Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has accepted he will not be sold by the club this summer, despite Tottenham's interest

Morgan Schneiderlin in training with Gaston Ramirez yesterday.

Morgan Schneiderlin in training with Gaston Ramirez yesterday.

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Morgan Schneiderlin has accepted that he will not be sold by Saints this summer, according to manager Ronald Koeman.

The midfielder, who is a target for Tottenham, has been keen to secure a move away from St Mary’s during the transfer window.

However, he has met resistance from Saints, who have continually insisted he will not be sold.

The club’s resolve had upset Schneiderlin, who last week declared he was not physically or mentally prepared to feature in the team’s final pre-season friendly, against Bayer Leverkusen.

It was subsequently agreed that the 24-year-old could miss the game, in order to get his head around Saints’ stance.

Schneiderlin then returned to training on Monday, with Koeman revealing that he arrived in a better frame of mind and had finally come to terms with the club’s decision.

The Saints boss praised the Frenchman’s attitude in training and said he is ready to play, ahead of Sunday’s Premier League opener at Liverpool.

“It is difficult for him, but I said last weekend he should come back on Monday and he understood the situation and he accepted it,” said Koeman, who will decide on Saturday involvement Schneiderlin will have at Anfield.

“It is difficult, but he has to accept and finally he accepts.

“He did very good training sessions (this week) and you see the qualities and then you see why we didn’t sell Morgan, because he’s a fantastic player.”

Koeman added: “When I see Morgan and I speak to Morgan, he accepted the situation, because it’s his future as a football player, he knows that and that’s the situation now.”

As well as Schneiderlin, Koeman also expects midfielder Jack Cork to remain at the club this season.

The 25-year-old is out of contract next summer, and a new deal has not been offered to him.

However, despite speculation that a fee had been agreed with Crystal Palace earlier this week, Koeman confirmed no bids had been received for Cork and that he expected him to be a Saints player at the end of the window.

In terms of incomings, Saints’ business is also close to an end, although the manager expects there to be a bit more activity yet, with a wide player the priority.

“I am very pleased because the club did everything to bring in good new players, but we are still looking forward to bring one or two more in,” he said.

“The wing position we need one more, and the club is still working on that.”

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10:39pm Fri 15 Aug 14

jls217 says...

Yes we know - we read the last article. Once again a waste of space Echo.
Yes we know - we read the last article. Once again a waste of space Echo. jls217
  • Score: -19

10:42pm Fri 15 Aug 14

bstokesaint says...

Couldn't resist tweeting Morgan the http://youtu.be/Wc_P
yZRXFlg link. Maybe he'll have a view and think Southampton isn't so bad and all those nippers with Morgan on the back of their shirts consider me something of a hero here.. Come on Morgan you'll even get to wear red and white stripes this season.
Couldn't resist tweeting Morgan the http://youtu.be/Wc_P yZRXFlg link. Maybe he'll have a view and think Southampton isn't so bad and all those nippers with Morgan on the back of their shirts consider me something of a hero here.. Come on Morgan you'll even get to wear red and white stripes this season. bstokesaint
  • Score: 15

10:42pm Fri 15 Aug 14

bstokesaint says...

Couldn't resist tweeting Morgan the http://youtu.be/Wc_P
yZRXFlg link. Maybe he'll have a view and think Southampton isn't so bad and all those nippers with Morgan on the back of their shirts consider me something of a hero here.. Come on Morgan you'll even get to wear red and white stripes this season.
Couldn't resist tweeting Morgan the http://youtu.be/Wc_P yZRXFlg link. Maybe he'll have a view and think Southampton isn't so bad and all those nippers with Morgan on the back of their shirts consider me something of a hero here.. Come on Morgan you'll even get to wear red and white stripes this season. bstokesaint
  • Score: 7

10:46pm Fri 15 Aug 14

legh_langston says...

Schneiderlin & Cork have been two of the unsung heroes of Saints. Keeping them will be great for the rest of the squad. Looks like a good group of new players. Stay patient, it may take a few games to get to know each other and work well as a team, but we can achieve this season.
Schneiderlin & Cork have been two of the unsung heroes of Saints. Keeping them will be great for the rest of the squad. Looks like a good group of new players. Stay patient, it may take a few games to get to know each other and work well as a team, but we can achieve this season. legh_langston
  • Score: 32

10:54pm Fri 15 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

legh_langston wrote:
Schneiderlin & Cork have been two of the unsung heroes of Saints. Keeping them will be great for the rest of the squad. Looks like a good group of new players. Stay patient, it may take a few games to get to know each other and work well as a team, but we can achieve this season.
I think we have a couple to get in but already looks a more balanced squad than last year.
[quote][p][bold]legh_langston[/bold] wrote: Schneiderlin & Cork have been two of the unsung heroes of Saints. Keeping them will be great for the rest of the squad. Looks like a good group of new players. Stay patient, it may take a few games to get to know each other and work well as a team, but we can achieve this season.[/p][/quote]I think we have a couple to get in but already looks a more balanced squad than last year. fascia123
  • Score: 16

10:54pm Fri 15 Aug 14

SnapperSaint says...

Probably a lot to do with the fact that he has seen our ambition is still there with the re-investment in the team and the fact that, actually, RonKo DOES know what he's talking about when it comes to building a great football team!
Well done Morgan, you will not regret it...
Probably a lot to do with the fact that he has seen our ambition is still there with the re-investment in the team and the fact that, actually, RonKo DOES know what he's talking about when it comes to building a great football team! Well done Morgan, you will not regret it... SnapperSaint
  • Score: 19

10:57pm Fri 15 Aug 14

fascia123 says...

SnapperSaint wrote:
Probably a lot to do with the fact that he has seen our ambition is still there with the re-investment in the team and the fact that, actually, RonKo DOES know what he's talking about when it comes to building a great football team!
Well done Morgan, you will not regret it...
Let's hope so
[quote][p][bold]SnapperSaint[/bold] wrote: Probably a lot to do with the fact that he has seen our ambition is still there with the re-investment in the team and the fact that, actually, RonKo DOES know what he's talking about when it comes to building a great football team! Well done Morgan, you will not regret it...[/p][/quote]Let's hope so fascia123
  • Score: 13

11:04pm Fri 15 Aug 14

pitbull says...

I liked the way Big Ron had a chuckle when a reporter mentioned relegation in his pre Liverpool press conference.
It seems to me that he's secretly aiming for much more than a mid table finish.
Wouldn't it be fantastic to finish above all the money grabbing richard heads that thought they were too good for the Saints.

Perhaps Morgan has thought that working for big Ron for a whole season is better than working for his old mate for three months.
For the first time in my life I'll be cheering on West Ham tomorrow.
I liked the way Big Ron had a chuckle when a reporter mentioned relegation in his pre Liverpool press conference. It seems to me that he's secretly aiming for much more than a mid table finish. Wouldn't it be fantastic to finish above all the money grabbing richard heads that thought they were too good for the Saints. Perhaps Morgan has thought that working for big Ron for a whole season is better than working for his old mate for three months. For the first time in my life I'll be cheering on West Ham tomorrow. pitbull
  • Score: 40

11:10pm Fri 15 Aug 14

InCortesewetrust says...

Didn't have much choice did he, play for saints or lose his place in the French national squad, , he's hear because he's under contract, not because he wants to be a saint, this gentleman's agreement he speaks of is as elusive as rocking horse sh*t, in other words it doesn't exist, credit due when it's due, well done saints for sticking by your word, but I think it has something to do with the poultry £10m spuds offered, if they doubled it then I think he would be a spurs player,but what an insult to the club and player £10m pfft!! , if long is worth £12.5 Morgan is worth at the very least £50m yes that's way too much but I'm working in comparison,
Didn't have much choice did he, play for saints or lose his place in the French national squad, , he's hear because he's under contract, not because he wants to be a saint, this gentleman's agreement he speaks of is as elusive as rocking horse sh*t, in other words it doesn't exist, credit due when it's due, well done saints for sticking by your word, but I think it has something to do with the poultry £10m spuds offered, if they doubled it then I think he would be a spurs player,but what an insult to the club and player £10m pfft!! , if long is worth £12.5 Morgan is worth at the very least £50m yes that's way too much but I'm working in comparison, InCortesewetrust
  • Score: 19

11:35pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Malcombe says...

All the Supporters will be delighted Morgan is staying and most of the credit goes to Ronald Koeman who is proving he won't be undermined and the exodus had to stop, also Les Reed would of been involved as it's his job to deal with the transfers, there isn't any clue that Morgan has been giving assurance that he could get his desired transfer but anything can happen if results are going in Saints favour that could perhaps change Morgan's mind.
The Deceitful Liar is probably pestering Morgan and is proving to Southampton Supporters that there judgement of Potchettino is 100% accurate, he's very devious and it's disgusting, he's hasn't a conscience, he is unscrupulous and totally disrespectful to the Club that paid him a very good Salary and the Supporters loved him, he left under a very dark cloud but if he had respect he would not have a Spurs Official contact the Club to enquire about any Player, since he left he is speaking English and has pinned his true colours to the Mast, Morgan must know the difference from sincere and insincere and by staying he'll be working with a Manager who is proving in a very short time he's a genuine honest and sincere man and we all know what we prefer. COYR
All the Supporters will be delighted Morgan is staying and most of the credit goes to Ronald Koeman who is proving he won't be undermined and the exodus had to stop, also Les Reed would of been involved as it's his job to deal with the transfers, there isn't any clue that Morgan has been giving assurance that he could get his desired transfer but anything can happen if results are going in Saints favour that could perhaps change Morgan's mind. The Deceitful Liar is probably pestering Morgan and is proving to Southampton Supporters that there judgement of Potchettino is 100% accurate, he's very devious and it's disgusting, he's hasn't a conscience, he is unscrupulous and totally disrespectful to the Club that paid him a very good Salary and the Supporters loved him, he left under a very dark cloud but if he had respect he would not have a Spurs Official contact the Club to enquire about any Player, since he left he is speaking English and has pinned his true colours to the Mast, Morgan must know the difference from sincere and insincere and by staying he'll be working with a Manager who is proving in a very short time he's a genuine honest and sincere man and we all know what we prefer. COYR Malcombe
  • Score: 27

11:45pm Fri 15 Aug 14

InCortesewetrust says...

InCortesewetrust wrote:
Didn't have much choice did he, play for saints or lose his place in the French national squad, , he's hear because he's under contract, not because he wants to be a saint, this gentleman's agreement he speaks of is as elusive as rocking horse sh*t, in other words it doesn't exist, credit due when it's due, well done saints for sticking by your word, but I think it has something to do with the poultry £10m spuds offered, if they doubled it then I think he would be a spurs player,but what an insult to the club and player £10m pfft!! , if long is worth £12.5 Morgan is worth at the very least £50m yes that's way too much but I'm working in comparison,
paltry, :-\, Dunce hat for me, note to self check predicted text first,
[quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: Didn't have much choice did he, play for saints or lose his place in the French national squad, , he's hear because he's under contract, not because he wants to be a saint, this gentleman's agreement he speaks of is as elusive as rocking horse sh*t, in other words it doesn't exist, credit due when it's due, well done saints for sticking by your word, but I think it has something to do with the poultry £10m spuds offered, if they doubled it then I think he would be a spurs player,but what an insult to the club and player £10m pfft!! , if long is worth £12.5 Morgan is worth at the very least £50m yes that's way too much but I'm working in comparison,[/p][/quote]paltry, :-\, Dunce hat for me, note to self check predicted text first, InCortesewetrust
  • Score: 3

12:35am Sat 16 Aug 14

justaSaintsfan says...

InCortesewetrust wrote:
InCortesewetrust wrote:
Didn't have much choice did he, play for saints or lose his place in the French national squad, , he's hear because he's under contract, not because he wants to be a saint, this gentleman's agreement he speaks of is as elusive as rocking horse sh*t, in other words it doesn't exist, credit due when it's due, well done saints for sticking by your word, but I think it has something to do with the poultry £10m spuds offered, if they doubled it then I think he would be a spurs player,but what an insult to the club and player £10m pfft!! , if long is worth £12.5 Morgan is worth at the very least £50m yes that's way too much but I'm working in comparison,
paltry, :-\, Dunce hat for me, note to self check predicted text first,
"Poultry" could be right because Pochettino's club is full of cockerels!
[quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: Didn't have much choice did he, play for saints or lose his place in the French national squad, , he's hear because he's under contract, not because he wants to be a saint, this gentleman's agreement he speaks of is as elusive as rocking horse sh*t, in other words it doesn't exist, credit due when it's due, well done saints for sticking by your word, but I think it has something to do with the poultry £10m spuds offered, if they doubled it then I think he would be a spurs player,but what an insult to the club and player £10m pfft!! , if long is worth £12.5 Morgan is worth at the very least £50m yes that's way too much but I'm working in comparison,[/p][/quote]paltry, :-\, Dunce hat for me, note to self check predicted text first,[/p][/quote]"Poultry" could be right because Pochettino's club is full of cockerels! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 4

12:59am Sat 16 Aug 14

rednwhite72 says...

I'll take my hat to Mr Schneiderlin, upmost respect for being professional and adult about the whole situation. One thing is for sure Morgan you will have close to 30,000 supporters signing your name at st Marys this season. Good luck son now go out and show the doubters that the red and white stripes are really back and we mean business...Up the Saints!
I'll take my hat to Mr Schneiderlin, upmost respect for being professional and adult about the whole situation. One thing is for sure Morgan you will have close to 30,000 supporters signing your name at st Marys this season. Good luck son now go out and show the doubters that the red and white stripes are really back and we mean business...Up the Saints! rednwhite72
  • Score: 19

2:05am Sat 16 Aug 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

Ronnie mentioned that spider might be having 'pressure' put on him by spuds and his agent the other day, was a message to Pochaliar and spuds that we know what your doing and you best back off?
Since he said that spider seems to have got it into his head that he isn't going, so maybe spuds have 'backed off' and stopped pressuring him.
I might be wrong but it does seem a bit coincidental.

We know your a decent bloke spider and we looking forward to you pulling on the shirt and playing the same way you always have. Not doing what Dejerk did to Lyon and deliberately underperforming to force a move!
Ronnie mentioned that spider might be having 'pressure' put on him by spuds and his agent the other day, was a message to Pochaliar and spuds that we know what your doing and you best back off? Since he said that spider seems to have got it into his head that he isn't going, so maybe spuds have 'backed off' and stopped pressuring him. I might be wrong but it does seem a bit coincidental. We know your a decent bloke spider and we looking forward to you pulling on the shirt and playing the same way you always have. Not doing what Dejerk did to Lyon and deliberately underperforming to force a move! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 11

2:15am Sat 16 Aug 14

Vaurion says...

rednwhite72 wrote:
I'll take my hat to Mr Schneiderlin, upmost respect for being professional and adult about the whole situation. One thing is for sure Morgan you will have close to 30,000 supporters signing your name at st Marys this season. Good luck son now go out and show the doubters that the red and white stripes are really back and we mean business...Up the Saints!
That's a lot of fans who know sign language. (ba-dum tsst)
[quote][p][bold]rednwhite72[/bold] wrote: I'll take my hat to Mr Schneiderlin, upmost respect for being professional and adult about the whole situation. One thing is for sure Morgan you will have close to 30,000 supporters signing your name at st Marys this season. Good luck son now go out and show the doubters that the red and white stripes are really back and we mean business...Up the Saints![/p][/quote]That's a lot of fans who know sign language. (ba-dum tsst) Vaurion
  • Score: 5

3:51am Sat 16 Aug 14

KiwiSaint74 says...

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7:03am Sat 16 Aug 14

Optimist says...

Morgan has stated elsewhere that he had a "gentleman's agreement" with the club, I would like to know about that, if someone still at the club has betrayed his trust then they should be severely reprimanded. If we are serious about going forward then we need to treat our players with honour and respect.
I think this is where 6 years of service was "destroyed". However if it was NC or MP who made the agreement then surely Morgan must have realised that they were never speaking for the club.
Glad he's here for now.
Morgan has stated elsewhere that he had a "gentleman's agreement" with the club, I would like to know about that, if someone still at the club has betrayed his trust then they should be severely reprimanded. If we are serious about going forward then we need to treat our players with honour and respect. I think this is where 6 years of service was "destroyed". However if it was NC or MP who made the agreement then surely Morgan must have realised that they were never speaking for the club. Glad he's here for now. Optimist
  • Score: 9

7:31am Sat 16 Aug 14

jls217 says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
InCortesewetrust wrote:
InCortesewetrust wrote:
Didn't have much choice did he, play for saints or lose his place in the French national squad, , he's hear because he's under contract, not because he wants to be a saint, this gentleman's agreement he speaks of is as elusive as rocking horse sh*t, in other words it doesn't exist, credit due when it's due, well done saints for sticking by your word, but I think it has something to do with the poultry £10m spuds offered, if they doubled it then I think he would be a spurs player,but what an insult to the club and player £10m pfft!! , if long is worth £12.5 Morgan is worth at the very least £50m yes that's way too much but I'm working in comparison,
paltry, :-\, Dunce hat for me, note to self check predicted text first,
"Poultry" could be right because Pochettino's club is full of cockerels!
And headed by a viper.
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: Didn't have much choice did he, play for saints or lose his place in the French national squad, , he's hear because he's under contract, not because he wants to be a saint, this gentleman's agreement he speaks of is as elusive as rocking horse sh*t, in other words it doesn't exist, credit due when it's due, well done saints for sticking by your word, but I think it has something to do with the poultry £10m spuds offered, if they doubled it then I think he would be a spurs player,but what an insult to the club and player £10m pfft!! , if long is worth £12.5 Morgan is worth at the very least £50m yes that's way too much but I'm working in comparison,[/p][/quote]paltry, :-\, Dunce hat for me, note to self check predicted text first,[/p][/quote]"Poultry" could be right because Pochettino's club is full of cockerels![/p][/quote]And headed by a viper. jls217
  • Score: 3

7:39am Sat 16 Aug 14

jls217 says...

de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Ronnie mentioned that spider might be having 'pressure' put on him by spuds and his agent the other day, was a message to Pochaliar and spuds that we know what your doing and you best back off?
Since he said that spider seems to have got it into his head that he isn't going, so maybe spuds have 'backed off' and stopped pressuring him.
I might be wrong but it does seem a bit coincidental.

We know your a decent bloke spider and we looking forward to you pulling on the shirt and playing the same way you always have. Not doing what Dejerk did to Lyon and deliberately underperforming to force a move!
I think you can put your wages on him being pressured by the North London bully boys.

In much the same way Lambert is p'd off by Rambo's courting of Vlaar.

They're all up to it - it seems it's an increasingly important part of the transfer process nowadays.

I'm hoping my reading of Spyder and is make up is correct and he will put his head down and get on with the job in hand because he's an honourable, disciplined professional who was rasied to have ethics and knows all about duty. Out of this he may fall back in love with us and actually enjoy the process too.
Or he might go for 30m instead - because the club will have none of the above attributes - beancounters know the bottom line only the human does not count. I just hope the business gurus in the club treat him with the respect and decency he deserves.
Very happy to have you here Spyderman. This team should be built around you.
[quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: Ronnie mentioned that spider might be having 'pressure' put on him by spuds and his agent the other day, was a message to Pochaliar and spuds that we know what your doing and you best back off? Since he said that spider seems to have got it into his head that he isn't going, so maybe spuds have 'backed off' and stopped pressuring him. I might be wrong but it does seem a bit coincidental. We know your a decent bloke spider and we looking forward to you pulling on the shirt and playing the same way you always have. Not doing what Dejerk did to Lyon and deliberately underperforming to force a move![/p][/quote]I think you can put your wages on him being pressured by the North London bully boys. In much the same way Lambert is p'd off by Rambo's courting of Vlaar. They're all up to it - it seems it's an increasingly important part of the transfer process nowadays. I'm hoping my reading of Spyder and is make up is correct and he will put his head down and get on with the job in hand because he's an honourable, disciplined professional who was rasied to have ethics and knows all about duty. Out of this he may fall back in love with us and actually enjoy the process too. Or he might go for 30m instead - because the club will have none of the above attributes - beancounters know the bottom line only the human does not count. I just hope the business gurus in the club treat him with the respect and decency he deserves. Very happy to have you here Spyderman. This team should be built around you. jls217
  • Score: 1

7:44am Sat 16 Aug 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Good, it was imperative that he and the other want-away players stayed, at least one more season.

In some respects I do understand his point, why is it that Lallana and Lovren could demand to go, get yet he couldn't. These two have lost all our respect, especially Adam who should have stayed and will regret leaving when he sees his playing time reduced.

The mistake was made by the Board by not telling these three that they were staying. Also why they sold Chambers when we did not need the money, he would have filled a position we needed and will be worth three times the value in a year or two, the board will regret this sale.

Lambert & Shaw were sold for different reasons, if these were the only two sold the whole situation would have looked different.

It is time to stop players under contract from dictating to clubs, the Football Authorities need to do something about it.

Get your head back into place Morgan, play well and you could lead us above Spurs, think how that would feel.

A top CB, Winger & Goalscorer and we will be better than last season.

COYR&WS
Good, it was imperative that he and the other want-away players stayed, at least one more season. In some respects I do understand his point, why is it that Lallana and Lovren could demand to go, get yet he couldn't. These two have lost all our respect, especially Adam who should have stayed and will regret leaving when he sees his playing time reduced. The mistake was made by the Board by not telling these three that they were staying. Also why they sold Chambers when we did not need the money, he would have filled a position we needed and will be worth three times the value in a year or two, the board will regret this sale. Lambert & Shaw were sold for different reasons, if these were the only two sold the whole situation would have looked different. It is time to stop players under contract from dictating to clubs, the Football Authorities need to do something about it. Get your head back into place Morgan, play well and you could lead us above Spurs, think how that would feel. A top CB, Winger & Goalscorer and we will be better than last season. COYR&WS NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 10

8:08am Sat 16 Aug 14

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

For goalkeeper I would be happy with either Boruc or Forster.

The back line sort of picks itself , at least until Gardos is fit: Clyne, Yoshida, Fonte, Bertrand

Midfield is hard though: Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Cork, Davis, Taider, Ward Prowse, Tadic

We are short on strikers though with Rodriguez injured: Long and Pelle (not counting Mayuka because I don't think he'll feature much and Gallagher isn't ready yet judging by last season).

I have a feeling Koeman will play with Pelle and Long upfront and Tadic roaming across the pitch, behind and wide. Be interesting to see what he does with midfield. The centre backs will need protecting with Yoshida there. Maybe he'll play tight/cautious to start and Long will be on the bench at first so he can play an extra one in midfield.

I am just looking forward to seeing how good Koeman is tactically. I think he has more in his locker than Poch who was pretty one dimensional really.
For goalkeeper I would be happy with either Boruc or Forster. The back line sort of picks itself , at least until Gardos is fit: Clyne, Yoshida, Fonte, Bertrand Midfield is hard though: Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Cork, Davis, Taider, Ward Prowse, Tadic We are short on strikers though with Rodriguez injured: Long and Pelle (not counting Mayuka because I don't think he'll feature much and Gallagher isn't ready yet judging by last season). I have a feeling Koeman will play with Pelle and Long upfront and Tadic roaming across the pitch, behind and wide. Be interesting to see what he does with midfield. The centre backs will need protecting with Yoshida there. Maybe he'll play tight/cautious to start and Long will be on the bench at first so he can play an extra one in midfield. I am just looking forward to seeing how good Koeman is tactically. I think he has more in his locker than Poch who was pretty one dimensional really. Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
  • Score: 6

9:19am Sat 16 Aug 14

Clever Dick says...

de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Ronnie mentioned that spider might be having 'pressure' put on him by spuds and his agent the other day, was a message to Pochaliar and spuds that we know what your doing and you best back off?
Since he said that spider seems to have got it into his head that he isn't going, so maybe spuds have 'backed off' and stopped pressuring him.
I might be wrong but it does seem a bit coincidental.

We know your a decent bloke spider and we looking forward to you pulling on the shirt and playing the same way you always have. Not doing what Dejerk did to Lyon and deliberately underperforming to force a move!
He's probably been promised his move in January if we are doing ok. All the statements seem to be saying he won't be leaving this summer, not this season. So if that is the case it will be in his best interests to be playing at his very best for us. Of more concern is the statement that JC has not been offerred a new contract. Why not? Even if we don't want him it is still in our interest to have him on a long term contract as there are plenty of clubs who would like him. But then why would we not want him? He has been one of our best and most consistent performers and has picked up awards in the last two seasons. I've read a lot of nonsense about Jack not getting goals and only being a squad player. It's not his job to be getting forward and scoring and because he doesn't play the glamour role his contribution often goes un-noticed. He's an extremely good player and ,unlike some, has conducted himself very well, at least in the public domain anyway. VW hasn't exactly been knocking them in every week either. Come on DE do some research and find out why this is. This would be a good and interesting article.
[quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: Ronnie mentioned that spider might be having 'pressure' put on him by spuds and his agent the other day, was a message to Pochaliar and spuds that we know what your doing and you best back off? Since he said that spider seems to have got it into his head that he isn't going, so maybe spuds have 'backed off' and stopped pressuring him. I might be wrong but it does seem a bit coincidental. We know your a decent bloke spider and we looking forward to you pulling on the shirt and playing the same way you always have. Not doing what Dejerk did to Lyon and deliberately underperforming to force a move![/p][/quote]He's probably been promised his move in January if we are doing ok. All the statements seem to be saying he won't be leaving this summer, not this season. So if that is the case it will be in his best interests to be playing at his very best for us. Of more concern is the statement that JC has not been offerred a new contract. Why not? Even if we don't want him it is still in our interest to have him on a long term contract as there are plenty of clubs who would like him. But then why would we not want him? He has been one of our best and most consistent performers and has picked up awards in the last two seasons. I've read a lot of nonsense about Jack not getting goals and only being a squad player. It's not his job to be getting forward and scoring and because he doesn't play the glamour role his contribution often goes un-noticed. He's an extremely good player and ,unlike some, has conducted himself very well, at least in the public domain anyway. VW hasn't exactly been knocking them in every week either. Come on DE do some research and find out why this is. This would be a good and interesting article. Clever Dick
  • Score: 9

9:28am Sat 16 Aug 14

Clever Dick says...

Optimist wrote:
Morgan has stated elsewhere that he had a "gentleman's agreement" with the club, I would like to know about that, if someone still at the club has betrayed his trust then they should be severely reprimanded. If we are serious about going forward then we need to treat our players with honour and respect.
I think this is where 6 years of service was "destroyed". However if it was NC or MP who made the agreement then surely Morgan must have realised that they were never speaking for the club.
Glad he's here for now.
He seems to be saying he was promised a move to the third best team in London. Now why would he have been have been interested in going to a non champions league team back then when the likes of Arsenal are reportedly interested. Maybe Pochaliar knew back then that he was off to Spuds as well and that's when the tapping up began. If it's Spuds he goes to in January we should make sure it's for top dollar and more. £27 million minimum.
[quote][p][bold]Optimist[/bold] wrote: Morgan has stated elsewhere that he had a "gentleman's agreement" with the club, I would like to know about that, if someone still at the club has betrayed his trust then they should be severely reprimanded. If we are serious about going forward then we need to treat our players with honour and respect. I think this is where 6 years of service was "destroyed". However if it was NC or MP who made the agreement then surely Morgan must have realised that they were never speaking for the club. Glad he's here for now.[/p][/quote]He seems to be saying he was promised a move to the third best team in London. Now why would he have been have been interested in going to a non champions league team back then when the likes of Arsenal are reportedly interested. Maybe Pochaliar knew back then that he was off to Spuds as well and that's when the tapping up began. If it's Spuds he goes to in January we should make sure it's for top dollar and more. £27 million minimum. Clever Dick
  • Score: 6

11:05am Sat 16 Aug 14

Zippo1 says...

I'm glad he's still at the club. However it's not such a bad life I should imagine, oh yes there's also the 45 grand a week he's on. He's hardly being asked to live in Gaza or Northern Iraq. #spoilt overpaid brats 90% of modern day footballers.
I'm glad he's still at the club. However it's not such a bad life I should imagine, oh yes there's also the 45 grand a week he's on. He's hardly being asked to live in Gaza or Northern Iraq. #spoilt overpaid brats 90% of modern day footballers. Zippo1
  • Score: 8

11:37am Sat 16 Aug 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

Clever Dick wrote:
de Heiligen paard 101 wrote:
Ronnie mentioned that spider might be having 'pressure' put on him by spuds and his agent the other day, was a message to Pochaliar and spuds that we know what your doing and you best back off?
Since he said that spider seems to have got it into his head that he isn't going, so maybe spuds have 'backed off' and stopped pressuring him.
I might be wrong but it does seem a bit coincidental.

We know your a decent bloke spider and we looking forward to you pulling on the shirt and playing the same way you always have. Not doing what Dejerk did to Lyon and deliberately underperforming to force a move!
He's probably been promised his move in January if we are doing ok. All the statements seem to be saying he won't be leaving this summer, not this season. So if that is the case it will be in his best interests to be playing at his very best for us. Of more concern is the statement that JC has not been offerred a new contract. Why not? Even if we don't want him it is still in our interest to have him on a long term contract as there are plenty of clubs who would like him. But then why would we not want him? He has been one of our best and most consistent performers and has picked up awards in the last two seasons. I've read a lot of nonsense about Jack not getting goals and only being a squad player. It's not his job to be getting forward and scoring and because he doesn't play the glamour role his contribution often goes un-noticed. He's an extremely good player and ,unlike some, has conducted himself very well, at least in the public domain anyway. VW hasn't exactly been knocking them in every week either. Come on DE do some research and find out why this is. This would be a good and interesting article.
I very much doubt he would have been promised a move in jan, It may happen but I doubt its been promised. he seems to be moaning because he was promised a move before by NC, with the board saying that they didn't promise him the move. so I doubt they would offer him a promise like that now because they are backing themselves into a corner.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]de Heiligen paard 101[/bold] wrote: Ronnie mentioned that spider might be having 'pressure' put on him by spuds and his agent the other day, was a message to Pochaliar and spuds that we know what your doing and you best back off? Since he said that spider seems to have got it into his head that he isn't going, so maybe spuds have 'backed off' and stopped pressuring him. I might be wrong but it does seem a bit coincidental. We know your a decent bloke spider and we looking forward to you pulling on the shirt and playing the same way you always have. Not doing what Dejerk did to Lyon and deliberately underperforming to force a move![/p][/quote]He's probably been promised his move in January if we are doing ok. All the statements seem to be saying he won't be leaving this summer, not this season. So if that is the case it will be in his best interests to be playing at his very best for us. Of more concern is the statement that JC has not been offerred a new contract. Why not? Even if we don't want him it is still in our interest to have him on a long term contract as there are plenty of clubs who would like him. But then why would we not want him? He has been one of our best and most consistent performers and has picked up awards in the last two seasons. I've read a lot of nonsense about Jack not getting goals and only being a squad player. It's not his job to be getting forward and scoring and because he doesn't play the glamour role his contribution often goes un-noticed. He's an extremely good player and ,unlike some, has conducted himself very well, at least in the public domain anyway. VW hasn't exactly been knocking them in every week either. Come on DE do some research and find out why this is. This would be a good and interesting article.[/p][/quote]I very much doubt he would have been promised a move in jan, It may happen but I doubt its been promised. he seems to be moaning because he was promised a move before by NC, with the board saying that they didn't promise him the move. so I doubt they would offer him a promise like that now because they are backing themselves into a corner. de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 1

1:44pm Sat 16 Aug 14

techsture says...

Jack Stephens will be 35 before he's given a chance at this rate.
Jack Stephens will be 35 before he's given a chance at this rate. techsture
  • Score: -1

5:07pm Sat 16 Aug 14

batesieboy says...

InCortesewetrust wrote:
Didn't have much choice did he, play for saints or lose his place in the French national squad, , he's hear because he's under contract, not because he wants to be a saint, this gentleman's agreement he speaks of is as elusive as rocking horse sh*t, in other words it doesn't exist, credit due when it's due, well done saints for sticking by your word, but I think it has something to do with the poultry £10m spuds offered, if they doubled it then I think he would be a spurs player,but what an insult to the club and player £10m pfft!! , if long is worth £12.5 Morgan is worth at the very least £50m yes that's way too much but I'm working in comparison,
I see what you did there..." a poultry bid"....Spurs...****
erel...very good.
[quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: Didn't have much choice did he, play for saints or lose his place in the French national squad, , he's hear because he's under contract, not because he wants to be a saint, this gentleman's agreement he speaks of is as elusive as rocking horse sh*t, in other words it doesn't exist, credit due when it's due, well done saints for sticking by your word, but I think it has something to do with the poultry £10m spuds offered, if they doubled it then I think he would be a spurs player,but what an insult to the club and player £10m pfft!! , if long is worth £12.5 Morgan is worth at the very least £50m yes that's way too much but I'm working in comparison,[/p][/quote]I see what you did there..." a poultry bid"....Spurs...**** erel...very good. batesieboy
  • Score: 0

5:13pm Sat 16 Aug 14

batesieboy says...

batesieboy wrote:
InCortesewetrust wrote:
Didn't have much choice did he, play for saints or lose his place in the French national squad, , he's hear because he's under contract, not because he wants to be a saint, this gentleman's agreement he speaks of is as elusive as rocking horse sh*t, in other words it doesn't exist, credit due when it's due, well done saints for sticking by your word, but I think it has something to do with the poultry £10m spuds offered, if they doubled it then I think he would be a spurs player,but what an insult to the club and player £10m pfft!! , if long is worth £12.5 Morgan is worth at the very least £50m yes that's way too much but I'm working in comparison,
I see what you did there..." a poultry bid"....Spurs...****

erel...very good.
Ha ha....Cockerel Cockerel Cockerel...don't be so stupid...it's a male hen
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]InCortesewetrust[/bold] wrote: Didn't have much choice did he, play for saints or lose his place in the French national squad, , he's hear because he's under contract, not because he wants to be a saint, this gentleman's agreement he speaks of is as elusive as rocking horse sh*t, in other words it doesn't exist, credit due when it's due, well done saints for sticking by your word, but I think it has something to do with the poultry £10m spuds offered, if they doubled it then I think he would be a spurs player,but what an insult to the club and player £10m pfft!! , if long is worth £12.5 Morgan is worth at the very least £50m yes that's way too much but I'm working in comparison,[/p][/quote]I see what you did there..." a poultry bid"....Spurs...**** erel...very good.[/p][/quote]Ha ha....Cockerel Cockerel Cockerel...don't be so stupid...it's a male hen batesieboy
  • Score: 0

5:14pm Sat 16 Aug 14

batesieboy says...

****
**** batesieboy
  • Score: 0

7:14pm Sat 16 Aug 14

lastminmoran says...

MORGAN is only 24, in the day to day chat some of these players have to listen to from players,national team managers, agents, press,etc..it must be a nightmare...but some players who resist the serpent, will learn that like adam and eve you might have regrets that last a lifetime!...some fans on here have seen this stuff since Ted Bates floated down the itchen in a coracle,AND I always think had the like of NICK HOLMES BEEN AROUND IN THE DRESSING ROOM NOW,would any of our players left in the summer!!!sometimes the best move is staying put!
MORGAN is only 24, in the day to day chat some of these players have to listen to from players,national team managers, agents, press,etc..it must be a nightmare...but some players who resist the serpent, will learn that like adam and eve you might have regrets that last a lifetime!...some fans on here have seen this stuff since Ted Bates floated down the itchen in a coracle,AND I always think had the like of NICK HOLMES BEEN AROUND IN THE DRESSING ROOM NOW,would any of our players left in the summer!!!sometimes the best move is staying put! lastminmoran
  • Score: 0

10:40pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Ozmosis says...

And in today's Mirror:

http://www.mirror.co
.uk/sport/football/n
ews/liverpool-boss-b
rendan-rodgers-unapo
logetic-4061328

Brenda - go do one, seriously. Stop leeching from our club.

Plus Poch is, apparently, prepared to make a third offer - he can naff off too.
And in today's Mirror: http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/n ews/liverpool-boss-b rendan-rodgers-unapo logetic-4061328 Brenda - go do one, seriously. Stop leeching from our club. Plus Poch is, apparently, prepared to make a third offer - he can naff off too. Ozmosis
  • Score: 1

12:54pm Sun 17 Aug 14

abbiscuits says...

Anyone else having trouble connecting to Saints player?
Anyone else having trouble connecting to Saints player? abbiscuits
  • Score: 0

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