get their sticky little paws on some of it, it isn't such a great deal for us! I hope Ronnie gets given a chance by the fans, it's not going to be easy rebuilding the first team and it might take some time for things to gel. Now the board need to back him up & give him plenty of money. Be in no doubt, the legend that he is now represents the majority of our pulling power![/p][/quote]If you read the Bournemouth Echo tonight Bournemouth are saying that they will not be getting 25% of the transfer fee as quoted by the press and everybody concerned had to compromise for the deal to go through. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 4

6:53pm Tue 1 Jul 14

J7junctionseven says...

At last....good riddance.
COYR FOADP
Can't wait for the new season to start
At last....good riddance. COYR FOADP Can't wait for the new season to start J7junctionseven
  • Score: 2

7:02pm Tue 1 Jul 14

J7junctionseven says...

It does make me chuckle when I read some of the posts on here saying he virtually devoted 14 years to Saints.
Nobody wanted him until he broke into the England side so where else would he go???
All this talk of respect for his services to Saints by some people is a complete load of sh!te in my opinion.
We...Saints made him the player he is today and he's benefited big time by being at Saints for all these years and sh@t on us for more money.
Calculated and his comments on leaving are an absolute disgrace.
Good riddance and can't wait for the home game against Diverpool next season.
COYR FOADP Can't wait for the new season to start
It does make me chuckle when I read some of the posts on here saying he virtually devoted 14 years to Saints. Nobody wanted him until he broke into the England side so where else would he go??? All this talk of respect for his services to Saints by some people is a complete load of sh!te in my opinion. We...Saints made him the player he is today and he's benefited big time by being at Saints for all these years and sh@t on us for more money. Calculated and his comments on leaving are an absolute disgrace. Good riddance and can't wait for the home game against Diverpool next season. COYR FOADP Can't wait for the new season to start J7junctionseven
  • Score: 2

7:05pm Tue 1 Jul 14

J7junctionseven says...

Harold K Steptoe wrote:
Sold for 23m when it was them who offered 25m. Thought we were going to sell players at our valuation. Shaw and Llallana both gone for what the buying club wanted to pay. Must say Saints like to drive a hard bargin then crumble like a Liddels digestive
WTF is a Liddels digestive??
You need to get out more
[quote][p][bold]Harold K Steptoe[/bold] wrote: Sold for 23m when it was them who offered 25m. Thought we were going to sell players at our valuation. Shaw and Llallana both gone for what the buying club wanted to pay. Must say Saints like to drive a hard bargin then crumble like a Liddels digestive[/p][/quote]WTF is a Liddels digestive?? You need to get out more J7junctionseven
  • Score: 3

7:06pm Tue 1 Jul 14

J7junctionseven says...

03alpe01 wrote:
Graham, North of Watford wrote:
If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do?


Yes, of course you would and so would I.

Still a very, very sad day for the Saints.
Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End".

It WILL be a brighter tomorrow
A 100% pay rise means far less to him then it does to you and me. He was already on £35,000 a week down here. A good well paid jobs wages for a year in a week. What more could he realistically do with even more money? He's a disrespectful, unloyal c*nt! Hope he fails big time at Liverpool and is glued to the bench
Ditto
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do? Yes, of course you would and so would I. Still a very, very sad day for the Saints. Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End". It WILL be a brighter tomorrow[/p][/quote]A 100% pay rise means far less to him then it does to you and me. He was already on £35,000 a week down here. A good well paid jobs wages for a year in a week. What more could he realistically do with even more money? He's a disrespectful, unloyal c*nt! Hope he fails big time at Liverpool and is glued to the bench[/p][/quote]Ditto J7junctionseven
  • Score: 2

7:12pm Tue 1 Jul 14

J7junctionseven says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
When you've stopped whining and have dried your eyes can you get the cash down to BH7 ASAP please, we got debts to pay and a striker to buy!
Regards
Bring it down for the "friencly" if you like
Play up bompey!
Nob head
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: When you've stopped whining and have dried your eyes can you get the cash down to BH7 ASAP please, we got debts to pay and a striker to buy! Regards[/p][/quote]Bring it down for the "friencly" if you like Play up bompey! Nob head J7junctionseven
  • Score: -1

7:16pm Tue 1 Jul 14

J7junctionseven says...

BitterSaintsFansLOL wrote:
Southampton FC = Small Club
Wrong site = Pr1ck Lmfao
[quote][p][bold]BitterSaintsFansLOL[/bold] wrote: Southampton FC = Small Club[/p][/quote]Wrong site = Pr1ck Lmfao J7junctionseven
  • Score: 0

7:17pm Tue 1 Jul 14

J7junctionseven says...

Saintinwatford wrote:
Sky reporting Tadic is on his way to St Mary's
Good . Better than Dipsy by a country mile
[quote][p][bold]Saintinwatford[/bold] wrote: Sky reporting Tadic is on his way to St Mary's[/p][/quote]Good . Better than Dipsy by a country mile J7junctionseven
  • Score: 1

7:20pm Tue 1 Jul 14

M.U.CS1 says...

Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it !
Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it ! M.U.CS1
  • Score: -7

7:27pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Harold K Steptoe says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Harold K Steptoe wrote:
Sold for 23m when it was them who offered 25m. Thought we were going to sell players at our valuation. Shaw and Llallana both gone for what the buying club wanted to pay. Must say Saints like to drive a hard bargin then crumble like a Liddels digestive
WTF is a Liddels digestive??
You need to get out more
Oh my god, I'm so sorry my I-Pad changed the wording. If all you've got to do all day is pick out spelling and grammar I suggest you get out a bit more. You and everyone else knew what the fxxk it meant.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harold K Steptoe[/bold] wrote: Sold for 23m when it was them who offered 25m. Thought we were going to sell players at our valuation. Shaw and Llallana both gone for what the buying club wanted to pay. Must say Saints like to drive a hard bargin then crumble like a Liddels digestive[/p][/quote]WTF is a Liddels digestive?? You need to get out more[/p][/quote]Oh my god, I'm so sorry my I-Pad changed the wording. If all you've got to do all day is pick out spelling and grammar I suggest you get out a bit more. You and everyone else knew what the fxxk it meant. Harold K Steptoe
  • Score: 1

7:33pm Tue 1 Jul 14

THE12THMAN says...

M.U.CS1 wrote:
Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it !
Hypocrites You must be from poopey because your spelling is the usual poopey standard, it is spelt hypocrites you dimwit,COYR
[quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it ![/p][/quote]Hypocrites You must be from poopey because your spelling is the usual poopey standard, it is spelt hypocrites you dimwit,COYR THE12THMAN
  • Score: 4

7:48pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Graham, North of Watford says...

Egomaniac wrote:
Graham, North of Watford wrote:
If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do?


Yes, of course you would and so would I.

Still a very, very sad day for the Saints.
Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End".

It WILL be a brighter tomorrow
Hear Hear Graham! Well said.

Are you really an Old Tauntonian? I was there from 1952 to 1959 - great days!! Yep - I'm getting on a bit now of course …..!! But ever a saints supporter.
I was there from 1960-1967. Mr Challacombe was the Head and Harry Spooner the Deputy

I went into the sorting hat and came out into Corbin House. Happy days.

My first sight of the Saints was when my Dad took me to see Terry Paine at the Dell, of course
[quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do? Yes, of course you would and so would I. Still a very, very sad day for the Saints. Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End". It WILL be a brighter tomorrow[/p][/quote]Hear Hear Graham! Well said. Are you really an Old Tauntonian? I was there from 1952 to 1959 - great days!! Yep - I'm getting on a bit now of course …..!! But ever a saints supporter.[/p][/quote]I was there from 1960-1967. Mr Challacombe was the Head and Harry Spooner the Deputy I went into the sorting hat and came out into Corbin House. Happy days. My first sight of the Saints was when my Dad took me to see Terry Paine at the Dell, of course Graham, North of Watford
  • Score: 0

7:52pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

M.U.CS1 wrote:
Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it !
Actually,a hypocrite is someone who makes a disingenuous pious statement.
[quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it ![/p][/quote]Actually,a hypocrite is someone who makes a disingenuous pious statement. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

7:56pm Tue 1 Jul 14

J7junctionseven says...

Harold K Steptoe wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Harold K Steptoe wrote:
Sold for 23m when it was them who offered 25m. Thought we were going to sell players at our valuation. Shaw and Llallana both gone for what the buying club wanted to pay. Must say Saints like to drive a hard bargin then crumble like a Liddels digestive
WTF is a Liddels digestive??
You need to get out more
Oh my god, I'm so sorry my I-Pad changed the wording. If all you've got to do all day is pick out spelling and grammar I suggest you get out a bit more. You and everyone else knew what the fxxk it meant.
I'm out now you knob wand. At work all day, been busy and now chilling out. Your comment was sh1t and you can't spell so get over it or don't bother trying to be clever.......because clever you're not!
COYR FOADP
Can't wait for the new season to start and more people learn how to spell Ha ha ha ha
[quote][p][bold]Harold K Steptoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harold K Steptoe[/bold] wrote: Sold for 23m when it was them who offered 25m. Thought we were going to sell players at our valuation. Shaw and Llallana both gone for what the buying club wanted to pay. Must say Saints like to drive a hard bargin then crumble like a Liddels digestive[/p][/quote]WTF is a Liddels digestive?? You need to get out more[/p][/quote]Oh my god, I'm so sorry my I-Pad changed the wording. If all you've got to do all day is pick out spelling and grammar I suggest you get out a bit more. You and everyone else knew what the fxxk it meant.[/p][/quote]I'm out now you knob wand. At work all day, been busy and now chilling out. Your comment was sh1t and you can't spell so get over it or don't bother trying to be clever.......because clever you're not! COYR FOADP Can't wait for the new season to start and more people learn how to spell Ha ha ha ha J7junctionseven
  • Score: 0

7:57pm Tue 1 Jul 14

J7junctionseven says...

M.U.CS1 wrote:
Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it !
Wrong site = another pr1ck
[quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it ![/p][/quote]Wrong site = another pr1ck J7junctionseven
  • Score: 1

8:37pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Chapperall says...

Oh well he's gone now and we all need to move on. Disappointing yes as we all cheered him on to go to Brazil. He will I think struggle at Liverpool to retain a first team place as there.
Let's now concentrate on the new team for next season, and who knows where it might head, but no matter what I will be there supporting them!
Oh well he's gone now and we all need to move on. Disappointing yes as we all cheered him on to go to Brazil. He will I think struggle at Liverpool to retain a first team place as there. Let's now concentrate on the new team for next season, and who knows where it might head, but no matter what I will be there supporting them! Chapperall
  • Score: 0

8:38pm Tue 1 Jul 14

jls217 says...

Lallana has according to the news taken a page out in the Echo tomorrow as he's concerned at the negative comments being made by his former fans on social media sites.

Should be interesting - doubt there will a forum to raise questions or point the finger though.
Lallana has according to the news taken a page out in the Echo tomorrow as he's concerned at the negative comments being made by his former fans on social media sites. Should be interesting - doubt there will a forum to raise questions or point the finger though. jls217
  • Score: 0

8:40pm Tue 1 Jul 14

J7junctionseven says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
M.U.CS1 wrote:
Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it !
Actually,a hypocrite is someone who makes a disingenuous pious statement.
Or in plain English and as an example........Slag someone off for any petty thing and then carry on and do the same thing you felt the need to slag the last bloke off for.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it ![/p][/quote]Actually,a hypocrite is someone who makes a disingenuous pious statement.[/p][/quote]Or in plain English and as an example........Slag someone off for any petty thing and then carry on and do the same thing you felt the need to slag the last bloke off for. J7junctionseven
  • Score: 0

8:42pm Tue 1 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Harold K Steptoe wrote:
Sold for 23m when it was them who offered 25m. Thought we were going to sell players at our valuation. Shaw and Llallana both gone for what the buying club wanted to pay. Must say Saints like to drive a hard bargin then crumble like a Liddels digestive
I don't think the real figures have been released, mostly hearsay. nothing wrong with a Lidls Digestive either as long as you check out the sell by date.
[quote][p][bold]Harold K Steptoe[/bold] wrote: Sold for 23m when it was them who offered 25m. Thought we were going to sell players at our valuation. Shaw and Llallana both gone for what the buying club wanted to pay. Must say Saints like to drive a hard bargin then crumble like a Liddels digestive[/p][/quote]I don't think the real figures have been released, mostly hearsay. nothing wrong with a Lidls Digestive either as long as you check out the sell by date. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

8:42pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
M.U.CS1 wrote:
Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it !
Actually,a hypocrite is someone who makes a disingenuous pious statement.
Or in plain English and as an example........Slag someone off for any petty thing and then carry on and do the same thing you felt the need to slag the last bloke off for.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it ![/p][/quote]Actually,a hypocrite is someone who makes a disingenuous pious statement.[/p][/quote]Or in plain English and as an example........Slag someone off for any petty thing and then carry on and do the same thing you felt the need to slag the last bloke off for.[/p][/quote]Couldn't have said it better myself. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

8:45pm Tue 1 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

M.U.CS1 wrote:
Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it !
Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious.
[quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it ![/p][/quote]Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

8:49pm Tue 1 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Harold K Steptoe wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Harold K Steptoe wrote:
Sold for 23m when it was them who offered 25m. Thought we were going to sell players at our valuation. Shaw and Llallana both gone for what the buying club wanted to pay. Must say Saints like to drive a hard bargin then crumble like a Liddels digestive
WTF is a Liddels digestive??
You need to get out more
Oh my god, I'm so sorry my I-Pad changed the wording. If all you've got to do all day is pick out spelling and grammar I suggest you get out a bit more. You and everyone else knew what the fxxk it meant.
No worries, predictive text is the cruse of all manking.
[quote][p][bold]Harold K Steptoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harold K Steptoe[/bold] wrote: Sold for 23m when it was them who offered 25m. Thought we were going to sell players at our valuation. Shaw and Llallana both gone for what the buying club wanted to pay. Must say Saints like to drive a hard bargin then crumble like a Liddels digestive[/p][/quote]WTF is a Liddels digestive?? You need to get out more[/p][/quote]Oh my god, I'm so sorry my I-Pad changed the wording. If all you've got to do all day is pick out spelling and grammar I suggest you get out a bit more. You and everyone else knew what the fxxk it meant.[/p][/quote]No worries, predictive text is the cruse of all manking. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

9:13pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Egomaniac says...

Graham, North of Watford wrote:
Egomaniac wrote:
Graham, North of Watford wrote:
If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do?


Yes, of course you would and so would I.

Still a very, very sad day for the Saints.
Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End".

It WILL be a brighter tomorrow
Hear Hear Graham! Well said.

Are you really an Old Tauntonian? I was there from 1952 to 1959 - great days!! Yep - I'm getting on a bit now of course …..!! But ever a saints supporter.
I was there from 1960-1967. Mr Challacombe was the Head and Harry Spooner the Deputy

I went into the sorting hat and came out into Corbin House. Happy days.

My first sight of the Saints was when my Dad took me to see Terry Paine at the Dell, of course
Wel well well! Small world. Mr C and Harry Spooner were in those positions when I started in 1952! Harry Spooner was a very strict teacher, but always very fair tho a bit scary at times!!

I first went to the Dell aged about seven with my late step dad. I was sold from the first kick-off, but I'm damned if I can remember who we were playing!!
[quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Egomaniac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham, North of Watford[/bold] wrote: If you were offered a 100% rais in pay (Just a guess) and a chance to play in Europe, what would you do? Yes, of course you would and so would I. Still a very, very sad day for the Saints. Respice Finem as we used to say at Taunton's School. "Look to the End". It WILL be a brighter tomorrow[/p][/quote]Hear Hear Graham! Well said. Are you really an Old Tauntonian? I was there from 1952 to 1959 - great days!! Yep - I'm getting on a bit now of course …..!! But ever a saints supporter.[/p][/quote]I was there from 1960-1967. Mr Challacombe was the Head and Harry Spooner the Deputy I went into the sorting hat and came out into Corbin House. Happy days. My first sight of the Saints was when my Dad took me to see Terry Paine at the Dell, of course[/p][/quote]Wel well well! Small world. Mr C and Harry Spooner were in those positions when I started in 1952! Harry Spooner was a very strict teacher, but always very fair tho a bit scary at times!! I first went to the Dell aged about seven with my late step dad. I was sold from the first kick-off, but I'm damned if I can remember who we were playing!! Egomaniac
  • Score: 0

10:18pm Tue 1 Jul 14

saints fan #1 says...

Dickosfc wrote:
He also said "Last season, deep down, i was thinking: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team"

What an absolute c$%t of a thing to say!! Good riddance to the jumped up little sh1t
Sleeping with his Mrs and he's dreaming of Jordon. Kinda fits for a scouse and diverpool players
[quote][p][bold]Dickosfc[/bold] wrote: He also said "Last season, deep down, i was thinking: hopefully one day I'll be able to play in that team" What an absolute c$%t of a thing to say!! Good riddance to the jumped up little sh1t[/p][/quote]Sleeping with his Mrs and he's dreaming of Jordon. Kinda fits for a scouse and diverpool players saints fan #1
  • Score: 0

10:22pm Tue 1 Jul 14

LFCalways says...

insane saint wrote:
there seems to be a bit of negativity here. lets brighten it up with COYS WE WILL BE ABOVE LIVERPOOL BY THE END OF THE SEASON #hopeso
LOL with what? Hold you to that......let's see
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: there seems to be a bit of negativity here. lets brighten it up with COYS WE WILL BE ABOVE LIVERPOOL BY THE END OF THE SEASON #hopeso[/p][/quote]LOL with what? Hold you to that......let's see LFCalways
  • Score: 1

10:43pm Tue 1 Jul 14

saints fan #1 says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
M.U.CS1 wrote:
Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it !
Wrong site = another pr1ck
"moved onto better things" your having a laugh mate the mighty Saints have had a bumper last fiver years and have their eyes set on Champions League football in the next three and guess what its not out of our reach. So moving on to better things a load of BS. The best things are happening to the mighty Saints and you "So Called" big clubs have just poohed your selves therefore breaking the bank and getting your selves further yes thats right FURTHER in DEBT.
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.U.CS1[/bold] wrote: Your manager is gone, he was sh!t, Shaw, La La, and Lambert have gone, and they were all sh!t. From hero's to sh!t, what a load of hypocrits you Southampton fans are, they have all just moved on to better things, and you sad twisted fools don't like it ![/p][/quote]Wrong site = another pr1ck[/p][/quote]"moved onto better things" your having a laugh mate the mighty Saints have had a bumper last fiver years and have their eyes set on Champions League football in the next three and guess what its not out of our reach. So moving on to better things a load of BS. The best things are happening to the mighty Saints and you "So Called" big clubs have just poohed your selves therefore breaking the bank and getting your selves further yes thats right FURTHER in DEBT. saints fan #1
  • Score: 0

3:44am Wed 2 Jul 14

Halo Saint says...

Brenda Rodgers told Gerrard ( feck the world cup) just make sure you convince Adam to come here to divvypool & if he isnt listening then tell him Suarez will get his teeth into him in the youragay game !!!

COYS
Brenda Rodgers told Gerrard ( feck the world cup) just make sure you convince Adam to come here to divvypool & if he isnt listening then tell him Suarez will get his teeth into him in the youragay game !!! COYS Halo Saint
  • Score: 0

8:51am Wed 2 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

search for truth wrote:
For all you keen football fans who like to keep in-touch with everything connected with Liverpool Football Club .

LFC TV, the official club television channel, is currently completely free to watch for all UK and Ireland supporters who have either the basic Sky package or the XL package on Virgin Media.

You can also follow them on their website ......

http://www.liverpool


fc.com/

Where you will find in-depth items regarding the signing of Adam Lallana.
Yes thank you I am aware of the TV site, I have watched our 1 - 0 win on it, I found it a bit too Scouse biased but that would be natural.
[quote][p][bold]search for truth[/bold] wrote: For all you keen football fans who like to keep in-touch with everything connected with Liverpool Football Club . LFC TV, the official club television channel, is currently completely free to watch for all UK and Ireland supporters who have either the basic Sky package or the XL package on Virgin Media. You can also follow them on their website ...... http://www.liverpool fc.com/ Where you will find in-depth items regarding the signing of Adam Lallana.[/p][/quote]Yes thank you I am aware of the TV site, I have watched our 1 - 0 win on it, I found it a bit too Scouse biased but that would be natural. OSPREYSAINT
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