Koeman delight over Tadic and Clyne pairing

Nathaniel Clyne

Nathaniel Clyne

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Ronald Koeman hailed the burgeoning right sided partnership of Dusan Tadic and Nathaniel Clyne after the pair shone in last night’s 3-1 win over Brighton.

Tadic hit an impressive goal to open the scoring, and linked up superbly with Clyne as he bombed on down the right.

It is a real bright spot of pre-season, and something Koeman is delighted about.

“You see that the players are little by little in a good physical shape and when you are in a good physical shape you can show your qualities,” said Koeman.

“He (Tadic) scored a great goal, the first one, and it was a great tandem with Clyne on the right side and always run inside and the other outside.

“We played well down that side and Tadic had a good match.”

There was also a first 45 minutes for Ryan Bertrand, just a day after he joined on a season long loan from Chelsea.

“It was a first one and that was the reason I took him off after 45 minutes,” admitted Koeman.

“We are very pleased to have Ryan in the squad because he’s a great player, he’s still a young player but with experience of the Chelsea level and it’s a good signing for us.”

Koeman was also pleased to get some game time for Victor Wanyama, who has spent a lot of time travelling to Kenya and back for international duty.

“It was important because he travelled a lot and he has to play again this Sunday for Kenya.

“It’s difficult for him because travelling a lot means you can’t train normally like the rest of the players can do and that is difficult.

“I was happy he could play 60 minutes to be in a good shape which we need of every player.”

The Saints manager is happy with how things are going in pre-season, as well he might be as the winning run continued at the Amex Stadium.

“I think we are in a good way,” he said.

“We try to change some movements in the team and we do that a lot in the training sessions and you see a lot the difference of what we like and what we expect.

“We need time for that and to be 100 per cent in a physical way because then it’s easier to play that system.”

He added: “The first ten minutes was a difficult start but after that we controlled well, we had good possession and fantastic goals.

“We dominated totally in the match and maybe in the end we were a little bit more sloppy than we needed to be and they scored to make it 1-3 but in total it was a good game for us in pre-season.”

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11:21pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

The new Shaw and Lallana but on the right? Hopefully with more bite. Sounds good.
The new Shaw and Lallana but on the right? Hopefully with more bite. Sounds good. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 31

11:49pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Block 42 says...

Hopefully javier hernandez is coming in.
Hopefully javier hernandez is coming in. Block 42
  • Score: -20

1:53am Fri 1 Aug 14

saints_alive says...

Koeman will teach them: defend, possession, attack and score.
Koeman will teach them: defend, possession, attack and score.
Koeman will teach them: defend, possession, attack and score.
Koeman will teach them: defend, possession, attack and score.
Koeman will teach them: defend, possession, attack and score.
Koeman will teach them: defend, possession, attack and score.
It is the Dutch way.
Koeman will teach them: defend, possession, attack and score. Koeman will teach them: defend, possession, attack and score. Koeman will teach them: defend, possession, attack and score. Koeman will teach them: defend, possession, attack and score. Koeman will teach them: defend, possession, attack and score. Koeman will teach them: defend, possession, attack and score. It is the Dutch way. saints_alive
  • Score: 16

7:45am Fri 1 Aug 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

Bring on Liverpuddle and the rest...Lets silence all the critics and move on from a difficult period in the clubs history.
Bring on Liverpuddle and the rest...Lets silence all the critics and move on from a difficult period in the clubs history. Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: 29

7:49am Fri 1 Aug 14

mickey01 says...

Block 42 wrote:
Hopefully javier hernandez is coming in.
Doubt it as he is going abroad and we couldnt afford him anyway
[quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: Hopefully javier hernandez is coming in.[/p][/quote]Doubt it as he is going abroad and we couldnt afford him anyway mickey01
  • Score: 6

8:18am Fri 1 Aug 14

windygale says...

why would we want his over inflated ego here?
why would we want his over inflated ego here? windygale
  • Score: -3

8:18am Fri 1 Aug 14

Malcombe says...

Ronald Koemans vast experience compared with The Deceitful Liar is now beginning to show, the Players are bonding again and the Football is flowing beautifully, they appear to be enjoying the way Ronald wants them to play and soon all the misery of the last months will be forgotten.

I've posted many times in the last few weeks that the Club will not reveal who the Players are that they would like to sign because it's obvious that it must be kept within the Club, recently Saints were interested in a Player and within 2/3 days it was in the TV Sports News and Papers, I can't recall his name but it alerted other Managers one was the Liar.

Ronald knows his job and we are lucky and very happy he's the Manager, he needed time to get the know the Players and he's given them all the opportunity to prove they are good enough for the Premiership and that is evident with how the Players are responding both in Training and Playing.

The past few weeks the misery has been torturous at times and hard to comprehend for the Club and Supporters but what we've surely must of learnt is at the end of every successful season anything can happen and everyone will be prepared but if we can better last season and finish in the Top 4 and have continuity in the future then many of the world class Players would not hesitate to come to Southampton, at the moment the attraction to play at Southampton is more to playing in the Premiership and probably more money but if success continues the Players will be more sincere and join Southampton because the Club are up in the Top 6 at the expense of one of the other Clubs who are suppose and expected to be in the Top 6 every year and we will love it if get's up the noses of those who object to Southampton being a Top 6 Club
Ronald Koemans vast experience compared with The Deceitful Liar is now beginning to show, the Players are bonding again and the Football is flowing beautifully, they appear to be enjoying the way Ronald wants them to play and soon all the misery of the last months will be forgotten. I've posted many times in the last few weeks that the Club will not reveal who the Players are that they would like to sign because it's obvious that it must be kept within the Club, recently Saints were interested in a Player and within 2/3 days it was in the TV Sports News and Papers, I can't recall his name but it alerted other Managers one was the Liar. Ronald knows his job and we are lucky and very happy he's the Manager, he needed time to get the know the Players and he's given them all the opportunity to prove they are good enough for the Premiership and that is evident with how the Players are responding both in Training and Playing. The past few weeks the misery has been torturous at times and hard to comprehend for the Club and Supporters but what we've surely must of learnt is at the end of every successful season anything can happen and everyone will be prepared but if we can better last season and finish in the Top 4 and have continuity in the future then many of the world class Players would not hesitate to come to Southampton, at the moment the attraction to play at Southampton is more to playing in the Premiership and probably more money but if success continues the Players will be more sincere and join Southampton because the Club are up in the Top 6 at the expense of one of the other Clubs who are suppose and expected to be in the Top 6 every year and we will love it if get's up the noses of those who object to Southampton being a Top 6 Club Malcombe
  • Score: 24

8:20am Fri 1 Aug 14

Saintsayer II says...

It will take a signing like that to convince the fan base that this board do mean business and intend that the club continues to progress Average signings won't do that
It will take a signing like that to convince the fan base that this board do mean business and intend that the club continues to progress Average signings won't do that Saintsayer II
  • Score: 1

9:05am Fri 1 Aug 14

SaintAsh1964 says...

Malcombe; good post apart from the top 4 -6 prediction, we are miles away from that and would mean picking up an extra 15-20 points, and with the Summer that we are having that is a massive ask, but I admire your optimism!
If we can land 3-4 more quality(for us) signings and gel quickly we can finish top 10 and I think that would be an excellent return AND a good cup run.
COYS
Malcombe; good post apart from the top 4 -6 prediction, we are miles away from that and would mean picking up an extra 15-20 points, and with the Summer that we are having that is a massive ask, but I admire your optimism! If we can land 3-4 more quality(for us) signings and gel quickly we can finish top 10 and I think that would be an excellent return AND a good cup run. COYS SaintAsh1964
  • Score: 8

9:08am Fri 1 Aug 14

jls217 says...

mickey01 wrote:
Block 42 wrote:
Hopefully javier hernandez is coming in.
Doubt it as he is going abroad and we couldnt afford him anyway
He's made it quite clear to everyone that he thinks a move to Southampton is beneath him. Nothing more to be said then really.
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: Hopefully javier hernandez is coming in.[/p][/quote]Doubt it as he is going abroad and we couldnt afford him anyway[/p][/quote]He's made it quite clear to everyone that he thinks a move to Southampton is beneath him. Nothing more to be said then really. jls217
  • Score: 6

9:23am Fri 1 Aug 14

Clever Dick says...

jls217 wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
Block 42 wrote:
Hopefully javier hernandez is coming in.
Doubt it as he is going abroad and we couldnt afford him anyway
He's made it quite clear to everyone that he thinks a move to Southampton is beneath him. Nothing more to be said then really.
Yeah another player with a superiority attitude. We can do beter than bench warming Manure players who want silly money anway.
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: Hopefully javier hernandez is coming in.[/p][/quote]Doubt it as he is going abroad and we couldnt afford him anyway[/p][/quote]He's made it quite clear to everyone that he thinks a move to Southampton is beneath him. Nothing more to be said then really.[/p][/quote]Yeah another player with a superiority attitude. We can do beter than bench warming Manure players who want silly money anway. Clever Dick
  • Score: 5

9:33am Fri 1 Aug 14

Malcombe says...

SaintAsh1964

Thank you for your compliment, I'm a born optimist and have confidence and 100% trust in the new Regime that's why I want Saints to better last season and of course ram it down The Deceitful Liars throat to prove who needs him certainly not Southampton FC.
SaintAsh1964 Thank you for your compliment, I'm a born optimist and have confidence and 100% trust in the new Regime that's why I want Saints to better last season and of course ram it down The Deceitful Liars throat to prove who needs him certainly not Southampton FC. Malcombe
  • Score: 12

9:56am Fri 1 Aug 14

hamblepoint says...

Well the Bookies rate this new Saints team. They were 500/1 for a top four finish last season. I could only get 66/1 for this season. Having seen the youtube highlights video at Brighton I can see why.
Well the Bookies rate this new Saints team. They were 500/1 for a top four finish last season. I could only get 66/1 for this season. Having seen the youtube highlights video at Brighton I can see why. hamblepoint
  • Score: 7

10:14am Fri 1 Aug 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Ron Koeman knows what he is doing, he has got the Midas Touch. He is our biggest signing this summer.

Get in Saints.
Ron Koeman knows what he is doing, he has got the Midas Touch. He is our biggest signing this summer. Get in Saints. Jan28th1984
  • Score: 15

12:52pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Saintade says...

mickey01 wrote:
Block 42 wrote:
Hopefully javier hernandez is coming in.
Doubt it as he is going abroad and we couldnt afford him anyway
we can actually afford anyone right now LOL!
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block 42[/bold] wrote: Hopefully javier hernandez is coming in.[/p][/quote]Doubt it as he is going abroad and we couldnt afford him anyway[/p][/quote]we can actually afford anyone right now LOL! Saintade
  • Score: 2

1:13pm Fri 1 Aug 14

marbus66 says...

Malcombe wrote:
Ronald Koemans vast experience compared with The Deceitful Liar is now beginning to show, the Players are bonding again and the Football is flowing beautifully, they appear to be enjoying the way Ronald wants them to play and soon all the misery of the last months will be forgotten.

I've posted many times in the last few weeks that the Club will not reveal who the Players are that they would like to sign because it's obvious that it must be kept within the Club, recently Saints were interested in a Player and within 2/3 days it was in the TV Sports News and Papers, I can't recall his name but it alerted other Managers one was the Liar.

Ronald knows his job and we are lucky and very happy he's the Manager, he needed time to get the know the Players and he's given them all the opportunity to prove they are good enough for the Premiership and that is evident with how the Players are responding both in Training and Playing.

The past few weeks the misery has been torturous at times and hard to comprehend for the Club and Supporters but what we've surely must of learnt is at the end of every successful season anything can happen and everyone will be prepared but if we can better last season and finish in the Top 4 and have continuity in the future then many of the world class Players would not hesitate to come to Southampton, at the moment the attraction to play at Southampton is more to playing in the Premiership and probably more money but if success continues the Players will be more sincere and join Southampton because the Club are up in the Top 6 at the expense of one of the other Clubs who are suppose and expected to be in the Top 6 every year and we will love it if get's up the noses of those who object to Southampton being a Top 6 Club
Good post Malcombe, check this out, very interesting..... http://www.footyplac
e.com/features/ffp-t
o-blame-for-southamp
ton-exodus-073029811
0
[quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: Ronald Koemans vast experience compared with The Deceitful Liar is now beginning to show, the Players are bonding again and the Football is flowing beautifully, they appear to be enjoying the way Ronald wants them to play and soon all the misery of the last months will be forgotten. I've posted many times in the last few weeks that the Club will not reveal who the Players are that they would like to sign because it's obvious that it must be kept within the Club, recently Saints were interested in a Player and within 2/3 days it was in the TV Sports News and Papers, I can't recall his name but it alerted other Managers one was the Liar. Ronald knows his job and we are lucky and very happy he's the Manager, he needed time to get the know the Players and he's given them all the opportunity to prove they are good enough for the Premiership and that is evident with how the Players are responding both in Training and Playing. The past few weeks the misery has been torturous at times and hard to comprehend for the Club and Supporters but what we've surely must of learnt is at the end of every successful season anything can happen and everyone will be prepared but if we can better last season and finish in the Top 4 and have continuity in the future then many of the world class Players would not hesitate to come to Southampton, at the moment the attraction to play at Southampton is more to playing in the Premiership and probably more money but if success continues the Players will be more sincere and join Southampton because the Club are up in the Top 6 at the expense of one of the other Clubs who are suppose and expected to be in the Top 6 every year and we will love it if get's up the noses of those who object to Southampton being a Top 6 Club[/p][/quote]Good post Malcombe, check this out, very interesting..... http://www.footyplac e.com/features/ffp-t o-blame-for-southamp ton-exodus-073029811 0 marbus66
  • Score: 1

1:19pm Fri 1 Aug 14

marbus66 says...

Worth a read, from footyplace.com
..............COYR!!
!!

The romance of football has long lay dead on the altar of brand marketing.

Cinderella will no longer marry Prince Charming. If she ever makes it to the ball, like Saints last year, she will be seized by security at the end of the evening, whilst the regular guests auction and tear off her fine clothes. Naked and humiliated she will return to the kitchens, where Les Reed, as Buttons, will console her, saying he has used the money raised to buy a clean smock and a new mop.

Southampton’s plight is as famous as it is bewildering to the casual observer, or the obsessive fan. A club with a billionaire owner, a superb and exciting squad of largely home grown players, and a place in the richest league in the world, is losing almost all of its best players.

Theories drift around St Mary’s like discarded newspapers in the wind. The departure of the popular Mauricio Pochettino is one such theory to explain the exodus – but Ronald Koeman is at least as exciting and respected. The lack of ambition in selling Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert – but Koeman has moved fast to bring in two very promising players, with more on the cards.

A breakdown in communication between senior management and the playing squad must be a factor, with even remaining players not-so-subtly griping about ‘contracts in the post’. They might as well take out an ad in the nationals, screaming ‘Come And Get Me!’ in three-inch high letters. Clearly all is not right.

But the most likely reason is the wage cap in the Premier League Financial Fair Play rules.

Saints had a better first eleven than many of the bigger clubs last season. Inevitably those players became attractive to the clubs they embarrassed. Shaw, Lallana, Morgan Schneiderlin, Calum Chambers and the gang became wanted by clubs that are allowed to offer them wages in the £60-£100k per week bracket.

Any player offered such riches will feel understandably angry if denied the chance to take them, so really, unless players can be sold a romantic dream, the much vaunted ‘Big Project’ so many clubs have, they will leave.

Under FFP Saints are not allowed to compete at that level. If a club’s total wage bill is above £52million per year, that club is not allowed to increase their wage bill by more than 4% per year.

Now, if you are a bigger club that is fine. For example, looking at some of Saints’ pillagers, Arsenal’s 2012-13 accounts showed a wage bill of £154m, Liverpool £132m, Spurs £96m and Manchester United a whopping £181m.

Meanwhile Saints spent a ‘meagre’ £47m on wages. Even assuming that last year wages rose to perhaps £52m, in 2014/15, to keep within FFP rules, they must not increase the wage bill by more than £4m per year, so would be limited to a total of around £56m.

Raising Luke Shaw’s wages to match the reported £90k per week would use half of that increase in one go. If Saints did the same for Lallana, Schneiderlin, Jay Rodriguez and others, they must either cut the wages of other players, or cut some players altogether, in a squad that was already seen as too thin.

So can any club outside of the Sky Six ever compete for the Premier League title under FFP? For just about all of them, the answer is no, never. The best they can hope for is the Championship title, and maybe the odd FA Cup if the Sky Six happen to get knocked out when they are still thinking of bigger prizes.

Only one still has a chance. Sit down Everton, Newcastle, and West Ham. What were you thinking Swansea, Cardiff and Villa? Step forward beleaguered, battered Southampton.

Why Southampton? Because they have a chance to become a global brand.

The only way for a club to increase its wage-cap beyond 4% within FFP is to fund the increase through commercial revenue. The only way for a club with a small, local fan-base to increase commercial revenue in anything but a marginal way is to acquire a big global fan-base, and the massive associated increase in commercial revenue through brand licensing, merchandise etc.

To acquire a global fanbase you need either history and existing fame, recent and repeated success, or to be recognised internationally as being ‘special’, in a good way.

United and Liverpool have the history, Chelsea and City have recent success, Arsenal have a bit of both and a reputation for playing attractive youthful football.

Southampton, relative minnows that they are, have an academy system with a worldwide reputation for producing the best players in the Premier League, and the most expensive players in the world.

As spending on youth development is excepted from FFP rules, a serious investor looking for a cut-price route to football’s top table could, if they approach the exercise strategically and aggressively, develop Southampton Academies as a worldwide brand, working within FFP rules.

Every major city in the world, where the Premier League is a major brand, could have a Southampton Academy training and talent spotting centre. Kids, and their parents, would flock to become part of the famous Southampton academy success story, all looking to become, or be the parent of, the next Gareth Bale, Shaw or Theo Walcott.

That will give the opportunity for promotion of the Saints brand as the club of youth, the club where careers are made and footballing dreams still come true. It gives the club something truly unique.

With young people across the world attending Saints soccer schools, will come an incredible enhanced scouting network, and the unearthing of more and better talents, but more importantly the establishment of Southampton globally as the club of the future, with previously unimaginable numbers of young fans wearing Saints shirts. With that young audience come potentially great brand licensing partnerships, for all of those youth and teen products.

Every Southampton prospect that the bigger clubs gobble up in the meantime would simply add grist to Saints’ Academies marketing mill. And eventually they might be able to really hold on to all of those prospects and build a truly world beating team.

This method of global brand development isn’t original. Some big clubs have already put considerable investment into establishing soccer school networks in key markets, particularly in the US – Arsenal and Liverpool stand out. But they lack the mystique that Southampton’s academy has right now.

With the memory of Bale and co still fresh, there is a brief window of opportunity for Saints to grab a seat at football’s top table. Inevitably it will take a triumph of marketing, not football to get them there, but it’s got to be worth a shot, surely?
Worth a read, from footyplace.com ..............COYR!! !! The romance of football has long lay dead on the altar of brand marketing. Cinderella will no longer marry Prince Charming. If she ever makes it to the ball, like Saints last year, she will be seized by security at the end of the evening, whilst the regular guests auction and tear off her fine clothes. Naked and humiliated she will return to the kitchens, where Les Reed, as Buttons, will console her, saying he has used the money raised to buy a clean smock and a new mop. Southampton’s plight is as famous as it is bewildering to the casual observer, or the obsessive fan. A club with a billionaire owner, a superb and exciting squad of largely home grown players, and a place in the richest league in the world, is losing almost all of its best players. Theories drift around St Mary’s like discarded newspapers in the wind. The departure of the popular Mauricio Pochettino is one such theory to explain the exodus – but Ronald Koeman is at least as exciting and respected. The lack of ambition in selling Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert – but Koeman has moved fast to bring in two very promising players, with more on the cards. A breakdown in communication between senior management and the playing squad must be a factor, with even remaining players not-so-subtly griping about ‘contracts in the post’. They might as well take out an ad in the nationals, screaming ‘Come And Get Me!’ in three-inch high letters. Clearly all is not right. But the most likely reason is the wage cap in the Premier League Financial Fair Play rules. Saints had a better first eleven than many of the bigger clubs last season. Inevitably those players became attractive to the clubs they embarrassed. Shaw, Lallana, Morgan Schneiderlin, Calum Chambers and the gang became wanted by clubs that are allowed to offer them wages in the £60-£100k per week bracket. Any player offered such riches will feel understandably angry if denied the chance to take them, so really, unless players can be sold a romantic dream, the much vaunted ‘Big Project’ so many clubs have, they will leave. Under FFP Saints are not allowed to compete at that level. If a club’s total wage bill is above £52million per year, that club is not allowed to increase their wage bill by more than 4% per year. Now, if you are a bigger club that is fine. For example, looking at some of Saints’ pillagers, Arsenal’s 2012-13 accounts showed a wage bill of £154m, Liverpool £132m, Spurs £96m and Manchester United a whopping £181m. Meanwhile Saints spent a ‘meagre’ £47m on wages. Even assuming that last year wages rose to perhaps £52m, in 2014/15, to keep within FFP rules, they must not increase the wage bill by more than £4m per year, so would be limited to a total of around £56m. Raising Luke Shaw’s wages to match the reported £90k per week would use half of that increase in one go. If Saints did the same for Lallana, Schneiderlin, Jay Rodriguez and others, they must either cut the wages of other players, or cut some players altogether, in a squad that was already seen as too thin. So can any club outside of the Sky Six ever compete for the Premier League title under FFP? For just about all of them, the answer is no, never. The best they can hope for is the Championship title, and maybe the odd FA Cup if the Sky Six happen to get knocked out when they are still thinking of bigger prizes. Only one still has a chance. Sit down Everton, Newcastle, and West Ham. What were you thinking Swansea, Cardiff and Villa? Step forward beleaguered, battered Southampton. Why Southampton? Because they have a chance to become a global brand. The only way for a club to increase its wage-cap beyond 4% within FFP is to fund the increase through commercial revenue. The only way for a club with a small, local fan-base to increase commercial revenue in anything but a marginal way is to acquire a big global fan-base, and the massive associated increase in commercial revenue through brand licensing, merchandise etc. To acquire a global fanbase you need either history and existing fame, recent and repeated success, or to be recognised internationally as being ‘special’, in a good way. United and Liverpool have the history, Chelsea and City have recent success, Arsenal have a bit of both and a reputation for playing attractive youthful football. Southampton, relative minnows that they are, have an academy system with a worldwide reputation for producing the best players in the Premier League, and the most expensive players in the world. As spending on youth development is excepted from FFP rules, a serious investor looking for a cut-price route to football’s top table could, if they approach the exercise strategically and aggressively, develop Southampton Academies as a worldwide brand, working within FFP rules. Every major city in the world, where the Premier League is a major brand, could have a Southampton Academy training and talent spotting centre. Kids, and their parents, would flock to become part of the famous Southampton academy success story, all looking to become, or be the parent of, the next Gareth Bale, Shaw or Theo Walcott. That will give the opportunity for promotion of the Saints brand as the club of youth, the club where careers are made and footballing dreams still come true. It gives the club something truly unique. With young people across the world attending Saints soccer schools, will come an incredible enhanced scouting network, and the unearthing of more and better talents, but more importantly the establishment of Southampton globally as the club of the future, with previously unimaginable numbers of young fans wearing Saints shirts. With that young audience come potentially great brand licensing partnerships, for all of those youth and teen products. Every Southampton prospect that the bigger clubs gobble up in the meantime would simply add grist to Saints’ Academies marketing mill. And eventually they might be able to really hold on to all of those prospects and build a truly world beating team. This method of global brand development isn’t original. Some big clubs have already put considerable investment into establishing soccer school networks in key markets, particularly in the US – Arsenal and Liverpool stand out. But they lack the mystique that Southampton’s academy has right now. With the memory of Bale and co still fresh, there is a brief window of opportunity for Saints to grab a seat at football’s top table. Inevitably it will take a triumph of marketing, not football to get them there, but it’s got to be worth a shot, surely? marbus66
  • Score: 13

1:59pm Fri 1 Aug 14

CB FRY LIVES says...

Great article.Shows that the SUPER SAINTS are still way ahead of the big city dinosaurs. The only way is SOUTHAMPTON F.C.
COME ON YOU RED AND WHITE STRIPES
Great article.Shows that the SUPER SAINTS are still way ahead of the big city dinosaurs. The only way is SOUTHAMPTON F.C. COME ON YOU RED AND WHITE STRIPES CB FRY LIVES
  • Score: 1

3:43pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

marbus66 wrote:
Malcombe wrote:
Ronald Koemans vast experience compared with The Deceitful Liar is now beginning to show, the Players are bonding again and the Football is flowing beautifully, they appear to be enjoying the way Ronald wants them to play and soon all the misery of the last months will be forgotten.

I've posted many times in the last few weeks that the Club will not reveal who the Players are that they would like to sign because it's obvious that it must be kept within the Club, recently Saints were interested in a Player and within 2/3 days it was in the TV Sports News and Papers, I can't recall his name but it alerted other Managers one was the Liar.

Ronald knows his job and we are lucky and very happy he's the Manager, he needed time to get the know the Players and he's given them all the opportunity to prove they are good enough for the Premiership and that is evident with how the Players are responding both in Training and Playing.

The past few weeks the misery has been torturous at times and hard to comprehend for the Club and Supporters but what we've surely must of learnt is at the end of every successful season anything can happen and everyone will be prepared but if we can better last season and finish in the Top 4 and have continuity in the future then many of the world class Players would not hesitate to come to Southampton, at the moment the attraction to play at Southampton is more to playing in the Premiership and probably more money but if success continues the Players will be more sincere and join Southampton because the Club are up in the Top 6 at the expense of one of the other Clubs who are suppose and expected to be in the Top 6 every year and we will love it if get's up the noses of those who object to Southampton being a Top 6 Club
Good post Malcombe, check this out, very interesting..... http://www.footyplac

e.com/features/ffp-t

o-blame-for-southamp

ton-exodus-073029811

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what a great article that link was...well worth reading..Hire Le Tis as our global ambassador, and the sky's the limit...It could already be on the cards for all we know. well found marbus66
[quote][p][bold]marbus66[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: Ronald Koemans vast experience compared with The Deceitful Liar is now beginning to show, the Players are bonding again and the Football is flowing beautifully, they appear to be enjoying the way Ronald wants them to play and soon all the misery of the last months will be forgotten. I've posted many times in the last few weeks that the Club will not reveal who the Players are that they would like to sign because it's obvious that it must be kept within the Club, recently Saints were interested in a Player and within 2/3 days it was in the TV Sports News and Papers, I can't recall his name but it alerted other Managers one was the Liar. Ronald knows his job and we are lucky and very happy he's the Manager, he needed time to get the know the Players and he's given them all the opportunity to prove they are good enough for the Premiership and that is evident with how the Players are responding both in Training and Playing. The past few weeks the misery has been torturous at times and hard to comprehend for the Club and Supporters but what we've surely must of learnt is at the end of every successful season anything can happen and everyone will be prepared but if we can better last season and finish in the Top 4 and have continuity in the future then many of the world class Players would not hesitate to come to Southampton, at the moment the attraction to play at Southampton is more to playing in the Premiership and probably more money but if success continues the Players will be more sincere and join Southampton because the Club are up in the Top 6 at the expense of one of the other Clubs who are suppose and expected to be in the Top 6 every year and we will love it if get's up the noses of those who object to Southampton being a Top 6 Club[/p][/quote]Good post Malcombe, check this out, very interesting..... http://www.footyplac e.com/features/ffp-t o-blame-for-southamp ton-exodus-073029811 0[/p][/quote]what a great article that link was...well worth reading..Hire Le Tis as our global ambassador, and the sky's the limit...It could already be on the cards for all we know. well found marbus66 Rudolf Hucker
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Chapperall says...

Some interesting articles here. Personally I will be happy we stay out of the relegation dog fight and prepare for another go the next season. Expecting us to be in the top 10 this season is too big an ask unless they shore up the defence. We know from experience that if Boruc gets injured we don't have a keeper up to PL status. Look at when Gazza stood in last year we just leaked goals. It was the same when Lovren was injured. So new keeper and CB must be a priority
Some interesting articles here. Personally I will be happy we stay out of the relegation dog fight and prepare for another go the next season. Expecting us to be in the top 10 this season is too big an ask unless they shore up the defence. We know from experience that if Boruc gets injured we don't have a keeper up to PL status. Look at when Gazza stood in last year we just leaked goals. It was the same when Lovren was injured. So new keeper and CB must be a priority Chapperall
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