Jose hoping for no further Saints sales

Jose Fonte

Jose Fonte

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

Jose Fonte has said the Saints squad will do everything they can to convince Morgan Schneiderlin to stay at the club.

Fonte has penned a two-year contract extension which sees him tied to the club until 2017, and will assume the role of on-field captain, with Kelvin Davis remaining as club captain.

The centre half did have sympathy with Schneiderlin, and also insisted that all the stars who have departed this summer were entitled to make their own decisions, but is hoping there will be no more players leaving the squad.

“It’s very simple. Schneiderlin is one of the best midfielders in the Premier League,” said Fonte.

“As a teammate I want to have him always in front of me.

“He has more interceptions than anyone else, more tackles than anyone else, runs miles. He’s a great player.

“As the manager said it’s a difficult situation.

“For us as a team we want him in the team and we will do everything to make him happy and to make him want to be here and help us achieve great things.”

Fonte admitted the breakup of a successful squad has been at times painful this summer, but is optimistic about the future.

“When you see your best mate when you have been through five seasons of promotions and successes and titles, it’s hard to see them go, but in a way you are happy for them because they go to play in the Champions League and to very good clubs,” he confessed.

“You have to keep moving forward and we are still a great club and I believe we have enough quality to have a very strong season.

“We need a few additions and we need to look forward to the future, wish them well apart from when we play each other, and we keep moving forward.”

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4:39pm Fri 8 Aug 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Well said Captain Jose - we need to build to get a Top Ten League placing and Wembley Appearance in the Cup.
Well said Captain Jose - we need to build to get a Top Ten League placing and Wembley Appearance in the Cup. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 14

4:40pm Fri 8 Aug 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Come on skipper tell the frog a few home truths.
Come on skipper tell the frog a few home truths. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 8

4:45pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Egomaniac says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Come on skipper tell the frog a few home truths.
Personally I would not waste my breath on him! He will never be satisfied now, and will simply be a disruptive influence around the other players.

Ron needs players who are wholeheartedly committed to SFC - and Morgan ain't one of 'em!!

Get rid - at the right price of course. In the meantime keep him away from the first team environment as much as possible.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Come on skipper tell the frog a few home truths.[/p][/quote]Personally I would not waste my breath on him! He will never be satisfied now, and will simply be a disruptive influence around the other players. Ron needs players who are wholeheartedly committed to SFC - and Morgan ain't one of 'em!! Get rid - at the right price of course. In the meantime keep him away from the first team environment as much as possible. Egomaniac
  • Score: 12

4:51pm Fri 8 Aug 14

lastminmoran says...

LET those that want to leave..go! mid-table players should worry more about quality players coming in.RONALD KOEMAN IS A CHAMPION,and that has never sat well with the club going back to the days of KEVIN KEEGAN! THE PROBLEM BACK THEN WAS PLAYERS TO BIG FOR A LITTLE CLUB FORGETTING WHAT MADE THEMSELVES GREAT IN THE FIRST PLACE,LEADING THE REST BY THEIR HUGE EGO'S. TAKING THEIR EYES OFF THE PRIZE! NOW WE HAVE A CLASS MANAGER WHO IS DEALING WITH AND WATCHING LEAVE MID-TABLE PLAYERS WHO THINK THEY ARE KEEGANESK! LETS SEE AT THE END OF THE SEASON. LETS LOOK FORWARD.
LET those that want to leave..go! mid-table players should worry more about quality players coming in.RONALD KOEMAN IS A CHAMPION,and that has never sat well with the club going back to the days of KEVIN KEEGAN! THE PROBLEM BACK THEN WAS PLAYERS TO BIG FOR A LITTLE CLUB FORGETTING WHAT MADE THEMSELVES GREAT IN THE FIRST PLACE,LEADING THE REST BY THEIR HUGE EGO'S. TAKING THEIR EYES OFF THE PRIZE! NOW WE HAVE A CLASS MANAGER WHO IS DEALING WITH AND WATCHING LEAVE MID-TABLE PLAYERS WHO THINK THEY ARE KEEGANESK! LETS SEE AT THE END OF THE SEASON. LETS LOOK FORWARD. lastminmoran
  • Score: -3

4:52pm Fri 8 Aug 14

elvis says...

Good ....bloody sort him out !!
Good ....bloody sort him out !! elvis
  • Score: 7

5:06pm Fri 8 Aug 14

markodarko29 says...

Poor old Morgan perhaps he's upset because his bumchums have left ,get a grip mate and honour your contract ,and please please please let's get in top centre backs and strikers before the Liverpool game as we are desperately short in those areas or were in for a big struggle
Poor old Morgan perhaps he's upset because his bumchums have left ,get a grip mate and honour your contract ,and please please please let's get in top centre backs and strikers before the Liverpool game as we are desperately short in those areas or were in for a big struggle markodarko29
  • Score: 6

5:55pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Romsey Larry says...

He won't rest till he gets what he wants. Should have sold him in the first place for a good price and bought a replacement.
He won't rest till he gets what he wants. Should have sold him in the first place for a good price and bought a replacement. Romsey Larry
  • Score: 5

6:16pm Fri 8 Aug 14

NC Fan4Life says...

It is no surprise that he still wants to go because Saints still have not signed any established top players. No wonder he wants to go.

Les Reed clearly needs help as he spends too much time selling players and convincing current ones to stay eg Morgan, J-Rod, Boruc, Cline, Cork etc.

Forget the opening games, there is now ONLY THREE WEEKS LEFT until the transfer window closes !!

We are very weak down the core of the team, TWO CB's, and a top STRIKER are URGENT plus a CM if Morgan is off. Jordy Classie required urgently with or without Morgan.
It is no surprise that he still wants to go because Saints still have not signed any established top players. No wonder he wants to go. Les Reed clearly needs help as he spends too much time selling players and convincing current ones to stay eg Morgan, J-Rod, Boruc, Cline, Cork etc. Forget the opening games, there is now ONLY THREE WEEKS LEFT until the transfer window closes !! We are very weak down the core of the team, TWO CB's, and a top STRIKER are URGENT plus a CM if Morgan is off. Jordy Classie required urgently with or without Morgan. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 3

7:01pm Fri 8 Aug 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
It is no surprise that he still wants to go because Saints still have not signed any established top players. No wonder he wants to go.

Les Reed clearly needs help as he spends too much time selling players and convincing current ones to stay eg Morgan, J-Rod, Boruc, Cline, Cork etc.

Forget the opening games, there is now ONLY THREE WEEKS LEFT until the transfer window closes !!

We are very weak down the core of the team, TWO CB's, and a top STRIKER are URGENT plus a CM if Morgan is off. Jordy Classie required urgently with or without Morgan.
You're Right - Ron and the Fans recognise we need to bolster the squad - it is a long Season and we are wafer thin.

Also Ralph is his speech indicated the Squad would be stronger than last year.
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: It is no surprise that he still wants to go because Saints still have not signed any established top players. No wonder he wants to go. Les Reed clearly needs help as he spends too much time selling players and convincing current ones to stay eg Morgan, J-Rod, Boruc, Cline, Cork etc. Forget the opening games, there is now ONLY THREE WEEKS LEFT until the transfer window closes !! We are very weak down the core of the team, TWO CB's, and a top STRIKER are URGENT plus a CM if Morgan is off. Jordy Classie required urgently with or without Morgan.[/p][/quote]You're Right - Ron and the Fans recognise we need to bolster the squad - it is a long Season and we are wafer thin. Also Ralph is his speech indicated the Squad would be stronger than last year. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 3

7:03pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Good luck Jose - I get the feeling Schneiderlin is past caring by now....
Good luck Jose - I get the feeling Schneiderlin is past caring by now.... Jan28th1984
  • Score: 0

7:42pm Fri 8 Aug 14

markodarko29 says...

Morgan you are half the player koeman was at your age ,maybe you should stay and learn off the Dutch maestro ,and become a better player
Morgan you are half the player koeman was at your age ,maybe you should stay and learn off the Dutch maestro ,and become a better player markodarko29
  • Score: 7

7:42pm Fri 8 Aug 14

hedge end bob says...

Now lets get JACK CORK signed up. According to the media the club are working at bringing in the players we need. We would all like them to sign today but it does not work that way. We sold our players seemingly very quick because the club set inflated prices on their heads and there were enough fools out there to pay it. One of the players it is reported we are after is owned by two owners , so that won't pan out in 24 hours. The goalie we would like to signed has just been reinstated in european football, another set back etc etc.
I think we will still finish top ten and have a squad with a bit of luck can win a trophy next season but i will just have too wait and see.
Now lets get JACK CORK signed up. According to the media the club are working at bringing in the players we need. We would all like them to sign today but it does not work that way. We sold our players seemingly very quick because the club set inflated prices on their heads and there were enough fools out there to pay it. One of the players it is reported we are after is owned by two owners , so that won't pan out in 24 hours. The goalie we would like to signed has just been reinstated in european football, another set back etc etc. I think we will still finish top ten and have a squad with a bit of luck can win a trophy next season but i will just have too wait and see. hedge end bob
  • Score: 4

8:27pm Fri 8 Aug 14

legh_langston says...

WAGS to WITCHES
Maybe it's his lady friend who really wants to move to London???
WAGS to WITCHES Maybe it's his lady friend who really wants to move to London??? legh_langston
  • Score: 2

9:11pm Fri 8 Aug 14

markodarko29 says...

Surely Morgan has been tapped up by the argie scumbag ,let's sue
Surely Morgan has been tapped up by the argie scumbag ,let's sue markodarko29
  • Score: 4

3:45am Sat 9 Aug 14

Mister E says...

legh_langston wrote:
WAGS to WITCHES
Maybe it's his lady friend who really wants to move to London???
Well, she can. He can move with her!
..........but still play for us!
[quote][p][bold]legh_langston[/bold] wrote: WAGS to WITCHES Maybe it's his lady friend who really wants to move to London???[/p][/quote]Well, she can. He can move with her! ..........but still play for us! Mister E
  • Score: 2

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